GREG AUNGLE, Physiotherapist
Greg is the Principal Physiotherapist of Shire Sports Physiotherapy and has a Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy) from The University of Sydney. Greg is a Member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association, Physiotherapy Business Australia and Sports Physiotherapy Group. Greg was the Head Physiotherapist to the NRL Cronulla Sharks RLFC in 2014.
Greg has extensive experience in the treatment and rehabilitation of sports injuries from recreational to elite level including teams such as Cronulla Rugby League Club (Juniors and 1st Division 2001-2006), Newtown Jets Rugby League Club and Cronulla Rugby League Club (Juniors) 2005, St George Rugby League Club (1997-1999) and Canterbury Rugby League Club (1994-1997). Greg has been providing physiotherapy services to De La Salle Rugby League Football Club since 1998.
In recent times Greg has developed a keen interest in the treatment of injuries through dry needling and the relationship between neck pain and headaches.
Greg also has experience in aged care and has spent the last 22 years in private practice.
Outside of Physiotherapy Greg enjoys cycling and has previously played squash at State and National level.
Dane Ford, Physiotherapist
Dane joined Shire Sports physiotherapy in May 2016. Dane has completed a Bachelor of exercise and sport science and a Master of physiotherapy from the University of Sydney in 2013. Dane is a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association and an approved Workcover physiotherapist.
Dane enjoys undertaking continued professional development to ensure he is providing his patients with the most up to date and effective evidence based practice. Dane understands the need to cater for every patient's unique circumstances, working collaboratively with the patient to meet their goals.
Dane has an interest in sports physiotherapy which stems from his years playing Rugby league at club and representative level.
Nicholas Ratcliffe, Physiotherapist
Nicholas is a new Graduate completing a Bachelor of Physiotherapy at ACU in 2015. Nick has played Rugby League for over 10 years with De La Salle RLFC. Nick has a large association with the DLS Club both playing and as sports trainer for the senior squad. Being associated with sport Nick understands sports injury and rehabilitation. Outside of physiotherapy Nick enjoys Rugby League, Oz Tag and surfing.
Alexandra Kookarkin, Exercise Physiologist and Pilates Instructor
Alexandra Kookarkin has been a Pilates Instructor and Personal Trainer with Shire Sports Physiotherapy for the past 6 years. Alex has degrees in Exercise Science and Commerce from the University of Wollongong. She is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist with Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA). Alex also has a Masters degree in Human Nutrition from Deakin University, Cert III and IV in Fitness and is an APMA Level 3 Pilates instructor.
Alex has a passion for health and fitness; enjoys motivating, having fun and training her clients. Alex’s style of training is not to punish, but teach her clients to enjoy exercise and make it a part of their life. Alex has been a competitive A grade tennis player and swimmer, and completed the Gold Coast Marathon in 2015.
Colleen Howe, Massage Therapist
Colleen is a Registered Massage Therapist who graduated from the Premier Healing Centre with a Certificate IV in Massage Therapy.
She brings a broad range of knowledge and interests to her practice.
Her interest in health, human anatomy and physiology started as a youth when Colleen was a state level hockey player and over the years has been engaged in a variety of athletic pursuits and sports such as touch football, adventure racing, distance running and skiing / snowboarding.
Massage therapy is an effective approach to pain management and rehabilitation.
Colleen uses a wide range of techniques including Swedish massage, sports and deep tissue massage, myofascial techniques, trigger point therapy, and therapeutic exercises.
Helping people stay active and pain free is Colleen tries to help accomplish within her treatments.
She is excited to be working as a part of a diverse team of professionals at Shire Sports Physiotherapy that promotes health, supports people in pain management, rehabilitation, achieving goals, and encourages a well-balanced lifestyle to all clients.
Maddison Slater, Exercise Physiologist & Pilates Instructor
Daniel Carter and Luke Curry, Personal Trainers - Revamp PT
Sharon Aungle, Practice Manager
Rachelle, Michelle, Sarah and Eleanor Receptionists