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Our Story

Compass Allied Health, previously known as Compass Physiotherapy, originally started as a mobile physiotherapy service back in April of 2019.

It has now evolved into a multidisciplinary team of physiotherapists, speech pathologists and exercise physiologists that focuses on the holistic management of participant’s therapeutic needs.

Mobile Service

Compass still primarily offers a mobile service, our therapists can travel to a participant’s home, workplace, school, or care facility within Tamworth and its surrounds.

This model of care has proved to be highly effective as it is convenient and allows the therapist to individually tailor the therapy to suit the home environment.

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Compass Headquarter

Compass HQ

The addition of the Compass HQ at the end of 2020 brought another dimension to the service. The HQ offers four clinical spaces, a large group class area and is equipped with specific equipment that allows for comprehensive neurological assessments.

In addition to its clinical purpose, the HQ provides an environment in which the team can regularly meet and discuss how best to manage participants needs.

BENEFITS

Mobile Physiotherapy is great for:

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    New parents or busy mums (no need for a babysitter).
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    People unable to leave home.
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    Pain or injuries that make it difficult to travel.
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    Post-operative rehabilitation.
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    People with hectic work schedules.
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    Creating fewer burdens on others to get you to appointments.

Meet our professional team

Ann Buchan

Senior Physiotherapist

Compass Allied Health co-founder Ann Buchan completed her Bachelor of Health Sciences and Masters of Physiotherapy at the University of Sydney. She is an experienced Physiotherapist who has worked in multiple private practices and public hospitals.
She is a dedicated practitioner who strives to be up to date with the latest evidence-based treatment and research. Her special interests include:
•  Neurological
•  Paediatrics
•  Hand therapy
•  Cyclist injury prevention and management.
When she is not treating patients, she likes to spend her time riding mountain bikes, playing soccer and bushwalking with her dogs and partner.

Lincoln Peters

Business Manager

Lincoln originally completed a Bachelor of Education/Arts at the University of Sydney and spent several years teaching in local Government High Schools, before founding Compass Allied Health with his partner Ann.
He has recently completed a Graduate Diploma in Business and is expected to have attained his Masters of Business Administration by the end of 2021.
Lincoln is the General Manager for Compass Allied Health and is responsible for the Operational and Strategic aspects of the business. He is committed to establishing innovative systems that leverage the latest technology to optimise therapists' clinical governance.
In his spare time, Lincoln likes playing cricket, bushwalking, reading, listening to podcasts and cheering on the mighty Sydney Roosters.

Jessica Garner

Physiotherapist

Jess Garner completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy at the University of Newcastle, NSW. She is an experienced physiotherapist who has worked at a number of rural and regional hospitals throughout New South Wales. She has a keen interest in rural healthcare, and is currently undertaking a Graduate Diploma of Rural Generalism.
She is a dedicated practitioner who strives to be up to date with the latest evidence-based treatment and research. Her special interests include:
• Paediatrics
• Health promotion across the lifespan• Geriatrics
• Running Injury Prevention and Management.
When she is not treating patients, she likes to spend her time running ridiculously long distances, hiking, camping and volunteering within the community.

Grace Pitts

Physiotherapist

Grace Pitts completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy at Charles Sturt University of Orange. She is an experienced Physiotherapist who has worked in public hospitals in New South Wales and Tasmania with a focus on paediatric care.
She is a dedicated practitioner who strives to be up to date with the latest evidence-based treatment and research. Her special interests include:
•  Paediatrics
•  Early Intervention
•  Disability
•  Paediatric Rehabilitation
•  Health Promotion
•  Cystic Fibrosis
When she is not treating patients, she likes to spend her time horse riding, travelling and being involved with the gymnastics community.

Jessica Garner

Physiotherapist

Andrew Finch (Exercise Physiologist)
She is a dedicated practitioner who strives to be up to date with the latest evidence-based treatment and research. Her special interests include:
• Paediatrics
• Health promotion across the lifespan• Geriatrics
• Running Injury Prevention and Management.
When she is not treating patients, she likes to spend her time running ridiculously long distances, hiking, camping and volunteering within the community.

Jessica Garner

Physiotherapist

Sophie Nicholls (Principal Speech Pathologist)
She is a dedicated practitioner who strives to be up to date with the latest evidence-based treatment and research. Her special interests include:
• Paediatrics
• Health promotion across the lifespan• Geriatrics
• Running Injury Prevention and Management.
When she is not treating patients, she likes to spend her time running ridiculously long distances, hiking, camping and volunteering within the community.

Jessica Garner

Physiotherapist

Tamra Staples (Paediatric Speech Pathologist)
is a dedicated practitioner who strives to be up to date with the latest evidence-based treatment and research. Her special interests include:
• Paediatrics
• Health promotion across the lifespan• Geriatrics
• Running Injury Prevention and Management.
When she is not treating patients, she likes to spend her time running ridiculously long distances, hiking, camping and volunteering within the community.

Jessica Garner

Physiotherapist

Tegan Peters (Financial Officer)
She is a dedicated practitioner who strives to be up to date with the latest evidence-based treatment and research. Her special interests include:
• Paediatrics
• Health promotion across the lifespan• Geriatrics
• Running Injury Prevention and Management.
When she is not treating patients, she likes to spend her time running ridiculously long distances, hiking, camping and volunteering within the community.