Erina SPorts & Spinal Physiotherapy


Ed Alarca

Ed Alarca

Ba. Nursing M. Physiotherapy

Ed commenced work with Erina Sports & Spinal Physiotherapy in 2015 and combines his love of fitness with musculoskeletal physiotherapy and sports physiotherapy.

Ed’s diverse skill set gained from his roles in Emergency Nursing, Sport rehabilitation and involvement are greatly valued in our team approach.

In his spare time you may also find him in his challenging role in the Emergency department as senior RN at Gosford hospital.

He works at Erina Sports & Spinal Physiotherapy on Monday, Wednesday & Friday

Hannemari De Jager

BTech Sport and Exercise Technology | BTech Biokinetics | BHSc Physiotherapy

Hannemari worked as an Accredited Exercise Physiologist/Biokineticist in Hong Kong and South Africa for more than 10 years working closely with Physiotherapists, Podiatrists, and Massage Therapists.  During this time her interest in Women’s Health was ignited.  In 2012 she commenced her Physiotherapy degree in New Zealand, closely followed by her Women’s and Men’s Health training in Australia.

With more than 10 years of experience in injury rehablitation Hannemari strongly believes in using exercise to help people achieve their best physical health.  Other treatment modalities that she uses is  manual therapy, intergrated dry needling and Clinical Pilates as complementary treatment to exercise prescription.  She especially enjoys working with post-natal women to help them return to exercise and sport.  Furthermore, Hannemari has extensive knowledge in working with runners to assist them in running injury free.

Hannemari  regularly attends advance courses to extend her advanced skills in Physiotherapy, Women’s and Men’s Health, and Exercise Rehabilitation. In her free-time she rarely sits still, enjoying long distance running, hiking, playing squash and golf.  She is also a keen traveler.

Her main interest are:

. incontinence

. prolapse

. bladder dysfunction

. menopause

. pre-/post-natal care including pelvic girdle pain

. deep core retraining

. return to exercise programmes

. exercise rehabilitation

. injury free running

. men’s health (incontinence, pelvic pain, erectile dysfunction, pre-/post prostatectomy)


B. App. Sc (Physiotherapy)

Sam grew up on the Central Coast and studied physiotherapy at the University of Newcastle, graduating in 2014. Since then he has gained a lot of experience treating a variety of injuries and conditions in a number of different clinics, including two years working in England and Wales.

His passion is surfing and he also enjoys tennis, basketball and Australian rules.

Sam is experienced in treating a range of musculoskeletal and sporting injuries and conditions.

He works at Erina Sports & Spinal Physiotherapy on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.