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MEET THE TEAM

Meet Our Team

Edward Yip - Principal Physiotherapist 

B AppSci (Phty) USYD APAM SMA

APA NSW Branch Councillor,

APA NSW PBA Committee Member

Edward is the Principal Physiotherapist at Balmain Physiotherapy by Sydney Allied Health Group. Having graduated from the University of Sydney, Edward is a highly experienced physiotherapist who prides himself on his ability to make a positive and long term difference in his patients’ lives. He enjoys working with patients to understand not only the cause of their musculoskeletal injuries or dysfunction but also to understand the whole individual including their interests and lifestyle. This ensures he is implementing a bespoke management plan to each patient based on his comprehensive assessment and their individual needs. 

 

He educates and works to empower you so you have a clear understanding of the root cause of the problem. He uses a range of hands-on techniques and exercise prescription and is proficient in the use of some more specialised forms of manual therapy, dry needling and joint mobilisation techniques. 


Edward has a particular interest in treating headaches, neck and jaws pain especially temporomandibular joint disorders (TMDs) but also still enjoys treating general musculoskeletal and sporting injuries. He also has extensive experience working with knees and shoulders pain patients of all age groups.

 

Outside of work, Edward enjoys reading, playing golf and hanging out with Katsu the Shiba. 

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Areas of Interest:                   Sports Injuries and Musculoskeletal disorders

                                                     (incl. Knees, Shoulders and Lower Back)

                                                     Aged-related conditions

                                                    (incl. Chronic Pain, Mobility Loss & Falls Prevention)

                                                     Jaw (TMJ) Pain Disorders

                                                   

Languages:                                English and Cantonese

Jane Chang - Associate Physiotherapist 

M Phty (Masters of Physiotherapy) University of Sydney, B Sc (ExSci)

 

Jane graduated with a Masters in Physiotherapy from the University of Sydney. She is committed to delivering the best care to patients by integrating the latest evidence based practice in her treatments. Jane understands the importance of incorporating exercise into patient rehabilitation to facilitate recovery, she completed the Matwork instructor certification with Studio Pilates.

 

Jane has experience in treating a variety of musculoskeletal conditions and has a special interest in neck, shoulders and low back pain.

 

In her spare time, Jane enjoys staying active by visiting the gym, snowboarding and bush walking.

Areas of Interest:                      Sports Injuries and Musculoskeletal disorders

                                                       (Especially Lower Limb and Lower Back)

                                                       Womens' Health Disorders

Programs & Classes:                One-on-One Matwork Clinical Pilates                                                                    

Languages:                                 English, Cantonese & Mandarin

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Nicole Leong - Associate Physiotherapist 

B AppSci (Phty) USYD APAM

 

Nicole graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor’s degree in Physiotherapy. She is passionate about facilitating and empowering her clients to reach their goals through client-centred and evidence-based interventions during her treatments. She has gained clinical experience treating a wide range of neurological and musculoskeletal conditions and has an interest in treating the neck, shoulders and low back pain and post-surgical rehabilitation. 

 

Nicole enjoys teaching pilates based exercises as she acknowledges that exercise plays an important role in injury prevention and rehabilitation. She has completed Matwork Level 1 with APPI. 

 

Her love for health, fitness, and achieving a positive change in her clients and their confidence in their abilities drives her love for Physiotherapy. 

 

Outside of work, Nicole enjoys travelling, keeping active at the gym, the beach and baking. 

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Areas of Interest:                      Sports Injuries and Musculoskeletal disorders

                                                       (Especially Neck, Shoulder and Lower Back)

                                                       Disability and Neurological Conditions

                                                       

Programs & Classes:                One-on-One Matwork Clinical Pilates                                                                    

Languages:                                 English, Cantonese & Mandarin

Emma Job - Exercise Physiologist 

B Ex Phys UNSW ESSAM AES AEP

Emma completed her Bachelor of Exercise Physiology at the University of New South Wales in 2018. She believes exercise is beneficial for everyone, and gained experience working within neuromuscular rehabilitation, mental illness, chronic disease management and physical activity for kids during her studies. Emma believes in a biopsychosocial approach to health and wellbeing, and that exercise can positively influence all of these factors if prescribed correctly. Outside of work, Emma loves to stay active by going to the gym, walking her dog, swimming and playing netball.  

Areas of interest:               Chronic Disease Management

                                                (incl diabetes, osteoporosis and osteoarthritis)

                                                Exercise & Cancer

                                                (during treatment and post-treatment)

                                                Injury Rehabilitation

                                                (incl shoulders, knees and lower back)

                                                Exercise & Mental Health     

Programs & Classes           Beat it 

                                                (Diabetes Exercise Class)

                                                Seniors Exercise Class (60 years +)

                                                (Balance, Strength and Fitness) 

Languages:                          English

Tanya Malhotra - Exercise Physiologist 

B Ex Phys UNSW ESSAM AES AEP

Tanya graduated from the University of New South Wales early 2021 with a Bachelor's degree in Exercise Physiology. Throughout her time on clinical placement, she gained experience working with a wide range of conditions and is especially interested in musculoskeletal and neurological conditions, as well as mental health. She uses an evidence-based approach to exercise prescription, and believes in educating her clients on the benefits of exercise and physical activity for their specific condition, as well as its relevance to daily living activities.

Outside of work, Tanya stays active by going to the gym and swimming, and loves anything to do with music.

 

Areas of interest:               Chronic Disease Management

                                                (incl. musculoskeletal & neurological conditions)

                                                Injury Rehabilitation

                                                (incl. shoulders, knees and lower back)

                                                Exercise & Mental Health     

 

Programs & Classes           Seniors Exercise Class (60 years +)

                                                (Balance, Strength and Fitness) 

 

Languages:                        English, Punjabi/Hindi

 Since completing her training at the Royal Melbourne Hospital’s High Risk Foot clinic, Jacqui has enjoyed treating a wide variety of patients. She has worked extensively with athletes and performers in a clinic specialising dance and sport related injuries, as well as with more vulnerable patients in diabetic and aged foot care practices. It was from this broad base of experience that she discovered her passion for resolving her patient’s postural and biomechanical issues with the use of modern sports rehabilitation techniques and custom-made orthotics when necessary. Always sensitive to her patients careers, hobbies and lifestyles, Jacqui takes a whole body approach to treatment, tailoring recovery programs according to her patient’s goals.

Jacqueline Sleep - Podiatrist

B Pod (La Trobe), AAPSM, SMA

Areas of Interest:                   Sports Injuries and Dance/Performance Podiatry

                                                    (Heel Spurs, Arch Pain )

                                                    Diabetic Foot management

                                                    (Ingrown Toe Nails and routine Podiatric Care)

                                                    Customised Orthotics 

                                                    (Full-custom, semi custom or ‘off the shelf’)

Languages:                               English

Our Administration

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Shennen Flavell - Practice Manager
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Quinn Le - Administration
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Tim Nguyen - Administration
Katsu - Unofficial Therapy Dog

Areas of Interest:                   Walks around Balmain and playing fetch at Ballast Point Park

                                                     

Languages:                               Japanese 

Katsu the Shiba Inu is our unoffical practice therapy puppy. He occasionally visits the practice. Katsu is very friendly and enjoys spending time around people.