Choose to Thrive




Conscious health and wellbeing for women

Hi! I’m Michelle  – Physiotherapist specialising in women’s health and wellness with more than 15 years experience as a health professional. I have a Masters degree and Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy, a Health and Nutrition Coaching Certification and a Pilates Instructor Certification. I work with women with a wide range of issues including:

  • Pelvic floor dysfunction
  • Pelvic pain (including vulvodynia/vaginismus)
  • Continence issues
  • Prolapse
  • Painful sex
  • Endometriosis
  • Post-partum abdominal separation (diastasis)
  • Pregnancy related issues (including pelvic girdle pain)
  • Post-partum recovery/return to exercise
  • Breastfeeding issues – mastitis/blocked ducts/nipple trauma/back pain)
  • Over-active bladder/Bladder Pain Syndrome

I have two beautiful young children who ensure my life is a hyper-colour rollercoaster ride of laughter, tears, frustration and joy….often all within the space of half an hour. I believe that making a genuine connection based on empathy and shared experience is more powerful than knowing “all the stuff”. 


Pelvic Floor 101

Pelvic Floor 101

Pelvic Floor 101: What is it? What does it do? What happens if it is not working properly? Why are women more vulnerable than men? Can we do anything about it? Heard of the pelvic floor but only have a hazy idea of what it is and what it does? This super simple...

Do The Work

Do The Work

I listened to a great podcast recently. It was an interview of Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love. Great interview with so many little nuggets of inspiration. One thing I really loved about this interview was her story about the time she spoke on Oprah....

Glass Half Full

Glass Half Full

Is the world a good place or is the world a bad place? It is both and neither. The world is neutral. Things happen and they happen constantly. Some things that happen are horrendously awful. Like natural disasters that result in incomprehensible death tolls leaving...

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I found the Choose to Thrive Career Clarity workshop to be inspiring, educational and empowering. It was a nurturing gift to myself and a break away from my busy working Mum life. I highly recommend to anyone interested in attending that they do.

Kristen Pavez

Whole Food Educator

The Choose to Thrive Workshop encouraged me to stop…stop and refresh, stop and reflect, stop and reconnect. I left feeling grounded, yet inspired on more levels than I expected. Thank you Michelle and Naomi for an enlightening day, with a wonderful group of people.

Emma Sorbian


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Michelle Leonie

Creating opportunities for positive connection, personal growth and healing.


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