OUR TEAM

Thea Hamieh

MClin Neuro BSc MAPS

Senior Clinical Psychologist

Thea is a Clinical Psychologist with 20 years experienceworking with individuals, couples, children and adolescents and families and is able to provide assistance with a range of life issues including stress, anxiety, depression, adjusting to major life changes, relationship difficulties, grief and loss, health issues such as weight, sleep, addictions, pain management or eating disorders, trauma, chronic illness and disability. In addition to working in private practice, Thea is the Head of Psychology Department at a major rehabilitation hospital. She has specialist training in educational assessments, educational support and remediation, assessment of literacy, motor and perceptual skills. She can assist with school readiness assessments, study skills training and educational enhancement techniques. She also has specialised training in the assessment and treatment of individuals experiencing difficulty with all aspects of thinking such as memory, learning, attention, language, reading and, decision making.

Natalie Wong

BABSc (Psych) PGDipPsych AssocMAPS

Psychologist

Natalie is a passionate psychologist committed to facilitating insight, positive change and to improving the quality of her clients’ lives. She graduated from the University of Sydney in 2007 and has been working in varied settings since 2008. Natalie began private practice in 2010, and more recently worked at St Vincent’s Hospital, and Prince of Wales Private Hospital for pain management. She has experience in the assessment and treatment of a broad range of mental health issues and well-being issues including anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, interpersonal and relationship problems (including couples therapy), drug and alcohol issues, grief and adjustment difficulties. She works with older adolescents and adults and is bilingual in Cantonese and English. Natalie utilises a range of techniques suited to individual needs drawn from CBT, ACT, DBT, and mindfulness-based concepts.

Shane Kertanegara

BApp Sc (Phty) (Hons)

APA Physiotherapist

Shane Kertanegara graduated from the University of Sydney in 2006 with 1st class honours and the University Medal. He is the current Lead Physiotherapist at the Royal Australian Air Force's Human Performance and Safety unit. A published author and current lecturer at the University of Sydney, Shane’s previous roles include Head Physiotherapist of NSW Waratahs (2018-2020), Australian U20s Junior Wallabies (2016-2018) and Sydney University Rugby Club (2012-2015). Shane has an interest in treating lower limb injuries, hip and groin pain, tendinopathies and the shoulder joint. He will aim to establish an accurate diagnosis, clear management plan and use effective treatment options to guide you through your condition.

Emily Leys

BApp Sci (Phty)

Physiotherapist

Emily graduated from The University of Sydney in 2015 and utilises her experience in private practice, sports medicine and elite sports – both on and off the field – to empower her patients to return to doing what they love sooner. 

Emily is a physiotherapist with the NSW Waratahs Rugby team, the head physio for the NSW Waratahs Academy Program and assistant physio to the Australian Junior Wallabies and NSW Waratahs Super Rugby Team. She has experience in treating a wide range of injuries (including those experienced by herself!) at a professional level and for the everyday athlete. In addition to her physiotherapy work, Emily was a professional cricketer with the Sydney Sixers WBBL team.

Emily specialises in sports injuries, soft tissue injuries, post-surgical rehabilitation, women’s health physiotherapy, and Pilates. She will work with you to resolve your injury using a thorough rehab program as well as giving you the tools to prevent the injury from occurring again, helping you to achieve your activity goals.

Kelsey Hutton

BNut Diet (Hons)

Dietitian

Kelsey graduated from the University of Newcastle and is qualified as an Accredited Practicing Dietitian and Sports Dietitian. Kelsey’s specialties include adolescent nutrition, body composition, weight management, gut health management, allergies and intolerances, nutrition associated with mental health, injury management, female athlete health and sports nutrition. Kelsey is also the current Dietitian for the Parramatta Eels NRL team and Sydney Kings NBL team. Kelsey takes a wholistic approach to nutrition and will work closely with you to help achieve your desired goals and outcomes.

Declan O’Connor

BPod MAPodA MAAPSM MSMA

Podiatrist

Declan has worked in private practice since graduating from the University of Newcastle, working in multiple clinics on the North Shore and in the Eastern Suburbs. He jointly runs and manages podiatry practicesin the North Shore area and the city where his focus is on promoting foot health and improving body posture as well as providing domiciliary podiatry care to patients across Sydney in their homes, and in retirement villages & aged care facilities. Declan enjoys diabetic foot care, neurological & vascular testing, and using orthoses to treat musculoskeletal aches & pains and to improve posture, and nail surgery, but is available for any foot or lower limb issue big or small. Declan is available every Tuesday from 8am and alternate Saturday.

Max Visca

BHSc TCM (UTS) Dip Rem M (ACNT)

Massage Therapist-Acupuncturist

Max focuses on patients dealing with chronic conditions, cancer pain, autoimmune diseases, and the after-effects of trauma. Max has a passionate interest in both scientific and holistic approaches to the human body, and, drawing on his experience with multiple modalities, he creates a tailored approach to the needs of each patient. Max has completed a Bachelor of Health Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine at UTS and has trained at various locations, including Sports Lab as a massage therapist and Chris O’Brien Lifehouse for lymphatic drainage. He has also worked in sports therapy with AFL players and the Australian swimming team. When Max is not at work, he trains in Aikido, a form of martial arts, and spends time with his family and young child.

Marwah Armanazi


Practice Nurse

Marwah is passionate about providing the highest quality of healthcare that she would expect for her own care. She completed her Bachelor of Nursing from Flinders University in Adelaide and her training in primary healthcare nursing in Queensland. She has been working in general practice since. She recently made Sydney her new home after moving from Queensland. When not at work, Marwah enjoys working out at the gym and socialising. She enjoys dancing and always taking classes to improve her level!