Physiotherapist - CoreYoga Physio Solutions
Chanthalah Webster-Tight – APA registered Physiotherapist –
MPhty St (UQ), BA Dance, AD Dance (QUT)
In 2009 Chanthalah graduated with a Dean’s Commendation for her Masters in Physiotherapy Studies at the University of Queensland (UQ). It was culmination of a long journey of a love of understanding the human body, movement dynamics, and yoga and it has continued to be one of the best and hardest things she has ever completed. This passion for the body in motion was sparked from the completion of her Associate Degree and Bachelor of Arts in Dance Performance at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in 2000 and then and the completion of her Diploma of Yoga Teaching through the International Yoga Teachers Association (IYTA). Practicing and teaching yoga has formed Chanthalah’s foundation in unraveling and deconstructing movement patterns, strengthened by her biomechanical understanding gained through her clinical physiotherapy work.
Chanthalah believes that we are made to move. She is a Physiotherapist and Yoga teacher with a special interest in dance and her passion is to assist people in being the best they can be.
Since completing her training from the University of Queensland she has gained experience assessing, treating, educating and rehabilitating a variety of conditions across different populations. Her most current training has been with french osteopath Dr. Guy Voyer in his ELDOA Method and Examination of the Knee. ELDOA is a system of postural adjustments that manipulates the fascia, enabling us to create a decompression of the spine at specific levels. Chanthalah has also been trained by Tom Myers (founder of Anatomy Trains) in therapeutic Myofascial Release work and Ian O'Dwyer (founder OD on Movement) on Fasical Mobilisation and Play.
In addition to teaching yoga full-time and running her own private musculoskeletal clinic in West End, during 2009/12, Chanthalah also lectured and tutored in Human Anatomy for Creative Industries (CI) at QUT. She was also their diagnostic physiotherapist and during that time she coordinated the Transitional Training Program, which allowed her to teach yoga and functional dance anatomy and biomechanics to the full-time, pre-professional tertiary dance students at QUT.
Between 2010/12 Chanthalah was employed and mentored by senior sports physiotherapist Peter Wells
at RHP Physiotherapy who is both the lead physiotherapist for the QAS and Professional Therapies Coordinator for Swimming Australia and for the Olympic Swimming Team. Changing dysfunction of the upper limb has become a key area of focus for her and is something she works on with many yoga practitioners and teachers throughout Queensland.
Chanthalah is passionate about optimizing the health and wellbeing of her patients through the integrative practice of yoga and physiotherapy. As part of Core Yoga’s Wellness and Health Partnership
with Queensland’s Expressions Dance Company (EDC),
she is the company physiotherapist and has also had the privilege of working with professional dance companies including dancers from Dance North, Queensland Ballet, Australian Dance Theatre, West Australian Dance Company, Melbourne Ballet Company and New Zealand Ballet.
Chanthalah constantly undergoes further professional development and attends conferences through memberships of the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA), the Australian Yoga Therapy Association (AYTA), the International Yoga Therapy Association (ITYA) and the International Association of Dance Medicine & Science (IADMS). Chanthalah is an active member of the APA, and since graduating, each year she introduces the Therapeutic Applications of Yoga and Physiotherapy for undergraduate physiotherapy students at UQ, ACU & Griffith. In 2009, she was invited to present the research findings of a pilot study in paediatric physiotherapy, conducted by herself and her peers on “Extending physiotherapy practice horizons in musculoskeletal screening in young people with Primary Language Disorder.”
Assisting athletes to get the best out of their body, their training and their motivation is an area that Chanthalah loves. 5 years Chanthalah has conducted 5-week courses and day intensives for runners, cyclists and swimmers to understand the performance-enhancing benefits that Core Yoga can provide through specific yoga, physiotherapy, and modern meditation practices.
Call Core Yoga-Physio today to ask how Chanthalah can help you!
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