Meet Our
Allied Health Staff

Pooja Gajare

  • Physiotherapist

Miss Pooja Gajare a highly passionate and driven Australian Physiotherapist holding Australian Health Practitioners (AHPRA) general registration.

Miss Gajare has 10+ years of clinical experience of practicing in diverse settings both in Australia and India; with the main goal to make a positive difference in an individuals life and the community by focusing on holistic approaches. 

She is skilled in assessing, diagnosing and treating patients with various conditions of musculoskeletal system, neurological system, cardiorespiratory system and women’s health of all age group with special interest in Orthopedics, Injury Prevention, Leadership, Healthcare management, Clinical education and mentorship, Manual therapy, Geriatric care and Rehabilitation. 

Miss Gajare is certified in Dry Needling, Mulligans Treatment, Women’s health, having known as a Mulligan Practitioner (Newzealand), Certified Dry Needling Pratitioner (South Africa), Certified Basic Life Support Provider (American Heart Association), Certified Antenatal and postnatal fitness instuctor (IAFT).

She is also a Registered, Life Time Member of Indian Association of Physiotherapist(MIAP) and also registered with Maharashtra Occupational and Physiotherapy Council (MOTPT).

QUALIFICATION

Australian Physiotherapist holding Australian Health Practitioners (AHPRA) general registration

LANGUAGE

English, Hindi

AREA OF INTREST

Workers compensation rehabilitation, CTP rehabilitation, NDIS, Sports medicine, Neck and spine pain, Medicare referrals accepted

Peter Ali

  • Physiotherapist
Peter is a passionate physio with over 8+ years of experience who is focused on getting each of his clients to their movement goals! He has had extensive experience helping clients get out of pain and return back to their best selves.
Peter is also the Director and Head Physio of PTC Performance Physio Clinic in Lidcombe which has over 90 .  5 star reviews on Google.
PTC Performance’s mission is to help 1000 clients achieve their movement goals by the end of 2024. Within the past year, the team has helped 120 clients achieve their goals! This includes returning back to work pain free, running a half marathon for the first time, picking up their child without wrist pain and much more Peter works at Lidcombe Family Medical Centre every Monday from 9am to 3pm.
Book today by calling (02) 8022 8442! 

QUALIFICATION

Australian Physiotherapist Bachelors App Sci (Exercise & Sport Science) from Sydney University , Masters of Physiotherapy from Sydney University ,  APA Sports Physiotherapy Lvl 1  , APA Sports Physiotherapy Lvl 2 , APA Dry Needling Course Lvl 1 , SMA Sports Trainer Lvl 1 

LANGUAGE

English

AREA OF INTREST

Sporting injuries (eg. ACL, meniscus, shoulder and ankle injuries) – Work related injuries (Work Comp) – Motor vehicle accidents (CTP) – Joint and muscular pains – Postural conditions – Overuse injuries (e.g. achilles tendinopathies, rotator cuff injuries).

As an athlete himself, he understands how to look after one’s body and also maintain it so that clients stay out of pain and have the freedom to move! 

Dr Robin Jo

  • Chinese Medical Herbalist, Acupuncturist, Remedial Massage Therapist

Dr Robin is a qualified and enthusiastic practitioner. He has a double degree in Health Science and Chinese Medicine. Robin completed further study in Nanjing University Hospital internships in Nanjing, China and Kyung Hee University Hospital, Woori Saam Oriental Medicine, and Kyunghee Shintong Oriental Medicine in Seoul, Korea.

Dr Robin has also studied Remedial massage including Acupressure, remedial techniques and Trigger Point Therapy. He has incorporated these massage techniques into his clinical practice of Acupuncture to achieve maximum benefit for his patients

Dr Robin has been passed down Saam Acupuncture techniques from his teacher WOLOH and provides treatments through the incorporation of WOLOH Saam Acupuncture techniques and Chinese Medicine acupuncture methods. Additionally, he follows the diagnosis and treatment methods of Hyungsang medicine, which is among one of the diagnosis methods listed in Donguibogam (Donguibogam was inscribed on the Memory of the World Register by UNESCO in 2009 and is still the only medical book on UNESCO’s Memory of the World Register. Donguibogam will turn 400 years old in 2013 CHANGE to 2019 OR turned 400 years old in 2013). Hyungsan medicine is an inspection which places emphasis on the relationships between pathological patterns and one’s facial or body shape, colour and movement

