MEET OUR STAFF
B App Sci (Phys) Grad Dip
Physio (Sports) Masters
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.
BArts (Psych) MS (Physical Therapy)
Maya earned her Masters in Physical Therapy in 1998 from Boston University. She has extensive experience treating spinal problems and has a special interest in the management of neck and shoulder issues, cervicogenic headaches, dizziness and imbalance. She enjoys managing injuries in the everyday adult and in adolescent athletes.
With training in Clinical Pilates, biomechanics, ergonomics and manual therapy, Maya uses an eclectic, patient-centred approach to musculoskeletal and neurological conditions. She is currently involved in research examining the social and physical benefits of Seniors exercise parks.
Outside the clinic, Maya enjoys camping with her family, cycling on Melbourne’s extensive bike trails, swing dancing and gardening.
APPI Pilates Instructor
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.
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!
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.
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.
Grad Dip Rehab Stud
Grad Dip IR
Lynda has worked in the UK and Australia. She has been a physio for more than 30 years, working in private practice and industrial onsite physio services, such as Toyota and Scottishpower, as well as undertaking worksite assessments for organizations for injured/ill employees, ensuring safe work practices. She has worked with not-for-profit organizations and local government departments developing safe care plans for their clients.
Since qualifying as a Physiotherapist, Lynda has undertaken post-graduate study in Industrial Relations, Rehabilitation Studies, Ergonomics, and is currently completing her Master Public Health. Her interest is in improving health literacy for individuals and within communities.
Lynda has a person-centred approach to helping patients manage their health needs. She is also involved in consumer participation in the health services.
When not working and studying, Lynda enjoys swimming, walking, reading and travelling.