Physiotherapy at BaiMed

“We offer the same level of service and care available to professional athletes.”

BaiMed Physiotherapists are highly-trained, dedicated and focused on the physical wellbeing of our patients. Old or young, active or not, we provide treatment options for chronic pain, musculoskeletal disorders and acute injury rehabilitation.

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What we treat

The Physiotherapists at BaiMed are experienced and treat a vast range of conditions using various treatment options. After a detailed discussion and thorough physical assessment, we’ll set you a customised treatment and exercise plan and discuss the results you can expect. Treatments are usually ‘hands on’ and aimed at restoring optimal joint movement and tissue function.

All our treatment options are evidence-based, best practice and focus on identifying deficits and increasing capacity. Treatments can include one or a combination of:

  • Massage – soft and deep tissue techniques
  • Joint manipulation and mobilisation – to reduce pain and stiffness
  • Mobility programs and specific muscle activation relearning
  • Customised exercise programs to strengthen muscles and improve mobility
  • Dry Needling (similar to acupuncture)
  • Assistance with the use of aids (splints and crutches)
  • Education (injury prevention, home exercise and rehabilitation programs)
  • Sports taping

Here is a brief list of some of the conditions we treat:

  • Low back pain                                              
  • Sciatica
  • Neck pain and headaches  
  • Tennis elbow
  • Wrist and hand injuries
  • Ankle sprains
  • Shin splints
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Patella pain (knee cap)
  • Hamstring injuries
  • Hip pain
  • Core stability training
  • Post-surgery rehabilitation
  • Athelete screening to prevent injuries
  • Sports injuries
  • Persistant pain
  • Work related injuries
  • Loss of mobility
  • Calf strains
  • Rotator Cuff injuries
  • Achilles tendinopathy
  • Tendonopathy and tendon loading problems
  • Gait analysis and orthotics
  • Exercise preparation
  • Ergonomic workplace assessments
  • Poor posture
  • Repetitive strain injuries
  • MVA
  • and many more…

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Meet the Team

Mick Baines

Managing Partner & Physiotherapist

Name: Michael Baines

Position: Managing Partner, Physiotherapist

Location: Wollongong, Kiama, Performance Centre

Qualifications: Bach App Sc. (Physiotherapy)

Professional Achievements and Accreditations:

  • Current NSWRL State of Origin Pathways Performance Physio.
  • Worked at Rugby League world cups, the NBL, the NRL and with several Olympians.
  • Involved with the region’s Matildas and Socceroos players for more than 10 years
  • Awarded Young business leader of the year at the Illawarra Business Awards in 2013
  • Corporate supporter and Board Member of Friends of The Trust – which has raised over 1.7 million for a respite home to be delivered in the next 3 years.
  • Founder and organiser of BaiMed 100 100s event which raises valuable funds every year to support Disability Services and FOTT.

As the founder of BaiMed, Mick is constantly amazed at how many wonderful people BaiMed has allowed him to meet and work with over the years. He has a special interest in lower body biomechanics, especially with regards to the age old debate over load vs capacity. His patients benefit from the professional network he’s formed which allows him access to the state’s top specialists and surgeons.

Mick is famous for his stories (to describe injuries and treatment) which could fill a book (Title pending: ‘Expressions of Interest’) and loves working with people to help them restore their own love of life! He constantly reminds his staff (and the world) of three simple statements that form the backbone of our existence: (1) Do good always; (2) Don’t be too concerned with first world problems; and (3) When asked how you are, always answer “amazing, wonderful or exceptional”.

Although he never really leaves work, Mick runs marathons in his spare time and is a proud father that’s transitioning nicely into a netball and Auskick parent.

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.

Scott Muttdon

Partner & Physiotherapist

Name: Scott Muttdon

Position: Owner / Operations Manager / Illawarra Hawks NBL Head Physio

Location: Kiama, Wollongong, Woonona

Qualifications: Bach App Sc. (Physiotherapy)

Professional Achievements and Accreditations:

  • St George Illawarra Dragons (2009-2015) physiotherapist as varying levels from junior reps, NYC, NRL.
  • Illawarra Hawks Performance Program Manager 2015 – current
  • NSW Junior State of Origin Physio 2014 – current

Scott has been with BaiMed since 2009 and is one of the owners. Originally based at the Wollongong clinic, he left to open the Woonona clinic in 2012 and then the Kiama clinic in 2015. His interest in holistic biomechanical based treatment, means Scott’s primary focus is on injury prevention and athletic development, and loves working with people in a team based environment to create positive change.

