Physiotherapy treatments for relief, recovery and long-term health
While some problems can be helped faster than others, it’s never about ‘a quick fix’. Our treatments blend hands-on physiotherapist care, exercise therapy and progressive science to give you real results, for life.
Individualised treatment for:
• shoulder dislocations/instability
• rotator cuff injuries
• swimmers shoulder
• AC joint injuries
Neck and back pain physiotherapy
Advanced treatments for chronic pain, injuries, accidents and more, such as:
• sport and gym injuries
• postural problems
• pregnancy related back and pelvic pain
Sprains, strains and tears physiotherapy
Treatment to relieve, repair and strengthen
against common sport and niggling injuries:
• ankle sprains
• hamstring injuries
• muscle strains
• tendon injuries
Injury prevention and cure for pro, amateur and recreational sports lovers:
• return to running programs
• biomechanical assessment
• injury prevention programs
• sports screenings
Post-surgical recovery physiotherapy
Individually tailored physio to help you get the best results from operations, such as:
• ACL reconstructions
• hip and knee replacement
• rotator cuff repairs
Designed to help you continue (or return to) an active life doing the things you enjoy:
• managing pain
• improved strength, fitness
• increased flexibility
• to avoid/delay surgery
About your physiotherapist
Nathan Kemp – Physiotherapist
Physiotherapist for sports, running and back related injuries
Award-winning physiotherapy scholar
Nathan graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy) Honours Class I. He also won the Academic Merit Prize in 2009 as one of the highest performing students in the Faculty of Health Sciences. In recent years.
Professional physio care from one sports fan to another
He offers physiotherapy assessments and treatment for all sports, injuries and levels – from kids and adults who play for the pure recreational joy, all the way through to participants at national tennis championships, gymnastics competitions and other elite sports.
Having competed at state level athletics, cross country and swimming, and at national surf lifesaving championships beach sprinting, he knows how important sport and exercise is in so many people’s lives.
Nathan’s own love and knowledge of his sport and exercise – along with the sprains, strains, tears and niggles that have come with them – means he provides you with:
- • very caring, empathetic sport and running physiotherapist treatments
- • a unique perspective when carrying out detailed biomechanical assessments
- • an invaluable blend of professional expertise and firsthand athlete experience.
He’s also the thinking back-pain sufferer’s physio
In his Honours research project, Nathan investigated the factors leading to the development of low back pain. He has great a skill at providing accurate diagnosis and effective treatment plans that help patients enjoy long-term recovery – and enormous relief – from their back problems.
It’s always about better, happier and healthier lives
Above everything, Nathan offers each patient a promise to do everything he possibly can to help them get back to enjoying the things they love in life – long-term and pain-free.
Nathan is a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association and Sports Medicine Australia.
Natasha De Silva – Physiotherapist
Physiotherapist for sports and joint care
Natasha graduated from Sydney University armed with a Bachelor of Applied Science Physiotherapy and is currently completing a Masters in Sports Physiotherapy at La Trobe University.
Sports teams are some of Natasha’s biggest physio fans
As an active sports lover, Natasha understands the drive athletes have to perform at their best – and the important role physiotherapy can play to help them. From her early days of study, she immersed herself in a range of sports physio practice. This has equipped her with:
- • vast experience in dealing with acute injury management
- • an excellent understanding of how certain injuries occur on the field and ways to prevent them.
Natasha enjoys the one-to-one interaction with players, and has treated, healed and rehabilitated the bruised and battered bodies of Soccer, AFL and Rugby Union teams right across Sydney.
And from 2013-2015, she moonligthed as Head Physiotherapist of First Division Club Beecroft Rugby Union.
Helping runners get back on the road to recovery
As someone who revels in her running and training to improve her own performance, Natasha also has a keen interest in helping people overcome running-related injuries, get back into their favourite runners and out on the road – or track – doing what they love most.
The latest shoulder, knee and ankle treatments
Natasha’s patients are also delighted with her results treating shoulders, knees and ankles.
Along with being a natural ‘joint whisperer’, Natasha keenly attends specialist shoulder, knee and ankle courses and lectures to keep up with the world’s latest research and techniques.
When she’s not caring for clients or pounding the pavement, Natasha says her best medicine is travelling, cooking and staying active – occasionally all at once. And that sharing stories and dreams of your global adventures are always warmly welcomed.
