Pilates Pereira

September 03, 2016

Owners Scott and Lisa Ward lead a team of highly skilled professionals who have been mentored and trained to their most rigorous standards so that every patient receives the same outstanding quality of care.

Scott Ward MMSP (Musculoskeletal & Sports Physiotherapy), BAppSc (Physiotherapy), APAM BAppSc (Exercise & Sports Science), SMA

Scott is a Titled Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist and a Titled Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist with extensive experience in private practice, including Sydney Whiplash Centre, which specialises in the treatment of spinal pain. 

Scott has the extensive sporting experience and is also a qualified Exercise and Sports Scientist. He has worked most recently for Netball NSW and, in the past, has been a physiotherapist at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, 2018 Pan Pacific Masters Games, The Sydney Half Marathon, and for NSW Country at the Junior National Football Championships.

Scott has also been a physiotherapy provider and coach on the Cricket NSW High-Performance Coaching Panel for some 13 years.

He has also volunteered his time to support cyclists in the Camp Quality 1000k’s 4 Kids annual ride.

He is a passionate sports ‘nut’ with a local link, with his father, a founding member of Port Stephens Yacht Squadron at Soldiers Point.

Lisa Ward BAppSc (Physiotherapy), APAM Level 3 Professional Pilates Instructor APMA

The mother of a ‘pigeon pair’ with experience in private practice, the Pilates Method in a clinical setting, spinal, orthopaedic, medical and neurological rehabilitation, falls prevention, casting and hydrotherapy. 

Lisa trained and taught the Pilates Method in a large Sydney physiotherapy centre that specialised in treating professional dance and ballet clients.

As a dancer, choreographer and teacher Lisa has a strong interest in dance and musical theatre that is continued today via her teaching and running of ‘Inspire Dance’ with a friend, teaching various forms of dance to children locally. Lisa has performed ballroom, tap, jazz, ballet, lyrical and irish dance with highlights including Disneyland (USA), JAPAN and the Sydney Olympic Opening Ceremony.

Lisa is a Professional Pilates Instructor, teaching the Pilates method today and also providing PrePointe Assessments and Dance rehabilitation within the clinic.

Lyndal Mislov Receptionist

A local all her life, Lyndal has brought experience from local medical practice and the hospitality industry to create a warm, friendly and positive environment for clients and staff as a whole. Lyndal has a strong, loyal and caring nature and can’t wait to share with you her favourite joke or local story. 

Lyndal enjoys surfing with her husband and working creatively in the garden, with art, on clothes and even on home renovations. 

Marie Collins

Marie comes from the secretarial background before the days of electric or digital machines!!! Making the move to Australia and into retail – eventually settling down for over eight years as Office Manager with a Northern Beaches specialty coffee roaster and wholesaler, before making the move to excellent Port Stephens five years ago.  Apart from being a reasonable barista, Marie loves gardening, music and embroidery.

Completion of Pilates

Nicole recently completed her training in Pilates enabling her to pass on her skills and knowledge to the clients of Nelson Bay Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Centre. Here’s some of Nicole’s thoughts on the Pilates method…..

“Mid this year, I was honoured to have completed my Pilates training under the guidance of Lisa Ward. It was so fascinating to learn both the theoretical and practical side to the Pilates method. Below are a few interesting facts I learnt through my training that you may not know:

  • The method took 40 years to develop, by a man named Joseph Pilates.
  • An important concept of Pilates is mind control over muscles (our current Pilates clients would understand this!). As said by Joseph Pilates himself; “ideally our muscles should obey our will. Reasonably our will should not be dominated by the reflex actions of our muscles. “
  • Pilates exercises reawakens thousands of dormant muscle cells (by activating particular muscle groups). Correspondingly we stimulate further function of the mind J
  • “Good posture is acquired when the body mechanisms are under perfect control – just as a smooth running automobile engine is a result of the proper parts correctly assembled together so that it operates with a minimum consumption of gasoline and oil and comparatively little wear” – An analogy of the results gained through Pilates.

I’m having such a great time teaching and seeing the benefits of Pilates. An exercise beneficial for all ages and fitness levels. Any further questions, please don’t hesitate to ask”.