vanVan Nguyen – Owner/Principal Physiotherapist
B. App Sci (Physiotherapy) | University of Sydney
Level III accredited Reformer & Matwork Pilates Instructor | Queensland Institute of Pilates
Certificate in Spinal Manual Therapy | Manual Concepts
Sports Physiotherapy Level 1 | Australian Physiotherapy Association

Van is one of the Principal Physiotherapists and co-owners of Physio Essentials & Pilates Studio.

Van completed her physiotherapy studies at the University of Sydney and is also a Level III accredited Reformer and Matwork Pilates Instructor. She holds an extensive range of experience and wide scope in the assessment, diagnosis, management and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries and conditions.

Van’s key interests are in sporting injuries, neck and back pain, headaches, postural related aches and pains and injury prevention strategies.

She has served the local area in the allied health field for over 10 years – and Physio Essentials is a means to be able to do what she loves everyday – help others, help themselves.

Van is heavily involved in netball from the grass roots level, through to a regional level. When she has a spare moment from her invested time in the business, you can find her at a netball court either coaching or as a Physiotherapist. She plays an integral part of the injury prevention and management of our local athletes, and future sporting stars. With daily interaction with these athletes, she understands the impact of injury on play and daily life.

She prides herself on her diligent work and communication with the athlete, their family, schools and sporting support staff to provide the players with essential and high quality care at all times. She strives to ensure safe and fast recovery with all injuries, and also provides players and coaches with tips and programs for injury prevention as well.

Van currently combines physiotherapy, clinical Pilates, exercise rehabilitation and her knowledge and involvement in netball to achieve evidence based, exceptional results and outcomes with her clients.

kevinKevin Nguyen – Owner/Principal Physiotherapist
B. App Sci (Physiotherapy) | University of Sydney
Level II accredited Reformer Pilates Instructor | Queensland Institute of Pilates
Certificate in Spinal Manual Therapy | Manual Concepts

Kevin is the other Principal Physiotherapist and co-owner of Physio Essentials & Pilates Studio.

He has a keen interest in shoulder related pains and injuries, and the management and rehabilitation of overuse injuries from both daily tasks and sporting-related overuse injuries.

Kevin’s physiotherapy skills revolve around essential and high quality education, specific and general exercise prescription and up to date, research based, manual techniques. Like Van, Kevin’s drive is to find the best clinical practices in order to help others, help themselves.

Furthermore, Kevin is also a qualified Clinical Pilates Reformer Instructor, and integrates motor control re-training for the treatment of low back and other postural related aches and pains.

Kevin holds value to spending quality time with his clients to ensure that they get the best out of their physiotherapy sessions and appointments and focus on a management plan that directs a safe, durable and prompt return to daily life.


kevin wilson no nameKevin Wilson Lay – Registered Physiotherapist
B. App Sci (Exercise & Sport Science) | University of Sydney
M. Physiotherapy | University of Sydney

Kevin joined the Physio Essentials team mid-2016, having graduated in 2015 and previously working in both private practice and in community aged care settings. He has a keen interest in sports-related injuries particularly of the lower limb, and is geared towards getting patients back to sport, work, etc.

Kevin joined the team to further grow his musculoskeletal assessment and treatment skills, and to integrate the two into both clinic and on-field settings, where he is also the team Physiotherapist for the Cabra-Vale Diggers Cobras rugby league team.

Kevin’s aim is to provide quality-care and to get his patients back to what they enjoy doing. He strives to empower patients by giving them the tools to self manage their injuries and prevent future recurrences.

Gemma Kim – Registered Physiotherapist
B. Health Science (Major in Movement Science) | University of Sydney
M. Physiotherapy | University of Sydney

Gemma joined the Physio Essentials team in 2017, after completing her studies at the University of Sydney in 2016.

Gemma has a keen interest in spinal and postural related pains, and is passionate about empowering and encouraging clients by providing them with methods to self manage their pain and injuries.

Gemma joined the team wanting to learn more about Clinical Pilates and further develop skills in assessing and treating musculoskeletal problems. She aims to provide the best quality of care for all clients with efficient
and effective treatments to help them back into enjoying their daily lives and sports.
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