As the Owner and Director, Shae is the Principle Pilates Instructor and Remedial Massage Therapist and Power Plate Trainer.
Shae’s education and 24 years experience as a Therapeutic Exercise and Massage Therapist coupled with more than 27 years of Pilates training offers clients the skills required to assess their specific needs in rehabilitation as well as achieving overall physical fitness goals. She promotes an integrated holistic approach, a balance between manual hands-on therapy and the Pilates Method.
In 1991, Shae was first introduced to the Pilates Method as a means to treat and prevent dance-related injuries. She has been fortunate to be taught by many very experienced and expert instructors that represent the wide variety of approaches to the Pilates Method which has been a major contributing factor in her ability to cater to the specific needs of each client.
In 2000, Shae became a faculty member of the West Coast College of Massage Therapy, Vancouver, BC., as a lecturer for many subjects including Therapeutic Exercise and Orthopedic Assessment and Treatment. In Canada, Massage Therapy education is medically based and treatments are funded by Medicare.
Shae worked in Malaysia in 2003 establishing two Pilates Studios and their Teacher Training program.
Before opening Chatswood Pilates Studio in 2007, Shae worked as part of the multidisciplinary healthcare team at Align Physiotherapy and Pilates in Randwick for 3 years.
Shae regularly participates at Pilates industry conferences and continuing education courses.