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Jonothan Harris

Jonathan Harris
Director of Nepean Physio Clinic

APA Titled Sports Physiotherapist
APA Titled Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
Master of Sports and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy
Accredited Sarah Key Practitioner
B. Physio. M.A.P.A. / S.P.A. / M.P.A.
B. App. Sci. (Phys. Ed.)

Jonathan Harris is an Australian registered physiotherapist. He is a member of The Australian Physiotherapy Association and a titled member of both The Sports Physiotherapy Association and The Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Association.

Jonathan holds Masters Degrees in Sports and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, a Bachelor of Physiotherapy and a Bachelor of Applied Science (Physical Education). These complementary qualifications put Jonathan in league with very few physiotherapists in Australia and enable Jonathan to better assess and manage musculoskeletal conditions.

Jonathan toured the world for 7 years as head physiotherapist to the Australian Olympic Handball Team and has extensive experience in the areas of private practice physiotherapy, sports physiotherapy, occupational rehabilitation, and injury prevention programmes.

Jonathan's qualifications and experience provide him with an exceptional knowledge of physical function and rehabilitation.

Having participated in sport at state and national levels, Jonathan's personal experiences led to a desire to study the human body, how it functions, how it responds to different training and treatment stimuli and, most importantly, how it recuperates.

His qualifications combined with personal experience and continuing education better assist Jonathan to prescribe uncomplicated, fun and holistic exercise based rehabilitation programs.

Rachel Grace MCSP SMA
B.Sc. (Hons) Physiotherapy

Rachel Grace qualified as a physiotherapist in the UK in 1996. She has held posts in several London teaching hospitals. She gained expertise in a range of conditions before moving to private practice to specialise in musculoskeletal physiotherapy. She went on to work in a number of very busy London practices where she gained extensive experience treating patients presenting with a wide variety of conditions.

Rachel moved to Australia with her husband and young family in 2012 and joined the Nepean Physiotherapy Clinic.

Rachel is able to provide an in depth assessment, taking into account a client's particular needs and does so with a friendly, relaxed approach. Her post-graduate training has included qualifications in acupuncture and Pilates and she has also a Diploma in Sports Massage.

Carolyn Davies - Physiotherapist
B. Physio. .A.P.A.M. / B. App. Sci (H.Mvt)

Carolyn has a special interest in injury rehabilitation and exercise prescription, having had extensive experience in the health and fitness industry prior to her role as a physiotherapist. She utilises joint mobilisation, soft tissue therapies and dry needling in her hands-on treatment of musculoskeletal conditions. She also specialises in clinical Pilates which helps correct poor posture, strengthens the deep core muscles of the spine & pelvis, aids in rehabilitating back injury/pain, enhances sport/exercise performance and aids in preventing further musculoskeletal injury.

Carolyn is also a qualified PINC NEXT STEPS Programme Provider which provides specialist evidence-based exercise programming for cancer survivors. If you are currently recovering from cancer, Carolyn is able to guide you through your Next Steps in exercise rehabilitation and help you on your path to being active again.

Carolyn Davies is a qualified physiotherapist with experience treating musculoskeletal pain & injury.

She has extensive experience in the health and fitness industry and a special interest in Clinical Pilates. Clinical Pilates can help in injury prevention & rehabilitation with the aim of correcting muscle imbalance, restoring movement control, improving posture, & regaining mobility & balance following injury or illness.

WHAT IS THE PINC NEXT STEPS CANCER SURVIVORSHIP PROGRAM?
  • PINC Next Steps is a specialised group exercise cancer rehabilitation program, designed to help women improve their health, body confidence and safely return to physical activity.
  • PINC Next Steps combines Pilates, Yoga and Cardiovascular exercises for a workout that is specifically designed to help women rebuild their strength, flexibility and stamina after cancer treatments. PINC & STEEL founder and cancer rehab expert Lou James has collaborated with experienced cancer rehab physiotherapists Louise Parker and Kathryn Oats to develop this program.

Anne Sammells - Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

Anne is an experienced physiotherapist with over 25 years of clinical experience working in private practice and rehabilitation.

