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Our Team

Ruth Nitto

Owner / Clinical Director

Ruth is Co-owner and Director at Physiofit SWS and has been involved in all facets of the business, from working a therapist and Pilates instructor to now doing all things “behind the scenes” to help the clinic perform and grow. Ruth is passionate about assisting the clients of Physiofit SWS to achieve their goals and get back to feeling fitter faster. Along with this she is the driving force behind growing and developing the Physiofit SWS family, finding the balance that is right for them whilst empowering them to grow and develop in their careers.

Ruth has been involved with the clinic since it opened in 1990 in the Moorebank area, and has helped expand the clinic to it’s current 3 locations in South West Sydney. Ruth is a mum to 3 Kids and loves holidaying! She loves all things horse related and enjoys the outdoor life. She is often out on hike or on the boat in the summer. Her favourite place however is under a tree with a good book.

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Gillian Schultz

Owner / Principal Physiotherapist

Gillian completed her Physiotherapy degree at St Mary’s Hospital in London and worked in the UK and Africa before immigrating to Australia. She has worked in a number of health care settings from public and private hospitals to residential aged care along with private practice.

Gillian started the clinic in 1990 in the Moorebank area, and has grown the clinic to it’s current 3 locations in South West Sydney. She currently spends the majority of her time at Physiofit SWS developing growing and mentoring the team. She enjoys treating a wide variety of conditions, with a particular interest in Hydrotherapy as well as neck pain and lower back pain.

Gillian uses a combination of manual therapy and exercises consistent with the latest physiotherapy evidence to help her patients get back to doing what they love. In her free time, Gillian loves playing bridge, watching the tennis, cricket and not to mention the footy (her son is the Physiotherapist for the Canberra raiders), in the summer she loves being out on the water and in the winter you will still find her tackling the slopes in the Snowy Mountains where she resides part time.

April Hoad

Senior Physiotherapist

April graduated from the University of Sydney with a Masters of Physiotherapy in 2017 after graduating from Western Sydney University with a Bachelor of Health Science (Sport & Exercise Science). Her double qualification allows her to effectively apply physiotherapy treatment and exercise prescription to achieve the most optimal outcomes for her patients.

April is trained in clinical pilates and runs her classes on a Tuesday and Thursday at our Moorebank clinic. She is also trained in dry needling and segmental needling, which she incorporates into her treatments when appropriate to achieve the best outcome for her patients. April also has a strong interest in health and sports and enjoys treating a range of musculoskeletal conditions from muscle strains, ligament sprains/tears and tendinopathies. April also enjoys treating paediatric patients to ensure the best outcome for the child with both development and musculoskeletal injuries.

April is an active member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA).

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Lee Ford

Physiotherapist

Lee graduated from the University of Sydney with a Master’s of Physiotherapy in 2020 and a Bachelor of Health Science (Sport’s and Exercise Science) in 2017. His background in health science and practical knowledge in several different sports including BJJ, powerlifting and soccer allows for a more pragmatic approach to rehabilitation.

Lee has been playing sports and exercising since the age of 5, most recently starting martial arts to expand on his knowledge of sport to implement into the way he treats as a physiotherapist. He is not just focused on getting you out of pain but living a longer, healthier, and more enjoyable life. Lee has a strong interest in rehabilitating shoulder and low back injuries as well as a passion for helping those affected by a stroke, vertigo, migraines, or Parkinson’s disease.

In his spare time, you will find him travelling, scuba diving, hiking or something to get his adrenaline going.

Sam Liney

Physiotherapist

Samuel takes great pride in forming a partnership with his clients in order to achieve their desired goals. He loves combining exercise and a range of other modalities in order to achieve the best possible outcomes. A keen interest in anatomy and how the body functions, as well as the satisfaction of helping people is how Sam found himself wanting to become a physiotherapist.

