Meet the team

Andrew Clark

Principal Physiotherapist & Clinical Educator

B.Sp.Ex.Sc.,M.Physio.,Cert.Spinal.Man.Tpy., APAM

Special Interest Areas
  • Acute and chronic lower back pain.​
  • Lumbar disc injuries and related nerve pain/sciatica
  • Hip, groin and pelvic pain
  • Pre and post-op rehabilitation
Education/Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Sports and Exercise Science 2004
  • Master of Physiotherapy 2010
  • Advanced Sports taping 2011
  • Integrated Dry Needling 2011
  • Certificate of Spinal Manual Therapy 2012
  • Mulligans Mobilisation with Movement upper and lower body 2013
  • Advanced Foot and Ankle course 2013
  • Occupational Health and Rehabilitation 2014
  • Diploma of Football Medicine 2016
About Andrew

Andrew Clark is a father of 3 and the owner and principal physiotherapist at Clinical Physiotherapy, St Ives.

He graduated with a Masters degree from the University of Sydney in 2010 and has since had 10 years experience working in musculoskeletal private practice. He has undergone extensive professional development and has experience treating a wide variety of patients and musculoskeletal conditions. Andrew started the St Ives clinic in 2016 and enjoys the roles and challenges that come with owning a small business and training and leading a healthcare team.

​In his spare time, Andrew keeps fit with running and resistance training, gets to the odd Sydney Swans game and most of all enjoys spending lazy Sundays with his wife Bridget and beautiful kids Sophie, Harry and Angus.

Stephen Andreazza

APA titled sports & musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

B.Sp.Ex.Sc., M.Physio., M.Physio (Sports & Musculoskeletal) APAM

Special Interest Areas
  • Acute & chronic neck pain
  • Acute Sports injuries
  • Shoulder and elbow pain
  • Knee conditions
  • Orthopaedic Prehabilitation & Rehabilitation
  • Upper & Lower Limb Tendon pain
  • Athlete screening and program design
Education/Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise & Sports) 2010
  • Master of Physiotherapy 2012
  • Master of Musculoskeletal & Sports Physiotherapy 2016
  • Dynamic Taping course 2012
  • Dry Needling course 2012
  • Running Mechanics & Hamstring Rehabilitation course 2013
  • The Sporting Elbow, Wrist & Hand 2013
  • Bone health in Sport 2014
  • Running Injuries course 2014
  • Load Management in Elite Athletes 2016
About Stephen

Stephen Andreazza joined the Clinical Physiotherapy, St Ives team in February 2017.

Stephen completed his Masters of Physiotherapy at the University of Sydney in 2012, following a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise & Sports Science. In the pursuit of advancing his clinical knowledge and skills to better treat his patients, he undertook a Masters of Sports and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, which he completed in 2016. Stephen was awarded a certificate of Academic Excellence upon graduation.

Stephen has over 6 years’ experience in the private practice setting as well as a sporting background in Athletics, as a national level 100m and 200m sprinter. This has seen him develop a keen interest in treating a wide variety of both sporting and musculoskeletal conditions.

In his spare time, Stephen keeps fit with strength training in the gym and working on his building his garden at home. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Georgia as well as his cute little cat!

What is a titled sports & musculoskeletal physiotherapist?

APA (Australian Physiotherapy Association) Titled Sports & Musculoskeletal physiotherapists are highly qualified physiotherapists with advanced knowledge and skills in the areas of musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapy practice.

They undergo a thorough selection process to ensure they achieve and maintain exceptional standards of clinical practice, and have a comprehensive understanding of anatomy, biomechanics, assessment and treatments for a variety of musculoskeletal and sporting conditions.

This qualification is considered a mark of distinction amongst the physiotherapy profession.

Jessica Findlay

Senior Physiotherapist & clinical pilates instructor

B.H.Sc.Physio., Women’s Health, Cert.Spinal.Man.Tpy., APAM

Special Interest Areas
  • Acute and chronic neck pain.
  • Shoulder pain
  • Lower back/pelvic pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Clinical Pilates

Women’s Health Pelvic floor examinations and treatment including:

  • Incontinence treatment and management Pessary fitting
  • Rectus abdominal seperation
  • Pre and Post-natal care
Education/Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Health Science in Physiotherapy 2012
  • Certified Mat-work Clinical Pilates APPI 2015
  • Certified Equipment Clinical Pilates APPI 2016
  • CSMT Certificate in spinal manual therapy 2016
  • Women’s Health Training Associates: Women’s Health Intensive Introduction
  • Women’s Health Training Associates: Objective testing
  • Women’s Health Training Associates: Prolapse and Stress Urinary Incontinence
  • Women’s Health Training Associates: Exercise, Sport & Musculoskeletal Dysfunction
  • APA Sports level one
  • APA Hydrotherapy level one
  • Continence and Pelvic workshop 2014
  • Complete Neck and Shoulder APA Course 2018.
About Jessica

Jessica joined the Clinical Physiotherapy, St Ives clinic in 2017.

