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Sarah Talyancich

Physiotherapist and Clinical Pilates Clinician,

Sarah is a highly experienced and qualified physiotherapist and clinical Pilates clinician with over 20 years’ hospital and private clinic experience both in New Zealand and overseas. She graduated from the Auckland University of Technology School of Physiotherapy in 1996 and later completed her Pilates training with the highly-regarded Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute (APPI) in London. She is also a certified Polestar Pilates Clinician, with international renowned Polestar Pilates.

Sarah has worked as a traveling course presenter with APPI throughout the UK and Ireland and founded and established the Pilates department at one of London’s top private orthopedic hospitals; King Edward VII in Central London; where she was Superintendent and Deputy Superintendent of Physiotherapy.

From new graduate experience in an acute hospital setting, her career has maintained a predominantly rehabilitation focus. Over the last 15 years Sarah has worked in musculoskeletal practice. During this time, she has attended many courses, returned to University and developed a passion for assessment and correct diagnosis of musculoskeletal injuries. Correct diagnosis of the spine, hip and shoulder coupled with effective and progressive rehabilitation has proven to accelerate recovery and improve patient outcomes and self-management long-term.

She also has a special interest in Real Time Ultrasound Imaging to facilitate correct muscle recruitment to optimize rehabilitation, reducing clients’ pain and improve functional recovery. Sarah has also treated many pregnant women and find pregnancy physiotherapy and pregnancy Pilates of the up-most importance during pregnancy and pelvic management.

Sarah returned from London in 2003, founded Bodyreform and has been the Director since August 2005.

BHSc (Physiotherapy)1996
Australian Physiotherapy & Pilates Certified Instructor (2002)
Polestar Pilates Certified Instructor (2004)
Post Graduate Certificate in Rehabilitation (2015) AUT, Auckland (Ultrasound Imaging, Pain, Health Ergonomics, Measuring Health and Wellbeing).
Current candidate Post graduate diploma Musculoskeletal AUT

Kolbi Becker

Physiotherapist and Clinical Pilates Clinician

Kolbi is a motivated physiotherapist who trained for her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at the University of Minnesota followed by getting her Master of Science in Physiotherapy at Robert Gordon University in Scotland. After moving to New Zealand, she completed her Pilates training with Peak Pilates. She is currently studying for a second master’s degree focusing on Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy. 

Kolbi started her career as a personal trainer and then as an exercise specialist. She worked extensively with patients with stroke and spinal cord injuries in an exercise and rehabilitation setting. This experience allowed her to gain experience and knowledge of what people are taught in a personal training environment, as well as adapting exercises for those who require it.  

Following this work, she has predominantly worked in musculoskeletal practice with a special interest in treating injuries of the upper body and head including shoulder injuries, whiplash, concussion, and TMJ pain. Kolbi has also treated many patients for prehab and post-operative physiotherapy for a variety of surgeries and joint replacements.  She has continued to attend courses throughout her career to build on her knowledge and currently serves on the Physiotherapy New Zealand Auckland Branch as Secretary. 

She is a keen sports person herself with a focus on rock climbing, ultra-trail running, and surfing. Kolbi also has extensive experience with dance and is well suited to treating athletes in both return to sport and injury prevention. 

Current candidate, Post-Grad Diploma Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy 

MSc Physiotherapy (2017)

BSc Kinesiology – Clinical Movement Science (2013)


Peak Pilates Certified Instructor (2017)

Secretary of Physiotherapy New Zealand – Auckland Branch (2022)

Lead Physiotherapist for Climb NZ Youth team

Georgie Warner

Physiotherapist and Clinical Pilates Clinician

Pia D’Ambros

Clinical Pilates Instructor

Pia D’Ambros is Polestar Pilates New Zealand Mat & Reformer trained and has been practising Pilates for 8 years.

Pia is a passionate, experienced Pilates coach that loves making every class different and new. Her energy is infectious in a class setting due to her love of Pilates’ core principals.

Pia works alongside physiotherapists to ensure rehabilitation from injury or surgery is safe and successful with the goal of getting your body back to functional movement.

She believes Pilates gives you the confidence that your body can do what you want it to do, when you want to do it.

Her effective and efficient exercises will have you leaving her classes feeling refreshed, energised and stronger than yesterday


Clinical Pilates Instructor

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