services

With multiple locations throughout Sunshine Coast, Brisbane, Gold Coast and Fraser Coast you are in good hands with Sports & Spinal.

Sports & Spinal offer an array of top-quality allied health services from world-class physiotherapy to remedial massage, exercise physiology, podiatry, psychology, and dietetics.

Sports & Spinal also offer a range of classes to help you along any rehabilitation journey including Pilates (Studio & Mat), Hydrotherapy, Move4Life, New You Health & Wellness, Diabetes health (fully bulk billed!) and so much more.

services we provide

OUR TEAM

Sorry, no team member matched your criteria.

Claire Buttner

Physiotherapist

Claire graduated from Bond University with a Doctor of Physiotherapy, having completed a Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science prior. Claire was awarded Dux of the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences and her Physiotherapy Cohort during her postgraduate studies.

Claire has presented research at the 2023 Australian Physiotherapy Association Conference and completed an internship in the United States at Stanford University during her Physiotherapy degree. She also has a background in Strength and Conditioning, having worked with athletes involved in American Football and Rugby, AFL, Soccer, Rowing, Athletics, Swimming and Basketball.

Claire is passionate about helping people maximise their quality of life through focus on rehabilitation, movement and education. Outside of work, Claire enjoys staying active through time spent at the beach or hiking in nature, as well as going for runs.

Claire is available for Physiotherapy consults at our Runaway Bay clinic.

Marina Melnikoff

Musculoskeletal & Women's Health Physiotherapist

Marina has completed a Bachelor of Physiotherapy and Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science with first-class honours. She has since gained knowledge and experience in a range of areas for musculoskeletal injuries, TMJ treatment and dry needling.

Over the years, Marina has also pursued post-graduate courses in Women’s and pelvic health. She can treat a range of conditions including bladder and bowel dysfunctions, pelvic organ prolapse, pre and post-natal treatment, pessary fitting, pelvic pain syndromes, and pelvic girdle pain.

Marina has an extensive background in different sporting fields such as gymnastics, powerlifting and CrossFit. She believes in helping people stick with the training they enjoy and educating them on effective injury prevention strategies. She enjoys living an active outdoor lifestyle, including spending time by the beach, diving, and running with her energetic Border Collie.

Marina is available for General Physiotherapy and Women’s Health appointments at our Runaway Bay and Broadbeach clinics.

Marina Melnikoff

Musculoskeletal & Women's Health Physiotherapist

Marina has completed a Bachelor of Physiotherapy and Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science with first-class honours. She has since gained knowledge and experience in a range of areas for musculoskeletal injuries, TMJ treatment and dry needling.

Over the years, Marina has also pursued post-graduate courses in Women’s and pelvic health. She can treat a range of conditions including bladder and bowel dysfunctions, pelvic organ prolapse, pre and post-natal treatment, pessary fitting, pelvic pain syndromes, and pelvic girdle pain.

Marina has an extensive background in different sporting fields such as gymnastics, powerlifting and CrossFit. She believes in helping people stick with the training they enjoy and educating them on effective injury prevention strategies. She enjoys living an active outdoor lifestyle, including spending time by the beach, diving, and running with her energetic Border Collie.

Marina is available for General Physiotherapy and Women’s Health appointments at our Runaway Bay and Broadbeach clinics.

Marium Mekaeil

Physiotherapist

Marium completed her Bachelor of Exercise Science in 2013 before pursuing her Masters of Physiotherapy at Griffith University. As a senior physiotherapist, Marium is committed to serving the local community’s health and well-being requirements. With a passion for aiding local sports clubs and individuals experiencing both acute and chronic conditions, Marium can address and assist in treating Headaches and Migraines.

Her experience also extends to treating patients experiencing challenges with balance and lower limb strength, an area she finds particularly rewarding.

Marium is available for Physiotherapy consults at our Runaway Bay clinic.

Vicky Wu

Podiatrist

Vicky completed a Bachelor of Pharmacy and a Bachelor of Podiatry with Distinction at the Queensland University of Technology. She strives to take an individualised and holistic approach with her Podiatry practices and has always been passionate about forming meaningful connections with others.

Her main interest within Podiatry lies in general podiatry treatment, diabetic foot assessment, conservative and surgical ingrown toenail treatment. During Vicky’s studies, she was recognised for two university academic awards including the Philip R. Perlman Prize for achieving the year’s highest result in the Radiographic Image Interpretation unit and the Executive Dean’s Commendation for a semester grade-point average of 6.5.

Outside of work, she enjoys spending time reading non-fiction books and exercising. She also finds it enriching to explore new food, places and activities.

Vicky is available for podiatry services at our Runaway Bay clinic.

Caio Fernandes de Campos

Remedial Massage Therapist

Caio graduated as a Physiotherapist in his home country of Brazil and he has a lot of experience with sports injuries and rehabilitation.

Caio moved to Australia in 2016 and studied remedial massage using his background in physiotherapy to give people better results during their massage treatments. He chose to live permanently on the Gold Coast due to the weather and lifestyle and Caio loves to practice water exercises such as surfing, swimming, snorkeling, and diving so it was an easy decision.

Caio is passionate about improving the quality of life. Caio’s love of sports and overcoming past injuries himself enables him to understand the importance and power that is to live in full good health.

He is always open and willing to deeply investigate patients’ issues and is always looking forward to providing the best treatment for each individual. Caio understands that everyone is unique and requires special individual care and solution.

Caio has special interests in and can assist you with Remedial Massage, Deep Tissue, Sports Massage, Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Release, and Joint Mobilization Techniques.

Caio is available for remedial massage appointments at our Runaway Bay, Broadbeach, and Robina clinics.

Shannon Darlington

Exercise Physiologist

Shannon completed a Bachelor of Exercise Science and Graduate Diploma of Exercise Physiology at Griffith University, Gold Coast, in 2015. Since graduating, Shannon has worked in private practice and has experience working with chronic conditions, musculoskeletal injuries, occupational rehabilitation and injury prevention and management.

Shannon has developed a special interest in neuromuscular conditions, pre and post-operative rehabilitation, musculoskeletal injuries, chronic disease management and weight loss.

Shannon also provides Pilates-based rehabilitation for a wide array of chronic conditions and injury rehabilitation.

Shannon provides a tailored exercise program/class targeted to your individual level of strength, fitness, injuries and goals. Shannon loves helping patients achieve their goals, no matter how big or small they are.

