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 studying a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Security Studies at Macquarie University.
Ilani has extensive dance experience, having started dancing at a young age, and is currently teaching Hip Hop and Jazz to continue her passion for dance. She is a firm believer in the benefits of dance on overall physical and mental wellbeing. Ilani has a passion for languages and is currently learning Spanish.
Ilani has excellent administration and organisational 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.