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Book an appointment at our Hornsby physio clinic on 100 Balmoral Street.
Our Hornsby physiotherapy clinic services patients needing a physio in Waitara, Asquith, Normanhurst or Wahroonga.

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About Butel Health Services

We have a dynamic team of physios at Butel Health Services. We are passionate about physiotherapy and wish to get the best outcome for all of our patients. Our point of difference is our service; we have exclusive 1-1 physiotherapy appointments where our attention is 100% devoted to you. We listen carefully and tailor our physiotherapy treatment to your needs. We have a hands-on approach and will individualise a treatment plan that is unique to your injury and situation. The best outcomes are always achieved when you as a patient are on board and motivated to create change. We work with you to set realistic goals to get you the best outcome.

Clinic tag-line / mission statement

We take a lifestyle approach to pain management. We want to help you resolve your pain and ensure it stays that way

What makes Butel Health Services unique

Our team focuses on the whole picture and not just the symptoms, our approach focuses on making lifestyle changes to enhance your health and well-being.

Butel Health Services prides itself on offering one on one appointments. We give you our undivided attention throughout your entire consultation. We never treat multiple patients simultaneously!

We specialise in some of the following

Scott Gentle and Jamie Page focus on complex health presentations with a particularly good understanding of auto-immune and inflammatory conditions leading to pain and dysfunction.

Nikita Mistry also follows their lead with a bias towards Women's Health. Nikita has completed extensive training in Women's Health and can help you untangle any issues you may face.

Our practitioners

Scott Gentle

Scott graduated from the University of Queensland in 2011 with a Bachelors of Physiotherapy. Since then he has been an integral member of the team at Butel Health Services. He is passionate about chronic pain management with a particular focus on complex cases. These cases usually require an in-depth look at all the lifestyle factors that may influence someone's pain; from your diet, to exercise, sleep and stress management. Scott truly believes that patients need to get in front of these issues by taking an active role in their health and ensuring they are doing the best they can to optimise these lifestyle factors. One of Scott's skills is helping people put a plan in place to achieve this.

AHPRA registration
PHY0001675700
Education
University of Queensland (2011)

Q&A with Scott Gentle

What made you decide to become a physiotherapist?

I've always had an interest in medicine and health with a view to perhaps study medicine. I played a lot of sports as a kid, so I saw physiotherapists around our teams and what they did always interested me. It struck my interest enough to then decide to pursue physio as a career and I'm glad it did!

What do you love most about your job?

It may sound a bit cliche, but I really do enjoy being able to help people. There is something very positive and uplifting about seeing someone overcome an issue that has held them back for years. The interaction with the community also suits my extraverted personality!

Why should a new patient decide to choose you?

I have an extremely positive approach to pain management, I believe the key is to allow people to continue all the activities that they enjoy and love while we find a solution to their pain or problem. I also have the humility to know when things are out of my league and am happy to collaborate with other health professionals to help you find a solution.

What do you enjoy doing when you're not working?

When I'm not working I'm usually doing something active and outdoors. I'm a morning person so most days you'll find me at the gym before the sun is up getting my exercise in before the day really starts. My main hobby is golf - a never ending source of frustration and excitement.

What do you enjoy about Hornsby and the community?

Hornsby is a really lovely community with a friendly vibe. I'm often walking through Westfield Shopping Centre and patients will stop to say hello and have a chat.

Nikita Mistry

Nikita graduated from Western Sydney University in 2018 with a Masters of Physiotherapy. She obtained her undergraduate degree in Bachelors of Health Science from the same university. Nikita has always had a passion for sports as a competitive netball player and dancer in her youth. Her initial interest in physio came from her experience as a patient during her sporting endeavours. Her focus in physiotherapy is now primarily Women's Health and paediatric physiotherapy. In her short career, Nikita has already completed The Pre/Post Pregnancy Exercise course run by Claire Norgate as well as the 5 day intensive Women's Health course run by Taryn Hamlin. This has put Nikita in an exceptional position with a serious understanding of all things Women's Health. Nikita is devoted to continuing to enhance her knowledge in this area and provide the best quality of care to all of her patients.

AHPRA registration
PHY0002232694
Education
Western Sydney University (2018)

Q&A with Nikita Mistry

What made you decide to become a physiotherapist?

I enjoyed learning about the body and problem solving to come up with solutions to injuries and impairments. I also liked the idea of spending more time with patients and seeing their journey as we develop and achieve goals that are important to them.

What do you love most about your job?

