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Winnie Wu (Wing Yee) 

Physiotherapist, BPhty (USYD), APAM, IADMS (dance)
Manual Therapy, Physiotherapy for Dancers, Dry Needling, Shockwave Therapy, Pregnancy care

B.App.Sc Physiotherapy (University of Sydney)
Member of Australian Physiotherapy Association
Member of International Association of Dance Medicine and Science since 2010
Functional Movement Screen Certified
Merrithew STOTT Pilates Full Certification

Winnie is experienced in treating the full range of musculoskeletal conditions, with a special focus on elite sport and dance injuries. She uses a combination of manual therapy, dry needling, soft tissue release and exercise prescription to help you recover from your injury. She is intuitive in identifying and prioritising movement asymmetries and dysfunctions that contribute to ongoing pain symptoms, or performance deficiency.

Winnie brings the same level of care to all our patients, from professional athletes to mothers and office workers. She believes everyone can walk away a more mindful and efficient mover.  She adapts her systematic, persistent and caring treatment approach to educate and guide you through your rehabilitation.   

As a dancer herself, Winnie has a deep passion in treating dance injuries. She is trained professionally in classical ballet (RAD) and contemporary dance in Hong Kong, competed in Dancesport championships across UK and currently holds national titles in Salsa dancing in Australia. She enjoys working with hypermobility and helping young dancers gain awareness of the importance of strength and conditioning work in and outside of dancing.

As a Pilates instructor, Winnie is trained with STOTT Pilates and holds an internationally recognised qualification for her teaching.  She has experience in teaching dance and Xtend Barre on the side. Over the years, she has worked with members of the Sydney Swans, Sydney Dance Company, Sydney Pole, Cirque Du Soleil and other national and international groups as a physiotherapist and Pilates trainer.

Outside of clinic, Winnie enjoys her travels and is trying to complete her Architectural studies on the side!


Rafki Thahir

Physiotherapist, MPhty (WSU), APAM
Manual Therapy, Connect Therapy, Shockwave Therapy, Clinical Pilates

Master of Physiotherapy (Western Sydney University)
Bachelor of Health Sciences/ Medical Science (Western Sydney University)
Myofascial Massage (Endeavor College of Natural Health)
Member of Australian Physiotherapy Association
Comprehensive rehabilitation /Studio Pilates (Polestar Pilates)

Rafki graduated with a Master of Physiotherapy from Western Sydney University after completing his Bachelor of Medical science and Graduate Certificate of Human Movement Science.  Since graduating, Rafki has been working in private practice and has gained extensive experience in Clinical Pilates and Connect Therapy.  He has a special interest in treating complex conditions of the rib cage, neck, back and pelvis.

Rafki focuses on a holistic approach treating the cause of pain and optimizing body movement. He is trained with Polestar Pilates and uses Clinical Pilates and Functional Movement techniques in the rehabilitation of sports injuries, especially in basketball, soccer and rugby.

For leisure, Rafki enjoys basketball, soccer and martial arts, and is the proud father of a newborn.


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Natalie Jacobs

Physiotherapist, MPhty (USYD), APAM
Manual Therapy, Physiotherapy for Dancers, Clinical Pilates & Conditioning

Master of Physiotherapy (University of Sydney)
Bachelor of Sport & Exercise Science (Deakin University)

Bachelor of Dance (Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne)
Member of Australian Physiotherapy Association
Comprehensive rehabilitation /Studio Pilates (Polestar Pilates)
Pilates Matwork Plus (Stott Pilates)

Natalie is a Physiotherapist and Clinical Pilates Instructor with a special interest in working with dancers and athletes alike. She has worked with professional and pre-professional classical ballet and contemporary dancers, commercial & musical theatre performers and actors. Natalie has delivered lectures on anatomy at the Australian Conservatoire of Ballet and has worked for musicals including Muriel's Wedding and Evita.

Previously, Natalie has also worked with NSWIS swimming team, junior gymnastics squads, elite runners and triathletes.

Prior to becoming a physiotherapist, Natalie was a professional contemporary dancer. She performed in independent works in Melbourne and taught ballet and contemporary at various dance schools. Her dance training includes RAD ballet, completing all grades and major exams up to Advanced 2, contemporary, jazz and tap.

Natalie is proficient in pre-pointe assessments, tertiary dance assessments, technique development and treating specific dance related injuries.


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Tristan Kirk

Clinical Movement Coach, Pilates ITC Diploma
Dance Conditioning, Pregnancy Care

Bachelor of Science - University of New South Wales
Diploma of Professional Pilates Instruction with PilatesITC

Member of Pilates Alliance Australasia
Member of Australian Strength & Conditioning Association, Level 1 Strength & Conditioning Coach

Tristan began his Pilates Training after coming from a science, athletics, and dance background.  He attended full time ballet training at McDonald College, after spending a childhood trained in athletics and acrobatics. Focusing on “movement through mindfulness”, Tristan takes pride in his positive movement approach, encouraging clients to move with confidence and freedom, as they strive to achieve their goals or overcome injury.

Tristan has worked alongside physiotherapists and is a movement educator inside and outside the clinic.

He is a valued member of the team and work with Winnie to enhance performance and outcome for our dancers. He has been instructing the Dance Conditioning & Core class as part of the main dance curriculum at the McDonald College since 2016.

Aside from his Pilates practice, Tristan is also a certified strength & conditioning coach and personal trainer.

Outside of clinic, he is busy learning to be a new Dad!


 

Melissa McMillan

Client Experience Team Manager

Melissa is enjoying a return to the work force now that her children are growing up.
With a background in health care, Melissa appreciates the value of friendliness and efficiency in a clinical setting and strives to ensure your visit runs smoothly. Anything you need, she is here to help.
In her time off, you will find Melissa ferrying her children to numerous sporting events or appreciating some of the excellent coffee which the Inner West has to offer.