1. Our team of clinicians between them have 80+ years of clinical experience – meaning that the collaborative approach between team members ensures patients enjoy the best possible care.

Alison Strudwick
Physiotherapist. B.App.Sc (PHTY) ;  Grad. Dip. App Sc (Manip PHTY); Master of Science in Medicine (Pain Management USYD 2018)

Alison is our Principal Physiotherapist with more than  30 years of experience. She is highly regarded within her profession and has done countless professional development hours throughout her career. Alison is a Titled Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist through completion a Post Graduate Diploma in Manipulative Physiotherapy from Sydney University (USYD) .

She completed a Master of Science in Medicine ( Pain Management) through USYD in 2018 . Alison  has developed a special interest in early intervention for patients at risk of developing persistent pain and individual pain management programs for chronic pain sufferers.

All areas of musculoskeletal management remain a passion with career highlight working on the Australian Medical Team during the Commonwealth Games 2018.



Matt Chase


Grad Cert in Sports Physiotherapy ( La Trobe University)

Matt graduated 2010 and has developed a strong background in manual therapy and sports injuries management.  He has a special interest exercise based rehabilitation . Matt  currently works the Maitland Football Club in the NPL.

Matt is an active sportsman. He is a keen surfer and golfer, and has competed successfully at state and national Surf Life Saving championships. He has been team physio to a number of teams, including in rugby and with the Newcastle Emerging Jets program.




Kate Haasnoot

Kate is a physiotherapist of 16 years experience who now lives locally in Maitland.

Kate’s initial interest in physiotherapy came from her sporting background in basketball having represented Newcastle and the state in her junior years. After graduating in 2001 Kate completed her new graduate year at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital before moving back up to Newcastle to work in private practice where she has stayed aside from a 12-month stint working in the NHS in England.

Kate has extensive experience in private practice, treating a wide range of conditions from social sports people to elite athletes, injured workers, paediatrics, the elderly and everything in between. Kate has been atMaitland Physiotherapy and Sports Injuries since January 2017 and impresses with her strong work ethic and her dedication to her profession and her patients.

Kate has a strong interest and experience in combining clinical pilates into her patient’s rehabilitation plans. She is also very experienced in casting and trigger point dry needling.


Charlotte Cordes

Charlotte joined us in September, 2014. After studying in Germany, Charlotte started her physiotherapy career in private practice in 2003 in Berlin. From 2004 to 2008 she worked in private practice in Schwerin, Germany. She had a varied case load including sports injuries, musculoskeletal and neurological patients, general physiotherapy and supervising student physiotherapists.

Charlotte studied under Dr Frank Bartel (GGMM) Manual Therapy. She is a very keen runner, and loves nothing more than running while pushing her baby daughter. In Germany Charlotte’s clinic looked after SV Schwerin handball – one of Europe’s biggest sports. While on holiday and travelling with a friend in Australia her rental vehicle broke down. The Aussie who stopped to offer help is now Charlotte’s husband and father of their daughter.




Jack Shaw

Jack is our New Graduate Physiotherapist, completing his Bachelor of Physiotherapy at Newcastle University in 2017. As a keen sportsman from a very young age, Jack had several dealings with physiotherapists and it was this association that initiated his interest in the area. Jack has represented NSW in baseball and softball, as well as participating in numerous other sports including rugby league, football and tennis.

He now keeps fit by regularly going to the gym. Jack has a particular interest in sports physiotherapy, as well as shoulder rehabilitation.

Currently he is the team Physio for Maitland Magpies Football Club Juniors and will work with the seniors in 2019.


Graham Storer

Graham is a soft tissue specialist, qualified as a Myotherapist. He is a 50-50 partner in the business. He is currently on extended leave.