Our Practitioners

 

 

Here at Atlas Sports and Dance Physiotherapy we pride ourselves on our unified and cooperative approach to managing our clients. The physiotherapy profession encompasses a full spectrum of experience and knowledge. This is reflected at Atlas with the experience of our Specialist Roz, through to our newer graduates. The sharing of information and skills is paramount within our team. All our team are involved in ongoing education. We believe it is this open approach to learning that assists us in providing the best possible physiotherapy.

 

 
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Roz Penfold

Principal Physiotherapist
Specialist Sports Physiotherapist
FACSP
Master Sports Physiotherapy
Bach App. Sc. Physiotherapy

 
 

Roz brings over 30 years of experience to Atlas Sports and Dance Physiotherapy. She is a certified Fellow of the Australian College of Physiotherapists and a Specialist Sports Physiotherapist. Having spent 20 of these years as Principal of Atlas, in combination with working and traveling directly with some of the worlds’ best dancers and athletes she has a passion for keeping people moving in a sustainable manner.

A state level Squash player whilst at University, later becoming a National level track cyclist, well-equipped Roz to understand and manage elite athletes. She has travelled internationally with 6 National sports teams, worked and supported triathletes from 6 nations for the London Olympics (culminating in a silver medal), consulted to Tennis Australia, provided physiotherapy services to touring Dance and Theatre companies, including the Australian Ballet Company, The Western Australian Ballet, Sydney Dance Company, and Bangarra.

Whilst Roz’ passion for physiotherapy regularly extends to elite athletes and performers, she is enthusiastic to share knowledge at a grassroots level. Previously she spent many years as an educator to advocacy agency Pedal Power and various community groups, local ballet schools, and currently the Yoga and Pilates community. She continues to mentor peers and is active in maintaining professional medical connections.

 

 
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Phillip Cossens

Specialist Sports Physiotherapist
FACSP
Master of Sports Physiotherapy
Bach App. Sc. Physiotherapy

 
 

Specialist Sports Physiotherapist Phil Cossens, has been instrumental in keeping some of Australia's elite athletes and sporting teams in peak physical condition. He has travelled throughout the world working within some of the most gruelling international competitions including Track & Field, Basketball, Football, Swimming and Gymnastics. Phil was awarded the Specialist Sports Physiotherapist title in 2017.

Currently working with Rowing Australia, Phil is passionate about assisting people through injury back to their health, fitness and wellness goals.

With 17 years experience as a Physio, including 5 years working at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS), we are happy to welcome Phil back to the Atlas team.

 

 
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Maeve O’Brien

Physiotherapist

Bachelor Sc. Sport & Exercise
Masters Sc. Rehab Science - Physiotherapy

Postgraduate Certificate Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy

 
 

Maeve’s specialties include Pelvic Floor and Continence Physiotherapy, Clinical Pilates, Yogalates, Tai Chi, functional rehabilitation (including instructing the “Bounce Back” rehab program), dry needling, and treating neck, thorax and sacroiliac joint pain using an integrated systems approach. She believes in treating her clients as a holistic individual to maximise their rehab potential.

Maeve graduated in 2002 from Glasgow Caledonian University having previously obtained a Bachelor of Science in Sport and Exercise Science from the University of Limerick. Since then she has completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy from the University of Melbourne. She has gained extensive experience as a physiotherapist working in both in public and private practices in Scotland and around Australia and has worked with regional sporting clubs including Townsville Crocodiles (basketball) and NT Mosquitoes (rugby union) and representative rugby union teams in the U.K.

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Ryan Tredinnick

Bachelor Sc. Human Biology
Hons Sports Studies
Bachelor Sc. Physiotherapy

Ryan studied Physiotherapy at the University of Canberra, having previously completed a bachelor’s degree in Human Biology and Honours in Sports Studies focusing on elite athletic performance with the ACT Brumbies.

Ryan completed a physiotherapy internship with the Canberra Raiders and has travelled with Triathlon Australia, assisting the medical staff with load management and injury prevention. He has previously worked with NZ Hockey, the Canberra Demons NEAFL team as well as numerous local sporting teams. With a background in Strength & Conditioning and Soft Tissue Therapy, Ryan believes in a holistic approach to rehabilitation, combining hands on manual therapy with exercise prescription and strength training to optimize outcomes and increase patient autonomy.

Having competed at a national level in Futsal and grown up playing soccer, touch footy and any other sport he could find time for, Ryan is passionate about sport, fitness and physical activity. He loves scuba diving, snowboarding, mountain biking and enjoys playing music in his down time.

Ryan has a keen interest in rehabilitating sports-related injuries, improving movement and function and the developing field of pain science.

 

 
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Juliana Lisboa

Dietitian & Sports Dietitian

BSc Biological Science
Masters of Nutrition & Dietetics
Postgraduate Diploma Sports Nutrition

 
 


A tropical soul from Brazil, Juliana has lived in Sydney and Hobart for many years, before settling in Canberra. Her interests in nutrition have evolved through the years. It started with searching for the perfect diet, the one that would solve all her problems - you know that one? Thankfully she finally realised that she was missing the point and only then could she see past the surface and understand how food really can change our lives, in a deeper and more meaningful way. 

With a strong interest in sports, she started focusing not on what her body looked like, but what it could do - mountain bike, climb mountains, lift heavy weights above her head and hold her upside down. Where exercise provides the tools, food brings in the bricks and cement to build a strong body.  

Juliana is an Accredited Practising Dietitian & Sports Dietitian, with a Bachelor of Biological Sciences and a Masters of Nutrition and Dietetics working in private practice since 2010. She also attained a Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Nutrition through the International Olympic Committee and is currently studying a Bachelor in Psychology.

Juliana takes an individualised and no nonsense approach to nutrition and believe in eating real, fresh, seasonal food. She not only looks into the nutritional requirements, but also helps people identify and clear barriers that may be preventing them from taking action. Many people "know what to do, but don't do it". Working with Juliana is not about a quick fix, it's about digging deep into the issue, to find a lasting solution.