Angela James APAM
Principal Physiotherapist – APA Titled Member
B App Sc (Physio), Post Grad Cert (Pelvic Floor Rehab), Masters in Clinical Physiotherapy, Associate of the Australian College of Physiotherapists
Angela is a pioneer in treating patients with pelvic pain using a holistic and integrated approach. She has a unique skill set which allows her to treat both the internal and external pelvic structures. This allows her to treat the pelvic unit as a whole and thus achieve more successful outcomes. She has expertise in managing both men and women with complex pelvic issues. These conditions include pain or inability to engage in sexual intercourse (including vaginismus and vulvodynia), bladder dysfunction (including urgency, frequency and pain), incontinence (urinary and faecal), surgical rehabilitation (gynaecological and prostate surgery), prolapse management, pre/post natal issues (including pelvic, pelvic floor and pelvic girdle pain) and chronic pelvic pain (including pelvic girdle, SIJ, coccyx and lower back pain).
Patients travel from around the world to consult with Angela, having often sought help for their pelvic issue elsewhere without a successful outcome. Angela has an outstanding record of success with her patients, who often present with very complex issues. Angela is passionate and committed to helping patients overcome such issues and returning them to their optimal function, whether that is sexual function, continence or pain reduction.
Angela uses an integrated approach to achieve such results, and believes strongly in educating her patients so they maintain control and play an active part in their recovery. Angela believes the key to beat the pain cycle is to achieve alignment, stability and strength in your body. This approach aims for long term resolution. Angela uses her unique combination of manual therapy, Physio Exercise, Yoga and functional strengthening to coach her patients to an optimal state of health.
Angela runs courses for practitioners and presents on pelvic issues, such as Pregnancy and Sexual Pain. She is a member of the APA, CWH, and the NSW APA Education Sub Advisory Committee. Angela is a mum and as such has had personal experience with the changes the pelvis undergoes during the pregnancy, birth and post birth phases. She also has a strong background in sports, having played hockey at a national level, completed 2 marathons and is an accomplished rock climber.
- Australian Physiotherapy Association
- International Pelvic Pain Society
- Australian Pelvic Pain Foundation
- Continence Foundation of Australia
Links to Angela’s Website Articles:
- Pregnancy Exercise Plan
- Post Natal Pelvic Floor Muscle Training Program
- Physiotherapy Post Natal Assessment
- Kegel Exercises Reduce Urinary Incontinence in Women
- PGAD – Persistant Genital Arousal Disorder
- Physiotherapists Cure Incontinence
- Top 4 Toilet Tips
- Activating Your Inner Core
- A Physio’s Guide to Pelvic Floor Exercises
- Coccyx Pain
Links to Angela’s Publications:
B App Sc (Physio), Post Grad Cert (Pelvic Physiotherapy)
Member of the Continence Foundation of Australia
Jess attended Sydney University where she graduated in 2007 with a Bachelor of Applied Sciences (Physiotherapy). She has since worked in private practices both in New York City and in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney. She enjoys the rehabilitation of sports injuries across all age groups, from those who are just starting out, to those who compete at high levels.
Jess has a keen interest in the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions, including cervicogenic headache as well as lumbopelvic pain. Building on her own pregnancy and post-natal experience Jess has worked closely with Angela to build her knowledge and expertise in the management of pre and post-natal patients. Jess has
completed her Post Graduate Certificate in Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy at the University of Melbourne, as well as her Pilates training with the Elixr School of Pilates.
Jess places a large emphasis on manual therapy in her treatment, and believes that focused and specific exercises, together with education, are the key to a successful outcome. In her spare time Jess enjoys running, swimming, Pilates, snow skiing and spending time with her husband and 2 boys.
Links to Jessica’s Articles:
MSc., B. App. Sc. (Physio)
Alison is dedicated to treating women and men with bladder, bowel, or sexual dysfunction, or pelvic pain.
Alison completed her Physiotherapy degree and began the first few years of her career in Sydney. She then spent almost 6 years in London and worked in a number of large teaching hospitals, as well as in private practice. Whilst in the UK, she also completed a Master of Science in Rehabilitation Studies (Continence for Physiotherapists).
