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Position: Physiotherapist/Women’s Health Physio Location: Kiama / Shoalhaven Qualifications: Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Charles Sturt University)

After graduating in 2013 Jess gained experience in rural private practice and had exposure to every avenue from paediatrics, aged care, acute hospital and sports physiotherapy. In 2017, Jess relocated to Wollongong to gain more experience in sports and musculoskeletal private practice.

Jess joined the BaiMed team in mid-2020 and since then has been an integral part of our Women’s Health team. Jess has a always had special interest in Women’s Health and also in the treatment of the Throwing Shoulder which is common in overhead athletes.

Jess played representative cricket at a junior level and went on to coach the Riverina Cricket Female Academy from 2014-2018. She has also worked as a Physiotherapist for the Country NSW Cricket Team since 2017.

Jess comes from an Italian heritage so her love of food and cooking is guaranteed. Outside of work you’ll find Jess exploring new places, supporting St Kilda, and playing AFL or cricket.

Position: Physiotherapist/Women’s Health Physio Location: Kiama / Shoalhaven Qualifications: Bac... Read More

Position: Exercise Physiologist Locations: Kiama / Shoalhaven Qualifications: Bachelor of Health Science (Sport and Exercise Science) at Western Sydney University in 2015 and a Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology at Charles Sturt University in 2018

Originally from Engadine, before moving to Kiama Sarah worked in the neuromuscular rehabilitation clinic in Sydney. Sarah is passionate about treating neurological conditions in particular Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis and stroke. Outside of work you’ll find Sarah spending time with her friends and family, playing netball, enjoying the beach, bush walks, camping and taking Jock (Sarah’s Blue Heeler) to the dog park.

Position: Exercise Physiologist Locations: Kiama / Shoalhaven Qualifications: Bachelor of Health... Read More

Position: Physiotherapist / (Former) PE Teacher

Location: Kiama and Figtree

Qualifications: Bachelor of Physiotherapy (2016), Bachelor of Physical and Health Education (2008)

Sam’s special interest is Pregnancy and Postnatal Physiotherapy. Paediatric developmental Physiotherapy is also fast becoming a part of her repertoire. Sam offers the BaiMed Bumps Program, this program empowers pregnant women through exercise and education workshops. See Sam for pre and postnatal musculoskeletal aches, pains and abdominal separation. Pregnant women can be sure to have confidence in their bodies for birth and beyond.

Formerly a PE teacher Sam hopes to continue educating kids (and their parents) through development and movement therapies under the banner of Paediatric Physiotherapy.

Outside of work Sam is a Mum to two energetic boys and thrives on spending time with them outdoors.

Position: Physiotherapist / (Former) PE Teacher Location: Kiama and Figtree Qualifications: Bac... Read More

Position: Physiotherapist

Location: Kiama & Wollongong

Qualifications: Bachelor of Physiotherapy with Honours from the University of Newcastle.

Ryan is originally from Tamworth, North West NSW, he grew up in the country chasing almost every sport and cultural opportunity available . He channeled his passions for water polo and music, representing Australia in both. Ryan continued a high level of national and international water polo throughout his 4 years studying in Newcastle. Ryan worked as a sports trainer for The Emerging Jets FC, Mariners Academy FC, local/state/national water polo teams and the Tongan Rugby Union team competing at the 2017 Pacific Nations Cup.

Outside of work you’ll find Ryan enjoying the wide range of water sports the South Coast has on offer, spending time with his partner and their border collie.

Position: Physiotherapist Location: Kiama & Wollongong Qualifications: Bachelor of Physiot... Read More

Name: Kirra Laughlan

Position: Physiotherapist

Location: Kiama

Qualifications: Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Biology) from university of Canberra Master of Physiotherapy from University of Canberra

Kirra grew up in Kiama and always had a keen interest in Sport, she made the Australian finals for swimming and Surf Life saving, she has completed a marathon and also competed in the Coolongatta Gold. Highlights of her career thus far would be helping rehabilitate stroke survivors and amputees, working with the junior state of origin teams (with BaiMed) and the Illawarra Netball teams. Kirra is apart of our BaiMed Bumps team and has a keen interest in pre and post natal in particular returning to high intensity exercises.

