Meet Our Physiotherapists

Janet Brandt-Sarif
Janet Brandt-SarifB.Sc. Physiotherapy
Janet graduated from the University of Cape Town, South Africa in 1991, she is a highly experienced physiotherapist with over twenty years of clinical experience. Since establishing JBS Physiotherapy Lane Cove in 1998, Janet has continued to attend regular education courses and has developed a keen interest in treating back and neck pain. She uses a variety of techniques including dry needling, Integrated Systems model, the Thoracic ring approach, and she is an accredited practitioner of the Sarah Key method. Janet also teaches strength and conditioning classes which focus on posture and stability and practices Woman’s Health Physiotherapy. As an active mother of three, who loves exercise and movement, Janet is focused on ensuring all her clients can continue to move and function in the best possible way.
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Todd Stembridge
Todd StembridgeB.H.Sc. Physiotherapy
Todd is a physiotherapist with almost twenty years of clinical experience and has been at JBS Physiotherapy Lane Cove for over eight years. Todd graduated from Auckland University of Technology in 2002 with a Bachelor of Health Sciences in Physiotherapy. His main treatment skills are derived from LJ Lee’s Thoracic ring approach, Sarah Keys spinal principles, Dean Watson’s headache concepts, and Mulligan mobilisations. There is a ‘hands-on’ treatment focus with lots of soft tissue release including massage, dry needling, and joint mobilisation. Todd has a strong knowledge of exercise rehabilitation. He is passionate about sport and helping his clients optimise performance especially when it comes to their golf swing. He has two young children and a beautiful wife, he therefore understands the demands of creating balance between work, parenting and trying to maximise physical function.
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Matthew Jeffrey
Matthew JeffreyB.Sc. Physiotherapy
Matthew graduated with First Class Honours from Western Sydney University in 2019 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy. He has a keen interest in sport, exercise, and health, which inspired him to pursue his physiotherapy career. Matthew finds immense satisfaction in helping patients recover and achieve their goals. He utilises a combination of hands-on and exercise-based approaches in his management. His enthusiasm for working with individuals and athletes who strive for optimal physical performance is evident in his approach to treatment. Matthew’s career interests include working with patients in the areas of injury rehabilitation and sports physiotherapy. To deliver the most effective care, he remains dedicated to incorporating evidence-based practices into his treatments. Matthew understands that each person’s journey to recovery is unique, and he tailors his interventions accordingly to provide a patient-centered approach.
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Meet Our Massage Therapist, Personal trainers & Pilates Instructor

Emma Rae
Emma RaeMassage Therapist & Personal Trainer
Emma’s journey in the health industry began in 2016 when she became a personal trainer. Her curiosity continually grew on the link between postural conditions and pain patterns and how to improve and manage them. She went on to obtain a diploma in remedial massage, which allowed her to gain a deeper knowledge into musculoskeletal anatomy and how the manipulation of soft tissues can have incredibly positive outcomes, especially in conjunction with other modalities. Emma enjoys working between with health professionals (such as physiotherapists) and exploring how a combined strategy of soft tissue manipulation, strength, stability and mobility can improve performance, posture, pain and quality of life. She uses techniques such as trigger point therapy, myofascial release and deep tissue massage. Her special interests include treating fascial lines, musculoskeletal alignment, lower back pain and chronic tension headaches.
Tommy Cochrane
Tommy CochranePersonal Trainer
Tommy is our latest addition to the team- a Personal Trainer, Yogi, Adventurer, Athlete…..
Over the last 19 years of being in the fitness industry he’s worked with and learnt from some of the best & brightest in the world of health, wellness, spirituality, yoga, fitness and personal development.
Through this journey Tommy has learnt how to bring together a comprehensive, wholistic way for individuals to thrive in life and connect to the core of who they are.
Tommy has worked with a wide range of clients from pregnant women to athletes, from kids to corporate warriors. He tailors individual plans to help you achieve your goals & inspire you to unlock and unleash your greatest self.
Tommy is passionate and committed to help guide and support you on your Movement Journey.

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