Our Team

OUR TEAM

Meet the dedicated team at ES Physio. Our highly qualified staff have experience in all the different areas of physiotherapy and are committed to the health of their patients.

Akbar Yasim

Akbar Yasim

Exercise Physiologist

About Me

I’m into:
Playing soccer and basketball. I also enjoy going to the golf range, hiking, running, going to the beach, travelling and spending time with friends.

My Skills:
I graduated from the University of New South Wales with a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology in 2016. During my time at university, I worked with a variety of clients with conditions including cardiorespiratory/metabolic, musculoskeletal and neurological conditions. I abide by a holistic bio-psycho-social approach towards improving health – using evidence-based exercise programs, combining various forms of exercise in tandem with education, to not only improve health but also make exercise more enjoyable.

I have developed a keen interest in working with clients presenting with neurological conditions such as stroke, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease from the year I spent at St Vincent’s Hospital doing stroke research.

As someone who has played sport for nearly my whole life, I have experienced a multitude of injuries and have a deep appreciation of what my patients are going through. I understand the benefits of graded exercise and rehabilitation in improving the overall quality of life. Seeing clients improve their level of independence and ability to manage their conditions gives me great satisfaction and pride in my work.

Achievements:
Represented Sydney University Soccer Football Club in the NSW Super League
Represented Dunbar Rover’s Football Club first grade Men’s team in the NSW NPL3
Represented Imperial Eagles in the NSW Futsal State League

Favourite Exercises:
Running, strength training, push-ups and literally any ball sports

My Philosophy:

 “If you push me towards something that you think is a weakness, then I will turn that perceived weakness into a strength”

– Michael Jordan

“Positive vibes only”

Alex Rosetto

Alex Rosetto

Physiotherapist, Bachelor of Exercise Science

About Me

I’m into:
Surfing, swimming, snowboarding, rugby league, touch footy, oztag, cricket, tennis, burgers (food in general) and all things beach and adventure.

My Skills:
I completed my Masters at the University of Technology Sydney after attaining a bachelor of Exercise Science at the University of Wollongong. I’ve experienced both private and public health settings, ranging from Neurological Rehabilitation, to Intensive Care Unit to Sports Physiotherapy.

I’ve played just about every sport under the sun, but Rugby League and Surfing are my two favourites. Having been heavily involved in sports, I understand the drive to compete and what it takes to be able to perform at a high level. I’m fiercely competitive, and I carry this into my professional life, always looking to better myself and the care I deliver.

I’m stoked that I can have a positive impact on so many people’s health and lives by turning up and doing my job.

Achievements:
Bachelor of Exercise Science, University of Wollongong
Masters of Physiotherapy, University of Technology Sydney
Sports Medicine Australia Sports Taping and Sports Training

Favourite Exercises:
Surfing, rugby league training, gym based resistance training and running (preferably with ocean views)

My Philosophy:
Smile, it’s easier than frowning.

Allira Evans

Allira Evans

Physiotherapy Student, Administration

About Me

I’m into:
Group Exercise, ballet and swimming. I really enjoy being by the beach, travelling and spending time with family and friends. I am passionate about studying physiotherapy as I am enthusiastic about helping people achieve their goals, reduce pain and improving movement and function for a positive impact on lifestyle, wellbeing and independence.

My Skills:

I studied Bachelor of Health Science and majored in Anatomy and Physiology before beginning my Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy) studies at The University of Sydney in 2018.

I am currently working as administration staff and as a Physiotherapy Aide which has made me even more enthusiastic about holistic health and wellbeing and has given me an insight into the wide range of conditions that physiotherapists and exercise physiologists treat.

Achievements:
Acceptance into Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy)
Completed Intermediate Ballet Exams. A.T.O.D
Blue Runs on my first day of learning how to ski on the Anzac Parade Phsyio Ski Trip

Favourite Exercises:
Crab walks, Bird Dogs and Deadlifts

My Philosophy:

“Never, never, never give up.” –  Winston Churchill

Andreas Vais

Andreas Vais

Physiotherapy Student, Administration

About Me

I’m into:
Group Exercise, ballet and swimming. I really enjoy being by the beach, travelling and spending time with family and friends. I am passionate about studying physiotherapy as I am enthusiastic about helping people achieve their goals, reduce pain and improving movement and function for a positive impact on lifestyle, wellbeing and independence.

My Skills:

I studied Bachelor of Health Science and majored in Anatomy and Physiology before beginning my Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy) studies at The University of Sydney in 2018.

I am currently working as administration staff and as a Physiotherapy Aide which has made me even more enthusiastic about holistic health and wellbeing and has given me an insight into the wide range of conditions that physiotherapists and exercise physiologists treat.

