About Us

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The team at Singleton Physiotherapy and Allied Health are dedicated to excellent service and care. We’re proud to be deeply involved with our local community, and happily offer onsite visits as part of our service. With us, you can be sure you’ll receive personalised and genuine care to help you accelerate your recovery. 

    Our Team

    Guy Higgins - Principal Physiotherapist

    Guy is our principal APA Sports and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist and a NSWIS Accredited Provider. He holds a diploma in Practice Management (UNE) and a Level 4 Clinical Pilates Certificate.

    He graduated from Sydney University in 1996 and completed a Masters of Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapy at Griffith University in 2009. For his studies, he won the University Prize for Academic Achievement.

    Guy worked in the public health sector in the Nepean and Central West of NSW for several years. During this time, he collaborated with various rugby league and union teams, including NSW Country Rugby Union, and was a board member of the Central West Academy of Sport.

    He has extensive sports team physio experience and is a Credentialed McKenzie Therapist.

    After returning to Sydney, Guy joined a large practice in the Sutherland Shire as a principal, working as a physiotherapist for the Sydney Olympic Games in 2000.

    Guy specialises in complex cases including sports injuries, golf injuries, spine rehabilitation, knee, and sporting groin injuries, as well as general musculoskeletal injuries. He has also completed a number of advanced education courses in western acupuncture and dry needling. 

    Sally Macklinshaw - Dietitian

    Sally is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and a member of the Dietitians Association of Australia. She graduated from the University of Newcastle in 2013 with a Bachelor of Nutrition & Dietetics and is also a Level 1 Anthropometrist.

    Sally is the Director of Bite Into Life Nutrition, a private practice with clinics located across Singleton, Maitland and Newcastle. She has a vision to improve the health and wellbeing of her clients and ultimately prevent chronic lifestyle disease through evidence-based nutrition education and dietary advice.

    Sustainable weight loss is a key focus area for Sally, along with clearing up the confusion surrounding fad diets and radical approaches. She also has a keen interest in helping clients with diabetes, high cholesterol, IBS, PCOS, pregnancy and sports nutrition. As an Accredited Practising Dietitian, Sally is registered with most private health funds, Medicare and DVA. 

    Jane Gorton - Physiotherapist

    Jane specialises in rehabilitation for the aged and disabled, as well as in occupational rehabilitation and womens health. She’s experienced in the management of pain and musculoskeletal injuries, particularly of the neck, back, and shoulders. Her particular interests include the management of headache, pelvic floor, and lifestyle issues, such as nutrition and exercise, which can assist in overcoming significant barriers to progress after injury or illness. Jane graduated from the South Australian Institute of Technology in 1983 and has extensive experienced working locally in industrial rehabilitation.

    Linda Hurst - Speech Pathologist

    Hurstspeech was founded in 2006 by Linda Hurst. Linda has over 20 years’ experience as a speech pathologist. She urges speech pathologists to be part of a revolutionary team in the delivery of extraordinary speech and language therapy that makes a difference to their clients' lives.

    The clinic has two locations in Parramatta and the Hunter Valley, specifically in Singleton and Branxton. The speech pathologists at these clinics have the knowledge and experience to help you with communication and learning problems. Some of these include poor speech, voice or fluency difficulties, poor language skills, difficulty learning to read and spell, late speech development and autism.

    We are committed to providing quality, family-focused and efficient services to our clients.

    Ben Lee - Physiotherapist

    Ben completed a business degree from UTS in 2003 prior to graduating as a physiotherapist in 2008 from Auckland University of Technology (AUT) NZ. Ben has working in the Singapore hospital system as well as gaining private practice experience in the NZ South Island, Gold Coast and Sydney. His physio interests are in musculoskeletal, sports and occupational health. Ben has completed a number of post-graduate courses including dry needling and Western acupuncture. Ben is an enthusiastic outdoor adventurer (having climbed many of the world’s highest mountains) and also enjoys guitar.

    Jillian Towers - Remedial Massage Therapist

    Jillian has completed a Diploma in Remedial Massage. She has gained experience working alongside the U20s Knights Rugby League team. Jillian is focused on an overall holistic health approach ranging from emotional well-being to injury and sports rehabilitation. Her techniques include remedial, deep tissue, myofascial release, relaxation, trigger point, sports and lymphatic methods of healing.

    Jillian has an interest in most sports and keeps fit by playing netball and running.

    Ben Stewart - Physiotherapist

    Ben graduated from Sydney University with a Masters of Physiotherapy (2009) having previously completed a Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sport Science) (2007).

    Ben completed an intern year at Concord Hospital before spending some time at Broken Hill Health Service including working as Senior Outpatient Physiotherapist.
    Ben has an interest in most sports, particularly tennis and golf. He has spent time working as Physio/Sports Trainer for Eastwood-Ryde Netball and Macquarie University Rugby Club.
    Ben has completed courses in dry needling (level 1), McKenzie Diagnosis and Treatment for lumbar and cervical spine, Sports Level 1, dynamic taping, synthetic casting.

    Christina Cumming - Exercise Physiologist

    Christina graduated with a Bachelor of Exercise Physiology from the University of New South Wales in 2014. Originally from Albury, she studied in Sydney before moving to the Hunter Valley. Christina has a strong interest in back pain and chronic pain management. She is also interested in the impacts of exercise on lifestyle and chronic disease management for conditions such as diabetes and cancer.

    Christina runs our Healthy Back Solutions program for chronic back and neck pain which utilises a series of devices that isolate, target and progressively strengthening the muscles that stabilise the spine. She also runs our exercise class for low back pain and Matwork Pilates Class. Christina also enjoys attending the gym, horse riding and hiking.

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    Blake Byrnes - Physiotherapist

    Blake, originally from Parkes, graduated from Charles Sturt University with a Bachelor’s degree in Physiotherapy. Blake has an emerging interest across all areas of physiotherapy with a particular interest in the role of physiotherapy in injury management, spinal care and post op rehabilitation across the age span. Blake has an interest in most sports, particularly swimming, running and tennis.

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    To get in touch with our friendly team, please don’t hesitate to call our  clinic on 02 6572 1614 today.

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