ADVANZ HEALTH

Our team of Physiotherapists, Pilates instructors, Massage therapists, Sports Physicians and Dieticians are extremely experienced, passionate and motivated. This creates a fantastic environment to recover from an injury or enhance performance.

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MEET OUR TEAM

PHYSIOTHERAPY & PILATES

MARK MITCHELL, Director

Mark is a highly experienced physiotherapist who has completed a Masters in Exercise Science (strength and conditioning). Mark has a passion for all sports and has practiced both in Europe and here in Australia, with sporting teams and athletes. From country cricket teams in England, to top (WCT) surfing professionals, Olympic medalist rowers, champion surf club iron men/women, rugby league and AFL players. Mark has treated and rehabilitated some of the world’s finest athletes.

Mark prides himself on giving the same attention and level of service to every client as “every client has a desired goal, whether it be to hold up a world champion trophy, get back to work, or simply to pick up your own child and do the shopping without pain. Each of these being equally important to the individual.”

As proprietor and director of Advanz Therapies, Mark is continually focused on providing a better treating environment for all ‘Advanz clients’ which yields best possible outcomes. He is extremely proud of the practice ethics and standards and the team which he works with daily.

“We are passionate about providing the absolute optimal standard of service for every client every visit”

CAELUM TROTT, Director

Caelum is a passionate physiotherapist who is dedicated to identifying and treating the true source of his clients injuries, through identifying the connections between all systems in the body and approaching health from a holistic perspective.
After graduating from the University of Sydney with the University Medal, Dean’s Scholar Award and Honours, he accepted a position at The Prince of Wales Hospital where he worked in public health for 12 months. He then turned his attention to private practice and sport physiotherapy, including work for the Sydney International Rowing Regatta, Sydney Swans Academy AFL, Waverley College Rugby, Balmain Rugby, Balmain Dockers women’s AFL, City to Surf and Oxfam Trailwalker.
Caelum has trained under the Connect Therapy (TM) model of physiotherapy, which emphasises that everything in the body is connected and strives to find the underlying cause of all conditions rather than just treating symptoms. He is particularly passionate about the connection between the mind and body and the influence of the brain and nervous system on physical health.
Outside of the clinic, Caelum also consults to corporate organisations on mindfulness, posture and workplace wellbeing. He is involved in academic research on health in the workplace and has had his previous research on neck pain published in medical journals.
Beyond health, Caelum’s passions include surfing, yoga, travel and music.

EMMA JACKSON, Physiotherapist

Emma graduated with a Masters of Physiotherapy at Sydney University. Prior to this she completed a Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science at Deakin University in Melbourne.

Emma has a strong background in exercise, she is a clinical pilates instructor trained through the APPI in both mat and equipment. Emma has has additional training in dry needling and Women’s health.

Emma conducts pointe assessments for young dancers, pre-pilates screening and pelvic floor assessments for women. Emma has developed a passion for Women’s health and has developed the ‘Moving Mums’ program, targeted at getting post natal women back into exercise.

Emma is dedicated to the promotion of health and wellbeing to all people. She keeps herself active with netball running, pilates and weight training.

Emma believes that exercise is an essential component to rehabilitation and is an advocate for returning to exercise post injury or condition. She has an energetic style of teaching and has a strong focus on posture on core stability.

CIBELE PINHEIRO, Physiotherapist

Cibele is a dedicated musculoskeletal Physiotherapist who has an appreciation of people wanting to get back to their best. She has worked in several settings assessing and treating a wide range of injuries, chronic pain disorders and post-operative conditions.

She combines her studies in Traditional Chinese Acupuncture and dry needling with her extensive manual therapy experience to get the best possible outcomes to her patients. She strongly believes that treating dysfunctions in alignment and movement pattern of the body are the keys for long-term pain relief.

Cibele has acquired various skills over the years with continued education from a range of course. After developing a disc bulge in her own neck she has acquired a particular interest in managing neck pain, shoulder dysfunctions, back pain and pelvic issues.  She has completed her studies in Clinical Pilates and has since deepened her interest in spinal rehabilitation.

When Cibele is not working she loves being at the beach and keeping active with surfing, Pilates and yoga.

EWEN JOHNSON, Physiotherapist

Ewen is an enthusiastic and driven physiotherapist. Graduating with an undergraduate in Exercise and Sports Science and a Masters in Physiotherapy at Sydney University finding his passion early on for helping people overcome their injuries.

After the completion of his studies, Ewen began work in the public sector and gained considerable experience within Orthopaedics, Musculoskeletal, Neurological, Medical and Rehabilitation settings. Following this, Ewen moved on to the private sector to focus on musculoskeletal an rehabilitation from various orthopaedic and sporting injuries.

