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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Bumps Physiotherapy


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Dietetics


Podiatry


Osteopathy


Massage Therapy


Vestibular/Vertigo Physiotherapy


Athletic Performance Coach

Position: Physiotherapist Location: Wollongong and Figtree Performance Centre Qualifications: Bachelor of Exercise and Health Science (University of Massachusetts), Doctor of Physiotherapy (Macquarie University)

Christine joined BaiMed in 2021 after graduating from her Doctor of Physiotherapy studies at Macquarie Uni. She is part of the BPC and HQ Women’s Health Team, with a special interest exercise during pregnancy, return to exercise postnatal, pre and post-natal MSK.

Christine grew up in the US, in a small town called Lake Tahoe. Her love for sport and the outdoors started from a young age where she began snowboarding, wakeboarding and playing volleyball.

She attended the University of Massachusetts and played volleyball in the NCAA for 4 years. Another highlight of her time in Boston was running the Boston Marathon.

After finishing her degree at UMass, she did a lot of traveling and completed her yoga teacher training. She taught yoga while working at a physiotherapy practice in her hometown of Lake Tahoe before moving to Australia to complete her Doctor of Physiotherapy.

Outside of work, Christine loves all things outdoors, especially with her dog, Madeline.

Position: Physiotherapist Location: Wollongong and Figtree Performance Centre Qualifications: Ba... Read More

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: 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: Exercise Physiologist / Athlete Performance Coach / Strength & Conditioning Coach

Location: BaiMed Performance Centre

Qualifications: Bachelor of Science (Exercise Science) University of Wollongong, Masters of Science (Strength & Conditioning) Edith Cowan University

Professional Achievements and Accreditations:

Accredited Exercise Physiologist Level 2 Sports Trainer Head Strength & Conditioning Coach – Illawarra Steelers Harold Matts (2012-13) Head Strength & Conditioning Coach – Illawarra Steelers SG Ball (2014) Junior High Performance Coach – St George Illawarra Dragons (2012-14) Head Strength & Conditioning Coach – Illawarra Cutters (2015) Head Strength & Conditioning Coach – Illawarra Cutters NSW Intrust Premiership State and National Premiers (2016) Head Athletic Performance Coach- NRLW St George Illawarra Dragons (2018, 2019)- Grand Finalists (2019) Strength and Conditioning Coach- UFC Fighter Alex Volkanovski (2018-Current) Chris has more than ten years’ experience in the exercise physiology, personal training and strength and conditioning fields. Hailing from Mollymook on the NSW South Coast, he moved to Wollongong for 2003 and (besides nine months living in the UK) has lived here ever since.

Married with two young boys, he loves rugby league, cricket and anything that keeps kids occupied.

Position: Exercise Physiologist / Athlete Performance Coach / Strength & Conditioning Coach Loca... Read More

Name: Teale Vella

Position: Physiotherapist

Locations: Wollongong and Performance Centre

Qualifications: Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy) at The University of Sydney. Teale is completing her specialisation training in Women’s Health with APA.

As part of the Bumps team, Teale is trained to help you with: - Back and pelvic girdle pain - Pubic symphysis and sacroiliac joint pain - Carpal Tunnel and Dequervains Tenosynovitis - Abdominal separation - Mastitis and Blocked Ducts - Advice and education during pregnancy and the post partum period - Returning to exercise post partum

Teale currently runs our BaiMed Bumps Pregnancy and Post Natal Exercise classes. 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 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 in the National Premier League and Illawarra Premier League. Her previous Physio experience includes working with: - Sydney FC Juniors - UOW Tottenham Academy - Wollongong Wolves Football Club - South Sydney Rabbitohs Touch - South Coast Flame Football Club - Port Kembla Football Club - Fernhill Football Club - Vikings Rugby Union Club

Teale is a lover of all animals having grown up on a farm. She has 2 fur babies - Moscow; the mischievous Beagle x Husky, and Winston; the loyal chocolate Labrador.

Outside of work, you’ll find Teale in the kitchen whipping up a storm or cuddling an animal of any sort!

