BaiMed offers quality care for our patients, community and staff. COVID-19 presents us with a unique challenge. We are providing in clinic consultations and video /phone consultations. We have a comprehensive screening process in place for the current pandemic. For Patients & All Attendees BaiMed we require one these four options/expectations (Under 16yrs Exempt): 1. Provide/Show your Covid Immunisation Record - OR - 2. Record of NSW Health PCR Swab Test w Negative Result within 48hours of appt - OR - 3. $10 Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) before consult (in carpark provider by our physiotherapists) - OR - 4. Telehealth consult available

Physiotherapy


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Exercise Physiology


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Kids Physiotherapy


Dietetics


Vestibular/Vertigo Physiotherapy


Position: Physiotherapist / ACL Program Coordinator

Location: BaiMed Performance Centre

Qualifications: Bachelor Science (Health and Exercise Science) – UNSW, Masters of Physiotherapy – University of Sydney

You’ll find JC busy at our Wollongong clinic assessing, treating and managing patients with predominantly musculoskeletal conditions. When he’s not there he’s at the Performance Centre providing rehab and advice to patients for a range of lower limb and ACL injuries, helping them get back into their sport of choice ASAP.

It’s the interesting and varied clinical work at BaiMed that keeps JC motivated. That and the scope for high quality and effective interventions using BaiMed’s top notch facilities. Outside work, you’ll find him at the beach, travelling, camping or just spending time with friends and family.

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Position: Physiotherapist

Location: Kiama, Shoalhaven

Qualifications: Bachelor of Coaching and Sports Science- University of Canberra, Graducate Certificate of Human Movement- University of Canberra and Masters of Physiotherapy- University of Canberra.

Jenna grew up in Jervis Bay and moved to Canberra to complete her university in 2009. She has coached gymnastics in both Nowra and Canberra at the National and Elite level. Jenna previously worked with BaiMed before moving to Perth where she practised with elite athletes including gymnasts, rugby and hockey players. Jenna also worked within Pediatrics with Child Health Services including developmental delay and integrating school aged children with disabilities and gross motor development into community sport. 2018 was a massive year for Jenna, she was the Head Physiotherapist for the Cirque Du Soleil of the Sea where she traveled with the cast through most of Europe for 9 months. Jenna has recently relocated back to the Illawarra and is offering appointments at our Shoalhaven and Kiama clinics.

Outside of work you will find Jenna along with her husband, son Kai, and Kelpie George exploring the beautiful South Coast

Position: Physiotherapist Location: Kiama, Shoalhaven Qualifications: Bachelor of Coaching and ... Read More

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.

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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

Qualifications: Bachelor of Exercise Physiology and Rehabilitation (University of Canberra),Sports Trainer lvl 1 (Sports Medicine Australia) and Cert III and IV Fitness

Originally from the town of Cowra, Nic moved to the ACT to complete his Bachelor of Exercise Physiology and Rehabilitation at the University of Canberra. Through University he worked with a semi-professional AFL club BMFC (strength, conditioning and rehab) and also as a personal trainer. Nic relocated to Wollongong and now works with our Performance team out of our Figtree and Nowra clinics.

Nic loves to spend time with his family, hit the gym, watch and play all sports, most notably cricket, netball, AFL and touch. Nic is quite the animal lover, when he isn’t spending time with animals he loves exploring the South Coast.

Qualifications: Bachelor of Exercise Physiology and Rehabilitation (University of Canberra),Sport... Read More

Benjamin Kearton

Position: Physiotherapist

Location: Kiama & Nowra

Qualifications: Bachelor of Exercise Science (UOW), Masters of Physiotherapy (USYD)

Ben played competitive soccer locally for 22 years and social basketball, which stemmed his passion in sport and the rehabilitation process. He has a special interest in tendon injuries and sport injuries, particularly of the lower limb.

Ben appreciates being involved in the rehabilitation process, from injury to return to work, life and sport, and beyond to improved performance, functionality and injury prevention.