Outside work, Scott enjoys spending time with his family including amazing, supportive, understanding wife Sarah and two kids – boisterous, strong-willed, fiercely independent son Will and gentle natured, quiet, gorgeous daughter Nellie.

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.

Tim Brennan


Name: Tim Brennan

Position: Senior Clinician/Physiotherapist

Location: Wollongong

Qualifications:   Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science, Bachelor of Applied Science in Physiotherapy

Tim has a special interest in persistent low back pain, musculoskeletal pain disorders, chronic disease management, sports injuries and returning people to health and physical activity. He has worked extensively in the sporting areas of International and State Cricket, Rugby Union and Triathlon and has a personal interest in endurance multisport.

Matt Bryant


Name: Matthew Bryant

Position: Physiotherapist, Exercise Physiologist, Manager at Shoalhaven clinic

Location: Shoalhaven

Qualifications: Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Hons), Bachelor of Human Movement (Ex. Sci.)

After working on the far south coast for a few years, Matt worked in London in 2011 before returning to the Shoalhaven and joining BaiMed in 2012. Among other things, he has completed advanced training in Dry Needling, cycling biomechanics and headaches.

Harbouring a keen interest in road cycling and mountain biking, Matt recently completed a 1000km charity ride from Melbourne to Nowra and rode the gruelling ‘Pioneer’ mountain bike stage race in New Zealand.

Joanne Buchan


Name: Joanne Buchan

Position: Physiotherapist

Location: Woonona

Qualifications: BaAppSci(Phty) Sydney University

Jo has extensive physiotherapy experience and has been practising for over 15 years. You’ll find her treating out of our Woonona clinic, she enjoys working on any injury/condition but has a special interest in lumbar spine and pelvis pain. Jo has been involved with numerous local athletes at both amateur and professional levels. Jo has a love for travel and snowboarding, these passions took her to live in the UK for over two years and a winter season in Jindabyne where she treated all manner of snow sport injuries from the weekend warrior to professional Australian and International skiers and snowboarders.

Outside work you’ll find Jo spending time with her husband and her two children or drinking at coffee at her favourite café.

John Callaghan


Name: John Callaghan

Position: Physiotherapist / ACL Program Coordinator

Location: Wollongong and BaiMed Performance Centre

Qualifications:   Bachelor Science (Health and Exercise Science) – UNSW, Masters of Physiotherapy – University of Sydney

You’ll find JC busy at our Wollongong clinic assessing, treating and managing patients with predominantly musculoskeletal conditions. When he’s not there he’s at the Performance Centre providing rehab and advice to patients for a range of lower limb and ACL injuries, helping them get back into their sport of choice ASAP.

It’s the interesting and varied clinical work at BaiMed that keeps JC motivated. That and the scope for high quality and effective interventions using BaiMed’s top notch facilities. Outside work, you’ll find him at the beach, travelling, camping or just spending time with friends and family.

Jane Cerneaz


Name: Jane Cerneaz

Position: Yoga instructor / Physiotherapist

Location: Kiama

Qualifications: BSc Physiotherapy (Uni of Sydney) and two-year Dansk Yoga Certificate (Copenhagen).

Jane joined BaiMed in 2016 upon returning to Australia after 20 years living and working in Hong Kong, Denmark and Dubai.

Jane’s interest and experience is in exercise-prescription training based on in-depth yoga theory and practice.  Her passion lies with the relationship between breath control, yoga and physiotherapy. She teaches PhysioYoga in Kiama combining these practices to give clients maximum benefit for their own sport or lifestyle.

In her free time, she is pounding the laps of the Kiama outdoor pools with her husband, or driving their daughter to her various swim meets.

Laura Clarke (Schwab)

Sports Physiotherapist

Name: Laura Clarke (Schwab)

Position: Sports Physiotherapist

Location: Wollongong

Qualifications: Masters in Sports Physiotherapy, University of Queensland (2007), Currently studying a PhD.             

Professional Achievements and Accreditations:

  • Post graduate scholar at the Australian Institute of Sport (2008).
  • Touring physiotherapist for the Australian Swimming Team.
  • State Academy Sports Service Provider for Rowing, Swimming, Water Polo, Soccer, Rugby and Paralympic Sport.
  • Published numerous research papers on shoulder injuries in elite sports.
  • Clinical educator at the Australian Catholic University.

