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Are you the motivated Physiotherapist with a passion for sports we are looking for?

If you've got a passion for managing sports injuries and progressing your career in

the sporting world then this could be your dream role!

Thornton Physiotherapy is a high quality physiotherapy practice in the Hunter Region aiming to help people get back to their best. We use state of the art dynamometry to perform accurate assessment, exercise software to deliver personalised injury rehab and strength conditioning programs. Have an onsite gym for free access so all patients can complete their rehab from start to finish.

As part of our team, you'll contribute to our main goal: To deliver the highest quality physiotherapy services in the hunter. You will help Thornton Physiotherapy become the premier sports physiotherapy in the region by bringing the rehab models utilised in the Elite setting to the amateur athlete.

Due to our rapid growth and increased demand for our services, we're seeking an exceptional Physiotherapist to expand our team.



Wanting to know if this is the job for you?

If you answer yes to any of the following..

  • You are a self confessed sport tragic like us

  • You are passionate about exercise and keen to develop your rehab strength & conditioning skill base

  • You are proactive

  • Hungry to learn

  • Committed to improving the outcomes of your patient

  • Think that Sports Titling and/or working in professional sport is a career goal

  • Fit our core values of honesty, passion, taking the lead and respect

  • You demand excellence of yourself and thrive on feedback.

  • Ready for professional growth


As a Physiotherapist at Thornton Physiotherapy, you will be responsible for:

  • Treating and managing sporting & mixed caseload of patients

  • Providing a full range of physiotherapy services including exercise prescription, patient education and manual therapy

  • Attending sponsored clubs training sessions to run injury prevention training

  • Delivering in-service's as part of in house training program

  • Attending 1 on 1 mentoring with Titled Sports and Exercise Physiotherapists for a minimum of
    1.5 hours a week

  • Support to go onto to become Titled Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist

  • Staying current with the latest advancements in physiotherapy techniques, evidence-based practices, and continuing education opportunities to provide the best care possible.

  • Correspondence with doctors, orthopaedic surgeons and Sports Doctors


To be considered for this position, you must possess the following:

  • AHRPA registered with no restrictions 

  • This role is open to both full time or part time applications

Apply Now for more information and submit your expression of interest

Here's what you'll get when you join the Team:

  • A Generous Salary – above award rate with performance rewards


  • $14,000 a year in 1 on 1 mentoring with Titled Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist
    - We are obsessed with personal, professional and clinical development. It is something we pride ourselves in - there is no cancelling these sessions when books are busy! On top of that we have installed a culture of support that all staff are ready to help at any time.


  • Sporting Team Networking and Assistance in selection - If working in Professional sports is something you are after then this is the right place. Our staff have gone onto Complete Masters in Sports and Exercise Physiotherapy, Join professional football teams, Manage semi professional basketball teams, Run Sporting academic courses such as Level 1+2 Sports courses.


  • A Supportive Culture – We have a supportive, progressive, relaxed culture.
    We focus on encouragement, developing strong clinical skills. Importantly in our patients we have instilled a culture around importance of exercise, continuing rehab and self efficacy. This is no EPA farm!


  • Physio Network – We have subscription that all physios are allowed to access to help stay up to date, learn and be well resourced.


Hi, I'm Murray Leyland and I started Thornton Physiotherapy for two reasons -

  1. To bring the highest quality rehab from the elite sporting world to the amateur athletes of my local community

  2. To create a workplace where I could help mentor young, passionate physios to become their best. And if desired help springboard them into working the sporting physio world if desired.



At Thornton Physiotherapy we pride ourselves on the quality of our assessments, diagnostic interpretation and rehab planning. 

We use a Vald dynamotor to perform accurate assessments. We combine this with Telehab a world class exercise software to deliver customised and tailored rehab programs to patients.
The football field next door to the clinic is utilised to do on field rehab / ACL training sessions and running rehab. 

Patient education is at the core of our approach.



What can we say? I think they are all amazing - but I am biased. We all have a sweet tooth so always welcome a bit of home baking.



We have a supportive, progressive, relaxed culture. We focus on encouragement, developing strong clinical skills. Importantly in our patients we have instilled a culture around importance of exercise, continuing rehab and self efficacy. This is no EPA farm!


Our biggest priority!!!
I can not state enough that working with us is an environment of support, clinical development and mentoring. Our seniors are always available during consults for assistance, guidance.
We encourage our staff when ready to go on towards Titling/Masters pathway as a as a rising tides floats all boats.


What Our Staff think about working at Thornton Physiotherapy

Beau Keywood

"Thornton Physiotherapy provides an environment to enable you to reach your full potential. At work we have the ability to have discussions about patients to ensure that the highest standard of care is being delivered. Personally I have been able to develop my physiotherapy skills to a point that has enabled me to work in professional sport"

Ellie Hayes

"Thornton Physiotherapy is a practice where you're able to challenge yourself and grow as a physiotherapist in a really supportive environment."

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