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Chris Jackson
Chris Jackson
Physiotherapist - Director, Central Performance

APA Titled Musculoskeletal Physio
M HlthSc (Manip Physio)
B App Sc (Physio) (Hons)

Even after 20 years of being a physio I’m still so grateful to be in a position where I can have such a positive impact on people’s health & their lives. I love working with clients & getting them back on track for a healthy & active future. I get even more of a kick out of helping my team develop so that they achieve these same great results for their clients as well.

I love our Central Performance vision of improving the health & lives of our clients & the Surry Hills community. The challenge & fulfillment of building a team that takes each client’s aspirations & goals, whether to win at the elite competitive level or just to feel great & have heaps of energy, & turn them into reality is what really gets me out of bed in the morning.

Working with my wonderful team to develop & deliver our great range of services that I know will keep people more active, healthier & having fun with their family & friends is the most inspiring part of my work. I also love seeing our athletes at the peak of their performance, especially knowing the work & training they’ve been through to get there.  I firmly believe that exercise should be fun, functional & whole-body – no more lines of boring machines & mindless workouts!

I have both undergraduate & masters degrees from Sydney University, & extensive experience in providing physio coverage for representative rugby teams in the UK.  Together with my lovely wife Jude, my weekends are usually spent having fun & playing sport with my beautiful kids Dan, Fin & Sophie. I’ve recently become addicted to Stand-up paddling & think it’s one of the best workouts around!

Ben Liddy
Ben Liddy
Physiotherapist, Director, Head of Running Performance

M. Phty
B. App Sc (Ex. Sp. Sc.)
Director and Head of Running Performance
Level 4 Certified Middle & Long Distance Running Coach

In my time as a runner I’ve had my fair share of injuries. 11 stress fractures, soft tissue injuries, tendinopathies – everything! So I know the frustration that goes with being injured & not being able to do the things you love. As a result I’m very reluctant to tell my clients to simply rest & do nothing until their injury heals. I’m always looking for ways to enable them to continue doing what they love. I love working with people motivated to get back to their best, who aren’t content to just sit around & wait for the injury to get better.

As Head Of Running Performance I specialise in treating running injuries & deliver our running biomechanical screening program as well as our running performance program. I’m extremely passionate about running & love working with both our recreational and elite athletes. There is no more satisfying feeling than exceeding your own expectations & I love watching the runners I coach do just that. With correct & consistent training great things can be achieved & I’m always looking for people prepared to go out of their comfort zone to see where their body can take them.

As well as working with recreational runners I coach our elite run squad, Central Performance Track, which includes runners from state to national level. This is an invitation-only squad so if you’re already a competitive runner looking for a professional coach please email me directly at Ben@centralperformance.com.au.

Ruben Caetano
Ruben Caetano
Physiotherapist & Pilates Instructor

Through my years playing sport, I have had my fair share of injuries. This is what first introduced me to physiotherapy. Since then, I have developed a passion for helping people overcome their injuries. I love helping and motivating people to move and become active in their rehabilitation. I believe exercise and physical therapy is the best way of overcoming and preventing injury and it is something that I encourage throughout any rehabilitation program. Having had a number of knee injuries over the years, I am passionate about helping people overcome their knee injuries. Because of this, I have developed the Central Performance Knee Program to help people prevent or manage knee injuries.

I have had extensive experience in the private physiotherapy sector, having working in a number of private practices. I have also worked as the South Sydney Juniors physiotherapist for 2 years which gave me great on-field and off-field acute injury management skills.

I completed my Masters of Physiotherapist at Macquarie University. Following that I completed my Pilates instructor certificate level 3 and run the Pilates classes and 1-on-1 sessions. I have also completed my ASCA level 1 in strength and conditioning.

Orlagh Kearns
Orlagh Kearns

I graduated from the University of Ulster in Ireland with an Honours degree in Physiotherapy. Following my love of sport I then furthered my knowledge with a Masters in Sports and Exercise Medicine.

