About Us

About Us

What makes our practice different?

At Inspired Physio you don’t have to share your consultation time with a few other clients that your therapist goes between or be worried that someone in the next cubicle / curtain will hear sensitive and private medical information about yourself because we know the importance of one on one consultations and client confidentiality.

You are the soul focus for your consultation as we never double book and we also have private consultation rooms to ensure that your private information is not overheard by others.

We are also all about convenience being associated with Hicaps ‘on the spot’ claims, where we can swipe your private health fund card and all you will have to pay is the remaining ‘gap’.

Our philosophy at Inspired Physio is to:

  • Inspire you to take control of your pain
  • Nurturing environment with quality customer service
  • Strive to provide a holistic approach to health
  • Provide the highest standard of physiotherapy care
  • Improving the health of our clients by listening to their needs
  • Respecting our client views and goals
  • Educate our clients on how to take control of their health
  • Dedicated to staying up to date with the latest research and treatment techniques

Our Staff


Deborah Chen I Director I Senior Physiotherapist
Registered Physiotherapist (APA Member)

Qualifications:

B.App.Sc. (Medial Radiation Sciences – Radiation Therapy)
Master of Physiotherapy

Courses:

+ APA Sports Physiotherapy Level 1
+ Integrated Dry Needling (Andrew Hutton) – Level 1 & 2
+ APA Sports Taping / Kinesio Taping / Rock Taping
+ Mulligan’s Concept – Upper & Lower Quadrant
+ Dean Watson Headache Course -Level 1
+ McKenzie Institute Part A and B
+ Hip Differential & Prescriptive Diagnosis with Trish Wiseby-Roth
+ 3D Assessment & Treatment of Cervical/Thoracic Spine & Ribs with Trish Wisbey-Roth


2018 3rd Place u52kg GPC State Titles – Ranked 6th in 52kg class Nationally in GPC
Honours in Major 3 Ballet – Australian Dance Assessment Program
2012 Australian National Record Holder in the 52kg weight class Seniors Division for Powerlifting
2014 Winner Overall Female Lifter Sydney Cup – GPC Powerlifting
2015 Ranked Top 5 Powerlifting Australia 52kg Open Class / Won Hercules in the Hills Overall Female Lifter 2016

Deborah is a Sydney University Masters Graduate of Physiotherapy. Being a keen dancer growing up in the Hills area Deborah has also completed her Major 3 level in Ballet (Australian Dance Assessment Program) and has always been intrigued by the human body and how it works.

As a dance teacher, Deborah is also keen to make sure she is able to educate her clients about their body and how it functions. This includes participating in continued education where Deborah is now proficient in Dry Needling and K-taping.

Deborah’s focus has now changed to competitive Powerlifting and is excited to be able to combine and share her skills in dance with her strength from powerlifitng. Outside of the office Deb enjoys snowboarding and playing with the resident Inspired Physio Mascots, Bob the dog (a large but friendly mastiff x boxer) and Maple (a 4 year old pure bred Australian Shepard).




Sara

Sara Andriejunas I Senior Physiotherapist
Registered Physiotherapist (APA Member)

Qualifications

+ Bachelor of Human Movement- University of Technology, Sydney
+
Master in Physiotherapy – Sydney University
+ Integrated Dry Needling (Andrew Hutton) – Level 1 & 2
+ Neurokinetic Therapy – Level 1

Extra Courses
+ APPI Clinical Pilates Levels 1 (lumbo-pelvic) and 2 (scapula-throacic)
+ AMTA Treatment of Spine and Pelvis Dysfunctions Level 1
+ APA Sports Physiotherapy Level 1
+ APA Plaster/Fiberglass casting for upper/lower limb fractures

Sara completed her Master of Physiotherapy from The University of Sydney. She has been dancing for over 25 years and still performs regularly in professional Brazilian Samba with ‘Samba Brazil Entertainment’ and also works commercially for ‘The Showmasters Co’ and Sassy Entertainment. Growing up she trained in jazz, contemporary, modern, cheerleading, BJP physical culture and went to school at Newtown Performing Arts for ballet and contemporary. Over the years Sara has been a cheerleader for the Wests Tigers, Parramatta Eels and Sydney Kings and has danced for a variety of events and shows. Sara taught Physical Culture and was a National Opera House Finalist for all years she competed. This varied background in dance has all led to a passion for dance physiotherapy and helping girls improve their technique as well as injury prevention. With a particular interest in foot and ankle injuries, Sara loves to work with dancers of all styles as well as general population to help deliver individual and specialised movement based therapy.

