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Eloise Borschtsch

Physiotherapist

Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours)

University of Newcastle, APAM

 

WOMEN'S HEALTH, CONTINENCE AND PELVIC FLOOR 

MEN’S HEALTH, CONTINENCE AND PELVIC FLOOR 

PROSTATE SURGERY PRE AND REHABILITATION

PREGNANCY AND POST-NATAL PHYSIOTHERAPY

MASTITIS AND INFLAMMATORY BREAST CONDITIONS

Born and raised in Orange, Eloise moved to Newcastle in 2013 to pursue her Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours). After successful completion, Eloise worked as a rotating Physiotherapist at Belmont, Maitland, Gosford, and John Hunter Hospitals.

 

In 2018, Eloise was offered a wonderful opportunity to complete both Male and Female Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy Workshops in Newcastle. This provided her a mentored transition into this unique area of physiotherapy.

 

In 2021, Eloise moved ‘back home’ and joined the Pinnacle Physiotherapy team. Eloise is passionate about the management of female pelvic floor conditions surrounding pelvic paincontinence and pregnancy or post-natal concerns. She is also experienced in the management of mastitis and inflammatory breast conditions and enjoys supporting women during their breastfeeding journey.

 

Eloise is also a strong advocate for promoting men’s health, and provides continence and pelvic floor management, alongside preparation and rehabilitation for men undergoing treatment for prostate cancer. Remaining up to date with the latest in this field, Eloise has completed a practical management course for men undergoing prostatectomy in 2021.

 

Eloise has also completed Workshops in Real-Time Ultrasound use for the Pelvic Floor. As a result, Eloise utilises both trans-abdominal and trans-perineal ultrasound for guidance in pelvic floor activation, relaxation, function and dynamic control in both men and women.

 

With a goal to promote access, awareness and education within pelvic health, Eloise has just obtained a Graduate Certificate in Public Health through Deakin University. Pelvic health is often a difficult topic to discuss, with issues often being neglected for some time. Eloise’s goal is to help her client’s take this first step, in breaching this ‘stigma’, and working together to establish a realistic management plan.

 

In her down-time you can find  gardening, having a hit of golf, embroidering, or spending time with her family.

 

 

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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. 

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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!

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Emily O'Neill

Physiotherapist

Bachelor of Physiotherapy

Australian Catholic University, APAM

 

WOMEN'S HEALTH

CONTINENCE AND PELVIC FLOOR

PREGNANCY AND POST-NATAL CARE

PAEDIATRICS

Emily has had a passion for women’s health, after being introduced to pelvic floor physiotherapy while studying Physiotherapy at ACU (North Sydney). As a student, she was lucky enough to spend time working alongside physiotherapists and gynaecologists on the maternity ward and in outpatient women’s health clinics at Royal North Shore Hospital.

 

After graduating, Emily worked as a Physiotherapist in various areas of Royal North Shore Hospital, before deciding it was time for a tree change and making the move to Orange. Since starting at Pinnacle, Emily has worked with women of all ages to improve pelvic floor function. Also being trained in paediatric continence, Emily has helped many children overcome toileting issues such as bedwetting, daytime wetting, faecal soiling and constipation.

 

Emily has completed advanced pelvic floor courses in prolapse management (including vaginal pessary fitting), stress urinary incontinence and bowel dysfunction. She is passionate about accessible and destigmatised treatment for women of all ages facing (traditionally less spoken about) pelvic floor issues. Treating chronic pelvic pain (including painful sexual intercourse, painful bladder/bowel symptoms and symptoms of endometriosis) is another primary passion of Emily’s.

 

The pregnancy and post-natal period is another journey that Emily loves to help her patients navigate. She runs pregnancy and post-natal pilates classes here at Pinnacle and is passionate about helping women return to exercise after delivery.

 

On the weekends you will find Emily running after her crazy Labrador puppy, spending time with friends or reading somewhere in the sun.

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Kate Murphy

Physiotherapist

Bachelor of Physiotherapy, Charles Sturt University

GradCert Paediatric Physiotherapy, University of Melbourne

GradCert Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy, University of Melbourne 

PAEDIATRIC PHYSIOTHERAPY

CONTINENCE AND PELVIC HEALTH PHYSIOTHERAPY (MEN, WOMEN AND CHILDREN)

After graduating as a Physiotherapist from Charles Sturt University, Kate decided to pursue her interest in the specialist areas of paediatrics and continence and pelvic health through further studies at Melbourne University. Kate has worked in a variety of settings in NSW and Victoria but now calls Orange her home.

