Complete Physio & Psych Services Cronulla Sutherland Shire

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ABOUT US

Beachside Physiotherapy and Psychology is Cronulla’s longest standing practice having been established for over 30 years. We pride ourselves on achieving excellent results for our patients, whilst ensuring they receive the highest standard of physiotherapy and psychological care in a friendly and relaxed environment. We believe the reason for our longevity is simple; we care for our patients like they are family and we get great results. For our Physiotherapy clients we believe the best way to get you better is through the use of ‘hands on’ treatment combined with specific exercise tailored for your condition. Both our Physiotherapy and Psychology clients often comment on the comfortable and relaxed atmosphere, making the journey to better health that much easier. All our therapists continually participate in professional development courses to ensure our patients are receiving the most up to date assessment and treatment, allowing safe return to sport and daily activity as quickly as possible.

MEET OUR TEAM

Andy

Master of Physiotherapy

Andy is a highly experienced physiotherapist dedicated to providing exceptional care and empowering individuals to manage their pain and improve their overall well-being. With a strong educational background and years of practical experience, Andy brings a wealth of expertise to the table.

Originally from Liverpool, UK, Andy has recently relocated to Australia. Graduating with an undergraduate degree in Sport and Exercise Science from the University of Leeds in 2008. Andy further pursued his passion for physiotherapy by obtaining a Master of Physiotherapy from Manchester Metropolitan University in 2016 and gained further postgraduate recognition in the advanced management of musculoskeletal spinal conditions from the University of Liverpool in 2022.

With a wealth of experience in orthopedics and musculoskeletal physiotherapy, Andy has worked in both private practice and the public sector, gaining invaluable expertise along the way. Prior to his move to Australia, he successfully ran his own private practice in Liverpool for four years, establishing a strong reputation for delivering quality care.

Beyond his professional achievements, Andy has a passion for golf, as a keen scratch golfer and is a devoted fan of Liverpool Football Club, exemplifying their dedication and loyalty.

When it comes to treatment, Andy adopts a highly educational approach, ensuring his patients are well-informed about their condition and the best course of action to ensure patients feel empowered to effectively manage their symptoms.

Emma Rogers

Physiotherapy MSc, B.Sc Medical Biotechnology

Meet Emma, a dedicated Physiotherapist with a passion for empowering people to understand and take control of their bodies. Emma completed her Master’s degree in Physiotherapy at UTS and a Bachelor of Science majoring in Medical Biotechnology from UOW. She is currently working for the AFL as a sports trainer, and has also gained valuable experience working with Women’s Rugby 7s and Women’s Gymnastics teams.

Emma is pursuing her interest in Women’s Health by undergoing specific training to advance her skills and knowledge. Em is trained in Polestar Pilates, a highly specialised pilates training program and is passionate about educating her patients on pain science and the factors that may influence their recovery. Em believes that knowledge is power in the healing process.

Despite not growing up in the Sutherland Shire, Emma loves the beachy vibes and lifestyle of Cronulla. A lover of animals, running, books, and her friends, a perfect day for Emma would include all of the above.

Emma Jenkins

Womens Health Physiotherapist

Emma Jenkins (Maasdorp) is a Women’s and Pelvic Health Physiotherapist from South Africa. She completed her studies at the University of Pretoria in 2013.

Emma has nurtured her special interest in pelvic functions such as pleasure and sex, sexual pain, pee, pooh, pelvic floor and pregnancy!

With just over 9 years of experience in physiotherapy, Emma brings with her a passion for movement, exercise, and education.
Emma is motivated to help Women after struggling with chronic pelvic pain. She lives by the motto: there is ALWAYS hope for pain and dysfunction.

She believes in helping women by empowering them to take control of their pain and injuries and promotes healing through movement and education.

Emma is passionate about people and believes in power through encouragement, motivation, and knowledge.

This is key to clients successfully overcoming their injuries.

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Noreen O’Connor

B.App.Sc.Phty

Noreen is from Co.Kerry in Ireland and has been in Australia since 2008. She graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy. Upon graduating she worked for one year in the area of physical and intellectual disabilities before moving to Sydney. She has worked predominantly in private practice since then, the majority of which has been based in Sydney but she has also spent periods of time working in Queensland and South Australia.

Noreen loves learning and progressing as a Physio and as a result has done numerous courses over the past few years, including Dry Needling, Sports Level 1, Neurokinetic Therapy, DMA Pilates, APPI Mat Pilates, Mulligans Lower Quadrant and most recently the Female Athlete Level 1. Women’s Health has become an area of interest for Noreen and intends progressing her training and skills in this area and pursuing a specialisation in Pelvic Health.

Noreen is a very hands on Physio and believes strongly in patient education and exercise rehabilitation. Noreen loves the beach having grown up by the ocean in Kerry. She leads a very active lifestyle and loves the outdoors. She enjoys running, hiking and going to the gym. She intends on immersing herself in the Shire lifestyle as best she can while she’s here so her next challenge will be hitting the surf!

