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REBECCA GAWLER

She/Her
Physiotherapist

 

Bec aims to provide compassionate, inclusive, weight-neutral and trauma informed care.

She acknowledges the complex relationship that many people have with their bodies and movement/exercise and the courage it takes to have conversations with a health professional about this. She recognises that all parts of a person including neurodiversity, gender identity and body size can impact how individuals engage in society, healthcare and movement/exercise. Bec enjoys getting to know her clients as the uniquely wonderful people they are and working towards goals that are important to them.

Bec has a strong passion for supporting those with eating disorders in the recovery process. This may include support to develop a positive relationship with movement, address bone density concerns and manage associated injuries, pain and tightness.

Bec also loves working with those who are faced with the challenges of chronic illness and chronic pain, including hypermobility, EDS, POTS, ME/CFS, long COVID and fibromyalgia. She offers support with understanding their condition, fatigue management strategies, pain management strategies and incorporating movement in helpful ways.

Bec enjoys providing support throughout people's pregnancies, to help them stay active and manage any pregnancy relates aches and pains. She also loves assisting her clients to overcome a wide range of injuries/pain, using a mix of education, manual therapies and exercise to help people return to doing what they love. 

 

 

   
Qualifications: Professional memberships: 
  • Masters of Physiotherapy Practice 
  • Bachelor of Applied Science
  • Australian Physiotherapy Association 
  • HAES Australia Inc

 

Areas of special interest:  
  • Eating disorders 
  • Hypermobility
  • Chronic illness, including EDS, POTS, ME/CFS, long COVID
  • Chronic pain
  • Chronic pain conditions including fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis 
  • Women's health 
  • Injury management 

 

 

booking details:

 

Rebecca is currently accepting new clients, as well as running weekly movement classes.

 

To make a booking with Rebecca, you can contact reception or book online via: 
Phone: (03) 9087 8379
Online booking system: Rebecca's online booking link 
 

 

Availability:

Rebecca is available for consultation:

  • Monday 10am - 6pm  

  • Wednesday (Telehealth only) 10am - 5pm 
  • Friday 9am - 5pm

You can fill out a pre assessment Questionnaire here.

Please send all referrals to:
Email: reception@eatlovelive.com.au
Fax: (03) 9088 0249

 

EAT LOVE LIVE POLICY

We require that all clients be linked in with regular medical support to ensure their ongoing medical safety.

We require clients to be engaged with or planning to engage with psychological support to ensure that we are providing safe, ethical and evidence-based support.

AGE LIMITS FOR ACCEPTING NEW REFERRALS: 

Please note some practitioners have boundaries on the age of clients they will accept as new referrals. 

We request that for all new clients aged 15 years and younger that a pre-assessment questionnaire be completed to assist us in triaging the young person and family. 

For all clients aged 15 or younger we request that the initial assessment be with the parents/ carer only. 

Eating disorders do not just affect the person but families as a whole.

This is an important part of the assessment process and will help us to get a clear history of the development of the eating disorder and aid in setting up a treatment team and clear treatment goals moving forward. 

Family Based Therapy/Treatment (FBT) is the gold standard for supporting children and adolescents with eating disorders. The Eat Love Live team are not trained in FBT or family therapy. 

We can be an adjunct to this important treatment process, provide a safe space for discussion around meal planning, information about eating disorders, physical and psychological risks associated with the eating disorder, normal puberty changes to the body, guidelines to adequate amounts of nutrition and help clear many of the myths about food and bodies in our community. 

We appreciate that accessing paediatric and adolescent services is difficult and there are long wait lists. As with all clients, we insist that all adolescents are linked in with a multidisciplinary team including a GP and a mental health clinician - be it a psychologist or psychiatrist. And we suggest that clients make the referral to CAMHS/CYMHS and / or private family therapy and be on the waiting list for this support. 

Along with the GP or paediatrician we can provide information and support while families are waiting for this important more intensive support.

Parents can speak with their GP or Paediatrician about referrals to these supports.

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