“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.
Ari joined the Northern Beaches Physiotherapy Practice after graduating from the Macquarie University Doctor of Physiotherapy program. His interest in Physiotherapy stems from a love of sport and desire to help people attain optimal physical functioning
Ari’s focus is centered on both sports and musculoskeletal physiotherapy, concentrating specifically on acute, chronic and overuse injuries.
Ari employs the latest evidence based manual therapy treatments, supplemented with both active as well as functional exercise regimes. He is an active member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association which allows him to participate in regular specialty professional development courses, which ensure constant exposure to ongoing advances in all fields of practice.
Ari has had experience with an Elite woman’s soccer team, the public hospitals system in addition to working at multiple private practices while studying at university. Ari has developed a wide variety of interpersonal and professional skills necessary to build a productive relationship with his clients.
Ari will work tirelessly to help you achieve your goals, to get you back on track, and excelling in life by attaining your personal best at all times.
Hey Guys, my name is Dan and I am one of the Physios here at Northern Beaches Physiotherapy.
My physiotherapy journey began through a passion for sport and getting amongst the action; and then blossomed into a passion for improving quality of life and allowing individuals to achieve their goals whether they be small or large. As such I have experience in working with sporting clubs in rehabilitation and preventative measures to match my experience in clinics. This has allowed me to keep the northern beaches community achieving what they love.
Just a bit about me, I have always lived on the Northern Beaches and live and breathe the insular peninsula lifestyle. I’m quite passionate about living a healthy lifestyle and getting out and about in whatever way possible. I have a very keen interest in golf, although my handicap doesn’t seem to agree with that.
My passion for sport has also led me down to taking a keen interest in netball and the associated rehabilitation. I have been working closely with netball over the last couple of years on the northern beaches and I understand the load the body undergoes and the need for conditioning to prevent injuries or recurrences.
I have always had a passion for physio due to numerous experiences myself as a patient through a number or sporting injuries that required long-term treatment. As such I have first hand experience in how debilitating and frustrating injuries can be, and the importance of completing your rehabilitation.
I love nothing more than seeing the smile on my patients' faces when they are able to return to their sport/hobby that was previously limited by an injury. Come into our clinic and together we can work on a plan to get you back to your 100% you.
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.
Christine has an extensive background of exercise rehabilitation after being a Personal Trainer for 5 years. She uses these skills now to help transition her patients from the acute phase to safely returning to full function. Complementing this with her manual handling skills allows her to effectively help patients overcome pain, and work on preventing further exacerbations.
Christine is a motivated individual who is passionate about her work with a keen interest in treating, managing and rehabilitating all types of musculoskeletal injuries with a particular interest in women’s health and sporting injuries. Christine has always participated in a wide variety of high-level sporting events throughout her life including basketball, football (soccer), running and weight-training.
Utilising both her university degrees, Christine is able to provide effective manual therapy techniques combined with functional exercises to help her clients get back to what they love doing.
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.
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.
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.