Allied Health

Nour Barcha

BAppSc (Phty), APAM

Physiotherapy

 

Nour graduated from the University of Sydney in 1995. Following her graduation, Nour worked in the hospital system and a variety of private practices including a specialist Foot and Ankle Clinic, where she gained valuable experience.

Nour has travelled internationally for the Australian Veterans Hockey Pacific Tour and the Rugby Sevens Tournament; worked nationally with AFL and locally with various other sports including Basketball, Gymnastics and Soccer. She has a wealth of experience in managing musculoskeletal and sports conditions and has a particular interest in the management of spinal pain, pelvic and rib dysfunction and nerve entrapments.

Nour is passionate about devising the biomechanical cause of the patient’s problem and educating the individual on effective ways to manage and prevent recurrence of the injury, with an individualised exercise program. She employs a broad range of techniques including Muscle Energy Techniques, soft tissue release, neural mobilisation techniques, dry needling and trigger point therapy using acupuncture needles. Nour is also a qualified Clinical Pilates practitioner thus has strong knowledge with prescribing core stability programs. Nour is a member of Sports Physiotherapy Australia and the Dance Physiotherapy Special Interest Group.

Other languages spoken: French, Arabic

Andrew Sharkawi

Noms

Podiatry

 

Andrew is an Australian trained and registered Podiatrist with the Australian Podiatry Association. Andrew is passionate about Podiatry in particular complex painful feet, and has a great interest in toe nail surgery especially doing the procedures whilst ensuring patients have the most aesthetically looking toe nail. In his spare time, Andrew loves spending time with his family and friends and travelling the world.

Sandy Najem

Accredited Practicing Dietitian (APD) and Accredited Nutritionist (AN)

Nutrition

 

Sandy in currently on maternity leave returning in 2021

Sandy graduated with a Masters of Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Sydney. Sandy enjoys all aspects of nutrition, and has a keen interest in diabetes, weight management and heart disease.
 
She enjoys consulting with individual clients offering tailored nutritional advice and corporate clients providing up to date information about healthy eating and lifestyle management.
 
Sandy is committed to continuing professional education so you can be confident that you will receive an evidence based solution for any nutrition issues.
 
Sandy’s friendly personality and passion about her work will make your experience in seeing a dietitian a positive step towards achieving optimal health. 

Dr Rosana Francis

Noms

Clinical Psychology

 

Dr Rosanna Francis is a Clinical Psychologist who believes in the inner strength of the individual. She works with that strength to help each client recognise & build up their resilience to live a more comfortable, meaningful, realistically fuller life.

Rosanna completed her Doctor of Clinical Psychology and her PhD at the University of Sydney. She has worked as a psychologist for over 20 years, using evidence-based treatments to treat a diverse range of mental health issues including anxiety, depression, stress, and relationship issues across the lifespan. She has used her clinical research to develop & refine her own clinical art form in practice.

Rosanna has a special interest and experience in treating generalised anxiety, particularly in individuals who, although high functioning, struggle with severe anxiety that is often accompanied by comorbid disorders, and leads to burn out at work and in their everyday life.

Rosanna is warm and empathetic. She provides a treatment experience that helps individuals take charge of their life by understanding their struggles within a holistic framework, tapping into their own strengths and learning new skills and strategies to help them move forward.