ABOUT US

What we offer is the unique integration of Physiotherapy and Pilates. We can take you from the treatment room to the Pilates studio, and get you back to completing your daily life pain free. The opportunities are endless.

We understand that no two bodies are the same and pride ourselves on delivering individualised sessions both in the clinic and studio. Our sessions have a strong goal-orientated component that allows us to tailor your session to you.

At Ripple we aim to provide you with the most up to date evidence-based treatment. With all team members constantly furthering their education and developing their skills to ensure you receive the most out of your sessions. We believe knowledge is power and a key component of our sessions is client education to ensure you are able to make an informed decision on the best treatment for your body.

Our Oakville Physiotherapy sessions provide assessment, diagnosis and treatment for a diverse range of musculoskeletal and women’s health conditions as well as vestibular conditions such as vertigo (BPPV). Our sessions at our Oakville studio in Sydney's Hills District, incorporate excellent assessment, hands on technique and exercise prescription to ensure optimal movement to suit your body’s requirements.

Our highly trained physiotherapists ensure all issues contributing to your problem are detected, not just your presenting symptoms. Looking at the whole body, to determine why the injury occurred, minimise the risk of re-injury and optimise your treatment outcomes. We believe knowledge is power and a key component of our sessions include client education. This ensures you can make an informed decision on the best treatment for your body. In combination we set realistic goals with you to target our treatment sessions to helping you achieve them.

Our Pilates Rehabilitation and Studio sessions require an initial 1:1 session with an instructor to screen your body to provide you with a tailored exercise program to meet your body’s needs. With our focus being on achieving optimal alignment and correct muscle activation. The equipment allows us to aid or challenge movement patterns allowing us to regress or progress as appropriate.

Our Mat Pilates sessions in our Oakville Studio provides an all-inclusive program that addresses all areas of the body and all movement planes. This class is delivered in a group setting with no more then 10 participants at a time. This allows us to ensure quality instruction including appropriate modifications to individuals as required. This class incorporates small pilates props such as chi balls and magic circles. These classes are great for all individuals without injuries or major health concerns.

Not sure about what is best for your body? Contact us and let us help guide you on what your body needs.

 

General guidelines:

  1. If you are experiencing discomfort or pain, we suggest Physio session.

  2. Experiencing stiffness or tightness we suggest either Physio or Pilates rehab/studio session.

  3. You have no injuries or health concerns and are active we suggest Pilates rehab/studio or mat sessions.

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OUR TEAM

CATHERINE MCKELVEY

Doctor of Physiotherapy

Bachelor of Exercise Science (Rehabilitation)

Diploma of Pilates Studio and Rehabilitation Instructor Certificate IV Pilates Matwork Instructor

Catherine’s love for movement developed from a young age from her background in dance leading her to pursue a career as a health professional. Catherine has a strong passion for all sports and activities outdoors including aerial circus, water skiing, rock climbing, abseiling and snowboarding.  Catherine completed a Bachelor of Exercise Science (Rehabilitation) while completing her Diploma of Studio and Rehabilitation Pilates and Certificate IV in Matwork Pilates.  


Catherine’s love didn’t stop there, with more questions to be answered she went on and completed a Doctor of Physiotherapy. Catherine brings this wealth of knowledge and experience to the clinic and is an asset to Ripple Physio & Pilates clients. Catherine’s passion for women’s health developed throughout her education as she resonated with a lot of the areas being discussed. This pursued Catherine to further her education in this area specifically. Catherine uses her Pilates for a tool of rehabilitation taking her clients from the treatment room into the studio and then onto the mat. Catherine’s session focus on your goals while incorporating excellent technique and correct muscle activation to ensure you are getting optimal movement to suit your body’s requirements. Catherine understands no two bodies, injuries or goals are the same and ensures that you are treated accordingly.

EMMA REECE

Diploma Professional Pilates Instruction

Certificate IV Pilates Matwork

At a young age Emma found movement to be a non-negotiable in her life. It helped her to heal from negative self-image, gain confidence & strength both mentally & physically within herself and allowed her to feel in control of her life. She discovered Pilates in her early 20’s & it was love at first sight. Pilates helped her to correct poor posture & reduce pain she was experiencing from her 9-5 desk job. Emma loved the benefits of Pilates so much & wanted to share its benefits with others she changed career direction & pursued her love of Pilates by completing her Diploma of Professional Pilates Instruction and Certificate IV in Matwork Pilates.

Emma’s greatest achievement is being mum to identical twin boys. Her pregnancy, birth & post-partum journey with her boys made her even more determined to educate people on the benefits of Pilates. She is passionate about supporting other mum’s to be active and continue moving pain free during their pregnancy’s. When Emma’s not in the studio you’ll find her outdoors enjoying a long walk, water skiing, snowboarding or eating something delicious.

RAYA COLE

Certificate IV Pilates Matwork

Raya believes that 'movement is medicine' and finds joy in using Pilates as a tool for her own injury prevention. This lead Raya to pursue a career as an instructor becoming Matwork certified by Polestar Pilates. Raya uses her passion to assist her clients optimise their movement patterns. Raya's classes are both fun and challenging, they will leave you feeling energised, mobile and strong. 

When Raya is not instructing you will find her outside running or snuggled up with a good book. 

LAUREN MCGRATH

Diploma in Professional Pilates Studio and Rehabilitation- Polestar Pilates
Certificate IV Pilates Matwork Instruction- Polestar Pilates
Polestar Pilates Mentor
Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies- Royal Academy of Dance
Member of the Pilates Alliance of Australasia- PAA

Lauren fell in love with movement from a young age when she started dancing, taking a particular interest in Classical Ballet. Lauren attended the McDonald College, performed with the Premier State Ballet Company and graduated her full-time, Pre-Professional Training at Ecole Ballet & Dance Theatre.  Performing famous ballets such as Coppelia, Don Q, Sleeping Beauty, Giselle and Pas de quatre were her career highlights.
Lauren continued her ballet Training while undertaking her Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies with the RAD. Once graduated, Lauren enjoyed many years teaching ballet to students ranging from preschool age to pre professional, full-time students. Some of her students are now dancing professionally in Australia & overseas.

 

Lauren started doing Pilates at the age of 12 as a conditioning method of training whilst dancing full-time.  Pilates maintained her strength, mobility and prevented injury during the high demands of her ballet training. Lauren wanted to offer her students this same support so decided to expand her knowledge and complete her Pilates Diploma and Certificate through Polestar Pilates. 
Upon graduation of her studies with Polestar Pilates in 2015, Lauren discovered so much more about teaching movement. Lauren is passionate about catering to people’s individual needs and giving support and guidance to each session. Even after many years of experience, working with dancers and the ageing population, teaching group classes and in the Studio, Lauren never wants to stop learning. She is always doing ongoing educational courses and working with mentors in her field to support her knowledge and growth.

Lauren is a Mentor for Polestar Pilates Australia, sharing her knowledge and supporting up and coming Pilates Instructors in training.

Lauren believes Pilates creates a powerful and personal journey for every person. Lauren brings warmth and light to the studio and is focussed on helping every client achieve their goals and improve their movement.