Christine Verveen

Christine Verveen – Pilates Instructor

Chris is a Chartered Physiotherapist masters level with over 20 years’ experience in physiotherapy and 13 years as a Pilates instructor. Chris is committed to working on your individual exercise goals and strives to ensure that you develop a strong understanding of your posture, body awareness and core control, whether in an individual or group setting.

Chris trained at University College Dublin. She completed her Master of Physiotherapy post-graduate training at Melbourne University in 2015, specialising in Women’s health, pelvic floor physiotherapy and exercise for women. Chris is trained in using “real-time” ultrasound technology and can use the clinic’s state-of-the-art equipment to thoroughly assess the deep stabilising muscles if required.

Chris also has special interests in ante-natal and post-natal exercise, orthopaedics, general rehabilitation and spinal conditioning, which is delivered through her targeted Pilates sessions.


Qualifications

Master of Physiotherapy (Hons) from the University of Melbourne (2015)
Postgraduate Certificate in Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy (Hons) from the University of Melbourne (2009)
Pilates Instructors’ Course, Australian Pilates Method Association, Melbourne (2003)
Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Hons), University College Dublin (1996)


Experience

September 2011 – August 2016: Women’s Health Physiotherapist, Pilates Instructor, SpringPhysioGym, Melbourne, Australia
May 2011 – August 2016: Senior Orthopaedic Physiotherapist, Box Hill Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
May 2008 – August 2016: Physiotherapist, Pilates Instructor, Kooyong Physiotherapy Centre, Melbourne, Australia
April 2009 – April 2011: Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist, Women’s and Men’s Health Physiotherapy, Melbourne, Australia
January 2006 – March 2008: Senior Community Physiotherapist, HSE Dublin Mid-Leinster, Ireland
November 2003 – June 2005: Physiotherapist, Pilates Instructor, Kooyong Physiotherapy Centre, Melbourne Australia
September 2001 – October 2003: Staff Rotational Physiotherapist, Epworth Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
September 2000 – August 2001: Physiotherapist, Tooronga Village Sports Physiotherapy, Melbourne, Australia
January 2000 – August 2000: Staff Rotational Physiotherapist, Mater Misericordiae Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
March 1997 – December 1999: Physiotherapist, Queen Margaret Hospital, Dunfermline, Scotland
July 1996 – May 1997: Junior Physiotherapist, Southend General Hospital, Essex, England


Personal Sporting Profile

Enjoys Pilates, skiing, walking, swimming.
Completed several running, triathlon and charity walk events.