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”. 


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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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