DEBORAH THOMAS

Physiotherapist & Pilates Teacher
Brief info

Having trained as a ballet dancer at the Australian Ballet School, Deb was exposed to the benefits of both Physiotherapy and Pilates from a young age. She received both her Physiotherapy degree and Sport Science degree from the University of Sydney.

Over the years, Deb has taken extensive post-grad training in Physiotherapy, including the ISM model and Thoracic Ring Approach (LJ Lee), a Certificate in Spinal Manual Therapy (Manual Concepts) and Advanced Muscle Energy Technique courses (Barb Hungerford). She divides her hours at Polestar between hands-on Physiotherapy treatments in the rooms, and Clinical Pilates in the studio.

Deb completed her original Pilates training with Polestar Pilates in 2003 and completed her Diploma of Professional Pilates in 2009. She has been on the Polestar teacher training faculty as a Principle Educator, examiner, and continued education presenter for the past 10 years. Deb completed Post-Graduate Pilates training in 2010 with Rael Isacowitz from BASI in the USA and is currently a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association and the Pilates Alliance of Australasia.

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.