Still considering whether you should be engaging an Exercise Physiologist? Or maybe you're still unsure of what it actually is that an EP does and how they can help? This video will help
Brad DomekDirector – Northern Sydney, NSW
As an EP with 13 years’ experience in occupational rehabilitation Brad has a keen interest in musculoskeletal rehab, in particular the shoulder and knee, as well as mental health, cancer and fatigue related conditions. Brad has been a Guest Lecturer at ACU and with a history working as a Rehab Provider for over 8 years, he has developed a blend of experience in both the treatment and occupational settings which allows him to both provide active rehabilitation for the client as well as tie in with the coordination of the overall process resulting in awesome outcomes being achieved for all parties.
Joanna JaquesInner West Sydney, NSW
Joanna has 11 years working as an Exercise Physiologist and has had extensive experience in delivering exercise interventions to patients managing a range of medical conditions including cardiovascular, metabolic, musculo-skeletal, neurological illnesses and cancer as well as assisting patients with chronic pain. Joanna currently lectures at ACU and was instrumental in establishing the UNSW Lifestyle Clinic which provides graded exercise programs and CBT for those suffering Chronic Fatigue.
Paul MacguganNorth/NW Sydney, NSW
Paul is an Exercise Physiologist with 10 years’ experience working in a wide range of roles within the occupational rehabilitation setting. Through his roles with work conditioning providers, insurers, rehabilitation providers and in WHS & Risk, Paul has developed a skill set that is wide ranging and allows for a highly skilled approach to assisting clients from all angles within the compensable schemes.
Biara WebsterSouth Sydney, NSW
Biara has 4 years of experience as an EP with a wide range of experience including work in geriatrics, working with DVA and Medicare patients, patients under compensable schemes as well as with patients in the indigenous communities in Darwin, NT. Biara has interest areas in musculoskeletal rehabilitation as well as pulmonary rehab and mental health.
Mark WatsonSW Sydney / Wollongong, NSW
During his 6 years of experience as an EP, Mark has worked in Physiotherapy clinics as well as his own private practise and has covered areas including cardiac rehabilitation, pre-employment screening, occupational health and wellness and occupational rehabilitation. Given he’s a highly accomplished triathlete as well, Mark offers a wide range of training and experience that’s relevant for all clients regardless of background or history.
Sebastian CruzadoWestern Sydney, NSW
With 7 years’ experience in sports and health to go with a masters degree in Exercise Physiology (Rehabilitation) and a Bachelor of Applied Science (Sport & Exercise Science), Sebastian has developed skills to be capable of working with everyone from elite athletes to the general public and children. With 4 years’ experience in postoperative aged care, rehabilitation and clinical practice it has enabled Sebastian to provide the most progressive and professional care to all backgrounds and abilities.
Matt ZappiaNW/W Sydney, NSW
Matt has 4 years of experience as an EP and has worked in Physiotherapy clinics, work conditioning roles and most recently as a Rehabilitation Advisor within a Life Insurance company. With this experience Matt is therefore able to provide a service which encompasses his rehabilitation skills in conjunction with great knowledge of the Life Insurance sector.
Rami Al-SaifiSW Sydney, NSW
Rami has completed a masters degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology and has 3 years’ experience working as an Exercise Physiologist. Rami is fluent in Arabic and has a strong interest area in musculoskeletal rehabilitation and chronic disease management. With experience across private practice as well as the compensable schemes Rami has been able to help countless clients get back on track after suffering significant illnesses and injury.
Jess StaplesSouthern Highlands, NSW
Jess is an Exercise Physiologist with 10 years of experience across wide ranging aspects of the compensable schemes as well as private practice. Jess has worked extensively as both a work conditioning provider and rehab provider and hence is able to proactively manage a case as both a treatment provider and case manager. Jess has a strong interest in musculoskeletal rehabilitation and has completed a post graduate degree in Occ Health, Safety and Ergonomics.
Todd RobinsonTweed Coast & SE QLD
With well over a decade of experience as an EP and behavioural change counsellor, Todd has developed a strong empathy for the physical and mental challenges that people may experience as a result of injury and during their recovery. To achieve positive outcomes, Todd works closely with each individual and focuses on their unique motivators to help develop structured goals to maintain focus and empower them to take an active approach in their recovery.
