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Meet The team
Principal Physiotherapist B App Sc (Physio), Post Grad Cert (Pelvic Floor & Continence Rehabilitation), Pink Pilates Instructor
Angela graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Physio), and has Post Graduate qualifications in Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation through the University of Melbourne.
Angela’s field of expertise is low back/pelvic dysfunction - SIJ, hip and pelvic floor rehabilitation (including vaginismus/vulvodynia) for men and women. She is passionate about people understanding their bodies so they can overcome pain and dysfunction.
Angela believes the key to beat the pain cycle is to achieve alignment, stability and strength of the whole body. This approach aims for long term resolution, resulting in a happier you! Angela uses her unique combination of manual therapy, pilates, yoga and functional strengthening to coach her patients to an optimal state of health.
She has a strong background in sports, having played hockey at a national level, completed 2 marathons and is an accomplished rock climber.
M Phty B. App.Sc (Ex. & Sp. Sc)
Andrea Graduated from the University of Sydney in 2004 with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise & Sports Science) and in 2006 with a Master of Physiotherapy. Since graduating she has worked in private practices and sports clinics in Sydney and Central London. Andrea has worked with many athletes from a variety of sports including rugby union, rugby league, soccer, cricket, netball, and gymnastics. She is a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association and Sports Physiotherapy Australia.
Andrea has extensive experience in treating a range of injuries and has a particular interest in treating lumbo-pelvic pain. Andrea utilises an active treatment approach, which involves identifying abnormal movement patterns and using a combination of manual therapy, core stability and muscle retraining to correct and prevent.
Andrea personally enjoys keeping fit and active being a regular pilates participant, running and strength training. Her work as a physiotherapist combines her personal experiences as an elite rhythmic gymnast as well as her years of experience in the sports medicine industry.
B.Sc (Hons) Phty
Helen qualified as a Physiotherapist at the University of England, Bristol in 1998 and has since worked in both the UK and Australia. Helen has a special interest in the pelvis and pelvic pain, having suffered herself with the problems associated with pelvic dysfunction. As a new mum Helen has also experienced the aches and pains associated with pregnancy and especially knows the relief that can be gained through Physiotherapy and Pilates. Helen has taught AJP's Posture and Pilates classes and equipment, completing her Pilates training through the Australian Pilates and Physiotherapy Institute. In London Helen worked with dancers and puppeteers and understands the physical strains placed on the body during performances and training, especially those associated with Hypermobility.
Helen previously completed the London marathon and also enjoys treating the range of musculoskeletal problems that can be associated with training. Helen feels it is of great importance to educate her patients first and foremost to prevent reoccurrence and to empower them to continue with their chosen activity.
B Sc (Physiotherapy), Polestar Pilates Instructor
Amanda completed her Bachelor of Science (Physio) at Curtin University of Technology in Perth. She is currently affiliated with the Australian Physiotherapy Association and Polestar Pilates Australia. Amanda has an interest in a broad range of musculoskeletal conditions including chronic neck/back pain and pelvic dysfunction. Amanda has a special interest in sports, and has worked closely with WA Amateur football clubs.
Amanda’s key focus is exercise rehabilitation involving Pilates concepts – posture, core muscle and breathing patterns. She effectively adapts core stability exercises and training into prevention programs for her patients. Amanda is passionate about returning her patients to their optimal function, and this enthusiasm is evident in her approach.
D Pthy, B ExSc, DRM, DMA Pilates
Roxane graduated from University in 2008 obtaining her Bachelor of Exercise Science majoring in Nutrition. With a passion for helping people live and sustain a healthy lifestyle, Roxane continued her studies and completed her Doctorate of Physiotherapy in 2010. She has also completed training in remedial massage, dry needle therapy and DMA Pilates. Having a keen interest in sports from a young age, it was only natural for Roxane to pursue her career in the sporting world, working as a Sports Physiotherapist for various clubs/teams. Roxane’s unique skill set enables her to devise a targeted rehabilitation plan to put the spring back in your step! Her passion is enabling you get your body in a position to allow you to get the most out of life. Roxane keeps herself highly active through running, cycling, swimming & yoga, she is a bundle of energy and always presents with a smile!
