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Physiotherapy

Whether you’re a high-level sports person or have suffered from something as simple as a sprained ankle, Sports Focus Physiotherapy has experience in treating strains and sprains, work injuries, sports injuries – in fact, the full range of musculoskeletal ailments.


Pilates

Clinical exercise sessions are a total body-conditioning program involving exercises that improve your posture, strength, flexibility, balance and co-ordination. By assisting or resisting movements with specific equipment we can re-educate postural awareness and develop a muscular core or centre with co-ordinated upper and lower body muscles that are both flexible and strong. Our Physiothera... Read More

Clinical exercise sessions are a total body-conditioning program involving exercises that improve your posture, strength, flexibility, balance and co-ordination.
By assisting or resisting movements with specific equipment we can re-educate postural awareness and develop a muscular core or centre with co-ordinated upper and lower body muscles that are both flexible and strong.
Our Physiotherapists are skilled in a clinical approach as an ideal way to rehabilitate clients from injury to normal function and will tailor your program needs at each session.


Women's Health

At Sports Focus Physiotherapy we offer a wide range of Women’s Health treatments from our experienced Physiotherapists who have an interest in Women’s Health.Pelvic Floor Full Pelvic Internal Assessments
Abdominal Separation Assessment
Post Natal Assessments from 2 weeks post.
Pre-Natal Care

Vivian Yung graduated from the University of Sydney with first class honours in 2010. She has worked in the Royal North Shore Hospital’s outpatient and orthopaedic departments and private practices before joining Sports Focus Physiotherapy in 2012. Recently, Vivian has undertaken further studies with the Australian Physiotherapy Association in the area of Women’s Pelvic Health and is using this advancement in her knowledge to supplement her Pilates rehabilitation and exercise to help Women through Pregnancy aches and pains and post-natal recovery.

She also has a special interest in the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions, in particular neck and back pain, running and gait analysis. Her evidence-based physiotherapy research led her to her honours research on low back pain and patient satisfaction. In 2011, she presented her research paper at the International Congress of the World Confederation for Physical Therapy in Amsterdam.

Outside of work, Vivian enjoys time with her young family, going outdoors, camping and playing sports. She represented Australia in four World Kendo Championships, achieving 3rd place in team event in 2018 and a top 16 individual result in 2009 and 2012. She was also a NSW state representative in table tennis and was invited to compete at the Sydney 2000 Olympic selection trial.

Vivian Yung graduated from the University of Sydney with first class honours in 2010. She has wor... Read More

Vanea has been a physiotherapist for over 25 years and has extensive experience in the treatment of musculoskeletal spinal disorders and has a specific clinical interest in Women’s Pelvic health, including pre- post natal care for women.

Vanea continues her Women’s health training on a regular basis with the Australian Physiotherapy Association ‘Women’s Pelvic health’ modules. to keep up to date with the latest research in pelvic floor Physiotherapy and pre- and post-natal care.

She offers advanced assessment of pelvic floor disorders, Pelvic pain, Pre- Post natal assessment, treatment and care through to a full recovery. Physiotherapy treatments and Pilates rehabilitation exercise underpin her holistic approach to female health.

She is passionate about educating her clients on how to progress from injury, surgery and childbirth to full health and offers education and expertise in group and individually tailored exercise training for women.

Her 15 years of Pilates experience with its foundations in spinal alignment and movement integration; forms the base of her approach to women and her long time ‘hobby’ of Gym exercise gives Vanea a solid foundation on which to treat Women of all ages.

Vanea has been a physiotherapist for over 25 years and has extensive experience in the treatment ... Read More

Ben has been a physiotherapist for over 20 years and has worked with elite winter snow sport athletes over this period whom he loves helping prepare to achieve their goals in skiing and snowboarding. Ben has been a NSW Institute of Sport preferred service provider 2000-19, Australian Paralympic Team Physiotherapist 1997-2004 and is a National Alpine Classifier with the Australian Paralympic Committee. He is an International Para Alpine and Para Snowboarder Classifier. Ben has also been an Olympic Winter Institute Australia physiotherapist. Ben is located at our Northbridge Physiotherapy and Willoughby Physiotherapy locations.

