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.
Kate Dooley (nee Summers) APAM
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.
Kate Dooley (nee Summers)
Kate Wauchope APAM
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.
Mitchell Lacey APAM
Mitch Lacey has recently joined us at PhysioStudio at the beginning of 2021.
Mitch graduated from the University of Newcastle in December 2020. He has a particular interest in sports injuries, human health and wellbeing and exercise-based rehabilitation. He is a passionate sports fan across all codes and has particular interest in AFL, Soccer, Cricket and Surfing.
He completed his final year of study participating in the year long UONDRH rural placement program in Coffs Harbour, in which he gained invaluable experience across various musculoskeletal presentations and patient age groups.
Outside of work Mitch enjoys surfing, keeping active, social sports, cycling and has a keen interest for architectural photography.
Liam Penglaze APAM
Liam graduated from The University of Newcastle in 2018. Following graduation he has gone on to gain experience in private practice & community care, treating a wide range of injuries across the lifespan from paediatrics to geriatrics, as well as completing post-graduate studies in strength and conditioning.
Liam has a keen interest in the aspiring athlete, all the way from rehabilitation to peak performance, particularly in the world of soccer & crossfit.
Liam is a born and raised local boy, who outside of work enjoys throwing a tennis ball for his three border collies, staying fit on the soccer field & lifting weights at the gym.
James Wallace APAM
APA Titled Physiotherapist
B.Physio (hons), B. Exs Phys, PhD candidate
Coming Soon.. We are very excited to announce that James will be joining us shortly at the PhysioStudio. He is currently finalising his PhD in physiotherapy management, rehabilitation and prevention of neck pain. Patients will benefit from his deep expertise, thorough assessments, effective communication and his calm gentle manner.
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.