Our Therapists

At Pittwater Phystiotherapy you are in good hands.


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 19 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 19 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.


B.P.Th (Physiotherapy)

Prachi is a director and co-owner of Pittwater Physiotherapy. Prachi is a passionate and experienced physiotherapist with over 14 years of experience, graduating in 2009 and working in both India and Australia. She is a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association and also the Women’s Health Training Associates (WHTA) ensuring you receive the highest quality of care.

Prachi’s diverse background includes working in various settings like private practice, hospitals, and community-based clinics. This experience allows her to treat a wide range of conditions, including:

  • Musculoskeletal injuries (e.g., back pain, joint pain, sports injuries)
  • Neurological conditions
  • Cardiorespiratory rehabilitation

Prachi also has a dedicated focus on women’s pelvic health issues, with a particular interest in:

  • Incontinence: She can help manage and improve bladder and bowel control.
  • Antenatal and Postnatal Care: Prachi offers support throughout pregnancy and postpartum recovery, including pelvic floor strengthening, pain management, and exercise prescription.
  • Prolapse and Pelvic pain: There are various treatment options that may help you with pelvic pain. This includes pelvic floor myofascial release, biofeedback, TENS and relaxation techniques.

Prachi believes in creating personalised treatment plans that address your specific needs and goals. She utilizes specific hands-on techniques like Maitland and Mulligan’s combining with a tailored exercise prescription giving the patient a holistic approach, considering all aspects of their health and lifestyle to achieve optimal results. Prachi is also trained/experienced in Dry needling and myofascial cupping techniques to help with pain management.

Prachi also has a keen interest in Chronic Pain Management, falls prevention, neurorehabilitation and postoperative rehabilitation.

Away from Physiotherapy, Prachi enjoys dancing, cooking and travelling with friends and family.


B.App Sc (Physiotherapy), PGD Manipulative Therapy

In 1993 Stephen co-founded Pittwater Physiotherapy. 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.

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