Physiotherapy

Pearce Vander Meeden, MSPT, Cert MDT

Titled APA Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist, Principal Physiotherapist

With a wealth of experience as a physiotherapist, Pearce Vander Meeden has fine-tuned his skills to treat many different conditions.

Pearce holds a Master's degree in Physiotherapy obtained from Boston University and has international experience working in spinal centres in the US, where he has co-authored protocols for spine surgeons and educated doctors, physiotherapists, massage therapists, and pain psychologists on various musculoskeletal pains.

Pearce is also a contributing member for the following Associations and Universities:

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Australian Physiotherapy Association Member:
Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Group Member

Sports and Exercise Physiotherapy Group Member

McKenzie Institute of Australia, Certified Practitioner and Member:
Pearce sits on the National Committee

Macquarie University:
Guest Lecturer and Tutor, Clinical Educator

University of Sydney:
Guest Lecturer and Tutor

Other notable achievements:
Obtained COMT (Certificate in Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy)

Obtained CSCS (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist)

Exercise Science Degree

 

Wilson Hui, Cert MDT,  APA Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

Wilson qualified as a physiotherapist after completing a Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy) degree from Sydney University. He is also passionate about providing the best care possible, which has led him to attend many advanced post graduate training programs, including the APA Sports modules and multiple dry needling courses.  He is a Certified Kinesio taping Practitioner, Certified Mulligan Practitioner, McKenzie Certified, and is Certified in the FMS and SFMA System, which are used by professional sports teams the world over.

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After gaining experience working in various private practices he decided to further advance his musculoskeletal knowledge and rehabilitation skills by completing a Master of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy from Melbourne University, which has given him recognition as an APA Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist. He is also a member of the Musculoskeletal, Acupuncture and Dry Needling Special Interest Groups.

Wilson grew up in Hong Kong, and besides English, can speak Cantonese and Mandarin. He plays table tennis competitively in his spare time.

 

Aleea Newton, APAM, Physiotherapist

Aleea comes to physiotherapy following a Bachelor of Applied Science (Biomedical Science) and 12 years experience coaching elite level gymnastics.

Aleea trained as an elite gymnast, holding a Victorian Institute of Sport scholarship for five years, representing Australia at international competitions and was a reserve for the Athens Olympics. Aleea’s career in elite gymnastics sparked a keen interest in the human body and injury prevention, leading her to embark on a Bachelor of Physiotherapy at the Australian Catholic University.

Aleea tutored anatomy for Physiotherapy and Nursing students at ACU.  She is passionate about treating patients in all areas of musculoskeletal issues, as well as women’s health, bringing a wealth of experience in human movement and high performance sport.

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A/Professor Mark Hancock, BAppSc (physio), MAppSc, PhD, Physiotherapist, Musculoskeletal Consultant

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Mark has over 20 years of clinical experience as a musculoskeletal physiotherapist working in Australia and USA. He now combines work as a clinician with his academic role at Macquarie University. He has over 100 journal publications, mostly in the field of assessment and treatment of spinal pain. Mark is regularly invited to present nationally and internationally and is on the editorial board of the Journal of Physiotherapy. Mark’s unique clinical and academic background mean he brings the very latest evidence and a wealth of clinical experience to his patients.

Mark lives in the area and is an avid sports fan. He has played soccer for over 30 years including local Premier League for 20 years. He has 2 teenage daughters.

 

Front of the House

Tina

Tina is the friendly face at the front desk and on the phone. With over 30 years experience in the administrative field, Tina has been there and done that, but mostly she loves working with people.

She is married with 2 grown children and a dog, Braveheart. She is a frequent movie and beach goer. Ask her about her previous work as an Aerobic Instructor and Missionary!

 
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Henry

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Henry holds a Bachelor of Kinesiology from McGill University (Canada) and has 2 years of experience as a student physiotherapist for the men’s and women’s basketball teams at McGill University. He grew up in Los Angeles and has also lived in Montreal and San Francisco most recently. He has a strong passion for sports, especially basketball and American football.

Henry is currently a 2nd year physiotherapy student at Macquarie University. He also currently works with both the Sydney FC A-League and Youth teams as a massage therapist.

 

Emilie

Emilie holds a Bachelor of Exercise Science from Concordia University (Canada) and has 2.5 years experience in strength and conditioning. She trained adults and seniors with various goals, such as increasing strength, losing weight, and managing chronic diseases (arthritis, osteoporosis, Parkinson’s disease…). Emilie also worked in rehabilitation centres and delivered exercises to people recovering from injuries and surgeries.

Emilie is currently a 2nd year physiotherapy student at the University of Sydney, and will graduate at the end of the year.

She is a dedicated rock-climber, yogi, and also tries to run. Emilie grew up in France, and now lives in the area. She can speak English and French, and can make tasty French crepes…Make sure you place an order!

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