Dana Bregman

dana bregman southfields physiotherapy

Pilates Instructor | Physiotherapist

Bsc.Physiotherapy.Hons | APPI Pilates instructor | Matwork 1, 2, 3 | Ante and Post Natal

An experienced Physiotherapist, Fully certified APPI Pilates instructor: Matwork 1, 2 and 3, Ante/Post Natal Pilates, Reformer on the Mat, Standing Pilates 3D, Pilates for Osteoporosis (Body Control).Myofascial Release, Soft Tissue Therapy, as well as Massage for pure relaxation.

Holds degree in physiotherapy (1989) and has extensive experience in adapting exercises to suit people of different age groups and abilities. Dana has an interest in postural management, combining manual techniques (such as Myofascial release, deep tissue massage, joint mobilization) and education to optimize posture, increase body awareness and re-educate proprioception (the body’s sensory system). A series of specific stretches and exercises are taught at the end of treatment to enable improvements to be maintained.

 She has trained with the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute, APPI, and is certified to teach Modified Pilates, aimed at preventing and treating a range of postural and musculo-skeletal conditions by retraining the core stabilizers to support the joints during every day activities. Her classes are gentle, safe and challenging, where you can work at your own pace even as part of a class.

For those recovering from a recent injury, or those suffering from chronic pain, exercise will promote recovery and reduce re-occurrence of pain by targeting muscle imbalance or weakness around the affected area. One fantastic outcome is improved posture. With regular practice your muscles become longer and leaner and you feel and look taller, which carries great benefits to one’s self-esteem!

People with a diagnosis of osteoporosis or osteopenia benefit from a class in which contraindications are carefully observed. A safe workout is aimed at stimulating bone regeneration, strengthening muscles, improving posture and most importantly balance.

Dana focuses on the breathing, not only because it aids the movement but also as it adds to the sense of relaxation, leaving you feeling revitalized after a good workout. Her classes are designed to give a challenging, yet balanced workout at a pace which allows one to concentrate the mind and truly feel the body and the movement so you become aware of the correct patterns of movement, which will then carry over from exercises to everyday life.

Individual sessions or small classes are an excellent starting point for those who have not exercised for a while; building a stable core will not only protect you against injury but also build your confidence on the way back to health.