 

Within Orange Kate has worked in private practice, as a lecturer and assessor at Charles Sturt University, at ODEEP (Orange and District Early Education Program), and was running her own business Central West Kids Physio prior to taking maternity leave.

 

Kate will join the Pinnacle team in April 2020 and we're thrilled to be able to provide a paediatric physiotherapy service, including treatment for conditions such as plagiocephaly, torticollis, talipes, developmental delay, neuromuscular and congenital disabilities, incontinence and soiling, musculoskeletal and growth-related conditions and impaired balance and coordination.

 

In the area of pelvic health and continence Kate treats both men and women, including management of a range of conditions such as urinary and faecal incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, pelvic pain and pre and post surgical care and advice (such as hysterectomy in women and radical prostatectomy in men). Kate also provides physiotherapy for pregnancy related musculoskeletal conditions. Kate uses real time ultrasound in the diagnosis and management of pelvic floor dysfunction.

 

When not working as a Physiotherapist, Kate’s favourite things to do are to spend time with her husband and young twins, travel and stay active playing netball and running.

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Tegan McQueeney

Physiotherapist

Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours)

University of Newcastle, APAM

 

REHABILITATION, AGED CARE and DISABILITY (including NDIS)

Tegan completed her Physiotherapy degree at the University of Newcastle in 2016 before working as a physiotherapist at Muswellbrook Hospital where she treated a wide range of patients on the wards and in the outpatient department. After developing a passion for treating the elderly and people with chronic conditions and disability Tegan worked in multiple aged cared facilities across the Hunter region.

Tegan moved back home to Orange in 2020 after starting a family. She has recently joined the Pinnacle Physio team to continue helping the aged and disabled improve their quality of life and independence through exercise and education.

When not working, Tegan enjoys playing netball and spending time with her family.

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Holly Todman

Physiotherapist
Bachelor of Exercise Science and Rehabilitation with distinction, University of Wollongong
Doctor of Physiotherapy, Macquarie University

APAM

PAEDIATRIC PHYSIOTHERAPY

REHABILITATION

DISABILITY

Holly began her career working as an Exercise Physiologist in 2014 in Orange before deciding to complete further post-graduate studies. She graduated with a Doctor of Physiotherapy from Macquarie University and has since worked across a range of paediatric settings including The Sydney Children’s Hospital, private practice and community-based physiotherapy.

Holly is passionate about helping children and their families discover their full potential. She believes every child deserves the opportunity to be their happiest and healthiest selves and be able to participate fully in family and community life. Holly has experience working with children with neurological, genetic and musculoskeletal conditions, neurodevelopmental disorders, and hypermobility disorders such as Global Developmental Delay, Down Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorder, plagiocephaly, torticollis and delayed gross motor milestones.

Outside of physiotherapy, Holly enjoys being outdoors, going on walks and picnics, reading, and spending time with her husband and family.

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Seb Todman

Physiotherapist

Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology (Honours), University of New England

Master of Physiotherapy, University of Technology Sydney

APAM

 

MUSCULOSKELETAL PHYSIOTHERAPY

SPORTS INJURY MANAGEMENT

REHABILITATION

HYDROTHERAPY

Seb graduated with First Class Honours from a Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology in 2015 before going on to pursue a Master of Physiotherapy from the University of Technology Sydney. Since graduation he has gained extensive clinical experience working in Sydney as a Physiotherapist and Exercise Physiologist in a private practice, subacute rehabilitation hospital, and gym-based setting. Seb has recently relocated back to his hometown Orange to be closer to his family.

Seb has a passion for treating all types of musculoskeletal and sporting injuries. He believes in combining effective manual therapy techniques such as joint mobilisations and soft tissue massage with individualised exercises to promote long-term pain relief. Seb loves helping people return to their pre-injury activities and reducing their risk of future pain. He is passionate about continued education and learning and has completed additional training in Dry Needling, Mulligan’s Technique, lower limb tendinopathy and shoulder rehabilitation.

 

During his spare time, Seb enjoys swimming, getting to the gym, camping and spending time with his family.  

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Bronwyn Vaughan

Physiotherapist

Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours)

University of Newcastle, APAM (Sports Physiotherapy)

SPORTS INJURY MANAGEMENT

MUSCULOSKELETAL PHYSIOTHERAPY

After graduating from Newcastle University Bronwyn pursued her interest in musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapy, completing her Level 1 and 2 Sports Physiotherapy training through the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) as well as strength and conditioning training through the Australian Strength and Conditioning Association (ASCA). Bronwyn worked in private practice in Newcastle as well as providing physiotherapy coverage for a range of sporting teams including netball, rugby union, touch football and soccer. In 2017 Bronwyn was appointed as the Newcastle Jets W-league soccer physiotherapist. For the following 3 years she travelled with the team and was their sole treating practitioner. 

