JANE LEATHWOOD

Pilates Instructor
Brief info

Jane qualified as a physiotherapist in England in 1992. After 2 years of working in general areas of physiotherapy, including orthopaedics and sports injuries, she pursued her interest in upper limb injuries. For the next 18 years, she worked in the field of Burns and Plastic Surgery, specialising in hand injuries. During this time she enjoyed keeping fit with yoga, Pilates, swimming and Jazzercise, especially after the birth of her son.

When she and her family moved to Australia in 2011, Jane discovered the Polestar method of Pilates for the first time. Fascinated by the precision and effectiveness of this style of Pilates, she immediately joined the Mat course, qualifying in 2012.

She feels her physiotherapy background is invaluable in her Pilates teaching, and frequently draws on her knowledge and skills to assist people through periods of injury and discomfort.

As well as teaching Pilates at Polestar Australia, she works in a private physiotherapy practice, treating clients with hand and upper limb injuries.

Qualifications
Polestar Pilates Mat Certification
PAA Member (Pilates Alliance of Australia)
Graduate Diploma in Physiotherapy (UK)
Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists (UK)
Level 2 accreditation in British Association of Hand Therapists

Background
NHS physiotherapist, UK
Dental assistant, 2012-13

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.