Anna-Louise created Physiocise in 1995 making it one of the first physiotherapy practices to focus exclusively on exercise and education for the treatment of chronic recurrent musculoskeletal pain. The practice has had internationally published research validating its positive impact on back pain.
With an team of exceptional physiotherapists teaching over 160 classes a week, the practice focuses on 5 key pillars.
After selling the practice under license to her long time colleague, Melissa Partington in 2010, she has remained an active consultant to the practice, using her business development and marketing skills to support Physiocise maintaining its position as leaders in their field.
Anna-Louise continues to teach one class a week at the practice which keeps her teaching, squatting and lunging skills up!
BACKS BRAINS AND BREATHING
This book, first published in 1998 is now in its 14th Edition. In simple, understandable chapters it gives every Physiocise client a reference they can use to help them on their journey to getting back to what they want to do.
Click images below for sample pages
EVERYDAY BASICS FOR BETTER BACKS
As well as being ideal for Physiocise clients, the ABC then bought the series and made it available nationally. With all the basics on sitting, standing, walking, great stretches and simple ways to boot up your core, it is the must watch series for anyone with a bad back or wobbly body.
PHYSIOCISE CLASS DVD
So many clients asked us if we could make a class for them to do at home that finally we did! Physiocise clients can purchase the DVD or download it and take it with them on holidays, overseas or just use it at home.
Anna-Louise has been a co-author in the following studies:
Prognosis of chronic low back pain in patients presenting to a private community-based group exercise program (2014)
"In the current study a substantial improvement within the first 6 months in pain and disability is followed by a further improvement in disability over 12 months. These are a markedly good results for a population with longstanding disease."
Steffens, D.1, Maher, C.G.1, Hancock, M.2, Latimer, J.1, Satchill, R.3, Ferreira, M.1, Ferreira, P.3, Partington, M.4, Bouvier, A.L.4
Do ergonomic and education interventions reduce prolonged occupational sitting? A randomised controlled trial (2015)
Mackey, M; Leaver; Radas, A; Shirley, D; Chau, J; Engelen, L; Gale, J; Bouvier, A.-L & Bauman, A.
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About how Physiocise offers the ‘exercise-as-medicine’ program.