Meet Our Team
B.App.Sci (Ex. Sport. Sci) M.Phty
James is an established Physiotherapist and business owner in the North Shore. He graduated with both Bachelor and Master's degree from The University of Sydney. Upon graduation he started off his career completing an internship at Royal North Shore Hospital. Since then he has worked in a variety of settings over the years being involved in Sports, private practice, corporate Physiotherapy within Westpac Banking corporation and mentoring University students prior to establishing Physio Room Pymble in 2016. His vast array of experience and exposure within the field has helped him gain insight into how to best implement what he has learnt into best practice.
James's clinical interest includes complex and chronic pain management. His understanding of the human body goes well above and beyond just the area of pain. He is passionate about problem solving and finding the root cause of the issues, identifying, prioritising problems to come up with a long term plan and solution. James likes exploring the biopyschosocial (the biology, psychology and social aspects of a human) model and its complex connection to chronic pain. His holistic approach and hands on manual therapy techniques mastered over many years has helped his patients recover and feel long lasting relief. James is a true believer in empowering his patients to take control of their life and condition/injury.
James grew up in the North shore and lives locally. He firmly believes being part of the community is an essential part of Physio Room's existence. James was a competitive athlete growing up having rowed and played Rugby Union at a representative level playing for Sydney University whilst completing his University studies. Since hanging up his boots he has been practicing Brazilian Jiu-jitsu nearly ten years in which he currently holds a brown belt.
B.App.Sci. (EXSS) M.Phty.
Senior Physiotherapist/Pilates instructor
Liz is an experienced Physiotherapist and has enjoyed many years in Health. She has been involved in Research, Clinical Practice, Medical Education and Surgery which has given her a unique understanding of the Human body. Liz has been fortunate enough to work with many Experts over the years and has integrated these diverse experiences into her own practice.
Liz holds a Bachelor of Exercise & Sport Science and a Masters in Physiotherapy from the University of Sydney. She has also undertaken a research thesis into Respiratory Medicine through Royal Prince Alfred Hospital which was published in 2005.
Liz has worked for many years in Private Practice treating a diverse range of patients and has also enjoyed many great seasons supporting Sporting Teams in the local area. As a former Personal Trainer, Liz has a keen interest in Exercise Rehabilitation, in particular the power of Clinical Pilates. Liz has gone on to study several developmental courses in the Pilates field and is a huge advocate for progressive movement and mobility in order to keep ourselves firing the best way we can!
Over the years, Liz has embraced a Holistic Approach to management and believes in the innate wisdom of the body. The key is finding what works for each unique person – like a lock and key, the ideal combination will set you up for optimal healing and long-lasting good health. Liz has learnt what this looks like for her and practices a combination of Pilates, Walking, Meditation and good Nutrition to keep her healthy, happy and balanced.
B.App.Sci. (Physiotherapy) M.Phty. (Musculoskeletal)
APA titled Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
Senior Physiotherapist/Pilates instructor/PhD candidate
Min is an Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) Titled Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Physiotherapy) from Curtin University and a Master of Physiotherapy (Musculoskeletal) from the University of Queensland. She has been working in private Physiotherapy since moving to Australia from Singapore and has extensive experience working with a variety of clients and conditions. Min believes in looking at people with a holistic view and individualising Physiotherapy management. She is passionate about helping her clients achieve their goals by working with them as a team.
Min is currently doing research part time completing her PhD at Macquarie University into Hypermobility and associated connective tissue conditions, which is her special interest. Out of work and Uni, she loves going out for bushwalks, geocaching and playing board or computer games with family and friends.
Phillip de Mestre
B.App.Sci (Podiatry) M.A.Pod.A
Senior Sports Podiatrist
Phil is a Sports Podiatrist who possesses a particular interest in biomechanics, gait analysis, running form and footwear prescription. His previous and current working experience has involved Sports Medicine Centres and private practice.
He provides assessment, diagnosis and treatment of foot and lower limb conditions. Some common injuries he manages include heel pain, plantar fasciitis, shin splints, Sever’s disease, stress fractures, Achilles tendinitis, osteoarthritis, Morton’s Neuroma, bunions and knee pain.
Phil possesses a strong personal interest in running and is himself a competitive distance runner. This gives him valuable insight into the diagnosis and prompt treatment of the runners he sees, whether they are a competitive athlete, or weekend warrior. He will also be able to assess your running technique and retrain if necessary.
Phil firmly believes in patient education as being the first step in recovery and full explanations of diagnoses are given to all patients to give them an understanding of the condition being treated. Often stretching or strengthening regimes are issued and orthoses prescribed to realign lower limb abnormalities if required. Phil has also completed his advanced certificate in Acupuncture for treatment of podiatric conditions and has also done courses in injection therapy.
Senior Remedial Massage Therapist
Gary has been practicing massage for over 20 years in both the United Kingdom and Australia. He holds diplomas in Sports Therapy and Sport Injury Massage and also has a certificate in advanced Remedial Massage.
Gary’s preferred massage style is deep tissue work and sports injuries. He is a professional member of Massage & Myotherapy Australia. Gary is the official massage therapist for the Sun Herald City to Surf. Outside of massage his love is football, especially Liverpool FC. Gary is married and has two beautiful daughters, who both share his passion for football.
Gary is available on Thursdays and Fridays
Ilani grew up locally on the North Shore and is currently enjoying her second year of study at Macquarie University. Ilani is studying a Bachelor of Psychology, and is passionate about all things related to wellbeing.
Having started dance at young age, Ilani has extensive experience in everything from ballet, to tap, to hip hop. Ilani is currently continuing her passion for dance as a member of a dance team that meets fortnightly and performs in an annual showcase with over 500 other performers. She has a passion for languages and travel, and is currently learning Spanish.
Ilani has excellent administration, organisational, and interpersonal skills, and her professional approach to frontline customer service plays a vital role in ensuring that all our clients at Physio Room have a positive experience.
Arabella graduated from Barker college in 2020 and is currently at Macquarie Uni, studying a Bachelor of Commerce and Social Sciences. As well as Physio Room she also works in before and after school care.
Previously working in hospitality and as a tennis coach, Arabella's wide range of experience helps her to communicate in a friendly, supportive manner with our clients. She thoroughly enjoys building connections with anyone who visits Physio Room.
She enjoys listening to a wide range of music, going to concerts and socialising with friends. She is currently learning how to use "flow toys', which include poi and the dragon staff and will eventually do routines with them lit on fire! Flow toys are a great way for her to be able to find rhythm and art whilst listening to music.
Erin has grown up in the North Shore having attended multiple schools in the area. She is currently completing a Masters in Biomedical Engineering / Mechatronic Engineering at the University of New South Wales. In addition to the Physio Room, she privately tutors, is a university club secretary and continues to work in other customer service roles.
Erin’s diverse experience including retail, hospitality and other executive roles have developed her passion to help people, particularly in the medical field. Her technical and organisational skills help her to provide efficient assistance for patients at the Physio Room.
Erin has had a passion for ballet, playing music and photography from a young age and enjoys staying active. She continues to take a variety of dance classes weekly and is also a flyer on a cheerleading team. She is currently attempting to practice her photography by travelling to as many places as possible.