Therapist Profiles




In 1994, Anthony graduated with a degree in Sport Science from the University of Canberra. After working as a Strength & Conditioning Coach, Anthony returned to studies, graduating from the University of Sydney in Physiotherapy in 2001.

Anthony has always enjoyed working with athletes, and has worked with national level teams in both Rugby League and Union, Soccer, AFL, Basketball and Baseball. He has a special interest in lower limb injuries, utilizing dry-needling, Kinesio-Taping and Functional Movement Screening (FMS) techniques in his treatments.




After almost two years in the public health system in Sydney, Gabby moved to the UK working in private practice in London and English Premiership rugby. A move to Edinburgh, Scotland, saw her set up her own clinic and in the year following she added another clinic further north in Aberdeen. Whilst in the UK, she began her training with the APPI for Clinical Pilates certification and Gabby has continued her work and love for Pilates ever since. Working with the national cricket (for the World Cup), football (soccer) and rugby union sides while in Edinburgh, she was able to combined her love of sports Physio and Pilates, from the novice level to elite sport.
Since returning to Australia in 2009, Gabby has worked in the Hunter region in private practice both as a Physio and a Clinical Pilates Instructor. As a senior practitioner she is experienced in treating more complex pain presentations, including vestibular (dizziness/vertigo) and the TMJ (jaw) dysfunctions.
Gabby is a mother of two gorgeous girls, loves her running and enabling others to be as active as they can be and achieve their personal best.



Cassie studied at Oxford, completing her Sport Science degree in 2000. Following this, she worked as a Sport Scientist with the English Rugby Union. Cassie then completed her degree in Physiotherapy at Brunel University, whilst working with Queens Park Rangers(QPR) in the English Premier League. Upon completion of her studies, Cassie was employed full-time by QPR and worked closely with the First and Youth Development Teams.

Upon arriving in Australia, Cassie began working with the Newcastle Knights, as the physiotherapist for the U20’s Toyota Cup Team.

Having completed courses in Pilates, Fascial FItness and the NIKE Academy professional development series, Cassie is accomplished in the management of sports injuries.

BTW: Cassie also competed in the Red Bull Xtreme Freeride Contest so watch out for her XTREME SKI-FIT challenge later in the year!




Matt joined GrandStand in 2015 after spending five years as a professional Triathlete.

Matt’s experience as an elite athlete has provided him with a unique opportunity to understand athletic injuries from both perspectives and he has worked with some of the world’s best coaches, doctors and physiotherapists.

Matt is our go-to therapist with endurance athlete injuries, but is equally good with team sport injuries, having represented in touch football, rugby league and surf life saving.

Born and bred in Newcastle, a keen surfer and a proud Knights fan, Matt completes the Newy Trifecta. He is also one of the very few to have recorded first place finishes in all the Region of Runners parkruns.




Paul has a degree in Exercise Science and graduated with a masters in physiotherapy from Griffith University on the Gold Coast in 2013. Since graduating Paul has worked in private practice gaining a diverse range of experience from working with sporting teams, chronic pain presentations and headache management. Paul is also a qualified bike fitter and experienced in running gait analysis. Paul has had the opportunity to work with Olympic and Australian representative triathletes, cyclists and runners.

Paul enjoys working with athletes of every level to help achieve their goals big or small. Paul performs athlete screening and enjoys educating patients on training loads and principles to help with injury prevention. He is also qualified in dry needling and Clinical Pilates for physiotherapists.

Paul’s sporting background is in triathlon and surf life saving, competing in the Hawaii Ironman World Championships in 2016 and winning a gold medal in the Australian Surf Life Saving Championships in 2012.



Where did GrandStand Sports Injury Clinic come from?
Anthony: We developed the idea from our desire to continue to work with athletes, as their drive and efforts inspire us.

Cassie: I think we saw the need, in Newcastle, for athletes to be treated as athletes, not just active patients.


Tell us about your experiences with athletes.

Anthony: I’ve been fortunate enough to work in a lot of elite sports, including the NRL, the A-League, the NBL and with NSW Country Rugby.

Cassie: I’ve only been in Australia a short time, but I have worked in the NRL and NYC Rugby League competitions. At home in England, I worked with QPR in the Premier League.


What can people expect at GrandStand?

Anthony: I don’t think people should have too many expectations! I say this because I don’t think they will have experienced anything quite like our approach.

Cassie: Athletes should expect to talk to people who understand sport, and who are genuinely committed to getting athletes back to competition with as little disruption as possible.


What are your influences in your approaches?

Anthony: I’m really interested, at the moment, in the role of Fascia in injuries and functional movement. I have spent time reading the works, and talking to Dr Robert Schleip from Uhm University in Germany about his ideas of Fascial Fitness.

Cassie: Coming from an exercise and Pilates background, I’m really keen to explore the role of functional movement in both rehabilitation and injury prevention.The more I see, the more I’m convinced that quality of movement is more important than gross measures such as strength or muscle length.


Where to now for Grandstand?

Anthony: I’d really like to see GrandStand develop within the athletic community in the Hunter, and become a place where athletes from different sports are able to share ideas, training approaches etc

Cassie: We are looking at some exciting new technologies that exist from around the world, and seeing how they might be best utilized to maximise performance…Stay Tuned!

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