Our Team

Meet the Team

Advanced Physio's Newcastle clinic has both male and female physiotherapists who undertake regular ongoing education to ensure that they have high levels of theoretical knowledge as well as great clinical skills. Each physiotherapist has a variety of specialised skills.

Our Physiotherapists (In alphabetical order)

Evan Armstrong

Evan has a keen interest in management of  the knees, hips and ankles. Since starting with Advanced he has completed more than 150 hours of additional study into these areas. Evan enjoys helping others realise their goals and be their best selves. He enjoys studying wellness and mindfulness, believing strongly in facilitating the healing of the whole person and their unique characteristics. His main sports involvement has been with Australian Rules Football... Read more

Claire Benn

Claire studied under academic scholarship at Charles Sturt University. Graduating with distinction, she was a recipient of the Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence. Claire has worked in both the public and private sectors, where she has developed clinical interests in sporting injuries, trauma injuries and clinical pilates. She believes her diverse experience of working in major city centres to regional areas, is a credit to the physio that she is today.... Read more

Jaclyn Benz

Jaclyn has been a part of our team since early 2011. She is an APA titled Sports Physiotherapist, having completed her Masters in Sports Physiotherapy from LaTrobe University in 2014. Jaclyn graduated with honours in 2009 from Newcastle University with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy. Her thesis on the biomechanics of lifting was published in 2011.

Jaclyn also works for Football Federation Australia (FFA) as a second physiotherapist for the Matildas (Australian National Women’s Soccer team) and head physiotherapist for the Junior Matildas (under 17’s women’s National team). This sees her frequently travelling the world on football tours. She was the head physiotherapist for the Newcastle Jets W League team for the past 6 years until her work with FFA meant she no longer had the time for this role... Read more

 

cameron bulluss

Cameron Bulluss established Advanced Physiotherapy in 2000, after taking over and closing a small practice. He has been driving innovation and quality practice in the Physiotherapy industry since this time through constant improvement in equipment, systems and clinical education. This approach has seen several of his team achieve national and international sporting appointments, or moving on to establish successful practices of their own.

It has seen the clinic grow from a team of 3 Physiotherapists in an 80 sq metre space to 9 Physiotherapists,  and 2 Exercise Physiologists in a 600 sq metre space. His current role is split between clinical and business development and involves driving continual improvement in the clinic’s internal education and infrastructure... Read more

 

Jessica Dingle

Jessica Dingle has been with us since the start of 2013 after graduating from Newcastle University with Distinction. Jess has a background in national and international level swimming, competing in Australian Championships and Olympic and Commonwealth Games trials. Her pet events were the 200m Butterfly and 200m Individual Medley. In addition, she has over 8 years experience as a qualified professional trainer and gym instructor and continues to train most days of the week herself. Jess has had experience with the Newcastle Jets Women's A-League Team and the Emerging Newcastle Jets Soccer Team... Read more

Robert Dingle

Robert started his career at Advanced 2007. He was recruited by the Newcastle Jets and after a 4 year successful stint in professional sport as the Head of Physiotherapy and Medical Services, has returned here to continue his career. He brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience from professional sport... Read more

Chris Hook

Following a college US baseball career, Chris studied physiotherapy and not surprisingly has a special interest in shoulders and elbows. He has completed over 120 hours on these topics since starting at Advanced. Chris completed his Bachelor of Physiotherapy at Newcastle University in 2016. Prior to this, he completed an Exercise and Sports Science degree in America. Whilst at university, Chris worked as a personal trainer focusing on strength, conditioning and rehabilitation where he worked with a number of athletes that have gone on to represent their state and Australia, as well as playing,,. Read more

DECLAN WATERS

Declan is the assistant Physio for the Newcastle Jets Youth team. Declan completed a season with the Newcastle Knights NSW Cup side in his final year of University. There he worked as the medical trainer on gameday. He also worked as a game-day trainer for a number of Soccer and Rugby Union teams.Declan has a keen interest in all sports, where he plays hockey, indoor soccer and Oztag... Read more

brendan wilson

Brendan has returned to Advanced Physiotherapy after a period of time away from working with high performance sport.  Brendan currently spends the summer months in New Zealand as the Physiotherapist of the Auckland Aces Cricket Team.  Brendan has also worked with the Queensland Reds and was involved in the recent Gold Coast Commonwealth Games as a Physiotherapist in the Athlete Village Polyclinic... Read more

Exercise Physiology

Matt Kent

Matthew has been part of our team since early 2012. Matthew has completed a Masters of Clinical Exercise Physiology from Southern Cross University. Matthew is also dedicated to his sport, representing regionally in basketball as a player, coach and referee. Matt has chosen a career that focuses on his passion for injury prevention and disease prevention. This includes a special interest in occupational injury prevention and rehabilitation... Read more

Nicole Kent

Nicole joined our team in 2016, she comes with 5 years’ experience as an Accredited Exercise Physiologist. Her education background includes Bachelor of Exercise Science and Sports Management and Masters of Clinical Exercise Physiology. Her clinical expertise includes the delivery of exercise, lifestyle and behavioural modification programs for the prevention and management of chronic and complex medical conditions with friendly guidance and helpful encouragement... Read more

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