Meet Our Team
EXPHYS REHAB’s leadership team, Dr Vicky Phillips and Mr Chris Sinclair, are passionate about the positive impact that high quality rehabilitation achieves. The EXPHYS REHAB team recognise the privileged role we have in assisting our clients and customers to return people to work and life. We are driven by delivering exceptional outcomes at both a societal and industry level.
PhD, BPhEd (Ex&SpSc) (1st class Hons) ESSAM AEP
Dr Phillips’ attainment of first class honours paved the way to being awarded a doctorate PhD in Exercise Physiology at an impressively young age. Her research investigated the health benefits from land and water based exercise interventions. She has presented this research at international conferences, and published her findings in well regarded academic journals, such as the official journal for the American College of Sports Medicine. With her research cited by reputable academics, Dr Phillips is an invited peer-reviewer of respected academic journals. This research developed her passion to help people achieve work and life goals through exercise and goal achievement.
Clients and customers of Dr Phillips are in a privileged position, as she has the desire to apply her knowledge into real life clinical and consulting roles. She is a highly sought after professional specialising in occupational health, predominately return to work and life services. She specialises in workers compensation, compulsory third party and income protection.
Dr Phillips’ skills extend across a large scope of society. In association with Prince of Wales Hospital and University of Sydney, she has helped people with life changing infectious disease and illness return to optimal work and life. Through individual consulting and conference speaking, many high level legal professionals operate at their optimal work performance as a result of Dr Phillips’ involvement. Her experience extends to New Zealand, where she had an important role in a return to work initiative with the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC).
As a mother, Dr Phillips applies work-life balance through managing her personal career and young family. She implements her own goal setting by regularly completing full marathons over the past ten years.
BPhEd (Ex&SpSc) (1st class Hons) ESSAM AEP
Chris’ passion for health and rehabilitation began when he achieved first class honours in Exercise Physiology. He researched the effects exercise and food consumption have on eliminating alcohol in the body and reducing injury from motor crashes. This university research was presented at international scientific conferences. It led to Chris wanting to help those injured from motor accidents, and work injuries.
Chris has extensive clinical experience within injury and illness prevention and rehabilitation, occupational health and safety, pre-employment and corporate health. His knowledge and understanding of the personal injury and illness industries throughout Australasia benefits his clients and customers to achieve remarkable health and return to work and life outcomes. This industry knowledge was obtained when Chris’ leadership capabilities were recognised at the start of his career when he was placed in injury advisor and management roles at Workers’ Compensation and CTP Motor Accident insurers. This level of knowledge and experience, when coupled with Chris’ clinical experience, is invaluable.
He is a sought after consultant within specialised insurance rehabilitation sectors, such as compulsory third party, workers’ compensation, and income protection. He is motivated to share his level of knowledge and experience to achieve excellent health outcomes for his clients and customers, and embedding it into the team at EXPHYS REHAB. He gives back to the industry by mentoring other health professionals, presenting at conferences, and serving on working parties. In his role as an Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA) NSW State Board Member, Chris represents the exercise physiology profession on the NSW Motor Accidents Authority Allied Health Working Party. He provides high level input for the NSW WorkCover Allied Health Provider Framework review.
Chris’ vision is for all clients to recover from injury and illness and live a fulfilled, meaningful life. He firmly believes this goal can be achieved when people are provided the appropriate support and guidance from knowledgeable and experienced professionals.