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Peak Physio Reception

Peak Physio is located in the heart of Newcastle CBD.

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 professional and effective treatment.

Our qualified physiotherapists aim to support injury, dysfunction, and healing through hands on treatment, patient education, and rehabilitation, to return you to maximal function with confidence. We take a holistic approach to health, injury, rehabilitation and general well being.

Treatment is tailored to suit you, your symptoms, your lifestyle, and your needs. Treatment goals are established together by you and your physiotherapist, whether they be related to injury recovery, post surgery or childbirth, sports or performance related, management of chronic pain, or simply assessment for information on the function and capability of your body.

Opening Hours

We are open by appointment between the hours of 7am – 7pm, Monday to Friday. We close public holidays. We aim to provide you with effective, efficient and easy to access service.

Staff

Anna Geraets

Physiotherapist, Director
BHSc (Physiotherapy)

Anna is an APA member and Work Cover accredited physiotherapist, and practices in Women’s Health Physiotherapy.

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, more recently women’s health physiotherapy, and she has been in private practice since 2007. Post graduate development has been conducted through multiple courses and further clinic-based study, including Trigger Point Dry Needling (GEMt introductory 2010 & intermediate 2016), Womens Health and Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation (WHTA 2017, PRPGP 2016, & Chiarelli 2012), Mental Health First Aid (2011), Pilates and more.

Anna has practiced through Auckland (New Zealand), Singleton (NSW), Sydney and now Newcastle. She has experience with multitudes of injuries and dysfunctions including sports (North Shore Rugby League, 2009), spinal, headaches, women’s health, pilates, post-surgical management, muscle balance, posture and much more.

Nicholas Mullen

Physiotherapist
B Physiotherapy (Honors)

Nick is an APA member and Work Cover accredited physiotherapy. 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

Remedial Massage
Dip Remedial Massage

Riina is a fully qualified Remedial Massage Therapist with a desire to help you achieve exceptional health and wellness through massage therapy.

Riina specializes in stress related conditions such as migraines, tension headaches, neck, shoulder, and TMJ pain, chronic back problems, depression, anxiety, as well as pregnancy and postnatal massage.

In order to achieve the optimal treatment outcomes, Riina often combines a variety of massage techniques with joint mobilization, trigger point release, cupping, lymphatic drainage, Pyonex pressure needling and breathing and mindfulness techniques.

Riina provides remedial, pregnancy, sports and relaxation massage.

Riina works with us Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

You can read more about Riina on her website www.riinakosonen.com

 

Rebecca Orchard

Remedial Massage, Myotherapy
Dip Remedial Massage

Bec is a fully qualified remedial massage therapist and myotherapist.

Originally From Tamworth she completed her diploma in remedial massage at the Advanced Massage College Australia in Dubbo in 2011 and worked as the massage therapist for a large private owned medical and allied health centre in Dubbo for 3 years.

She has experience with a wide range of problems from neck and shoulder pain, upper and mid back pain, headaches and migraines, lower back and hip pain, sciatica, sporting injuries and more. Bec uses a holistic approach when it comes to treating the body and believes that diet and lifestyle play a huge part when helping the body to overcome pain. She differs from many therapists because with a combination of remedial massage and myotherapy she works to find the cause of pain in the body and uses specific techniques to correct the problem, while many therapists are trained to only treat the symptoms. She is a big believer in the value of touch in healing and recovery and feels that massage is one of the most natural healing methods one could choose.

Bec also provides deep tissue, sports, relaxation, lymphatic drainage, and pregnancy massage. She is registered with all health funds and is a member of the Australian Natural Therapists Association.

Bec is back from Maternity leave and working limited hours throughout the week, including Saturdays.