Our Team

Mark Burns

Director/Principal Physiotherapist

Qualifications

  • Graduated from The University of Auckland in 1997 with a BSc – Sport and Exercise Science
  • Graduated from The University of Sydney in 2003 with a Master of Physiotherapy

Biography

I love the diagnostic detective process that is physiotherapy. I like to connect and communicate with people and to help them get back to doing the fun stuff. I like this line from one of my favourite authors Seth Godin; “Do work that matters with people who care. Lead, connect, make a difference”.

Clinical interests

  • Complex physiotherapy presentations
  • Neck and knee pain
  • Return to sport after major knee, shoulder and back surgeries

Hobbies

  • Spending time in nature with Bec and my 2 young sons
  • Golf, surfing, e-mountain biking, reading my kindle
  • My role as founder/president of The Man Walk
Belinda Henry

Director/Principal Physiotherapist

Biography 

While studying physiotherapy in the early 90’s my interest in Pelvic Health began. I did my elective clinical in women’s health at the Royal Women’s in Sydney. Once I completed my degree I worked in London in the post natal wards, ran aqua-natal classes and worked on the Breast Cancer ward at the Royal Marsden.

When I came home from London in 2000, I worked in a leading clinic in Bondi Junction. At this time I developed my musculoskeletal skills while working alongside some pioneering Women’s Health Physiotherapists. Soon after, the south coast beckoned and I started working at Gerringong Physiotherapy.

After the birth of my first child I truly understood the importance of the pelvic floor and pelvis. I returned to university to complete my Post Grad Certificate in Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy and have continued to learn through courses, podcasts and webinars since. I have now been working exclusively in Pelvic Health for 13 years and am passionate about providing caring and quality care to the people of the south coast.

Clinical interests

All things Pelvic Health

Qualifications 

  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy). University of Sydney, 1996
  • Postgrad Cert in Physiotherapy (Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy). University of Melbourne, 2007

Ongoing Professional Development

  • Chronic Pelvic Pain  – Genitourinary and Anorectal Pain Disorders –  Taryn Hallam WHTA
  • Pelvic floor relationship to Exercise, Sport and Musculoskeletal Dysfunction –  Taryn Hallam WHTA
  • Stress Urinary Incontinence and Pelvic Organ Prolapse  – Taryn Hallam WHTA
  • Objective Testing Course – WHTA
  • Advanced pessary  & Gellhorn workshop with Taryn Hallam WHTA
  • OAB – WHTA
  • Predictive Pelvic Floor – WHTA
  • Return to Sport/Safe Exercises for PF
  • Nocturia – WHTA
  • Anorectal Pelvic Floor Symposium – WHTA
  • Chronic Pelvic and Perineal Pain: The Clinicians’ Perspective – RHW
  • Male Pelvic Floor Workshop – Newcastle University
  • Paediatric Continence Care – ICCS
  • 2019 Bi Annual Pelvic Floor Research Update – Taryn Hallam WHTA
  • Musculosketetal Segmental and Dry Needling – APA
  • Advanced Management of Pregnancy and Post-Partum Issues  – Michelle Lyons
  • Births Bumps and Beyond, RHW
  • Kids Bladder Day, Children’s Hospital
  • Exercise and Pelvic Floor Workshop, PFF
  • Muscle Energy Technique of Pelvis and Lsp – Barb Hungerford
  • Continence Foundation of Aust Conference 2018
  • Explain Pain – Noi Group
Patrick Moore

Director/Principal Physiotherapist

Qualifications

  • B.Sc (Exercise Science). Uni of Wollongong, 2004
  • Master of Physiotherapy. Uni of Sydney, 2006

Experience

  • Worked in the local health network at various hospitals for 2 years, and then in the UK for 2 years. Gained experience across a wide range of physiotherapy disciplines such as orthopaedics, neurological rehabilitation, and cardiorespiratory.
  • Commenced at Gerringong Physiotherapy in 2010 and became a director in 2016

