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4/35 Fourth Avenue Eastwood NSW 2122
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Direct: +61 451 404 101
Opening Hours
Monday - Friday: 8AM - 5PM

Our Mission

Just Breathe Physiotherapy brings together the combined experience of over 60 years of work in the cardiothoracic field. We have spent many years of practice in acute care areas and intensive care units, in post-surgical early rehabilitation, and management of chronic respiratory disease in both the hospital and community settings. 

Our service expanded in 2008 to involve the management of those with sleep disordered breathing. Just Breathe Physiotherapy has now opened rooms in Eastwood where we are excited to be able to continue to offer a comprehensive outpatient and home visit service.

At Just Breathe Physiotherapy, we are well positioned to be able to treat a vast array of respiratory disorders using up to date, scientifically based equipment and techniques.

Our special interests include:

• Respiratory management for the neurological patient at home

• Non-invasive ventilation

• CPAP/BiPAP titration for sleep disordered breathing,

• Dysfunctional breathing and Breathing Pattern Disorders

• Self management of chronic lung disease /Cardiac Failure

• Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Experienced Staff

We only work with professionals that are fully trained and registered and continue to maintain high levels of ongoing education.

COVID Friendly

Our staff are fully vaccinated and tested regularly. We have developed and implemented a robust COVID safe plan.

Quality Ongoing Care

We treat our clients with dignity and respect at all times. Your privacy, long term health outcomes, and well being are our key area of concern.

Our Therapists

Stephanie van Hilten
Principal Physiotherapist

Stephanie graduated from Sydney University in 1990 with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Physiotherapy. She has spent the majority of her 31 year career working in the cardiothoracic and sleep fields. Stephanie worked at Concord Hospital from 1990-1992, then moved overseas to work in London at the prestigious Royal Brompton Hospital, a renowned specialised cardiothoracic centre, from 1992-1994. Stephanie has spent the last 27 years working in Sydney’s St Vincent’s public and private hospitals and St Vincent’s Clinic, in all areas of respiratory care. Stephanie is currently involved in research with Monash University into effective, affordable, and accessible delivery of pulmonary rehabilitation in the community. Stephanie has extensive experience in intensive care, cardiac and transplant areas, in cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation, physiotherapy management of chronic lung disease and treatment of patients with sleep disordered breathing. This knowledge and experience has extended more recently into the homebased respiratory care of those living with neuromuscular disorders. Stephanie is passionate about providing quality, holistic care to those in the community. Her patient management is based on clinical and scientific evidence, along with years of practical experience and a whole lot of compassion and common sense. Stephanie has experience in intensive care, cardiac and transplant areas, in cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation, physiotherapy management of chronic lung disease and treatment of patients with sleep disordered breathing.

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Cathy Mellor
Principal Physiotherapist

Cathy has had an interest in cardiorespiratory physiotherapy for all of her 30 year career. She has worked in Sydney in several leading teaching hospitals, working clinically in acute care, transplants, cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation and chronic management, including working in a management and teaching capacity. In the last 10 years this interest and clinical experience has extended into management of sleep disordered breathing. She now brings this wealth of experience to Just Breathe Physiotherapy. Her special interest is Dysfunctional Breathing Pattern Disorders, non-invasive ventilation and titration and management of CPAP and Bi-level devices for Sleep Disordered Breathing, particularly in neuromuscular disorders, and teaching self-management of chronic conditions such as bronchiectasis. A current interest is the management and rehab of patients recovering from Covid, either in an outpatient capacity or in their home and enabling clients to return to their best version of themselves with the specialised guidance that these clients require. Cathys approach to her patient management is based on current scientific evidence with a holistic purposeful approach to achieve your outcomes and a large dose of care. With this wealth of experience she now heads up our home care services. Her special interest is non-invasive ventilation and titration and management of CPAP and Bi-level devices for Sleep Disordered Breathing and teaching self-management of chronic conditions such as bronchiectasis.

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