Kris SkaifeBrisbane, QLD
As an EP Kris has extensive knowledge in the corporate health and clinical exercise fields, he has worked as a tutor of Human Movement studies at QUT and has recently completed a Master’s degree in Health Management (QUT), majoring in Health and Risk Management. Kris has a keen interest in knee reconstructions, lower back injuries and currently is heavily involved in the field of exercise and oncology, working with people to get them moving and strong while undertaking Cancer treatment.
Rowena YeomansAdelaide, SA
Rowena is an Exercise Physiologist with ten years’ experience working in clinical exercise physiology, corporate health and occupational rehabilitation. Rowena possesses undergraduate qualifications in Applied Science (Human Movement & Health Studies) and Psychology and post graduate qualifications in Clinical Rehabilitation. Rowena is particularly passionate about women’s health and providing comprehensive and outcome driven exercise physiology services to assist injured workers to return to work.
Marlene LovellLaunceston, TAS
Marlene has wide ranging experience and has worked with patients from across the lifespan including young children right through to those in advanced old age. Marlene has special interest in chronic disease, cancer and neuromuscular pathologies and aims to teach people that exercise does not have to be scary to be really effective and also teaches them how to better manage their conditions through lifestyle and behavioural change. Marlene is also passionate about chronic pain management and has been increasing her practice in Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome and other neural pain issues.
Crystal StavrisAdministration Manager
Crystal has been assisting in the rehabilitation industry since 2009 and therefore over the last 8 years she has developed a significant level of proficiency in all areas of compensable rehabilitation administration. As a result of working with both worker’s compensation work conditioning providers and life insurance based rehabilitation providers Crystal has become acutely aware of the needs of all parties within the compensable schemes.
Jennifer SmallridgeEast Melbourne & CBD, VIC
Jennifer has 3 years’ experience as an Exercise Physiologist and through her close work with the Oncology department at St Vincent’s Hospital she has developed a significant amount of experience working with cancer patients and assisting them to improve functioning during and after chemotherapy treatment as well as in the later stages of recovery when aiming to decrease the effects of cancer-related fatigue. Jennifer also has a keen interest in musculoskeletal injuries including the lower back, SIJ, hips and knees.
Mary SticcaNorth East Melbourne, VIC
Mary has 15 years’ experience working as an Exercise Physiologist and has developed a keen interest in working with those with inflammatory / neurological conditions such as demyelination, myositis, fibromyalgia and Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome. With interest areas also in metabolic conditions such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease as well as musculoskeletal injuries including the knee, wrist, ankle and hip, Mary is most definitely a multi-faceted Exercise Physiologist with a broad range of knowledge and skills.
Elaine KillenBrisbane, QLD
Elaine has over 20 years of experience working in the occupational rehabilitation field as both a Rehabilitation Consultant and an Exercise Physiologist and in her career has facilitated return to work programs for individuals with a variety of injuries and conditions across a diverse range of industries. Elaine specializes in musculoskeletal injuries with a particular focus on the lower back but also has a strong interest in chronic diseases and neurological conditions. Elaine frequently provides wellness education, manual handling advice and injury prevention training with an emphasis on self-management of recovery and as a former language teacher, Elaine also has a practical understanding and empathy for assisting people from other language and cultural backgrounds.
Hayley KearneyBrisbane, QLD
The connection between physical conditions and mental wellness is a key area of interest for Hayley. With a large background as an Exercise Physiologist managing musculoskeletal injuries and supporting clients through ‘whole life’ rehabilitation, Hayley enjoys the holistic application of evidence based research into therapeutic intervention. With work spanning Australia and Canada, Hayley has a natural curiosity for people, their workplaces, and lives. With a background as a Rehab Provider, an Exercise Physiologist and also in vocational counselling (group and one on one) assists clients and employers in addressing challenges in a supportive manner. Hayley is currently studying a Grad Dip of Counselling part time to deepen the holistic approach to her physical treatment methodology.