Fabrice Grandou

B.App.Sc.Phty, Australian Physiotherapy Association member since 1987

Fabrice worked in hospitals for several years (Orthopaedics, Neurology, Paediatrics and Intensive Care) before focusing his interest in private practice and sports injuries. He has worked in numerous private practices throughout NSW and Victoria. He worked with NSW Country Rugby Union and NSW Triathlon clubs. He settled in Cronulla and set up Beachside Physiotherapy and Sports Clinic in 1995. Since then, he was involved with local soccer, softball and netball sports teams and the rehabilitation of their members.

He has completed numerous professional development courses such as Level 1 & Level 2 Sports Courses, APA endorsed Acupuncture course, The Thoracic Spine, McConnell Knee course, Diagnostic Ultrasound Course for Core Stability. Fabrice takes a particular interest in spinal conditions and rehabilitation, sports injury management and any form of post surgical rehabilitation, as well as headache treatment, back problems in pregnancy and also bio-mechanical and postural dysfunctions.

Clinton Griffiths

M.Phty.B.Sc (ExSc)

Clint graduated from The University of Sydney in 2011 with a Master of Physiotherapy; prior to this he completed a Bachelor of Science (Exercise Science) from the University of Wollongong. He joined the Beachside team after graduating, and became a partner in the business shortly after. Since graduating Clint has completed several post graduate courses including- Spinal Level 1, Sport Level 1, Watson Headache Level 1 and 2, Lyn Watson Shoulder course, Certificate in Spinal Manual Therapy, The Thoracic Spine in Sport, Dry Needling and McConell Knee course.

Special interests include treating the shoulder and headache/migraine as well as lower limb biomechanical faults. Outside of Physio Clint loves spending time with his wife and 3 kids (Jack, Sophie & Olivia) and is a golf tragic, currently playing off a handicap of 4 at Cronulla Golf Club.

Melissa Moss

Practice manager

Melissa ensures the smooth running of Beachside and leads the front desk team. She is a passionate runner and the mother of two beautiful children.

Neil McDonald

Registered Psychologist

I am a Registered Psychologist with over 20 years of experience working with adults, couples, and families. Registered with the Psychological Board of Australia, I have utilized Cognitive Behavioral and Solution-Focused Models of Therapy, Exposure Therapy, Narrative Brief Therapy, and Dialectic Behavioral Therapy. With a focus on empowering individuals, I encourage people to take control of their lives and make positive, constructive decisions to improve their lives. I have worked in various areas with disadvantaged groups, the long-term unemployed, workers’ compensation cases, individuals with intellectual and mental illnesses.

My career has included working in various areas providing depression, anxiety & stress management, working in clinical settings supporting clients with a range of personal issues/difficulties, and providing seminars and group workshops self-care including mindfulness, sleep management and improving participants overall emotional resilience.

My focus is on providing my clients with the strategies and tools to help them manage their own mental and emotional health moving forward. My approach comes from a place of genuine care and warmth, allowing you to get back to living life on your terms.

Dr Tayla Degan

Clinical Psychologist

I am a warm and compassionate Clinical Psychologist. I am dedicated to providing psychological treatment and counselling to adults (18 years+) experiencing a range of mental health difficulties and other life challenges.

I provide psychological treatment in a range of areas including anxiety, depression/low mood, adjustment difficulties, stress management, adult ADHD, OCD, sleep issues, grief/loss, substance use and relationship/interpersonal issues.

My approach to treatment is one that is empathetic, collaborative and genuine. Treatment is tailored to the needs and goals of my clients.

My primary treatment modalities are Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy. I also draw upon other modalities such as Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, motivational interviewing and mindfulness.

I have completed a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) degree and a Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Psychology) degree at the University of Wollongong. I work as both a Clinical Psychologist and as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the National Drug & Alcohol Research Centre, located at the University of New South Wales.

I have clinical experience working across a range of public and private settings including university clinics, youth and adolescent mental health services, and correctional centres. I have also lectured and taught psychology at multiple universities both nationally and internationally. My research career has included publications in a range of topics including mental health, health literacy and substance use disorders. I have also been fortunate to present my work at various conferences across Australia.

My passion in supporting people to make meaningful change and live fulfilling lives is expressed through my clinical practice and ongoing research.

 

Please call our friendly admin team to book with Tayla (95440477)

Kim Ristuccia

Lead Receptionist

Kim is our Lead Receptionist who assists our Practice Manager to ensure our clinic runs smoothly. Kim’s friendly, caring and bubbly personality will always make you feel welcome in person or on the phone. She supports our team to ensure that the day’s appointments run to schedule.

Kim has a great deal of experience in both Allied Health and Customer Service.

She is affectionately known as our Practice Mum.

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