Team

Physiotherapists

Jenny O’Neill

Jenny commenced in private practice over 20 years ago in Adelaide and continued in this area on moving to the Hawkesbury region in 1999. She opened O’Neill Physiotherapy in March 2008 at Glossodia. In her 36 years as a physiotherapist Jenny has gained extensive experience treating a variety of musculoskeletal conditions. Jenny completed her Master in Health Science (Sport Physio) at Sydney University in 2003 and gained the title of APA Sports Therapist after further study in 2004.

Her sporting experience ranges from local level netball, soccer and cricket to international level representation as the team physiotherapist for the Australian Under 21 and Under 19’s teams. Jenny was also the physiotherapist to the Northern Ireland team at the 2006 Commonwealth Games.

Jenny spent six years as the Sydney Swifts physiotherapist and has extensive experience with Netball NSW both as a presenter and physiotherapist.  Jenny’s expertise in the treatments and prevention of sports injuries is widely recognised resulting in her lecturing at the Australian Institute of Sport. Jenny has also contributed as a writer for sporting publications and educational DVD’s. Jenny has a particular interest in adolescent sporting injury prevention.

Jenny has treated international and national level athletes in many sports including:

  • Athletics
  • Swimming
  • Cricket
  • Soccer
  • Gymnastics
  • Tumbling
  • Dancing
  • Netball
  • Water skiing
  • Equestrian
  • Rugby league

Carolyn Whitson

Carolyn graduated from Queensland University with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 1981.

Carolyn has 39 years of experience in treating many conditions with a special interest in hand rehabilitation including pre and post-operative treatment, scar management, splinting and casting. Carolyn is the author of published papers in various Australian journals and has presented at physiotherapy conferences. She is an associate of the Australian Hand Therapy Association, with over 15 years’ experience in the treatment of hands.

Carolyn undertook a six month sabbatical in England. This has extended her knowledge into different treatment techniques and protocols especially pertaining to hand and upper limb treatment.

Carolyn has extensive musculoskeletal experience, including having been the physiotherapist for NSW State Netball teams. Her knowledge and experience also extend to work place injuries and temporomandibular (jaw) pathology.

Carolyn also has a keen interest in management of the ageing process and optimising functional abilities in our senior citizen’s.             

Emily Waugh

Emily commenced working at O’Neill Physiotherapy in 2018 as a full-time physiotherapist. In 2015 she completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy at Charles Sturt University, Orange NSW.

Emily has a strong interest in sports physiotherapy and musculoskeletal physiotherapy and undertook further studies, completing her Sports Physiotherapy Level 1. Her focus on sports physiotherapy has held Emily in good stead as she was sought out by the Penrith Panthers Junior Rugby League and has been one of their dedicated physiotherapists since 2017.

Having heard about Emily’s zest in this field, Cricket Australia Juniors also sought out Emily’s services as one of their travelling physiotherapists when they travel to interstate and international competitions. Besides Emily’s keen interest in sports injuries she also is skilled in treating all kinds of muscle and skeletal conditions such as backs, neck, post-operative conditions and overuse syndromes.

Elliot Harris

Elliot joined the team in 2021 in the role of physiotherapy assistant. During his time here, he has completed a Diploma of Remedial Massage at the Australian Institute of Fitness. He and is now providing remedial massage therapy services through the clinic, and is keen to help create a treatment plan for your body’s needs. Prior to this, Elliot was a dancer for many years. Within this time he completed a Diploma of Dance. 

Administration Team

Renee Walker

Renee is our practice manager. She is responsible for the clinic operations.

Renee has come from a background of allied health, and prior to this role was a remedial massage therapist. She studied at the Australasian College of Natural Therapies in remedial massage therapy (2000). She also has qualifications in Pilates and Counselling.

Janice Maddalena

Janice is the practice WHS manager and also manages the accounts. Janice was retired for 2.5 years after running her own business for 30 years. Janice felt the need to return to work for a couple of days a week to save her sanity.

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