Our Team Woden

Martin Pogson

Physiotherapy, University of Sydney; Post-Graduate Diploma, Sports Physiotherapy, Curtin University

Martin is a Director of Woden Integrated Physiotherapy. He completed his Physiotherapy Degree at Sydney University in 1982 and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Sports Physiotherapy at Curtin University in 1986.

In recent years he has completed courses in manipulation, generic orthotics, management of whiplash injuries, running injuries, treatment of TMJ dysfunction, the Sarah Key method, the Mulligan method, the McKenzie method and dry needling. Martin is a certified Mulligan Practitioner and Sarah Key Practitioner.

Martin is interested in treating a variety of conditions, from headache and arthritis to the management of injuries to the rotator cuff, shins, plantar fascia and Achilles tendon.

Martin has been married for 28 years and has three adult sons. He is interested in travel and other cultures. Martin likes trail-running, and in 2013 and 2014 he was the Australian mountain running champion in his age category. A keen spear-fisherman, he also enjoys the Rabbitohs winning.

Andrew Wang

Physiotherapy, University of Sydney

Andrew is a senior physiotherapist at Woden Integrated Physiotherapy. He is a graduate of the University of Sydney. He completed his resident year at the Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney and consolidated further skills in plastering and management of acute orthopaedic traumas and fractures. Following this, Andrew worked in private practice in Sydney before moving to Canberra. He has previously provided sports coverage for the Gungahlin Eagles Rugby Club and the Gungahlin United Football Club.

Andrew has strong interests and extensive experience in assessing and treating musculoskeletal, orthopaedic and sports injuries for the neck, back, upper and lower limbs. He is also qualified in advanced dry needling. Outside his normal in-room consultation hours, Andrew attends weekly fracture clinic services with orthopaedic surgeon, Dr Damian Smith at Orthopaedics ACT.

Andrew has presented at hip and knee joint replacement seminars. He has also presented on ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) reconstruction at the APA Orthopaedic Network.

Andrew is passionate in providing the optimal care for his patients and liaises closely with referring GPs, surgeons and allied health professionals. In his own time, Andrew enjoys travelling and sporting activities, particularly table tennis and badminton.

John Winsbury

BA, Human Biology: Sports Science; BA, Physiotherapy - Otago University NZ

John joined Woden Integrated Physiotherapy in May 2011. He started out in private practice in 2008 after completing a BA in Human Biology majoring in sports science followed by a BA in Physiotherapy from Otago University NZ. He has been the principal physiotherapist for ACTAS Cycling athletes and for the Gungahlin Jets in the Canberra AFL competition in 2009/2010.

Professionally, John strives to provide a holistic approach to treatment. His principle areas of interest include sporting injuries, walking/running gait analysis for the injured and developing athletes, cycling technique/setup analysis, exercise prescription and real time ultrasound for postural muscle activation and diagnostic purposes.

Outside of work John is an elite runner who has represented Australia at numerous world mountain running championships over the past 10 years. He is also a keen cyclist and backcountry skier.

Megan Curry

Physiotherapy, Charles Sturt University

Megan graduated from Charles Sturt University in 2010 and joined the team at Woden Integrated Physiotherapy in December 2014. She previously worked in both the hospital and private practice settings before focusing her interests on musculoskeletal injuries.

Megan has particular interests in Pilates, including reformer and mat based exercises, and currently runs Pilates classes at the clinic. She has extensive experience in the treatment of injuries after surgery, especially knee and hip replacements and shoulder and knee arthroscopies. Megan believes in a holistic approach to treatment and considers multiple factors, particularly when treating chronic conditions such as rheumatoid and osteoarthritis, manual handling injuries, rotator cuff tears and bursitis. Megan has also worked with sports teams and has travelled with Queanbeyan representative netball as their physiotherapist. Megan is also trained in dry needling and uses a combination of exercise based therapy and a hands on approach in achieving the best for her clients.

Outside of work, Megan enjoys playing netball and touch football and enjoys treating sporting injuries of all kinds. Growing up in country NSW, Megan also follows rugby league and, after spending more time in Canberra, she has slowly (and somewhat reluctantly at first) started to enjoy rugby union as well. Megan is a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association.

Kaitlyn Tandy

Physiotherapy, University of Sydney

Kaitlyn graduated from the University of Sydney in 2007 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy. She has been working in the private practice setting in Canberra since 2009. Her areas of interest include the spine, pelvis and women's health.

Since graduating she has undertaken further training into the area of Women’s Health. This includes the assessment and conservative treatment of urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, pelvic pain, rectus diastasis and pre or post-natal musculoskeletal complaints.

Kaitlyn has a great appreciation for how interconnected the body is and uses a whole body approach to help you understand your body better and determine the right direction of treatment to help you address your concerns.

Bjarne Kragh

Physiotherapy, Denmark

Bjarne (BJ) is a Director of Woden Integrated Physiotherapy. He was born and trained in Denmark, and came to Australia in 1994. He set up his own practice in Tuggeranong in February 1998.

