Meet the Team
Catriona Clarke (Nee Morehouse)
Co-Founder & Principal Physiotherapist
Specialising in Neurological
Catriona discovered early in her career that she had a genuine passion for providing therapy services to people with neurological conditions. Graduating from The University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy) she has worked predominantly with neurological conditions in all stages of rehabilitation in acute, subacute and community settings. Catriona has gained experience in a wide range of neurological conditions, and is committed to providing quality and holistic care. Catriona has dedicated herself to specialising in her field, completing her Masters of Clinical Rehabilitation (Neurological Physiotherapist) with research into physiotherapy for people with Parkinson’s Disease. Catriona has also had vast experience treating people with spinal cord injury, brain injury, post-stroke, multiple sclerosis and special interest in post-polio syndrome.
When not studying, Catriona enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter at the beach, visiting family and friends, cooking and going to the gym.
Co-Founder & Principal Physiotherapist
Camilla devotes and thrives on helping others reach their full potential, a great quality in rehabilitative physiotherapy. Camilla holds a Masters of Physiotherapy from The University of Sydney, following her completion of Bachelor of Health Science. Camilla spent her junior physiotherapy years in a private rehabilitation hospital on the North Shore of Sydney, treating a wide range of different conditions. From here, Camilla wished to explore the whole rehabilitation experience and worked in acute and community settings providing both private and public rehabilitation. Camilla prides her ability to integrate aspects of musculoskeletal physiotherapy into geriatric and complex client types, including Clinical Pilates and sports based intervention. Camilla is dedicated to ongoing professional development, and has completed tertiary training in Clinical Pilates, Hydrotherapy, Western Acupuncture and Dry Needling, upper limb and hip rehabilitation.
Outside of the clinic Camilla enjoys spending time with her Northern Beaches based family, walking along the magnificent coastline with her miniature schnauzers, playing golf and running on the fantastic beaches.
Physiotherapist – Neurological
Carleen graduated from University of Queensland in 1988 and moved to work in Rockhampton. Here she worked in the base hospital and private practice, preferring already the work in rehabilitation.
During her (many) years of working as a physiotherapist, she has enjoyed developing her skills working with many varied conditions including acquired brain injury, stroke, spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, vestibular dysfunction, muscular atrophy, functional gait disorder and Parkinsons disease. Carleen firmly believes that Neurological physiotherapy teaches you that no one patient can be treated the same – each person is a unique individual with unique abilities and unique dysfunction.
Maddison grew up participating in a range of sports and activities, including netball, dancing, swimming, and athletics. This developed her passion for exercise, health and rehabilitation, which led her to complete a Bachelor of Sports and Exercise Science at Western Sydney University and then a Doctor of Physiotherapy at Macquarie University. Maddison has gained valuable experience in post-operative rehabilitation, neurological conditions, geriatric rehabilitation, musculoskeletal rehabilitation, and injury management. She also travelled to India for a 5-week internship at Apollo Hospital, where she gained further experience in cardiorespiratory, neurological and orthopaedic physiotherapy.
While studying, Maddison worked as a personal trainer, working with a range of people to help achieve their health and fitness goals. She has also completed her training in Clinical Pilates and has experience in conducting Pilates classes for females with a focus on core strengthening, improving posture, and whole-body conditioning.
In her spare time, Maddison loves spending time at the beach, ocean swimming at different beaches around Sydney, and competing in Triathlons.
Breanna comes to Northern Beaches Rehabilitation with a strong passion for helping others and a desire to help her patients achieve their goals.
Breanna has completed a Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science at the Australian Catholic University and Master of Physiotherapy through the University of Sydney.
Since graduating, Breanna has worked across a range of clinical areas including sports, aged care, orthopaedics, acute care and rehabilitation.
Breanna realised early in her career she had a keen interest in the rehabilitation of neurological conditions across stroke, brain injury, Parkinson’s Disease and multiple sclerosis.
Outside of work, Breanna is an avid AFL fan, enjoys spending time on the beaches and travelling.
Ailsa graduated from Occupational Therapy at Sydney University in 2011. Since then, she has worked in a multidisciplinary team within an inpatient neurological rehabilitation setting since 2012 as a clinician as well as deputy inpatient manager.
Ailsa has a passion for working with and building rapport with her patients and their families to achieve their goals in a functional setting. Ailsa has experience in a range of OT assessments and interventions including AT and equipment prescription, wheelchair seating assessment and prescription minor home modifications, and ADL and functional assessments.
Outside of OT, Ailsa is a mum of two girls and enjoys playing netball, travelling and catching up with family and friends!
Jonathan is a Psychologist with a passion for helping people to make meaningful change in their lives. He is excited to work as part of a multidisciplinary team at Northern Beaches Rehabilitation.
Jonathan has worked in a broad range of settings and roles during this time, including multidisciplinary rehabilitation, pain management, aged care, dementia care and digital mental health. He is also a Psychology Board of Australia approved supervisor.
Jonathan has experience supporting people with a range of concerns, including anxiety, depression, chronic pain, adjustment to illness and injury and neurological conditions (including dementia). Jonathan’s approach to therapy incorporates Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Mindfulness-based approaches.