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Diane Long


Diane is an APA Sports Titled Physiotherapist and is one of the practice principals at Eastside Physiotherapy. Diane has over 30 years experience in all aspects of musculoskeletal physiotherapy and rehabilitation.

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Diane Long


Diane is an APA Sports Titled Physiotherapist and is one of the practice principals at Eastside Physiotherapy. Diane has over 30 years experience in all aspects of musculoskeletal physiotherapy and rehabilitation.


Diane is the physiotherapist for Randwick Rugby Union Football Club, a position she has held for many years. She is the only female to be awarded Life Membership of Randwick Rugby Union Football Club. 

Diane also consults at Eastern Suburbs Sports Medicine Centre in Bondi Junction

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Diane has a Bachelor of Science (Anatomy) from UNSW and a Post Graduate Diploma of Physiotherapy from Cumberland College of Health Sciences.

  • Necksafe accredited

  • NSW Institute of Sport service provider.

  • Practice principal of Eastside Physiotherapy and Eastern Suburbs Sports Medicine Centre.

  • APA Sports Physiotherapist

Special Interests

  • Operative and non operative of management of rotator cuff injury and shoulder instability.

  • Contact and overuse sport injuries

  • Rehabilitation following joint replacement

  • Basketball injuries

  • Basketball coaching of junior women's teams.

Teams

  • Randwick Rugby Union 1985- present

  • Classic Wallabies

  • Lloyd McDermott 10's Hong Kong 2013,2014

  • Team physiotherapist for the Sydney Rugby Union Representative team in 2012.

  • Previous physiotherapist with Easts Rugby League, Sydney Supersonics and Comets Basketball.

  • Golden Oldies Rugby 2011

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Alan Davies


Alan is a highly experienced APA Sports Physiotherapist with over 25 years experience in private practice and all levels of sports and age groups from the professional athlete to the junior participant.

Alan Davies


Alan is a highly experienced APA Sports Physiotherapist with over 25 years experience in private practice and all levels of sports and age groups from the professional athlete to the junior participant.

He has extensive experience  and interest in managing all sports injuries including but not limited to patellofemoral pain, shoulder instability and post operative rehabilitation including ACL reconstruction, Hip and knee arthroscopy, rotator cuff repair, acromioplasty / sub acromial decompression and shoulder stabilisation. 

Alan also consults at Eastern Suburbs Sports Medicine Centre in Bondi Junction

  • Bachelor Of Applied Science (Physiotherapy) Cumberland College of Health Sciences 1987

  • Grad Dip Sports Physiotherapy Sydney University 1995

  • APA Sports Physiotherapist

  • Service Provider NSW Institute of Sport

Special Interests

  • ACL rehabilitation.

  • Shoulder instability in contact sports.

  • Patellofemoral pain management

  • Osteoarthritis solutions in the active person.

  • Adolescent overuse injuries. (Severs and Osgood Schlatters).

  • Hamstring injury.

  • Lumbar spine stress fracture rehabilitation.

Teams

  • Australian Rugby Union Sevens 1998-2009. Approximately 90 international tournaments including 3 World Cups, 1998 (KL), 2002 (Manchester) and 2006 (Melbourne) Commonwealth Games

  • Australia A Rugby Union v British Lions (2001), Japan (2003) and France (2004)

  • Scots College 2008-current

  • NSW U/21 1996-98 Rugby Union

  • Throws coach Scots Athletics 2012-13

  • Cranbrook School Rugby and Athletics 1988-1999

  • Sydney Olympic Games 2000 Football referees

  • Golden Oldies 2011 Centennial Park

Alan's background in sport includes playing for Randwick Rugby Union and a track and field all rounder competing for many years as a junior and senior for the Randwick Botany Harriers. He was also a member of Tamarama Surf Club through the mid 80's -90's.

 

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Michael Broadbent


Michael is an APA Physiotherapist with a passion for sports physiotherapy.

Michael Broadbent


Michael is an APA Physiotherapist with a passion for sports physiotherapy.

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Michael is an APA physiotherapist with a passionate interest in sports physiotherapy. He has gained experience working alongside tier 2 musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapists.

Michael was originally from Tamworth but attended The Scots College for his final years of schooling where he had a strong involvement with cricket and rugby. He completed an undergraduate bachelor degree in Exercise and Sports Science at Sydney University and then went on to attain a Master of Physiotherapy.

