NDIS – We’re Accredited

If you weren’t already aware, the NDIS stands for the National Disability Insurance Scheme and was introduced in 2013.

It was a scheme brought about to provide better support to those suffering with a disability and chronic conditions to give them a new, whole-life funding model to ensure their adequate access to mainstream services.

An extract from the official NDIS website explains: “The NDIS can pay for supports that are reasonable and necessary. This means they are related to a person’s disability and are required for them to live an ordinary life and achieve their goals.”

So, in other words, this revolutionary insurance scheme allows those who need it most, the access to the services they need to live their best life. And of course, physiotherapy (and other services) are a powerful tool in treating, managing and progressing people through a multitude of chronic health conditions and disabilities.

Here at Progressive Sports & Spinal Physiotherapy, we are proud to be a local accredited NDIS provider within the wider Nepean, Blue Mountains & Hawkesbury region. We ensure our local patients on the NDIS scheme are accommodated locally and are able to receive the treatment they deserve in the convenience of their local community.

Progressive Sports & Spinal Physiotherapy can provide an initial assessment, treatment and bring relief to clients with a range of conditions, including:

  • cerebral palsy
  • multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • rheumatoid arthritis, and
  • paraplegia and quadriplegia.

Here’s a few examples of how our physical therapy services can improve the lives of those living with a chronic condition:

  • Hands-on physiotherapy can help to relieve pain and increase range of movement.
  • Hydrotherapy is an effective and gentle way to improve muscle tone.
  • Exercise Physiology is a program of achievable and practical exercises tailored to suit the patient’s needs, that promotes strength & control.

Click here to find out more on accessing the NDIS. Once registered, you can then create your personal NDIS plan that includes the services and support you need.

Our team of highly qualified physiotherapists can provide the care and support you need – which is exactly why we have the NDIS tick of approval for our local community.

To find out how we can become part of your plan or benefit someone you know, contact the clinic today on (02) 4721 7798, by emailing info@progressiverehab.com.au


Elin, is an alumni of St. Edward’s University and holder of a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology, furthered her academic journey by attaining a Doctor of Physiotherapy from Macquarie University in 2022.

Her passion for sports, particularly football (soccer), is evident in both her academic pursuits and personal endeavors. Specialising in the comprehensive well-being of athletes, Elin focuses on restoring them to peak performance while actively preventing future injuries.

Elin’s professional expertise is centered on musculoskeletal rehabilitation, with a specific emphasis on addressing and preventing knee injuries. Her approach integrates expert treatment with a commitment to educating and empowering patients, fostering their active involvement in enhancing their health and overall quality of life.

As an active participant in NPL football with SD Raiders, Elin brings firsthand experience and a profound understanding of the sport’s demands. Beyond the field, she extends her influence by contributing sports coverage over the weekends.

Christopher (Chris) Han graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Therapy, and then completed the Doctor of Physiotherapy program at Macquarie University in 2018. Chris is currently undertaking his PhD at the University of Sydney and Institute for Musculoskeletal Health in the field of low back pain and is due to complete this in early 2024. 

Chris is currently an assistant Physiotherapist for the NRL Referees. Chris has previous experience as the head Physiotherapist at Panthers Premier League Netball and a number of elite sporting athletes in the private setting.

Through Chris’ experiences, he has a particular interest in all areas of the body and musculoskeletal physiotherapy, sports, vestibular rehabilitation, and Men’s Health (pre and post prostate surgery).

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.

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.

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, in cardiac rehabilitation, neurological conditions, cancer and chronic musculoskeletal injuries.

Since working at Progressive, Andrea has a specialist interest in treating musculoskeletal injuries, helping people in the mid-late stage of rehab to get them to return to sport or work. As well as helping people manage chronic conditions such as arthritis, osteoporosis and diabetes.