Natalie Gibbs, Physiotherapist

Physiotherapist

After graduating from the university of South Australia in 2015 Nat started her career working in a busy practice in Victor Harbor. She developed a wide range of skills working with a diverse range of clients such as NDIS, maternal health, women’s health and sports. Her passion for using movement as treatment led her to complete further training in clinical yoga and clinical Pilates. Nat also has a special interest in Women’s health, particularly maternal health and loves to help mums connect with their body before, during and after birth. She is an avid sports person and uses her background to work with clients to prevent injuries by engaging in a well-rounded movement program. Nat also enjoys group classes and has experience working with pre and post-natal women, adolescent athletes, osteoporosis and strength and conditioning.

A little more about Natalie

Favourite food: I love a good seafood feast caught fresh, cooked up that evening and shared with family and friends. My Dad’s black pepper crabs are my all-time favorite but a nice whiting in the pan with lemon, garlic and capers is also delish.

Favourite café/restaurant: UR café on O’connell street is a long time favorite breakfast spot. Gin Long Canteen on Melbourne street is great spot for dinner to share.

Favourite way to stay active: I have always enjoyed team sports. My latest passion has been AFL for the last 6 years but I have played Field Hockey for a long time. I also enjoy kayaking, hiking and rollerblading.

AFL Team: I love the Adelaide Crows and am particularly enjoying watching the Women’s league. Controversially, I’ll go for Port over any Victorian team. SA is best in my eyes.

Idol/Heroes: Erin Phillips is a bit of a hero of mine. She is the whole package, a top athlete, a great leader, and an excellent role model on and off the field. She has done so much to raise the profile of AFLW and left a lucrative career in NBA to play footy in Australia.

Best way to keep fit: Find something that you love to do and you will be much more likely to stay with it. Whether its team sports, hiking or dancing around your kitchen, find your thing and do it often!

Movement Tip: Don’t forget to breathe! Breathing is a very powerful tool, use it to work with your body and exhale as you move in and out of the tight spots.