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THE CLINIC

Barangaroo Orthopaedic & Sports Injury Clinic (BOSIC) is a brand new, multi-disciplinary clinic that offers a unique, holistic approach to musculoskeletal, orthopaedic, spinal and sports rehabilitation.

We bring together Physiotherapy, Orthopaedic, Massage, Podiatry, Dietetics, Sports & Exercise Medicine and Exercise Physiology services together under one roof.

Established in 2017, the BOSIC team is dedicated to providing an evidence-based personalised service to ensure only the very best outcomes for people of all ages and levels of fitness, in a purpose-built space that includes an area for individual and small group rehabilitation classes.

With a vision of becoming Sydney City’s premier health care facility, our industry-leading practitioners have vast experience in their fields and offer a broad range of services, using the latest innovative techniques to optimise your health and well-being.

Our mission at Barangaroo Orthopaedic & Sports Injury Clinic is to give each and every client the highest level of care.

OUR TEAM

All practitioners are highly regarded in their respective fields and are
committed to continuing their professional education.
Nathanael Chan
Senior Physiotherapist
Nathanael (Nate) is a graduate from the University of Sydney with a Masters of Physiotherapy. Nathanael’s passion lies in Sports and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy. Nate has had experience working alongside other physiotherapists, exercise physiologists, sports massage therapists and podiatrists. He gained invaluable experience working in multidisciplinary clinics allowing him to develop a holistic approach to health, functional fitness and physiotherapy treatment. His passion has led him to becoming a physiotherapist for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Vanessa Boon
Physiotherapist
Vanessa graduated from Macquarie University with a Doctor of Physiotherapy. As a former national swimmer, Vanessa understands how important personal goals are, where motivation and support plays a key role in achieving them. Having experienced the impact of injuries, Vanessa recognises an injury can affect one's goals and lifestyle.
Paulina Backiel
Physiotherapist
Paulina graduated from Macquarie University with a Doctor of Physiotherapy. She is originally from Vancouver BC Canada where she grew up on the mountains skiing or distance running in the trails. Her passion for distance running lead her towards her interest in lower limb injuries, prevention, and running biomechanics.
Chris Foo
Remedial Massage Therapist
Having graduated with a diploma in remedial massage in 2012, Chris is a highly sought-after and experienced remedial massage therapist. His hands have looked after many of the staff and students at Macquarie University over the past five years. Chris is now based full-time at Barangaroo...
Andrew Saunderson
Podiatrist
Andrew started his health career in a specialist biomechanics clinic in 2015. Working closely with several sports and paediatric podiatrists, chiropractors and osteopaths, he gained from their knowledge and experience and is trained in foot mobilisation, dry needling, massage therapy and shockwave therapy to name a few. As a keen athlete and active member of the community, Andrew is involved in everything from running and cycling to functional fitness and Tough Mudder and everything in between. As a result, Andrew values the importance of being able to enjoy what you love doing pain-free.....
Rachael Kent
Director Exercise Lab