Having covered patients from all walks of life, he understands the importance of physiotherapy and strives to empower patients to achieve their goals; whether thats professional sport or as simple as lifting a grandchild . Ewen has an advanced understanding of exercise prescription and evidence based practice which he couples with education, advice and manual techniques to deliver patient centred care and a holistic view on the health of his patients.

Having played a wide array of sports throughout his life, Ewen has sustained various injuries allowing him to empathise and understand the complexities of injuries and rehabilitation. As a result, Ewen has special interest in sporting injuries, post op orthopaedics and a wide array of musculoskeletal conditions particularly around the neck, shoulder, knee and ankle.

LUCY, Physiotherapist

Lucy completed a Master of Physiotherapy following a Bachelor of Health Sciences at Sydney University. She has previously worked across a number of hospitals in both Sydney and in the UK, showing a special interest in rehabilitating those post orthopaedic surgery.

She has gained experience treating this population group using gym equipment and through hydrotherapy. During her time in the UK Lucy completed Pilates training with the APPI and has experience treating individuals and small groups using this method. This has helped her fully rehabilitate her patients particularly suffering with back and neck pain.

Lucy believes in the importance of combining manual therapy and exercise for rehabilitation to help clients achieve the best results and aid in the prevention of secondary injuries. She has a keen interest in the management of sports related and musculoskeletal conditions including the management of neck and back complaints, knee and ankle injuries.

In the past, Lucy has played netball, water polo, touch football and basketball, and more recently has taken a keen interest in running completing her first half marathon. When not in the clinic, Lucy enjoys being at the beach, checking out Sydney’s foodie scene and travelling to new places.

Lucy is a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association.

KIERAN TATE, Physiotherapist

Kieran completed his Masters of Physiotherapy from the University of Technology Sydney. Before that he completed a Sport and Exercises Science degree from the same university.

Since graduating he has worked in a private physiotherapy clinic in Sydney’s inner west, honing his manual therapy skills and evidence-based practice. He has also worked with various sporting teams at the amateur level, such as Sydney University Women’s Football and Sydney University Men’s Rugby League.

Kieran has always been a keen sportsman, whether that is AFL, Rugby Union or Rugby League, but has recently focused particularly on Cricket and Triathlon. Kieran has played cricket at Sydney University Cricket Club since 2011, recently plying his trade in the top 2 grades.

It is this love for fitness and movement that translates into his practice. Kieran believes that exercise is key to not only physical but mental wellbeing for himself and his clients, evident by his knowledge on functional movement and exercise prescription.

Kieran finds his work most rewarding when he sees his clients achieving their own personal goals in fitness, health or everyday activities.

Sports Medicine

NATHAN GIBBS, Sports Physician

Dr Nathan Gibbs is a former professional rugby league football player who studied medicine and with his interest in sport became a specialist sports medicine physician. In fact he was a foundation member of the college of sports physicians and an inaugural fellow of the college.

His specialty is treating and managing musculoskeletal and traumatic sports injuries both acute and chronic in nature. He has worked with elite professional sports teams all his life and has a keen interest in innovative treatments to hasten recovery and get the athlete back to exercise and sport as quickly and safely as possible. He has a keen interest in MRI scanning for accurate diagnosis and follow up management of injuries. He has many published papers the most recent in 2017 analysing concussion injuries in professional AFL players over a 14 year period. He has the honour of being a life member at both a professional NRL and AFL club. He is currently head team doctor for the Australian Wallabies Rugby team.

MASSAGE THERAPY

JAMES REID

James holds a diploma in Remedial Massage therapy from nature care college. In his years working as a massage therapist, he has come to develop a style that is both technically effective and deeply relaxing. Using techniques such as remedial, deep tissue, trigger point and myofascial he is able to release long-held muscular tension and help to rebalance the body.

James is highly skilled and very trustworthy therapist for all conditions requiring soft tissue techniques.

REECE HOLLAND

Reece completed his Diploma in Remedial Massage. Since then he has worked in a range of practices with medical professionals, developing skills and techniques to best achieve and maintain great body balance.

Reece’s life evolves around a variety of sports in particular football, tennis and surf life saving. Reeve has competed at National level in kayaking and Surf Life Saving, through this experience Reece has developed an understanding of facets of training, commitment, development, motivation, and competition. Similarly, he has a broad understanding of sports-related injury and how Sports massage can be used as part of a treatment program for injuries.

Reece brings his professional attitude and approach to every individual, offering deep remedial and sports massage, to help you get back to your best.

CHRISTIE COOPER

Christie holds a Diploma in Remedial Massage and Cert 4 in Aromatherapy and is a highly passionate and professional Remedial Massage Therapist. She has been treating clients for more than 5 years and specialises in Sports, Remedial, Relaxation and Pregnancy Massage, incorporating techniques such as Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Release, Deep Tissue, Lymphatic Drainage, Sound and Aromatherapy in her treatments.

