Meet the friendly staff at Lane Cove Physio…

Our physiotherapists were selected due to their specialties and interest in either sports, spinal physiotherapy, hydrotherapy, or orthopeadic Rehabilitation. All have a high level of expertise, high standard of treatments and caring personalities. Our physiotherapists, remedial massage therapists and pilates instructors are committed to helping you return to your regular lifestyle and exercise goals.

Jack Perisa

Specialist Sports Physiotherapist (FACP) – Practice Principal

APA Titled Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

Jack Graduated from Sydney University in 1998. After working his first year in Westmead Hospital he quickly moved into private practice and has been the principal of Lane Cove Physio for the past 13 years. In addition Jack has completed a double Masters degree in Sports and Musckuloskeletal Physiotherapy at Griffith University. Most recently, Jack has been awarded a Specialist Sports Physiotherapy Title from the College of Specialist Physiotherapists in 2018. This is the highest Titling recognition in Australia for a physiotherapist.

Jack has worked with elite athletes across a number of sports and has held physiotherapy roles with various sporting teams including the Australian Futsal Team, the Australian Paralympic Football Team, World Strongmen at the Arnold Classic, Head Physiotherapist at Football NSW, Sydney United First Grade National Soccer League team, NSW U16 School-Boys Rugby team, Blacktown City Soccer Club, GPS teams for Football and the ARAFURA games in Darwin. In addition, he worked as a sports physiotherapist at the Youth Olympics held in Sydney in 2013 as well as a sports physiotherapist for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in the athletes village. Jack has treated former socceroos as well as current socceroos. He has been highly involved with St Ignatius College Riverview as their team Physiotherapist for athletics and football, as well as Jesuit Cup cricket, basketball and tennis. Jack has a passion for injury prevention and management. He is highly skilled in musculoskeletal and sports injuries.

Simon Wybenga

Simon graduated from Australian Catholic University with Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2015 and went back to complete a Graduate Certificate in High Performance Sport in 2020. He is now completing his Masters of Sports Physiotherapy at La Trobe University. Previously he has worked at private practices in Sydney treating a variety of sporting and musculoskeletal injuries, having a particular interest in shoulder and lower limb injuries.

Simon’s background playing various sports over the years particularly in rugby union, cycling and triathlon has combined with his experience as a physiotherapist with various rugby union, football and AFL teams in Sydney. Simon has also been fortunate to travel throughout China, USA & Canada with top 100 WTA tennis players which has placed him in good stead to deliver a high level of care from elite athletes through to the average athlete like himself.

Like most physios Simon is fairly active at the gym or Crossfit, trying to get better at golf and he’s currently training for endurance cycling and running events.

Emma Unwin
Exercise Physiologist

Emma graduated from the University of Sydney in 2016 with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise Physiology), is now an Accredited Exercise Physiologist. Since graduation Emma has occupied her time using exercise to treat and manage her patient’s chronic disease and conditions. She has had experience treating a wide range of musculoskeletal injuries, both acute and chronic. In addition, Emma has worked with individuals who have neurological conditions, autism, intellectual disability , auto-immune diseases, spinal cord injury and down syndrome, as well as athletes from track and field/rugby union/soccer. One of her primary focuses over the past year has been treating and minimising the impact of Cardiovascular Disease among the healthy and unhealthy population. She has become SIRA Work Cover certified and studied the EXOS course which focuses on strength and conditioning with athletes.

Emma is passionate about educating people to have the capacity to self-manage their pain through exercise and soft-tissue release. She firmly believes that health should be a number one priority in a person’s life

Away from the clinic Emma attends the gym to maintain her strength and aerobic fitness with combined training of weights and cardio. She has participated in x5 Half marathons and numerous 5-10km fun runs. She has currently increasing her running frequency to participate in Fun Runs around NSW. She enjoys spending time with friends in the outdoors, whilst enjoying her favourite meal of the day: breakfast!

Kirsty Tradell

Since graduating from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2009, Kirsty has worked in Private Practice physiotherapy on the Sunshine Coast and Melbourne, before landing on the Lower North Shore of Sydney in 2014.

