The Team

Dr Ellie Seckold (nee Frayne)

Dr Ellie Seckold graduated from the University of Sydney with first class honours and the university medal. Ellie's PhD from the University of Sydney investigated motor control and mental fatigue following facial nerve paralysis. Whilst completing her PhD Ellie worked in private practice and has experience in a wide variety of musculoskeletal and neurological conditions.

Whilst Ellie's special interests are in faces, jaws, headache and orofacial pain; she still enjoys treating general musculoskeletal and sporting injuries. She has worked extensivley in sports coverage in AFL, martial arts, swimming, rugby and other sports. Ellie enjoys applying the latest research to help patients acheive their health goals and return back to the sports and activities that they love.

Ellie is a 4th dan black belt in Tae kwon do and has previously competed for Australia.


Tate Seckold (APA Sports & Musculoskeletal Physio)

Tate graduated from the University of Sydney with a Masters of Physiotherapy after completing his Bachelor of Human Movement (exercise science) degree at UTS. Tate has also completed a double clinical Masters in Sports and Musculoskeletal physiotherapy through Griffith University in Queensland. This makes Tate a dual titled APA Sports & Musculoskeletal physiotherapist, placing him amongst the most highly qualified physios in Australia. His special interests are in tendinopathies, lower limb injuries and second opinion physiotherapy.

Tate has previously held qualifications as an Exercise Scientist and a Level 2 ASCA strength & conditioning coach, with a published article in the journal of Australian strength and conditioning. Tate will often incorporate targeted strength and conditioning programs into his patient's rehab. He has worked with a wide variety of athletes and sporting individuals from all walks of life. Tate was the Physiotherapist for the Australian Tae Kwon Do team during the Commonwealth Championships in 2014. Tate has also treated club rugby players, power lifters at the Arnold Classic and masters athletes during the Pan Pacific Games in 2018.