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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: 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
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
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: 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
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
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.
Qualifications: Bach. of Physiotherapy & Mast. of Exercise Science (Strength & Conditioni... 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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Position: Physiotherapist, Exercise Physiologist, Manager at Shoalhaven clinic
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.
Position: Physiotherapist, Exercise Physiologist, Manager at Shoalhaven clinic Location: Shoalha... 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 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
Name: Kirra Laughlan
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: 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
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
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
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
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: Bachelo... Read More
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