Physiotherapists at the clinic have been chief physiotherapists for South Sydney Rugby League, Eastern Suburbs Rugby League, Australian Rugby League Touring Teams, NSW State of Origin and Australian Womens Water Polo.
South Sydney Sports Medicine physiotherapists are highly qualified physiotherapists and sports physiotherapists.
They have had decades of experience in managing sports and musculo-skeletal injuries. Our therapists have sports specific expertise in areas such as Rugby league, water polo, cricket, athletics, surf lifesaving, golf, tennis and dance.
They also have areas of expertise such as backs, necks including headaches, hips, knees and shoulders for example.
The physiotherapist will provide you with a comprehensive assessment in order to establish a diganosis and identify causative factors.
Our physiotherapists are highly skilled hands on therapists and exercise prescribers and will provide treatment that will reduce your symptoms and improve your flexibility and function.
Our team prides themselves on great communication skills, in order to clearly explain procedures, diagnosis and ongoing management plans to you.
Our team will provide you with the appropriate skills, motivation and perseverance to obtain optimal results.
All these components are the keys to a successful rehabilitation programme.
Specialist Sports Physiotherapist (as awarded by ACP in 2007)
• Director & owner of South Sydney Sports Medicine, since 1986.
• Director and owner of South Sydney Sports Physio
• Fellow of the Australian College of Physiotherapists
Liz has extensive experience in diagnosis and management of musculo-skeletal conditions. She has had decades of experience on the front line injury diagnosis and management in a number of sports including rugby league, water polo, aussie rules and rugby union.
She has been associated with several Rugby league clubs including South Sydney Rabbitohs, Head physiotherapist at Sydney Roosters for over a decade and head of Medical services at St George – Illawara dragons. As well as a number of representative teams including city and country Origin sides, the Kangaroos and the Indigenous All Stars.
She is currently the head Physio for the NSW Blues State of Origin Team for 2018. A position she has held continuously from 1992-2007 and 2012 – present.
She spent the 2012 Olympic cycle with Aussie Stingers (Australian Women’s Water Polo team) touring with them throughout their Bronze Medal winning Olympic cycle. Liz is still involved occassionally touring with the current squad.
She is actively involved in clinical education of undergraduate physiotherapists and is involved in mentoring canditates undertaking the Australian College of Physiotherapists’ specialisation process.
Her experience is varied and has special interest in knees, hips, backs and shoulders.
Mark has been a partner in the practice since 1986. He did his initial physiotherapy degree at Sydney University and followed up to attain a Graduate Diploma in Manipulative Therapy.
He is a recognised Sport Physiotherapist by the Australian Physiotherapy Association.
Mark has travelled extensively both for work and pleasure. He spent a year working at the largest Sports Medicine Practice in Calgary, Canada.
Mark is a former rugby league player for both Wests Magpies and Eastern Suburbs Roosters. This affords him both first hand and professional experience in the area of sporting injuries.
He was club physiotherapist for South Sydney Rabbitohs for 15 years and did a 5 year stint with the Australian Kangaroos. He was also the touring physio with the Australian Fijian, Maori rugby league, city team physio until their demise and three times to Europe with the A.I.S. U/18 Rugby League Team.
Mark is also extensively experienced in the “Industrial Athlete” having spent more than 10 years providing services to Qantas and Woolworths.
Jessica has worked as a qualified physiotherapist since 2007 after graduating from the University of Sydney in 2006. She has worked in various private practices across Sydney and in the United Kingdom.
Jessica is experienced in treating a wide variety of sports injuries, musculoskeletal conditions and postsurgical patients. Jess has a passion for learning and is continuously keeping up to date with new treatments, procedures and techniques that become available.
Jess assesses her patients holistically and uses a wide variety of treatment tools to suit the individual. These include soft tissue releases, connect therapy, muscle energy, manual therapy, exercise prescription and Pilates.
Jess teaches Clinical Pilates here at South Sydney Sports Medicine and has had extensive experience in using the Pilates method to restore strength control and balance back to the body. Private sessions and small group classes are available which can be tailored to the needs of each individual.
Philippe graduated from The University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy) in 2010. He received a Graduate position at Royal North Shore Hospital which included rotations in Musculosketetal, Plaster Casting, Emergency, Neurological, Mult-trauma, Spinal and Orthopaedic Physiotherapy.
Philippe has extensive experience working with high level athletes, in particular;
- Northern Fury Football NPL Team
- Townsville Crocodite and Fire NBL and WNBL players
- Current Physiotherapist for the Sydney Roosters Junior Rugby League Representative teams – Harold Matthews, SG Ball and Tarsha Gale Cup
- Waterpolo Australian Female Team
- NSW Origin Pathways Rugby League 16s and 18s teams
In 2018, Philippe will continue to provide sports coverage at an Elite level at the Commonwealth Games Gold Coast, Waterpolo Australia and New South Wales Rugby League. Philippe has also been appointed as a NSW Sports Group Committee Member and is looking forward to making a change and giving back to the Australian Physiotherapy community. He plans to further his professional development and complete his Masters of Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapy in the short term future.
His passion for physiotherapy comes from his love of all sports; having participated at a high level in tennis, swimming and AFL. He also enjoys golf, waterpolo, basketball, soccer, touch rugby and skiing. His first-hand experience of an ACL reconstruction enables him to relate to his patients on an empathetic level, whilst understanding the rehabilitation process of a personal level.