Diploma in Professional Pilates Instruction
Bachelor of Arts majoring in Sociology
Qualified Allied Health Assistant to a Physiotherapist
Rebecca has a performance/producer background of 20 years including running a theatre in a Health Education company called the Dear Marias for 10 years. The company provided information, education, and performance for community, NESB women, prisoner women, and remote dwelling women, on vital women’s health issues such as the need for cervical and breast screening, menopause, stress, dementia care and the need for exercise. The company attracted over $400,000 over the 10 years to 2002 from many philanthropic organisations in Victoria. They worked in tandem with key women’s health organisation including WHISE (Women’s Health in the Southeast), and numerous community health organisations around Victoria.
Her journey changed after the birth of her second child in 2002, and led her to becoming a teacher of Pilates. She started teaching at community level, and then in clinics working in tandem with physios and chiropractors. 8 years ago, she set up her own clinic (PainFit Integrated Health Centre), and has in the last 4 years merged with another local clinic (Innovative Physio). The businesses of 7 women (Physio, clinical and studio Pilates practitioner Osteopath, Podiatrist and Myotherapists) now work collaboratively under the umbrella of Edithvale Allied Health Centre. This is how Rebecca met Gill Smith and was she encouraged to study to become a physio health assistant. They both have a mutual interest in women’s health and have been working with clients under the Gill’s guidance to help local women with key functional health issues.