speaks English and Japanese
I was born in Japan and came to Australia in 2001. I graduated from the University of Sydney as a Physiotherapist in 2013, and have since been working in the hospital and community setting, treating medical, orthopaedic, neurological, musculoskeletal, cardiothoracic and palliative clients with a varied range of conditions.
I have a keen interest in geriatrics, and orthopaedics. I also have a special interest in health promotion, which lead me to study Masters of International Public Health and do volunteering work in rural communities of Northern Peru. I strive to inspire and empower people to take control of their lives.
I enjoy visiting my clients and delivering the treatments at their homes. I like to involve the patients and their family and caregiver in the treatment strategies to ensure optimal continued delivery of care. I love working with the multidisciplinary team at Health Journey Partner to gain the best possible outcomes for my patients.
In my spare time, I enjoy doing yoga and Pilates, as well as travelling.
speaks English, Cantonese and Mandarin
Sally completed her Bachelor degree in Physiotherapy from the University of Sydney in 2014. She has since worked in many different settings such as private practice, sports coverage, aged care facilities and community physiotherapy. Thus, she has worked with people with acute sports injuries, chronic pain problems, repetitive strain injuries, pre-rehabilitation and rehabilitation of orthopaedic surgeries, jaw problems, general and pre/post-natal women’s health condition.
She is also trained in pilates, Mulligan technique, dry needling and kinesio taping. She loves working in a community setting; she strives to keep the elderly independent and improve their quality of life at home.
Outside of work, she loves trying new things and doing different sports such as swimming, volleyball, pilates, cycling, etc.
speaks English, Cantonese and Mandarin
Shaun graduated from Sydney University in 2007 with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Physiotherapy. Since then, he has worked across various fields of physiotherapy ranging from private practice, community & aged care and post operative rehab. Shaun believes in patient centered care, whereby the patient's health and wellbeing is always prioritised. Shaun enjoys treating lower back and cervicogenic headaches.
As a competitive swimmer for over 10 years, Shaun is no stranger to repetitive stress injuries. In fact, a visit to a Physio for a shoulder injury was what encouraged him to pursue a career in Physiotherapy. Shaun finds satisfaction in helping others get better and helping them return to work, sport and activities of daily living pain free.
On the weekends, Shaun enjoys blasting through the bush on his mountain bike! When he is not on his bike, he spends time with his wife and two young daughters.
speaks English, Mandarin and Korean
Ellen is a Physiotherapist with over 20 years of clinical experience. She has worked across many settings including both public and private sectors, covering a wide range of clinical mixes such as acute care, aged care and rehabilitation and community service. After working for many years, Ellen decided to pursue her passion in neurological rehabilitation, completing a Master of Applied Science (Neurological Physiotherapy) degree in 2008 and becoming an Australian Physiotherapy Association titled Neurological Physiotherapist.
Ellen is passionate about client centred care and loves to help clients to achieve their goals by utilising her skills and knowledge.
Outside of work, Ellen enjoys spending time with her family, gardening and walking her dog - Spiderman!
Senior Occupational Therapist
Katrina is an Occupational Therapist with over 20 years experience. She has worked across various settings such as mental health, intellectual disabilities, rehabilitation, workplace assessments, compulsory third party insurance, group homes and NDIS.
Katrina enjoys the opportunities to solve problems and help people as an Occupational Therapist. What she finds most satisfying are the little things that make a significant impact on people’s lives and consequently the smile that it brings to them.
The most important things that she wants her patients to remember about her are her fun therapy sessions, that she is a great listener, her passion in prioritizing what is important for them and making a difference in their lives.
In her free time, Katrina enjoys ocean swimming, having accomplished an 8km swim from Dee Why to Manly!
Senior Occupational Therapist
speaks English and Nepali
Kirstin grew up in a country area of NSW before moving to Sydney for her Occupational Therapy study. Graduating in 2004, Kirstin has had the opportunity to work in a diverse range of settings and workplaces covering acute care and neurological rehabilitation (predominantly seeing patients following spinal cord injuries, stroke, and traumatic brain injuries), paediatrics and some orthopaedics, as well as dabbling in other areas where there has been the need such as hand therapy and burns. More than half of her career has been spent working in Nepal in both the hospital and community settings as an Occupational Therapist, training local workers and supporting the development of Occupational Therapy services in Nepal.
Kirstin loves being part of people’s journey in life and walking alongside them, discovering what is important to them, and using her Occupational Therapy skills to help achieve their goals. She loves the practical side of OT and the challenge of problem solving to find solutions.
