Movement is Medicine


Bringing together 5 of Australia’s leading minds on all things exercise, Atlas Physio and SOULution are excited to be hosting Canberra’s inaugural ‘Movement is Medicine’ seminar. You can expect a day full of scientifically fuelled presentations, wellness recommendations and practical suggestions to inspire you to take ownership of your health.

The Movement is Medicine brains trust has innumerable years of supporting some of the world’s best athletes and movement artists. As leaders in their fields they have professionally attended multiple Summer and Winter Olympics, many and various sporting World Championships, worked within the Australian Institute of Sport, and researched and published peer reviewed scientific papers.

This day long conference has been designed with you in mind. The experts have collated the most up to date relevant information and done the hard work for you. All you have to do is show up and listen as tangible take home strategies are disseminated.

If you’re looking for inspiration, reinvigoration and empowerment around your health and wellbeing this is the event for you!



Date: Saturday March 30th
Morning: 10:30am-1:30pm
Lunch: catered 1:30-2:30pm
Afternoon: 2:30-4:30pm
Drinks: catered 4:30pm
Panel discussion/Q&A: 4:45-5:30pm

Venue: SOULution Lakeside
Address: 5 Soundy Close Belconnen
Investment: $289/$210 concession (with valid concession card).

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Specialist Presenters:


Dr. Renee Appaneal
Sports & Performance Psychologist

Presentation Focus:

Value-driven goals. Stress coping. Holistic approach to recovery (sleep science; mental/ emotional/ social aspects)

As Senior Psychologist at the Australian Institute of Sport, Renee has coached many elite athletes to achieve their best performance.

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Craig Appaneal
Organisational Psychologist

Presentation Focus:

Optimising your support network for health and movement goals.
(Cases and examples from elite sport)

Craig works in both a corporate setting as well as working with the mens and womens Mitchelton-SCOTT professional cycling team.


Dr. Larissa Trease
Sports & Exercise Medicine Physician

Presentation Focus:

The positive relationship of exercise to longevity.
(Strategies for reducing your risk of chronic disease)

Lari was the Chief Medical Officer to Rowing Australia for the Rio Olympics. She was recently the Australian Team Doctor at the Sochi Winter Olympics.


Roz Penfold
Specialist Sports Physiotherapist

Presentation Focus:

Exercise – how much is enough / how much is too much?
(How to slow the tides of time)

Roz has worked with elite athletes, including Australian Ballet, Bangarra, Sydney Dance Olympic athletes & numerous sports teams.


Juliana Lisboa
Clinical & Sports

Presentation Focus:

Core nutritional strategies to support requirements of exercise and prevent injuries. (Current research and popular trends)

Juliana’s approach to nutrition involves a “no-diet” perspective. She looks to build a healthy relationship with food for optimal health.

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Registration Information:

This event is co-sponsored by Atlas Physio and SOULution Yoga. The event is taking place at SOULution Lakeside on the banks of Lake Ginninderra.

Registration is being managed by SOULution Lakeside.


  1. In person - you can register in person at Atlas Physio, SOULution Braddon or SOULution Lakeside.

  2. Over the phone - at your convenience you can call us and register over the phone with a credit card or via an EFT. To register over the phone call (02) 6248 5505.

  3. Online - to register online requires creating an account prior to being taken through the event registration process. Click HERE to register online.

Information for the day:

This event is fully catered. We recommend you bring a water bottle, with access to water for refills available on site.

This event will start on time, please plan to arrive 10-15 minutes early.

There is paid parking available directly outside the premises.