Our Staff

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Meet the dedicated and experienced staff here at City North Physio

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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.


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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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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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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Fatima Osman

Doctor of Physiotherapy

Fatima obtained her qualification of the Doctor of Physiotherapy at the University of Melbourne in 2019. Prior to this, she had completed at the University of Melbourne the Bachelor of Science, and the Bachelor of Science (Degree with Honours), with major in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and Immunology & Microbiology respectively.

Fatima has joined our team after acquiring experience in private practice and aged care post graduation. She has had experience in the treatment and rehabilitation of diverse populations with various conditions and across all age groups.

In her spare time, Fatima enjoys spending time with her family, completing D.I.Y. projects involving multiple skillsets and walks around local recreational sites.

Fatima has a special interest in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and rehabilitation. She looks forward to actively engaging with her clients, working together to achieve their therapeutic goals.

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