ABOUT PROGRESSIVE

With a team as experienced as they are passionate, Progressive Sports and Spinal Physiotherapy are dedicated to taking care of their patients through all stages of their rehabilitation journey, from start to finish. Whatever better health looks like for you, our team are here to ensure you reach your full potential.

MEET THE TEAM

KRIS CALOIA

Physiotherapist | Exercise Physiologist

Bach.App.Sc (Exercise & Sport Science)

Masters of Physiotherapy

KARL THORNTON

Physiotherapist | Exercise Physiologist

Bach.App.Sc (Exercise & Sport Science)

Masters of Physiotherapy

EDWARD GUANZON

Physiotherapist

Bach.App.Sc (Exercise & Sport Science)

Doctor of Physiotherapy

ANDREA BOROVIC

Exercise Physiologist

Bachelor of Exercise & Sport Science

Masters of Clinical Exercise Physiology

JORDAN D’ERMILLO

Physiotherapy

Bachelor of Physiotherapy

NATHANIAL HARNETT

Physiotherapist

Bachelor of Exercise Science

Masters of Physiotherapy

Masters of Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapy

SUZANNE FRASER

Physiotherapist

B.Hlth.Sc (Sports and Exercise Science)

Doctor of Physiotherapy

NICOLA DENGATE

Physiotherapist

B.Hlth.Sc(Sp&Ex.Sc) ,M.PHTY , APAM

KRISTY BONANNO

Physiotherapist

B.Phty, APAM

 

KELVIN LE

Physiotherapist & Exercise Physiologist 

B.ExPhys, AEP, M.PHTY, APAM

 

NATALIE APIKOTOA

Physiotherapist

B.Hlth.Sc, M.Hlth.Sc, M.PHTY, APAM

 

JOCELYNE FRANCKEN

Physiotherapist

Bach.App.Sc (Exercise & Sport Science)

Doctor of Physiotherapy

SUPPORT STAFF

SHARON

Practice Manager

ABBIE

Business Development Manager

ELLIE

Receptionist

LAYNA

Receptionist

MAGGIE

Receptionist

LAURA

Account Manager

“I love the interaction I get with my patients and believe strongly that we have all the capacity for our bodies to heal to a certain potential and rehabilitation simply encourages your body to reach this potential.”

Kris has been treating a variety of conditions ranging from musculoskeletal to metabolic. He has practiced in a variety of settings ranging from Private Practice, Workplaces, Nursing Homes, mobile to people’s homes and sports coverage. From these settings he brings with him much experience as one of the Principle therapists at Progressive Sports and Spinal Physiotherapy .

“I have been privileged to meet many incredible people from various walks of life. What is just as important is providing education to people to maintain this potential through long-term self-management. I like to practice what I preach and hope that I can motivate you to better health and well being”

Karl completed his undergraduate degree in Exercise and Sport Science at the University of Sydney in 2007 and upon completion gained accreditation through ESSA as an Exercise Physiologist.

He continued his studies at Sydney University going on to complete a Master of Physiotherapy in 2009. While studying, he used his undergraduate qualifications to assist workers compensation patients with strength and conditioning programs to rehabilitate them back to work.

Since graduating In 2010 Karl, has been working extensively in the private practice and occupational physiotherapy sector. Karl brings exceptional experience to Progressive Sports & Spinal Physiotherapy as a principal physiotherapist, where he treats a range of sporting, musculoskeletal and occupational injuries.

His sporting coverage includes:

  • 2014 to present Physiotherapist to the Penrith Panthers Rugbly League Club
  • 2014 to present Head Physiotherapist to St Mary’s Rugby League Club
  • 2012 Physiotherapist for NSW Taekwondo
  • 2012 NSW Netball team physio for state championships
  • 2007 Canterbury Bulldogs NRL Club assisting the sport science department

His role in sports physiotherapy includes screening athletes, designing return to play protocols, managing both on and off field injuries and running the rehab and conditioning of injured players.

Karl is also an accredited Occupational Physiotherapist after completing further studies in 2014. He has and continues to work with large companies to assist with their onsite injury management and injury prevention procedures. He has a special interest in ergonomics and risk analysis.