In addition to his love for snow sports, Ben loves diagnosing running injuries and picking apart running styles. He particularly enjoys the personal side of physiotherapy – “I love that I get to learn something from all my patients. Everyone is an expert at something and I am inquisitive and full of questions.” When not hitting the slopes himself in his spare time, Ben is also an avid rugby fan, supporting the Waratahs and attending games at every opportunity.

Ben has been a physiotherapist for over 20 years and has worked with elite winter snow sport athl... Read More

Rebecca graduated from Curtin University with a Bachelor of Science (Physiotherapy) and is a member of the Vice Chancellor’s list, which recognises students in the top 1% of their course for excellent academic achievement.

Prior to joining the Sports Focus family, Rebecca worked at a well-established private practice in Bondi, treating a variety of musculoskeletal and chronic neurological conditions. She also rehabilitated a number of professional athletes and performers from acute injuries. Rebecca also has three years of experience working with amateur AFL clubs in Perth her home town.

Rebecca is very passionate about movement control and technique, which feeds into her love for Pilates. She has completed Levels 1 to 3 Mat work and Levels 1 to 4 Equipment courses in Clinical Pilates through the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute, and is in the final stages of completing her certification.

Dance is a major part of Rebecca’s life as she has been trained in Indian Classical Dance (Bharathnatyam), Ballet and Jazz since the age of 4. She has been a dancer and choreographer for some of Western Australia’s largest Bollywood dance groups and has also taught Indian Classical Dance for several years. Her background in Clinical Pilates and dance gives her a wide exercise repertoire, which she incorporates into her Physiotherapy sessions. Being a young dancer herself, Rebecca is able to relate to and understand the demands, requirements and pressures young competitive and recreational athletes face.

Rebecca graduated from Curtin University with a Bachelor of Science (Physiotherapy) and is a memb... Read More

James Lau completed his Masters of Physiotherapy degree in 2013 at University of Sydney. He previously did his training in Toronto, Canada receiving a Bachelor & Honors in Science specialising in Neuroscience and Health Studies.

He has done several courses after university such as fascial dry needling, functional movement assessment, and soft tissue mobilisation techniques. James is located at our Northbridge Physiotherapy & Pilates and Willoughby Physiotherapy locations. His passion lies in sports and he is one of the physiotherapists for the West Harbour Pirates Rugby Club where he assesses and treats on and off the field and provides a structured rehab program for the players

He plans to further his training and knowledge in functional screening with SFMA (selective functional movement assessment) level 2 and FMS (functional movement screening) Level 1 and 2 in the near future.

Although he misses the snow in Toronto and a proper white Christmas, he has settled into Sydney lifestyle and has adopted the Sydney Swans as his team to follow in replace of the Toronto Raptors.

James Lau completed his Masters of Physiotherapy degree in 2013 at University of Sydney. He previ... Read More

Anna has a clinical background and passion for treating sports, spinal and musculoskeletal injuries for both elite and recreational athletes. Her varied experience in Defence and private practice provides the importance of the rehabilitation pathway for people to return to their pre-injury level. Anna has pursued continuing education through completion of a research study as part of her Doctoral thesis utilising clinical Pilates exercises for chronic low back pain. This study provides an evidence base for individualised programs and exercise as a treatment modality for chronic low back pain. Currently she is undertaking another study on the effectiveness of exercise programs for personnel participating in Adaptive Sports Programs as part of her role within the ADF.

Sports Focus enjoys Anna’s regular teaching our Saturday Pilates based Exercise Rehabilitation classes.

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Matthew graduated from the University of Sydney in 2015 with a Masters of Physiotherapy and a Bachelor of Health Science (majoring in movement sciences). His interest in physiotherapy emerged while assessing human movement and diagnosing muscle imbalances and acute injuries. Matt’s true passion is transitioning his client’s painful injuries into robust rehabilitation programs and getting them back to the things they love.

Matt is currently the head of physiotherapy at the North Shore Mariners FC. He also with a Football Federation Australian physiotherapist with the “Future Matildas” squad. He has been the team physio for the Sydney Blue Sox in the Australian Baseball League, Marconi Stallions FC and Hakoah FC in the National Premier League, and was involved with Norths Rugby in the Shute Shield and various other school and club sport.

Since graduating Matt has commenced the pathway to become a specialist sports physiotherapist. He has completed various other qualifications such as the NeckSafe spinal safety program. A new interesting addition to his clinical work is the use of blood flow restriction or blood occlusion training – get in contact to see how this device may assist your return to sport.

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