Our Team


At Lakeside Physio our vision is to assist you in developing your greatest physical capability through the highest quality physical therapy services.

Whether you have developed lower back pain, suffered an injury from sport or work or need rehabilitation from a major operation we have the friendly and professional team to get you back to your optimum capacity.

With our combined hands-on and exercise approach, we will empower you to understand and take control of your injury or condition. At Lakeside Physio you will always be treated as an individual, not a number and we will take the time and care to get you back moving.

So come along and meet our team at Lakeside Physio.

Get Moving!

Physiotherapist Principal BSc (Human Movement Science), BApplSc (Physiotherapy), APAM

David completed human movement science at the university of Wollongong in 1997. Following this, he conducted corporate fitness and exercise rehabilitation programs. He graduated from Physiotherapy at the University of Sydney in 2004 and has worked in public and private sectors managing acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions.

In 2007, he and his wife took over the care of Lakeside Physiotherapy in the Illawarra which conducted the acute physiotherapy services for the local private hospital as well as operating a private practice focusing on sports injuries and rehabilitation.

David’s experience and passion is in rehabilitation following spinal and orthopaedic surgery, work and sports injuries. He has over 10 years experience in exercise rehabilitation, work related activity programs and manual therapy techniques including massage, mobilisation and manipulation. In the last few years he has obtained certificates for advanced dry needling techniques and levels 1-4 of DMA Clinical Pilates.

Physiotherapist Principal BApplSc (Physiotherapy), APAM
Sarah is an experienced physiotherapist that has worked in both acute and chronic injury management.

She graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from Sydney University in 2004 and went on to work in the public sector. At Westmead hospital, she worked in a range of areas including cardiothoracic inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation.

Sarah later moved into private practice and has found her passion in musculoskeletal physiotherapy.

Sarah has completed the level 1-4 DMA clinical pilates course. She is interested in getting people to realise the greater potential of their bodies.

Sarah uses manual therapy, exercise, pilates and education to treat and prevent injuries.
When she’s not at work Sarah is a busy mum of 2 young boys. She loves practicing Pilates and enjoying the outdoors with her family.

Director of Lakeside Physiotherapy

BExScRehab (Exercise Science and Rehabilitation) MPhty (Physiotherapy) APAM

Sean graduated from Sydney University in 2016 with a Masters of Physiotherapy Degree. Prior to this he completed a Bachelor of Exercise Science and Rehabilitation at Wollongong University. He has been a part of the Lakeside Physio Team since 2017.
Sean has a passion for getting people back to sport, work and day to day life following injuries and surgery. He believes in an active approach to recovery and collaborating with other health professionals for the best possible outcome. Sean is trained in Clinical Pilates, Dry Needling and management of TMJ (jaw) pain.
In the clinic, Sean can often be overheard asking his patients what they are having for dinner each night and coercing them into bringing him in baked goods
Outside of the clinic, Sean has completed two triathlons and enjoys playing soccer and oztag, spending time with his wife and giving his dog Rosie pats.

BExSc (Exercise Science),
MClinExPhys (Clinical Exercise Physiology)

Amy is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP), completing a Bachelor of Science (Exercise Science) in 2012, following through to complete a Masters of Clinical Exercise Physiology at the University of Sydney in 2015.

Since graduation, she has been working as an AEP in a variety of clinical areas including musculoskeletal chronic injury, T2D, neurological conditions, cardiac and cancer rehabilitation. She is accredited with Workcover, EPC, DVA, CTP and NDIS. Her understanding of home, gym and functional-based exercise programs, assessing the body as a whole biomechanical model, empowers her patients to improve their function and quality of life through the intervention of exercise.

Amy has competed in a variety of sports, including soccer, AFL, trail running, track & field, swimming, tennis and is always keen to give something new a crack. She has a strong belief that exercise is medicine. This evidence-based approach empowers her clients to optimise their health, providing them with the highest quality of life possible.

BExScRehab (Exercise Science and Rehabilitation)

Kelsey joined the Lakeside Physio Team towards the end of 2021, following completion of her Bachelor of Exercise Science and Rehabilitation degree at Wollongong Uni.
Kelsey has experience designing and implementing exercise programs for a variety of patients and health conditions, including athletes, Workers Compensation and cardiac rehabilitation patients. She also has experience leading group exercise classes, using a combination of mobility, strengthening and balance exercises to help people achieve their health and wellness goals.
Outside of the clinic, Kelsey has a passion for hockey, having represented both New South Wales and Australia. She also enjoys swimming and running and can often be spotted close to the ocean on her days off from work. 

BPhty (Physiotherapy), APAM

Adelaide graduated from Charles Sturt University with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2022. She has experience working with a variety of patients and settings, from paediatrics to acute and aged care, as well as musculoskeletal conditions and workers compensation injuries. Adelaide also has experience in running and designing group exercise programs, including Pilates classes, cardiac rehab, post-op recovery, hydrotherapy and in-school developmental programs. She is passionate about using an active treatment approach in order to achieve patient directed goals.

Outside of the clinic, Adelaide is an active member of St Michael’s Cathedral Wollongong – co-leading in the children’s programmes. She enjoys ballet and baking (if only as an excuse to eat lots of cake)