About Us

All physiotherapists at Austens Physiotherapy are members of the Australian Physiotherapy Association and as such are bound by the ethical rules of the association. We regularly undertake continuing education courses in Sydney and interstate to ensure we keep up to date with the latest advances in physiotherapy.

Richard AustenRichard Austen

M.A.P.A., M.M.P.A.A.
Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

B.App.Science (Physio.)
M.App.Sc. (Musculoskeletal Physio.)
Titled Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
Level 2 (Advanced) Sports Certificate APA
Ultrasound For Physiotherapists (Rehabilitative Ultrasound) University of Sydney 2007

Richard graduated as a physiotherapist in 1981 (Adelaide). Richard is a musculoskeletal physiotherapist and has 2 years additional post graduate training in the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal conditions. Richard has a special interest in back and neck pain, musculoskeletal physiotherapy, exercise prescription and pain management. In 2007 he completed a course at the University of Sydney in core stability retraining using diagnostic ultrasound equipment. When not working he enjoys longboarding, table tennis and photography.

Richard has lived and worked in the Milton-Ulladulla area since 1992. He has two children, Gabrielle and Hugh.

Pamela MacMillanPamela MacMillan

Reception

Pam is the receptionist at Austens Physiotherapy. Pam is originally from the Philippines. She has lived in Australia for more than 9 years. Pam's friendly disposition and relaxed manner will make you feel at ease when visiting Austens Physiotherapy. She can explain to you what happens when you see a physiotherapist at our clinic and will happily answer any questions you may have. Pam is married and lives locally. Pam enjoys keeping fit with Zumba and also enjoys cooking and gardening.

What is a Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

All physiotherapists are trained to be able to manage musculoskeletal injuries. However as with the practice of medicine some people go on to pursue further formal training and acquire specialised skills.

APA musculoskeletal physiotherapists have undergone further rigorous post graduate training usually at Masters level in the diagnosis, management and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries.

Only physiotherapists who have undergone the additional training can use the title Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist.

Our Clinic

Our spacious modern clinic is conveniently located in the Ulladulla CBD between Coles and Aldi opposite the Ulladulla High School. Our clinic is air conditioned and has on-site parking. Our clinic is well equipped and includes :

  • Five treatment areas
  • An exercise area
  • Exercise equipment - rehabilitation exercise, bike, pilates reformer, fitballs, theraband, pulleys, free weights, wobble boards,
  • Traction
  • EMG – muscle biofeedback
  • Rehabilitative ultrasound – at the cutting edge of physiotherapy practise
  • Wax bath (for hand therapy)
  • Electrotherapy – ultrasound, interferential, heat, cold packs, TENS.

 

“We believe in keeping up to date with the latest in technology for the benefit of our patients”.