Our mission at Hastings Physio and Health is to provide the local community with a premium health
hub. As we don’t have enough space at our Hermitage Medical Centre premises to offer additional
services, we have expanded to a second location. The additional centre at the NEW Bunnings Oxley
Corner complex offers a wider range of services for you, including Physiotherapy, Exercise
Physiology, Massage, Occupational Therapy, Women’s Health, Lymphoedema Management, Pilates
and Tai Chi. It is a purpose-built practice with 8 large treatment rooms, 3 private rooms and a very
spacious, air-conditioned rehabilitation gym.
Not only do we strive to get you the best results in healthcare, but we want you to enjoy the
journey. Our friendly staff will ensure you have the best experience by treating you like family.
Principal Physiotherapist – Guy Terkelsen Like many young Aussies, I grew up playing lots of competitive sport. I was fortunate enough to represent my town, state and country in several sports including soccer, water polo and rugby union…but not without injury.
Having to overcome multiple injuries to ensure I was at my peak to play at a high level meant that I had many trips to my local physiotherapist as a teenager. This is where my physiotherapist became a household name. He was more than just my physio, he was like family. He met me at a state of vulnerability and returned me to a confident competitor in sport.
Years later, the same physiotherapist who returned me to the sporting field many times, wrote my reference letter to secure a position studying a Bachelor of Physiotherapy.
Drawing on my past experiences, and now as a physiotherapist with many years of clinical practice, I have made it my mission to create a healthcare practice that cares for you as family would. This is the sentiment behind our core value - treating you like family.
Hastings Physio and Health is a family run practice. So, from my family to yours, we hope to continue to look after your healthcare needs for many years to come!
Guy Terkelsen was inspired to become a physiotherapist after having many trips to his local physio
whilst growing up playing competitive sports.
Whilst still active but not competitive (well past his prime), Guy enjoys surfing and going to the gym.
Guy has settled in Port Macquarie with his beautiful wife Rebecca as they love the community and
coastal lifestyle. Guy continues to hold the title of who can “eat the most lunches” at Hastings Physio
Guy’s special interest areas:
Rebecca is an occupational therapist who is passionate about helping adults and children with all abilities get the most out of life! Rebecca started off as one of the wives of our team members, but she loved the friendly patients and work-place so much...she had to join the Hastings Physio and Health team!
Rebecca enjoys cooking and has catered for many of our work Christmas parties (her food is amazing)! If you haven't seen or heard about her cavoodle Salty Sea Dog you soon will! Rebecca has a strong bond with all her patients and will always offer a smile or chat to someone in need.
Rebecca has a special interest in:
Tammy is our brilliant Practice Development Manager who is the friendly face behind our business and the brains behind the scenes! Tammy is an active member of both the running and triathlon communities here in Port Macquarie. You will often catch her at 'park run' on a Saturday morning or zooming around town on her bicycle most mornings before work.
Tammy passionately believes in our mission to provide the highest quality of patient care in a compassionate environment.
Tammy’s area of interests:
Rhyannon grew up in Launceston Tasmania (don’t hold that against her) before moving to the mainland to study Physiotherapy. She spent time in rural New South Wales as part of her studies.
She has a great sense of humour and loves a good joke. She is always up for a chat and loves to get to know her patients so she can help them achieve their individual goals.
Rhyannon loves living in Port and only being a stroll away from the beach. In her downtime, you can find Rhyannon participating in a number of different sports locally including hockey, Oztag and touch. She also enjoys painting and drawing when she gets the chance.
Areas of clinical interest include:
Tony grew up in the Parramatta region belonging to a very sporty family with a sister and 3 brothers, became a Physical Education Teacher on leaving school, and in 1989 graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Physiotherapy from Sydney.
He has a wide variety of experience with his 30 years in the profession, the first 5 years in the NSW Public Hospitals and the last 25 years in Private Practice. The majority of his work has been assessing and treating people holistically with Neuromusculoskeletal, Orthopaedic, Sporting, Hand and Biomechanical presentations.
Tony has also spent time working with Children with Disabilities/Challenges, Aged Care and Men's Health. He has co-ordinated Clinical Supervision of University and School Work Experience Students.
He has enjoyed participating in many events as Physio' for, the West African Judo Team prior to the Sydney Olympics, Paralympics for Swimming in Sydney, NSW Sharks Swimming Development Squad for 3 years, NSWIS (NSW Institute of Sport) provider since 1998, SWSAS (South West Sydney Academy of Sport) Hockey and Swimming, and SERAS (South East Region Academy of Sport ) Physio' Screening, Cystic Fibrosis Camps and Canberra Cosmos Football Team.
He likes to keep fit and active and believes in lifelong learning with continuing professional development. He has spent many holidays with his family in Port Macquarie and is looking forward to joining the team at Hastings Physio and Health now his children are all independent. He hopes to serve the local community well.
