Lexington Physiotherapy was founded in 2011 by Director and Physiotherapist Benjamin Black.
After graduating from University, Ben had worked in a number of private practices and hospitals in the North West of Sydney before deciding to establish his own practice. He had a passion to develop his own business and a reputation of delivering ethical treatment standards.
The primary aim of Lexington Physio is to educate our patients on self-management strategies and prevention of recurrent injuries. Our assessments are designed to identify the cause of your problem and treatments are tailored specifically for you.
What makes us different from the rest?
We provide a personalised service to our patients by offering 1 hour Initial consultations and 30-40 minute follow up appointments.
We understand that communication is the most fundamental aspect of improving a patient’s health and therefore our clients are given an understanding of their diagnosis, cause and treatment options. We liaise frequently with your referring GP, Surgeon or Specialist and update them on your progress and future treatment plans.
All physiotherapy treatments involve manual therapy, biomechanical corrections, plus a combination of stretching and strength exercises.
Clinically, research has shown that ultrasound and interferential treatment is not of greater effectiveness than the above, and hence we focus primarily on more active treatment. We have a state of the art gym and rehabilitation equipment on site, to assist in getting you back to feeling your best sooner.
Meet the Team
Benjamin Black (Ben)
Director and Principal Physiotherapist
Major courses completed
+ Sports level 1
+ Sports level 2
+ Dry needling
+ Lyn Watson Shoulder course: level 1
+ McKenzie method – Manual Diagnosis and Therapy (Levels A, B and C)
+ Barbara Hungerford’s – Muscle Energy Techniques
+ Mulligans upper and lower quadrant assessment and treatment
Ben graduated from the University of Sydney in 2005 and has gained experience in a number of private and local practices within Sydney’s North West, before establishing his own private practice, Lexington Physiotherapy in 2011.
Ben consults at Lexington Physiotherapy 5 days per week and has a keen interest in treating knee, ankle, shoulder, back and neck injuries as well as pre and post-operative injuries.
Ben has a strong relationship with health professionals including; local GPs, Orthopaedic Surgeons, Sports Physicians, Radiologists and many others that operate or consult at Norwest Private Hospital and the new HSS hospital within the Hills District.
He has also worked with many local sporting teams including: Blacktown City Demons Soccer Club, Rouse Hill Renegades Rugby, Norwest Rugby, East Coast Eagles AFL and Wentworthville Rugby League Club.
In the rare spare time Ben has, he spends it outdoors with his wife and kids, playing sport and keeping fit.
B.App.Sc. (Physiotherapy) Honours Class 1
Major courses completed
+ McKenzie method- Manual Diagnosis and Therapy (Part A, B)
+ Western Acupuncture & Dry Needling
+ Dento-Myo-Arthropathy Concept (TMD)
Frank graduated as a physiotherapist with first class Honours from the University of Sydney. During his studies, he had completed practicums in Sydney’s major metropolitan hospitals, including Westmead, Concord, Hornsby Ku-ring-gai as well as hospitals within the Northern Sydney Health District. He has completed an allocation year at Concord Repatriation General Hospital, consolidating skills in the areas of musculoskeletal, ICU, rehabilitation and acute orthopaedics physiotherapy.
Frank has strong interests in the areas of musculoskeletal, sports and post-surgical orthopaedic conditions. He is passionate in delivering optimal patient care via a specific management plan that encompasses hands-on therapy, exercise, education and strategy recommendations. Frank also dedicates his time to professional development, regularly attending external courses to refine his clinical skills and knowledge.
