Our Staff

Dr. Mark Stewart

Dr Mark Stewart has over 20 years’ experience as a physiotherapist. He completed a Masters in Public Health in 2000 and a PhD in 2006. He specialises in the management of Whiplash Associated Disorders, exercise based treatment for chronic conditions and sports injuries. Click here for copies of Dr Stewart’s research papers.
Mark is the director of Kensington Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic. He is a director of two other successful physiotherapy clinics, Manly Gymnastics Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic at the Manly Warringah Gymnastics Club and The Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic North Sydney at the Mater Hospital.

Timothy Needham

Tim is one of our most experienced physiotherapists possessing degrees in both Exercise Science and Physiotherapy. Tim Needham has worked extensively in Sports Physiotherapy and private practice. He has an extensive background working with high level athletes both in Australia and the UK. He has previously been Head Physiotherapist for professional rugby league teams in the Super League competition in the UK including the London Broncos and Harlequins Rugby Football Clubs. He has also been the Physiotherapist with the Australian Schools Rugby Union team. Tim currently works with the Sydney Swans AFL team and at our North Sydney practice.

Sam Harrington

Sam is an experienced physiotherapist who  graduated from the University of Notre Dame physiotherapy program in 2008. He has spent his career working in the fields of sports and musculoskeletal physiotherapy across clinics in Western Australia and Sydney. Sam moved to Sydney from Western Australia in 2011 and spent 4 years as the physiotherapist for the UNSW Bulldogs in the Sydney AFL. In 2015, Sam completed further post-graduate study in sports physiotherapy through La Trobe University, and also completed his Sports level 3.

Sam has extensive experience working with high level youth athletes and is well versed in treating pediatric conditions. He works closely with the Randwick City Swim Club and Manly Warringah Gymnastics Club. He is currently pursuing The Australian Physiotherapy Association’s specialisation in Sports Physiotherapy. Sam also works as a director and principal physiotherapist at Manly Gymnastics Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic.

Dr. Kathryn Mills

Dr Kathryn (Kat) Mills graduated Physiotherapy from the University of Newcastle in 2005 and completed her PhD in Running biomechanics and orthotics for people with knee pain in 2011. Kathryn’s interests are managing running-related injuries and assisting people with lower limb pain return to physical activity. Prior to joining Kensington Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic in September 2013, Kathryn has worked at the Australian Institute of Sport and as an early career researcher at the Alberta Innovates Health Solutions Team in Osteoarthritis in Canada.

In addition to her physiotherapy role at Kensington Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic, Kathryn is a lecturer at Macquarie University and continues her research into footwear and biomechanics for runners as well as improving delivery of care for people with knee osteoarthritis. She believes in using the most recent evidence-based approaches when managing injuries and using exercise as medicine.

Alison How

Born in Malaysia, we are lucky to have Ali move to Sydney at a young age. She graduated with an Exercise Physiology degree from UNSW prior to attaining her Masters of Physiotherapy degree from the University of Sydney. She started her career in the public hospital and moved to the private sector to pursue her strong interest in sports injuries.

Ali has worked with the UNSW Rugby Union Club in 2014 and 2015. She attended the 2016 Eastern and Australian University Games as physiotherapist to the UNSW sports teams. You can also find Ali on the pitch as she plays for the UNSW AFL Club.

She has a particular interest in sports injuries and takes an approach which combines exercise prescription, manual therapy, dry needling, and Real Time Ultrasound. She also has a keen interest in clinical pilates & helps lead the designated classes here at the practice. Alison is an APA member and has completed courses including, but not limited to Clinical Pilates, Dry Needling, APA Sports Level 1 & 2, and most recently LJ Lee’s Thoracic Ring Approach.

Joe Hogan

Joe graduated in 2006 from Brunel University, London with a Bachelor of Science Honours Degree (Physiotherapy). He worked both in the public & private sector for a number of years before joining the team at Kensington Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic in April 2015.

Joe has worked with a number of sports teams in the past 5 years. He spent 3 seasons with St.Ignatius College Riverview covering rugby union, AFL & athletics teams (2012-2014). He is currently Physiotherapist to NSW Gaelic Athletic Association working with their Gaelic Football & Hurling teams since 2014. He also has been Physiotherapist to Sydney Irish RFC since 2015.

Joe has a special interest in orthopaedic, hand & acute trauma injuries. He is a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) & has completed a number of professional developmental courses such as Dry Needling, Sports Level 1 & 2, Spinal Level 1 & Mulligan Manual Therapy Techniques.

Joe is currently doing a postgraduate Masters in Musculoskeletal & Sports Physiotherapy at Griffith University, QLD which is part time over two years.

Vivien Der Tateossian

Vivien is a Sydney local, having studied at the University of Sydney, she graduated with a degree in Sports Science and Nutrition before continuing her education and graduating with a Masters of Physiotherapy in 2013. Knowing where her passions lie early she moved into the private sector.