Sam has a love for playing sport, and still fills his weekends with competitive rugby union and cricket. In his spare time, you might find Sam out for a run, watching more sport or gaming. He loves to keep a great balance between his work and social life, and finds maintaining his physical and mental health not only necessary, but enjoyable

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Mariam Shahid

Physiotherapist

Mariam completed her 4-year degree BS from Liaquat National School of Physiotherapy (University of Karachi) and then did another 1-year extension as Doctor of Physiotherapy from the same institute based in Karachi, Pakistan. She started her career with pulmonary rehabilitation sector serving generally in burns and post-op surgical rehabilitation for a couple of years.

She has more than two years of experience in working with children with autism spectrum disorders and developmental delays. She also has a strong interest in treating musculoskeletal conditions from muscular strains, ligament sprain/strains and tendinopathies. She moved to Australia as a Permanent resident in 2017 and now is a proud Australian citizen enjoying her new life and career in Australia. She is always eager to learn, recently she has developed interest in data analytics, and she is pursuing a graduate certificate with UNSW, and she aims to apply these data analysis skills into her therapy and assessments work.

Outside of work she is a mother to 3 beautiful children, and she mostly spends her leisure time with them and her husband.

 

Jason Tran

Physiotherapist

Jason graduated with a degree in Exercise and Sport Science from Western Sydney University in 2018 which has equipped him with extensive knowledge of both how the human body functions as well how exercise impacts the body as whole. He then completed a further 2 years for his Masters of Physiotherapy from the University of Sydney after training in various private and public sectors,
exposing him to variety of conditions and patient types. His background in exercise science and physiotherapy allows him to approach rehabilitation with an optimal combination of hands-on treatment as well as exercise to help strengthen the body. Coming from a background as a competitive powerlifter/Strongman,
Jason understands the importance of keeping his body in good function, and thus understands what it takes to help improve performance and rehabilitation. He enjoys treating a multitude of muscular and sports related issues, mainly focusing on strength athletes. His extensive exposure in both hospital and clinic settings
however has allowed him to treat conditions affecting more than just muscles, ranging from neurological issues such as Parkinson’s, cerebral palsy and other diseases across the life span.

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Colin Edegbe

Physiotherapist

Colin graduated from Western Sydney University with a Bachelor’s of Physiotherapy. He has a keen interest in exercise to improve health and how the body functions. His extensive background in playing sports in combination with his degree allows for a more practical approach for rehabilitation. 

Colin grew up in Ireland playing a variety of sports such as soccer, hurling, Gaelic football and athletics. He still continues to play soccer competitively and has taken up gym as a hobby as well.

In his spare time, Colin loves to balance his life by going out friends and socialising with new people as well as spending time with family.

His passion for sport and exercise mixed with his ability to communicate effectively with others is his reason for becoming a physiotherapist.

Matthew Field

Physiotherapist

Matt graduated from Sydney Uni with a Masters of Physiotherapy following a Bachelor of Health Science (Sport and Exercise Science) at UTS. Matt has developed his skill set as a physiotherapist across diverse settings within musculoskeletal physiotherapy, including orthopedic, post-operative and outpatient settings.

Having had the privilege of working closely with both men’s rugby league and soccer teams, and coming from a sport and exercise science background Matt believes in a hands-on approach to the treatment of sports-related and musculoskeletal injuries, he aims to optimise performance, prevent injuries and promote swift recoveries.

In his spare time he likes to practice what he preaches and keep healthy and fit by training at the gym, playing sport with mates and hanging out with friends to ensure a healthy work-life balance

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Albert Ng

Physiotherapist

Albert is a dedicated physiotherapist with a passion for empowering patients to take control of their lives and overcome pain. He graduated from UTS with both a degree in Sport and Exercise Science and a Master’s in Physiotherapy. Albert brings a wealth of knowledge and practical expertise to the clinic. 

Albert is currently working alongside athletes at Hoops Sports Performance as a strength and conditioning intern in Prestons, doing performance testing and exercise prescription. Previously he has spent time in the Spinal Cord Injury Unit at Prince of Wales Hospital, so he also has a keen interest in neurological rehabilitation.

