BaiMed Performance Centre

Our specialist staff will help you be stronger faster, fitter, reduce injury risk and perform better in your chosen sport. Goal-driven programs to help you succeed at what you do best.

Save With Our Treatment Packages

Maintain peak performance with our range of elite level services at package prices. Great for individuals, groups or whole teams.

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What Do Athletes Think?

After shoulder surgery in the States Tim opted to complete his rehab in Australia with BaiMed.

“Under the watchful eye of the BaiMed staff I was always six weeks ahead of where I was expected to be. I cannot thank BaiMed enough on my journey back to professional baseball and the Olympics.”

Tim Atherton
US-Based Professional Baseballer

BaiMed Performance is a team of highly skilled and passionate health professionals focused on helping people achieve their health and exercise goals.

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What we do

At BaiMed Performance Centre we focus on athletes and performance – no matter the level or sport, if you need help setting and reaching your performance goals, talk to us. We offer:

  • Sport Specific Injury Risk and performance Assessments for individual athletes and squads
  • Exercise prescription and rehabilitation services
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Strength and Conditioning Programs/High Performance Training
  • Bike fit assessment analysis (BaiMed Bikefit)
  • Podiatry and biomechanical assessments
  • Osteopathy
  • Sports Physician consultations
  • Running Assessment and Biomechanical Analysis
  • Remedial Massage

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How we can work together

Achieving your sport performance goals requires a multidisciplinary approach. Injury prevention, strength, flexibility, recovery, speed, fitness and nutrition are all critical components. BaiMed provides first class Physiotherapists, Athletic Performance Coaches, Dieticians, Sports Doctors and Massage Therapists to help you achieve your goals.

If you are serious about achieving your goals, signing up for our membership packages provide our ongoing top service at better prices.

Our ‘Participate, Play, Perform’ program provides athletes with access to our high-level services at great-value annual package prices available in three tiers. We have set up structured relationships with a number of local sporting clubs and athletes at the Illawarra Academy of Sport – all who benefit from reduced costs on our range of services.

Annual Program Cost

For more information on pricing contact us here.

Tier Inclusions

At BaiMed we provide a range of screening and performance training services to athletes and teams designed to boost results. PLUS our package prices offer great value.

Sport Specific Screening

Combining the latest research with high-level hands on experience, a detailed sport-specific assessment is designed to hone in on any strengths and weaknesses you have that need addressing. Full squad screening available (minimum 10 players, all present for session).

Package Price

Individual            $100 (usually $160)
Squad                  $50 each (usually $160) (or swipe of Health Fund Card)

Combo Package – Combine a Sports Specific Screen with Athletic Performance Training for even more value.

Package Price      $300.00 for SSS & 3 athletic performance sessions (usually $460)

At BaiMed we provide a range of screening and performance training services to athletes and teams designed to boost results. PLUS our package prices offer great value.

Athletic Performance Training

Perform at your best and avoid injury with an athletic performance plan designed for you. With your individual sport, injury and performance goal in mind, our specialist practitioners provide one-on-one coaching sessions, safe programming design and a special tracking app so you can monitor your progress in your own time. Discounts available for two or more training together.

Package Price                

Individual            $200 for 3 sessions (usually $300)
Group                  $150 each for 3 sessions (usually $300)

Combo Package – Combine Athletic Performance Training with a Sports Specific Screen for even more value.

Package Price      $300.00 for SSS & 3 athletic performance sessions (usually $460)

Our ‘Participate, Play, Perform’ program provides athletes with access to our high-level services at great-value annual package prices available in three tiers. We have set up structured relationships with a number of local sporting clubs and athletes at the Illawarra Academy of Sport – all who benefit from reduced costs on our range of services.

Annual Program Cost 

For more information on pricing contact us here.

Tier Inclusions

At BaiMed we provide a range of screening and performance training services to athletes and teams designed to boost results. PLUS our package prices offer great value.

