Our Team

Martjie Venter

Physiotherapist
Exercise Physiologist

Qualifications

  • Master of Physiotherapy (University of Technolody, Sydney)
  • Bachelor of Exercise Physiology (University of New South Wales)

Professional Accreditations and Memberships

  • AHPRA
  • APA
  • ESSA

Experience

Martjie’s interest in musculoskeletal rehabilitation formed from her own personal experiences with sports injuries from playing representative hockey and athletics. This led her to complete studies in both Exercise Physiology and Physiotherapy. Before joining Glebe Physio, Martjie has worked in hospitals, both rurally and in Sydney, treating patients in intensive care, geriatrics, neurological rehabilitation, outpatient and orthopaedic fracture clinics. 

Martjie is passionate about empowering patients to take charge of their own health and reach their goals.

Visit our Make a Booking page to make an appointment with Martjie.

Clinical Interests:

Neckthoracic pain and other postural-related pain
Lower back injuries and long-standing pain
Sporting injuries (both acute and chronic)
Ankle injuries and rehabilitation
Post-operative rehabilitation
Casting for fractures
Exercise management of cardiovascular disease and diabetes

Getting to know Martjie

Martjie grew up in South Africa and is a proud Springboks supporter. She is a keen hockey player and enjoys bushwalking and camping.

David O’Brian

Physiotherapist
Exercise Physiologist

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sports Science) University of Sydney
  • Master of Applied Science (Clinical Exercise and Sport Science)
  • Master of Applied Science (Research) University of Sydney
  • Masters of Physiotherapy University of Sydney

Professional Accreditations and Memberships

  • AHPRA
  • APA
  • ESSA

Experience

Dave became an exercise physiologist in 2008. While working in the area of spinal cord rehabilitation and as a work-related injury management consultant, he completed further studies in clinical exercise physiology. To further his knowledge in rehabilitation, he completed a degree in physiothearpy and in 2014 completed a higher research degree in spinal injuries.

Dave has experience teaching at a tertiary level holding positions at both The University of Sydney and Australian College of Physical Education. Because of this, he is a very effective educator when it comes to patients’ problems and he ensures that patients fully understand their condition.

Since qualifying as a physiotherapist, Dave has worked in several of NSW’s major hospitals, where he has treated fractures, post-operative patients as well as musculoskeletal pain and injuries. He has also worked in private practice as a physiotherapist, where he has treated sports injuries, spinal pain, joint conditions and acute sprains and strains and other sporting injuries.

Visit our Make a Booking page to make an appointment with Dave.

Clinical Interests:

Knee pain and rehabilitation
Shoulder rehabilitation
Orthopedic rehabilitation and casting
Sports injuries including acute and chronic injuries
Tendinopathy (including shoulder, knee, Achilles)
Work-related and occupational rehabilitation

Getting to know Dave

Dave grew up in Glebe and has lived around Sydney and the world before coming back to land in the Inner West. He loves to scuba dive, surf and travel the world to pursue these hobbies. In his spare time, you’ll find him training in gymnastics, attempting to play guitar and rehabilitating some of his own sport-related injuries. Dave has a real passion for helping people not just with their current injuries but also with their overall health and well-being.

Jo-Anne Davis

APA Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy) University of Sydney
  • Master of Health Science (Manipulative Physiotherapy) University of Sydney

Professional Accreditations and Memberships

  • AHPRA
  • APA

Experience

Jo graduated as a physiotherapist in 1990. She has worked in both the public and private sectors in Australia, the UK and USA. Jo completed her Masters degree in 2004 and became a Titled Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist, which means she has a specialty level of knowledge and experience that only few physiotherapists achieve.

Prior to joining Glebe Physio, Jo spent the past 13 years working with the Australian Defence Force at Holsworthy.  The last 9 years at Holsworthy involved working within Special Operations which includes the 2nd Commando Regiment and Special Operations Engineering Regiment.

Visit our Make a Booking page to make an appointment with Jo.

Clinical Interests:

Ankle injuries and rehabilitation
Knee pain and rehabilitation
Sporting injuries
Tendinopathy (tendon pathology)
Neck and Thoracic pain
Low back pain
Shoulder injuries

Getting to know Jo

Jo has lived in Glebe ever since moving to Sydney, and frequently runs or walks around the local area.  She enjoys most sports, but particularly loves netball and AFL.

Matthew Chase

Physiotherapist

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Newcastle)
  • Grad Cert (Sports Physio)

Professional Accreditations and Memberships

  • AHPRA
  • APA

Experience

Matt completed his physiotherapy degree in Newcastle in 2010 and went on to do his Graduate certificate in Sports Physiotherapy through La Trobe University in 2014. Matt has previously worked in a number of practices in the Newcastle region as well as with the Maitland FC NPL football team and the Newcastle Jets junior development squads.

