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

 

Currently Simon is actively involved with the Lennox Head Trojans (rugby), the Lennox Head Football Club, and Ballina Soccer Club, as well as sponsoring other local teams (such as the Lennox Head Netball team) and conducting 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).  Joanne has worked at the practice since 2012, and Samantha is joint owner and Practice Manager, so both are highly familiar with the practice, and will ensure your visit runs smoothly.

Dietitian, ADELLE PURBRICK also conducts a weekly clinic from our premises, currently on a Tuesday (phone: 0468 859 426), and MURRAY PARR offers remedial massage from Wednesday to Friday (call 6687 6124 to make an appointment).