Hugo de Amorim, BikeFit

Head and shoulders photo of Hugo de Amorim

Hugo has a Bachelor’s and a Master’s research degree in Physiotherapy, with broad clinical experience in recovery and prevention programs for athletes in different sports.
Before coming to Australia, Hugo worked for 6 years as a Head Physiotherapist in the regional Swimming Team with National and International athletes. Hugo also has experience with other sports such as triathlon, cycling, runners and rock climbers.
Hugo has experience improving athletes motor gesture and motor-control with biomechanics tests to help cycling, runners and swimmers have a safe return to the physical activity before chronic injuries.
As an athlete Hugo has participated in many different sports and distances, such as triathlons, half-Ironman, Ironman, Marathons, swimming open water etc.
With knowledge of both sides, Hugo has a deep understanding of the real needs of the athlete and how they want to achieve their goals and avoid injury.

Hugo is currently the BikeFit Assessor at IC Sports Therapies.

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Evidence-Based Physiotherapy

After over 70 years of research in physiotherapy practice, clinical physiotherapists have been providing a wide and safe recovery program for their patients. The latest research has been worked to develop prevention programs for athletes to be conducted with the training session to avoided further injuries.
Sports Physiotherapy as a prevention program has been helping people around the world to find a good balance between performance and healthy living, avoiding injuries and improving health. As a recovery program, researchers have been collecting evidence to provide better clinical decisions for safe treatment, so that patients can come back to their physical activities as soon as possible.

Qualifications

Physical Therapy Graduate
Master in Physiotherapy – UDESC
Training in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy
Associate Member of the Manual Therapy Group
Member of LAPEQ Posture and Balance Laboratory – UDESC

UDESC is the Universidade Do Extremo Sul Catarinense (Portuguese: San Catarina State University; Florianopolis, Brazil)

Clinic Hours for Easter 2019 (and following weeks)

For Easter 2019, and for several of the weeks following, our therapists’ availability will change.

Availability

  • We will close from COB Thursday April 18th 2019 to April 22nd (inclusive) for Easter.
  • We will also be closed on April 25th for ANZAC Day.
  • Nicki will be available by appointment only for the period Tuesday April 23rd to Friday April 26th (both inclusive, but excluding ANZAC Day).
  • Jason will be unavailable from April 15th to April 30th (both inclusive), and will be available again starting May 1st.
  • Lisa will be unavailable on Thurs April 18th, Wed April 24th, Fri April 26th, and on the Thursdays 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th May, and the 6th June. Otherwise her normal availability will apply.

We will open for our normal hours of 7am-6pm from April 29th onwards, subject to the above availability of therapists.

Book early

Book today to get in first for the best appointment times in May.

We wish all our clients a safe and happy Easter holiday.

Farewell Brigitte

Brigitte

Sadly we say goodbye to Brigitte, our superstar Chiro. We have loved having her with us and are sorry to see her go. We wish her every possible success in her career. We have no doubt that she will be successful wherever she goes and in whatever she choose to do. It has been an absolute pleasure having her as part of our team.

Welcome Letitia Coker

Welcome Letitia Coker

We welcome Letitia Coker to the team at IC Sports Therapies!

Letitia is a Medical Herbalist, Registered Nurse and a Mum. She has a special interest in stress and anxiety, and helps people have the fortitude to cope with what life throws at them, to live well, be well and regain their health. Her passion is working with children, teens and adults whose lives are plagued by stress and anxiety, to create a brighter, healthier future.

Letitia works with clients who have many medical conditions, treating the underlining stresses, with the support of Herbal Medicine, supplements, diet and life style choices. The combination of using current medical knowledge alongside alternative natural therapies, gives her a wholistic approach to treating the source of your health concerns.

Do you suffer from fatigue, stress, anxiety, depression, life seems to just get on top of you? Do you get bloated, have digestive complaints, feel sluggish, find it hard to get up and go, your energy levels are in your boots? Are you irritable, cranky, have mood swings and just don’t feel right? Do you have recurring illnesses that you don’t seem to be able to shift? Maybe you have a chronic illness, such as chronic fatigue, glandular fever, fibromyalgia and an autoimmune disease or your health is just not what you would like? Make a booking with Letitia to find out how she can help you overcome!

Welcome, Letitia.

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IC Sports Therapies says welcome Ann Swinney.

Ann Swinney

Join with us to welcome Ann Swinney, who has a long held passion for helping people. This has been evident in her corporate career in human resources and now with massage therapy.  She thrives on identifying problem areas and helping people in their recovering and feeling better.

She has completed her Certificate IV in Massage Therapy and has one subject left to complete her Diploma in Sports Therapies.  She will also complete her Diploma in Remedial Massage this year.

In her spare time, Ann loves spending time with her family and seeing her son grow and thrive.  She is also maintaining her fitness through participating in triathlons and fun runs and trying to make sure her son doesn’t beat her. She is quietly pleased he can now run and swim faster than her and hopes he has a passion for looking after his health for life.

IC Sports Therapies are happy to extend a warm welcome to Ann as she joins our Team, and look forward to a long and happy association with her. Make yourself a booking with Ann on her bookings page.

Letitia Coker, Medical Herbalist

Letitia Coker

Letitia is a Medical Herbalist, Registered Nurse and a Mum. She has a special interest in stress and anxiety, and helps people have the fortitude to cope with what life throws at them, to live well, be well and regain their health. Her passion is working with children, teens and adults whose lives are plagued by stress and anxiety, to create a brighter, healthier future.

