Teira Jansen – Physiotherapist and Practice Principal

Teira is passionate about Physiotherapy and finding answers for you. Having attained her Undergraduate Physiotherapy degree from Sydney University in 2003, Teira, went on to specialise in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, completing her Masters at UWA in 2007.
Interest in sports injury management was the main driving force behind Teira embarking upon Physiotherapy, stemming from being very competitive in athletics, rowing and hockey, and later becoming an aerobiphysio northern beachescs instructor.
Since graduating, Teira has continued to study and has extended her scope of practice to include the management of complex lower back, neck, rib cage, pelvic and lower limb dysfunctions and headaches. Her favourite patient – the complex one!! Is that you?
Teira’s strength is working with you as a whole and not leaving a stone unturned in the search for the answer to your pain – this is why she gets great results. Her years working on the Northern Beaches have ensured she has a wealth of knowledge in Physiotherapy and has the right connections to refer you to when things don’t add up. She will ensure you are looked after.
Outside of work, Teira is a busy mum with 3 beautiful children. She loves being outdoors, particularly sailing, swimming and going to the beach and can often be seen standing on the side of a sports field being one of those “soccer Mums!”

Zach McKay – Physiotherapist

Zach completed his Bachelor of Exercise Physiology at UNSW and a Masters of Physiotherapy at the University of Sydney. These two areas of study combine a medical and exercise approach that is invaluable to Physiotherapy and enables Zach to confidently treat across a whole spectrum of injuries from acute to chronic musculoskeletal injuries, post stroke or other neurological disorders including spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis or Parkinson’s disease.
Zach specialises in musculoskeletal injuries, including neck, back and pelvic pain, with a special interest in shoulder and rib cage/thoracic pain and dysfunction. He runs hydrotherapy classes for patients that have difficulty with land based exercise or following surgery and has developed a very successful and results driven strength and conditioning hydrotherapy program.
Zach is driven by a desire to excel in the constantly evolving profession that is Physiotherapy and to get his patients the best results. His regularly travels to attend courses and seminars and welcomes the debate and information sharing that occurs between professionals at these events. Similarly he invites his patients to ask questions so that they fully understand their injury and treatment and they can have the best recovery possible.
Outside of work Zach enjoys a little adrenaline and can be seen rock climbing, skiing, abseiling or canyoning. He also enjoys swimming and going to the gym.

Kylie Smith – Physiotherapist

Kylie completed a Bachelor of Science with Honours from the University of Hertfordshire in England in 2003. From there Kylie worked extensively in a private and public setting hospital setting and within the community treating patients following orthopaedic and joint replacement surgery, particularly hips and knees.
Kylie also spent many years pitch side as a Physiotherapist for a prominent rugby league team in the UK, giving a wealth of experience in sporting injuries.
Following their dream of living on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, Kylie and her husband headed to Australia and settled. Here, Kylie continued her career in private practice, working closely with GP’s and orthopaedic surgeons to provide excellent rehabilitation experiences for her patients.
Coming from a very active and sporty background and having had a turn on the treatment table with her own knee injury, Kylie was always interested in pursuing a career in Physiotherapy. Her initial interest in Sports Physiotherapy, particularly knees, has since extended to include an ongoing special interest in headaches, neck and back pain, pre and post natal care and Clinical Pilates.
Driven by a desire to always be able to offer her patients the best in care, Kylie is a huge advocate of further education. Most recently, she has pursued a special interest in dry needling as a gentle and effective adjunct to normal Physiotherapy, particularly for the treatment of painful necks and headaches. She specialises in Clinical Pilates, Dry needling and exercise based Physiotherapy rehabilitation.
Out of work hours you may see Kylie down at the beach with her gorgeous 2 little girls or chasing them around the park.

Sarah Pedersen – Physiotherapist

Sarah studied at the University of Sydney, first completing a Bachelor of Health Science and Human movement and then following this up with a Masters of Physiotherapy.
With experience working with Sports teams including both the Sydney University and Northern Suburbs Rugby Union teams – she loves getting in on all the action and seeing that patients maximise their sporting potential. If its important to you to stay on the field longer or get back to playing faster – Sarah is the person to see!
Sarah’s interests also include working with hand and elbow injuries, including waterproof casting and splinting.
Being a Physiotherapist to Sarah means that she can actively promote healthy living, help people overcome obstacles and reach their goals safely and effectively.
Outside of work you may see Sarah skateboarding along manly Boardwalk, surfing with friends, playing Touch Football, at the gym or having coffee in Manly.


Ryan Farrell – Physiotherapist

Not only is Ryan an enthusiastic and results driven Physiotherapist, but he’s also a competitive sports person, giving him the extra edge and inside knowledge for dominating sports injuries and getting his patients back on the field quickly and safely.


Ryan completed a Master’s of Physiotherapy from the University of Sydney having previously completed a Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science from UTS. These studies exposed Ryan to treating a wide range of both acute and longstanding musculoskeletal and sports injuries, as well as cardiopulmonary, neurological and paediatric conditions.


Ryan also has experience working with a number of sporting team’s in sports such as cricket, rugby, basketball, hockey, softball and gymnastics. This experience has given him the ability to treat a wide range of sporting injuries, as well as knowing the best way to get you back on the field as quick as possible. 


Ryan’s interest in Physiotherapy started from being a keen sportsman growing up, mainly in cricket, rugby league and rugby union and picking up multiple injuries on the way. His personal injuries on the sporting field led him to initially be very interested in knee, ankle and shoulder injuries. His interests have since grown to include neck, back, hip and particularly injuries in adolescents, including “growing pains”. He sees this as an area that is often not treated well due to lack of understanding and can have ongoing serious effects on a young person’s ability to participate fully in sports as they get older if not treated properly.  


So if you want a Physiotherapist who employs an holistic approach to his treatment, also striving to get to the bottom of your injury and find you a solution to not only fix it, but also prevent it from happening again, then Ryan is your man.


Outside of the clinic, you may catch Ryan at the beach enjoying some sun, at the gym, on his snowboard or you might even catch him at the crease playing for Manly’s 1st Grade Cricket side.