Meet the Team Behind Broadmeadow Physiotherapy

At Broadmeadow Physiotherapy our team consists of Physiotherapists and an Exercise Physiologist. We have a diverse array of interests ranging from immobilisation, waterproof casting, spinal pain and injuries, to sporting injuries and degenerative joint problems.

We can offer you a solution to your problem by utilising one, or all, of our team members. As we are located on the top floor ** of the Broadmeadow Medical Centre, there is scope for access to general practitioners on the ground floor of the building.

** Lift access available to all patients

Stephen Gillard, Principal Physiotherapist

After graduating from Sydney University Stephen gained experience as a Senior Physiotherapist and clinical educator in hospitals and private clinics based in Sydney, Queensland, and Newcastle. When it was time for a change, he established Broadmeadow Physiotherapy. This allowed him to pursue his love of treating sports injuries whilst continuing his interest in the treatment and rehabilitation of back and neck pain, orthopaedic surgery, casting and splinting, work injuries, and all musculoskeletal disorders.

As a sporting tragic he has dabbled in swimming, soccer, and cricket. You may still see him around the soccer fields of Newcastle where he proudly offers a quality Physiotherapy service to many of our sporting teams.

Stephen is highly accredited and experienced in Dry Needling and has an interest in foot and ankle disorders including fitting of orthotics.

Stephen provides treatment for private, workcover, CTP, NDIS, Veterans’ Affairs, and enhanced primary care (Medicare) patients

Morag Macfarquhar, Senior Physiotherapist

After graduating from St. Thomas Hospital in London as a Physiotherapist, Morag has worked extensively throughout the UK and Australia. 

Morag enjoys a variety of areas of Physiotherapy including the treatment of back and neck pain, orthopedic surgery, casting and splinting and all musculoskeletal disorders.  Morag is highly accredited and an experienced Physiotherapist. 

She has a special interest in hand injuries and trauma as well as splinting and casting requirements.  Morag provides treatment for Private, Workcover, CTP, NDIS, Veteran’s Affairs and enhanced primary care (Medicare) patients. 

Rebekah Hawkins, Physiotherapist

Rebekah has a keen interest in health and sports which lead her to study Physiotherapy at The University of Newcastle where she graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) in 2021. 

Rebekah enjoys all areas and aspects of physiotherapy from treating Private patients to Workcover and CTP patients, as well as Department of Veterans Affairs, Enhanced Primary Care Programs and NDIS participants. Rebekah loves to take on a whole-person approach when managing her clients to ensure that they not only recover from their injuries but so she can return them to the activities that they love doing.

Rebekah is working closely with Newcastle Olympic Women’s Football Club as their head Physiotherapist and enjoys assisting the teams on game day and in the clinic with injury treatment and strength and conditioning for return to play. She is also special interested in managing sports, paediatric and women’s health injuries, and conditions.

When not in the clinic you may see Rebekah at the beach, gym or in the community either playing or supporting one of her many sporting interests.

Fergus Allan, Physiotherapist

Through his school years, Fergus developed a keen interest in health and sports which lead him to study Physiotherapy at Charles Sturt University after completing his HSC.

Fergus loves to take on a whole-person approach when managing his clients to ensure that they not only recover from their injuries but also that their recovery allows them to continue to do the everyday activities that they enjoy.  Fergus has an interest in sporting injuries but also enjoys treating patients that attend the clinic either privately or through referral of Workcover, CTP, Department of Veterans Affairs, Enhanced Primary Care Programs and NDIS participants.

Fergus works as the Head Physiotherapist for Newcastle Olympic Men’s Football Club and enjoys assisting the team on game day and in the clinic with injury treatment and management along with strength and conditioning for return to play. 

When not in the clinic, you may see Fergus at the beach, playing soccer or mountain bike riding.

Amanda Xuereb, Physiotherapist

Amanda has many years of experience in both musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapy, having previously worked in a private practice setting in Sydney for 5 years before moving to Newcastle in 2021. Amanda graduated from Sydney University in 2015 with a Masters in Physiotherapy having already completed a Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science.

Amanda has worked with numerous sporting clubs such as the Western Suburb Magpies RL club, the East Coast Eagle’s Women’s AFL teams, and more recently the Lambton Jaffas NPL soccer team. She has a special interest in musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapy but also treats a wide range of conditions including back and neck pain, post-operative rehabilitation, and chronic pain conditions.

Amanda provides treatment for private, workcover, CTP, NDIS, Veterans’ Affairs, and enhanced primary care (Medicare) patients

 

Dean Taylor, Physiotherapist

Dean Taylor joined Broadmeadow Physiotherapy in 2018 after graduating from Newcastle University and has been the Head Physiotherapist for Newcastle Olympic FC Men’s and Women’s NPL teams for 4 years. Dean enjoys assisting the players with injury treatment and strength and conditioning for return to play.

Dean treats all musculoskeletal injuries and loves to provide evidence-based exercise programmes to get you back to your optimum performance. When not in the clinic you may see Dean at the Gym working on his fitness and strength training. Dean provides treatment for private, WorkCover, CTP, NDIS, Veterans’ Affairs, and enhanced primary care (Medicare) patients.

Cheryl Peet, Practice Manager

Cheryl has over 15 years’ experience as Practice Manager for Broadmeadow Physiotherapy. Within this role she enjoys the daily aspect of working with people in the health industry and seeing the improvements in patients progress throughout their visits in the clinic. Cheryl has excelled in this role and has grown an impressive and busy clinic and is always happy to chat and answer your questions in person or over the phone when you pop in or call for an appointment. When not in the clinic Cheryl enjoys Parkrun at any of the Newcastle locations, playing soccer and home renovating.

Kaitlyn Thomas, Physio Assistant

Kaitlyn joined Broadmeadow Physiotherapy in 2017 as a Physio Assistant and keeps things running smoothly and on time in a busy clinic. Kaitlyn came to us as an elite athlete in Trampolining and is well experienced in managing sports injuries and strapping ankles! Missing out (just) on the Tokyo Olympics has allowed Kaitlyn to complete studies in Nutrition and she is not far away from finishing her Exercise Physiology degree. 

Kaitlyn understands the challenges of injuries and enjoys supporting people in their rehabilitation journey and helping people get back to doing what they enjoy the most.

Merrin Sprott, Podiatrist

Merrin is a welcome and valuable part of our team and assists with all aspects of foot care including toenails, skin lesions and diabetic care. In a busy world where we are on our feet everyday it’s important your feet are performing as you need them to, so come and see Merrin to make sure they are well cared for. For more information checkout her website broadmeadowpodiatry.com,au. 

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