About Us

THE TEAM AT DYNAMIC PERFORMANCE PHYSIO

The team at Dynamic Performance Physiotherapy are committed to getting the best possible outcome for you.

Combined we have more than 35 years of clinical experience and use a hands-on, one on one approach to assessment and treatment. We are committed to providing the latest and most effective evidence based techniques to achieve optimal outcomes for our clients.

We are committed to ensuring that the values of professionalism, honesty, integrity and client focused therapy are upheld. Our aim is for everyone to Be Active and Stay Active.


why choose us

 
• Honesty • Integrity
• Professionalism • Long Appointment Times
• Private treatment rooms • One on One appointments
• Client Education and communication is paramount                   • We will keep you active
• We you a long term solution to your problem  

 

  

 

our team

Brooke Cranney

Brooke Cranney
Director, Dynamic Performance Physiotherapy
B App Sc (Physio), MMSPhty, APAM
APA Sports Physiotherapist
APA Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist


Brooke graduated as a physiotherapist from the University of Sydney in 2003.  Since graduation her career has focused on developing exceptional clinical reasoning and hands on manual skills. This desire has led her to complete her Masters of Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapy from Griffith University in 2010.

Brooke’s extensive clinical experience has been in both the private practice & elite sporting team setting. Brooke has and is currently working with a varied number of sports at both the elite and recreational level including:

•           Commonwealth Games 2018
•           Rowing Australia Bronze Preferred Provider
•           NSW Institute of Sport Preferred Provider
•           Sydney Swans Academy
•           Australian Olympic Team – Youth Olympics, Nanjing 2014         
•           Sydney International Rowing Regatta
•           Women's Big Bash (T20) Cricket - Sydney Sixers and Sydney Thunder
•           Australian Women’s Hockey team
•           Australian Women’s Softball Team
•           Australian Junior Women’s Hockey team
•           Sydney Half Marathon and City to Surf Physiotherapy Co-ordinator
•           NSW Women’s Hockey
•           NSW Gymnastics
•           Australian Ironman

Brooke is committed to providing the latest and most effective evidence based techniques to achieve optimal outcomes for her clients. Her treatment approach is based on a detailed musculoskeletal assessment with exercise as a core component of the rehabilitation process. This process is enhanced with extensive experience in both Real Time Ultrasound and Dual Channel EMG biofeedback.

Brooke is also passionate about furthering the Physiotherapy profession with her work with the Sports Physiotherapy Association in NSW and nationally and has strong links with Sports Medicine Australia.

 

Sam Schneider Samantha Schneider
Physiotherapist
B App Sc (Physio), APAM


Samantha graduated as a Physiotherapist from the University of Sydney in 1999. Since her graduation her career has focused on finding the answers for her patients and addressing the cause not just the symptoms. She has developed a particular interest in the challenge on ongoing spinal and pelvis pain and has tutored many physiotherapists on effective treatment approaches.

Samantha has worked in a variety of clinical settings including overseas and has been working in private practice for over 15 years. In this time she has focused on developing strong clinical reasoning and manual therapy skills to assist her to find lasting solutions for her patients.

She has been part of developing physiotherapist delivered exercise classes and has extensive experience in both the delivery of exercise classes to clients and in training other physiotherapists.

In recent years the arrival of three children has added a new interest in assisting in the musculoskeletal management of pregnancy and post natal complaints.

Samantha is committed to providing the latest and most effective evidence based techniques to achieve optimal outcomes for her clients. Her treatment approach is based on a detailed musculoskeletal assessment with exercise as a core component of the rehabilitation process. This process is enhanced with extensive experience in both Real Time Ultrasound and Dual Channel EMG biofeedback.

 

Anthony Rodier
Physiotherapist
B App Sc (Phty)
B Ind Des (Hons)


Anthony is driven to help people find solutions to their health challenges. Using manual therapy techniques, advice and exercise prescription, he helps people solve and overcome musculoskeletal injuries, surgery and movement problems.

Anthony is a registered Physiotherapist with an applied science degree in Physiotherapy from the University of Sydney. He is also a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association. Anthony is able to draw on his previous experience in industrial design to think outside the square to solve his clients problems.

Anthonys experience has been gained through a variety of clinical settings including orthopaedic inpatient, neurological rehabilitation and musculoskeletal clinics which provided a significant depth of experience to draw upon to assist his patients.  

