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.
Whether you are new to running, a weekend park runner, or an experienced marathoner, Kinetic Sports Physiotherapy offer a range of running specific services to ensure you can achieve you running goals.
As an experienced distance runner, James Alexander has developed a keen interest in helping runners of all levels overcome injuries and perform at their best. He has post-graduate qulaifications in the management of running injuries, technique retraining and performance, and offers the most up to date evidence-based treatment and rehabilitation techniques.
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, James Alexander 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.
Individualised assessment and diagnosis
Tailored injury self-management plans
State of the art facilities
Hands on treatment
Referral for imaging services
Group Exercise Classes
Sports taping and strapping
Orthopaedic braces and supports
Weight Lifting coaching
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;
Australian Men’s Waterpolo
Darwin Mosquitoes Rugby Union for Australian Country Championships
Balmain Tigers Australian Rugby League
St Josephs College, Hunters Hill Rugby Union
Team Physiotherapist Men’s Waterpolo
Weightlifting, Judo and Wrestling
Wheelchair Rugby – Gold Medal
Weightlifting, Judo and Wrestling
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.
James has worked extensively with athletes from various sports including sprinting, distance running, Australian rules football and soccer.
Through further study and personal sporting pursuits, James has developed particular interest and skill in the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of running related injuries, hip and groin pain, and lower limb tendon injuries. He is also an accredited ASCA Level 1 Strength and Conditioning Coach and Clinical Pilates instructor.
As a past national level 800m runner James has a unique insight into what is required to overcome injury and return to competing at a high level. He draws on these experiences to ensure every patient receives an individualised and comprehensive management plan.
James’ passion for helping his patients achieve their physical and health related goals led him to commence a Masters of Sports Physiotherapy through Latrobe University, which he will complete in 2018.
Cate holds a Masters of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy and has recently enrolled in Diploma 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.