Physical Edge Healthcare Thirroul was born to pursue a passion for empowering people to lead healthy, fully active, functional, and pain-free lives.

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Pre & Post Natal Screening & Strengthening

Quality advice to help you return to all things active

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Physical Edge Healthcare Thirroul offers Physiotherapy, Dietetics, Rehabilitation and Pilates services located at the south side of Thirroul Village. We are committed to working with clients in reaching their goals by providing high-quality, evidence-based treatments tailored to meet their needs.

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Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Services


Therapeutic exercises + manual therapy to recover from injury, reduce pain and stiffness, and increase mobility

Clinical Pilates


Pilates is a type of exercise which promotes correct body function, postural alignment and strength.

Nutrition and Dietetics


Healthy eating and lifestyle changes to improve your health and well being

Women's Health Pre and Post Pregnancy

Women's Health

Pre & post pregnancy & pelvic floor strengthening

Remedial Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy

Deep tissue massage, myofascial release, trigger-point release, muscle energy techniques, posture analysis and corrective exercises

Dry Needling Accupuncture

Dry Needling

Treatment involving thin, sterile acupuncture needles to initiate healing, promote health, and alleviate pain

Fitness Training and High Performance


Rehabilitative programs designed to maximize daily functions through fitness, movement, and muscle testing

Waterproof Casts for Fractures

Fracture Management

At Physical Edge Healthcare, we specialise in waterproof casts. Waterproof casts will enable you to shower and even swim without having to worry about your cast. We also have a large range of cam walker boots for stable fractures.


Physiotherapy | Sports Injury | Rehabilitation | Dietetics | Pilates | Women's Health

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Greg Jones Senior Physiotherapist

Greg Jones

BPhty, M.A.P.A.


Greg is an experienced Senior Physiotherapist, with post graduate training in casting, sports injury, dry needling and Clinical Pilates. He is also the Practice Principal and Clinical Director of Physical Edge Healthcare.

University Training
Greg completed his Physiotherapy degree at Otago University (Dunedin, New Zealand).

Past Work Experience
He has over 15 years’ experience working in Private Practice as a Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist. Since graduating his career has taken him to New Zealand, the United Kingdom and back to Australia. Whilst working in the UK, Greg developed rehabilitation programs for hip, knee and shoulder joint replacements. Greg has worked with various sports teams including Illawarra Rugby, Wollongong Tech Waratahs and University of Wollongong Rugby Clubs. In addition to working with top athletes, he also treats people who are suffering from chronic and degenerative conditions.

Treatment Approach
Greg focuses on an evidence based approach that facilitates patient mobility, effective breathing, strengthening and conditioning.

Special Clinical Interests
Greg has a strong interest in spinal, shoulder, hip and knee rehabilitation and has developed an ACL rehabilitation program specific for the iPhone.

Personal Interests
In his spare time Greg enjoys surfing, swimming and sneaking to the snow. When not at work, he can often be seen floating around the shores of the northern suburbs.

Erin Brighenti | Physiotherapist

Erin Brighenti

BPhty, M.A.P.A.


Erin is a Physiotherapist with postgraduate training in Clinical Pilates, Sports Physiotherapy, Dry Needling and Women’s Health Physiotherapy.

University Training
Erin graduated from the University of Canberra with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy.

Past Work Experience
Erin has worked in private practice and on field with various sporting teams.
She has worked with the Canberra district NEAFL team and local soccer and rugby teams across her career as a physiotherapist.

Treatment Approach
Erin appreciates and understands the importance of personalised rehabilitation for every individual, including group physiotherapy sessions.

Special Clinical Interests
Erin has developed a passion in working with physically active individuals looking to achieve their goals. Erin’s main area of interest in Clinical Pilates is postural alignment and correcting poor lumbo-pelvic control which can contribute to overuse injuries. Also trained in Women's Health, Erin has a passion treating bladder and bowel, prolapse, pelvic pain, pregnancy and post-natal issues. She also enjoys treating spinal, knee and soft tissue injuries as she understands the limitations they cause having undergone two knee surgeries herself. As a result, she is passionate about returning clients to their pre-injury and sporting lifestyle as quickly as possible.

Personal Interests
In her spare time, you’ll see Erin playing touch football, hitting the beach or curled up with a good book.

Jack Nuske Physiotherapist

Jack Nuske

MPhty, BSc(ExSci), M.A.P.A


Jack is a qualified physiotherapist.

University Training
Jack has completed a Masters of Physiotherapy from the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science from the University of Wollongong.

Past Work Experience
Jack has several years of experience as a sports trainer, assessing and managing on-field injuries, with numerous soccer teams from the junior elite level to senior amateur levels. He has worked as an intern at an elite-level junior football academy, assisting players through their rehabilitation journey and helping them achieve goals that focus on a safe return to sport/performance following injury. He also has experience working in a private practice setting as a receptionist/physio aide, assisting physiotherapists in the management of clients’ presenting with a diverse range of injuries or conditions.