Over the years, Anthony has been actively engaged in various sports and has a special interest in back and neck pain and his philosophy in treating patients is modern, holistic and supported by the latest research.

Anthony is committed to providing the latest and most effective evidence based techniques to achieve optimal outcome for his clients. His treatment approach is based on a detailed musculoskeletal assessment with hands on techniques and exercise as a core component of the rehabilitation process.

 


Antonietta Del Pinto
Physiotherapist
BSc (Phty)


Antonietta graduated from Australian Catholic University (ACU) in 2014 and she is a registered Physiotherapist with a passion for exercise based rehabilitation through all phases of an injury. 

Antonietta delivers active treatments and exercise based rehabilitation to help improve a quality of life, performance and/or return to sport. Antonietta has had a breadth of experience as a Physiotherapist over the last four years in private practice but she also has a special interest in knee and ankle injuries.

Antonietta has been involved with many sporting associations at elite and amateur levels. In 2018 Antonietta was part of a team of international medical volunteers for the Pyeongchang Winter Paralympics. Antonietta has previously worked as Head Physiotherapist for the Castle Hill United Football Club Premier League Squad, UNSW Australian Football Club and Balmain Tigers Soccer Club.

 

Stephanie Valakas

Dietitian APD
BSci(Adv)(NutrMetab)
MNutrDiet

 

Stefanie Valakas is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Nutritionist with a Masters of Nutrition and Dietetics and a Bachelor of Science (Advanced) in Nutrition & Metabolism from the University of Sydney. Stefanie enjoys working with people to enhance their lifestyle and aid in management of medical conditions through simple and practical nutrition advice.

Stefanie has experience working with a wide variety of patient groups such as: weight management, sports nutrition, diabetes, heart disease, high cholesterol and high blood pressure, children's nutrition (including fussy eating), food allergies and intolerances and general healthy eating advice. Additionally, Stefanie can provide dietary advice to manage poor weight gain or to help reach body composition goals (increasing muscle mass, reducing body fat).

Stefanie is also an advocate for accurate nutrition communication in the media and has written for Medibank Be. Magazine and has been highlighted by Dietitian Connection as a ‘Rising Star’ in Dietetics in their June 2018 issue of Infuse. Stefanie is committed to evidence-based practice based on the latest scientific information and regularly attends conferences, training and undertakes her own reading to keep abreast of the ever-evolving world of nutrition science.

 

Zena Metcalfe
Remedial Massage Therapist
DipRM


Zena graduated with a degree from manchester University in Sport and Environmental Studies majoring in Physiology. Zena later went on to study remedial massage and has been practising for over 20 years. A keen cyclist, both mountain and road, she now divides her time between massage and cycle education. Using a combination of techniques to suit individual needs, Zena enjoys working with people specialising in remedial, sports, relaxation and pre-natal massage and takes a holistic, client centred approach to her work.

The team at Dynamic Performance Physiotherapy and Sports Medicine are thrilled to have a massage therapist of Zena’s quality and experience to enhance the delivery of the client focussed, solution driven service they are so well known for. Zena is available for you to see in conjunction with your physiotherapy programme or as a stand alone service.

 

Katherine Fuz
Practice Manager
BNursing
GradCert Intensive Care Nursing


Katherine graduated as a Registered Nurse from Sydney University in 1999 and worked at St George Public Hospital in the Intensive Care Unit from 2000 until 2016. During this time she completed her Graduate Certificate in Intensive Care Nursing (2002) and became a Clinical Nurse Educator in 2011. With an interest in primary healthcare, prevention and management procedures, Katherine is very excited to be embarking on a new challenge working with Brooke and her team at Dynamic Performance Physiotherapy & Sports Medicine in the role of Practice Manager.

Katherine's extensive experience in the delivery of evidenced based, quality healthcare will be an asset to the team at DPP & Sports Medicine as they grow and continue to provide a high quality, client focussed Physiotherapy and Sports Medicine service.

 

Melissa Dourambeis 
Administrative Assistant


Melissa joins the Dynamic Performance Physiotherapy and Sports Medicine team in the role of Administrative Assistant.  Melissa has a genuine love of customer service and thrives on ensuring that all of our clients receive a warm welcome and positive experience both when they phone and visit our practices. Melissa's strong corporate background has developed her superior communication and office skills and she is proud to be part of our supportive and dynamic team.