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Campbell Hanson - BPhty, M.Man.Ther. APAM

Clinical Director / APA Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

Campbell Hanson

Campbell is the Practice Principal and Clinical Director and works mainly from our Bridgepoint Clinic. He has over 15 years experience working in Private Practice as a Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapist. He completed his undergraduate degree in New Zealand and has completed a Masters degree in Manual Therapy at The University of Western Australia attaining the title of APA Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist. He enjoys treating patients with a wide variety of musculoskeletal ailments and has a special interest in both acute and overuse sporting injuries in all athletes from the novice exerciser to the experienced athlete. He is the Head Physiotherapist at Northern Suburbs Rugby Football Club and has been the Physio to the Australian Junior Wallabies for the past 6 years. In his spare time Campbell enjoys running, cycling, swimming and competing in various triathlons and ironman events and spending time with the family. He is a keen member of Balmoral Triathlon Club and Manly-Warringah Cycling Club. He can be seen every Thursday morning riding the "SquareOne Tour De Mosman" with the growing group of road cyclists. 

Holly Brasher - BAppSc (Phty), M. Sports Physio APAM

Managing Director / APA Sports Physiotherapist

Holly Brasher

Holly is the Practice Principal and Managing Director. She graduated from Sydney University in 2000, has since completed a Masters in Sports Physiotherapy through La Trobe University and is a Titled Sports Physiotherapist. Holly is the National Chairperson for the Australian Sports Physiotherapy Association. Holly has a special interest in Clinical Pilates and heads up the Pilates team at the Bridgepoint Clinic. Holly has also completed her Women's health training and is qualified to treat pelvic floor issues, incontinence, pelvic pain, constipation and bladder problems. She especially enjoys treating pre and post natal women, adolescents and hip and lumbopelvic disorders. Her use of Real Time Ultrasound enables her to use the imaging of deep musculature in the abdomen and around the hip to closely direct her patients rehabilitation. Holly spends some of her week looking after her two young children and when she has a spare minute Holly likes to run, swim, go to the gym and shop.

Tad Okutani - BAppSc (Phty), M.Man.Ther. APAM

APA Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

Tad Okutani

Tad completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Sydney and went onto work in private practices and at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney where he saw a wide variety of conditions. This experience helped him recognise his passion for musculoskeletal physiotherapy and subsequently went on to complete Masters of Manual Therapy at the University of Western Australia from which he has gained the title of APA Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist. After seeing a wide range of health issues, it made him feel more certain that prevention is where physiotherapy can make a huge difference, stopping a simple condition before it ends up as a more serious health issue in the future. Tad also has a special interest in the treatment of temperomandibular joint (TMJ- jaw) dysfunction. In his spare time Tad enjoys playing tennis with his wife & friends and has an interest in sampling good wine.

Lauren Gradwell - B.Physio, Grad.Cert. Sports Physio APAM

Physiotherapist

Lauren Gradwell

Lauren comes to us from the beaches of Newcastle. She studied Physiotherapy at the University of Newcastle and has since completed the Master of Sports Physiotherapy post graduate degree La Trobe University. Lauren has a special interest in the treatment of shoulder and sports injuries which stems from her love of all things sport and fitness related. Lauren has competed as a representative in softball at an international level and in netball at the state level as well as local hockey, basketball and cycling. As a physiotherapist Lauren has held positions with the Sydney Blue Sox, Newcastle Jets, NSW softball, NSW rugby league, the Hunter Academy of Sport and representative netball teams. While Lauren enjoys treating injuries, she also has a passion for preventative injury management and performance enhancement. This passion has led Lauren to lecture on this subject and to formulate Injury Prevention Programs for over 600 Hunter athletes. In Lauren’s spare time she looks after her two gorgeous dogs and enjoys baking lots of yummy treats for the rest of the SquareOne team.

Marisol Reyes Fuentes - B.Physiotherapy Grad.Cert Musc Physio APAM

Physiotherapist/ Certified APPI Equipment PIlates Instructor

Marisol Reyes Fuentes

Marisol graduated from the University of Talca, Chile in 2009. She moved to Adelaide in 2010 where she validated her degree and started working as a musculoskeletal physiotherapist in private practice. She has recently completed her Post Grad Certificate in Musculoskeletal Physio at LaTrobe University and she is currenty completing her Masters. Her enthusiasm for better health outcomes through exercise prescription has driven Marisol to complete the Pilates certification courses with the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute (APPI) becoming a fully certified Matwork and Equipment Pilates instructor in 2015. This approach has influenced her rehabilitation programs to have a strong basis in postural assessmentand core strength. Outside of work, Marisol enjoys keeping a healthy and active lifestyle that includes swimming, Pilates, Yoga and Mindfulness. She is also currently learning Portuguese as her third language.

