OUR TEAM

MEET OUR TEAM

We are a passionate, professional and dedicated group of Physiotherapists, Podiatrists, Massage Therapists and Exercise Physiologists. We provide consistent, high quality care to clients with the support of our wonderful administration team. Read about our team culture and our Core Values Statement

Craig Honeybrook Physiotherapist Canberra

Craig Honeybrook

Senior Physiotherapist

Craig is the practice principal of Sport & Spinal Physiotherapy. He obtained a Masters in Sports Physiotherapy degree in 2000 at Sydney University studying foot injuries in runners and anterior knee pain in cyclists. He has been working as a physiotherapist since 1988 and has been a consultant physiotherapist for Balmain Rugby League, Eastern Suburbs Rugby, Australian Track & Field and Brumbies Rugby.

Craig's special interests include lower limb biomechanics, spinal instabilities and malalignments, bike fitting, running assessments, shoulder injuries and knee injuries.

Craig was a former international level middle distance runner and held the NSW U/18 schoolboy 800m record from 1984-1998. After a nasty car accident in 1997 he was left with multiple fractures and was unfortunately unable to run again but likes to give back to the sport by coaching athletes.

Craig now enjoys endurance mountain biking achieving a 2nd placing (age group 40-44 years) in the 2010 World Solo 24 hour Mountain Bike Championships. He also enjoys skiing, hiking, swimming, gym work, spending time with his family and watching his beloved Wests Tigers.

 Favourite Sports Team or Person: Favourite mancrush sporting hero - Sebastian Coe (in my opinion), greatest middle distance athlete ever. Set new standards for running, ahead of his time.

Favourite Song: Roadhouse Blues by The Doors

Favourite Dessert: this is difficult because there are so many - Simpson, Majave or Patagonian 😂

Craig Honeybrook Skiing sport & spinal physiotherapy
Simon Davis Physiotherapist Canberra

Simon Davis

Senior Physiotherapist

Simon graduated from Sydney University with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy) in 2007. He spent several years working on the far south coast of NSW in both the hospital and private setting whilst also enjoying seasonal physiotherapy work at Jindabyne treating ski injuries during the snow season.

Simon has worked closely with Olympic skiers, snowboarders, cyclists and swimmers, as well as elite runners and tennis players. Simon has a special interest in sport specific rehabilitation, biomechanics and technique analysis. Over the years he has completed extra courses focussing on assessment and treatment of shoulders, hips, backs, necks, and headache management.

Simon also specialises in Bike Fitting, and has been involved in bike fits for some prominent cyclists including Ben Henderson and Dylan Cooper.

Favourite Sports Team or Person: Raiders/Brumbies/Swans

Favourite Song: Best of You - Foo Fighters

Favourite Dessert: "I tend to skip dessert... no just kidding! I'm not fussy I'll eat anything!"

Simon Davis Physiotherapist Canberra Bike Fitting Mountain bike riding
Jim Fuller Physiotherapist Canberra

Jim Fuller

Senior Physiotherapist

Jim graduated from the University of Sydney with a Masters of Physiotherapy after completing his Bachelor of Health Science. He has special interests in sports injuries particularly of the lower limb, soccer injuries and Pilates. Jim is also a Women's Health practitioner and uses his knowledge of Women's Health issues and therapies, for not only treating clients, but within his matwork and reformer classes.

Jim enjoys all outdoor activities with his family and friends as they are often out camping, cycling, hiking and sailing. Jim has spent 12 months in Canada fine-tuning his Pilates and snowboarding knowledge to further his clinical skills.

Favourite Sports Team or Person: Tim Cahill

Favourite Song: Time of Your Life- Green Day

Favourite Dessert: Dakar desert and Profiteroles

Jim Fuller Physiotherapist Sport & Spinal Physiotherapy
Andy Chen Physiotherapist Canberra

Andy Chen

Physiotherapist

Andy graduated from the University of Canberra with a Masters of Physiotherapy after completing a Bachelor of Science at ANU. Andy grew swimming at a national and international level, having competed in the Pacific School Games and Australian National Age Championships. He previously held Australian and local records in multiple strokes and distances. Andy then went on to pursue his interest in strength and condition and body building. Andy’s special interests include post-operative rehabilitation, lower limb injuries, sports rehabilitation and strength and conditioning. Courses include Cervical Spine Level 1, Dry needling and Mastering lower limb tendinopathy.

