After graduating in 1985 Lisa Tomlinson-Alonso had the opportunity to commence Bondi Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Centre from humble one-room beginning in O’Brien Street Bondi in 1987. It is a measure of the respect from the Bondi Community that she has grown the Clinic to its current status in Curlewis Street over 3 decades.
Sport has always been a prime focus of Lisa’s life. As an athlete, she played in the National Women’s Basketball League. As a Sports Physiotherapist, Basketball has been a prime professional focus, appointed Physiotherapist for the WNBL Flames (1993-2000) and the NBL Kings (1997-2000). She also toured with the Australian Women’s Basketball – Australian Opals as their Sports Physiotherapist.
Despite her 400+ games of National League experience, her local sporting community involvement is extensive, particularly with Schoolboy Rugby Union having looked after GPS Sydney Grammar and CAS Waverley College since the 80s – a wealth of experience & understanding of ‘The Adolescent Athlete’.
The early days at Bondi Physiotherapy saw the sole focus being her clinical work, however Lisa understands work, life and health balance (juggling), helping her three children navigate through life. Lisa balances an incredible amount between family life and her professional career and does both at the highest level.
Albert Alonso graduated from Sydney University in 1985 and pursued a Sports Physiotherapy career pathway, working with National League teams in the National Rugby League, National Basketball League, National Women's Basketball League and Australian Hockey Championships.
He brings to the Bondi Community the experience of 21 seasons of working with the NRL Canterbury Bulldogs (1988-2008), the final 9 years servicing the team full time. In this period he was also team Sports Physiotherapist for the NBL West Sydney Razorbacks, which were also owned by the Canterbury League Consortium, and he worked alongside coaches of the highest calibre in Steve Folkes and Gordon McLeod. Assisting each Club to make the transition from part-time sports in the 80s & 90s to full-time professional sports into the 21st Century gives Albert the unique understanding of the athletic requirements from ‘The Weekend Warrior’ to ‘The Professional Athlete’.
Professional development has always been a priority, achieving his Masters in Sports Physiotherapy in 2002 and appointment as Honorary Research Associate of the Faculty of Health Sciences, Sydney University, including supervision of Honours Research projects with Dr Roger Adams culminating in research published in peer review journals.
These days he is enjoying providing his Sports Physiotherapy expertise to the Community of Bondi and can be found on his bike, trying to keep Father Time at bay, and cycle racing Club and Masters races around Sydney most weekends.
Rebecca graduated from Curtin University with a Bachelor of Science (Physiotherapy) and is a member of the Vice Chancellor’s list, which recognises students in the top 1% of their course for excellent academic achievement. She has also gained her Level 1 and 2 Matwork qualifications in Clinical Pilates from the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute.
Rebecca has three years of experience working with amateur AFL clubs in Perth where she oversaw the rehabilitation of adolescent to middle-aged recreational athletes. She also has clinical experience from Western Australia’s largest tertiary hospitals, both in the inpatient and outpatient settings.
Dance is a major part of Rebecca’s life as she has been trained in Indian Classical Dance, Ballet, Jazz and Tap since the age of 4. She has been a dancer and choreographer for some of Western Australia’s largest Bollywood dance groups and has also taught Indian Classical Dance for several years. Rebecca’s background in Clinical Pilates and dance gives her a wide exercise repertoire, which she incorporates into her Physiotherapy sessions.
Being a young dancer herself, Rebecca is able to relate to and understand the demands, requirements and
pressures young competitive and recreational athletes face.
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