Meet our Physio’s:
Back to Active Five Dock is home to Physiotherapists Brendan Fogarty and Alina Kennedy, both well known in the area for providing fantastic hands-on Physio care.
Brendan graduated with his Masters of Physiotherapy from the University of Sydney in 2009. He then completed his graduate year at Nepean Hospital working in various fields including ICU, cardiopulmonary, musculoskeletal and neurological physiotherapy.
Prior to Physiotherapy, Brendan graduate with a degree in Exercise and Sports Science from the University of Sydney and worked in the field of strength and condition with many sporting teams including West Harbour Rugby and the NSW Blues Cricket Team.
Brendan still plays Rugby at a high level and enjoys participating in all forms physical activity. With a special interest in Sports Brendan uses a variety of techniques including dry needling, Dynamic Taping and Muscle Energy Techniques to treat and manage his patients.
Alina graduated in 2011 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from the University of South Australia. Since graduating she has worked primarily in private practice treating a variety of musculoskeletal conditions. During this time Alina also worked at Tennis Australia Junior Money Tournaments as the onsite Physiotherapist.
In 2013 Alina moved from Adelaide to Sydney. Alina utilises manual therapy skills along with exercise rehabilitation to achieve patient specific goals.
What to expect at your first consultation:
At your first session, your Physio will ask you about the history of your problem to establish when and where it first started and how they may have changed over time, the treatments (if any) you have received to date, and the impact it may be having on your life.
Next, your Physio will carry out a hands-on examination, and various tests of the spine, nervous system, muscles and joints. Generally, none of these tests are painful, however if you are in acute pain, your Physio may ask you to demonstrate what positions and movements reproduce or exacerbate your pain.
After identifying the underlying cause/s (which usually don’t, however occasionally do require referral for an x-ray, C-T scan or MRI), your Physio will set some treatment goals, with the ultimate goal being to restore maximal, pain-free movement to your muscles and joints.
Why choose Back to Active Five Dock?
When you visit Back to Active Five Dock, you’re not just visiting one of Five Docks leading Physio teams, you’re gaining access to a team of Physiotherapists, Osteopaths, Remedial Massage therapists and practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine who take a multi-disciplinary approach to patient care. A team that puts your needs first:
• Treatment sessions are carried out one-on-one in a private room (so your practitioner is focused 100% on you)
• Health fund rebates are available for all of our services (we can swipe your card on the spot!)
• Appointments are available early and late so you don’t have to skip work for your appointment.
• Parking is easy (130 free car-parking spaces are available under the building).
Fees/ How to get started:
To make your first appointment, either call Box HQ reception on 9745 6803, or follow the link below to book online.
You initial consult and treatment with one of our Physiotherapists will cost $110. Any following consults and treatments with one of our Physiotherapists will cost $90.
You’ll be able to swipe your health fund card at the time of payment, and your rebate will come off the total. For payment, we accept cash, credit card (Amex, MasterCard or VISA) or EFTPOS.
B.App.Sci (Ex & Sp. Sci.), Masters of Physiotherapy