Canberra Physiotherapy and Exercise Physiology Services at the NHC

We have two fantastic Physiotherapists available to NHC members.

Sam Payne is a Physiotherapist and Exercise Physiologist, who works hand in hand with our doctors to deliver great results for his patients. He is knowledgeable across chronic neck and back pain, sports injuries, workplace injuries, migraine relief and much more.  As an exercise physiologist he can also advise on how exercise can be used to manage chronic diseases like arthritis, cardiovascular disease and depression.

Jacinta Searles has joined our team in 2021 and has extensive experience in private practice, aged care and hospital settings.  Her areas of clinical interest include musculoskeletal and sports injuries, orthopaedic rehabilitation, dry needling, hydrotherapy and strength and conditioning.

Sam and Jacinta both work from our Higgins clinic and their services are available to NHC members only.  Call (02) 6178 0400 to find out more or book in for an appointment.

Sam Payne

Physiotherapist & Exercise Physiologist

Jacinta Searles


Physiotherapy appointments can now be booked online

Appointments with Sam and Jacinta are now available to be booked online, for both new and existing patients.

Sam Payne:     Book Appointment

Jacinta Searles:     Book Appointment

Bulk Billing physiotherapy in Canberra

We provide bulk billed physiotherapy services to members, supporting our great team of GPs to look after your physical health needs.

Affordable family healthcare

Unlimited bulk-billed healthcare for you and your family all year round as a member.

Bulk billed by appointment

Forget long wait times, get access to a bulk billed GP at a time that suits you.

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