Our Staff


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Sue Gertzel

B App Sci (Phys) Grad Dip
Physio (Sports) Masters
Manip Therapy

Sue has been a physio for more than 30 years. She has a Masters in Manipulative Therapy and a Graduate Diploma in Sports Physiotherapy. She is an APPI Pilates qualified physiotherapist.

Sue is actively involved in sport and general exercise and understands that the more mature person needs to keep exercising within the limits of their physical abilities.

Sue has many years experience in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and is committed to providing a holistic approach to your care. Sue runs exercise classes that help to increase your activity levels.

Sue has a special interest in the treatment of jaw pain (temporomandibular disorders or TMD). The range of problems dealt with includes headaches, neck stiffness and pain, restricted mouth opening, facial pain and difficulty chewing. This problem can be quite disabling and treatment is directed at relieving pain and moving the patient towards self-management. Your treatment can be developed in conjunction with your dentist or Oral Medicine Specialist.

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Alice Wilcox

B of Health Sciences
Master of Physiotherapy Practice

Alice developed an interest in the therapeutic benefits of exercise practising Ashtanga yoga over a number of years.  Since graduating as a physiotherapist she has worked in a number of Victorian public health services and in the private sector.  She has a particular interest in the conservative management of musculoskeletal disorders (neck, back and shoulder problems), rehabilitation following orthopaedic surgery and the physiotherapy management of pain.

Alice is a clinical Pilates teacher, and has completed specialist training in functional strength training, the McKenzie Method (Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy), treatment of temporomandibular joint disorders, pain management, aquatic physiotherapy and the physiotherapy management of vestibular (balance) conditions.

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Fernanda Cury

APPI Pilates Instructor
Massage Therapist

Fernanda trained in physiotherapy in Brazil and moved to Sydney in 2006. She has been at City North Physio since 2013. She is an APPI qualified Pilates Instructor and has a Certificate IV in Massage Therapy.

Fernanda uses her massage techniques to loosen up your tight muscles and relieve trigger points. She combines her massage with exercises to help you work on your biomechanical deficits at home.

When teaching Pilates Fernanda has a very good eye for watching how you move and teaching you to make changes which will help you improve your posture and reduce strain on your body.

In her spare time Fernanda enjoys cycling, surfing, hiking and caring for the environment.

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Annabelle Citroen

B Physio (Hons)
Post Grad Pelvic Floor and Continence Physiotherapy
Post Grad Musculoskeletal Dysfunction and Exercise for Women

Annabelle is a Pelvic Floor and Continence Physiotherapist, specialising in the treatment of a variety of Women’s and Men’s health issues. Annabelle completed her Physio degree with honours at Melbourne University in 2007, and has worked in private practice since early 2008. She also works at The Royal Women’s Hospital treating both inpatients and outpatients with a variety of Women’s Health conditions.

Annabelle’s special interest is in the management of conditions associated with pregnancy and the postnatal period using knowledge gained during her study for her postgraduate. She has postgraduate qualifications in Exercise for Women, Musculoskeletal Dysfunction and Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy. In addition to this, Annabelle can assist in assessment and management of incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, constipation, pelvic pain, sexual dysfunction and pre/post prostate surgery.

Outside of work, Annabelle enjoys staying active, combining swimming, running, riding and kayaking for the occasional adventure race!

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Natalya Kabylyuk

BPhty PG Cert Physio (Wom Hlth & Plv Flr Rehab) MHlth S Mgt.

Natalya graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from La Trobe University in 2006. She completed Postgraduate Studies in Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation at Melbourne University in 2009 and Masters at Monash University in 2012. She has extensive experience and knowledge in Men’s and Women’s Health.

She continues to work as senior physiotherapist at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and the Royal Women’s Hospital.

Natalya has a special interest in Men’s and Women’s Health and musculoskeletal pregnancy related pain. She understands the sensitivity of dealing with this area and provides services with professionalism and utmost care. If you are a man who is about to have prostate surgery or is recovering from one and would like to return to the simpler things in life, come see her. If you are a woman who is young or more mature, pregnant or not, and would like to feel like a lady again she can help.

When not treating patients, Natalya enjoys bushwalking in our beautiful state and does a bit of swimming on weekends. She also enjoys studying languages, she is fluent in Russian and taking steps to learn others.

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Sarah Groenewald

Cert IV Polestar Pilates 2014
Cert IV Breathe Education 2016

Sarah has been teaching across some of Melbourne’s most popular studios for the past 5 years. She loves working with pre and post natal clients and those who are looking to have a better relationship with their bodies. She loves helping people feel more connected, playful and confident through movement and aims to create a strong sense of community in each place she teaches in.

Sarah has learnt much from her time in elite sport, including playing soccer for Melbourne Victory and representative sides for over a decade. Combined with bringing her growing obsession with self development and “growing a human” to her teaching, Sarah looks to ensure clients don’t just get the work you need through movement but walk away feeling connected to your body, confident and revived.

Sarah has been teaching mat classes with our clinic for several years and will now be available for clinical Pilates.

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Alex Korpal

APPI Certified Pilates Instructor

Alex is qualified in both equipment and mat Pilates. Her path to instructing began with her participation in our mat and equipment Pilates classes. She loved the way the targeted exercises made her more aware of her posture and how her body moved. She felt stronger and more flexible with the exercise. She is now helping clients improve their strength, flexibility and posture with these programmes. Alex teaches with great enthusiasm and care and inspires her clients to practice and improve their bodies.
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