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Introducing Our Team

U Physiotherapy & Clinical Pilates, and it's sister Practice in Unanderra, employ a great team of Physiotherapists, Exercise Physiologists, Pilates Instructors and a Massage Therapist who are ably supported by the Administration Team. All of our Health Professionals have extensive training in their field of expertise and work together to provide a comprehensive, safe and thoroughly effective range of treatments.

 

ALL THE TEAM ! - Christmas 2016

 

Sue Barker, U Physiotherapy WollongongSue Barker

Principal Physiotherapist

Sue has been an owner in the practice for over 20 years. She really enjoys seeing the familiar faces coming back to the practice. Sue has had a very diverse career which has included lecturing in anatomy, working at the Sydney Olympics and teaching Clinical Pilates to physiotherapists both nationally and internationally. Sue has been appointed as one of only four specialist reservist physiotherapists with the Royal Australian Air Force. Now a Flight Lieutenant, she has recently completed her rifle training and now everyone does their home work exercises! She has provided sports coverage for the British Air Force Rugby team and the International Defence Force Cricket Challenge. She toured South Africa with the Samoan Rugby team and New Zealand with RAAF cricket. Over her professional life Sue has, and continues, to complete a wide variety of courses which provides her with many different treatment options and allows the best possible approach to your care. She enjoys the challenge of complex and chronic problems and has a special interest in the sacro-iliac joint, hypermobility and fibromyalgia.


Conrad Hartogh, U Physiotherapy WollongongConrad Hartogh

Physiotherapist

Conrad is based at our Wollongong Practice however he is also available for appointments at our Unanderra Practice please call Unanderra on 42715648.

Conrad came to Australia, originally from Cape Town, South Africa, just to see what it is like on this side of the world. Hs initial plans were to stay for just 1 year... that was 7 1/2 years ago!

Conrad holds dual qualifications in Human Movement and Physiotherapy. He believes in a dynamic approach to rehabilitation and incorporates comprehensive exercise programs in his treatment plans where appropriate.

As a Physiotherapist, Conrad has held many positions in his career including working for the South African Department of Health, DeBeers Consolidated Mines, as well as running his own private practice before moving to Australia.

Conrad enjoys working with local sports clubs and teams, travel and meeting new people who share similar interests.

He also has a particular interest in dry needling having completed advanced training in therapeutic techniques to augment his manual therapy skills. Conrad has recently decided to have another midlife crisis and bought himself a motorcycle, which he intends to use to see more of the beautiful country we live in. Conrad also likes doing the usual things that other people like doing - swimming, going to gym watching movies - though he is yet to refine his liking of reading for leisure!


Casey Williams

Physiotherapist

 

After growing up in New Zealand Casey moved to Australia in 2006 where she completed her Bachelor of Exercise Science at Wollongong University (2010) and Masters of Physiotherapy at Sydney University (2012). Casey spent her graduate year working as a physiotherapist for the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District in multiple areas including cardiopulmonary, neurological, musculoskeletal physiotherapy and rehabilitation. Since then she has been working in private practice for over 4 years, treating a wide variety of musculoskeletal and sporting injuries. Casey has been the physiotherapist for the Illawarra Steelers junior rep teams, NSW U16’s and Women’s State of Origin teams as well as the NSW Country Colts. Casey has a special interest in the treatment and management of sporting injuries and post-operative rehabilitation.

 


Matthew Mears, U Physiotherapy WollongongMathew Mears

Exercise Physiologist

Having grown up in the local area and been a patient here once or twice, Mat is the latest Exercise Physiologist to join our team.  Having initially studied Exercise Science at the University of Wollongong, he completed a Masters in Exercise Physiology at the University of Sydney, graduating in early 2016. 

Also a certified Clinical Pilates Instructor, Mat relishes the prospect of working with a wide variety of clients to assist them to achieve their personal health goals. He is a friendly, approachable person with a great sense of humour, and strives to make each session challenging, yet enjoyable.

Mat is also an avid sports fan, having a keen interest in all football codes and cricket, but is most enthusiastic about soccer, having played the game since a young age.


Lisa, U Physiotherapy WollongongLisa

Receptionist

Lisa is a happy go lucky person who always prides herself in her people skills and always has a kind word for everyone, she has valuable experience in business and administrative skills being a part owner of a business for 20 years. Before moving into the field of Physiotherapy receptionist over 7 years ago.

Lisa is an animal lover having worked with farm animals for over 8 years, has a dog called Bells and a cat called Mushki. Her interests are keeping fit and martial arts.

Lisa has a daughter who is a veterinary nurse and a son who has just become an airline pilot.

 


Samantha

Receptionist

Sam joins us at the lastest addition to the ever growing Wollongong team.

After many years working in frontline and administrative positions with the NRMA and Public School system, she returns to her original role as Receptionist at a Physiotherapy Practice!

When she is not at work Sam enjoys cooking, sports and spending time outdoors.

 


AilishAilish, U Physiotherapy Wollongong

Receptionist

Ailish is one of the happiest, sweetest people you could ever meet. She is very willing to help anyone and brings a breath of fresh air to our practice both professionally and personally.

Ailish enjoys coffee (too much!) and adores her family and dog Ari. She is currently studying for an International Bachelor of Science, majoring in Molecular Biology.  Upon the completion of her degree her long term plan is to move to Ireland and become a Research Scientist in Immunology.

After leaving us for a year to study overseas in America and Ireland, she has now returned and is excited to be based at our Wollongong Practice this time around.


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