Emu Plains Spinal and Sports Physiotherapy is a friendly professional practice that has been providing an excellent service to the area of Emu Plains and the surrounding community for 23 years. Established 1997, It was taken over by Simon and his wife Alison in 2001. They have seen the practice evolve over the last 19 years and still hold true to their philosophy of providing good service and being an asset to the local community.
The practice adopts a holistic approach to treatment." Our aim is to accurately assess and treat our clients in a friendly and relaxed environment, to optimise their performance or quality of life".
Our team of dedicated professionals are motivated to achieve the best outcome for our patients. We believe quality assessment and accurate diagnosis are the foundations for determining the appropriate treatment and management for any injury. Whether you’re an elite sportsperson, participate in recreational activities or someone who has hurt themselves gardening, every patient is examined and appraised systematically. We then provide a comprehensive explanation of what is wrong and what needs to be done to help you recover.
We have a strong interest in musculoskeletal injuries and exercise rehabilitation. Treatment provided is “hands on” manual therapy for the treatment of injuries to joints, muscles, tendons, nerves and ligaments. At Emu Plains Spinal and Sports Physiotherapy we understand that treatment also involves preventative care to reduce the risk of re-occurrence.
So if you’ve got neck pain from sitting at a computer or you’ve “pulled a hamstring” trying to set a world record, then get the right advice and treatment – first time with us.
Simon has been working as a physiotherapist in the local area for the past 24 years. He has gained extensive experience whilst working in both the private and public sector.
Since taking over Emu Plains Spinal and Sports Physiotherapy in 2001 he has strived to always deliver a high standard of clinical practice to all his patients. This being reflected in the many post graduate courses he has undertaken to ensure best practice service at all times.
Simon has been involved with many sporting teams having been team Physiotherapist for:
Penrith Panthers Jersy Flegg, NSW Cup, NRL Physiotherapist
Penrith Panthers (Head Physiotherapist Junior reps 2014-2019, (SG Ball, Harold Matthews Tarsha Gale Cup Rugby League squads)
Cricket Australia (Indoor Cricket) Trans Tasman and World Cup Physiotherapist (2016-2017)
NSW Indoor Cricket Nationals Physiotherapist (2015-2017)
NSW Indoor Netball Nationals Physiotherapist (2009-2014)
Canoeing Australia Nationals 2004 Physiotherapist
Prior to this he provided services at the national competition level for NSW Netball and Kayaking Australia. He has also been the physiotherapist for Emu Plains Junior Rugby League for the past 15 years attending to their senior sides from C to A grade as well as being involved with Lower Mountains Junior Representative Baseball, Emu Plains Soccer Club, Sydney Metro Touch Football and Windsor Rugby League Club.
Simon’s main area of expertise and interest is the treatment and exercise rehabilitation of peripheral and spinal musculoskeletal disorders, including sports injuries, work injuries, and other orthopaedic conditions, whilst he also has a sound knowledge of respiratory and neurological physiotherapy.
Simon is a member of Australian Physiotherapy Association, Sports and Exercise Physiotherapy Australia, Manual Therapy Physiotherapy and Private Practice Physiotherapy
Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy) Sydney University
Diploma Health Science (UWS)
Level 1+2 Sports Physiotherapy
Dry Needling certified practitioner
Level 2 Rugby League medical trainer
Mckenzie and Muscle Energy certified
Mulligan Upper and Lower quadrant certified
Brett has completed a Doctor of Physiotherapy Degree at Macquarie University. Prior to being a physiotherapist Brett studied music and audio engineering. He spent a decade broadcasting live television and radio for Fox Sports and SBS as wells as working on technical production for live music festivals and events.
Being keen on sports and keeping active. Brett has participated in many sports from basketball, athletics and dancing to BMX racing. His interest in sport has led to Brett’s fair share of injuries and in turn his passion for physiotherapy and rehabilitation. He now enjoys Kung Fu, Yoga, bushwalking, mountain biking and gardening.
Brett has a special interest in work and sports related musculoskeletal injuries, chronic pain and biomechanical analysis to provide high quality rehabilitation and interventions for his patients. He brings with him invaluable experience from his time at Royal North Shore Hospital where he was a part of a multi-disciplinary team who delivered an intensive chronic pain management program known as (ADAPT).
His past experience at Concentric Rehabilitation seen him work with patients with complex neurological conditions as well management strategies and exercise interventions for residents within aged care.
Brett is also a trained Massage Therapist and holds true to manual therapy, hands on as his treatment as his management ethos.
Doctor of Physiotherapy (Macquarie University)
Certificate IV in Massage Therapy (TAFE NSW)
Sports Trainer Level 1 (SMA)
Sports Taping Level 1 (SMA)
Advanced Soft Tissue Mobilisation Techniques for Physiotherapists Level 1 (USYD)
Bachelor of Music major in Audio Technology (Australian Institute of Music)
Jethro, also known as "Jet", is a graduate of the University of Sydney.
Having completed his Masters in Exercise Physiology and a Bachelor’s of Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Western Sydney.
Jethro has gained valuable background knowledge in the rehabilitation process and developed practical clinical skills,
having worked in the private practice setting as well as with NDIS clients. He has varied experience across a spectrum of conditions and his main interests lie in musculoskeletal injuries and rehabilitation, specialising in providing exercise prescription to improve overall functional capacity.
Active participation in various sports such as rugby league, basketball, Oztag and Touch football, has provided him with a special interest in strength and conditioning and performance.
Jethro is currently a track and field athlete competing as a sprinter in the 60/100/200m events representing Asics West Athletic Club.
He is also a member of Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA) and is SIRA and Medicare accredited.
Bachelor of Health Science – Sport and Exercise (University of Western Sydney
Masters of Exercise Physiology (University of Sydney
Certificate 3 and 4 in Fitness (Loftus TAFE; 2015)
Qualified sprint coach
David has completed a Bachelor of Physiotherapy at the Australian Catholic University.
He has worked within the public sector at Fairfield and Braeside Hospitals gaining experience in cardiorespiratory, neurological and orthopaedics, his main focus and passion was in musculoskeletal conditions where he worked in outpatients being mentored by one of the industry leaders. Dr Rob Boland Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
Working at Paramount Physical Therapy and Complete Allied Health Care Physiotherapy he continued to develop and expand his skills to strive to deliver the highest quality of treatment for all patients
David has worked assisting in sports coverage for Sydney Junior Rugby Union and APIA Leichardt Tigers Football club which has allowed added to his skill set and comprehensive understanding of sports and musculoskeletal injuries.
With a keen interest in sports, he has participated in many sports including swimming, basketball, American football, oz-tag and gym-based exercise including power lifting, weightlifting and CrossFit.
Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Australian Catholic University)
Sports Trainer Level 1 (SMA)
Started at the Australian Institute of Fitness where he completed a Certificate 3 and 4 in fitness and Certificate in Remedial massage therapy. After treating clients with pain he realised this was not only an important career but a life goal. He has since completed a
Diploma of remedial massage and is currently in his third year as a physiotherapy student at Charles Sturt University. Over 10 years as a remedial massage therapist working for other physiotherapists has fuelled his desire to become one.
“My goal is to provide the best care and treatment possible with a people centred approach. Treatment is not a one size fits all, so will be tailored to suit you”.
Diploma of Remedial massage (TAFE)
Certificate 4 in Remedial massage (Australian institute of fitness)
Certificate 3 and 4 in Personal Training (Australian institute of fitness)
Enrolled in Bachelor of Physiotherapy, third year (Charles Sturt University)