Principal Physiotherapist/Director Belconnen
B.Sc.Grad.Dip.Phty, MAPA Sports Physiotherapist
Julian completed a Bachelor of Science (anatomy major) at the University of NSW in 1983. He then completed his Graduate Diploma in Physiotherapy in 1984. He became a titled Sports Physiotherapist in the 1990s. He has worked with football from local to international level, working with with teams such as Sydney City in the old NSL, Canberra Vikings Rugby Union, Canberra Raiders Rugby League, the Matildas, ACTAS, Canberra United, and local Premier League clubs.
He is particularly interested in knee injuries, especially Anterior Cruciate Ligament ruptures, in their mechanism, prevention and rehabilitation. He also is interested in the progress of health and exercise from school age to retirement. He still pretends to kick a football around the park and loves the freedom of motorcycling on road and dirt. He also spends time in the gym to assist in longevity.
Principal Physiotherapist/Director Belconnen
Michaela joined our team in 2014 after completing a Bachelors degree in Exercise Science and a Master of Physiotherapy at the University of Canberra in addition to her Certificates III and IV in fitness.
Michaela has a background in football (soccer) and her professional interests in private practice involve acute sports injuries, particularly of the ankle and knee.
She has previously worked in aged care as well as in a hospital setting at Calvary Hospital, gaining experience in the ICU and the Orthopedics and Medical wards.
Michaela is currently the Head Physiotherapist of the Canberra United Foxtel Youth League team, Capital Footballs Talented Sports Program as well as Tigers FC, Canberra Olympic and Belconnen United in the Men’s National Premier League. Michaela has also been lucky enough to work with many other teams including:
· The Young Matildas
· Canberra United in the W-League
· The Canberra Cavalry in the Australian Baseball League
· Capital Football’s High Performance and Talented Sports Programs
· Capital Football’s National Championships boys and girls squads
· Boomerangs FS in the F-League and NSW Futsal Premier League
Michaela has completed the level 1 and 2 in Sports Physiotherapy as well as the FIFA Diploma in Football Medicine in 2017. She is hoping to complete a Master of Sports Physiotherapy or a Master of Sports Medicine in the coming years.
Katrina joined our team of physiotherapists in 2008. After completing a Bachelor of Science at the Australian National University, Katrina went on to complete a Master of Physiotherapy at the University of Canberra in 2008.
Katrina was the team physio for the Australian Young Matildas squad 2011-2013. Katrina has treated athletes from:
Canberra United Womens Football, Matildas football, Canberra Raiders, Canberra Olympic Mens football, Belconnen United Blue Devils, Australian Waterpolo, ACT Meteors Womens cricket, Capital Football squads and ACT Softball.
Katrina is passionate about providing hands-on treatment and is also qualified in performing dry needling. In addition to her experience with sports injuries, she is a Mother of 2 and has an in-depth understanding and interest in helping Women with musculoskeletal Pregnancy and Women's Health concerns.
She is available for consultations at our Belconnen practice
Nick has a special interest in diagnosis and rehabilitation of limb injuries including:
Hip, Knee, Ankle, Shoulder and the Elbow. Nick has also previously worked in Hands Therapy and has an extra insight into injuries of the Hand and Wrist, however if you need a Hands Therapist contact nick and he'll point you in the right direction.
All patients receive an emailed injury rehab program following their initial consult and can touch base with Nick between appointments for updates as needed.
Nick is a Certified Tennis Performance Specialist (ITPA) and is a contracted Physiotherapist to Tennis Australia providing Physiotherapy and Sports Medicine services for ITF and Tennis Australia tournaments including Wheelchair Athletes. Operating under the brand ‘The Tennis Physio’, Nick works closely with Tennis players and their coaches to enhance performance whilst reducing the risk of injury. A qualified Tennis Coach, Nick runs a 'Serve Clinic' for Tennis players that have pain serving, including video biomechanical analysis. To find out more about Nick visit www.thetennisphysio.com.
An ex-Soldier, Nick spent 6 years in the Australian Army including a tour of Afghanistan. Nick then completed a Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Biology) and a Master of Physiotherapy at the University of Canberra.
Katie graduated from the Physiotherapy program from the University of Sydney. She is a professional cricketer and is currently contracted with the Melbourne Stars in the WBBL and the ACT Meteors in the WNCL.
An all-rounder on the field and in the clinic Katie is passionate in returning all players of life and sport (recreational, amateur, elite) to their sport as soon as possible, playing at their best, with minimal risk of re-injury.
Dan comes from a sporting background of Soccer, Tennis and Amateur Boxing. He is currently an avid climber and runner. You should be able to see him every weekend at the Ginninderra Parkrun trying desperately to break 19 minutes.
Dan graduated with a Bachelor of Health Science (Physiotherapy) in 2012 from the European School of Physiotherapy program at Amsterdam University of Applied Science in The Netherlands. After graduation, he returned to Sydney to work in private practice as a Physio, Hydrotherapist, Pilates instructor and group fitness instructor, while also completing his Diploma in Remedial Massage.
In 2016, Dan returned to university to complete a Masters degree in Human Anatomy at the University of Dundee, Scotland and spent the following year demonstrating Anatomy to Medical, Dental and Anthropology students. During Dan’s stay in Scotland, he worked part time as a private practice Physio and for the University of Dundee Rugby Union club.
Dan is currently studying his PhD on risk assessment and prevention of knee injuries at University of Canberra, while working part-time at the Belconnen Performance Edge Clinic.
Pat graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from the University of Canberra in 2019 before moving to Melbourne at the start of 2020 to work in a private clinic, utilising a studio gym to manage clients through supervised rehabilitation and exercise sessions. A Canberra local, he grew up playing Cricket and Rugby Union, through which he discovered a passion for physical health and movement.
Whilst studying, Pat gained experience with multiple sports and athletes, including Cricket, Netball, Soccer and Aussie Rules. In particular, Pat worked with multiple Rugby Union teams throughout his studies, including the Brumbies Youth Girls squads through 2018 and 2019.
Pat is particularly passionate about general Strength and Conditioning and has a keen interest in rehabilitation for sports injury and high-performance in youth athletes.
Tammy has recently Joined our team at PEP Belconnen as a Remedial Massage Therapist, where she enjoys treating a variety of patients. Tammy completed her Diploma of Remedial Massage in 2014, she then when on to gain further qualifications in cupping, oncology 1, Taping, pregnancy and Sports massage. Tammy uses a variety of massage techniques specifically tailored to meet your individual needs.
Tammy is a hicaps provider.
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