Shannon is available for Exercise Physiology appointments at our Runaway Bay and Broadbeach clinics.

Naomi Gould

Dietitian

Naomi is an Accredited Practising Dietitian with a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics from Griffith University. With a strong focus on realistic and sustainable strategies, Naomi is passionate about supporting clients in improving their health for the long term. Practising in a weight-inclusive manner Naomi encourages people from all walks of life to feel welcome and confident in seeking out nutrition care. Naomi understands that each client has different needs and values and provides an individualised approach.

Naomi is a generalist Dietitian and can provide support in a variety of areas including but not limited to Chronic Disease Management, Hypercholesterolemia, Hypertension, Diabetes, IBS, PCOS, Coeliacs Disease, nutritional deficiencies, mindful eating, and improving energy and sleep.

In her spare time, you can find Naomi getting lost in a book, surfing, or trying out a new restaurant.

Naomi is available for Dietitian appointments at our Runaway Bay, Broadbeach and Robina locations.

Kristen Nicholson

Physiotherapist

Kristen is originally from Johannesburg, South Africa. This is where she completed her education at the University of Pretoria, obtaining her Bachelors degree in Sports Science (CumLaude) and her Bachelors in degree in Physiotherapy. Kris has been practising and developing her skills and knowledge in Physiotherapy treatment and rehabilitation for the last 6 years in South Africa. Working in private practice as well as hospital setting, her primary focus is in musculoskeletal physiotherapy, post operative rehabilitation, sports injuries and orthopaedics. Kris clinical interests focus on lower limb especially hip and knee, arthritic conditions and education, sporting injuries, strength and conditioning and rehabilitation specifically post operatively.

Kris enjoys to work with people of all ages and abilities in a holistic approach of treatment and rehabilitation to improve and maintain their desired quality of life.

Kris has three key interests in her spare time, coffee, sports and outdoors. Following a completive sporting background specifically in swimming and triathlons back in SA, Kris is an avid swimmer, crossfitter, beach lover and all things active and outdoors.

Kristen is available for physiotherapy consults at our Maroochydore clinic.

Elli Melrose

Physiotherapist

Elli graduated from Central Queensland University with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) degree.

Elli is committed to providing high-quality evidence-based treatment tailored to her client’s individual needs empowering them to reach their full potential in therapy. Elli has an interest in sports-related injuries and general rehabilitation. With a passion for sports and health, Elli grew up competing at the highest level in gymnastics before using her experience and skills to coach for several years. Involving herself in her community, Elli contributed her physiotherapy skills to the Central Queensland football team Capras. Elli aims to continue her development towards sports physiotherapy as this is her clinical area of interest.

Outside the clinic, Elli loves enjoying her free time at the beach, attending high-energy fitness classes, and sharing the excitement of NRL matches with friends.

Elli is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Springfield clinic.

Hayley Aitchison

Physiotherapist

Hayley graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) from the University of Queensland and has recently relocated to the Sunshine Coast from Brisbane. Hayley is a physiotherapist who is dedicated to providing exceptional patient care. She is passionate about all areas of physiotherapy, including acute rehabilitation, neurological rehabilitation, and persistent pain rehabilitation.

Hayley has a background in water polo coaching and has experience working with rugby teams as a sports trainer. Throughout these various roles, Hayley has gained an appreciation for the importance of a holistic approach to healing and well-being.

Hayley believes in empowering patients to take an active role in their rehabilitation journey and focuses on addressing all aspects of recovery. With her brilliant communication skills, commitment to providing excellent care and holistic approach, Hayley is well-equipped to help patients achieve their goals and improve their overall quality of life.

In her spare time, Hayley enjoys spending time outdoors, reading, cooking and travelling.

Hayley is available for physiotherapy consults at our Nambour clinic.

Reagan Hetherington

Physiotherapist

Hailing from rural NSW, Reagan graduated from the University of Newcastle with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours). Throughout her studies, she gained invaluable experience across many fields including musculoskeletal, cardiopulmonary and neurological physiotherapy.

Reagan values the importance of good communication whilst working closely with her patients to achieve optimal results. She employs a warm and supportive approach to her sessions, motivating her clients to reach their goals and return to feeling their best. With a passion for health and fitness, Reagan is an accredited Mat work and Reformer Pilates instructor. She is passionate about incorporating Pilates into exercise programs, acknowledging its pivotal role in rehabilitation and recovery.

Reagan has also completed a Sports Medicine Australia Level 1 Sports Trainer course and has experience working with a variety of different sporting teams, including rugby league, rugby union and netball.

After recently relocating to Queensland, Reagan looks forward to exploring all that the local region has to offer. Outside of the clinic, Reagan enjoys spending time with friends and family, travelling the world, water skiing, playing netball and watching the footy.

Reagan is available for physiotherapy appointments at our Morayfield clinic.

Lauchlan Simmons

Exercise Physiologist

Lauchlan completed a Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology (Honours) as a mature aged student at the University of Southern Queensland.

Lauchlan has always had a keen interest in sport. He has been involved in playing club cricket, AFL football in the state league, playing and umpiring volleyball, and golfing. Lauchlan acknowledges the long-term health benefits of regularly participating in physical activity – something he wants to share with you.

When Lauchlan isn’t at the beach, at the gym, or spending time with friends and his young daughter, you can often find him behind his laptop reading academic papers. Lauchlan prides himself in staying up to date with the latest exercise physiology research to ensure he can implement gold standard care for all his clients.

Lauchlan enjoys using individualised exercise as medicine to treat a wide range of health conditions, such as musculoskeletal, metabolic, renal, cardiovascular, mental health, respiratory conditions and assisting with post-cancer care. Lauchlan has a particular interest in assisting those with neurological conditions, using exercise to improve their quality of life and to make activities of daily living more manageable.

Lauchlan is available for exercise physiology appointment at our Morayfield clinic.

Tayah Stevens

Physiotherapist

Tayah completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy with honours at Central Queensland University in Bundaberg. She is local to the area, having grown up in Maryborough, and looks forward to giving back to her community.

Tayah enjoys working collaboratively with her clients and team to develop an individualised treatment plan to provide her clients with the best care and to achieve their goals. Tayah enjoys musculoskeletal and neurological physiotherapy and has a special interest in paediatric physiotherapy. She is currently completing level 1 training in this area, with plans to extend her post-graduate studies in the future.

Outside of work, Tayah enjoys spending time with her family and friends and traveling. A favourite place of hers to visit is Disneyland.