He believes that even with the same symptoms, as everyone is unique, treatments should be individualised”

– AHPRA registered Acupuncturist & Chinese herbal medicine practitioner
– World Stroke Organization member
– WOLOH Saam  clinical study  member
– Hyungsang Medicine clinical study  member
– Nanjing University Hospital internships in Nanjing,China
– Kyung Hee University hospital internships in Seoul, Korea
– Woori Saam Oriental Medicine clinical study in Seoul, Korea
– Kyung Hee Shintong Oriental Medicine clinical study  in Seoul, Korea

QUALIFICATION

Double degree in Health Science and Chinese Medicine

LANGUAGE

English, Korean, Japanese

AREA OF INTREST

Medical Herbalist, Acupuncturist, Remedial Massage.

Miriam Ghandour

  • Podiatrist

Dr Miriam Ghandour – Miriam Ghandour has graduated from the University of Western Sydney with a Bachelor of Health Science/Master of Podiatric Medicine.

Dr Miriam has worked under the guidance of many podiatrists and podiatric surgeons in hospitals and private clinics gaining valuable knowledge and experience in all areas of podiatry. These areas include geriatrics, general foot care, paediatrics, sport-related injuries, orthotic therapy, soft tissue therapy and the diabetic foot.

Dr Miriam enjoys all aspects of podiatric care, with a strong interest in musculoskeletal and sports injury management as well as the diabetic foot. For that, she is up to date with the most evidence-based podiatric interventions and aims to introduce new treatment options.

QUALIFICATION

ApodA accreditted Podiatrist

LANGUAGE

Arabic, English

AREA OF INTREST

Diabetic foot, corn removal, wart removal, sports medicine, orthotic therapy, ingrown nail surgery

Natalie Chiew

Natalie has an interest in providing nutrition care across chronic medical conditions. She also likes to learn about the latest health and nutrition news whether it be from reading research articles or staying informed with the media.

As an Accredited Practising Dietitian, she believes that personalised and practical nutrition plays an important role in maintaining good health and wellbeing.

She enjoys connecting and chatting with people, while helping them reach their health goals by empowering them with the knowledge to make a positive change in their lives.

QUALIFICATION

Master of Nutrition and Dietetics (University of Sydney)

Bachelor of Science (Nutrition and Food Science) – Major in Human Nutrition and Physiology (Western Sydney University)

Member of the Dietitians Australia (Accredited Practising Dietitian and Accredited Nutritionist)

LANGUAGE

English

AREA OF INTREST

Bowel Obstruction, Sports Nu, Crohns & Ulcerative Coliti, Ceoli, Low FODMAP, IBS / Bloating / Constipation / Diarrohea, Allergies and Intolerances, PCOS, Hypo and Hyper Thyroid, Metabolic Syndrome, Cholesterol, Hypertension, Insulin Resistance, Diabetes Management and Prevention, Weight management 

Ravina Mistry  

 

Ravina is a dedicated and conscientious BULK-BILLING Clinical Psychologist who completed her Masters of Professional Psychology from Western Sydney University. In her practice, she strives to create a warm and safe environment for all her clients in order to establish a strong practitioner-patient relationship. Ravina works at Lidcombe Family Medical Centre every Friday from 9am to 5pm. Book today by calling (02) 8022 8442! 

QUALIFICATION

Bachelor of Psychology/Master of Professional Psychology

LANGUAGE

English

AREA OF INTREST

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Positive Behaviour Support (PBS).

Anastasia Tuilagi 

Anastasia uses a client-centered, culturally and trauma informed approach. She enjoys working collaboratively with people of all ages, gender, religious, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. She strives to build an understanding of what has led an individual to their present experience in life and move towards creating more meaningful changes by incorporating a focus on individual strengths and resilience. Anastasia works at Lidcombe Family Medical Centre every Saturday from 9am to 2pm.
Book today by calling (02) 8022 8442! 

QUALIFICATION

Bachelor of Psychology/Master of Clinical Psychology

LANGUAGE

English

AREA OF INTREST

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Positive Behaviour Support (PBS), and Internal Family Systems (IFS). 

 

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