About – Align Health Solutions

Jessica Woodward

Jessica Woodward is passionate about helping people achieve better health – naturally. She uses her qualifications, experience and knowledge to customise every course of treatment for each of her clients, so they have long lasting results and enjoy better health as a result.

 

Jessica is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist, Clinical Pilates Instructor and a Bowen Therapist, but Jessica simply calls herself a Movement Technician because she helps her clients to improve their movement.

 

Environment

 

Jessica knows the importance of a calm and supportive environment for her clients. To this end, she has designed her accessible treatment room and studio to be light and inviting. The versatile equipment is made from warm wood with finishes that are both aesthetically pleasing and supremely comfortable to use.

 

Activities

 

Outside of her practice, Jessica enjoys Latin dancing, Boxing and Hiking. “Dance provides me with an opportunity to truly express myself through movement as well as challenge and coordinate both mind and body through learnt choreography. I love boxing as a release and because it requires tactic and an ability to execute movements with precise technique. Hiking enables me to appreciate the natural world we exist in and is a constant test of my endurance and mental strength to literally and metaphorically put one foot in front of the other when the top of that hill is not yet in sight!

 

Jessica sees a direct link from the precision, technique and endurance she experiences with her activities to how she works with her clients. Precise techniques are required for her hands-on Bowen treatments or delivering tailored exercises. And endurance comes into play when Jessica works with her clients to create goals and treatment plan sessions that are sustainable for the long term.

 

Qualifications

 

  • BAppSc (HumMovmHlthSc)
  • Graduate Diploma Clinical Exercise Science
  • Cert IV Bowen Therapy
  • APPI Matwork Pilates Instructor

 

Memberships

 

​Jessica is also a member of the Bowen Association of Australia (BAA) and Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA).

Jessica Woodward

Shalina Furtado

Shalina Furtado recently graduated from the University of South Australia with Honours in 2020. Throughout her studies and placement experiences, Shalina has developed a passion for working with Cardiovascular and Metabolic conditions and strongly believes that exercise, paired with education and self-management principles, are key components in producing the best health outcomes.

 

Shalina is currently undertaking her Clinical Matwork Pilates class with the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute and is soon-to-be a qualified matwork Pilates instructor. Outside of her work and studies, Shalina enjoys dabbling in a variety of hobbies, ranging from reading, salsa dancing, running and hiking.

 

Shalina is a passionate and empathetic clinician, who believes her role is to listen, understand, educate and work in collaboration with the client to support their individual path to better health.

Shalina Furtado