Our Team

Gabriella Whittaker

Gabriella is the Owner of Dee Why Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Centre. She started the business fourteen (15) years ago and has been a Physiotherapist for twenty (20) years. Gabriella has completed a Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.Sc.) Physiotherapy with a High Distinction.

“My continual goal for our practice is that every patient feels as though we have REALLY found the core of their problem and they feel they have had a personalised, thorough, effective treatment. It is all about the process of: Relief.. Recovery.. and Results!”

Gabriella has worked at a number of leading Sports Practices throughout Sydney, and has gained a wide range of postgraduate qualifications including Pilates and Traditional Acupuncture.
She has inspired a specialty interest within the Practice for treating all lower limb injuries and conditions and continues to receive regular referrals from leading knee, foot and ankle surgeons throughout Sydney. Gabriella is also passionate and highly experienced in all spinal care; ranging from acute to chronic back and neck pain and surgical rehabilitation. All Physiotherapists within our practice are trained in our effective approach to rehabilitation providing consistency across all therapists.
Dee Why Physiotherapy continues to receive regular referrals from leading specialists and surgeons and doctors throughout Sydney from the reputation and style of Physiotherapy developed at Dee Why Physiotherapy.

Emily Brisbane

Emily completed her Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy at Charles Sturt University in Orange and brings professionalism, enthusiasm and experience in all Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapy and Pilates Rehabilitation

Emily is a qualified Polestar Pilates Instructor in both mat and reformer Clinical Pilates.  Emily has a particular interest in in sports rehabilitation, especially those with lower back, neck and shoulder presentations and general overuse injuries.  Her outstanding communications skills and manual therapy skills create equally outstanding results.  Her exercise classes are a unique combination of Pilates and spinal function exercises that can be learnt and continued at home for proactive, effective spinal care.

Throughout the year Emily loves to play team sports and feels her ongoing involvement in netball and touch football gives her an even greater insight into her patients journey to recovery.

Emily Brisbane

Emily completed her Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy at Charles Sturt University in Orange and brings professionalism, enthusiasm and experience in all Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapy and Pilates Rehabilitation.

Emily is a qualified Polestar Pilates Instructor in both mat and reformer Clinical Pilates.  Emily has a particular interest in in sports rehabilitation, especially those with lower back, neck and shoulder presentations and general overuse injuries.  Her outstanding communications skills and manual therapy skills create equally outstanding results.  Her exercise classes are a unique combination of Pilates and spinal function exercises that can be learnt and continued at home for proactive, effective spinal care.

Throughout the year Emily loves to play team sports and feels her ongoing involvement in netball and touch football gives her an even greater insight into her patients journey to recovery.

Chris Stacey

Chris Stacey is highly experienced in all Physiotherapy presentations and specialises in musculoskeletal sports injuries, achieving excellent outcomes with optimal recovery times. He gained his Bachelor of Health Sciences from Sydney University graduating with a Masters of Physiotherapy. Chris has a special interest in sport related injuries as well as all back and neck pain presentations and is passionate about achieving optimal outcomes. He treats with a strong focus on manual therapy techniques in the rehabilitation process as the client builds toward independence and self-management in their treatment. Additionally, Chris has post graduate qualifications in dry needling, which can be used effectively in conjunction with Physiotherapy.

Chris has a wide range of Sports Physiotherapy experience including football, rugby, athletics and dance/gymnastics. He skilfully designs strength and conditioning programs for athletes and casual gym goers with outstanding outcomes. In his own time, Chris enjoys competitive sport, regularly participating in football and enjoying surfing most days.

Alyssa Logan

Reception

Alyssa is one of our wonderful reception team members which create a warm, friendly welcome and provide care and assistance on so many levels for all our valued patients and for all our physiotherapy team.  Whilst being a key team member of Dee Why Physio, Alyssa is also completing her Midwifery Degree at UTS and continuing her high level netball involvement.

If you have any queries regarding our service our reception team are here to help and assist you in any way possible from finding the right appointment time, to assisting with paperwork for workers compensation or third party claims. We offer hicaps so we can provide your health fund claim at the time of your consultation which Alyssa and the reception team can assist you with.

Alyssa Logan

Reception

Alyssa is one of our wonderful reception team members which create a warm, friendly welcome and provide care and assistance on so many levels for all our valued patients and for all our physiotherapy team.  Whilst being a key team member of Dee Why Physio, Alyssa is also completing her Midwifery Degree at UTS and continuing her high level netball involvement.

If you have any queries regarding our service our reception team are here to help and assist you in any way possible from finding the right appointment time, to assisting with paperwork for workers compensation or third party claims. We offer hicaps so we can provide your health fund claim at the time of your consultation which Alyssa and the reception team can assist you with.

 

 

Deborah Sciffer

C.IV Remedial Massage. C.IV Personal Training. C.III Gym Instructor

Deb is a qualified Personal Trainer & experienced Remedial Massage Therapist bringing 15 years Professional Massage experience to Dee Why Physio.

Deb is here to help clients manage aches, pain, injuries & stress with clinical experience from Gold Coast Physio & Sports Health and Peninsula Physiotherapy.

Deb has special interest in Injury Rehab & Athletic assistance. Her work can complement well with Physiotherapy treatment to help speed recovery time.

Her style specializes in a combination of Remedial, Sports, Myofascial Release Therapy, Swedish & Relaxation Massage

“Deborah applies complete professionalism in her approach to treat the entire person & I can thoroughly recommend her to anyone looking to improve their general health & physical wellbeing” Peter, Sydney NSW