Alex O’neil-King

Alex is a practicing Physiotherapist and qualified Pilates instructor who has made it her mission to empower others in their journey of understanding their bodies through education and movement with a very clear and honest approach.

A self proclaimed human physiology nerd who has recently settled back in Perth, Western Australia from stints working in Melbourne and Kuwait to open her own practice and studio in Bibra Lake, WA, inside of the Athlete X complex. 
Here she helps an array of clients through their different goals however she has been running along with a particular passion and that’s educating and empowering people around pain.

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It shouldn’t be seen as a four letter word.

What is Pain? Is it a signal? Is it a sensory response? Is it an emotional experience? Does it mean that we are always causing damage?  

In this episode Physiotherapist, Pilates instructor and pain advocate Alex O’neil-King and myself have an in-depth conversation on what pain is how it can be perceived and its common misconceptions. And when treating/ addressing pain itself are we missing some vital points?

Alex’s take home tips when addressing pain

  • Set tangible positive goals

A great way to measure your success through the journey of addressing the end goal which for most will be to be out of pain. And celebrating the small wins along the way to reassure your yourself that you are doing something positive for your body.

  • Accept that the road to recovery won’t be linear

Having a set back or “flare” is normal and docent always mean that we have done something wrong or back to square one and that we can still move forward from there.

Links of Interest

Alex’s Pain experience helpful resources PDF

Ep.041 – Getting into your groove w/ Grant Thomas The Let me take a Selfie Podcast

Dancing since its conception has been used as a way to tell a story, release energy and express ones emotions. And in this episode we talk about just that with Grant Thomas. Though out the episode Grant takes us on a pathway of exploring rhythm and what it means to harness and express rhythm through tools like dance. What benefits we can feel and achieve from dancing as well as a great way to share what's on our minds through a physical form. Enjoy the show! For show notes, visit: https://benjaminrashleigh.com/ep-041-getting-into-your-groove/  
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  2. Ep. 040 – Yoga and the practice of your capability w/ Anzari Atik
  3. Ep. 039 – Posture – capacity to move though different positions effectively
  4. Ep. 038 – Transitioning through trauma – Moving into life’s next adventure w/ William Burnett
  5. Ep. 037 – Pain free?!, consent and collecting – Not so regular Joe interview w/ Kathy Rast