Michael grew up in Peakhurst and graduated in Physiotherapy from the University of Sydney in 1993. After 10 years of working in hospitals and private practice both here and in the UK he started Pindari Physiotherapy in 2003.
In his own words: “I got tired of trying to squeeze too many clients into one day and having to spend less and less time with them, which primarily meant having to put people on machines. I wanted to put an emphasis on hands on treatment, and I felt patients needed more one on one time to get things right, so I opened my own clinic”
Michael has vast experience in most areas of Physiotherapy having worked in orthopaedics, hydrotherapy, sports teams, and rehabilitation both here and abroad in the UK. He was Physiotherapist to the NRL Referees for 5 years which included the Head Trainer role at Grand Finals and State of Origin games. Sport is definitely where his passion is, and he has also had Physiotherapy roles at his junior club Forest Rangers, and Sussex County Cricket Club.
With over 25 years experience behind him, Michael has developed his own methods of treatment, and he is also qualified in dry needling if indicated.
“I like to think that you’re in good hands at Pindari!”
As a physiotherapist with 40 years in the profession, Fiona has seen a lot of change in the way physiotherapists approach assessment and treatment of pain as well as a loss of strength and mobility in the population. The value of good hands-on manual therapy, graduated exercise programmes and self-management of tight soft tissue is what Fiona hopes the community recognises is the service that Physiotherapists provide.
Fiona's experience in private practice and aged care facilities has taught her the benefits of simply staying mobile and also how to choose the most important and most appropriate exercises for each person.
Fiona recognises her job as a physiotherapist is to explain the injury or disease process and how it affects movement and everyday ability to function.
Fiona looks forward to explaining to her clients in plain English (calling a spade a spade) what's going on and using a variety of therapies to treat clients' symptoms such as therapeutic massage, acupuncture/dry needling, stretches and PNF (proprioceptive neuro-muscular facilitation) type techniques. Then she talks exercises, the first step towards self-managing an injury or condition. Fiona has a special interest in necks, backs and hips but can treat peripheral joint pain and stiffness also.
To book an appointment with Fiona you can do so by calling: 0410751869