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 

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

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

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


Jessica Dingle (MATERNITY LEAVE)

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

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


Cameron Bulluss established Advanced Physiotherapy in 2000, after taking over and closing a small practice. His current role is split between seeing patients, teaching and practice development. He has completed a Graduate Ceritficate of Sports Medicine (2019, Melbourne University) and the FIFA Sports Medicine Diploma (2020).

He is a keen cricketer and is personal sponsor of Lake Macquarie Lords Cricket club. 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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