Meet Our Physiotherapists
Dave Berg – Director and Senior Physiotherapist
Dave Berg is the founder of Berg Physiotherapy and a director of Movehappy Healthcare.
Dave graduated from the University of Sydney in 1995 with Distinction. He returned to work in Canberra in 1997 and after working in a number of practices established Berg Physiotherapy in April 2002.
In 2007 Dave completed his Masters in Manual Therapy through the University of Western Australia, where he was awarded the class medal. Dave has also completed numerous other postgraduate courses including his level three APA Sports Physiotherapy qualification.
Dave has a particular interest in the treatment of pelvic pain and real time ultrasound for muscle retraining. Dave has been the contracted physiotherapy provider for the AFP Police College in Barton since 2006. He has provided medical coverage over the years to Tuggeranong Rugby Union, East’s Rugby Union, St Edmund’s and Marist College Rugby Union, and Eastlake Football Club.
Ryan Cunningham – Director and Senior Physiotherapist
Ryan is a director and senior physiotherapist for Movehappy Healthcare. He completed his Bachelor of Physiotherapy at the University of Canberra. Throughout his degree he gained employment with The Canberra Hospital as a physio assistant, working in neurological rehabilitation, medical wards and outpatient rehab. The last year of his degree was spent working in musculoskeletal physiotherapy alongside sports physios and providing sports trainer services to several sporting teams. After graduating, Ryan began work in private practice, where he has remained since. He worked with the CBR Brave Australian Ice Hockey League team and the Belconnen Blue Devils National Premier League football team in their 2016 seasons. He continues to treat athletes from novice to professional levels on a regular basis. Ryan enjoys working with a broad range of clients, from post surgical rehabilitation to acute injuries, cervicogenic headaches, TMJ disorders and chronic pain; to name a few.
Ryan prides himself on using evidence based practice and is passionate about ongoing professional development. He has used courses such as, Mulligan Concept, Lyn Watson shoulder courses, Barb Hungerford’ courses on Pelvis, SIJ, rib and spinal dysfunction and GEMt trigger point dry needling to assist in developing his skills. Ryan is also slowly working his way through a Masters in Strength and Conditioning and a Masters of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy.
Ben Martin – Senior Physiotherapist
Ben spent 9 years in the fitness industry before graduating from UC with a Bachelor of Physio.
During this time, he learnt the value of increasing a person’s physical capacity, and empowering them with the knowledge to preserve and increase it.
As a former swimmer, he understands the demands of elite training, competition schedules, and how frustrating injuries can be. He is particularly passionate about assisting athletes to break into the ranks of the elite.
As a physio, Ben’s goal is to return people to maximal function post-injury, and reduce their risk of recurrence through body awareness and reduction of imbalances.
Hannah Martin – Senior Physiotherapist
Hannah undertook a Bachelor of Sports Coaching and Exercise Science before completing her Master of Physiotherapy at University of Canberra where she placed top 5 in her year for musculoskeletal practice.
Since starting work with us in 2017 she has developed an increased interest in women’s health, hypermobility disorders and paediatric disability/physiotherapy.
She is undertaking further study in these areas as well as musculoskeletal physiotherapy and pre-and post-partum exercise training to help her clients get the best possible individually tailored results.
Hannah’s main goal as a senior physiotherapist at Movehappy is to help everyone reach their desired physical potential regardless of condition or disability and hopefully enjoy some laughs along the way!
Hamish van der Hoek – Senior Physiotherapist
Hamish van der Hoek completed his Bachelor of Physiotherapy at the University of Canberra. Hamish came to physiotherapy later in life, having started off as a civil engineer and has not looked back since. Hamish has a particular interest in lower back pain and having suffered from it in the past, understands how debilitating it can be. Hamish has found that hydrotherapy can often complement in clinic treatment well for a variety of conditions and will happily customise a program for you. Having previously coached tennis for 15 years, Hamish understands both the mental and physical components required for an athlete or weekend warrior to perform at their best. Outside of work, Hamish enjoys playing tennis, rock climbing and hanging out at a beach whenever possible.
Cameron Smith – Senior Physiotherapist
Cameron Smith completed his Bachelor of Physiotherapy at The University of Canberra. Cameron has worked across the healthcare field in a variety of settings; as both a physiotherapist in the hospital system and as the team physiotherapist for various sporting teams. Cameron is an advocate of Manual Therapy as well as exercise prescription and activity modifications. He is proficient in trigger point dry needling and recently completed a course in Strength and Conditioning. Some areas of interest for Cameron are jaw pain related disorders, as well as chronic / long-term pain. Cameron used to be a landscape gardener, has a background in boxing and Muay Thai and enjoys rock climbing, reading, and hiking.
Landon Kasparek is born-and-bred Canberran having studied at Narrabundah College and straight to the University of Canberra to complete a Bachelor of physiotherapy in 2021. He placed top 5 in his year for both musculoskeletal and cardiothoracic physiotherapy courses. He has a keen interest in the complementary relationship of manual therapy and exercise prescription to optimize recovery, particularly in the treatment of back pain.
Having a penchant for picking up new hobbies and skills, Landon’s sports include, but are not limited to, mountain biking, skiing/snowboarding, rock climbing and kickboxing. This list is due to expand imminently after being released from the chains of university assignments and exam study.
Lucy completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy at the University of Canberra. While studying, she gained an internship with the ACT Brumbies and worked as a sports trainer for local Rugby Union and AFL clubs.
Lucy is passionate about helping clients achieve their goals. She enjoys working with a range of clients, from acute injury management to rehabilitation for chronic and neurological conditions. Lucy has particular interest in paediatrics and women’s health, and provides post-operative treatment at the CAPS Clinic to aid early recovery.
Outside of work, Lucy enjoys spending time with her two dogs and horse. She regularly trains and competes at local dressage competitions. Having spent several years working in the equestrian industry, Lucy understands the physical demands of both amateur and professional riders.
Josh is a long time Canberran having studied at Canberra Grammar School and later graduated from the University of Canberra in 2022 with First Class Honours and Top 5 ranking in clinical placements.
In his gap year between school and university, he worked at a boarding school in Scotland and assisted coaching rugby and cricket. He competed at the Scottish National Swimming Championships. Josh has also been a development level Swimming Australia Coach for the past six years.
As a previous high level swimmer, Josh understands the difficulties injuries present in maintaining training and competition schedules. Josh is very passionate about injury prevention and optimisation of training programs to reduce risk of injury in the sporting setting.
Josh also has a keen interest in military overuse injuries. The highlight of his university placements was working in Joint Health Command at the Royal Military College – Duntroon. Josh’s university honours project investigated bone loads associated with military training, to help predict the likelihood of developing shin splints. At Movehappy, he is providing physiotherapy coverage for the Australian Federal Police College. Josh enjoys assisting all his clients to balance their occupational training requirements, injuries, rehabilitation and lifestyle.
In his spare time, you will likely find Josh on the golf course or practicing the bagpipes, both of which will probably take a lifetime to master.