Professional development

  • Musculoskeletal dry needling: APA
  • Explain pain: NOI group
  • Introduction to vestibular rehab in adults of all ages: APA
  • The Temporomandibular joint: A physiotherapists perspective: APA
  • The complete and advanced lumbar spine and pelvis: APA
  • The advanced upper cervical spine and head: APA
  • Integrated solutions for head and neck pain. APA

What I enjoy most about being a physiotherapist

  • Empowering people to take control of their physical health and lead a healthy, active lifestyle
  • Guiding people towards their sporting and lifestyle goals with a mix of manual treatments, exercise and education.
  • Clinical interests: Neck and back pain. Headaches, TMJ and vestibular physiotherapy.

Outside work

  • Spending time with my family, keeping active on the mountain bike, in the water, and attempting to play golf
Clare Fitzgerald

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor of Science (Exercise Science) – University of Wollongong, 2007,
  • Graduate Entry Masters Physiotherapy – Curtin University 2010
  • Undertaking Master of Clinical Physiotherapy (Continence and Women’s Health)

Ongoing Professional Development 

  • WHTA 5 Day Women’s Health Course

What you like about being a Physiotherapist, why you do what you do? 

I love working with people from all walks of life to get them back to doing the things that they love to do. I have a passion for helping people to move, be fit and healthy and get the most out of life.

Clinical Interests

  • Pelvic Health
  • Neurological conditions
  • Vestibular and Cardiorespiratory

Hobbies

  • Mountain Biking,
  • Snowboarding
  • The beach
  • Hanging out with my family
Peter Sharp

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Exercise Physiology (UNSW)
  • Doctor of Physiotherapy (Mac Uni)
  • Level 2 Athletics Australia running coach

Biography:

Pete spent over a decade at a private practice in Sydney and recently escaped the big smoke to the South Coast. He also did various placements in spinal cord injury rehab and orthopaedics.

He is an experienced runner, although never quite runs or rides as much as he’d like these days! In the past, he completed various long-ish races around the world including the Six Foot Track Marathon, Ultra Trail Australia 50km and Tromso Skyrace (Norway). He has also dabbled in triathlon and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Outside of work, you’ll find him spending time with his wife and child, as well as trying to grow more vegetables than he can eat in his veggie garden.

Clinical Interests:

  • Running and endurance sports
  • Vertigo and vestibular issues
  • Dry needling
Eric Mete

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy), University of Sydney 2011

Biography:

Originally from Kiama, Eric moved to Sydney to study physiotherapy. After graduating, he gained experience working in the busy hospital wards of Sydney. This honed his skills across many disciplines of the profession including neurological, orthopaedics and cardiopulmonary physiotherapy. He continued working in private physiotherapy clinics for over eight years in Sydney before deciding to return home with our team.

Eric is enthusiastic about empowering his patients to achieve all their desired treatment goals and get them back doing the things they love. He is dedicated to maintaining evidence-based treatments to improve recovery timeframes for his patients. He has a special interest in shoulders, neck and lower back pain.

He has had vast experience in participating in various team and individual sports (and has had his fair share of injuries!), so he understands what it feels like to be on the other side of the table. In his spare time, Eric enjoys staying active playing tennis, golf and going bushwalking.

Professional Development:

  • Australian Physiotherapy Association Elbow, Wrist and Hand Course
  • Annual Orthopaedic Updates, Orthosports
  • Dry Needling Plus, Clinical Edge
Dan Weissel

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science (Exercise Science), University of Wollongong
  • Master of Physiotherapy, University of Sydney

Biography:

Dan grew up in Wollongong, and am a South Coast local through and through. He grew an interest in the human body while studying science and physiology at the University of Wollongong, and thought it best to meld those interests with an active lifestyle in a professional setting – leading him to complete a Masters in Physiotherapy.

Dan was lucky to play numerous team sports as a junior, though he’s particularly obsessed with all things basketball, playing competitively from an early age, and can’t find it in himself to stop playing yet! Every weekend he tries to get out and about, and love exploring the beauty of the South Coast by going on local walks along the escarpment. When he’s not busy, you’ll find him trying to tire out his puppy, reading a book or learning to play one of his old, beat-up guitars!