Achievements:
Acceptance into Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy)
Completed Intermediate Ballet Exams. A.T.O.D
Blue Runs on my first day of learning how to ski on the Anzac Parade Phsyio Ski Trip

Favourite Exercises:
Crab walks, Bird Dogs and Deadlifts

My Philosophy:

“Never, never, never give up.” –  Winston Churchill

Ashley Karagargovksi

Ashley Karagargovksi

About Me
BhavESH Patel

BhavESH Patel

Physiotherapist

About Me

I’m into:
Being adventurous! I’ve always enjoyed a great hike and a huge fan of kayaking, paddle-boarding and fishing whenever I get the chance. My favourite sports to play are soccer, squash, a hit of golf, and more recently bouldering!

I love keeping the mind active with puzzles and a good laugh – an active brain is a happy one!

My Skills:
Masters of Physiotherapy at UTS, 2018

Sports Trainer/Physio – soccer, rugby, gridiron. I was the sports trainer for the UTS Bats AFL team and the NSW Volleyball team. I’ve also worked in the recovery tent at City2Surf.

I’ve also had experience in spinal cord injury rehabilitation whilst working for a non-for-profit foundation during my postgraduate studies. It is rewarding and motivating to be a part of rehabilitation and watching everyone get back on their feet.

Achievements:
Masters of Physiotherapy, University of Technology (2018)
UTS Graduate School of Health Student Representative
UTS Physiotherapy Society Co-Founder
Bachelor of Health Sciences, University of Sydney (2016)

Favourite Exercises:
Sport specific training; simulating the challenges and demands of any activity
Promoting joint mobility training; motion is lotion

My Philosophy:

“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us” – J.R.R Tolkien

 

Brishna

Brishna

About Me
Chloe Chua

Chloe Chua

About Me
Dario Villante

Dario Villante

Exercise Physiologist

About Me
Deman xia

Deman xia

Physiotherapist - Women's Health

About Me

I’m into:
As a physio, I am interested in sports injuries including tennis elbow, knee injury, hamstring strain, shin splint, ankle sprain and so forth.
Apart from sports injuries, I also have a great passion for helping people to reduce the safety issues associated with working in labour-intensive industries, preventing injury as well as going people back to work quickly and safely.

In addition, I love helping the ageing population to improve daily function such as walking and going up and down stairs. Seeing old clients achieve a higher quality of life gives me significant satisfaction.

My Skills:
I completed my Master of physiotherapy at the University of Sydney. Also, I got my bachelor degree in physiotherapy in China and I am a qualified physio in China as well.

I have experience in post-operation rehabilitation, sports injuries, aged care rehab. By doing placements in the hospitals in Sydney for 1 year, I built up my experience in tailoring exercise programmes specific to the patient’s condition and educating people to get a better understanding of their health problems.

As I am from China, bilingual is my strength obviously. For people who are from China or have a mandarin speaking background, I am more than happy to provide support to such clients to manage their health condition in Australia.

Achievements:
Bachelor degree in Physiotherapy. Sichuan University
Master of Physiotherapy. University of Sydney
Post-operation rehabilitation specialist
Previous member of Australian Acupuncture and Dry Needling Committee (ADNG)

Favourite Exercises:
Yoga, Pilates, HIIT, F45, dancing

My Philosophy:

The past is everything we were don’t make us who we are – Dream it possible

 

Douglas Leaver

Douglas Leaver

About Me
Drew Johnstone

Drew Johnstone

About Me

I’m into:
As a physio, I am interested in sports injuries including tennis elbow, knee injury, hamstring strain, shin splint, ankle sprain and so forth.
Apart from sports injuries, I also have a great passion for helping people to reduce the safety issues associated with working in labour-intensive industries, preventing injury as well as going people back to work quickly and safely.

In addition, I love helping the ageing population to improve daily function such as walking and going up and down stairs. Seeing old clients achieve a higher quality of life gives me significant satisfaction.

My Skills:
I completed my Master of physiotherapy at the University of Sydney. Also, I got my bachelor degree in physiotherapy in China and I am a qualified physio in China as well.

I have experience in post-operation rehabilitation, sports injuries, aged care rehab. By doing placements in the hospitals in Sydney for 1 year, I built up my experience in tailoring exercise programmes specific to the patient’s condition and educating people to get a better understanding of their health problems.

As I am from China, bilingual is my strength obviously. For people who are from China or have a mandarin speaking background, I am more than happy to provide support to such clients to manage their health condition in Australia.

Achievements:
Bachelor degree in Physiotherapy. Sichuan University
Master of Physiotherapy. University of Sydney
Post-operation rehabilitation specialist
Previous member of Australian Acupuncture and Dry Needling Committee (ADNG)

Favourite Exercises:
Yoga, Pilates, HIIT, F45, dancing

My Philosophy:

The past is everything we were don’t make us who we are – Dream it possible

 

Georgia Irland

Georgia Irland

About Me
Jason theobald

Jason theobald

Principal Physiotherapist, Accredited Exercise Physiologist

About Me

I’m into:
Australian Rules Football, road cycling, mountaineering, rock climbing, running, swimming, outdoors, traveling, pranks, burgers and recently olympic weight lifting.

My Skills:
I completed my foundation studies in exercise science, human movement and exercise physiology.