Deb grew up, trained and worked as a physiotherapist in New Zealand. She then spent several years travelling and working throughout the USA and the United Kingdom before settling in Port Macquarie.
Deb moved to Port Macquarie in 2015 with her husband and two sons. Deb and her family love the Port Macquarie climate and its beautiful lifestyle. Deb enjoys camping, walking and spending time with her family and friends.
Deb has over 25 years of experience as a physiotherapist and has a special interest in:
Erin grew up in Sydney but spent time in Port Macquarie every year from the age of 14 playing in the Touch State Cup. When an opportunity to work in Port came up, she jumped at the chance to relocate and has now been here for 7 years. Whilst she doesn't play Touch anymore, she keeps fit through a combination of bootcamp, boxing and Pilates classes as well as chasing after her two young children.
Erin has over 17 years of experience working as an Accredited Exercise Physiologist and 3 years as a Pilates instructor. She is passionate about getting clients to incorporate exercise into their daily lives whether that be to assist with managing a chronic condition, overcoming injury or purely for the enjoyment. Erin will work with you to tailor your exercise to your needs and help you achieve your goals.
Areas of clinical interest include:
Natalie's love of all things sport and exercise led her to study Human Movement, followed by a Postgraduate Degree in Exercise Science (Rehabilitation). She has been working as an Exercise Physiologist since 2009 and loves what she does.
Natalie and her husband moved to Port Macquarie in 2012 to be closer to family and they love the Coastal lifestyle. They have three young children who keep them busy. Natalie continues to enjoy exercising and loves to go running, working out at the gym and playing Oztag.
Areas of interest include
Jose is our experienced Exercise Physiologist! If you are new to exercise, recovering from an injury or are already active but want to take your training to the next level… exercise physiology is for you!
Jose is from Far North Queensland and is currently studying Physiotherapy at Charles Sturt University locally. Jose is a CrossFit lover… he trains, coaches AND competes in CrossFit! He certainly practises what he preaches. When not training or studying, Jose enjoys the beautiful beaches in Port Macquarie.
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Kate studied with the Australian College of Massage (ACM), now known as Evolve College and completed her Diploma of Remedial Massage in 2010, being trained in Deep Tissue, Relaxation, Sports and Pregnancy massage. Kate went on to further her studies and became an Infant Massage Instructor through the Infant Massage Information Service in 2013.
Kate has worked alongside Physiotherapists and Pilates instructors in Brisbane which has helped her gain a more in-depth understanding of the human body.
Kate is a member of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society-ATMS.
Growing up, Georgia was always into fitness and netball. Naturally, she wanted to work in this field.
Physiotherapy provides Georgia with the opportunity to further develop her in-depth understanding of the human body. This allows Georgia to assist her clients to achieve their overall health and wellbeing goals, something she is passionate about.
When not treating patients, Georgia can be found keeping active by running, swimming or cycling, as she has recently taken up triathlon. Additionally, Georgia enjoys going camping and spending as much time as possible outdoors.
Georgia has a special interest in:
Michael Brennan is a Remedial massage therapist who has moved up from Sydney to join our clinic.
Over the last five years, Michael has been working with elite sports teams such as the Melbourne Storm and Parramatta Eels from the NRL, and most recently the GWS Giants from the AFL. He also treated the Australian pistol shooting team before they headed off to the RIO Olympics, as well as working with the famous Cirque du Soleil TUROK in 2016.
When not busy treating sports teams, Michael has worked out of a weightlifting/crossfit gym for the last few years. He has helped many athletes keep their bodies in check and in preparation for CrossFit, state and national weightlifting, strongman, and powerlifting competitions.
In his younger years, Michael played representative rugby union, so he knows the benefits that massage can bring to the body, both pre and postseason. As a result of playing football himself, he has suffered many injuries, including shoulders, knees, ankles, back, and neck, all of which help him understand and help treat pain and injuries for his clients.
Michael specialises in the treatment of MFR (myofascial release), which helps the facial sling systems and can significantly increase the mobility of all limbs. He also performs deep tissue and sports massage as well as trigger point therapy.
Michael is also an advanced dry needle therapist who is confident and skilled to needle the entire body. This is a treatment style Michael is most passionate about and has studied this area in-depth, so now he is able to needle the face to assist with jaw, headache and sinus pain.
Michael is skilled in IASTM (instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization), which he incorporates into his treatments to help increase blood flow and gain a better outcome for each of his clients.
Using IASTM along with his flame or vacuum cupping techniques, you are unlikely to find another therapist like Michael.
Hastings Physio and Health is proudly affiliated with Hastings Sports Injury & Physiotherapy Centre at the Hermitage Medical Centre.
Hastings Sports Injury & Physiotherapy Centre continues to provide excellent physiotherapy services with Paul Seward, Nick Ratcliffe, Elise Ruthven and Georgia Abbey.
Guy Terkelsen works between both practices
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