Physiotherapy & Allied Health

Our Newcastle and Lake Macquarie-based physiotherapists, dietitians and exercise physiologists can help you recover from pain and injury, improve your health and realise your potential

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Hands-on and exercise based treatment to relieve your pain

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Manage and prevent known health conditions 

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Dietitians to help you manage and treat a variety of health conditions

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Recover at home after total hip or knee replacement

Ethos Health offers Physiotherapy, Dietetic and Exercise Physiology services from our Newcastle and Lake Macquarie Practices. Our highly experienced providers are registered with all major health insurers, medicare, workcover NSW and the Department of Veterans Affairs, with electronic claiming available on the spot.

Physiotherapists

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Imogen Young

BPhty(Hons)​

Imogen has joined our physio team after working in a private practice in regional NSW for two years. She has a keen interest in all things musculoskeletal, sports, post-operative rehabilitation, as well as pilates-based exercise that she enjoys including into a patient’s rehab where able.

Dan Lovegrove - Newcastle Physiotherapist

Dan Lovegrove

BPhty(Hons)​

Dan is a University of Newcastle graduate with several years private practice experience. His physio interests are wide-ranging with specialised knowledge around cycling and soccer.

Dan works with local soccer clubs in the NPL and New FM league and often covers teams for Northern NSW at nationals’ tournaments.

Nick Hewitt - Newcastle Physiotherapist

Nick Hewitt

BPhty(Hons)​

Nick worked alongside Ethos Health physios throughout his studies at the University of Newcastle, and has now been with us in the clinic for a few years. Nick has a passion for sports and musculoskeletal physiotherapy, and divides his time between our Newcastle practice and Wanderers Rugby Club.

Connor Eyers - Newcastle Physiotherapist

Connor Eyers

BPhty(Hons)​

Connor graduated from the University of Newcastle in 2014 and has been working with Ethos Health ever since. He has worked with a number of local and representative sports teams and enjoys treating all types of injuries and painful conditions, especially the shoulder.

Chris Morton - Newcastle Physiotherapist

Chris Morton

MPhtySt, BSc(Hons)​

Operations Manager 

Chris Morton is a Physiotherapist with 15 years experience. In addition to his clinical load, Chris oversees the general running and operation of the business as well as managing significant research and product development projects. Chris is a regular lecturer in the University of Newcastle’s Physiotherapy program and a media spokesperson for interviews with private health funds, print media, radio and more.

Dave Naylor - Newcastle Physiotherapist

Dave Naylor

BAppSc (Physio), BSc (HM)​

David Naylor is a physiotherapist with more than 15 years of sports experience. He has a special interest in the biomechanics of injury and rehabilitation, rugby union injuries, shoulder and lower limb injury management.

Tim Schneider - Newcastle Sport Physiotherapist

Tim Schneider

MPhysio(Sports), BAppSc.(Physio)

Tim has more than 15 years experience in sports physiotherapy and has developed a special interest in lumbopelvic and lower limb mechanics. He has worked with a range of sporting teams from amateur to elite including at national, Olympic and Paralympic level.

Nick Davies - Workplace Physiotherapist

Nick Davies

BAppSc. (Physio)

Nick is a Newcastle University graduate, who worked in various private practice and hospital settings in Australia and the UK prior to joining Ethos Health in 2018., Nick has a special interest in the treatment and prevention of work-related injuries and provides consulting services to a range of organisations while working in various on-site clinics throughout the Hunter.

Exercise Physiologists

Benn West - Newcastle Exercise Physiologist

Benn West

BSc(HM), Cert IV TAE

Benn's special interests are wide ranging and include musculoskeletal and neurological rehabilitation, exercise during cancer treatment, and chronic disease management (for example, diabetes, COPD or heart disease). Benn works from our Newcastle West and Lake Macquarie practices.

Dietitians

Dr Jane Watson - Newcastle Dietitian

Dr. Jane Watson

PhD BHSc (N&D), Cert IV TAE​

Jane translates nutrition science into practical advice to promote healthy eating. Her interest in infant, child and maternal nutrition was consolidated during her PhD where she developed and validated a food-frequency questionnaire to assess the dietary intakes of children and adolescents. Jane has undertaken additional study in child nutrition, population health and is an accredited practitioner for the Triple P parenting program. She is passionate about working with families to promote healthy eating habits during pregnancy and beyond. As the mother of 3 boys, Jane's approach is down-to-earth, realistic and practical.

James Morris - Workplace Health Consultant

James Morris

BNutrDiet (Hons)​, Cert IV WHS

James is an experienced dietitian having worked in a number of medical centres and private practices across NSW. Having moved to Newcastle his clinical focus is general dietetics, including weight management, heart disease, diabetes, food allergies and intolerances, and sports nutrition. James also works as a consultant to a number of local organisations, helping run a range of health and wellbeing programs.

Rowen Davison - Newcastle Dietitian

Rowan Davison

BNutrDiet (Hons)​

Rowan graduated with Honours from the University of Newcastle in 2013. Prior to joining the Ethos Health team in 2019, Rowan worked primarily with NSW Health in both inpatient and community settings within Hunter, Murrumbidgee and Sydney districts. He has experience in a wide range of issues including weight management, paediatrics, diabetes, gastrointestinal disorders, oncology, cardiac and renal (kidney) function, aged care, sports nutrition, vegetarian/vegan eating and mental health. Rowan has a special interest in gut health and has completed training in FODMAPs with Monash University and also Microba training which certifies him to assist clients who are interested in microbiome testing. Rowan's clients appreciate his knowledge, his kindness and his practical approach. 

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