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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

Will Clinical Pilates Help My Arthritis? Finding the exercise activity and intensity that’s right for you isn’t always as easy as it sounds. We often see clients in our practice with advanced arthritis who are diligent with a general homogenous program to…for example.. “strengthen my glutes and quads”. They are putting in their best effort to maintain their joint function but only finding they are getting sorer and tighter and wonder if what they are doing is just making things worse. But there is a way forward. “Exercise” is not a “One Size Fits All” approach when it comes to arthritis. Your physio can work with you to determine the best body positions, loads and types of exercises for you to support, rather than further compromise joint health.
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.