Name: Teale Vella Position: Physiotherapist Locations: Wollongong and Performance Centre Quali... Read More

Position: Physiotherapist

Location: Kiama

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

Jordan has experience working in private practice as a Physiotherapist and Exercise Physiologist. He has worked with several sports teams, including the u20’s St George Illawarra Dragons, NSW Masters Hockey, Illawarra Hockey and Rugby Union.

Jordan is passionate about, and is specially trained in, the management of vertigo and other vestibular conditions, and is BaiMed’s vertigo physio. He has completed multiple advanced vertigo and vestibular rehabilitation courses, and continues to further educate himself regularly. Jordan’s expertise means many of the Illawarra’s leading neurologists and ENT doctors refer to him for their vertigo and dizzy patients. Jordan has presented presentations and information sessions to both allied health professions and local GPs.

Outside of work, Jordan enjoys spending time with his young family, bouncing between cafes looking for the best eggs benny, and giving his fortnightly donation of plasma to the Australian Red Cross.

Position: Physiotherapist Location: Kiama Qualifications: Bachelor of Science (Exercise Science... Read More

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.

Position: Physiotherapist / ACL Program Coordinator Location: BaiMed Performance Centre Qualifi... 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

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 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 and Exercise Physiologist

Location: BaiMed Performance Centre

Qualifications: Bachelor of Exercise Science and Rehabilitation UOW, Master of Physiotherapy USYD

A dancer since the age of three, and dance teacher for seven years, Holly combines high level clinical skills with her love of dance to provide specific programs for dancers – including a Dance Specific Screen, designed to highlight strengths and weaknesses in order to structure programs to suit the individual. She loves to help patients of all types get moving again and prevent reinjury.

Outside work you’ll find Holly dancing or teaching others to dance. Otherwise she’s spending time with her friends and family, who she always keeps close. And one thing she has a weakness for is a really good sleep-in!

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Position: Remedial and Pregnancy Massage Therapist

Location: BaiMed Performance Centre

Qualifications: Partner Training & Massage for Pregnancy – Pregnancy Massage Australia (2014), Diploma of Remedial Massage – Shellharbour TAFE NSW (2013), Certificate of Pregnancy Massage – Pregnancy Massage Australia (2013), Certificate IV Massage Therapy Practice – Shellharbour TAFE NSW (2012), Member of Massage Association of Australia (MMA) and Pregnancy Massage Australia.

After four years as a Fitness Instructor/Personal Trainer, Tiarne became qualified as a Massage Therapist. She is passionate about working with various types of clients including elite athletes to help them achieve a healthy lifestyle.

Outside work, Tiarne is an avid fan of the Cronulla Sharks and Illawarra Hawks. She also couldn’t live without her running shoes, having completed Half Marathons and Trail Running, including the Coastal Classic. This fun-loving lady is married with three children, and loves spending time with family and friends.

Position: Remedial and Pregnancy Massage Therapist Location: BaiMed Performance Centre Qualific... 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.

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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

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

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.

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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

Position: Physiotherapist

Location: Wollongong

Qualifications: Bachelor of Science (Exercise Science) – UOW, Masters of Physiotherapy (University of Melbourne)

Pete joined BaiMed in 2017. Pete has a special interest in running injuries, low back pain, and vertigo/balance disorders, as well as general musculoskeletal conditions.

He’s had previous experience working with Australian rules football and rugby union teams, and with athletes at the elite level in the NRL. When not at work, Pete enjoys running and cycling (so much so he has over 20 pairs of running shoes), listening to Fleetwood Mac and spending time with family and friends. He also enjoys a caramel mud cake.

Position: Physiotherapist Location: Wollongong Qualifications: Bachelor of Science (Exercise Sc... 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: Osteopath

Location: Woonona and Performance Centre

Qualifications:Bachelor Applied Science (Osteopathy) - UWS and Masters of Osteopathy - UWS

Chrissy has been part of the BaiMed team since 2015. She has been practicing Osteopathy for 15 years, during this time Chrissy has worked at several multidisciplinary clinics. She enjoys a holistic and patient-focused approach to managing her clients. Chrissy is passionate about listening, reassuring and treating people who are in various stages of pain and dysfunction.

