Emma Ballantyne


Emma is a Northern Beaches local, having grown up in Curl Curl and attended Stella Maris college in Manly, she made the ‘big move up north’ to Narrabeen shortly after finishing university.  After completing degree at the University of Technology in Human Movement she was offered a position in the University of Sydney Masters of Physiotherapy program.

Like most physios, Emma has grown up playing a variety of sports and has been a water and snow skier from a very young age.  She has also had her fair share of injuries thanks to gymnastics and netball, which is possibly where the idea to become a physio grew from.   Nowadays, Emma leans towards less competitive activities such as yoga, pilates, surfing and running at Mona Vale or Collaroy beach in order to stay in fighting fit condition for her patients. 

After working in various busy clinics in the northern beaches area, Emma was drawn to the Bodyworks approach to patients and its reputation for providing quality treatment, being above all caring and constantly striving to remain at the forefront of technology to maximise patient recovery. 

Emma’s personal interests lie in helping people understand how to move their body efficiently and to prevent and overcome pain and movement dysfunctions.  She applies a hands on, holistic approach to her patients and is trained in dry needling, as well as occasionally drawing from alternative medicine practices (eg Chinese cupping) to assist with treatment. She incorporates her expertise in human movement into Pilates-based programs, utilising mat and reformer styles, often to introduce her patients to muscles and movement they weren’t previously acquainted with!  

Emma has also received training in cranio-sacral therapy, a very gentle but effective treatment for a wide variety of conditions such as pain, fibromyalgia, concussion and headaches.