Outside of work you’ll find Kirra busy spending time with her husband Tim, two children Lily and Maggie and Dogs Lockie and Lola. She enjoys surf life saving, swimming and CrossFit.

Name: Kirra Laughlan Position: Physiotherapist Location: Kiama Qualifications: Bachelor of App... Read More

Positions: Senior Physiotherapist, Manager of Clinical Operations, Team Leader of Vestibular Services

Location: Kiama and Albion Park

Qualifications: Bachelor of Science (Exercise Science) – UOW, Masters of Clinical Exercise Physiology – UOW, Masters of Physiotherapy – University of Sydney.

Jordan has extensive experience working in private practice both as a Physiotherapist and Exercise Physiologist. Jordan is one of our senior physiotherapists and is primarily based in the southern BaiMed clinics. He is BaiMed’s Team Leader of Vestibular Services and has completed several advanced levels vertigo and vestibular courses, and now works closely with many of the ENTs and Neurologists across the Illawarra and Sydney. Jordan presents information sessions and webinars to many local GP doctors and other allied health professionals across Australia.

Jordan has been fortunate enough to work with many high-level sporting teams, including the u20’s St George Dragons, NSW Physical Disability Rugby League team, NSW Masters Hockey, and many other local teams. He is also one of only a few certified classifiers for physical disability rugby league in Australia. Jordan has a passion for the disability sector and has extensive experience within this industry – both in physiotherapy and support.

Jordan was originally from the Southern Highlands before moving to the Illawarra, and he has two beautiful daughters. You’ll find him making sandcastles and having tea parties with his girls and going for beach walks on the rocks with wife and children.

Positions: Senior Physiotherapist, Manager of Clinical Operations, Team Leader of Vestibular Serv... Read More

Position: Exercise Physiologist Location: Woonona Qualifications: Bachelor of Exercise Physiology & Rehabilitation (University of Canberra - Completed 2019), Masters in Disability & Inclusion (Deakin University - Currently Undertaking)

Ellen grew up in a big Italian family, she loves to cook, eat and travel. She played softball growing up and represented the ACT from U13-U19 at a state level. She has a special interest in assisting people with disabilities to help empower peoples lives. Outside of work you will find Ellen at the beach, spending time with her family, friends and her puppy!

Position: Exercise Physiologist Location: Woonona Qualifications: Bachelor of Exercise Physiology... Read More

Position: Physiotherapist

Locations: Wollongong and Performance Centre

Qualifications: Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy), The University of Sydney

APA Level 1 Women’s Health Qualified

WHTA Level 3 Overactive Bladder Qualified

As part of the Women’s Health team, Teale is trained to help with:

  • Female Athlete Health including REDS or Low Energy Availability
  • Mastitis / Blocked Ducts
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Overactive Bladder Conditions
  • Axillary Web Syndrome (Cording)
  • Pregnancy and Post Partum Conditions including: Pelvic Girdle Pain, Carpal Tunnel or Dequervains Tenosynovitis, Sciatic Pain, Abdominal Separation, Advice and Exercise during Pregnancy and Post partum.

She is trained in Clinical Pilates and Dry Needling.

Teale has also completed industry leading research with The University of Sydney investigating heading injuries in youth National Premier League. Her research was the first to include Australian data on heading and has been pivotal in informing injury prevention policy with FIFA and Football NSW.

Click here to read Teale’s published research #makeheadingsafer

Teale has spent several years working in Football with teams in A-League Womens, Men’s National Premier League and Illawarra Premier League.

Her previous experience includes working with: - Wellington Phoenix A-League Women’s - Sydney FC Academy - UOW Tottenham Academy - Wollongong Wolves Football Club - South Coast Flame Football Club - South Sydney Rabbitohs Touch - Vikings Rugby Union - Port Kembla and Fernhill Football Clubs

Position: Physiotherapist Locations: Wollongong and Performance Centre Qualifications: Bachelo... Read More

Exercise Physiologist

Qualifications: Bachelor of Exercise Science and Rehabilitation (UOW )

Ash joined BaiMed’s team of Exercise Physiologists in 2021 after working and developing EP services in private physiotherapy practice in the Sutherland Shire for over 1.5 years. Prior to this Ash worked in cardiac rehabilitation at Wollongong Hospital.

