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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.


Vicki Taylor

(BA App. Sci. Physio)
Physiotherapist

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), MPhysio

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).


Alicia Normand

Physiotherapist
BHlthSc/MPhysio

Alicia graduated from Western Sydney University with a Bachelor of Health Science/Master of Physiotherapy in 2017. Throughout her degree, she gained experience in all areas of physiotherapy, including musculoskeletal, cardiorespiratory, neurological and paediatric physiotherapy. 

Following the completion of her studies, Alicia joined the Southside Physiotherapy team in 2018.

Alicia is an accredited PD Warrior trainer, running individual sessions and classes multiple times per week for people with Parkinson's disease. She has also completed a Level II Clinical Pilates course with HPC, enabling her to run mat and reformer Pilates classes throughout the week.

Alicia is a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA).

 


Prudence Wilson

Exercise Physiologist
BHlthSc(ExPhys)/MHumNut

Prudence graduated from Sydney University with a bachelor degree in Exercise Physiology and has also graduated from Deakin University with a Masters of Nutrition. This dual qualification enables Prudence to provide both safe and effective exercise prescription and nutritional guidance.

Prudence has danced from a young age and worked as a professional dancer overseas prior to her university studies. She continues to dance and also does aerial silks and lyra. It was her involvement in dance that developed her passion for Pilates and Exercise Physiology.

Additionally, Prudence has been an accredited Pilates instructor since 2014 and runs weekly classes in both mat and reformer. She is a certified Barre Attack instructor, fusing the principles of Pilates with ballet inspired movements to creat a holistic fitness program. Prudence is also involved in the PD Warrior program, assisting in the circuit classes designed specifically for people with Parkinson's disease.

Prudence has also completed courses in optimising the function of the hip, knee and ankle and optimising the function of the neck, thoracic spine and shoulders.

After graduating from university, Prudence worked with people with physical and intellectual disabilities. She then worked in orthopaedic rehabilitation in a hospital setting, before joining the team at Southside Physiotherapy.


Sonya KellySonya

Exercise Physiologist
BHlthSci/MExPhys

Sonya graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Health Sciences, majoring in Human Movement, and went on to complete her Masters in Exercise Physiology in 2016.

Sonya has had a passion for sport and fitness from a young age, representing both NSW and Australia in Track and Field events. This ultimately lead her into specialising in Exercise Physiology and adopting movement based therapy for both athletes and general populations.

After graduating from university, Sonya has had experience working mostly with musculoskeletal injuries through Workcover, DVA and the NDIA, as well as sports based injuries at a club level. However, her knowledge also expands to working with individuals with chronic diseases such as Cardiovascular disease and Diabetes.

Continuing her education, Sonya has also completed courses in Functional Movement Screening both Level 1 and 2. Additionally, Sonya is an accredited Pilates Matwork instructor and is working towards accreditation as a PD Warrior therapist.


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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