Our Team

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Jessica Boers

Physiotherapist - B. App Sc. (Physiotherapy) (Hons)
Pymble
jessica.boers@kssp.com.au

Jessica graduated from Sydney University in 2005 and established Ku-Ring-Gai Sports and Spinal Physiotherapy with David Donkin in 2010. She has a special interest in sports rehabilitation and is currently undertaking Post Graduate Masters qualifications in Sports Physiotherapy. Jessica has worked as a physiotherapist for various sporting teams spanning netball, gymnastics, AFL and soccer, and she has been one the the principal physiotherapists for Ku-Ring-Gai Netball Association for the past 8 years. Her background in high-level competitive swimming brings understanding of the biomechanics specifically involved in this sport as well as the pressures of competing at the elite level. Jessica has a special interest in knee and shoulder injuries, and tendinopathies, and the rehabilitation path in getting patients back to sport post injury. She has integrated rehabilitative ultrasound imaging (RUSI) into her patient assessments, which results in a more patient specific treatment for a range of injuries, with the “core” forming an important component of the rehabilitation process.

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David Donkin

Physiotherapist - B. App Sc. (Physiotherapy)
Pymble, Castle Hill
david.donkin@kssp.com.au

David has over 20 years experience in dealing with the conservative approach to spinal and musculo-skeletal disorders. Over the last 7 years David has incorporated rehabilitative ultrasound imaging (RUSI) assessment and rehabilitation of core abdominal and back musculature into this conservative approach. RUSI allows the therapist to accurately determine the existing contraction sequence of the CORE muscles, then alter that sequence appropriately to achieve normal function, even where previous attempts at CORE exercises has failed to provide symptom resolution. The integration of RUSI into the practice has also meant the more accurate (and speedy) rehabilitation of  shoulder, hip and women’s health issues.

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Lauren Martin

Physiotherapist, Exercise Physiologist
Pymble
lauren@kssp.com.au

After graduating from Sydney University with a Master of Physiotherapy, Lauren started working in a sports private practice treating a variety of patients. She has experience in sports, post surgical, rehabilitation and paediatrics. Lauren utilises manual therapy techniques for symptom management and return to function. She places a strong emphasis on exercise prescription for long term recovery, drawing from her undergraduate degree in Exercise and Sports Science.

On the sporting field, she has worked with NSW Indoor Netball (ISNSW), NSW State League Netball and various club level sports. She has enjoyed managing athlete injuries on game day for fast and effective return to play.

Lauren has a passion for sport, particularly netball and running, and has recently completed the Sydney City to Surf.

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Alex Walsh

Physiotherapist
Pymble
alex@kssp.com.au

Alex is a recent graduate from the Australian Catholic University with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy. Her  love for sports naturally directed her straight into musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapy. Alex has played representative netball for over 12 years, and in her youth competed at state level in swimming and athletics which has provided her with a vast knowledge of different sports and the injuries associated with recreational and elite level sports.

Alex has worked closely with Ku-Ring-Gai netball State Age and Metro League teams, and has been teaching group Pilates classes as well as our Teenage Pilates. She enjoys treating young athletes as well as the more “experienced” athlete, utilising musculoskeletal pre-screenings, acute and ongoing injury management particularly focusing on active recovery and rehabilitation exercises.

Alex has completed additional professional development in the areas of: Sports Physiotherapy Level 1, Dry Needling and SMA Sports Trainer Level 1

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Vanessa Kirkham

Specialist Hand Therapist,Occupational Therapist
Pymble
vanessa@kssp.com.au

Vanessa is an Occupational Therapist and Specialist Hand Therapist, having worked in Australia, Canada and the USA. She graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Science in OT in 1988 and completed her Masters of Science in Hand and Upper Limb Rehabilitation in 2000. She holds an internationally recognised qualification of
Certified Hand Therapist, membership of Australian Hand Therapists Association and also of the NSW Hand Surgeons Association. Her high profile in the industry has seen her Lecture at Universities and present Research
papers both in Australia and Internationally.
Vanessa brings to KSSP a vast array of experience in assessment, treatment of all upper limb injuries and conditions. This includes fractures, ligament injuries, overuse injuries, tendinitis and tennis elbow. She can treat people pre and post surgery and injury as well as those with ongoing pain in their hand and arm. She uses custom made splinting, casting, oedema and scar management, pain management, stretches and strengthening exercises to return a patient back to home, work and leisure activities.

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Liz

Practice Manager
Pymble
admin@kssp.com.au

Liz is our practice manager at Pymble, being part of the team since 2015. Liz has a keen interest in skiing, travel, and enjoys spending time with her three lovely children.
Please do not hesitate to contact her should you require further information, have a general enquiry or to book an appointment.