I love working with patients of all ages and abilities and coming up with a treatment approach that is specific to them. I also enjoy being able to learn new techniques and treatments all the time as research evidence progresses. This keeps me on my toes and alert, but I know I'm providing the best care for my patients.

Why should a new patient decide to choose you?

I am cheerful, enthusiastic and find innovative ways to approach my patients health. I understand that everyone has different health priorities so I strive to focus on my patient's goals and develop the most suitable plan to fit their condition and lifestyle. This makes it easy to change and maintain new health behaviours.

What do you enjoy doing when you're not working?

I play netball in my local competition, I love the team atmosphere. I also enjoy hiking through national parks and exploring nature. I also like music and dancing of all kinds, but especially salsa and bollywood.

What do you enjoy about Hornsby and the community?

There's such a lovely community spirit in Hornsby. Everyone is very friendly and happy to share stories and advice. It's a pleasure to be working there.

Jamie Page

Jamie graduated from Sydney University in 2008 with a Masters of Physiotherapy. His undergraduate degree was Sports Rehabilitation which he acquired from Salford University (UK) in 2005. Jamie previously worked as a personal trainer in the UK, so has always had an eye for movement and exercise. He has translated that experience into his physiotherapy career. With over a decade of experience in the physio world, Jamie's primary focus now tends to be on inflammatory disorders and the complex pain patterns that arise with them. His key focus is around diet, digestive health, sleep quality, stress and general exercise and how these may affect someone's pain presentation.

Our location

Butel Physiotherapy is located at 100 Balmoral Street, Hornsby, NSW 2077. We are just opposite the Hornsby Hospital, with Northcote Road the nearest cross-street.

Arriving here by car

If you are driving to the physiotherapy clinic at 100 Balmoral Street, Hornsby NSW 2077, the best option is to take Burdett Street from Westfield Mall heading towards Hornsby Hospital. Turn left at Balmoral Street and follow that to the end. The clinic is on the right-hand side of the road as you arrive. Loom out for our sign and you’ll see our underground car park next to the physio clinic.

Getting here by foot

If you are walking from Westfield it is just a short 1.2km from the Hornsby Water Clock. Follow Burdett Street up to Balmoral street and turn left.

Taking Public Transport

From Hornsby Train station you can hop on the 575 Bus which will take you to Northcote Road right near the Hornsby Hospital entrance. From there it is just a short walk down Balmoral Street and the physio clinic is on your left.


Parking
Undercover carpark
Disability access
No

Open hours

Monday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sunday
Closed

Payment Methods Accepted

HICAPS, Eftpos, Visa, Cash

Preferred provider arrangements

HCF

Suburbs we service

  • Waitara
  • Asquith
  • Normanhurst
  • Wahroonga
  • Thornleigh
  • Westleigh
  • North Wahroonga
  • Mount Colah
  • Hornsby Heights
  • Warrawee
  • Pennant Hills
  • Turramurra

Our physio services

  • Sports Physiotherapy
  • Women’s Health Physiotherapy
  • Aged Care Physiotherapy
  • Bulk Billing Physiotherapy
  • Dry Needling
  • Gait and Balance
  • Motor Vehicle Injuries
  • Paediatric Physiotherapy
  • Post Surgical Rehabilitation
  • Post-Natal Physiotherapy
  • Posture Correction
  • Pregnancy Care
  • Remedial Massage
  • Soft Tissue and Muscle Injuries
  • Sports Injury Prevention

What we treat

  • Arthritis
  • Back pain
  • Balance problems
  • Chronic pain
  • Elbow pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches
  • Hip pain
  • Knee pain
  • Leg pain
  • Lower back pain
  • Middle back pain
  • Migraines
  • Neck pain
  • Sciatica
  • Shoulder pain
  • Side pain
  • Sports injuries
  • Upper back pain
  • Whiplash
  • Wrist pain

Ratings & Reviews

We currently have 56 ratings & reviews with an average star rating of 4.96

Emma B

Emma B · April 2020

I’m a longterm migraine suffer, and although I still get them I’m thankful they are not as common nor severe thanks so the help and education from Nakita. Who would have thought, a physiotherapist can help with headaches and migraines!
Damien M

Damien M · April 2020

Only say great things to say here. Though, you’re sometimes hard to get into - super busy - which I guess is a reflection of your quality. DM
Jacob T

Jacob T · May 2020

I’m a high-quality cricketer in Sydney, trying to make it into the NSW cricket team. Last season I was in the nets bowling to when I got hit in the hand attempting to take an epic caught and bowled chance. In pain I went and got an X-Ray, luckily nothing was broken though I had soft tissue damage. Scotty managed my expectations and got me back feeling fully fit within 5 weeks.
Ash G