Outside of work Kirstin loves spending time with her family (having become a mum in mid-covid times), time in the outdoors and having people over to share a meal or chatting by a fire in winter.
speaks English, Cantonese and Mandarin
Amelia is an Occupational Therapist with over 10 years of clinical experience. She has special interests in home modification, equipment, pressure care and manual handling.
She enjoys working with her clients to achieve their goals in everyday activities.
Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family and playing board games with her children.
speaks English and Russian
Milena Katz is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Nutritionist with over 18 years of experience in clinical nutrition and dietary therapy. She consults to aged care facilities and NDIS Clients to provide nutrition care, educate staff and work with chefs to innovate menus.
Milena understands the stress that modern families have trying to navigate today’s food environment. She is particularly passionate about the nutrition status of older adults and those with disabilities, identifying the latest evidence in nutrition research and applying it to every day eating. She has an interest in women’s health, food and evolution, complementary medicine and how the microbiome influences health as well as anti-ageing.
Milena provides practical diet advice that is scientifically tailored to the individual. She is experienced with both adults and children’s health and has been involved with media as a nutrition expert.
Make an appointment with Milena for: Aged Care Nutrition, Women’s Health, Children’s Health, Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome, Cooking Techniques, Heart health, Gastrointestinal Health, Weight management, Auto-immune and Inflammatory Conditions.
Lorna is a qualified Speech Pathologist with a special interest in adult rehabilitation, providing therapy for adults post stroke, neurodegenerative diseases and dementia to name a few.
She has experience working in hospitals, aged care facilities and clients' homes to assist participants with swallowing difficulties, language, speech and voice impairment as well as voice deficits. In particular, she has a passion for assisting others to communicate to their friends and family by incorporating alternative communication using both low and hi tech methods.
Lorna works from a holistic framework ensuring client and family goals are the primary focus in enabling everyday life participation.
In her spare time, Lorna enjoys doing yoga and Pilates, and training in the gym.
Marilyn is a highly experienced Speech Pathologist who has a background of twenty-four years as a speech pathologist and more recent experience in primary school teaching and as a drama teacher.
She has specific interests in the areas of: learning difficulties, assisting clients who have auditory processing and working memory difficulties that affect their ability to process, store and recall information; literacy difficulties, public speaking, speech clarity, fluency and building confidence in communication as well as assisting clients on the Autism Spectrum.
Marilyn works with an underlying philosophy that each client is unique, so therapy approaches need to be tailored specifically to the client, their priorities and those of their family.
Outside of work, Marilyn enjoys spending time with her kids, going on road trips, doing yoga and going to the theatre.
Katrina is a qualified Psychologist, with over 18 years experience in the field. Her interest in Psychology developed as a teenager, where she worked with autistic children, teaching them sport at a local shelter. This led her to a BA of Physical Education and Health, where she gained international experience teaching children both locally and overseas. But her desire to help people was too strong, so she furthered her formal studies, and launched her career as a Psychologist.
Throughout her years as a psychologist, Katrina has worked extensively with children, teenagers and adults. Her experiences include working within Corrective Services as well as private practice, where she works with people from all backgrounds and situations. She is a strong advocate for continuity of care, and effective psychologist-client communication skills. Her approach is to provide a safe, non-judgmental, nurturing space for exploring and understanding the impacts of experiences such as anxiety, trauma, grief, PTSD, illness, life transitions or a search for a meaning.
Katrina’s love of people, and the challenge of relating to all personality types, drives her towards continuous learning, always keen to stay up to date with the latest information via frequent seminars and other formal and informal learning paths. Her overall goal is to see her clients leave feeling satisfied and with a smile.
As a mother of 3 young children, and an international Ice-Skating competitor, Katrina’s no stranger to the challenge’s life can present. Her home is also open for the many animals she rescues and rehomes each year, there’s never a dull moment in the Smith household.
Katrina can help you with anxiety, depression, coping skills, behavioural issues, career guidance, life coaching, relationships, stress and more.
speaks English and Indonesian
I provide counselling and coaching using a combination of evidence-based methods such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy and mindfulness in a person-centred and trauma-informed approach.
I have extensive experience working with clients from a variety of different age groups and backgrounds, assisting them in managing their anxiety, depression, stress, phobias and obsessive-compulsive traits.
I also work with individuals on goals such as improving their self-esteem, establishing meaningful relationships and understanding why they respond in a certain way when dealing with situations. If those responses are maladaptive, I help them create more positive responses with the goal of achieving a more fulfilling and connected life.
My hobbies include basketball specifically losing in one-on-one against my partner, martial arts and playing the piano. I also enjoy playing PUBG Mobile with my son, it’s an online game. I really miss salsa dancing and karaoke singing. I enjoy food, in all its assortment.
I look forward to meeting you and helping you work towards achieving your goals.