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
B.Health.Sc. (Masters of Physiotherapy)
B ExPhys (Exercise Physiology)
Rachel graduated from the University of New South Wales in 2014 as an Exercise Physiologist and then again from University of Sydney in 2016 with a Masters of Physiotherapy. During her studies she completed practicums at some of NSW largest hospitals including Concord Repatriation General Hospital, Prince of Wales Hospital and Westmead Hospital, as well as aged care facilities and Spinal Cord Injuries Australia. Rachel has gained experience in Neurological Rehabilitation, Cardiorespiratory/ICU, Musculoskeletal, Paediatrics and Cancer physiotherapy.
Since graduating, Rachel has worked in private practice, sports physiotherapy and has also been instructing Pilates for over two years. Having participated in many sports herself, including gymnastics, soccer, netball and skiing, she has a strong interest in sports physiotherapy and post-surgical physiotherapy. Rachel is passionate about engaging patients in an individualised self-management and lifestyle program, believing that exercise is the best medicine.
Outdoor activities, snowboarding and swimming
(Special interest in Women’s Health)
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.
Remedial Massage Therapist
Diploma Remedial Massage
CERT IV Fitness
Major courses completed
+ CERT IV TAE
Lauren graduated from the Australian Institute of Fitness with her Diploma in Dec 2014 – prior to that, she was working with elite sports teams such as the NRL’s SS Rabbitohs, the Australian Cricket Team and NSW Warratahs managing pre- and post-game recovery massages, game day sports massages and targeted individual massages for players during off-season.
Lauren enjoys easing a wide range of patients from chronic pain and stress, acute injury, and pre-&-post operation muscular stress. She balances the needs of these sports teams, her own individual clients and her clients here at Lexington Physio.
Her approach has always been tailored individual treatments to target client’s goals, be there a need for stress management and relaxation, pain reduction, increased range of motion or aiding in injury rehabilitation. She uses a large range of techniques including myofascial release, deep tissue, sports and remedial massage, relaxation and stretching.
In her spare time Lauren enjoys weightlifting, reading a wide range of fiction and chasing her two young Labradors!