Deb has been a member of the Dynamic team for two months now as anexercise physiologist. She completed her Certificate IV in Fitness and soon after a Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science, gaining a strong interest in ‘Active Ageing’ and improving the...
The neck is becoming increasingly more acknowledged as a potential source of dizziness. There is emerging evidence suggesting the upper neck can drive dizziness. This has come to be known as cervicogenic dizziness. How do you identify it? Cervicogenic dizziness...
An inappropriately set up office environment is a key factor that drives a lot of injuries and pains. Fixing your desk situation can often fix your problem or prevent a problem in the first place. Common conditions include back pain, neck pain, and wrist pain. ...
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 “The Core”? The core has for a long time been a focus in the fitness world and has been seen as a remedy for injury. There are many different definitions out there. In a physiotherapy context, we define the core as a group of muscles. There is the...
What is Cervicogenic Headaches? Cervicogenic headache, also known as a neck headache, refers to pain in the head that is caused by stiffness and pain in the upper neck. Is my headache from the neck? There are many types of headaches, such as...
Today is World Mental Health Day, and the team here at DMP strongly support breaking the stigma that surrounds mental health and wellbeing. We’ve found a few websites that could be really beneficial for those who might be having a tough time. Exercise Right: THE...
A very common scenario we see in the clinic is someone who has had a recent bout of pain, had an X-ray, and been told by the doctor their problem is caused by “degenerative changes.” What are these mysterious degenerative changes? It is a general term for...
Is what you are doing enough? Declining ability to do things you used to be able to do is a common problem as we age. This is because your body has a “use it or lose it” mentality to specific parts of the body such as muscle, bone, fitness and more. Fortunately we...
World Physiotherapy Day is celebrated every year so physiotherapists are able to raise awareness about the crucial role they play in keeping people healthy, safe as well as independent and mobile. This year physiotherapists role in chronic pain is the theme...
Greg is our new Remedial Massage Therapist and offers a wide variety of treatment options allowing you to invest in your health and well-being. Whether you are in need of stress relief or relaxation after a long day, or a firm deep tissue release to improve your sporting performance, Greg is more than qualified to deal with your individual needs. He has experience working with elite athletes recovering from the rigours of training to helping people with injuries get back to everyday living.
Greg has a brilliant clinical knowledge base, and works closely with our physiotherapists to ensure optimal care for all clients. Greg studied his Certificate 4 in Massage Therapy and Diploma of Remedial Massage Therapy, including specialised training as a Sports Trainer Functional Movement Therapist, at the Australian Institute of Fitness. He is well qualified to treat all your aches and pains, improve your sports performance, or to simply help you wind down after a stressful week.
Book now to let Greg help you perform at your best!
Having been a resident of the Hornsby area for over 20 years, Alex has spent much of his time in private practice, striving to improve the health of the Hornsby and surrounding community thorough exercise.
Alex has vast experience treating war veterans and providing safe and effective exercise to people with a wide range of needs and physical abilities.
He has a particular interest in strength and conditioning, Improving the health of people with chronic disease and pain, as well as treating lower back pain and improving core strength.
Before becoming an Exercise Physiologist, Alex worked in retail pharmacy, where he expanded his knowledge of medications and over-the-counter supplements.
During his time off, Alex is often still at the gym lifting weights, or navigating one of Sydney’s mountain bike trails.
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 Physiology 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.
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.
Mitchell is a graduate from the UTS Master of Physiotherapy program with an undergraduate degree in sport and exercise Science.
With a background in strength and conditioning, and swim coaching, Mitchell values the importance of efficient movement and exercise as part of a healthy life. Mitchell will work hard to understand your individual needs and limitations in order to get the best results.
In his spare time Mitchell competes in triathlons and enjoys spending time at the beach, or being with family and friends.
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!
Esther has a keen focus on active recovery, having worked as a mobile physiotherapist with retirement villages prior to taking her position with us at DMP. During this time she completed balance training “Stepping On”, ran exercises classes, hydrotherapy, Tai chi, and at home rehabilitation.
Within her field of work, Esther takes particular interest in chronic pain, back pain, knees, womens health and sports physiotherapy, and enjoys working with patients to aid their recovery.
Outside her clinic hours at DMP you’ll find her with the Australian Ice Hockey League as the physio for the Sydney Bears and Australian Women’s Ice Hockey team the Sydney Sirens.
When she finds free time, Esther loves escaping to the coast surfing, snorkelling, doing anything at the beach with her young family. She also enjoys hiking and camping, and during winter you’ll need to watch carefully as she’ll fly past you on the slopes!
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 including 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.