Staff Profiles

Darren is both a Physiotherapist and Exercise Physiologist, having completed a degree in Physical Education in 1985 and having completed his Physiotherapy degree in 1997.
He has been professionally involved in exercise for the purposes of education, fitness, performance and rehabilitation, for over 28 years.
He is especially committed to client empowerment, seeking to engage his clients in their healing process and promoting self-management wherever possible.
Andrew completed his Bachelor of Physiotherapy degree at Newcastle University. Andrew has a keen interest in looking after our sports teams and individual athletes of all ages and abilities.
He has a particular interest in assisting elite swimmers, crossfit participants and footballers of all codes.
Andrew can assist with a wide range of conditions and routinely gains word-of-mouth referrals and repeat referrals from happy GPs and specialists.
John is a physiotherapist with a keen interest in fitness and outdoor recreation.
John comes from a background of elite mountain biking and triathlon, and now has a strong focus on obstacle racing, winning events such as the Tough Bloke Challenge and earning sponsorship.
John regularly hosts seminars on specific sports for injury prevention and helping clients of any level achieve their best performance.
John has also set up a high-speed video lab for cycling analysis to optimise rider biomechanics and ensure bike setup is ideal.
James comes to us with a wealth of experience gained from working in a wide range of areas in the hospital system including the Emergency Department and Orthopaedics. He has a background in surf lifesaving as a boatie so he knows what it is like to train and perform at a high level of fitness. James is a friendly bloke who will quickly hone in on your problem and provide you with a solid plan and effective treatment.
Matt is an extremely experienced physio who has done a stack of work with representative and National level sports teams, including several years at Parramatta Eels NRL team, several years in the UK as physio for St Helens Rugby League team and multiple NZ men's and women's international soccer and rugby teams. There aren't many injuries Matt hasn't seen or dealt with, and as a result his assessment and treatment skills are exceptionally well developed and refined.
Nicole joins us having trained and worked in the fitness industry and working with the Australian Army for several years. Nicole completed her Physio training at James Cook University in Townsville and she brings a passion for optimal function and performance through detailed assessment, manual therapy and effective rehab programs.
Kane is well known through the Central Coast via his work with Allcoast Chiropractic and the School of Integrated Body Therapy. Born and bred in the north of the 'Coast, Kane has a background very much aligned with the 6S philosophy that arises from movement: having completed a Sports Science degree prior to his Chiro Masters, and having participated an a vast number of sports including but not limited to rugby league, touch football, swimming, athletics, squash, golf and cricket, at which he plays at an elite level, Kane brings a passion for performance to his treatments.
Alicia has experience working in Physiotherapy practices in Newcastle and the Central Coast, so she is well placed in 6S Health to integrate her manual therapy skills into our overall 'mix'. She can provide therapeutic treatments to address identified problems as well as providing massage for sports performance, general wellness and maintenance, as her rate of frequent re-booking demonstrates! Alicia consults at our Ettalong Beach practice.
Sarah has previously worked in clinics with Chiropractors and other Remedial Massage Therapist, so she comes to 6S health with experience and understanding about how to treat injuries as well as providing general relief from muscle tension and general promotion of good health through massage. Sarah always seeks patient feedback on their ideal pressure and she combines professional screening with excellent touch to provide an outstanding Remedial Massage experience. Sarah consults at our Ettalong Beach practice.
Aimee Vella is an experienced TCM practitioner who has been in professional practice for over 14 years. She is a kind and caring person who will listen and help guide you toward better health. Aimee previous ran an extremely busy practice in the Blue Mountains and she still has clients who travel from there to see her! Luckily Aimee is conveniently available to you at our Mingara practice, and she will be happy to look after you when you call.
Kiely has a strong service background, whose ability to multi-task must stem from being a mum to three boys!
Christie is a Woy Woy Peninsula local but is fast building a reputation as an outstanding chiropractor, practicing evidence-based manual therapy to great effect and guiding patients through self management and rehab exercises, which is a rare and refreshing thing in the world of chiropractic (and a brilliant compliment to the 6S Physio approach of empowering clients with their own health care). Christie has worked with Sydney sports teams and built a wealth of experience working in busy Sydney practices. Her move to work closer to home is driven by her love of her local community and the 'Peninsula beach environment. Christie loves surfing, fitness and eating fine food in the company of friends and family.
Kathryn has been working with Central Coast residents for several years, providing gentle hypnotherapy to achieve lasting behaviour change. Kathryn gains immense satisfaction in helping her clients overcome destructive habits and self-limiting behaviour; she helps people deal with life stressors, fears, anxiety, depression and problems arising from counterproductive thoughts and emotions.
Roslyn Yee of Activ-ate Wellbeing is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian who provides essential dietary advice to everyone from diabetics to elite athletes. Roslyn can help with weight loss, weight gain, food intolerances or allergies and a wide range of medical and metabolic conditions. Roslyn takes the time to talk with her clients - she puts together 'do-able' plans and provides strong follow-up support (not just a quick remeasure and a pat on the head!) Roslyn is a caring health professional who is passionate about both the internal and external health of her clients - she has a strong background in fitness and exercise but understands that some of us struggle with being active, and advises based your personal needs and your personal situation.
Christine Pinteric is an experienced Remedial Massage Therapist with a strong interest in delivering treatments that distinguish Remedial Massage from ‘spa-type’ massages. She works closely with our other therapists to assist in delivering multi-disciplinary care. “Remedial Massage can be firm or light - it doesn’t have to hurt – remedial massage doesn’t have to be hard or painful to be effective! You’ll leave feeling not just great but changed very much for the better!"
Aaron completed his degree in Exercise Sports Science in 2014 and proceeded to complete his Masters in Physiotherapy in 2016. He also made the smart move to the Central Coast from Sydney and is rapidly getting to know the local area and its wonderful people! Aaron has a strong background in soccer and cricket and he enjoys a heavy weight workout. As we say: "our physios know fitness"!
Peter is an experienced psychologist who has been registered since 1995. Prior to this he was a secondary school teacher and ambulance officer.
He has specialised skills in individual therapy regarding self-control and sexual health, as well as in creative group therapy.
He uses a range of approaches to mental health treatment, including Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing.
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Location and Facilities:

