Book an appointment with Dave.
Principal Musculoskeletal & Sports Physiotherapist
David is an experienced practitioner who has spent the last 30 years involved in the assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal and sports injury. He has worked extensively in the public and private health sectors locally and internationally.
David has a strong focus on movement and biomechanical analysis and the use of evidence based interventions to produce optimal outcomes for his clients. David also tutors in functional anatomy part time at Sydney University .He has been the tour physiotherapist for the Sydney Symphony Orchestra since 2010 .He also consults for the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra.
Musculoskeletal & Sports Physiotherapist B.App.Sc (Physio), Master of Musculoskeletal & Sports Physiotherapy. Dip.App.Sc (Acup)
Book an appointment with Nicola.
Nicola gained her physiotherapy degree over 14 years ago. She then went on to get her Masters in physiotherapy in sports and exercise physiotherapy. She has worked and gained experience in Australia, South Africa and the United Kingdom. Over the years Nicola has worked in a variety of clinical settings, which include private practices, hospitals and for the armed forces. She has also lectured in anatomy to medical and allied health students. She has experience treating professional and amateur athletes, as well as those that shy away from exercise all together!
Nicola has a special interest in sports injuries, orthopaedic injuries and women's health including pregnancy.
B.Sc (Hons) Physiotherapy, M.Sc Physiotherapy (Sports & Exercise), APAM
Book an appointment with Cliffton.
Dr Cliffton Chan
Physiotherapist, Researcher, Educator
Cliffton graduated from a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (First Class Honours) and Graduate Diploma in Music (Pedagogy) at The University of Queensland. Further, he obtained his Graduate Certificate in Higher Education and Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Sydney. His thesis entitled “Fit to Play: Physiotherapy-Based Interventions for Professional Orchestral Musicians” has lead to multiple international peer-reviewed journal publications, and award-winning national and international conference presentations. Cliffton currently holds an academic position at the Sydney Medical School, The University of Sydney, teaching functional musculoskeletal anatomy and continues researching in the area of musculoskeletal disorders in performing artists.
Cliffton brings a wide-range of experience from the public hospital system and private clinic settings. He has worked at Queensland Health as a Senior Cardiac Physiotherapist in the Cardiac Rehabilitation and Heart Failure Departments. Due to his passion for sport and rehabilitation physiotherapy, Cliffton later transferred to the Orthopaedic Physiotherapy Screening Multidisciplinary Clinic as an Advanced Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist. Since his move to Sydney, he has worked in private practices in Bella Vista, Five Dock and now at Potts Point. Apart from special interest in performing artists injuries, Cliffton has undertaken extensive post-graduate training in western acupuncture and dry needling, temporomandibular joint dysfunction management and shoulder rehabilitation.
Ph.D, B.Physio (Hons 1), G.Dip.Music, G.Cert.EdStudies (Higher Ed), Certificates in Clinical Pilates (Matwork and Equipment), APAM
Book an appointment with Ollie.
Ollie graduated from the University of South Australia first with a Bachelor of Human Movement, with a focus on sport and exercise science before moving on to attain his Master in Physiotherapy where he achieved the highest academic score in his cohort. Ollie has since been based in Adelaide where he has honed his musculoskeletal skills working in private practice as well as with local sporting teams and has been based in Sydney since 2015.
Ollie has a keen interest in treating sporting injuries, being a sportsman himself, he understands the impact that injury can have on your life and is passionate about using a combination of manual therapy, dry needling, education and functional exercises to help you return to your peak performance. Ollie also has an interest in treating chronic pain and using the latest evidence based treatments to reduce the fear of movement and improve your quality of life.
M.Physio (GE), B.Appc.Sc (Human Movement), APAM
Penny McBride is a musculo-skeletal physiotherapist with over 20 years experience. Most recently she was the sole physio in the Torres Strait. She has worked with Potts Point physiotherapy in the past for many years and is the practice locum when the others take leave . Penny has just returned from touring the USA as trumpeter with the Cananes.
Book an appointment with Penny.
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Dr Karen Bilton
Acupuncture / Chinese Herbal Medicine / Physiotherapist
Karen is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine and registered to practice acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine and physiotherapy in Australia and the USA. Her qualifications are Ph.D (Research Sc.), B. App. Sc (Physio.), Dip. App. Sc (Acup.), Ad. Dip. (Ch. H. Med.).
She has been working in healthcare since 1988, practicing Chinese medicine for 20 years and has worked in Australia, UK and in the USA for 14 years. During this time Karen studied Contemporary Chinese Pulse Diagnosis (CCPD) for 12 years under master practitioner Leon Hammer, MD, Chinese herbal medicine with Andrew Gamble, and sat workshops with Lonny Jarret and Jeffrey Yuen. She also received extensive training in osteopathic manual medicine techniques that have their origins in the USA and are not commonly practiced in Australia.
Karen has completed research in several areas including a 12-month clinical trial, and recently her doctoral studies evaluated the reliability of practitioners to apply pulse diagnosis clinically, Investigating the reliability of Contemporary Chinese Pulse Diagnosis (CCPD) as a diagnostic tool in Oriental medicine.
Karen has coauthored a book on pulse diagnosis Handbook of Contemporary Chinese Pulse Diagnosis, presented at conferences in the USA, Australia and New Zealand, published articles in peer review journals, and is one of 14 worldwide instructors certified by Dragon Rises Seminars to teach CCPD.
Karen firmly believes a combination of western and Oriental medicine stands to offer us optimal health care outcomes. She currently continues her teaching, writing and clinical practice in Sydney.
Book an appointment with Sumi.
Sports & Remedial Massage Therapist
Clinical Pilates Instructor(Matwork)
Sumi has been practising Sports and Remedial Massage Therapy since 2009 and teaching Clinical Pilates since 2014. Involvement with several sporting groups (surfing, running, cycling and triathlon) has given Sumi a strong insight of the benefits of Massage therapy and Clinical Pilates with sport. This has led to a focus of injury prevention and injury rehabilitation with her treatments. While Sumi predominately provides sports related Massage therapy, her treatment is not limited to sports related aches and pains.
Massage Therapies provided:
- Stress / Anxiety Relief
- Remedial - Focuses on specific areas of tension held within the body eg. repetitive strain injury (RSI), postural strain.
- Sports - Focuses on specific muscle groups for improved muscle and joint function / range of movement to prevent injury or when returning from injury.
Sumi is an accredited Clinical Pilates Teacher (Matwork) through the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute. She teaches private lessons and small group classes.
ATMS member. 24 hours notice required for all appointment changes / cancellations to avoid late notice fee (full cost of the appointment).
Book an appointment with Shira.
Shira discovered Pilates after completing her degree in Sport and Exercise Science. She was looking to combine her knowledge and experience from years of studying and working in the fitness and health field with her interest in physical rehabilitation and her love of working with people.
Shira comes from a sporting background including dance, soccer, hockey and gymnastics. From this active lifestyle she has gained many great experiences, but unfortunately like most she has sustained her fair share of injuries. Pilates was the first truly satisfying workout she was able to do (and enjoy) despite her injuries. Since she began her Pilates journey, she has been virtually pain free and her core strength, body tone / shape and precision of movement was the best she has ever seen it.
Shira is now thrilled to be able to watch her clients achieve the same relief and results as they also build strength, tone, flexibility, and endurance to allow them to move with ease in their day to day activities or succeed in any athletic endeavour they choose. She brings to her Pilates instruction enjoyment and enthusiasm for supporting individual needs to promote personal and physical development. Her sessions are challenging and fun, with the goal to help clients refine and find change through Pilates.