We value our relationship with our patients and members. Our quality of service and development are driven by the aim of providing a knowledgeable, reliable, enjoyable and accessible experience for our patients and members.
When you experience significant pain, an unexpected injury or an ongoing chronic disease we recognise that you may be anxious about your future, how long it may take to get better, while often trying to manage a lot of new information and opinions. To help, we aim to provide an environment in which you get the time, knowledge and space to allow your rehabilitation to occur.
Our team offers a friendly, personal and inclusive environment where the most valuable contribution to us is your time, effort, focus and feedback. For those that take the time to rehabilitate, or seek our advice on how to live more healthily and exercise smarter, we will support you so that the rewards are there to be found, Simply Better.
Matthew has 17 years of experience working in the Sydney Inner West Area as a physiotherapist. His key aim is in developing a Physiotherapy Practice that offers a sanctuary for patients with ongoing musculoskeletal, cardiovascualar and metabolic conditions to achieve their personal best. He really enjoys working with his team to make your Physiotherapy experience “Simply Better” Matthew aims to bring to light the notion of a reliable, informative and structured physiotherapy service.
Matthew: I am enjoying working on the relationship of the head position with neck posture and the natural activation of the lower torso muscles. Here my focus has been to develop a series of exercises that systematically teach patients:
- How head position naturally can activate lower abdominal and back muscles so that the lower torso supports the weight of the head, which weighs up to 7 kg.
- How to develop neck strength in relation to Solar Plexus muscular activation, with deep neck crunches.
- How to establish the ability to gain enough neck extension to initiate the contraction of the lower back extensors, glutes and hamstrings.
My favourite moment at work is when I see patients coming into the Practice to try their exercises for the first time on their own. It is the moment that I feel they have made the commitment to exercise and feel confident enough to take their first steps.
Developing strategies for treatment of stress on knees for going down hills in the rehabilitation environment has been a challenge. To overcome this I developed some great methods over the last year with the introduction of the Deweighted Squats program and with the Long Box Leg Press Series on the reformers. These exercises now allow me to control the exact load on the knee as it does a down-hill movement, and set a pain-free baseline to start the reconditioning program.
Stephanie has completed her Masters degree in Physiotherapy at the University of Technology (2018) with a background of Sports and Exercise Science. Stephanie is most enthusiastic about neuroscience and musculoskeletal physiotherapy. Her key aim is to achieve greater patient outcomes by combining her passion for exercise and up to date knowledge of physiotherapy assessment and treatment.
Stephanie: I have a special interest in stroke and pain management. My focus is to overcome barriers to exercise and empower patients to achieve their personal goals.
My favourite moment is when a patient sets a goal and achieves it! That moment when preparation transforms into action and the persistence pays off.
Moments of self doubt that a patient experience when first stepping into the gym setting. Through education and prescription of individualised exercise programs I have seen a change from uncertainty to self assurance in my patients. I truly believe that everyone can work towards becoming the best version of themselves. As Lou Holtz said; “Life is 10 percent what happens to you and 90 percent how you respond to it”
Pavan completed a Bachelors of Physiotherapy in 2019 at Australian Catholic University. He enjoys musculoskeletal physiotherapy and how exercise can help with returning to function and preventing injuries. He is a believer in the mantra “exercise is medicine” making him a great fit in the Physio Gym team.
Pavan has an interest in men’s health physiotherapy and management of continence post surgically after having had the opportunity to work in this field as a student. He finds that improving a person’s quality of life so drastically to be very fulfilling.
When my patients come back to see me and are making milestones and slowly taking steps towards their goals. When you celebrate, I celebrate as well! I enjoy seeing the transition in my patients from being tentative when using the exercise equipment to then seeing them exercising on their own with confidence.
When patients have had a negative experience with exercise and have a fear of specific movements. It can take some time to regain confidence in movement again.
With over 20 years’ experience in the customer relations industry, Brett prides himself on his relationship management skills and ability to meet customers’ needs. As the main contact at reception, Brett looks after every facet of the day to day running of the practice, its staff and members and enjoys getting to know our patients and help them with their needs to ensure a smooth and pleasant experience through all aspects of their journey.
Brett loves a challenge, particularly when he can improve systems and processes to make day to day life simpler for the team to focus on more time with patients and members.
- 24/7 Trading and functionality.
- Improved relationships with local providers .
- Electronic process implementation and booking systems.