Bjarne's areas of professional interest include temporomandibular (jaw) pain, spinal and pelvic dysfunction, treatment of arthritis and chronic pain management.

In his spare time, Bjarne has changed his fitness routine from running after a round ball (football), to thoroughly enjoying charity bike riding. He loves his job and sees himself more as a life coach - helping clients to optimise their wellbeing.

Judith Pogson

Physiotherapy, University of Sydney

Judith completed her physiotherapy degree at Sydney University in 1982. Judith has a broad based general hospital background working as a physiotherapist in Sydney and ACT hospitals. Judith has worked many years in the Aged Care sector where her focus has been on active ageing, optimising function and pain management with those with chronic health conditions and frailty. A large part of her work has been in Falls Prevention and Judith has worked as a domiciliary physiotherapist for the ACT Community Falls Prevention Programme. She has done extensive study in the area of Physiotherapy and Gerontology.

Judith has undergone specific training in Aquatic Physiotherapy with some of Australia’s best aquatic physiotherapists. In the past she has worked full time as an aquatic physiotherapist and now works Wednesday and Friday mornings at Kings Pool in Deakin with clients who benefit from the reduction in loading on their joints and limbs and the therapeutic benefits of water for exercise eg clients post orthopaedic surgery and with painful joints and chronic health conditions.

Judith is married with three adult sons. She enjoys trail running, National Parks, reading and relaxed times with friends and family.

Michael Bellantonio

Physiotherapy, University of Sydney

Michael is a senior physiotherapist at Woden Integrated Physiotherapy. He obtained his Masters in Sports Physiotherapy at Sydney University in 2007 and is an APA titled Sports Physiotherapist. He has a particular interest in treating shoulder injuries, orthopaedic rehabilitation of shoulder and knee operations, dance related injuries and implementing preventative exercise programmes for dancers. Michael is passionate about working with his clients to not only get to the cause of their problem and treat it, but decide how to prevent further occurrences.

Originally from Sydney, Michael has been working in sports injury clinics since 2004. Over the years, Michael has been a physiotherapist for the Eastwood Rugby Club, Australian Women’s Rugby 7s squad, and Australian Baseball League team the Canberra Calvary. He has forged strong relationships with directors of numerous dance schools across Canberra.

Michael is committed to ongoing professional development so he can provide his clients with the most up to date care and treatment options. In recent years, he has completed courses including real time ultrasound muscle retraining, hand splinting, dance injury management, and the highly regarded Level 3 Sports Physiotherapy Course. He is also qualified in advanced dry needling.

In his time away from the clinic Michael enjoys spending time with his wife and two young children, and watching rugby and musical theatre.

Cameron Boland

Ba. App. Sci (Sports Science)- University of Canberra; Ma. Physiotherapy - University of Canberra; Ma. Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapy - Griffith University.

Cameron is a senior Physiotherapist at Woden Integrated Physiotherapy. He graduated with a Master of Physiotherapy from the University of Canberra in 2006 and has since completed a Master of Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapy at Griffith University. Cameron is one of only a few physiotherapists in Canberra that is recognised by the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) as a duel titled physiotherapist holding both the Sports Physiotherapist and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist titles. Cameron has presented at APA courses on shoulder injuries, ankle injuries and complex musculoskeletal cases.

Cameron is committed to ongoing education as a physiotherapist and prides himself on consistently helping patients using evidence-based practice. With his extensive experience and ongoing education Cameron has a keen interest in complex musculoskeletal problems. He has a particular interest in shoulder injuries, hip and groin injuries, knee injuries, lower limb tendon injuries, ankle injuries, low back pain and sciatica.

Cameron is currently the physiotherapist for the Australian Under 18 Women’s Waterpolo team, and has previously worked with the Australian Under 20 Women’s Hockey team, the Australian Junior Boxing team, the National Rugby League, Canberra Boys Grammar Rugby Union and Canberra Royals Rugby Union.

Cameron is married and has two young children. In his downtime he loves riding his road and mountain bike and travelling with his family.

Michael Irvine

Bachelor of Exercise Science and Sports Coaching, University of Canberra Master of Physiotherapy, University of Canberra

Michael was born and raised in Canberra, completing all of his studies locally and growing up playing many sports. He still continues to play rugby union and softball when he isn’t strapping and providing physiotherapy services for local teams. Michael was introduced to physiotherapy through sport and found it was a great way to combine his love of problem solving, helping people back to their feet, and sports.

Throughout Michael’s studies and career, he has developed skills and interests in rehabilitation after sports injuries, orthopedic surgery, work injuries and neurological conditions. His other interests extend to biomechanics, exercise physiology, Pilates and men’s health.

Michael believes in utilizing a combination of education about your condition, hands on therapy, and adjunct exercises to help you achieve your goals. Whether your goals are returning to work or sport, helping you to be independent at home, improve your performance, or just to help with that lingering pain, Michael is happy to help you through it.