Identifying the root cause of a person’s pain (physical, emotional & spiritual), helping them to understand why they’re hurting and empowering them to take control and actively engage in optimizing their health – connecting their brain, body, mind & SOUL – underpins my passion for Health & Healing .
Leia has been working for more than 20 years as a registered physiotherapist and as a Yoga teacher since 2017.
Leia has been working as a physiotherapist in Brisbane since 2008. She graduated from Centro Universitario IBMR in Brazil with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2002 and has since completed many post-graduate courses in musculoskeletal including Maitland, Muscle Energy, Neural Mobilization, Explain Pain, Graded Motor Imagery and Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization and currently studying Integrative Somatic Trauma Therapy Certificate Program.
Leia is highly experienced and has a special interest in treating patients suffering with chronic and persistent pain. She has always been passionate about the involvement of the brain/mind in connection with the body. Her extensive studies and training in brain-mind-body scientific methodologies have enriched her biopsychosocial approach to physiotherapy.
Leia is also experienced in sports performance management and women’s health, especially pregnancy care and postnatal!
Since becoming a yoga teacher in 2017, Leia has integrated this knowledge to help ordinary people get into yoga practice safely and use the yoga poses and philosophy part of the tools for their healing. She also has done extensive training in meditation, mindfulness, energy and spiritual healing. Leia holds qualifications and has professional experience (and regular personal practice!) in all these modalities.
When she’s not at work, Leia is a busy wife and mum who loves spending quality time with her almost teenager girls. She loves spending time in nature at the beach or the waterfalls close to her house on the Gold Coast. Leia is a long-time health and wellness advocate who enjoys natural cooking, gardening, and essential oils. She is an eternal student of the human body, science, and spirituality. Leia also loves catching up with friends and she believes that laughter and joy are the best medicines for living life happily and fully.
One of my favorite quotes…
When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change – Wayne Dyer
So, here I am ready to facilitate your journey to less pain, better movement and performance & more inner peace, joy and internal freedom!
Sessions can be in person as well as online. Please specify your preference when booking your appointment.