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About Us

This unique rehab centre is unlike any other. It's a place where individuals and athletes of all capabilities train to reach their goals.

Based in Newcastle, New South Wales, our adaptive gym facility has the equipment, the space and the personnel to achieve your goals. Our systematic and planned treatment regimes will help to improve and restore not only your physical function but your overall health both mentally and physically.

We love out of chair therapy to challenge your stability and get those muscles firing.

Breaking Boundaries is a unique rehabilitation centre with the determination to set a new industry benchmark for capacity building and maximising functional neurological recovery. 

 

Our team is driven by pioneering therapists who specialise in complex neurological and musculoskeletal physiotherapy. We pride ourselves on supporting people throughout their journey, not only during their physiotherapy sessions. It's a place where individuals of all capabilities can train to reach their goals.  

 
 

Our Services

We offer a range of services to partner with people to break through boundaries and achieve their goals. ​At Breaking Boundaries we are determined to set a new industry benchmark for capacity building and rehabilitation.

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Individualised Physiotherapy

We work with every person to create an individualised approach to rehabilitation and plan our therapy to reflect individual goals.

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Group Exercise Sessions

Exercises are adaptable for all neurological conditions/abilities and ALL are welcome.

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REX Exoskeleton Sessions

The REX exoskeleton is a treatment tool as it allows the user to stand, walk and do standing exercises.

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Hydrotherapy

Hydrotherapy has a huge benefit for people with neurological conditions and can have great benefits for rehabilitation.

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Exercise Physiology

Exercise physiology aims to analyse fitness to help improve health/well-being and achieve optimal physical function.

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Home Visits

Getting to the clinic is not always easy and sometimes its more convenient to have a therapist come to you.

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Our Team

Pip
Head Physiotherapist

Pip is passionate about patient focused therapy. With over 15 years experience in both sports and exercise Physiotherapy as well as spinal cord injuries and other complex neurological disorders, she loves working with individuals on their own goals and helping establish a strong team to support them. Outside of work Pip can be found wrangling her kids and countless animals on her farm. 

Emily
Physiotherapist

Emily is one of the favourite therapists here at Breaking Boundaries and it's easy to see why.  Don't let her quiet smile fool you, she can assess and identify her client's functional impairments and come up with a treatment plan that is both innovative and intensive.  Emily gets great results with her clients.  

When Emily's not at work she can often be found enjoying the peace and quiet out rowing, or trying new places to eat to replace all the energy she burns at work.

Connor 
Physiotherapist

Connor has joined BB after working at one of the busiest hospitals in Sydney - St Vincent's.  Connor is passionate about helping individuals achieve their goals, no matter what those goals may be.  He commits himself fully to each and every client, and his physio sessions at BB are exciting to watch as he gets clients to bring the best out of themselves. On weekends Connor likes to take on the cricket or rugby pitch, but he has set himself the goal of completing an ultramarathon this year. 

Nicole 
Physiotherapist

Nic is the little pocket rocket here at BB.  With a degree in Exercise Sports Science AND a Masters in Physiotherapy as well as extensive clinical experience, Nic has her clients working in ways they never thought were possible.  Nic discovered her love for working with individuals with a Spinal Cord Injury whilst on university placement at the Prince of Wales and is a master at breaking down complex skills such as vehicle transfers so that clients can work at achieving their goals.  She has a passion for improving functional performance in people with neurological disorders and complex musculoskeletal disorders such as multi-traumas. When not at work Nic can be found out on the water sailing with the wind in her hair and with about 1000 layers of waterproof jackets on as she is our resident cold frog and the only person to wear a jumper in the gym in Summer!

Leah
Exercise Therapist/Therapy Assistant

Leah is our super experienced, highly qualified exercise therapist and therapy assistant. Leah has over 6 years of experience working with individuals with Spinal Cord Injuries. Leah completed her bachelor and masters degree is exercise and sport science in the USA and so brings an amazing dynamic to the BB team as the USA approach to rehab is often a lot more about focusing on what you can do post injury, instead of what you can’t. Leah is fantastic at gait retraining and mobility work after paralysis. Leah is an amazing swimmer and her hydrotherapy sessions are phenomenal! Outside of work you can find Leah somewhere on the beach, swimming, running or enjoying the sun! 

Helaina
Therapy Assistant

Helaina is one of our therapy assistants who comes in a perfect pair with Fletcher, the therapy dog.  Helaina is studying physiotherapy at university and is also a dog trainer, horse riding instructor, horse trainer, gymnastics coach and all around amazing person.  Helaina and Fletcher brighten up our day and can get even the most reluctant person keen to exercise. 

 

Helaina originally comes from Georgia, USA, so don't get in an argument with her about USA politics!

 

Contact Us

FINDING US: Enter off George Street. We are the third driveway on the right-hand side after McDonalds. Once in the driveway, we are in the third bay of warehouses - turn right when you get to Greg Tapp printing and you will find our practice opposite their front door.  We have parking at our front door and our gym is wheelchair accessible.

1/52 Industrial Drive, Mayfield East 

0429 509 700 

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Our Team

Pip
Head Physiotherapist

Pip is passionate about patient focused therapy. With over 15 years experience in both sports and exercise Physiotherapy as well as spinal cord injuries and other complex neurological disorders, she loves working with individuals on their own goals and helping establish a strong team to support them. Outside of work Pip can be found wrangling her kids and countless animals on her farm. 

Emily
Physiotherapist

Emily is one of the favourite therapists here at Breaking Boundaries and it's easy to see why.  Don't let her quiet smile fool you, she can assess and identify her client's functional impairments and come up with a treatment plan that is both innovative and intensive.  Emily gets great results with her clients.  