Special interests:
When not dancing Sara has a passion for all things travel, running, going to the beach and interior designing.


Bo

Bo Li
Registered Physiotherapist (APA Member)

Qualifications

+ Bachelor of Applied Science – Physiotherapy (Sydney University)
+
Member of Continence Foundation Australia
+ Member of Women’s Health Training Associates

Extra Courses
+ Advanced Pelvic Floor: Stress incontinence and Prolapse / Overactive Bladder and Urgency / Genitourinary and Ano-rectal Pain / Pelvic Floor Relationship to Pelvic Dysfunction, Personal Training
and Sport
+ Female Athletes: Ready for Impact and High Intensity
+ Diaphragm/Pelvic Floor Piston
+ APPI Pilates Level 1 Matwork
+ McKenzie Institute Part A
+ Running Repairs Course
+ Diane Lee: The Thorax and Pelvis
+ The Pregnant Pelvis
+ Nicole Hamilton Hip Course
+ Lyn Watson Shoulder Course Level 1

Bo completed her Physiotherapy degree at the University of Sydney in 2002 and has worked both in private practice, sub-acute neurological rehabilitation and in an acute hospital setting becoming a Senior Orthopaedic Physiotherapist at St Vincent’s Hospital in Darlinghurst. In 2009, Bo developed a special interest in Women’s Health and has done extensive training over the years. Many women can be quite uncomfortable talking about what can be seen as a “hush” subject. Bo understands this and is dedicated to keeping the session as relaxed as possible to minimise the anxieties that can be present.

When Bo’s not in the clinic she enjoys spending time with her family at the beach and surfing mini waves.




maple

Nicole Axford
Receptionist

Nicole is a Macquarie University graduate of Human Movement and is now studying a Masters of Physiotherapy at Macquarie University. Nicole enjoys being a part of the Inspired Physio team as a receptionist during the week in between study.

When out of the clinic, Nicole enjoys Pilates, running, the beach and spending time with family and friends.


Kristy

Kristy Norvall
Exercise Physiologist

Kristy is a graduate of the The University of Sydney with a Masters in Exercise Physiology. As an exercise physiologist Kristy is keen to use movement as medicine and help people improve their physical function so that they can live their best life.

When Kristy isn’t at the clinic she enjoys spending time with her partner and walking her puppy Evie!



bob

Sophie Campling
Receptionist

Sophie is currently in her first year of studying a Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science (Exercise Therapy) at University of Technology Sydney and hopes to study a Masters of Physiotherapy after its completion. Sophie enjoys working as a receptionist at Inspired Physio and it also helps expand her knowledge while studying.

 

When Sophie is out of the clinic she enjoys going to the gym and working on her powerlifting progress, spending time with family and friends and hanging out with her dog Macy and cats Oscar and Eddie.


maple

Karly Norvall
Receptionist

Karly is a graduate of Macquarie University with a Bachelor of Marine Science and is now completing Post Graduate Studies in Environmental Science at The University of Sydney. Karly enjoys being a receptionist with the Inspired Physio team whilst she studies. When Karly is out of the clinic she enjoys spending time in the water and hanging out with her cat Sox and her Goddoggy Evie.




bob

Bob
Head of Security

Bob is a 9 year old rescue Mastiff x Boxer. He has been with Inspired Physio for the past 5 years. Bob enjoys snoozing and fetch, loves hooman pats, is scared of the wind and tolerates his little sister Maple. Bob may look scary but will most likely lick you to death and his ‘snarl’ face is actually his smile.


maple

Maple
Head Greeter

Maple is a 4 year old pure bred Australian Shepard (which is actually and American breed). She joined the Inspired Physio crew in 2014 as a spritely puppy. Maple loves long walks, collecting sticks and rounding up Bob. Maple is very intelligent but is a selective listener and will do anything for food.