Team involvement:

  • Australian Swimming Team
  • Australian Women’s Sevens Rugby
  • QAS Swimming
  • QAS Rowing
  • Waterpolo Australia Women’s Team
  • QAS Waterpolo
  • Paralympic Goalball Teams
  • Queensland Roar W-League Women’s Soccer
  • Football Australia Matildas
  • AIS Netball

Laura is a Sports Physiotherapist with over 12 years’ experience working with sportspeople and teams up to elite level. She has worked with a wide variety of Australian Olympic level teams, touring extensively domestically and internationally.

Her special interest in shoulders is currently translating into a PhD on risk factors for shoulder injury in Australian Rules Football. She has also completed research and published papers on swimmer’s shoulder and on growth plate changes to the throwing arm in volleyball players.

Laura is passionate about teaching undergraduate physiotherapy students and has previously been a clinical educator at the Australian Catholic University.

Samantha Craddock


Name: Samantha Craddock

Position: Physiotherapist / (Former) PE Teacher

Location: Kiama

Qualifications: Bachelor of Physiotherapy (2016), Bachelor of Physical and Health Education (2008)

Sam has a special interest in pre- and post-natal physiotherapy and exercise. Formerly a PE Teacher, she made a career jump to Physiotherapy and hopes to continue down the pathway to become a Paediatric Physiotherapist.

Mum of an energetic (to put it nicely) nearly two-year-old boy, Sam loves keeping busy and spends as much time as she can outdoors.

Roslyn Craig


Name: Roslyn Craig

Position: Physiotherapist / NSW U16s State of Origin Physio

Location: Wollongong

Qualifications: Bachelor of Science Physiotherapy, Glasgow Caledonian University (Scotland), Currently completing MACP- Masters in Advanced MSK Physio, Sheffield Hallum University

Ros grew up in Scotland on a farm in the middle of nowhere. She left home to study in the big smoke. Following Uni, she worked with soccer team Kilmarnock FC in the Scottish Premier League part time then went full time with Hull KR Rugby League club – moving from assistant physiotherapist to head physiotherapist. Career highlight so far? Making it to the challenge cup final with the club at Wembley Stadium in 2015.

After wrecking her knee playing netball, Ros came to Australia and got a job with BaiMed, and she hasn’t looked back (her ultimate goal is to bag herself an Aussie passport). Outside work Ros loves most sports including training for running, netball, and weights. She also loves travelling and seeing beautiful parts of the world.

Ryan Dorahy


Name: Ryan Dorahy

Position: Physiotherapist

Location: Wollongong and Shoalhaven

Qualifications: Bachelor of Health Science, Master of Physiotherapy: Western Sydney University

Ryan has a keen interest in all things sports, health and fitness. You will find Ryan treating out of our Wollongong and Shoalhaven clinic’s. Ryan likes working at BaiMed because “of the wide variety of patients coming through the practice each day. From sports people with acute injuries, to patients suffering from chronic pain.”

Outside of work you’ll find Ryan involved in anything fitness and food!


Kirra Laughlan


Name: Kirra Laughlan

Position: Physiotherapist

Location: Kiama and Shoalhaven

Qualifications: Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Biology) and Masters of Physiotherapy

Kirra has been with BaiMed since 2016. Her husband Tim is an Engineer in the Navy, so when she’s not working out of our Kiama or Shoalhaven clinics Kirra is spending time with her two crazy dogs, Lockie and Lola. She also loves Surf Life Saving and competes for Wanda Surf Club.

Holly McPaul


Name: Holly McPaul

Position: Physiotherapist and Exercise Physiologist

Location: Woonona

Qualifications: Bachelor of Exercise Science and Rehabilitation UOW, Master of Physiotherapy USYD

A dancer since the age of three, and dance teacher for seven years, Holly combines high level clinical skills with her love of dance to provide specific programs for dancers – including a Dance Specific Screen, designed to highlight strengths and weaknesses in order to structure programs to suit the individual. She loves to help patients of all types get moving again and prevent reinjury.

Outside work you’ll find Holly dancing or teaching others to dance. Otherwise she’s spending time with her partner, friends and family, who she always keeps close. And one thing she has a weakness for is a really good sleep-in!

