Meet The Team
Ashleigh developed an interest in the conservative management of scoliosis and spine conditions seven years ago during her time in Sweden. At Karolsinka University Hospital, she collaborated with several scoliosis patients and their Schroth-trained physiotherapists, orthotists and surgeons, and observed posterior fusion surgery for scoliosis.
In Sweden, she completed research in scoliosis on the assessment and conservative management of scoliosis published in several Journals including the European Spine Journal and World Journal of Orthopaedics. Research is ongoing with the Journal BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders in the CONTRAIS study.
Ashleigh gained qualifications in the Schroth-BSPTS method of physiotherapeutic scoliosis specific exercises in Europe and was taught by world-renowned Dr Rigo at the Barcelona Scoliosis Physical Therapy School (BSPTS). For the last 3 years, Ashleigh dedicated herself solely to the management of scoliosis working at Scoliosis Physiotherapy in Melbourne with highly regarded Schroth-based Australasia trainer Rebecca Harding.
Ashleigh started practicing in Brisbane a few years ago, travelling from interstate to provide services to the Brisbane and broader Queensland communities. Since permanently moving to Brisbane, Ashleigh has opened a full-time clinic to better care for her clients.
Ashleigh is a member of The International Society on Scoliosis Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Treatment (SOSORT) as well as Scoliosis and Spine Online Learning (SSOL).
Ashleigh has completed additional training in spinal and pelvic treatment such as McKenzie and McGill methods, APPI Clinical Pilates Method and hyper mobility and musculoskeletal conditions, as well as scoliosis-specific training in neurological and syndromic scoliosis, post-operative exercise for scoliosis, mental health, and communication strategies for those with scoliosis, bracing for scoliosis and radiology.
Ashleigh focuses on the strength and conditioning elements of rehabilitation utilising her training and qualifications in the Schroth-based method Physiotherapeutic Scoliosis Specific Exercise (PSSE) and Pilates for Scoliosis (APPI), as well as previous experience as a fitness professional. Ashleigh is also trained in massage, acupuncture/ dry needling, and manual therapy techniques, and incorporates these skills to provide a holistic treatment program.
Ashleigh works closely with several of Brisbane's leading scoliosis orthopeadic surgeons, orthotists and physiotherapists who regularly refer patients for treatment and management.
Ashleigh is a Doctor of Physiotherapy and an experienced scoliosis practitioner with training in the Schroth-BSPTS method and Pilates for Scoliosis (APPI). Ashleigh was trained by world-renowned Dr Rigo in Europe at the Scoliosis Physical Therapy School and has 7 years of experience in the field of scoliosis both in Australia and internationally in Scandinavia.
She is the first author of published research relating to Idiopathic Scoliosis, and a member of The International Society on Scoliosis Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Treatment (SOSORT) and Scoliosis and Spine Online Learning SSOL. She is registered with the National Board of Physiotherapists (AHPRA) and an active committee member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) here in Brisbane.
Chryselle is a registered Physiotherapist with the National Board of Physiotherapists (AHPRA) and a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA).
Chryselle has completed further research and education into exercise and hands-on treatments for scoliosis including training in the Schroth- based method of physiotherapeutic scoliosis specific exercises run by the Barcelona Scoliosis Physical Therapy School (BSPTS).
Chryselle studied her Physiotherapy degree at the University of Queensland and has been working privately with patients for the past several years, managing and treating a wide variety of musculoskeletal injuries and supporting patients through their rehabilitation.
Chryselle’s interest in scoliosis grew from patients who presented to the musculoskeletal clinic with scoliosis, and she wished to expand her knowledge and physiotherapy skills specific to scoliosis to better outcomes and improve quality of life. Chryselle has since completed further research and education into exercise and hands-on treatments for scoliosis including training in the Schroth-based method of physiotherapeutic scoliosis specific exercises run by the Barcelona Scoliosis Physical Therapy School (BSPTS).
Chryselle also has qualifications in DMA Clinical Pilates, which she has used to holistically treat and manage patients through targeted reformer-based Pilates exercises.
She has received training in taping, acupuncture/dry needling techniques, and uses these plus a variety of manual therapy and massage skills in her treatment. She has experience in managing many spinal conditions including post-surgical, acute to chronic musculoskeletal, adolescent and pre-adolescent musculoskeletal, and sports-specific injury and rehabilitation.
Chryselle works closely with her patients to assist them in achieving their goals, empowering them through use of evidence-based treatment in the form of individualised exercise and postural training. She loves to enjoy the outdoors in her free time, including hiking, camping explorations and sunrise mountain climbs, and has particular interest in equestrian and gymnastics from her participation in these sports as a teenager.
Our team collaborate with Grace Addison of InMotion Orthotics.
Grace is a trained orthotist completing her Masters of Orthotics and Prosthetics in Victoria. Grace is experienced in custom spinal bracing for scoliosis and other spinal conditions, through her previous employment at Perth Children's Hospital's Orthotic Department. She has since has moved to Queensland working at InMotion Orthotics.
She is trained in Gensingen and Rigo Cheneau brace styles that apply 3D methods to bracing for scoliosis and kyphosis.
Grace runs the Brisbane Bracing Clinic located at Scoliosis & Spine Clinic on Tuesdays in Bowen Hills.
Our team collaborates with Psychologist Kate Row at goals psychology.
Kate enjoys working with children, adolescents and adults. Kate has experience in autism spectrum disorder (ASD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety (excessive worrying, social anxiety), depression, stress, adjustment difficulties, low self-esteem, school refusal, bullying, health diagnoses and various physical and psychological disabilities.
Kate is passionate about helping people to live their most fulfilling lives possible through improving overall well-being. Kate also works with clients through the NDIS.
Kate also has her own personal journey in scoliosis which assists her to relate to other patients through their initial diagnosis, bracing or surgical journey.