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Book an appointment at our Sydney CBD physio clinic on 4 College Street.
Our Sydney CBD physiotherapy clinic services patients needing a physio in Aarons Pass, Abbotsbury, Abbotsford or Abercrombie.

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About Sydney CBD clinic

Here at Therapy Max, we utilise the fantastic facilities at Cook + Phillip Park Pool to provide exceptional physiotherapy services.

Our physiotherapists are experts in:

Our physiotherapists pride themselves on keeping up to date - utilising their broad range of skills to achieve faster and more effective results for our clients.

Our point of difference is an accurate and comprehensive assessment of your injury, followed by diagnosis, treatment and management. Within treatment, we will implement manual therapy, exercise prescription as well as education and advice on management.

Our location sets us apart with access to world-class facilities as Cook + Phillip Park Pool. Our patients have access to a 50m Olympic pool, a hydrotherapy pool, a state of the art gym as well as sports courts, aquatics classes. Our physiotherapists will often use these facilities to help enhance treatment sessions.

We are conveniently situated in Sydney CBD, right next to Hyde Park and St. Mary's Cathedral. We are just a short stroll from Town Hall, St. James and Kings Cross train stations. Alternatively, parking is available in the Cathedral Street Parking Station.

Our Physios Provide:

Mainstream musculoskeletal assessment and diagnosis

Evidence-based treatment plans

Manual Therapy

Exercise Prescription


Gym based rehabilitation

Orthotic Fitting

Longer sessions

Clinic tag-line / mission statement

Move Well and Stay Well. Therapy Max provides rehabilitation for sport & work injuries as well as complex & lifelong musculoskeletal problems.

What makes Sydney CBD clinic unique

Therapy Max is a unique injury and rehabilitation clinic, based within Cook & Phillip Park - Sydney City's largest aquatic and fitness complex. We provide rehabilitation for sport & work injuries as well as complex & lifelong musculoskeletal problems.

Our physiotherapy appointments include assessment, treatment and a strategy towards achieving your goals.

We specialise in some of the following

Our range of physiotherapy services include:

Therapy max can assist in common & complex problems such as:

We provide treatment under:

Our practitioners

Jane Hodgson

Jane Hodgson is a musculoskeletal physiotherapist - specialising in the treatment of complex pain and injuries. Joining the Therapy Max team in 2002, Jane is now the lead physiotherapist and director. Her passion is to help people who require an experienced physio, with comprehensive assessment and treatment skills.

Jane combines up-to-date exercise prescription and rehab, with manual therapy treatment techniques - achieving outstanding results. She has over 20 years of experience, working closely with medical professionals across Sydney city to provide the most thorough treatment for her patients. Jane is always striving for faster and more effective rehabilitation.

Outside of the clinic, Jane is interested in soccer, running and swimming.

AHPRA registration
University of Sydney (1991)

Ashley Steinlauf

Since completing her Masters of Physiotherapy, Ashley has been committed to working in private practice physiotherapy. She is motivated to help people manage pain and help them take charge of their health and well-being. Analysis and movement correction is a big part of Ashley's treatment philosophy - ensuring optimal function for her patients. Ashley also has a keen interest in Women's Health Physiotherapy - wanting to create a space where women can feel comfortable talking about their issues and giving them some solutions!

AHPRA registration
University of Sydney (2019)

Q&A with Ashley Steinlauf

What made you decide to become a physiotherapist?

My fascination with how the human body works made me interested in physiotherapy. Then, with my sports background and interest in exercise and a healthy lifestyle made me decide to become a physiotherapist.

What do you love most about your job?

What I love most about my job is seeing the positive impact we have when someone gets better or has some improvement from implementing the advice I gave. It is rewarding to be helping others and educating people so that they can take charge of their health.

Why should a new patient decide to choose you?

A new patient should choose me because I am patient and understanding. I am not pushy but will encourage gradual progression. I try to empower people to self manage and will take the time to treat and support during rehabilitation. I am also a dedicated pilates instructor that knows how to be creative with exercises for a wide array of injuries and disabilities.

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

When I am not working, I enjoy going for long walks by the coast or in the mountains. I also regularly dance salsa and practice yoga. I love travelling and learning languages. To relax, I like to read or play the ukulele.

What do you enjoy about Sydney CBD and the community?

I love working in the Sydney CBD because there are a lot of beautiful parks and outdoor areas around. I also like that it is accessible to most people. I like the community because people support each other, mainly the clients I treat.

Nikita Mistry

AHPRA registration
Western Sydney University (2018)

Q&A with Nikita Mistry

What made you decide to become a physiotherapist?

I've always enjoyed the health sciences as well as spending time with people. I love how physios spend a lot of time with each patient to individualise their treatment and get the best outcomes. I also like being in a field that keeps changing and I'm always learning new techniques or treatments that I can use to help my patients.

What do you love most about your job?

I love getting to know my patients and learning about why they came to see me and how best we can work together to achieve their goals. Whether it's elite level athletes, office workers or kids, everyone has a different journey and I want to help optimise it and make it enjoyable for them. No matter how big or small the goal is, it's a pleasure to be part of someone's recovery.

Why should a new patient decide to choose you?

My two most important factors when treating a patient is that we can achieve their goals and that we have fun along the way. It all starts with finding out exactly what a patient wants to get out of treatment. Whether they're looking for a recovery plan after a sports injury or looking to manage a chronic condition they've had for years. I strive to engage the patient in their plan and figure out strategies that will work with their lifestyle and goals.

