Physiotherapists

Our Physiotherapy team benefits from being led by our directors Sean  who has over 10 years experience as a physiotherapist. As a team, we’ve got a wide variety of skills and strengths, including long-term changes in chronic pain; women’s pelvic health; and sports performance.

Sean Cooney

APAM, MACP, APA Titled Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist, M. Sports Physiotherapy, B.App.Sc (Physiotherapy)

Sean is the founder of Healthfix and has set up the integrated services at Healthfix whilst working as a physiotherapist and Clinical Services Manager. He now oversees the clinical excellence of the team and assist in the management of complex presentations. Sean studied Physiotherapy at the University of Sydney and later completed his Masters in Sports Physiotherapy at LaTrobe University. His dedication to the profession has been recognised by being a “APA Titled” Sport and Exercise Physiotherapist , a member of the Australian College of Physiotherapists , as well as a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association.

Zoe Wallace

B.App.Sc. Physiotherapy
Zoe strives to become an expert in the physiotherapy profession and help you become an expert at managing and preventing injuries, so you too, achieve your greatest success! Zoe completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2014 with Australian Catholic University and went on to work at Royal North Shore Hospital where she gained experience second to none in musculoskeletal, rehabilitation, orthopaedics, neurosciences and acute care physiotherapy. Zoe then moved to private practice, focusing on Musculoskeletal and Women’s Health Physiotherapy. Zoe has continued to study in the area of pelvic health with a special interest in pre and postnatal care, stress and urge incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. Reflective of her personality, Royal North Shore Physiotherapy Department nicknamed Zoe as the ‘Energizer Bunny’. It is with her go get, enthusiastic attitude that she approaches her clients and their rehabilitation. Zoe endeavours to continue building her skills and expertise and achieve personal and career goals, through helping her clients to reach their own goals and full potential. Extra Training: Women’s Health Level 1/Introductory Course (WHTA- Taryn Hallam); Advanced Pelvic Floor – Prolapse and Stress Urinary Incontinence Course (WHTA- Taryn Hallam); Advanced Pessary Course (WHTA – Taryn Hallam); Advanced Pelvic Floor – Exercise, Sport and Musculoskeletal Dysfunction (WHTA – Taryn Hallam); DMA Clinical Pilates Unit A; NOI Group Explain Pain Course. Zoe is available at our North Sydney clinic.

Samah F Elomari

M.App.Sc. Physiotherapy, WHTA Women’s Health Training
Samah is a qualified Exercise Scientist (Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science) and Physiotherapist (Master of Physiotherapy) who is passionate about how the body works and heals through movement. In 2017 while listening to a university lecture about female pelvic pain, Samah discovered her love of women’s health. She was fortunate enough to land a placement at Fairfield Hospital where she worked on the maternity wards, seeing women with varying degrees of perineal tearing, abdominal separation and those with a high risk of pelvic floor dysfunction postpartum. She was also involved in the assessment and treatment of outpatients with prolapse, urinary and bowel disorders. Since then she’s worked in private practice, treating people with various musculoskeletal dysfunctions, including those related to pregnancy and the postnatal period. Samah also has experience leading pregnancy, postnatal and clinical Pilates classes. She’s more recently had the opportunity to treat more complex pain conditions including sexual pain and endometriosis. Samah strives to create space for her patients to feel heard and empowered. Samah will be practicing from our North Sydney clinic.

Daisy Commerford

B. Sport & Ex Sc. & Master Physiotherapy
Daisy is one of our Physiotherapists, whose kind and gentle approach to physiotherapy gets great results for her clients. Daisy has a strong commitment to working with her patients to achieve their best possible outcomes whilst maintaining the highest level of care. She is continually working towards educating and empowering everyone she works with to understand, manage their current concerns and prevent future injuries. Daisy firstly graduated with a degree in Exercise and Sports Science in 2017 before completing a Master of Physiotherapy at the University of Technology Sydney in 2019. Daisy was fortunate enough to be exposed to Healthfix’s multidisciplinary care team whilst on a student placement. She says: “During my time spent here, I saw first-hand the excellent health outcomes being achieved when integrating different health practices. Something I had not seen done well before. The brilliance of a health continuum is hard to come by. Beyond the processes in place at Healthfix, the team were not only intelligent but caring and made me feel at home.” Daisy has an extensive background in dance, specifically ballet. She’s been dancing since the age of 4, competing all over the world and as a trainee for ballet companies, you will always see her tapping along to the beat, or spinning down the street. Daisy now stays active through attending a casual dance class and imparting her knowledge by teaching children of all ages. • B. Sport & Ex Sc. • Master in Physiotherapy • ASCA Strength & Conditioning Level 1 • STOTT Pilates certification • First Aid & CPR

Caitlan Skillicorn

M. Physio & B. Ex. and Sport Sc.
Caitlan is a passionate Physiotherapist working at our North Sydney Clinic, she’s always looking to get the most out of people, so they can become the best they can be. Caitlan takes great pride in helping people back to life, hobby, sport. Giving individualised programs to give the best evidence-based care that allows clients to reach short, medium and long term goals. Having played a lot of sport growing up she understands the frustration of being on the sidelines and endeavours to get clients back to performing at their best. She completed a Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science at ACU before continuing study with Masters of Physiotherapy at Sydney University. Having worked in private practice since graduating she’s gained invaluable experience within a small clinic, dealing with many different injuries from people from all walks of life. Currently, Caitlan is also Head Physiotherapist for an NSW premier league football squad, she’s also worked with other premier sporting teams across Sydney since graduating. She’s starting her Masters in Sports Medicine in July 2020. On top of all of her sports experience, she’s also highly experienced with musculoskeletal injuries, children and adolescence, individuals with physical disabilities and the elderly. Caitlan is passionate about knowing that exercise is the foundation for any good rehabilitation program, she enjoys working at Healthfix as she gets work alongside a great integrated team to get the best outcome for clients, with a holistic approach to all. Caitlan is a very fit and active person – she played all sports growing up then played soccer over last 13 years until more recently taking up golf due to an injury, she often incorporates gym sessions to keep her fit and strong for all the sports she loves! Training & Qualifications: ACSA Level 1 S&C APA Sports Physio. level 1 & 2 First Aid + CPR Dry Needling Level 1 & 2 Load Management – Tim Gabbett APA – The Sporting Knee Introduction to sports taping – SMA Advanced sports taping – SMA The Knee program – Netball Australia
 

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