Physiotherapists in Port Macquarie

Our Physiotherapists

At Port Macquarie Physio & Pilates we provide the local community with quality physiotherapy, our focus always being on customer care and an individual approach.

Our wonderful team of physiotherapists bring with them skills developed over years of work, study, travel, post graduate education and from a passion for helping people improve their quality of life. We provide an excellent team of physiotherapists with varying degrees of experience and different areas of interest to suit any presenting problem.

Kathy Lawrence

B App Science (Physio)

Kathy has been working as a physiotherapist since 1984. After she graduated she travelled extensively, working in North Queensland, United Kingdom and country hospitals. In 1990 she settled in Port Macquarie and established herself in private practice.

With over 30 years of experience in manual therapy, sports and exercise based physiotherapy, Kathy has an interest in complex spinal conditions, chronic arthritic conditions, women’s health and adolescent conditions.

Kathy is constantly updating her skills. As well as manual therapy and sports physio, she’s trained in dry needling and kinesio taping. Additionally, Kathy is a Level 4 Clinical Pilates practitioner in movement based classification.

When she is not at work Kathy visits her 3 adult children and has a keen interest in travelling, hiking and playing golf.

Catherine McLean

B App Science (Physio)

Catherine has been a physiotherapist for 24 years, working for several years overseas and in Melbourne before settling in Port Macquarie.

Catherine has worked in all areas of physiotherapy including musculoskeletal, hospital rehab, aged care, sports and occupational health. Catherine’s love of sports physiotherapy saw her working with rugby union teams, hockey teams, cycling, dance schools and the Australian Masters Hockey team which she is still involved with.

An area of particular interest to Catherine is clinical pilates, a movement based rehabilitation treatment using pilates equipment. Additionally, Catherine is a Level 4 Clinical Pilates practitioner in movement based classification.

When she is not at work Catherine has 2 energetic young children and loves keeping fit by cycling, playing hockey and hiking.

Carly Groves

B App Science (Physio)

Carly is our physiotherapist with a special interest in women’s health. Her passion is educating and empowering women to optimise their well-being and reach their goals. She enjoys helping women of all ages from adolescents, throughout their childbearing years to post menopause. She has spent 11 years in the private and public sector in both musculoskeletal and pelvic health care.

She works extensively treating pre and post-natal conditions, pelvic floor problems, incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse and dysfunctions of the spine and pelvis. Carly has undergone further education in women’s health conditions, including incontinence, prolapse, sports related pelvic floor conditions, and pre and post-natal management.

When Carly isn’t at work, she is a busy mum with two energetic boys, she enjoys playing netball and running, as well as coffee dates with her friends.

Steve Ryan

B App Science (Physio)

Steve has been a physiotherapist in Port Macquarie since 1986. He had his practice in Gordon Street, Port Macquarie for years but due to injury had to forego his business and pursue other interests. Steve joined us to share his years of expertise by prescribing exercise programs, clinical Pilates programs, balance and strength programs, men’s health consults and dry needling.

Steve was affiliated with the Port Macquarie rugby league club and surf lifesaving clubs for years as both a player & physiotherapist.

Away from work Steve enjoys touch football, beach walks and spending time with family.

Kelly Woosnam

B App Science (Physio) PGD App Science (Ex & Sports)

Kelly has had an extensive career in private practice with a strong emphasis on sports medicine in Australia, the UK and Europe. Kelly joined Port Macquarie Physio & Pilates team in 2018 after selling her share of Neutral Bay Physiotherapy and then moving to the Hastings Hinterland to enjoy the good life.

Kelly is passionate about providing quality care and uses a biomechanical approach to injury assessment and treatment. Having further training in HealthChange, Kelly works with clients to enhance their health and wellbeing with an exercise and lifestyle focus. Her area of particular expertise is the knee.

Kelly also uses her many years as a hands-on physio to work with students and new graduates to help establish their physio careers. She is also the NSW Chair for the Australian Physiotherapy Business Group.

When not working as a physio or helping her husband run BeachDogz (Doggy Holidayz), Kelly enjoys the beach, travelling and sharing good food and wine with friends and family.

Louis Voutas

B App Science (Physio) PGD App Sc (Manip Physio)

Louis has worked as a Physiotherapist, mostly in Port Macquarie, for over 32 years. Louis gained post graduate qualifications as a Level 2 Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist in 1991 from Sydney University. It is in this field that his true passion lies. Louis has had experience in a variety of settings from public and private practice, aged care and as a clinical educator.

Louis’ additional qualifications as a manip therapist provides a unique skillset and enables him to treat more complicated spinal conditions.

Louis has many interests outside of work. He is a member of the Port Macquarie Sunrise Rotary Club and also enjoys pursuing his interest as a guitarist and electric bass player with other local musicians and bands.

Sam Warner

B Sports & Ex Science &
Masters Physiotherapy

Sam started his studies at UTS undertaking a Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science. His aim was to acquire the prerequisite knowledge from this degree to study within the University of Sydney Masters of Physiotherapy program. In total completing 5 years of study and receiving his Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science and Masters of Physiotherapy.

Starting a career in physiotherapy has been a long-term goal for Sam, whose objectives is for his patients is to improve their quality of life and empower them to take an active role in looking after their health. Sam is eager to continue growing in his career as a physiotherapist with ongoing learning and feels that therapists can keep improving through experience and exploring new research within the field.

You will find Sam enjoying the outdoors outside of work. His main hobbies include most outdoor activities such as surfing, swimming, relaxing by the beach, fishing and hiking complimenting his active lifestyle.

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