Mingara

Our clinic in Mingara is incorporated in the Mingara One Fitness and Aquatic’s Centre, offering superior exercise facilities and state-of-the-art training equipment. We provide a complete range of therapies, as well as dietetics, exercise physiology and psychology, for mental and physical wellbeing.

Address:

Mingara One Wellness
1 Mingara Drive
Tumbi Umbi NSW 2261

Ettalong

Our Ettalong clinic is where you need to go for post-operative rehabilitation, psychological counselling, treatment and management of a musculoskeletal disease or sports injury, nutritional advice and more. We have the latest treatment and exercise equipment to assist
you in achieving optimal physical and emotional health.

Address:

402 Ocean View Road
Ettalong Beach NSW 2257

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Commonly Asked Questions

If you are unable to find an answer here for your question, please contact us and our friendly staff will be happy to help.

  1. Do I need a referral?

    No. You do not need to have a referral to see any of our therapists – they are all Primary Practitioners. However, if your doctor has you on a Care Plan claimable through Medicare, (on the Chronic Disease Management program), you will need a special referral form from your GP. If you are covered by DVA, your doctor must provide us with a D904 referral.

  2. Can I use my health fund card?

    Yes. We have a HICAPS terminal so we can swipe your card and get you a rebate on the spot!

  3. Do you take credit cards?

    Yes. We accept ALL credit cards, including American Express.

  4. Are you open early and late?

    Yes. We generally open at 7.30am and close at 7pm. *Occasionally we may open a little earlier and take an early mark every now and then, but we certainly cater to people who are not available in normal business hours.

  5. Do you open on weekends?

    Yes. We are open on Saturday mornings.

  6. Is there parking available nearby?

    Yes. At Mingara, the club has a large car park, and a pick-up/drop-off circle in front. At Ettalong there is parking at the front of the clinic, as well as around the side. Behind the clinic there is a large car park opposite the Mantra.