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Welcome to Bay Physiotherapy where our aim is to work alongside our patients assisting them in achieving their goals in pain management, flexibility, strength and/or function. No matter your age or activity level we will assist in helping you return to your best!

This is not the only conditions that we treat but just a guide for you:

  • Post-operative rehabilitation – Knee, ankle and shoulder reconstructions, joint replacements, rotator cuff repairs and arthroscopies.
  • Back and neck issues. e.g. disc injuries, muscle and ligament strains
  • Shoulder dislocations and rotator cuff injuries
  • Sports Injuries
  • Tennis elbow
  • Hip bursitis
  • Groin pain
  • Ankle, knee, hip sprains
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Achilles tendon injuries
  • Postural issues and growing pains


After discussing and completing a thorough history of your complaint/injury and gaining an insight into what level of fitness you need to return to, we will begin treatment. Techniques that we may use through your rehab may include soft tissue releases, joint mobilisations/manipulations, muscle energy techniques, Mulligans technique and exercise prescription. We may also use taping (rigid or dynamic) or the use of compression garments to assist our treatment. Our aim is to involve you in your rehab and make sure that you understand exactly how you can recover and the steps needed for you to return to the activities that you enjoy the most.

Here is a small explanation on some of the techniques you may not have heard of:

We use this treatment technique to improve the way bones and joints move. People often hear about hip or pelvis misalignment and Muscle Energy Technique is often used to “realign the pelvis”. It involves fairly subtle muscle contractions under our direction where you push towards our resistance. For such a gentle technique people are often very surprised by what can often be very dramatic improvements in movement and pain.
These are often referred to as SNAGs or NAGs. They are another method of mobilizing the joints and gaining increased movement of the spine and reduced pain. The Physiotherapist will glide or gently lift a spinal joint while you move. For an ankle or hip joint the Physiotherapist might use a special belt to glide the joint while you move the joint. The improvements that can be gained from Mulligan’s techniques are often quite amazing.

No referral is necessary from a Doctor to seek treatment from a physio We are able to refer for X-ray and MRI investigations.


Samuel M.J. Ward

B.Hlth.Sci, M.Phty, APAM

Sam graduated from the University of Sydney in Australia with a Bachelor of Health Sciences and a Masters of Physiotherapy.

Sam’s physiotherapy experience has been spent working in private practice settings in Sydney, Australia. In these settings, Sam has developed experience in management of musculoskeletal conditions and also a lateral thinking approach in his treatment having worked alongside chiropractors, personal trainers, massage therapists and nutritionists. Sam places a big importance on exercise prescription as the key to long term self management of your body.

Sam’s cliental have not solely been from a sporting background. Sam has worked closely with elderly people running exercise classes and developing suitable home exercise programs. Further, Sam’s experience has involved working closely with people who have cerebral palsy providing manual therapy and supervised exercise programs at the Cerebral Palsy Alliance.

Aside from physiotherapy Sam is a current 1st grade rugby player and player in the National Rugby Championships with the Warringah Rats and NSW Country Eagles respectively. Sam’s other hobbies include four-wheel driving, golf and waterskiing.

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