Cara Mura


Name: Cara Mura

Position: Physiotherapist

Location: Kiama

Qualifications: Doctor of Physiotherapy – University of Melbourne, Bachelor of Science (Honours) – Univeristy of Wollongong, Bachelor of Science (Exercise Science and Nutrition) – University of Wollongong, currently completing Masters of Advanced Clinical Physiotherapy (Sports) at the University of South Australia

Professional Achievements and Accreditations:

  • Physio and Development Physio for Victorian Swimming state team,
    Victorian Talent ID squad and Victorian institute of Sport (VIS)
  • Physio with the Australian Swimming team and
    Australian swimming IX excellence program
  • Physio at two Australian Swimming Podium Training centres
  • Trainer and Physio for Western Bulldogs AFL team
  • Physio for the under 18 Victorian Country AFL team
  • Physio for Melbourne Aces Baseball team

Growing up in Kiama, Cara spent most of her early life swimming and doing surf lifesaving. While studying in Melbourne, she worked with a variety of elite sporting teams in both AFL and Baseball. After university, Cara worked in private practice in Melbourne, where she had the opportunity to specialise in swimming, working as Physio for Nunawading and MLC Swimming teams. This led to a range of further opportunities working with elite swimmers.

Cara has presented education seminars on injury prevention, improving performance and the importance of screening to swim coaches and athletes at the Victorian Institute of Sport, various Victorian swimming training camps, the ASCTA conference and the GH Australian Swimming Gold Squad training camp.

She relocated from Melbourne to join the BaiMed Team in December 2015. Outside work of course Cara loves swimming, but she also enjoys cooking, reading, and food (especially chocolate, cashews or chocolate coated cashews).

Pete Naseby


Name: Pete Naseby

Position: Physiotherapist

Location: Wollongong

Qualifications: Bachelor of Science (Exercise Science) – UOW, Masters of Physiotherapy (University of Melbourne)

Pete has a special interest in running, cycling and football injuries, as well as general musculoskeletal conditions. He’s had previous experience working with Australian rules football and rugby union teams, and with athletes at the elite level in the NRL. When not at work, Pete enjoys running and cycling, and spending time with family and friends.

Callum O’Brien


Name: Callum O’Brien

Position: Physiotherapist

Location: Woonona

Qualifications: BAppSc (Sport & Exercise Science), Masters (Physiotherapy)

Cal loves the positive team working environment at BaiMed and embrace’s our hands-on treatment style which he believes fosters a strong patient-therapist relationship. He spends his days assessing and treating biomechanical issues in his patients to help reduce pain and improve functional capacity.

Outside work, Cal plays the guitar and loves the outdoors, especially the beach and going fishing. He is a sucker for Mexican food and Pizza, and would love to travel to America to watch Boston Celtics at the TD garden.

Samantha Reid


Name: Samantha Reid

Position: Physiotherapist

Location: TBC                                   

Qualifications: Bachelor of Exercise Science – Wollongong, Graduate Certificate of Human Movement – Canberra, Masters of Physiotherapy – Canberra

Sam grew up in Wollongong – mainly doing gymnastics. She competed for 12 years then went on to coach for 6 years. She loves working in the big supportive family at BaiMed where she applies everything she learns to her job every day – and enjoys working with patients of all ages and backgrounds, especially kids.

Serious and dedicated at work, Sam tends to be super easygoing in her spare time. She loves anything that takes her outside and into the sunshine, especially hanging at the beach with family and friends. She also loves to travel!

Louise Turner

Physiotherapist & Acupuncturist

Name: Louise Turner

Position: Physiotherapist / Acupuncturist / Masters Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

Location: Wollongong

Qualifications:   BA App Sci (Phty) – Sydney University 2003, PG Cert Acupuncture – University of Otago 2009, Master of Health Practice Hons (Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy) – Auckland University of Technology 2012

Louise brings a vast amount of knowledge and experience to BaiMed. She has a Masters in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, and is equipped with advanced assessment and treatment skills as well as the ability to do all levels of spinal manipulation.

Her holistic approach combines the principles of physiotherapy, osteopathy and acupuncture, and she tailors her treatment to the individual with some fantastic results, especially treating headache, migraine and neck pain. She also has special skills in pregnancy and preparing for childbirth.

Ten years spent overseas gave Lou experience in everything from clinics and hospitals in London to running British Military rehab programs in Northern Ireland and working in private practice in NZ where she was Physiotherapist for Wairarapa Bush Heartland Rugby team.

Outside of work, Lou loves spending time with family, good Vietnamese food, travelling and spending time outdoors, so moving to Wollongong with her husband and son was the perfect combination.

Brady Warren


Name: Brady Warren

Position: Physiotherapist

Location: Kiama, Shoalhaven

Qualifications: Bachelor of Physiotherapy

Brady joined the BaiMed team in 2015. His professional interests include sports injury rehabilitation, strength and conditioning training and treating patients with persistent pain. Outside work he loves to surf and enjoys music and travel.

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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