About Natalie (BSc Physio, CST, cert Rehab Pilates, MNZSP, MNSP)
I began my health professional career as a physiotherapist - graduating with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from the University of Cape Town, South Africa in 1999.
My interest in Craniosacral Therapy began after receiving it as a young, newly graduated physiotherapist. I took my first course in 2002 and was hooked from the start...and continue to be in awe of the benefits of this respectful and compassionate whole-person approach to health and wellbeing.
I am a Diplomat Certified Upledger CranioSacral Therapist and I am committed to developing my skills as a practitioner through ongoing training and mentoring.
In addition to Physiotherapy and CranioSacral Therapy - I have completed postgraduate training in a variety of manual and exercise therapy approaches - certifying as a Rehabilitation Pilates instructor in 2007.
My interest in Chronic Pain and a MindBody approach to health care began as a fourth year physiotherapy student, with my own journey of addressing headaches and ongoing back pain. My interest developed into a passion as I witnessed the profound benefits of taking a whole person approach to working with people struggling with pain and stress.
In addition to consulting from my private practice in Glendowie – I offer talks on understanding Pain in a variety of community settings, and assist on Upledger CranioSacral Therapy courses where I can.
Prior to my current role I worked in a variety of practices (public and private) both locally and internationally - with a strong focus on chronic pain, stress management and recovery from trauma.
I care deeply about helping people experience more ease, joy and presence in their lives.