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Our Physios in Bungendore Canberra

Louise Steinman

Sports Physiotherapist & Animal Physiotherapist

Director, LJS Consultancy Pty Ltd & Principle: Bungendore Physiotherapy & Sports Care; Ascent Physiotherapy & Capital Animal Physiotherapy

  • Masters Sports Physiotherapy (1999)
  • Masters Animal Studies (Animal Physiotherapy) (2004)
  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy (1991), APA-M

Louise is an experienced physiotherapist with over 20yrs of clinical practice across a wide range of areas including orthopaedics, musculoskeletal & manual therapy, hand therapy, work injuries & rehabilitation, with a passion for sports physiotherapy & maximising function for people of all ages & activity levels. Louise has an extensive background in exercise conditioning, specialised rehabilitation for occupational (work) injuries as well as neurological & surgical rehabilitation. Louise has a special interest in equestrian sports with the integration of horse & rider and can treat both, either separately (through her animal practice “Capital Animal Physiotherapy”) or as a unit, looking at optimising performance of both horse & rider.

Louise’s expertise includes sports coverage at a state, national & international level with various sports (rugby, triathlon, endurance sports) & multisport events (Arafura Games, Masters Games). She has provided physiotherapy services for many years to Defence Force personnel at RAAF Wagga, Kapooka, ADFA, Duntroon, HMAS Albatross & Creswell, and Army Parachute Training School and has specialised rehab skills in the functional requirements of Defence personnel. Louise is a consultant rehabilitation physiotherapist & rehabilitation provider across a wide range of work areas & can perform specific workplace assessments (for office setups or manual labour assessments) as required. Sport screenings & general posture assessments are also her specialty (including bike setups, horse-riding assessments, & running analysis) to identify areas that may predispose to injury and where some pro-action intervention can maximise sporting performance & prevent injuries occurring in the first place.     After a brief sojourn to Nowra (and commuting to Bungendore), Louise & her family are now thrilled to be back living in Bywong. Louise spreads her time between the three practices, and juggling the sporting & social calendars of three energetic young children. Louise is available for appointments across all three practices, although we recommend booking ahead as her clinic time is heavily in demand!

Mark Klebansky

Physiotherapist

  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy, APA-M
  • Bachelor of Arts

We are thrilled to have Mark join our team at the start of 2014. Mark has an extensive range of physiotherapy experience over many years and his special interest is in functional training & rehabilitation (with a background before Physiotherapy of being a Strength & Conditioning coach, personal trainer & competitive weight-lifter, it goes without saying!). Mark has spent several years within a Clinical Pilates & Physiotherapy clinic and comes to us most recently from the Northern Territory, where he was the Senior Physio & Practice Manager of a very large clinic. In his spare time, Mark & his wife are enjoying the Canberra & country lifestyle. You will see Mark doing some sessions at Bungendore, in addition to his main role at our sister clinic, Ascent Physiotherapy at Majura Park. Mark has also completed further Animal Physiotherapy training & will be assisting Louise with both small & large animals through Capital Animal Physiotherapy. Mark is a great addition to our team and we are lucky to have lured him to Canberra & Bungendore!

Kerry Schneider

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

  • Bachelor Applied Science (Physiotherapy)
  • Post Grad Diploma in Manipulative Physiotherapy, MAPA

Kerry joined us in 2011 and her experience is second to none, having worked in all areas of physiotherapy and specialised practice as a Musculoskeletal (Manip.) Physiotherapist. She is a great physio, and a welcome addition to our Bungendore practice. Her expertise in all spinal related problems, as well as complex musculoskeletal cases, has been honed with over 30 years of clinical practice. Kerry & her husband live on a picturesque 100acres in Braidwood and have been involved in all things rural for the past 20yrs after leaving the bustle of Sydney behind. Kerry, together with the rest of our team, brings our combined experience at Bungendore Physiotherapy & Sports Care to over 60 years! Kerry’s equestrian background further complements our practice, with our unique emphasis on the care of horse riders across all disciplines. Kerry is an avid horseperson and spends any free time in the saddle or travelling around the state for Cutting competitions.

Our Equestrian program is the only one on offer in the Canberra region!

Alison Coles

APA Sports Physiotherapist

  • Bachelor Applied Science (Physiotherapy)
  • Titled Sports Physiotherapist, Australian Physiotherapy Association, 2000

Alison joined us earlier this year, initially at our practice  at Ascent (Majura Park) an now mostly works 2 days per week at Bungendore. Alison  is a valuable addition to our practice and a very experienced  Sports Physiotherapist, having run her own practice in Cooma for many years before relocating to Gundaroo, just outside Canberra. Alison has looked after many Australian & International sporting teams in soccer, cycling, netball & basketball and the current ACT & Australian Mens Veterans Hockey team.

Rachel Harrison-Wyatt

Physiotherapist

  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Hons), MAPA

Rachel joined us in November at our Majura practice- Ascent Physiotherapy, and will be commencing sessions at Bungendore shortly. 


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