Ash has a special interest in neurological conditions, such as Parkinson’s Disease, stroke, and MS. She also is interested in chronic disease management including cardiac rehabilitation, type 2 diabetes management and falls prevention.

Growing up Ash was a National level swimmer, now she enjoys snowboarding and playing AFL for the Wollongong Lions. Outside of work Ash enjoys drinking coffee and going to the beach.

Exercise Physiologist Qualifications: Bachelor of Exercise Science and Rehabilitation (UOW ) As... Read More

Position: Kids Physiotherapist

Location: Kiama

Qualifications: B App Sc (Physio) from Sydney University (2001), Master Physio (Paediatrics) from University of Queensland (2006).

Suzie specialises in treating children. A Past Chairperson of the National Paediatric Group (NSW) of the APA, Suzie has worked as a Senior children’s physiotherapist and Service Manager at both Westmead Children’s Hospital and the Sydney Children’s Hospital.A published author on many occasions, Suzie adores kids and has devoted her career to working in Paediatrics and disability services.

Suzie is a mum to 3 beautiful boys and has a new interest in Lego, transformers, dinosaurs and diggers. On the weekends you’ll find her spending time with her family, enjoying early morning runs and Sunday afternoon BBQ’s.

Position: Kids Physiotherapist Location: Kiama Qualifications: B App Sc (Physio) from Sydney U... Read More

Position: Exercise Physiologist

Locations: Kiama and Figtree (Performance Centre)

Qualifications: Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology – The University of New England

Originally from Nelson Bay, Harry moved to Wollongong following the completion of his degree in 2017. Harry is passionate about working with people living with persistent pain and mental health conditions and he currently manages our clinical Exercise Physiology team.

Outside of work you’ll find Harry playing AFL for the Wollongong Lions, surfing, or hanging out with his partner Brodie and dog Reuben.

Position: Exercise Physiologist Locations: Kiama and Figtree (Performance Centre) Qualification... Read More

Qualifications: Bachelor of Exercise Science - University of Wollongong (2017), Masters of Exercise Science (Strength & Conditioning) - Edith Cowan University (2019), Masters of Clinical Exercise Physiology - Charles Sturt University (2021), Level 2 ASCA Strength & Conditioning Coach

Maddie has been a part of the BaiMed family since 2015, initially in our admin team and then as a Strength and Conditioning Coach from 2019. Maddie has been the South Coast Blaze Strength and Conditioning Coach for two years since their inclusion in the Netball NSW Premier League.  

After graduating from a Masters of Clinical Exercise Physiology in 2021, Maddie progressed to working as an Exercise Physiologist in the BaiMed Performance Centre and Nowra clinic. 

Maddie’s special interests are in youth long term athletic development, return to sport, and high-performance strength and conditioning. Maddie also has a focus in gymnastics, after being a gymnast herself for 16 years, and a Gymnastics Coach at SCYC Nowra Gymnastics for 9 years. 

Away from work, Maddie loves spending time with her fiancé, Lachlan, and their spotty Dalmatian puppy, Poppy. Maddie also enjoys going to the gym, socialising with friends and exploring new places and tracks.  

Qualifications: Bachelor of Exercise Science - University of Wollongong (2017), Masters of Exerci... Read More

Position: Exercise Physiologist

Locations: Albion Park and Shoalhaven

Qualifications: Bachelor of Exercise Physiology and Rehabilitation (University of Canberra)

Joe grew up in Batemans Bay with his five siblings, he played a wide range of sports growing up but ultimately landed on AFL. In 2017, he moved from the coast to Canberra for University, where he continued to play AFL both locally and in rural NSW.