Ben has been a sports trainer for 4 years with local soccer teams. Outside of work, Ben enjoys walking his blue heeler, Banjo with his fiancé Lisa, and keeping active by playing soccer, basketball and working out at the gym.

Benjamin Kearton Position: Physiotherapist Location: Kiama & Nowra Qualifications: Bachelor of... 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

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.

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Position: Physiotherapist, Exercise Physiologist, Manager at Shoalhaven clinic

Location: Shoalhaven

Qualifications: Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Hons), Bachelor of Human Movement (Ex. Sci.)

After working on the far south coast for a few years, Matt worked in London in 2011 before returning to the Shoalhaven and joining BaiMed in 2012. Among other things, he has completed advanced training in Dry Needling, cycling biomechanics and headaches.

Harbouring a keen interest in road cycling and mountain biking, Matt recently completed a 1000km charity ride from Melbourne to Nowra and rode the gruelling ‘Pioneer’ mountain bike stage race in New Zealand.

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Luke Besgrove

Position: Physiotherapist

Location: Kiama

Qualifications: Bachelor of Health Science (USYD), Masters of Physiotherapy (USYD)

Luke grew up on the Central Coast, representing the region in rugby union. Luke has a keen interest in sport, especially in basketball and football. Following his studies he completed a physio internship at the Sydney Kings, and would like to work with professional athletes and sport again in the future.

Luke has a particular interest in vestibular physio, and also in treating knees and ankles. He values the variety of patients and people he gets to meet working as a physio.

Luke has enjoyed snowboarding in Japan, trekking to Mt Everest Base Camp and helicoptering through the Himalayas, and when he isn’t off adventuring he loves spending quality time with his dog, Kobe.

Luke Besgrove Position: Physiotherapist Location: Kiama Qualifications: Bachelor of Health Sci... 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: Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist

Location: Wollongong

Qualifications: Bachelor of Health Science and Master of Physiotherapy – Western Sydney University; Master of Physiotherapy (Sports Physiotherapy) – University of Queensland; Titled Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist - Australian Physiotherapy Association

Michael is a sports and exercise physiotherapist with experience across Sydney, Brisbane, and the Illawarra. He has worked with a variety of athletes and teams, ranging for amateur to elite, in primarily cricket, basketball, baseball, Aussie rules and rugby league.

Michael is passionate about individualised patient care and developing long term plans for patients to better manage their pain and return to meaningful activity. Michael has special interests in the management of tendon pain (tendinopathy), lower limb injury (hip, knee, ankle), and using exercise and movement as a rehabilitation method.

Outside of work, Michael enjoys playing social basketball, travelling, bingeing TV series and sampling the areas coffee and brews.

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

Position: Dietitian

Location: Wollongong / Woonona / Shoalhaven / Kiama

Qualifications: Masters of Science (Nutrition and Dietetics), Bachelor of Science (Nutrition), Accredited Practicing Dietitian, Accredited Sports Dietitian

Jodie passionately believes health and nutrition work hand in hand. She loves working with people to help them achieve their health goals – by offering them a new perspective on nutrition, one that works for them. Mum to two busy, active (hungry) young boys, Jodie enjoys keeping fit in her ‘spare’ time by running and going to the gym. She also loves (would you believe it) food, whether it be cooking and entertaining at home, or eating out with friends.

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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

Location: Wollongong

Qualifications: Bachelor of Health Sciences/ Masters of Physiotherapy (2017 -Western Sydney University)

John previously worked in the finance industry before making the career jump to Physiotherapy due to his interest in health sciences and sports.

John has developed a special interest in sporting injuries including ACL rehabilitation, shoulder and lower limb tendinopathies over the years working in private practice. He has also been involved with sports coverage including the UNSW football club and Macarthur Rams football club in the National Premier League.

Outside of work you’ll find John enjoying spending time with family, playing basketball and figuring out his next travel destination!

Location: Wollongong Qualifications: Bachelor of Health Sciences/ Masters of Physiotherapy (2017... 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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Position: Physiotherapist Locations: Nowra & Kiama  Qualifications:Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science, Doctor of Physiotherapy, Diploma of Remedial Massage

Phil became interested in studying physio after frequently injuring himself while playing Ultimate Frisbee at an international level for 11 years. 

