Meet Our Team

 

 

Will Maher

APA Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

Will is one of the directors at Accelerate Physiotherapy.

Will graduated from the University of Sydney in 2006 with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy). He completed his graduate rotation program at The Canberra Hospital in 2007 and has been working in private practice since. In 2011, he underwent his Masters of Manual Therapy at the University of Western Australia and has also completed his level three APA Sports Physiotherapy qualification.

Will was previously employed by the Australian Schoolboys Rugby Union team and is currently employed as the personal physiotherapist to Australian No.1, Nick Kyrgios both in Canberra and when he travels for periods during the year on the ATP tour. Will is also ACT's National Academy Physiotherapist for Tennis Australia.

 

Adnan Asger Ali

APA Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

Adnan is one of the directors of Accelerate Physiotherapy.

Adnan graduated from The University of Canberra's Physiotherapy Program and has also completed a Masters in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy through LaTrobe University. He is an active member and tutor for the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA), sitting on the ACT Branch Council and is President of the Musculoskeletal Branch in the ACT. He is committed to continuing education and professional development, having completed numerous post-graduate courses in areas such as manipulation, dry needling, real-time ultrasound and shoulder injuries.

Adnan is team physiotherapist for Easts Rugby Union Club, Queanbeyan Tigers AFL and the NRL Referees. He is passionate about helping you achieve your health goals whether sporting or for everyday life.

 

Natasha Veljanovska

Physiotherapist

Natasha joined Accelerate in January 2018. Natasha completed a Master of Physiotherapy at The University of Canberra in 2010. She has recently returned from maternity leave and has 7 years’ experience working in private practice as a Physiotherapist.

She has a special interest in Women's Health and Paediatric Physiotherapy.  Natasha is able to treat any musculoskeletal condition relating to pregnancy and the post natal period including pelvic and back pain, abdominal separation, wrist pain and mastitis. As a mother, Natasha has a great understanding and appreciation for Women's Health. 

Natasha has completed a number of courses in this area including: The Pregnant Pelvis, Introduction to Women's Health Physiotherapy (WHTA) and Introduction to Paediatrics Orthopaedics and Neurology.

 

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Elliot Rechtin

Physiotherapist

Elliot graduated from The University of Canberra with a Master of Physiotherapy and a Graduate Certificate in Human Movement Science after completing a Bachelor of Science from Coastal Carolina University in the USA. Elliot has spent many years in the fitness industry as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (C.S.C.S. of the NSCA, USA) and a Level 1 Strength and Conditioning Coach through the ASCA (Australia). He brings a passion for the importance of exercise and fitness to the role of physiotherapy.

Elliot is also a keen sportsman having played rugby union extensively in the USA as well as for Randwick in Sydney's eastern suburbs. Elliot has also worked as an athletic trainer for Canberra's Easts Rugby Club and is an advocate for the importance of sport in youth development.

 
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Jennifer Maher

Practice Manager

Jennifer has over 15 year experience in office management in both the private and public sector, previously working at Parliament House and various government departments.

Jennifer also has a Bachelor of Arts (Communications) and is  Xero Certified Advisor.

 
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Adam Townsend

PHYSIOTHERAPIST

Adam graduated from the University of Canberra’s Master of Physiotherapy program in 2013. He completed a physiotherapy graduate rotation year at The Canberra Hospital and then transitioned to work in the private practice setting.

Prior to joining Accelerate in 2018, Adam was living overseas working in a rehabilitation clinic in London, UK.

 Adam has completed courses in running/cycling biomechanics and has a special interest in treating injuries in these sporting groups.  Adam has previously been the club physiotherapist for the Tuggeranong United Football Club and has a long history of participating in touch football and soccer in Canberra.

 
 

Judy Elferkh

Remedial Massage therapist

Judy has over 20 years experience as a massage therapist having taught the Cert IV in Remedial Massage at CIT Bruce.  She has spent time working with the Canberra Raiders as well as at various other sporting events around the country.

Judy enjoys working within a multidisciplinary setting, helping her patients achieve the best outcome possible. We are very excited to have Judy on board!