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 almost 20 years ago. She then went on to get her Masters in physiotherapy in sports and exercise physiotherapy. Nicola is an experienced physiotherapist who has worked in Australia, South Africa and the United Kingdom. Over the years Nicola has worked in a variety of clinical settings, which include private practices, sports teams, 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 strong background and is highly skilled in treating sports related injuries, orthopaedic injuries as well as pregnancy and postpartum issues.
B.Sc (Hons) Physiotherapy, M.Sc Physiotherapy (Sports & Exercise), APAM
Book an appointment with Cliffton.
Dr Cliffton Chan
Physiotherapist, Researcher, Educator
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 joined 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/elbow/wrist rehabilitation.
As a practicing physiotherapist, anatomist and researcher, Cliffton works with an international multidisciplinary multi-institutional team to tackle global musculoskeletal health issues. His clinical research has lead to novel ways of clinically measuring joint hypermobility in the upper and lower limbs, as well as forming the foundational framework for rehabilitating and preventing performance-related musculoskeletal disorders in orchestral musicians and dancers. Outside of consulting at Potts Point Physio, Dr Chan co-leads the Hypermobility and Performance Laboratory of the Bosch Institute, and is a Senior Lecturer in Musculoskeletal Anatomy in Sydney Medical School, The University of Sydney.
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 musculoskeletal 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 Shira by phone, email or via the Contour Pilates website.
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.
T: 0414 914 796
Book an appointment with Winnie by phone, email or via the Pointe Physio & Pilates website.
Winnie (Wing Yee) Wu
Physiotherapist and Pilates Instructor
Winnie is the owner of Pointe Physiotherapy & Pilates and she teaches Pilates at Potts Point Physiotherapy clinic. As a physiotherapist she has treated a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions. Her interests lie in dance injuries, exercise prescription, and the active care of chronic pain.
Winnie is a certified Stott Pilates Instructor and she uses Pilates to aid performance training, rehabilitation and prevent/manage pain during pregnancy. She has worked with members of the Sydney Swans, Cirque du Soleil and dancers from Latin and ballet studios across Sydney. She has also helped a lot of pre and post natal women to prepare and recover from their pregnancies.
Winnie also uses the internationally acclaimed Functional Movement Screen, and she firmly believes the pathway to recovery lies with not only in addressing injuries, but also in training for movement excellence to address injuries, increase self-awareness and prevent further issues.
In her spare time, Winnie is performing and competing nationally for salsa, and aiming to build up an architecture portfolio on the side.
Winnie is available for appointments on Tues and Thurs.
Book an appointment with Momodu via phone or email.
Momodu Bill Suma
Exercise Physiologist, Exercise Scientist & Massage Therapist
Momodu’s involvement in sports and exercise began in the year 2000 when he represented Sierra Leone as part of their Weight Lifting Team at the Sydney Olympics. As an athlete himself, his personal interest in exercise propelled him to complete his Masters in Exercise Physiology, adding to his extensive experience as both an Exercise Physiologist and Massage Therapist.
He is focused on working with you to help you reach your goals, whether they be to aid in your recovery post-injury or post-surgery, improve your general health and performance or help you on how best to function throughout ageing/whilst living with a disability. He is a registered provider with both Medicare and NDIS and his services are claimable with most private health insurance companies.
On top of this, Momodu has been working in mental health for over 10 years and currently also works at Wayside Chapel in Potts Point. Here, he has several responsibilities that at present include running gym sessions, coaching the football gardening program, running the "smoke-free" program and living skills program, and helping disadvantaged people improve their physical and mental health outcomes.
M: 0451 461 975
Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP), Accredited Exercise Scientist (AES), Dip. Remedial Massage Therapy, Australian Strength and Conditioning Coach (ASCA), Exercise and Sports Science Member (ESSAM)
Office Manager and Physiotherapy Student
Amy has been with Potts Point Physio since 2014 where she started out doing weekly work experience throughout her HSC year. She became an official member of the team upon graduation in 2015 and has been the main administrative manager ever since. As the friendly voice and face on the phone and at reception, she is here to answer any enquiries you might have and is more than happy to organise an appointment for you with the right practitioner that meets your needs.
Currently in the midst of completing her Undergraduate Physiotherapy Degree at The Australian Catholic University in North Sydney, Amy also acts as a Physio Assistant as aid to our Physios and has had miscellaneous experience in Massage and Sports Coverage events to date, including The Blackmore's Run, Ice Hockey Beer League at Alexandria and massage for the AOBO.
Ph: (02) 9368 1824