Welcome to Peak Physique Physiotherapy Penrith

About Peak Physique Physiotherapy Penrith

Bernadette Hitchen
Principal Physiotherapist
B.App.Sci (Physiotherapy) A.P.A.M
As a graduate of The University of Sydney, Bernadette Hitchen has worked as a Principal Physiotherapist in Private practice and has been proudly providing professional and quality service.

Being a former representative netball player, Bernadette's diverse range of experience in Sports Physiotherapy includes Men's Premiere League Soccer and Women's State League Netball. Bernadette also has extensive knowledge and works with dancers of all genres. She has an exceptional outlook upon the injury prognosis for these patients. Bernadette has had extensive experience in Workers Compensation and Third Party Claims. She has worked with Multi National companies such as Downer EDI, Bunnings and CGU.
Bernadette is extensively trained in the assessment, diagnosis and comprehensive management of all musculoskeletal problems.

Predominantly, Bernadette uses hands on treatment techniques to promote, restore and maintain physical function, Bernadette can provide advice on self-management and home exercise programs to maintain well-being and empower the individual which will promote optimal quality of life.

As our principal Physiotherapist, she possesses advanced training in injury mechanism, pathology and rehabilitation which allows her to provide the most reliable and valid evidence based advice and treatment for musculoskeletal disorders.

She is most looking forward to helping you move well and stay in PEAK PHYSIQUE!


What is Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy is a dynamic health care profession with an established theoretical and scientific base. Physiotherapy has widespread clinical application and is concerned with human function and movement, and maximising physical potential. Physiotherapy treatment techniques are aimed at removing muscular, joint and nerve symptoms from either acute or chronic injuries. They restore normal function and mobility and provide patients with skills to help manage their problem long term.

Physiotherapy aims to prevent recurrence of injury by working with the client to develop strategies to manage specific problem areas.

Physiotherapy is science-based. Clinical skills and judgments are continually developed and updated after reviewing and evaluating the research evidence that underpins the profession.

Using a combination of manual therapy, therapeutic exercise, education, lifestyle advice, soft tissue techniques, and electro-physical modalities, Peak Physique Physiotherapy will continually strive to enhance health and maximise the potential of each client.