Our Team

Chris Norgard
Chris Norgard
Physiotherapist Practice Principal
B.App.Sc (Physiotherapy), M. Sports Phty. APA Sports Physiotherapist

 

Chris graduated from the University of Sydney in 1992 with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Physiotherapy. After completing his allocation year at the John Hunter Hospital he travelled overseas to America where he worked as a physiotherapist for a large health care facility with staff from around the globe.

Chris then returned to Newcastle working in several clinics before going into practice with Darren in 1998. Chris has worked at various sporting events and for various teams including working as a physiotherapist at the Olympic Village in Sydney 2000.

In 2005 Chris completed his Masters of Sports Physiotherapy at Griffith University and in 2006 he became an APA Sports Physiotherapist. Chris continues to have an interest in Sports Physiotherapy and after working as a physiotherapist for many years, he has a wealth of knowledge treating a wide variety of conditions.

To mix things up Chris was a contestant in the 2016 season of My Kitchen Rules. He competed with good mate Cookie and finished a respectable 6th.


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Darren Glendenning
Darren Glendenning
Physiotherapist Practice Principal
B.App.Sc (Physiotherapy), M. Sports Phty. APA Sports Physiotherapist

 

Darren graduated with a Physiotherapy degree from Sydney University in 1993. In 2005, he completed his Sports Physiotherapy Masters at Griffith University in Queensland. In 2006 he became an APA Sports Physiotherapist.

Career Highlights include:

  • Physiotherapist for the Australian Defence Force on a United Nations Mission in East Timor (August - November 2003). Flight Lieutenant in Royal Australia Air Force Specialist Reserve (Physiotherapy Mustering  2002 - 2004).

  • Physiotherapist for the Irish Olympic and Paralympic Teams (2000 Sydney Olympics).

  • Physiotherapist and athlete for the Australian Bobsleigh Team (North American and European Trips 1999-2000).

  • Physiotherapist for Western Suburbs Rugby League Club (2007 - 2016).

Darren has a special interest in running and cycling injuries. He currently runs post-operative clinics with some Newcastle Orthopaedic Surgeons and continues to be passionate about helping people fully recover from injury, surgery or chronic pain.

Darren achieved his ZUU Level 1 Instructor certificate in 2017.


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Jade Williams
Jade Williams
Physiotherapist
B.Phty APA Physiotherapist


Jade graduated from the University of Newcastle with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2013. Jade is the newest member of our Lambton Physiotherapy team and comes to us with a broad range of physiotherapy knowledge and experience in orthopaedic, neurological and sporting cases.  Jade spent her first year in a private practice addressing a wide variety of musculoskeletal injuries as well as conducting hydrotherapy and gym programs.

Jade has completed further physiotherapy courses including: Sports Level 1, Kinesio Taping and Musculoskeletal Dry Needling. Jade has worked with several local soccer sporting teams in the NPL competition over the past 4 years (Valentine Phoenix, Adamstown Rosebuds, Lambton Jaffas) and enjoys acute injury management.


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Will Littler
Will Littler
Physiotherapist
B.Coach.Sci/Hum.Nutrition, Master of PHTY

Will completed a Master of Physiotherapy from the University of Canberra. He worked in private practices in Canberra before relocating to Newcastle. Will is a Watson Headache® Certified Practitioner enabling him to affectively assess if your cluster headache, tension headache or migraine is contributed by your cervical spine (neck), and treat it. Will also has a particular interest in treating those with temporomandibular dysfunctions (TMJ pain, jaw pain, clicking jaw, restricted jaw movements) utilising the Latimer Approach and neck pain (e.g. whiplash symptoms, postural pain and stress related).

Over the years he has enjoyed treating an array of musculoskeletal conditions including pelvic instabilities/dysfunctions, back pain and foot pain. In combination with patient education and active rehabilitation, Will is an advocate of a 'hands-on' approach when it comes to intervention. He has also worked closely with orthopaedic specialists to ensure clients achieve optimal results with their rehabilitation. Outside of work Will enjoys travelling, surfing and ultimate frisbee.


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Lauren Cribb
Lauren Cribb
Physiotherapist
M.Phty

Lauren completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2014 at Newcastle University. Lauren started her career in private practice and has built up a wide range of knowledge and skills. Her first 2 years of practice saw her integrate a wide range of hands on skills as well as the implementation of hydrotherapy and strengthening programs. She has also had experience in aged care pain management.


Lauren has completed further courses which include; Certificate 3 in fitness, sports level 1, spinal level 1, dry needling, selective functional movement assessment and she is currently completing her Diploma of Remedial Massage to further her 'hands-on' skills. Lauren is currently undertaking postgraduate study in the Masters of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy program through La Trobe University. She has a keen interest in fitness and health and takes any opportunity she can to get active in the outdoors. She also enjoys snow skiing and road cycling. 


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