Sport Specific Screening

Combining the latest research with high-level hands on experience, a detailed sport-specific assessment is designed to hone in on any strengths and weaknesses you have that need addressing. Full squad screening available (minimum 10 players, all present for session).

Package Price

Individual            $100 (usually $160)
Squad                  $50 each (usually $160) (or swipe of Health Fund Card)

Combo Package – Combine a Sports Specific Screen with Athletic Performance Training for even more value.

Package Price      $300.00 for SSS & 3 athletic performance sessions (usually $460)

At BaiMed we provide a range of screening and performance training services to athletes and teams designed to boost results. PLUS our package prices offer great value.

Athletic Performance Training

Perform at your best and avoid injury with an athletic performance plan designed for you. With your individual sport, injury and performance goal in mind, our specialist practitioners provide one-on-one coaching sessions, safe programming design and a special tracking app so you can monitor your progress in your own time. Discounts available for two or more training together.

Package Price                

Individual            $200 for 3 sessions (usually $300)
Group                  $150 each for 3 sessions (usually $300)

Combo Package – Combine Athletic Performance Training with a Sports Specific Screen for even more value.

Package Price      $300.00 for SSS & 3 athletic performance sessions (usually $460)

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Tim Atherton, US-Based Professional Baseballer

After shoulder surgery in the States Tim opted to complete his rehab in Australia with BaiMed.

“Under the watchful eye of the BaiMed staff I was always six weeks ahead of where I was expected to be. I cannot thank BaiMed enough on my journey back to professional baseball and the Olympics.”

Sam Giles, Professional Skateboarder

“After potentially career-ending surgery, the guys at BaiMed Performance Centre helped me build up my strength and mobility again so I’m able to compete at high level in the sport I love. Outstanding team in an outstanding facility.”

Caitlin Foord – Matildas Australian Womens Soccer National Team

“I broke my collar bone 8 weeks from Olympic qualifiers with the Matildas. The team at the Performance Centre did everything they possibly could in that short window to keep me fit and strong while my bone was healing. I went on to be selected and came out of the tournament injury free. That was the start of a very successful year.”

Ben Allen, Professional Off-Road Triathlete

“To have the support and guidance of BaiMed is priceless. Their attention to detail in making sure my body is in tip top shape and guiding me to many wins around the world is second to none! They provide me with the confidence to push my body to its absolutely maximum and fine tune any niggles or injuries, something that’s necessary to keep me racing at the highest level.”

Brett Connellan – Surfer

“After an unfortunate shark attack I was left needing multiple surgeries including a large muscle transplant. It’s a tough thing to come back from, but I had the guys at BaiMed reach out and offer me their help with my recovery which has since seen me back on my feet and back on a surfboard 6 months ahead of my goal (and 18 ahead of my surgeon’s expectations). They are incredibly knowledgeable and motivating staff that I can’t thank enough for their help and support.”

Meet the Team

Dan Lawson

Partner & Physiotherapist

Name: Dan Lawson

Position: Performance Physiotherapist (Cronulla Sharks NRL) / Performance Director (BaiMed Performance) / Director (BaiMed)

Location: Performance Centre

Qualifications: Bachelor of Applied Science (Physio) University of Sydney, Masters of Science (Strength & Conditioning) Edith Cowan University (currently studying)

Professional Achievements and Accreditations:

  • Cronulla Sharks NRL Physio – NRL premiers (2016)
  • Senior Physio, St George Illawarra Dragons NRL (2008-2015)
  • Team Physio, NSW country origin rugby league (2013-2017)
  • Head Physio, Samoa rugby league (2009- 2011)
  • Assistant Physio, NSW origin rugby league (2010)
  • Member Australian Physiotherapy Association
  • Member Australian Sports Physiotherapy
  • Member Australian Strength and Conditioning Association
  • Level 1 Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • Level 2 Sports Trainer
  • Published co-author “Low chronic workload and the acute:chronic workload ratio are more predictive of injury
than between-match recovery time: a two-season prospective cohort study in elite rugby league players” BJSM

Dan has worked with athletes in a wide range of sports all the way up to international level. He has spent the last 10 years at the highest level of Australian sport and is passionate about bringing elite-level sports medicine and strength and conditioning service to the general public via BaiMed Performance Centre.

