At Pittwater Phystiotherapy you are in good hands.
B.App Sc (Physiotherapy), PGD Manipulative Therapy
Stephen is a director and co-owner of Pittwater Physiotherapy and co-founded the practice as it is today in 1993. His emphasis on family and community-focused therapy has helped an innumerable number of locals and others to improve their wellbeing. He now enjoys treating the children of some of his earliest patients.
Stephen graduated with a Ba Science in Physiotherapy in 1980 and a post-graduate diploma in Manipulative Physiotherapy in 1990. Working in the area of sports and manipulative physiotherapy, he has a strong interest in back and neck problems, acute and chronic lower limb injuries and acupuncture. His skill in this area was utilised as Club Physio for the Manly Warringah State League Soccer club and was an active member of the Australian Physiotherapy Sports Group Committee for 3 years.
Stephen has also spent over 20 years as a clinical educator for physiotherapy students undergoing study at Sydney University, Catholic University and Notre Dame University.
He has achieved level 4 Clinical Pilates with DMA Pilates and has completed all available Mulligans Manual Therapy Courses, numerous muscle energy courses (lumbar/pelvic) region, as well as acupuncture and advanced cervical/thoracic/lumbar manipulation courses.
Away from physiotherapy, Stephen is an active patrolling member of Bilgola Surf Life Saving Club, with over 20 years service to the community. He is passionate about snow skiing and surfing.
ALEXANDER WU APAM
B. App Sc (Physiotherapy)
Alex is a director and co-owner of Pittwater Physiotherapy. He completed his training at the University of Sydney and has been providing his professional physiotherapy services to the Northern Beaches community for the last 15 years. He is a clinical educator for physiotherapy students undergoing study at both Sydney University and Australian Catholic University and a certified State Insurance Regulatory Authority (SIRA) approved practitioner in NSW. He is also affiliated with Sports Medicine Australia and the Musculoskeletal, Sports and Business National Groups of the Australian Physiotherapy Association.
Alex is a hands-on physiotherapist who practices the Maitland and Mulligan’s manipulative therapy and mobilisation techniques. He also treats with The McKenzie Method and integrates Muscle Energy Techniques and Myofascial Release while complementing his treatments with a variety of sports taping techniques, acupuncture or dry needling. Alex is a firm believer of injury prevention and will prescribe specific short- and long-term tailored exercise programs that are appropriately centred around his patients’ individual goals and needs to minimise the risk of re-injury.
In his 15 years of practice, Alex has treated people of all ages and walks of life. He has a wealth of clinical experience and knowledge in the assessment and treatment of acute or chronic, upper or lower limb musculoskeletal conditions and sports injuries. He has particular interest in treating difficult back and neck problems and having also worked with many orthopaedic specialists, surgeons and sports physicians on the Northern Beaches and Sydney abroad, he is highly skilled and experienced in rehabilitating soft tissue injuries, fractures and surgeries involving the shoulders, knees, ankles and feet.
Away from physiotherapy, Alex enjoys playing tennis and spending time with his family.
Masters of Physiotherapy, Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science
Oliver joined our team at Pittwater Physiotherapy in January 2020. He graduated from the University of Sydney with a Masters of Physiotherapy in 2018 as well as an undergraduate degree of Exercise & Sports Science in 2016.
Oliver has a strong interest in managing acute and overuse injuries in areas such as the shoulder, hip, knee, ankle and foot. Oliver was the head of Strength & Conditioning (S&C) for football at Sydney Boys High School and has also worked with the Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs (NRL) across sports science, injury prevention and injury rehabilitation. He enjoys treating acute sporting injuries having also previously worked as the head physiotherapist and sports trainer for Rugby Union clubs in the North shore.
Oliver has spent time rehabilitating patients after orthopaedic surgery. He also enjoys treating acute and chronic musculoskeletal issues in the neck and back. He customizes his treatment for each and every patient but typically utilises a combination of education, manual therapy and progressive exercise. Oliver is an evidence based practitioner who continues to stay up to date with the latest research in sports and musculoskeletal physiotherapy.