>

Balgownie Physiotherapy
Shop 4 & 5
154 Balgownie Road,
Balgownie, NSW 2519

Opening Hours

Monday – Friday: 8:30am – 5:30pm

02 4285 9220

Balgownie Physiotherapy was established in 1980 by Tim and Pam Mann to provide the best available physiotherapy for optimal health.
Our philosophy is to use our extensive research based experience, friendly helpful staff and state of the art facilities to provide our patients with better treatment, better outcomes and better value. We are totally committed to studying some of the latest hands-on techniques and are regular teachers of other physiotherapists in this area.

Our Philosophy

Committed to better treatment, better outcomes and better value
Balgownie Physiotherapy was established in 1980 by Tim and Pam Mann to provide the best available physiotherapy for optimal health.

Our philosophy is to use our extensive research based experience, friendly helpful staff and state of the art facilities to provide our patients with better treatment, better outcomes and better value.

We are totally committed to studying the latest hands-on techniques and are regular teachers of other physiotherapist in this area.

We have recently moved to brand new premises with vast space for exciting new programmes such as Body Blade classes, Pelvic Piloga, back care information evening lectures and much more. We will also have much more new equipment. The move will give you a much nicer, more professional therapeutic environment. The new building will provide wheelchair access, disabled toilets, far more privacy and more space and opportunity for great new services.

Our Team

Tim Mann
A Physiotherapist with a Masters in Manipulative Therapy, and Accredited Mulligan Concept Teacher, Tim has a private practice in Corrimal and lectures on various APA Manual Therapy and Acupuncture courses. His special interests include manual therapy, acupuncture, sports injuries and instrument joint mobilisation.

Originally qualified as a physiotherapist in New Zealand, Tim obtained his Master of Applied Science (Manipulative Physiotherapy) at Sydney University in 1994. He has also undertaken a one year Diploma Course in Acupuncture in Sydney in 1983, completed the nine month Cumberland College of Health Sciences (Lidcombe) Course in Occupational Health & Safety Management in June, 1988 and regularly undertakes a variety of continuing education courses. Tim is currently the region’s only physiotherapist who is a candidate in the Australian College of Physiotherapy Musculoskeletal Specialisation programme. A member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association since 1980, Tim is also a member of the Manual Therapy Study Group, the Private Practitioner’s Group and the Acupuncture Study Group, (Committee Member).

Tim also has training in Muscle Energy, Podiatry for Physiotherapists and Pilates. Tim became internationally accredited as a teacher of the Mulligan Concept in 2001 and has taught post-graduate physiotherapists in South East Asia and Australia.
Tim and Pam are developers of the new PIM: Physiotherapy Instrument Mobilisation concept and regularly give courses on these safe and effective mobilising techniques to physiotherapists in Australia and overseas.
When not working, Tim enjoys walking, exercising in the gym, riding his motorbike and travel.

Pam Mann
Pam is the physiotherapist at Balgownie Physiotherapy. Pam qualified as a physiotherapist in New Zealand before working in the UK and migrating to Australia. She enjoys treating a wide range of conditions including neck, back, upper and lower limb pain and pelvic floor and continence problems.

Pam has a special area of post-graduate interest in treating incontinence of bladder and bowel for women, men and children and in 2000 completed the first part of her masters degree in continence at the University of Melbourne. She has a post-graduate certificate in Continence and Womens Health from both the University of Melbourne and Curtin University and is now completing her Masters degree in Continence and Womens Health at Curtin University WA.

When not working she enjoys keeping fit, walking and keeping up with her three wonderful kids.

Julia Berger
Julia, also from Canberra, completed her physiotherapy degree in 2010 and joined Corrimal Physio in January 2011. As a new grad she has up to the minute training and is looking forward to gaining further experience at Corrimal Physiotherapy in the latest hands-on, exercise and PIM: Physiotherapy Instrument Mobilisation techniques.

Administration

  • Jenny Jaros – Jenny joined the Corrimal Physiotherapy team in 2005 and is a smiling and helpful first contact for many patients. Jenny enjoys her church, having coffee with her daughters and plotting her annual overseas tropical holidays.
  • Alyssa Nelson

Massage Therapists

  • Aaron Cram
  • Mark Ward
  • Tegan Taylor
  • Caitlyn Dowsell

Our Services

Manipulative Physiotherapy

This uses gentle thrusts to release joint restrictions to relieve pain by relieving joint stiffness and malpositions.  Often a click is heard during the manipulation and this often gives great relief.

Maitland Mobilisation

This uses gentle thumb pressure to ease joint restriction, safely removing stiffness and pain.

Mulligan Mobilisation

Brian Mulligan, a New Zealand physiotherapist, pioneered this gentle effective soft tissue and joint mobilization combined with the patient’s own body movements.  Great for headaches, arm and shoulder pain, sciatica, back pain and much more.

Vestibular Physiotherapy

Many dizziness, tinnitus (ringing in the ear) and balance problems respond well to the Epley method, and mobilization of the upper neck

Temporo-mandibular joint (Jaw joint)

These problems respond well to mobilization using a range of physiotherapy techniques.

Physiotherapy Instrument Mobilisation

This exciting new physiotherapy technique uses a tool to provide a precise joint mobilization which is far safer than manipulation and usually as effective. Tim and Pam developed this concept in response to the need for effective joint mobilisation without the risks sometimes associated with manipulation.  Developed and patented by Corrimal Physiotherapy, this exciting new approach has been taught by Tim and Pam since October 2009 to over 200 Australian and NZ postgraduate  physios and is being taught internationally from 2011 onwards.

Pelvic Floor and Incontinence

Pam has recognised expertise and over 20 years of experience in this area.

Incontinence Bladder and Bowel for men,women and kids

Pre and Post natal physio

Pelvic floor exercise classes

Check the “Incontinence” on the main page to see how physiotherapy can help you.

Necks, backs and sports injuries

Over 30 years Corrimal Physiotherapy has established a reputation for being the “go to” clinic for better treatment and better outcomes with our expertise in mobilisation and exercise prescription

Massage

We have experienced qualified masseurs to provide massage to ease tight muscles prior to mobilisation and exercise, disperse tight trigger points and give myofascial release.

SMR rollers, Core Stability exercises and Pilates

These are essential parts of most our treatments.  Massage and mobilisation are provided to quickly get you going and out of pain; exercises via our exclusive Phases 2 and Pilates programmes (printed exercises provided) will keep you feeling good and reduce the chance of the problem coming back.

Dry Needling

Dry Needling is a great addition to physiotherapy. It provides dramatic reduction of muscle and joint tightness and often works when direct physical measures are not effective. Tim has over 25 years of experience of dry needling in musculo-skeletal disorders and has taught on post-graduate physiotherapist dry needling courses. Grant MacKay has through extensive postgraduate training mastered the ultimate Dry Needling Plus taught by Andrew Hutton.