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Relieve pain. Increase mobility. Improve quality of life.

Macquarie Physiotherapy has been providing quality, personalised physiotherapy for people throughout Lake Macquarie and Newcastle for almost 30 years. With three practice locations throughout the city in Belmont, Gateshead and Glendale, we have an experienced physio near you.

Whether you have an injury, you’ve just had surgery or you’re suffering from niggling or chronic pain, our highly trained, knowledgeable staff can help.

What to expect when you visit Macquarie Physiotherapy

We’re 100% committed to helping you improve your overall health, strength and mobility.

After an examination, we’ll explain the cause of your discomfort. Then we use a variety of hands-on techniques and exercises to help correct the issue. We might also recommend additional treatment like orthotics, bracing or a gym-based exercise program.

We take a holistic approach to your well-being so sometimes we need to work alongside other healthcare professionals.  If you need a specialist referral, we have strong relationships with orthopaedic and neurological surgeons, so you get coordinated care for the best possible outcome.

Our Staff

 

Physiotherapists

Our university trained and qualified physiotherapists  provide maintenance and restoration services to help improve your body’s physical function and performance.

Exercise Physiologists

Our university qualified allied health professionals have the knowledge and skills to design and deliver safe and effective exercise programs.

Registered Exercise Professionals

Registered with Fitness Australia, REPs provide individual assessments, personal training, group fitness sessions, health monitoring for people of all fitness levels.

Aaron Percival

Aaron Percival

Physiotherapist & TPI professional

I’m a Gamilaraay man from North-West NSW. I enjoy soccer, golf and cycling and I’m passionate about the positive effects of sport.

I serve on the board for the National Physiotherapy Group’s committee responsible for improving physio services to Indigenous Australians.

I’ve mentored university students across different health programs at The University of Newcastle. Pop in and see me about any needs sport, especially Soccer and Golf!

Emily Moyle

Emily Moyle

Physiotherapist

I have a passion for health and exercise and love showing clients how they can be used to manage their pain and injuries. I’m particularly interested in knee and lower back pain whether they be acute or chronic injuries.

My treatment plans use an exercise based approach as well as hands on techniques to reduce pain and increase mobility, strength and overall function to help clients return to work, sport or any hobbies or goals they may have.

I currently work in the Glendale practice from Monday-Friday!

Jeremy Matthes

Jeremy Matthes

Physiotherapist

I am passionate about working with people to achieve their goals; helping them to live a fulfilling life.

Prior to becoming a physiotherapist, I completed a Diploma in Outdoor Recreation.

Outside of work I enjoy mountain biking, surfing and running. I also have a love for playing basketball and the NBA.

Liam Brown

Liam Brown

Physiotherapist

I enjoy getting to know my patients and take a great pleasure in assisting them in managing their injury or niggle.

As a big sports and exercise enthusiast, in particular football, basketball, and weightlifting, I like to spend my spare time watching or participating in sports and outdoor activities.

Nicola Millington

Nicola Millington

Practice Manager, Physiotherapist & Pilates Clinician

I love that Macquarie Physiotherapy is a big family where we support each other and our clients.

I’ve been part of the team for 20 years and have a special interest in headaches and dance.

It was my privilege to be the physio for the Birmingham Royal Ballet in England. Outside of work I love my family, travelling and cooking. 

Nicole Pereira

Nicole Pereira

Physiotherapist & Pilates Instructor

My treatment approach includes both hands on and exercise therapy and I have furthered my skills by completing the Mulligans upper and lower quadrant course and Barb Hungerford’s level one treatment of the lower spine and pelvis.

I am also a qualified Pilates instructor and enjoy running classes at our Glendale Practice.

Outside of work I enjoy the outdoors and being active in running, surfing and camping.

Rod Millington

Rod Millington

Owner, Director & Physiotherapist

I enjoy working with patients from different backgrounds and making a difference in people’s lives, reducing pain and improving mobility.

I’ve previously represented Australia in surf lifesaving and I still love surfing, snowboarding, travel and playing with the mighty New Lambton FC O35 Dodos.

