Our Team

Scott MacDonald

A local to the Central Coast, Scott is one of the partners of Lisarow Physiotherapy. Scott is quickly becoming one of the leading Sports Physiotherapists on the Central Coast. Scott is an Olympic Physiotherapist, A Titled Sports Physiotherapist and has a Masters of Sports Physiotherapy through La trobe University.  Scott spends much of his summer travelling internationally with the Australian Snowboard Team, which recently culminated in him being selected as part of the Australian Medical Team at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, Korea.

Bringing back to Lisarow the latest in elite athlete injury management world wide, Scott has become passionate about arming himself with the modern tools of physiotherapy. Scott takes an very analytical and hands on approach to his work, looking at biomechanics, movement patterns and alignment to resolve his patients’ issues and equipping them with the knowledge and strength to better prevent future injury.

Scott is available Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Scott has late night appointments Mondays for any weekend injuries, and on Thursday nights to prepare you for the coming weekend.

Nathan Wood

As a partner and practicing physiotherapist, Nathan Wood completed his bachelor of Physiotherapy at the University of Newcastle in 2006 and has been part of the team at Lisarow Physiotherapy since early 2007.

The majority of his professional practice has focused on musculoskleletal disorders and he has a special interest in treating complex head and neck pain, vestibular/vertigo dysfunction and TMJ (jaw) disorders.

Over a 3 year period, he completed his post graduate training in deep dry needling which has opened up his abilities to treat disorders that are not responding to other forms of manual therapy. His strong belief is to get to the source of the problem and work out why the disorder is not resolving which has proved high effectively over the years.

Apart from work, Nathan lives with his wife and 3 young boys, is part of the local community church at Narara and enjoys anything to do with the ocean.

Alex Zuk

Alex is a fixture on the local physiotherapy scene having worked in private practice on the Central Coast for the last 15 years. Through that time he has garnered a wealth of experience in the treatment of sporting injuries, post operative rehabilitation, injury prevention, workplace rehabilitation as well as general day to day injury management.

Alex’s approach to physiotherapy employs a wide range of evidence based treatment methods typically encompassing patient education, manual therapies, dry needling as well as the latest in functionally specific exercise prescription. Through Alex’s career he has also fostered productive working relationships with local doctors as well as leading orthopaedic surgeons based both here on the Central Coast and out of Sydney.

Alex has well established ties to the Central Coast OzTag community where he has represented at various levels over the past decade. In addition to this he is a proud Queenslander so tends to be annoying around state of origin time each year!

Scott Howard

Scott is the newest member of our team at Lisarow Physiotherapy, graduating from the University of Newcastle with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) in 2017. He is a dually qualified Physiotherapist and Exercise Physiologist having previously completed a Bachelor of Science (Sport Science and Physical Activity) in 2008 and Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology (Rehabilitation) in 2012. Scott’s decision to return to university was based on broadening his scope of practice and increasing the tools he had to assist patient’s in their journey from acute to late stage treatment. He prides himself on quality exercise prescription and delivering easy to understand patient education.

Scott’s experience has predominantly been in chronic disease and chronic pain, adopting a holistic approach to empower patients to manage such complex conditions. In recent times his professional experience has shifted towards acute musculoskeletal injuries, reflected in time spent with local AFL and rugby league teams. Scott has completed short courses in running assessment and training, which coupled with his personal interest in running, has sparked his interest in lower limb biomechanics and return to sport.