Meet the Team Behind Broadmeadow Physiotherapy

At Broadmeadow Physiotherapy our team consists of Physiotherapists and an Exercise Physiologist. We have a diverse array of interests ranging from immobilisation, waterproof casting, spinal pain and injuries, to sporting injuries and degenerative joint problems.

We can offer you a solution to your problem by utilising one, or all, of our team members. As we are located on the top floor ** of the Broadmeadow Medical Centre, there is scope for access to general practitioners on the ground floor of the building.

** Lift access available to all patients

Stephen Gillard, Principal Physiotherapist

After graduating from Sydney University Stephen gained experience as a Senior Physiotherapist and clinical educator in hospitals and private clinics based in Sydney, Queensland, and Newcastle. When it was time for a change, he established Broadmeadow Physiotherapy. This allowed him to pursue his love of treating sports injuries whilst continuing his interest in the treatment and rehabilitation of back and neck pain, orthopaedic surgery, casting and splinting, work injuries, and all musculoskeletal disorders.

As a sporting tragic he has dabbled in swimming, soccer, and cricket. You may still see him around the soccer fields of Newcastle where he proudly offers a quality Physiotherapy service to many of our sporting teams.

Stephen is highly accredited and experienced in Dry Needling and has an interest in foot and ankle disorders including fitting of orthotics.

Stephen provides treatment for private, workcover, CTP, NDIS, Veterans’ Affairs, and enhanced primary care (Medicare) patients

Morag Macfarquhar, Senior Physiotherapist

After graduating from St. Thomas Hospital in London as a Physiotherapist, Morag has worked extensively throughout the UK and Australia. 

Morag enjoys a variety of areas of Physiotherapy including the treatment of back and neck pain, orthopedic surgery, casting and splinting and all musculoskeletal disorders.  Morag is highly accredited and an experienced Physiotherapist. 

She has a special interest in hand injuries and trauma as well as splinting and casting requirements.  Morag provides treatment for Private, Workcover, CTP, NDIS, Veteran’s Affairs and enhanced primary care (Medicare) patients. 

Rebekah Hawkins, Physiotherapist

Rebekah has a keen interest in health and sports which lead her to study Physiotherapy at The University of Newcastle where she graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) in 2021. 

Rebekah enjoys all areas and aspects of physiotherapy from treating Private patients to Workcover and CTP patients, as well as Department of Veterans Affairs, Enhanced Primary Care Programs and NDIS participants. Rebekah loves to take on a whole-person approach when managing her clients to ensure that they not only recover from their injuries but so she can return them to the activities that they love doing.

Rebekah is working closely with Newcastle Olympic Women’s Football Club as their head Physiotherapist and enjoys assisting the teams on game day and in the clinic with injury treatment and strength and conditioning for return to play. She is also special interested in managing sports, paediatric and women’s health injuries, and conditions.

When not in the clinic you may see Rebekah at the beach, gym or in the community either playing or supporting one of her many sporting interests.

Hamish Cullen, Physiotherapist

Hamish has always loved sport, exercise and how the body works combining his interests together to study a Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science and then his Masters of Physiotherapy at the University of Technology in Sydney.  

Hamish loves working with all kinds of patients with a variety of pains and conditions and is passionate about getting people back to doing the activities that makes them tick. He is especially  interested in sports rehabilitation and has pursued this interest previously working for the AFL umpires, Koori Knockout Rugby League competition as well as sports coverage for Shute Shield  rugby clubs in the past. 

New to the area, Hamish love’s to spend his time down at the baths, learning to surf or chilling out  with a coffee at our local cafes.

Cheryl Peet, Practice Manager

Cheryl has over 15 years’ experience as Practice Manager for Broadmeadow Physiotherapy. Within this role she enjoys the daily aspect of working with people in the health industry and seeing the improvements in patients progress throughout their visits in the clinic. Cheryl has excelled in this role and has grown an impressive and busy clinic and is always happy to chat and answer your questions in person or over the phone when you pop in or call for an appointment. When not in the clinic Cheryl enjoys Parkrun at any of the Newcastle locations, playing soccer and home renovating.

Kaitlyn Thomas, Physio Assistant

Kaitlyn joined Broadmeadow Physiotherapy in 2017 as a Physio Assistant and keeps things running smoothly and on time in a busy clinic. Kaitlyn came to us as an elite athlete in Trampolining and is well experienced in managing sports injuries and strapping ankles! Missing out (just) on the Tokyo Olympics has allowed Kaitlyn to complete studies in Nutrition and she is not far away from finishing her Exercise Physiology degree. 

Kaitlyn understands the challenges of injuries and enjoys supporting people in their rehabilitation journey and helping people get back to doing what they enjoy the most.

Merrin Sprott, Podiatrist

Merrin is a welcome and valuable part of our team and assists with all aspects of foot care including toenails, skin lesions and diabetic care. In a busy world where we are on our feet everyday it’s important your feet are performing as you need them to, so come and see Merrin to make sure they are well cared for. For more information checkout her website broadmeadowpodiatry.com,au. 

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