• Your In-Balance Allied Health Collaboration

    Launceston's most comprehensive Allied Healthcare and Wellness Professionals all in one easy central location

    Natalie Whish-Wilson founding physiotherapist at InBalance Physio Launceston

    Natalie Whish-Wilson

    Senior Physiotherapist/Director

    Natalie's passion for encouraging life balance and wellbeing throughout the rehabilitation journey led her to establish In-Balance Physiotherapy and Pilates. She believes whole body health is more than just a sum of its parts and uses a biopsychosocial approach to empower her clients. Natalie has a wealth of experience in the assessment and treatment of complex lumbo-sacral, pelvic and cervico-thoracic presentations, scoliosis and dry needling. She has recently completed further training under the tutelage of Canadian Specialist Physio Linda Joy Lee in the Connect Therapy model of whole body assessment and treatment. Natalie has been implementing Pilates and core control training in the treatment of spinal pain, sports injuries and dance since 2002. She has also undertaken further study into post natal corrective exercise and education which she applies in her mums and bubs post natal recovery classes. Natalie has a Diploma in Professional Pilates, is a mentor with Polestar Pilates International and has completed a Dance Medicine Australia (DMA) Clinical Pilates course. Natalie enjoys travel, bushwalking and sharing good wine, food and laughs with friends.


    BSc Physiotherapy, Member APA, 1992 Curtin University WA

    Member APA & Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Group

    Member Physiotherapy Business Group

    Diploma of Professional Pilates




    Scott Beeston's rehab pilates and physio treatments at InBalance Physio and Pilates

    Scott Beeston

    Senior Physiotherapist/Director

    Through his extensive experience at the LGH Scott has further developed a broad knowledge of musculoskeletal, cardiorespiratory and neurological rehabilitation. He has an interest in the management of dizziness conditions, stroke rehabilitation, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's and falls prevention. More recently Scott has undertaken further study into comprehensive concussion management from acute injury to return to sport. As a keen basketballer, Scott understands the importance of prevention and management of injuries in his role of team Physio for the Launceston Tornadoes. Scott is accredited in rehabilitation pilates with Polestar International and is keen to share his knowledge of its application with others. Scott and his wife Katie are the the proud parents of two beautiful boys.


    B Physiotherapy, 2005 La Trobe University VIC

    Member APA & Sports Physiotherapy Group

    Polestar certification in Rehabilitation Pilates




    Michelle Walkden combines Physiotherapy and spinal knowledge at InBalance Physio and Pilates Launceston Tasmania

    Michelle Walkden

    Senior Physiotherapist/Director

    Michelle's expertise is in the management of pathology of the spine. She has previously worked in an enhanced scope of practice capacity with spinal surgeons and attended national and international conferences on the latest research in spinal surgery, pain and rehabilitation. Michelle’s role at In-Balance is to use her acquired skills in reading MRI and performing special neurological tests to help accurately assess and treat spinal conditions. Michelle has completed training in Pilates with Polestar and enthusiastically instructs our hydrotherapy classes at the aquatic centre. Outside of work, Michelle's love of movement sees her teaching salsa and enjoying bush walking and biking with her two boys.


    B App Sc Physiotherapy, 1993 Curtin University WA

    Member APA & Musculoskeletal Group

    Member Physiotherapy Business Group

    Polestar certification in Rehabilitation Pilates




    Running performance and physio by Lisa Barnett at InBalance Physio and Pilates Launceston

    Lisa Barnett

    Senior Physiotherapist

    Lisa has a wealth of experience in a range of health settings, specialising in overuse training injuries, rehabilitation, yoga, sports injuries and pilates. She believes management of injury first requires better body awareness and nutrition. As a result, Lisa is an accredited Level 1 yoga teacher and has completed a rehabilitation pilates course with Polestar International. In her spare time Lisa is a formidable competitive runner and plays touch football. This led her to complete the Runity Painless Running Certification program to assist her interest in diagnosing and treating injuries sustained through running. Lisa performs comprehensive running assessments and coaching. She has also combined her passions of running and Pilates in developing Pilates classes aimed at improving running performance and preventing injuries.


