Feldenkrais® Practitioner CFP, GCFP
Child'Space® Practitioner CCP
Irene has enjoyed working as a Physiotherapist for over 30 years in hospital, rehabilitation, general private practice and aged care settings in both Australia and the USA.
In 1998 Irene graduated from the Chicago 2 Feldenkrais® Professional Training Program, started Abilities Awareness, developed her practice and added new skills to her repertoire when working with clients. She is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais® Practitioner in both countries.
After the birth of a grandson with Down Syndrome Irene undertook further study with Dr. Chava Shelhav, originator of the Child’Space Method. It based on the principles of the Feldenkrais Method of Somatic Education, particularly as it relates to working with babies and children.
Irene is one of only three Certified Child’Space Method Practitioners in Australia, working with both neuro-typical and neuro-developmentally challenged infants and children.
Her focus now is using the Child‘Space Method to support and guide parents and babies from birth to independent walking.