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.
Specialist Sports Physiotherapist
Master Sports Physiotherapy
Bach App. Sc.
Roz brings over 25 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. Being the most qualified sports and dance physiotherapist in Canberra and region, Roz’ expertise is regularly sought after by other health professionals locally and nationally.
A state level Squash player whilst at University, later becoming a National level track cyclist and an ACTAS scholarship holder well-equipped Roz to understand and manage elite athletes.
Roz has travelled internationally with National sports teams, 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. She continues to act as a consultant to ACTAS cycling. Whilst Roz’ passion for physiotherapy regularly extends to elite athletes and performers, she is enthusiastic to share knowledge at a grassroots level. This finds her being the primary educator to Pedal Power, local ballet schools, the yoga community, as well as mentoring new and experienced physiotherapists.
Over the past 3 years Roz has been consultant to an International Triathlon Squad, a role that has seen her based at high altitude for 3 months in Davos, Switzerland and then through to the 2012 London Olympics. The highly successful squad comprises the 2011 women’s world sprint champion, and some of the current world top 20 triathletes, including recent Olympic silver medalist Lisa Norden (Sweden) and Sarah Groff (USA, placing 4th).
Outside of Atlas, Roz has a passion for surfing and yoga. Roz Penfold began her journey into yoga over 10 years ago and has co founded SOULution Yoga, the partnership business that houses Atlas Treatment Rooms & Exercise Space.
University of Sydney
Thien completed his undergraduate degree in Physiotherapy at the University of Sydney in 2008. With over 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.