Favourite Sports Team or Person: Daniel Ricciardo

Favourite Song: Ice Ice Baby - Vanilla Ice

Favourite Dessert: Ice cream

Andy Chen Physiotherapist Sport & Spinal Physiotherapy
Lachie Powrie Physiotherapist Canberra

Lachlan Powrie

Physiotherapist

Lachlan graduated from the University of Canberra with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy. His areas of interest include the assessment and rehabilitation of chronic neck pain, along with management of sport related shoulder and ankle injuries. Lachlan particularly focusses on assessing lower limb biomechanics in cycling, running and strength athletes. Lachlan is passionate about delivering evidence-based treatment with an emphasis on movement quality, education and client empowerment. Like many Canberrans, Lachlan shares a deep interest for competitive cycling, particularly with gravity racing. Outside of work, you’ll likely find Lachlan out riding the local trails, exploring the nearby reserves on his motorcycle, or brainstorming ways to store his ever expanding two-wheeled collection.

Favourite Sports Team or Person: Tim Eaton

Favourite Song: Desert Cruiser - Truckfighters

Favourite Dessert: "I love the Simpson desert. Crossed it when I was younger with my parents - a beautiful part of Australia! No, cheesecake surely!"

Lachlan Powrie Physiotherapist Sport & Spinal Physiotherapy
Jake Schouten Physiotherapist Sport & Spinal Physiotherapy

Jake Schouten

Physiotherapist

Jake graduated from the University of Canberra with a Masters of physiotherapy, after completing Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science.

Jake is passionate about injury prevention and rehabilitation with interests in cervical, lumbar and knee related injuries. Jake’s sporting hobbies include basketball, snowboarding and Muay Thai as well as enjoying the outdoors.

Jake has covered a mixture of football teams in both social and NPL2 leagues with focuses on taping and soft tissue release. Outside of sports Jake’s hobbies include reading, enjoying live music and camping.

Favourite Sports Team or Person: Michael Jordan

Favourite Song: Flashing Light - Kanye West

Favourite Dessert: Tiramisu

Jake Schouten beach
Sam Bayliss physiotherapist

Sam Bayliss

Physiotherapist

Meet Sam, a physiotherapist with a dash of adventure! Graduating from the University of Canberra with a Masters in Physiotherapy, Sam's journey to healing began after an exciting career as a personal trainer, yoga teacher, and Thai massage magician.

Having roamed across five continents, Sam's expertise spans from working with professional dancers to providing care for adults with cerebral palsy. Embracing his passion for Yoga, Pilates, and strength training, he infuses a creative twist into his work with clients.

Sam's diverse skill set is highlighted by his certifications in IASTM (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization) and as both an Original Strength Clinician and an Oxygen Advantage functional breathing instructor. This versatile therapist has also been a martial artist since the tender age of 7, holding a black belt in Wado-Ryu karate. Beyond that, he loves to dabble in Aunkai Bujutsu, Bjj, Muay Thai, Taekwon-do, Judo, and Kendo.

With a passion for exploring the world, Sam brings an adventurous spirit to his practice. So, whether you're recovering from an injury, seeking to improve your fitness, or just looking for a relaxing session, Sam is your go-to therapist, ready to make your journey to better health an enjoyable one.

Favourite Sports Team or Person: Hakuho (Sumo wrestler, now retired)

Favourite Song: Jaya Jagatambe - Krishna Das

Favourite Dessert: Tiramisu

Sam - new physiotherapist at Sport & Spinal Physio Gungahlin and Canberra
Luke Vallone Physiotherapist Sport and Spinal Physiotherapy Gungahlin Canberra

Luke Vallone

Physiotherapist

Luke graduated from the University of Canberra with a Masters of Physiotherapy after completing a Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science at the University of Newcastle.

Luke's professional focus centers on the intricacies of sports-related injuries, particularly those affecting the lower extremities. His extensive experience includes collaboration with local sports teams spanning various disciplines, such as soccer and AFL.

Notably, Luke's interest for rehabilitation and injury prevention in soccer stems from his own high-level soccer career. He boasts a remarkable record, having played first-grade NPL in both Newcastle and Canberra, as well as representing a NCAA Division 1 college in the United States.

