Our Team

Caroline Cooper

Practice Principal/Owner

Name: Caroline Cooper

CEO – Owner

Senior Physiotherapist

Women’s Heath Physiotherapist

Qualifications: Bach. Physiotherapy, GEMt level 1,2,3 dry needling, Professional Certificate in Conservative Management of Pelvic Organ Prolapse.

Personal interests: Family, horse riding, outdoor living

Dale Keen

CFO - Owner

Name: Dale Keen

CFO – Owner

Personal interests: Family, managing the family farm, cycling

Sean Lochrin

Physiotherapist

Name: Sean Lochrin

Director of Clinical Services – Senior Physiotherapist

Qualifications: Bachelor of Physiotherapy Honours class l, GEMT Needling level 1,2,3, SFMA Level 1,2, Parkinson’s Disease Warrior.

Special interests: Post Operative, Chronic Pain, Sports, Paediatrics.

Personal Interests: Football, supporting the mighty Everton and the surf.

Larissa Strang

Practice Manager

Name: Larissa Strang

Practice Manager

Qualification: Diploma of Business management

Personal Interests: Caravan trips with the family, netball, Rugby and work life.

Physiotherapists

Jordan Payne

Physiotherapist

Name: Jordan Payne

Qualification: Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours), GEMt Level 1 and 2 Dry Needling, PD Warrior

Special Interest Areas: Sports physio, post-op rehab, overuse injuries

Personal Interests: Cycling, travel, coffee

Sarah Pease

Physiotherapist

Name: Sarah Pease

Qualification: Bachelor physiotherapy, GEMt Dry needle level 1,2, Level 1 Sports Physiotherapist

Special interests: Paediatrics, Sports, NDIS, group clinic

Personal Interests: Family, food, fitness

Emma McDonough

Physiotherapist

Name: Emma McDonough

Qualification: bachelor of Physiotherapy

Interest areas: Women’s and men’s pelvic health, antenatal and postnatal care

Personal interests: my kids, bushwalking, gardening

Bess Stewart

Physiotherapist

Name: Bess Stewart

Qualifications: B. Phty (Hons), DMA level 1 Clinical Pilates, GEMT Level 1 Dry Needling, WHTA Women’s Health and Pelvic Floor

Trained Interest area: Women’s Health – pregnancy and postpartum rehabilitation, general paediatrics and children with developmental disabilities

personal interests: Coffee, outdoors and gym

Ashlea Musgrove

Physiotherapist

Name: Ashlea Musgrove

Qualification: Physiotherapist (B.Physio Hons at Newcastle University of Newcastle)

Special interest area: Hand therapy, Musculoskeletal physiotherapy & Dry needling.

Personal interests: Health and fitness, Rugby league/league tag.

Aaron Sherritt

Physiotherapist

Name: Aaron Sherritt

Qualifications: Physiotherapy(Hons), APAM, (soon to be GEMT Lvl 1 dry needles)

Work interests- Athletes, injury and post operative rehab, vestibular

Personal interests- Football, Motorcycles, Cricket, Rugby League, Camping/outdoors

Iain Whitford-Gaffney

Physiotherapist

Name: Iain Whitford-Gaffney

Qualification: Physiotherapist

Special Interests: Musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapy

Personal Interests: Football (soccer), cycling, music, spending time with family & friends

Amy Walton

Physiotherapist

Name: Amy Walton

Qualification: Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours), Level 2 Sports Trainer

Interest Area at Work: Sports-related injuries, lower limb injuries

Interest Area outside of Work: anything sports related(!), playing with my dog Ziggy

Tony Stanley

Physiotherapist

Name: Tony Stanley

Qualification: Bachelor of Physiotherapy, Certificate in Mulligan Therapy, McKenzie Therapy and Watson Headache techniques, GEMt level 1,2,3 dry needling.

Personal interests: Family, Rowing, AFL

Occupational Therapists

Ebony Dart

Occupational Therapist

Name: Ebony Dart

Qualification: Bachelor in Occupational Therapy

Special interest area: Equipment prescription

Personal interest: camping, outdoors and my fur babies

Caitlin Silk

Occupational Therapist

Name: Caitlin Silk

Qualification: bach Occupational Therapy

Special interest area: Behavioural management, equipment prescription

Personal interests: fitness, food, football (rabbitohs)

Exercise Physiologists

Emily Hurd

Exercise Physiologist

Name: Emily Hurd

Qualifications: Clinical Exercise Physiologist, Exercise Sports Scientist, PD Warrior certified, and Certificate III/IV in fitness.

Special interest area: Cancer exercise treatment, Metabolic conditions and progressive neurological conditions.

Personal interest: Motorcycle Trials, touch rugby league, hiking and beekeeper.

Michelle Davis

Exercise Physiologist

Name: Michelle Davis

Qualifications: Accredited Exercise Physiologist, Accredited Exercise Sport Science, Personal Trainer, Pilates Mat work level 1 instructor, HeartMoves leader, Diploma of Weight Loss Consulting Practitioner Level 3

Special interest: Seniors, Mental health & group exercise.

Personal interest: A member and coach of the Hunter River Dragon boat club. I Enjoy traveling, rock n roll dancing, camping and going to the beach.

Massage Therapist

Craig Hill

Massage Therapist

Name: Craig Hill

Qualifications: Diploma of Remedial Massage HLT52015 from Australian Institute of Fitness Modern Cupping Therapy from Remedial Stone Fusion

Personal interests: Swimming, martial Arts, Crafting staves/ walking sticks, Anime

Administration

Paula Bichard

Finance Officer - Allied health support

Name: Paula Bichard

Qualification: Finance Officer and allied health support, registered Bas Agent, Diploma in Accounting

Personal interests: family and friends, relaxing and being creative.

Kylee Dixon

Finance Officer - Allied Health Support

Name: Kylee Dixon

Qualification: Finance Officer and Allied Health Support

Special interest: Always wanting to help others when in need.

Personal interest: outdoors, the water, travel and family

Jill Ford

Administration Assistant - Allied Health Support

Name: Jill Ford

Role: Dungog administration and Allied health Support

Personal interest: family, friends, travel

Brooke Guest

Administration Assistant - Allied Health Support

Name: Brooke Guest

Role: Administration/Allied Health Support

Special interests: camping and family

Dana Ross

Administration Assistant - Allied Health Support

Name: Dana Ross

Role: Administration/Allied Health Support

Special Interest: Marketing and Business Branding.

Blair Johnston

Onsite Maintenance

Name: Blair Johnston

Qualification: Carpenter

Special interests: building trade and different variety of jobs in it.

Personal interests: Love the beach and camping

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