Outside of work, Albert’s weekends are spent socialising with loved ones, hitting the basketball court, and indulging in occasional rock climbing/bouldering adventures.

Olivia Resman

Exercise Physiologist

Hi! My name is Olivia and I live with my partner in a small apartment with lots of plants (and hopefully, a pet soon!) I enjoy anything active – competitive powerlifting, swimming, hiking and travelling.

The main reason why I studied exercise physiology in the first place was to instil in injured or chronically ill individuals a love and appreciation for movement – whatever that may look like – and show people how amazing the benefits of physical activity can be!

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Tracy Mclay

Practice Manager

I have been with Physiofit for almost 4 years. I actually started with Physiofit 26 years ago but left to have my babies and try a career in retail management.

As the Practice Manager, my role is to support all the staff at Physiofit and to make sure everything runs smoothly. I love my role as it can be very rewarding and challenging at the same time. We are a great team and work well together.

I am married and have 4 kids, 3 boys and a girl. When I’m not working, I love to read, watch Netflix, shop and I also have just taken up walking as exercise. I am not a very good cook and my kids always ask “whos cooking” before they commit to having dinner lol 

Joanne Griffiths

Senior Receptionist

Jo has been with Physiofit since 2015. She loves making sure our clients are taken care of before and after their treatment. She enjoys the social aspect conversing with the clients and working in amongst the community.
In her free time Jo loves doing Pilates, having dinner with friends, going to the movies with family and being the “Sport Mum” on weekends.

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Andrea Ray-Baker

Receptionist

Andrea loves cooking and finds it relaxing. She also enjoys arts and craft and machine embroidery. In her down time you can find her camping and fishing and she loves spending time with her family. Andrea is a Mum to 5 children, 7 grandchildren and is also a mama to 2 fur babies.

Ceana Campbell

Receptionist

Ceana has been with PhysioFit since February 2022 and enjoys the friendly connections she is able to make with patients, the admin aspect of her job and watching patients make positive progress throughout their treatment. 

Ceana has also completed a Certificate III in Health Administration through TAFE. 

Outside of work, Ceana enjoys a range of hobbies and activities such as cosplay, dancing, gaming, drawing, writing, and being apart of a cosplay idol dance group.

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Jordan Tourany

Physiotherapist

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Jordan graduated with a Bachelor of Exercise Physiology at the University of New South Wales and then went on to complete his Doctor of Physiotherapy degree at Macquarie University.

Jordan has an interest in musculoskeletal and sports injuries with a strong treatment approach focused on manual therapy techniques and exercise prescription. Jordan provides individualised rehabilitation programs that are specifically tailored to each of his patients, ensuring that they achieve their goals.

Outside of work, Jordan enjoys keeping fit and active at the gym and with sports including touch football and basketball. He also enjoys exploring and being adventurous with a keen interest in photography and a keen interest in woodworking.

Anna Guili

Massage Therapist

Anna graduated in Italy (Rome) IUSM – University of sports science in 1995. In 2002/2003 she studied in London at ITEC qualifying with a Diploma in anatomy, Physiology and massage and Diploma in onsite massage. In 2009 she qualified in Sydney with a diploma in Remedial massage. With her qualifications, she can target problems, and think of the body as a whole, providing a sanctuary of genuine care, support and customized solutions for physical, mental and energetic well-being. Anna is trained in Dry needling, Myofascial Release, Active release, and deep tissue, which she incorporates into her treatments when appropriate, so you can receive a personalized service and treatments that will work together to deliver the very best outcomes. She has a strong interest in health and well-being and she currently studies nutrition At Endeavour college. Herdivers treatment goes from Remedial Massage, Pre/Post Natal, Manual lymphatic therapy, Hot stone, and Holistic Facial Massage.

Anna is an active member of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS)

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