LUKE VESCIO

Physiotherapist
 

Bachelor of Physiotherapy
Qualified Musculoskeletal Segmental & Dry Needling
Qualified Reformer Pilates studio and clinical rehab

Luke grew up on the Northern Beaches of Sydney and has always been involved in both team and individual sports at a professional and social level.

Movement is a big piece of the puzzle when it comes to one’s health and this couldn’t be any more accurate when injuries occur. Luke works closely with those around him to ensure a return to full function and movement is attained. Luke currently provides Physiotherapy services for the Manly Warringah Wolves AFL Club and the Manly Warringah Touch Football Association.

Everyone has different goals in regards to rehabilitation be it to return to competitive sport, return to work or return to living pain-free. Whatever the focus is, Luke ensures that the patient and their goal is at the center of the rehabilitation process.

EMMA WILLIAMS

Physiotherapist
 

Bachelor of Physiotherapy
APA Sports Physiotherapist level 1
Qualified Musculoskeletal Segmental & Dry Needling
ASCA Strength & Conditioning Coach level 1
SMA Sports Trainer level 2

Emma’s qualifications and close work with Exercise Physiologists, Strength and Conditioning Coaches, and Orthopedic specialists, shows in her knowledge of the human body’s anatomy, and a systematic approach to physiotherapy. Simply put, she wants you to leave your session with a clearer understanding and better movement. She runs our ACL Return to Sport Program with in gym strength, and on field return to running sessions. 

Emma is a ‘hands-on’ practitioner who loves working where she lives, helping locals get back to pain-free movement, professional sport, and everything in between.

Currently, Head Physiotherapist of Manly-Warringah Touch Football, and closely associated with the Sydney Scorpions Touch Football Association, Emma’s got plenty of experience with sporting injuries of all age groups.

SAM CHURCH

Physiotherapist

Doctor of physiotherapy
ASCA strength & conditioning coach level 1

 

 

Sam has a Doctor of Physiotherapy degree and is a qualified Strength & Conditioning Coach. His experience has seen him work with elite athletes, sub-elite athletes, weekend warriors and locals motivated to get back to work and doing what they love. 

Sam has had his fair share of injuries and his personal experience allows him to empathise and understand the rehabilitation process. His approach to treatment is tailored to the individual with a focus on active rehabilitation and hands on therapy. One of Sam’s priorities is to help each client better understand their injury, where they are in the rehabilitation process and their role in achieving and surpassing their rehabilitation goals.

When he’s not at Motus you can find Sam surfing just about everyday. If the surf is flat Sam is running, swimming or training at Chocolate Box. Sam has spent multiple seasons snowboarding in Canada and Japan, has cycled from Canada to Mexico and driven from Canada to Patagonia.

Sam also runs our Surfing Strength Program on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings. These classes are designed to improve athleticism that transfers to the water, targeting physical qualities relevant to surfing; strength, power, energy system development, mobility ad injury resilience. 

 

JOA AITKEN

Physiotherapist

Masters of Physiotherapy,
Bachelors of Sports and Exercise Science

As a beaches local, Joa has been involved in a range of community sports both as a player and physio. With a keen interest in human anatomy and rehabilitation, Joa has a passion for treating individuals with a range of abilities navigate through both acute and chronic injuries and pain. He also has a particular interest in treating youth and adolescent athletes to overcome growth-related conditions, such as Severs Disease. 

 

He has experience working with amateur, semi-professional and professional athletes across a range of sports including rugby union, AFL, soccer and sailing. 

 

Joa enjoys using a mix of hands-on therapy techniques with tailored exercise in the early stages of rehab and then merging physiotherapy with strength and conditioning principles to help rebuild resilient bodies. Whether that be returning to work-related or social activities, getting back to a pain-free round of golf, the weekend warriors on a Saturday afternoon or competing for Olympic gold medals!

TOMMY SLOOT

Exercise Physiologist 

Bachelor of Applied Science (Sports & Exercise Science)
Master of Exercise Physiology
ASCA Strength & conditioning coach level 2

 

Having studied a Masters of Exercise Physiology, Brendan will work with you to develop a clear plan to help you reach your goal. He views rehabilitation as an opportunity to improve your movement and get you back to your best.

Brendan has a special interest in sports rehabilitation for the full lifespan , seeing him undertake further study in this area , as well as the management of osteoarthritis through resistance training. He has a particular focus on the nuances of human movement and strives to empower his clients through continued education and objective goal setting. 

Away from Motus you will find him doing his own strength training, training his Border Collie ‘Remy’ or sipping coffee at his local cafe. 

Brendan maxworthy

Exercise Physiologist 

Bachelor of Health Science (movement Science)
Master of Exercise Physiology
graduate certificate in exercise rehabilitation in sports injuries 

 

Having studied a Masters of Exercise Physiology, Brendan will work with you to develop a clear plan to help you reach your goal. He views rehabilitation as an opportunity to improve your movement and get you back to your best.

