MEET OUR TEAM
At Coogee Physio our highly qualified and experienced physios are available to treat you for a wide variety conditions. Below you can read a little bit about each of our physios, their qualifications and special areas of interests.
As well as our regular 45 minute initial consult for new patients and new injuries, we also offer longer consult times for anyone feeling like they want to book extra time. Call and talk to one of our friendly receptionists to book your appointment now – (02) 9665 7658.
AREAS OF INTEREST
Sports Injuries, Neck Pain & Headaches, TMJ, Orthopaedic Rehabilitation
Nadine completed her undergraduate physiotherapy degree in 1993 from Curtin University (WA) and worked in both public and private hospitals, mainly in the area of orthopaedics. She also spent some time working in London and moved into private practice on her return in 1999.
In 2003 she completed a Masters Degree in Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy and became involved in sports coverage including on-field rugby cover for Sydney Uni, City2Surf and half-marathon events.
Nadine also volunteered with the NSW Sports Physio Committee, organising continuing education programmes from 2002-2004.
Nadine joined Coogee Physiotherapy in 2003 and took over as the principal owner in 2008 when the clinic relocated to its new larger premises, offering more treatment rooms and facilities.
Nadine has also been involved with Maccabi/Haokah soccer, Coogee United and other local football teams for over 13 years. She has been overseas with indoor and outdoor soccer teams as well as working in the athlete’s village at the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth games.
Nadine enjoys the community aspect of working at Coogee Physio, treating families, sporting teams and giving back to the local community.
AREAS OF INTEREST
Acupuncture, Exercise & Functional Rehabiliation
Natalie is a highly trained Physiotherapist and Acupuncturist (Chinese Medicine Practitioner) with over 19 years of clinical experience. As a Physiotherapist, Natalie has also worked at the Prince of Wales Hospital in Randwick, NSW as well as the former Prince Henry Hospital, NSW.
She has worked as a personal trainer, sports massage therapist, Exercise Rehabilitation Specialist and assistant Physiotherapist for a number of elite sporting teams, including the first grade St George Illawarra Rugby League Team. With a special interest in sport and exercise, she was also a Director of a successful Exercise Rehabilitation Business, which specialised in evidence based exercises for all acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries.
Natalie has lectured both nationally and internationally in the area of Postural assessment, core stability exercises, and chronic back and neck pain. She used to write a popular fortnightly column in the local newspaper called, “Sports Health Talk.”
Natalie became interested in Acupuncture very early on in her career. Whilst working with a number of elite sporting teams, she hoped to find another tool for treatment and after completing a one-year acupuncture course through the Australian Physiotherapy Association, Natalie knew that she was destined to follow this path and soon enrolled in a 4-year full time course in Traditional Chinese Medicine (Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine). She now holds an advanced diploma in TCM from the Sydney Institute of Chinese Medicine as well as completing over 600 hours of training in Guangzhou Hospital and Anhui Hospital China.
Natalie now combines her Chinese and Western medicine background into her diagnosis and treatments. The combination of physiotherapy, specialised exercise rehabilitation and acupuncture (if and where required) has proved very successful in practice.
Natalie’s goal is to empower people to take control of their pain and/or injury or symptoms and to return to function as soon as possible. She has a very caring, compassionate and holistic approach.
AREAS OF INTEREST
Spine, Pelvis, Pilates, Core Stability & Exercise Rehabiliation
Louise graduated from Auckland University of Technology in 2008 and has worked in private practice in New Zealand, Singapore and Australia.
Louise has developed a wealth of experience through working in both private practice and hospital settings. Where she received comprehensive training in Orthopaedic rehabilitation and women’s health, under the guidance of expert physiotherapists, specialists and surgeons.
Louise has a strong interest Pilates, core stability and exercise rehabilitation and is excellent at incorporating this knowledge with her expert skills in orthopaedic manual therapy, to get you back running or out on the sports field.
Her specific areas of interest are sacral and pelvic pain, pelvic floor, and spine related conditions. She enjoys taking the time to get to the root cause of your pain to help address your injury with the best possible results.
AREAS OF INTEREST
Sport Injuries, Orthopaedics, Strength & Conditioning, Concussion, Dry Needling & Women’s Health
Emily graduated with a Joint Honours in PE, Sports Science & Recreation Management from Loughborough University, UK in 1998. After working in Sports Management and Technology in London for 3 years, she moved to Dunedin, New Zealand to study Physiotherapy at The University of Otago. Emily graduated top of her class and with Distinction in 2003.
Emily emigrated to Australia in 2004 where she completed rotations and one year as the Senior ICU/Cardiac Rehab Physiotherapist on the Central Coast before taking the position of Senior Physiotherapist in the infamous ‘Kings Cross ER’ at St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney. Emily went on to complete her Masters Degree in Sports Physiotherapy in 2014 and was awarded the title ‘APA Sports Physiotherapist’.
Emily has worked across a number of sports including Cricket, Netball, Hockey (Field and Indoor), AFL, Rugby, Swimming and Wheelchair Tennis. Emily has traveled both nationally and internationally with the WBBL Sydney Thunder Women’s Cricket Team (WBBL Champions 2015/16), Cricket NSW Female Pathway, the Netball World Cup, the Australian Women’s Indoor Hockey Team (World Cup and European Tour), NSW Hockey and NSW Netball. She will also be working with Hockey at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Emily has also completed advanced training in the treatment and management of concussion, and has teamed up with Headsmart to offer baseline and post-concussion testing. In Many sports, baseline testing is now mandatory at elite level and it is now becoming more necessary for community sports to come on board. Impacts happen in all levels of sports participation from community to elite (as well as in road accidents, trips and falls and other social situations).
Emily prides herself on her professional approach to every patient and every treatment. She firmly believes in a holistic individualised approach to treating the ‘inner athlete’ in everyone. She applies her enthusiasm and experience to all age groups and abilities, to promote a greater sense of health and well-being.
AREAS OF INTEREST
After qualifying as a physiotherapist in 1994, Lana completed an internship at the Prince of Wales and former Prince Henry Hospitals. She joined the Sydney Children’s Hospital (SCH) in 1997 and worked in many clinical areas of paediatric physiotherapy including teaching undergraduate physiotherapy students.
In 2005, Lana attained a personal re-grading in Orthopaedics in recognition of her expertise as a clinical consultant for the physiotherapy management of infants, children and young people with specialised orthopaedic conditions.
In 2013, after a 20-year tenure at SCH, Lana joined Coogee Physio and offers a range of paediatric service for ages 0-16 years old.
Lana offers expert management in:
- New born orthopaedic conditions
- Postural foot conditions
- Torticollis / plageocephaly / head preference
- Developmental delay
- Neurological problems
- Lower limb alignment assessments
- Post fracture management
- Post orthopaedic surgery rehabilitation
- Musculoskeletal Injuries
Lana also practises out of Randwick Specialists on Botany Street in Randwick. You can book appointments with her here.