“As a Physio, I love to make people feel good, and I believe that everyone has the capacity to feel good within themselves, no matter what life is throwing at them the day they walk into our clinic”.
John has over 7 years of Physiotherapy experience including working with a variety of athletes and sporting teams across many different codes. John has also played semi-professional rugby for a number of years, and so understands the demands of high-level sport.
John also has experience working in rehabilitation and post-operative settings with patients ranging from joint replacements to spinal cord injury.
As a local growing up on the Northern beaches of Sydney, John also appreciates the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle and quality of life. Whether that’s simply being able to do the grocery shopping comfortably or running in the Pub to Pub.
Whatever your goal is in relation to your injury or condition (i.e. what you’re not able to do due to having this injury), John will be able to guide you and ensure that you are doing everything in your power to achieve it.
Although many injuries and conditions are the same, it doesn’t necessarily mean that they will recover in the same way. In other words, one type of treatment that worked for one person may not work for the next. John will often use a combination of treatment modalities based off a client’s history and previous experiences with practitioners to get the best possible results. These might include soft tissue massage and trigger point releases, joint mobilisations, specific corrective and strengthening exercises as well as dry needling.
Alex completed a Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science at the Australian Catholic University (ACU) before successfully completing his Masters in Physiotherapy at the University of Sydney (USYD).
Throughout his studies, Alex played rugby union professionally with the Australian rugby 7s squad before being contracted overseas to join La Rochelle in the Top14 and then later joined Edinburgh rugby in the Pro12. After 16 years of rugby and sustaining many injuries, Alex hung up the boots and turned to his focus to physiotherapy.
Alex spent many years playing for the Manly Marlins and has always been a passionate sportsman. From sustaining a number of injuries of his own, he can empathise and personally understand the struggle to overcome injuries. Having played with many professional clubs and working with high-level physiotherapists around the world, Alex has a diverse and strong rehab skill set to get you back performing at your highest level. He is especially interested in acute muscle injuries, tendinopathies and injuries to the hip and groin.
He has always loved helping people and following along with others’ journeys to help them get back to their best. His approach is caring and always very tailored toward your goals. Alex wants to be the person you think of when you or your family gets an injury, and you need someone that will be there for you.
When Alex isn’t working, he is getting outside to exercise, reading a good fiction book, and catching up with friends and family.
With knowledge and experience in a wide range of massage methods and techniques, Veronika is a fully qualified Remedial Massage Therapist with recognition from all private health funds in Australia.
Veronika is well versed in:
Can help with back pain, neck and shoulder pain, sports injuries, tight muscles, post workout massage and more.
Hi! I'm Bev. I'm one of the physios here at Team8 Physio. I completed my Bachelor of Physiotherapy degree at The University of Queensland. During my studies in Brisbane, I gained a strong appreciation of the complexity of the human body and ways that physios can assist in restoring better movement and resultant quality of life. I have completed my placements in Brisbane hospitals and private practice centres and have treated a wide variety of cases including musculoskeletal, neurology, cardiorespiratory and orthopaedics (post-op procedures). I would love to work with you in getting back to your goals, whether sport-specific, work-related or life in general with more pain-free movement! When I am not working, you'll find me spending time with family and friends, at Fitness First Willoughby or exploring different avenues of holistic health. Feel free to come in and have a chat. I'd love to get to know you :)
Hey guys! I’m Dane, one of the physiotherapists here at Team8 Physio and my goal as a physiotherapist is to help people lead strong and fulfilling lives.
My background is in Exercise & Sports Science in which I completed my first degree in 2014 and for the next 7 years worked as a personal trainer and finally a strength/powerlifting coach. Through my time as a trainer and coach I became frustrated seeing people being held back by injuries and niggles that prevented them from engaging in the activities they loved and reaching their goals not just in performance but in daily life. I saw so much confusion around what people can and can’t do and a lack of clear communication about paths for people to move forward. So I endeavoured to help change this.
Throughout my studies I have worked with a varied caseload from general musculoskeletal conditions, to orthopaedic and neurological conditions. My area of interest is particularly around helping active populations understand their injuries, modify their training and get back to doing what they love and achieving their goals whilst avoiding unnecessary setbacks, and I would love to help you get back to yours!
Riley completed his 4-year Bachelor of Physiotherapy degree at the Australian Catholic University (ACU), being awarded the Clinical Excellence award for 2022. Riley is an active member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) and accredited ASCA Level 1 Strength Coach and continues to develop his strong interest in treating and managing sporting and gym-based injuries.
Riley has grown up and still resides on the Northern Beaches. When Riley is not in the clinic you will find him at his local gym (weight training), playing golf, indulging in fine foods around the beaches and spending time with his close family and friends.
Riley has a range of experience in both acute and rehab hospital settings, working with neurological, orthopaedic and post-surgical patients, giving him an appreciation of the human body and not only the physical but psychological impact Physiotherapy provides. He has also had extensive experience working with Manly United Football Club, where he managed and triaged acute and chronic injuries. Through working closely with these athletes Riley developed his ability to create and fine tune Strength and Conditioning programs to meet the goals of each and every player.
Riley has a special interest in treating acute and chronic sporting injuries, in particular knee, hip and groin related injuries. Riley uses a variety of techniques to help improve function and decrease pain, including exercise prescription, manual therapy, biomechanical analysis and patient education around their injury. As a whole his main interests are getting his patients back to what they love doing and reaching their goals.
Cath continues to enjoy the accurate assessment and treatment of sports injuries, acute and chronic neck and back pain including the Sarah Key method. She has also added the teaching and use of Pilates techniques. Cath has combined her vast clinical experience, knowledge and teaching skills into the development of our unique Physiotherapist instructed small group Clinical Pilates/Core Stability classes.
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You’ll be seeing me often around the Team8 Physio clinics as a Massage Therapist. I am an overseas qualified Physiotherapist with an MSc in Musculoskeletal Disorders and Personal Trainer. Over the years, I have developed knowledge and passion around the muscles and joints and I am delighted to help and guide you through massage, mobility and stretching exercises.
If you wanted to get more information or book in a session to see how massage therapy can help with your pain or discomfort 😁
Peggy has worked in the practice or consulted to Northern Beaches Physiotherapy for more than 15 years. She has also worked at ADHC early intervention and school age programs for children developmental disorders (Fisher Rd Special school in Dee Why) for 25 years treating and encouraging children with all range of movement issues.
She has extensive experience in minor movement disorders/abnormalities through to very serious problems associated with cerebral palsy, neuromuscular conditions and many other genetic disorders.
We are privileged to have Peggy still consulting with us for children with movement dysfunction. Her wealth of knowledge and experience in recognising, diagnosing and treating children with movement dysfunction is irreplaceable.
Peggy will work with parents and care givers, discussing their concerns. She knows these adults are the most likely to pick up minor problems with children’s movement patterns and encourages parents and care givers to have children assessed early to prevent small imbalances becoming a bigger issue.
Children with early balance issues are more likely to be overly cautious leading to lack of enthusiasm in participation in more challenging tasks and can affect confidence in kids.
Balance and movement control issues are best addressed prior to school age as they can lead to/have an effect on fine motor or pencil (handwriting) control.
In Peggy’s hands, children will be given guidance to develop the skills of balance and control in a fun, play themed way. Parents and care givers will be shown how to continue at home so progress is continuous.
A referral to Peggy is not necessary so if you have concerns about how your baby is rolling or crawling, a clumsy toddler, or a school age child with balance issues, phone for an appointment.
Peggy can also help with Torticollis (when a baby’s head turns one way predominantly), flat feet, knock knees, sporting issues or injuries.