- M. Ab, B Psyc Sc.
- Grad Dip (Physiotherapy)
- Certified CranioSacral Therapist
Areas of Interest include:
Pregnancy and postpartum related pelvic and spinal pain. Newborns and infants with colic, reflux, irritability, poor sleep and plagiocephaly (misshapen head).
Children with behavioural and learning difficulties, retained postural and primitive reflexes and auditory and sensory processing issues.
Teenagers with headaches, migraines, pre and post braces, growing pains and postural imbalance.
Chris is a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association having qualified in the UK as a Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy before migrating to Australia in 1986.
Chris’ initial experience was in Sydney and included orthopaedic and spinal rehabilitation. This was followed by sports physiotherapy and following a move to Adelaide in 1996 she worked with a variety of sports clubs including the SA Women’s Cricket team and the Australian under 21’s Women’s Cricket team.
In 2000 she commenced post graduate study in CranioSacral Therapy (CST) with the Upledger Institute International progressing to CST for Paediatrics, Obstetrics and Advanced CST level. CranioSacral Therapy is a gentle hands on therapy focused on releasing the cranial plates, sacrum, spinal column and attaching membrane system. From 2008 to 2014 she was the director of the Upledger Institute Australia.
Learning CST changed her physiotherapy practice, with her main focus for the last 12 years on pregnancy, babies and children. This includes treating babies with colic, reflux, poor attachment, plagiocephaly (misshapen head), global developmental delay as well as pre-school and young children with learning and behavioural difficulties, decreased auditory processing and retained primitive reflexes. In 2008 she completed an Associate Diploma in Clinical Nutrition, in 2012 a degree in Psychology Science followed by a Masters in Aboriginal Studies in 2017. She is currently a member of APA National Paediatric group.
More information on CST can be found at www.christealephysiotherapy.com and you can hear Chris being interviewed on a podcast on her work with babies in 2018.