Dan’s worked across multiple hospital settings and most recently worked with older people across the region and in the community as a physio in aged care. He has a keen interest in helping people to recover post-surgery, focusing on education, reconditioning and re-ablement to maximise both physical and mental wellbeing. He also loves empowering people from all ages to get involved in healthy, exercise-based activities and get them back to doing things that matter to them, especially those living with chronic conditions.

No goal is too big or too small!

Clinical Interests:

  • Orthopaedics and post-op rehab
  • Neurological disorders
  • General musculoskeletal conditions
  • Chronic pain management
  • Dry needling
Tegan Huber (Exercise Physiologist)

Qualifications

  • Masters of Science (Exercise Rehabilitation and Nutrition/Dietetics), University of Wollongong

  • Bachelor of Science (Exercise Science and Nutrition), University of Wollongong

  • Certificate 3 and 4 in Fitness

Biography:

I’m a country girl at heart who grew up in the small town of Tumut. I have lived in the Illawarra for 10+ years now since studying at UOW and love the combination of coast and mountain. I enjoy traveling, learning and Disney parks, so I cannot wait for the world to open up again! I also am slightly obsessed with my cat Klaus.

Clinical Interests:

For the past 8 years I have worked in the private practice field of exercise physiology and nutrition, seeing a broad range of patients. I love exercise because I love the science of how the body works and I love working with people. My job allows me a perfect blend of the two and gives me the opportunity to really get to know people and deliver truly patient centered care. I am the expert in exercise but you are the expert in you… with our powers combined, we can achieve great things! Throughout my time in private practice I have come to develop a special interest in cancer rehabilitation and pain management. The positive evidence for the role of exercise in cancer care is growing fast and is particularly exciting to be a part of. Anecdotally, I have seen incredible results in cancer patients who engage in a professionally prescribed exercise program.

Living a life aligned with my values has also led me to work in the field of disabilities. I value equity and fairness to all and am passionate about empowering people living with a disability to have greater access, acceptance and equality in their lives. I will be studying for my certificate 4 in disability support in 2022.

Olivia Campbell

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Charles Sturt University)

Biography:

Born and bred in Wagga Wagga where I previously worked at a private practice, I am now lucky enough to live in Kiama and enjoy the amazing coastal life. I love long distance running and have a strong sporting background with touch football, netball, athletics and dancing. My passion lies in helping and communicating with people while empowering them to live the life that makes them happy. On the weekends, I’ll be enjoying the sunshine outdoors, water skiing, surfing or camping with family and friends.

Clinical Interests:

  • Women’s and pelvic health
  • Pilates (pre- and post-natal, rehab)
  • Neck pain and headaches
  • TMJ/jaw
  • Ballet pre-pointe assessments
  • Running and gait assessments

Professional Development

  • Women’s Health Physiotherapy Level 1 & 2 courses (WHTA/ APA)
  • Clinical Pilates trained reformer and matwork (APPI)
  • Musculoskeletal segmental and Dry Needling (APA)
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Milly Langley

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Exercise Science, University of Wollongong
  • Master of Physiotherapy, University of Technology Sydney

Biography:

Being lucky enough to grow up locally on the beautiful South Coast, Gerringong Physio and I go way back. From my week spent in the clinic for Year 10 work experience, to working with the admin team whilst studying my bachelor’s degree, I am now continuing my physiotherapy career where it all began.
I love that physiotherapy allows me to connect with people from all walks of life and help them get back to doing the things that they love. I also have an interest in Women’s and Pelvic Health, which I am currently doing further training in.
Growing up, I was heavily involved with netball but these days I like to keep active by attending the gym, bushwalking or swimming. On the weekends you’ll find me at one of the local beaches or hanging out with my border collie Beau. I also love cooking, kicking back in the sun with a good book and camping.

Clinical Interests:

  • Women’s and pelvic health
  • Young active population
  • Post-op rehab
  • General musculoskeletal conditions