MEET OUR TEAM
DAVID TRAN - BSc (Hlth), MPhty
David developed a passion for sharing pain-free movement after a series of injuries playing rugby and bodybuilding (including ACL reconstruction, fractures, shoulder dislocations, ankle sprains). He aims to personalise your rehabilitation and treatment goals, and is experienced in treating a wide range of acute and long-term conditions, including sporting injuries, back pain, shoulder injuries, hip, knee and ankle injuries.
David draws on his skills and training in Physiotherapy, Pilates, Strength and Conditioning and Personal training to combine theory with practical experience for his clients. When David isn't treating patients, you can find him presenting Pilates Teacher Training with APPI, or spending time with his greyhound Holly.
ASCA Level 1 Strength and Conditioning Coach
Sports trainer Level 1
Pilates Mat and Reformer Teacher
SUYI CHAN - BPhty
Suyi has been a physiotherapist for over a decade, and has been practicing martial arts for almost 30 years. She loves combining hands-on, exercise and dry-needling treatment techniques in her sessions.
She has a special interest in temporo-mandibular dysfunction (TMD) and has first-hand experience recovering from various injuries (thumb, wrist, neck, shoulder, hip, foot, knee surgery) as well as recent non-operative management for her ACL tear.
Guiding those under her care back to higher levels of function with a bit of TLC is her true passion.
Spinal Level 1 (APA)
2nd Degree Black Belt (Shao Chi Chuan)
Assistant Instructor (Sing Ong Tai Chi)
ANDY WONG - BAppSc (HmnMvt), GradDipClinExSc, MExSc (S&C), MPhty
Andy has a background in working as an Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AED) and Personal Trainer in a range of settings for almost 10 years. His passion is to combine this experience with his Physiotherapy skills to get people moving again and help them return to the activities they love.
Andy is an avid volleyballer and enjoys using resistance training to keep in shape and manage his own injuries.
Master of Strength and Conditioning
Sports Trainer Level 1
MONICA GARCIA-PINEDA - Dip & Cert IV Pilates
Equipment Pilates Instructor
Monica has always led an active lifestyle, having trained in classical ballet from a young age. She found that amongst life's light and shade, a consistent movement practice was the key to remaining disciplined, playful, and grounded.
Monica truly believes positive movement experiences can create equilibrium between body, mind, and breath. With a focus on alignment, body awareness, and breath, expect a challenging session with light-hearted fun!
Monica is Mentor with Polestar Pilates Australia for their Mat, Reformer and Studio Equipment Pilates courses.
Diploma of Polestar Pilates (10828NAT) - Polestar Pilates Australia 600 hrs
Cert IV Polestar Pilates Matwork Instruction (10520NAT) - Polestar Pilates Australia 335 hrs
Masters of Counselling Social Work, The University of New South Wales
Bachelor of Social Work, The University of New South Wales
Bachelor of Arts (Human Resource Management)
Remedial Massage Therapist
Maria cultivated her tactile skills from experience spanning more than a decade. She has helped many overcome their aches and pain with methodical and refined massage techniques. She is well versed in treating neck, shoulder, back, and hip injuries resulting from a desk-bound lifestyle as well as sporting injuries brought on by muscle weaknesses or overuse.
Maria is currently completing further study in Exercise Physiology at UNSW, so there is limited availability for massage appointments.
Holly is our resident greyhound rescue, to provide stress relief and a supportive tail wag before, during, and after your session. She retired from racing at 3 years 9 months of age to pursue her dream career in clinic administration and napping.