About us

Jubilee Sports Physiotherapy is an established centre of excellence in the provision of sports, occupational and general physiotherapy in the Sutherland Shire.

Established in 1995 the practitioners at Jubilee Sports Physiotherapy have developed a reputation as leaders in all aspects of injury management and rehabilitation.

We have a particular interest in biomechanical analysis and provide hands-on individually tailored treatments with an exercise-based rehabilitation regime. We have a strong commitment to ongoing professional development and practice the most current and proven treatments available.

Having worked with athletes from numerous sports and all levels of ability from World Champions to “weekend warriors” every Jubilee Sports Physiotherapy client will receive the highest standard of care.

The experience and skill set of the practitioners at Jubilee Sports Physiotherapy has seen them placed at the forefront of workplace injury rehabilitation. Clients are rapidly assessed and managed using evidence-based, outcome focused rehabilitation programs to return the injured worker to all aspects of life with minimal time lost.

Our Team

Kieran Rooney

Principal Physiotherapist

BAppSc (Phty) (Hons)

Kieran Rooney is the founding principal of Jubilee Sports Physiotherapy and has over 25 years of musculoskeletal and sports related physiotherapy experience.

He graduated from Sydney University with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy with Honours in 1993. Kieran has lectured extensively to sports physicians, physiotherapists, coaches and athletes on a variety of topics relating to injuries and effective injury management throughout Australia and abroad and his research has been published in international journals.

In 2013 Kieran was appointed as a physiotherapist to the Football Federation of Australia. Since this time he has worked with the Socceroos, Olyroos and Young Socceroos. He is currently the head physiotherapist to the Olyroos (Australian U23 Men’s Football Team).

Kieran has had extensive experience with various sporting teams and associations at all levels of competition. His past experience includes six seasons as the head physiotherapist to the St George Dragons Rugby League Football Club in the NRL along with physiotherapy appointments at the Cronulla Sharks Rugby League Football Club Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs Rugby League Football Club and the Sydney Kings in the NBL. Kieran’s regular clientele include multiple Olympic and Commonwealth Games gold medallists and members of both the Australian Cricket team. He remains a long standing accredited service provider to the NSW Institute of Sport, working with the state’s elite athletes and coaches.

He is a founding member and executive committee member of the Football Medicine Association which aims to improve player welfare in all levels of football.

As a keen footballer himself, having played at state level for a number of years, Kieran has a particular interest in football related rehabilitation, injury management and performance enhancement. He has been the head physiotherapist and rehabilitation coordinator to the Sutherland Sharks FC in the NSW Premier League since 2006. In 2012 he was appointed as a consultant physiotherapist to JEF United in the Japanese Football League.

Kieran has a particular enthusiasm for biomechanics and its relations to injuries, rehabilitation and return to sport and/or work. He has particular expertise in injuries of the shoulder, as well as the spine, knee, groin and lower limb.

Kieran is currently undertaking extensive work in the area of occupational physiotherapy, work related injury and return to work programs and has held appointments as a physiotherapist to a number of national and multi-national corporations for over a decade, including Simec Mining, Xstrata Coal, Glencore, AMCOR, BHP, Coles, Myer and Australia Post.

He graduated from Sydney University with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy with Honours in 1993. Kieran has lectured extensively to sports physicians, physiotherapists, coaches and athletes on a variety of topics relating to injuries and effective injury management throughout Australia and abroad and his research has been published in international journals.

In 2013 Kieran was appointed as a physiotherapist to the Football Federation of Australia. Since this time he has worked with the Socceroos, Olyroos and Young Socceroos. He is currently the head physiotherapist to the Olyroos (Australian U23 Men’s Football Team).

Kieran has had extensive experience with various sporting teams and associations at all levels of competition. His past experience includes six seasons as the head physiotherapist to the St George Dragons Rugby League Football Club in the NRL along with physiotherapy appointments at the Cronulla Sharks Rugby League Football Club Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs Rugby League Football Club and the Sydney Kings in the NBL. Kieran’s regular clientele include multiple Olympic and Commonwealth Games gold medallists and members of both the Australian Cricket team. He remains a long standing accredited service provider to the NSW Institute of Sport, working with the state’s elite athletes and coaches.

He is a founding member and executive committee member of the Football Medicine Association which aims to improve player welfare in all levels of football.

