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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:

  • Pelvic Floor relationship to Exercise, Sport & Musculoskeletal Dysfunction – WHTA 2020
  • The Pelvic Floor during High Impact and Weight Lifting – APA lecture 2020
  • 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

Career

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.

Sarah Moore

Sarah Moore - Physiotherapist

Qualifications and Memberships:

  • B Physiotherapy University of Queensland 2002 (Hons)
  • Member Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA)
  • Member APA National Group – Women’s, Men’s and Pelvic Health
  • Member Women’s Health Training Associates (WHTA)
  • Member Continence Foundation of Australia

Recent Post Graduate Education/Courses:

  • Women’s Pelvic Health Physiotherapy Level 1- APA 2021
  • Online Lecture Series – APA 2020
  • The pelvic floor during high impact and weight lifting by Helen Keeble
  • Pelvic floor dysfunction in women: tackling barriers
  • Exercise to reduce the risks associated with preeclampsia
  • Nutrition recommendations relating to women’s health physiotherapy
  • Birth Trauma Conference – Australasian Birth Trauma Association 2019
  • Acute Pelvic Floor and Abdominal Wall on the Postnatal Ward – Mater Education 2017
  • “Preglates” Instructor Course – Pilates Institute of Queensland 2016
  • Pilates Matwork Level 1 – Pilates Institute of Queensland 2014
  • Introduction to the Assessment and Treatment of the Pelvic Floor – APA 2013
  • Hydrotherapy for Physiotherapists – Hydrotherapy Consulting and Training
  • Dry Needling Levels 1,2,3 – AAP education

Career

A physiotherapist with 19 years experience working in rural Qld and Brisbane hospital, community and private practice settings, with a strong focus on Women’s Health, rehabilitative exercise and education.

Sarah has designed and led group exercise programs including Strength and Balance, Hydrotherapy and general Pilates and has presented at the National Allied Health Rural and Remote Conference on “The Efficacy of Group Exercise and Education in Chronic Conditions”.

Sarah has worked part time at the Mater Mother’s Hospital over 10 years providing acute antenatal and postnatal care and antenatal education classes.

Sarah draws on her background in exercise prescription, group education and rehabilitation as well as her personal experience of having five children to support women to exercise safely and achieve their goals during pregnancy, postnatally and beyond.

Sarah has been teaching classes at Be In Blossom since 2020 and is a passionate advocate of the physical, emotional and social benefits of group exercise for women in a supportive and relaxed environment.

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