Christie has been fortunate to have worked with events such as; The Iron Man Challenge – Port Macquarie, Melbourne Cup – Randwick Race Course, Golden Slipper, Allianz Stadium, Scotts College, Toyota – Corporate Events, Soul Space – Waverley, Sydney Allied Health Group – Balmain.
Alongside clinic work, Christie has been providing mobile massage treatments to care for some of her clients. Christie likes to incorporate Music (Sound Therapy) and with consent, some Aromatherapy in her treatments. She believes that a combination of Massage, Sound and Aromatherapy when treating helps to promote relaxation, increase circulation, decrease stress, pain, tension and anxiety.
Thus, bringing balance back into the mind and body.

DECLAN McGARRY

Declan is a very experienced massage therapist and has worked in the Fitness Industry for over 20 years as a Personal Trainer and a qualified Massage and Neuromuscular Therapist.
Originally from Ireland, he is very passionate about helping people improve their everyday well-being and performance. His hobbies are weight-training, golf and watching rugby union.
Services Offered:
  • Sports Massage
  • Remedial Massage for everyday aches and pains
  • Rehabilitation Massage for sports injuries
  • A.R.T (Active Release Techniques)
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Soft Tissue Release
  • Myofascial Release Techniques
Degree/Qualifications:
  • Diploma Remedial Massage
  • Neuromuscular Therapist
  • Personal Trainer
  • Crossfit Coach
Membership:
  • AMT (Association of Massage Therapist)
  • Fitness Australia

EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY

MARK LABIB

Mark has a Bachelor of Exercise Physiology from UNSW.

Since achieving accreditation as an exercise physiologist, Mark has successfully treated and rehabilitated a wide variety of people with different health issues. His special interest areas are musculoskeletal rehabilitation and chronic disease management.

Mark believes exercise is a powerful medicine and therefore applies focus on functional movement patterns to restore optimal health. Mark believes the mind and the body are connected so restoring the body can help restore the mind. Mark has experience with the elderly, mental health and children in teaching them about movement and living a healthy lifestyle.

Mark has played many different sports most of his life but his two favourites are soccer and tennis.

SARAH FENSOM

Sarah completed her degree in Exercise Physiology at UNSW. She has experience working with individuals who have a range of musculoskeletal injuries, as well as chronic diseases, neurological disorders, and mental illness.

Sarah has a passion for educating people on the benefits of exercise for improving your health, and the importance of challenging your body in a safe and effective way.

Sarah is also in the process of studying a Master of Physiotherapy at UTS and looks forward to being able to combine her two degree’s to provide both acute and long term health care.

As she was raised on a farm in central NSW, she has always lead an active lifestyle, and looks forward to sharing her love of movement with you!

NATUROPATHY AND NUTRITION

MICHAELA JEAN, Naturopath & Clinical Nutritionist (BHSc)

Michaela is a Naturopath and Clinical Nutritionist with a passion for evidence-based medicine. Her unique sense of empathy and intuition compliment her biochemical knowledge, empowering her to help her patients identify and heal the underlying cause of their state of disease.

With a background in Media and Communications, Michaela came to discover Natural Medicine through her own battles with chronic health issues unresolved by years of seeking help from the conventional medicine system. On a journey to heal herself, she discovered Naturopathy and pursued the long road of scientific and clinical study to allow her to help others resolve complicated answers about their health.

Michaela’s clinical focus is gut health, addressing structural and function imbalances of the gastrointestinal tract, liver and microbiome in the correction of inflammatory multi-systemic imbalances in the body.

Michaela offers biochemical investigations through lab testing and functional pathology to further the efficacy of her comprehensive personalised treatment plans. She prescribes with a mind-body focus featuring Dietary & Lifestyle Interventions complimented by Nutraceutical and Herbal Medicine prescriptions.

Some conditions that Michaela commonly treats includes IBS & other digestive complaints, adrenal dysregulation, irregular menstruation, metabolic disease, anxiety & mood disturbances, chronic fatigue, PMS, acne, hypothyroidism, as well as support through the menopausal transition.

ADMINISTRATION

KAILAH NG, Practice Manager

SUZANNE BEMBO

Suze has joined Advanz Health in an effort to assist the team with helping clients improve their general health and well-being. Whilst studying I.T and Programming, she has also had experience working multi-faceted roles that include marketing, administration, and IT support. She’s now studying to complete her Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology and hopes that she can continue to work in the clinic, enabling people to live their best lives as a practising therapist.

JESS GRIFFITHS

Jess has joined the Advanz team to assist with reception both at Waverley and Maroubra. She is currently studying Bachelor of Business with a passion for health and fitness as well. Jess loves putting a smile on everyone’s faces and making sure all clients have an enjoyable and pleasant experience.

Jess can’t wait to see where the future takes her.

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