Sarah May - B.Phty

Physiotherapist

Sarah May

Sarah graduated from Otago university in NZ in 2006, and since then has had experience in a wide variety of areas. After moving to Sydney in 2013, Sarah has specialised in orthopaedic rehabilitation and particularly enjoys treating issues of the lower back and pelvis. After spending 3 years helping people rehabilitate their bodies after surgery, Sarah is passionate about finding the underlying cause for pain and injuries to prevent the need for surgery for as long as possible. She has a interest in women's health and Pilates, and loves using Pilates to change faulty movement patterns and help people to return to the things they love doing. Outside of work Sarah loves sailing, is a pretend surfer and loves making the most of being outdoors in the fantastic Sydney weather. She is a coffee snob, and loves good food and wine with friends and family.  

Jarrad Rangihuna - BExSC DPhty

Physiotherapist

Jarrad Rangihuna

Jarrad completed his tertiary education at Bond University on the Gold Coast. Firstly, attaining a Bachelor of Exercise Science (BExSc) qualification prior to the successful completion of the Doctor of Physiotherapy (DPhty) program. He has two years experience in the acute hospital and rehabilitation setting with a specific interest in the assessment and management of orthopaedic and neurosurgical inpatients. With a keen interest in sports, Jarrad has worked extensively as a physiotherapist with the Gold Coast Titans Rugby League Club, Australian U20s Rugby Union Team and Northern Sydney Rays in the National Rugby Championship. Jarrad’s treatment encompasses a firm hands on approach combined with home exercise program designed specifically to eliminate your pain on a long-term basis and correct any predisposing/contributing factors. In his spare time Jarrad enjoys surfing, swimming, travelling and spending time with friends. 

Aline Filipe Nunes - BSc.Physiotherapy PGDip Women's Health

Physiotherapist

Aline Filipe Nunes

Aline (AKA Ally) graduated in Escola Superior de Saude do Alcoitao in Portugal in 2007 and went on to complete her postgraduate degree in Women’s Health. Having lived her life with chronic pelvic pain, Aline is aware of some of the struggles and unsupportiveness a lot of her patients with pain have to face, therefore her passion dwells in treating chronic and complex musculoskeletal and women/men’s health cases. Additionally to her Physiotherapy degree, Aline is a Women’s Health and Nutrition Coach, Therapeutic Yoga and Pilates instructor and she has furthered her education in Women and Men’s Health in Europe, US and in Australia. Moreover, she has recently concluded her PINC cancer rehab certification, and area she wishes to develop for patients that are undergoing or post cancer treatment. Outside of work Aline studied Martial Arts (Aikido) for almost a decade in both Europe and Japan, and she loves dancing and singing. In order to increase awareness to women’s and men’s urogynecologic conditions, Aline is regularly active on social media and is also known as “The Pelvic Tuner. 

Nathan Sculthorpe - B.Physio B.Arts

Physiotherapist

Nathan Sculthorpe

Nathan joins the team at SquareOne Bridgepoint bringing with him the over 7 years experience working in sports and musculoskeletal physiotherapy on Sydney’s North Shore. He understands that successful injury management and recovery happens when he can take a patient from diagnosis, to understanding the underlying cause of your condition through to full rehabilitation and return to your chosen activity or sport.  Nathan feels that restoring normal movement and strength is the key to recovery. With this in mind, he fits in well with the SquareOne Pain to Performance philosophy. Nathan has an interest in all sports and activity. He can be found in the clinic leading a Pilates group, or taking rugby players though a rehab program. He works with those who are injured at work or on the sporting field, or who are seeking ways to improve their performance.

