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Tommy Nguyen - B.App.Sc (Physiotherapy) 1997 

Having graduated from the University of Sydney, Tommy has been a practicing physiotherapist for over 19 years, working locally and abroad. 

Tommy has a post-graduate certificate in dry needling/western acupuncture and has used this for over 10 years as an adjunct to his manual therapy.  This technique has helped him to achieve better pain relief and improved functional outcomes for his clients.   

Tommy has over 16 years experience in the Mckenzie method.  This method helps to diagnose and treat pain and movement disorders for people with neck and back pain.    He has successfully assisted his clients recover from spinal disorders over this time.

Tommy has worked in varying sporting organisations over his career.  He has assisted with Souths Rugby league, University soccer and was the physio for Merewether Carlton for 5 years helping them win two premierships.   

Tommy is very motivated and enjoys his work.  He has practiced for over 20 years in private practice.  He uses his knowledge and experience to mentor others as well as continuing to build on his knowledge to provide the  best all round care for all his clients

Tommy is a keen guitarist,  surfer, soccer player and golfer but shares his spare time with his wife and three kids.

Nathan Renwick - Physiotherapist 

With degrees in both Human Movement and Physiotherapy, Nathan brings a wide variety of experience and knowledge to Fitness Physiotherapy from a variety of backgrounds. He has been employed as a Physiotherapist in private practice in Newcastle since 2006.

Since 2007, Nathan has held an ongoing part-time teaching role at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS). Nathan is the Course Co-ordinator / Lecturer for two third-year subjects “Exercise Rehabilitation” and “Sport and Exercise Medicine”. In 2018 he will also be commencing a teaching role in the UTS post-graduate Physiotherapy degree on a part-time basis.

In 2017, Nathan was appointed the Head Physiotherapist for the USA team at the Rugby League World Cup. This role saw Nathan travelling with the team over a 4 week period to each of their pool matches in North Queensland and Port Moresby, PNG. He was also responsible for organising the USA team’s first major sponsorship for the World Cup.

Prior to the World Cup, Nathan worked with the England Rugby League World Cup team for their pre-tournament training camp in Sydney. Nathan also assisted Scotland with their Student World Cup team in July 2017, and will be working with Scotland again in 2018 for the Commonwealth 9’s tournament in Brisbane – a lead-up event to the Commonwealth Games.

From 2013 to 2016, Nathan was the Head Physiotherapist for the South Sydney Rabbitohs NSW Cup team, the North Sydney Bears. Nathan spent regular time at Rabbitohs NRL training and game day roles with the NSW Cup team. In 2016, Nathan was selected to represent NSW in the annual NSW Residents v Qld Residents fixture in Brisbane.

Nathan previously worked for 7 years as the Physiotherapist for the NSW Country Rugby Union team, the Cockatoos. This role included matches in the Australian Rugby Shield, City v Country fixtures, and overseas tours.

Nathan has completed post-graduate courses in Sports Physiotherapy, Muscle Energy Techniques, Mulligan Techniques, Dry-Needling, and Kinesio-Taping. He has a special interest in the rehabilitation of sporting injuries and back injuries.

Phil Stuckey - Orthopedic Rehabilitation Physiotherapist 

Phillip worked at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Camperdown for over two years. There, he gained experience in trauma and elective orthopedics (acute and rehabilitation), aged care, and cardio-pulmonary rehab. Working at a private clinic, Phillip ran rehabilitation    exercise classes for sub-acute patients where he oversaw patients’ full restoration back to work, leisure or elite sport.

Phillip’s broad orthopedic rehabilitation experience includes hip and knee replacements, ACL reconstructions, ankle fractures and  instability, shoulder fractures and rotator cuff repairs, subluxation and impingement disorders. He also has experience in all   musculoskeletal injuries including back and neck pain. Phillip is particularly interested in ergonomics, posture, geriatric mobility and balance. He obtained a Bachelor of Music Performance at the Canberra School of Music (ANU) in 1998 and Bachelor of Applied       Science (Physiotherapy) in 2008. A keen musician and surfer, Phillip has a strong interest and insight into musician health and surfing-related musculoskeletal conditions alike.

Phillip’s physiotherapy treatments are active, hands-on, evidence-based and with a strong emphasis on exercise therapy and motor retraining. In a whole-body approach to treatment, Phillip utilises his skills in soft tissue therapy, joint mobilization, dry needling, biomechanical correction, posture and ergonomics. Phillip uses Real Time Ultrasound (RTUS) to enable patients to visualize muscle recruitment in order to assist motor control retraining.

Outside of work, sport and music, Phil spends time with his wife and two kids.