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Physiotherapists serving Cronulla, Burraneer, Woolooware and surrounds

Physio Phillip RichardsonPhillip Richardson

(Dip. Phys.)
APA Sports Physiotherapist

Phillip graduated in 1968 and worked at Lewisham hospital including the Sports Medicine Centre and then trained and worked overseas in England and Canada. Upon returning to Australia he has worked in private practice at Bankstown, State Sports Centre Homebush, Cronulla and Hurstville. Professional appointments have been to the NSW Amateur Athletic Association; Athletics Australia tours Europe and USA; Australian National Women's Basketball Team Eastern Europe, USA and Canada; NSW Baseball Team; Oceania Team Amateur Athletics Japan, Germany, Spain and Cuba. And the National Deaf Sports Team, Deaf Olympics, Denmark. Phillip has a special interest in general physiotherapy, including shoulder, knee and ankle rehabilitation, senior citizens exercise and fitness, occupational health and sports injury management.

Physio Francis CrossleFrancis Crossle

(BA Soc.Sci./ BA App.Sci. Physio)
APA Sports Physiotherapist

Francis graduated with a Distinction from Sydney University in 1990. He also holds a BA in Social Science from Mitchell College Bathurst. Since graduating, Francis has worked in private practice in Cronulla and Hurstville. He has strived to take physiotherapy into the community working with many sporting groups from local, state, national and international levels in Little Athletics, netball, softball, touch and tag football. Appointments have included National u/19 Men's Softball tour to New Zealand; Australian Open Women's Softball B-side: National Women's Junior Softball Team USA 1995 tour and the Junior Men's tour Canada 1997 when they won the gold medal.

Physio Vicki TaylorVicki Taylor

(BA App. Sci. Physio)

Vicki graduated from Sydney University in 1983, with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Physiotherapy. Upon graduation, Vicki worked at Westmead Hospital for two years, and then moved back to the Shire to take up a position at Sutherland Hospital, remaining there until 1990, when she ventured into private practice at Bangor. Vicki commenced with Southside Physiotherapy team in Cronulla in 1994 and is a very valuable member of our team. Vicki has a special interest in Sports Injuries and has volunteered physiotherapy services at a junior level for NSW and Australian Waterpolo teams, as well as at club level.

Physio Laura MercerLaura Mercer

Physiotherapist / Exercise Physiologist
BSc (Ex Sc), M Phty

Laura graduated from Sydney University with a Masters of Physiotherapy after graduating from Wollongong University with a Bachelor of Exercise Science.

Laura’s dual qualification enables her to effectively apply physiotherapy treatment with exercise prescription to achieve the best outcomes for her patients.

She is also a Polestar accredited Clinical Pilates instructor and runs weekly classes on Monday and Wednesday including two specialised pre/post natal classes.

Laura is trained in advanced manual therapy for treatment of pelvis and lumbar spine conditions.

Laura has a strong interest in fitness and sports. She is an active netball player who has fulfilled representative and coaching roles. Laura grew up a part of the Surf Club Movement travelling and competing at State and National level in beach events. She remains an active member of her local club.

Laura has completed her Level 1 certificate in Sports Physiotherapy, and is a member of the APA (Australian Physiotherapy Association) and ESSA (Exercise and Sports Science Australia).

Physio Silvia ValdesSilvia Valdes

Exercise Physiologist
BA App. Sci. (Ex. & SpSci.)
M ClinExPhys (Rehab)

Silvia is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist. She completed a Bachelor's degree in Applied Science (Sport and Exercise Science) in 2008 at the University of Western Sydney (UWS). In 2012, she furthered her knowledge and skill in chronic disease management and musculoskeletal rehabilitation by completeing a Master's degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology. She has been with the Southside team since September 2013.

Silvia is passionate about Pilates, becoming an instructor in 2009 after falling in love with mat classes. She furthered her Pilates repertoire by completing a Pilates Reformer Course and teaching in a Pilates studio. Southside Physiotherapy have recently acquired a Pilates reformer which Silvia incorporates into Clinical Functional Training sessions as well as one-on-one Exercise Physiology sessions.

In August 2014, Silvia completed her PD Warrior Certification. This allowed her to learn about how exercise therapy can play a vital role in delaying the progression of Parkinson’s disease and how to implement these exercises. Silvia runs circuit classes under the PD Warrior program in our rehabilitation gym, working her clients hard and seeing wonderful transformations.

Recently, Silvia became a certified Barre Attack instructor. Barre Attack is a dynamic fusion of Pilates, Ballet and Fitness. It's a challenging and holistic workout. Using the Ballet Barre, resistance bands, small balls and hand weights, Silvia is able to integrate the fundamentals of Pilates with functional and dance inspired exercises to create a new experience in the Pilates classes.

In 2016, Silvia's exercise repertoire has expanded to include Clinical Functional Training. This is a unique approach to exercise training. One-on-one sessions with Silvia involve moving the body in different directions (mimicking actions in your sport/activity) and using the latest state-of-the-art equipment. This is a challenging and powerful workout that is tailored to your needs.

Robyn GreenRobyn Green

Robyn has been coaching and teaching in the fitness industry for over 25 years and is passionate about physical training and well-being. Robyn is heavily involved in competitive swimming, currently coaching a junior State squad, and is licensed to coach up to National level. Robyn also has extensive knowledge in exercise and fitness, obtaining Diploma of Fitness and Certificate IV in Pilates. Registered with Fitness Australia, Robyn holds Level Three Exercise Professional, and has completed Tai Chi for Arthritis Instructor's Course and achieved Heartmoves class accreditation.



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