As a keen footballer himself, having played at state level for a number of years, Kieran has a particular interest in football related rehabilitation, injury management and performance enhancement. He has been the head physiotherapist and rehabilitation coordinator to the Sutherland Sharks FC in the NSW Premier League since 2006. In 2012 he was appointed as a consultant physiotherapist to JEF United in the Japanese Football League.

Kieran has a particular enthusiasm for biomechanics and its relations to injuries, rehabilitation and return to sport and/or work. He has particular expertise in injuries of the shoulder, as well as the spine, knee, groin and lower limb.

Kieran is currently undertaking extensive work in the area of occupational physiotherapy, work related injury and return to work programs and has held appointments as a physiotherapist to a number of national and multi-national corporations for over a decade, including Simec Mining, Xstrata Coal, Glencore, AMCOR, BHP, Coles, Myer and Australia Post.

Michael Gabriel

Principal Physiotherapist

BAppSc (Phty) (Hons)

Michael Gabriel graduated from Sydney University with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2000 and was awarded First Class Honours and the University Medal. Michael’s research on stretching featured in the British Medical Journal and the Australian Journal of Physiotherapy.

Michael first joined Jubilee Sports Physiotherapy in 2001. In 2002 he moved to the UK where he took up a number of appointments in the British National Health Service as a physiotherapist and student educator. Whilst in the UK, Michael was also appointed as a physiotherapist by Fulham FC for three seasons in the English Premier League. On returning to Australia, Michael returned to Jubilee Sports Physiotherapy and has since become a principal at the practice.

Michael has a particular interest in football related injury management, rehabilitation and performance enhancement. His appointment at Fulham FC helped pave his way into the NSW Premier League where he has been the head physiotherapist to the Sutherland Sharks FC since 2006. In 2013, Michael was appointed by the Football Federation of Australia (FFA) to assist in the coverage of the Australian Young Socceroos (u20s), Joeys (u17s) and Pararoos. In addition, he was selected to tour with Sydney FC Academy to Japan in 2016. More recently, Michael was appointed by the FFA as head physiotherapist to the Australian Joeys (u17s).

He is a founding member and executive committee member of the Football Medicine Association which aims to improve player welfare in all levels of football.

In 2015, Michael was appointed as a physiotherapist by Cricket NSW to provide sports coverage at domestic camps and competitions throughout Australia to their U17/U19 ACT/NSW Country teams.

In his younger years, Michael was also an accomplished swimmer having competed at state and national levels for a number of years, which has spurred his interest and study of swimming biomechanics, injuries and rehabilitation.

Michael has particular interest in lumbar spine, pelvis and hip related injuries. He has extensive experience in muscle energy techniques and re-training functional core control. His specialty in the diagnosis and rehabilitation of back-pelvic and hip region injuries not only assists athletes to recover from chronic and lingering pains and to optimise performance during their sporting careers, but demonstrates good results in the general community on those suffering from longstanding pains and aches of the hip and lumbar spine.

In contrast to his high level sporting appointments, over the past 15 years Michael has taken on work in the area of occupational physiotherapy and has held appointments as a physiotherapist to a number of national and multi-national corporations including AMCOR, Coles, Myer and Australia Post.

Michael first joined Jubilee Sports Physiotherapy in 2001. In 2002 he moved to the UK where he took up a number of appointments in the British National Health Service as a physiotherapist and student educator. Whilst in the UK, Michael was also appointed as a physiotherapist by Fulham FC for three seasons in the English Premier League. On returning to Australia, Michael returned to Jubilee Sports Physiotherapy and has since become a principal at the practice.

Michael has a particular interest in football related injury management, rehabilitation and performance enhancement. His appointment at Fulham FC helped pave his way into the NSW Premier League where he has been the head physiotherapist to the Sutherland Sharks FC since 2006. In 2013, Michael was appointed by the Football Federation of Australia (FFA) to assist in the coverage of the Australian Young Socceroos (u20s), Joeys (u17s) and Pararoos. In addition, he was selected to tour with Sydney FC Academy to Japan in 2016. More recently, Michael was appointed by the FFA as head physiotherapist to the Australian Joeys (u17s).

He is a founding member and executive committee member of the Football Medicine Association which aims to improve player welfare in all levels of football.

