David Blackburn

Principal Physiotherapist

B.App.Sc (PHTY)

David is the owner and Principal Physiotherapist at Connect Physiotherapy. He established Connect Physiotherapy in 2012. 

He studied at The University of Sydney and graduated from physiotherapy in 2009.
David has an interest and further training in treating complex lumbo-pelvic conditions, but also enjoys treating shoulders and people suffering from headaches and migraines. He has many years of sports coverage experience working at the semi-professional level as head Physiotherapist for a number of football clubs.

Monique McHugh

Associate Physiotherapist

Monique studied at The University of Western Sydney and graduated from Physiotherapy in 2014.

 She has since worked at Westmead Children's Hospital and with a multitude of local sporting teams before moving to Connect Physiotherapy 5 years ago. 

Monique has special interests in paediatrics, shoulders and the pelvis. She has also experienced a magnitude of her own sporting injuries which gives her a personal touch.

Amanda Lee

Associate Physiotherapist

B.App.Sc (PHTY)

Amanda studied at The University of Sydney and graduated in Physiotherapy in 2019.

Amanda has experience in multiple areas of physiotherapy including musculoskeletal, orthopaedics, neurology, acute cardiorespiratory and aged care.

Amanda is a Western Sydney local that enjoys helping people of all ages and abilities to stay active. She loves witnessing the benefits physiotherapy has on improving patients’ quality of living.

Jo Dawson

Associate Physiotherapist

B.App Sc (ESS) & M. PHTY

Jo studied at the University of Sydney and graduated with her Masters in Physiotherapy in 2014. She also has a bachelors of applied science (Exercise and Sport Science) from the University of Sydney in 2012.

Jo's first role as a physiotherapist was at Connect Physiotherapy! Since then, she has gained further experience in physiotherapy within hospitals both in Australia and in the UK. She has recently returned home from London after living and working there for the last 3.5 years.

Jo is a qualified matwork Pilates instructor and has a special interest in running. Jo competed at a national level for athletics throughout school and university. Since then she has taken up distance running completing her first full marathon in Paris in 2019.

Dr Dan Hobbs

Musculoskeletal Physician


Dr Dan graduated in 2004 from the University of Otago and completed GP training in 2012. He then completed a Postgraduate Diploma of Musculoskeletal Medicine with the University of Otago in 2019.
Dr Dan focuses his clinical work solely on musculoskeletal (MSK) medicine. Dr Dan encourages patients to continue seeing their regular GP and allied health practitioners, to work collaboratively with them to provide the best care for the patient.

Katie Blacketer

Exercise Physiologist (ESSAM) 

B.Hum. Mvt & M.Clin.Ex.Phys

Katie studied at the Australian Catholic University and graduated as an Exercise Physiologist in 2012.

Katie has worked in a variety of rehabilitation settings since graduating.
Katie's specialties include:

  • Pilates (APPI trained matwork 1,2, 3)
  • Ante & Post Natal Pilates (APPI trained)
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Workplace Rehabilitation
  • Falls Prevention
  • Cardiac Rehabiliation
  • Neurological Rehabilitation

Katie has a special interest in Exercise Physiology/Allied Health business development and expanding teams and services offered to the community. Her passion lies in providing the best possible care to her clients and meet their rehabilitation goals.

Jodie Laws

Allied Health Receptionist

Jodie has been working at Connect Physiotherapy since 2019 and is a key member in the functioning of our team.
Jodie loves all sports, in particular soccer. She loves spending weekends at home with her family or taking the kids on new adventures.

Leila Vanner

Allied Health Receptionist

Leila has been fortunate enough to have worked with Connect Physiotherapy since the beginning as an Allied Health Receptionist. She loves working with a bunch of friendly professionals and feels like they are her second family. She enjoys helping patients and brightening their day with a friendly smile and contagious laugh.
Leila loves spending time with her fur babies and taking them for drives in her car, which she hopes they really enjoy! Leila is a cruise fanatic. She got hooked on a short cruise with friends and now wants to go all of the time.