    B Physiotherapy, 2007 University of Newcastle NSW

    Polestar certification in Rehabilitation Pilates

    Level I Yoga instructor




    Michaela Muldoon connect Physiotherapist In-Balance

    Michaela Muldoon

    Senior Physiotherapist

    Michaela returns to In-Balance after living in NSW and starting a family with husband Dave and baby Maeve. Michaela has a special interest in treating pelvic and thoracic/rib problems. She has completed 12 months of study in the Connect therapy model developed by LJ Lee, a world renowned specialist Physiotherapist from Canada. This model of treatment involves looking at the connections and links within the body to determine the underlying cause or "driver" of pain, injury or dysfunction anywhere in the body. This knowledge allows her to assess and treat any region of the body that is creating pain, weakness or non optimal loading resulting in injury. Michaela enjoys running and yoga when not at work.


    B Physiotherapy, 2009 Charles Sturt University NSW



    Linda King

    Senior Physiotherapist

    After graduating Linda worked in various roles in hospitals in NSW and England, arriving in Launceston in 1994. After initially working at the LGH Linda has worked in Private Practice in Launceston for over 20 years and has a wide range of experience in treating all musculoskeletal areas. She enjoys assisting her patients to return to normal function: work, sport and everyday life. Her approach combines manual therapy, exercise and education.

    Linda is a Watson Headache® Certified Practitioner. Through attending courses with the Watson Headache® Institute Linda has developed expertise in managing headache and migraine by treating the neck. Working with headache has lead to an interest in treating dizziness and she recently attended an Introduction to Vestibular Rehabilitation Course and study in concussion management. Linda's other areas of experience include treatment of shoulder, neck and back symptoms. Linda also has an interest in Occupational Health and has worked in a range of work places providing onsite treatment and rehabilitation, manual handling and ergonomic assessments and education. Outside of work Linda aims to keep fit and enjoys exploring Tassie’s outdoors with family and friends. At home she enjoys gardening and cooking.


    Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy) University of Sydney 1991

    Member APA and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Group

    Watson Headache® Certified Practitioner

    Complete Concussion Management Inc. Certified Clinician


    Rachel Sullivan


    Rachel is originally from Orange, NSW and moved to Tasmania two years ago.

    Having worked in private practice since graduating Rachel is continuing studies in the field of Oncology rehabilitation. Rachel is a certified PINC & STEEL cancer rehabilitation physiotherapist and a Level 1 Lymphoedema practitioner. Rachel has experienced first hand the devastating impact a cancer diagnosis can have on an individual, family and friends and is passionate about guiding all individuals through their treatment and recovery, maximising their outcome to regain their strength and physical fitness following cancer. Over the past two years Rachel has fallen in love with the lifestyle and the endless beauty Tasmania has to offer. In her free time she loves running, cooking, photography, yoga and spending time with her fur baby Billy. She is obsessed with mountains and has climbed Mt Kilimanjaro, the highest peak on the African continent, standing at 5,895m.

    Bachelor of Science (Physiotherapy) Charles Sturt University 2014



    Vanessa Bakker

    Clinical Psychologist

    Vanessa’s driving passion as a psychologist is to enable people to feel better, solve personal problems, improve relationships, and engage purposefully in life. She enjoys collaborating with clients to develop a more balanced, productive, enjoyable and rewarding life for themselves. Vanessa has over 20 years of experience as a clinical psychologist working in private practice and the public hospital, and community mental health, systems. She holds a keen interest in health psychology and pain management as well as general mental health. Vanessa utilises a number of evidence based therapeutic approaches depending on your needs. She has formal training and extensive experience in modalities such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (including CBT-e), Schema Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy. She also enjoys mentoring and providing supervision to students, registrars and early career psychologists. When not at work Vanessa loves to check out Tassie’s wilderness treasures with a good bushwalk or a leisurely kayak. When at home she enjoys gardening, good music and hanging out with her Hubby, two teenage kids, a couple of scruffy dogs and friends in an amazing community.


