Jon Davis APAM

Titled APA Sports Physiotherapist

B.Physio, M.Physio (sports)

Jon Davis is an accomplished and experienced physiotherapist of 15 years. 

Before settling locally, Jon and his family were based in Canberra where Jon worked as a senior sports physiotherapist at the Australian Institute of Sport.

Jon has had the honour of being a member of the Australian medical team for the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games, and was the lead Australian physiotherapist for the 2014 Sochi Winter Paralympics. His patients benefit from him having worked alongside some of the nations leading sports medicine practitioners.

Jon has expertise in best practice physiotherapy and rehabilitation of injuries. He has a particular interest in overuse injuries, including tendons. He has lectured on topics such as shoulder, knee and ankle rehabilitation, and bone health, pain and injury prevention.

Outside of work Jon enjoys time with his wife and three boys- mostly keeping active with camping, fishing, gardening and sports. 

Jon Davis APAM B.physio, M.Physio (sports)

Jon Davis

Sports Physiotherapist


Kate Dooley (nee Summers) APAM

APA Physiotherapist

B.Physio (hons), PhD Candidate

Kate is a friendly and happy physiotherapist who is loved by all her patients.

Kate has been working in private practice since 2011, developing expert diagnosis and treatment skills. Kate is interested in the rehabilitation process of musculoskeletal injuries and is nearing the end of her PhD in hip and groin pain. Kate has deep knowledge and excellent problem solving, which she uses to deliver active rehabilitation for complex injuries.

Kate enjoys helping people, and thrives on the opportunity to meet all different characters along the way. She is popular with children and the elderly, and everyone in-between.

Whilst Kate’s PhD is on hip and groin injuries in basketball, she herself is a keen netballer. She enjoys spending her free-time renovating or playing with her two dogs.

Physio Kate Dooley (nee Summers) Greenhills / East Maitland

Kate Dooley (nee Summers)


Giles Manley APAM

APA Physiotherapist

B.Physio (hons)

Giles graduated from Newcastle Uni in 2017 and has joined us here at the PhysioStudio. Since commencing, Giles has developed an interest in treating a diverse range of injuries, including foot and ankle injuries and shoulders. 

Giles has also completed further training in treating dizziness, balance impairments and vertigo. Giles is passionate about helping individuals who suffer from these complaints. 

In his spare time, Giles loves to play the piano and keeps active running and cycling. 

Giles Manley APAM

Giles Manley


Kate Ryan APAM

APA Physiotherapist

B.Physio (hons)

Kate Ryan has recently joined us at PhysioStudio at the beginning of 2019.  

Kate graduated from the University of Newcastle in December 2018 with Honours Class I. She has a particular interest in sports injuries and physiotherapy. She brings experience from her time working with different football codes – both at the Lambton Jaffas and Newcastle Knights. Her honours project was on posture and its relationship with injury in soccer players. She also loves being able to help everyday people return to doing what they love. 

Outside of work Kate enjoys getting outdoors (especially to the beach) and keeping active at the gym.

Kate Ryan APAM

Kate Ryan


Kate Wauchope APAM

APA Physiotherapist

B.Physio (hons)

Kate graduated from Newcastle University in 2017. Since graduating Kate has worked in private practice treating a wide variety of injuries and conditions. Kate enjoys working with people of all ages and helping people feel confident in getting back to their cherished activities. 

Due to an interest in women’s health including incontinence and pelvic floor assessment and training Kate has undertaken further education in this area. Kate can assist women with incontinence, pelvic floor issues, pelvic pain and pre and post natal exercises.

Kate has also gained invaluable experience in heavy industry- having worked on-site for some of the Hunter region’s biggest employers. She has a deep insight into the specific practical challenges these worksites pose, and can help navigate a successful early return to work outcome.

Kate’s hobbies include dancing, walking and getting outdoors. 


Kate Wauchope APAM

Kate Wauchope


Kelly Hickey

Practice Manager

Kelly Hickey is our treasured practice manager. She’s the friendly voice on the phone or the smiling face at he desk. Kelly has accumulated great knowledge and experience over the years managing the enquiries, appointment calendars and daily operations of busy physio clinics such as the PhysioStudio. If you have any questions about physiotherapy, no matter how common or obscure, Kelly likely has the answer or can point you in the right direction.

In addition, Kelly is an enthusiastic junior netball coach and is an astute tipper for NRL footy. Secretly she holds  aspirations to one day win “the Block” , but hopefully she’ll return to work afterwards.



Kelly Hickey

Kelly Hickey

Practice Manager