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 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.
Jinoo graduated from Australian Catholic University in 2021 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy Degree. During this time, he gained valuable experience working in multiple hospitals and private practices in Sydney where he developed a passion for providing individualised care to prevent injury and enhance performance. His goal is to be up to date with the latest research in musculoskeletal injuries. He has a special interest in the shoulder and the spine.
Jinoo has always had a strong interest in a variety of sports having represented in Football and Baseball at the Asia Pacific Activities Conference for 4 years. His interest in sports has allowed him to work as a Sports Trainer during his time in University. He aims to continue his professional development with the goal of pursuing a post-graduate specialisation in Sports Physiotherapy.
Jinoo is originally from South Korea, with an education at an International school, he loves to work with people from different backgrounds. Hence his move to Sydney to pursue a career in Physiotherapy.
In his leisure time, Jinoo enjoys the gym, rock climbing, hiking or playing frisbee with his friends.
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