Jane Leslie

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Jane Leslie – Physiotherapist

I have over 15 years physiotherapy experience and an established skill base in Clinical Movement Therapy and Yoga practices. I started my career in hospital, military and overseas aid physiotherapy, and have since focused my development in movement-based and mind-body approaches in private practice Physiotherapy.

I enjoy working with a broad client base in these areas including rehabilitation, arthritis, osteoporosis, chronic pain, pre/post pregnancy, pelvic floor pain as well as sports people.

I studied lumbo-pelvic dysfunction and Clinical Pilates (BET) in the early 2000’s, then became interested in the principles and benefits of yoga during my 9 years in Hong Kong.

I became a qualified yoga teacher in 2008. Applying yoga knowledge and skills to my existing physiotherapy practice has been a thrill to witness the positive changes in both physical function and quality of life in my clients.

In 2011, advances in research directed my study to DMA Clinical Pilates in Melbourne. Implementing these techniques, I saw rapid and measurable results. I’ve completed all 4 levels of DMA Clinical Pilates since relocating to Perth in 2012 and it forms the core of my practice.

I enjoy focusing on this approach to Clinical Movement Therapy in a progressive environment with like-minded practitioners at Wisdom Physiotherapy Nedlands.

I also work with the Arthritis and Osteoporosis Foundation (WA), and provide a unique Yoga for Arthritis program; an evidence-based program developed at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore.

Currently, I’m the only Physiotherapist in Australia who teaches this course. In 2016 I started working with Yoga for Pain Care Australia, conducting an arthritis education module for yoga instructors.

I graduated from the University of Sydney with a B.App.Sc. (Physiotherapy) in 1997.

My areas of special clinical interest include:

  • Arthritis & Osteoporosis
  • Chronic Pain
  • Pre/post pregnancy
  • Pelvic floor pain
  • Yoga – private sessions
  • Clinical Movement Therapy – private and small groups
  • Balance / falls prevention

To make an appointment with Jane Leslie call (08) 6389 2947 or click here to make an online booking.

Articles by Jane:

Clinical Pilates for Arthritis

Clinical Pilates for Arthritis

Clinical Pilates is exercise and exercise is well supported and widely recommended as a vital part of your arthritis management. As you are probably aware, the levels of pain and function with arthritic joints change depending on many factors: your activity the previous day, the weather, your overall wellness…or for no identifiable reason in particular. The nature of Clinical Pilates with modifiable positions and loads means there is always something beneficial to be offered on any day, no matter how you present.
Arthritis: There’s Lots You Can Do About It

Arthritis: There’s Lots You Can Do About It

There are many ways you can take control and alter the course of things, including joint function, activity levels, your experience of pain and your joy of living. Arthritis care is integrative, with each strategy having a significant impact.
Promising Advances in Yoga Research for Arthritis sufferers

Promising Advances in Yoga Research for Arthritis sufferers

Regular yoga practice can improve muscle strength and endurance, joint position sense and balance and increase mobility and flexibility. It has been shown to reduce stress and anxiety as well as promoting general well-being. Recent studies into the benefits of yoga for arthritis sufferers are showing positive correlations between properly instructed gentle yoga exercise and improvements in physical and mental health and the ability to manage pain.