About Us


Macquarie Sports Physiotherapy has a team of experienced professionals who are equipped to help you with your musculoskeletal needs.

Benjamin Go - Physiotherapist

Ben established Macquarie Sports Physiotherapy in 2000 after spending 6 years in the public sector where he served as a senior in orthopaedics and outpatients.

Ben graduated from Sydney University in 1993 with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy) degree, and then earned his Master in Health Science (Sports Physiotherapy) in 2000.

Ben has been involved at an elite level with netball, and currently is appointed as physiotherapist to Eastwood Ryde Netball Association and the ERNA Hawks. With a keen interest in sporting injuries, Ben applies a diagnosis first approach to physiotherapy. Ben is an NSWIS accredited service provider.

Ben is actively involved in cycling, particularly mountain biking and as a member of Western Sydney Mountain Bike club he competes in club cross country races. Recently Ben has been offering a Bike Fitting service utilising real time motion analysis. He enjoys music, tennis, golf and spending time with his 2 boys and wife being active outdoors.

 

Nathalie Balhald - Chiropractor 

Nathalie recently graduated as a Chiropractor from Macquarie University after 5 years of study.

Nathalie has a prolific sporting backgroud, including playing soccer for Norway’s Junior National team in 2009/10, and being a State ranked athlete in the 100m and 200m events.

In 2016, Nathalie broke two IPF Powerlifting world records in the JR U57kg class, with a 175kg deadlift and a total (which is the combination of the squat, bench and deadlift) of 390kg. Today, Nathalie is an aspiring CrossFit athlete.

She was awarded a sports scholarship and was a Full Blue recipient at Macquarie University in 2017 for her sporting and academic achievements.

Being involved in the sporting community, Nathalie has had the opportunity to work with many athletes throughout her 5th year clinic practice, and she looks forward to bringing that experience into our clinic, as she continues to work with these athletes in her professional career.

Additional Qualifications:

  • Advanced Dry Needling (25/6/17, Sydney)
  • FAKTR – Functional and Kinetic Treatment with Rehab (3/9/17, Sydney)
  • Rock Tape Kinesiology Taping (19/9/16, Sydney)
  • Sports Trainer 1 (21/2/17, Sydney)

Catrin Jonsson – Exercise Physiologist and Massage Therapist

Catrin Jonsson is a sports and remedial massage therapist with more than 10 years experience. She holds a Masters degree in Exercise and Sport Science and has worked with NSWIS, Soccer NSW and the Australian Olympic Committee.

She treats a variety of musculoskeletal problems including low back pain, neck pain and headaches as well as sporting and overuse injuries. She has a particular passion for Trigger Point therapy and Active Release Techniques and is covered by most private health funds.