Physiotherapy & Pilates

_MG_0474Mark Mitchell

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”

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Emma graduated with a Masters of Physiotherapy at Sydney University in 2013. 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 works as a personal trainer and a clinical pilates instructor. She is trained in dry needling as well as mat and equipment pilates through the APPI. She has pilates experience with amateur athletes, older adults, pregnancy and kids.

Emma is passionate about health and fitness. She keeps active with netball, running, pilates and weight training.

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

CaelumCaelum Trott

Caelum graduated from the University of Sydney in 2013 with first class honours and the University Medal.

Accepting a position at the Prince of Wales Hospital in his graduate year he gained diverse experience in public health, and continued his work in sports physiotherapy. Caelum then turned his attention to private practice treating all types of injuries with an emphasis on manual therapy, dry needling (western acupuncture), soft tissue therapy and exercise rehabilitation. He is committed to helping his clients achieve their goals and return them to a fit, active and healthy lifestyle.

Caelum’s sports physiotherapy experience includes: Sydney International Rowing Regatta; Sydney Swans junior academy AFL; Waverley College Rugby; Balmain Rugby; Balmain Dockers women’s AFL; City to Surf and Oxfam Trailwalker.

With a focus on evidence-based physiotherapy, Caelum conducted research on neck pain that was published in Manual Therapy Journal in 2014, and was asked to present the findings at the national physiotherapy conference in 2015.

Caelum is a passionate surfer, loves music and travel. 


Cibele Pinheiro

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.

KatieKatie Holgate

Katie completed her Physiotherapy degree at The University of Sydney in 2005. Since graduating, she has worked in paediatrics, tertiary hospitals and is currently the senior physiotherapist in cardiac rehabilitation.

As a previous ballet dancer and 400m runner, Katie has always had a strong interest in movement and training the body to move well. After many years of pilates for her own wellbeing and injury prevention, Katie decided to complete her teacher training with Polestar Pilates in 2013. Throughout this journey she has gained experience in several Pilates Studios and physiotherapy practices throughout Sydney.

Katie’s classes focus on improving core stability, whole body conditioning and individualised exercise prescription to help address each person’s goals and fitness levels.

Respiratory Physiotherapy

advanz_mitchfunctionallungsMitchell Taylor

Mitchell graduated from the University of Sydney in 2012 with first class honours.

Mitchell immediately turned his focus to respiratory physiotherapy, challenging the boundaries of traditional therapies. This took Mitchell to many large tertiary hospitals in both Australia and the United Kingdom, learning from and with many of the leading respiratory therapists across the countries. His CV includes Senior Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapist at St Barts Hospital – the largest Cardiovascular Centre in Europe, and Physiotherapy Lead of the Breathlessness Clinic at St George Hospital. After spending over 5 years developing a unique set of skills Mitchell founded Functional Lungs, a respiratory optimisation service to enable respiratory therapy and optimisation to any who need. Mitchell is now currently challenging the boundaries between respiratory and musculoskeletal physiotherapy providing an integrated approach to treating and managing breathing disorders.

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Sports Dietetics

advanz_melanieolsen_headshotMelanie Olsen

Melanie values wholesome nutrition and exercise as being the most beneficial strategy in improving physical health and mental wellbeing. Graduating from Griffith University with a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics, Melanie continued studies to specialise in Sports Nutrition.
Melanie has been involved with several professional teams and individual athletes including Randwick Rugby, Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles, NSW Rugby Waratahs (2016/17 fellowship), professional and amateur fighters, endurance athletes, adolescent athletes and weekend warriors.
Having a background in middle distance running and being a Les Mills Group Exercise Instructor, Melanie understands the strong relationship between proper nutrition, performance and recovery. Accountability and support are at the base of her counseling approach, as well as working with her clients to strategise effective steps to meet their specific goals.

Massage Therapy

_MG_0441James Reid

James holds a diploma in Remedial Massage therapy from nature care college. In his five 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.

image2-4Reece Holland

Reece completed his Diploma in Remedial Massage in 2000. 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.

Exercise Physiology

advanz_profile_marklMark Labib

Mark has a Bachelor of Exercise Physiology from UNSW, completed in 2013.

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.



Natalya Nekuchaeva

Natalya has joined Advanz Therapies with a great passion for healthy lifestyle. She has extensive experience in customer service area across various cultural backgrounds and levels, both face-to-face and online. Natalya has acquired various professional skills over the years. She graduated with a Masters of Education in UNSW, completed Diploma in Marketing, Certificate in Frontline Management, Certificate in Aromatouch and Crystal Healing. Her biggest passion remains to assist people with improving their lives. She has been practising yoga, pilates, and sharing the medicine of aromatherapy and crystal healing with the world. Natalya strongly believes every person deserves to live a healthy and happy life.

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Rae has worked as an Executive Assistant in major cultural institutions for 12 years. Having honed her administration skills she now relishes the opportunity to apply these skills to a new industry, and continue to learn. Rae’s experience working with databases, liaising with various stakeholders and supporting busy executives has trained her well for life at Advanz Therapies.

Rae enjoys the Advanz Therapies environment and team enthusiasm for wellbeing, where prioritising health and wellness is not only encouraged, it’s a way of life.


Madeline Mitchell

Madi is a business owner herself and has a background in Primary School Teaching. Now running a tutoring centre for children in Bondi Junction, she still loves to work part time in administration and has a large role in office management duties.