As one of the best Sydney physiotherapy clinics, Active Physiotherapy Newtown has been providing our clients with best practice physiotherapy and exercise rehabilitation in the Inner West for over 30 years. We are now also providing our world class services in the Sydney CBD.
We are focused on providing you with the most effective patient care services through all stages. From your assessment and diagnosis to your treatment plan and implementation, you can rest assured you are being cared for with honesty and transparency.
We believe in educating our clients and listening to their concerns, so you’ll be involved in every step of your healthcare.
Brett graduated with a Masters of Physiotherapy from Sydney University following his initial studies in Human Kinetics in Canada. Brett's special interests include running injuries, low back and neck pain. Brett loves helping patient realise their movement goals by reducing their pain and using evidence based strengthening programs.
Stephanie is a physiotherapist with 19 years of experience in diagnosing, treating and prescribing holistic strategies for her patients. Whether this involves injury management & prevention, pain reduction or performance optimization, she has succeeded in providing valuable and meaningful results.
A true student of her craft she has trained with Health Care Leaders in Australia and abroad to increase her expertise in the areas of:
- Assessment and treatment via the ‘Connect Therapy and Thoracic Ring Approach’ as founded by Dr L.J. Lee
- Advanced Manual Therapy Techniques to the Pelvis/ Ribs/ Spine
- Management of patients undergoing Prolotherapy and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy particularly for Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
- Visceral Mobilisation
- GEMt Dry Needling
- APPI Clinical Pilates (Mat and Equipment) and Barre based Exercises
- RTUS for abdominal/ pelvic floor muscles assessment and retraining
Stephanie is a big advocate of movement/task analysis which enables her to identify the root of one’s problem rather than just practising symptomatic treatment. Via the ’Connect Therapy and the Thoracic Ring Approach’, which is an assessment method that involves identification of drivers (body regions) that are the primary cause of one’s problem. This coupled with treatment of one’s immediate region of complain, allows for more effective and long-lasting outcomes.
Stephanie is a strong believer of “Body Management” that takes into account all body systems including joints, muscles, fascial, visceral and neural systems, that can have an impact on efficiency and performance.
Stephanie is also a believer of an active management approach. She is an accredited APPI Pilates instructor and is experienced in running mat and equipment based pilates classes.
Personally, she enjoys participating in Barre and pilates classes for dynamic mobility( mat and reformer based) and TrX classes for her own body management, which also gives her good insight on exercise techniques and body movement. She enjoys the outdoors and loves snowboarding, stand up paddle boarding and hiking. She is a keen basketball and soccer fan as well.
Dr. John Panagopoulos
Having graduated from the University of Sydney, John has been a practising physiotherapist for over 23 years, working in Australia and abroad. He also has a Bachelor of Medical Science, majoring in Anatomy. These complementary degrees serve to strengthen his knowledge of normal and pathological anatomy and physiology.
Martyn is the co-Director of Active Physiotherapy Newtown. He has over 10 years of experience as a physiotherapist, and is particularly practised in helping clients with jaw pain/TMJ, headaches, hip and lower back pain.He is the go-to-guy for more complex cases when all else has failed. He is also proficient in the use of some more specialised forms of treatment, such as craniosacral therapy and dry needling.
Kathryn is a highly experienced physiotherapist who enjoys working with her patients to understand not only what is driving their pain or dysfunction, but also to understand the whole person, their lifestyle and interests. This ensures she is delivering a bespoke treatment to each patient, based on their individual needs.
Adrian is a hand therapist with a keen interest in dealing with traumatic hand injury. He works closely with surgeons and patients to provide the best outcome. As a hand therapist, he cares about that bent and swollen finger, the mum with a sore wrist, those tingling fingers, that sensitive scar, that broken wrist, the painful elbow, the arthritic thumb and all conditions affecting the hand, wrist, forearm and elbow.
Johnathon’s special interest is around lower limb mechanics and injury, helping people return to their optimal function. He works cohesively with clients, listening to their needs and devising a rehabilitation plan specifically tailored to their aims and goals.
Christa is a physiotherapist, exercise physiologist and dietician who empowers and gives clients control over their recovery by equipping them with knowledge and personalized management strategies. She is passionate about helping her patients improve their condition and get back to moving better, feeling better and doing the things that are most important to them.
Alex graduated from the Doctor of Physiotherapy program at Macquarie University and also has an undergraduate degree in Exercise and Sports Science. She is an extremely experienced fitness professional holding certificates III and IV in Personal Training and Group Exercise and has taught fitness classes at Fitness First,