WHO WE ARE ...

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SIMON PRIOR

  • BAppSc (Exercise & Sport Science) - Sydney University

  • BAppSc (Physiotherapy) - Sydney University

  • M Physio - Curtin University

  • Member, Australian Physiotherapy Association

Simon is the practice's principal Physiotherapist.   With over 20 years of experience in the health and fitness field, he comes extremely well-qualified.  

Simon's main interests are sports injuries, shoulders and knees, and lower back pain (including sciatica). He finds great fulfilment in helping anyone experiencing pain and mobility problems. 

 

Simon has elite musculoskeletal and sports knowledge and was head-hunted straight from university to work at the illustrious Sydney Sport Medicine Centre, treating Olympic and Commonwealth Games athletes.

 

Simon was also part of the team of therapists who helped open the Aspetar Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Hospital (Doha, Qatar) in 2008, which is now world famous, and is officially accredited as a International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) Medical Centre of Excellence.

To further broaden his knowledge and experience, Simon has completed many courses in specialist areas including:

  • Lower-back-pain disorders

  • Australian Sports Physiotherapy

  • Vertigo/BPPV and TMJ/TMD

  • Casting - short leg, wrist/forearm

  • McConnell and Mulligan’s Concepts

  • Level 1+2 Pilates

  • Dry needling

  • Shoulder disorders

  • Hungerford Muscle Energy Course (Lumbar and Pelvis),

  • Sports taping

  • Remedial sports massage

  • Swedish massage

 

Simon is actively involved with the Lennox Head Trojans Rugby Club as well as sponsoring the Lennox Head Netball Club and Heart of Dance (Dance School). In recent years he has been actively involved with the Lennox Head Football Club and has conducted goal-keeping training clinics in conjunction with Professional Goalkeeping Tuition.

SAMANTHA & JOANNE

In reception, you will be greeted by Samantha (who usually works Monday to Wednesday) or Joanne (who's normally with us on Thursdays and Fridays).

 

Samantha is joint owner and Practice Manager. She has previous experience in elite sports management and university qualifications in sports and health. Joanne has been a friendly presence at the practice since 2012.

Dietitian, ADELLE PURBRICK also conducts a weekly clinic from our premises, currently on a Tuesday (phone: 0468 859 426).