About Us

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

Qualifications

B.App.Sc. (Physiotherapy)
B.Edu (PDHPE)

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.

Frank Wang

Senior Physiotherapist

Qualifications

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

Carlo Villadiego

Physiotherapist

Qualifications

M.Physiotherapy

B.Sc.Exercise Science/Kinesiology

Major courses completed

+  Dry Needling
+ Mick Hughes ACL rehabilitation
+ Myofascial Dry Needling Level 1 & 2
+ Myofascial Cupping

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.

Thomas Do

Senior Physiotherapist

Qualifications

B.App.Sc. (Physiotherapy)

Major courses completed

+  Sports Level 1
+  Spinal Level 1
+  Spinal Level 2
+  The Sporting Hamstring
+  Patellofemoral Joint Symposium
+  The Sporting Knee
+  The Sporting Hip and Groin
+  Advanced Knee Diagnostics and Rehabilitation
+  Dry Needling
+  Tendon Symposium Head to Toe
+  Shaun O’Leary ” The complete and advanced Upper Cervical Spine and Head”
+  Tim McGrath ACL rehabilitation

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.

Deepa Verma

Physiotherapist, Certified Lymphoedema Therapist
APAM, Australasian Lymphology Association Member

Qualifications

B.Sc (Physiotherapy) Masters

Oedema Clinics

https://www.oedemaclinics.com.au

Deepa has over 10 years’ experience working as physiotherapist in one of the leading public hospital in Western Sydney Local Health District and also in private clinic settings. She is a certified lymphoedema practioner. She has specialised skill set in the treatment of patients with lymphoedema issues, post-cancer rehabilitation, scar tissue management and early intervention for screening of lymphoedema. She uses a holistic and integrated approach with best evidence management for lymphoedema care and post-cancer rehabilitation.  Her main passion is to help women diagnosed with breast cancer at all stages of their recovery to improve their quality of life through an individualised management program.

Deepa is passionate and committed to empower patients to how best self-manage lymphoedema and assist them to achieve their optimal health. Deepa uses an individual approach for each patient integrating with hands on approach with manual lymphatic drainage, compression bandaging, prescription of compression garments, skin care education, scar tissue management and exercise advise for shoulder care, post cancer rehabilitation and functional conditioning.

In her spare time Deepa enjoys meditation, yoga and spending time with her two beautiful kids.

Glen Tieu

Physiotherapist

Qualifications

B.Sc (Physiotherapy)

Major Courses Completed

+ Sports level 1
+ ASCA Strength and Conditioning Coach level 1
+ Dr. Peter Malliaris “Mastering Lower Limb Tendinopathy”
+ Dry Needling

Glen graduated from the University of Sydney and has found passion in treating musculoskeletal and sporting injuries. He is committed to using exercise-based rehabilitation and evidence-based treatments for giving you the best chance to recover and reduce the risk of injury.

Glen’s interests lie in sports performance enhancement and lower limb tendinopathy management. Being a sports enthusiast, Glen enjoys staying fit with a range of sports such as weightlifting, running, rock climbing and basketball.

Meena Hami

Physiotherapist

Qualifications

B.Sc (Physiotherapy)

Major courses completed

+ Women’s Health Course
+ APA Hand, Wrist and elbow injuries and treatment course
+ Essential Foot and Ankle course
+ Pilates (APPI) Certified Clinical Mat and Reformer trainer
+ Accredited Lymphoedema Practitioner and member of the ALA

Meena is a physiotherapist with extensive experience in the private sector. She has worked in a range of private practices across Sydney including clinics that specialise in pelvic health, hand therapy and musculoskeletal injuries.

Meena specialises in lymphoedema and oncological rehabilitation and currently shares her time treating this patient group and musculoskeletal patients. She has a special interest in treating pregnancy related pain and treating women’s health issues. Meena is currently also completing her Masters of Research with Macquarie University.

Chad Vo

Senior Exercise Physiologist

Qualifications

+ B.App.Sc (ExPhys)
+ Diploma in Fitness
+ Certificate III & IV in Fitness

Major courses completed

+ ASCA Strength & Conditioning Coach
+ TRX/Suspension Trainer
+ Kinetic Link Training – Level 1

Chad graduated as an Exercise Physiologist from the University of Sydney. He has a genuine passion and interest in musculoskeletal rehabilitation and strength and conditioning, having extensive experience in this field. Chad has over 10 years experience in the health and fitness industry as he has worked in renowned gymnasiums, private practice, WorkCover, NDIS and aged care services.

In 2018, Chad represented Australia in the World Dodgeball Championships held in Los Angeles, USA, giving him a high level of understanding of conditioning and rehabilitation of the shoulders, back, hip, knee and ankle. His exercise prescription and delivery is second to none as he believes in optimal care and treatment for his clients. Chad’s desire is to empower his clients to take charge of their health, despite injuries and achieve their health potential. In his spare time, Chad can be found at the beach, in various indoor sporting centres throwing balls or floating around various restaurants as he is a big foodie.

Shima Jafari

Exercise Physiologist

Qualifications

+ Accredited Exercise Physiologist (ESSAM)
+ BExSpSc, MCEP (Clinical Ex. Phys)(ExPhys)

Shima is an Accredited Exercise physiologist with Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA), having completed Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology at Australian Catholic University.

She believes exercise is medicine and enjoys 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 condition, hydrotherapy, weight loss, pre- and post-injury, rehabilitation, neck and back pain and also posture correction.

Special Interests and hobbies: Shima has a special interest in musculoskeletal rehabilitation, chronic disease management, weight loss, diabetes management, neuromuscular conditions and working with cancer patients to assist with treatment. In her spare time, Shima likes remaining active and exercising regularly and has a strong passion for swimming and Pilates.

Caitlin Edmonds

Dietitian

Qualifications

+ B.App.Sc (Exercise & Sport Science)
+ Master of Nutrition & Dietetics

The Healthy Millennial

www.thehealthymillennial.com.au

Caitlin is a dual qualified Accredited Practising Dietitian and Exercise and Sport Scientist who is the founder of The Healthy Millennial. Caitlin has completed a Masters of Nutrition and Dietetics and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Exercise and Sport Science at the University of Sydney. Caitlin has gained experience working in clinical dietetics within large tertiary hospitals and also community work in the Northern Territory. Beyond her clinic work, Caitlin works with elite athletes and sports teams, including the Western Sydney Wanderers FC and Giants Netball Academy.

Caitlin became a Dietitian because of her fascination for the role of food in health. She is motivated by the opportunity to empower clients to take ownership of their health. Caitlin believes a contemporary, sustainable and individualised approach to nutrition education and strategies is essential to unlocking a healthy lifestyle.

Elyse Crofts

Personal Training / Nutrition

Courses Completed

+ Nutrition Coach- PN Level 1
+ Bachelor in Food and Nutrition Bsc
+ Exercise Mechanics and Performance Specialist Level 1-RTS
+ Certificate III & IV in Fitness⠀
+ Senior First aid and CPR⠀

Elyse has been in the industry for 11 years as a PT and nutrition coach. Elyse genuinely believes that Exercise, just like nutrition, is not a cookie cutter, one size fits all application. Every single body is unique, in its mechanical abilities and how it adjusts to training and nutrition, and so everybody should be cared for and trained with this in mind.⠀

Specialising in Nutrition, weight loss and sports performance, Body composition, Muscle Gain and Mummy makeovers.

Elyse is a proud single mum of a teenager daughter, currently studying towards her masters in dietetics and her favourite quote is “We eat well and train smart because we love our bodies, not because we hate them.”

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