Physiotherapists

Spectrum Healthcare’s physiotherapy aims to rehabilitate and manage various musculoskeletal, sporting and occupational injuries. Our practitioners incorporate the use of state-of-the-art rehabilitation equipment such as the Alter G Anti-Gravity Treadmill and Real-Time Ultrasound to enhance and expedite the recovery process.

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    Simon Wybenga

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    Simon Wybenga

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    Matthew Matson

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    Matthew Matson

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    Kaitlin Christmas

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    Kaitlin Christmas

Spectrum Healthcare’s physiotherapy aims to rehabilitate and manage various musculoskeletal, sporting and occupational injuries. At Spectrum Healthcare we focus on providing hands on physiotherapy treatment.

This involves the use of soft-tissue or massage therapy alongside, exercise prescription. Our practitioners are specially trained to diagnose, treat and manage injuries. Your physiotherapist will use a range of diagnostic methods including observational and tactile assessments, orthopedic and neurological testing to ensure accurate diagnosis and therefore, the effective treatment of injury.

Physiotherapy can assist with the treatment of any condition which affects muscles, joints or nerves.

Treatment aims to manage and provide pain relief. Moreover, it can repair damage and heal injuries. Physiotherapists also provide post-operative rehabilitation and at Spectrum Healthcare we focus on rehabilitation for knee reconstructions and hip replacements. Physiotherapy treatment aims to improve mobility and increase strength.

Conditions that respond to Physiotherapy:
  • Sporting injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Back and neck pain
  • Whiplash injuries
  • Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)
  • Muscle strains and sprains
  • Recovery from trauma
  • Post-operative rehabilitation
  • Headache and migraine management
  • Core strengthening
  • Strength and conditioning
  • Postural re-education

Our physiotherapists have further accreditation in dry needling, clinical pilates, post-operative rehabilitation, focusing on knee reconstructions, hip replacements and shoulder or ankle surgery. Our practitioners incorporate the use of state-of-the-art rehabilitation equipment such as the Alter G Anti-Gravity Treadmill and Real-Time Ultrasound to enhance and expedite the recovery process.

Where necessary we also refer patients to appropriate specialists or co-manage with other health care providers, to ensure that our patients receive optimal care as quickly as possible.

Our skilled physiotherapists use orthopaedic, neurological and muscular tests to arrive at a diagnosis. Diagnosis will enable our therapist to develop a suitable treatment plan.

Before any treatment is carried out, your Physiotherapist will assess your condition. The assessment will involve the diagnosis of the issue and the development of a treatment plan. Your therapist will work with you to devise a treatment plan which takes into account your lifestyle, general health and fitness.

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Simon Wybenga

Simon is a graduate of Australian Catholic University, completing his bachelor degree in Physiotherapy. Prior to private practice, Simon has had experience in the public system in various clinical roles such as, neurological and orthopaedic rehabilitation. Post-operative surgical wards, ICU, cardiopulmonary and musculoskeletal outpatient programs.

Having played competitive Rugby Union and his previous role as sports trainer for Beecroft Rugby Club, Simon has experienced first-hand that pain and injuries are common amongst athletes. His treatment strategies focus on functional assessments, soft tissue techniques, taping and corrective exercise rehabilitation to manage and prevent sporting injuries.

To further his knowledge in 2019 he has begun studying his Masters of High Performance Sport at ACU.

Simon has been fortunate to travel worldwide with multiple top 100 WTA ranked tennis players. In 2017 he travelled to China where he worked alongside Zarina Diyas, Saisai Zheng and Xu-Yifan as their physio at WTA Nanchang and the 13th National Games of China. 2018 saw Simon travel to the USA with Saisai, Zarina and Magda Linette and treat them at the US Open in New York and lead up tournaments throughout the East Coast.

Alongside private practice, Simon has been an injury management provider for the Coles National Distribution Centre and was head physio with Macquarie Dragons Super League side. Since 2018 Simon is the current Head Physiotherapist for the Beecroft Rugby Club.

Simon is a keen triathlete and cyclist, who has achieved multiple podium finishes from sprint distances through to half Ironman. His interest in cycling has developed into a coaching role and he is also trained in bike fitting. Most recently his sporting endeavour is focused on Crossfit and trying to bring his golf handicap down!"

Services
  • Active Release Technique
  • Dry needling
  • Clinical Pilates Certified
  • WorkCover accreditation
  • SMA Sports Trainer Level 1
  • CDI Spinal Diagnosis
  • ASCA Strength and Conditioning Coach Level 1
  • Headache and migraine management (Watson Headache Institute)
  • APA Sports Level 1
  • TPI Certified Practitioner
  • Vertigo and Vestibular Rehabilitation
Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy
  • SMA Sports Trainer Level 1
  • ASCA Strength and Conditioning Coach Level 1
  • APA Sports Level 1
  • TPI Certified Practitioner
Memberships
  • Australian Physiotherapy Association

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Matthew Matson

Matthew completed a Bachelor of Physiotherapy at the Australian Catholic University. He has had an extensive background in sport, having played rugby union at a state and cricket at a representative level. Matthew’s interest in sports has also lead him to coaching roles with The Kings School, which has furthered his interest in strength and conditioning, and musculoskeletal injuries.

Matthew focuses on a thorough patient history and examination to identify the primary cause of the injury. His treatment approach incorporates the use of manual therapies and exercise prescription to optimise movement patterns, aid recovery and prevent recurring injuries.

When it comes to sporting opportunities, Matthew was the Head Physiotherapist for Beecroft Rugby in the 2017 season. Most recently he has worked with multiple Women’s Tennis Players at various tournaments in China and at the French Open.

Services
  • Dry Needling
  • Clinical Pilates Certified
  • Advanced Sports Taping
  • PRI-Postural Restoration Pelvis
  • WorkCover Accreditation
Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy
  • SMA Sports Trainer Level 2
  • Cricket Australia Level 1 Coach
  • ASCA Strength and Conditioning Coach Level 1
Memberships
  • Australian Physiotherapy Association

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Kaitlin Christmas

Kaitlin first developed a keen interest in Women’s Health whilst completing her Honours Project in Breast-cancer related Lymphoedema, for which she presented at the 2018 Australasian Lymphology Association Conference. Particularly, she has a strong desire to help women to manage and treat issues specific to women through their life stages.

Having previously worked in Westmead Hospital, Kaitlin has diverse experience in treating a variety conditions, both in acute and end-stage rehabilitation. She believes in the importance of working in a collaborative team to provide a holistic approach for patients, in order to achieve their individual goals. As a State Tennis player herself, Kaitlin understands the importance of an integrated approach between Sports Medicine and Strength and Conditioning in developing elite athletes. Kaitlin has also had the pleasure of working with Football NSW, elite Rugby League and Union teams. Throughout her time with elite athletes, Kaitlin has also been able to implement individualised rehabilitation programs.

Services
  • Dry Needling
  • Clinical Pilates Certified
  • Advanced Sports Taping
  • SMA
Qualifications
  • APPI Clinical Pilates Level 1 Matwork
  • APA Taping Course
  • SMA Sports Trainer Level 1
  • CPD Dry Needling