Meet Our Team

Our multidisciplinary team of experienced practitioners listen to your individual needs. We work as one to meet your health needs today, and in the future.

Tim Ellis

Principal Physiotherapist, Titled Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist, and Director

BA (Hons) BSc (Hons) MHlthSc (Hons) APA

Tim graduated from the University of East London in 1996 and founded Excel Physiotherapy and Wellness in 2014. He specialises in treating complex necks and backs, and developing effective exercise programs for his patients. Tim is committed to inspiring his patients in their injury recovery program and all round health and fitness goals.

Tim is a member of the specialist group Hip Pain Professionals, having studied and specialised in the treatment of chronic hip condition such as tendinopathy, dysplasia, sciatica and arthritis.

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Tim has over twenty years experience working in both the public and private health sectors. He opened Excel Physiotherapy and Wellness in Mascot in 2014 and has overseen the growth and development of the practice, including the ongoing training and mentoring of Physiotherapy staff, whilst continuing to work in a clinical capacity.

Tim treats a wide variety of musculoskeletal and sports injuries. His Masters in Musculoskeketal Physiotherapy (completed 2001) included a thesis on the relationship between hip muscle dysfunction and low back pain, and this was personally supervised by Professor Jenny McConnell. Tim has a particular interest in treating complex spinal and hip conditions. His emphasis on treatment begins with through assessment, hands on therapy and moving onto an active exercise plan to help prevent recurrence of the injury.

Originally from London, UK, Tim has enjoyed a highly varied career. He studied archaeology at the University of York before practising as an archaeologist for 6 years, working at the Museum of London. Tim also worked as a chef in Covent Garden, London whilst studying massage at the London College of Massage and, later, his bachelor’s degree in Physiotherapy at the University of East London (1998).

Tim relocated to Sydney in 2000 and he completed his Masters studies at the University of Sydney in 2001.

He has since worked in private practice, building an extensive network of doctors and allied health providers. He has worked extensively with sporting teams and classical musicians.

Laura Lee

Senior Physiotherapist

BAppSc (Physiotherapy) APA

Laura graduated from the University of South Australia with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy). She has over ten years of experience working in private practice (musculoskeletal and sports therapy) and in the private hospital system. Laura has completed post graduate courses in shoulders, spinal physiotherapy and dry needling. Laura excels in managing neck pain and headaches.

* Cantonese and Mandarin speaker

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Laura graduated from the University of South Australia in 2009 with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Physiotherapy. She has over eight years of experience working in private practice (musculoskeletal manual therapy) and in the private hospital system.

Laura strives to provide the best patient care and assist her patients in getting back on track after an injury and seeing them achieve optimum health. She possesses a strong interest in post-operative rehabilitation, as well as musculoskeletal conditions management and treatment. Laura is also constantly on the lookout for new ideas in courses for continuous development. She is very passionate about learning new skills and techniques to help widen her approach and provide best practice to patients.

Laura’s experience in physiotherapy includes treatment of neck pain, head aches, back pain, sciatica, musculoskeletal conditions and post operative physiotherapy. Laura also treats sport injuries, musculoskeletal ergonomic injuries, and management of acute/chronic conditions using hands on techniques and appropriate exercise prescription.

Laura has completed the following professional development courses:

Back Pain Course with Francine St George
TMJ, Cervicle Spine and Cranial Course with Francine St George
Lyn Watson Level 1 Shoulder Course
Dry Needling Plus Level 1 & 2
Evidence Based Management of Lower Back Pain
Real Time Ultrasound Course

Laura’s Philosophy:

“I am very passionate to assist my patients to get back on track. My personal goal is to treat every injury in a holistic way, while helping my patients find the driver of their injuries.”

James Konstantakopoulos

Physiotherapist

B. Phys (ACU) APA

James graduated from the Australian Catholic University with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy. He has a genuine passion for helping his clients understand their injuries and achieve their goals. James strives to deliver the very best care for his patients and confidently diagnoses, evaluates and treats musculoskeletal conditions and injuries. Coming from an athletic background, James has a particular interest in sporting injuries.

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James graduated from the Australian Catholic University with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2018. While studying, he completed placements working with musculoskeletal, orthopaedic, neurological and cardiorespiratory patients. Since graduating, James has gained experience in varied settings working in both the hospital system and private practice.

James comes from an athletic background and enjoys sports, in particular basketball and soccer. James was a Youth Physiotherapist for the Sydney Olympic Football Club and a Junior Physiotherapist for the APIA Leichhardt Tigers Football Club where he diagnosed and treated acute sporting injuries and provided on field injury management.

James has excellent manual therapy, clinical reasoning and ongoing cooperative care skills. He is able to confidently diagnose, evaluate and treat musculoskeletal conditions and injuries. James has an empathic and understanding nature and a real passion for helping his clients understand their injuries and achieve their goals. James enjoys excellent relationships with personal trainers, exercise physiologists, doctors and surgeons.

Diana Secuya

Remedial Massage Therapist and Tibetan Healing Specialist

Dip.RM, Dip.TCM RM

Diana is a skilled and qualified Remedial Massage Therapist with over ten years of experience. She applies a holistic approach when treating her clients and this includes using soft and deep tissue manipulation techniques, fascia release and trigger point therapy. She is also trained and experienced in various holistic healing methods, including the traditional Chinese Remedial Massage An Mo Tui Na, Meridian Therapy and Tibetan Healing.

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John Zi Jian Huang*

Remedial Massage Therapist / Acupuncturist

Dip. RM Bachelor TCM UWS

John graduated from the University of Western Sydney with a Bachelor of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in 2004. He has dedicated over 21 years to study and practise in the fields of TCM and Acupuncture and has over 10 years of experience in Remedial Massage. John uses a variety of techniques which helps relieve muscle tightness and fatigue, lessen pain and discomfort and improve overall wellbeing.

* Cantonese and Mandarin speaker
* On extended leave

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John is a highly skilled and experienced Remedial Massage Therapist, Acupuncturist and Chinese Medicine Herbalist. He has dedicated over 21 years to study and practice in these fields and has over 16 years of clinical experience, 10 in Remedial Massage.

John uses a variety of techniques which helps relieve muscle tightness and fatigue, calming nerves and relaxing the body. John treats your body holistically to promote the body’s own healing. He works with muscles or tendons that are tense, strained, knotted or injured. Treatment may boost circulation of blood and oxygen, increase range of motion, lessening pain and discomfort and improving wellbeing.

When John is not working, he enjoys classical music and reading.

Brooke Duncan

Practice Manager and Yoga Instructor

Monday and Wednesday Evening Zoom Yoga Classes

Brooke welcomes all levels of yoga students, from beginners to advanced. She draws on the philosophy of yoga to enhance your physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well-being.

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JODIE WOLF

Certified Mat and Reformer Pilates Instructor

Tuesday Evening Mat Zoom Pilates Class

Jodie’s enthusiasm and energy for pilates will leave you feeling inspired and refreshed. Join from the comfort and convenience of your own home for a fast, fit 50 minute workout.

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Melanie Tsibidis

Receptionist

Melanie joined the Excel Team in February 2018 after working in the hospitality and events industry for 10 years. It was during a 12 month sabbatical travelling throughout Europe that she decided she was interested in creating a work/life balance and on her return, the opportunity arose to join Excel. Mel has a passion for customer service and ensuring that all our patient’s needs are met to a high standard. When she isn’t working, you’ll find her practising Kundalini Yoga, reading on the beach or exploring new cultures around the globe.

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