At Lifestyle Physiotherapy our practitioners focus on one patient at a time to ensure you get the most out of each visit. We use evidence based practice to provide accurate diagnosis and then shape individualised plans to suit. Through education and treatment we empower you to have a vibrant life.
Lauren Atlee – Director
Lauren completed an undergraduate degree in Exercise and Sports Science at Sydney University. Here she learnt the fundamentals of human physiology and biomechanics. After working in exercise rehabilitation and workplace injury Lauren completed a Masters of Physiotherapy at Griffith University on the Gold Coast. She has a special interest in sports physiotherapy and utilises a hands-on approach to treatment. Lauren believes education and patient empowerment are key to promoting successful self management.
Lauren has in recent years completed her first Ironman triathlon and in 2018 graduated from LaTrobe University with a Graduate Certificate in Sports Physiotherapy. She continues to study a Masters of Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapy while juggling a young family.
Lifestyle Physiotherapy Staff
Lachlan Hodge – Physiotherapist
After spending six years playing baseball in the US, Lachlan returned to Australia to pursue a career in Physiotherapy. He completed his undergraduate degree in Exercise Physiology and then followed by a Masters of Physiotherapy, at Sydney University.
Being a former baseballer and having rehabilitated his own injuries, Lachlan has a keen interest in shoulder and elbow issues and what causes them. This interest has led him to pursue a research project as part of a Master’s thesis, on shoulder and elbow injuries. Always on the hunt for more knowledge, and apparently on a quest to rack up a huge education debt, Lachlan is also completing a Doctor of Physical Therapy at Northeastern University in Boston.
Simon McKenzie-Hicks – Physiotherapist
Simon is a graduate of Sydney University, having completed a Bachelor of
Applied Science in Physiotherapy, majoring in Applied Physiology.
Sports physiotherapy is what he is most interested in. He has always been
interested in how the body works, understanding the relationship between
movement, posture and exercise, and how these components relate to each
other to help people deal with their injuries.
Simon believes that a healthier body leads to an improved quality of life and this
led him to Lifestyle Physiotherapy. To implement best evidence-based practice,
he incorporates a range of manual therapy techniques in his treatments, including
deep tissue releases and an exercise-based approach. He can also assess and
prescribe soft orthotics.
Simon has travelled the world extensively, and loves active holidays including
swimming safaris, cycling adventures and trekking. He has also competed in
many triathlons and ocean swims. Every weekend you will find him going for a
swim and a bike ride.
Anna Leckie – Physiotherapist
Anna graduated from University of Sydney in 2001 with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy) with distinction. Since graduating Anna has worked in a variety of roles including extensive work in both in and outpatient orthopaedics. Here Anna utilised exercise based rehabilitation and hydrotherapy to assist patients recovering from surgical intervention (hip and knee replacements, joint reconstructions and ligament/ tendon repairs). Anna worked to restore function and working with the patient to set realistic and achievable goals.
Anna has qualifications in dr needling, and utilises this as an adjunct to her treatment plan. Manual therapy, education and promoting self management are key components of treatment sessions provided by Anna.
Roslyn Mallitt – Physiotherapist
Roslyn Mallitt graduated with a Diploma of Health Science (Massage Therapy) in 1996.
Over the years, she has continued her education and knowledge through reading, and attending numerous courses, workshops and conferences on movement, fascia, and current massage and movement research.
Roslyn’s knowledge has also been learnt through first-hand experience of injuries sustained on and off the sporting field!
Working at Oyster Bay Massage Therapy Clinic and Barden Ridge Natural Therapies Clinic, she has spent the last 23 years treating and helping people throughout the Sutherland Shire, Bankstown and St George areas help manage their pain and injuries.
She believes massage, movement and food is medicine, and has an interest in assessing clients’ physical movement limitations and helping to improve their stability and mobility to reduce pain. She is also a Stretch Therapist, completing a certification with Kit Laughlin in 2011, and Active Isolated Stretching/Strengthening with Dr Ben Benjamin in 2013.
In January 2014, Roslyn completed a Fascial Fitness course with Robert Schleip & Divo Mueller, two of the world’s leading experts on fascia.
2016 and 2017 saw Roslyn keenly learning more movement based therapy from James Walsh, along with an understanding that the body must be looked at from all levels not just the physical.
JEMS Foundations for Health, Fitness & Wellbeing Professionals with Joanne Elphinston in 2019 has added even more layers of understanding to how we move and the importance of our brain and neuromuscular system in moving well.
Roslyn works closely with, and refers to, other healthcare providers when necessary to maximise improvements in clients’ health.
Liz McIlvride – Admin
I have over 20yrs experience in reception and customer service and enjoy building professional relationships with all our clients. In my spare time I enjoy the outdoors with my family, running, swimming, cooking & reading.
I look forward to offering a warm welcome to everyone who walks through our door.
Sue Meehan – Admin
Having worked as a receptionist in a physio environment for the past 20 years, I have developed an understanding and genuine caring for all our patients.
In my spare time I enjoy spending being with my growing family, going swimming and just enjoying life.
I am here looking forward to assist you when you come thru the doors of our clinic.