Exercise Physiology

Rachael Kent is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist and Accredited Exercise Scientist with Exercise Sports Science Australia. She was awarded a Masters of Clinical Exercise Physiology and Rehabilitation in 2012, and achieved a Bachelor of Exercise Science in 2011. Since completing her studies, she has done extensive professional development in a variety of areas including...
Alexandra Parker
Accredited Practising Dietitian
Alex is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and co-founder of The Biting Truth. Alex completed a Masters of Nutrition and Dietetics at Sydney University in 2014 and a Bachelor of Science majoring in Human Physiology in 2012. Since completing her studies, Alex has worked in both the hospital setting as a clinical dietitian and in private practice helping individuals to achieve optimal health and wellbeing through a balanced and sustainable approach to nutrition.
Anna Debenham
Accredited Practising Dietitian
Anna is an Accredited Practising Dietitian, nutritionist, guest speaker and co-founder of The Biting Truth. Anna is a scientist and a skeptic who has a passion for helping people take control of their health and happiness from the inside out. Anna has a broad range of clinical experience and is particularly interested in gut health. She understands the power of gut health to revolutionise health and wellbeing and believes looking after our gut is one of the best ways to improve your overall health.
Jane Chan
Acupuncturist
​Jane Chan is a fully accredited and registered Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Practitioner who provides acupuncture, cupping, infra-red heat lamp, cold laser acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine services. She graduated from University of Technology, Sydney with a Bachelor of Health Science (Traditional Chinese Medicine) degree. She is also a member of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society, and registered with the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia / Australian Health Practitioner....
Dr Bassam Moses
Sports & Exercise Physician
Dr Moses graduated from the University of New South Wales in 1996 with a Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery and a Bachelor of Science. He has completed fellowships with the Australasian College of Sports & Exercise Physicians and the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. Dr Moses is currently the Chief Medical Officer of the Greater Western Sydney Giants AFL and NSW Rugby League.
Dr Chris Roberts
Hip, Knee & Trauma Surgeon
Dr Roberts completed advanced training in orthopaedic surgery in Adelaide in 2009. He then went on to undertake fellowship training in hip and knee arthroplasty and arthroscopic knee surgery in Sydney in 2010. He was subsequently invited to stay, so he moved to Sydney in 2011 after completing further training in both, Hamburg and Exeter. He is currently the Head of Department, Orthopaedics...
Dr Michelle Atkinson
Spinal Surgeon
Dr Michelle Atkinson is an Orthopaedic surgeon who has subspecialised in spinal disorders and surgery through training in Australia, USA and the UK. Michelle has completed subsequent visits to the UK, France, Germany, Singapore and North America to learn first hand from masters of particular techniques.
Dr Sam Chia
Hip & Knee Surgeon
Dr Chia is a fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon with a particular interest in reconstructive surgery of the hip and knee. He completed his medical degree at the University Of Sydney in 1999 and was awarded the Sidney B Clipsham Memorial Prize in Operative Surgery. Dr Chia completed his residency at The Prince Of Wales Hospital and was then selected onto the Sydney...
Dr Matthew Yalizis
Shoulder & Elbow Surgeon
Dr Matthew Yalizis is an orthopaedic surgeon at BOSIC who has special interest and subspecialty training in shoulder and elbow surgery. He received his medical degree from Sydney University and then completed his orthopaedic surgical training under the auspices of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons and the Australian Orthopaedic Association. He then furthered his training....
Dr Ed O'Leary
Foot & Ankle Surgeon
Dr Edmund O'Leary is a fellowship trained Orthopaedic Surgeon with a sub-specialty interest in foot and ankle surgery, as well as orthopaedic trauma. Dr O'Leary graduated from the University of Wales College of Medicine, UK. He went on to do his basic surgical training in Wales, attaining Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, MRCS (Eng). He completed his orthopaedic training in Sydney, being awarded the Fellowship of the Royal Australasia College of Surgeons (FRACS) in January 2016. He since completed two sought after fellowships in foot and ankle surgery, the first in Bristol, UK, followed by the Sydney Foot and Ankle
Jerome Finkelstein
Director / Principal Physiotherapist
Jerome graduated from the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, in 1993 and has been working in private practice ever since. After a year in a larger teaching clinic, he moved to Cape Town where he joined a niche multi-disciplinary sports practice, working alongside other physios, exercise physiologists, podiatrists, dietitians and psychologists. The knowledge and experience he gained...
Sam Davison
General Manager / Principal Physiotherapist
Sam graduated as a Physiotherapist from the University of the West of England, UK in 2009. Since then, she has had extensive experience working in a large teaching hospital in Leeds, completing many specialist rotations including lower limb rehabilitation spinal and upper limb, women’s health, trauma and elective orthopaedics and pre- and post-surgical rehabilitation...
Russel Rubin
Principal Podiatrist
Russel first started practice in Podiatry in 1991 in a multi-disciplinary sports injury clinic. As a cyclist and former competitor in numerous marathons, triathlons and ultra-distance races, he brings extensive knowledge and experience to running injuries, gait analysis and shoe advice. Russel has completed research on medical compartment Osteoarthritis of the knee joint and its management...
Trevor Proskewitz
Principal Podiatrist
Trevor qualified as a podiatrist in 1988 in Johannesburg, South Africa, and went into private practice shortly thereafter. As a keen cyclist and marathon runner, he has a special interest in sports biomechanics. This facilitated his involvement in the Run/Walk for Life program – a medically sound, scientific fitness plan for people of all ages, weight and fitness levels...
Stephanie Bryant
Client Experience Manager
Since finishing high school in 2013, Stephanie has been working as a Medical Receptionist while studying a Bachelor of Psychology and Human Sciences at Macquarie University full-time. A keen participant in many sports, Steph dabbled in soccer, basketball, hockey, touch football and frequently ventured to the snow when she was growing up...
Kira West
Client Experience Officer
Kira began her sports career as a gymnast at only five years old. She was avidly involved in gymnastics and volleyball throughout high school, joined two competitive cheerleading teams, and even coached for a few years through college. After suffering a low back injury, she decided to take time away from sports and dove headfirst into environmental science.