Mark graduated from the University of Sydney in 1996 and has been working as a Physiotherapist in private practice in Sydney’s CBD for over 15 years. He completed his postgraduate Masters Degree in Manipulative Physiotherapy, which he uses both at work in his treatment of patients, and at home in trying to manage his 3 children, although he’s generally the one being manipulated! He has a wealth of experience in both Sports and Spinal Physiotherapy.
Fiona is a Physiotherapist well-known in the Sydney’s CBD. She graduated in 1996 from the University of Sydney and also completed a postgraduate degree in Manipulative Physiotherapy. Fiona instructs Pilates classes and has great fun with her patients. Her main passion is to ensure all her patients reach their goals under her care. She also loves working with her great team of Physiotherapists and ensuring they are all up to speed with continuing professional development.
Kellie graduated from the University of Sydney in 1999 and for the past 12 years has been working predominantly in Sydney’s CBD. She also completed a postgraduate Masters degree in Manipulative Physiotherapy. Kellie was inspired to work as a Physiotherapist following many years of ballet and seeing dancers cope with their injuries. She now has a keen interest in spinal therapy, rehabilitation, and Clinical Pilates. Kellie has also been treating Sydney’s weekend warriors for a long time and loves the challenge of returning them to pain-free sport and life in general.
Blake van Koesveld
Blake graduated from the University of Sydney in 2003 with First-Class Honours and completed a Certificate in Spinal Manual Therapy in 2011. Blake loves putting his analytical mind to the test to deliver considered, effective treatments and help his busy patients be their best. He has particular expertise with orthopaedic conditions, is Bend + Mend’s ergonomics consultant and helped develop the Bend + Mend Running Assessment. As a lifelong sports fan, Blake uses his knowledge of sports to customise rehabilitation for his athletic clients. Since joining Bend + Mend in 2012, Blake feels privileged to have gained a loyal patient following in the city.
Kirsty graduated from the University of Otago in 2004, and has worked in private practice in New Zealand and England, before moving to Sydney. She has spent the last three years becoming a certified Pilates instructor alongside her physiotherapy work, and recently became a Master instructor on all apparatus. Kirsty really enjoys bringing Pilates and Physiotherapy together, as she feels they have a symbiotic relationship, guiding patients back to their pre-injury activities as well as preventing reoccurrence. As Kirsty is new to Sydney, she is spending her spare time get to know the city, going on big walks and generally just enjoying the sunshine.
Ben has worked as a physiotherapist in private practice since graduating from the University of South Australia in 2012. As a result of his strong sporting background, he holds a particular interest in sports related injuries, and he likes to incorporate Neuromuscular Dry Needling with a variety of other techniques whilst empowering his clients through exercise prescription. Ben also has a keen interest in spinal injuries and headache management. He has recently moved to Sydney after spending some time travelling through Europe.
Bonnie graduated in 2013 from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Health Sciences and a Masters of Physiotherapy. Born and raised in Sydney, she loves her sport, particularly Netball, and is always keen to try new sports and other outdoor activities – her latest being Golf with her Golf Pro fiancé. Bonnie has a special interest in Women’s Health and has completed post graduate courses through the Women’s Health Training Associates (WHTA). Bonnie has also progressed her learning and skills with courses in Clinical Pilates, including Matwork, Equipment and Pre and Post Natal Pilates, Titleist Performance Institute Certification Level 1, Sports Level 1 and Dry Needling. She is passionate about helping people get back in control of their own bodies and reach their goals through using both manual therapy techniques and exercise.
Phoebe completed a Bachelor of Physiotherapy at Notre Dame University in WA. Since graduating Phoebe has undertaken training in advanced dry needling and is a certified mulligan practitioner. Her primary area of work has been in private practice, but she has also worked as a clinical tutor for physiotherapy students at Notre Dame and Curtin University. Phoebe has a keen interest in the management of musculoskeletal and sporting injuries, in particular spinal conditions. She is dedicated to helping each individual achieve their goals with hands-on and exercise based treatment. Phoebe recently moved to Sydney for a new adventure. She loves sport and is a passionate/tragic supporter of the Fremantle Dockers.
