Our Physiotherapists

 

 

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.

 
 

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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Thien Vuong

Physiotherapist

Bachelor App. Sc. (Physiotherapy),
University of Sydney

 
 

Thien completed his undergraduate degree in Physiotherapy at the University of Sydney in 2008. With 10 years of clinical experience, he has seen numerous different injury presentations across many walks of life. He has also worked at St. George Hospital from 2009-2014. He has also set up and successfully run his own multidisciplinary practice inside Fitness First Carlingford from 2013-2017. He relocated from Sydney in 2017 in pursuit of a more balanced lifestyle.

As a former NSW representative marathon runner, and previously working with Fitness First clients, Thien has an in-depth understanding of the needs of a fitness driven population.

Thien believes that hands-on therapy combined with a personalised exercise program is the key to excelling his patient’s rehabilitation.