Introducing Our Team
U Physiotherapy and Clinical Pilates - Unanderra, and it's sister Practice - U Physiotherapy & Clinical Pilates - Wollongong, employ a great team of Physiotherapists, Exercise Physiologists, Pilates Instructors and a Massage Therapist who are ably supported by the Administration Team. All of our Health Professionals have extensive training in their field of expertise and work together to provide a comprehensive, safe and thoroughly effective range of treatments.
ALL THE TEAM ! - Christmas 2016
Unanderra Administration Staff- Emma, Elaine & Ashlee
Tim is a partner at U Physiotherapy and Clinical Pilates. Tim has been with the practice for over 13 years and in that time he has been extensively involved in sports physiotherapy with local, national, and international teams. Tim is an IRB Level 3 Medic and IRB Clinical Educator and has completed his Graduate Diploma in Strength and Conditioning through Otago with All Blacks Physio Peter Ghallager, acheiving Student of the Year. Tim has been the touring Physiotherapist for the Tongan National Rugby Team (Ikale Tahi) since 2010 and is physio with SANZAR and IRB referees. Tim is currently Head Physio for NSW Country in the National Rugby Cup (NRC) and has worked with the Junior World Rugby Cup in Argentina. He has done numerous international tours with the Tonga A rugby team, and co-ordinated medical for the Samoan National Rugby Team (Manu Samoa). Tim has also worked with the Newcastle Jets, NRL players, professional golfers, ARU development squads, professional surfers, basketballers, and hockey players. Tim has particular interests in the treatment and management of sporting injuries, as well as an interest in strength and conditioning for injury prevention and peak athletic performance.
Note: Sue is now based at our sister practice, U Physiotherapy & Clinical Pilates Wollongong. Please call 4243 7077 for appointments.
Sue has been an owner in the practice for over 20 years. She really enjoys seeing the familiar faces coming back to the practice. Sue has had a very diverse career which has included lecturing in anatomy, working at the Sydney Olympics and teaching Clinical Pilates to physiotherapists both nationally and internationally. Sue has been appointed as one of only four specialist reservist physiotherapists with the Royal Australian Air Force. Now a Flight Lieutenant, she has recently completed her rifle training and now everyone does their home work exercises! She has provided sports coverage for the British Air Force Rugby team and the International Defence Force Cricket Challenge. She toured South Africa with the Samoan Rugby team and New Zealand with RAAF cricket. Over her professional life Sue has, and continues, to complete a wide variety of courses which provides her with many different treatment options and allows the best possible approach to your care. She enjoys the challenge of complex and chronic problems and has a special interest in the sacro-iliac joint, hypermobility and fibromyalgia.
Originally from Newcastle, Michael moved to the Illawarra 10 years ago to study Exercise Science at the University of Wollongong. After his undergraduate degree he progressed into a Masters of Science by research. Michael worked for UOW as a human performance scientist and performed research for the NSW Fire Brigade and Defence Science and Technology Organisation. He then completed his Masters of Physiotherapy at Sydney University and is interested in combining his clincial physiotherapy with his love of research. Michael has lectured in Exercise Science programs for the Victoria University and currently tutors at UOW. This has given him a great knowledge of exercise prescription.
Formerly a representative track cyclist Michael still loves cycling though he no longer competes. He is currently involved in coaching competitive cyclists and is completing a Masters of Strength and Conditioning. Michael had a very eventful 2015 - getting married early in the year and his daughter was born at the end of the year!
Anna joined the U Physiotherapy & Clinical Pilates team in mid 2016. After growing up in the local area she completed a Bachelor of Physiotherapy degree at Charles Sturt University in Albury and undertook her practical training across urban and rural NSW and Victoria. After graduation she worked as a Physiotherapist at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney, working in multiple areas of practice including cardiopulmonary, neurological, musculoskeletal physiotherapy and rehabilitation. After taking some time out at the beginning of this year to travel to South America hiking and camping (and treating the injuries of many friends along the way!) she realised her passion for musculoskeletal physiotherapy. After briefly returning to RPAH Anna has come back to the Illawarra to join us as a Physiotherapist and certified Pilates Instructor. Anna enjoys working with people of all ages in the management of sporting injuries and chronic disease which stems from her interests in hockey, touch football and participating in all things outdoors. Her passion for skiing and travel see her enjoying time spent down in the Snowy Mountains and on the international ski slopes! Anna looks forward to meeting you at our Practice.