Tayah is available for physiotherapy appointments at our Hervey Bay clinic.

Thomas Suttie

Physiotherapist

Tom completed his Bachelor of Physiotherapy with Honours at Central Queensland University. During his studies, Tom was fortunate to gain experience in both rural and remote healthcare settings.

Having personal experience dealing with chronic conditions, Tom is passionate about using both hands-on treatments and individualised exercise to help his clients manage their conditions and achieve their rehabilitation and lifestyle goals. Outside of the clinic, Tom is a regular at the gym and also enjoys riding his mountain bike, hiking, camping and playing with his dog.

Tom is available for Physiotherapy consults at our Gympie clinic.

Gemma Tripp

Exercise Physiologist

Gemma graduated with a Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology (Honours) from the University of Queensland. Her past involvement in soccer and futsal led to numerous sports-related injuries, sparking her desire to aid others in staying active. While she enjoys working with a wide variety of clients, she holds a particular interest in musculoskeletal rehabilitation.

Outside of work, Gemma dedicates much of her free time to the gym and meal preparation. She finds joy in attending concerts and festivals, favouring drum and bass, techno and house music genres, though she listens to almost anything. To unwind, she likes to read or go on mindful walks with her dog at sunset.

Her primary goal is to assist clients in achieving their fitness and life aspirations while improving their confidence to exercise. Gemma emphasizes the importance of dismantling barriers and implementing manageable steps to cultivate enduring habits. By aiming to understand her clients’ motivations, she tailors treatments to align with their goals, ensuring that exercise feels meaningful and is an enjoyable experience, all while promoting the notion that ‘consistency is key!’

Gemma is available for exercise physiology consults at our Chermside and Wynnum clinics.

Gemma Tripp

Exercise Physiologist

Gemma graduated with a Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology (Honours) from the University of Queensland. Her past involvement in soccer and futsal led to numerous sports-related injuries, sparking her desire to aid others in staying active. While she enjoys working with a wide variety of clients, she holds a particular interest in musculoskeletal rehabilitation.

Outside of work, Gemma dedicates much of her free time to the gym and meal preparation. She finds joy in attending concerts and festivals, favouring drum and bass, techno and house music genres, though she listens to almost anything. To unwind, she likes to read or go on mindful walks with her dog at sunset.

Her primary goal is to assist clients in achieving their fitness and life aspirations while improving their confidence to exercise. Gemma emphasizes the importance of dismantling barriers and implementing manageable steps to cultivate enduring habits. By aiming to understand her clients’ motivations, she tailors treatments to align with their goals, ensuring that exercise feels meaningful and is an enjoyable experience, all while promoting the notion that ‘consistency is key!

Gemma is available for exercise physiology consults at our Chermside and Wynnum clinics.

Kyra Trengrove

Exercise Physiologist

Kyra Trengrove holds a degree in Exercise Physiology and Rehabilitation from the University of Canberra. She recently moved to the Sunshine Coast and is excited to bring her love for health and fitness to the community.

Kyra’s all about making your wellness journey personal and caring. She believes everyone is unique, needing a tailored approach to feel their best, both physically and mentally. Kyra holds a special interest in neurological rehabilitation and loves seeing people bounce back and being part of their success.

Outside of work, Kyra keeps it simple – hitting the gym, enjoying the beach, and taking walks with her young pup.

Kyra is available for exercise physiology appointments at our Caloundra clinic.

Eliza Morris

Physiotherapist

Eliza graduated from Otago University in New Zealand with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy and was awarded runner up for the top overall student in her year. After completing her studies, Eliza worked for two years in a musculoskeletal private practice which specialized in Clinical Pilates. During this time, she completed her Comprehensive Polestar Pilates Course and is now certified in teaching Pilates using all equipment including matt, reformer, and the trapeze table.

Eliza uses a combination of manual therapy techniques, taping, clinical Pilates and movement therapy to treat a wide range of acute and chronic injuries. She is a strong advocate for actively involving her clients within their rehabilitation to help them achieve their movement goals.

Eliza enjoys living an active lifestyle both in the gym and in the outdoors. Being active and disciplined with her own fitness, she understands the importance of smart training and injury prevention.

After recently moving across the ditch, Eliza is looking forward to exploring the beautiful beaches on the Sunshine Coast and learning to surf. She also enjoys hiking, playing tennis, baking and spending time with friends and family.

Eliza is available for physiotherapy consults at  our Caloundra clinic.

Sophie Nall

Podiatrist

Sophie is passionate about multiple aspects of Podiatry including sports injuries, paediatrics and dermatological care. She has a special interest in the rehabilitation of musculoskeletal conditions.

Sophie is available for Podiatry consults at our Sippy Downs and Kawana clinics.

Sophie Nall

Podiatrist

Sophie is passionate about multiple aspects of Podiatry including sports injuries, paediatrics and dermatological care. She has a special interest in the rehabilitation of musculoskeletal conditions.

Sophie is available for Podiatry consults at our Sippy Downs and Kawana clinics.

Preeti Kutty

Physiotherapist

Preeti recently graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours). Her passion lies in musculoskeletal physiotherapy, and she harbors a deep love for paediatrics, driving her aspirations to make significant contributions to these fields.

Preeti has previously collaborated with local AFL and netball teams, where she witnessed first hand the transformative impact a tailored treatment and recovery plan can have on the rehabilitation of young athletes. This exposure has enriched her understanding of the unique challenges and requirements of sports-related injuries and has motivated her to seek mentorship from leading sports physiotherapists to gain a better understanding on how to best manage athletes.

Preeti is committed to fostering a collaborative approach to rehabilitation. Her goal is to empower clients to take an active role in their recovery, creating a sense of ownership and motivation that enhances the effectiveness of the treatment process.

In her free time you can find Preeti on a jog or a riverside walk with a pastry in hand.

Preeti is available for physiotherapy consults at our Chermside clinic.

Brooke Svensson

Exercise Physiologist

Brooke completed her Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology at the University of the Sunshine Coast. With previous personal training experience, Brooke finds that her strengths are motivating and uplifting her clients to create a positive exercise environment. She prioritises good communication and collaboration, where she takes the time to understand her clients. This is so that the exercise prescription can be tailored to her client’s lifestyle and specific to their needs. She loves to see her clients achieve their short- and long-term goals.

Ultimately, Brooke wants to empower her clients through exercise and education to assist with independent living and an increased capacity to do every day and recreational activities.

