You're Unique

Here at Unique, we treat you, rather than just a diagnosis or body part. Our motto is “What would you do?” It is a question we’ll ask. We need to know, if you are as fit as you could hope to be, what would you do? Your answer will become your goal. Our goal will then be - to customize a unique treatment and training plan for your whole body, so you can do what you want in the future.

This approach goes beyond the routines we’ve witnessed elsewhere. It’s why we call ourselves Unique. Here – it’s not just about understanding and treating the unique combination of reasons why you are not feeling 100% today. It’s about finding your true source of motivation, and working together on a unique plan for your whole body - so you can not just get out of pain, but go do what you really want. That’s why we work here.

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Our Unique Team

Meet our talented, friendly and expert team

Katy Luk photo Katy Luk

Practice Director and Senior Physiotherapist

 

Katy has been practising physiotherapy for over 20 years. Her extensive clinical experience helps her tackle complex as well as acute musculoskeletal conditions, including post-operative rehabilitation and spinal rehabilitation of injuries such as whiplash. Katy also has interest in cervicogenic headache treatment and back/neck pain with nerve compromise treatment through expert use of traction techniques.

Katy also loves helping women with specific women’s health issues get back to enjoying life.

“Too many people are suffering in silence, believing the diagnosed condition has the final say on their physical capacities. The physical diagnosis is only part of the story – by understanding your conditions, knowing the do’s and don’ts, doing the right exercises at the right time, these will empower you to live a better life.“ – Katy L.

Eduarda Bota photo Eduarda Bota

Clinical Coordinator and Senior Physiotherapist

 

Eduarda (or Duda) has a professional interest in musculoskeletal conditions, women’s health, post-operative rehabilitation and chronic pain.

Duda is our Clinical Coordinator and has been a Physiotherapist for the past 15 years. Eduarda’s vast qualifications include certificates in Manual Therapy, Mulligan, Maitland and Myofascial techniques in Portugal, Spain and Australia. She’s actively involved in the physio field, educating and running professional development workshops for physiotherapists. Her experience with FC Barcelona Football Club (Spain) has also driven her passion for manual therapy and sports rehabilitation.

Duda’s passion is working with spinal injuries, neck pain, back pain and headaches. She also has a special interest in women’s health, pregnancy and post-natal physiotherapy and is skilled in shockwave therapy.

Outside of work, she loves reading a good book, running and trying different types of gastronomic experiences.

“I work with my patients to help them make a positive change in their life. It’s my goal to help them and guide them in the treatment and management of injury and pain. I like to work side by side and help my patients achieving their goals, no matter their starting point.” – Eduarda B.

Peter Ali photo Peter Ali

Physiotherapist

 

Peter has a professional interest in gym-related injuries of the shoulder, back and knees. Peter completed a Master of Physiotherapy and a Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science at Sydney University. Peter is also a certified personal trainer and loves to impart his knowledge and expertise in strength and conditioning to anyone who is eager to learn.

Peter is a national-competing powerlifter, and due to his experience in strength training, has a special interest in gym-related injuries of the shoulder, back and knees. He was the sports trainer for the Goanna’s AFL team in Greystanes, delivering injury prevention strategies, such as taping and education, as well as providing first aid. Peter has a goal-orientated and holistic approach to his physiotherapy practice and is avid about treating each client as an individual.

Peter specializes in techniques such as dry needling and is a big believer in exercise and rehabilitation, especially for sports related injuries.

When Peter is not in the Bankstown practice, you can find him serving at an Arncliffe community centre. He is a mentor for youths and young adults and has had an ongoing leadership role at the Arncliffe community centre for the past 6 years and counting.

“I believe education is an important part of the process of empowering clients. You need to understand your injury and learn to manage it well.” – Peter A.

Bethany Fung photo Bethany Fung

Physiotherapist

 

Bethany has a professional interest in women’s health, post-operative rehabilitation (particularly ankles), exercise-based rehabilitation for musculoskeletal conditions, pilates. Bethany completed a Bachelor of Physiotherapy at the University of Sydney and was the sports trainer for a variety of sporting teams including the Blacktown Spartans Women’s U14s, U15s, U17s, Reserves and First grade women and North shore bomber women’s division 2.

Bethany has deep empathy for clients going through injuries as she personally went through intensive physiotherapy rehabilitation from a broken ankle from a bushwalking accident. She understands how an injury is not only a condition but affects every area of a client’s life. Bethany works hard not only to address the physical aspects of a condition but more importantly- the holistic aspects of rehabilitation. She strives to work together with clients to achieve their goals collaboratively.

Outside of work, Bethany enjoys writing and playing music, rehearsing for the next musical, trying new recipes and serving in the Kid’s ministry at her local church.