Tom Do - B.App.Sci(Physiotherapy)

Physiotherapist

Tom Do

Tom completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Sydney and has since then worked in private practice fine tuning his skills in the realm of musculoskeletal and sporting related conditions. After experiencing injuries first hand, Tom has a greater appreciation for preventative measures and comprehensive screenings to reduce occurrence of injury. Having two vastly different sporting passions being golf and Ice hockey, Tom is consistently finding ways to better your game through maximising power, flexibility and efficiency. He is a firm believer in that consistency creates excellence, and you can often catch him muttering a mantra of “don’t guess, get assessed.” When he’s not in the clinic, Tom can be found on a golf course or out on a hiking adventure. 

Emma Horning - B.Ex.Sc.

Exercise Scientist/ Pilates Instructor

Emma Horning

Emma completed a Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science at the Australian Catholic University, and is currently a registered Exercise Scientist with Exercise and Sports Science Australia. Emma holds a Diploma of Professional Pilates Instruction through Polestar Pilates, and is also a Mentor for both the Polestar Mat and Studio courses. Emma is currently studying a Masters of Physiotherapy at Sydney University. When she was younger, Emma trained extensively in a range of dance styles up to an advanced level, including completing her Advanced Ballet Exam through the Royal Academy of Dance. Emma is a fully qualified and registered Ballet teacher with the Royal Academy of Dance. Discovering Pilates during her years of dance training, Emma developed an appreciation of the key role that Pilates plays in optimal body movement, and awareness. During her 8 years of Pilates Instruction, Emma has also worked with a range of elite athletes and dancers, including a number of the 2016 Olympic Gold Medallist Women’s Rugby 7’s players. In amongst studying, Emma enjoys going to yoga and eating out with friends and family.  

Alexa Schurer

Pilates Instructor

Alexa Schurer

Alexa is currently completing her Doctor of Physiotherapy at Macquarie University. She has always been interested in health and sport, and has grown up in this environment with most of her family being in the medical industry. Alexa has enjoyed gaining an insight into how a private practice is run, in addition to clinical exposure, whilst manning the admin desk over the past year. She is currently completing her Polestar Pilates Certification and takes reformer classes at SquareOne. Outside of uni and work, she loves to travel and explore new cultures, with her goal of visiting one new country or city per year.

 

 

Jo Francou - B.App.Sc. (Human Mvt.), Cert III & IV in Fitness

Sports Scientist, Pilates Instructor, Sports and Remedial Massage Therapist

Jo Francou

Jo completed a Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Movement) in 2003 and is currently a registered Exercise Scientist with Exercise and Sports Science Australia. Jo is also a certified Polestar Pilates practitioner, a Level 1 and 2 Strength and Conditioning Coach, holds a certificate III and IV in Fitness and is a Registered Remedial Massage Therapist with AAMT. In addition she is currently studying to become a Polestar Pilates Mentor, which will see her teaching instructors. Jo was part of the South Australian Sports Institute’s lightweight women’s rowing program from 1994 until 2003. Representing Australia in the lightweight women’s U23 double scull from 1995 to 1997 and the senior lightweight quad scull in 1998 and 2001(Gold Medal). Discovering Pilates for rehabilitation in 1998 during her rowing career, Jo became interested in how it can improve sporting performance and also prevent injuries. Jo’s experience as a Massage Therapist has been with AIS Cycling, The South Australian Sports Institute Rowing and Beach Volley Ball programs leading into the Sydney Olympics. Jo is passionate about the benefits and variety Pilates provides to all fitness programs. Whether it be to improve posture, strength or flexibility, rehabilitation or a just challenging workout. Jo has a keen interest in how Pilates can help young rowers improve technique prevent injuries, and improve performance. When time permits and Jo is not driving her three boys to their sporting activities., she also enjoys running, reading and going to the beach or family trips to AFL.  

Natalie Franks - Dip R.M, Dip R.T, LDT.

Remedial Massage Therapist

Natalie Franks

Natalie began her training in Reflexology in 1991 and has since gone on to study several different forms of soft tissue therapy including Remedial/Deep tissue massage and Lymphatic drainage therapy. She has over twenty years experience as a Remedial Massage Therapist and is passionate about helping her patients with pain management, stress relief and muscle tension. She believes in only doing what is appropriate for the best outcome.

Both Jo and Natalie work closely with our Physiotherapy staff in the management of their patients conditions if they feel they extend beyond the realm of Remedial Massage.