She has a commitment to her learning and enjoys expanding her skills, where she completed her Cert IV in Pilates Mat and Reformer Instructing through Breathe Education. Her Pilates experience opens opportunity for her clients to select different modes of exercise to assist with their rehabilitation.

Outside of the clinic, Brooke loves the gym and an active lifestyle, but also loves her down time at the beach.

Brooke is available for Exercise Physiology appointments at the Sippy Downs and Buderim Clinics.

Jess Lorraway

Physiotherapist

Jess completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) at Central Queensland University. She has always had a focus on musculoskeletal patients, and particularly enjoys treating athletes (whether social or competitive).

Jess strongly believes in working as a team with her patients to ensure they get what they need out of physiotherapy. She will commit to giving any patient she sees 100% effort and strives to aid them in reaching their goals.

With a background focused heavily on competitive basketball, Jess has had her fair share of her own physiotherapy appointments and understands the demands sport places on the body both mentally and physically. She is keen to aid others with working to reduce their pain, improve their movement or simply get back to an activity they love.

Outside of work you will definitely find Jess at a basketball court, wishing she was at the snow skiing, or taking a break reading a book.

Jess is available for Physiotherapy consults at our Buderim clinic.

Brooke Svensson

Exercise Physiologist

Brooke completed her Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology at the University of the Sunshine Coast. With previous personal training experience, Brooke finds that her strengths are motivating and uplifting her clients to create a positive exercise environment. She prioritises good communication and collaboration, where she takes the time to understand her clients. This is so that the exercise prescription can be tailored to her client’s lifestyle and specific to their needs. She loves to see her clients achieve their short- and long-term goals.

Ultimately, Brooke wants to empower her clients through exercise and education to assist with independent living and an increased capacity to do every day and recreational activities.

She has a commitment to her learning and enjoys expanding her skills, where she completed her Cert IV in Pilates Mat and Reformer Instructing through Breathe Education. Her Pilates experience opens opportunity for her clients to select different modes of exercise to assist with their rehabilitation.

Outside of the clinic, Brooke loves the gym and an active lifestyle, but also loves her down time at the beach.

Brooke is available for Exercise Physiology appointments at the Sippy Downs and Buderim Clinics.

Raj Kumar

Podiatrist

Raj has been a sports fan all his life. He grew up playing soccer, but his main passion is rugby league. He proudly supports the Brisbane Broncos (they are his life!). He loves to solve problems and has a passion for treating patients of all ages and abilities. He graduated from Southern Cross University with a Bachelor of Podiatry. Prior to podiatry, he graduated with a Bachelor of Biological Science from Queensland University of Technology. He gathered extensive knowledge and experience with footwear while working at The Athlete’s Foot for 9 years, working closely with world renowned brands.

The reason Raj became a Podiatrist was to help people achieve their goals and to treat lower limb injuries. His special interest is biomechanics and solving lower limb foot pathologies such as bone stress and tendon or ligament injuries. He also has a soft spot for community outreach and helping people with their foot care needs at the comfort of their own home.

Raj’s interest in foot health extends to nail surgeries, biomechanical assessments, general foot care and community allied health services.

Outside of work, he enjoys going to the beach and physical activity such as the gym or playing social sports such as touch footy, indoor soccer and basketball. He also enjoys road trips, adventure, trying out new things and exploring what Queensland or Australia has to offer. Raj emphatically states: “There is nothing more invigorating than having you closest friends and family with you while exploring the World’s natural wonders.”

Raj is Brisbane-born and bred and currently lives on the North side of Brisbane. He can drink coffee all day whilst eating Japanese food. You may catch him at your local café or Japanese restaurant.

Raj is available for Podiatry appointments at our Chermside Sports & Spinal clinic and community services throughout Brisbane.

Mitch Esdale

Musculoskeletal, Spine & Knee, Lower Limb & Spine Physiotherapist

Mitch graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from Australian Catholic University in 2013. Since then he has worked across a number of reputable private practices in Brisbane, London and the Sunshine Coast. Mitch has over 10 years experience working within musculoskeletal and sporting private practices, including extensive experience with complex knee conditions.

Mitch has also worked with a number of professional and semi-professional rugby, soccer and netball teams. Mitch enjoys helping patients to understand their conditions and utilising best evidence based practice to achieve their rehabilitation goals.

Outside of work, Mitch keeps busy enjoying social soccer, running and playing with his two young children.

Mitch is available for physiotherapy consults at our Sippy Downs practice.

Poonam Roopa

Pelvic Health & Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

Poonam is an experienced physiotherapist that graduated from the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa. She has a passion for managing patients with sports injuries, pelvic floor dysfunction, back and neck pain, and those needing orthopaedic rehabilitation. Poonam prides herself in conducting a thorough assessment to ensure that she fully understands your condition before treating you with the latest evidence-based treatment programs.

She completed her Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy (OMT) certificate in 2012, achieving the top student award for the course. This is an intense 12-month postgraduate certification focused on enhancing one’s skills in the assessment and treatment of patients. She has since completed various continued education certifications in dry needling and taping techniques, amongst many others.

Poonam has extensive experience in treating all gendered patients with pelvic floor dysfunction. This can include bladder, bowel, or sexual dysfunction relating to incontinence, haemorrhoids, pregnancy and post-partum, pelvic pain conditions, dyspareunia, or post-gender affirmation surgery.

Poonam is a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association, AHPRA, the South African Society of Physiotherapy, the Word Association of Sexual Health, South African Society of Sexual Health.

Poonam enjoys dancing and is a graduate of Indian classical dance. She is the proud mom of 2 little boys and enjoys running and baking in her free time. When she is not at work, you will find her outdoors exploring with family and friends.

Poonam is available for Physiotherapy and Women’s Health appointments at our Springfield clinic.

Jo Gooderson

Physiotherapist

Jo has been working in the health and wellness industry for over 20 years. She graduated from Griffith University in 2001 with a Bachelor of Exercise Science, and a Master of Physiotherapy degree.

Jo has worked in a wide range of settings from Elite Sports, private practice and Acute Hospitals in Australia and England, and spent 10 years working with the Ministry of Defence at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS) as well as other Barracks in England and Germany. She is passionate about building a holistic team approach to health, where everyone is collocated and committed to delivering the highest level of care. Jo has completed further training in Acupuncture and Pilates and is passionate about correcting movement patterns and motor control issues for athletes and general rehabilitation.