    Bachelor of Science (Clinical Psychology)


    Occupational Therapist/Mental Health Services

    Lil has been a qualified mental health service provider for over 20 years, working in both private and public sectors with adults, children and adolescents, couple’s and family’s living with a range of mental health concerns. As an OT, Lil assists people to maximise their participation in their chosen life roles, interest areas and occupations via the application of a range of evidence based psychological techniques. Lil is committed to enabling clients through self-awareness and practical skill development, to improve daily functioning in all life domains. Lil has a special interest in the area of pain management and in particular contributing to interdisciplinary treatment plans to achieve maximum benefit. Lil provides pain education and management based on the biopsychosocial model. CBT based interventions are available, with a particular focus on improving mood and distress, activity participation despite pain and general coping. Assistance to develop personal self management plans and to navigate the return to work process can also be provided. Lil is super excited to join the Inbalance team and the opportunity to work collaboratively, to ensure all clients can achieve their best recovery. Lil has three kids, a husband and a ridiculous brown dog who keep her very busy outside of work. Lil loves travel, playing tennis, bushwalking, hanging at the beach, camping, gardening and eating and drinking great food and wine with good friends.


    BAppSci(OT) La Trobe University, 1994
    GradDipPainMgt University of Sydney, 2017
    General registration with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia
    Member of Australian Association of Occupational Therapists.

    Rachel Austin exercise physiologist at InBalance Physio and Pilates with Rachel Austin Launceston Tasmania

    Rachel Austin

    Exercise Physiologist

    With a career in the fitness industry spanning almost 20 years, Rachel has recently completed a Bachelor of Exercise Science followed by a Professional Honors in Exercise Physiology at the University of Tasmania. Rachel firmly believes that the key to participating in lifelong physical activity is in finding the type of exercise that you enjoy to do. With qualifications and extensive experience in teaching Pilates, Learn to Swim, Les Mills group fitness programs, personal training and sports coaching, Rachel is looking forward to supporting people in finding the right kind of exercise for them as part of her role as an Accredited Exercise Physiologist at In-Balance. Now that her University studies are complete she is keen to start developing a productive garden, run at least one marathon, return to yoga practice and enjoy some down time knitting and crocheting.


    Bachelor of Exercise Science, University of Tasmania 2016.

    Bachelor of Exercise Physiology (Prof Hons), University of Tasmania 2017.

    ESSA Member, AES, AEP.

    Polestar Pilates – Mat & Studio certification




    Sarah George


    Sarah is a registered acupuncturist who is strongly committed to assisting her patients with holistic treatment to enhancetheir wellbeing and managing chronic pain. She has completed further study in herbal medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine remedial massage (tuina), cosmetic acupuncture (facial rejuvenation) and acupuncture point injection therapy, including an internship at a Chinese hospital. She has many years’ experience in supporting women with symptoms related to menstrual disorders, fertility and IVF, and pregnancy. Sarah is experienced in assisting patients to manage symptoms of musculoskeletal and neurological disorders, mental health conditions and many other internal medicine disorders. Her treatments may include acupuncture, electro acupuncture, massage (tuina), cupping, gua sha (scraping), herbal medicine, Chinese dietetics and lifestyle modifications. Sarah’s clients have included professional musicians and athletes including the Queensland Orchestra and the Brisbane Broncos. She is an academic at the University of Tasmania and has lectured for many years within the Chinese Medicine department at the Endeavour College of Natural Health. Sarah has presented at several industry conferences and at the Woodford Folk Festival. She enjoys spending her spare time appreciating the arts, creating and enjoying good healthy food, and exploring the beautiful outdoors through hiking, scuba diving and cycling.

