A little more about Sharpe's Physio.
We are a small family run business, situated just underneath Charlestown Central Leagues Club. We are simply about offering friendly, professional and effective treatment. Our goal is to get each and every one of our patients back to a pain free life, moving better and with a greater understanding of your body. We are passionate about helping you return to doing the things you love!
We take pride in patient care, listening to you and getting to know all the in and outs of your pain and problems. Once we have diagnosed your injury, we will help you to understand what is going on so you can self-manage your injury. We believe this is key to your pro-longed recovery, so that you can be pain free for good!
A number of different treatment options will be used to get you back to health as soon as possible. These include; hands on therapy, ultrasound, therapeutic exercise, bracing and taping where applicable, foot orthotics if needed. We have also teamed up with Valentine Hydrotherapy Pool, where if needed we offer group Hydrotherapy classes on Friday afternoons. Over the years we have gained connections with other local medical professionals and as it is our goal to get you back to optimum health, we may refer you to another trusted medical specialist if needed.
We are members of the Australian Physiotherapy Association and are happy to take WorkCover, DVA patients with a gold card and patients with an Medicare EPC Form.
Our Qualified Physios
Having graduated from the University of Sydney in 2004, Matthew has over 12 years of experience working in the clinical setting both in Australia and the UK.
Matt has had the opportunity to work closely with some of Newcastle's premier sporting teams including the Newcastle Knights, Newcastle rugby union and is the current physiotherapist for the Central Charlestown Butcher Boys. We are very proud to support the White & Blues!
Matthew has a keen interest in analysing and diagnosing biomechanical issues that may be contributing to the patients symptoms.
Away from the physio room Matt enjoys participating in various sports and is an average cricket and soccer player!
Bronte graduated from the University of Newcastle in 2015 and has been working in Hospitals in NSW. Keen to try her hand in Private Practice we welcome her as part of our team! Her interests include baking healthy treats which we have already been enjoying in the practice!
Lachlan graduated from the University of Newcastle in 2015 and had been working for Sharpe's Physio since May 2017. He is a local from Redhead who spends his spare time mountain biking, kite surfing and heading to the snow!
Lachlan has experience treating sport and work injuries, utilising hands on therapy and personalised exercise programming. His patients include elite and recreational sportspeople, children and the elderly. Lachlan likes getting to know you while providing a relaxed and enjoyable treatment session. We are proud to say that in 2018, he became Physio to The Knights Reserve Grade & Under 20's teams - up the Red & Blues!
Bronte graduated from the University of Newcastle in 2018 and joined the Sharpe's team as an enthusiastic & passionate physiotherapist in February 2019.
Outside of the Sharpe's clinic Bronte loves playing football, skating and drinking good coffee. You may also see her around the football fields in her role as Academy Physiotherapist for Newcastle Jets United.
Bronte is passionate about finding creative solutions to help clients reach their goals and recover from injury.
Graduating from the University of Newcastle in 2018, Harry started with us as a full time Physio in February 2019. Raised in Newcastle Harrison enjoys playing local AFL, basketball, and taking advantage of our beautiful beaches.
Harrison endeavours to provide a comprehensive treatment program to assist your return to sporting, work and every-day life. Combining tailored exercise programs, manual therapies and education to best manage your individual presentation.
Our Physio Aides
Rachel is currently studying her Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance at TAFE.
She is very involved with her sports of touch football and league tag and enjoys the experience assisting with sporting teams.
Away from work Rachel enjoys socialising with with friends, & family, going to the beach and also her participation in her sporting activities.
Your Friendly Receptionists
Through her years in the workforce Jenna has acquired a comprehensive skill set in the administration field. Prior to joining the clinic, amongst other things Jenna has worked in office environments and hospitality.
She loves to keep a organised reception and will deal with any of your queries as quickly and efficiently as possible; and always with a smile!
Jasmyn is the youngest member of the team, you will often see Jasmyn working on her days off university. Jasmyn has grown up in the world of dance her whole life and because of this has needed much physio herself! Inspired by our team of physios, she dreams of being a physio herself one day, beginning her journey to reach this goal by currently studying Exercise and Sports Science at the University of Newcastle!
Tiare is our friendly part time receptionist. She has over 12 years of experience in administration and the hotel industry. She was most recently working at Golden Door Health Retreat assisting patrons to realise their health goals through tailoring personalised health holidays.
Tiare is always motivated to help our patients in any way possible to make their time at Sharpes physio a simple and seamless experience.
When not in the office Tiare enjoys spending time at the beach and with her friends and family relaxing.
Michelle is our friendly part time receptionist. Michelle is a key member of our team, not only because she brings in 'Designer Delights' but also because she brings a warmth to our practice and looks after us all!