Kinetic Sports Physiotherapy | Clinical Pilates | Simon Mole Physio | Shoulder Physio | Sports Physio

Specialists in movement

We aim to empower our patients to take control of their health through accurate diagnosis, education and application of best practice Physiotherapy, Clinical Pilates and exercise intervention.

Sports Physiotherapy

Sports Physiotherapy is the practice of assessing, diagnosing and treating the human body to restore function, reduce stress and relieve pain commonly associated with sporting activity. This requires a thorough understanding of the how we impact our bodies through activity in order to provide optimal treatment.

Whether you’re an athlete or not Kinetic takes a patient-first approach to every case. We apply the same techniques that have successfully helped some of the world’s best athletes stay on top of their game.

We provide a comfortable, relaxing and fresh environment for our clients right here in the Hunter; the same that you would expect from any world class service provider.

Simply put, Kinetic Sports Physiotherapy exists to offer unique solutions to a range sports and non-sports related injuries and conditions. An active life is a healthy life, and our experience and qualifications will help you to be the best version of yourself.

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapists specialise in treating injuries and conditions that affect joints and soft tissue (such as muscle, ligaments and tendons). They employ an advanced clinical assessment to provide an accurate diagnosis and a thorough, evidence based treatment plan.

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapists have been trained in a wide range of treatment techniques and hold a Masters in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy.

They are awarded this title by the Australian Physiotherapy Association and are invited to join the Musculoskeletal Physiotherapists Australia (MPA) network. 



Group Exercise 

Our Group exercise classes draw elements from Clinical Pilates, Strength and Conditioning, Weight lifting and functional motor control. Each participant is individually assessed and a program is written to match their musculoskeletal profile, goals and requirements for optimal function.

As a component of each persons program, exercises drawn from Clinical Pilates can be used to improve functional movement, optimise core stability and manage injuries and pain. These can also be an ideal exercise method pre and post-natal as well as improving pelvic floor function.

Our classes are run by Kate Antcliff and Cate Thomas, some of the most highly qualified Clinical Pilates Instructors in the Hunter. You will receive a prior assessment and have a program tailored to your specific needs.

At Kinetic Sports Physiotherapy, we offer the following classes with a maximum of 4 per class:

Functional Group classes using reformer, trapeze table, swiss ball and mat. Individualised programs constructed and supervised by Physiotherapist.

Individualised core strength & motor control  using reformer, trapeze & mat based exercises

‘Balanced and wise’ Over 50’s pilates class with added focus on balance skills.

Pregnancy Classes using reformer, trapeze table and mat. Individualised programs constructed and ran by Physiotherapist.

Mat exercise classes using mat, swiss ball, and Pilates ball. This class is run and programmed by our qualified Clinical Pilates instructor.


Be treated by the only APA recognised Specialist Sports Physiotherapist in the Hunter.
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Our Services

Our consultative management plans use the latest medical evidence and best practice enabling patients to recover quicker and get back to their best.

Individualised assessment and diagnosis

Tailored injury self-management plans

State of the art facilities

Running Physiotherapy

Hands on treatment

Referral for imaging services

Dry Needling

Group Exercise Classes

Strength Training

Waterproof casting

Orthotic prescription

Compression wear

Sports taping and strapping

Ergonomic advice

Orthopaedic braces and supports

Weight Lifting coaching



Our belief is that every person deserves world class treatment and best practice. Athlete or not.
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Our Experience

Simon Mole

With over 30 years professional experience, Simon Mole is the only APA Specialist Sports Physiotherapist in the Hunter Region with expertise in the shoulder, elbow and knee.

Holding a Master’s Degree in Health Science (Manipulative Physiotherapy) Simon Mole developed advanced skills in the treatment of spinal pain, headaches and jaw (TMJ) pain, and dizziness. His Master’s treatise investigated the links between working postures and the development of neck pain.

In 2007, Simon Mole was awarded the title of Specialist Sports Physiotherapist by examination from the Australian College of Physiotherapists, with the shoulder being his area of specialisation. Simon recently completed the Australian Weightlifting Federation Club Weightlifting/Sports Power Coach Licence course and is now an accredited coach.