She graduated from New Zealand’s Auckland University of Technology in 2012, with a Bachelor of Applied Health Science (Physiotherapy). She first gained experience in a private hospital and has since extended her interest into Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, Women’s Health and Clinical Pilates. Jessica has also completed a Certificate in Spinal Manual Therapy, making her highly skilled in treating spinal conditions.

​Outside of the clinic, you will find Jess at a yoga class, out for a run, or at the gym.

Mikaela Rifkin

Physiotherapist & Clinical Pilates Instructor

B. Physiotherapy. APAM

Special Interest Areas
  • Post-Op Rehabilitation
  • Lower Back and Pelvic Pain
  • Lateral Hip Pain
  • Shoulder Pathologies, particularly swimming Injuries
  • Hip and Knee Osteoarthritis.
  • Balance and Falls Prevention
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Clinical Pilates
  • Paediatrics
Education/Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy
  • APPI Pilates – Level 4 Matwork and Equipment
About Mikaela

Mikaela graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree from Australian Catholic University in October 2018. Mikaela completed her last 5-Week practical placement at Clinical Physiotherapy with a High Distinction, under the guidance of our Principal Physiotherapist, Andrew.

Mikaela has competed internationally in the Maccabiah Games as a swimmer and understands the demands of a competitive athlete and how injuries can affect athletic progression and performance.

In her spare time, Mikaela enjoys swimming, keeping active and exploring yummy dessert bars!

Hayden Burns

Physiotherapist

B.Physiotherapy. B.App.Sc. (Exercise & Sports Science). Cert.Spinal.Man.Tpy., APAM

Special Interest Areas
  • Shoulder instability and return to sport
  • Rotator Cuff pathology/shoulder pain
  • Knee pain -particularly pre and post-surgical rehabilitation (ACL and meniscectomy)
  • Ankle pain and instability – acute and chronic conditions.
  • Hip and Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Sports injuries
  • Orthopaedic Post Op Rehabilitation
  • Gym/Strength Program Design
    Tendon Pain – achilles and knee
Education/Qualifications
  • Certificate of Spinal Manual Therapy 2019
  • The Acute Sporting Knee 2019
  • Advanced Sports Taping 2019
  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy 2018
  • Trigger Point Therapy Course 2018
  • Physiotherapy Management of Spinal Cord Injuries Course 2018
  • Cert IV Massage Therapy 2015
  • Bachelor of Sports and Exercise Science 2014
About Hayden

Hayden graduated in October 2018 and has undergone 5 months of further training with our Principal Physiotherapist, Andrew. He completed his Bachelor of Physiotherapy at Charles Sturt University and was presented with a Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence at graduation. This followed a Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science at Sydney Uni in 2014 and a Cert IV in Massage Therapy in 2015.

With a long history as a rugby and cricket player, Hayden has had his fair share of sporting injuries, including a shoulder reconstruction. Having so often been the patient, he understands both the intense desire to return to sport and the rehabilitation process well.

In his spare time, Hayden enjoys training at the gym, running, cricket and rugby along with spending time with his two Rhodesian Ridgebacks Kobe and Sabu.

James Cosentino

APA titles musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

B. Sp.Ex.Sc., M.Physio., M Sports and Musc Physio.  APAM

Special Interest Areas
  • Neck pain
  • Headaches
  • Shoulder pain
  • Sports injuries
  • Lower limp tendinopathy
  • Running injury management and prevention
Education/Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy 2012
  • Masters in Sports and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy 2020
About James

James finished his Masters of Physiotherapy in 2012 at the University of Sydney after finishing a Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science. He began his career working within the public hospital system across numerous areas, however, found his passion for musculoskeletal injuries.

He has been in private practice for the past 5 years and decided to advance his knowledge by undertaking Masters of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy through La Trobe University, which he completed in 2020. 

In his spare time, James loves keeping fit by running, swimming and cycling (with the aim of completing an Ironman). He also loves fishing and spending time with his partner Eleanor and cat Robson.

Vas Krishnan

Level 1 Physiotherapist & Strength and Conditioning Coach

B.Sp.Ex.Sc.,M.Physio. APAMAPAM

Special Interest Areas
  • Neck Pain

  • Lower Back Pain

  • Sports Injuries

  • Tendon Pain

  • Athlete Rehabilitation and Performance

Education/Qualifications
  • Certificate of Spinal Manual Therapy 2019

  • The Acute Sporting Knee 2019

  • Advanced Sports Taping 2019

  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy 2018

  • Trigger Point Therapy Course 2018

  • Physiotherapy Management of Spinal Cord Injuries Course 2018

  • Cert IV Massage Therapy 2015

  • Bachelor of Sports and Exercise Science 2014

About Vas

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Gill Carragher

Justine Slater

Les Dickinson

Carmel McMahon

Contact Us

Email Us

info@clinicalphysio.com.au

Call Us

02 8319 3642

Practice

Shop 5, 351 Mona Vale Road, St Ives, NSW