Meet local Exercise Physiologist Rachel Forbes
Rachel has always been inspired to achieve optimum physical performance, whether that be personally throughout her elite sporting career or through her work as an Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP).
Rachel graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science majoring in Clinical Exercise Physiology and was awarded a Dean’s Commendation of High Achievement in 2011. Her Sport of Netball then saw her travel and reside in Scotland where she achieved her sporting dream of competing for the Scottish Netball Team in the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and Sydney 2015 Netball World Cup. Unfortunately, injury forced Rachel away from Netball and you will now find her dedicated to achieving peak performance in those she works with. With many years experience as an AEP,
Rachel enjoys all areas of training and enjoys assisting clients with:
- Peri and Post Menopause
- Athlete Movement Assessments for injury prevention and performance enhancement
- Chronic Low Back, Hip and Knee Pain
- Postural Improvement and Neck Pain;
- Pre-surgery preparation
- Pre and Post Natal
- Movement Pattern Optimisation for Children
- Seniors strength and training for falls reduction
- Workcover, NDIS and; Assisting with the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA)
Rachel enjoys practicing with the most up to date researched techniques and works closely with your Allied Health team (including your GP) to ensure optimum treatment for those she works with.
- Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science (University of Queensland)
- Clinical Exercise Physiologist (ESSA Accredited)
- University of Queensland Dean’s Commendation of High Achievement in 2011
- FMS and SFMA Level 1 & 2 Certified
- International Association for Health Coaches Certified
- Former Commonwealth Games and Professional Netballer
- Netball Defence Specialist Coach
- Injury Prevention Workshop Presenter
- Mindset Mentor for Teen Girls
Outside of Thrive, Rachel is passionate about staying active and healthy whether it is at the gym, running around Brisbane, or helping out with her junior Netballers. She also loves running workshops for teenage girls on the effects their hormones have on their health and development.