Having worked for a couple years in private practise and Pilates studios she moved to Kensington Physiotherapy in January 2016 to further pursue her interests in sports physiotherapy. Being a keen Swans fan Vivien has fit in smoothly within the UNSW Eastern Suburbs AFL club where she looks after the Premier and Reserve teams.

Her special interests lie in shoulder and hip injuries. She also has a passion for clinical Pilates and is one of our physiotherapists that helps lead Pilates classes at our Kensington clinic. As a keen learner, Vivien has completed courses in Clinical Pilates, APA Sports Level 1 & 2, dry needling, LJ Lee’s Thoracic Ring Approach, and most recently in LJ Lee’s Sports Pelvis & Hip. She uses a holistic approach incorporating her knowledge in exercise and diagnosis with hands-on manual techniques.

Melanie Tri 

Hailing from Ottawa, Canada, Mel brings with her a vast amount of experience from the sporting arena. She completed a Bachelor of Science with honours, majoring in Kinesiology (sports & movement science for us here in Australia) in 2010 at McMaster University. Here she was the sports therapist and S&C assistant coach for the men’s varsity football team. Before moving to Australia to complete her Masters of Physiotherapy at the University of Sydney she worked with athletes as a Registered Kinesiologist in private practice for 2 years and also moved to a community-based setting rehabilitating people with neurological conditions and complex orthopaedic injuries.

Mel is a gun rugby player and has played varsity level rugby in Canada and club level in Australia. She is the physiotherapist for Sydney University Women’s Rugby Union Club and is also the physiotherapist for the Sydney NSW state team, including travelling with them on their 2016 tour to New Zealand and to the National Championships in 2016 & 2017. Mel is also involved with the NSW Gymnastics state teams and worked at the 2017 Australian Gymnastics Championships. She also works occasionally at our other practice Manly Gymnastics Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic.

Mel is a member  of the APA and uses a hands-on approach with manual treatment, which includes soft tissue and myofascial releases, joint and spinal mobilisations, in conjunction with a strong exercise and movement pattern focus. She has completed courses including but not limited to Sports Level 1, Dr. Alison Grimaldi’s Dynamic Stabilisation of The Hip & Pelvis, Barb Hungerford’s Treatment of the Lumbar Spine & Pelvis.

Anthony Hibberson

Anthony grew up in Bathurst and being an avid sportsman, he represented his school in both cricket and rugby for many years. His love of all things sport led him to Sydney where he completed a Bachelor of Health Science and Masters of Physiotherapy at the University of Sydney, graduating with a distinction average. Anthony has since completed a variety of post graduate courses including Sports Level 1 and McKenzie spinal rehabilitation.

Anthony’s motivation to become a physiotherapist was partly due to his first-hand experience of physiotherapy in the treatment of his own back pain as a teenager. As a result, he now has a keen interest in spinal pathologies and manual therapy based treatments.

Anthony has had experience on a professional level with the NSW Cricket and Hockey teams and will be the physiotherapist for the UNSW rugby union teams this upcoming season. His personal sporting interests have shifted from cricket and rugby to the more gentle pursuits of golf, surfing and touch football.

Shannon Hurvitz 

Shannon is our resident Podiatrist.

Shannon is an Australian-educated, South African born podiatrist recently graduating from a Bachelor of Medical Science with a Masters in Podiatric Medicine from Western Sydney University. Prior to joining the Kensington team, Shannon served as trainee at clinics in Geelong and Condoblin, and various public & private clinics across Sydney. He has also worked on staff with the Super league football side – Hakoah Football Club. Shannon is a member of Sports Medicine Australia and uses a variety of techniques including advanced dry needling, targeted exercise, taping, and fitting devices in combination for management of all types of foot conditions. He draws on his own experience as a long distance runner and managing his own injuries to understand and treat clients as a whole.

Shannon grew up in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs, attending Moriah College from primary through to high school. He is an avid Roosters & Waratahs supporter and generally enjoys sports of all kind, particularly basketball, both rugby codes and soccer.

Jennifer Jones

Jennifer is our Registered Massage Therapist.

Jen graduated from the University of Technology, Sydney in 2006 with a bachelor of Health Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine. She has a passionate interest in enhancing fertility, pregnancy support, the treatment of migraine and relief of neck, shoulder and lower back pain and tension. Jen also holds a certificate 4 in Chinese Massage (tuina), and a Diploma of Remedial Massage from Randwick TAFE (2008). She enjoys combining acupuncture and remedial massage into a holistic treatment, or can provide either as a stand alone therapy.

In 2016, Jen embarked upon a Masters programme in Chinese medicine (acupuncture research), and believes that by building a high quality body of research for acupuncture, the field will continue to move in mainstream medicine, offering drug and surgery free health solutions. As a nationally registered Chinese medicine practitioner, Jen is always up to date on the latest research and ethics and strives to provide the highest standard of care.

Skye Swaney

Skye is our Registered Dietician and is currently on maternity leave.



Marie Ward

Marie is our Registered Dietician.