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

Dean Taylor, Senior 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

Amanda Xuereb, Senior 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

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 park runs 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.

Aiden Thomas, Physio Assistant.

Aiden has been working as a Strength and Conditioning coach for over 7 years offering a holistic approach to rehabilitation, injury prevention and improved overall health. Aiden has been an elite athlete as part of the Australian Trampoline Team in the 2016-2020 Olympic Cycle. Aiden brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from professional sport and is currently completing his Exercise Physiology degree. He is pleased to assist our clients regain the strength and conditioning they need to reach optimum performance.

Chelsea Hosie, Receptionist

A graduate of Hunter Sports High and keen netball player, Chelsea enjoys welcoming clients to the clinic and assisting you with you booking needs. Chelsea enjoys the sporting environment and is a natural fit for a physiotherapy clinic. When her ankles allow Chelsea enjoys netball and keeping active. Feel free to have a chat when you call up, Chelsea loves to help out! 

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,au. 

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