About Physio Therapy Yoga

Physio Therapy Yoga combines modern-day evidence-based Physiotherapy techniques with a range of holistic Yoga practices that have been used for millennia to help you heal, relieve and prevent pain. Located in Crows Nest on Sydney’s lower north shore, we treat everyday aches and pains and injuries using Physiotherapy and combine complementary approaches for the relief of more persistent pain.

A-J’s professional qualifications and education

A-J has a Degree in Physiotherapy, post-graduate studies in Exercise and Sports Science, Functional Anatomy, Integrated Systems Therapy, Craniosacral Therapy, Visceral Therapy, Yoga Teaching, and Yoga Therapy.

A-J treats all areas of the body. For more information on what A-J treats, click here.

About A-J Peterson

Founder Anna-Jane (A-J) Peterson started this business combining Physio with Yoga because she has a passion for problem-solving and working collaboratively with people to treat complex and multifaceted issues. 

With over 25 years of experience treating thousands of people of all ages, and fitness levels, and with a variety of conditions she uses multiple modalities to treat the integrated body systems to help you heal long-term. She aims to educate you to heal yourself and tailors her approach for you.

Our Vision

Our holistic treatment methodology, backed by science, assists you to understand your condition and provides you with knowledge and tools to use at home to heal yourself. We aim to empower you to take an active role in your own healing, to live an active and fulfilling life. Gain more lasting relief from pain.

  • You don’t have to tolerate pain 
  • Would you like to find a solution for your persistent or recurring pain?
  • Learn how to treat and care for your own body
  • Learn how to keep physically healthy for years to come?

Our Approaches and Philosophy

A variety of Approaches…

Frequently Asked Questions

How are we different here at Physio Therapy Yoga?

We treat using a holistic whole-person approach, integrating the body and mind, and all the systems of your body. You are not divided into parts, everything is connected and integrated to make you a whole person.

How long does treatment take?

It usually takes two to three sessions to resolve minor pains or injuries, while more serious conditions may take longer. 

I know you want to get better as quickly as possible, however many conditions, depending on how long you have had them, are not a quick-fix situation. Especially if your condition or pain has been long-standing. We need time together… for me to get to know your body, for you to begin to know your own body and habits …. in order to make changes.

To treat a persistent condition and prevent it from reoccurring, we educate you about the causes of your condition and give you the skills to treat yourself.

No one can take in everything they are told in the first session. Often changes need to occur gradually.

Talk to us for a more definitive answer for your individual situation.

What is Integrative Therapy?

It is where you are treated as a whole; the sum total of all your systems working together. You are comprised of integrated parts making the whole of you. Every system in your body (physical, physiological and psychological) is taken into account.

You are treated by assessing the whole of you, from head to toe. We include factors such as lifestyle, general health, emotions, the environment in which you live and work, past injuries and treatments…everything relevant to your pain!

Modern medicine is often a reductionist way of assessing and treating the body, it may only look at a specific part of you where you have the pain. However, pain is often caused by an area away from where the pain is. 

We use many complementary therapies alongside mainstream medical knowledge and research with the core practice of physiotherapy.

Who are our ideal clients?

If you are ready for change and you are motivated to do the work to get better. This requires a commitment to act on recommendations to help yourself. You appreciate investigating and treating your health issues takes time.

Investigating symptoms often uncovers underlying contributions that are long-standing and not obvious to the resulting symptoms.

What are some trends you are seeing that aren’t useful to your clients?

There’s been a lot of attention given to “core strength” in recent years. Many people do not understand what this is. Additionally, a lot of clients come to me having been given strengthening exercises that are painful to do, or that aren’t helping and may even be making their condition worse. 

Very often it is relaxation of particular muscles that takes away the pain. There needs to be a balance between strength and mobility. This is what Yoga can teach you.