Alison Paas – Practice Owner
Alison Paas began physiotherapy in Sydney in private practice. Alison worked with many high performance professional athletes as the physiotherapist for the Manly rugby union and rugby league teams. In addition to the footballers Alison also treated track and field athletes that competed at a national and international level. Alison worked closely with podiatrists making orthotics.
After leaving Sydney Alison spent five years in locum work around Australia and overseas. This diverse work meant that Alison covered a wide range of areas such as infectious diseases, intensive care, hospital work (inpatients and outpatients) in public and private hospitals. The private practice experience provided a thorough knowledge of physiotherapy which would lead Alison to create her own practice “Narrabri Physiotherapy”.
Alison began Narrabri Physiotherapy in 2000. The practice has since expanded to cater for the growing demand for services in the North West of NSW. The practice sees to the needs of a rural community which are diverse, varied and require a broad range of skills and aptitude. Narrabri Physiotherapy has provided a comprehensive range of work experience to students from several universities.
Alison grew up on a cattle property near Barraba which has helped form a good understanding of the country life and culture which is essential in achieving good outcomes with her rural clientele. Alison, her husband and two children thoroughly enjoy living in the bush and making a contribution to the local community.
Alison continues to have a keen interest in horses, polocrosse and campdrafting. Alison’s other passion is in personal development and assisting others remove the barriers that prevent them from achieving what they want in life.
Recent graduate Digby Nield has a range of clinical experience and interests in sport and workplace injury rehabilitation, pilates, hydrotherapy and paediatrics. Although originally from Sydney, he moved to the UK for a year to work in the Physical Education department at Epsom College and coach numerous sports including rugby, tennis, soccer, squash and hockey.
He then completed his Bachelor of Health Science and Masters of Physiotherapy in 2015 at Western Sydney University after receiving an academic scholarship. Outside of private practice, Digby enjoys keeping active and playing a range of different sports such as soccer and tennis.
Nicole was born and grew up in South Australia. She began working as a physiotherapist in 1994 at Maclean District Hospital. Nicole moved to Wee Waa and began her own private practice in 1995. Nicole had a very successful private practice and was also heavily involved in the local community with preventative programs.
After marrying and having 2 children Nicole had some time off to enjoy her family then fortunately decided to return to the profession in 2013 at Narrabri Physiotherapy. Nicole continues to have a keen interest in Acupuncture and Women’s Health.