We have enjoyed a couple of recent social Events together as a team outside of our work environment. Thanks to our Reception team of Kathi and Lyndal for taking us out of our comfort zone with painting, and then to Lockie for a bit more physical action and fun at David Grahams Putt Putt.

The first person to correctly match each painting pictured (see below) with it’s owner wins a Spikey Ball and Smooth Ball pack. Please send entries to our receptionists ( with the names belonging to the top 4 paintings (left to right), then the names belonging to the bottom 3 paintings (left to right). No laughing please (except for mine hehe…). Names to consider are Lyndal, Kathi, Bess, Lockie, Mr. M, Lisa and Scott. Have fun!


Birthday Fun

Can you tell Lyndal likes cake!…hehe, now I’m in trouble. We celebrated (belatedly because they all ran away on their birthdays) Lyndal and then Lockie’s birthdays with cake and a chat. Another year older, another year wiser, or so they say!

Support MND

A pioneer in physiotherapy within the Hunter Valley passed away in July, having been diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease (MND) earlier in the year. Mrs. Judy Mitchell may well have been known to many of you as a physiotherapist in Maitland, a Shoal Bay resident in later years, or as an important member of the local Rotary Club in Nelson Bay. You can read more about Mrs. Mitchell in this link to a piece written and published in the Maitland Mercury earlier in the year.

To honour this remarkable woman, a “long lunch” is been held to raise money for MND Research (Click here to read Invitation ). The lunch will be held at the Saltwater Restaurant (above Fingal Bay Surf Club) on Saturday the 16th November 11:30-3:30pm. Tickets are $130pp ($80 per ticket is a tax deductible donation towards MND Research) with a  2 course alternate drop meal and table wine included.

Early Bird Offer: Book and pay prior to 16th October 2019 to go into the draw to win 2 bottles of wine (Tyrell Red and Tyrell White).

Bookings: Click here

Contact Helen Ryan 0409 842 455 or



Sponsors Nelson Bay Football Club

We are pleased to announce that we are continuing our association and sponsorship of Nelson Bay Football Club this year. We are excited to be a part of helping the club to stay fit, run fast, and score lots of goals on and off the pitch in 2019! It all started with the FIFA 11+ Education workshop, a good night well attended by coaches and players keen to do their best to prevent injuries in 2019 by establishing a solid evidence-based injury prevention program as their warm-up and warm-down routine for training and match day.

The count down is on

It’s so exciting, and no one is as excited as the bride to be. It’s so great to see! So with little over a week until Nicole’s wedding, and only a few days until she finishes here for wedding preparations, we’d like to extend to you an opportunity to come down and wish her the best for the future. If you don’t have an appointment between now and then, we have created some time between 12:30 and 1:30pm on Wednesday 23rd January or 1:45-2:30pm Friday 25th January. We are sure Nicole would be thrilled to see you!

Orthosports Updates

Loving soaking up the knowledge to help you. Not that long ago Nicole and Scott took a Saturday road trip to UNSW Sydney for the latest orthopaedic updates from the team @ Orthosports. We strive to keep updated on the latest evidence-based approach to your care.

Themes included:

The Knee
Surgical treatment of the young patient with arthritis, The non-operative management of knee osteo-arthritis 

The Shoulder
The rotator cuff–the science behind the disease, Return to work & sport after rotator cuff repair, Reverse total shoulder replacement   

The Foot & Ankle
Achilles tendon disorders in the ageing athlete   

The Hand & Wrist
Flexor tendon injuries in the hand   

 Lower Leg / Lower Back
Exertional lower leg pain / Low back and referred pain presentations  


Merry Christmas Everyone

We’d like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a prosperous start to the New Year. We also thought you’d enjoy some pictures from last nights Christmas Party. Fun had by all involved, thanks to a wonderful team, due reward for excellent work again this year. Yes, after last nights efforts, we’ll stick to physio!

We will be open Christmas Eve and throughout the Christmas period (excluding Public Holidays) with slightly altered hours, so if you need to, please don’t hesitate to call us on 4981 3461 to make an appointment.

Operation Christmas Child

I know it’s early but at Nelson Bay Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Centre we support the work of Samaritans Purse via Operation Christmas Child. We have supported this great cause in previous years and once again we will be doing so. We have set the goal of filling a minimum of 5 boxes (one for a girl in each age group 2-4, 5-9, 10-14 and boy 2-4, 5-9 ). Each shoebox we pack will likely be the first gift the child has ever received.

How can you help?

Lets reach as many children as we can and make a brighter Christmas for all! Hurry boxes must be returned/brought in for collection by October.

Escape Rooms Challenge

Recently we went to the Newcastle Escape Rooms for a team challenge. The good news we made it out! The bad news….they let us out! In a challenge against the clock to solve a multitude of inter-connected puzzles our team could not get the business done to escape the room in time. The sign tells the story of what we learned from the experience.

National Pilates Day

National Pilates Day was on the 5th May and to celebrate Nelson Bay Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Centre hosted a special Pilates event on the Tomaree Headland foreshore with donations going to MND (Motor Neuron Disease) Australia.

One of our participants remarked “For a National Event, where else in Australia would you rather be”. We had a lovely morning with the fresh air, beautiful sunshine and rolling waves passing by. It certainly reminded everyone of the great surrounds in which we reside. All this while raising nearly $300 for charity.

