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Physiotherapy in Newcastle

SERVICES

Physiotherapy

Our physiotherapists are highly skilled professionals who are qualified in the assessment, diagnosis, treatment and management of musculoskeletal problems.

Remedial Massage

Our qualified massage therapists are widely trained in Massage Therapy, including Remedial Massage, Myotherapy, Pregnancy Massage and more.

Pilates

With the correct prescription of exercises and effective teaching, Pilates is a useful tool for physiotherapists in retraining strength without dysfunction after injury.

Newcastle physiotherapists also providing:

* Women’s Health * Sports Physiotherapy * Acupuncture/Trigger Point Dry Needling * Headache Management * Exercise Programs * Work Injury, CTP, EPC Programs, DVA * Pre-employment Functional Assessments *

Appointments available Monday to Friday, 7am – 7pm

CONTACT US

PEAK PHYSIO

Care for Every Body

Level 2, 23 Watt Street, Newcastle NSW 2300

Phone: (02) 4929 3898
info@peak-physio.com.au

ABOUT US

Peak Physio opened in 2012 to provide Physiotherapy and Pilates to the Newcastle community. Conveniently located in the heart of Newcastle City, Peak Physio offers availability, convenience, and effective, professional treatment.

We practice with a strong “hands on” approach, utilising massage, manual therapies, and manipulation, teamed up with movement therapy through strengthening and rehabilitation. We believe in holistic management; we have two massage therapists on-site to supplement, and a close working relationship with local health professionals to support a complete and holistic approach to complement physiotherapy management, where needed.

We also have a strong focus on Pilates, post-surgical physiotherapy, sports physio, pain management, customised exercise/training programs and corporate health.

ANNA GERAETS

Physiotherapist, Director
BHSc (Physiotherapy)

Anna is an APA member and Work Cover accredited physiotherapist. She trained under academic scholarship at the Auckland University of Technology (New Zealand), obtaining her Bachelor of Health Sciences (Physiotherapy) qualification. Her passion has always been in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and she has been in private practice since 2007. Anna is one of our qualified Women’s Health Physiotherapists, completing her intro and advanced course in 2017 including fitting of Pessaries for prolapse and stress incontinence. She also completed her introductory and advanced trigger point dry needling courses with GEMt.

NICK MULLEN

Physiotherapist
BSc (Physiotherapy)

Nick is an APA member and Work Cover accredited physiotherapist. He trained under scholarship at Charles Sturt University, graduating with a Bachelor in Physiotherapy (Honours) in 2013. Nick has completed post graduate courses in Sports Physiotherapy level 1 and 2, dry needling, Lyn Watson shoulder course, and Explain Pain. Nick commenced work with Peak Physio in 2018. He has previously worked in private practices in Bathurst and Hobart. Nick’s career goals are to complete his Masters in Sports and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy which he will commence in 2019.

RIINA KOSONEN

Massage Therapist
Dip. Remedial Massage

Riina graduated from Endeavour College in Melbourne in 2012, and has since completed a certificate in Pregnancy Massage as well as received further training and mentoring from leading experts in her field. She has several years of experience in clinical and corporate massage, has completed further training in Craniosacral Therapy, and treats a wide range of complaints from headaches, neck shoulder and back pain, arthritis, sciatica, sport injuries, pregnancy related discomforts to PMS, anxiety, sleep problems and more.

REBECCA ORCHARD

Massage Therapist
Dip. Remedial Massage

Bec is a fully qualified remedial massage therapist and myotherapist. She has experience with a wide range of problems from neck and shoulder pain, upper and mid back pain, lower back and hip pain, sciatica, headaches and more. She is registered with all health funds and is a member of the Australian Natural Therapists Association.

CHERYL DOYLE

Reception &
Administration

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.

ALEXI MCCANN

Reception
Student Physiotherapist

Hailing from the Central West, Alexi moved to Newcastle in 2014 to start university. Brought up with a family of passionate sporting and health enthusiasts, Alexi was no exception and her tragic love for sport and the science behind the human body led her to start a Bachelor of Physiotherapy at the University of Newcastle. Now in the final year of her Physiotherapy degree, Alexi is assisting with Peak Physio’s Strength and Balance classes, allowing her to utilise the skills she’s learned at university. Alexi focuses on making the exercise classes fun and practical, all while giving the body a good work out to help increase our clients’ overall strength and keep them moving freely.

YOUR HEALTH

A series of articles written by the staff of Peak Physio in the interests of keeping the Newcastle community in peak health.

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Knee Pain? Here’s How Physios Treat Common Knee Complaints

The knee is the largest joint in the body, comprising the junction where the thigh bone (femur) meets with the shin (tibia and fibula) and the knee cap (patella). It is classified as a ‘hinge joint’, meaning its predominant movements are bending and straightening, although there is a small amount of rotation that occurs in the joint as well.

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How Pilates Can Help Clients of All Ages, Shapes & Sizes

Cities are full of studios dedicated to it, most gyms have several classes and new Mums take their bubs along to baby friendly sessions. Pilates is a health trend that has stayed the course and it certainly doesn’t look like it is going away anytime soon. So, what exactly is Pilates and why does everyone rave about it?

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Treating Ankle Sprains: Why Physio is Critical

Ankle sprains are undoubtedly one of the most common injuries we see as physiotherapists. The vast majority of active people will have experienced an ankle sprain during their lifetime and, unfortunately, sprains have a nasty habit of recurring if not managed well in the first instance.

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Sports Physiotherapy: Classic Cricket Injuries

Summer in Australia means sun, sand, holidays, family and Christmas. On the sporting front, it means dropping the Steedens and Sherrins and trading them in for those shiny red Kookaburra cricket balls. Since we’re in the middle of the cricket season, we thought it was time to take a look at the sport through the eyes of a physiotherapist.

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Why Exercise Is Even More Important as We Age

What if we were tell you that there’s a single, proven way to enhance your cognition, pain, balance, heart health, muscle strength, bone health?

Sounds too good to be true?

It’s not. Exercise is the best, cheapest and most effective medicine we have. Its benefits are unmatched in the holistic perspective of health.

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