I have 21yrs experience tailoring and programming exercise for a variety of individuals, I have worked with numerous elite professional athletes, the general public on health and fitness goals, and assisting patients with rehabilitation from surgery and/or disease. I myself have competed in road cycling at an elite level and understand the complex demands of competition and balancing all the facets of life for enhancing human performance.

Physiotherapy and mobility is my passion and I enjoy freeing joints and muscles from stiffness and restriction, I get great satisfaction from helping my clients understand their bodies better, improving their movement patterns, posture and returning to pain-free stable movement with the knowledge to maintain the gains.

Achievements:
Bachelors degree in Exercise Science and Human Movement. Charles Sturt University
Masters of Physiotherapy. Sydney University
Certificate in Advanced Spinal Assessment. Curtain University
SFMA certified
Orthopaedic rehabilitation specialist
Competed in the National Road Cycling series
Summiting Mt Fuji, Mt Cook and Haleakala volcano

Favourite Exercises:
Turkish Get UP, anything endurance and kicking the football.

My Philosophy:
“Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it. ”
-Lou Holtz

Jayde gray

Jayde gray

Senior Physiotherapist, Sports Scientist

About Me

I’m into:
Rugby Union, skiing, surfing, cricket, Australian Rules Football, rugby league, swimming, golf, tennis, pilates, traveling, bad puns and Dad jokes.

My Skills:

I completed my studies at the University of Sydney with a Masters of Physiotherapy, as well as a Bachelor of Health Sciences, Human Movement.

I have worked with elite professional athletes, including two years in the physiotherapy team at the GWS Giants AFL Team. I also have experience working with the general public on their health and fitness goals, and assisting patients with rehabilitation from surgery and/or disease at St Vincent’s Private Hospital.

I have played first grade rugby union for Brothers Rugby Club and understand the demands of high level competition, the extensive processes required to maintain fitness, prevent injuries and the hard work required to rehab and return to competition after numerous injuries.

I am so passionate about physiotherapy, I love my job, and I get great satisfaction from working with people and empowering them to understand their conditions and how to return to a pain free active lifestyle.

Achievements:
Bachelor of Health Sciences, Human Movement,
University of Sydney
Masters of Physiotherapy, University of Sydney
APPI Certified Pilates Instructor
Soft Tissue Massage, Sports Medicine Australia
Sports Taping, Sports Medicine Australis
Competed in First Grade Rugby Union for
Brothers Rugby Club

Favourite Exercises:
Ocean swimming, pilates, kicking the footy, long distance running, having a hit of tennis, playing golf or cricket, surfing and skiing

My Philosophy:

“Give the ones you love wings to fly, roots to come back, and reasons to stay”
“Choose to be optimistic, it feels better”
– Dalai Lama

Jeremy dutnaru

Jeremy dutnaru

Physiotherapist

About Me
Joanne Thai

Joanne Thai

About Me
John Suh

John Suh

About Me
Joshua IsiP

Joshua IsiP

Physiotherapist

About Me
Theresa Coyle

Theresa Coyle

Accredited Exercise Physiologist

About Me

I’m into:

Snorkelling and going to the beach, singing (badly) in the clinic and anywhere else that I feel the urge to belt out a big number, goofy dancing, nerding out, having a good giggle with family and friends and seeking answers to life’s big questions.

In regards to health and wellness, I am passionate about Exercise Physiology as:

  • it recognises the value of each person (regardless of their condition or ability).
  • it aims to holistically improve quality of life through tailored exercise prescription and behaviour modification.

My skills:

I specialise in delivering tailored progressive exercise programs to a range of conditions including cardiopulmonary, metabolic, musculoskeletal, neurological conditions and others (such as cancers, and mental illness).

Key areas of interest include:

  • Musculoskeletal rehab
  • Running biomechanics
  • Paediatrics
  • Mental health
  • Falls prevention

Achievements:

  • Certificate in Pilates Matwork, Australian Pilates Physiotherapy Institute, 2018
  • Bachelor of Exercise Physiology with Distinction, University of New South Wales, 2017
  • UNSW Medicine Exercise Physiology Research Project Prize (highest mark in Stage 4 Research project), 2017
  • Selected to work in the first EP team at The O’Brien Centre, St Vincent’s Hospital, 2017
  • UNSW Academic Achievement Award Scholarship, 2013
  • Dux, 2012
  • NSW Premier’s Award for All-Round Excellence HSC, 2012

And…..

1st place in the Anzac Parade Physio ten pin bowling comp!!!!!

Favourite Exercises:

Plyometric drills and jumping, sprinting, any social sport (but especially netball & touch footy), riding my bike and going for runs with my dog Storm.

My Philosophy:

  • If you are who you are meant to be, you will set the world on fire!
  • Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.
  • Run so as to win. Every athlete exercises discipline in every way. They do it to win a perishable crown, but we an imperishable one.

Exercise Physiology, Clinical Pilates & Sports Physiotherapy in Randwick

ES Physiotherapy is a holistic physiotherapy practice in Randwick with a focus on outstanding care, individualised treatment and injury prevention, so you recover quicker.