Tracy Kent-Jones - BSc hons

Practice Manager

Tracy Kent-Jones

After a career in the IT industry that had her travelling the world, Tracy moved into healthcare several years ago. Her position as the Practice Manager at Square One follows a busy role at a local GP practice. Tracy is a NSW Justice of the Peace and is also studying for a Master of Primary Healthcare Management at UTS. This allows her just enough time to spend with her family, including two spoilt Labradors and to pursue her passion for cooking

 

Sam Webster

Administration/Receptionist

Sam Webster

Sam completed her Certificate in Health Administration III in Victoria during June 2016. Having grown up in NZ, she then moved to Sydney with her husband in July, and is now settling into the Sydney lifestyle. Sam was a professional nanny for eight years but was looking for a new challenge and change in career which led her to SquareOne. 

Greta Liell-Cock

Receptionist

Greta Liell-Cock

Greta is currently completing a combined degree of Biomedical Engineering and Medical Science at the University of Sydney. Growing up on the northern beaches, she has enjoyed a consistently active lifestyle including soccer, surfing, skiing and yoga. With a passion for helping people, SquareOne Phyisotherapy provided an introduction into the medical industry. When not at the library studying or working at SquareOne, she loves catching up with friends and travelling.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Physiotherapy

SquareOne Physiotherapists are experts in the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal problems.

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Massage

SquareOne Remedial Massage Therapists are experienced in a wide range of soft tissue therapy techniques.

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Clinical Pilates

Clinical Pilates involves the conscious recruitment and control of muscular movements in the body.

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  • Happy Birthday Lauren!
  • Happy Birthday to our fabulous physio Lauren! We hope you enjoyed your cake and have a great day! 

  • Why are some injuries more painful than others?
  • Many times when we have pain we wonder how much damage there is involved, Most people probably think "the worse the pain, the worse the injury” or “if it doesn’t hurt, the problem is fixed”, but is that correct? Does pain equate to pathology? How can we tell whether our pain matches the tissue damage?

    Firstly, we need to understand that pain is a protective warning mechanism usually activated in response to a noxious stimulus such as cutting our finger or bumping our head.  But it is only when the brain concludes that the person is in perceived danger and action is required that we experience pain.
     
    The experience of pain can be totally different for different people and it is because it is modulated by particular beliefs, experiences, knowledge, social and educational backgrounds and many other cognitive factors that make pain complex.
  • How to improve performance and prevent injuries
  • 85% of netball injuries can be attributed to the knee and ankle. Research tells us that most of these occur due to a poor landing technique. Out of all of these injuries the one of most concern is a ruptured ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) which in most cases requires a surgical repair and a lengthy 6-12 month rehabilitation process.
     
    ACL ruptures are a significant problem to our girls. Females are 4-6 times more likely than males to rupture their ACL and the most at risk age group is 15-18 years. Whilst the rehabilitation process is at least an inconvenience, the real concern is that 65% of girls who suffer from an ACL rupture WILL NOT return to sport. And in 20 years they will have some form of osteoarthritis in their knee. (Insert shocked emoji!)
  • Let us talk basics: what is the pelvic floor?
  • The pelvic floor is the name of the group of muscles that support your pelvic organs at the bottom of your pelvis. Although showing some anatomical differences between genders, these muscles exist in both women and men and are responsible for the control of your bladder and bowel.


    In men, these muscles are also important for erectile function and ejaculation. In women, the pelvic floor contributes to sexual arousal, supports the baby during pregnancy, assists the birthing process and is also linked to orgasm.


    The pelvic floor is like a hammock that supports the pelvic organs in the pelvis (bladder, uterus and rectum). When working normally, they relax to allow urination, bowel movements and, in women, intercourse. When they contract, they close the urethra and the anus, stopping urine and faeces from exiting.

    Pelvic floor dysfunctions can result from:

    • Weakness
    • Over activity
    • Lack of coordination
    • Birthing trauma
    • Side effects of surgery in the pelvic region

    Pelvic floor symptoms might present as one or more of the following: 

  • When does muscle soreness becomes an injury - and what to do about it
  • If you’re not already running you’ll find training for minimos starts to enter into your minds over the next few weeks (well it should anyway!). With any new type of training you may develop some muscle soreness. A common question to us is “how can I tell the difference between a potential injury or just muscle soreness?”

    Here are a few facts about Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (commonly known as DOMS) which will help you decide whether you are injured or not and whether need to seek some advice from your Physio: