3 million Australians are living with anxiety or depression Mental health is gripping Australia with both hands. It has been one of the hardest areas for our community to talk about, yet it becomes one of the most important conversations of our generation. The...
Total knee replacement is now one of the world’s most popular surgeries as it provides us the opportunity to dramatically reduce knee pain as a result of osteoarthritis. However in the clinic we are commonly asked “when is the right time to get surgery?” The first...
Rotator cuff tears and tendinopathies are one of the most common shoulder injuries we see in the clinic. But it is also one of the most challenging to control. It comes in a range of names and presentations – one of the more common alternatives being shoulder...
What is Patello-femoral pain? Patello-femoral pain, also known as anterior knee pain or runner’s knee, is one of the most common knee injuries seen in the clinic. It refers to pain coming from the joint between the knee cap (the patella) and the general knee. How do...
What is Patellar Teninopathy? Patellar tendinopathy is one of the less common tendinopathies we see in a clinic. This time, involving the part of our body just below the knee cap. As touched on in previous blogs, the tendon is typically seen as a bridge point between...
What is Parkinson’s Disease? Parkinson’s Disease is a neurological degenerative disorder. That is, a condition that affects the brain, which typically worsens gradually over time. Specifically, the brain starts producing less of a critical chemical in body known as...
What is numbness? We commonly get asked about random numbness and pins and needles in the clinic. Many clients are unsure whether or not they should be concerned about their symptoms. Step one, is defining what numbness is and represents. True numbness is where your...
No pain no gain is a very popular phrase in the land of exercise and health. But it is also a phrase that is commonly not applied correctly and causes lots of confusion. The origin of this phrase is based around workout videos from the 80s, which described...
Total hip replacement is one of the worlds most common orthopedic surgeries. Osteoarthritis is the most common reason for getting one. The logic being, if the cartilage is worn away in your hip, the whole joint can be replaced with a new prosthesis. It all sounds...
The ITB, also known as the Ilio-tibial band, is a band of connective tissue that runs up the side of the leg between the knee and the hip. “Tightness” in the ITB is commonly blamed as the cause of a variety of problems, such as knee pain and hip pain. Often we find...
Katie is a Sports and Remedial Massage Therapist with over 10 years experience. She will tailor a treatment to suit your needs and goals, using various techniques to get your body functioning through the use of Remedial Massage, Sports Massage, Myofascial Release and Trigger Point Therapy. Over the years she has worked with athletes in the NRL and Olympians and has taught the Dip. Remedial Massage course.
Her interests around Massage is to help people maintain a pain free life. Her particular interest is to help and treat clients who are training for specific events or to aid their training. She also enjoys treating neck issues and seeing people move more freely
Away from work she enjoys staying active and running regularly, having done a few half and full marathons and recently taken up cycling. Travelling is a massive passion of Katie’s in particular seeing the sights of the world. Machu Picchu is definitely the most amazing thing she’s seen!
Alex has worked in the fitness industry for 8 years as a personal trainer and group fitness instructor. Upon completion of her Exercise Physiology degree she began pursuing a more wholistic approach to health management, coaching and wellbeing. Her method encompasses lifestyle changes education, support and evidence-based exercise.
With special interests in cardiovascular disease, diabetes, heart conditions and exercise, Alex knows she’s done her job when someone feels empowered and confident to manager their condition on their own.
In her spare time Alex enjoys hiking, football (soccer), surfing and researching.
Motto: “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” – Chinese Proverb
Deb joins the DMP team with her Masters of Clinical Exercise Physiology. Having worked in the sport and fitness industry for 6 years as a personal trainer, Deb has developed a keen interest towards female health, and “healthy aging”.
Her pull towards to becoming an Exercise Physiologist comes from her belief that “movement is medicine”, and desires for every person to enjoy all the benefits that healthy moving can bring. Deb is eager to show you what you can do, and is there to support clients through exercise programs specifically built for the individual at hand.
Deb has a strong sporting background, having played in high level cricket, and more recently football (soccer), which has helped her in her experience with sports specific training and rehabilitation.
In her spare time, you might see Deb running ParkRun (usually at Galston, in the beautiful Fagan Park) or organising the morning run as a run director for the course. Deb also continues to play football on the weekends, and once the season is over, will take up trail running, bushwalking with her extremely active kids and husband.
Alison has over 20 years of physiotherapy experience in sports, pilates pre and post natal and community based physiotherapy. In recent years Alison has undergone specialised post graduate training in vestibular physiotherapy and has joined with us at DMP specialising in balance, vertigo, dizziness and imbalance.
Alison will perform a detailed assessment to determine which part of your vestibular system is not functioning. To enable most accurate diagnosis you will be assessed with infrared video googles and force platform as part of your examination.
So if any of these symptoms are disrupting your life, put up with them no longer, relief may only be a treatment away.
