Physiotherapy & Pilates Experts in Newcastle NSW
Peak Physio is one of Newcastle’s most trusted providers of health, fitness, and rehabilitation services. Our physiotherapists & exercise physiologists are experts in injury management having helped over 8,000 clients since 2012.
Our physiotherapists are highly skilled professionals who are qualified in the assessment, diagnosis, treatment and management of musculoskeletal problems.
Our qualified massage therapists are widely trained in Massage Therapy, including Remedial Massage, Myotherapy, Pregnancy Massage and more.
Newcastle physiotherapy experts, also providing:
* Exercise Physiology * Sports Physiotherapy * Trigger Point Dry Needling * Headache Management * Women’s Health * Work Injury, CTP, EPC Programs * Personal Training * Ergonomic Assessments * Pre-employment Medicals *
Appointments available Monday to Friday, 7am – 7pm
Peak Physio opened in 2012 to provide Physiotherapy and Pilates to the Newcastle community. Since then, we’ve helped thousands of patients recover from injury and return to full function. Our results have helped us to become known as the Newcastle physiotherapy experts.
The physiotherapists at Peak Physio practice with a strong “hands on” approach, utilising massage, manual therapies, dry needling and manipulation, teamed up with exercise therapy through strengthening and rehabilitation.
We also have a significant focus on Pilates, post-surgical physiotherapy, sports physio, pain management, women’s health, customised exercise/personal training programs and corporate health.
Conveniently located in the heart of Newcastle City, Peak Physio is your number one choice for high-quality, effective, professional physiotherapy treatment.
Physiotherapist | Exercise Physiologist
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Laith is a registered Physiotherapist with a decade of clinical experience. He has worked across a wide range of healthcare disciplines in exercise physiology, physiotherapy, personal training and corporate health consulting. As a treating physiotherapist, Laith has extensive experience with musculoskeletal injuries, post-surgical rehabilitation, postural correction, and the management of complex and chronic pain conditions. He holds masters degrees in Physiotherapy and Pain Management.
Olivia is a registered physiotherapist from the University of Newcastle with a keen interest in running, sports performance, women’s health and dance rehabilitation. Olivia has completed additional training in dry needling, back / neck pathology, Pre-Pointe Ballet Assessments and a FIFA diploma. In her spare time, Olivia enjoys running, yoga, spending time at the beach and relaxing with friends and family.
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Ariane is a physiotherapist from the University of Newcastle who has spent a large portion of her life competing in several sports. She represented Canada in four world triathlon championships. She also completed two Ironman triathlons, over 25 marathons and several 80-100km ultra trail races along the way. She is a level 3 Yoga teacher and has a particular interest in the ageing active person who would like to stay injury free. In her free time, Ariane enjoys a good coffee, running in Glenrock trails, doing yoga in her pj’s. She also loves to spend time with her family and Border Collie Hobbes.
Gordon is a physiotherapist from the University of Newcastle with a passion for sports rehabilitation, running related injuries and promoting an active lifestyle. He has worked with NPL and NEWFM football teams providing on-field injury management and pre-match preparation. Outside of work, Gordon enjoys staying active through sport and running, getting away on camping trips, as well as catching up with friends and family.
Born and bred in Newcastle, Cheryl trained in administration (specialising in the medical field) and has extensive experience in customer service related positions. Always a friendly face, she is responsible for the administrative technical operations of Peak Physio and for always producing the warm and welcoming environment. Having helped the practice develop since 2014, Cheryl is a familiar encounter to all of our loyal physiotherapy clients.
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An evaluation of running biomechanics, strengthening programs and injury management
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