Note: Conrad is now based at our sister practice, U Physiotherapy & Clinical Pilates Wollongong. Please call 4243 7077 for appointments.
Conrad came to Australia, originally from Cape Town, South Africa, just to see what it is like on this side of the world. Hs initial plans were to stay for just 1 year... that was 7 1/2 years ago!
Conrad holds dual qualifications in Human Movement and Physiotherapy. He believes in a dynamic approach to rehabilitation and incorporates comprehensive exercise programs in his treatment plans where appropriate.
As a Physiotherapist, Conrad has held many positions in his career including working for the South African Department of Health, DeBeers Consolidated Mines, as well as running his own private practice before moving to Australia.
Conrad enjoys working with local sports clubs and teams, travel and meeting new people who share similar interests.
He also has a particular interest in dry needling having completed advanced training in therapeutic techniques to augment his manual therapy skills. Conrad has recently decided to have another midlife crisis and bought himself a motorcycle, which he intends to use to see more of the beautiful country we live in. Conrad also likes doing the usual things that other people like doing - swimming, going to gym watching movies - though he is yet to refine his liking of reading for leisure!
Note: Casey is based at our sister practice, U Physiotherapy & Clinical Pilates Wollongong. Please call 4243 7077 for appointments.
After growing up in New Zealand Casey moved to Australia in 2006 where she completed her Bachelor of Exercise Science at Wollongong University (2010) and Masters of Physiotherapy at Sydney University (2012). Casey spent her graduate year working as a physiotherapist for the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District in multiple areas including cardiopulmonary, neurological, musculoskeletal physiotherapy and rehabilitation. Since then she has been working in private practice for over 4 years, treating a wide variety of musculoskeletal and sporting injuries. Casey has been the physiotherapist for the Illawarra Steelers junior rep teams, NSW U16’s and Women’s state of Origin teams as well as the NSW Country Colts. Casey has a special interest in the treatment and management of sporting injuries and post-operative rehabilitation.
Having grown up in the local area and been a patient here once or twice, Mat is the latest Exercise Physiologist to join our team. Having initially studied Exercise Science at the University of Wollongong, he completed a Masters in Exercise Physiology at the University of Sydney, graduating in early 2016.
Also a certified Clinical Pilates Instructor, Mat relishes the prospect of working with a wide variety of clients to assist them to achieve their personal health goals. He is a friendly, approachable person with a great sense of humour, and strives to make each session challenging, yet enjoyable.
Mat is also an avid sports fan, having a keen interest in all football codes and cricket, but is most enthusiastic about soccer, having played the game since a young age.
Elaine joined us as Practice Manager after 13 years working in the Administration and Finance areas within the Disability Sector. She is enjoying the challenge of another varied and exciting role - this time within the medical sector.
She is a "tragic" Manly Sea Eagles Rugby League fan - but we still let her work here amongst the Eels, Tigers and Dragons supporters! In her downtime she also enjoys watching and reading thrillers and detective stories - always trying to establish "who-dunit".
Our fabulous Office Administrator. She organises everything and everyone in the practice - especially the physios and always manages to stay incredibly happy and patient. Coreena is the person we all go to whenever we need anything and she is the one who magically juggles the Clinical Pilates timetable to help people get the class times they want.
Emma moved to the Wollongong area and quickly become a beach baby! She is a bright and energetic person who loves a challenge. She loves her gym time and protein shakes! (But doesn't mind the odd chocolate or two!) She is very outgoing anad loves to chat. A food and dining enthusiast - Emma could tell you all of the best restaurants in NSW. Her personal favourite being Samurai Japanese restaurant in Balmain ... Yummy !
Ashlee joined the Unanderra team in 2016, bringing with her 5 years of experience in medical administration. Having worked in Radiology, GP practice and specialist rooms she is now enjoying the challenge of being in a new role.
When she is not at work Ashlee enjoys spending time in the outdoors with her family, usually at the beach, camping or in the winter months at the snow.
We welcome Jess our new Saturday Receptionist. She joins us after 15 years in the retail sector. With great customer service skills, a hearty laugh and an outgoing personality she is a great asset to our frontline team.
Jess enjoys cake decorating and creating delicious treats for family and friends, including her new workmates at BOTH Practices - we shall keep her busy in the kitchen!
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