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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


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.

Rebecca Parkes

BPhty (Hons)

Rebecca graduated from the University of Newcastle with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours). Rebecca worked for St Vincent’s Hospital in multiple clinical areas and spent several months in Kempsey District Hospital in the Rehabilitation Ward. Since then, she has worked as the sole physiotherapist in a central Sydney Medical Practice where she also provided work place manual handling training sessions. She has also worked across Sydney providing physiotherapy services in multiple Aged Care facilities.

As a new member of our professional team, Rebecca is interested in Paediatric physiotherapy, sports injuries and post-operative rehabilitation and loves teaching several of our back classes throughout the week. Rebecca has always had a focus on continued professional development. She has attended multiple courses, focusing on the shoulder and the hip joint, to help enhance her skills as a physiotherapist and to ensure she provides the latest research and best practices to the Lane Cove community.

Rebecca enjoys her Circus training where she spends her time high in the air performing silks and trapeze apparatus. When she is not in the air, she loves her beach volleyball and learning to surf. Rebecca with her own sporting interests which marry well with her physiotherapy knowledge, is the perfect person to help you be the best you can.