Our Physios

Anna Chilko

Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy), University of Sydney 2011

Bachelor of Business (Accounting), University of Technology Sydney 2005

Anna is one of the leading physiotherapists in Port Macquarie. She is a skilled practitioner with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy) from Sydney University and extensive professional experience. Having spent over a decade working locally in private practice and at the Port Macquarie Private Hospital, Anna has developed a good rapport with local surgeons, GP’s and aligned allied health providers to ensure holistic management of your injury.

Anna turned to physiotherapy as a second career after a canyoning accident in Switzerland. The care she received during her knee reconstruction inspired a desire to help others with injury rehabilitation and management. Her empathy and concern for patients is what makes Anna so effective in her field.


Anna specialises in treatment of sports injuries, low back and neck pain, pregnancy related pelvic pain, degenerative joint pain and headaches.

Outside of work, Anna is an avid traveller, reader, musician, socialiser, exerciser, dog owner and family member.

Louise Smith

Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy), University of Sydney 1992

Louise graduated with distinction as a physiotherapist from the University of Sydney in 1992 and draws on over 20 years’ experience in private practice treating a diverse range of musculoskeletal issues. She uses a combination of manual therapy, education and exercise prescription to work with individuals to provide quality service.

A special interest in women’s health has led to further training in lymphoedema and cancer rehabilitation. Louise has found it both professionally and personally rewarding to be able to support individuals in their recovery from cancer treatments, with expertise in managing scar tissue, cording, fatigue and loss of mobility.

Louise is a keen hockey player and enjoys cycling, walking, yoga and reading. Prior to moving to the Port Macquarie area Louise lived and worked in Lake Macquarie and the Central Coast and has also worked in private practice in East Gosford, Forster and Tamworth.

Louise is a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association, the Australasian Lymphology Association and is listed on the National Lymphoedema Practitioners Register.


Areas of Special Interest

  • Cancer Rehabilitation

  • Complex Lymphoedema Therapy

  • Compression Garment Prescription

  • Chronic Pelvic Pain

  • Musculoskeletal and Sports Injuries

  • Exercise Therapy

Gregg Mathews

Bachelor of Physiotherapy, Australian Catholic University 2017


Gregg has spent the last 2 years working as a physio in private practice, community and aged care. While studying at the Australian Catholic University in Brisbane Gregg was awarded a scholarship in his final 2 years and worked as a physiotherapy assistant at The Prince Charles Hospital. Gregg graduated with distinction and became the first student of his university to receive 80/80 at his university’s musculoskeletal clinic.


Previous to becoming a physiotherapist, Gregg worked as a Youth Worker and a Pastor. Gregg displays the same compassion and dedication to his clients that made him successful in his past career.


When Gregg is not at work he will be found spending time with his wife and 4 children, or surfing. Gregg is delighted to be living back in Port Macquarie where he grew up surfing. Gregg has also competed in various sports such as athletics, soccer, rugby union, basketball, boxing and surfing.

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68 Lord Street Port Macquarie NSW 2444

Fax (02) 6584 4655 

Phone (02) 6584 4533

ABN 95 617 750 311