Dr. Priscilla Barker is a registered physiotherapist and member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association with a doctoral degree in anatomy and biomechanics of the spine.
She completed her Physiotherapy studies at the University of South Australia and PhD thesis at The University of Melbourne. Priscilla’s research is on the anatomical basis of spinal segmental control that forms the ‘core’ foundation of Pilates.
She has published and presented for peer-review at conferences, with articles in ‘Spine’, book chapters in ‘Grieve’s modern manual therapy’, ‘Movement, Stability & Lumbopelvic pain’ and was Spine’s (2005) Young Investigator of the Year. She has created continuing professional development modules on management of sports injuries for the Australian Physiotherapy Association.
Priscilla has 8 years of clinical experience in managing sports and spinal injuries at the Melbourne University Sports Centre then teaching pilates in private practice. Priscilla is also prosector, co-author, digital imager and project manager on AN@TOMEDIA (A New approach to Medical Education: Developments In Anatomy), an award-winning Electronic-learning resource developed at the University of Melbourne, covering anatomy of the entire body using interactive images of serial dissection and radiology. Priscilla is passionate about health and education, injury prevention and effective rehabilitation. She enjoys helping clients of all ages to realise how clinical exercise can achieve their best physical health and well-being.
In her down time, Priscilla enjoys running with her friends and spending time with her daughters.