Lithgow Physiotherapy
02 6352 2288 225 Mort St, Lithgow (opposite Woolworth's car park.) Phone 02 6352 2288

We only provide Physiotherapy, and we do it right.

Welcome to Lithgow Physiotherapy.

Looking for a physiotherapist? Lithgow Physiotherapy has been servicing the Greater Lithgow Region and the Upper Blue mountains for over 30 years.

We provide Physiotherapy, Hydrotherapy, Injury Management Services and Home visits to the elderly in the community. We take great pride on our team of experienced physiotherapists, client centred care and our commitment to outstanding service for those who we see.

Call 02 6352 2288 today for an appointment or for more information.


We are the longest running physiotherapy practice to be established in the Greater Lithgow Region and have been operating since 1983. The practice was opened and operated by Carol Anne Stevens. In June 2015 Carol Stevens retired and Joseph Lee took over the running of the practice.

The Team

We are a group of friendly and hard - working people at Lithgow Physiotherapy. Our primary goal is not just to get you pain-free but to get you back on track.

Click here to meet the team.

Amongst our physiotherapists, we have combined clinical expertise of 60 years. We have treated literally thousands of injuries of various age groups and people of all walks of life


We aim to provide the community with the best service possible. Lithgow physiotherapy understands that being injured can be an overwhelming process. We listen and genuinely care for your needs and respect your decision in choosing us as your treatment provider.

Joseph Lee

B App. Sc (Physiotherapy)

“I’m here to guide you on your journey to recovery.”

Treatment revolves around empowering the individual to believe that there can be change through small steps.

Joseph became the new owner of Lithgow Physiotherapy in June 2015. He graduated from a Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy) at the University of Sydney. He is a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association and is certified in Dry needling.

Joseph has had experience in major teaching hospitals in Sydney and Newcastle in musculoskeletal, neurological, geriatrics and paediatrics which has given him knowledge and skills in effective and evidence based treatment.

Joseph came to Lithgow in 2014 and was quickly accepted by all clients due to his caring and professional approach. He believes that educating the client of the condition is the key step in successful treatment. He also explains effectively what to expect from treatment and what to do if progression is slower than expected.

His key interests are paediatrics, rehabilitation post- stroke and chronic pain. He hopes to pursue further studies in musculoskeletal and hand therapy once he gets a few more grey hairs!

Aside from physiotherapy, Joseph enjoys hiking in the Blue Mountains and a particular taste in tennis and badminton. He has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and loves Jazz Music as he plays the piano and synthesizer frequently in a band. He loves coffee, the mountains and music.

Julie Barnett

BSc (Anatomy) PGD (Physiotherapy)

Julie graduated with qualifications from The University of New South Wales and Cumberland College of Health Sciences (Sydney University) and is a Gold member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association.>

Julie’s experience is extensive having worked in major Sydney teaching hospitals, as well as Orange, Armidale, Tamworth and Lithgow Hospitals before joining Lithgow Physiotherapy. Julie understands the challenges of rural health having lived, worked, and raised a family in rural settings.

Working for 24 years as a Physiotherapist in Lithgow Julie has developed a keen interest in providing a precise diagnosis and the treatment of a wide variety of acute as well as chronic conditions. Her key interests include work and sports related injuries and post operative rehabilitation.

Julie has a specific interest in providing a professional empathetic approach to men, before and after prostate cancer surgery, and to women who have incontinence problems.

Julie aims to effectively explain and educate each client using a friendly professional approach. She believes that this helps each client to understand their condition and then effectively manage and recover optimal health and fitness.

Julie loves bushwalking and multiday hikes with her family and friends all around Australia. She is keen to stay fit and healthy despite her love of fine food, good coffee and dark chocolate. She loves gardening and listening to classical music.

Susan Roxon

Susan graduated from Sydney University and has worked extensively with refugees, mostly in the area of chronic and psycho-somatic pain. She is also qualified as a massage therapist, a Pilates instructor and Feldenkrais practitiioner.

Susan is fascinated by human movement and aims to help clients move with more ease and less effort. This can result in significant reduction in pain. She believes that an important way of overcoming chronic pain is through improved body awareness, which can assist sufferers to discover easier and less painful ways moving and living.  At the most basic level, her aim is to help people to move more and move better!

Clients find Susan warm and approachable. She believes that clear explanations are important, and that clinicians/therapists need to be good listeners so that clients feel at ease and are able to talk about issues that are concerning them. She believes that treatment is most effective when it as a collaborative process, with the physiotherapist and the client working together to solve a problem.

Susan moved to the upper Blue Mountains from Sydney last year, in order to spend more time drawing and painting, gardening and walking, and enjoys working in the friendly and close knit community of Lithgow.

Front Office Staff

Our lovely front office staff will be the voices that you hear over the phone and the first smile that you see when you walk in to Lithgow Physiotherapy. They are the cornerstone of the practice when it comes to administration and making the place function effectively.

Coffee vs tea, full cream milk vs skim milk, Canadian accents are some of the things that you might hear whilst out in the waiting room.


Physiotherapy is a healthcare profession that assesses, diagnoses, treats and works to prevent disease and disability through physical means. Physiotherapists are experts in movement and function who work in partnership with their patients, assisting them to overcome movement disorder, which may have been present from birth, acquired through accident or injury, or are the result of ageing or life changing events. (Australian Physiotherapy Association)


  • All musculoskeletal conditions and sports injuries – pediatrics to the elderly
  • Women and Men’s Health using real time ultrasound
  • Post-operative rehabilitation (joint, ligament, tendon repairs)
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Dry needling and remedial massage
  • Neurological rehabilitation- post stroke
  • Falls prevention
  • Home visits for the elderly (Currently only in the Lithgow region)
  • Chronic pain management plans
  • Fully equipped gym on site


The aims of physiotherapy are:

  • Restore normal joint range of motion, strength and function.
  • Encourage tissue healing and reduce pain.
  • Prevent the injury reoccurring again.
  • Education on managing the injury which is a fundamental to successful treatment.

Call 02 6352 2288 for an appointment today!

Contact Us

225 Mort St
Lithgow 2790
(opposite Woolworth's car park.)
Phone: 02 6352 2288
Fax: 02 6352 2269

Office Hours

8:30 am - 6:00 pm
08:30 am - 6:00 pm
09:00 am - 6:00 pm
08:30 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:30 pm

Hydrotherapy at Lithgow Hospital

9 am - 11 am
9 am - 11 am

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