Rubina Poonawalla

Rubina Poonawalla

Physiotherapist

I’ve worked as a physiotherapist across the globe in Australia, the UK and India. 

I get an immense sense of satisfaction helping my clients deal with headaches, neck and shoulder issues, as well as lower back and knee conditions.

When I’m not at work, I enjoy travelling, swimming, yoga, long walks, playing music and connecting with loved ones.

Warren Lovell

Warren Lovell

Owner, Director & Physiotherapist

I’ve been part of this team since 1997 and my areas of speciality include creating custom-moulded orthotics, dry needling, post-op shoulder rehab and hydrotherapy.

I’m a keen surfer, snowboarder, mountain bike rider and playing over 35’s soccer and AFL.

Shaun Frazer

Shaun Frazer

Owner, Director & Physiotherapist

I’ve enjoyed meeting people from all walks of life and helping them get back to doing the things they love. I have further increased my skills through Sports physiotherapy level 1 and 2 and advanced trigger point dry needling courses.

When I’m not playing hockey for Norths or watching sport, you’ll find me with my wife, our little boy and baby girl.

Jacob Bartlett

Jacob Bartlett

Exercise Scientist

I aspire to help people progress and achieve their short and long term goals and I enjoy sharing my knowledge base on the importance and benefits of exercise and strength training.

Outside of work I play soccer and futsal, go to the beach, socialise with friends and work in a cellar door where I pour the greatest product ever made… wine.

Greg Cowley

Greg Cowley

Massage Therapist

I’m a Remedial Massage Therapist and I’ve worked across the Gateshead, Belmont & Glendale clinics for the last 10 years. I get a lot of great satisfaction from enhancing people’s well being.

I also enjoy running and competing in state and national Masters Athletics events. 

Gabi O’Hara

Gabi O’Hara

Reception & Personal Trainer

I’m originally from Austria and I’ve been at Macquarie Physiotherapy for 10 years. I love making people comfortable and try my best to put a smile on their face. I have a passion for horses, being outdoors, exercising and socialising.

Evonne Taylor

Evonne Taylor

Reception

I’ve been with Macquarie Physiotherapy since 2008. Most of my time is spent at the Belmont clinic however, you might occasionally see me at Gateshead. I love being able to have a chat with our patients and when I’m not at work, I love spending time outdoors.

Jan Pollard

Jan Pollard

Reception

I started working here in 2007. My favourite things are working with the young team and talking with our patients. I pride myself on learning one new thing every year and I recently became a Civil Marriage Celebrant which I enjoy greatly.

Sharon Birse

Sharon Birse

Reception

I started here in 2019 so I’m a relative newbie but I love observing the change physiotherapy can make to a persons life. When  not at work I love spending time with my beautiful family, enjoying the outdoors with my dogs, bushwalking and following the South Sydney Rabbitohs.
Melissa Crouch

Melissa Crouch

Reception

I enjoy chatting to patients and being the friendly face when they come through the door. Even though I’ve been working here since 2006, I’m originally from Northern Ireland so I’m the one with the accent.

Riley Holohan

Riley Holohan

Accredited Exercise Physiologist

I’m passionate about assisting people in their rehabilitation to return to a pre-injury condition and improve overall health and quality of life. I am also passionate in the areas of athletic strength and performance.

I play football for the New Lambton Eagles, love hanging out with mates, and am a huge fan of Liverpool.

Nicole Bird

Nicole Bird

Reception

I moved from Sydney and joined the team in 2013. I love meeting different kinds of people everyday and hearing all their amazing stories. When I’m not at work you will find me chasing after my 4 kids and husky or soaking up the sun in the great outdoors. Other than kids my neglected passions are all sports (specifically running, oz tag and netball) and travel.

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Belmont Practice

14 Macquarie St
Belmont, 2280

P: 02 4945 4622

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Gateshead Practice

1 Skyline Way
Gateshead, 2290

P: 02 4942 1322

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Glendale Practice

Suite 1, 342 Lake Rd
Glendale, 2285

P: 02 4954 8738

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Exercise Centre

1 Skyline Way
Gateshead, 2290

P: 02 4942 1622

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