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Meet Our Team

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Ben Fairfax Physiotherapist

Kylie Watkins Physiotherapist

Jo Fairfax Physiotherapist

Rob Thorburn

Physiotherapist

Pete Zuman

Physiotherapist

Susan Simpson Physiotherapist

Anna Edwards

Practice Manager

Tanya Goodwin

Receptionist

Meet Our Physios

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Ben Fairfax

Physiotherapist

Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy) 

University of Sydney, APAM

MUSCULOSKELETAL PHYSIOTHERAPY

VESTIBULAR PHYSIOTHERAPY (VERTIGO, DIZZINESS AND IMBALANCE)

HEADACHE MANAGEMENT

TEMPORMANDIBULAR JOINT (JAW) PAIN AND DYSFUNCTION

SPORTS INJURY MANAGEMENT

Ben graduated from Sydney University in 2002 and worked in a variety of private practice and hospital settings in Sydney and the UK before moving to Orange with his family in 2012.

 

Ben is passionate about his profession and helping his patients. His many years of experience and diverse training allow him to apply a wide range of assessments and treatment techniques when seeing clients. He is also committed to ongoing education and professional development within the clinic.

Ben has been practising as a Dean Watson headache practitioner for over 10 years helping patients with cervicogenic headache and migraine. He has undertaken significant post graduate training in the management of dizziness, concussion and vestibular disorders such as BPPV and vestibular neuronitis and works closely with ENT specialists and Neurologists in the management of these patients. He also has a particular interest in the treatment of temporomandibular disorders (jaw and facial pain) and has presented to dentistry students at Charles Sturt University in Orange on the Physiotherapy management of these conditions. Over the years Ben has also trained in dry needling, muscle energy techniques for the spine and pelvis, Clinical Pilates, exercise rehabilitation and Mulligan technique.

 

When not working Ben can be found spending time with his family, playing touch football, running and planning his next holiday or diving adventure. 

Peter Zuman

Physiotherapist

Bachelor of Physiotherapy

Australian Catholic University, APAM

MUSCULOSKELETAL PHYSIOTHERAPY

SPORTS INJURY MANAGEMENT
REHABILITATION

 

Pete joined the Pinnacle Physio team in February 2018 after making the tree change from Sydney to Orange with his family. 

 

Pete is passionate about helping people manage their condition and get back to what they love doing and keeps up to date with the latest research to guide his treatment plans.

 

Pete has worked at several busy Sydney private practices and has trained in Dry Needling, Maitland, Mackenzie and Mulligan techniques. Prescribing individualised rehabilitation exercises is a big part of why he gets great results. He has an interest in treating neck and back pain, shoulder pain, acute sporting injuries and running injuries.

On the weekend Pete can be found at the gym, running after his toddlers at Cook Park or travelling to any snow that might be about to pursue his love of snowboarding.

 

Rob Thorburn

Physiotherapist

Bachelor of Physiotherapy

Charles Sturt University, APAM

MUSCULOSKELETAL PHYSIOTHERAPY
SPORTS INJURY MANAGEMENT
REHABILITATION
HYDROTHERAPY

 

Rob completed his Physiotherapy degree at Charles Sturt University after years of involvement in sport as a rugby player, trainer and swim instructor.  

 

Rob is trained in the Mulligan Technique and dry needling and is committed to the ongoing development of his clinical skills in the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions, sports injury management and rehabilitation. Rob's easy manner and skills in rehab have quickly established him as a favourite of our neurological rehab, aged care, NDIS and hydrotherapy patients.

When not playing rugby union, touch football or mixed netball Rob enjoys trivia and solving the daily cryptic crossword puzzle. 

Susan Simpson

Physiotherapist

Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy) 

University of Sydney

WOMEN'S HEALTH

CONTINENCE AND PELVIC FLOOR PHYSIOTHERAPY

PREGNANCY AND POST-NATAL CARE

MEN'S PELVIC HEALTH AND CONTINENCE

 

Susan brings to our patients a wealth of clinical experience from her twelve years of service at RPA Hospital in Sydney as a Senior Physiotherapist in the divisions of Maternity, Pelvic Health, Neonatal Medicine and Orthopaedics. After relocating with her family to Orange, Susan worked at Orange Hospital providing physiotherapy services to women and men with pelvic floor dysfunction and incontinence, before joining the Pinnacle team in 2018. 

In recent years Susan has pursued an interest in treating patients with pelvic pain, undertaking further training with the Women's Health Training Associates in genitourinary and anorectal pain disorders as well as pelvic floor physiotherapy for women who have experienced trauma to the pelvic floor such as sexual assault. 

Susan is also an experienced Pilates instructor to a varied caseload of clients including elite athletes, pregnant women and new mothers.

 

In her downtime Susan can be found running after her children, playing netball and training for the next Great Volcanic Mountain Challenge.

Jo Fairfax

Physiotherapist

Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy)

University of Sydney, APAM

WOMEN'S HEALTH

CONTINENCE AND PELVIC FLOOR

PREGNANCY AND POST-NATAL CARE

 

Jo graduated from the University of Sydney in 2002 and has worked as a Physiotherapist in the public and private sectors in Sydney, the UK and then in Orange after moving from Sydney to Orange with her family in 2011.

 

It was after the birth of her first child that Jo developed an interest in women's health physiotherapy and has narrowed her clinical focus to treating continence and pelvic floor disorders as well as musculoskeletal conditions related to pregnancy and childbirth.

 

Jo is a member of the Women's Health Training Associates where she has trained in the management of incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse and pain disorders of the pelvis and pelvic floor. Jo uses real time ultrasound for assessment and treatment of core muscle activation in the management of pregnancy related problems such as back pain, pelvic girdle pain and abdominal muscle separation. She is trained in Clinical Pilates as well as exercise in pregnancy and the post natal period. 

 

When not at the clinic Jo is busy looking after her 3 children!

Kylie Watkins

Physiotherapist

Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy)

University of Sydney, APAM

 

WOMEN'S HEALTH

CONTINENCE AND PELVIC FLOOR

PREGNANCY AND POST-NATAL CARE

MASTITIS AND INFLAMMATORY BREAST CONDITIONS

After years working in general private practice, Kylie has turned her focus to women's health physiotherapy. With three children of her own, Kylie is well aware of the issues faced by women in the pre and post-natal stages of life and beyond, and is passionate about restoring, maintaining and preventing the loss of function during the demanding stages of pregnancy, motherhood and menopause.

 

Kylie also has a particular interest in assisting women with lactation related conditions such as mastitis and blocked ducts. 

 

Aside from teaching several of the Clinical Pilates classes held at Pinnacle Kylie likes to keep fit running around after her children and training her children’s various sporting teams.

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