Patrick Kubel- Physiotherapist
Background – Patrick graduated with a Masters in Physiotherapy from the University of Sydney in 2012, with previous degrees in Exercise & Sport Science (UWS) and Clinical Rehabilitation (USYD). Patrick has over 10 years’ experience in rehabilitation and injury management. He has worked as a qualified Personal Trainer in a gym based setting as well as an Accredited Exercise Physiologist in the Occupational Health Industry. He has worked with elite level athletes including the NSW Men and Women’s Volleyball teams. Having attended numerous seminars and conferences around the world, Patrick is up to date with the latest research and best practice to ensure your health related goals are achieved in the most effective manner.
Special Interests – Combining ideologies from both Eastern and Western philosophy, Patrick provides a patient-centered approach to healthcare that empowers his patients to make effective decisions to achieve an optimal recovery. He advocates an active approach to rehabilitation and facilitates natural healing processes of the human body. Key areas include Postural Pain, Sporting Injuries, Chronic (Persistent) Pain, Occupational Injuries and Musculo-Skeletal Pain.
Personal Interests – In his spare time, Patrick enjoys reading philosophy, keeping fit and composing music.
Chloe Horne – Dietitian
Background – Chloe is an accredited practising dietitian,
Special Interests – Chloe specialises in chronic disease management and prevention through lifestyle modification. She sees patients with a range of conditions including diabetes, PCOS, heart disease, weight loss and stabilisation. She works with her patients to correct malnutrition, nutrient deficiencies, manage allergies and writes meal plans to suit individual nutrition goals. She can also provide education for new parents and infant nutrition, balanced nutrition for teenagers and muscle maintenance in elderly populations.
Susannah Keppo – Essa Accredited Exercise Physiologist
Background – Susannah previously completed a Bachelor of Management in Sport and Exercise at the University of Technology and a Master in Clinical Exercise Physiology at the Australian Catholic University.
Interests – Susannah has an extensive history in coaching and mentoring in swimming to young children and adolescents and those with special needs. Susannah has a wide range of clinical experience with the elderly, cardiac rehabilitation, metabolic conditions, various neurological conditions such as stroke, traumatic brain injury, Parkinson’s disease and Cerebral Palsy. Susannah can assist in achieving weight loss, functional and performance based goals and improving the quality of life of those with chronic conditions.
Florence Sze to -Speech Pathologist
Background – Florence works with both adults and children who require assistance in any area of communication, feeding and swallowing. Florence is a Certified Practicing Speech Pathologist and member of Speech Pathology Australia. She has experience in working with children in the areas of feeding, language, speech, stuttering, disability and Autism. Florence has also worked with the adult population, ranging from disabiltiy, post stroke rehabiliation and research. She is currently participating in the Edith Cowan University VeRSE (Very Early Rehabilitation for SpeEch) as a research Speech Pathologist
Interests –Florence is particularly interested in Paediatric Feeding and has worked within a School for Specific Purpose environments and provided therapy and ongoing strategies for clients with feeding difficulties.
Julie Yoon – Clinical Psychologist
Background – Julie is a Clinical Psychologist who is trained in the assessment and treatment of a wide range of psychological and psychiatric conditions. Her aim is to understand, prevent, and relieve psychologically based distress and to promote wellbeing and personal development in her clients. Julie is experienced in providing individual and group interventions to school aged children, adolescents, and young adults presenting with a range of emotional, behavioural and mental health conditions including emotion dysregulation, interpersonal difficulties, adjustment difficulties, anxiety, depression, and complex developmental trauma related to negative early life experiences and attachment disruption.
Interests – Julie uses a combination of research-based psychological interventions to support her clients including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Bowen Family Systems Therapy, and Mindfulness skills. Julie has trained in both public and private mental health care settings such as Mood Disorders Unit at Northside Clinic, Pain Management and Research Centre at Royal North Shore Hospital, and Coral Tree Family Service – residential child and family unit for complex emotional and behavioural childhood problems at Macquarie Hospital. Another of Julie’s interest is conducting cognitive/educational assessment for learning disorders, giftedness, developmental delay, and ADHD in children and adolescents.
Sonja Temelkovski – Clinical Psychologist
Background – Sonja graduated with a Masters of Clinical Psychology in 2001 and has worked as a clinical psychologist for over 15 years for the Illawarra Area Health Service and Concord General Repatriation Hospital. Sonja’s clinical experience includes providing assessment and treatment for a wide range of psychological and psychiatric conditions to assist patients in accordance with their life values.
Special Interests – Anxiety Disorders, Depression, Trauma, Health Anxiety, Grief and Couple’s Conselling and Chronic Disease Management.
Our Nursing Staff
Nitasha – Practice Nurse
Background – Nitasha has been a practice nurse for 6 years and enjoys working closely with GPs and patients.
Personal Interests – In her free time, she enjoys traveling and cooking.
Our Practice Administration Staff
Aylin – Practice Manager
Aylin has worked in general practice across various locations in Sydney. She enjoys good coffee, literature and interacting with people from all walks of life.
Nikki – Receptionist
Nikki is our full time receptionist. She has studied business administration at Macquarie University, and has worked at various medical centers across Western Sydney. She loves walks on the beach, discovering new places and meeting new people.
Stacey – Medical Receptionist
Stacey has worked as a dental nurse for 5 years and has a passion for helping others. She is completing her Diploma in Community Services, and hopes to work with disadvantaged children in the future. She enjoys visiting art galleries and spending time at the beach.
Grace – Medical Receptionist