In 2015, Michael was appointed as a physiotherapist by Cricket NSW to provide sports coverage at domestic camps and competitions throughout Australia to their U17/U19 ACT/NSW Country teams.

In his younger years, Michael was also an accomplished swimmer having competed at state and national levels for a number of years, which has spurred his interest and study of swimming biomechanics, injuries and rehabilitation.

Michael has particular interest in lumbar spine, pelvis and hip related injuries. He has extensive experience in muscle energy techniques and re-training functional core control. His specialty in the diagnosis and rehabilitation of back-pelvic and hip region injuries not only assists athletes to recover from chronic and lingering pains and to optimise performance during their sporting careers, but demonstrates good results in the general community on those suffering from longstanding pains and aches of the hip and lumbar spine.

In contrast to his high level sporting appointments, over the past 15 years Michael has taken on work in the area of occupational physiotherapy and has held appointments as a physiotherapist to a number of national and multi-national corporations including AMCOR, Coles, Myer and Australia Post.

James Pearce

Principal Physiotherapist

BAppSc (Phty)

James Pearce graduated from Sydney University with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2008.

James joined Jubilee Sports Physiotherapy on completion of his First Year Graduate program at St George Hospital, which encompassed all areas of physiotherapy including orthopaedics, musculoskeletal outpatients and hydrotherapy. 

James has an enthusiasm for football and football related rehabilitation and injury management stemming from six years of playing in the NSW Premier Leagues, representing both the Rockdale City Suns FC and Sydney University. James was the physiotherapist to the Sutherland Sharks FC in the NSW Premier Youth League for seasons 2010-2012 and toured to China with the Central Coast Mariners youth squads in 2010.

For a number of years James represented Campbelltown City Quake Futsal Club in the NSW Futsal Premier League Competition and has been selected in both the NSW and Australian representative squads. James is currently a part of the Kirrawee Kangaroos PL1 side who won the State Cup and Premiership in 2018.

Late in 2012, James moved to the UK to pursue international experience as a physiotherapist. Whilst in the UK James took up a number of appointments in the British National Health Service as a musculoskeletal physiotherapist where he gained valuable experience working with pain specialist teams.

In 2014, James was fortunate enough to attend the 23rd International Football Conference run in conjunction with FIFA in Milan. The 3-day conference was attended and lectured by some of the leading doctors, physiotherapists and researchers from across Europe and America including many physicians from clubs such as AC Milan, Barcelona, Real Madrid and the English FA.

James returned to Jubilee Sports Physiotherapy in April 2014, where he was once again appointed physiotherapist to the Sutherland Sharks FC in the NSW Premier Youth League. He now provides coverage for the Sharks FC senior in the NSWPL.

More recently, James has taken on work in the area of occupational physiotherapy and holds an appointment as a physiotherapist to SIMEC, Glencore, Xstrata Coal at Tahmoor mine and Kellogg’s.

James has an enthusiasm for football and football related rehabilitation and injury management stemming from six years of playing in the NSW Premier Leagues, representing both the Rockdale City Suns FC and Sydney University. James was the physiotherapist to the Sutherland Sharks FC in the NSW Premier Youth League for seasons 2010-2012 and toured to China with the Central Coast Mariners youth squads in 2010.

For a number of years James represented Campbelltown City Quake Futsal Club in the NSW Futsal Premier League Competition and has been selected in both the NSW and Australian representative squads. James is currently a part of the Kirrawee Kangaroos PL1 side who won the State Cup and Premiership in 2018.

Late in 2012, James moved to the UK to pursue international experience as a physiotherapist. Whilst in the UK James took up a number of appointments in the British National Health Service as a musculoskeletal physiotherapist where he gained valuable experience working with pain specialist teams.

In 2014, James was fortunate enough to attend the 23rd International Football Conference run in conjunction with FIFA in Milan. The 3-day conference was attended and lectured by some of the leading doctors, physiotherapists and researchers from across Europe and America including many physicians from clubs such as AC Milan, Barcelona, Real Madrid and the English FA.

James returned to Jubilee Sports Physiotherapy in April 2014, where he was once again appointed physiotherapist to the Sutherland Sharks FC in the NSW Premier Youth League. He now provides coverage for the Sharks FC senior in the NSWPL.

More recently, James has taken on work in the area of occupational physiotherapy and holds an appointment as a physiotherapist to SIMEC, Glencore, Xstrata Coal at Tahmoor mine and Kellogg’s.