“Growth can look small and big on some days. There are days that small improvements can look insignificant but do not forget that you are still moving forward. Celebrate every achievement whether they may seem big or small.” – Bethany Fung

Manal Moussawel photo Manal Moussawel

Massage Therapist

 
Manal graduated from the University of Western Sydney completing a Bachelors degree in Naturopathic Studies in 2011. Specializing in their clinical massage pathway, Manal blends Eastern and Western techniques in her massage. These include deep tissue, myofascial release, acupressure, trigger point therapy, lymphatic drainage and neuromuscular therapy.

She then completed a diploma in remedial massage to expand her knowledge on sports injuries, pregnancy massage and Swedish massage.

Manal has always treated in a holistic approach. For this reason she is always open to incorporate her qualifications of dry needling and cupping therapy in the treatments, to further improve the healing process.
Manal is passionate about women’s health specializing in pregnancy massage to reduce muscle tension and to promote relaxation.

She is ready to assist you in balancing and enhancing your sense of physical and emotional wellbeing through the relief of muscular tension, stress and pain. Or simply providing a very relaxing experience based on your needs.
Outside of work Manal enjoys playing basketball with her 3 beautiful boys at the local park.

Sabrina Tam photo Sabrina Tam

Physiotherapist

 
Sabrina (or Sabby) completed a Bachelor of Physiotherapy degree at Western Sydney University. She has a professional interest in exercise-based rehabilitation for musculoskeletal conditions, post-operative rehabilitation (particularly knees) and sporting injuries.

Sabby likes to incorporate both manual therapy and exercise rehabilitation to improve her clients’ function and maximise their health and quality of life. She is also a strong believer in education and empowering her clients with the knowledge and skills to self-manage their condition in the long-term. Sabby understands how different the story surrounding every clients’ condition or injury can be. Therefore, she is committed to approaching each case holistically and working alongside her clients to achieve their specific goals.

Outside of the clinic you can find Sabby out on the tennis courts throughout the year or watching the tennis in person during the Australian Summer of Tennis.

“I have a passion for playing tennis so an active lifestyle means a great deal to me. It’s my goal to enable my clients to return to function and their own active lifestyle so that they can participate in what they want to do.” – Sabrina T.

Winona Tsui photo Winona Tsui

Exercise Physiologist

 
Winona completed a Bachelor of Applied Science in Exercise Physiology from the University of Sydney. She is constantly keeping up to date with the most recent evidence and aims to help manage one’s injury and chronic disease as an exercise physiologist. Winona has experience in exercise prescription for low back pain, musculoskeletal injuries and return-to-sport training. Currently, Winona is interested in work injury rehabilitation and motor vehicle injury rehabilitation.

Winona has a passionate interest in all kinds of sports, including swimming, badminton, volleyball and oztag – the list is forever expanding. As a sports enthusiast, Winona has a deep understanding of the importance of exercise and behavioural change in improving one’s overall health and wellbeing. Every person is inherently unique, in their condition, lifestyle and goals, hence, an individualised biopsychosocial approach will be most effective and sustainable.

Outside of the clinic, Winona would most likely be spotted at the newest café in town hanging out with her friends or at home, painting and then jamming on the guitar or piano.

“Exercise is medicine. Motion is lotion.” – Winona T.

Eugene Chan photo Eugene Chan

Physiotherapist

 
Eugene completed a Master of Physiotherapy degree at University of Sydney. Eugene also has experience working with a rugby team in Shute Shield competition as sports coverage and has experience in taping and treating acute injuries. Over that period, he developed an interest for all musculoskeletal injuries, especially for hand and shoulder.

Eugene believes that exercises in conjunction with manual technique is crucial to one’s recovery, but it is also important to take a holistic approach, where the client’s own goal and needs are taken into consideration. So that every rehabilitation programs are tailer made to achieve the patient’s desired results, and to also overcome any barriers or setbacks they may face along the way.

Outside of the clinic, you can find Eugene paddling on Parramatta River, exploring Sydney for food and going to gym to lose weight gained from said food.

“Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.” – Eugene C.

Hadi Youssef photo Hadi Youssef

Senior Exercise Physiologist

 
Hadi is our senior Exercise Physiologist. He completed a bachelor’s degree of exercise physiology at the University of Sydney. Hadi has worked closely with people with complex musculoskeletal, neurological, cardiovascular, and mental health presentations. Hadi focuses on understanding the needs of his client to develop a personalised plan that is aligned with current best practice. He has the main goal of understanding the person’s story and empowering the individual to feel confident in the process of returning to their meaningful activities.

Hadi has a passion for supporting individuals who have tried “everything” to get rid of their pain and are struggling to navigate the complex journey of living with a chronic condition. He is inspired by the determination of his clients to fulfil their health goals despite the many barriers that they may encounter along the way.

When he’s not in the clinic, you will find him sprinting at the athletics track or getting stronger in the gym.

“It is important to me to see my clients achieve their health goals.” – Hadi Y.