Paul Heffernan

Director & Physiotherapist


  • B.App.Sci (Physio) – University of Sydney

  • MMSPhty – Griffith University

  • APA Sports Physiotherapist

  • APA Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

Awards & Commendations

  • Sydney University undergraduate degree achieved with Distinction

  • Griffith University Award for Academic Excellence 2008

  • University acknowledgements for continuing education facilitation

  • The University of Sydney Bronze Award for Professional education of Physiotherapy students


Growing up with a keen interest in sport and science, Paul recognised very early that his professional interests would involve the allied health field.

After completing his schooling at St. Michaels Regional High School and Trinity Senior High in Wagga Wagga, Paul went on to combine a Physiotherapy degree at Sydney University whilst playing Rugby League for the North Sydney Bears Rugby League Football Club. After finishing his degree, Paul commenced work with North Sydney Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Centre where he gained an invaluable foundation understanding in all areas, particularly relating to musculoskeletal and orthopaedic physiotherapy.

In 2000, Active Physiotherapy was established and has since developed an exceptional professional reputation throughout the Riverina for the provision of high quality physiotherapy services to the community. Active Physiotherapy has also enjoyed a respected relationship with medical practitioners and other medical businesses essential in optimal health provision.

Paul grew up in Wagga Wagga, is passionate about the town and its opportunities for the community. Paul continues to be involved in various sports as a competitor, coach and volunteer and also enjoys spending time with his family and raising his five daughters along with his wife, Kim.

Paul and the team of Active Physiotherapy are committed to and are strong believers in the power of hard work. Active Physiotherapy has held many long term business relationships as a result of this commitment. Paul has worked extremely hard to build and maintain Active Physiotherapy's strong reputation in the Allied Health Industry and is totally committed to building a company that is focused on quality, integrity, honesty and efficiency to provide the patient with the best possible outcome.

Sports, Mens, DirectorCristy Houghton