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.

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.

Jared Munitz

Physiotherapist

B. Phys (ACU) APA

Jared graduated from the Australian Catholic University with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy. Upon graduating, Jared gained experience as a physiotherapist at St George Hospital where he developed his skills in various areas, including Intensive Care, Orthopaedics, Neurology, Respiratory and Musculoskeletal.

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Jared has a passion for sport, and has worked with sporting teams including Northern Tigers FC, providing intervention and rehabilitation to elite athletes of all ages. Jared’s experience at Northern Tigers FC has provided him with excellent diagnostic and prognostic skills which he uses to manage injuries and guide a safe return to sport for all his athletes.

Jared has an empathetic nature and loves to meet new clients, supporting them through their injury recovery and rehabilitation. He is passionate about a holistic and patient-centred approach, and combines his strong manual therapy skills with accurate exercise prescription to assist his clients in achieving their goals.

When not treating clients, Jared enjoys teaching Mixed Martial Arts, playing soccer and going for a run down at Bondi Beach.

Fiona Yue Liu

Physiotherapist

B. Applied Science (Physiotherapy) USYD

Fiona graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Physiotherapy.

Fiona is passionate about assisting her patients with their wellbeing and physiotherapy goals. Fiona has a special interest in women’s health and post natal strengthening and exercise. She is fluent in Mandarin and speaks intermediate Cantonese and Korean.

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Fiona loves engaging with clients from various backgrounds. She enjoys working with various injuries including sports and chronic injuries. She is committed to delivering evidence based practice and patient centred care.

In her leisure time, Fiona enjoys working out at the gym, badminton, swimming, music, reading and the arts.

Maria Restrepo

Remedial Massage Therapist

Diploma in Remedial Massage (ACSF)

Maria is an enthusiastic therapist committed to supporting her patients wellbeing. Maria‘s treatments are customised to meet each individual’s specific needs with a focus on releasing muscular tension, relieving pain and achieving relaxation.

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Brooke Duncan

Practice Manager and Yoga Instructor

Wednesday Evening Yoga

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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Marc Tong

Yoga Instructor

Monday Lunchtime and Evening Yoga Classes

Marc is a highly motivated teacher who incorporates alignment, breath and philosophy into every practice. Join him for a Slow Flow on Mondays at 12pm and 5:30pm.

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RENEE KERA

Certified Mat and Reformer Pilates Instructor

Tuesday and Thursday Lunchtime and Evening Mat/Reformer Pilates Classes

Renee has been in the fitness industry for over 20 years and has a real passion for Pilates. Renee creates a challenging, strengthening and stretching workout to increase your body’s performance and core stability.

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VANESSA HURON

Customer Service Superstar

PhD (Microbiology), BSc (Hons – Medical Microbiology and Immunology), Dip Inn Man

Vanessa graduated from UNSW Sydney with a Doctor of Philosophy in 2016, specialising in microbiology. She has over ten years of education, advisory and customer service experience, and is passionate about supporting clients to reach their true potential. Vanessa believes that a holistic approach to wellbeing is key for optimal health and happiness, and enjoys practising yoga, Pilates and mindfulness in her spare time.

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