New Women’s Health Physiotherapist – Samah F Elomari

Samah F Elomari

Introducing Samah F Elomari

We are really excited to announce with the expansion of Healthfix we are welcoming a new Physiotherapist into our team Samah F Elomari. 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.
Book in to see Samah today.

New Physiotherapist – Joel Bates

Joel Bates at Healthfix

Introducing Joel Bates

An industry vet, Joel has been practicing physiotherapy since 2006 in Sydney and most recently Singapore. Over the years he has built extensive knowledge in treating acute and chronic injuries, helping people navigate often challenging times with honest, constructive and successful treatment solutions. He has had the pleasure of treating and learning from some amazing people along the way, from weekend athletes, ultra marathon runners, professional golfers, global CEO’s to high level lifters. Joel takes pride in delivering the highest quality physiotherapy care to each and every patient. Joel knows that pain and injury can be both complex and confronting, therefore cutting through the technical medical jargon and helping people understand their injury with effective and applicable information is critical. Joel applies his commitment to professional and personal development, allowing him to constantly evolve as a physiotherapist and as a person. This enables him to understand the person as well as the injury, ultimately leading to a fast and effective fix.

Why did you choose to pursue a career in physiotherapy?

Joel chose physiotherapy as it combined what he loved at school – human movement and helping people to be active and solve problems. He spent way to much time at physiotherapists as a teenager with stress fractures from cricket and shoulder problems from swimming, so he got to know what it was all about and love it. He has a deep passion for helping people and solving problems. No two injuries are ever the same so there is always a rewarding challenge each day and meeting great people along the way makes it good fun.

So what does Joel like to get up to outside of the clinic?

Joel is an avid sports fan and has mastered the art of watching an entire game of footy while chasing his young family around the house, backyard & beer garden. He has run a couple of half marathons whilst living in Singapore (which he tells himself are like full marathons in normal climates!). He makes sure he practices what he preaches with a mix of running, weights & golf keeping  fitness fun for him.  Book in to see Joel today!
 

New Exercise Physiologist – Liz Orrock

Liz Orrock

Introducing Liz Orrock

We are really excited to announce with the expansion of Healthfix we are welcoming a new Exercise Physiologist into our team Liz Orrock. Liz comes with a wealth of experience having completed her Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology with distinction through the University of New England. Over the past 10 years she has been a massage therapist and also lectured in sports massage. She has worked in-conjunction with a team of physiotherapists treating people ranging from elite athletes to general clinical populations. She’s also been  running her own business combining massage with exercise prescription whilst completing her studies. Liz felt compelled to get into Exercise Physiology from massage after she had the privilege of caring for a wonderful woman who had Parkinson’s disease. From that experience she felt driven to learn more about how to help people like her as well as others with ranging illnesses and injuries. She is so grateful to be able to do that now and  very excited to get back to working in a multidisciplinary team environment.

So what does Liz like to get up to in her spare time?

She has a passion for travelling with her husband and family and can’t wait be able to do so again.  She also enjoys being outdoor whether going for a swim in the ocean, hiking, of course some strength training or  walking her dog aptly named chicken. You can see Liz’s passion for travel and people in the picture, here she is in the Maldives where she went in 2019 to teach the local women how to swim and all about exercise programs. Book in to see Liz today.