Special Interests:

  • Sports related injuries/return to play management

  • Tendinopathies/overuse injuries

  • ACL and orthopaedic rehabilitation

  • Patellofemoral Pain

 

Sporting Teams

  • Wests Magpies Harold Matthews (U-16s) 2012-2013

  • Wests Magpies SG Ball (U-18s) 2012-2013

  • Cranbrook Rugby/Soccer 2014

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Nardia Carraro


Physiotherapist

Nardia Carraro


Physiotherapist

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Nardia Carraro

Nardia Carraro is an experienced physiotherapist with a strong interest in Sports physiotherapy and Women's Health Physiotherapy.

Nardia completed her bachelor of Applied Science in Physiotherapy at Sydney University in 2006 then went on to pursuit her passion in sports physiotherapy by working here at Eastside Physiotherapy and working alongside Diane Long as the physiotherapists for Randwick Rugby.

In 2009 Nardia moved to the UK with her husband who played professional rugby in Australia, England and France and has given Nardia plenty of injury management experience along the way. In the UK Nardia worked in a busy Sports Physiotherapy clinic which specialised in the management of cross-country runners, cyclists and post-operative rehabilitation.

Since returning to Australia Nardia has become a mum of two and is now back at Eastside physiotherapy part-time to share her worldly experience.

 

Special Interests:

-  Pelvic pain during pregnancy

-  Retraining pelvic musculature and return to exercise/sport following               pregnancy and childbirth 

-  Dry needling for musculoskeletal conditions

-  Rugby Union and Hockey injury management

-  Injury management for runners

 

Sporting teams:

-  Randwick Rugby 2008-2009

-  Combined services AFL 2009

-  NSW Under 21’s and open Womens hockey 2014

 

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Greer Brincat


Physiotherapist

Greer Brincat


Physiotherapist


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Greer completed an undergraduate bachelor degree in Health Sciences (Musculo-skeletal, Human Movement) at Sydney University and then went on to attain a Master of Physiotherapy.

Greer has worked in the public sector at Prince of Wales Hospital and also for the NHS in the United Kingdom gaining expertise in orthopaedic rehabilitation and oncological services. She has also has experience in delivering hydrotherapy in orthopaedic rehabilitation, in particular with joint replacent surgery.

Greer worked within the Randwick Rugby Physiotherapy Team as lead physiotherapist with Randwick Colts between 2014-16 and again in 2019, responsible for pre game preparation and acute sports injury management.

Special Interests

·         Orthopaedic rehabilitation following joint replacement

·         Sports related injuries

·         Rugby union

·         Surf life saving

Sporting Teams

·         Randwick Rugby Union (2014-current)

·         NSW Blue Belle’s Women Rugby 7’s (2014)

 

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Fiona Evans


Fiona is a Hand Therapist who has been

treating hand injuries for over 20 years.

Fiona Evans


Fiona is a Hand Therapist who has been

treating hand injuries for over 20 years.

Fiona graduated from Cumberland College Of Health Sciences in Occupational Therapy in 1989. She has had experience in working in a variety of hand therapy clinics across Sydney, as well as in the USA. Fiona joined Eastside in 1996.

 Qualifications

  • B.App.Science (OT)  
  • Full member of the Australian Hand Therapy Association (AHTA)
  • Associate member NSW Hand Surgeons Association
  • Special Interests
  • Hand trauma, finger and hand fractures and thumb injuries.

 


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Samantha Marwedel


Samantha Marwedel is a highly experienced

Hand Therapist.

Samantha Marwedel


Samantha Marwedel is a highly experienced

Hand Therapist.

She commenced work at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in 1990 and became a Senior Therapist in Rheumatology and Orthopaedics in 1994, moving into the Hand Therapy Unit in 1996 till 2004.

In 2004, Samantha worked as a Hand Therapist at Neutral Bay Physiotherapy and she was involved in a research project with the Rehabilitation Studies Unit, University of Sydney in 2005.

Samantha is an Associate member of the Australian Hand Therapy Association.

She joined the practice at Eastside Physiotherapy in 2006 as a part time Hand Therapist treating a variety of conditions and injuries including, hand and wrist fractures, tendon injuries, post surgery and arthritic conditions.

Hand Therapy specialist skills involve wound care, scar management, oedema management, custom made thermoplastic splinting, neoprene splinting, casting, and hand exercise programmes.

 

 

 

 

 

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