Meet the Team from Not Just Bendy Hypermobility Services

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About Us

Our Team of Physiotherapists

Please note we are currently running a waiting list for new physiotherapy clients until we have consistent availability.  

Sharon Hennessey Principal Physiotherapist Not Just Bendy

Sharon Hennessey

Physiotherapist & Practice principal

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Sharon has had a passion for treating hypermobility throughout her 24 years as a physiotherapist. Sharon has skills in rehabilitation, and problem solving and management of road blocks that can derail rehabilitation.

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Marlisa Kwan Senior Physiotherapist Not Just Bendy

Marlisa Kwan

senior Physiotherapist

Marlisa is highly motivated to assist her hypermobile patients. She is available for treatment of clients of all ages and also has an interest in school age children with appointments after school and on Saturdays. Marlisa also does home visits for those clients who are unable to travel to the practice.

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Belinda Breust Senior Physiotherapist Not Just Bendy

Belinda Breust

senior Physiotherapist

Belinda is an experienced physiotherapist who has a broad knowledge base including a passion for using Pilates as a tool for rehabilitation. Belinda has a special interest in spinal issues of the back and also has experience in rehabilitation of ballet and dance injuries.

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Maria Yee Senior Physiotherapist Not Just Bendy

MARIA YEE

senior Physiotherapist

Maria first developed a curiosity for hypermobility while studying in Physiotherapy school. Her ex-ballet classmates who were then training to be professional dancers were reporting patella and shoulder dislocations, and she got busy practicing strapping their joints up.

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Elissa Mak Associate Physiotherapist

ELISSA MAK

SENIOR PHYSIOTHERAPIST

Elissa holds a Bachelor of Exercise Science as well as a Masters of Physiotherapy, and has experience with a diverse caseload of clients. She has an encouraging, caring, patient-centered approach, and caters her treatments towards each individual’s personal goals.

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Laurel Hoppis Associate Physiotherapist

LAUREL HOPPIS

ASSOCIATE PHYSIOTHERAPIST

Laurel holds a Bachelor of Applied Exercise Science as well as a Doctor of Physiotherapy. She has a genuine passion for listening to patient’s stories and providing individualist treatment programs for all her patients. She also has an infectious laugh! 

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Gloria Kang Associate Physiotherapist Not Just Bendy

GLORIA KANG

ASSOCIATE PHYSIOTHERAPIST

Gloria has experience in diverse areas of physiotherapy including musculoskeletal therapy, women’s health, orthopedics and surgical support. She is dedicated to enhancing patients’ lives through evidence-based practice and specialized care. 

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ARIEL LEE

ASSOCIATE PHYSIOTHERAPIST

Ariel graduated from the University of Queensland in 2018 and is known for her warm, supportive, and patient-centric approach. She brings a wealth of expertise to her practice, including advanced techniques in Dry Needling, managing headache, chronic pain, and vestibular conditions. 

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KEYI CHENG

EMERGING Physiotherapist

Keyi holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Master of Physiotherapy Studies degree. With her personal experience of hypermobility, she is passionate about using the knowledge she has to provide individualised care for more patients with hypermobility.

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Exercise Physiologist

AVERY WU

EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGIST

Avery holds a Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology as well as a Diploma of Professional Pilates Instruction, and has experience working with hypermobility and its associated conditions. Avery’s ultimate goal is to help her patients live a more fulfilling life doing the things they enjoy.

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Our wonderful support team

JENNIFER

PRACTICE MANAGER

Meet Jen, our powerhouse Practice Manager at Not Just Bendy! In addition to looking after our patients and staff, Jen keeps the physiotherapy clinic running like a well-oiled machine! While she may not seek the spotlight, Jen’s efforts make all the difference in delivering top-notch care to our patients.

Sue

SENIOR RECEPTIONIST

Affectionately known as the “Mother Hen”, Sue has a knack for nurturing our patients and making them feel a part of our big, happy family. A teacher in a former life, Sue’s extensive knowledge and experience has made her a pro at keeping things running smoothly. Chaos doesn’t stand a chance when Sue is on duty!                 

Michelle the Business Manager

Michelle

BUSINESS MANAGER

Michelle, our Business Manager and passionate solutionist! With over a decade of experience in Office Management and Consulting, she is dedicated to helping our team and Not Just Bendy excel. She thrives on enhancing our workplace culture, streamlining operations, and guiding our business toward its goals.

      Jayde

JAY

RECEPTIONIST

Jay takes pride in his work ethic and has a genuine desire to help our patients (and the rest of the staff!). Our resident ‘cool kid’ and tech guru, Jay is always the first to put up his hand to assist where needed. Jay’s energetic and helpful nature makes him the rockstar of our team.

Raylene

RAYLENE

RECEPTIONIST

Raylene describes herself as a tomboy, who has a positive outlook on life. As a nurse of 10years, she believes that everyone should have a positive & supportive experience, when navigating through their life challenges.

 

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