She later became interested in more complex conditions such as chronic pain and hypermobility syndrome. Jo works closely with other members of her healthcare team to manage these conditions and provide clients with better management strategies.

Jo lives in Manly with her family and growing menagerie, and can often be spotted walking the dogs on the esplanade. She has competed at a high level in athletics, touch football, netball, basketball and martial arts in her time, but now prefers pilates and yoga.

Jo’s professional qualifications include a Master of Physiotherapy (Griffith University), Bachelor of Exercise Science (Griffith University), PhD (withdrawn) Bond University, Pilates instructor (mat and equipment), Acupuncture (AACP), and Previous level 2 Strength and conditioning certification.

Jo is available for physiotherapy consults at our Wynnum clinic.

Gretchen Skorzewski

Neurology, Disability & Complex Conditions Physiotherapist

Gretchen has over 25 years of experience in delivering quality physiotherapy care for adults and children. She graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 1992 and has worked in various roles in hospitals and community care settings, public, not-for-profit and private in Australia and the UK. Her particular passions are neurology, disability, hydrotherapy, 24-hour postural care for complex disability and spinal health. 

She has completed further training in hydrotherapy, respiratory treatment, complex postural care, seating and positioning, manual handling for carers and postural care in lying, sharing her knowledge with a wide variety of therapists and families through courses and presentations. She became a qualified yoga instructor in 2014, completing her 350-hour Yoga Teacher Training with Kate Pell and Dan Alder. She has been practising yoga since 1997 and finds it brings balance to a busy mind, strength and flexibility to the body. She has a strong focus on practising safely with optimal alignment and believes that yoga has something to benefit everyone. 

She lives in Wynnum with her family and enjoys yoga, walking, cooking, running slowly, and spending time on the water. 

Gretchen’s professional qualifications include: 

  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy, University of Queensland, 1992
  • Certificate 3 in workplace assessment and training 

Gretchen is available for physiotherapy consults at our Wynnum clinic.

Natalie Taylor

Physiotherapist with interest in Women's Health

Please note Natalie is only available for follow up appointments with existing patients. 

Natalie graduated from the University of Sydney in 2010 with a Bachelor’s degree in Physiotherapy and her career has taken her far and wide since then.

Natalie believes in holistic and comprehensive healthcare. Her passion lies in understanding your unique story, your challenges, and your goals. She doesn’t just treat ailments; she treats you as a whole person, tailoring her solutions to your individual lifestyle.

Natalie’s expertise covers a wide spectrum of physiotherapy, but she has some interests in pelvic health, lower limb rehabilitation, headache, and back pain. Natalie can assist with pre and postnatal care, internal pelvic floor treatment, and a range of women’s health treatments. She has also completed additional training in paediatric bladder and bowel issues.

Outside of work, Natalie thrives in the great outdoors, often exploring nature with her partner and son. She’s not just a physiotherapist; she’s also an Ultimate Frisbee enthusiast with a global competitive spirit. Nowadays, she prefers to keep it local you might spot her at the Wynnum Parkrun.

Natalie is available for physiotherapy consults at our Wynnum clinic.

Mizuki Keen

Remedial Massage Therapist

Miz has a deep passion for helping people by using manual therapy to reduce pain levels and increase the quality of life of her clients. Miz employs various techniques, including Myofascial Release and Soft Tissue, Muscle Activation, Muscle Energy Techniques and Manual Lymphatic Drainage in her remedial treatments and constantly expands her knowledge of physiology and techniques. This allows her to adapt more precisely to the individual needs of those in her care.

Miz completed a Diploma of Remedial Massage from the Southern Queensland Institute of TAFE in 2011. After she became a qualified practitioner, she continued to pursue professional development opportunities.
She is specially trained in Pregnancy and Postnatal Massage (Pregnancy Massage Australia), Finch Therapy, Kinesiology Taping (RockTape), Oncology Massage (Oncology Massage Limited), Manual Lymphatic Drainage (Dr Vodder Academy-International) and Decongestive Lymphatic Therapy (Lymphoedema Therapy, Training & Education). Her professional development never ends.

Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family by the bay. She also loves music, going to concerts and playing the piano.

Miz is available for Remedial Massage appointments at our Wynnum clinic.

Michael Lawler

Dietitian

Michael is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Accredited Exercise Physiologist, with 16 years of experience in weight loss, chronic disease management and exercise prescription. His approach to Nutrition is non-judgemental, individualised and most importantly will allow you to enjoy delicious healthy food (whatever your condition or goals) whilst still leaving some room to savour a treat or two from time to time.

As an Exercise Physiologist, Michael has a strong focus on pre and post-op lower limb (knee and hip) surgery and injury management. He loves working with people living with disabilities and enjoys taking a problem-solving approach to each individual’s unique situation.

Michael’s areas of practice focus include: 

  • Food Intolerances and Conditions of the Gastro-Intestinal Tract
  • Diabetes and Chronic Disease Management
  • Weight management
  • Lower Limb Rehab
  • Complex Conditions

Michael is available for Exercise Physiology and Dietetic consults at our Wynnum clinic.

Michael Lawler

Exercise Physiologist

Michael is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Accredited Exercise Physiologist, with 16 years of experience in weight loss, chronic disease management and exercise prescription. His approach to Nutrition is non-judgemental, individualised and most importantly will allow you to enjoy delicious healthy food (whatever your condition or goals) whilst still leaving some room to savour a treat or two from time to time.

As an Exercise Physiologist, Michael has a strong focus on pre and post-op lower limb (knee and hip) surgery and injury management. He loves working with people living with disabilities and enjoys taking a problem-solving approach to each individual’s unique situation.

Michael’s areas of practice focus include: 

  • Food Intolerances and Conditions of the Gastro-Intestinal Tract
  • Diabetes and Chronic Disease Management
  • Weight management
  • Lower Limb Rehab
  • Complex Conditions

Michael is available for Exercise Physiology and Dietetic consults at our Wynnum clinic.

Nicole Lam

Dietitian

Born and raised in Hong Kong, Nicole’s journey into nutrition came from her cultural belief that “food is medicine”. Combined with her life goal to contribute her life to helping others, she entered the health industry as a dietitian. 

Nicole’s goal as a dietitian is to connect with each individual and discover their needs and wants in health and nutrition. She aims to help people develop a healthy and enjoyable relationship with food that supports their conditions and well-being. Nicole believes there is no “one size fits all” solution to health. Therefore, she is passionate about working with her clients and empowering them with the nutrition knowledge and skills that they need. 