Covering experience in musculoskeletal, sports, neuro and post-operative physio, as well as Pilates, hydrotherapy and sports coverage, Kirsty has enjoyed working with people, from mums, dads, “weekend warriors” to the elite. Sport has always played a big part in Kirsty’s life, including ongoing soccer commitments and a love for strength and conditioning training.

Kirsty always aims to help her patients understand their body and strives to improve their quality of life through returning them to all the aspects of life that they love.

When Kirsty isn’t at work, you can find her at the gym or researching and enjoying all things food, coffee, and too many travel plans.”

Cameron Silsby

Cam has completed a Bachelor’s degree in Human Movement at University of Technology, Sydney, and later a Doctor of Physiotherapy at Macquarie University.
He has always been highly interested in sport, with his passions in football, golf and snowboarding. He has experience working for semi-professional football teams as the head physiotherapist which enabled him to gain a large understanding of the management of acute sporting injuries.
Outside of physiotherapy, you will find Cam on the golf course, or trying to convince himself to go to the gym or for a run. Spending time with his family has always been pivotal and has helped create his light-hearted and caring nature.

Matthew Sholakis

Matthew completed a bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science at Victoria University in Melbourne before making the move to Sydney to complete a Doctor of Physiotherapy at Macquarie University.

He has always had a passion for sport including AFL, soccer, golf, and athletics. Currently working as an assistant physiotherapist with the Sydney FC junior academy and working with rugby union teams, it has enabled Matthew to gain valuable experience working with a variety of musculoskeletal and sporting injuries leading to having a keen interest in lower limb rehabilitation.

Outside of physiotherapy you will find Matthew catching up with friends, on the golf course or at the gym.

Lindsay Muir
Senior Physiotherapist

Lindsay graduated from Brunel University in London in 2009. She worked briefly in England before moving to Sydney where she has spent most of her physio career. She has treated a wide variety of musculoskeletal and sporting injuries and has a particular interest in knee and ankle rehabilitation.

Lindsay is an expert and highly trained in sporting injuries. She has worked with a number of sporting teams including the Australian 7’s program in the lead up to Rio 2016 and is currently the Australian Youth Girls 7’s sports physiotherapist. In addition, Lindsay is also working with the Manly Warringah premiership netball U 20’s team, is current head physio for Knox Old Boys Rugby. She is also a preferred provider with Rowing Australia.

Emily Nesbitt
Excercise Physiologist

Emily graduated from Sydney University with a Masters Of Exercise Physiology in 2021 and prior to that completed a Bachelor Of Sports and Exercise Science in 2019. Throughout her degree she gained experience across a broad range of areas including: neurological disorders, mental health, cardiovascular disease, cancer and musculoskeletal conditions. She has recently become SIRA work cover certified and completed her Mental Health First Aid training. Emily is passionate about promoting exercise as mainstream treatment option, moving beyond the traditional spaces of rehabilitation and musculoskeletal injury.

Outside of the clinic Emily is a semi-professional netball player. Representing North Shore United Netball Association in the Origin Premier League. Committed to her training and team she demonstrates strong core values of team work, passion for her craft and a strong work ethic. Being well established in an elite training environment she has been applying her knowledge to her own training to maximise performance, injury prevention and recovery. Her personal experience within sport is well translated across into coaching. She is eager to help other young aspiring athletes looking to improve their own performance through sport specific strength and conditioning.


During these unprecedented times, we’d like to assure you that our clinic is open and safe to attend.

We have taken extra measures to ensure our rooms are disinfected and cleaned on each visit and adhere to social distancing as required.

Although we are seeing patients in the clinic as normal, we are offering extra services for any "at risk" patients via home-visits or tele-health online physio.

All Physiotherapy, Hydrotherapy and Exercise Physiology appointments will still be available in the clinic, at home and online via tele-health. Please call us on 9428 5772 to organise a time or email us at [email protected]

Stay healthy and we hope to see you in the clinic soon.