Brendan has a special interest in sports rehabilitation for the full lifespan , seeing him undertake further study in this area , as well as the management of osteoarthritis through resistance training. He has a particular focus on the nuances of human movement and strives to empower his clients through continued education and objective goal setting. 

Away from Motus you will find him doing his own strength training, training his Border Collie ‘Remy’ or sipping coffee at his local cafe. 

JAZMINE FITZGERALD

Exercise Physiologist 

Bachelor of Exercise Science
Bachelor of Exercise Physiology 
ASCA Strength & conditioning coach level 1

Jaz is a passionate Exercise Physiologist with a particular interest in helping those living with the inability to access high levels of physical education and training. She aims to aid improvements in her client’s movement patterns, conditions, increasing independence to achieve their goals by individualising her approach to each client.

Jaz grew up in Byron Bay, surfing and playing high-level soccer. She has always considered exercising a vital part of health and throughout her career has endeavoured to inspire others to lead an active lifestyle through the full spectrum of life. 

Jaz aims to empower her clients and continually strives to improve her clinical knowledge so she can provide the best advice, treatment and training to her clients.

Jaz has a passion and wealth of experience working with individuals of all ages diagnosed with intellectual disability and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Jaz is able to make the interaction very comfortable and modify the session depending on the individuals needs ensuring they have a positive, enjoyable experience. 

Tom Carruthers

Exercise Physiologist
 

Bachelor of exercise physiology
ASCA strength & conditioning coach level 1

With a degree in Exercise Physiology and accreditation to the Australian Strength and Conditioning Association, Tom has worked with a number of professional sport teams including the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles, Sydney University Rugby League and Australian Paralympians.

Tom is passionate about providing holistic exercise solutions and collaborates with physiotherapists, GPs, surgeons and nurse practitioners to deliver the best outcomes for his clients. Tom is proud to have played rugby and cricket at a representative level overseas and understands the demands of sport from the players perspective. Having experienced an ACL injury and the rehabilitiation process personally, Tom is passionate about helping people recover from injury and get back on the field with a performance edge.

Tom’s unique approach involves helping people understand their injuries, create an evidence based plan to support recovery and break the process down into clear milestones so clients can achieve their goals. This can be seen clearly in his running of our Osteoarthritis Program.

Tom is also accredited with Diabetes NSW and has a passion for helping individuals with Type 2 diabetes make healthy lifestyle changes. Tom helps run both individual and group diabetes programs aimed at education and awareness of both the condition and how exercise can help manage this condition. The group classes are an affordable alternative that allows individuals to train and share their journey with others in a similar situation.  

KAI LACKNER

Strength & Conditioning Coach
 

Cert III & IV Fitness
ASCA Strength & Conditioning Coach level 2

Kai is a Strength and Conditioning Coach with a wealth of experience in athlete development having worked with athletes from across various sporting disciplines. 

Passionate about physical education and thirst for knowledge in the subject matter, Kai has focussed his energy on the athletic development process enabling his clients to take their sporting acumen to the next level.

Kai has been involved with sporting teams across a wide range of athletic levels including the Manly Sea Eagles, GWS Giants, and NSW Police Force. Kai’s particular brand of performance training brings the best out of his athletes and clients.

LUKE VESCIO

Physiotherapist

Bachelor of Physiotherapy
Qualified Musculoskeletal Segmental & Dry Needling
Qualified Reformer Pilates studio and clinical rehab

Luke grew up on the Northern Beaches of Sydney and has always been involved in both team and individual sports at a professional and social level.

Movement is a big piece of the puzzle when it comes to one’s health and this couldn’t be any more accurate when injuries occur. Luke works closely with those around him to ensure a return to full function and movement is attained. Luke currently provides Physiotherapy services for the Manly Warringah Wolves AFL Club and the Manly Warringah Touch Football Association.

Everyone has different goals in regards to rehabilitation be it to return to competitive sport, return to work or return to living pain-free. Whatever the focus is, Luke ensures that the patient and their goal is at the center of the rehabilitation process.

EMMA WILLIAMS

Physiotherapist

Bachelor of Physiotherapy
APA Sports Physiotherapist level 1
Qualified Musculoskeletal Segmental & Dry Needling
ASCA Strength & Conditioning Coach level 1
SMA Sports Trainer level 2

Emma’s qualifications and close work with Exercise Physiologists, Strength and Conditioning Coaches, and Orthopedic specialists, shows in her knowledge of the human body’s anatomy, and a systematic approach to physiotherapy. Simply put, she wants you to leave your session with a clearer understanding and better movement.

Emma is a ‘hands-on’ practitioner who loves working where she lives, helping locals get back to pain-free movement, professional sport, and everything in between.