Justin is a graduate from a Master of Physiotherapy at the University of Technology, Sydney, with a background of a Bachelor of Exercise and Health Science degree at the Australian Catholic University. Upon graduating, Justin completed a First Year Graduate Program for NSW Health at Hornsby Hospital. This involved experience working with various conditions in intensive care, general surgery, orthopaedics, stroke unit, rehabilitation, fracture clinic, and emergency.
Justin has a passion and aspiration to enhance the quality of people’s lives through emphasising a healthy lifestyle and wellbeing. Justin holds a strong belief that physiotherapy is a career that requires lifelong learning for successful treatment outcomes and effectiveness.
In his spare time, Justin likes to go to the beach, travel, keep active, play AFL and soccer socially, and
to spend quality time with his mates and family.
Binal graduated from the Australian Catholic University and has had diverse experience in private practice, musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapy, chronic disease management and surgical rehabilitation.
Binal is passionate about all types of physiotherapy, striving to empower patients to overcome limitations to achieve optimal function and purse what they enjoy doing whether is be returning to work, sport or spending time with family.
She ensures holistic physiotherapy management for all patients with individualised treatment techniques including education about the condition and management strategies, manual therapy and tailored exercises specific for you.
When not volunteering for charity organisations, rehabilitation hospitals or leading Yoga classes as an Instructor, Binal enjoys playing tennis, dance, going to the beach or going on adventurous walking trails.
Digby has experience working as a Physiotherapist in private practice, teaching pilates, working in aged care, covering elite sports games and assisting with rehabilitation.
After finishing his degree, Digby moved to a rural town in north west NSW where he worked in a private practice gaining experience working with children, adolescents and adults with a wide range of conditions.
He has since moved back to Sydney and has been working as a physiotherapist for a prominent National Premier League football team, giving him a strong background in sports injury rehabilitation.
When Digby‘s not helping injured player’s with their rehab, you can find him out there on the football field playing for his local team, going camping and hiking, or at the beach.
Physiotherapist Matthew Abeshouse comes from a broad background of private practice, sports, Pilates, hospital, and rehabilitation. This has lent him skills to work with patients of all ages, and across all walks of life.
Matthew prides himself on delivering up to date physiotherapy practice. He has postgraduate training in manual therapies and dry needling and pairs these skills with a focus on exercise therapies. Matthew believes exercise is often the key ingredient that will guide you towards recovery, and will work with you to find a program that can allow you to excel.
Matthew’s special interests include back pain and lower limb injuries, but welcomes everything and anything!
Jennie trained in Sydney and has a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc), Post Graduate Diploma in Physiotherapy and a Master of Management. Jennie has almost 25 years clinical experience in the Public Hospital system. Jennie enjoys treating a range of conditions in general physiotherapy, and has several years experience in her areas of clinical special interest: hand injuries/conditions and women’s health – including pregnancy, ante and post natal education and pelvic floor management for women of all ages.
Jennie has managed the Physiotherapy Department for Nepean and Hornsby Hospitals for 12 years, has been a member and chairperson for the OH&S; Committees of Nepean and Hornsby Hospitals and has been a member of the APA council. She is delighted to be working at Berowra Physiotherapy on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons.
Jackie trained as a physiotherapist in Birmingham, UK qualifying in 1987. She worked in London before immigrating to Australia in 1995. After working for another private practice for 7 years Jackie decided to start Berowra Physiotherapy in 2003. This was also the year she took the exam to become a credentialed McKenzie therapist.
Jackie has also completed level 2 sports course and regularly attends post graduate seminars and courses. Jackie takes a very functional approach to treatment seeing it as a partnership between therapist and patient and keeping exercises simple and manageable.
Darren has worked as a physiotherapist for over 20 years and has a passion for helping people to move at their best.
He believes in taking a holistic approach to injury management and uses hands-on therapy, advice and exercise as medicine, including Physio Pilates.
Darren has extensive experience in treating all types of musculoskeletal problems and sports injury rehabilitation and performance improvement. He is also trained in dry needling (Western acupuncture).
On the weekend you will find Darren out playing on the soccer field, spending time with his beautiful wife and three active kids, at church, or trying to catch that perfect wave.
Having worked as a physio for many years, Simone has had a wide variety of experience in both public and private physiotherapy settings, working the last 7 years in private practice. Simone has developed a special interest in treating foot and ankle injuries, running injuries, jaw pain (TMJ) and posture- related back and neck pain.
Simone has vast experience working with elite sporting teams and athletes including Premier League football, rugby, track and field, Australian baseball, and swimming.
Simone is passionate about helping people move well and stay active. She has a plenty of experience in running video analysis, and hands on manual therapy as well as dry needling / acupuncture, and helping develop and retrain ideal movement.
When not in the clinic, you will find her out running, at the beach or spending time with family and friends.