Letitia works with clients who have many medical conditions, treating the underlining stresses, with the support of Herbal Medicine, supplements, diet and life style choices. The combination of using current medical knowledge alongside alternative natural therapies, gives her a wholistic approach to treating the source of your health concerns.

Do you suffer from fatigue, stress, anxiety, depression, life seems to just get on top of you? Do you get bloated, have digestive complaints, feel sluggish, find it hard to get up and go, your energy levels are in your boots? Are you irritable, cranky, have mood swings and just don’t feel right? Do you have recurring illnesses that you don’t seem to be able to shift? Maybe you have a chronic illness, such as chronic fatigue, glandular fever, fibromyalgia and an autoimmune disease or your health is just not what you would like?

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Letitia is a Medical Herbalist, Registered Nurse and a Mum, with a special interest in stress and anxiety. She helps people have the fortitude to cope with what life throws at them, to live well, be well and regain their health. Her passion is working with children, teens and adults whose lives are plagued by stress and anxiety, to create a brighter, healthier future.

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Minimum time requirement prior to booking

We do require online bookings to be made at least 10 hours before the desired appointment time. To make an appointment closer than that, please phone the Clinic.

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Ann Swinney, Massage Therapist

Ann Swinney

Ann Swinney has a long held passion for helping people. This has been evident in her corporate career in human resources and now with massage therapy.  She thrives on identifying problem areas and helping people in their recovering and feeling better.

She has completed her Certificate IV in Massage Therapy and has one subject left to complete her Diploma in Sports Therapies.  She will also complete her Diploma in Remedial Massage this year.

In her spare time, Ann loves spending time with her family and seeing her son grow and thrive.  She is also maintaining her fitness through participating in triathlons and fun runs and trying to make sure her son doesn’t beat her. She is quietly pleased he can now run and swim faster than her and hopes he has a passion for looking after his health for life.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Business (Human Resources Management)
  • Certificate in Nutrition
  • Certificate IV in Massage Therapy Practice
  • Member Australian Traditional Medicine Society

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Lisa Barnes, Remedial and Swedish Massage

Lisa

I am a mother of two teenage children. I understand the constant struggle to have balance in our lives. Being there for your family, providing for your family, trying to stay fit and healthy. When the stresses in life start to impact our physical and mental wellbeing we start to feel overwhelmed and our body reacts.

I can help you regain balance in your life. Whether you are sitting at a desk all day, training for a sporting team, recovering from injury, renovating the house and garden, raising young children, there comes a time when our body needs attention.

I am passionate about providing the best treatment outcomes possible and working towards clients’ long term health goals. I am part of a multidisciplinary clinic where we work collaboratively to get the best results for our clients.

I use a number of postural and functional movement tests to establish a starting point, which can also be used at the end of treatments to see how well the body has responded. These help guide me to choose the best possible treatment plan and follow up treatments.

So whether you want to relax, unwind & relieve tension, reduce pain, rebalance or improve mobility I will be able to use a combination of soft tissue massage, stretching, strength exercises and taping to reach your goals.

Benefits of massage:

  • Reduced pain
  • Improved functional movement (mobility around joints)
  • Move more freely
  • Improved overall well being
  • Help reduce the risk of injury
  • Alleviates soreness
  • Reduce recovery time
  • Enhance circulation
  • Decrease blood pressure

Background

Head and shoulders photo of Lisa Barnes
Lisa Barnes, 1992 Olympics at Barcelona

I was an elite gymnast competing for over 14 years representing Australia at the 1990 Commonwealth Games and 1992 Olympic Games. I have an interest in most sports, walking, animals, camping and the outdoors. With a background in Human Movement, teaching PE for over 15 years and a gymnastics coach I have a greater understanding of the body and movement and the stresses that occur in our bodies.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Human Movement
  • Diploma of Education
  • Diploma of Remedial Massage
  • Certificate IV in Swedish Relaxation Massage
  • Senior first aid
  • Level 1 Sports Trainer
  • Advanced Gymnastics Coach

Welcome to Brigitte Batten, Chiropractor

Brigitte

IC Sports Therapies welcomes Brigitte Batten to the team*.

Brigitte Batten is a Macquarie University graduate with a passion for sports (especially gymnasts and dancers) due to her elite gymnastics background along with coaching/judging experience in gymnastics. She chose to study chiropractic due to an accident causing her to stop gymnastics and now her goal is to help people be able to overcome their injuries so they can continue doing the sport or activities they love.

Brigitte is dedicated, organised and very eager to help people with a range of different injuries, ranging from necks, backs, shoulders, ankles, headaches etc along with looking at the body as a whole to make sure you are working structurally, functionally and to allow maximal body’s performance. She also wants to encourage preventative strategies, such as rehabilitation and taping. Brigitte is very interested in expanding her knowledge with paediatrics, dry needling and other evidence based techniques to take a gentle approach to chiropractic and allow people to have the most effective treatment.

Brigitte has been an elite gymnast for 8 years before the injury, with her favourite apparatus, the beam. She is still very involved with gymnastics as she is an Advanced Gymnastics Coach and an Intermediate Gymnastics Judge with a club in Hornsby, coaching with a range of levels from kindygym, dance, school classes to high level gymnasts.

* Brigitte ceased practice at IC Sports Therapies in January 2019.