Catherine Van Wijk
Clinical Pilates Instructor
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BSc Physiotherapy University of South Australia 2019
Diploma in Contemporary Clinical Pilates, Tensegrity Australia
Health & Care Professions Council
Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
Australian Physiotherapy Association
Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency
Soft tissue Therapy
Lower limb injuries
Going on that journey with my rehab and seeing the benefits of combining pilates and strength training with my dance, I really started to flourish and excel as a dancer. It sparked a question about what I wanted to do with myself when I finished school. My mum had made a comment that she thought I would enjoy working as a physio… guess mum really did know best.
I went on to complete my Bachelor degree in Physiotherapy at the University of South Australia. Since graduating I have been working exclusively in the musculoskeletal sector. I have loved working with a diverse range of clients including those with musculoskeletal complaints, sports injuries, concussions, post operative rehabilitation, dancers (pre pointe assessments and injury rehabilitation) and clinical pilates.
I have extensive knowledge and understanding of the terminology and technique required to execute dance correctly and safely and this is an area that I take real enjoyment in managing. Being a dancer and a bit of ‘type A personality’ I have always had a keen eye on detail and movement quality which has made a real difference in my ability to assess and manage clients with a vast variety of injuries.
When I am not at work you will find me exploring all the different corners of London. As a self-proclaimed coffee connoisseur, I am always trying to find the best flat white, so don’t be surprised if I ask for your recommendations. I love to stay active whether that be doing pilates, running, weight training or hiking.