Siobhan C. Milner: Rehabilitative Exercise Specialist and Strength & Conditioning Coach

Siobhan Milner has worked with everyone from top-level hockey athletes, to patients with low back pain, to professional dancers, to individuals with cancer and chronic lung diseases. Her expertise lies in injury prevention and rehabilitation, and enhanced athletic performance. She is available to teach workshops across Europe and internationally, and writes personalised strength & conditioning and/or rehabilitation programs for athletes of all levels.

Siobhan Milner is an exercise specialist who has been working in the sports and fitness industries since 2010. She has worked in roles from sports coaching, to athletic performance, to clinical exercise rehabilitation. In addition to this, she’s worked as scientist studying the use of exercise for low back pain, have undertaken research into dance-specific sports injury, and has led and participated in many studies regarding the use of exercise as a rehabilitative modality for special clinical populations.

Siobhan Milner subscribes fully to the statement “If you think you’ve already made it, you never will.” She is constantly learning, experimenting and revising her training methods in accordance to both evidence-based practice and hands-on experience with athletes and clinical clients.

She is a believer in evidence-based exercise prescription, but also strongly believes that all athletic training should be client-specific; specific to their goals, their needs, and their likes and dislikes. Most of all, she loves seeing change in her clients’ lives – whether it’s at the level of function, pain, or performance.

Qualifications & Experience

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Undergraduate and Postgraduate University Qualifications

  • Masters of Science in Rehabilitation Sciences: McGill University. 2016-2018.
  • Bachelor of Physical Education, Sport & Exercise Sciences in Exercise Prescription & Management (First Class Honours): University of Otago. 2011-2014.
  • Bachelor of Arts in French: University of Otago. 2011-2015.

Other Tertiary Level Qualifications

  • National Certificate in Recreation and Sport – Coaching and Instruction (Cycle Skills Instructor) Level 3: Skills Active New Zealand, 2015.
  • Certificate in Improving Sports Performance: Ara (Formerly known as Aoraki Polytechnic), 2010.

Scientific Research

Intensive care unit clinicians identify many barriers to, and facilitators of, early mobilisation: a qualitative study using the Theoretical Domains Framework (2020).

Improving acceptance and uptake of pulmonary rehabilitation after acute exacerbation of COPD: Acceptability, feasibility, and safety of a PR “taster” session delivered before hospital discharge (2019).

A Retrospective Study Investigating Injury Incidence and Factors Associated with Injury Among Belly Dancers (2019).

Can patients with COPD assimilate disease-specific information during an acute exacerbation? Results of a pilot randomized controlled trial (2018).

Rate of, and barriers and enablers to, pulmonary rehabilitation referral in COPD: A systematic scoping review (2018).

Spinal Manipulative Therapy and Other Conservative Treatments for Low Back Pain: A Guideline From the Canadian Chiropractic Guideline Initiative (2018). (Non-credited co-author: Employed as a Researcher by the CCGI, and appointed director of Exercise Selection Committee for Low Back Pain).