our professional team

Manly Physiotherapy

Leanne MacHielse

Leanne has worked in private practice since 1983 and became a partner in the practice in 1985. Her main area of professional interest is sports physiotherapy and the treatment of ankles, knees and adolescent 'growing pains'.

A netball fan, Leanne first worked as a physio in her favourite sport at 'grass-roots' level, gaining valuable experience before being offered the opportunity to work with the NSW and Under 21 national teams. She completed her Masters in Sports Physiotherapy in 1996 and was appointed physiotherapist for the Australian Netball Team in 1998, a position she retained for five years.

Leanne's experience gives her real empathy with anyone who has sustained a sports injury. No matter the sport, or whether you participate at an elite or recreational level, Leanne will help you get back to doing what you love as quickly as possible.

In her leisure time, Leanne enjoys a good book, a dig in the garden, long walks, fine red wine and the meditative aspects of yoga.

   Qualifications
Bachelor of Science (Anatomy)
Graduate Diploma of Physiotherapy
Graduate Diploma of Applied Science
   (Exercise and Sports Sciences)
Master of Applied Science
  (Sports Physiotherapy)
Clinical Pilates Level 4 Certificate
  through Dance Medicine Australia

 Associations & Memberships
Australian Physiotherapy Association
APA Sports Physiotherapist - 
  Titled Member
Physiotherapy Business Australia
NSW Institute of Sport (Preferred Provider)

Manly Physiotherapy

Roslyn Chow

Ros has been a partner in the practice since 1988. Her areas of special interest are spinal problems, cervical headache, whiplash, shoulder and hip problems.

She is passionate about Clinical Pilates, having witnessed the enormous changes it has made in the lives of countless clients, even those with long-standing problems. Ros has used Pilates to successfully overcome a recurrent disc problem in her lower back. She has developed innovative ways of using Pilates equipment to fast track the re-training of affected muscles to correct faulty movement patterns that keep us in pain.

Along with Clinical Pilates she uses a variety of manual therapy treatments to help her clients. Acupuncture and cupping therapy were also introduced as treatments to the practice after Ros completed an Acupuncture course and exchange program in Hangzhou, China in 1987.

Outside of work, Ros enjoys travel, the ballet, long walks and weekends away. She continues to develop body and mind through Iyengar yoga.

   Qualifications
Bachelor of Science (Anatomy)
Graduate Diploma of Physiotherapy
Graduate Diploma of Applied Science
   (Manipulative Physiotherapy)
Clinical Pilates Level 4 Certificate
  through Dance Medicine Australia

 Associations & Memberships
Australian Physiotherapy Association
Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy
  Australia (MPA) - Titled Member
Physiotherapy Business Australia