Ilana graduated with her Physiotherapy degree from Latrobe University in 1992. She has worked in a variety of settings including hospitals, general rehabilitation and private practice, and has provided Physiotherapy for amateur sports clubs, local dance schools, professional performing artists and musicians.
In addition to traditional Physiotherapy, Ilana is passionate about Clinical Pilates and its role in the “exercise is medicine” philosophy. She has been using Clinical Pilates and the principles of directional bias to inform her Physiotherapy treatment approach since 1996, and has enjoyed supporting the DMA Clinical Pilates Education Program as a Co-Presenter since 2008.
Ilana’s main areas of interest include musculoskeletal problems relating to biomechanics and posture, chronic back and neck pain, osteoarthritis management, chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia, ANS dysfunction and hypermobility, pre- and post-natal back pain, and chronic and recurrent sports and performing arts injuries. Ilana is also experienced in dance (pre-pointe) screening assessments.
Ilana is currently undertaking post-graduate studies in Clinical Rehabilitation through Melbourne University. These studies will deepen Ilana’s understanding of universal health issues and health promotion, and enable her to further support her patients with their goals of optimal function.
Away from work, Ilana likes spending time with family and friends and going to the theatre. She also enjoys running and yoga to keep fit, both physically and mentally.