Andrea Pantoja

– Principal Physiotherapist

Hi! I’m Andrea, and I can honestly tell you I love my job. I’m 100% dedicated to helping people live their lives.

Here’s a little more about me:

I have over 10 years experience in treating musculoskeletal and orthopaedic injuries. Having worked in sports medicine clinics, and having been an elite Rhythmic Gymnast, exercise is my passion. I graduated from the University of Sydney in 2004 with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise & Sports Science) and in 2006 with a Master of Physiotherapy.

Since graduating I have worked in private practices and sports clinics in Sydney and Central London. I have worked in multidisciplinary sports medicine teams providing physiotherapy to elite and amateur athletes, as well as to the general community.

Through my experience I developed a close working relationship with Sports Physicians, Orthopaedic Surgeons, Allied Health and Trainers and Coaches.

Just some of the clinics I’ve worked in:

    • West London Physiotherapy, London
    • South Sydney Sports Medicine
    • Sydney Sports Focus, Sydney

I have also provided game day physiotherapy to elite Soccer and Rugby teams, as well as on site physiotherapy to the staff at Qantas Airlines (an experience that means I now travel light!). I have seen people from all walks of life, working with athletes from a variety of sports including rugby union, rugby league, soccer, cricket, netball, and gymnastics. To working with children and the elderly population. I realise everyone has goals to achieve, big or small, and these became goals I share with my patients.

I have an extensive experience in treating a range of injuries and I have a particular interest in treating lumbo-pelvic pain. I’ve suffered back pain myself. Training up to 40 hours per week, I sustained a stress fracture in my lumbar spine. It was during this time that I was introduced to core stability training, and was lead to Pilates and now Clinical Pilates. I continue teaching clinical Pilates to this day.

I focus on identifying abnormal movement patterns and using a combination of manual therapy, core stability and muscle retraining to correct and prevent further injury. Although I have packed up the leotards and gymnastics equipment, I keep myself fit by running and being a regular Pilates participant, and I can still back bend! And WITHOUT PAIN!


Cibele Pinheiro

–  Physiotherapist

 

Hi I’m Cibele, and I have great appreciation of people wanting to get back to their best and I get excited to help them achieve their goals. 

Here’s a little more about me:

Since graduating in 2002 I have worked in several settings assessing and treating a
wide range of injuries, chronic pain disorders and post-operative conditions.

I combine my knowledge in Traditional Chinese Acupuncture and dry needling
with manual therapy to get the best possible outcomes to my patients.
I strongly believe that treating dysfunctions in alignment and movement pattern of the body are the keys for long-term pain relief.

I have acquired various skills over the years with continued education from a range
of course. After developing a disc bulge in my own neck I have acquired a particular
interest in managing neck pain, shoulder dysfunctions, back pain and pelvic issues.  I have completed my studies in Clinical Pilates and have since deepened my interest
in spinal rehabilitation.

When I am not at work I will be likely at the beach and keeping active with surfing,
Pilates and yoga.”

 

 


Nicky Taylor

– Receptionist

Hi! I’m Nicky! Patient care and wellbeing is of utmost priority to me!

Here’s a little more about me:

Having worked as a Dental Nurse in a busy Macquarie Street Practice for many years before starting my family, patient care and wellbeing is of utmost priority to me!

My care and compassion can be demonstrated by my commitment to my community, having volunteered at Ronald McDonald House Randwick for many years.

I like to think I have a bubbly personality and can see the funny side of life’s little injuries too! I do my best to make everyone feel welcome here at Flow Physio.

When I am not at the Clinic or volunteering for charity, you’ll find me spending time with my family and friends, and walking my beloved dog Benji!


Nina Ferris

– Practice Manager

Hi! I’m Nina and making your time here at Flow Physio an enjoyable one is very important to me.

Here’s a little more about me:

I have been a Customer Service Specialist for, well, let’s just say for a while now!

I’ve spent time on a bike, hitting the pavement, in the water, touching opponents on the field, pointing my toes, punching and kicking the air and jumping off cliffs.

In between all that I have ventured about with a backpack seeing as much of this world as I can. So far I have 42 notches (countries) in my belt.

Life is now slowing down for me so I am interested to hear about all your sports, adventures (and injuries).

I have recently moved to Sydney and am happy to call Maroubra home. When I’m not at work I’m gazing at the ocean thinking about ways to ‘save the planet’. I’m also writing a soon to be published blog and drawing my favourite people.