Treatment Approach
Jack has a passion for developing tailored rehabilitation plans, with each individual person as he understands the importance of finding what works best for the client. He strives to use evidence-base practice to achieve optimal outcomes for clients.

Special Clinical Interests
Jack has a particular interest in injury reduction/prevention and returning to performance in sports. He also has a strong passion for assisting people with developing goals and working collaboratively with clients’ to help them achieve these goals.

Personal Interests
Jack is an avid surfer, and much of his spare time is spent in the ocean or on the beach. In the colder months it’s not surprising to find him swapping out his surfboard for a pair of skis. Having lived overseas and spent many hours on road trips, he welcomes any suggestions for adventure! He also loves saying hello to dogs!

Emily Bell Physiotherapist

Emily Bell

BSci (Phty), M.A.P.A


Emily is starting at Physical Edge Heathcare in February 2023.

Emily is a qualified Physiotherapist with additional training in dry needling and Women’s Health.

University Training
Emily graduated from Curtin University in Western Australia with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy.

Past Work Experience
Emily has worked in private practice settings treating and managing musculoskeletal issues and Women’s Health clientele. She has also previously worked in a physiotherapy practice treating and managing NDIS clientele.
Emily has several years’ experience working with the Western Australian Football League and Australian Football League umpires along with local football and Gaelic football teams.

Treatment Approach
Emily believes in taking a holistic approach with her clients to ensure they receive the best care possible.

Emily ensures she uses the latest evidence based practice and also recognised the importance of an individualised treatment plan for each individual as no two people are the same.

Special Clinical Interests
Emily has a special interest in Women’s Health treating bladder and bowel issues along with pre-natal and post-natal issues. Emily also has a special interest in clinical Pilates for injury management and prevention.

Personal Interests
In her spare time, you’ll see Emily exploring the areas bush walks, at the beach watching her partner surf or attempting to surf herself and cooking.

Sara Grafenauer | Nurtitionist and Dietitian

Dr Sara Grafenauer

BSc (Nutr), MSc(Nutr, & Diet), PhD

Dietitian & Nutritionist

Sara is a PhD qualified Accredited Practising Dietitian (AdvAPD) and author.

University Training
Sara graduated from the University of Wollongong with a Bachelor of Science (Nutrition) and Masters of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics in 1995. In 2014 Sara also completed her PhD with research focused on dietary patterns and dietary change in weight loss.

Past Work Experience
Sara has worked for well over 20 years providing medical nutrition therapy to clients from a broad range of backgrounds, in both individual and groups settings. She has authored a text book with colleagues, titled Food, Nutrition and Health. Sara is an Honorary Fellow, lecturing regularly at the University of Wollongong.

With additional qualifications and experience in communications, public relations and marketing, Sara also manages the Grains & Legumes Nutrition Council, a small, research driven not for profit education business.

Treatment Approach
Sara strongly believes that the foods people choose to consume are very important to health and through an individual session, Sara helps people to eat better and feel better.

Special Clinical Interests
Sara’s particular interests include paediatric nutrition, early feeding, pregnancy and antenatal nutrition.

Personal Interests
She’s an inspirational Dietitian, and an excellent cook, focused on foods in season.

Emma McNair | Remedial Massage Therapist

Emma McNair

Dip. Massage Therapy, Cert IV Fitness, M.A.M.T.A

Remedial Massage Therapist

Emma is a qualified Sports and Remedial Massage Therapist and is a member of the Association of Massage Therapists (AMT)

University Training
Emma graduated from the Australian Institute of Fitness with a Diploma in Remedial Massage Therapy, as well as a Certificate 4 in Personal Training and 200 hours of yoga teacher training.

Past Work Experience
Over the past 2 years Emma has grown a private customer base throughout the Wollongong area, providing remedial massage, mobility training and yoga classes.

Treatment Approach
She is highly specialised in working on problem areas using a variety of massage and relaxation techniques combined to release tension and increase muscle strength and mobility. As Emma is also a yoga instructor and mobility coach, she incorporates all 3 skills to her treatments to deliver the best results.

Special Clinical Interests
Emma specializes in deep tissue massage, myofascial release, trigger-point release, muscle energy techniques, posture analysis and corrective exercises. Emma believes all injuries are unique to the individual and targets her treatments to the individuals needs to restore the client back to optimal health and posture.

Personal Interests
Emma’s interests include yoga, hiking, lifting weights and travel. She also enjoys being up-side down while hand-standing, getting salty in the ocean and finding the best coffee in town!


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Physical Edge Healthcare
420 Lawrence Hargrave Drive
Thirroul, NSW, 2515

Hours of Operation

Mon - Fri 8:00am - 6:30pm

Sat 8:00am - 12:00pm

Sun Closed

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Tel: (02) 4268 4884

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