As a full-fledged foodie, Nicole is also an excellent home cook who dabbles in different cuisines. She is experienced in developing simple and budget-friendly recipes that support a healthy diet. If you are struggling with your diet or are unsure about nutritional support for your health, Nicole is the dietitian for you. Nicole has a Masters’s degree in Nutrition and Dietetic Practice from Bond University and a Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition Science from Queensland University of Technology.

Nicole has special interests in:

  • Relationship with food
  • Healthy eating for a busy lifestyle
  • Blood glucose level/ Diabetes management
  • Cholesterol management
  • Gastrointestinal conditions
  • Women’s Health
  • Eating disorders/ disordered eating patterns
  • Mental health

Nicole is available for Dietetic appointments at our Wynnum clinic.

Claudine Capel

Hypnotherapist

Claudine is client-focussed and she believes that any client can transform their experience of life by working on their subconscious mind.

She has a diploma in clinical hypnotherapy as well as certifications in the DeTrauma technique, NLP and psychology. Claudine’s passion is to help clients create the changes they would love to see int heir lives, particularly those who feel stuck or unable to make change.

Clinical Hypnotherapy sessions can be used for emotional pain, trauma and grief, changing habits and beliefs, reducing physical pain, easing anxiety, solving problems, and reaching goals. The client is always in control during hypnosis, and therapy is gentle and relaxing, while often enabling powerful change quickly.

Claudine offers free 20-minute consultations to help clients decide if hypnotherapy is right for them.

Claudine is available for Hypnotherapy sessions at our Wynnum clinic.

To book with Claudine please call the clinic on 07 3162 2778. 

Joyce Wheelan

Speech Pathologist

Joyce is available for Speech Pathology consults at our Wynnum clinic. Please contact us for more information about our Speech Pathology services.

Lachlan Righetti

Physiotherapist

Since graduating from The University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) in 2019. He is enthusiastic and committed to helping clients through pain, injury, or disability, and working collaboratively to achieve their goals.

He has experience in treating a wide range of conditions, including acute and chronic pain, sporting injuries, lower back and neck pain, orthopaedic, and mobility/balance issues as well as symptoms of dizziness/vertigo. His approach is one that is strongly client-centred and individual to each person, providing a variety of treatment methods including hands-on treatment techniques, exercised-based rehabilitation, dry needling therapy and taping techniques.

He has an interest and passion in treating acute sporting injuries and return to sport, post-surgical orthopaedic rehabilitation of the shoulder, knee and ankle, as well as chronic pain, having undertaken further training in advanced dry needling therapy as well as ACL and meniscus rehabilitation.

Outside of work, he is regularly keeping up to date with a wide variety of sports, predominantly football and his beloved Tottenham. Otherwise he can be found spending time with family and friends, and taking advantage of regular opportunities to explore new places with his partner on days off.

Lachlan is available for Physiotherapy consults at out North Lakes clinic.

Ashleigh Gould

Exercise Physiologist

Originally from Albury, NSW, Ashleigh has called Shellharbour, Melbourne, and the Gold Coast home before settling on the Sunshine Coast in early 2023.

Ash holds a bachelor’s degree in exercise and sports science from RMIT University and furthered her education with a Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology from Southern Cross University. Ash has deep passion for Exercise Physiology and she combines both her passion, love for physical activity, and her dedication to helping people to provide ensure positive outcomes to her clients.

Ashleigh’s goal is to empower individuals, fostering their independence and self-assurance through regular physical activity. Her aspiration is to motivate her community to lead happy and healthy lives for as long as possible.

Outside of work, you can often find Ash practicing what she preaches, whether that’s at the gym, on the beach, or trying her hand at surfing.

Ashleigh is available for Exercise Physiology consults at our Caloundra clinic.

Thomas Corradine

Physiotherapist

Tom graduated from the University of Nottingham (UK) and has recently made the move over to Brisbane from London. He has extensive experience across the public and private sectors, having worked in orthopaedics and musculoskeletal physiotherapy since 2014. He has worked closely with some of the UK’s best orthopaedic surgeons; and knows that building strong inter-disciplinary relationships within the healthcare industry can only help enhance patient care and outcome.

Tom particularly enjoys treating lower limb and shoulder injuries, including post-operative rehabilitation. He prides himself on understanding the goals of his patients and working on treatment plans to help them achieve the best possible result.

Outside of physio, Tom enjoys maintaining an active lifestyle. Since hanging up his rugby boots, he’s turned his interests to strength & conditioning and, more recently, hacking his way around the golf course. He is keen to explore more of the East Coast and is gladly accepting recommendations.

Tom is available for physiotherapy consults at our Chermside and Springfield clinics.

Benjamin Frank

Exercise Physiologist

Ben has been involved in the fitness industry for over 10 years as a personal trainer across a wide range of areas including musculoskeletal rehabilitation for acute and chronic conditions, cardiometabolic health and weight loss, strength and conditioning, bodybuilding and group fitness classes. He has completed two bachelor’s degrees in science (majoring in physiology, minoring in psychology) and Exercise and Sport Science and has recently graduated with his Masters degree in Melbourne. Ben is excited to be starting this next chapter of his life in Queensland.

During his university internships, Ben was involved in exercise prescription and delivery for various musculoskeletal, cardiometabolic, neurological, pulmonary, cancer, women’s health and semi-professional athlete populations in hospitals, private practices and a sports academy.

Ben is thankful for having had the privilege of experiencing, managing and overcoming numerous injuries himself (including a traumatic road accident requiring surgery for shoulder complications and numerous arm fractures, as well as lower back and knee injuries), which have not only improved his knowledge and application of rehabilitation on a personal level but have also built resilience and compassion for others experiencing pain and chronic conditions.

Ben has particular interests in musculoskeletal (particularly orthopedic) rehabilitation, cardiometabolic health (including weight loss), strength and conditioning, return to sport in athletes, and the link between mental health, pain and chronic conditions. Ben believes mindset is everything and has a strong focus on building relationships with clients to empower them to achieve sustainable, life-changing results, both physically and mentally.

In his spare time, you’ll find Ben enjoying his daily gym workouts, running, hiking, and other outdoor activities, song writing on guitar and piano, investing in personal development and staying up to date with the latest research to ensure his practice is evidence-based.

Ben is available for exercise physiology consults at our Gympie clinic.

