Strength & Conditioning Coach
Michelle believes in the combination of hands on treatment and movement as the key to keep you feeling good.
She's an Osteopath and S&C Coach and brings this approach to the Motus Life community.
Michelle views the body as one intertwining system.
Whatever your symptom may be, her priority is to get to the root cause.
She believes that addressing and counteracting this cause is the key to relieving your discomfort.
Michelle's reason for Motus Life is to provide you with the access to an elite team of practitioners that are capable of applying an all encompassing approach to your needs.
Michelle currently splits her time at the clinic with Collingwood Football Club. She has been working with the AFL team for 5 years, was part of the inaugural AFLW staff and now also works with Collingwood Magpies Netball.
A life full of adventure, competitive sport and movement has provided Nicola with a deep understanding of the body and how it functions.
She finds great satisfaction in sharing knowledge and empowering others on their own journey.
She appreciates that no two conditions are the same in two people, and she enjoys the challenge of working with patients to find the root cause of the problem and its contributing factors.
She is a firm believer in providing patients with the tools they need to feel more in control of their pain and provide a safe platform for patients to return to function sooner.
Nicola loves to kick the footy for Carlton AFLW and is an ambassador for Dementia Australia.
Functional Movement Practitioner
Nick has a particular interest in biomechanics and is fascinated by the why behind how we move. This lead him to complete a functional movement course at the Gray Institute in the United States in 2018.
Linking a persons movement patterns with their presenting symptoms assists Nick in getting people out of pain as well as providing a proactive method for preventing injuries in the future.
An understanding that no two people are the same allows Nick to apply this approach to people from all walks of life.
Nick has a strong desire to help others and is dedicated to improving lives through his holistic view of injury and treatment.
Womens & Paediatric Practitioner
Stephanie takes pride in being skilled in treating a wide variety of presentations and conditions.
She has completed further education and has a deep passion in pre and post natal conditions, female health across the life span, scoliosis care, adolescent health, juvenile health, paediatric presentations.
Steph believes that education is key. Her philosophy is to ensure that you understand the contributing factors of your pain and more importantly, how behaviour modification is going to benefit you in the short and long term.
Osteopathic foundations are based on a holistic approach. As a practitioner Steph places a strong emphasis on an integrative approach to your care, and enjoys collaborating with various health professionals to achieve the best outcome for you.
The combination of Monique's studies as an osteopath and yogi have birthed a unique experience for her as a teacher to others.
With extensive anatomical knowledge and an ever-growing curiosity for that which can't be explained by text books, Monique offers both precise alignment and broad contemplation in her yoga lessons.
Sheridan is a vinyasa yoga teacher and contemporary dancer, completing her 200 hour training at Power Living Australia. Her practice is informed by years of exploring as a student, somatic techniques and studying a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance). Although the physical is what initially drew her onto the mat, the philosophy is what continues to deepen her interest. Her classes have a strong focus on power, alignment and sequences linking conscious breath to movement.
Amelia La Rosa
Amelia’s adoration for yoga goes beyond the physical body. She was first introduced to the practice during her performing arts training and her curiosity continued to expand every day since. With the desire to share yoga in an accessible way, her classes encourage self-study; tuning-in to the present moment, incorporating meditation and pranayama practices. As a student of Naturopathy, Amelia weaves in a conscious connection of the mind and body in every class, to achieve optimal health. You can expect an embodied practice of dynamic, uplifting flows, encouraging each student to be curious in their body while deepening their awareness, embracing intuitive movement, and being completely authentic, always!
Kara's experience as a yoga teacher has been influenced by her background as a professional contemporary dancer. Having taught in a number of contexts nationally and internationally Kara brings her passion for travelling and learning to share a complete yoga practice, awakening and stimulating total body awareness. Her classes have a strong feminine energy that encourage people to connect with themselves physically, energetically and consciously.