BSc Hons Physiotherapy
Martina obtained a BSc Hons Physiotherapy from the University of Ulster, Northern Ireland in 2008. Since graduating she has gained valuable experience working with musculosketelal conditions and sports injuries in Ireland. She worked in private practice for almost four years and provided sports first aid and physiotherapy for numerous gaelic teams including hurling, gaelic football and camogie teams. During this time she also enjoyed completing courses in manual therapy, kineso taping, acupuncture and APPI pilates.
Martina first came to Australia in November 2011 for a short period, during which time she completed an orthopaedic certificate in Manual therapy at Curtin University, Perth which she has found very beneficial to her clinical practice. Now residing in Sydney she has completed DMA clinical pilates courses and found pilates very effective to improve postural awareness, efficiency of movement and a great rehabilitation tool. She is looking forward to teaching pilates at all levels alongside clinic treatment.
In addition to doing pilates in her own time Martina also enjoys playing camogie for one of the local GAA teams in Sydney.
Juliana completed her diploma of Remedial Massage Therapy at Australasian College of Natural Therapies, ACNT, and has further obtained qualifications of shiatsu, myofascial/craniosacral release and reflexology techniques.
She delivers a lovely style of remedial massage using calming strokes to release areas of tightness and stress. She specializes in delivering fantastic leg/lower back massage for those recovering from sporting events or general fatigue. Juliana has a special interest in treating headaches and migraines, from releasing muscles of the neck and shoulders.
Juliana will work with your treating physiotherapist to achieve optimal results in your body.
Judy completed her diploma of Remedial Massage Therapy at the NSW school of Massage Therapy, and has furthered her studies with qualifications in reflexology, Indirect Myofascial Release and Tuina (Chinese Massage).
Judy brings an inspired variety of massage techniques that combine her knowledge and expertise to release and relieve areas of tension, muscle contraction and stress for her clients.
Judy has experience treating athletes both pre and post competition, and a special interest in helping people with general muscle tension and stiffness reach their best possible outcomes.
Judy will work with your treating physiotherapist to achieve optimal results in your body.
Andreas comes to AJ Physio from Italy, having graduated from the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia with a degree in Physiotherapy in 2005. In addition to this he completed a Physical Exercise and Sports Sciences degree at the University of Parma in 2012. Whilst living in Australia Andreas has completed a Certificate 5 in massage at the ACM college in Bondi Junction.
His focus is on healing the body through manual therapy and Andreas passionately believes that every person is different and that it is his duty to find how to approach their individual problem, taking into account their lifestyle and goals.
In his personal life Andreas is very active, having practised martial arts for over 25 years and Yoga for the last 5 years.
Lulu is passionate about meeting people where they are at and creates the class to suit what’s present on the day. Through Dynamic movement and focused breath she gently reminds you to draw awareness inwards, where the body and mind unite leaving you feeling vitalised, calm and spacious.
Lulu has loved teaching Yoga for the past 4 years and has recently deepen her studies working with internationally recognised teachers such as Mark Breadner and Swami J to become a Yoga Coach.
Lulu believes when the body is no longer an obstacle in everyday wellbeing, you can then move into the direction of your highest potential, which in fact is your true nature. Lulu was once a national level touch footballer and swimmer. When she isn’t in the yoga room she’s swimming in the ocean, singing, songwriting, bushwalking or enjoying art and theatre with friends.
Kate comes to AJ PHYSIO with a wealth of administration and management experience. She has worked for the last 7 years in a retail and small businesses. Kate has developed a skill set that includes a high level IT competence, and a strong customer focus. Kate keeps AJ PHYSIO running smoothly, and is always available to assist with patient needs and enquires.
Kate has a passion for sports, competing up to state levels in various sports such as hockey, soccer and basketball for the past 16 years. In addition to playing, Kate also contributes through refereeing and coaching.
Marysia has a strong interest in health and recreation having completed a Diploma in Remedial Massage at Randwick TAFE. She has also completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the National Art School where she majored in Printmaking. Marysia has a great appreciation for drawing and the outdoors. Marysia enjoys working in customer service roles and loves being the point of contact for our patients at AJ Physio.
Belinda James is better known as BJ, and is excited to help in the AJP clinic on a casual basis. She is in her first year of a Master’s of Nursing at The University of Sydney. Being a mum to 2 year old Nate also keeps her busy, and seems to leave little time for much else!
BJ recently moved back to Australia after living overseas for several years. She is pleased to once again call Australia home, but with her brings a love of rock climbing, open water swimming and speaking Spanish.