Our Therapists

Bill La Palombara
CEO & Sports Physiotherapist

IMG_4298Bill has worked as a physiotherapist in private practice since graduating from Sydney University in 1996. In 2003 Bill was a partner in Southern Sports physiotherapy before becoming the sole owner from 2005-2013.

Bill has a special interest in sports and pediatric injuries and in 2009 completed his Masters in Health Science specializing in Sports Physiotherapy. His focus on sports and pediatric injuries has seen him work with diverse range of professional and elite sports people. These include being the physiotherapist at Cronulla Sutherland Sharks and St George Illawarra Dragons rugby league teams, Head physiotherapist at the Australian Moto GP and World Superbikes and for the Mens and Womens NSW baseball sides plus various amateur soccer and rugby union teams.

Bill La Palombara's Qualifications

  • Master of Health Science (Sports Physiotherapy), University of Sydney, 2009;
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy), University of Sydney, 1996;
  • Bachelor of Education (Physical and Health Education), University of Wollongong, 1989;
  • Qualified Aquatic Physiotherapist;
  • Completed Levels 1, 2 and 3 in Sports Physiotherapy;
  • Qualified Level 1 Sports Trainer;
  • Qualified Level 1 Strengthening and Conditioning Coach;
  • Qualified/Licensed Workhab Functional Capacity Evaluator
  • Qualified Dry Needling practitioner
  • Sydney University student clinical educator 2000-current;
  • Member of Sports Medicine Australia;
  • Senior First Aid Certificate;
  • Fluent in Italian.

Bill La Palombara MHsc., BApp.Sc., BEd.
Sports Physiotherapist and Practice Principal
Southern Sports Physiotherapy
Ph: 95204953
Fax: 95206256

Brendon Ford
Principal Physiotherapist

IMG_4306Brendon is Master of Physiotherapy, Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sports Science? and Master of Philosophy (Medicine) since 2013.  He began working at Southern Sports Physiotherapy after graduating in 2010 and became a partner in 2013. Brendon’s interest in sports has seen him work with various elite sports teams including Sydney Olympic FC, Illawarra Country RLC, Kingsgrove Colts RLC, Helensburgh Tigers, Helensburgh Thistles FC.

Brendon continues to enhance his skills and knowledge by having completed his APA Level 1 and 2 Sports courses, Dry Needling Course and becoming a Sydney University Student Clinical Educator in 2011. Currently Brendon is completing his studies into shoulder pain at the University of Sydney as part of his Master of Philosophy.

Brendon has special interest in shoulder, hip and knee injuries and has extensive experience in the area of advanced strength and conditioning.

“Getting you back on track fast!”

We are a multidisciplinary clinic combining a variety of services including physiotherapy, acupuncture, hydrotherapy and massage therapy. As physiotherapists, we can help treat and prevent a large range of problems and conditions due to various causes.

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Southern Sports Physio team is dedicated to providing you with top quality service and care.

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“Bill and the team at Southern Sports Physio were great when treating me after my shoulder rotator cuff surgery. They made me feel  confident from the start that I was going to make a full recovery. They not only provided in clinic treatment but were able to organise and supervise me on my gym program to fully restore my strength so i could return to my heavy work duties”

Robert Newton

Virgin Australia Ground Crew