Courtney Bruce

Dietitian

Courtney is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian (APD) boasting over 10+ years of experience in the healthcare field, where she has worked extensively in both hospital and community settings. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Health Science (Nutrition and Dietetics) in 2011, and since then, she has been dedicated to helping individuals achieve their health and nutrition goals.

With a particular focus on chronic disease management, weight loss, weight gain, and supporting individuals with disabilities, Courtney is committed to positively impacting her clients’ lives. She takes pride in fostering a healthy and positive relationship with food for those she works with.

Outside of her professional life, Courtney finds joy in various activities. She relishes spending time at the beach, camping amidst nature’s beauty, savouring meals at restaurants, exploring new destinations during her travels abroad, and cherishing quality moments with her family and friends.

Courtney’s warm and friendly personality ensures clients feel at ease during their sessions. She eagerly looks forward to collaborating with you on your improved health and nutrition journey.

Courtney is available for Dietitian consults at our Caloundra and Gympie clinics.

Noah Collins

Exercise Physiologist

Noah graduated with his Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology in 2023 whilst studying at the University of the Sunshine Coast. Despite study commitments requiring him to spend much of his time at the Sunshine Coast, he continued to live in his hometown of Gympie.

Noah enjoys seeing clients meet their goals and wants to help them improve their quality of life. Due to his passion for sport and physical activity, he loves to see clients return to their work and sporting environments.

Noah has played sport most of his life and can be found playing hockey every year. He also enjoys going for some runs, bike rides and playing backyard cricket from time to time.

Noah is available for exercise physiology appointments at our Gympie clinic.

Courtney Bruce

Dietitian

Courtney is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian (APD) boasting over 10+ years of experience in the healthcare field, where she has worked extensively in both hospital and community settings. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Health Science (Nutrition and Dietetics) in 2011, and since then, she has been dedicated to helping individuals achieve their health and nutrition goals.

With a particular focus on chronic disease management, weight loss, weight gain, and supporting individuals with disabilities, Courtney is committed to positively impacting her clients’ lives. She takes pride in fostering a healthy and positive relationship with food for those she works with.

Outside of her professional life, Courtney finds joy in various activities. She relishes spending time at the beach, camping amidst nature’s beauty, savouring meals at restaurants, exploring new destinations during her travels abroad, and cherishing quality moments with her family and friends.

Courtney’s warm and friendly personality ensures clients feel at ease during their sessions. She eagerly looks forward to collaborating with you on your improved health and nutrition journey.

Courtney is available for Dietitian consults at our Caloundra and Gympie clinics.

Daniel Holmes

Senior Podiatrist

An avid endurance sports fan, Dan has been passionately treating patients of all ages and abilities in the Brisbane region for the past 15 years. Dan Holmes graduated with a Bachelor of Podiatry from Queensland University of Technology in 2007. Prior to Podiatry, he completed a Bachelor of Human Movement Studies majoring in Exercise Science at the University of Queensland.

He is very passionate about helping people to live their most active lives. Treating lower limb injuries is key to this. Dan has a special interest in bone stress and tendon injuries. He also has extensive experience prescribing custom orthotics recommending footwear and prescribing rehabilitative exercise plans to allow patients to return to sports and exercise.

Dan’s interest in foot health extends to general foot care, nail surgery and assessment of paediatric concerns.

Outside of work, Dan enjoys challenging himself mentally and physically by training and participating in Triathlons, Ultra distance trail running and adventure racing. Time in nature is important to Dan as he is passionate about the conservation of our natural world. He enjoys bushwalking and hopes to spend more time with his wife and two young girls exploring The World’s natural wonders.

Dan is Brisbane-born and bred and currently lives on the North side with his wife and two daughters. He has a mild coffee addiction, so you may catch him getting his caffeine fix around the many local cafes.

Daniel is available for Podiatry appointments at our Chermside, North Lakes and Springfield clinics.

Daniel Holmes

Senior Podiatrist

An avid endurance sports fan, Dan has been passionately treating patients of all ages and abilities in the Brisbane region for the past 15 years. Dan Holmes graduated with a Bachelor of Podiatry from Queensland University of Technology in 2007. Prior to Podiatry, he completed a Bachelor of Human Movement Studies majoring in Exercise Science at the University of Queensland.

He is very passionate about helping people to live their most active lives. Treating lower limb injuries is key to this. Dan has a special interest in bone stress and tendon injuries. He also has extensive experience prescribing custom orthotics recommending footwear and prescribing rehabilitative exercise plans to allow patients to return to sports and exercise.

Dan’s interest in foot health extends to general foot care, nail surgery and assessment of paediatric concerns.

Outside of work, Dan enjoys challenging himself mentally and physically by training and participating in Triathlons, Ultra distance trail running and adventure racing. Time in nature is important to Dan as he is passionate about the conservation of our natural world. He enjoys bushwalking and hopes to spend more time with his wife and two young girls exploring The World’s natural wonders.

Dan is Brisbane-born and bred and currently lives on the North side with his wife and two daughters. He has a mild coffee addiction, so you may catch him getting his caffeine fix around the many local cafes.

Daniel is available for Podiatry appointments at our Chermside, North Lakes and Springfield clinics.

Daniel Holmes

Senior Podiatrist

An avid endurance sports fan, Dan has been passionately treating patients of all ages and abilities in the Brisbane region for the past 15 years. Dan Holmes graduated with a Bachelor of Podiatry from Queensland University of Technology in 2007. Prior to Podiatry, he completed a Bachelor of Human Movement Studies majoring in Exercise Science at the University of Queensland.

He is passionate about helping people to live their most active lives. Treating lower limb injuries is key to this. Dan has a special interest in bone stress and tendon injuries. He also has extensive experience prescribing custom orthotics recommending footwear and prescribing rehabilitative exercise plans to allow patients to return to sports and exercise.

Dan’s interest in foot health extends to general foot care, nail surgery and assessment of paediatric concerns.

Outside of work, Dan enjoys challenging himself mentally and physically by training and participating in Triathlons, Ultra distance trail running and adventure racing. Time in nature is important to Dan as he is passionate about the conservation of our natural world. He enjoys bushwalking and hopes to spend more time with his wife and two young girls exploring The World’s natural wonders.

Dan is Brisbane-born and bred and currently lives on the North side with his wife and two daughters. He has a mild coffee addiction, so you may catch him getting his caffeine fix around the many local cafes.

