PHYSIOTHERAPY

Our Philosophy in health is collaboration, innovation and empowerment

SIM and WiSE firmly believe that it is essential to create a multi-disciplinary team of Doctors and Physiotherapists to achieve the best possible outcomes for our patients.  This ensures patient’s needs are all catered for under one roof and there is consistent communication between the treating Doctor and Physiotherapist. 

At SIM Physio we provide an individualised assessment that aims to approach your injury with a specialised and progressive rehabilitation program. We aim to empower patients through exercise and prevent re-injury. 

Meet our team

Reece Jones

Key Interests:

– Hip and Knee injuries 
– Hand Therapy 

As an undergraduate student Reece was involved in the sports coverage of Rugby Union (Manly Marlins Rugby Union) and AFL (Manly Giants) teams on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. Reece graduated in 2013 completing his Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science Degree at Australian Catholic University and in 2015 completed his Master of Physiotherapy at Sydney University.

Reece is able to relate to many patients due to his extensive injury history. He has gone through 4 reconstructions and this has allowed him to understand what a patient expects when they walk in the door. Despite hanging up his rugby boots for now following multiple injuries, Reece still maintains a high level of fitness whether it’s playing Touch Football with Sydney University, surfing or training for his next Triathlon. 

Tara Vance

Key interests: 

– Foot and Ankle

– Sports Rehabilitation

Tara graduated from the University of Sydney in 2016 after completing her Bachelors degree in Physiotherapy. During her studies, Tara took a particular interest in Sports Physiotherapy and gained experience with rugby union (Warringah Rats) and cricket (Sydney Thunder and Sydney 6’ers BBL Academy Teams). She also worked with post-operative patients in a rehab hospital in Castle Hill. 

Since graduating, Tara has worked primarily in musculoskeletal, seeing patients from all walks of life. She has also taken on the role as Assistant Physiotherapist for Eastwood Rugby Club and over the last two years has been the physiotherapist for the NSW Girls 7’s team. As well as treating sportspeople, Tara also has a love of helping the general population with both chronic and acute pain.  

Declan Drake

Key Interests: 

– Knee injuries

– Acute sporting injuries

Declan studied a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Hons.) at the University of Newcastle. Living on the Central Coast throughout his studies, Declan was involved in sports coverage of local football teams, working closely with the Central Coast Mariners A-league team and their academy sides as a sports trainer. Declan graduated in 2019, and subsequently moved to the beautiful Northern Beaches. 

Declan has been working in a musculoskeletal private practice since graduation. He enjoys treating all manner of acute sporting injuries, helping clients from all walks of life return to their pre-injury function. He also has a particular interest in treating neck pain and post. operative patients, at all stages of their rehabilitation. 

Declan has played football for the majority of his life, and is an avid golfer, basketball player and runner. His passion for fitness means that Declan knows what it takes to perform consistently at a high level, and he enjoys working with his patients to help them achieve their sporting or fitness goals.