Matt Fagg - Principal Physiotherapist
Matt grew up in Newcastle and trained and the University of Newcastle, graduating in 2007. After graduating, he worked in Newcastle for several years at Kotara, Broadmeadow and Jesmond before spending the last 5 years working, travelling and playing basketball around various parts of Australia and the world.
Matt has extensive experience as a Physiotherapist, having been a physio for the Newcastle Knights, National Basketball League, National Touch League, NEAFL and various amateur teams for Netball, AFL, Rugby League and Basketball.
Since graduating, Matt has continued his education in Physiotherapy through various courses, inservices and practical experience with some of Australia's leading specialists. Matt is also trained in dry needling and cupping which can complement traditional physiotherapy techniques, especially in relieving muscle spasms and pain.
Matt has a special interest in hip, knee and shoulder conditions, including arthritis and overuse conditions as well as sports injuries. Matt has also been getting great results in relieving neck and back pains and headaches.
Matt is keen and ready to help you, and always puts his best effort into each session. He is interested in a range of topics from sport to travel and world issues and still plays basketball socially. Matt works Tuesday - Friday at Wallsend. Call now or use our online booking service to book an appointment!
Keith Chapman - Senior Physiotherapist
Keith graduated from the University of Brighton with Honours in 1995 and worked in the National Health Service in the UK for six years, as well as being the club physiotherapist for Royston Rugby Union Club.
In 2001 Keith moved to Australia and Newcastle, doing hospital work for a year before merging into private practice. Keith has worked in several physio clinics in the Newcastle area and has vast experience in assessing and treating musculoskeletal conditions. He has worked with Olympic Swimmers, Professional Basketball Players, Champion Runners and countless Local Star Athletes/Sportspeople.
Keith is still a keen learner and regularly attends physio courses to keep updated on the latest developments in the physiotherapy profession. He is trained in Dry Needling and Acupuncture and is a Certified Level 1 Sports Physiotherapist. Keith loves treating Swimming Injuries, Sports Injuries and any conditions in the Knee, Ankle and Foot.
Outside of work, Keith enjoys time with his children and keeping fit with regular gym sessions, swimming and martial arts. He follows EPL soccer and international rugby keenly, and enjoys watching most other sports when he has the time.
Keith gets great satisfaction out of watching his clients move and feel better and loves the local community of Wallsend. Book Online with Keith or call to find a time that suits you: (02) 4023 2797.
Caroline Morrissey - Senior Physiotherapist
We are delighted to welcome Caroline to Fix It Physio in 2019. Caroline brings a wealth of experience and skill to our team, having worked as a physio for over 15 years.
Caroline initially trained in London and began her career in various teaching hospitals, gaining exposure to a lot of great mentors and training programs across a wide range of physio settings. She then progressed into private practice in England, becoming the clinical lead in a high performance centre and upskilling in Pilates, Strength and Conditioning, Biomechanical Assessments and Functional Movement Patterns.
Caroline moved to Newcastle in 2014 and has built a great reputation around town during this time for her proficiency in relieving painful conditions quickly, as well as working on a plan to reach full recovery hence preventing pains from flaring up in the future. Since moving to Australia, she has also trained further in McKenzie Diagnosis and Treatment (A method of helping back and neck pain) and Headache management.
With all her experience, Caroline is great at treating all conditions! Her favourite things to work on are shoulders, neck and back pains and sports injuries and she loves holistic treatment - looking at the full cause of a problem and the full solution which may go beyond just physio treatment and symptom management.
Caroline has 2 young kids and spends most of her spare time running around after them around the beaches and parks of Newcastle! She enjoys staying active and fit herself and is a fan of Rugby Union and Cricket. She has a great passion for travelling and hiking around beautiful parts of the world.
Caroline loves the impact she can make on people's lives and we are now lucky to have her in Wallsend helping our local community.
If you'd like to book with Caroline, you can do so easily 24 hours/day from our booking page. Otherwise, just give us a call during business hours on (02) 4023 2797 and our friendly reception staff will find a convenient time for you.
Russell Green - Physiotherapist
Russell joined us in 2019 after relocating to Newcastle from the Gold Coast to be closer to family.
