NATASHA HONEYWOOD Physiotherapist - Narrabeen and Northbridge
Natasha studied a Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy) at Sydney University. Since graduating, she has worked in private practices on the Northern Beaches, gaining valuable experience treating sports and everyday injuries, as well as rehabilitation and post-operative therapies across all ages.
Natasha is always keeping up to date with new research and continuing to develop her knowledge. She has completed post graduate courses in TMJ dysfunction, Clinical Pilates, acupuncture and dry needling, as well as assessment and treatment of regions such as the pelvis, lower back, thoracic spine, neck, elbow and wrist. She has recently completed training in the assessment of running and has had great outcomes with patients after modifying their running technique. Growing up, she was an elite gymnast, training competitively for 10 years. Through this, she developed her passion for physiotherapy and her special interest in sports injuries. She has the privilege of working closely with North Narrabeen Academy of Gymnastics, Freshstart Gym, Crossfit Conditioning athletes and Narrabeen Sports High School athletes
Natasha uses a combination of hands on and exercise based therapy in her treatments for optimal recovery from injuries. She believes it is important to address the current problem as well as adapt long term changes into your lifestyle and exercise routine. She encourages self management and ensures prevention of further injuries.
ERICA WOOD Physiotherapist - Narrabeen
Erica studied a Doctor of Physiotherapy at Macquarie University. On graduating, she worked in private practice in Hervey Bay, Queensland, until her return to Sydney. She has experience treating a wide range of acute and chronic conditions, including musculoskeletal, cardio respiratory and neurological conditions. She has worked with a number of sports teams, primarily in AFL, including the Sydney Swans.
Erica continues to develop her assessment and treatment skills. She has completed the APA Level 1 Sports Physiotherapy course, and further education in Clinical Pilates, dry needling and muscle energy techniques to treat pelvic dysfunction. She was involved in competitive sports for many years, including swimming and surf boat rowing, through a number of local surf lifesaving clubs. She enjoys working closely with Narrabeen Sharks Rugby, Freshstart Gym, Crossfit Conditioning, Narrabeen Sports High School, surf boat rowers and runners on injury prevention, exercise prescription and injury management.
Through her own experiences with injury, she developed an interest in working with back and shoulder injuries. She is passionate about rehabilitation to assist active people to return to their full potential after injury. The focus of Erica’s treatment is to build self management skills, to allow the safe return to exercise and activities and promote long term benefits.
FIONA HARRISON Physiotherapist - Narrabeen and Northbridge
Fiona studied a Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy) at Sydney University, graduating with first class honours. Since graduating she has worked in private practice, with sports teams and also in the public hospital system. She has recently moved back from the UK after living in London since 2016.
Fiona has a wide experience with both acute and chronic care, including musculoskeletal, cardio respiratory and neurological conditions. Through her work within hospital settings in both Australia and the UK, Fiona has experience with complex injury and post trauma management. She has also worked with AFL and rugby teams for over five years, and taught Clinical Pilates classes.
Fiona has completed further education in Dry Needling, APA Level 1 Sports Physiotherapy, APPI Pilates, Running Assessments and retraining, and is planning on continuing her studies further. Fiona is passionate about not only treating the presenting condition, but addressing the underlying cause, empowering clients to prevent further or reoccurring injuries through education, self management strategies and exercise programs. She is passionate about assisting clients to reach their full potential by working on their personal goals and driving them to succeed. Fiona enjoys playing hockey, skiing, or adventuring somewhere outdoors.
BRIANNA LOCK Physiotherapist - Narrabeen and Northbridge
Brianna completed a Bachelor of Exercise Science (Clinical Practice) at Victoria University in Melbourne, followed by her Master of Physiotherapy at the University of Sydney. She has gained experience and developed skills across a broad range of areas including sports, orthopaedic rehabilitation, geriatrics and cardiopulmonary. With an active lifestyle and a strong interest in Netball and Swimming developed a passion for Physiotherapy. She spent many years working as a AustSwim Instructor and has completed further education to become a Pilates Instructor. Brianna has a strong background in exercise science and a passion for musculoskeletal and sports related injuries, in which she really enjoys working with sports teams and has worked with Rugby Union, Netball and AFL teams. Brianna uses a combination of exercise therapy, manual techniques and evidence-based practice to help her clients return to optimal health and to prevent further injuries.
GABI JACKSON Physiotherapist - Narrabeen and Northbridge
Gabi studied a Bachelor of Physiotherapy through the University of Newcastle, where she gained experience and skills in musculoskeletal, cardiopulmonary, orthopaedic, geriatric and community physiotherapy settings. Having grown up in a sporting family, Gabi is familiar with the injury rehabilitation process and how physiotherapy can help guide the way back to full function, both on the sporting field and in daily life. Gabi has a special interest in yoga, being an avid practitioner herself, as well as a yoga teacher.
Gabi is looking forward to working at BeachLife Physiotherapy, helping to empower people to reach their own goals through rehabilitation programs that are tailored to each individual.
RHYS AMEER-BEG Physiotherapist - Northbridge
Rhys studied a Master of Physiotherapy at the University of Sydney. He has experience working in a broad range of areas including sports, aged care, hydrotherapy and neurological rehabilitation. He also has experience in workplaces providing education and training on injury prevention and safe work practices.
He has a strong sport and fitness background which has lead to his interest in physiotherapy. He applies a thorough assessment to determine the source of the symptoms. He has extensive experience in exercise management and Clinical Pilates and uses this knowledge to develop exercise programs to assist with correcting movement patterns. He also focuses on injury avoidance to ensure everyone in his care gets the most out of their active lifestyle.