    Master of Health Science (Traditional Chinese Medicine),
    Western Sydney Uni 2015
    Bachelor Health Science (Acupuncture),
    Endeavour College of Natural Health 2008
    Bachelor of Business (Management), University of Queensland 2000
    Advanced Diploma of Acupuncture, Australian College of Natural Medicine 2007
    Cert IV in Traditional Chinese Medicine Remedial Massage (Tuina),
    Australian College of Natural Medicine 2006
    Member of Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA) and Massage & Myotherapy

    Lara Griffiths

    Occupational Therapist/Hand Therapist

    Lara has 20 years of experience in the practice of hand therapy. She graduated from the University of Sydney in 1997 and commenced her hand therapy career right away. Lara gained her early experience in one of Sydney’s large teaching hospitals before moving to the USA in 1999. She attained the qualification of Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) in 2003 and Accredited Hand Therapist (AHT) in 2018. Lara has worked in a variety of private clinics in Sydney gaining valuable knowledge and experience from very experienced therapists and surgeons along the way, before relocating to Tasmania in 2013. Lara has been providing hand therapy services with Inbalance since August, 2017. Lara is the current President of the Australian Hand therapy Association and is grateful for the opportunity to be part of the growth and recognition of hand therapy in Australia.

    Bachelor of Science (Occupational Therapy) University of Sydney 1997

    Mimi Churchill

    Occupational Therapist

    Mimi started her career in Victoria gaining extensive experience in the rehabilitation field before moving back to Tasmania in 2014. More recent years at the LGH have seen Mimi develop her skills in acute injury management and cognitive assessment. She is passionate about her role as an Occupational Therapist and has a knack for bringing out the best in people. Her focus on capacity building and meaningful skill development assists people to set and achieve their goals. Mimi centres her work around overall wellbeing and largely values the use of a client-centred wellness approach.

    Mimi is available to see people in their own home environments or here in our practice.


    B Occupational Therapy, 2010 La Trobe University VIC

    Member of OTAustralia and AHPRA registered

    NDIS approved provider

    Emma Walker

    Occupational Therapist

    Emma has worked as an OT since graduating from the University of South Australia in 1995 and has a depth of experience in rehabilitation, community and outpatient services. She has interest in the use of assistive technology, mobility equipment and home modifications to improve function and is committed to working closely with clients to identify solutions. Emma works with individuals to set goals; develop skills; and access support to participate in everyday activities. Emma is available to see people in their home/ community setting or here at the practice.

    When not working Emma enjoys time with family, horse riding and walking her dog.


    B. App Sc Occupational Therapy, 1995 University of SA

    Diploma- B. Dementia Care, 2018 UTAS

    Member – OT Australia & APRHA Registration Number: OCC0001718456

    NDIS Registered Provider



    Dr Sue Read


    Sue is passionate about health and she combines her microbiology and dietetics research and training to find ways to help clients achieve their health and well-being goals. Sue has post-doctoral microbiology training from Harvard (USA) and Ghent (Belgium) Universities during her time as a researcher before completing a Masters in Nutrition and Dietetics degree which allowed her to combine her two passions “Bugs and Food”. She believes that food and wellbeing are paramount to a healthy you and through a client-centred approach she will find the best way to help you redefine and maintain your health. Sue is passionate about ‘bugs’ and her expertise lies within the microbiota and how the balance of your gut bacteria, and consequently your health, are intrinsically linked and affected by everything you do and eat. Sue continues to research in these areas to give her clients the best possible evidenced-based information and care. Her main areas of interest are centred around gut health such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) which can have various symptoms such as bloating, constipation diarrhoea, leaky gut and microbiota displacement or disruption (dysbiosis). She is also passionate about helping those with chronic disease (e.g. Type II Diabetes, Heart Disease, Obesity), inflammation and weight loss and those who want information and guidance around general health and healthy eating. Sue is also very passionate about fermented foods and how they are related to our health and well-being. One of Sue’s interests is ‘practicing’ to make her own fermented foods and she will definitely want to hear your stories about your own experiences of making fermented food and drinks! She also loves the outdoors, eating, paddle boarding, travel and general adventure.


