staff

Andrew Renkert

B.App.Sc (Phty)
B.Sports Ed
MAPA, MSMA
Physiotherapist

Drew has completed numerous professional development courses throughout Australia and the United States, including:

  • Treatment of lumbo-pelvic disorders
  • Treatment thoracic cage and cervical spine dysfunctions
  • Visceral Manipulation
  • Craniosacral therapy
  • Accupuncture and dry needling
  • Clinical pilates
  • Kinesio taping techniques
  • Running Biomechanics

After completing a degree in Sports Education, Drew continued his study and gained a degree in physiotherapy at The University of Sydney. The combination of these degrees enables Drew to thoroughly assess your movement and dysfunction, and to treat and rehabilitate your injury with the utmost expertise.

Drew has gained extensive experience in the treatment of all sports injuries, particularly in runners, cyclists, golfers, rugby and cricket players. He has a particular interest in the treatment of shoulder injuries and lumbo-pelvic disorders and back pain and their associated injuries. He has an in-depth knowledge of foot and lower limb biomechanics and their relationship to injury throughout the body.

Drew has worked with numerous local, school, state and national sporting organisations including Cricket Australia, Cricket NSW, ISA Rugby, SCECGS Redlands, Shore, St Ignatius College, and Sydney Cricket Club 1st grade team.

Drew was the treating physiotherapist for Cricket NSW Women’s development program for 8 years, and Locum Physiotherapist for the NSW Breakers in the WNCL. He has toured India with the NSW Under 19’s male and female teams. Drew was the Physiotherapist for the Australian Women’s Cricket team, The Southern Stars, during their 50 over series against The West Indies in 2014. He also toured Sri Lanka as the treating Physiotherapist in 2015 with the Australia ‘A’ Women’s Cricket team, The Shooting Stars, and he was the Physiotherapist for the Australian Under 16’s Cricket team in 2015. Drew is currently the on field physio for ISA Rugby 1st and 2nd XV and u16’s during the NSW Rugby Schools Championships. Drew has worked individually  with elite level rugby players, cricketers, rowers, runners, cyclists, golfers, swimmers, dancers and gymnasts.

As a former 1st Grade Rugby player with Northern Suburbs Rugby, a keen trail and road runner and a 6 handicap golfer, health and fitness plays a huge role in Drew’s social and professional life. He understands the demands that the modern lifestyle places on our bodies be it at work or in the sporting arena. He will work with your body to help restore normal pain-free movement and function as fast as possible.

Raised and educated in the local area, Drew now lives in Seaforth with his wife Alex, who is also a Physio, and their 3 children, Poppy, Darby and Doug.

 

Erin Burns

M.Phty
B.Sc(ExSc)
APAM
Physiotherapist

 

Erin completed her postgraduate study at the University of Sydney, graduating with a Masters of Physiotherapy. Prior to this study Erin completed her Exercise Science degree in 2009 graduating with distinction and gaining Exercise Physiologist Accreditation. She then worked in this field providing specific, individualised exercise prescription and rehabilitation programs for athletes, workers and those with chronic disease.

Coming from a strong sporting background Erin has a particular interest in all sporting injuries particularly those involving the lower limb and shoulder. She has completed further education in advanced treatment of the lumbar spine and pelvis, thoracic spine, rib cage and neck, SFMA, Dry Needling and Clinical Pilates to name a few. From her own experience with injuries as an elite athlete, Erin understands the necessity for a thorough and complete diagnosis and comprehensive treatment plan in order to return to sports and normal daily activities as soon and as safely as possible.

Erin currently plays first grade for Bankstown in the Sydney women’s cricket competition, represents the NSW Breakers in the WNCL and The Sydney Sixers WBBL, and has represented Australia at under 23’s level. Apart from cricket Erin is an avid surfer and runner and cyclist.

 

Emily Leys

B. App. Sc. (Physiotherapy)
Physiotherapist

Since graduating from the University of Sydney in 2015 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy, Emily has worked in private practice and sports medicine. As well as her clinical role at Military Road Physiotherapy, she is an assistant physio for the NSW Waratahs Super Rugby franchise and is the head physio for the NSW Waratahs academy program.

Emily has previously played cricket at an elite level for NSW underage representative teams, the NSW Breakers and the Sydney Sixers Women’s Big Bash League team. In combination with her sporting career, Emily has worked closely with other athletes, sports doctors, strength and conditioning coaches and exercise physiologists which has fostered a particular interest for sport and soft tissue injuries.

Since graduating, Emily has completed further study in the assessment and treatment of the lumbar spine and pelvis, sports physiotherapy and dry needling, drawing from a range of resources to help patients return to what they want to do, as soon and as safely as possible.
Starting with a thorough assessment and integrated treatment techniques, right through to full return to activity, addressing any factors to reduce risk of reinjury, Emily strives to help you achieve your physical goals, and help introduce strategies to improve day-to-day function regardless of starting point.

Having grown up on a farm in Gunnedah before moving to Sydney to Study and play cricket, Emily enjoys any form of outdoor exercise, but particularly running with her dog Hamilton, a Nova Scotian Duck Tolling Retriever. Yeah…we hadn’t heard of that breed either!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sharon Livingstone

Dip RM, Dip ST
Remedial & Sports Massage Therapist

Sharon has been with Military Road Physiotherapy since December 2012 and graduated as a Remedial Massage Therapist in 2000.

As a sports massage therapist, Sharon has worked with Northern Suburbs Rugby, Eastwood Rugby, Mosman Cricket, triathletes, marathon and endurance runners, swimmers, dancers, basketballers, sprinters, tennis players and coaches, and sports referees/umpires. But Sharon is happy treating non-sports people too.

Taking into consideration the client’s lifestyle, hydration, nutrition, sleep patterns, work habits and exercise routine, treatments involve a mixture of remedial and sports massage techniques. Sharon tailors treatments that focuses on the client’s desired outcomes.

Sharon is qualified to treat women during pregnancy.

As a member of the Association of Massage Therapists (AMT), Sharon operates to a strict Code of Practice and has a National Police Check certificate. In addition, Sharon adheres to the NSW Health Care Complaints Commission (HCCC) Code of Conduct – which is displayed within the clinic. Sharon holds a current Working with Children Check certificate to enable treatments to be performed on children (under 18 years) without the need for a parent/guardian to be present.

Outside of the treatment room, Sharon is an enthusiastic follower of cricket, rugby and netball, is a keen trail walker, loves reading a good book and enjoys creative writing. And she loves hearing travel stories.