The Sydney Physio Squad

Meet our amazing team

Kish Nadesan

CEO / Senior Physiotherapist

Area of expertise: Hand, spine & hip

Kish Nadesan is the Director of Sydney Physiotherapy and Allied Health Services, who founded the company in 2005 after graduating from the University of Sydney in 2003. Kish has always had a deep passion for physiotherapy and sports injuries previously working at Westmead and Goulburn Base hospitals.

Kish was also given the opportunity to be the Head clinical physiotherapist at St John of God Hospital a position that allowed him to research the best treatment options following orthopaedic surgery, an area in which Kish has particular interest.

Being a sportsman himself, Kish has given expert advise and treatment to many professional sportsman over the years. One of which is former Australian Cricket Captain Michael Clarke, whom he also played alongside.

Kish is also a current member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association and has been since 2003. As well as treating patients first hand, Kish is continually involved in ongoing research and clinical development in order for him and his team of staff to provide the best quality Allied Healthcare service for the community.

Outside of work Kish enjoys music, writing and most sports including cricket of which he has played at a representative level in Australia and England. Since retiring from cricket he has taken up a new interest in Triathlons and is looking to compete soon.

Patricia Issa

COO /Senior Physiotherapist

Area of expertise: Knee, elbow & hand

Having graduated from sydney university more than 10 years ago; Patricia has worked both in the public and private sector. Having worked at westmead hospital, nursing homes and private practice. She has special interest in geriatrics and post operative rehab. Patrcia is biligual, speaking English and Arabic (Lebanese).

Jana Jayadevan

Finance Manager/CFO

With over 15 years of commercial and professional experience in Australia, Jana offers expertise in the field of taxation, financial reporting, tax planning and advisory to the SME sector.

In addition to his taxation and accounting expertise, Jana acts as a CFO for Sydney Physios providing leadership, direction and management of the finance. He also provides strategic recommendations to the CEO and members of the executive management team. He manages the processes for financial forecasting and budgets and overseeing the preparation of all financial reporting.

Monika Krecijasz


Monika is a Psychology and Business Administration graduate coming to Sydney Physios with a strong focus on providing and maintaining quality service that is delivered in a professional and caring way. Patients or families who wish to speak to her about any issues in relation to our practice are most welcome, all feedback, suggestions are an opportunity for us to improve.

Manouri Patel

Practice Manager

Manouri is bubbly, diligent and approachable manager who is happy to help all patients with their enquires. With over 6 years experience in the customer service sector, she will ensure your visit to our clinic is a pleasant one. Manouri will provide the best care & respect to all our patients.

Hai Ngo

Clinical Educator / Senior Physiotherapist

Hai Ngo has worked with Sydney Physios since 2008 after graduating from the University of Sydney. Since graduating, Hai has gained experience in public hospitals in orthopeadics and rehab as well as in Private Sector with acute and chronic pain. Hai has particular interests in sports injury, and musculo-skeletal injuries. He is currently involved with clinical education of staff and students.

Yoon Sun Yoo

Senior Physiotherapist / Manager

Area of expertise: Sports injuries, lower back, knee, foot & ankle, neck & shoulder

Yoon Sun has graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor Degree in Health Science with a Human Movement Major followed by Master of Physiotherapy Degree. Prior to joining the Sydney Physios Team in early 2015, Yoon Sun has had experience in working in public hospitals and private clinics around NSW. He has also had experience doing sports coverage for basketball teams as well as coaching basketball himself. Yoon Sun has a particular interest in musculoskeletal injuries as well as sporting injuries.

Arkash Jayanandan


Area of expertise: Shoulder, lower back & pilates

Arkash graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy) and has worked in private practice helping hundreds of people live better lives free from pain.

He has also worked in Aged Care where he has brought smiles to the elderly by giving relief to chronic pain and getting them to move more.

He is passionate about health and wellness and when he isn’t being a physio he runs high intensity exercise sessions that help people get fit, tone up and lose weight.

When he isn’t working, he’s training for his first amateur boxing match, spending time outdoors or eating good food with good company.

Aatthi Velauthapillai


Area of expertise: Neck & headaches, shoulder & elbow

Aatthi graduated from Charles Sturt University in Orange NSW with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy and previously graduated from Western Sydney University with a Health Science degree while majoring in Sports & Exercise Science.

Aatthi is passionate about sports, specifically football. Previously he represented for NSW in Under 23’s (2015) and Under 18’s (2013) as part of NSW CFA. He enjoys organising periodised rehabilitation programs for sports-specific injuries to ensure a safe and effective return to sport. While he is not working he loves to take on road trips, hikes, bouldering and other outdoor activities.

Vaish Ramyavaran


Area of expertise: Women’s health, hip & pelvis

Vaish has graduated from the Doctor of Physiotherapy at Macquarie University. She has a keen interest in treating sporting injuries and musculoskeletal conditions especially back pain. She really enjoys working with children and is passionate about providing creative yet effective treatment.

