Meet The Team

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Elli Acic

Principal Physiotherapist

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Helen Makrillos

Senior Physiotherapist

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Tina Koustoullis

Senior Physiotherapist

Elli Acic

Principal Physiotherapist

B.App.Sc (PHTY), Cert. Acup, APAM

Elli graduated as a physiotherapist from the University of Sydney in 2004, with the Neurophysiotherapy award. She spent her first year as a new graduate at St George Hospital gaining experience in all fields of physiotherapy, particularly in the outpatients department. This year also included a 3 month secondment to Broken Hill Base Hospital, where she spent time working with the Royal Flying Doctors Service.

 

Following this, Elli realised her passion was in the diagnosis and treatment
of musculoskeletal conditions. She has since been working in private practice for 15 years. She began working in a busy sports injury practice which specialised in soccer and football injuries and then when on to work at a highly regarded practice The Physio Posture and Fitness clinic in Randwick that had a strong focus in spinal and pelvic dysfunctions. During this time
Elli completed her certificate in Acupuncture with the Australian Physiotherapy Association and gained experience using Real Time
Ultrasound and instructing Clinical Pilates, with and without machines.

 

After the birth of her first child Elli spent the next 6 years working closely with a specialist physiotherapist, lecturer and author Trish Wisbey-Roth at another one of Sydney's highly regarded practice's in Oatley.

Elli has developed expertise in the treatment and management of complex spinal and pelvic disorders along with her background of sports injury management. She has also developed a passion in the treatment and management of headaches, neck, rib, shoulder and TMJ (Jaw) dysfunctions.
She has engaged in further training for these areas, attending courses
around Australia.  

Elli strives to combine hands on treatment and exercise prescription in the management and treatment of her patients and focuses on a functional and long term recovery for each patient. She has received much appraisal regarding her ability to effectively explain and treat a condition and also for her to kind nature towards each patient. 

In the first 10 years of private practice Elli has combined working in the clinic with teaching other physiotherapists and fellow health professionals. She has taught the sports massage component at the NSW School of Massage, spoken at various conferences, appeared on Channel 9 news and Today Extra and has trained physiotherapists from around Australia to be Bounce Back instructors.

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Helen Makrillos

Senior Physiotherapist

B.App.Sc (PHTY), M.H.Sc (Muscoloskeletal and Sports Therapy) APAM

Helen completed her Physiotherapy degree with honours at Sydney University in 2001. Her pursuit of knowledge led her to complete a Masters in both Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapy in 2007. Helen has over 15 years of experience in both the public and private physiotherapy sectors gaining a wide range of knowledge and skills throughout this time. She has worked at the Prince of Wales Hospital, busy eastern suburbs private practises and solely. Helen is experienced in providing treatment for a variety of occupational, motor vehicle, sport and aged related injuries, and chest and home-based physiotherapy. 

 

Helen is passionate about catering treatments to suit individual needs and goals. Helen enjoys assisting her patients reach their ultimate potential through a combination of hands on therapy and exercise prescription.

 
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Marie Chirico

Functional Nutritionist

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Christina Sacchetta

Massage Therapist

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Nicole Renni

Administration

Tina Koustoullis
 Senior Physiotherapist
 B.Sc.Hons.M.Sc (Med) B.App.Sc (Physiotherapy)
 

Tina completed her physiotherapy degree at the University of Sydney in the year 2000. She has mainly worked in private practices in Sydney’s south.

She enjoys treating a variety of conditions including orthopaedic, sports injuries (all ages), back and neck pain, jaw pain, balance/vestibular issues, and work-related injuries. She has gained extensive knowledge in using trigger point therapy/dry needling (completing the Advance course in 2010) through the Australian Physiotherapy Association. She has interests and experience in clinical Pilates, teaching both floor and reformer-based exercises.  

Completing two research degrees prior to becoming a physiotherapist has made her more passionate about treating neuromuscular conditions. She achieved her first degree in Neuroscience with Honours (1989) and the other a Master's Degree studying jaw muscles and their activity (1998). From this arose a keen interest in treating headaches and the jaw (TMJ) as a physiotherapist. Tina enjoys the challenge of treating patients to get their mobility and fitness back on track. 

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Marie Chirico

Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (FNTP)

CGFP

Marie is a Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, and has passion
in helping people put the spring back in their step by achieving optimal wellness through bio-individual nutrition. 

 

With a family history and personal struggle with autoimmune disease,
Marie was determined to change her lifestyle and that of her family.

It is Marie's absolute pleasure to help women, men and children uncover their root cause as to why they may be feeling exhausted, stressed, brain
fog, bloated and the list goes on.


Marie's specialties include but are not limited to, blood sugar regulation,
food sensitivities, autoimmune issues, detox, heavy metals, mineral deficiencies, anaemia or low iron, leaky gut and anxiety/depression.

Through a Functional Clinical Assessment, Nutritional Assessment Questionnaire, Food Sensitivity Testing and Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis, Marie can guide clients towards a bio-individual, root cause plan to getting you feeling your best, with an enlivened attitude, ready to do what life has
in store for you.

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Nicole Renni

Administration

Nikki has over 35 years in customer service working
across the fields of telecommunications, beauty, recruitment and retail.

He roles have included account management, sales,
project management  and customer service. Whether
over the phone or face to face she loves helping people and giving everyone a personal and happy experience.

 

Nikki has lived in the UK and the United Emirates she loves being part of our team and the frontline for our clinic.

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Christina Sacchetta

Massage Therapist

BHSc(Comp Med) ND Dip RM

Christina is a member of ATMS and received her Diploma of Remedial Massage in 1994 from the NSW School of Therapeutic Massage in Sydney. After several years treating with massage she realised she was limited in her treatments and wanted a holistic approach. In 2005 she graduated as a Naturopath.

 

Christina’s passion is in helping others using a holistic approach . Each treatment is tailored according to your individual needs. A combination of relaxation and remedial techniques , such as trigger point therapy, myofascial release, lymphatic and guasha, are provided for a deep therapeutic experience.

Through these techniques she offers:

  • Remedial Massage

  • Lymphatic Massage

  • Pregnancy Massage

  • Remedial Hot stone Massage.