Special Interests and hobbies:
Badminton, basketball, table tennis, motorsport, music
Women’s Health Physiotherapist
Masters in Physiotherapy (Cardiopulmonary Sciences)
Major courses completed
+ Introductory Women’s Health Course (WHTA)
+ Introduction to Treatment of the Pelvis and Lumbar Spine (AMTA)
+ The Pregnant Pelvis – An Integrated Approach
+ Update on Real Time Ultrasound for pelvic floor assessment and treatment
+ Pilates Training (APPI)
+ Advanced Pelvic Floor Courses
Prolapse and stress urinary incontinence
Genitourinary and Anorectal pain
Overactive bladder and Urgency
Pelvic floor, Exercise, Sports and Musculoskeletal Dysfunction
Addressing Sexual Dysfunction
Lalitha Gurram is an experienced female Cardiopulmonary Physiotherapist, trained in India and Australia. In the last few years she realised her passion and devotion to Women’s Health and has since undertaken extra training in the specialised area of Women’s Health with the WHTA in Sydney.
As a mother of two girls, Lalitha understands a woman’s unique and precious journey from pregnancy to post-partum and is very empathetic and aware of the various health issues a woman can face in her life time. She has a strong interest in treating pre and post-natal women, pelvic pain, pelvic floor dysfunction and continence issues.
Lalitha is a dedicated Physiotherapist who is committed to continuing her professional development to provide her clients with effective and evidence-based treatment strategies. She finds treating women incredibly rewarding, and feels strongly about the role that Physiotherapy can play in improving a woman’s quality of life. She is culturally sensitive and quite understanding about the needs of women with different cultural backgrounds. She can effectively communicate in English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam.
When Lalitha isn’t being a Physio, she loves to spend time with family, dining out in Sydney’s great restaurants, and keeping fit by swimming.
Carlo graduated with a Masters degree in Physiotherapy from the University of Sydney. He has also completed a Bachelor of Kinesiology (Exercise Science) with a concentration in active health and rehabilitation in Canada at Simon Fraser University.
Throughout his school years, Carlo has had experience in personal training, post operative rehab, aged care, paediatrics, and musculoskeletal physiotherapy. He grew up playing many sports and sustained many injuries himself. Because of this, he has a good understanding of the experience of pain and the process of rehabilitation for low back pain, tendinopathies, knee pain, and sport injuries.
Andrew is a physiotherapist graduating with Honours from the University of Newcastle. During his university years, Andrew gained many experiences caring for patients ranging from infants to the elderly. This has helped him build a strong understanding of specific age-related conditions and to tailor treatment to each unique patient. Andrew enjoys the problem-solving aspect of physiotherapy in uncovering the cause of a patient’s symptoms and takes pride in being able to assist with their recovery.
Last year, Andrew completed a year-long rural placement in Coffs Harbour, Tamworth and Armidale. Throughout the year, Andrew was highly involved in the community, providing volunteer exercise and school health education programs.
Thomas completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Sydney and has since then worked in private practice fine tuning his skills in the realm of musculoskeletal and sporting related conditions. After experiencing injuries first hand, Tom has a greater appreciation for preventative measures and comprehensive screenings to reduce occurrence of injury. Having two vastly different sporting passions being golf and ice hockey, Tom is consistently finding ways to better your game through maximising power, flexibility and efficiency.
He is a firm believer that consistency creates excellence, and you can often catch him muttering a mantra of “don’t guess, get assessed.” When he’s not in the clinic, Tom can be found on a golf course or out on a hiking adventure.
Remedial Massage Therapist
Diploma Remedial Massage
CERT IV Fitness
Major courses completed
+ CERT IV TAE
+ Dry needling
Michael is a remedial massage therapist who has worked with elite athletes, as well as working with clients on many common injuries seen through the world today.
Michael has worked with a number of NRL and AFL teams including the Melbourne Storm, Gold Coast Titans and GWS Giants. He has also assisted the Australian pistol team in preparation for the Rio Olympics Games in 2016. Michael has treated many individual sports men and women including National level Weight lifters, and works with the current NSW champion in pole, and the NSW champion in lyra. Michael most recently worked with the Cirque du soliel TUROK which toured Sydney, Australia in September 2017.
Michael has played some top level rugby in his youth, which has left him with many injuries himself, this helps him with treating clients with common injuries as he understands the frustrations they have.
Using a combination of myofascial release, deep tissue massage, ART (active release technique), Michael is currently one of 18 therapist in NSW who is trained in using fascial scraping tools.
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