Physiotherapist / Clinical Pilates Instructor
Diane Slater was born and raised in South Africa. After qualifying as a physiotherapist in 1989 from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, she spent two years working as a physiotherapist in hospitals and private practice before migrating to Australia.
Since then, Diane has worked as a physiotherapist in rehabilitation hospitals, private physio practices and at the Victoria Transport Accident Commission (TAC). She has had wide experience in the rehabilitation of patients with chronic back, neck and joint pain, joint replacement patients, cardiac patients and amputees.
Throughout her years of practice, Diane has discovered that physio treatment combined with a specifically- prescribed and supervised exercise program will achieve much better outcomes for her patients. She developed an interest in the Pilates method and later attained full teaching certification. Diane has been teaching both Pilates floor and equipment classes since 2000.
Patients who have suffered from chronic back, neck and other joint pain have greatly benefited from Diane’s Pilates exercise programs. Additionally, she also conducts Pilates classes for individuals who wish to prevent injury and keep fit by improving core stability and general muscle strength and flexibility.
Diane is a member of the Australia Physiotherapy Association and a member of the Pilates Institute of Australasia. She lives on the Gold Coast with her husband and two sons.