In 2022, Joe joined the BaiMed team. He enjoys working with a range of musculoskeletal concerns, chronic pain and mental health. Coming from a sporting background, he also has a keen interest in sporting injuries.

Outside of work, Joe enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing AFL, taking his dog (Goose) to the beach, travelling, reading and exercising.

Position: Exercise Physiologist Locations: Albion Park and Shoalhaven Qualifications: Bachelor ... Read More

Qualifications: Bachelor of Medical and Health Science (UOW) and Master of Physiotherapy (UTS)

Dean grew up in the small town of Griffith where his family owned a prune and orange farm. He played multiple sports competitively, with soccer always his sport of choice.

Dean later moved to Wollongong to attend UOW and complete his undergraduate degree in Medical and Health Sciences. Dean later completed his Master of Physiotherapy at UTS, graduating in 2021, before joining BaiMed in 2022.

Dean is also an accredited Strength and Conditioning Coach and Level 1 Sports Trainer.

Dean has an interest in treating sporting injuries and being part of the rehab process from managing an initial injury to returning to sport or work. Dean’s interest sparked from when he was growing up and experienced a lot of low back pain. Through his frequent physio visits he began to learn and experience the benefits of rehabilitation through exercise, education and self-management strategies.

Outside of work Dean enjoys going to the beach with friends, playing sport especially soccer and touch, reading, being outdoors and going to the gym.

Qualifications: Bachelor of Medical and Health Science (UOW) and Master of Physiotherapy (UTS) D... Read More

Position: Physiotherapist

Location: Wollongong

Qualifications: Bachelor of Exercise Science – Wollongong, Graduate Certificate of Human Movement – Canberra, Masters of Physiotherapy – Canberra

Sam grew up in Wollongong – mainly doing gymnastics. She competed for 12 years then went on to coach for 6 years. She loves working in the big supportive family at BaiMed where she applies everything she learns to her job every day – and enjoys working with patients of all ages and backgrounds, especially kids.

Serious and dedicated at work, Sam tends to be super easygoing in her spare time. She loves anything that takes her outside and into the sunshine, especially hanging at the beach with family and friends. She also loves to travel!

Position: Physiotherapist Location: Wollongong Qualifications: Bachelor of Exercise Science – W... Read More

Location: Woonona & Aged Care

Qualifications: Bachelor of Health Science and Master of Physiotherapy – Western Sydney University

Edward joined BaiMed in 2021 and works in both the Aged Care and Woonona clinic teams. Ed’s area of interest is treating vertigo and vestibular disorders.

Ed previously worked in a private practice dealing with a variety of clients ranging from athletes to clients under the Work Cover and National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). He gained valuable experience of developing thorough exercise programs to assist with achieving clients’ rehabilitation and physiotherapy goals.

Ed enjoys being a physio as it helps members of the community get the most out of their lives. Outside of work he enjoys drinking coffee, hiking, backpacking, camping, snowboarding, snorkeling and playing basketball.

Location: Woonona & Aged Care Qualifications: Bachelor of Health Science and Master of Physi... Read More

Position: Managing Partner, Physiotherapist

Location: Wollongong, Kiama, Performance Centre

Qualifications: Bach App Sc. (Physiotherapy)

Professional Achievements and Accreditations:

Current NSWRL State of Origin Pathways Performance Physio. Worked at Rugby League world cups, the NBL, the NRL and with several Olympians. Involved with the region’s Matildas and Socceroos players for more than 10 years Awarded Young business leader of the year at the Illawarra Business Awards in 2013 Corporate supporter and Board Member of Friends of The Trust – which has raised over 1.7 million for a respite home to be delivered in the next 3 years. Founder and organiser of BaiMed 100 100s event which raises valuable funds every year to support Disability Services and FOTT. As the founder of BaiMed, Mick is constantly amazed at how many wonderful people BaiMed has allowed him to meet and work with over the years. He has a special interest in lower body biomechanics, especially with regards to the age old debate over load vs capacity. His patients benefit from the professional network he’s formed which allows him access to the state’s top specialists and surgeons.

