Meet the Team

Craig Macdonald

Principal Physiotherapist

B. App. Sc. (Physiotherapy) with Distinction, M.A.P.A., SCENAR Therapist Level 3

Craig has been practicing physiotherapy since 1999. He has extensive experience in a full range of sports and musculoskeletal physiotherapy. Craig uses thorough assessment, an individual approach to each patient and the latest treatment techniques to gain the best results for his patients.

Craig is one of the most experienced SCENAR Therapy trained physios in Australia and has been recognised with the qualification of Certified SCENAR Practitioner TM. This is the highest qualification available in SCENAR Therapy. Craig’s passion for SCENAR Therapy comes from his own dramatic recovery from chronic fatigue syndrome using SCENAR therapy. He has a special interest in treating people with complex health problems and problems that have been unresponsive to other therapies.

Craig utilises a full range of physiotherapy techniques including Integrated Dry Needling, Manual therapy and Exercise Prescription to gain the best outcome for his patients.

When not at the clinic Craig can be found with his wife and five young children, or paddle boarding and swimming at the local beaches.

Aaron Driver


Doc. Physiotherapy, B. Applied Science, Dip. Sport & Recreation, and IV. Fitness Trainer

Aaron is our newest member here at Back to Health Physiotherapy and we welcome him from Queensland! Aaron started off by getting a Certificate 4 in Fitness Training and a Diploma of Sport and Recreation. He then went on to study a Bachelors of Applied Science, achieving his Doctorate in physiotherapy.

For the past 10 years, Aaron has been practising as a musculoskeletal physiotherapist, specifically working with athletes in a range of sporting clubs such as the Brothers Bulldogs, Southport Tigers, and the Darling Downs. Over the years, he has also had experience working in Mobile settings, Medical Centres, and Rehabilitation Centres.

In Aaron’s spare time, he enjoys expanding his training in Muay Boran and Chaiya Martial arts, even going as far as to go training in South East Asia. He recently returned from competing in an international Thai sword fighting competition called Krabi Krabong; A Thai Stick and Sword fighting artform, which Aaron has had the privilege of learning from masters in this ancient style. Additionally, Aaron also enjoys Filipino art styles such as Balintawak.

Daniel Gschwind


B.Sc.Physiotherapy, B. Health Management

Please Note: Daniel is currently on leave and will return late 2024.

Daniel comes with a wealth of knowledge, including 8 years of international experience in Germany, specialising in orthopaedic rehabilitation. In addition to this, Daniel has studied a Bachelors Degree in Health and Management in 2015 and achieved international accreditation in Australia since 2018.

With a diverse skill set, Daniel has worked as an integral member of interdisciplinary medical teams; focusing on hip, knee, spine and shoulder injuries and post operatives. Since that time he has expanded his proficiency to include specialised musculoskeletal expertise working in and around the Northern Beaches.

Daniel is always looking to enhance his scope of practice, currently studying a studio rehab Pilates course – incorporating the functional movements of Pilates to provide diagnosis, injury management and ongoing resistance and prevention training.

Daniel’s philosophy in very much a “hands on approach” and prides himself on patient-centred care. He offers a range of effective soft tissue techniques, joint mobilisations, thorough biomechanical analysis, and exercise prescriptions for each individual client.

When not in the clinic, Daniel can be found both on and off dry land, enjoying his love of soccer on the field, or surf photography in the ocean. With a passion for the outdoors, Daniel enjoys an active lifestyle with his young family.

Danielle Hui

Remedial Massage Therapist

Danielle’s journey with remedial massage began after experiencing job-related stress living with consistent pain and tenderness from extremely tense muscles. She was introduced to Remedial Massage Therapy and found the benefits of softening, lengthening and most importantly relaxing the skeletal muscles helped to decrease pain, increase ease of mobility and improve posture. Danielle’s positive personal response opened up her passion for what she considers the ‘Art of Healing’. Following this experience she studied and practiced the strong and powerful effects of ‘Touch Therapy’. She has a Diploma of Remedial Massage and has been a Remedial Massage Therapist since 2011. She is a current professional member of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS).

Danielle discovered she has a rare gift for true compassion and deep empathy for those in pain due to injuries, stress or even lifestyle choices. Her belief in the body’s ability to heal itself and desire to help people holistically, complements her Remedial Massage Therapy. She provides stress and pain management by providing relief through targeting specific muscles requiring work in a gentle and nurturing manner.

Remedial Massage Therapy can provide the following benefits:

Danielle blends various massage styles to best suit the individual. She utilises a combination of techniques including Remedial Massage Therapy, Trigger Point Therapy, Deep Tissue Therapy, Myofascial Release, Manual Lymphatic Drainage Therapy, and Swedish Massage Therapy. Additionally, she has experience in On-Site Workplace Corporate Massage.

Danielle loves the Northern Beaches. She is a member of the local community Pop Choir in Seaforth and enjoys ‘Rueda’ dancing (Cuban Style Salsa). During warmer weather, she swims at the rock pools along the Northern Beaches. We know you will love your massages with Danielle where you are in good hands!

Ileana Medina

Remedial Massage Therapist

Ileana is an overseas-qualified physiotherapist with a postgraduate specialisation in physiotherapy and geriatrics. Ileana also has 10 years of experience in teaching Pilates-based exercise classes and ballet. She is passionate and competent in her extensive experience in therapeutic massage.

Ileana can provide a massage customised to fit your needs.

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Nicola Ellis

Front Desk Superstar

Nicola loves working with people and experiences a great deal of satisfaction in helping others.

Having majored in Health Studies during her Diploma of Teaching, she believes that in order to live life to the fullest, maintaining health must be a priority. A mother of three high achieving sporty sons and keeping physically active herself, she has experienced firsthand the benefits of physiotherapy.

Outside of the clinic, Nicola enjoys dancing, Curves workouts, coastal walks and socialising with family and friends.

Connie Sutton

Front Desk Superstar

Connie loves getting to know different types of people and having a good laugh. She values the importance of being kind to others which helps make your experience at Back To Health Physio as bright as possible. 


Connie is currently completing a Bachelor of Psychology at University and enjoys spending her spare time reading, Irish Dancing, doing arts and crafts and cuddling with her dog.

What they say about us

“Craig and his team have always been professional, friendly and put me at ease from the very first visit. They work hard to select the most appropriate treatment for your condition and, as the name suggests,- return you to health as quickly as possible. Highly recommended!”
Jane Pearce
“Fantastic physio practice. Welcoming and professional at every stage. I’ve been with this practice for years and it’s always a great experience. Highly recommended!”
Lisa Wandl
A very professional physiotherapy practice with outstanding commitment to achieving success for their clients.”
Christeena Hurst