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Sarah Talyancich

Physiotherapist and Clinical Pilates Clinician
Director

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
MAPPI, NZSP, NZRP

Laura Due

Claire Morton

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

Amaia

Clinical Pilates Instructor

Originally from Barcelona, Amaia is a passionate Pilates Instructor who certified as a Polestar MAT Instructor in the UK and also holds a certificate in Advance REFORMER from Polestar in New Zealand.

Amaia’s first goal is helping people to have a more healthy and happy life. She believes that, through Pilates, this can be achieved by gaining posture awareness, strength and mobility.

Amaia likes to be creative in her classes, always applying the Pilates fundamentals, but combining elements from yoga to ballet to total fitness conditioning, resulting in a fun but challenging class that is designed to make you gain strength, flexibility and confidence in your own body potential.

She also pays great attention to her cueing, to make sure clients perform the movements efficiently and correctly so they can really experience the benefits of the practice.

At Bodyreform, you will find her teaching both mat and equipment classes, as well as offering one-to-one sessions. She loves to use all the Pilates principles and apparatus as needed with individuals, for targeted, help with rehabilitation and wellness goals.

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