Our Team

Craig Macdonald

Craig Macdonald

Principal Physiotherapist

Craig has been practicing physiotherapy since 1999. He has extensive experience in a full range of sports and musculoskeletal physiotherapy. Craig uses thorough assessment, an individual approach to each patient and the latest treatment techniques to gain the best results for his patients.

Craig is one of the most experienced SCENAR Therapy trained physios in Australia and has been recognised with the qualification of Certified SCENAR Practitioner TM. This is the highest qualification available in SCENAR Therapy. Craig’s passion for SCENAR Therapy comes from his own dramatic recovery from chronic fatigue syndrome using SCENAR therapy. He has a special interest in treating people with complex health problems and problems that have been unresponsive to other therapies.

Craig utilises a full range of physiotherapy techniques including Dry Needling Plus, Manual therapy and Exercise Prescription to gain the best outcome for his patients.

When not at the clinic Craig can be found with his wife and five young children, or paddle boarding and swimming at the local beaches.

David Duindam

David Duindam

Senior Physiotherapist

David Duindam graduated from the Dunedin School Of Physiotherapy at Otago University, New Zealand in 2009. Since then he has had experience working in private practice in Sacramento, California and Tauranga, New Zealand and now at Newport.

David is a certified SCENAR practioner (level 3 of 3), a certified Dry Needling Plus Therapist (level 2 of 2), Trained Clinical Pilates Instructor, has a National Certificate in Fitness (level 3) and used to be a gym based fitness consultant and personal trainer.

Having completed Advanced Nutrition Courses (level 2 of 2) from Integrated Health Academy, David applies a holistic approach delivering specific, evidence based nutrition advice to patients to achieve the best overall outcomes for them. He also provides special nutrition and fitness consultations.

David brings expertise to treating acute and chronic injuries and illness with a wide variety of treatments including SCENAR Therapy. He has an honest passion for helping patients become pain free and returning them to things they love doing.

David’s interest in the management of sports injuries has lead to him providing Physiotherapy to a range of different sports clubs including soccer, rugby, surf life saving and gymnastics. This has given him great skills in sports injury management.

When he is not practicing David can be found spending time exercising, watching sport with friends and visiting the beach.

Kate Adams

Physiotherapist

Kate trained in the UK, graduating with a First Class Honours degree from Cardiff University in 2005, after first completing a degree in Exercise and Sport Sciences at the University of Exeter.

She also followed this up with a Diploma in Sports Massage. She has worked both in the UK and Australia, and after sampling the work and lifestyle in Sydney in 2009/10, she has now returned with her young family to settle here more permanently.

Over the years, Kate has developed a broad range of Physiotherapy skills. She gained most of her experience working in the National Health Service in the UK, but also has worked in a Private Orthopaedic Hospital in the UK, and in Public Inpatient and Paediatric Private Practice settings in Sydney. She loves to treat all ages and is a firm believer that great gains can be made with a little Physiotherapy at any age.

Kate has extensive experience in treating pre- and post-op orthopaedic conditions and paediatric and adolescent motor development difficulties. She also has a special interest in the treatment of low back pain, and has been trained in the Sarah Key Method.

When not in work, Kate can usually be found outside, enjoying the weather and outdoor lifestyle of the Northern Beaches with her husband and two young children. Although a happy runner and cyclist, she’s considering whether to work on her swim technique and try out a triathlon. Watch this space …!

Hannah Neve

Physiotherapist

Lisa Donnelley

Remedial Massage therapist

Nicola Ellis

Front Desk Superstar

Nicola loves working with people and experiences a great deal of satisfaction in helping others. Having majored in Health Studies during her Diploma of Teaching, she believes that in order to live life to the fullest, maintaining health must be a priority. A mother of three high achieving sporty sons and keeping physically active herself, she has experienced firsthand the benefits of physiotherapy.

Outside of the clinic, Nicola enjoys dancing, Curves workouts, coastal walks and socialising with family and friends.

Matilda Finnegan

Front Desk Superstar

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