Mick is famous for his stories (to describe injuries and treatment) which could fill a book (Title pending: ‘Expressions of Interest’) and loves working with people to help them restore their own love of life! He constantly reminds his staff (and the world) of three simple statements that form the backbone of our existence: (1) Do good always; (2) Don’t be too concerned with first world problems; and (3) When asked how you are, always answer “amazing, wonderful or exceptional”.

Although he never really leaves work, Mick runs marathons in his spare time and is a proud father that’s transitioning nicely into a netball and Auskick parent.

Position: Managing Partner, Physiotherapist Location: Wollongong, Kiama, Performance Centre Qua... Read More

Position: Owner / Operations Manager / Illawarra Hawks NBL Head Physio

Location: Kiama, Wollongong, Woonona

Qualifications: Bach App Sc. (Physiotherapy)

Professional Achievements and Accreditations:

St George Illawarra Dragons (2009-2015) physiotherapist as varying levels from junior reps, NYC, NRL. Illawarra Hawks Performance Program Manager 2015 – current NSW Junior State of Origin Physio 2014 – current Scott has been with BaiMed since 2009 and is one of the owners. Originally based at the Wollongong clinic, he left to open the Woonona clinic in 2012 and then the Kiama clinic in 2015. His interest in holistic biomechanical based treatment, means Scott’s primary focus is on injury prevention and athletic development, and loves working with people in a team based environment to create positive change.

Outside work, Scott enjoys spending time with his family including amazing, supportive, understanding wife Sarah and two kids – boisterous, strong-willed, fiercely independent son Will and gentle natured, quiet, gorgeous daughter Nellie.

Position: Owner / Operations Manager / Illawarra Hawks NBL Head Physio Location: Kiama, Wollongo... Read More

Position: Yoga instructor / Physiotherapist

Location: Kiama

Qualifications: BSc Physiotherapy (Uni of Sydney) and two-year Dansk Yoga Certificate (Copenhagen).

Jane joined BaiMed in 2016 upon returning to Australia after 20 years living and working in Hong Kong, Denmark and Dubai.

Jane’s interest and experience is in exercise-prescription training based on in-depth yoga theory and practice. Her passion lies with the relationship between breath control, yoga and physiotherapy. She teaches PhysioYoga in Kiama combining these practices to give clients maximum benefit for their own sport or lifestyle.

In her free time, she is pounding the laps of the Kiama outdoor pools with her husband, or driving their daughter to her various swim meets.

Position: Yoga instructor / Physiotherapist Location: Kiama Qualifications: BSc Physiotherapy (... Read More

Locations: Nowra and Wollongong

Qualifications:Bachelor of Exercise Science @ UOW, Doctor of Physiotherapy @ Bond University

Jordan has always had a keen interest in physiotherapy from a young age due to playing a lot of sport and spending a lot of time getting treated for injuries (mostly by the physiotherapists at BaiMed!).

Jordan’s sporting highlight was representing NSW in surf boat rowing and winning the Australian Open.

After becoming a physio, Jordan’s career highlight was working as a strength and conditioning associate with the NSW Waratahs for the 19-20 season.

Jordan has a special interest in lower limb injuries, particularly injuries sustained through soccer and athletics.

In addition to treating injuries, Jordan is also working in our aged care team.

Outside of work you’ll find him playing any sport (especially one of his favourite sports of soccer and rowing), at the beach or snow, or finding new places to camp and travel.

Locations: Nowra and Wollongong Qualifications:Bachelor of Exercise Science @ UOW, Doctor of Phy... Read More

Position: Physiotherapist

Location: Wollongong

Qualifications: Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science (UOW), Masters of Physiotherapy (USyd)

Growing up being involved in a range of different sports has given him insight into the various demands of different sports and the injuries associated with them. Lachlan’s love of travelling and passion for all things snow took him to Canada in the winter, working as a physiotherapist on the ski slopes. He believes building positive relationships through honesty and trust with his patients’ plays a major role in recovery and he enjoy helping them achieve this.