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

I've played netball since I was young and still enjoy playing with my team in the local club competion. I also enjoy going bush walking and hiking around Sydney. In my spare time I like reading and listening to podcasts.

What do you enjoy about Sydney CBD and the community?

Sydney City has a massive variety of patients and Therapy Max having access to facilities like the hydrotherapy pool, gym and pilates equipment means that we attract a range, from people with disabilities to corporate clients and of course the locals who have been coming to the practice for decades. Everyone is friendly and motivated and it's a pleasure getting to know them and helping them along the way.

Our location

Cook & Phillip Aquatic & Fitness Centre, 4 College Street, Sydney NSW 2000. We are situated in the Cook + Park Phillip Aquatic and Fitness Centre in Sydney’s CBD. The centre is on corner of William and College Streets just across the road from Hyde Park, opposite the Australian Museum and next to St Mary’s Cathedral.

The centre is 10 mins walk from Town Hall, St James and Kings Cross stations. Bus routes from Circular Quay and the eastern suburbs pass close by. Inexpensive parking is next door in the Cathedral Street car park.

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Disability access

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Suburbs we service

  • Abercrombie
  • Aberdare
  • Aberdeen
  • Aberfoyle
  • Aberglasslyn
  • Abermain
  • Abernethy
  • Abington

Our physio services

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

What we treat

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

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Our team of physio's service patients from all over Sydney, though most come from nearby suburbs such as Aarons Pass, Abbotsbury and Abbotsford.

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 Sydney CBD.

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General FAQs

What is physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy is the way to recover from different health problems which include injuries. You might be suffering from mobility problems, stiffness in certain areas, or a difficult pain. Physiotherapists are trained and specialists in certain skills that help in improving the lifestyle of affected people. They have access to a wide variety of tools that help in achieving such goals.

Treatment Options:

Physiotherapists are experienced and trained. They have 4 years of training in the subject. They hold a Master’s or a Bachelor’s degree. With their training and knowledge, they have a total understanding of the human body. During their training, their focus is on anatomy, biology, and the normal functioning of our bodies.

They can easily assess the condition and treat the problem. With their proficiency, it does not take them long to find the disorder. As the physiotherapist starts treating you, a complete evaluation is done to find out the main problem. Once that is done, a treatment plan is devised. The patient gets complete assistance in recovering.

If you want to see a physiotherapist in Australia, there is no requirement for a doctor’s reference. But the therapist does coordinate with health practitioners and doctors, which helps in managing and in treating the condition. Physiotherapy is the way to restore, for maintaining, and improving the functions of your body. You will get back to your usual injury-free lifestyle. There is nothing that will hold you back.

Sydney CBD profile

Sydney Central Business District is Sydney’s main commercial centre. It has a total land area of 2.8 km2 and a population of 17,252 (according to the 2016 Census). Sydney, the capital of New South Wales, is considered to be the most populous city in the country. Sydney CBD employs around 22 per cent of Sydney’s workforce as being the country’s number one financial and economic centre.

Sydney CBD falls in the local government area of the City of Sydney. It is surrounded by the neighbouring suburbs of Barangaroo, Millers Point, The Rocks, Port Jackson, Pyrmont, Woolloomooloo, Ultimo, Haymarket Ultimo, and Surry Hills. The suburb is a region made up of skyscrapers, buildings, and parks.

Facilities Around Sydney Central Business District

Sydney’s Central Business District houses many of Australia’s biggest companies. It also serves as home to many Asia-Pacific headquarters of international companies. Most of the office spaces in Sydney CBD are occupied by financial services like the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Westpac, Deutsche Bank, AMP Limited, AXA, HSBC, and Insurance Australia Group.

When it comes to transportation, Sydney Central Business District is serviced by bus, commuter rail, ferry and light rail transport. The main hub of Sydney CBD’s commuter rail is the Central Railway Station located in the southern part of the suburb. The Dulwich Hill Light Rail connects the central business district to nearby suburbs where most of Sydney’s workers reside. The ferries operate on the northern end of the suburb, particularly around Circular Quay.

The Sydney Central Business District’s architecture is a mixture of old and modern designs. The oldest buildings in the area are reminiscent of Victorian-era architecture. Notable examples are the Sydney Town Hall and the Queen Victoria Building. Modern architecture is represented by skyscrapers --- many of them the tallest in Australia. These include the MLC Centre, World tower, and the Governor Phillip Tower.

Famous Destinations Around Sydney Central Business District

Despite being a heavily commercial area, the CBD is home to many heritage buildings. Some examples include the:

Pyrmont Bridge A swing bridge across Cockle Bay. The Pyrmont Bridge is located on Darling Harbour. It first opened in 1902.

Customs House, Sydney THe customs house is located in the Circular Quay area. It now serves as a museum, commercial building, visitor attraction, and performance space.

The Cenotaph One of the oldest monuments in Sydney honouring the men and women who served in World War 1. The Cenotaph or Martin Place Memorial was designed by Bertram Mackennal. It was completed in 1929.

The Great Synagogue Located in Elizabeth Street, this heritage site was built for Jewish congregations in the city. It was designed by Thomas Rowe and was completed in 1878.

Parks Nestled between towering skyscrapers are various parks and green spaces where you can relax and unwind. Some of the parks in the Sydney Central Business District include Hyde Park, Wynyard Park, Royal Botanic Gardens, and The Domain.

Capitol Theatre This heritage site has provided entertainments to the people since the start of the 19th century.