Chris Slaviero

Principal Physiotherapist

On first graduating as a physiotherapist, Chris' learning curve was immense.  He had completed a degree in Sport and Exercise Science, and Nutrition in 2012, before completing his Masters of Physiotherapy at Sydney University in 2014, and the realisation quickly hits him, that there was a wide gap between the knowledge gained at university, and the knowledge and skills you required to be a great physiotherapist in private practice.

Driven by this realisation, Chris strives to create the very best learning environment he can, to shape the therapists that he hires into Australia's leading private practice practitioners. This includes helping them to develop the technical skills and knowledge that is required, as well as teaching them to be the best educators and teachers they can be, to their own patients.

Sport, health and fitness have always been, and continue to be, a passion of Chris'. Most people who know him are aware that he is an absolute golf tragic.  His other passion is people and hearing their stories! Chris has pulled these two passions together and developed relationships with the best gyms in the Penrith area.

Coming from a family of business owners, the progression from employee and mentee to employer and mentor felt a natural progression for Chris.  After working at Physio Inq Glenmore Park for 3 years, Chris made the bold move of purchasing both Physio Inq Penrith and South Penrith in 2018 and hasn't looked back.

Chris continues to learn as a business owner, a therapist, a mentor, and an educator, and can honestly say that he has the greatest amount of support, from the best team in the healthcare industry.

Ajay Cherimulla

Senior Physiotherapist

Ajay completed his Bachelor of Physiotherapy at Western Sydney University. He is a fitness enthusiast with 8 years experience in a gym setting, giving him good insight into rehabilitation and how strength and conditioning has a major role to play in it. Ajay has worked with Shield rugby league teams and has developed key skills in managing sporting injuries. His practical experience in neurological, cardiorespiratory, aged care and musculoskeletal placements, ensures he is well rounded in treating a variety of conditions.

Justin Bonifacio

Senior Physiotherapist

Justin has completed his Masters of Physiotherapy at the University of Sydney. Justin has a special interest in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy due to his passion for sports, especially combat sports and powerlifting. He has clinical experience in various types of settings including cardiopulmonary, neurological, community, orthopaedics, rehabilitation and musculoskeletal practice. Justin strongly believes in helping people understand their injuries in order to empower them to get the best results their treatment. To know more is to do more! In his spare time, Justin trains in mixed martial arts, enjoys football and travelling.

Robert Loucos

Senior Physiotherapist

Robert completed Doctor of Physiotherapy degree and has a Bachelors degree in Sports and Exercise Science. Whether it is in the gym, at home, in the workplace or on the sporting field Robert will get to the root cause of the problem and find ways to keep you active and moving. Having played elite soccer himself, he has a keen interest in the soccer scene and loves to find safe ways to get you back on the field as soon as possible. He has spent time working with elite sporting teams such as Blacktown Spartans Football Club and Blacktown Workers Manly Sea Eagles Rugby League. From working with players on pre-rehabilitation during early season, in the gym working on strengthening, come finals time or keeping you at work Robert will help get you back in the workplace or on the field.

Shranal Prasad


Shranal is a very passionate physiotherapist who wants to help all his clients! If it’s improving performance, returning to sport, playing with your child pain-free or addressing any niggles, Shranal is your go-to. Shranal completed his Masters of Physiotherapy at the University of Sydney and believes in treating the root cause of your injury, so it doesn’t return down the track or cause any other issues. In his free time, Shranal loves to weight train, trains and coaches in martial arts and plays basketball.

Stephen Hernandez


Stephen completed his Masters of Physiotherapy and Bachelor of Health Science at the University of Sydney. Throughout his tertiary studies, Stephen has been able to accumulate experience and knowledge from a variety of clinical placements ranging from cardiopulmonary, neurological, musculoskeletal and aged care facilities. He also has several years of experience in weightlifting (Olympic and powerlifting) and over time has developed this into a passion for biomechanics, strength and conditioning. Stephen will always strive to deliver the best treatment using the latest evidence based research in order to achieve patient goals.

Daniel Maytom

Exercise Physiologist

Daniel has been part of the furniture at greater west physio for some time. He has many years’ experience with both manual therapy and Exercise based rehabilitation. Working with largely workers compensation, Medicare and with elderly clients and veterans. With his Friendly personality and willing to help clients with treatment Daniel offers the efficient and personable service to get the clients back on their feet and on the road to recovery.

Joe Nachar

Exercise Physiologist

Joe, a graduate of the University of Sydney, brings extensive experience in NDIS-focused exercise physiology to our team at Physio Inq. With a strong focus on preventing injuries and an interest in promoting neurological and cardiovascular rehabilitation, he is dedicated to improving the well-being of our clients. He is passionate about integrating solutions with exercise physiology to advance the field and help clients achieve their health goals. Outside of work, Joe relishes in discovering innovative healthcare solutions and enjoys spending time in nature, going on walks and fishing trips.

Rose Mercieca

Remedial Massage Therapist

After completing her Bachelors of health (Sport and Exercise Science) at Western Sydney University, Rose completed her diploma of remedial massage at the Australian Institute of Fitness to further her knowledge and ability to help patients to live a pain- free life and optimise sports performance through correct recovery and maintenance.

Rose works with the GWS Giants (AFL) and the Parramatta Eels (NRL) as well as running her own business specialising in event and sports first aid. Rose also teaches first aid and Sports Medicine Australia courses which allows her to have a wide knowledge of injury management and recovery.

Rose's experience in sport and her academic background allows her to treat a variety of chronic conditions and niggles that you may have. While she specialises in remedial and sports massage, if you just want to relax, she can do that too!

Mel Nisbet

Clinic Manager

Mel leads our exceptional admin team and keeps everything running smoothly. Mel’s welcoming smile and attitude along with her willingness to help you in any way she can is what sets her apart! Mel holds the team together like no one else could.

Kathleen Munro

Client Relationship Manager

Kathleen is an incredibly lovely and personable individual, who brings a vibrant and friendly demeanour to our team.
With her warm and welcoming personality, Kathleen creates and inviting atmosphere around the clinic.
She genuinely cares about the well-being of others and goes above and beyond to ensure everyone feels understood and supported.

Mikaylee Drysdale

Client Relationship Manager

Mikaylee is the embodiment of efficiency in our clinics. When something needs doing quickly, she is the person to turn to! Mikaylee's warm smile and conversational nature makes a great first impression for our patients.

Olivia Vaccari

Client Relationship Manager

Olivia began working for us as a junior receptionist on Saturdays while still studying at school. Now studying law and commerce at university, Olivia divides her time between her study and work. Olivia has attention to detail and has grown into her role with us.

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