Director of Embody Physiotherapy + Pilates | Physiotherapist | Pilates Instructor | Polestar Pilates Australia Educator
Karolina graduated with first class honors from the School of Physiotherapy at Curtin University in 2009. During her study she taught group Pilates classes and this is when her passion for Pilates began. Karolina has had training in a number of different Pilates methods (Art of Motion, Pilates International, Stott and Polestar). She has completed her Diploma of Professional Pilates with Polestar Pilates Australia in 2012, and since then has become an Educator for Polestar, teaching courses to students wanting to become qualified Pilates instructors in Perth.
Karolina has had extra training and can treat the following areas:
Vestibular Rehabilitation: Dizziness and Vertigo | Scoliosis in children, teenagers and adults | Dry Needling: for muscles tension, pain and trigger points | Pelvic Girdle Pain: Sacroiliac Joint Pain and dysfunction.
Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) pain: Jaw pain and clicking.
Karolina enjoys going out to different cafes for breakfast, trail running, triathlons (she ran her first Marathon in 2013, ran the 2017 Busselton Half Ironman and is training for the 2017 New York marathon) and trains in aerial silks and yoga.
Physiotherapist | Pilates Instructor
Courtney graduated from Curtin University in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science (Physiotherapy) with Distinction. She is also a member of the Vice Chancellor’s List at Curtin University.
Whilst finishing her degree, Courtney trained to become a Stott Pilates Instructor. She has completed her training in Matwork, Reformer and Studio (Chair, Cadillac and Barrel) Pilates. With an interest in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and training (and love) for Pilates under her belt, she started working in private practice. Courtney is also qualified in Dry Needling.
Away from work, Courtney enjoys finding the best coffee spots in Perth (let her know any recommendations!) and is a big Fremantle Dockers supporter. Having also made recent trips to the United States and Europe, she enjoys talking travel and is looking for new destinations to put on the to go list.
Physiotherapist (Continence & Women’s Health) | Pilates Instructor
Lauren started her career as an Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) where she gained valuable experience prescribing exercise for a broad range of the population. It was through this type of work that she developed an interest in women’s health, musculoskeletal and exercise rehabilitation. Therefore, with an ongoing commitment to her professional development, she studied the STOTT Pilates method.
Following years of teaching Pilates, she wanted to offer her clients a more comprehensive approach and experience. Therefore, she decided to become a Physiotherapist where she could offer both hands on and exercise-based treatments.
Lauren has also undertaken postgraduate studies in Continence and Women’s Health Physiotherapy and has gained valuable experience on maternity wards as well as Women’s Health private practice. She has a passion for anything to do with the pelvis as well as pregnancy and the postnatal period! She recently co-wrote and co-taught a course to educate AEP’s on “Exercise during Pregnancy and the Postnatal Period”.
In her spare time, she likes to hike in the hills, grow organic veggies, cycle and spend time with her Labrador puppy!
Cleeve completed her undergraduate degree in anatomy and human biology at UWA, graduating with first class honours, and worked subsequently in research to improve healthcare provision in WA. Her medical knowledge coupled with a keen interest in health and fitness led her to study physiotherapy, and she graduated from Curtin University with a Masters of Physiotherapy in 2012.
She has worked extensively in hospital rehabilitation units and in the aged care sector, and has treated patients with a wide variety of injuries, chronic health conditions, and following surgery. She is also experienced in hydrotherapy and completed her training in dry needling in 2014
Cleeve has a particular interest in low back, pelvic/sacroiliac joint, and knee joint issues, following physical therapy for her own sporting injuries. She completes an ongoing program of Pilates and functional strength training to maintain her rehabilitation gains. Through these programs she has returned to her long term goal of running pain free, and thus understands the powerful benefits of Pilates and exercise rehabilitation.
In her spare time Cleeve enjoys travelling through Europe, hiking, cross fit and dancing, and is always on the lookout for new ways to stay fit and strong.
Carolee is a keen athlete and has competed in the Paris Marathon, Busselton Half Ironman Triathlon and the Perth Half Marathon.
Carolee has three children aged between 6 and 13 and is highly involved in children’s sport including coaching junior hockey. Since having children, Carolee has taken on an education role and has for the past five years has worked at the University of Western Australia as a tutor of Postgraduate Medical students, Human Biology and Anatomy students. She also works as an Interprofessional Facilitator and is assisting on research into low back pain at Curtin University. She also lectures students studying naturopathy and acupuncture in the area of anatomy.
As a result of her work in anatomy and research Carolee is particularly interested in tendon and low back issues.
Carolee is interested in a holistic and complementary influences on health and grew to adore The Pilate’s Method which she found to be beneficial for sport, relaxation, active meditation and vitality. She undertook Australian Pilates Method training to become a level 2 instructor.
In her spare time Carolee loves relaxing with the children, running Park runs and having coffee with friends.
Gemma has worked in a variety of industries including IT and Mining and particularly enjoyed working for the Australian Red Cross. In the years prior to the arrival of her first child Gemma was kept busy as a Senior Manager in the corporate world, working with and training new managers throughout Australia and Asia, especially enjoying time spent working in Japan.
Gemma has now spent 6 years working as a Practice Manager and combines her role at Embody with raising her two beautiful boys.
Customer Service Officer
Teressa has just completed her studies in Law and Commerce. Like the rest of the Embody team, she is passionate about Pilates and is currently completing her Matwork and Reformer instructor training. In her spare time, Teressa enjoys exercising, cooking and spending time with her friends, family and two dogs.
Customer Service Assistant
Sophie is studying Speech Pathology. Like the rest of the Embody team, Sophie is passionate about health and fitness. In her spare time Sophie enjoys playing basketball and trying the latest breakfast spots.
Customer Service Assistant
Sara is studying Psychology. Sara takes an interest in health sciences, contributing to her passion for helping others. In her spare time Sara enjoys having coffee with friends, going out for dinners and travelling.