The team at Hawker Place Physiotherapy and Pilates

Meet Our Team

At Hawker Place Physiotherapy and Pilates, our team of physiotherapists and support staff aim to provide the highest standard of care for our clients in a safe, professional and friendly environment.

We want you to have a very positive experience and feel glad you came through our doors. As a team we support, respect and encourage each other.  As a team we work together to support, respect and encourage our clients to achieve their goals.

It is our aim to remain up to date with evidence based best practice in all aspects of our musculo-skeletal treatments. Accordingly, we hold regular in house workshops and attend accredited external professional courses throughout the year.

Investing in higher knowledge in all aspects of our profession means we can deliver the best possible treatment outcomes for our clients.

Our Physiotherapists

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Jennifer Kellett

Jennifer Kellett established Hawker Place Physiotherapy in 1991 and is the principle practitioner of the family run practice. Jenny has served the local communities of Belconnen and North Canberra with commitment and pride for over 23 years. She is a strong advocate for maintaining fitness, health and well being across all age groups and has a keen professional interest in combining Pilates with weight training for treating postmenopausal women at risk of osteoporosis.

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Grant Sutherland

Grant has been in the Health and Fitness industry for over 15 years, working across Strength and Conditioning, Exercise Science, Pilates and now Physiotherapy.

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Alexandra Long

Alex Long completed a Bachelor of Physiotherapy with Honours at the University of Canberra, completing practical work in Canberra, rural NSW and Perth. Alex has a keen interest in Pilates, resulting in the completion of an Honours thesis in this area. She is also currently undertaking Pilates training with the APPI.

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Ashley Wiley

Ashley grew up in Lake Macquarie near Newcastle before moving to Canberra to study a Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Biology). Upon completion of this award she progressed onto study a Masters of Physiotherapy at the University of Canberra.

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Julia McDonald

Julia completed a Bachelor of Medical Science at the Australian National University and a Masters of Physiotherapy at the University of Canberra. Julia is committed to evidence based practice and is keen to further her studies in physiotherapy. She has completed her Clinical Pilates training and is now a Certified APPI Clinical Pilates Instructor. Recently she has begun her training in Women’s Health Physiotherapy and is hoping to complete her Masters in Women’s Health in the near future.

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Natalie Frizzell

Natalie graduated from La Trobe University in Melbourne with a Master of Physiotherapy and a Bachelor of Health Science. She has worked in private practices in Sydney for the last few years, before moving to Canberra. A highlight of her career was working as the physiotherapist for Nitro Circus Live on their Australian, USA/Canada and Europe tours.

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Uta Mitchell

Uta completed a Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy) at Sydney University in 1991. She worked in the public hospital systems in Newcastle and Canberra and moved into private practice in 1994.


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Dr Irmina Nahon

Irmina is Assistant Professor, Clinical Education Coordination at the University of Canberra and is now working privately as a pelvic floor specialist physiotherapist.Irmina is currently the President of the ACT branch of the Continence Foundation of Australia, and also an active member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association’s Continence and Women’s Health group.

Support Staff

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Shannon Kellett

Shannon Kellett is the Practice Manager at Hawker Place Physiotherapy and Pilates. She sometimes does things when she is here. Most times she is away, living it up in the Great Barrier Reef, or Byron Bay, or Newcastle, or Singapore... hard life.

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Cameron Kellett

Cameron Kellett is the IT, Web and Marketing Manager for Hawker Place Physiotherapy and Pilates.

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Maria Koumalatsos

Maria is a full time receptionist at Hawker Place Physiotherapy and Pilates.

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Ronja Schubert

Ronja is our casual receptionist.

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Di Smith

Di Smith is a receptionist with over 20 years experience at Hawker Place Physiotherapy & Pilates.