Russell Tuckerman

Principal Physiotherapist

Russell Tuckerman Physiotherapist in East Gosford
  • Completed B. App. Sc. degree in Physiotherapy at Sydney University in 1987
  • Member of Australian Physiotherapy Association since graduation
  • Practising for over 33 years and been in business in East Gosford for over 27 years
  • Married to his beautiful wife, has two adult children and has lived on the Central Coast for over 30 years
  • Loves golf, kayaking, walking and travelling.

Professional interest areas:

  • Back pain, pelvic pain and hip problems
  • Shoulder pain and shoulder bursitis management
  • Postural assessments and core muscle strength
  • Accredited BOUNCE back Instructor (for back pain and neck pain management)
  • Accredited PD Warrior’s Instructor (for Parkinson’s Disease management)
  • Sports injuries with particular focus on golf, football, cricket and rugby
  • Most recently developed a Men’s Health program for post-prostatectomy patients with pelvic floor problems and men recovering from prostate cancer treatment
  • Involved in research into prevention of low back pain and helping patients PREVENT re-injury
  • Gait assessment and orthotic prescription

Gary Wong

Senior Physiotherapist

Gary Wong - physiotherapist
  • Completed Physiotherapy degree at Sydney University in 1992
  • Member of Australian Physiotherapy Association
  • Worked in Kariong Private Practice for many years before joining the East Gosford Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Centre team
  • Lives locally on the Central Coast with his lovely wife and  young child
  • Loves  Cross Country skiing, bush walking, surfing  and camping.

Professional interest areas:

  • Musculoskeletal problems
  • Complex and difficult to manage problems
  • Neck and shoulder pain and dysfunction
  • Back pain and hip pain
  • Surgical rehabilitation and joint replacement rehabilitation
  • Accredited BOUNCE back instructor (for back pain and neck pain management)
  • Post-prostatectomy pelvic floor rehabilitation and Men’s Health problems
  • Problems with aging and chronic disease – Arthritis and Osteoporosis management
  • Falls prevention and Balance related problems

Liza Whitfield

Senior Physiotherapist

Liza Whitfield - Physiotherapist
  • Completed Physiotherapy degree at Sydney University in 1988
  • Member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association
  • Works part-time with a fun and busy life away from physiotherapy
  • A Terrigal Trotter (running group) and regularly seen on the Central Coast endurance sports circuit
  • Lives locally on the Central Coast with her busy family
  • Loves travelling, bush walking, cycling, and exercising with friends

Professional interest areas:

  • Sports injuries including running and cycling problems
  • Surgical rehabilitation particularly hips and knees
  • Core stability and postural correction
  • Neck pain and neck problems
  • Back pain
  • Hip pain
  • Feet and complex foot pain
  • Is an accredited PD Warrior instructor.
  • Balance and vestibular problems

Matthew King

Physiotherapist

Matt King Physiotherapist
  • Completed Bachelor of Physiotherapy with Honours at Newcastle university In 2016
  • Previously completed Certificate IV in Massage Therapy and Diploma in Remedial Massage
  • Previously member of Australian Defence Force ( Regular Army and Army Reserves)
  • Holds a Black Belt in Karate and works as a Senior Instructor and has been a Physiotherapist for Local and National Karate teams
  • Has an ability to work high performance athletes
  • Lives locally with fiancé
  • Loves boating, fishing and needs to stay fit and healthy for his karate

Professional interest areas:

  • Lower Back, pelvis and lower limb problems
  • Hip and lower limb tendon problems
  • Hip, knee and Shoulder Replacement post surgical rehab
  • High Performance training with elite Athletes and Dancers
  • Karate Injuries and Prevention
  • Biomechanical analysis of lower limb function and how it applies to sport
  • Persisting or Chronic Pain management , and helping people in pain function again

Ashley Lamb

Physiotherapist

Ashley Lamb Physiotherapist
  • Completed Bachelor of Physiotherapy with honours at the University of Newcastle in 2015
  • Member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association
  • Has worked with local Aussie Rules and Rugby Union teams as team Physiotherapist managing sports injuries
  • Previously worked for the Central Coast Local Health district rotating through a wide range of clinical areas
  • Lives locally with fiancé
  • Runs, swims and has played most sports, presently playing Rugby.

Professional Interest Areas:

  • Passionate about the holistic management of injuries and treating the whole person with our Pain to Performance model
  • Sports injuries prevention and management
  • Using exercise for rehabilitation from injury specially in Back Pain and is a Bounce Back Instructor
  • Post Total Hip and Knee Replacement Rehabilitation
  • Deep understanding of chronic or persisting pain
  • Recently undertaken extensive training in Women’s Health and management of women’s pelvic floor , bladder and incontinence problems
  • Accredited PD Warrior instructor
  • Expertly ran our online Zoom exercise program during lock down
  • Manages and runs our Keep Moving Classes and exercise program

Chathura (Chad) Basnayake

Physiotherapist

Chad Basnayake physiotherapist at East Gosford Physio
  • Graduated with Bachelor of Physiotherapy degree in 2018 from Australian Catholic University.
  • Member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association.
  • Chad is our most recent addition to the East Gosford Physio Team, and has settled in quickly, with his excellent Physio skills, injury knowledge and relaxed nature with patients.
  • Chad is passionate about using exercises to treat pain and prevent injuries from recurring, which aligns with East Gosford Physiotherapy’s Pain to Performance philosophy.
  • Chad worked as an on field sports Physiotherapist with elite Soccer, AFL and Rugby union teams in Sydney and has provided physio assistance at a number of private schools.
  • He is a passionate cricketer, who is available to help you with your sports Injuries on the Central Coast.
  • Chad has a strength and conditioning background and can advise you on your home or gym-based exercise program and make it specific to your sport and injury recovery.

Professional Interest Areas:

  • Orthopedic injury rehabilitation, particularly ACL and other knee injuries.
  • Postural and movement pattern causes of recurrent and chronic pain.
  • Manual therapy and massage to help acute pain.
  • Treatment of lower back pain through graded exercise programs.
  • Rehabilitation of athletes during their return to sport phase to prevent re-injury.
  • Helping patients prevent niggles from becoming major injuries.
  • Empowering patients through education, home exercise programs and self-management tools.

Martin Kwasner

Exercise Physiologist

Martin Kwasner- Exercise Physiologist
  • Accredited Exercise Physiologist with a Masters Degree in Public Health
  • Exercise Scientist, experienced in prescribing exercise for clinical populations since 2001 and has worked as a strength and conditioning trainer with elite athletes at the Victorian Institute of Sport
  • Australian Diabetes Council Accreditation to manage diabetic clients with education and exercise
  • Has been a professional dancer and holds a strong interest in dance rehabilitation
  • Interests include horse riding and family .

Professional Interest Areas:

  • Passionate about the holistic management of injuries and treating the whole person with our Pain to Performance model
  • Sports injuries prevention and management
  • Using exercise for rehabilitation from injury specially in Back Pain and is a Bounce Back Instructor
  • Post Total Hip and Knee Replacement Rehabilitation
  • Accredited PD  Warrior instructor and runs the  advanced high level  “Wednesday class” with great results.
  • Special interest and highly trained in Persistent or Chronic pain management, working closely with pain specialists.