She is a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association and a Titled Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist. She completed a graduate Diploma in Musculoskeletal physiotherapy in 1992 and the APA Acupuncture for Physiotherapist certificate in 2000. Since then she has continued to broaden her experience of dry needling and currently assists with teaching on APA accredited Dry Needling Courses.

Special areas of interest include Occupational Physiotherapy and management of persistent and chronic pain conditions. She finds the interdisciplinary relationship with other Medical and Allied Health Practitioners extremely rewarding. This is something she fosters to enhance positive outcomes her patients.

Leah Waters - Podiatrist

Leah is a compassionate and skilled Podiatrist who endeavours to accomplish the highest quality of treatment and the best results for her patients. Leah established Pivotal Podiatry in 2012 and operates this business from the Nepean Physio Clinic premises.

Leah graduated from Latrobe University with a Bachelor of Podiatry Degree and has a special interest in managing sports injuries, biomechanics and education of foot problems to the wider community.

Leah is qualified to perform pre-pointe assessments for Ballet Dancers and Dry Needling following further studies after University. Leah is committed to extended ongoing education to ensure she can offer you the latest evidence based treatments.

From experiences gained whilst working at Active Feet, Leah has a broad understanding of athletic footwear, running mechanics and gait analysis.

She has been a Podiatry Volunteer at the OXFAM Trail Walker event for a number of years and can provide appropriate advice on preparation required for groups and individuals to complete the event. - See more at: http://www.leahwaterspodiatrist.com/about-podiatrist-leah-waters#sthash.AnWPM5AV.dpuf

Leah has frequent contact with local community groups like Ballet Schools, Running Clubs, Walking Groups, Athletics Clubs and Football Teams to provide education and advice to members for reducing the risk of foot related problems. This preventative approach, allows participants to reduce the chance of injury and increase the amount of participation.
Leah is undertaking continuous education and training, to be able to provide you with the newest evidence founded treatment available.

Leah is a local Bayside resident and believes that the key to having a health body is maintaining a good fitness base. Leah enjoys keeping fit with boot-camp style training, running and walking.

Professional Memberships:
  • Australian Podiatry Association
  • Australasian Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine
  • Sports Medicine Australia

Rachael Martin - Dietitian
B. Nutrition and Dietetics / Health Sciences (Exercise Physiology)

Rachael is passionate about dietetics and has been an accredited practising dietitian for over 12 years. Rachael’s areas of interest have become areas of expertise overtime.
Rachel has a keen interest in eating disorder within adolescents and for the past 8 years, Rachael has been employed at Monash Health where she further developed her dietetic knowledge and experience across all areas of nutrition, from paediatric and adolescent health to aged care. Her varying roles have included a variety of caseloads across several Monash Health sites, currently at Monash Clayton as part of the Victorian Paediatric Rehabilitation Service (VPRS), and recently at Home Based Allied Health, providing dietetic services to Bayside residents confined to their home.

Rachael has been involved with inpatient, outpatient and group nutrition management. Through these experiences she has always developed a good working rapport with patients, medical staff, nursing staff and other allied health staff. Rachael’s current position within the Monash VPRS multidisciplinary team has exposed her to a wide variety of nutritional issues stemming from acute onset illness, chronic illnesses and traumatic events, always working as part of the team to best support the patients’ needs. The broad cross section of experience developed has enabled Rachael to work with families from many different cultures and backgrounds and develop nutrition strategies suitable to their needs.

Steve Salvatore – Remedial Massage Therapist
Personal/Rehab Trainer

Stephen has been a massage therapist since 2012 and has a Diploma of Remedial Massage. He is currently finalising his Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy. This will be finished at the end of 2015. He also runs a successful personal training business and has done so since 2008.

Stephen has a special interest in injury prevention, postural correction, rehabilitation, and sport specific treatment. He enjoys helping sports people optimise function so they are ready for competition. His qualifications in personal training, massage therapy and myotherapy offer Stephen unique insight into injury management and prevention.

We are open from 7:30 am until 6:30 pm Monday to Friday and from 8:00 am until 12:00 pm on Saturday.

We offer same day appointments and no referral is needed for private patients.

We accept all major health funds for patients with private health cover and have HICAPS facilities to make claiming easier. EFTPOS is also available.

With an appropriate referral we also see compensable patients (Work Cover, TAC, Medicare and Veterans Affairs).

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