Having both an Exercise Physiology and Physiotherapy degree it allows Karl to effectively take his patients, no matter what their background is, through all stages of their rehab from start to finish. This gives Karl an edge with his patients, wether they be from a private, occupational or sporting backgrounds.

Edward graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelors of Exercise and Sport Science. He went on to continue his studies at Macquarie University, and graduated from the Doctor of Physiotherapy program.

Ed joins our team having gained valuable experience working a sports physiotherapy practice located in Bondi.

Edward’s clinical interests reside in sports and musculoskeletal physiotherapy, having worked with various sporting teams including Redfield Old boys (rugby union), Macquarie University AFL, Penrith Districts Netball Association (netball) and Trans-tasman CHS squash championship (squash).

Edward has a particular interest in strength based sports of Olympic weightlifting and powerlifting having competed in both sports over the past few years. Having himself sustained multiple injuries as a result of competing in his chosen sports, it provides him with a unique patient-therapist perspective on injury rehabilitation.

Andrea graduated from the Australian Catholic University completing her Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science in 2018 and Master’s of Clinical Exercise Physiology in 2020. After graduating she attained accreditation with ESSA as an Exercise Physiologist.

During her studies she gained clinical experience in both hospital and private practice settings, working in the cardiac rehabilitation program, heart failure service and mental health unit at Nepean Hospital. And at the ACU Exercise and Lifestyle Clinic working with clients with neurological conditions, cancer and chronic musculoskeletal injuries.

Since graduating, Andrea enjoys working with a variety of clients. She has a particular interest in treating musculoskeletal injuries and neurological conditions, striving to help people increase their functional capacity to get them back to work, sport or the things they love doing.

Jordan completed his undergraduate degree from the Australian Catholic University with a Bachelors of Physiotherapy. Since his studies, Jordan has had a keen interest in the private practice setting and has worked in the Penrith area since he graduated. 

Jordan has a passion for football (soccer) and has played, himself, for his entire life. During his studies, Jordan was fortunate enough to work with the Western Sydney Wanderers.  Jordan then became the head Physiotherapist for their youth teams for the 2017 and 2018 seasons. Before this Jordan worked with Mt Druitt Rangers for the 2015 and 2016 seasons with their youth teams. 

Jordan is interested in working with sports and musculoskeletal conditions and has a particular interest in knee and ankle injures, weight lifters and shoulder pain/dysfunctions.

Nathanial graduated as a physiotherapist in 2012 which saw him work in private practice and hospital settings gaining experience in all areas of physiotherapy including hand therapy, splinting/casting, pre/post-operative care, Men’s Health and general musculoskeletal, occupational and sports physiotherapy. Since then he has gone on to complete further studies in physiotherapy enabling him to be the only dual titled Musculoskeletal, Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist in Penrith.

Nathanial has a strong background in sports physiotherapy achieving accreditation with NSWIS as a service provider and working with many elite sports teams.

Nathanial has a particular interest in working with elite athletes, complex cases and in particular assessment and management of knee, hip and shoulder pain.

Suzanne graduated from Western Sydney University with a Bachelor of Health Science (Sports and Exercise Science) in 2015. She then went on to continue her studies at Macquarie University graduating from the Doctor of Physiotherapy post-graduate degree in June 2019.

Since graduating, Suzanne has worked in the local Penrith area in both private practice and Sports Physiotherapy. Suzanne has worked with sporting teams including Penrith District Netball Association, Mt Druitt Rangers (NPL), Penrith Valley Figure Skating Club, and local dance and cheer schools. 

Suzanne has a particular interest in working with artistic athletes including cheerleaders and dancers. She has a professional background in both cheer and dance and has previously worked as both a cheer coach and dance teacher. Suzanne’s previous experiences are an invaluable resource to her as a physiotherapist, as she has a thorough understanding of the level of physical fitness and skill acquisition that these athletes must have in order to be successful on stage and in competition.

Suzanne’s other areas of clinical interest reside in lower limb musculoskeletal injuries, spinal pathologies and women’s health.