Exercise Physiologist with over 15 years experience.
Sarah enjoys working with individuals to find their joy in movement again.
Injury, surgery, mental health and life interfere with how well we move. Her role as an EP is to help people find ways to move freer and more efficiently but more importantly provide the education to allow them to find it for themselves.
Sarah has worked in Rehabilitation Hospitals, Gyms, Tertiary Education and Allied Health Clinics gaining experience with a wide range of conditions. Her ultimate goal with each individual is to provide them with a toolbox of movements and exercises to help them self manage their condition long term.
Because most of my clients are coming in with an injury or condition, I try to make my sessions relaxed and casual instead of being too clinical to help with any anxieties around exercise they may have. My role as an EP is to educate and not intimidate.
What can we expect in a training session with you?
During a session with me we will work together to get a better understanding of how you move right now, how you can self-assess and teach you how to produce quality movement long term. Depending on your condition and current goals we will practise the exercises best suited for you and I will provide a home exercises program if required. My goal is to educate you on techniques to use that will help you no matter what exercise or activity you are doing.
Why did you become an EP?
Dad had chronic back issues that I was very aware of growing up and through my sports like gymnastics and track cycling I had crashed a lot too so had a lot of experience with pain and injuries. I was always fascinated and loved how I could use exercise to help these conditions. I still get excited learning a new technique that can help a client or having a client tell me what they are now able to do because of what they have learnt.
What are your hobbies?
I got a SUP last year and have really enjoyed getting out on that, early mornings are best watching the sun rise. I also like refurbishing my old wooden furniture, hopefully making them look better.
Outside of the gym, where is your happy place?
Anywhere near the beach or in nature especially if I’m near a waterfall, usually with my family. Closer to home is the oval out behind my house, used for Gaelic football with the family and local club or head out there for quiet time for me when the house gets too noisy.
What’s your favourite hype song for life?
No one particular song for me but have found myself recently turning on dance anthems from the late 90’s early 2000. Reminds me of heading out in my late teens early 20’s and also doing many aerobic and spin classes.