About Us 2017-12-09T05:51:57+00:00

Our Story

Sports Physiotherapy South opened in the Sutherland Shire in 1995 and is one of the longest standing practices still under original ownership. Our Caringbah physiotherapy practice is comprised of experienced Sports Physiotherapists who are well known for their excellent results. Our longevity is due to our fantastic service, and caring for all our patients as though they were family.   We pride ourselves on ensuring our patients receive the highest standard of specialised physiotherapy care in a friendly and relaxed environment, all available in our clinic located in the southside of Sydney.We are experts in a variety of different physiotherapy specialties, and are highly competent in treating patients of all ages, with all types of musculoskeletal problems.

One on one service

We give each patient our undivided attention by treating one person at a time and by providing generous consultation times.

We use hands-on treatment utilising a wide variety of manual techniques including massage, joint mobilisation and manipulative therapy. Our aim is to help our patients become pain-free and mobile in the shortest possible time. Our positive outcomes, and enviable standard of performance are a result of providing the highest quality physiotherapy service possible.

Highly qualified professionals

All our physiotherapists are highly qualified and fully registered practitioners, with recognised specialty titles or post graduate qualifications.

Sports Physio South conducts regular in-house training, and supports ongoing external continuing education for all our physiotherapists. This ensures our patients receive the highest quality evidence based treatment from all our physiotherapists. Our physiotherapists are professionals who have done years of study. Professionals who can be trusted. Please do not trust your physical health to anyone less qualified.

Prevention of recurrence and achieving long-term results

Safe return to sport and daily activity as quickly as possible as a result of expert treatment.

  • Comprehensive assessment enables an accurate diagnosis, and specialised treatment.
  • We educate our patients so they understand their problem.
  • Clients are given strategies to help resolve and independently manage their condition.
  • Rehabilitation designed to fix the underlying issues.

We specialise in complex conditions

Our practice is renowned throughout the southside of Sydney for specialising in complex presentations which require an expert understanding of anatomy and biomechanics.

Our clients are frequently referred to us for physiotherapy when other treatments and practitioners have not been successful. Why go elsewhere when you could just go straight to the best physio. We treat most musculoskeletal conditions including back and neck pain, ankle, knee, hip and shoulder conditions, as well as providing pre operative and post operative surgical rehabilitation. Many patients are able to avoid or significantly delay surgery by attending our clinic for rehabilitation.

We support the local community

We have provided physiotherapy, sponsorship and treatment for participants from many local sporting clubs, schools and community groups over the years.

Convenient location

The practice is conveniently located on a prominent intersection between Cronulla and Caringbah. With dedicated onsite parking and disabled access to our ground floor premises, our clients have easy access to our help.

We service the Sutherland Shire area including Caringbah, Cronulla, Burraneer, Woolooware, Taren Point, Lilli Pilli, Miranda, Yowie Bay and many other local and surrounding suburbs through the Sutherland district.

Extensive network of local specialists

We have close working relationships with an extensive network of health professionals. We have great access to the right people when required to ensure you can be referred to the best care available.

These specialists in the St George area and the Sutherland Shire include orthopaedic surgeons, sports medicine physicians, rehabilitation physicians, rheumatologists, radiologists, podiatrists, personal trainers and massage therapists.

We are proud of our reputation for providing a caring and professional service

Sports Physio South would love the opportunity to assist you. We look forward to supporting you and your family’s health when we welcome you to our extended Sutherland Shire family.

Glenn & Jan Colaco

Our Team

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Sports Physiotherapy South in Caringbah are recognised for their team of experienced physiotherapists, with the highest quality manual therapy skills. Our focus is completely with you and your needs, with appointment time that is 100% yours, in our private consultation rooms. All our physiotherapists have additional post graduate qualifications, and are registered with AHPRA and are SIRA (Workcover) approved.

 

Why go anywhere else when you can see the top physios right here in the Sutherland Shire.

Glenn COLACO

Founding Partner and Principal Physiotherapist at Sports Physiotherapy South since 1995.
Glenn Colaco has been ‘making the best better’ for nearly 30 years. A highly experienced sports
physiotherapist with a Post Graduate Degree in Sports Physiotherapy.
He was one of the first physiotherapists in Australia awarded the prestigious APA Titled Sports Physiotherapist qualification.
Glenn heads the team at Sports Physio South, and has worked in the Sutherland Shire for over 25 years.

Jan COLACO

Founding Partner and Principal Physiotherapist at Sports Physiotherapy South since 1995.
Jan Colaco has nearly 30 years of extensive experience in spinal manual therapy including manipulative therapy, rehabilitation and the management of chronic pain using evidence based treatments.
Jan is passionate about helping her patients of all ages achieve their goals – whether it is to get back to the sporting field or workplace, or to remain living independently at home.

Michael PAULKA

Michael Paulka is a Doctor of Physiotherapy and a Clinical Myotherapist. He has over seven years experience in the assessment and treatment of a wide variety of muscle and joint ailments, and movement disorders. Michael is qualified to perform neuromuscular dry needling.
Aa a competitive swimmer for many years, sport and exercise have always been a big part of Michael’s life.

Kylie-Anne COSENTINO

Kylie-Anne Cosentino has worked as a Physiotherapist, accredited Exercise Physiologist, and as a Clinical Rehabilitation Consultant fulfilling health, exercise and fitness roles for over fifteen years. She believes strongly in the benefit of exercise prescription as a form of rehabilitation and injury prevention.
Kylie-Anne was a professional dancer for many years, and has expertise in dance injuries and biomechanics.