Russell has several years of experience in private practice Physio and has a good range of skills, having worked in a renowned sports injury clinic in Queensland.
Russell combines his passion for the science of the body and it's mechanics with his genuinely caring nature, meaning he spends the time and effort with you to find out what is causing your pain and how to fix it in the most efficient way possible.
Russell has solid hands on skills, is trained in Dry Needling and Shockwave Therapy and has an endless range of exercises to help you get painfree as quick as possible and to stay that way for as long as possible.
Russell is a keen sports fan and especially loves chatting about Rugby League, Union and Cricket. Having lived in several states in Australia, he has many storied to tell and is always keen for a good conversation.
If you'd like to book with Russell, you can do so anytime using our online booking page. Alternatively, just give us a call between 8am and 6pm on (02) 4023 2797 and our friendly reception staff will find a convenient time for you.
Jess Karafilis - Physiotherapist
Jess grew up in Wauchope and is returning to Newcastle for the second time after spending the past few years studying and working as a Physio in Sydney. She loves the relaxed life by the beach that Newcastle offers.
Jess grew up playing every sport under the sun including Soccer, Touch footy, Tennis, Volleyball and Gymnastics, before finding her "true love" - AFL in 2017. In 2020 she dedicated herself to distance running and reached a pinnacle by completing a marathon! Her marathon training helped her to understand the challenges and psychology that marathon runners deal with and she loves working with runners to help them get through their injuries and reach their goals.
Jess' sporting background lead to an interest in optimising physical performance - especially injury prevention and helping people return to work, sport and leisure activities after injuries and surgeries. Jess has worked with both NSW and Australian Country Hockey Women's teams, and has undertaken further studies in Sports Physiotherapy and Dry Needling.
Outside of work Jess loves to play AFL, spend time in the gym, bake super decadent treats and soak in the sun at the beach.
Booking in with Jess is as simple as clicking through to our online booking page. Alternatively, just give us a call between 8am and 6pm on (02) 4023 2797 and our friendly reception team will help you find an appointment that suits you.
Lauren Castelijn - Physiotherapist
Lauren joined our team in Feb 2018 and has been going from strength to strength since! Lauren received a scholarship at the University of Newcastle and graduated with Honours, averaging a Distinction throughout her course.
Lauren recently worked as a volunteer in the Philippines, helping set up rehabilitation protocols for professional athletes and gaining valuable experience working with rare conditions, particularly in children. She is actively involved in the community as a Team Leader for WAVE Kids Club as well as various study groups and loves being able to help people.
Lauren grew up a keen gymnast and has also been a Netball player and umpire for years so has a big interest in helping people recover from sporting injuries. Like all of our physios, she has a passion for relieving painful conditions and making a lasting difference in people's lives.
Lauren is great with shoulders, sports injuries and kids.
Adrian Futterleib - Physiotherapist
Adrian joined us in February 2021 after relocating to Newcastle from Sydney with his wife. He is originally from the Taree region and also spent some time living in England. Adrian has previously worked in a Sports Physio clinic in Sydney and brings some valuable experience with him both with sporting injuries and treatment of the general population.
Adrian is still a keen learner and regularly attends physio courses to keep updated on the latest developments in the physiotherapy profession. He is a Certified Level 1 Sports Physiotherapist. Adrian enjoys treating all sports related injuries with a keen focus on the Knee, Ankle and Neck. He also enjoys treating all general conditions and helping people gain greater independence and mobility.
In his spare time, you may find Adrian on a local golf course or at the beach as he is heavily involved in Surf Life Saving. Adrian enjoys a wide range of sports including hang gliding, snowboarding and mountain biking.
Paddy Stone - Physiotherapist
Paddy is a local, having grown up and studied in Newcastle. He is a keen surfer and enjoys staying fit through gym-based training and social sport.
Paddy has a passion for improving the health of people in the community, and likes to aim for long-term improvements to physical condition so that painful conditions don't return.
Paddy has a background in Surf Lifesaving, Swimming and Rugby League and generally enjoys watching and participating in most sports. He is keen to help people with any conditions and has a passion for continuous improvement to broaden his skills within the profession.