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Meet Our Physiotherapists

Janet Brandt-Sarif

B.Sc. Physiotherapy

Janet graduated from the University of Cape Town, South Africa in 1991. She worked in private practice in Cape Town and was the physio for the local soccer and rugby teams. Janet also worked in the fitness industry, consulting with trainers and their clients. Since establishing the practice in Lane Cove in 1998 Janet has continued to attend regular education courses and developed a keen interest in treating back and neck pain. She is an accredited practitioner of the Sarah Key method and also uses dry needling and exercise therapy in her management of patients.

Todd Stembridge

B.H.Sc. Physiotherapy

Todd is a physiotherapist with 10 years clinical experience. He graduated from Auckland University of Technology in 2002 with a Bachelor of Health Sciences in Physiotherapy. He also has Level 1 Fitness Foundations Certification. He has continued his studies with courses in Mulligans Concept, Dry Needling and ongoing professional education courses, seminars and conferences. Todd has extensive private practice experience both in New Zealand and Australia and was a team physiotherapist for the Takapuna Athletic Football Club, New Zealand. He has a special interest in core stability, sports and fitness injuries and exercise prescription.

Japie Kruger

B.Sc. Physiotherapy

Japie has always been an active sportsman, competing in a variety of sport and having recently represented South Africa at the 70.3 Ironman World Championships. His love for Triathlon has grown over the last few years and his personal experience and love of his work, has equipped him to be perfectly suited to analysing running and cycling technique, dynamics and training programs. His ethos follows that of the entire team at Janet Brandt-Sarif Physiotherapy - that it is as important to establish the root cause of the problems and not just treat the symptoms!

Meet Our Massage Therapist


Emma Rae

Massage 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 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.