There's Physio

Then there is Newcastle Performance Physio

You hurt your back. You injure your knee. Where do you go? Who do you see?

There is a huge amount of information out there. There is not a lot of quality. We are determined to continually provide you the best in pain management and sports injury rehabilitation. 

Every human is unique.

Whether you are an elite athlete, or just an awesome human, you get the professional treatment - strength testing, technique assessment and ongoing programs to get you to where you are aiming. For those with loftier goals, we work to develop a scientific program based on your sport. We collaborate with your trainer and coach, and use our specialist knowledge to enhance your performance.

The more you know, the better off you are

Your nervous system is remarkable. With more information it is able to adapt and change to protect you from pain and injury. Education is at the top of our list. When you understand your problem, with a correct diagnosis, you find it easier to manage. Every time.

You don't need us forever

Tissue heals, nervous systems adapt. You are tough. You may break, but you will recover. When you do, go and move and live your life. Our clients often say "I hope I never see you again" - and most of the time they are right.

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David Renfrew

Hi, I'm Dave, the owner here at Newcastle Performance Physio. I love being a Physio, but i'm also a husband, father, football nut and science nerd.

This is normally the part where I tell you how awesome I am. I've worked in different countries, treated super fit athletes, treated famous people. But that's sort of who cares, right?
What you want to know is can I help you? You bet
My favourite thing to do is to take the latest in research and practice in sports medicine and pain and apply it to normal people.
The fancy bits of paper on my wall show that i've done extra training to help you get to where you are aiming. I've also, with varying degrees of success, been into the football codes, martial arts and resistance training.

I opened my practice because I saw a need for a place where people can access advice, education and treatment that is effective, modern and focused on the most important thing - you.
Check out our VIDEOS tab to get more information about what we do, how we are different and, most importantly, how we can help you.
If you've got some questions - awesome, give me a call. I don't have all the answers but I certainly have some good ones.
Otherwise, BOOK IN and let's get started.



Fabiola Aguirre

Hi, My name is Fabiola but I'm better known as Fab.
I've been a Newcastle Performance Physio since May this year, but don't let that fool you. I've been a Physiotherapist since graduating in 2013 - And I love it! Before being a Physio I was a Paediatric registered nurse and fitness Instructor.
In my time as a Physio I've developed a keen interest (some people may say weird fascination) with foot, hip and ankle rehabilitation. Particularly in dancers, gymnasts, and the post 40's (young at heart) who are out there getting fit, finding a new hobbie, or simply trying to get out there and do the things that matter to them most!
Feeding this fascination has led me to get further post grad training in the fields of Dance, Sports Physiotherapy, Needling and Pilates!

I am also the Clinical Pilates Physiotherapist, which basically means I guide you to become aware of how your body should/could move and whip your muscle endurance and core strentgh into shape in a safe and effective manner!
I do this through an initial assessment and Pilates Mat classes for every level.
Check out our Pilates info page and our blog for more info.

I am a lover and doer of all sports and during the warmer Spring and Summer months you can find me training for Triathlons, playing AFL and touch footy, running, swimming, surfing and outdoor climbing! All this tied in with my love of Yoga and holistic health.

So come and see me at Newcastle Performance Physio, and lets get you achieving your life/sporting/Pilates goals through the best evidence based treatment available!