Kavan Chen – Physiotherapist and Exercise Physiologist on Bridge St in the Sydney CBD


Meet Kavan


Growing up in Beverly Hills and playing a multitude of sports, Kavan’s education pathway of EP/Physio stemmed from wanting to understand the body, optimize performance, and pursue injury risk reduction. Kavan completed his Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise Physiology) in 2017 and Master of Physiotherapy at the start of 2020, both through the University of Sydney.

Whilst completing his master’s degree, Kavan was working as a contracting AEP at a private practice as well as doing home health/mobile servicing, treating a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions across a multitude of age ranges and exercise levels. Applying his knowledge base amidst COVID19, Kavan worked as the primary physiotherapist in a regional Tasmanian aged care facility – encountering a plethora of musculoskeletal and neurological patients. In saying this, Kavan has always held a passion for strength and conditioning and sports performance.

Kavan has competed in Division1Men’s Basketball Tournaments and Eastern University Games (Men’s Basketball), as well as Touch Football, Rugby Union, Soccer, and Athletics at a high level during high school. If not playing a sport, Kavan enjoys resistance training through a combination of bodybuilding, powerlifting, and Olympic lifting.

Kavan has cultivated a passion for incorporating manual techniques alongside client-centered exercise prescription into his approach to reduce injury risk and optimize function. His approach to rehab is tailored to understanding pain, normalizing mobility, and progressive overload, as well as improving motor control, stability, and movement mechanics to help prevent injuries.

Kavan is a registered practitioner with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA).

Kavan is available at Quay Health Monday through Friday. Call (02) 9252 2825 to make an appointment. Or book online.

When to visit Kavan

As a Physiotherapist, most people visit Kavan when they are experiencing pain in the muscles or joints, or nerve pain. The pain may an acute injury such as a fall at home, a workplace accident or sporting injury, or it may be pain that has been there for a long time- what many call ‘chronic pain’ or ‘chronic intermittent pain’ if it comes and goes.

This may include:

  • Neck, back, and joint pain, including disc injuries
  • Postural back pain
  • Muscle strains and spasms
  • Nerve entrapments such as carpal tunnel and sciatica
  • Headaches, migraine and jaw pain
  • Running injuries and injury prevention as well as
  • Sporting injuries

If you are experiencing an ache or pain and are not sure if Kavan can help, feel free to give us  a call and request a ‘call back’ from Kavan.

How to make an appointment 

To make an appointment with Kavan at our Bridge Street clinic (between George Street and Pitt Street) call clinic reception on 9252 2825. We’ll typically answer the phone between (7am and 7pm, Monday to Friday. If we don’t catch your call, please do leave a message and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can. Alternately, you can book online at anytime (select ‘Physiotherapy’ or ‘Exercise Physiology’ as the service, then select Kavan).

What to expect at your first appointment

Your first appointment with Kavan will be about 30 minutes. During this time Kavan will discuss with you your medical history in relation to the reason for your visit, as well as other relevant information such as daily routines like office work or sports, which may be contributing factors.

Kavan will then carry out a number of movement based tests. These tests may include orthopaedic testing, a spinal examination, postural assessment, muscle testing, and neurological testing.

To carry out these tests it is often necessary for you to remove your outer layers of clothing, depending on which body part/s require assessment. You will never have to remove your underwear, and gowns and towelling are always available to cover areas that are not being assessed.

You will usually receive treatment on your first visit with Kavan unless it’s un-safe to do so.

Return and ongoing visits are usually 20-30 minutes long and offer treatment & periodic comparative assessments to work towards your goals.

Appointment times and fees

Kavan is typically available for appointments at our Bridge St clinic between 7am and 6pm, Monday to Friday. Bookings are essential.

  • Allow 30 minutes for your first appointment. This will cost $160.
  • Allow 20-30 minutes for follow-up appointments. These will cost $110.

Payment methods available include cash, VISA, MasterCard and AMEX.

Private health fund rebates are available at the time of payment via HICPAS for those with cover for Physiotherapy.

*Bupa Member? Our Physiotherapists are Bupa Members First Providers: call us for more information.

How to make an appointment with Kavan Chen

To make an appointment please call our Bridge Street clinic reception on 9252 2825 (7am – 7pm, Monday to Friday) or alternately, you can book online (select ‘Physiotherapy’ as the service, then select Kavan Chen.