Chrissy has a strong interest in chronic musculoskeletal presentations, neck and back pain, headaches and pregnancy related pain.

Outside of work, Chrissy loves the beach, being active, getting away with her family, exploring different places and eating amazing food!

Position: Osteopath Location: Woonona and Performance Centre Qualifications:Bachelor Applied Sc... 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: Podiatrist

Location: Wollongong

Qualifications: Bachelor of Applied Science (Podiatry)

Hailing from ‘the Shire’, Ryno moved Campbelltown to study, and when he finished he took off travelling. He spent two years in Bendigo and worked at Westmead hospital and Duntroon Canberra before starting his own sports podiatry clinic. After moving to the Illawarra, Ryan joined the BaiMed team.

Outside of work, Ryan enjoys spending time with wife Carly and their son Lachie. He’s into triathlons, surfing, running, morning walks with the wife and bub and loves eggs benedict, coffee and chocolate.

Position: Podiatrist Location: Wollongong Qualifications: Bachelor of Applied Science (Podiatry... 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.

Position: Dietitian Location: Wollongong / Woonona / Shoalhaven / Kiama Qualifications: Masters... Read More

Qualifications: Bachelor Medical and Health Sciences - University of Wollongong, Master of Physiotherapy - University of Technology, Sydney

Matthew grew up in Bowral in the Southern Highlands before moving to Wollongong to study Medical and Health Sciences. On completing his undergraduate degree, Matt worked as a strength and conditioning coach at a high school where he was responsible for creating and monitoring programs for beginner and intermediate level student athletes.

In 2020, Matt moved to Randwick whilst completing his Master of Physiotherapy. During his studies he was fortunate enough to complete a placement with Sydney FC which reinforced his passion for working in sport. Matt has a special interest in treating musculoskeletal conditions and sporting injuries.

Matt began playing rugby league at 5 years old before making the switch to rugby union in his senior years of school, and still enjoys playing today for the Bowral Blacks.

When he is away from work and not playing rugby, Matt enjoys going to the beach, travelling to new places, and spending time with friends and family.

Qualifications: Bachelor Medical and Health Sciences - University of Wollongong, Master of Physio... 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

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!

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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: BaiMed Partner Titled Sports Physiotherapist, Exercise Physiologist,

BaiMed Director

Location: Woonona and Wollongong

Qualifications: Master of Sports Physiotherapy (2015), Postgraduate Master of Physiotherapy (2007 University of Canberra), Exercise and Sports Science (2004 University of Sydney)

Professional Achievements and Accreditations:

Australian Physiotherapy Association Titled Sports Physiotherapist (2015) Accredited NSWIS Physiotherapist provider (2015-current) Head Physiotherapist to the Australian Canoe Slalom team (2008-2016) Team Physiotherapist at the 2012 London Olympic Games Clinical Pilates Instructor (2008-current) Dry Needling Practitioner Member Australian Physiotherapy Association Member Australian Sports Physiotherapy Association Patrick is a highly experienced Titled Sports Physiotherapist and Exercise Physiologist with over 12 years of experience working with a variety of elite level athletes and teams. He has worked extensively with Olympic athletes.

His special interest lies in running and tendon loading injuries such as those of the Achilles and Patella, as well as injuries of the shoulder and thoracic spine. Applying current research to diagnosis, treatment and management, Patrick’s individualised approach ensures his patients achieve a successful return to competition or fulfil their individual goals.

Outside work, he enjoys spending time with his family, road trail running, surfing and craft beers. Patrick continues to train for various road and trail events, his goal is to continue to challenge his marathon PB in the future.

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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: 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

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.

