Hi, I’m Stephanie and I’m an NDIS physiotherapist.
I have a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from the University of Sydney.
I am very much a country girl at heart; born and raised on a property 15 kilometres outside of Orange in New South Wales. I was so lucky to spend my childhood playing on our property, riding bikes, playing soccer and I grew up with an older sister and younger brother. Mum and Dad always worked extremely hard on their gardens, owning a display garden for several years. The drought of 2005 unfortunately brought an end to that, and instead they continued to work running their own taxi business. I lived in Orange for 17 years, until I moved out of home to Sydney, to study my physiotherapy degree.
The saying “home is where the heart is” couldn’t be truer. When I go back to Orange for a weekend visit it will consist of many catch ups over coffee, beautiful food, visiting wineries, shopping, walks around the lake, and as much time as possible spent with family and friends. What keeps me here in Sydney now? The love for my work, my partner Tom who is a primary school teacher, my gorgeous friends scattered among the suburbs of Sydney, and the joy of a coffee shop only around the corner (closest one growing up was a solid 20 minutes away). I also have a gorgeous and playful Groodle, named Bailey, who is only 20 months old and very mischievous; the light of our lives.
“During my time as a physiotherapist I have worked in the hospital system, aged care and now in disability – and Sydney offers such an array of opportunities, wonderful clients and the potential to build on my career. I started working at Active Ability in 2019 and am now working as part of our team full time. My physiotherapy work in disability is both challenging and extremely rewarding.”
Why did I become a physiotherapist?
I am very aware of the need for disability-specific services in the regional areas of NSW. It is a passion and hope of mine to one day take my physiotherapy skills and knowledge to regional NSW.
My passion and interest areas include disability support, paediatric physiotherapy, improving the ageing process and using physiotherapy as part of the greater allied health team in order to provide a holistic approach to improved physical function, independence, health and well being. It is essential, when looking to achieve your NDIS goal, that your support team considers the importance of multi-disciplinary care, including services that consider your nutrition, exercise, mood and emotional well being.
I am always striving to learn more so that I can provide exceptional therapy services – I am excited that I am able to do this daily as part of the Active Ability team!
What are my plans for the future?
I do look forward to the day that I can return to the country and have my own little farm and more space! I want to continue working in disability and hope that one day I can take my skills to rural and regional areas. I would love to do community outreach work, as I am aware of the need for care in those areas. I would also love to be involved in the education of patients and other health professionals as I truly believe in the importance of continued education and training.
In my work with Active Ability, my client’s disabilities, NDIS goals and ages vary significantly. I work with clients with intellectual disability, neurological conditions and mental health conditions, assisting them with their mobility, strength, balance, coordination, respiration, dexterity and overall independence with daily activities and community participation. My passion and goal for all my patients is optimising their independence, improving their quality of life and working towards achieving their NDIS goals.
I really look forward to working with you!
Stephanie Phillips, Physiotherapist
If you would like to arrange services with our NDIS registered physiotherapist Stephanie, or one of her colleagues, call us on (02) 8678 7874.
Stephanie provides Active Ability’s NDIS physio services on the north side of Sydney: Hills Shire District, North Shore, Northern Beaches, Parramatta and Ryde. Some of the suburbs that she provides mobile services to include Blacktown, Castle Hill, Cherrybrook, Carlingford, Epping, Beecroft, Macquarie, Pennant Hills, Chatswood, Hornsby, Artarmon, Frenchs Forest, Collaroy and Manly.
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