Currently, Head Physiotherapist of the Manly-Warringah Womens’ AFL club, closely associated with the Sydney Scorpions Touch Football Association, Emma’s got plenty of experience with sporting injuries of all age groups.

SAM CHURCH

Physiotherapist

Doctor of physiotherapy
ASCA strength & conditioning coach level 1

Sam has a Doctor of Physiotherapy degree and is a qualified Strength & Conditioning Coach. His experience has seen him work with elite athletes, sub-elite athletes, weekend warriors and locals motivated to get back to work and doing what they love. 

Sam has had his fair share of injuries and his personal experience allows him to empathise and understand the rehabilitation process. His approach to treatment is tailored to the individual with a focus on active rehabilitation and hands on therapy. One of Sam’s priorities is to help each client better understand their injury, where they are in the rehabilitation process and their role in achieving and surpassing their rehabilitation goals.

When he’s not at Motus you can find Sam surfing just about everyday. If the surf is flat Sam is running, swimming or training at Chocolate Box. Sam has spent multiple seasons snowboarding in Canada and Japan, has cycled from Canada to Mexico and driven from Canada to Patagonia.

Sam also runs our Surfing Strength Program on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings. These classes are designed to improve athleticism that transfers to the water, targeting physical qualities relevant to surfing; strength, power, energy system development, mobility ad injury resilience. 

TOMMY SLOOT

Exercise Physiologist

Bachelor of Applied Science (Sports & Exercise Science)
Master of Exercise Physiology

Having a strong athletic background as a competitive 400-meter sprinter and long-distance runner, Tommy appreciates the intricacies of the human anatomy and the complexities we can face at any point in time.

Tommy aims to empower individuals through movement, create a positive influence on their holistic health and wellbeing, as well as achieve specific goals, no matter the steps along the way. His clinical attention revolves around client rehabilitation, sports and exercise performance as a variety of more complex conditions (Musculoskeletal, Neurological and Metabolic).

Tommy also has strong foundations in athlete programming and periodisation to have athletes at optimum performance ready for competition.

JAZMINE FITZGERALD

Exercise Physiologist

Bachelor of Exercise Science
Bachelor of Exercise Physiology 

Jaz is a passionate Exercise Physiologist with a particular interest in helping those living with the inability to access high levels of physical education and training. She aims to aid improvements in her client’s movement patterns, conditions, increasing independence to achieve their goals by individualising her approach to each client.

Jaz grew up in Byron Bay, surfing and playing high-level soccer. She has always considered exercising a vital part of health and throughout her career has endeavoured to inspire others to lead an active lifestyle through the full spectrum of life. 

Jaz aims to empower her clients and continually strives to improve her clinical knowledge so she can provide the best advice, treatment and training to her clients.
Jaz has a passion and wealth of experience working with individuals of all ages diagnosed with intellectual disability and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Jaz is able to make the interaction very comfortable and modify the session depending on the individuals needs ensuring they have a positive, enjoyable experience. 

TOM CARRUTHERS

Exercise Physiologist

BACHELOR OF EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY
ASCA STRENGTH & CONDITIONING COACH LEVEL 1

With a degree in Exercise Physiology and accreditation to the Australian Strength and Conditioning Association, Tom has worked with a number of professional sport teams including the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles, Sydney University Rugby League and Australian Paralympians.

Tom is passionate about providing holistic exercise solutions and collaborates with physiotherapists, GPs, surgeons and nurse practitioners to deliver the best outcomes for his clients. Tom is proud to have played rugby and cricket at a representative level overseas and understands the demands of sport from the players perspective. Having experienced an ACL injury and the rehabilitiation process personally, Tom is passionate about helping people recover from injury and get back on the field with a performance edge.

Tom’s unique approach involves helping people understand their injuries, create an evidence based plan to support recovery and break the process down into clear milestones so clients can achieve their goals.

Tom is accredited with Diabetes NSW and has a passion for helping individuals with Type 2 diabetes make healthy lifestyle changes. Tom helps run both individual and group diabetes programs aimed at education and awareness of both the condition and how exercise can help manage this condition. The group classes are an affordable alternative that allows individuals to train and share their journey with others in a similar situation. 

KAI LACKNER

Strength & Conditioning Coach

Cert III & IV Fitness
ASCA Strength & Conditioning Coach Level 2

Kai is a Strength and Conditioning Coach with a wealth of experience in athlete development having worked with athletes from across various sporting disciplines. 

Passionate about physical education and thirst for knowledge in the subject matter, Kai has focussed his energy on the athletic development process enabling his clients to take their sporting acumen to the next level.

Kai has been involved with sporting teams across a wide range of athletic levels including the Manly Sea Eagles, GWS Giants, and NSW Police Force. Kai’s particular brand of performance training brings the best out of his athletes and clients.

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