APAM (Musculoskeletal, Sports & Exercise Physiotherapist)
Simon returned to Callahan Physiotherapy in January 2020 after spending the past 3 years on the Gold Coast where he gained extensive knowledge studying a master of Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapy at Griffith University. He also gained valuable experience working at the Commonwealth Games, Pan Pacific Masters Games and was Head Physio for the Tweed Seagulls Rugby League team.
Simon was born and raised in Sunraysia and grew up on a farm in the Millewa region.
From 2004 to 2007 Simon completed a Bachelor of Physiotherapy degree at the University of South Australia. After graduating Simon worked in a multi purpose physiotherapy clinic in Renmark, which consisted of musculoskeletal, hospital and aged care physiotherapy. He then moved to Adelaide where he worked for Wakefield Sports Clinic mostly with sporting injuries and rehabilitation. Whilst in Adelaide he also worked for the West Adelaide Football Club as the under 18’s physiotherapist. In 2012 Simon worked in a private physiotherapy clinic in London, which also provided him with the opportunity to work alongside former English cricket team physiotherapist David Roberts on the 2012 Dallaglio-Flintoff Cycle Slam.
He returns to Mildura as a well established and enthusiastic physiotherapist who is passionate about helping others. Simon is happy to treat all sport, work and life related injuries and is particularly interested in the treatment and rehabilitation of; back, hip, hamstring, knee and shoulder related injuries.
Simon is interested in all sports, particularly; football, netball, swimming, running and triathlon. Simon was previously the playing coach of the Imperials Football Netball Club so understands the rigours of sport and the desire of athletes, of all levels, to get back to the playing field as soon as possible.
Simon is a strong advocate for self-treatment and incorporates; education and exercise advice into all treatment sessions. Simon believes that empowering the individual with education and advice is the key to a successful outcome.
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After graduating in 2004 Amanda moved to Warragul where she worked in the community hospital. She moved back to work in the Mildura hospital in 2006 before moving to Whyalla in 2007 to be closer to her partner.
Amanda worked in private practice for 8 years while in Whyalla. Completing her level 4 DMA clinical pilates, dry needling and Dean Watson headache courses during this time. After marrying in 2009 she continued to work in Whyalla as well as working in the local communities around the Arno Bay region.
In 2014 Amanda, her husband and son moved back to Mildura to be on the family farm. Since this time she has worked at Sunraysia Community Health Service and Red Cliffs Physiotherapy Centre, as well as being a mum to two beautiful children.
Amanda is keen on all sports, having participated in netball, swimming and running for many years. She understands the importance of looking after yourself to continue to persue sporting commitments.
Amanda has a special interest in treating headaches, promoting the netball KNEE program and pilates.
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Ben is a Sunraysia local, having grown up in Wentworth where he attended both primary and secondary school. He completed a Bachelor of Physiotherapy at the University of South Australia in 2009. Since graduating, Ben has worked in a number of locations within Australia and the UK, with his focus being outpatient musculoskeletal and orthopaedic outpatient physiotherapy.
Following graduation, Ben returned to Sunraysia and spent a number of years working within the hospital setting both in inpatient and orthopaedic rehabilitation. He also has a wealth of experience in Occupational Rehabilitation and return to work coordination, having worked extensively with Work Cover clients and workplace injuries in a private occupational rehabilitation clinic.
Ben spent two years in 2013 and 2014 working within outpatient clinics across the UK. This included musculoskeletal clinics on the UK’s south coast, as well as the set up and management of a dedicated orthopaedic clinic within a major London hospital. This management role involved focused clinical orthopaedic examination, consultation with orthopaedic surgeons and working closely with specialist orthopaedic physiotherapists skilled with surgical management and cortisone injection therapy.
He is also a keen sportsman, having participated extensively in football, hockey and basketball. From this he has experience in lower limb conditions and injuries, including hip, knee and foot injuries.
Ben has a particular interest in the role of the nervous system in both acute and persistent pain, management of nerve related conditions and their relation to movement. He is also an avid believer that education can be one of our best tools to better understand pain and injury, and that early assessment and intervention is critical in improving long term outcomes.
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