Physiotherapy

Our physiotherapists use hands-on and exercise-based treatment to relieve your pain.

Newcastle & Lake Macquarie

Physiotherapists in Newcaslte & Lake Macquarie​

Physiotherapists are 4-year university trained health professionals who treat muscle, joint and soft tissue related pain. Physios work across many healthcare sectors, but at Ethos Health we typically see people of all ages to treat injuries sustained through sport, work, home activities, or pain of gradual onset.

Our Newcastle Physiotherapists are registered with all major private health insurers, Medicare, WorkCover NSW and The Department of Veterans Affairs.

Ethos Health have a team of Physio's working across our Newcastle and Lake Macquarie Clinics.

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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.

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.

Kate Beatty - Newcastle Physiotherapist

Kate Beatty

BPhty(Hons)

Kate has a first-class honours degree from the University of Newcastle. Kate enjoys treating a wide range of injuries and has a particular interest in the neck and lower back; including headache and migraine treatment.

Kate is also a Credentialed McKenzie Physiotherapist

Dan Lovegrove - Newcastle Physiotherapist

Dan Lovegrove

BAppSc.(Physio)

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.

Tim Schneider - Newcastle Sport Physiotherapist

Tim Schneider

MPhysio, 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.

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 spoke person for interviews with private health funds, print media, radio and more

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.

Imogen Young - Newcastle Physiotherapist

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.

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Our Newcastle Physio's can help you with;

1) Neck, Back and SIJ Pain:

We help people with lower back pain, sciatica, thoracic pain, neck pain and headaches with effective hands-on and exercise-based treatments to improve movement and address the underlying causes of the problem.

2)  Upper Limb Pain:

Effective treatment for rotator cuff tears, shoulder impingement and bursitis, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome and De Quervains’ tenosynovitis, including a range of shoulder slings and wrist and thumb braces.

3)  Lower Limb Pain:

We can help you treat hip and knee osteoarthritis, ligament tears, patellofemoral pain, ankle sprains, plantar fasciitis, muscle strains and much more, plus carry a full range of knee and ankle braces, cam boots and crutches for sale.

4)  Sports Physiotherapy:

Our professional and experienced sports physio's can help you recover from acute and chronic sports injuries to get back on the field and perform at your best. Ethos Health partner with a variety of Newcastle sports teams in the Newcastle and Lake Macquarie area.

5)  Pre and post-operative Care:

We work closely with many local specialists to help patients prepare and successfully recover from total hip or knee replacement, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction, Achilles tendon repair, rotator cuff repair, fracture fixation and more.

6)  Fracture Management:

There’s no need to stay out of the pool! We apply casts with a waterproof liner and can remove or repair all casts as needed. There’s also a full range of braces, slings, moon boots and crutches for knee, ankle and foot fractures with next day delivery on special orders.

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