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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

Syann Allen

Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Hons) Charles Sturt University 2018

Bachelor of Pharmacy Charles Sturt University 2012

Syann graduated from Charles Sturt University in 2018 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Hons). Since graduating Syann has spent the past 4 years working in musculoskeletal private practice.


Physiotherapy is Syann’s second career after previously working as a pharmacist. However she soon realised she wanted to work more closely with people and assist with health prevention and treatment, not just in the form of medication. This previous knowledge along with additional training in massage therapy allows Syann to view and manage every person holistically.


Syann has a special interest in musculoskeletal injuries, TMJ, chronic pain and mindset related to management, and exercise supporting injury prevention and management through continued health and fitness, particularly in the aging population. 


Outside of work Syann enjoys travelling, camping, learning to surf, playing hockey and spending quality time with her family, friends and Dalmatian. 

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