Focus Physio & Pilates

About us

Focus Physio & Pilates is a progressive physiotherapy practice and boutique Pilates Studio. Formerly ‘Focus Pilates Studio’, Aleisha Wade and Erik Pobre who are passionate about getting people to move well and move often, took over the Studio in early 2015 with the vision of transforming the studio into a facility with a holistic approach to injury rehabilitation.

The disciplines of Physiotherapy, Functional Movement, Exercise Science and The Pilates Method very much complement one another. Thorough understanding of their principles and how they interrelate creates further clarity and a unique and progressive approach to injury rehabilitation. Focus Physio & Pilates delivers this approach. Experience the difference. We guarantee your satisfaction.


Meet the Team

Aleisha Wade

Aleisha Wade

Physiotherapist | Exercise Science |Comprehensive Pilates Instructor | Director

M. Physiotherapy, Certified SFMA, FMS
BSc. Exercise & Sport Science
Diploma Polestar Pilates

A local girl who grew up  running up and down goat tracks to Dudley Beach with a surfboard under her arm and excelling in Karate and Thai Boxing, Aleisha Wade has always had a passion for health and fitness. Prior to leaving Newcastle to study Exercise & Sport Science and then Physiotherapy, Aleisha was actually a Pilates instructor here when it was ‘Focus Pilates Studio’. She has been teaching Pilates to some extent the entire time  she has been away as has integrated her skill and knowledge to become arguably one of the most experienced and knowledgeable instructors practicing. Currently, Aleisha enjoys a variety of outdoor pursuits from trail running to functional training. Don’t let her size fool you either, she trains with Kettlebells that weigh almost half her body weight.

Erik Pobre

Erik Pobre

Physiotherapist |Exercise Science | Director

M. Physiotherapy, certified SFMA + FMS
BSc. Exercise & Sport Science
BSc. Nutrition – Dietetics
Cert III & IV Personal training, HKC

A self confessed nerd, Erik’s pursuit of knowledge is relentless. Known by some to happily read a textbook or listen to hours of podcasts, he is passionate about Physiotherapy and optimising movement. He is a firm believer that many of the chronic diseases modern society faces can be helped with adequate exercise and nutrition, however, too often people who undertake an exercise program or start a new activity become injured because movement quality was poor to begin with. Resolving pain and restoring movement quality is Erik’s forte.

Erik also loves to train and push himself. He has completed several Ultra-marathons including 3 consecutive The North Face 100 and the local Great North Walk 100km foot race, and has consequently developed skill in treating running related injuries. He is no slouch with weight training either and loves to train heavy with kettlebells