“The best teachers are those who show you where to look, but don’t tell you what to see” Alexandra K. Trenfor.
- That every individuall has the capacity to learn and improve their quality of life and movement.
- In respect, honesty and integrity.
- In the importance feeling heard.
- That when an individual expands their awareness and understanding of their body, that they are empowered to help themselves.
- That this work will change how therapists work in and use water.
Toni Fuller and Lisa Gilkes have worked closely to develop the Neuroaquatics Approach. The principles of Feldenkrais certainly influence this work, however it is also based on the most recent research on motor learning, brain neuroplasticity and pain. “We are both passionate about our work and genuinely care about our clients. Each individual offers us an opportunity to develop and refine this work and we have always enjoyed the collaboration and learning this offers. It is exciting for both of us to develop and share this work."
Lisa Gilkes graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Physiotherapy in 1984. Since that time she has had a variety of private practice and hospital experience and has worked as a subject convener and lecturer for the School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science at Griffith University on the Gold Coast.
She continues to teach Aquatic Physiotherapy in the Physiotherapy Programs at both Griffith and Bond Universities. She is also a Distance Learning Facilitator for the Level 2 Aquatic Physiotherapy Courses run by the Australian Physiotherapy Association. She will complete her training as a Feldenkrais Practitioner in june 2016.
Toni Fuller has been a practising physiotherapist for over 40 years and a Feldenkrais practitioner for the last 26 years. She has worked in hospital rehabilitation, private practice, community health and has been a childbirth educator. However, throughout her career, she has had a particular interest in working with children with special needs.
In 2001, she started working in the water with Lisa Gilkes and together they have operated a successful private Aquatic Physiotherapy business on the Gold Coast since that time. (Aqua~Moves Physiotherapy)
Emily Sharp is a graduate of Master of Physiotherapy and Bachelor of Exercise Science at Griffith University in 2016. Emily has been interested in the aquatic environment for over 20 years and has now found her passion working with people in the water.Emily currently works with children and young adults living with disability for 4 days per week focusing on movement analysis and integrating active movement and learning into day to day life. Previously, Emily has enjoyed working closely with Veterans experiencing chronic and acute pain. Since attending the course with Neuroaquatics: Neuroplasticity in the Aquatic Environment, Emily has been trained and supported by Lisa and Toni applying their unique and empowering techniques to help people take control of how they move helping to alleviate pain. Emily is available on a Tuesday.’ Her contact email is firstname.lastname@example.org