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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!”

Sarah Pedersen – Physiotherapist

Sarah studied at the University of Sydney, first completing a Bachelor of Health Science and Human movement and following up with a Masters of Physiotherapy. Since then she has worked in both the Public and Private sector, generating a following for her evidence based approach to injury management and her passion for ensuring that her patients understand exactly what is going on for them and what their treatment options are.  

 

If you are experiencing neck, shoulder, upper back or rib cage pain or you have suffered an injury to this area - Sarah is the person to see. Sarah uses a combination of hands on/manual therapy, dry needling, exercise, postural re-education and ergonomic restructuring to ensure that her patients get amazing results. 

 

Many of Sarah’s patients come to see her specifically for her expertise in Dry Needling due to the fantastic way they feel afterward - particularly for treatment of chronic neck/shoulder/back pain, amongst other conditions. 

 

Sarah also has a particular special interest in assessment and management of scoliosis - she believes that the early identification and intervention in patients with scoliosis is so integral in minimising the long term negative effects of it and can make such a huge impact on a person’s life. 

 

Having worked in the Royal North Shore Hospital Fracture Clinic and Hand Trauma unit has given Sarah special insight into the management of upper limb injuries including, but not limited to, arm/wrist fractures, carpal tunnel syndrome and elbow injuries. In addition to this, Sarah also worked in Respiratory wards, so has experience lung conditions including pneumonia, which require chest physiotherapy.

 

Sarah has been integral in developing and implementing the hydrotherapy program at Aushealth Physiotherapy - with a particular focus on progressive and structured programs for the treatment of arthritic pain or post operative rehabilitation. This program is popular with patients from all over the Northern Beaches (and often further) due to the results they get with it. 

 

Outside of work you may see Sarah doing Stand Up Paddle boarding, playing Touch Football, or having coffee in Manly.

 

Nick Spence – Physiotherapist

 

Looking for a Physiotherapist who is passionate about helping you achieve real and lasting results? Nick is your man! He is passionate about helping his patients achieve their goals through a combination of hands on and exercise based treatment.

 

Nick’s background includes 11 years of representative level Baseball as well as competing in Rugby Union and Rugby League so he understands the importance of establishing clearing defined goals and taking an active approach through exercise to help you achieve them. This is why his patients feel great.

 

Nick completed a Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science at the University of Western Sydney, and a Master’s of Physiotherapy at the University of Sydney. This has given him the knowledge and skills to assess and treat a range of conditions. Nick has experience working in the Private Practice setting treating a range of musculoskeletal conditions including (but not limited to) treating hips, ankles, shoulders, lower backs and knees (a particular favourite!). He has experience looking after patients immediately post orthopedic surgery,  with neurological conditions (particularly following stroke) and he has cared for people in the aged care setting.

 

Whether you are an athlete with an injury and you want to get back on the field safely (and quickly!) or have pain or discomfort that is impacting on your day, come in and be treated by Nick.

 

When Nick isn’t working at the clinic you may find him at the gym, at the beach, playing Oz tag or hanging out with friends and family.

 

 

Georgie Wood - Massage Therapist

 

Are you struggling with Neck and Back tension, feeling stressed or do you simply need an hour to relax and be indulged?

 

You need to come and see Georgie, our amazing Remedial Massage Therapist

 

Georgie is passionate about the healing properties of Remedial Massage Therapy and uses it to reduce muscle tension, improve circulation, release stress and hasten the recovery process of soft tissue injuries.

 

Relax in a quiet and comfortable space where you can let everything go and leave feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. Georgie will also equip you with tools to reduce muscle pain and stress between massages.

 

Georgie completed her Diploma of Remedial Massage at the Australian Institute of Fitness, specialising in Remedial, Swedish relaxation, deep tissue and sports massage.

 

She has always had a passion for helping people in need whether it is physically, emotionally or mentally and she believes massage caters for all those three things.

 

From a young age she has always been a passionate sportswoman, playing soccer at both Premiership and State level, State Futsal, dancing and skiing during the winter.

 

In her time off you’ll find Georgie at the beach, hanging out with friends, going on road trips and playing sport.

 

 

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.