She believes in looking at a patient holistically, and uses a combination of education, manual therapy (external and internal) and exercise rehabilitation/Physio Exercise in her treatment approach. She is experienced in managing a range of conditions including:
- Bladder dysfunction – incontinence, overactive bladder, urgency, frequency
- Bowel dysfunction – incontinence, chronic constipation
- Sexual dysfunction – vaginismus, vulval pain
- Chronic pelvic pain in women and men
- Rehabilitation after gynaecological or prostate surgery
- Ante-natal conditions- pelvic girdle pain, pregnancy-related aches and pains
- Post-natal conditions – pelvic floor rehabilitation, diastasis of rectus abdominis muscles
Links to Alison’s Articles:
B App Sc (Physiotherapy)
B App Sc (Exercise & Sports Science)
Kathy graduated as a Physiotherapist from the University of Sydney in 2004. Since graduating, she has worked in both the public and private sector where she has gained considerable experience in managing a variety of musculoskeletal and sporting injuries as well as numerous women’s health conditions.
With a background in exercise and sports science, she has a keen interest in exercise rehabilitation and injury prevention. Over the years, she has had extensive experience in developing exercise classes and programs for numerous musculoskeletal conditions, post breast cancer, women in pregnancy and post-natal women keen to return safely to exercise. Over the last 5 years, Kathy has been further developing her knowledge in managing pelvic conditions with particular areas of interest being stress and urge incontinence, urgency, prolapse and pelvic pain.
Kathy is passionate about treating the body as a whole to address any underlying dysfunction, not just immediate symptoms. She has a strong belief in combining management with education, helping to empower clients to manage their own bodies into the future.
Kathy is a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) as well as the Continence & Women’s Health and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Groups. In her spare time, Kathy loves running, netball, reformer Pilates, spending time with her family and travelling.
Links to Kathy’s Articles:
MPhty B Med Health Sci Adv (Hons)
Karly completed her Master of Physiotherapy at Curtin University. She has worked in private practice across both Australia and New Zealand, treating a diverse range of musculoskeletal, sporting, occupational and pelvic health conditions.
Karly is extremely passionate about her work and is dedicated to helping her patients achieve their goals. Karly likes to incorporate a holistic/integrated approach as she guides patients on their own healing journey. This means tackling all aspects of optimal health including stress management, nutrition, sleep, and of course exercise! Karly enjoys treating thoracic, lumbar, hip/pelvis and knee injuries. She also has a particular passion for pelvic healthand gained specialised clinical skills in the field through her work at the National Women’s Hospital in Auckland. Karly manages a broad range of women’s / men’s pelvic conditions including:
- Pregnancy related – pelvic girdle pain, back pain, incontinence, prolapse
- Postnatal – incontinence, prolapse, separated abdominals, core weakness
- Bladder dysfunction – incontinence, bladder pain, overactive bladder
- Bowel dysfunction – incontinence, obstructed defecation, prolapse, pelvic floor muscle dysfunction
- Pelvic organ prolapse
- Sexual dysfunction – vaginismus, vulvodynia
- Chronic pelvic pain – endometriosis, menstrual dysfunction
- Male pelvic pain
Karly is a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association and the Continence Women’s Health Group. In Karly’s free time she enjoys hiking, skiing, exploring nature, travelling and spending time with her friends and family.
Links to Karly’s Articles:
Karly is a published author within the Journal of Clinical Biomechanics:
- Upper torso pain and musculoskeletal structure and function in women with and without large breasts: A cross sectional study.
McGhee DE, Coltman KA, Riddiford-Harland DL, Steele JR.
Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon). 2018 Jan;51:99-104
Masters in Physiotherapy
Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science
Cherie is a dedicated musculoskeletal physiotherapist, with a passion for empowering and enabling clients through effective communication, hands on treatment and active rehabilitation. Cherie graduated from her physiotherapy degree at the University of Canberra in 2014 and has since worked in private practices, with a special interest in pelvic rehabilitation.
Cherie is experienced and has a special interest in managing the following:
Women’s Health Conditions
- Pre and post natal rehabilitation
- Rectus abdominis separation
- Pelvic floor safe exercise programs
Pelvic Girdle and Hip Pain
- Pubic bone pain/pubic symphysis pain
- Sacroiliac joint pain
- Hip osteoarthritis
- Labral tears
- Temporomandibular joint dysfunction
- Rotator cuff injuries
- ACL rehabilitation
- Osteoporosis management
She is a qualified DMA pilates instructor and enjoys teaching both mat and reformer based exercise classes. Cherie is also certified in dry needling. Cherie has recently returned to our team after having her first baby, Summer. She now more than ever appreciates the journey of pregnancy and postnatal care, and is looking forward to sharing and helping others on their journey during pregnancy and beyond.
