Tuggeranong Physio Staff

Ed Hollis - Tuggeranong PhsyioEd Hollis – Principal Physio, Director Tuggernanong + Belconnen

Educated at Sydney University Ed moved to Canberra founding Performance Edge Physiotherapy in 1995.

Currently taking a short term sabbatical in the UK, Ed has taken the position of Head of Medical Services at the Leicester Tigers Rugby Club. He has had extensive experience working with a number of sporting organisations across various sports both here in Australia and the UK.

He has a keen interest in the management of injuries resulting from sacroiliac joint dysfunction and rehabilitation of sports injuries. Ed remains an important member of our team running regular in-service training and being available for case conferencing and staff mentoring. Although overseas he continues to be involved in the day to day management of Performance Edge Physiotherapy.

Some of the sports organisations Ed has worked with:

  • Tuggeranong Vikings Rugby Union Club
  • Canberra Vikings Rugby Union Team
  • Australian Women’s Football Team
  • Physiotherapist 2000 Olympic Games (Women’s Football)
  • Australian U19’s Women’s Softball Team
  • Australian U20’s Rugby World Cup Team 2006
  • Canberra Raiders Rugby league team 2000 – 2005 & 2013
  • Brumbies Rugby Union 2006 & 2008 – 2010
  • Belconnen Blue Devils Soccer Team – NSW State Soccer League
  • Head Physiotherapist Tottenham Hotspur Football Club (English Premier League)

David Wellington

Physiotherapist for Canberra Olympic FC

Dave graduated from James Cook University in Townsville in 2008 on a scholarship from Queensland Health and now joins us upon returning from playing rugby professionally in Portugal. His professional interests include treating sports injuries, hydrotherapy and dry needling. He currently plays rugby league, rugby union, touch football and Olympic weight lifting. Dave has worked with the Canberra Cavalry, Tuggeranong Vikings Rugby Union Club and the Prime Minister’s XI. He is the current Physiotherapist for the Canberra Olympic Football Club.

Recently, Dave graduated from Griffith University on the Gold Coast with a Masters in Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapy. This course has helped Dave develop an advanced level of clinical reasoning and earned him registration as a Titled Sports and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist.


Dave has previously worked with:

  • Prime Minister’s XI
  • Canberra Cavalry Baseball Team
  • Tuggeranong Vikings Rugby Union Club
  • Queensland Country Rugby Union Team
  • Queensland Outback Barbarians Rugby side

Kate Hattley - Tuggeranong Phsyio

Kate Hattley

Kate graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from the University of Otago, New Zealand in 2009. After working for a year in community paediatrics in regional Queensland, she joined our team in 2010 at the Performance Edge Physiotherapy Tuggeranong clinic

Kate is the current physiotherapist for the ACT Meteors (State level women’s cricket team) and the club physiotherapist for the Tuggeranong Vikings Rugby Union Club. 2015 is her third season with both teams. She is also currently the team physiotherapist for the University of Canberra Vikings 2015 National Rugby Championship (NRC) squad.

Kate has previously worked with:

  • Women’s Australia A cricket team (2014)
  • Canberra Royals Rugby Union Club (2012)
  • U17’s Matilda’s (2012-2013)
  • Youth National Women’s Water Polo squad (2012)
  • Otago Māori Rugby Union team (2009)

In her spare time, Kate is working towards her Strength and Conditioning Level 1 certificate.

 Emil - Tuggeranong PhsyioEmil

Emil joined the Tuggeranong team in 2014 after graduating from the University of Canberra with a Master of Physiotherapy and Bachelor of Applied Science in Human Biology. He has completed his Sports Level 1 and has worked with the ACT/NSW Country U17s cricket team, Tuggeranong FC, and the Canberra Cavalry as a physiotherapist.

Emil has a background in gymnastics, both as an athlete and a coach (he always appreciates an opportunity to use his gymnastics knowledge in a physiotherapy setting). He particularly enjoys treating neck and upper back pain, as well as hand and wrist injuries, and has an interest in the use of dry needling and Kinesio taping for a variety of conditions.




Casey Abblitt

Casey is an APA titled Sports Physiotherapist, graduating from La Trobe University with a Masters degree in Sports Physiotherapy (2015), a Graduate Certificate in Sports Physiotherapy (2013) and a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (first class honours) (2006).

After receiving a post-graduate scholarship in physical therapies in 2013, Casey moved to Canberra to work at the Australian Institute of Sport.  During this time, she worked predominantly with the Basketball Australia and Netball Australia Centre of Excellence programs, while also gaining exposure to various other sports such as waterpolo, gymnastics, track and field, swimming, volleyball and soccer.  Casey left the AIS in 2015 to complete her Masters degree, spending time with British Athletics and the Chinese Olympic Training Centre in Beijing.  Having a background in winter sports, Casey also spent last winter working with snow sport injuries in Thredbo.

Casey is currently working as team physiotherapist for Canberra Gunners Basketball team.

Previous sport and event experience:

  • Football Federation Victoria National Training Centre 2008/2009
  • Victorian U15 Female Soccer Team 2008
  • Port Melbourne Soccer Club 2007/2008
  • Tasmania U17 & U19 Netball teams 2007
  • AIS Men’s Soccer 2007
  • Victorian Institute of Sport Men’s Soccer 2007
  • Victorian U15 Metro Soccer 2007
  • Old Scotch Collegians Football Club 2005-2007
  • Commonwealth Games 2006
  • Pacific School Games 2005
  • Youth Commonwealth Games 2004
  • Irish Australian Rules Football Team 2004


Felicity MiddletonFelicity Middleton

Felicity graduated from Charles Sturt University (2003) with a Bachelor in Physiotherapy and went on to complete a Masters in Sports Physiotherapy at LaTrobe University in 2010.

Felicity joins us following 6 years in the U.K, where she worked predominately in rugby working with:

  • Cornish Pirates
  • Newport Gwent Dragons
  • Welsh Rugby Union U20’s
  • RFU Championship XV
  • GT Factory (Enduro World Series Mountain Bike)



Prior to leaving for the UK Felicity has worked with Australian and Canberra based teams including

  • Football Federation Australian Women’s U17/U20s
  • Canberra Capitals
  • Canberra Darters / ACT age group netball
  • University-Norths Rugby

Susannah TheodosiouSusannah Theodosiou

Susannah recently graduated from University of Canberra Physiotherapy Masters program. She has an undergraduate degree in Human Biology also from the University of Canberra and has also completed a certificate 1 in Pilates Matwork.  In her  spare time  Susannah’s interests include running, oztag and tennis.

Susannah is available at both our north and south side clinics for  physiotherapy consultations and Pilates one to one sessions.

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Michelle Hollis – Director

Vanessa – reception manager

Dianne – Reception

Georgia – Reception