Founder of yogaphysio & Senior Physiotherapist, Tamara James
Tam has been a qualified and registered physiotherapist since 1994. She has extensive experience in treating a variety of problems ranging from acute injury to long term persisting pain. Wide ranging hospital and outpatient experience have equipped her to consider the needs of clients with different health conditions. She worked for 8 years in pain management centres alongside doctors, psychologists and occupational therapists including St Thomas’ Hospital, London and PainLogic, Brisbane. During this time she was trained to incorporate principles of cognitive behavioural therapy into her physiotherapy practice. In recent years she has moved to use principals of Acceptance and Commitment therapy (ACT) into her one – one session’s with clients to enhance their physical rehabilitation.
Tam has been practising yoga for since 1994 and teaching since 1998. She obtained her yoga teaching qualification with the British Wheel of Yoga (BWY) in the United Kingdom; is a current senior level 3 member of Yoga Australia (YA) and has completed a Diploma of Yoga Therapy with Yoga Therapy Australia.
She has studied yoga with senior teachers in the United Kingdom, India and Australia. Her yoga therapy training was with Dr NC (N Chandrasekaran) who is a medical doctor and yoga therapist with in excess of 25 years of practice delivers this training, which expounds how traditional applications of yoga complement current medical practice. This 3 year training, included an internship in Dr NC's Chennai clinic, a uniques and rewarding opportunity.
Tam has studied Yoga and meditation beyond her yoga teacher training with various teachers in India and spent regular retreat periods in guided and self directed, silent meditation.