Say Hi to our Practitioners!

MICHAEL

MPhty, MClincExPhys, BAppSc (Sp&ExSc)

Principal Physiotherapist & Exercise Physiologist

Education

  • Master of Physiotherapy (University of Sydney)

  • Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology (Charles Sturt University)

  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Sports & Exercise Science) (Western Sydney University)

  • Diploma of Remedial Massage Therapy

  • Certificate IV in Massage Therapy

  • Certificate in Advanced Myofascial Dry Needling 
     

Experience

  • Over 10 years practising in private, medical, and hospital settings

  • Academic Tutor for the School of Science & Health - WSU

  • Research Contributor for Diabetes & Exercise - USYD

In 2009, Michael started working in the field of physiotherapy, quickly discovering his calling and passion in this area of healthcare. He has since pursued further studies to broaden his treatment modalities and optimise his techniques. He is currently dual-qualified as a physiotherapist and clinical exercise physiologist, as well as a certified massage therapist.

Over the years, Michael has been involved in various forms of physical activity, giving him first-hand insight into the demands of the body and a personal understanding of injuries that can occur. These include high-altitude hiking (his favourites being Patagonia and Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania), multiple injuries as a martial arts instructor and weightlifting at the gym.

At Firstline Physiotherapy, Michael aims to consolidate his extensive knowledge and experience to assess your health from multiple perspectives, ensuring you receive complete holistic healthcare.

Outside of physiotherapy, Michael is a doting father to two rescue cats. He also enjoys snowboarding and scuba diving when the conditions are right. He is an avid traveller, having visited over fifty countries to date. Feel free to ask about his adventures or offer suggestions for future destinations!

HAMZA

MPhty, BAppSc (Sp&ExSc)

Senior Physiotherapist

Education

  • Master of Physiotherapy (University of Sydney)

  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Sports & Exercise Science) (University of Sydney)

  • Certificate in Advanced Myofascial Dry Needling 
     

Experience

  • Over 5 years practising in several private practice settings

  • Previous experience in various medical, hospital and nursing home settings

Hamza found his passion for injury management during his early years at university, in which he was regularly involved in physical activity. In doing so, he was able to achieve thorough understanding of injury prevention and recovery.

 

At Firstline Physiotherapy, Hamza aims to incorporate his extensive knowledge of manual therapy techniques and complement them with simple, yet effective, exercises to help tailor a program that's just right for you. 

 

Outside of physiotherapy, Hamza has a passion for creativity and regularly enjoys drawing and video editing in his spare time​.

You'll also come across our Support Staff!

CHRISTINE

Health Science Student

Front Desk Administration & Physio Assistant

Christine has an ongoing interest in the health field and is currently studying a degree in Health Science. By choosing to work part-time with us, she has taken the initiative to become more actively involved in the field to develop a better understanding of her future career! You'll find her behind the front desk organising your bookings or running around helping out practitioners in the clinic.

Outside of work and study, Christine enjoys hanging out with her friends and family. She's also often going on food adventures to discover new delicious bites around Sydney!