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Lisa Tomlinson-Alonso - Sports Physiotherapist

Lisa Tomlinson-Alonso


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 - Sports Physiotherapist

Albert Alonso

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 the 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 caliber 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. Whilst always maintaining his love affair with his bike, SCUBA diving with his adult children is the focus of most weekends. His SCUBA Underwater Photography can be viewed on his Instagram account.


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Sean O'Connor


Sean qualified with a Bachelor of Science (Physiotherapy) degree from Trinity College Dublin in 2020. Since graduating, he has worked in various private practices and sports clinics in Ireland. He moved to Australia to further develop his musculoskeletal knowledge and physiotherapy skills. Sean has special interests in injuries related to sporting adolescents and shoulder-related injuries.

Professionally, he has provided physiotherapy services for Munster Rugby Development Squads and the Middleton RFC. He has also been part of the dressing room team for football, Gaelic football, and hurling teams for the past two years.


Sean has played the Irish sport of hurling at a Collegiate level. Therefore, he understands the rehabilitation process from the athlete's and physiotherapist's point of view. The principles of strength and conditioning help Sean to develop his rehabilitation programs. He believes that this is integral to injury prevention and management.

Professional development is the fundamental reason Sean moved to Australia. In the future, he
hopes to complete a Master of Sports Physiotherapy degree to enhance his growing skill set. 
Outside of work, Sean plays hurling for a local team in Sydney and enjoys sea swimming while
exploring everything the east coast has to offer!

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