Whilst studying Sport Science at Sydney University, Phil worked as a remedial massage therapist. After completing this degree he did his post-grad studies at Macquarie Uni.  Phil has worked with a variety of professional athletes, including six years with the Greater Western Sydney Giants AFL club, and seen first hand what is involved in elite sports injury rehab.

Since graduating in 2019, Phil worked in a small clinical space in a North Sydney gym and working with specialist physio Trish Wisbey-Roth on her online education business - The Physio Accelerator. 

Phil is particularly interested in tendinopathy, lifting technique and exercise programming/monitoring. 

Phil joined the BaiMed team in October 2021 and is working out of the Kiama and Nowra clinics. Outside of work Phil enjoys beach volleyball, surfing, triathlons and the gym.

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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.

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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: BMaster of Physiotherapy (University of Technology), Bachelor of Exercise Science (University of Wollongong), Level One Sport’s Trainer (Sport’s Medicine Australia), Certificate IV in Dance (Brent Street Studios)

Jess grew up dancing and playing netball in a small country town, before moving to Sydney and training full time as a dancer (majoring in contemporary and ballet). After sustaining some overuse injuries dancing, Jess moved to to Wollongong where she began her journey as a Physiotherapist.

Over the past few years, Jess has been a sports trainer for the Illawarra Stingrays (WNPL), Port Kembla F.C. and Warilla Wanderers. Whilst also working in a hospital setting where she gained experience in orthopedic, neurological and geriatric physiotherapy.

Jess enjoys spending time with friends, swimming at the beach, cooking, going to the gym, bush walking, and listening to music in her spare time.

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Location: Aged Care Qualifications: Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Charles Sturt University)

Nikki-Lea 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.

Over the past two years, Nikki has been a sports trainer with local football teams ranging from district league to NPL.

Nikki joined BaiMed in 2021 and is part of the aged care team. In addition to working in aged care, 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 puppy called Otis. She has travelled to Europe, the UK, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand hopes to further her travels once the borders open up!

Location: Aged Care Qualifications: Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Charles Sturt University) Nikki-... Read More

Location: Woonona

Qualifications: Bachelor of Exercise Science Wollongong University, Masters of Physiotherapy Curtin University

Claire has always been passionate about sport and as a teenager she was a competitive swimmer and her highlights include national medals for under 17 and 18yrs, 5km and 10km open water swims. In 2017 she completed the Rottnest Channel Swim in 5hrs 57min. In her second last year of her undergraduate degree she went on exchange to North Carolina University and decided to try out for the crew team. This was an experience to be a division one athlete for 6 months in an American college. After graduating in Curtin, Claire moved to the Snowy Mountains to Cooma and took up snowboarding and league tag. Claire worked as a sports trainer for 5 years with various sporting codes at all different levels including rugby union, rugby league and soccer. She has taught clinical Pilates for 2 years and enjoys seeing people learn to appreciate how strong and amazing their bodies are. Outside of work you’ll find Claire playing social touch and netball, hiking and spending time with her 8 month old Kelpie who keeps her very active!

Location: Woonona Qualifications: Bachelor of Exercise Science Wollongong University, Masters of... 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: 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: Physiotherapist

Location: Wollongong

Qualifications: BSc (hons) Physiotherapy Sheffield Hallam University, MSc (dip) Advancing Physiotherapy (MMACP) Sheffield Hallam University

Kat was born and raised in Lincolnshire, England. She spent 8 years working for the NHS and 4 years in private practice. Alongside this she has worked in sports, amateur rugby union, Yorkshire netball academy, and more extensively rugby league; spending nearly 10 years with Sheffield Eagles and 5 years with the Irish International Team. She has recently relocated to Australia and offers appointments at BaiMed Wollongong and Kiama.

Outside work you’ll find Kat exploring her new home, searching for English teas and playing her favourite sport, Netball.

Position: Physiotherapist Location: Wollongong Qualifications: BSc (hons) Physiotherapy Sheffie... Read More

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