Physical Therapy Session

MEET THE TEAM

BEN

MPhty, BSp&ExSc

Physiotherapist 

Education

Master of Physiotherapy (University of Sydney)

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

Experience

Growing up I've always been fascinated with the human body, and this passion grew stronger as I started to partake in physical activities such as weight-training and powerlifting in the gym. Through this, I've developed a stronger understanding of human movement, injury management, and injury prevention.


I have been able to carry these experiences over to my studies in Physiotherapy, where I've continued to hone my knowledge whilst training in hospitals and private clinics. I strive to become a well-rounded physiotherapist that can help individuals of all ages to become the best version of themselves. I have a strong hands-on approach in my practice methods where I incorporate manual therapy techniques with exercises to ensure that your experience with physio is holistic in nature. 

Outside of physiotherapy, I personally enjoy spending time with family and friends, and trying different foods from other cultures. I also love going on adventures and exploring hiking spots, training at the gym, and working on sports cars.

 

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​.

 

MICHAEL

MPhty, MClincExPhys, BAppSc (Sp&ExSc)

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!

 

CHRISTINE

Health Science Student 

Front Desk Admin & 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!