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, Nathan has become an expert at treating sports and running related injuries.
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
Expert 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.
Rebekah Silveira – Physiotherapist
Physio care – from feet to forehead
Like Nathan and Natasha, Rebekah is a Sydney University Alumni, graduating with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy) with First Class Honours.
During her Honours year, Rebekah investigated the effect of exercise on ankle ligament laxity and assisted in a project to promote updated guidelines for managing Acute Whiplash Associated Disorders.
This experience played a big part in igniting her interest in treating lower limb injuries, headaches and the cervical spine.
A wealth of experience and knowledge for patients and players
Rebekah has developed a wide range of physiotherapy expertise working:
- • at Prince of Wales Hospital in Musculoskeletal Outpatients, Spinals, Aged Care Rehabilitation, Cardiology & ICU.
- • with sporting teams, including State League Netballers as a physiotherapist for Netball NSW and covering matches for the Randwick City AFL Club.
To satiate her never-ending thirst for new skills and the latest research, you’ll often find Rebekah perched in the best seat in the house at Australian Physiotherapy courses and conferences.
When the whistle blows on her working week
Outside the office, Rebekah keeps an active, busy schedule:
- • playing netball, basketball, running, oztag and tennis.
- • baking, discovering hidden coffee shop gems and dreaming about her next overseas adventure.
- • Rebekah always looks forward to meeting new patients and working closely with them to assist in achieving their full potential.
Sarah Frost – Physiotherapist
Physiotherapist for sport and dance athletes
Sarah graduated from Western Sydney University with a Bachelor of Health
Science, Masters of Physiotherapy eager to use her skills, knowledge and nurturing nature to empower patients to make a full recovery – and help the next generation of physiotherapists realise their own career dreams.
In addition to providing hands-on treatment, education, advice and exercises to her patients at Physio On Alice, Sarah:
- • mentors new graduate physiotherapists
- • is a clinical educator for University students
- • has treated Rio Olympics and track and field athletes.
Tackling rugby injuries and exercise programs
As a former team physio for a first grade club, Sarah was responsible for:
- • managing acute musculoskeletal injuries
taping and strapping players
- • diagnosing and treating acute and chronic sporting injuries
- • prescribing and monitoring team exercise programs.
The prima physio for dancer’s injuries and assessments
Ballerinas, other dancers, and the dance schools they learn and practice at, trust in Sarah’s expertise for:
- • developing prepointe screening objective assessment
- • determining the readiness of dancers to progress en pointe
- • treating and managing dance related injuries
- • exercise programs to prevent injury and improve performance.
She is currently providing Pre Pointe Screening for Ballet Dancers of the Academy of Performing Arts Campbelltown.
In her own time, Sarah enjoys keeping fit and healthy with regular exercise, be it spin class at the gym, or spinning kicks as a black belt in Tae Kwon Do.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
• Natasha’s patients: email@example.com
• Rebekah’s patients: firstname.lastname@example.org
• Sarah’s patients: sarahfrost.physioonalice@
• For physiotherapy job opportunities please email Nathan at email@example.com
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.