Vaish is also a trained classical Indian dancer and uses her knowledge and experience to provide the best evidence based care.

She is a proud enthusiast of yoga and looks forward to bringing yoga based therapies into the practice.

Nicole D'souza


Nicole graduated from the University of Sydney with Bachelor of Science followed by a Master of Physiotherapy. At present, she is undertaking a PhD from the University of Sydney investigating conservative ways of managing knee and hip osteoarthritis. She works as the senior physiotherapist at Westmead Hospital within the Rheumatology department.  She is very passionate about helping people manage chronic conditions such as osteoarthritis and lower back pain using evidence- based care and collaborative support of the Sydney Physios multidisciplinary team. 

David Inglis

Exercise Physiotherapist

David joined the Sydney Physios team in September 2013 as an accredited Exercise Physiologist,having earned a degree in Health and Exercise Science (Honours) from the University of New South Wales. Since graduating, he has gained experience working with patients with a variety of conditions, from musculoskeletal and neuromuscular to cardiopulmonary and metabolic. Currently, David is also working at Concord Hospital in association with the NSW Institute of Sports Medicine, helping to run a Metabolic Exercise Rehabilitation Clinic for high risk individuals.

Shima Jafari

Exercise Physiologist

Shima is an Accredited Exercise Physiology with Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA), having completed Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology at Australian Catholic University. She believes exercise is medicine and enjoins helping people reach their full potential by providing a safe and effective exercise program, her passion is to motivate, guide, and assist clients in achieving their new, happy and healthy lifestyle. Shima special interest is in strength and conditioning, weight loss, pre and post injury and rehabilitation, neck and back pain and also posture correction. In her spare time, Shima likes remaining active and exercising regularly and has a strong passion for swimming and pilates.

Suthan Vijay


Suthan is a fully qualified and registered Acupuncturist and Chinese Herbalist, holding a four-year Bachelor of Health Science degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) from the University of Technology, Sydney. Suthan has also had experience dealing with various other disorders including pain management, digestive disorders, neurological disorders, respiratory disorders, insomnia and headaches. Suthan’s treatment approach combines the use of acupuncture, herbal medicine and lifestyle advice, but more importantly is diagnosed and treated using the best of both Western and Eastern medicine, making his results as well as the experience holistic.

Hannah Cook


Hannah is a qualified remedial massage therapist who has obtained a diploma in remedial massage from TAFE NSW and is also a member of the AMT (Association of Massage Therapists Ltd.) Her massage treatments are based on remedial/deep connective tissue muscle techniques which are used to target knots, muscle tension and a range of conditions we see everyday. Hannah will incorporate Swedish and remedial massage techniques with the benefit of trigger point therapy to help you feel relaxed and give you an improved sense of well being. She believes massage should be a ritual you do monthly to keep your body healthy and your mind relaxed. 

Outside of her work, Hannah enjoys being outdoors and spending time with family and friends. She also enjoys photography and a great chat with people. 

Matt Smith


Matt is a qualified remedial massage therapist and completed a diploma in remedial massage with the NSW School of Massage, and is a member of multiple massage associations.

Matt’s massage treatments incorporate a blend of these modalities to help identify underlying client conditions that can contribute to, even exacerbate the presenting injuries or dysfunction, and resetting muscle memory and learning limitations. He has worked with professional sporting teams, public events, corporate clients, palliative care, aged care, chiropractors, physiotherapists, oncology support, and everyday people who like to keep fit.

Sarah Dirani


Sarah is an Accredited Practising Dietitian, with a Bachelor of Nutrition and Food Science and a Masters of Nutrition and Dietetics. She is passionate about educating individuals on how to develop and maintain healthy eating habits. She loves food and understands the importance of an individualised approach to healthy eating and enjoying a balanced lifestyle.
Sarah also loves spending time with her family and friends and anything that involves a little adventure.


Dr Zara Nikbin


Dr Zara Nikbin has been working as a fully qualified podiatrist since 2001. Prior to that she was a medical scientist after obtaining an Bachelor of Science degree from Uni Of NSW with an Anatomy Major. She practices all aspects of Podiatry. Some conditions she treats are Corns, Calluses, Ingrown toe nails, Flat feet, and In toe gait/walking and growing pains. She also treats foot, ankle, knee hip and lower back pain as they could be due to the way we stand and walk. She also has many years of experience in the care of diabetic feet.

Jessica Vijay

Front Desk

Jessica is currently a university student studying a Bachelor of Life Sciences, majoring in Physiology. As a receptionist, she will ensure that all patients are cared for, whilst having the best possible experience at our clinic. She is polite, friendly and an enthusiastic person who will strive to accommodate each patient’s needs. 

Maddy Robertson

Front Desk

Maddy is currently studying a certificate II in Animal Studies, to complete a Certificate IV in Vet Nursing. Maddy is extremely friendly and professional and will handle any questions or queries patients may have. As a Receptionist, she strives to ensure all patients are cared for, and have the best experience possible.  

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