You’ll find Lachlan at the Wollongong practice treating mainly musculoskeletal and sporting injuries

Position: Physiotherapist Location: Wollongong Qualifications: Bachelor of Exercise and Sport S... Read More

Position: Physiotherapist Locations:Woonona Qualifications: Exercise Science & Sports Coaching / Sports Management and Masters of Physiotherapy at the University of Canberra.

Jack grew up in Ulladulla, South Coast NSW and moved to Canberra to complete his Exercise Science & Sports Coaching / Sports Management double degree and Masters of Physiotherapy at the University of Canberra.

Jacks career highlights have been extensive including being the sports trainer for Easts Rugby Club with Accelerate Physiotherapy, Pool Lifeguard at Canberra International Sports and Aquatic Centre, Canberra Camp Counsellor at Pali Adventures Summer Camp, Los Angeles, Event Management Internship with World Surf League, Teahupoo Billabong Pro, Biomechanical and Competitive Analyst Internship with the University swim team and Ginniderra swim club, Canberra.

Jack enjoys treating a wide range of injuries with a specific interest in sport specific return to sport and lower limb injuries.

Outside of work you’ll find Jack enjoying the outdoors Surfing, Travelling, Snowboarding, Skating, Diving and Hiking.

Position: Physiotherapist Locations:Woonona Qualifications: Exercise Science & Sports Coachin... Read More

Location: Kiama, Albion Park Qualifications: Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Charles Sturt University)

Nikki lived in Port Macquarie for 3 years while completing her Bachelor of Physiotherapy. Whilst there, she was active in the community helping out at rugby games on the weekends, working as a first aid officer at a water park and helping out annual IronMan in the massage and medical tent.

After this, Nikki moved back to her hometown Kiama. Over the past two years, she has been a sports trainer with local football teams ranging from district league to NPL.

Nikki joined BaiMed in 2021 and is based in the Kiama & Albion Park clinics. She is also working with Steelers in the Tarsha Gale competition. She is interested in sports injuries and women’s health.

In her spare time she is regularly found at the rockpool in Kiama doing laps, at the gym or with her energetic husky puppies called Otis & Etta. She has travelled to Europe, the UK, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand hopes to further her travels once the borders open up!

Location: Kiama, Albion Park Qualifications: Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Charles Sturt University)... Read More

Qualifications: Bach. of Physiotherapy & Mast. of Exercise Science (Strength & Conditioning)

Professional Achievements and Accreditations: NRL Rehabilitation Physiotherapist to St George Illawarra Dragons (2017 – 2019) Head Physiotherapist ACT/NSW Men’s Comets Cricket Team – Futures League (2016 – 2017) Australia Under 15’s Female Physiotherapist (2017) ACT/NSW Country Under 15/17’s Pathway Physiotherapist (2016 – 2017) Level 1 Sports Physiotherapist APA Member

Special Interests: Rehabilitation of individuals for return to sports following acute or chronic musculoskeletal injury – shoulder, Achilles and hamstring injuries Acute and chronic shoulder injuries – Coordinator for the ‘Cuff Strong’ Program Facilitating return to full function for upper body limb injuries Return to run rehabilitation following lower body injuries

Liam’s primary aim as a physiotherapist is to enable people to return to full function following injury. This is regardless of whether their aim is to return to sport, work or their favourite hobbies. He is passionate about ensuring people receive a high standard of care, whilst considering client’s goals and current life balance. Having worked in all levels of sport over the years (amateur, semi and elite), he has had the opportunity to work with people of all ages. These opportunities have resulted in Liam seeing many injuries commonly occurring within specific sports, which include rugby league, rugby union, Australian Rules football and cricket. Reducing the risk of re-injury is another area that Liam is passionate about. Having completed his Masters in Strength and Conditioning, Liam believes clients should continue with ongoing maintenance programs after returning to full health. He believes musculoskeletal injury rehabilitation not only involves returning to full function, it also includes reducing the risk of subsequent injury. Away from work, you will find Liam attempting to surf (having been born in Canberra made it challenging), going to the gym or camping within the wonderful areas of the Illawarra and surrounds.

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