Born and bred in the Gong, Dan successfully juggles work life with spending time with his wife and two daughters, surfing and listening to loud music while lifting weights.

Nathan Spencer

BPC Coordinator

Name: Nathan Spencer

Position: BaiMed Performance Centre Coordinator / Exercise Physiologist / Athlete Performance Coach / Strength & Conditioning

Location: BaiMed Performance Centre

Qualifications: Masters of High Performance Sport, Bachelor of Exercise Physiology, Level 2 Strength and Conditioning Coach

Professional Achievements and Accreditations:

  • Australian Strength and Conditioning Association Level 2
  • Accredited Exercise Physiologist
  • Athletic Performance Coordinator, Illawarra Hawks NBL (2015-current)
  • Head Strength & Conditioning Coach – National Youth Competition, St. George Illawarra Dragons (2014-15)
  • Assistant NYC Strength and Conditioning Coach, Player Comeback Coordinator, Wests Tigers (2013-14)
  • Elite Programs Strength & Conditioning Coach, Wests Tigers (2011-13)
  • Author (Primary): Effects of strength training on fatigue and performance in elite athletes – A brief review. Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning, Vol 24(5): 70-77

Nathan grew up around football fields and athletics tracks, following his dad, a great junior rugby league coach who brought out the best in kids/teenagers. He now bases his philosophy and coaching style on his father’s combination of discipline, patience, humility, communication and teamwork.

Having worked alongside many great athletes and staff at Wests Tigers, St George Illawarra Dragons and Illawarra Hawks, Nathan relishes the opportunity to provide elite level programming to Illawarra’s superstars of tomorrow, like Caitlin Foord, who won the 2016 Olympian and Asian Female Player of the Year.

When he’s not at work, Nathan spends time keeping active in and out of the water or sitting in a café sampling different coffee beans (coffee snob alert). He only wishes he had more time to play one of his 6 guitars at home.

Patrick Weston

Partner & Titled Sports Physiotherapist

Name: Patrick Weston

Position: Titled Sports Physiotherapist, Exercise Physiologist, BaiMed Director

Location: Woonona and Performance Centre

Qualifications:   Master of Sports Physiotherapy (2015), Postgraduate Master of Physiotherapy (2007 University of Canberra), Exercise and Sports Science (2004 University of Sydney)

Professional Achievements and Accreditations:

  • Named Australian Physiotherapy Association Titled Sports Physiotherapist (2015)
  • Accredited NSWIS Physiotherapist provider (2015-current)
  • Head Physiotherapist to the Australian Canoe Slalom team (2008-2016)
  • Team Physiotherapist at the 2012 London Olympic Games
  • Clinical Pilates Instructor (2008-current)
  • Penrith Panthers U20’s Physiotherapist (2009-2012)
  • Dry Needling Practitioner
  • Level 2 Sports Trainer
  • Member Australian Physiotherapy Association
  • Member Australian Sports Physiotherapy Association

Patrick is a highly experienced Titled Sports Physiotherapist and Exercise Physiologist with over 10 years of experience working with a variety of elite level athletes and teams. He has worked extensively with Olympic athletes.

He has a special interest in tendon loading injuries such as those of the Achilles and Patella, as well as injuries of the shoulder and thoracic spine. Applying current research to diagnosis, treatment and management, Patrick’s individualised approach ensures his patients achieve a successful return to competition or fulfil their individual goals.

Outside work, he enjoys spending time with his family, trail running, surfing and craft beers. After completing the Coastal Classic in 2016, Patrick is currently training for his first marathon.

