Meet the Team

Andrew Ilieff – Physiotherapist
and Strength and Conditioning coach

At BeFit Training Physiotherapy Double Bay, we’re experts in optimising health. We work with anyone experiencing physical pain or limitation –

> from professional athletes to weekend warriors;
> from injury recovery to arthritis prevention
> paediatric and adolescent sports injuries;
> from post-surgery patients and others who have experienced life-altering events

We’ll help you to reach your own personal level of ‘optimum health’ – unique to your body. Our team are highly professional with years of experience, solving a range of physical ailments and issues.

Andrew Ilieff

Andrew Ilieff

Andrew Ilieff

APA Physiotherapist & ASCA Strength & Conditioning coach

Bach Physiotherapy, MAPA, SPA

Andrew’s career in physiotherapy began in the ‘elite’ sporting arena and in private practice, the lessons learned in this, high pressure environment have created a platform for Andrew to excel in this profession. Andrew established BeFit Training Physiotherapy in 2017. A physiotherapy practice with a difference & that difference, was absolute excellence 100% of the time, attention to customer service, detail, & excellence in physiotherapy.

Andrew Ilieff is a highly skilled physiotherapist. You can be assured that when you see Andrew, your complaint will be thoroughly assessed, and he will use the most appropriate and up to date techniques to treat your problem. Andrew’s treatment will always be governed by research. He is constantly analysing the results of the most recent clinical trials so that you can receive the most up to date treatment, helping you to get better sooner. Andrew only ever uses evidenced based and clinically proven treatment techniques. Andrew is also a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association.

Andrew is very time aware and prides himself on seeing his patients on time. With a history of treating and servicing busy professionals in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs, he respects your time and does his best not to keep you waiting. Andrew is qualified strength & conditioning coach and not only works with clients on their journey to recovery but facilities many elite athletes on their sporting journey. 

Andrew has:

  • 15 years combined study & clinical experience in physiotherapy
  • Worked with both the elite athlete & ‘weekend warrior’

Had great success in treating:

– Acute sporting injuries

– Overuse running, cycling & swimming injuries

– Post operative shoulders, hips, knees and ankles

– Complex neck & back cases.

– Headaches, migraines, TMJ and Jaw issues

– Paediatric Sports Physiotherapy cases 

From Andrew you can expect: 

A good listener, great customer service and follow up, time spent in assessment phase, plenty of ‘hands on’ physio, exercise and a solution to your problem.

Joel Adelman

Joel Adelman

Joel Adelman

APA Physiotherapist

– Bachelor of Science (Anatomy & Histology), University of Sydney
– Master of Physiotherapy, University of Sydney
– Accredited Sports Trainer (Level 1 Sports Trainer – Sports Medicine Australia)
– Member of Australian Physiotherapy Association

Having grown up injury prone on the sporting field and spending much of his time as a patient himself, Joel understands the impact and frustration that comes along with injuries. This drove his passion for physiotherapy and the desire to provide his clients with the highest quality care. His dedication, compassion and positive demeanour, help to inspire, encourage and drive those around him to success.

In 2018 Joel suffered a complete ACL tear in his right knee. After a reconstruction surgery he took on the challenge of mastering his own rehab in conjunction with Andrew Ilieff, and now completely understands what is required from both a patient and therapist in order to have a successful and holistic approach to returning from injury.

Joel has a strong background in human anatomy and a passion for musculoskeletal and sports related injuries, and particularly enjoys working with young athletes. Joel has over 7 years’ experience coaching gymnastics at both Ascham and Kincoppal School, with a focus on coordination, strength and balance.

Joel has 7 years combined study and has gained experience and developed skills across a broad range of areas including sports, orthopaedic rehabilitation, neurological rehabilitation, geriatrics, paediatrics and cardiopulmonary. Joel uses a combination of exercise therapy, manual techniques and evidence-based practice to help his clients return to optimal health and to prevent further injuries.

