Allan Bourke has over 29 year experience with multiple graduate degrees in Physiotherapy graduate (1978) Manipulative Physiotherapist (1982), Acupuncturist (Diploma Acupuncture 1984) & Sports Physiotherapist (1994).
Professional highlights include; physiotherapist for the Australian Rowing Team (1994-2000), International regattas, World Championships & Olympics (1996,2000). A Consulting physiotherapist for the Australian Canoe/Kayak Slalom team (2001-present) and assistant Physiotherapist to the Penrith Panthers Rugby League team (1991-1995, 2003-2006).
Allan’s areas of clinical expertise are spinal function (acute, chronic, surgical spine disorders), headaches and neck pain, TMJ (jaw) disorders, musculoskeletal acupuncture and optimal physical function for an active life for all ages.
Allan engages in an active lifestyle, having been a regular runner and mountain bike rider through the tracks and fire trails of Glenbrook National Park. Allan is now a regular swimmer, bush walker and undertakes fitness circuits.
Rob is a sports physiotherapist with an interest in lower limb mechanics. Rob uses a whole body integrated approach to physical treatment with an aim to ensuring that everybody functions at its optimal level. He has been a physiotherapist since 1987 and is a founding partner of Penrith Physiotherapy Sports Centre. He was the club physiotherapist for the Penrith Panthers Leagues Club from 1998 -2003.
Rob is involved in providing education to post graduate medical students at the Sydney University Clinical School.
Rob is a cycling enthusiast and regularly participates as a not so elite athlete in cycling events.
Emily completed her Physiotherapy degree at the University of Sydney. She has undertaken further post graduate studies in Womens’s Health, ConnectTherapy and DMA Pilates.
Emily treats all musculoskeletal disorders however has a special interest treating pre and post natal women, runners and dancers.
Emily is involved in tutoring post graduate medical students in Musculoskeletal Examination through the University of Sydney.
When she’s not at work Emily can be found running through the Blue Mountains with her Weimaraner Charlie
Jared is an enthusiastic physiotherapist who particularly enjoys helping regular people do amazing things!
Whether you’re a recent retiree who wants to run a half marathon or a hard working tradie who wants to keep up with the kids – Jared can help you to reach and sustain those goals.
As one of the few ConnectTherapy trained physiotherapists in Australia, Jared has particular skill at putting together the whole story and seeing how a wide range of factors may be impacting on your lifestyle goals.
In his downtime Jared can be found digging the record crates for hidden gems, playing the piano and hitting the trails on his cross bike.
Ben graduated from Western Sydney University with Bachelor of Health Science/Master of Physiotherapy. Since then he has embraced all the learning opportunities thrown at him. He loves assisting the sports men and women in reaching their training/performance goals, the injured worker in getting back on the job or in helping the elderly gain the strength and the confidence to take on the world!
Having been a rock climber for over 20 years (and having had plenty of injuries himself) he has a keen interest in sports-related injuries of the fingers, hands, elbows and shoulders. And as an avid trail-runner and ex-arborist he knows what it’s like when an injury gets in the way of reaching your full potential on the trail or at work. He’s keen to help every kind of person reach every kind of health goal.
When not at work Ben enjoys rock climbing, trail-running or gardening.
Brett is a qualified Remedial and Sports Massage Therapist with over 14 years experience in the industry.
He has worked with the AIS Cycling Team both domestically and in Europe. He has worked on professional riders from the Quickstep team at the Tour Down Under in Adelaide. Currently Brett provides massage for the AIS Canoe/Slalom Team based at the White Water Stadium.
2016 Rio De Janeiro Olympics Games – Soft Tissue Therapist for the Australian Olympic Team
Selected for the 2018 Commonwealth Games, Gold Coast. – Soft Tissue Therapist for the Australian Team
When he is not providing services at PPSC you may find him cycling or running a marathon.
Emily Healey graduated from Sydney University with a Masters of Physiotherapy. Her passion has always been working with children and as such has spent the entirety of her career working as a Paediatric Physiotherapist. She is currently working as a senior community Paediatric Physiotherapist in a consultative role through NSW health and works at Penrith Physiotherapy Sports Centre on her other days. She is presently undertaking her titling to become a titled paediatric physiotherapist under the Australian Physiotherapy Association. She is set to become one of the first in Australia titled under this new program.
Emily has previously worked in the tertiary acute care setting at The Children’s Hospital Westmead but prefers to work in the community with families and their multidisciplinary teams. She is a local provider for paediatric physiotherapy and early intervention services under the NDIS and Betterstart initiative. Emily can see children of all ages and abilities and strives to provide evidence based care to all her patients. Her success is reflected in the many paediatricians and GPs that refer to her in the area.
When Emily isn’t in the clinic working, you will find her exploring the outdoors, being active and catching up with friends at foodie hotspots!
Declan graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy) in 2009. Since graduating he spent a few years working at a private practice in the Hawkesbury while also being the team physio for the Penrith Rams AFL team. He has spent the last three years living in Pokhara, Nepal working in a small mission hospital and spending his downtime riding the surrounding hills on his mountain bike. He is currently studying a Masters of Philosophy (research) through the Sydney Medical School at the University of Sydney, looking at activation patterns of certain muscles around the trunk. Declan has experience treating a wide range of injuries and problems and enjoys helping people get back to good health to help them enjoy life, whatever that may involve.
When not in the clinic he enjoys running and riding up and down the much smaller hills in the Blue Mountains, entering the occasional triathlon and playing hockey on the weekends. Declan and his wife are also very excited because in a couple of months time they will be welcoming their first child into their family.
Megan graduated from Macquarie University with a Doctor of Physiotherapy following a Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science at the Australian Catholic University. She has a great interest in sports and musculoskeletal physiotherapy as well as orthopaedic physiotherapy.
Megan is the team physiotherapist for Nepean Football Club ladies teams. She has a special interest in young athletes.
In her spare time, you will find her out running and training for half marathons, playing netball and enjoying time with friends and family.
Kajaanane Arunasalam has completed a Bachelor of Health Sciences and Masters of Physiotherapy at the University of Sydney. Kajaanane has gained a variety of experience working with patients in rehabilitation center, aged care and hospital settings. She is a passionate and driven individual who strives to help you achieve your personal goals and attract a better quality of life.
Kajaanane is committed to evidence based practice and is keen to further her studies in physiotherapy. Areas of interest include pre /post operative rehabilitation, women’s health, and antenatal, postnatal physiotherapy and dry needling.
Outside of the clinic, Kajaanane is an avid health and fitness enthusiast. Kajaanane enjoys dancing, travel and being adventurous outdoors, whether it’s hiking in the mountains or kayaking across a lake.
Ann-Lise Has been working in different areas of physiotherapy for more than ten years with a special interest in musculoskeletal physiotherapy, post surgical rehabilitation, women’s health and hand therapy. She has alsocompleted her Level 1 certificate in lymphoedema through the Australasian Lymphology Association.
Ann-Lise is passionate about providing education to patients on prevention of and early management of lymphoedema.
Ann-Lise is fluent in French, enjoys bushwalking and has a friendly personality.