    BSc Applied Science, University of Queensland (UQ)
    PhD Microbiology, University of Queensland (UQ)
    Masters of Nutrition and Dietetics, Flinders University
    Accredited Practicing Dietitian (APD), Dieticians Association of Australia
    Trained in the use of a low FODMAP diet for IBS, Monash University

    Launceston Pilates and Yoga, Pilates Launceston, Yoga Launceston

    Trisha Dunn

    Pilates & Yoga Instructor

    Trisha Dunn comes from a background in contemporary dance, yoga and Pilates teaching and was a core member for Tasdance for over 13 years. Her classes feed on diverse training over two decades and a love for breath, awareness and dynamic motion. Trisha is passionate about movement and its ability to improve both our physical and psychological well-being by developing strength, stamina, balance, flexibility, confidence, and awareness. As a mother of 4-year-old twins Trisha is acutely aware of the need for time to refocus and quieten the mind and loves facilitating that for her clients. Trish has recently completed Polestar Pilates training in mat and small apparatus and is currently completing her Diploma in Professional Pilates. Trisha looks forward to sharing her knowledge through yoga and Pilates sessions.


    Certification in Polestar Mat Pilates

    Qualified Yoga Instructor




    Jude Hillhouse

    Pilates Instructor

    Jude is a passionate instructor of the Pilates method, having taught in the community of Launceston, Tasmania, for over 10 years. A love of movement which grew organically, over her life, through dance and yoga, enabled the possibility and potential of healing through movement, both physically and mentally. Jude believes that a dedicated practice in mindful forms of movement like Pilates or Yoga brings contentment and a deep grounding sense of balance, Jude is currently an assistant educator with Polestar International.


    Diploma of Professional Pilates 2011

    Yoga instructor

    Susan Brumby

    Pilates Instructor/Physiotherapist

    With a passion for fitness and a love for Physiotherapy, Susan has developed a broad range of knowledge in all areas of her profession. Her main area of interest is in cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy which comes in handy when teaching good breathing mechanics in her Monday night Pilates classes. Susan has completed certification in matwork pilates with polestar and looks forward to teaching in addition to her busy practice. Susan otherwise enjoys playing hockey, swimming and walking with her buddies.


    Bachelor of Exercise Science UTAS 2010

    Masters of Physiotherapy University of South Australia 2013

    Polestar Pilates Matwork certification 2016

    InBalance Physio and Pilates Launceston Tasmania help desk

    Anne McCafferty

    Practice Manager

    Anne ensures our practice runs smoothly and that all clients are treated with respect and confidentiality. Her extensive experience in working with physiotherapists ensures that she is well versed in communicating with clients about their expectations and the benefits of treatment. A skilled problem-solver, ask for Anne if you have any issues that need immediate attention. Or ask about her beloved hounds, Taj and Boof.

    InBalance Physio and Pilates Launceston Tasmania

    Fletch Pretorius


    Fletch is a much valued member of our administration team who is currently studying Business Administration. She enjoys working within the healthcare industry and out of hours Fletch volunteers at her children’s school and at an aged care facility. She enjoys netball, water basketball, swimming and the odd Pilates class.

    Sharon (Shaz) Guinane


    With a background in the fitness and health industry and an interest in nutrition and nordic pole walking, Shaz understands the holistic approach to healthcare that our practice prides itself on. Combined with a passion for delivering outstanding customer service, Shaz goes the extra distance to ensure your In-Balance experience is exceptional - Shaz's Pilates fitness helps her balance when she's out on one of her many road bikes pedalling up and down the Tasmanian hills.


    Cert IV Allied Health Assistance
    Diploma of Fitness
    Graduate Certificate of Human Nutrition

    Suz Haywood


    Julie Angelia

    Massage Therapist

    Having received great benefit from massage therapy herself, Julie was encouraged to study a Diploma of Remedial massage, graduating in 2013. She is now an accredited myotherapist and has additional experience in cupping and cranio-sacral massage techniques. Julie follows a holistic approach to life with a regular practice of yoga and meditation. In her downtime Julie has 3 children which keep her busy and enjoys sewing, bushwalking and camping.


    Diploma of Remedial Massage


    Sheila Learoyd

    Massage Therapist

    Sheila believes in massage for reducing stress, muscle tightness and pain. She has been a massage therapist practicing in Launceston independently for many years. Sheila believes that massage is a great way of promoting health and a sense of well-being - plus regular massage can help prevent illness due to accumulative stresses.




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