Physiotherapist - B. App Sc. (Physiotherapy) (Hons)
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.
Physiotherapist - B. App Sc. (Physiotherapy)
Pymble, Castle Hill
David has nearly 30-years’ experience in the conservative management of patients presenting with an array of sports, spinal and musculo-skeletal injuries since graduating from University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy) in 1991. Over this time David has utilised his own experience in high-level competitive rowing as well as extensive experience covering a range of sports including rugby, gymnastics, football, basketball and netball to assist athletes of all sports, ages and abilities, to participate injury-free to the best of their capability. A hallmark of David’s practice is continuing professional development, represented by his undertaking of the Masters of Sports Medicine studies, mentoring of undergraduate physiotherapy students and the strong relationship with Specialists developed over many years.
As well as extensive knowledge in the treatment of sporting injuries and post-surgical rehabilitation, David has extensive experience treating workplace and motor vehicle injuries, acute post-surgical joint replacement rehabilitation and reconstructive surgery patients. Over the past 12 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 assess 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.
Physiotherapist, Exercise Physiologist
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.
Alex joined the KSSP team in 2017 after completing a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from the Australian Catholic University. Her love for sports naturally directed her straight into musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapy. Alex is an active member of the APA and she has worked closely with Ku-Ring-Gai Netball State Age and Metro League teams, Women’s Premier League Football and has been teaching some of our Group Rehab Classes.
Alex is also trained in Dry Needling and has completed her Sports Physiotherapy Level 1, Sporting Hip and Groin, Sporting Shoulder and is completing her Introductory to Women’s Health Physiotherapy course in September.
Alex's personal experience in competing in netball, athletics and swimming has provided her with extensive knowledge of the different injuries associated with these sports as well as the challenges involved in competing at a representative level and resulted in her special interest in the management and prevention of ankle, knee and shoulder injuries. Alex is looking to ensure she continues to provide treatments backed with the latest research and extend this knowledge further by undertaking post-graduate studies in Sports Physiotherapy.
Physiotherapist - B. App Sc. (Physiotherapy)
Anja graduated from Sydney University in 1994. She started her career in rehabilitation and then worked in paediatrics before taking a break to raise her own family and spend some time overseas. Over the last 13 years she has worked in paediatrics, rehabilitation as well as post spinal surgery. She has recently transitioned to musculoskeletal physiotherapy which she is loving. She has a particular interest in netball through her children and tennis which she played at a high level until a few years ago. Anja uses manual therapy techniques but also believes in using appropriate exercise prescription and education for the best long term outcome. Anja has also completed her Sports Physiotherapy Level 1.