Links to Cherie’s Articles:
Felicity de Blic
Bachelor of Applied Sciences (Physiotherapy), Graduate Diploma of Psychological Studies
Felicity completed her physiotherapy degree at the University of Sydney, and went on to complete a Graduate Diploma of Psychological Studies at the University of Queensland and is currently completing an honours degree in psychology at Charles Sturt University. She has a special interest in how stress and psychological health impact physical health, and equally how body-based interventions can improve mental health. Having worked in the areas of chronic pain and mental health, she aligns her practice with the specialisation of mental health physiotherapy, and is a member of the International Council of Physiotherapy in Psychiatry and Mental Health.
Relocating to Paris for 4 years, Felicity put physiotherapy on hold and taught yoga and mindfulness while studying psychology. Having completed her teacher training in Purna Yoga with the Byron Yoga Centre in 2008, she completed then lectured on The Minded Institute’s Yoga Therapy for Mental Health professional training program in London. Upon her return to Australia she trained in Richard Miller’s Integrative Restoration Yoga Nidra (iRest), which has deeply informed her practice and teaching. She has also trained in Pilates with Dance Medicine Australia.
She joins AJ Physio and Sydney Pelvic Clinic to offer mindful movement, breath, mindfulness and deep relaxation practices to compliment physio treatment for clients wishing to explore more directly the role stress and tension may be playing in their symptoms, as well as clients with primary mental health concerns interested in a body and exercise-oriented approach. She is experienced in working with clients with chronic pain, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, insomnia and trauma
As a mum to two littlies, she is passionate about applying her knowledge of physical and mental health to support women’s wellbeing during pregnancy and motherhood. Her pregnancy and mums and bubs yoga classes are specifically designed to address the physical, mental and emotional challenges of becoming and being a mum.
In her spare time, Felicity loves swimming in the ocean, practicing yoga and meditation, speaking French and picnics in the park with her family (with a good take away coffee in hand).
Felicity has brought together her skills from the worlds of physiotherapy, yoga, meditation, and psychology to create specific Physio Restore Workshops tailored to suit the needs of AJP and SPC clients. Find out about these workshops here: Physio Restore Workshops.
Links to Felicity’s Articles:
Doctor of Physiotherapy
Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science
Rhyannon has a strong background in exercise training, having worked as a personal trainer before completing physiotherapy as a post graduate. Rhyannon has worked at a number of private practices on Sydney’s North Shore treating a range of musculoskeletal conditions, women & men’s health, post-surgical (or helping to prevent surgery altogether!) and acute sports injuries. Rhyannon believes in finding the underlying cause of injuries and pain, to help with long term function and success. Rhyannon particularly enjoys treating spinal and pelvic pain, knee pain and sporting injuries.
Over the last 3 years, Rhyannon has developed a passion for women’s and men’s pelvic health and particularly loves helping women stay active and strong during their pregnancy and rehabilitating post birth. Rhyannon has a particular interest in treating abdominal separation, mastitis and pelvic floor dysfunction such as incontinence, prolapse and pain in the post partum stage.
Rhyannon is a qualified DMA Clinical Pilates, APPI Pilates and APPI Therapeutic Yoga instructor and enjoys teaching both reformer and Physio Exercise Classes along with Pregnancy and Mum’s and Bub’s classes. Rhyannon is a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) and the Continence and Women’s Health Group.
Rhyannon combines Physio Rehab, functional exercise, education and manual therapy to ensure a holistic approach to treatment. In her spare time Rhyannon can usually be found doing reformer Pilates, drinking coffee or running after her toddler twin boys!
Physiotherapist – Bachelor of Physiotherapy
Carla has always had a passion for health and fitness. She started her career as a personal trainer while studying physiotherapy at the Australian Catholic University. Since becoming a qualified Physiotherapist Carla has worked in a variety of healthcare settings in Australia and the UK including private and public hospitals, various private practices, within an onsite work capacity, on the sporting field and through community engagement projects.
