Bree Spearman - Accredited Exercise Physiologist - Campbelltown Clinic
Bree works at all 3 clinics (Bowral, Camden and Campbelltown) where she graduated from the University of Wollongong in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science (Exercise Science) and further continued her studies at the University of Wollongong graduating in 2016 with a Masters of Clinical Exercise Physiology (Distinction). Bree has experience working with Medicare, DVA, WorkCover and private patients and strives to achieve optimal patient outcomes and goals. Bree is also passionate about hydrotherapy and therapeutic exercise for chronic and inflammatory conditions such as chronic pain, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome.
Bree’s areas of interest included musculoskeletal injuries, metabolic disorders, neurological diseases and preventive exercise strategies and management. Bree is also WorkCover accredited and works closely with injured workers to return them to their pre-injury status.
Bree’s interests away from the workplace include classical ballet, in which she trained full time pre-professionally until the age of 19. Bree developed her passion for rehabilitation and conditioning from her training and now uses her skills to teach younger generations of budding dancers.
Jessica Graham - Remedial Massage Therapist
Jessica is a registered Remedial Massage Therapist and has over 10 years’ experience, 2 years of this recently being in allied health working alongside Physiotherapists, Chiropractors, Podiatrists and Exercise Physiologists.
Having spent time in the clinical environment, this has provided Jessica with the knowledge and experience to help treat a wide array of injuries, disabilities and dysfunctions. She has helped treat and manage conditions such as; plantar fasciitis, shoulder injuries, Achilles tendinopathies, lymphoedema, fibromyalgia, anxiety, cerebral palsy, spina bifida and many more.
Skilled in a variety of massage techniques, Jessica specialises in remedial, sports, hot stone, massage for special needs, and lymphatic drainage. Her areas of interest are sports injuries, chronic pain, disability, paediatric massage and lymphatic drainage.
Being a busy mum of twins, Jessica also understands the importance and benefits of paediatric massage and the need of giving our minds and bodies a much needed ‘time out’
Committed and passionate about her work, Jessica tailors her treatments to ensure optimal health, with the goal of leaving you feeling at your very best.
Jono Russo - Accredited Exercise Physiologist - Bowral Clinic
Jonathan (Jono) is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist having graduated from James Cook University in Townsville at the end of 2017. Prior to studying, Jono spent five years serving in the Australian Defence Force and has a keen interest supporting clients that come through the Department of Veterans Affairs system, as well as helping clients overcome their health concerns to return to an active enjoyable lifestyle.
When I am not working, I enjoy staying active through Rugby (currently playing with Bowral Blacks) and exercising with family (especially with my two cattle dogs) and friends.
Lana Hirth - Accredited Practicing Dietitian - Camden and Campbelltown Clinics
Lana is an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) who works at the Campbelltown and Camden clinics. Lana is passionate about the role of nutrition in treating and managing chronic diseases. Lana studied a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (Honours) at the University of Wollongong, graduating in 2017. She also enjoys writing about nutrition and published several articles in the Australian Healthy Food Guide Magazine and has won the Best Nutrition Blog Post Award 2017.
Lana’s areas of interest include weight management, gastrointestinal issues (including low FODMAP diet for IBS) and other chronic diseases such as diabetes.
In Lana’s spare time she enjoys cooking, playing soccer, trying new recipes and sharing food with friends.
Nicholas Rodionoff - Accredited Exercise Physiologist - Camden Clinic
Nick is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist, having graduated from the University of New South Wales in 2013 with a Bachelor of Exercise Physiology. Nick began his career, working at ONTRAC Bowral. Nick then moved into the corporate health sector, working with a team of medical specialists to provide comprehensive health assessments and reporting for numerous business executives and private clients. He has since returned to ONTRAC Camden as the clinic manager and is extremely passionate about the effect of exercise on an individual’s quality of life. Using his extensive knowledge on movement analysis, Nick can identify weaknesses and inflexibilities in every joint to determine the most appropriate and effective treatment plan for his patients.
Nick’s areas of interest include return to work as he enjoys the creativity and challenge that is involved to replicate the tasks involved at work in the clinic environment. In Nick’s spare time he is an avid exerciser, performing his own gym-based routine throughout the week, and has a real passion for soccer, playing Premier League during the competitive season.
Rachel Van Der Meer - Accredited Practicing Dietitian and Accredited Exercise Physiologist - Bowral Clinic
Rachel has 6 years clinical experience working as an Accredited Practicing Dietitian and Accredited Exercise Physiologist in private practice. Rachel has provided dietetic services to a range of sites including the Southern Highlands Private Hospital and Cancer Therapy Centre as well as local nursing homes. Rachel graduated from the University of Wollongong in 2010 with a Master of Science with Distinction in Nutrition, Dietetics and Exercise Rehabilitation.
Rachel’s areas of interest are aged care, chronic diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular disease and metabolic diseases as well as gastro-intestinal issues including Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).
Rachel’s hobbies include being in the outdoors playing soccer, tennis, gardening and chasing after her active toddler!
Scott Connolly - Accredited Exercise Physiologist - Bowral Clinic
Scott has 10 years clinical experience working as an Accredited Exercise Physiologist in private practice. Scott graduated from the University of Western Sydney in 2007 with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Sport & Exercise Science) and continued his studies at the University of Sydney graduating with a Masters of Clinical Exercise Science in 2009. Scott developed a passion for working with patients who had long withstanding, chronic pain conditions and returned to study a Post Graduate Certificate in Pain Management in 2014. Scott is passionate about finding out both the physical and non-physical contributors to long-term pain and ensuring his exercise treatment strategies centre around not only improving pain management but also improving function, well-being and gradually increasing activity levels of these persistent pain patients.
Scott’s other areas of interest are musculoskeletal injuries E.g. low back pain, post-operative joint replacement and inflammatory conditions as well as working with those individuals with chronic diseases such as cancer, poor cardiac health and neurological disorders.
In Scott’s time away from the workplace he competes in iron distance triathlons which is an endurance race consisting of 3.8km swim, 180km cycle and a 42km run! Scott has been competing in triathlons since 2008 and is his passion away from work.
Sheree Connolly - Accredited Exercise Physiologist - Bowral Clinic
Sheree graduated from the University of Wollongong with a Master’s Degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology in 2011 and has 5 years experience working as a practitioner in private practice. She is a driven clinician who is dedicated to helping her clients achieve their rehabilitation and health goals.
Sheree is passionate about utilizing exercise as a method of treating and managing chronic health conditions, including cardiovascular disease (heart disease high blood pressure or cholesterol), metabolic disease (obesity, diabetes), neurological conditions (stroke, Parkinson’s disease), various type of cancer, as well as many other chronic health conditions. Sheree is also a strong advocate for management of mental health conditions such as anxiety and depression, with a structured exercise plan.
Sheree also has experience working with a variety of musculoskeletal conditions, with a special interest in rehabilitation pre and post joint replacement.
Sheree’s interests outside of the clinic include 15 years playing cricket and hockey, while more recently she has taken to the soccer field.
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