Outside of work, Luke's a globetrotter, always ready for an adventure. Whether he's travelling, scoring goals on the soccer pitch, or simply enjoying quality time with friends and family, Luke brings the same high energy and excitement to everything he does.

Favourite Sports Team or Person: Chelsea FC

Favourite Song: Tough question, maybe Blue World by Mac Miller.

Favourite Dessert: Another tough question, but probably cheesecake.

Luke Vallone Physiotherapist Sport & Spinal Physio Gungahlin
Christine

Christine Karehana

Physiotherapist

Christine is a dedicated and skilled musculoskeletal physio with two years of professional experience in the field. Christine specialize in diagnosing, managing and treating a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions, helping patients recover from injuries, mange chronic pain, and improve their overall physical function.

Christine has a special interest in lower limb biomechanics, spinal instabilities, shoulder and knee injuries paediatrics and disability.

With a solid educational background in physiotherapy, Christine is adept at using a variety of therapeutic techniques, including manual therapy, exercise prescription and patient education.

Christine is known for a compassionate approach, tailoring treatment plans to each patient’s unique needs and goals to ensure optimal outcomes. Christine is passionate about empowering patients to take an active role in their recovery and long- term health, providing guidance and support every step of the way.

Favourite Sports Team or Person: Eric Rush  - Ex All black and NZ sevens player. He's always giving back to his local community and just an all-round awesome role model for up and coming sports players

Favourite Song: 

Favourite Dessert: Cheesecake

 

Luca Napoli Exercise Physiologist Sport & Spinal Physiotherapy

Luca Napoli

Exercise Physiologist

Luca graduated from the University of Canberra with a Bachelor of Exercise Physiology & Rehabilitation. He has also completed an Honours degree in 2023 which consisted of a publication in the International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance.

Luca is currently the Head of Strength & Conditioning for both the Belconnen Magpies AFL Club and Gungahlin United Football Club senior men’s squads. With a history of competing in AFL, soccer, swimming and squash, Luca works with both clinical and athletic populations. He has a keen interest in sports injuries ranging from the everyday exercise enthusiast, all the way to the elite athlete, as well as monitoring training load.

Outside of work, Luca’s favourite hobbies include snowboarding and his newfound activity, hiking, as he prepares to complete the Camino de Santiago later this year.

Favourite Sports Team or Person:Napoli FC and Adelaide Crows

Favourite Song: Superstar – Jamelia

Favourite Dessert: Big fan of Churros in the Atacama

 

Luca hiking
Zoe Hewitt Exercise Physiologist Sport & Spinal Physiotherapy

Zoe Hewett

Exercise Physiologist

Movement for optimal physical and mental wellbeing has always been a big part of Zoe’s life, both personally and professionally. A Canberra local, Zoe’s early years as an elite gymnast led her to Boise State University (Idaho, USA) to compete and to complete undergraduate and Masters degrees in Exercise Science. During these formative years as a collegiate athlete and particularly during the adjustment to life after high level sport, Zoe developed a love for hatha yoga practice and went on to become a certified instructor.

 

Upon returning to Australia, Zoe earned her accreditation as an Exercise Physiologist. After a short stint working in rehabilitation at The Canberra Hospital, Zoe completed her PhD in Exercise Physiology, publishing four papers from her dissertation, “The Efficacy of Bikram Yoga in Stressed  and Sedentary Adults”, whilst co-owning and operating a local yoga studio for six years.

 

Zoe is particularly interested in injury prevention, habituated patterns of tension, and movement practices to down regulate the nervous system.

Favourite Sports Team or Person: My young daughters - aspiring climbers and masters of play!

Favourite Song: The Circle Game, Joni Mitchell

Favourite Dessert: Anything chocolate

 

Zoe and her girls - Zoe Hewitt Exercise Physiologist loves spending time with family outside of work
Erhan Saygin Remedial Massage Therapist Canberra

Erhan Saygin

Remedial Massage Therapist

Erhan graduated from CIT with an advanced diploma in Soft Tissue Therapy, after completing a degree in Sports Management through a scholarship in his home country, Turkey. He attended University of Canberra where he received a bachelor of science degree with a double major in Biology and Sustainability in 2019. Erhan is especially interested in correcting posture problems due to muscle imbalances and relieving pain arising from neck and lower back regions. He currently applies remedial massage therapy aimed at pain relief for clients. Additionally, he consults directly and indirectly with the team physiotherapists so the most effective outcome can be achieved for clients. Erhan has a strong interest in basketball and was a semi-professional player in Turkey. He enjoys following the NBA and playing social basketball.

