There are few experiences that rival the life-changing impact of becoming a parent. Like many others, after childbirth, Aileen became frustrated by the lack of postnatal care available. Everything was highly focused on the babies and their health, and naturally, many mothers became solely focused on this and often forgetting about themselves. Aileen is a living example of the opposite. She cared and prioritised her health and getting stronger, and subsequently found it worlds easier to take care of her baby.
Aileen is dedicated to teaching mothers to do the same. To empower them to get fitter, stronger and healthier to enable them to have an active life and a happier family. Propel Physiotherapy aims to bridge this gap and to provide outstanding, professional and affordable physiotherapy services to both women and men.
In addition to women’s health physiotherapy, lactation treatments, mums and bubs reformer exercise classes, Aileen also provides clinical exercise classes (formerly known as clinical Pilates), injury rehabilitation and musculoskeletal physiotherapy.
Since graduating as a physiotherapist, Aileen initially specialised in orthopaedics, clinical pilates and musculoskeletal rehabilitation within the tertiary hospital setting and the private sector. She completed her certification in Pilates and combined both her knowledge in exercise rehabilitation and hands-on therapy skill set to empower clients to achieve their goals.
With her special interest in women’s and men’s health, she completed further training in pelvic floor rehabilitation and exercise in women and men’s health at the University of Melbourne. After the completion of her training, she worked privately in Geelong, Fairfield and most recently in the maternity wards of St Vincent’s Private Hospital.
Aileen’s main clinical area of interest includes mastitis, pelvic floor and musculoskeletal rehabilitation and chronic pelvic pain. Aileen also enjoys treating and prescribing clients with Pilates exercises to improve their strength and motor control, enabling clients to achieve their exercise-specific goals. Outside of work, Aileen enjoys being a mother and squeezes in Pilates and various workouts to stay fit and healthy!
- Physiotherapist B. Physiotherapy (UMelb Hons)
- PGrad Cert Continence & Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation (UMelb)
- PGrad Cert Exercise for Women (UMelb)
- Certified Clinical Pilates Rehabiltation Practitioner (Polestar Pilates)
- Member of Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA)
- Member of Continence Foundation Australia (CFA)