Bronwyn completed a Bachelor of Physiotherapy at La Trobe University in 1995 building on her Bachelor of Arts – Dance, 1988 through BCAE (now QUT). Her dance background always influenced her physiotherapy choices, both on a career level and with individual patient treatments. She has worked extensively in the performing arts as a company physiotherapist with the Cirque du Soleil shows Quidam, Saltimbanco and Corteo, and musicals including CATS, King Kong Live on Stage and The Book of Mormon.
Bronwyn grew up in Caloundra and after a life and career full of travel, she returned to the Sunshine Coast where she works in local practices whilst still being able to maintain her availability for major shows at Queensland Performing Arts Complex in Brisbane. Working more in private practice over recent years has broadened her patient population to a more ‘normal’ cross section of the community, as opposed to being mainly professional performance artists in her earlier career. She has a big basket of physiotherapy skills including muscle energy techniques, Connect Therapy©, sports physiotherapy, vocal physiotherapy, dry needling and Clinical Pilates.
Bronwyn offers this interesting observation – that everybody is a body and all bodies have similar physiological responses to pain or injury. Better awareness of how to use one’s own body is key to helping that body be the best it can be. Every person has a physical and emotional history of their own and it is different to every other body. She is dedicated to helping each patient move better, understand their own body and manage injuries, movement dysfunctions, aches and pains to achieve the best outcome possible.
Being involved with Gail Hewton and Julie Chenery at Gold Moves Australia is a rewarding and challenging marriage of a lifetime of experience and skills. We know that exercise is one of the most important aspects to treat many conditions associated with the ageing process. We also know that social connections whilst exercising to music provides excellent health benefits both physically and emotionally. Nothing embodies exercise to music better than dance.