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 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.

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!

Monique Bain
Physiotherapist

Womens Health

Monique graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) at the University of Newcastle in 2016. Growing up in the Lane Cove area, Monique spent time at Lane Cove Physio as both a client and work experience student in high school.

Playing sport from the time she can remember, she has a passion for assisting in the rehab of sporting injuries to facilitate return to sport. Swimming at a national level throughout high school gave her first-hand knowledge on the importance of strength, conditioning and injury prevention.

Monique spent her first year as a physiotherapist with Central Coast Local Health District, primarily treating post-operative patients in the acute setting, where she developed skills in musculoskeletal and rehabilitation physiotherapy. She also has a strong interest in Women’s Health and Paediatric physiotherapy. Monique has also covered sports physiotherapy for Gordon Rugby Club.

Outside of physiotherapy, Monique enjoys competing in ocean swims and running events. Her friendly and warm manner with all ages makes clients feel at ease.

Cameron Silsby
Physiotherapist

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.

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.