Joanne Westoll

Joanne Westoll graduated from Cumberland College, Sydney University in 1987. She has over 30 years of clinical experience. Jo has worked on the South Coast in Narooma for nearly 25 years and is known and trusted by this community. She has a strong manual therapy bias and interest in pelvis and spinal treatment. Her special interest is in Acupuncture and she has been practicing this successfully for over 18 years.

Jo is a co-director of the practice.

Marianne Bekker

Marianne graduated with a B.Sc.(Hons, Dist) degree in Physiotherapy from the Hogeschool of Amsterdam in 1993. After working in The Netherlands and the UK for the first 6 years, she gained her Australian registration in 2000. Marianne is an experienced all-round Physio having worked extensively in both the public and private sectors and having completed many post-graduate courses across the fields of Physiotherapy. Her main interest lies with manual treatment of spinal and pelvic conditions using muscle-energy techniques, and she has a passion for active rehabilitation using the Pilates method. She enjoys teaching Pilates group classes, educating her patients and encourages injury prevention methods. She is also certified in Dry Needling, and finds it a perfect tool for restoring muscle tone.

Marianne is a co-director of the practice.

Lindsay Gabriel

Lindsay graduated from UNSW in 1979 and completed his post graduate diploma in Physiotherapy in 1980. He worked in hospitals in Sydney and Canada, and on return to Australia in 1985 was employed as a senior physiotherapist with the Department of Defence.  He worked for the Navy at Balmoral, Nowra and later at Garden Island until moving to Narooma in 2016. In addition to working in Defence, he worked extensively in private practice both in Canada and in Sydney. Between 1985 and 1998 Lindsay completed post graduate diplomas in Sport & Exercise Science, Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy and Sports Physiotherapy. He has a strong interest in the management of musculoskeletal and sports injuries.

Chris Mayer

Chris graduated from the University of Canberra in 2018 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy. He started his career down the South Coast in the Aged Care sector, and joined our team at Narooma Physiotherapy Centre in September 2020. He has a strong interest in exercise based prevention and rehabilitation and is keen to further develop his skills with the wider community. He has gained rapid traction and trust with our patients and is really enjoying this recent dynamic change. Chris can also be seen running around with the Narooma Lions AFL team on weekends.


Gail Niesar (Office Manager), Alison Gowan and Debra Medbury are our friendly and capable reception team, and are here to assist with your enquiries.