Staff Profiles

Dr. Helen Clare

Jenny Coolican

Valerie Mullane

  • FACP, PhD, MAppSc, GradDipManipTher, DipPhty, DipMD&T

    Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist (As awarded by Australian College of Physiotherapists 2014)
    Credentialled McKenzie Therapist

    Helen graduated from Otago University, NZ as a Physiotherapist in 1975 and has lived and worked in Sydney, Australia since 1979.

    She undertook post-graduate studies through Sydney University completing her Graduate Diploma in Manipulative Therapy in 1983, her Masters of Applied Science in 1989, and her Doctor of Philosophy – titled Evaluation of the McKenzie Method in 2005. She remains associated with Sydney University in the role of an Associated Academic staff and co-supervises graduate students. In 2009 she became a Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist and is a Fellow of the Australian College of Physiotherapists.

    Helen is a Credentialled McKenzie therapist and has a Diploma in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy. She has been an Instructor with the McKenzie Institute since 1986 and is currently the only teaching member of the McKenzie Institute in Australia. She also teaches courses in the McKenzie Method internationally and to date has taught in 32 countries. She has been the International Director of Education for the McKenzie Institute International since 1999.

    Helen has developed clinical expertise in the management of both neck and low back pain. She has a special clinical interest in the assessment and management of cervical radiculopathy and the differentiation of cervical/shoulder pathology. She supports an emphasis on self management with exercise and regular participation in physical activity.

  • BSc (UNSW), GradDipPhty, GradDipManipTher

    Lymphoedema Physiotherapist
    Titled Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
    Credentialled McKenzie Therapist

    Jenny is a Titled Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist and a Credentialled McKenzie Therapist.  She has a Bachelor of Science from the University of New South Wales and a Post Graduate Diploma in Physiotherapy and Manipulative Therapy from Faculty of Health Sciences, Sydney University.

    She is also a trained Lymphoedema Therapist, treating people with both Primary and Secondary Lymphoedema.

    She is a strong believer in exercise and weight training to maintain cardiovascular and musculoskeletal fitness, works out regularly and participants in a wide range of sporting activities.

  • BExPhys (UNSW), MPhty (USyd), Dip MDT, APAM.

    Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
    Credentialled McKenzie Therapist

    Valerie graduated from the University of Sydney with a Master of Physiotherapy. She has a Bachelor of Exercise Physiology from the University of New South Wales. Valerie has worked in both hospital and private practice, treating a range of conditions including sports and workplace injuries.

    Valerie is a Credentialled McKenzie Therapist with the McKenzie Institute International and has a Diploma in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy. She has a special interest in the treatment and prevention of neck and lower back pain, and injuries to the peripheral joints.

    Valerie is trained in advanced dry needling, Clinical Pilates and the development of exercise programs to support rehabilitation and return into work, sport or leisure activities.