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Ken Elias

 “It gives me great joy to create an outstanding experience and improve the quality of life of as many people as possible”

Director, Senior Physiotherapist

A highly successful physiotherapist with over 10 years experience. He has a passion for caring and helping everyone in the community.

  Ken’s love for his community has seen him work with elite and professional athletes as well as being head physiotherapist for local soccer and rugby clubs and Ryde Little Athletics. He has a postgraduate certificate in Sports Physiotherapy.

  He is currently studying a Bachelor of Psychology – intending to specialise in chronic pain management, sports psychology, addiction, stress, anxiety and depression. 

  Ken is passionate about athletics and specialises in sprinting and long jump. He can be seen not only on the local athletic tracks but pop in and see him at our amazing Sports Performance Studio also.

  In his spare time Ken enjoys running, strength training, meditation and reading. He also has three young children to keep him busy.

Qualifications: BAppSc. (Physiotherapy), Grad.Dip.Sports Physiotherapy

  • DMA Pilates Instructors Course

  • Polestar Pilates Instructors Course

  • APA Sports Level 1 and Level 2

  • APA Spinal Level 1 and Level 2

  • Dry Needling Level 1 and Level 2

  • Rehabilitation of Lower Limb injuries

  • Dynamic Stabilisation of the Hip & Pelvis

  • Tendinopathies of the Hip & Pelvis

  • Titleist Performance Institute Certified Lvl 1

  • The Sporting Spine

  • Introduction to Paediatrics Orthopaedics

  • Group Exercise & Falls Prevention

  • Muscle Energy Technique of the Pelvis and Lumbar Spine

  • Brian Mulligan: Treatment of the Upper Quadrant

 

Senior Physiotherapist, Pilates instructor

Lissandra is a dynamic health and fitness enthusiast. It was her love of sport, rehabilitation and caring nature that drove her towards a career in Physiotherapy, studying at the University of Sydney.

  Lis is also a graduate of Fine Form's prestigious Physiotherapist Leadership program, where she hopes to mentor other Physios and help guide their path.

  She is a loving, friendly and inspiring Physio, her passion involves improving and empowering the well-being of all her patients.

  Lis has a passion for Women's Health Physiotherapy and is one of our Clinical Pilates Instructors, and teaches group Pilates Classes and private classes for pregnant/post-natal women.

  When not working to help improve her patients, Lis enjoys playing soccer, swimming and travelling through Europe and the rest of the world

 

Qualifications: BAppSc. (Physiotherapy) University of Sydney

  • DMA Pilates Instructors Course

  • APA Sports Level 1

  • APA Sports Level 2

  • APA Spinal Level 1

  • Level 1 APPI Pilates

  • Level 1 ASCA Strength and
    Conditioning Coach

  • APA Physio Pilates; Prescribing better exercises for complex cases

Lissandra Larobina

Strive to embody the type of energy that adds true meaning to the lives of those around you
 

Thomas Do

People don’t buy what you do, they buy why you do it. Find your why.

Senior Physiotherapist

Thomas completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Sydney and has since then worked in private practice fine tuning his skills in the realm of musculoskeletal and sporting related conditions.

   After experiencing injuries first hand, Tom has a greater appreciation for preventative measures and comprehensive screenings to reduce occurrence of injury. Having two vastly different sporting passions being golf and ice hockey.

  Tom is consistently finding ways to better your game through maximising power, flexibility and efficiency.

 

Qualifications: BAppSc. (Physiotherapy) University of Sydney

  • APA Sports Level 1

  • APA Sports Level 2

  • APA Spinal Level 1

  • APA Spinal Level 2

 

Physiotherapist

Jeremy's caring nature and exceptional bedside manner put everyone at ease and help to build trust with his clients in order for them to reach their health goals. Jeremy has gained valuable experience with Westmead Children's Hospital, the Royal Rehab

Centre and Aged Care in a rural environment. He has extensive Sports Physiotherapy experience also, having worked with the West Tigers NRL team, Waratahs Youth team and local soccer club West Ryde Rovers. 

   It was his passion for sports and a yearning to help others that guided his decision to choose physiotherapy. " I have a particular interest in treating paediatrics, neck, back and knees. I love to motivate people by setting goals and treatment plans to gain full function.

  Jeremy enjoys playing soccer, basketball, going to the gym and travelling. He also loves his food and is kind enough to share his Lebanese grandmothers left overs with the rest of our team – such a generous guy!

