Nathan Ashby – Physiotherapist

Nathan Ashby – Physiotherapist

APA Physiotherapist


I deeply believe in the benefits that hands on treatment combined with an exercise program in an educated and empowered client can provide. Empowering clients to understand what they can do to manage their own concerns is a key element of my treatments.


I began study as a physiotherapist following experience as a client myself. Since the beginning of my career in North Lakes in 2016 I have always sought out high quality professional development courses to advance my understanding of rehabilitation and how to provide better outcomes for my clients. 

I always aim to assist in answering all your questions and concerns to ensure you have a thorough understanding of your presentation as well as how we can work together to enhance your recovery.


Since beginning work with The Lakes FC in late 2017, working with athletes to enhance their performance and prevent injuries has become a key area of interest of mine. This has led me to develop a special interest in a range of sport specific management strategies, in particular load management and the return to training and return to sport process.


Clinically, my area of interest largely lies with ACL injuries and how to optimise rehabilitation be it either with non-surgical or surgical management pathways.


Special Interests

  • Management of ACL injuries – non-surgical and surgical pathways
  • Groin pain
  • Hamstring strains
  • Ligament injuries
  • Tendon pain
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Post-op recovery from orthopaedic surgery
  • Adolescent injuries such as Osgood-Schlatters, Sever’s disease, low back injuries (pars defect/stress fracture or spondylolisthesis)

Reggie Heywood

Reggie Heywood

(Accredited Exercise Physiologist, Accredited Exercise Scientist (ESSAM), ASCA Strength & Conditioning Coach) 


Reggie thoroughly believes that movement is medicine and that educating and empowering people to self-manage their existing injuries to prevent future health concerns is the key to leading a healthy & fulfilling life. 


Reggie graduated from the University of Queensland in 2016 with a Bachelor of Exercise & Sports Science majoring in Clinical Exercise Physiology. He also pursued an honours project looking at the effects of high intensity interval training (HIIT) in people with cancer, which led him to publish research on effects of exercise in advanced stage cancer patients. From this, he has developed expertise in developing scientifically supported interventions for chronic and complex diseases, with a focus on enhancing quality and ease of movement to allow people to be their strongest and healthiest. 


Many years of experience in strength & conditioning for a variety of sports, in addition to a personal background in competitive weightlifting, has allowed Reggie to develop an understanding of the training demands of athletes ranging from developmental to Olympic levels. 


Special Interests

  • Exercise & physical activity for different Cancers 
  • Musculoskeletal & Occupational (work related) injury rehab 
  • Lifestyle management for Diabetes and Weight loss 
  • Mental health issues

In addition to:

  • Strength & Conditioning Training 
  • Sport Science & Performance Testing 
  • Dry Needling & Taping techniques