Team

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!

 

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.

 

Andrew Bull

Sports Podiatrist
Dip.H.Sci(Pod)

Andrew has been a sports podiatrist for over 25 years, and has consulted to The Wallabies, The Australian Sevens Rugby teams, the ARU High Performance Unit and The Sydney Swans during this time.

He has frequently lectured to post-graduate podiatrists on sports podiatry topics, with a special interest in hypermobility related problems and leg length discrepancies. Andrew has lectured in Singapore, Port Macquarie, Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth on these topics.

He first saw a podiatrist as a teenager due to severe knee pain while representing his high school in Track Athletics and Cross Country. Several other treatments had failed and after finally being referred to a sports podiatrist and receiving prescription orthotics, he was back to running pain free within a week. This motivated him to study podiatry after benefiting so dramatically and immediately. Andrew was a long-term member of the Sydney Striders running club and an occasional triathlete, having completed the Noosa Tri 5 times.

This athletic experience enables Andrew to customise a treatment regime including:

  • Treatment of foot and ankle disorders, including skin and nail conditions (blisters, callous, ingrown toenails- conservative care and nail edge resection if appropriate)
  • Biomechanical causes of back, hip, knee, leg, ankle and foot pain
  • Prescription of corrective foot orthotics (to fit sports and/or fashion shoes)
  • Advice on appropriate stretching / strengthening and training programs
  • Advice on each person’s specific requirements in running shoes / football boots and other sporting footwear.

As a keen runner, cyclist and Army Reserve Infantry Officer, Andrew also has the insight and experience of over 25 years of private practice as a podiatrist, as well as over 30 years as a competitive runner (road and track up to state level).

Andrew has participated in sports as diverse as:

  • Running & Track
  • Distance Running & Cross Country
  • Cycling
  • Triathlon
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Surfing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Thundercat Racing (5 x Australian Team)

Andrew has also been interviewed for foot related articles by publications such as The Sydney Morning Herald, Men’s Health Magazine, Good Medicine, Slimming & Health, & Cosmopolitan. He is a previous NSW AAPSM representative.

 

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.