From Joel you can expect: 
High energy, a constant smile, the perfect balance of hands on treatment and exercise prescription, and finally, through personal experience, an understanding of what it takes to get the results you want.

Cameron Dyer

Cameron Dyer

Cameron Dyer

B. Physiotherapy (Hons), APAM
Physiotherapist And Rehabilitation Specialist

Cameron is a physiotherapist with a special interest in sports physiotherapy and athlete rehabilitation. He is currently completing his post graduate degree in sports physiotherapy to become titled as an APA Sports Physiotherapist. Cameron has recently had his research on injuries in adolescent rugby players accepted for publication in The International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching. Cameron is currently the Rehabilitation Physiotherapist at the Men’s Australian Rugby 7’s team and has formerly worked with Manly Sea Eagles (NRL), the Australian Indigenous Rugby League team and the Manly Warringah Netball Association. Cameron combines the best available evidence with his experience in professional sport to offer an integrated approach to injury management and rehabilitation to help you overcome injury and achieve your potential.
Zab Azulay

Zab Azulay

Zab Azulay

APA Physiotherapist

-Bachelor of Health Science (Sport & Exercise Science) with Distinction, Western Sydney University
-Level 1 Strength & Conditioning Coach, ASCA
-Master of Physiotherapy, University of Sydney

Zab has always lived an active lifestyle from a young age. He began playing soccer at the age of 5 and well into his teens, then took up boxing at 16. He was introduced to weight training as he was determined to move up in weight-class for boxing at the age of 20. He quickly fell in love with the process and the progress, and began to truly appreciate the mental and physical benefits gained from keeping an active lifestyle. Zab was exposed to the benefits of physiotherapy when he suffered a wrist injury in boxing, and a shoulder and lower back injury in the gym. He knows first-hand the benefits physiotherapy can provide in getting you back to doing what you love.

Zab has completed a Bachelor of Health Science majoring in Sport & Exercise Science with Distinction from Western Sydney University and a Masters of Physiotherapy from Sydney University. Furthering his education and developing his skills he is also a qualified Level 1 Strength & Conditioning Coach. His keen interest in sport & exercise research and evidence-based practice throughout his studies have motivated him to apply the latest evidence-based treatments or training methods to himself, allowing him to bring a well-balanced approach to his treatments for clients.

Zab’s passion and sound understanding of physiotherapy skills, rehabilitation strategies, strength training and background in exercise science allow him to effectively explain concepts, exercises and rehab techniques in a way that is easy to understand and empowers his clients. He inspires clients to be the best versions of themselves through his gentle yet motivational way of assisting them on their recovery journey. His main area of interest is in treating gym and sporting related injuries.

Shaun Edwards

Shaun Edwards

Shaun Edwards

Exercise Physiologist, Personal Trainer and Strength & Conditioning Coach

  • Bachelor of Exercise Physiology, University of New South Wales
  • Accredited Athletics Coach (Level 2 Advanced Coach – Sprints)
  • Exercise Professional (Certificate III & IV in Fitness)

As an Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP), Shaun currently provides services to Befit Health and St. Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney Mental Health Service. He currently provides treatment and rehabilitation to healthy populations, as well as those experiencing acute, sub-acute and chronic medical conditions, diseases or injuries to improve quality of life. Working alongside Befit Health Physiotherapists, Shaun uses his knowledge in clinical and sports medicine to provide safe, effective and individual programming.

Shaun has also continued his passion for sports performance with over 15 years’ experience coaching individuals and team athletes at School, Academy, Club, State and National Levels. His athletes range from State and Australian Champions or Record Holders in Track & Field, to NSW and Australian Representation in Rugby League and Union.

His current goals for 2018 are to compete as a Masters Competitor in Track and Field and Weightlifting.

Shaun has:

  • 15 years combined study & clinical experience in strength & conditioning

Had great success with:

– Masters athletes 

– High performance athletes 

– Post operative rehab

– Junior athletic development 

From Shaun you can expect: 

A cheeky smile, great customer service and follow up, intelligent programming and exercise prescription, a great sense of humour and results!

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