I have gained in-depth experience treating a wide variety of injuries, and have also worked extensively with athletes and sporting clubs from elite through to recreational levels. This has predominantly been in field-based sports such as Gaelic football, Hurling and Rugby. I have a strong interest in long-term athletic development and injury reduction through integrating strength and conditioning into my rehabilitation programs.

With my strong knowledge of musculoskeletal and sports injuries I utilise a holistic approach that includes hands-on treatment, dry-needling, education and exercise prescription that enables each of my clients to reach their personal goals. I value the importance of staying up to date with evidence-based treatment approaches that have been proven successful in a clinical setting.

I enjoy treating a wide variety of acute and chronic injuries and have developed a special interest in lower limb and running-related injuries.

Outside of the clinic I enjoy weight training, running, playing camogie and hiking when I get the chance!

Chris McCarthy
Chris McCarthy
Exercise Physiologist/ Strength and conditioning coach

Accredited Exercise Physiologist
B. Ex Physiology (UNSW)

I have always been fascinated with the body’s movement, particularly during exercise, and coming from a family of health professionals, it was only a matter of time before I ventured into the field for myself. This led me to completing a Bachelor of Exercise Physiology from UNSW, which I completed in 2017. Some of you may recognise me from my time at Central Performance as a prac student, and I’m now proud to say I’m a full time member of this fantastic team!

As an Exercise Physiologist, I get great joy from watching my clients achieve their goals through exercise whilst building lasting relationships with them, and enjoy the challenge of providing stimulating yet effective treatment in order to do this. I love working with clients in order to get them back on track to exercising post injury, and have experience in doing this with clients from a Cardiorespiratory and Musculoskeletal background.

Outside of the clinic I’m a keen cricketer and rugby fan, and have recently taken up boxing for fitness. You’ll find me on the pitch, in the ring or on my off days at the beach mucking round in the surf. I’m looking forward to helping people achieve their goals and get strong!

Kay Foong
Kay Foong
Accredited Exercise Physiologist

M. Ex. Physiology (U. Syd)
B. Ex. Sport Science (U. Syd)

Growing up, swimming has been a major part of my life. From the agse of 7 to 14, there wasn’t a day of the week where I wouldn’t be in the pool training. So even from a very young age, sports performance, strength and fitness has always been very important to me. This led me to studying Exercise and Sports Science at the University of Sydney, and then working as a personal trainer once I completed my degree.

Throughout my career, I have been lucky to have the opportunity to work with a wide range of clients. This has included athletes recovering from injury, people with acute and chronic conditions wanting to improve their overall health and wellbeing, and senior members wanting to improve functional independence. This piqued my interest in injury rehab and chronic disease management, and lead to me completing my Masters of Exercise Physiology.

It is so rewarding for me to see clients return to sport, achieving goals they thought they could never achieve, bouncing back from injury, or simply increasing their all-round health and ability to manage activities of daily living. I am committed to helping every client create healthy habits to manage their health for the long-term, and love working alongside other health professionals such as physiotherapists and GPs.

Outside of work I love travelling, spending time outdoors or at the beach, running and swimming. I have also recently learnt to scuba dive and it’s such an eye-opening experience!!!

Gaye Moffat
Gaye Moffat
Practice Manager

I joined this great team at Central Performance in November 2016. I respect the friendly and professional service that all the team provide to our clients. I also enjoy the team spirit everyone at Central Performance has.

Working for many years in an office setting doing various rolls from IT to Payroll gives me a lot of experience. Previously, I have also been a Weight Watchers leader and a home care worker. Both these positions allowed me to show my empathetic nature.

I have many outside interests that fill my life with joy and physical activity. I am the choreographer and active member of an Award winning Barbershop Chorus of amazing women. We compete internationally and are the current Australian champions. I also sing with my husband in a rock and roll band which we have toured with an international Elvis tribute artist.
I like to walk and rock and roll dance.

Pam Tarrant
Pam Tarrant
Head of Reception