ANNETTE DILLON

Physiotherapist & Pilates Teacher
Brief info

Annette did her original physiotherapy training in Germany where she was awarded the German equivalent of BSC Physiotherapy in 1988. During her professional career, she specialized in neuromuscular rehabilitation and worked in a variety of prestigious clinical settings including acute hospitals, rehabilitation centres, outpatient clinics and private practices in Germany, the UK (West London Neurosciences Centre) and Australia (Royal Brisbane Hospital, University of Queensland).

A clinical specialist physiotherapist and educator for NGOs, Annette worked for some time in Romania and India during the 1990’s, addressing the needs of people with a vast array of rehabilitation challenges.
In 2001 Annette came to Australia and obtained her Australian State Registration.
Annette first came to Pilates when re-training her core stability and postural balance after the birth of her first child in 2004. She was impressed with the effectiveness and results of the Pilates method and started to incorporate Pilates principles and methods into the movement analysis and rehabilitation of her clients. In 2009 she completed the Polestar Pilates rehabilitation teacher training.
Now a mother of 2 gorgeous little boys she has a special interest in ante- and postnatal care. Other areas of special expertise are the treatment of movement problems related to ageing, balance and fall prevention, osteoporosis and neurological conditions such as MS, Parkinson or stroke.
Annette loves the outdoors and bushwalking, dance and Yoga. She is fluent in English and German.

Qualifications
BSc Physiotherapy
Certified Polestar Pilates Rehabilitation Teacher
Bobath Therapist
Certificate in Acupressure and Traditional Thai Massage
APA Member (Australian Physiotherapy Association)
PAA Member (Pilates Alliance of Australia)

Background
Clinical Supervisor for University of Queensland
Superintendant of the Physiotherapy Team of the West London Neuroscience Centre
Senior Physiotherapist Therapie Zentrum Burgau German

Carrie – Polestar Education

Carrie – Polestar Education,

Why did I choose Polestar Australia? My education/working background is I have a Bachelor of Nursing. I have been a stay at home Mum with three kids for the past 12 years. I was looking for professional development in a Pilates training program with a high level of training to expand my existing knowledge and an education that focuses on rehabilitation. I spoke to several health professionals who recommend Polestar Australia highly, exactly for that reason. The detail and depth in the Polestar repertoire have far exceeded my expectations. And a bonus along the way is that I have got to meet so many other health professionals and like-minded people with the same passion for Pilates and human movement.

I have received a well-rounded and thorough education and foundation for my Pilates instruction from Polestar. I have learnt so much and I can see all the benefits of the Polestar principles and exercises in my clients, which makes me want to come back for more learning opportunities. I would highly recommend Polestar education to anyone who is looking for the best pilates training program, that enables us to teach our clients to move safely, efficiently and the way we are intended to move.

Karen – Polestar Australia

Karen – Polestar Australia,

Thank you to all the staff at Polestar, I feel welcome from the moment I walk through the front door and I’m looking forward to another great year of energising myself.  It’s been great for my body and my mind and has become a lifestyle choice that has a huge and positive impact on all aspects of my life, making me stronger, healthier and happier.