Physiotherapy & Pilates

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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.


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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.

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Ruth Schubert

Ruth graduated from Sydney University in 2001 and has more than 14 years experience working in private practice and with sporting teams. Ruth has a special interest in women’s health, having undertaken further studies to treat pre and post natal patients, continence and pelvic floor conditions.

Uniquely Ruth also has a long history of treating high level sporting injuries and has been the physiotherapist for the Cronulla Sharks Rugby League team as well as the NSW State of Origin team. She also has a strong interest in neck, jaw and lumbo-pelvic pain. Ruth uses a holistic approach to treat her patients incorporating manual therapy, muscle energy techniques, dry needling and exercise prescription leading to outstanding results and a loyal client base.

Ruth is a qualified Pilates teacher and is undertaking her yoga teacher training.

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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.

Massage Therapy

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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.

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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 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.

Exercise Physiology

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Hiram Brooke

Hiram joins the Advanz Therapies team with a Masters in Clinical Exercise Physiology, specialising in Rehabilitation and Biomechanics. With an interest in functional movement patterns Hiram’s focus is working with patients to provide corrective and mobilising training programs to improve people’s movement and wellbeing.

Hiram has spent recent years developing a comprehensive understanding about how exercise can be used as a treatment tool for many chronic health conditions and long standing movement challenges. With experience working with elite, general and disabled populations Hiram’s current goal working with clients is to not only return them to pre-injury functionality, but more importantly, a state where they have corrected movement patterns allowing for continued progress.

Hiram practices the belief that proper movement can help fulfil a greater sense of wellbeing and with the right prescription and coaching, exercise is an enjoyable and repeatable experience.

Outside of work Hiram has been involved in many sporting commitments, from rugby to surfing and more recently triathlon and Ironman competitions.

 Sports Dietetics and Nutrition

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Eliza Freney

Advanz Therapies welcomes Eliza, Sports and Paediatric Dietitian, to the team in 2016. We believe that health is a holistic process and that healthy and highly performing bodies require the right food intake. Eliza comes with a lot of experience and passion. She works with athletes, active people and with those who require education on dietary needs for specific dysfunction.

With a love of performance related nutrition Eliza has worked with clients across a wide range of ages, levels and sports including elite athletes in Super 15 Rugby, Basketball, Netball, NRL and triathlons. She also regularly works with sub-elite and recreational athletes from as young as school age taking their performance to the next level. Eliza specialises in nutrition for recovery and return from injury, food allergy/intolerance and gut health and is currently completing post-graduate study with International Olympic Committee. Not one to shy away from the kitchen, Eliza also loves to cook and has a particular interest in herbs and spices from around the world.

“My ‘ideal client’ would be the committed weekend warrior, usually training for an event such as a triathlon, marathon, is a keen cyclist or just generally really into their exercise and has a good handle on it but fall down in terms of meeting their nutrition goals. That said I do have a particular interest in gut health, anything from coeliac disease/IBS/IBD/Chrones etc through to general intolerance/food chem sensitivity, I always get a kick out of a medical nutrition client!”

Administration

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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.

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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.

 

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Lauren has  10 years experience working as an Executive Assistant and Office Manager in Commercial Real Estate, Recruitment and most recently join a start-up business in Financial Management, where she was responsible for the design and implementation of their new office, payroll for team of 10 and management of the company website.

Lauren has a keen interest in yoga, meditation and nutrition so is delighted to be part of the Advanz Therapies team of like-minded therapists and staff.