Jason Skyllas

Physiotherapist

BHIthSci DPT (Doctor or Physiotherapy)

Jason Skyllas graduated from Sydney University with a Bachelor of Health Science in 2012. In 2015 he completed postgraduate studies at Macquarie University and was awarded a Doctor of Physiotherapy.

His research paper: ‘The effectiveness of physical therapies for patients with base of thumb osteoarthritis: Systematic review and meta-analysis’ was published in the Journal of Musculoskeletal Science and Practice.

On completion of his studies, Jason joined Jubilee Sports Physiotherapy.

As a passionate footballer, past representative of West Sydney Berries in the NSW Premier League and State Cup and Premiership winning member of the 2018 Kirrawee Kangaroos PL1 side, Jason has developed a keen interest in football related injury management and rehabilitation. Since 2015, Jason has held the position of head youth physiotherapist for Sutherland Sharks FC in the NSW Premier League which has also involved the successful implementation of injury prevention, strength and conditioning and FIFA 11+ warm ups.

Jason has gained valuable musculoskeletal and sporting experience working with St George FC in the NSW Premier League, as well as Football NSW at State Titles competitions. As a student, he also spent time working as a volunteer massage therapist for Sydney FC A-league and Youth League squads.

In 2015, Jason spent a month volunteering at Hakuba Physio, Japan, where he gained valuable experience in acute snow sports related management.

More recently, Jason has taken on work in the area of community aged care rehabilitation and holds an appointment as a physiotherapist to HammondCare as well as providing home physiotherapy services to NDIS patients.

On completion of his studies, Jason joined Jubilee Sports Physiotherapy.

As a passionate footballer, past representative of West Sydney Berries in the NSW Premier League and State Cup and Premiership winning member of the 2018 Kirrawee Kangaroos PL1 side, Jason has developed a keen interest in football related injury management and rehabilitation. Since 2015, Jason has held the position of head youth physiotherapist for Sutherland Sharks FC in the NSW Premier League which has also involved the successful implementation of injury prevention, strength and conditioning and FIFA 11+ warm ups.

Jason has gained valuable musculoskeletal and sporting experience working with St George FC in the NSW Premier League, as well as Football NSW at State Titles competitions. As a student, he also spent time working as a volunteer massage therapist for Sydney FC A-league and Youth League squads.

In 2015, Jason spent a month volunteering at Hakuba Physio, Japan, where he gained valuable experience in acute snow sports related management.

More recently, Jason has taken on work in the area of community aged care rehabilitation and holds an appointment as a physiotherapist to HammondCare as well as providing home physiotherapy services to NDIS patients.

Stefani Joannidis

Physiotherapist

BExSc, M.Phys (Master of Physiotherapy)

Stefani Joannidis graduated from University of Wollongong with a Bachelor of Exercise Science in 2014. In 2016, she completed postgraduate studies at the University of Sydney and was awarded a Masters of Physiotherapy.

Late 2016, Stefani was appointed at Waratah Private Hospital where she continues to develop her skills primarily in musculoskeletal post-operative management, as well as neurological and cardiopulmonary patient management.

Stefani has an enthusiasm for football and football related rehabilitation and injury management stemming from eight years of representative football in the NSW Women’s Premier League with the Sutherland Shire Football Association (SSFA). Further, she was selected in the championship winning NSW representative squad 3 years running.

Throughout her high school years, Stefani represented Endeavour Sports HS in their Targeted Sports Program, was selected in consecutive CHS football squads and the shadow Australian school’s squad.

In 2017, Stefani joined Jubilee Sports Physiotherapy and was appointed as Physiotherapist to the SSFA women’s squads in the NSW WPL.

Stefani has an enthusiasm for football and football related rehabilitation and injury management stemming from eight years of representative football in the NSW Women’s Premier League with the Sutherland Shire Football Association (SSFA). Further, she was selected in the championship winning NSW representative squad 3 years running.

Throughout her high school years, Stefani represented Endeavour Sports HS in their Targeted Sports Program, was selected in consecutive CHS football squads and the shadow Australian school’s squad.

In 2017, Stefani joined Jubilee Sports Physiotherapy and was appointed as Physiotherapist to the SSFA women’s squads in the NSW WPL.