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 is a very keen surfer, Father of 4 boys and Husband to his wife Suzie. Gregg provides treatment for neurological rehabilitation, sports injuries, lower back and neck pain, headaches, degenerative joint pain, ankles, knees, hips, elbows, wrists, and shoulders.


Gregg has a special focus on treating shoulders due to his own shoulder subluxation experienced back in 2015. He has also personally rehabilitated from a left knee, lower back, and multiple ankle injuries in the past. Before becoming a Physiotherapist, Gregg was a frequent migraine sufferer mostly due to his neck. He rarely experiences them these days but takes great joy in providing relief for anyone suffering from the same.

Like Anna, Gregg turned to Physiotherapy as a second career. He originally worked as both a Youth Worker and a Pastor. Gregg displays the same dedication and compassion to his clients that made him successful in these fields.

Gregg was fortunate to have spent most of his younger years growing up in Port Macquarie and has competed in various sports such as athletics, soccer, rugby union, basketball, boxing and surfing.