When Emily's not at work she can often be found enjoying the peace and quiet out rowing, or trying new places to eat to replace all the energy she burns at work.

Connor 
Physiotherapist

Connor has joined BB after working at one of the busiest hospitals in Sydney - St Vincent's.  Connor is passionate about helping individuals achieve their goals, no matter what those goals may be.  He commits himself fully to each and every client, and his physio sessions at BB are exciting to watch as he gets clients to bring the best out of themselves. On weekends Connor likes to take on the cricket or rugby pitch, but he has set himself the goal of completing an ultramarathon this year. 

Nicole 
Physiotherapist

Nic is the little pocket rocket here at BB.  With a degree in Exercise Sports Science AND a Masters in Physiotherapy as well as extensive clinical experience, Nic has her clients working in ways they never thought were possible.  Nic discovered her love for working with individuals with a Spinal Cord Injury whilst on university placement at the Prince of Wales and is a master at breaking down complex skills such as vehicle transfers so that clients can work at achieving their goals.  She has a passion for improving functional performance in people with neurological disorders and complex musculoskeletal disorders such as multi-traumas. When not at work Nic can be found out on the water sailing with the wind in her hair and with about 1000 layers of waterproof jackets on as she is our resident cold frog and the only person to wear a jumper in the gym in Summer!

Leah
Exercise Therapist/Therapy Assistant

Leah is our super experienced, highly qualified exercise therapist and therapy assistant. Leah has over 6 years of experience working with individuals with Spinal Cord Injuries. Leah completed her bachelor and masters degree is exercise and sport science in the USA and so brings an amazing dynamic to the BB team as the USA approach to rehab is often a lot more about focusing on what you can do post injury, instead of what you can’t. Leah is fantastic at gait retraining and mobility work after paralysis. Leah is an amazing swimmer and her hydrotherapy sessions are phenomenal! Outside of work you can find Leah somewhere on the beach, swimming, running or enjoying the sun! 

Helaina
Therapy Assistant

Helaina is one of our therapy assistants who comes in a perfect pair with Fletcher, the therapy dog.  Helaina is studying physiotherapy at university and is also a dog trainer, horse riding instructor, horse trainer, gymnastics coach and all around amazing person.  Helaina and Fletcher brighten up our day and can get even the most reluctant person keen to exercise. 

 

Helaina originally comes from Georgia, USA, so don't get in an argument with her about USA politics!

Our Team

Pip
Head Physiotherapist

Pip is passionate about patient focused therapy. With over 15 years experience in both sports and exercise Physiotherapy as well as spinal cord injuries and other complex neurological disorders, she loves working with individuals on their own goals and helping establish a strong team to support them. Outside of work, Pip can be found wrangling her kids and countless animals on her farm. 

Emily
Physiotherapist

Emily is one of the favourite therapists here at Breaking Boundaries and it's easy to see why.  Don't let her quiet smile fool you, she can assess and identify her client's functional impairments and come up with a treatment plan that is both innovative and intensive.  Emily gets great results with her clients.  

When Emily's not at work she can often be found enjoying the peace and quiet out rowing, or trying new places to eat to replace all the energy she burns at work.

Connor 
Physiotherapist

Connor has joined BB after working at one of the busiest hospitals in Sydney - St Vincent's.  Connor is passionate about helping individuals achieve their goals, no matter what those goals may be.  He commits himself fully to each and every client, and his physio sessions at BB are exciting to watch as he gets clients to bring the best out of themselves. On weekends Connor likes to take on the cricket or rugby pitch, but he has set himself the goal of completing a 100km ultramarathon this year. 

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Olivia
Physiotherapist

After graduating from Charles Sturt University in 2020 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy, Olivia worked in both public and private hospitals, before making the move from Dubbo to join the team here at Breaking Boundaries. She is passionate about assisting her clients to achieve their best, through new and creative challenges each session.

When Olivia isn’t helping her patients to achieve their goals, she is playing rugby union for the Hunter Wildfires and enjoying the Newcastle coast line.

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Dominique
Physiotherapist

Dominique graduated from the University of Newcastle in 2020 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy. She enjoyed her opportunity to work at Liverpool hospital, Sydney, with a keen interest in orthopaedic trauma and neurological conditions.

Dominique has a passion for rehabilitation and making a difference to her patients lives. Currently Dominique is working only Mondays at BB, and the rest of the week at a local private hospital on the rehabilitation ward.

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Hayley
Exercise Physiologist

Hayley is our Exercise Physiologist and she completed her Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science in 2014, her Diploma in Pilates in 2015, and her Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology in 2016. Hayley is passionate about the benefits of the Pilates methodology in improving functional outcomes for a wide variety of musculoskeletal injuries, chronic health conditions and complex neurological conditions. When she is not at work, Hayley can be found at the local parks and beaches with her beautiful children. 

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Tamara
Therapy Assistant

Tamara is one of our energetic therapy assistants here at Breaking Boundaries, having completed a Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science in 2019, Tamara continues to further her studies and is currently heading into her final year of Physiotherapy at Macquarie University.

Tamara has a keen interest in a range of neurological conditions and enjoys helping her clients reach their desired goals whilst also ensuring a laugh is had throughout their session.  

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Andreea
Therapy Assistant

Andreea is currently completing her Bachelor of Physiotherapy at the University of Newcastle. Andreea has completed her Sports Training course and has worked with both NPL soccer and netball teams on weekends. 

Andreea is passionate about encouraging everyone to get involved in exercise, with a particular interest in functional activity and working with clients to improve mobility. When she isn't at work or studying, Andreea enjoys training in the gym, doing strength or HIIT sessions and a good coffee. 

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