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Mission Statement

To support all women to achieve a healthy body and mind throughout their childbearing years and beyond by conducting high-quality exercise classes and imparting professional advice in a non-judgemental and welcoming environment.

To listen and empathise and support each woman in achieving her individual goals and building confidence in her body's capabilities.

To foster connections and a community of like-minded women.

Briony O'Connor

Briony O'Connor - Physiotherapist / Manager

Qualifications and Memberships:
B Physiotherapy UQ 1997 First Class Hons
Pilates Instructor 12 mth training program Lifecare Aust 2003
Member Australian Physiotherapy Association
Member Women’s, Men’s & Pelvic Health Group
Member of the Women’s Health Training Associates (WHTA)
Member Continence Foundation of Australia
Recent Postgraduate Courses:
Women’s Health Research Update – WHTA 2019
Birth Trauma Conference – Australasian Birth Trauma Association 2019
Advanced Pelvic Floor Assessment Workshop – Prof Peter Dietz 2018
The Female Athlete-Bullet Proof your Pelvic Floor – Antony Lo 2018
Women’s Health & Fitness Summit – 2017/2018
Physiotherapist for 19+ years with a focus on Women’s Health. Briony held a Physiotherapist role at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH) for 10 years treating obstetric and gynaecological patients including conducting pelvic floor assessments, antenatal and postnatal care, cancer care including lymphoedema training and was a clinical educator for final year Physiotherapy students completing their Women’s Health unit.
Currently a member of the North West Women’s Health Physiotherapy Group servicing the North West Hospital maternity unit and a facilitator in their antenatal class program.
Qualified Pilates Instructor completing a 12-month training program in 2003 and has lectured in the application of Pilates to pregnancy.
15 years classical dance training achieving Advanced level in R.A.D. Briony has been able to draw on her experiencing choreographing dance classes to create well-designed, dynamic antenatal and postnatal exercise classes for Be In Blossom.
Andrea Koch

Andrea Koch - Physiotherapist

Qualifications and Memberships:
B Physiotherapy UQ 2001
Clinical Pilates Instructor Dance Medicine Australia
Member Australian Physiotherapy Association
Member of the Women’s Health Training Associates (WHTA)
Recent Postgraduate Courses
Women’s Health Research Update – WHTA 2019
Advance Pelvic Floor Assessment Workshop – Prof Peter Dietz 2018
Women’s Health Physiotherapy Intensive – WHTA 2017
Connect Therapy – The Pelvis and Hip – Dr LJ Lee 2017
Connect Therapy and The Thoracic Ring Approach – The Thorax – Dr LJ Lee
A Physiotherapist for 15+ years with diverse private practice experience in Women’s Health, Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapy including the opportunity to work with elite athletes and sporting teams. Andrea is able to draw on her extensive exercise programming skills, returning athletes to their chosen sport to get women back to the activities they love to do post-birth or gynaecological surgery.
Qualified Pilates instructor completing her Dance Medicine Australia training in 2004 and teaching both mat and equipment classes in several studios since. Andrea has been teaching classes at Be in Blossom since 2017.
Andrea has a holistic approach to the body having studied and practised Japanese Integrative Acupuncture for a number of years. She understands the importance of the body-mind connection and addressing other systems (eg. visceral, endocrine/hormonal) which may be impacting on a Women’s presentation.

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