We exist to help patients perform better.

Injuries happen in all aspect of life; home, work, sport, and play, and we know these injuries affect the ability to perform.

We work hard to avoid the model that has people coming back over and over again. Offering a range of services, our aim is to assist in the recovery from injury in the most efficient way possible and to prevent the injury happening again.

We partner with a range of the local GPs, Specialists, and businesses to achieve an optimal resolution.

HPP strives to grow in knowledge and techniques to help all patients return to their optimal performance.

Our team, dedicated to getting you back to your best.

Johanna Kennard


Jo graduated from the University of Newcastle after moving here from her home town of Wollongong. She liked it in the Hunter so much she decided to stay.

Jo has experience working in the hospital environment with rehab patients to improve their outcomes and teaching anatomy at the University. She is passionate about working alongside people to help them understand their injury and recover well so they can get back to being active and doing what they love in life.

Jo is a keen runner but loves getting outside regardless of the activity. She is also a team sport enthusiast, especially netball and basketball, which she plays whenever she gets the chance!



B. Physio (Hons) – 2017

Jonty Durrheim


Jonty graduated from the University of Newcastle in 2017. He has had experience working with several sporting teams with a particular interest in soccer and cricket. He has a desire to help athletes meet the requirements of their sport.

He also enjoys working with people across all ages and athletic ability, and tailors his treatment to suit the goals of the individual. He has a particular passion for helping people get back to what they enjoy doing most.

Jonty plays a lot of sport, including soccer, squash and representative cricket. He is also a level one cricket coach.


B. Physio (Hons.) – 2017

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Tim Paine


Tim graduated from the University of Newcastle in 2011 with a First Class Honours in Physiotherapy. Since then he has always worked in private practice in the Hunter region.

Tim has previous experience with both the Newcastle Knights and Jets but also with Hunter Valley Grammar Rowing and various other local sports clubs. He has also worked extensively in orthopaedic rehabilitation with a number of local surgeons.

His real passion is getting everyone out doing what they want to be doing, whether it’s sport, work or fun, the goal is to enjoy life.

Tim has previously played and coached football but is currently doing his own rehabilitation following knee surgery.


B. Physio (Hons. First Class) – 2011
GEMt Dry Needling Level 1,2,3
Watson Shoulder Level 1


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Ryan Kennedy


Ryan graduated from the University of Newcastle in 2007. He returned to Vancouver, Canada where he began his private practice Musculoskeletal career.

During his career Ryan worked with athletes from all skill levels, weekend warrior to professional, and all age groups. He has worked with injured workers, from desk work to heavy manual labour. Ryan enjoys working with people from all age groups, sporting and non-sporting to achieve a quick but enduring solution to acute and chronic injuries.

Ryan is a keen cyclist who enjoys ice hockey and has played state level water polo.


B. Physio (2007)
GEMt Dry Needling Level 1,2,3
McKenzie Level 1
Sports Trainer Level 1
SFMA 1 & 2