Chris Jaffrey

Exercise Physiologist

Name: Chris Jaffrey

Position: Exercise Physiologist / Athlete Performance Coach / Strength & Conditioning Coach

Location: BaiMed Performance Centre

Qualifications: Bachelor of Science (Exercise Science) University of Wollongong, Masters of Science (Strength & Conditioning) Edith Cowan University

Professional Achievements and Accreditations:

  • Accredited Exercise Physiologist
  • Level 2 Sports Trainer
  • Head Strength & Conditioning Coach – Illawarra Steelers Harold Matts (2012-13)
  • Head Strength & Conditioning Coach – Illawarra Steelers SG Ball (2014)
  • Junior High Performance Coach – St George Illawarra Dragons (2012-14)
  • Head Strength & Conditioning Coach – Illawarra Cutters (2015)
  • Head Strength & Conditioning Coach – Illawarra Cutters NSW Intrust Premiership State and National Premiers (2016)

Chris has more than ten years’ experience in the exercise physiology, personal training and strength and conditioning fields. Hailing from Mollymook on the NSW South Coast, he moved to Wollongong for 2003 and (besides nine months living in the UK) has lived here ever since.

Married with two young boys, he loves rugby league, cricket and anything that keeps his two year old son occupied.

Bruce Smith-Wright

Athletic Performance Coach & Exercise Physiologist

Name: Bruce Smith-Wright

Position: Athletic Performance Coach & Exercise Physiologist

Location: BaiMed Performance Centre Wollongong

Qualifications: Bachelor of Science (Exercise & Health) @ University of Western Australia, Masters in Clinical Exercise Physiology @ University of Wollongong, Australian Strength & Conditioning Association, Level 1 Coach and CrossFit Level 1 Coach

Bruce is a keen sportsman, having been involved in sports since he can remember. He loves the way the sporting environment brings out the best in people. Bruce lives and breathes exercise, as an Exercise Physiologist and Performance Coach he not only brings a vast range of theoretical knowledge but importantly a large amount of experience and practical knowledge. Bruce loves working at BaiMed because of the elite-level treatment and motivating environment available to people from all walks of life.

Outside of the BaiMed Performance Centre you’ll find Bruce challenging himself lifting heavy weights, training at Cross fit and exploring the outdoors with his wife and their fur babies!

Ryan Quintano

Podiatrist

Name: Ryan Quintano (aka Quinny, Quinno or Ryno)

Position: Podiatrist

Location: Wollongong and Performance Centre

Qualifications: Bachelor of Applied Science (Podiatry)

Hailing from ‘the Shire’, Ryno moved Campbelltown to study, and when he finished he took off travelling. He spent two years in Bendigo and worked at Westmead hospital and Duntroon Canberra before starting his own sports podiatry clinic. After moving to the Illawarra, Ryan joined the BaiMed team.

Outside of work, Ryan enjoys spending time with wife Carly and their son Lachie. He’s into triathlons, surfing, running, morning walks with the wife and bub and loves eggs benedict, coffee and chocolate.

Luke Bertram

Podiatrist

Name: Luke Bertram

Position: Podiatrist

Location: BaiMed Performance Centre

Qualifications: Bachelor Health Science Podiatry from Charles Sturt University

Luke has extensive experience having worked in both public and private clinics across New South Wales, Queensland and overseas for 2 years in the Uniting Kingdom. Luke diagnoses and manages foot and ankle disorders, from a fracture to an ingrown nail and everything in between.

Outside of work you’ll find Luke planning his next travelling adventure and playing his two-favorite sports cricket and rugby.

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Get in touch with BaiMed using the contact form below or call to make an appointment at one of our five handy locations.

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Choose from one of our five locations:

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Wollongong Clinic

65 Auburn Street, Wollongong NSW 2500

02 4227 1990

BaiMed Performance Centre

2/278 Keira Street, Wollongong

02 4295 0707

BaiMed Woonona Clinic

44 Hopetoun Street, Woonona

02 4285 8532

BaiMed Kiama Clinic

15/3 Brown Street, Kiama

02 4233 1851

BaiMed Shoalhaven Clinic

78 Bridge Road, Nowra

02 4422 7715