Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

Physiotherapists are movement experts, specialising in assessing, diagnosing and treating injury as well as pain and movement dysfunction.

Our highly experienced Physiotherapists use the latest in hands on therapy and clinical exercise rehabilitation to help you move well, and pain free. We believe in a wholistic approach to health care and one on one personalised care in all our treatment sessions.

Physiotherapy treatment may include:

  • Assessment and diagnosis of injury, pain and movement dysfunction
  • Adanced manual therapy:
    • Soft tissue massage
    • trigger point release
    • joint mobilisation and manipulation
    • muscle energy
    • stretching and myofacial release.
  • Injury and pathology specific exercise prescription
  • Postsurgical rehabilitation
  • Reduction in swelling, pain and inflammation.
  • Management of sports injuries and improving sporting performance
  • Return to work assessment
  • Treatment of chronic pain pathology
  • Dry needling/acupuncture
  • Advice and education
  • Ergonomic assessment and advice

 

Meet out Musculoskeletal Physiotherapists

Simone Szabo

Simone Szabo

Physiotherapist
Simone Szabo
Physiotherapist
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.  
Darren Pivetta

Darren Pivetta

Physiotherapist

Darren Pivetta
Physiotherapist
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.

 

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Jacqueline Walford

Physiotherapist

Jacqueline Walford
Physiotherapist


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.

 

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Jennie Whitaker

Jennie Whitaker

Physiotherapist

Jennie Whitaker
Physiotherapist
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.

 

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Matt Abeshouse

Matt Abeshouse

Physiotherapist

Matt Abeshouse
Physiotherapist
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!

 


Digby Nield

Digby Nield

Physiotherapist

Digby Nield
Physiotherapist
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.


Binal Vather

Binal Vather

Physiotherapist

Binal Vather
Physiotherapist
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.


 


Justin Elliott

Justin Elliott

Physiotherapist

Justin Elliott
Physiotherapist
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.


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