This diverse experience has allowed Carla to understand the multitude of factors influencing pain, injuries and recovery and has helped her to formulate individualised treatment plans.
Carla enjoys coming up with solutions to musculoskeletal problems and is passionate about empowering her patients to manage their pain through education and corrective movement and loading strategies. Carla’s special interests are in post surgical management, backs and pre and post natal conditions.
She also enjoys keeping her senior clients active and balanced allowing them to maintain their independence for longer. Carla loves the outdoors and the beach, when shes not at work you’d be sure to find her running/ walking, swimming, attempting to surf or at a yoga or pilates class.
Links to Carla’s Articles
Physiotherapist, specialising in Paediatric Physiotherapy
Masters in Physiotherapy, Bachelor of Health and Sports Science (Hons)
Fiona graduated with a Masters in Physiotherapy from the University of Sydney and a Bachelor of Health and Sports Science (Hons) from the University of New South Wales. She has held positions as a physiotherapist for children in a large public teaching hospital and community health in both Sydney and London.
Fiona has years of experience in baby movement and handling skills to promote development, and has special interest in working with ex premature babies and babies with complications at birth. Fiona is passionate about teaching parents ways to engage in play as a form of therapy, which has been proven to benefit children with developmental and neurological disorders.
Fiona has worked extensively with children with orthopaedic and musculoskeletal conditions. Ranging from treating newborns with abnormal foot postures, head shape changes and torticollis; to children having difficulties keeping up with their peers in performing gross motor skills. She is trained in assessing paediatric gait, analysing such things as tiptoe walking or in toeing. Fiona has excellent casting and taping skills to address the above conditions.
With two children of her own Fiona is aware of the stressors and pressures that parents can experience when caring for a baby or young children. She is also knows that therapy programs need to be fun and realistically achievable for children and their family.
Fiona enjoys nothing more than a morning swim and walk on the beach with her family.
Links to Fiona’s Articles:
Physiotherapist, specialising in Paediatric Physiotherapy, Bachelor of Applied Science, Physiotherapy
After qualifying with a Bachelors Degree in Physiotherapy from Curtin University in Western Australia in 1994, Lana completed an internship at the Prince of Wales and former Prince Henry Hospitals. She then joined the Sydney Children’s Hospital (SCH) Physiotherapy Department in 1997, gaining experience in many clinical areas of paediatric physiotherapy including teaching undergraduate physiotherapy students.
In 2005, she 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. During her time at SCH, she travelled to the Island Kingdom of Tonga as part of a multidisciplinary team and was a co investigator in a scoliosis research project. In 2013 she began working in private practice seeing paediatric patients in the community.
Lana is passionate about caring for kids and has the skills required to assess, motivate and care for children. As a paediatric physiotherapist, Lana believes it is important to work closely with those who care for children including families, teachers, doctors and other health professionals.
Her areas of clinical expertise and interest include:
- New born orthopaedic conditions
- Postural foot conditions
- Torticollis / plagiocephaly / head preference
- Developmental delay
- Neurological problems
- Lower limb alignment assessments
- Post fracture management
- Post orthopaedic surgery rehabilitation
- Musculoskeletal injuries
In her spare time Lana is a busy mum of three and enjoys walking and spending time with her family and friends.
Links to Lana’s Articles
Dietitian (APD) / Nutritionist
Bachelor Health Sciences majoring in Nutrition, Masters Degree in Dietetic Studies
Originally from Queensland, Marika completed her Bachelor’s Degree of Health Science majoring in Nutrition at the University of Queensland and went on to complete her Masters Degree in Dietetics. She has since worked in clinics across Queensland and NSW developing her skills in nutrition for women’s health, gut health, digestive issues, hormonal imbalances and weight loss.
Marika strongly believes in a holistic approach to nutrition. Her strategies and treatment approaches often reach far and wide to include stress and overall lifestyle management. Marika doesn’t believe in fads or quick fixes rather she focus on creating a plan for her clients that helps them achieve their goals all while creating and maintaining optimal health and metabolism. She assesses your diet and lifestyle as a whole and considers all factors affecting the way you eat, the foods you choose and the lifestyle you live. Marika believes this holistic approach is key to achieving long term, lasting changes to the way we eat, look and feel.
Marika has combined her passion for creating delicious food with her expertise in nutrition and health to provide her clients with not only accurate, science backed nutrition advice but also delicious healthy meal plans and recipes to compliment the conditions she treats. She believes nutrition should be about abundance, rather than restriction.