Daniel is available for Podiatry appointments at our Chermside, North Lakes and Springfield clinics.

Tessa Pallot

Remedial Massage Therapist

Tessa has been practising massage and beauty therapy since 2020. After completing her Diploma in Beauty Therapy in 2019, Tessa then decided to develop her skills further and completed her Diploma in Remedial Massage in 2021. She is currently a member of the Massage Association of Australia.

Tessa is very enthusiastic about realistic and sustainable health and wellness and hopes to make a positive impact on her clients’ lives and well-being.

When not working you can find Tessa going for long walks in the sunshine, at the movies, or going to as many concerts as possible.

Tessa is available for in-clinic at Caloundra and Maroochydore Sports & Spinal as well as mobile remedial massage therapy across the Sunshine Coast.

Tessa Pallot

Remedial Massage Therapist

Tessa has been practising massage and beauty therapy since 2020. After completing her Diploma in Beauty Therapy in 2019, Tessa then decided to develop her skills further and completed her Diploma in Remedial Massage in 2021. She is currently a member of the Massage Association of Australia.

Tessa is very enthusiastic about realistic and sustainable health and wellness and hopes to make a positive impact on her clients’ lives and well-being.

When not working you can find Tessa going for long walks in the sunshine, at the movies, or going to as many concerts as possible.

Tessa is available for in-clinic at Caloundra and Maroochydore Sports & Spinal as well as mobile remedial massage therapy across the Sunshine Coast.

Lexi Ironside

Women's Health & Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

Lexi graduated from Bond University with a Doctorate in Physiotherapy in 2016. She has since honed her skills across various physiotherapy disciplines including orthopaedics, pain management, and surgical rehabilitation.

Lexi has a deep passion for women’s health and musculoskeletal rehabilitation. She responsibly addresses all aspects of her client’s well-being and works diligently to create individualised treatment plans. Her aim is to empower clients to achieve lifelong independence and uphold their health with lasting solutions.

Lexi is available for physiotherapy consults at our Nambour clinic.

Ashley Ervine

Physiotherapist

Ashley is an experienced physiotherapist who graduated from Stellenbosch University, South Africa in 2010. Ashley went on to complete her-graduate Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy (OMT) training in 2013 and was awarded the top case study for the year. This forms the basis of her clinical reasoning and hands-on treatment. She has also completed her Pilates Mat Training, allowing her to provide high-quality Pilates classes.

Ashley gained most of her experience working in the private sector seeing patients with a wide range of conditions. She is an empathetic and compassionate physio who works closely with her patients to get the best results and help them with their healing journey. Ashley enjoys treating neck and sacroiliac dysfunctions, post-mastectomy patients, and since becoming a mum of two littles, she has a special passion for working with women during pregnancy and during their post-partum recovery.

Outside of work, Ashley enjoys spending time outdoors with her family.

Ashley is available for physiotherapy appointments at our Caloundra and Kawana clinics.

Ashley Vincent

Musculoskeletal & Women's Health Physiotherapist

Ashley completed a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from Australian Catholic University and has since spent over 5 years working in private practices across Brisbane, rural NSW, and recently returned home to the Sunshine Coast.

Ashley has experience treating an array of musculoskeletal conditions, including low back pain, post-operative rehabilitation, acute sporting injuries, and dance injuries, given her 16-year competitive dance background. Ashley has training in western acupuncture and dry needling, sports physiotherapy, and all forms of Pilates.

She has also completed post-graduate training in Women’s Health Physiotherapy enabling her to treat various pelvic floor conditions such as pelvic organ prolapse, incontinence, and all things pre and postnatal. She has a passion for helping women achieve a healthy and happy quality of life.

Ashley is enthusiastic about providing a holistic approach to patient-cantered care and providing tailored, evidence-based exercise programs to create long-term management for her patients.

Ashley is available for Physiotherapy and Women’s Health appointments at our Caloundra and Kawana clinics.

Ashley Ervine

Physiotherapist

Ashley is an experienced physiotherapist who graduated from Stellenbosch University, South Africa in 2010. Ashley went on to complete her-graduate Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy (OMT) training in 2013 and was awarded the top case study for the year. This forms the basis of her clinical reasoning and hands-on treatment. She has also completed her Pilates Mat Training, allowing her to provide high-quality Pilates classes.

Ashley gained most of her experience working in the private sector seeing patients with a wide range of conditions. She is an empathetic and compassionate physio who works closely with her patients to get the best results and help them with their healing journey. Ashley enjoys treating neck and sacroiliac dysfunctions, post-mastectomy patients, and since becoming a mum of two littles, she has a special passion for working with women during pregnancy and during their post-partum recovery.

Outside of work, Ashley enjoys spending time outdoors with her family.

Ashley is available for physiotherapy appointments at our Caloundra and Kawana clinics.

John Petil

Physiotherapist

John finished his undergraduate study of Physiotherapy at Our Lady of Fatima University in the Philippines. He initially started practising at one of the top hospitals in his home country, which helped broaden his knowledge of neurologic and muscular cases. After a couple of years, he decided to challenge himself even further by moving to Dubai, where he stayed for five years, developing his craft more around postural and biomechanical issues, especially spinal-related issues.

Over the past eight years of being a Physiotherapist, John always strives to provide quality and evidence-based practice producing satisfactory results for both the patient and provider.

John loves reading books or playing mind-puzzling board games on his off days with a friend. Lately, he also enjoys indoor rock climbing.

John is available for physiotherapy appointments at our Gympie clinic.

 

Michael Cahanding

Physiotherapist

Mike completed his Physical Therapy degree in 2016 at the Manila Adventist College (Philippines). He has been a registered Physiotherapist since 2017. With over six years of experience, Mike is known for his Myotherapy techniques which help patients with injuries manage pain and improve their range of movement and rehabilitation. His work with musculoskeletal symptoms and sports injuries in younger and middle-aged clients allowed him to treat acute and chronic pains and thousands of joint problems.

He is adept at identifying the cause of trauma and designing a safe, personalised, and effective treatment plan that best addresses each patient’s need and produces results. Mike is also a very hands-on PT with a reputation for keeping patients motivated and committed to treatment plans in and out of therapy sessions.

On a personal level, Mike is a fur daddy of 2 lovely dogs; as a sporty guy, he loves watching and playing basketball, wants to learn Cricket if given a chance, loves trying new foods, and is a coffee lover.

Michael is available for Physiotherapy appointments at Sports & Spinal Gympie.