Basil Chen – Physiotherapist
Physiotherapist for complex, chronic and sports pain
Basil graduated from Sydney University with a Bachelors degree in Physiotherapy with Honours. It was his Honours project on pain science and pain classification that provided the beginnings of a deep understanding of the underlying mechanisms of what causes people’s pain.
This has been enormously beneficial for Basil’s patients as he is able to clearly explain and treat more complex patient conditions.
Treatments, programs and rehab to get you back into life
Basil has provided physio care for a vast range of injuries and conditions to people of all ages.
Especially rewarding, is helping his patients with chronic pain:
- • achieve functional improvements
- • return to normal daily activities
- • enjoy the best possible quality of life.
He has worked extensively in hospitals and private practices:
- • treating musculoskeletal injuries, neck and back pain
- • rehabilitating patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain and injuries
- • treating post-operative hip, knee, shoulder, ankle, back surgeries
- • working with the elderly performing falls screening and creating prevention programs
- • producing office worker education handouts for lower back pain, neck pain and ergonomics.
Tackling sporting injuries
Whether it’s aces on the tennis circuit, applying ice-packs to the Singapore junior national rugby union team, or chasing PBs at the CrossFit gym, sport has always been an integral part of Basil’s personal and professional life.
Today, that experience, knowledge and passion all come as part of his care for patients recovering from, and eager to get back to their own sporting infatuations. Basil has particular interests in:
- ACL (knee injury) post-op He has been responsible for revising and implementing postoperative protocols for the physiotherapy department at Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore
- Crossfit, gym and tennis injuries
- Treating tendon injuries as he enjoys applying findings from the latest research to help with prognosis and exercise prescription.
Always learning and adding skills
A firm believer that learning never ends, Basil has enhanced his patient experiences and results with qualifications in:
- • The highly regarded Mulligan Concept Course- for neck and back pain with joint mobilisations. Basil is a certified Mulligan Concept Practitioner.
- • Dry needling – acupuncture needles to reduce tension in tight muscles
- • Sports level 1 – for treating sports injuries.
On his free weekends, Basil likes to leave the big smoke city in his dust and go hiking to relish the fresh air, natural exercise and scenery that all come with it.
Like to know more about Physio on Alice, our physiotherapy services or make a booking?
To get in touch, you can:
• Call us on (02) 8084 1841
• Email us on email@example.com
• Natasha’s patients: firstname.lastname@example.org
• Basil’s patients: email@example.com
• For physiotherapy job opportunities please email Nathan at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our address is:
Physio on Alice
Shop 1, 107 Alice Street,
Newtown NSW 2042
FAQs – and answers we hope will help
Below are answers to questions you may have before you visit us at Physio on Alice.
How can I make an appointment?
You can book your appointment online or call us (02) 8084 1841.
When is Physio on Alice open?
To fit around your busy life, we open by appointment Monday to Friday between 7am – 8pm and on Saturdays from 8am – 2pm. If you’d like to book you can check availability online here, or call us on (02) 8084 1841.
How much do your physio consultation cost?
The initial consultation fee is $95 (min. 45 mins). This includes time to help us assess your problem and work out the best physiotherapy treatments for your needs.
Follow-up appointments are $85 (min. 30 mins).
If you have multiple or complex injuries and need a longer appointment, please let us know when you book online or call the practice on (02) 8084 1841.
Is my consultation time, mine and mine alone?
Yes. All appointments are one-on-one and our physiotherapists only ever consult and treat one person at a time. So you’ll never be left wearing a heat pack or stranded on a machine while they go off to treat someone else!
Do I need a doctor’s referral?
Not for most treatments. You only need a referral if your injury relates to a worker’s compensation or CTP insurance claim.
Can I claim through private health insurance?
Absolutely. HICAPS is available at our practice. Please bring your private health insurance card to your appointment so we can make your claim on the spot.
What do I need to bring?
Please bring any information relevant to your injury, including previous scans or reports and/or doctors referral.
How do I get to Physio on Alice?
If you are travelling by Car – please see our location map for directions. Unmetered street parking is always available on Alice Street and Clara Street in the quiet area around our practice. It’s not at all like the other end of Newtown!
If you are travelling by Bus or Train – our practice is about a 10 minute walk from Newtown and St Peters train station. Buses 308 (City – Redfern – St Peter’s – Marrickville Metro service) and 352 (Bondi Junction – Surry Hills – Newtown – Marrickville Metro service) stop right outside our door.