Being Coeliac and having experienced many gut health issues herself, Marika loves working with those who are suffering from digestive concerns including irritable bowel syndrome, digestive diseases or simply gut disturbances and upset. Through her scientific research, self experimentation and client experiences her approach to gut health has improved the physical and mental well being of many.
In her free time Marika is either in the kitchen experimenting with healthy recipes, reading the latest nutrition research, soaking up the sun (and Vitamin D) at the beach or hitting the gym.
Links to Marika’s Articles:
- 5 Tips to Boost Your Microbiome
- IBS – Do I Have It?
- Diet & Nutrition Services
- Fibre and the low FODMAP Diet
Bachelors Degree Human Movement
Masters Degree in Education
Louise completed a Bachelors Degree in Human Movement and a Masters Degree in Education with a Major in Social Welfare at the University of Sydney. Whilst studying, Louise worked as a fitness instructor and massage therapist in gyms around the Eastern Suburbs. She continued working in the fitness industry whilst teaching as a PDHPE teacher and eventually took 2 years out of teaching to work full time in the fitness industry.
After returning to teach, Louise focused on Student Wellbeing as a Head Teacher. Following her passion for improving hers and others wellbeing, she began a regular Yoga and meditation practice to help support her own physical, emotional and mental wellbeing. Eventually deciding to undertake Teen Yoga teacher training to share the benefits of yoga with her students. This inspired her to complete her Yoga Teacher Training and Advanced, Yin and Restorative Yoga Teacher Trainings at Sukha Mukha Yoga Studio in Bronte.
Louise combines a variety of methodologies, drawing on her extensive movement training and Yoga training to provide classes that cater for each student’s own physical, emotional and mental needs. Louise is an advocate for self-care and so includes relaxation, meditation and mindfulness practices in her classes. She strongly believes in the power of the body/mind connection to help manage the dailystresses and challenges of life and is passionate about providing a safe class environment where participants have access to useful practices to support their own journey to wellness and balance.
In her spare time Louise loves to be outdoors, walking, swimming in the ocean (warmer months only!) gardening and tango dancing and reading and yoga!
Juliana completed her Diploma of Remedial Massage (allowing Health Fund rebates, if your policy covers massage) 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, by releasing muscles of the neck and shoulders.
Juliana will work with your treating physiotherapist to achieve optimal results in your body.
Oswaldo (Hector) Robles
Hector is originally from Ecuador and came to Australia 8 years ago. He was born in Vilcabamba, a village renowned across the world for its natural medicine and the longevity of its residents. His entire family is heavily involved in healthcare and this sparked his interest in natural therapies.
Hector is qualified with a Diploma of Remedial Massage (allowing Health Fund rebates, if your policy covers massage) and Certificate 4 in Fitness Training. He is a gifted massage therapist and uses Remedial Massage as his primary tool to help restore his patients to peak physical condition.
Hector is also a qualified Personal Trainer and Strength and Conditioning Coach. He uses this knowledge to provide targeted remedial massage to athletes and to give guidance around stretching and exercises to help in rehabilitation. This also enables him to work closely with our Physiotherapists to supplement their treatment of patients. Hector is skilled in a wide range of massage techniques including Remedial, Sports, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Relaxation as well as Pregnancy massage.
Hector is a keen Soccer player and has practised Kung Fu for most of his life.
Tina has been practising as a Remedial Massage therapist for the past 8 years working at various locations including assisting a Chiropractor for 6 years, to further her understanding of the mechanics of the body. Tina likes to tailor individual treatments based on her client’s needs, leveraging her different modalities of Deep Tissue Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Remedial Hot Stones, Pregnancy Massage, Reiki 1 & 2 and Acupressure.
She believes massage facilitates the release of tight muscles, assisting relaxation and balance that nourishes the mind-body experience on multiple physical and emotional levels. Tina is registered with all health funds.
Originally from England, she fell in love with Australia while on her travels. She is often found spending time at the beach, walking the coast, practising and studying yoga, camping and dining out with her family & friends.
General Manager – Bachelor Economics / Bachelor Science
Matt is responsible for the overall operation of AJ Physio. He came to AJ Physio with over 10 years’ experience managing large call centres and help desks. From this background he brings a passion for implementing effective processes and maximising customer satisfaction. Matt is committed to ensuring a high level patient experience and quality patient outcomes at AJ Physio.