Qualifications: BHSc, MPhysio, Sydney University

  • APA Sports Level 1

  • SIRA Workers Comp 

  • Senior First Aid and CPR

  • Sports Kineso Taping Level 1

Jeremy 
Abood

Stepping out of your comfort zone is where success begins
 
 

Suzy Elias, Owner and Pilates Manager

Suzy was instrumental in creating the Fine Form family 10 years ago with her husband Ken. With a background in Business, specifically Marketing, she helps to manage the day to day functioning of the Pilates Studio and directs the overall course of the practice. Suzy is responsible for ensuring the practice is an active member of our local community through quality sponsorships and hiring/managing of reputable staff. Suzy believes in the age old philosophy that the customer must always come first; always striving to better serve our patients and the wider Ryde community. She is always happy to hear your feedback or suggestions. Suzy also juggles parenting for her three small children. She enjoys traveling and states that Nice, France is her favourite city of all time, she also enjoys cooking but professes she cannot bake, however, she makes a mean summer Sangria. During her spare time, Suzy loves to spend her time on the beach with her family and preparing sumptuous BBQ’s.

Maddie Endacott, Pilates Instructor

Maddie has been teaching reformer Pilates and pre and post natal Pilates now for 4 years. She completed her reformer Pilates course at Elixir Pilates, yoga and fitness in Sydney. Maddie is passionate about improving and guiding those through the amazing benefits that reformer Pilates has to offer. “As a reformer instructor I believe that treating everyone based on their current imbalances is critical as everyone does not have the same body”. Maddie has finished her Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science and is studying Masters of Exercise Physiology at University of Sydney. She hopes to then further her knowledge and understanding as an Exercise Physiologist and apply her skills to help those with a well balanced lifestyle.

Maddie grew up with playing touch football, netball and danced for 17 years. She is a bright and bubbly face here at Fine Form Physio and is happy to assist you with any enquires.

Qualifications: Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science

 

Deborah Yap, Pilates Instructor

Debbie originally hails from Singapore, where her love for fitness started at the young age of 10. Having played for her school's Netball team and representing her college's rock climbing team at regional competitions, her passion for fitness continued in Sydney back in 2018. Following a hip injury, she began her Pilates practice at the recommendation of her physiotherapist and experienced first-hand the benefits it had helped with her mobility and flexibility. Outside the Pilates studio, you can find her stitching hand embroidered, She believes doing mindful embroidery helps her to relax after a stressful day, and also gives her thinking space to think of creative ways for her next Pilates class through the mind and hand movement of the needle and thread.

 

Debbie has completed her Pilates Reformer teacher training at BodyMindLife, and loves how Pilates workouts are adaptable to many fitness levels. She finds joy in helping others achieve new goals, expect to feel the burn and have fun moving your body!   

 

Her personal statement is to "Live the life you've imagined".

 

Calli Butler, Pilates Instructor

Calli started off life as an ice skater at the age of 6. She competed all over the UK until a knee injury at 14 stopped her from continuing the sport. This also put a stop to her fitness career and plans after she left school. Calli turned to childcare and has worked with all ages and abilities

   Her life eventually took full circle and she got back into the fitness industry. “I myself have had fatigue and body soreness, daily since I was 20. After a very long journey I found a couple of people who helped me with my aches and pains and finally diagnosed me. I know how many people go through similar experiences or have both long and short term injuries like I too have had. I really wanted to give back and help as many people going through injuries/imbalances as I could. I qualified as a Personal Trainer. I felt that I needed more refined skills, so I turned to and trained in pilates and I haven’t looked back. If I can help just one person and give them skills to live a better life then I couldn’t really ask for more.”

   Currently Calli is settling into her new life as a mum.

 

Your Friendly Office Team

Yocelyn Perdomo, Office Manager/Receptionist

Yocelyn has been with us for over 7 years. She is thrilled to be involved in a family practice that caters to her community. Yocelyn loves to read Thrillers, her favourite authors include, James Patterson and Patricia Cornwall. She loves discovering new essential oils and is in charge of the beautiful aromas you can smell wafting throughout the practice. She boasts that Lavender, Sandalwood and Rose are her ultimate must haves. Yocelyn is more than happy to answer your enquires and questions.  

Jemina Shrestha, Receptionist

A recent environment graduate, I aim to promote sustainable solutions to the global environmental crisis by empowering community members. Along the journey, I aspire to meet people from all walks of life and learn new things from them. I plan to call these teachings "Gems of Jem". I truly believe in the power of words to heal and help humankind evolve. So, I spend most of my time reading and writing. Finding and connecting people with growth mindset and beautiful souls gives me  a high that I simply cannot explain. The people here at Fine Form Physio check all of those boxes and being part of this family who help to heal others makes me feel eternally grateful.

 

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109-129 Blaxland Road
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