Our team of qualified professionals have been helping patients for many years, rehabilitate their injuries and achieve their personal goals. Contact us today to learn how our exceptional physiotherapy team can help you repair, restore and rebuild.
Director/ Physiotherapist/Clinical Pilates
Jess has worked as a qualified physiotherapist since 2007 after graduating from the University of Sydney in 2006. She has worked in various private practices across Sydney and in the United Kingdom.
Jess is experienced in treating a wide variety of sports injuries, musculoskeletal conditions and postsurgical patients. Jess has a passion for learning and is continuously keeping up to date with new treatments, procedures and techniques that become available.
Jess assesses her patients holistically and uses a wide variety of treatment tools to suit the individual. These include soft tissue releases, connect therapy, muscle energy, manual therapy, exercise prescription and Pilates method.
Jess teaches Clinical Pilates here at South Sydney Physiotherapy and has had extensive experience in using the Pilates method to restore strength control and balance back to the body. Private, semi-private and small group classes are all available which can be tailored to the needs of each individual.
Director / Sports Physiotherapist
Lisa is an experienced Physiotherapist with over 25 years in the field. She has extensive physiotherapy experience working for clients with musculoskeletal problems within the general populations and sporting sector. Lisa has managed her own Physiotherapy practice for 8 years in Mosman, is currently running an Aquatic Physiotherapy business and has worked as a Sports Physiotherapist within a variety of sports.
Her work within the sports sector includes managing players at Northern Suburbs and Sydney University Rugby Union, working and travelling with Australian Women’s Rugby League teams , working and travelling with Australia Women’s Basketball under 21 Sapphires and Australian Opals Women’s Basketball teams as well as working Souths Juniors Rugby League teams and the NSW/ACT junior development squads for AFL.
Lisa has completed her Graduate Diploma in Applied Science of Sports Physiotherapy. Lisa also has experience in post-operative orthopaedic conditions including hip replacements, knee replacements and shoulder, lumbar and cervical surgical patients both on land and through water-based programs.
She also has a very keen interest in Pilates based programs. Lisa is extremely passionate about rehabilitation and the enrichment of her client’s wellbeing.
Mark was a partner at South Sydney Sports Medicine from 1986 until 2020. He did his initial physiotherapy degree at Sydney University and followed up to attain a Graduate Diploma in Manipulative Therapy.
He is a recognised Sport Physiotherapist by the Australian Physiotherapy Association.
Mark has travelled extensively both for work and pleasure. He spent a year working at the largest Sports Medicine Practice in Calgary, Canada.
Mark is a former rugby league player for both Wests Magpies and Eastern Suburbs Roosters. This affords him both firsthand and professional experience in the area of sporting injuries.
He was club physiotherapist for South Sydney Rabbitohs for 15 years and did a 5-year stint with the Australian Kangaroos. He was also the touring physio with the Australian Fijian, Maori rugby league, city team physio until their demise and three times to Europe with the A.I.S. U/18 Rugby League Team.
Mark is also extensively experienced in the “Industrial Athlete” having spent more than 10 years providing services to Qantas and Woolworths.
Physiotherapist and Polestar Pilates Instructor for Rehabilitation
Vicky has worked in Private practice and various Pilates Studios since she completed her Physiotherapy degree from The University of Melbourne 14 years ago. Following her passion as a young dancer background and outdoor activities, it has led to a keen interest in sport and dance injury management and rehabilitation.
Vicky extended her study with Polestar Pilates in 2010 to become a certified Pilates Instructor for Rehabilitation. She has worked along with leading Pilates Educators in Australia and helped rehabilitate various levels of individuals with Pilates method back to sports from injuries, pre- and post-natal, elders to promote active ageing, post surgically recoveries, neurological conditions and even children.
Physiotherapist and Pilates Instructor for Rehabilitation
As a 12-year-old gymnast receiving treatment, Andrea decided she wanted to become a physiotherapist. Andrea is very passionate about helping people and getting them back to their best. Everyone has goals to achieve, big or small, and these goals became hers also.
Andrea has 14 years’ experience working as a physio having first completed a Bachelor of Health Science (Exercise and Sport Science) in 2004, and a Master of Physiotherapy in 2006 at the University of Sydney.
Andrea’s career has been enriched by working in a variety of private practice settings, working in multidisciplinary sports medicine teams, a busy central London clinic, a Women’s health clinic, and running her own private practice. She has also completed many courses over the years with her greatest area of interest being injuries of the pelvis and spine.
Andrea has worked with people from all walks of life, working with elite and amateur athletes from a variety of sports including rugby league, soccer, cricket, netball, and gymnastics. To working with children and the elderly population.
Andrea has extensive experience in treating a range of acute and chronic injuries and has a particular interest in treating lumbo-pelvic pain. Having suffered back pain herself; training as an elite gymnast she sustained a stress fracture in her lumbar spine. It was during this time she was introduced to core stability training and clinical Pilates.
Andrea has a holistic treatment approach which incorporates a fusion of specific hands-on therapy and specific muscle retraining. She focuses on restoring optimal movement patterns and posture to ensure long-term gains.
As well as being a physio, Andrea is a mother to two active toddlers. Loves going for runs and attending Pilates classes herself.
Jeremy graduated from University of Western Ontario with an Honours Specialisation in Kinesiology and minor in rehabilitation sciences. He then went on to complete a Masters of Physiotherapy at University of Sydney.
Jeremy has worked at retirement homes and other private healthcare facilities. He has also had experience volunteering with children with special needs throughout his Bachelors degree. He has plenty of exposure to sports and common injuries associated with them from his experience as a sports trainer during his time at the University of Sydney.
Jeremy is interested in a number of different sports including ice hockey, surfing, golfing, cycling, and baseball. You can often find Jeremy at Maroubra beach when there is a good swell.
Vivian is an experienced rehabilitation therapist working across inpatient and community based settings for both adult and children. She has experience in community based exercise prescription, pain management, assisting clients return to recreational activities and work after long periods of hospitalization/inactivity.
Vivian is passionate about seeing the client holistically and working with them to help them reach their optimum function. Experience working with complex neurological populations and multi- trauma clients has given her an appreciation for the importance of mental health and social supports with achieving the best function.
She enjoys Pilates as it is challenging and instills principles of connection and body awareness. She likes how Pilates exercises translate across all levels of ability and can be adapted for rehabilitation, injury prevention, health management and in athletic settings. She has since completed Australian Physiotherapy & Pilates Institute (APPI) Mat work levels 1-3 training.
She has been working in London for the last 6 years in Burns and Spinal Cord Injury rehabilitation and has returned to be closer to family, friends and the seaside.
She likes trying new things, F1 racing, water sports, eating and travelling adventures.
Johnny hails from Melbourne, he worked with South Sydney Sports Medicine since 2015, before joining our team in Maroubra. Originally from an accounts background, Johnny has enjoyed the change immensely. His favourite part of the job is liaising with patients, and you will find his cheerful nature is always willing to offer excellent service and assistance. Johnny loves all things “sport’, particularly AFL, and remains eternally loyal to his beloved Collingwood Magpies!
Joumana El Khawli
Joumana started as a junior at South Sydney Sports Medicine 22 years ago.
Over the years, her duties have varied which include greeting new or current patients and processing relevant details. There is always plenty going on behind scenes and reports that she has learnt a lot. Joumana advises that her job is interesting and sometimes challenging. She has been very fortunate to work with and meet lovely people. Aside from work she likes to exercise to keep herself fit. She is also busy with her lovely husband and 2 beautiful boys. She is an asset to have at the new clinic in Maroubra.