Matt treats a wide range of musculoskeletal and sports injuries with a particular interest in shoulder problems, acute soft tissue injuries and chronic pain management. Matt values patient centered care and working toward the unique goals of everyone.

Visit our Make a Booking page to make an appointment with Matt.

Clinical Interests:

Shoulder injuries
Sporting injuries (both acute and chronic)
Tendinopathy (including shoulder, knee and Achilles)
Lower back injuries and long-standing pain
Neck, thoracic pain and other postural-related pain
Knee pain and rehabilitation
Swimming injuries

Getting to know Matt

Matt has previously competed at a high level in surf life-saving and loves to surf and play golf. He is also a die-hard Liverpool supporter.

Emily Smith

Exercise Physiologist

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science (University of Sydney)

Professional Accreditations and Memberships

  • ESSA AEP

Experience

Emily completed her Exercise and Sport Science degree in 2008 and began working in a rehabilitative pilates studio in North Sydney where she completed specialst training in APMA pilates. She then moved to a dedicated exercise physiology clinic, where she was able to further develop her skills in exercise prescription and rehabilitation prior to moving to Glebe Physio.

During her time working as an exercise physiologist, Emily has treated patients with a wide range of conditions and has seen how the power of exercise can be transformative in improving mental and physical health.

Emily’s past experience makes her the perfect fit to lead our group exercise classes.

Visit our Make a Booking page to make an appointment with Emily.

Clinical Interests:

Osteoporosis
Pre/post-natal exercise
Type 2 diabetes
Cardiac rehabilitation
Exercise for cancer
Chronic joint/musculoskeletal pain

Getting to know Emily

Originally from England, Emily came to Australia for a “gap year” in 2002 and forgot to leave. You might see her running around the Inner West or in one of the local parks with her toddler.

Emily has a passion for improving well-being through exercise and believes you’re never too old (or young!) to start exercising.

Daniel Boyle

Physiotherapist

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy) Australian Catholic University

Professional Accreditations and Memberships

  • AHPRA
  • APA

Experience

Daniel has previously worked in hospitals around New South Wales treating patients in orthopaedic clinics managing fractures and ligament reconstructions, emergency departments and outpatient clinics. Dan has also spent time working with the Junior Roosters development squad, helping with their rehabilitation and injury prevention programs.

Daniel treats a wide range of musculoskeletal and sports injuries with a particular interest in managing chronic pain, knee problems and acute soft tissue injuries.

Visit our Make a Booking page to make an appointment with Dan.

Clinical Interests:

Knee pain and rehabilitation
Shoulder injuries (with a particular interest in swimming injuries)
Ankle injuries and rehabilitation
Sporting injuries
Tendinopathy (tendon pathology)
Neck and Thoracic pain
Low back pain

Getting to know Daniel

Daniel lives on the Northern Beaches and is a keen triathlete who loves to keep active by training across all three disciplines of the sport. He has played an eclectic mix of sports and competed at a high level of Water Polo, swimming, and hockey.

He has recently started a Youtube channel featuring a running program which offers tips and tricks to help you get started and remain injury free.

Justin Walsh

Physiotherapist
Exercise Physiologist

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sports Science) University of Sydney
  • Master of Physiotherapy University of Sydney

Professional Accreditations and Memberships

  • AHPRA
  • APA
  • ESSA
  • SMA
  • Diabetes Australia

Experience

Justin started working as an exercise physiologist in 2008. Since then, he has helped many people with chronic conditions such as diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease to improve their quality of life through exercise.

Justin subsequently qualified as a physiotherapist and has worked within the public and private sectors of Australia and the United Kingdom. He has worked in hospitals as part of large multidisciplinary teams; with state level sports teams; as well as working in private practice treating a range of injuries.

At Glebe Physio, Justin aims to achieve the best recovery for all his patients by combining his interests in exercise for health conditions together with physiotherapy management of pain and injuries.

Visit our Make a Booking page to make an appointment with Justin.

Clinical Interests:

Lower back injuries and longstanding pain
Neck pain and postural related pain
Sports injuries including acute and chronic injuries
Shoulder rehabilitation
Knee pain and rehabilitation
Tendinopathy (including shoulder, knee, Achilles)
Running injuries and gait analysis
Cycling injuries and bike fitting

Getting to know Justin

Justin is an inner west local and you will often see him out cycling or running in the local area. He loves to travel and is a regular competitor in triathlon events throughout Australia and internationally. Justin’s active lifestyle has led to his own running-related tendon injuries as well as knee and hip injuries, so he can readily relate to your problems on a personal level.

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If you are ready to make an appointment, visit our make a booking page and let us help you with your recovery.