Favourite Sports Team or Person: San Antonio Spurs /MJ

Favourite Song: Master of Puppets - Metallica

Favourite Dessert: Everything

Erhan Saygin Remedial Massage Therapist Sport & Spinal Physiotherapy
Tiffany remedial massage therapist

Tiffany Freeman

Remedial Massage Therapist

Originally from Melbourne, Tiffany joined the Sport & Spinal Physiotherapy team in June of 2022. Having worked in various Retail, Warehouse & Logistic roles, Tiffany started to notice during her manual labour jobs that they were taking a physical toll on her body, so she sought help from a Massage Therapist. After working with this therapist for several months, she became very passionate about this area and wanted to learn more about human anatomy, and later turning this passion into a full time career.

Tiffany has completed her Certificate IV in Massage Therapy from Australian College of Fitness and Bodywork in the South East of Melbourne in 2020. Later moving to Canberra to complete her Diploma of Remedial Massage from Canberra Institute of Technology in June 2022. Tiffany has also worked in various Physiotherapy and Remedial massage clinics in Canberra and enjoys working with clients from all walks of life -  she is also great with kids too!


Tiffany has an interest in working with clients who suffer from musculoskeletal disfunction, stress-relief, and tailoring treatment plans for clients with chronic pain. Tiffany is also keen to continue her studies in movement with Pilates training in the near future.


The styles and skillset Tiffany is trained in:
  • Myofascial Cupping Therapy.
  • ACE-Dry Needling.
  • Remedial Massage.
  • Deep Tissue Massage.
  • Sport’s Massage.
  • Trigger Point Massage.
  • Swedish (Relaxation) Massage.
  • Pregnancy Massage.


Tiffany also loves to pursue creative activities; she enjoys spending her spare time on photography and painting! As a photographer, she loves exploring the bush capital with her camera, photographing the wildlife and Canberra's breathtaking landscapes. TIffany also keeps herself in shape by doing Bouldering & Pole Dancing throughout the week.


Tiffany’s availability:
Thursdays, Friday’s & fortnightly Saturday’s
Registered Massage Therapist,
Health Fund Rebates Available

Favourite Sports Team or Person: Ash Barty

Favourite Song: Too hard to choose!

Favourite Dessert: Ice Cream

David Hutchins Remedial Massage Therapist Canberra

David Hutchins

Remedial Massage Therapist

David graduated with a Diploma of Remedial Massage from the Canberra Institute of Technology. He is passionate about helping clients enjoy greater mobility and less pain. He enjoys working with clients to support them in improving function to achieve their life outcomes. His clients include keen athletes who run 90kms in a day, people wanting to keep headaches at bay, desk workers who drive a mouse, folk with bad backs after moving house, kids recovering from their big soccer game, to mums and dads who are suffering pain from everyday life. David helps clients with arthritis, cerebral palsy, headaches and migraines, joint pain, tension, neck pain, back pain, stress and anxiety and many other complaints. David also works with athletes to improve muscle flexibility to enable better performance. From clients seeking simple loosening of muscles to clients requiring relief from more complex issues, David works with you to get the best result. David provides a mild to firm massage using a variety of techniques, such as deep tissue massage, effleurage, petrissage, trigger point therapy, myofascial release, cross frictions and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation.

David Remedial Massage Therapist Painting
Painting by David Hutchins
Tiffany remerdial massage therapist hobby photo

 

 

Business Manager: Kelly Shillington

Practice Manager: Emily Gifford

Reception: 

  • Caitln Irvine
  • Geraldine Calotte
  • Amanpreet Kaur Dhindsa
  • Diedre Johnson
  • Eva Honeybrook
  • Liliana Becket
  • Tyler McClean

WE LISTEN

We aim to ensure that we are addressing your most important concerns from working towards and accurate diagnosis and developing a recommended action plan.

WE CARE

We are experienced in treating acute and chronic injuries and we keep up to date with current research on injury management

WE GET RESULTS

We provide self-management strategies and give clients advice on prevention strategies to keep the pain away.