Matt is also passionate about healthcare and getting people back to their best. He is a qualified Remedial Massage Therapist and has taught Anatomy & Physiology.
Matt loves getting outdoors with his wife Angela (the principal physio) & sons Tom & Joe – camping, hiking, rock climbing & mountain biking etc. He loves getting off the beaten track & clocking up plenty of kilometres on the dirt – be that mountain biking or running. His next big event will be the Ultra Trail Australia 50km in the Blue Mountains in May.
Sheli worked as a medical receptionist in South Africa prior to immigrating to Sydney with her husband and 3 children in 1996. Since settling in Sydney she has worked in hospitality, as a carer for an early onset Alzheimer’s patient and as a receptionist in a physiotherapy and Pilates practice.
Sheli will always be seen with a smile on her face and no task is too big or too small for her! She is warm and friendly and loves interacting with people.
When she’s not spending time with her 4 grandchildren she loves to cook, read and go for walks.
Louise grew up on a property in the Hunter Valley with a keen interest in the outdoors and a love for sport, particularly hockey. She moved to Sydney in 2008 for University, deciding to follow her love for sport by studying Business, majoring in Sports Management.
Louise worked in the sports industry for a few years in jobs ranging from sports events to public relations. After some time she realised her passion had shifted from business to exercise and health. She then made the decision to go back to University last year and study to be a Physiotherapist. To support this aim she wanted to be involved in the industry while studying which has brought her to AJ Physio to join our wonderful reception team.
Not surprisingly, her hobbies are based around the outdoors and sport. She loves watching live Swans and Waratah’s games and spending a lot of time at the beach. Recently she has found a love for bush walking and every month Louise and her partner go on an adventure and find a hike to do in or close to Sydney.
Tina has always worked with people and for the last 9 years she has been in the healthcare industry as a massage therapist while also working in various reception roles. She loves people contact and helping others.
Originally from England, she fell in love with Australia while on her travels. She is often found spending time at the beach, walking the coast, practising and studying yoga, camping and dining out with her family & friends.
Raquel is currently a Health Science Honour’s student attending the University of Sydney. Her passion for Health & Fitness stems from growing up in a close-knit family within the Inner West of Sydney who encouraged an active lifestyle from a young age.
Raquel has 4 years’ experience in Administration and Customer Service and loves working within an Allied Health workplace, an area she hopes to work in as a practitioner after university.
Raquel hopes to complete her Honours this year and commence her Masters in Occupational Therapy at Sydney University in 2020.
Keep an eye out for her vibrant, nurturing, positive and cheerful character within the clinic. In her free-time Raquel enjoys cooking up a storm for her family & partner, sweating it out at the gym and spending time with her best friends.
Maria has recently graduated from her degree of human sciences, majoring in human movement at Macquarie University. She is dedicated and passionate to choose a career based on helping people overcome pain and injury, maintaining health and ultimately gaining back their quality of life. Maria hopes to start her masters of physiotherapy in 2020.
From a young age, Maria has had strong and natural enthusiasm for health, wellbeing and fitness. She loves to keep an active lifestyle as well as encourage others to do so.
Maria has had three years of experience working as a swimming instructor, promoting health, fitness, survival and safety skills as well as volunteering at the physiotherapy department at Blacktown Hospital.
Outside of work hours, Maria loves to start her day with a run and has been undertaking martial arts from the age of five, she also enjoys going on spontaneous adventures with her partner. With having such a big family and culture, you’ll most likely find her every Sunday at a family bbq.
Jennifer moved to Australia in 2011 from her birthplace in Wirral, England after completing a bachelor of Exercise Science degree. Jen is passionate about all things health and fitness related, and has worked extensively in the health industry from delivering health workshops for mining workers, to providing Osteoporosis screening for our older population. She has travelled around the country in these roles, which has given her the opportunity to work in some amazing places and meet many interesting people on her journey.
Jen is driven by providing patients with the opportunity to have a better quality of life, whether directly or indirectly. She is compassionate to the needs of her patients, and considers no request to be too small. Jen’s hobbies include running, strength training, and exploring the outdoors; she also believes in having a good balance in life so enjoys baking sweet treats every now and again.