Simon Mole regularly gives back to the physiotherapy community, lecturing both nationally and abroad in the fields of sports and musculoskeletal physiotherapy, the shoulder, elbow and knee, injury prevention and rehabilitation. He consults to the Australian Institute of Sport, Northern Territory Institute of Sport, South Australian Sports Institute and New South Wales Institute of Sport. Simon is also a consultant with the Australian College of Physiotherapists as both a facilitator and examiner for the specialist Sports Physiotherapy Training Program.

His passion, dedication and mastery of sports physiotherapy has allowed him to work with the world’s most elite athletes at the highest levels. These professional achievements included;



Athletics Australia - Wheelchair track athletics team


Australian Men’s Waterpolo


Darwin Mosquitoes Rugby Union for Australian Country Championships


Balmain Tigers Australian Rugby League


St Josephs College, Hunters Hill Rugby Union



Australian Team Physiotherapist



FINA World Championship

Team Physiotherapist Men’s Waterpolo


Dehli 2010

Australian Headquarters Physiotherapist

Weightlifting, Judo and Wrestling


London 2012

Team Physiotherapist

Wheelchair Rugby – Gold Medal


London 2012

Australian Headquarters Physiotherapist

Weightlifting, Judo and Wrestling

Athens 2004

Team Physiotherapist

Men’s Waterpolo

Kate Antcliff

Kate has over 15 years professional experience and specialises in musculoskeletal, spinal, sports and post-operative management.

She recently completed her certification examination in Clinical Pilates which makes her the only professional in the Newcastle region with this qualification. Kate will be conducting one-on-one and small group Clinical Pilates Classes by appointment.

Since graduating in 2008 Kate has continually improved as a professional and completed numerous courses in sports physiotherapy, clinical pilates, plaster & fibreglass cast application, orthotic prescription, thermoplastic splint construction and hand therapy.

Kate prides herself on educating her patients about their injury and therefore helping them to optimise their body function and go on to enjoy their lives.

Cate Thomas

Cate has over 17 years professional experience. She is a titled Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist with extensive experience in Musculoskeletal, Orthopaedics and Sports injury management.

Cate holds a Masters of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy and has recently completed a Masters of Sports Medicine at the University of Melbourne. Cate is an experienced Clinical Pilates instructor. 

In addition to her clinical roles, Cate has been involved in clinical research, contributing to the LEAP Study into lateral hip pain through The University of Melbourne.  She has lectured to both undergraduate and postgraduate Physiotherapy students.

She is passionate about injury prevention in children and adolescents, and has an overall interest in the role movement patterns have in injury and pain particularly in the sport.  

Cate has had the opportunity to work not only within Australia, but New Zealand and the UK, where she has furthered her skills and knowledge in both the musculoskeletal and sporting fields. 

Natalie Hebblewhite

Natalie graduated with her Masters of Physiotherapy from the University of Sydney in 2011. Upon completion, Natalie has spent time working in Canada, Sydney and more recently in Newcastle. 

She has experience treating patients of all ages in a variety of clinical areas; such as musculoskeletal, orthopaedics, post-surgical, sports injuries, paediatrics, and neurological rehabilitation. 

Natalie has a keen interest in treating children, adolescents and adults with musculoskeletal and orthopaedic conditions and sports injuries. She has completed her Clinical Pilates certification with APPI. 

Natalie enjoys treating patients with the use of manual therapy, Clinical Pilates, exercise prescription and health promotion, and has a strong passion to make a difference in people’s lives. 

Hannah Williams

Hannah graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy with Honours from the University of Newcastle in 2019. Upon completion, Hannah has spent time working in Hobart, Western Australia and recently relocated back to Newcastle.Her passion is getting people like you back to what you love doing. When tackled alone, recovering from any injury can be a daunting and frustrating process. Let’s not let that happen! Hannah has gained valuable experience whilst practicing around Australia. Experiences included working with state level soccer players, competitive surfers, swimmers, and rock climbers as well as returning hikers back to their favourite trails. Whether you’re a competitive athlete or someone who wants to get back to being active – you’re her tribe! 


Get In Touch With Us Today

(02) 4929 2323

Fax: (02) 4910 0615
209 Hunter St, Newcastle, NSW, 2300
(Cnr Hunter St and Brown St)