B Science UNSW; PGD Physiotherapy USyd; and B Arts CU
Deborah has more than 30 years’ experience as a physiotherapist and has further physiotherapy training in Clinical Pilates and the Integrated Systems Model. Her training and experience offers her patients a unique combination of physiotherapy skills and Clinical Pilates training. She has a keen interest in treating patients with complex conditions and the treatment of back and neck pain.
Bachelor of Clinical Physiotherapy and Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP)
Shae is a New England local who is a passionate clinician, enabling patients to live their best lives through holistic individualised exercise and health programs. She has a keen interest in the management and treatment of acute and chronic back pain through strength, mobility and stability-based exercise. Additionally, Shae is passionate about exercise interventions for individuals undergoing or recovering from all forms of cancer treatments.
Relocating to Armidale, from the NSW Mid North Coast, Andrea has over ten years experience working in administration roles and holds the value of exceptional customer service above all else. Further to this committed practical experience, Andrea has a keen interest in health and nutrition. This is complimented by her enthusiasm towards working with the Move Better for Life team.
Dip Management & Leadership; Dip Business Accounting; and CIV Training and Assessment
Tanya was born and raised in Armidale. She has more than 20 years’ experience in customer service, and over 16 years’ experience managing small to medium teams in both the retail and health sectors. She brings with her an understanding of better outcomes for patients under a holistic, integrated care model, as well as a real passion to see the business succeed. Tanya has a keen interest in daily exercise, specifically walking and how it relates to overall health improvement both physically and mentally.
Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology; and Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP), UNE
Shane enjoys helping people overcome their barriers, enabling them to live the greatest quality of life possible through a holistic approach to treatment with individualised health and exercise programming. He has a keen interest in the management and treatment of various shoulder conditions. His interest also extends into the treatment of chronic and neurological conditions. He enjoys working in both individual and group settings and establishing that rapport, making rehabilitation as enjoyable and interesting as possible. Outside of work Shane enjoys playing local AFL and watching or playing most sports.
Cert. 4 in Business Administration; and Cert. 3 Business Administration (Medical)
Ally has lived in the Tamworth region for 18 years but has more than 30 years experiences in customer service with clients of all ages. She has a keen interest in health and fitness from a holistic approach and looks forward to helping the people of Tamworth achieve the fit and healthy lifestyle they are aiming for.
Master of Physiotherapy, UC; PG Cert in Human Movement Science, UC; and B. Biomedical Science, UNE
Erin is passionate about providing high-quality, holistic treatment to help clients achieve their goals and improve their lifestyle. Erin has an interest in musculoskeletal and sports injuries, orthopaedics and paediatrics. She has worked as a sports trainer for Canberra AFL and has experience in the disability sector which has given Erin skills in treating a broad range of clients.
Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science; and Master’s degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology (AEP)
Alex is a north-west local who completed her studies in Newcastle and Lismore prior to relocating to Tamworth. She has several years of experience in the industry working with a variety of people from sub-elite athletes through to those with varying chronic health conditions. Alex has a passion for working with the ageing population and enjoys assisting people with managing their age-related barriers to physical activity and improving their quality of life. She has spent over ten years teaching group-based exercise programs and enjoys making exercise with her patients easy and fun! Alex enjoys being active around her property with her fiancé and dogs, playing oztag and competing in horse riding events.
Wendy is a born and bred local who has spent most of her working career in health and allied health services. Originally training as a registered nurse she went on to work with what is now The Home Nursing Group caring for the aged, dementia, and palliative care patients in the community.
Whilst caring for six children she spent 10 years in the dental industry both as a dental assistant and a receptionist. Wendy enjoys being part of the Move Better For Life team, facilitating the day’s workflow and building relationships with the valued patients that visit the business. Wendy has a keen interest in a holistic health approach incorporating diet and exercise for herself and her family. She is passionate about her local community and the people in it.
Accredited Exercise Physiologist
Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology, UNE
Graduating in 2017, Dane has spent two years working in the occupational rehabilitation sector. Dane has a particular interest in musculoskeletal injuries and exercise to improve the functional capacity of those living with diabetes, COPD, Parkinson’s disease, and other chronic illnesses. Dane is also interested in exercise prescription for the management of Type 1 diabetes. Dane enjoys working with patients in both individual and group settings to help them achieve their health goals. Outside of work, Dane enjoys running, gymnastics, and working on cars.
Therapeutic Massage Therapist
Bachelor of Computer Science, UNE; Cert. IVTherapeutic Massage, TAFE
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer; Ben has worked in IT and Risk management roles for over 20 years. After so many years behind a computer Ben is realising his passion for helping people to be stronger and more mobile, as a CrossFit Trainer. He is in the process of training to be a personal and group fitness trainer and has a keen interest in massage therapy.
Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours), UoN
Originally from the north-west, Alicia has lived in Tamworth since 2016. An experienced physiotherapist she completed her studies at the University of Newcastle before moving to Tamworth. Alicia has previously worked in private practice and has a keen interest in treating patients with neurological conditions, and uses dry needling as one of her treatment options. She is passionate about providing a quality service to rural communities. Alicia enjoys competing in horse riding events on the weekend.
Bachelor of Occupational Therapy, Australian Catholic University (ACU) Brisbane
Georgia was born and raised in Armidale, before working in England for one year and studying occupational therapy in Brisbane for four years. Prior to working as an occupational therapist, Georgia worked as a labourer and is passionate about being active and taking a hands-on approach. Georgia has an interest in helping people return to and maintain everyday life occupations and roles in a positive manner.
Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (SCU)
With an approach that is equal parts energetic and compassionate, Sophie embodies ‘activity as therapy’, and fosters a space where therapeutic goals are celebrated, and person-centered care is paramount.
Having recently relocated to Armidale from Brisbane, Sophie is an experienced occupational therapist having worked in hospital settings, community, schools and within the NDIS. With interest areas including complex home modifications, equipment prescription and capacity building.
Sophie is also a registered yoga teacher and combines these with her clinical skills in therapy to build body awareness and function, mindfulness and meaningful engagement in all areas of life.
Master of Occupational Therapy, (USYD)
Mavis relocated to Tamworth from Sydney recently. She has 5 years experience as an occupational therapist in an aged care setting. Her great passion for healthcare led her to her continuous studies in various healthcare fields, Health and Technology, Food and Nutrition, and currently, Dementia Care. Mavis believes that a client-centred approach is key to the best possible outcome in occupational therapy. Her life outside work is mainly drawing/painting, cooking, gardening, and tennis.