 

Bronwyn relocated from Newcastle to the Central West in May 2020 and joined the Pinnacle Physiotherapy team. Bronwyn uses a range of manual therapy techniques including massage, mobilisations, dry needling and taping. A strong focus of her management is specific exercise prescription in relation to injury reduction and pre-habilitation.

 

Bronwyn has a particular interest in working with women and their unique differences in terms of managing musculoskeletal injuries. She has completed her Level 1 "Women’s Health through the Life Stages" and is currently participating in Pelvic Floor Training both through the APA. She has worked in conjunction with our pelvic floor physio's to develop screening and management to help safely guide women back to running after having a baby.

 

Bronwyn also has a particular interest in treating injuries related to running, ACL injury management, hip/pelvis pain and shoulder and foot/ankle conditions and likes to work closely with doctors, surgeons and coaches to achieve functional goals for her patients. Bronwyn has completed Pilates training through the APPI as well as advanced training in hip/pelvic rehab and Pilates for runners and uses these skills in her treatment of individual patients as well as in the classes she runs at the clinic.


Outside of the practice, Bronwyn enjoys keeping active with weightlifting, bushwalking and running. She also loves to paint, travel and pottering around in her garden. 

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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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Alex Umbers

Physiotherapist

Bachelor of Physiotherapy

Charles Sturt University, APAM

 

MUSCULOSKELETAL PHYSIOTHERAPY

VESTIBULAR PHYSIOTHERAPY (VERTIGO, DIZZINESS AND IMBALANCE)

SPORTS INJURY MANAGEMENT

REHABILITATION - VESTIBULAR, NEUROLOGICAL, ORTHOPAEDIC

After growing up on the family farm in Bogan Gate, Alex moved to Orange to complete a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (with Honours) at Charles Sturt University in 2016. 
 
Since graduating, Alex has treated a wide variety of patients in hospital settings in both Tamworth and Orange before moving into private practice in Bathurst. We welcomed Alex to the Pinnacle Physiotherapy team in November 2021.
 
Alex has a passion for helping people achieve a better life. His empathetic and calm nature allows him to clearly define your goals for Physiotherapy as he works with you to achieve the desired outcome. 
 
Alex has a strong interest in treating sporting and musculoskeletal injuries, neurological rehabilitation and vestibular rehabilitation (dizziness and imbalance). He has furthered his knowledge and treatment skills in areas of interest, undertaking several courses in vestibular rehabilitation, running retraining, advanced shoulder rehab, cervical and upper quadrant and sports injury management. 
 
In relation to vestibular rehabilitation, Alex routinely sees people with dizziness, vertigo, headaches, light-headedness and poor balance. He undergoes a thorough examination with each patient to ascertain the cause, then provide treatment and rehabilitation accordingly.

Alex’s current interests include developing his golf game, walking his dog Hazel and tending to his productive backyard with fiancée Stephanie which hosts chooks, bees, a worm farm and several raised vegetable garden beds.

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Peter Zuman

Physiotherapist

Bachelor of Physiotherapy

Australian Catholic University, APAM

MUSCULOSKELETAL PHYSIOTHERAPY

HEADACHE MANAGEMENT

NECK PAIN

SHOULDER PAIN AND INJURIES

REHABILITATION

DISABILITY

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 with their pain so that they continue doing the things they love.

 

Pete uses a combination of hands-on techniques and targeted exercises to get great results.

 

Pete has worked at several busy Sydney private practices and has trained in Watson Headache Method, Dry Needling, Maitland, Mackenzie and Mulligan techniques. He has an interest in treating headaches, neck pain, shoulder pain, hip bursitis, post-operative rehabilitation and rehabilitation for people with disability.

 

On the weekend Pete can be found at the gym, bushwalking with his kids, gardening and listening to Physiotherapy and other podcasts.

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Tanya Goodwin

Receptionist

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Mallory Kelleher

Receptionist

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Meet Our Team

 

At The Pinnacle Physiotherapy Clinic we have built a team of caring physiotherapists who are passionate about our profession and focused on helping people. We invest in ourselves as professionals, continuously updating our knowledge, reviewing the latest research, attending courses and developing our treatment skills.

 

Our team approach means that each physio can focus on the area they’re passionate about, such as sports physio, women’s health, neurological physio, paediatrics and vestibular rehabilitation.

This varied training, knowledge and skill amongst our team means that whatever your problem, we’ll book you in to see the physio who can help you achieve the best possible outcome.