Ash G · May 2020

What a relief, finally a physio practice that doesn’t take you for a ride. I cannot recommend the team at Butel any more - five stars!
Dominique G

Dominique G · June 2020

I’m new to the Hornsby area and was searching for a physio near me on Google. I came across this site and booked an appointment with Jamie. I feel so lucky, Jamie is a great physio/ person. My son has many health issues and needs constant treatment. Jamie is patient, considerate and a true professional. Best physio in Hornsby and Sydney! Dom
Nick T

Nick T · June 2020

I had a fantastic experience with Scott from Butel Health Services, who diagnosed a back pain issue I’ve been living with for the past 7 years. Though I had been to many physios in the past, most just provided pain management, whereas Scott got to the source of the issue in the first session. After 4 visits, I felt 20 years younger and happy to say living ‘without’ any back pain AND painkillers. Thank you, Scott!

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Our team of physio's service patients from all over Sydney, though most come from nearby suburbs such as Waitara, Asquith and Normanhurst.

Whether you need help with an existing injury, rehabilitation, soft tissue therapy or joint manipulations, we consider ourselves the best physios and physiotherapy clinic in Hornsby.

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General FAQs

What is physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy assists individuals to recover from a variety of injuries and problems. You may be suffering from stiffness, pain or just a general lack of mobility. Physiotherapists can use their skills and expertise to assist you in improving your quality of life. Physiotherapists have a wide range of tools that they can use to create positive change. The most effective treatment options are:

To see a physiotherapist in Australia you do not require a doctor’s referral. However, physio’s will work closely with your treating doctor and other health practitioners to manage and treat complex conditions.

What’s the difference between a physiotherapist and a chiropractor?

There are many overlaps between these two professions, as both will aim to treat many of the same conditions. Physiotherapists tend to have a slightly more exercise focused approach whereas chiropractors will focus more on spinal alignment and adjustments. The evidence suggests that combining manual treatments with exercise is the most effective form of treatment for musculoskeletal conditions.

How long will it take for me to get better?

This of course is hard to answer directly. The complexity of your condition, the length of time you have been suffering and other health factors all play a role in the time for recovery. The general rule of thumb would be the quicker you address the problem, the quicker we can resolve it. We will assess all of the relevant factors that may be increasing your pain and create a plan to resolve them as soon as possible.

How many times will I need to come in?

After the initial assessment, we will be able to estimate the necessary amount of treatment for your condition. As above, the more complex the issue, then the more treatment you will most likely require. We aim to give you the tools to self manage as soon as possible.

Hornsby profile

Hornsby is one of the largest suburbs of the North Shore of Sydney, with a bustling population of approximately 24000 people. Hornsby is located 25km north-west of Sydney's CBD. It can be accessed via the North Shore or Northern Line trains.

Hornsby is rich with aboriginal history and culture. The original landowners of Hornsby were the aboriginal people of the Darug and Kurringgai tribes. They were forced from their land in the early 1800s by European settlers. Many significant artefacts remain in Hornsby today. There are over 200 unique aboriginal heritage sites in the Hornsby region. It is believed that the Darug and Kurringgai people had been in the Hornsby region for 15000-20000 years before British invasion. European settlers moved in at the turn of the 19th century. Constable Samuel Henry Horne was the first notable European settler to arrive, after being awarded land for his efforts to capture bushrangers. It was after his name that Hornsby was derived. The now extremely popular Hornsby Railway Station was opened in 1886, which formed the junction for what we now know as the North Shore and Northern Lines. This has turned Hornsby into a major rail gateway for anyone travelling North, West or into the city. In 1906, Hornsby Shire Council was established, with Hornsby being the local administrative centre for the local government area.

It wasn't until 1961 that the iconic Westfield group opened their first shopping centre. Competing group Northgate built a site right next to Westfield in 1979. This was eventually acquired by the Westfield Group who then created the modern shopping complex we have today in Hornsby.

Hornsby is now one of the most popular suburbs of the North Shore, with enviable public transport access, great facilities such as the Hornsby Aquatic and Leisure Centre, and the iconic Hornsby Organic markets. Hornsby is known for its excellent choices in education. There are ample primary schools in the area and a great range of high schools, both public and private. These include private schools; Barker College, Knox Grammar, Abbotsleigh Girls School. There is also Hornsby Girls High School, Asquith Boys, Asquith Girls and St. Leo's all just down the road.

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