Angela James APAM
Principal Physiotherapist – APA Titled Member
B App Sc (Physio), Post Grad Cert (Pelvic Floor & Continence Rehabilitation), Masters in Clinical Physiotherapy (Continence & Women’s Health), Member of the International Pelvic Pain Society
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, Pilates, 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.
B App Sc (Physio)
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. 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 also has a keen interest in the treatment of cervicogenic headache. She 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.
Jess has completed Pilates training with the Elixr School of Pilates.
In her spare time Jess enjoys running, swimming, Pilates, snow skiing and spending time with her family.
Specialising in Paediatric Physiotherapy
Masters in Physiotherapy, Bachelor of Health and Sports Science (Hons)
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.
Bachelor of Physiotherapy, Post Grad Cert (Pelvic Floor), Masters in Clinical Physiotherapy (Continence & Women’s Health) – currently enrolled, PINC and STEEL Cancer Rehabilitation Physiotherapist
Jaclyn strongly believes in the holistic management of her patients, achieving positive patient outcomes by combining her manual therapy and exercise rehabilitation skills.
She is qualified in DMA Pilates and enjoys teaching both reformer and mat based classes. She is also certified in PINC and STEEL Cancer Rehabilitation. Jaclyn is a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association and the Continence Women’s Health Group. In her free time Jaclyn enjoys spending time with her partner, family and friends. She loves going out for breakfast on the weekends and trying out different little cafes, spending the day at the beach, stand up paddle boarding, day walks/hikes and shopping (for clothes)!
Felicity de Blic
Bachelor of Applied Sciences (Physiotherapy), Graduate Diploma of Psychological Studies
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).
MSc., B. App. Sc. (Physio)
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/Pilates 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
Alison is looking forward to being back in sunny Oz and to reacquainting herself with the foodie scene and the beach!
B App Sc (Physiotherapy)
B App Sc (Exercise & Sports Science)
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.
Masters in Physiotherapy
Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science
Cherie is experienced in managing a variety of musculoskeletal conditions, sporting injuries and women’s health conditions. She has a strong passion for exercise based rehabilitation and has considerable experience in re-training movement patterns using Clinical Pilates. She particularly enjoys working with women pre and post natal, orthopaedic patients and surgical patients.
Cherie practices what she preaches and you can often spot her in our Pilates gym at the clinic!
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 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.
He is a keen Soccer player and has practised Kung Fu for most of his life. When he is not massaging Hector loves spending time with his family of 2 beautiful girls.
Sar can assist you in areas such as :
- Pregnancy Care
- Induction Acupressure
- Post-natal Recovery
- Painful or Irregular Periods
- Fertility Issues
- Poor Circulation
- Repetitive Strain Injuries
Sar is registered with the Australian Traditional Medicine Society and is a registered provider with all major private health funds.
General Manager – Bachelor Economics / Bachelor Science
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 & 2 sons – camping, hiking, rock climbing & mountain biking etc. He is also a trail runner, completing his most recent event – the Ultra Trail Australia 50km in the Blue Mountains with a PB of 6:24.
Judy is actively involved in the community and local sporting clubs, holding committee positions within the surf club and at UNSW. With 3 very active children, Judy spends much of her time watching them participate in their favourite sports, or enjoying the beautiful beaches of Sydney.
When she’s not spending time with her 4 grandchildren she loves to cook, read and go for walks.
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.
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.