A great thanks to Nicole and Lisa who volunteered their time to provide the Pilates to all participants and of course our wonderful participants for ‘giving it a go’ and donating selflessly.

If you’re interested in learning more about the benefits of our Pilates programs please click here or simply contact us. We’d love to hear from you and help you achieve your goals!

Read here for more on Motor Neuron Disease and the invaluable work MND Australia are doing. MND is an irreversible neurological condition that attacks the nerves responsible for muscle control.

Of interest to the Pilates world, Mari Winsor, who made Pilates popular in the 1990’s with her video’s, suffers from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) which is one of subtypes of MND. Mari was diagnosed in 2013 and currently with the progression of the disease is wheel chair bound and non-verbal, requiring 24-hour care.

Neil Daniher, former AFL football player & Coach was diagnosed with MND in 2013 and is now a prominent campaigner for medical research and associated with the Big Freeze.

Typically, people with this incurable condition die within 3-4 year from diagnosis, although is some rare cases people with MND, such as recently passed Professor Stephen Hawking, may live much longer.

There is no known cure.

Nelson Bay Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Centre

02 4981 3461

Quality Support For Charity Riders

Article: Courtesy of writer, Ms. Ellie-Marie Watts, Port Stephens Examiner

When 50 riders hit the road for Camp Quality next month they will have three Port Stephens residents supporting them along the way.

Scott Ward, from Salamander Bay, and Corlette residents Stephen Wilson and Carol Compton will form part of the support crew for the riders taking part in Camp Quality’s 1000 K’s 4 Kids  ride in September.

It is the first time Mr Ward and Mr Wilson have taken part in an event such as the 1000km bike ride.

Both said they were looking forward to it.

Mr Ward, who owns Nelson Bay Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Centre, will provide riders pre- and post-riding physiotherapy and treat any injuries along the way.

“I’m inspired by the work of Camp Quality and wanted to support them,” Mr Ward said of his involvement with the ride.

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“Providing sports coverage is an interest of mine so I learnt more about the charity and signed up to help.”

Mr Wilson, who works at Harbourside Haven, said it was his son-in-law, Jarrett Pacheco, who introduced him to the ride.

Mr Pacheco is one of the riders taking part this year.

“I’ll be driving one of the support vehicles and providing moral support and encouragement,” Mr Wilson said.

“I’m considering doing the ride next year if I can get fit enough for it.”

Ms Compton has taken part in many Camp Quality fund-raising initiatives during the years.

In June, Ms Compton and Jodi Cooper from Soldiers Point walked the Larapinta Trail in the Northern Territory for Camp Quality.

Together the women raised more than $15,000 for the charity which supports children aged up to 13 years old living with cancer.

About 70 people, including the support crew, will take part in the ride which will start on September 8 and end on September 17.

The contingent will begin in Benalla, Victoria and finish the ride in Warners Bay, NSW.

Riders are required to raise a minimum of $4000 to take part, and the support crew $1500 each.

Mr Ward, Mr Wilson and Ms Compton each have an online donation profile at:

They can also be found individually by clicking here for Mr Wardhere for Mr Wilson or here for Ms Compton.

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Support Me- 1,000 Ks 4 Kids Newcastle 2017

Inspired by the work of Camp Quality and a want to support them I have decided to participate in 1,000 Ks 4 Kids Newcastle 2017 – Support Crew and raise money for their cause. Please help me help them by giving whatever you can by clicking this link. The more people that know about Camp Quality, the greater their impact, so please also spread the word by sharing my page with your friends and family. Thank you in advance for your generosity, it means a lot!


Samaritans Purse Donations Arrive

Further to our previous news re Operation Christmas Child, I can inform you that our 10 boxes were delivered on Christmas Day to children in Vietnam. Every shoebox is a wonderful expression of unconditional love that brings Good News and Great Joy to the boy or girl who receives it.
Thank you again for participating in Operation Christmas Child. God bless you!

Wow, thanks everyone

Truly awesome! Thank you to the wonderful giving patients that donated cheerfully to Operation Christmas Child. Exceeded expectations this year. 10 jam-packed boxes of goodies for Christmas for those less fortunate. We have contributed 2 boxes for 2-4 year old boys, 2 boxes for 2-4 year old girls, 2 boxes for 5-9 year old boys, 2 boxes for 5-9 year old girls, 1 box for 10-14 year old boys and 1 box for 10-14 year old girls. There’s still time to pack a box yourself. #onemorebox

Operation Christmas Child

At Nelson Bay Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Centre we support the work of Samaritans Purse via Operation Christmas Child. We have set the goal of filling a minimum of 6 boxes (one for a boy and girl in each age group 2-4, 5-9, 10-14). Each shoebox we pack will likely be the first gift the child has ever received.

How can you help?

  • You may like to make a monetary donation at our reception to purchase gifts for the boxes
  • You may like to bring in a small gift to pack into a box
  • You may like to fill a box yourself to add on top of our boxes
  • you may like to knit one of many patterns suggested…click here

Lets reach as many children as we can and make a brighter Christmas for all! Hurry boxes must be returned/brought in for collection  by October.