Talia Kruger, Physiotherapist, Pilates Clinician
BPhty, CPP, APAM
Location: SPS Castlereagh Street Physiotherapy Clinic Sydney CBD
Area of Expertise: Spine, Pelvis, Pilates, Pregnancy, Hip and Knee
Talia graduated from the University of South Australia in 2013 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy. Soon after graduating she relocated to Sydney to commence her career in Musculoskeletal Private Practice. Here she further developed her strong diagnostic skills and manual therapy interventions, combined with tailored exercise prescription, which allowed her to achieve excellent results with her clients. While managing a broad range of musculoskeletal/sporting conditions and Workers Compensation cases, Talia developed a particular interest in Clinical Pilates. Over the next 18 months she completed APPI Pilates Matwork Levels 1-3 and Equipment Level 1 as well as Integrated Dry Needling.
In June 2015 Talia moved ‘across the ditch’ to Auckland, New Zealand, where she worked for Peak Physiotherapy and Pilates for 12 months. In between hiking, alpine climbing and skiing, she worked alongside physiotherapists trained in New Zealand, Ireland, UK and Australia. She continued to advance her expertise in Pilates, completing Matwork and Equipment courses with Stability Plus and teaching both mat and reformer classes for Beginner & Intermediate levels, Pregnancy and Rehabilitation. She also completed Dynamic Taping – Level One and Kinesio Taping: Fundamentals and Advanced, which she found particularly useful when treating sporting injuries of the lower limb.
Since returning to Sydney Talia has been working in private practice in the CBD primarily focussing on treating conditions of the spine, pelvis and pregnancy. She recently attended Barbara Hungerford’s Treatment of the Pelvis & Lumbar Spine: Level 1 and is incorporating muscle energy techniques into her treatment where appropriate. She adopts a holistic approach, focussing on finding the cause of the injury, rather than only treating the symptoms. Using biomechanical assessment, the latest research and the client’s goals as a framework, Talia will utilise the most appropriate techniques and rehabilitation to get you back to your best.
On the weekend you can find her on the netball court or running. Otherwise she will be seeking out a good coffee and brunch, or planning her next adventure – perhaps to climb Everest Base Camp if she can find a way to beat her weakness: altitude sickness!