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Position: Performance Director (BaiMed Performance) Director (BaiMed) Medical and Physiotherapy services coordinator- St George Illawarra Dragons Physiotherapist - NSWRL State of Origin and Pathways program

Location: Performance Centre

Qualifications: Bachelor of Applied Science (Physio) University of Sydney, Masters of ExerciseScience (Strength & Conditioning) Edith Cowan University, ASCA L1 strength and conditioning coach

Professional Achievements and Accreditations:

Cronulla Sharks NRL Physio – NRL premiers (2016) Senior Physio, St George Illawarra Dragons NRL (2008-2015) NZ Maori Physio 2019 Australia U23 Rugby League Physio 2019 Team Physio, NSW country origin rugby league (2013-2017) Head Physio, Samoa rugby league (2009- 2011) Assistant Physio, NSW origin rugby league (2010) Member Australian Physiotherapy Association Member Australian Sports Physiotherapy Member Australian Strength and Conditioning Association Level 2 Sports Trainer Published co-author “Low chronic workload and the acute:chronic workload ratio are more predictive of injury
than between-match recovery time: a two-season prospective cohort study in elite rugby league players” BJSM Dan has worked with athletes in a wide range of sports all the way up to international level. He has spent the last 10 years at the highest level of Australian sport and is passionate about bringing elite-level sports medicine and strength and conditioning service to the general public via BaiMed Performance Centre.

Born and bred in the Gong, Dan successfully juggles work life with spending time with his wife and two daughters, surfing and listening to loud music while lifting weights.

Position: Performance Director (BaiMed Performance) Director (BaiMed) Medical and Physiotherapy ... 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

Name: Luke Wilson

Position: Performance Physiotherapist

Qualifications:

Masters of Sports Physio-LaTrobe, Masters of S&C-Edith Cowan, Masters of Physio-University of Canberra,Graduate Diploma Rehab-University of Wollongong and a Bachelor of Exercise Science-University of Wollongong

Location: BaiMed Performance Centre, Figtree

Luke has spent the last six years in the NRL with the Raiders (2014-2015) & Warriors (2016-2019), prior to that he spent 4 years in Toronto, Canada with Canadian Olympic teams. Luke has a special interest in treating shoulders and knees, particularly throwing shoulder and jumping/change of direction athletes. Outside of work you’ll find Luke spending time with his wife Melissa and two year old Charlie. They love travelling and experiencing new places. He also loves all sports but baseball is his favourite.

Name: Luke Wilson Position: Performance Physiotherapist Qualifications: Masters of Sports Phys... 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 Coaching / ... 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: 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

Location: Figtree Performance Centre Qualifications: B.App.Sc (Physio) Hons1 - University of Sydney, ASCA Strength and Conditioning Level 1

Gorden joined the BaiMed team in 2021 after experience in several areas of physiotherapy, sport and strength and conditioning. He has worked with several sports at national and semi-professional level.

Gorden has a particular interest in treating sporting injuries and neck pain. Gorden received first class honours for his research in lower back pain and has since presented at research conferences.

Prior to joining BaiMed Gorden enjoyed working in neuro rehab during hospital rotations and his time in Mackay working with the Cutters.

Away from work, Gorden enjoys fishing, basketball, travel and spending time with his girlfriend.

Location: Figtree Performance Centre Qualifications: B.App.Sc (Physio) Hons1 - University of Sydn... 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: 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 & Conditioning) Pro... 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

Location: Kiama

Qualifications: BSc(Hons) Physiotherapy Coventry University, England, APPI Paediatric Pilates

Shab specialises in treating children. She is originally from England, where she worked for 15 years as a specialist Paediatric Physiotherapist in a large teaching hospital. Her role included working on the neonatal unit with extremely premature babies at risk of neurological disorders.

She has extensive experience working with children with a large range of physical disabilities and her focus is working with children and their parents to help them reach their full potential by using treatments such as strengthening and stretching exercises, intensive therapy programs, adapted equipment and motor learning. Shab has a special interest in the treatment of neurological disorders, spasticity and developmental delay.

Shab is also an APPI Paediatric Pilates Instructor and offers one on one Pilates for children.

Location: Kiama Qualifications: BSc(Hons) Physiotherapy Coventry University, England, APPI Paedi... Read More

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