Libby completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy at the Australian Catholic University in Sydney. Her passion for sports and musculoskeletal injuries has had her largely work in private practice and alongside a Sydney rugby union club providing on-field assessments and injury management of the players. As well as this Libby has completed her dry needling, personal trainer and level 1 sports trainer qualifications. Libby, a keen runner herself, understands the inconvenience of an injury and is determined to help her patients achieve their goals utilising a manual therapy and exercise-based rehab approach.
Campbell Graduated from AUT University and has worked in private practice in both Australia and in London. Campbell has a keen interest in sporting injuries, office based injuries and the neck. He has worked at grassroots and elite levels of rugby union and league, and with surf lifesaving. He has recently taken to triathlon where he spends most of his spare time. Campbell has an interest in neurological conditions and has a Neuroanatomy degree out of Otago University. He utilises a number of methods when both analysing and treating patients, including dry needling and the Sarah Key Method.
Alice graduated from the University of Otago in New Zealand and has more than 9 years’ experience working as a Physiotherapist in both Australia and the United Kingdom. Skilled in all pain conditions, Alice has a keen interest in both injury prevention and management of shoulder and upper limb injuries. She believes that exercise is vital to returning to full general and sporting function as quickly as possible. Since arriving in Sydney last year Alice has focused on combining Physiotherapy with Pilates to gain the best results for her patients. She has completed further training in Pilates through the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates institute. As she is new to Sydney Alice spends her free time exploring NSW and enjoying its many beautiful beaches!
Nicole completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy from ACU and has worked exclusively in a Private Practice setting since graduating. Nicole has been involved as a Physiotherapist with various netball teams and has enjoyed the challenge of working with a wide range of patients both on and off the courts. As well as her love of sport, Nicole has a special interest in hr treatment of neck pain and headaches. She has also completed further training in Pilates Matwork from the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute, and plans to continue to expand her Pilates skill set. Nicole loves maintaining an active lifestyle and is a keen traveller.
Shontelle Wilson – Reception
Shontelle moved from Perth just over 2 years ago for a lifestyle change in the big city. She has a passion for travel and exploring new exciting places within Australia and overseas. Based in the Eastern Suburbs, Shontelle loves spending her free time on the coastal walk and checking out new cafes.
Prue Markham – Reception
Prue grew up on the beaches of NSW mid-north coast, moving to Sydney to pursue training opportunities and experience city life. After spending the last 11 years in the beauty industry she was looking for a new challenge. She loves to experience new travel opportunities when possible and when she’s at home likes to stay close to the coast, on the beach, keeping active with the coastal walk or socialising with friends.
Kahlua Naylor – Reception
Kahlua is a born and bred Sydney girl, who has always had a keen interest in health and fitness. Ballet is her forte, which she has studied since the age of 3. It has taken her on a wonderful journey around the globe and at the tender age of 15, was accepted into the prestigious Joffrey Ballet School in New York City. After attending many Summer Schools including the Queensland Ballet – Australia, English National Ballet – London, Royal Ballet School of Antwerp – Belgium, she accepted a place at Brussels International Ballet School in Belgium. After graduating, she decided not to pursue her career as a professional ballerina, instead remaining home in Sydney with her family. Kahlua recently gained her Associate Royal Academy of Dance (ARAD) Certificate and is committed to health and fitness with a compassionate understanding for people suffering from sports injuries. Kahlua enjoys Yoga, Pilates, travelling and cooking.
Georgia Scells – Reception
Georgia grew up in Brisbane but moved to Sydney 3 years ago to study and be closer to family. After a variety of customer service roles Georgia has joined the Bend + Mend team while also studying a Bachelor of Business, Marketing and Advertising. In her free time you’ll either find her at one of the beautiful beaches the eastern coast has to offer or planning her next holiday.
Elisabeth White – Reception
Elisabeth moved to Sydney from Scotland with her boyfriend just over 1 month ago to start a new chapter in her life here in Australia. Elisabeth has worked as a Medical Receptionist and Health Care Assistant in a GP practice for many years overseas and is looking forward to continuing in a similar field here at Bend + Mend. When she is not working she loves to go camping and go on bush walks with her boyfriend, exploring new places in Australia.