NSWIS Medical & Sports Physiotherapy Services

A central part of the proactive clinical model which the NSW Institute of Sport deliver is physiotherapy.

NSWIS scholarship athletes have access to several options when looking for physiotherapy assistance. The below information explains the three types of sports physiotherapy services scholarship athletes can make use of.

(Note: Physiotherapy options for the NSWIS winter sports and sailing programs differ from the below. Consult your coach, physio coordinator or sports consultant for more information).


1. Sports Physiotherapy Coordinator

Every NSWIS sport has a Sports Physiotherapist working regularly in their sport program. This is the first point of contact if you have an injury or illness and need assessment or advice on what to do next.


Practitioner  Sport/s 
Kate Mahony Individual Scholarship holders
Paula Peralta Women’s Hockey, Wheelchair Basketball, Para Archery
Ali Fitch Diving
Sara Guevara All Sports
Bernadette Petzel Women’s Water Polo, Athletics
Merren Coad All Sports
Louisa McGinness Men’s Hockey
Brent Kirkbride Swimming, Athletics
Rob Mullard Athletics
Matthew Sweeney Cycling
Brooke Cranney Rowing (UTS RC)
Clare Rees Sailing
Erin Parish Rowing (Sydney RC)
Peter Caine Winter Sports
Ashley Wolff Sailing


2. Onsite Sports Physiotherapy Appointments

These physiotherapists work in NSWIS sport programs but also have appointments available for all scholarship athletes to give you more flexibility. They will work closely with your sport physiotherapy coordinator to ensure you have consistent care.

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Where do I go for appointments?

NSWIS Medical & Physiotherapy Appointments at NSWIS are on Level 1. Turn right at the reception desk:

  • Medical – walk through the athlete lounge and turn right
  • Sports Physiotherapy – head to the athlete lounge and your physiotherapists will meet you there


3. Satellite Sports Physiotherapists

We know our athletes live throughout Sydney and regional areas and sometimes need an option closer to home. NSWIS has carefully selected experienced Sports Physiotherapists with post-graduate qualifications in the field of Sports Physiotherapy (i.e. they are titled Sports Physiotherapists) and linked them into our system.

NSWIS scholarship holders can have three appointments free of charge after which time they will be referred to their Sport Physiotherapy Coordinator.

Note: You must identify yourself as an NSWIS athlete when you book in with these clinicians. It is also your responsibility to turn up for the appointment, or you will be liable for the cost.


Location Clinic Satellite Sports Physiotherapist
Sydney City Stadium Sports Physiotherapy

Entertainment Quarter, Byron Kennedy Hall, Errol Flynn Blvd, Moore Park NSW 2021

Mick Moran
Justin Merlino
Manly Vale Total Physiotherapy Manly Vale

295 Condamine Street, Manly Vale, NSW, 2095

Donna White
Danealle Lilley
Narrabeen The Sports Physio Clinic

Sydney Academy of Sport, Wakehurst Pkwy, North Narrabeen NSW 2101

Andrew Ryan
Kandace Goodwin
Karen Forrester
Pymble The Sports Physio Clinic

Shop 9 Philip Mall, Kendall St, West Pymble, 2073

Andrew Ryan
Will Thom
Kendal Johnson
Newcastle Kinetic Sports Physiotherapy

209 Hunter St, Newcastle, NSW, 2300 (Cnr Hunter St and Brown St)

Simon Mole
Wollongong Figtree Physiotherapy

155 The Avenue, Figtree, NSW 2525

Matt Whalan
Llew Scott



Medical Imaging

NSWIS have a partnership with Castlereagh Imaging. This allows NSWIS athletes to have imaging in many cases without a gap payment. This applies at Castlereagh Imaging centres at Westmead, Edgecliff or St Leonards, or at IRG in Wollongong. To access these rates the athlete must see an NSWIS sports physician for referral.


Rehab & Training Equipment

Athletes can order their own rehab and training equipment through Club Warehouse at a discounted cost, using this login:
Username: NSWISATH
Password:  nswispro1

If you require boots or braces, NSWIS Doctors and Physiotherapists can help with ensure you order the correct size and fit.


More information

If you need any further information email medical@nswis.com.au and we will do our best to help you!