Your Local Physio

North Wollongong and Woonona

Nathan Cooper ( B. App. Sc. Physio)

Senior Physiotherapist – Practice Principal

Your local Physio Nathan Cooper, brings almost 15 years experience in Physiotherapy. He has worked in some of Sydney’s Elite Sports Physio Clinics, as well as the leading spinal clinic – Sydney Spine and Pelvis.

Nathan has established Synergy Physio Co to bring this expertise to the Illawarra and provide Physiotherapy with a difference.

Over his career, Nathan has become especially interested in the inter-connectedness of the human body. He has undergone extensive post graduate training in both traditional Physiotherapy techniques, as well as several more holistic manual therapy approaches. This allows him to consider the musculoskeletal, neural, visceral and general health factors that may be influencing a patient’s symptoms.

Nathan’s treatment combines the use of traditional Physiotherapy, the Connect Therapy Model (a ‘new school’ Physiotherapy treatment approach), Strain/Counter-strain, Visceral Manipulation and exercise based rehabilitation. Nathan’s focus is on finding and treating the root cause of your symptoms, to give powerful and lasting results.

Nathan enjoys the challenge of treating complex or persistent injuries.

Outside of work, Nathan enjoys spending time with his 4 young children. He enjoys keeping active, running, swimming, in the gym or on a skateboard. He tries to maintain a well-rounded healthy lifestyle with lots of delicious food and great coffee!

Major Post Graduate Courses / Qualifications

  • New Manual Articular Approach – Upper Extremity
  • New Manual Articular Approach – The Lower Extremity
  • VM 1 – The Abdomen
  • VM 2 – The Abdomen
  • VM 3 – The Pelvis
  • VM 4 – The Thorax
  • Advanced Visceral Manipulation – The Visceral Osteo-Articular Relationships
  • Neural Manipulation 1
  • Neural Manipulation 2 – The Upper Extremity
  • Neural Manipulation 3 – The Lower Limb
  • Strain/Counterstrain 2 – The Extremities
  • Cranio-Sacral Therapy 1
  • Manipulation of the Spine and Extremities
  • Manipulation of the Spine, Thorax and Pelvis: An Osteopathic Approach
  • Certificate in Spinal Manual Therapy
  • Muscle Energy Techniques for the Thoracic Cage and Cervical Spine
  • Muscle Energy Techniques for the Lumbar Spine and Pelvis: Level 1
  • Muscle Energy Techniques for the Thoracic Cage and Cervical Spine
  • The Complete Cervical Spine
  • Discover the Sports Thorax
  • Discover the Sports Pelvis
  • The Discover Series for the Integrated Systems Model
  • Dry Needling Plus
  • Dry Needling Plus – Advanced Course
  • Allingham Total Lumbar Rehab
  • Allingham Foot and Ankle
  • Allingham Every Day Shoulder
  • Lyn Watson Level 1 Shoulder
  • Mulligan Upper Quadrant
  • Evolution Pilates
  • Level 1 Sports Course
  • The Sports Knee and Ankle Course
  • McKenzie Lumbar Spine Course
  • Level 2 Occupational Physiotherapy Course