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THE THERAPY MAX TEAM

Tel: 02 9356 3877

Jane Hodgson
Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

M Hlth Sc (Manipulative Physiotherapy)
B App Sc (Physiotherapy)

Jane Hodgson

Jane is a Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist, specialising in the treatment of complex musculoskeletal injuries requiring a more thorough assessment and management. Combining up-to-date exercise rehabilitation and manual therapy treatment techniques, Jane achieves outstanding results. With over 19 years experience and working closely with Medical Specialists, GPs, Allied Health Practitioners and Therapists, Jane strives for faster, more effective rehabilitation.

Jane has a background in rehabilitation, as well as vast experience in “on field” sports injury management over a variety of sports. Jane maintains an interest in soccer, swimming and running. Joining Therapy Max in 2002, Jane now leads The Therapy Max Team.

Jane is:
Registered in Australia,
NSW Work Cover and VWA Accredited.

Professional Memberships:
Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA)
Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Australia (MPA)
Sports Physiotherapy Australia (SPA)

Katrina Purdon
Physiotherapist & Mat & Equipment Pilates Instructor
B App Sc (Physiotherapy)
Cert Dry Needling
Katrina Purdon

Katrina has 15 years Physiotherapy experience. Since joining Therapy Max in 2010, she has built a very strong rapport with local GPs, specialists and our clients. She instructs our Fit Backs Mat and Equipment Pilates classes including our prenatal pilates class.

Katrina achieves outstanding results with lower limb injuries, orthopaedic rehabilitation, treatment of neck and back pain & women’s health issues. Whilst Katrina has strong hydrotherapy skills, her focus on core strength and her experience with both mat & equipment pilates has allowed clients to progress out of the pool towards recovery sooner.  Combining this specialist exercise prescription with effective hands-on treatment and nutrition advice improves wellbeing via several channels and achieves amazing long term results for her clients.

Katrina enjoys Sydney’s outdoors through hiking, cycling, swimming and yoga. Her running is unfortunately on hold due to injury, but she has vast previous experience in competitive gymnastic and athletics, where she has competed at a national level in both.

Katrina is:
Registered with APHRA
NSW Work Cover and VWA Accredited.


Professional Memberships:

Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA)

Daniel Tait
Physiotherapist, Mat Pilates & PPT Instructor

B Hlth Sc (Physiotherapy) Hons

Daniel studied Physiotherapy in The Netherlands and is also a qualified massage therapist. More recently he has undertaken professional development in Pilates and personal training and is a valued member of the Therapy Max team.

Daniel is dedicated to achieving clients’ goals through addressing symptoms and the underlying causes to injury; including flexibility, core & postural control, overall strength and stability. He has experience in weekend sports coverage, kinesio-taping, gait analysis, running assessments and will uses his knowledge of anatomy and biomechanics to assist you return to sports participation and the workplace after injury.

Daniel has a special interest in sports medicine. His remedial massage skills are optimised by athletes & weekend warriors needing to improve flexibility & recovery and they benefit from his strong hands and effective manual physio techniques.

Through participation, he has a personal understanding of amateur boxing, soccer & tennis. Daniel remains very athletic himself through distance running, hiking & climbing, salsa and gym exercise. He speaks fluent Dutch too. Daniel is an instructor in our Fit Backs Mat Classes and leads our Physio Personal Training sessions.



Daniel is:
Registered Physiotherapist with APHRA
NSW Work Cover Accredited

Professional Memberships:
Massage Association of Australia

Alla Melman
Physiotherapist, Mat & Equipment Pilates Instructor

B App Sc (Physiotherapy)
Cert Yoga
Cert Dry Needling

Alla combines her advanced knowledge of anatomy, physiology, biomechanics & injury management to achieve outstanding results for her clients. She provides rehabilitative exercise as a home or gym program, and closer supervision with hydrotherapy and clinical Pilates sessions. Alla’s key interests are in post-surgical rehabilitation, the lower limb, neck and back pain, and women’s health.

She has experience in POWH & Eastern Suburbs Private Hospital in rehabilitation of post-surgical, orthopaedic, cardiorespiratory and neurological conditions, surgical oncology & spinal cord injuries.  She is currently studying a Masters of Science in Medicine (Pain Management) which has helped in dealing with management of complex persistent pain conditions and with chronic disease management.

A qualified yoga teacher, Alla adds a yoga twist for additional benefit in our advanced mat pilates. She lectures anatomy & physiology in Prana Life Yoga School to yoga teacher trainees. She is a very popular instructor in our Fit Backs Mat and Equipment Pilates classes.  

Alla also speaks fluent Russian, is a mum to 2 gorgeous young children and enjoys Sydney’s outdoors through bushwalking, kayaking and swimming.



Alla is:


Professional Memberships:

Sally Harrison
Physiotherapist

B Sc (Hons) Physiotherapy
HFI (ASCM cert), Group Instructor (YMCA)

Sally Harrison

Through her professional dance, Sally developed a passion for exercise rehabilitation and an interest in clinical pilates.  Seeing a need for more intense core re-training for her clients, Sally established our Fit Backs Clinical Pilates classes in 2006.  

Whilst now only instructing in our classes, Sally remains a very popular instructor with her fun and effective format. Many of our amazing success stories can be attributed to Sally’s foresight and her dedication to facilitate full rehabilitation of some very complex injuries of our clients.

Sally is:
Registered in Australia. NSW Work Cover Accredited.

Professional Memberships:
Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS)

 


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