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.
Outside of work, Jono enjoys staying active through Rugby (currently playing with Bowral Blacks) and exercising with family (especially with his two cattle dogs) and friends.
Samantha Van de Wiel - Accredited Practicing Dietitian – Campbelltown and Bowral Clinic
Samantha is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian (APD) who works at the Campbelltown and Bowral clinics. Samantha graduated from the University of Wollongong with a Bachelor of Nutrition Science (Distinction) in 2016 and a Masters of Nutrition and Dietetics (Distinction) in 2018. Samantha is passionate about the role nutrition plays in chronic disease management. She is an evidenced based holistic dietitian and a firm believer of preventative health care.
Samantha has training in the nutritional management of all chronic health conditions. Her areas of interest include weight management, sports nutrition, diabetes, and gastrointestinal issues (including IBS management).
In Samantha’s spare time she enjoys reading, exploring nature, attending social events and weight training at the gym.
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.
Zac Turner - Accredited Exercise Physiologist - Campbelltown Clinic
Zac is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist who works at ONTRAC Campbelltown. Zac completed his studies at Australian Catholic University (Strathfield) and Western Sydney University (Campbelltown). Zac has a strong passion for utilising different exercise modalities as a form of medicine to help improve his patients and client’s quality of life and overall health. Through his studies Zac has gained hands on experience in multiple hospital, clinical and private settings. Zac has enjoyed working closely alongside clients with a diverse range of musculoskeletal, metabolic, cardiopulmonary and neurological conditions.
Zac wholeheartedly believes it is important to not only individually tailor and modify exercises to best suit each client, but also provide education to the client regarding the reasoning for each exercise.
Outsde of the clinic, Zac’s interest includes travelling, spending time in the sun and watching any kind of sport.
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