About Us

The Coast Story

Coast Allied Health was founded in September 2012 by physiotherapist Rob Satchell and dietitian Karla Horlyck. Both had worked in private clinics and had experienced the difficulties of seeing patients in very short appointment slots. This ‘factory style’ “profits before people” approach where patients were squeezed into short appointment times didn’t sit well with either of them. Frustrated, they set out to create a clinic that would do things better, a clinic where every patient felt cared for, where every patient received the personalised one on one attention they deserved and where every patient felt like a family member.

Coast Allied Health was born.
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Award Winning Healthcare

We work hard to do our best for every patient and have won several awards in the process. In 2014, Coast physio Rob Satchell was awarded “Allied Health Professional of the Year” for the Illawarra & Shoalhaven regions.  In addition, Coast was a finalist at the 2014 Shoalhaven Business Awards for “Ethical Business”. Coast Allied Health also took out the “Outstanding New Shoalhaven Business Award in 2013, after less than a year of operation.

Our Difference


Quality Care

Providing you with the highest quality care possible is our number 1 priority.

Highly trained therapists

Our experienced therapists regularly undertake extra training to keep us at the top of our fields.

Sustainable Results

We don’t offer band aid solutions. Our therapists identify and fix the cause of your problem.

Individualised Treatment

We offer expert, one to one care where you are the star.

Meet Our Passionate Team

Rob Satchell

Rob Satchell


Rob loves being a physiotherapist because it combines two of his passions: people and the human body.Rob uses a combination of manual therapy and exercise prescription skills to help patients return to doing what they love as quickly as possible. When not in the clinic you will likely find Rob out cycling.
Karla Horlyck

Karla Horlyck

Exercise Physiologist & Dietitian

Karla spent 6 years studying at the University of Wollongong to become an exercise physiologist and dietitian, making her the most qualified person in the clinic. Like most dietitians, Karla loves everything about  food – cooking it, eating it and talking about it. When shes not in the clinic you’re likely to find Karla playing soccer or tasting a new tea.
Bobby Pavloff

Bobby Pavloff

Administration Manager

Bobby is an invaluable member of the Coast team.  After working in a number of high level government positions, Bobby settled down to start a family and moved to Culburra Beach. Bobby brings with her a host of valuable skills. Bobby keeps the clinic organised and running smoothly, so our therapists can focus on what they do best.

We understand the importance of convenience to fit around your busy lifestyle. Our physiotherapy and nutrition clinics in Culburra Beach and Vincentia work with clients from all over the Shoalhaven including the following: Culburra Beach, Callala Bay,Callala Beach, Greenwell Point, Worrigee, Currarong, Orient Point, Nowra, Huskisson, Vincentia, St Georges Basin, Erowal Bay, Jervis Bay, Hyams Beach & Sanctuary Point.

If you are after a physio, dietitian or exercise physiologist  in Culburra Beach or Vincentia call us on 4447 5236 or click the “Book an appointment” button and choose a time that suits you.