Physiotherapy

South East Queensland’s numberone physiotherapy provider.

Sports & Spinal Physiotherapists use hands-on treatment and exercise therapy to manage a wide variety of injuries and complex pains.

Our Physiotherapists are passionate about providing the latest in evidence-based practice combined with their clinical experience to ensure their patients receive the best possible care and advice.

We treat various conditions. Including; shoulder, neck and back pain, sporting injuries, lower limb conditions, women’s health, headaches, work cover incidents, pre and post-surgical, motor vehicle accidents and more.

Sports & Spinal works closely with General Practitioners, Specialists, and other allied health professionals to plan and manage your treatment.

At Sports & Spinal, we pride ourselves on our Physiotherapy team being able to treat a wide range of conditions and injuries.

Back pain is ranked globally as the leading cause of disability. It is estimated that 70-90% of people will suffer from back pain at some stage in their lives.
Our Physiotherapists can identify factors causing and contributing to your pain and develop an individualised program to assist you in your rehabilitation and restrengthening.

Most cases of lower back pain respond well to the hands-on type of treatments such as manual therapy and exercise prescription.
Manual therapy can include massage and joint mobilisations and manipulations. Our Physiotherapists will tailor an individualised home-based exercise prescription which typically involves a range of mobility exercises, strengthing exercises and a gradual return to activities.

Our Physiotherapists can also use treatments such as taping, acupuncture, TENS, heat or ice pack.

Our Physiotherapists have a comprehensive knowledge of foot and ankle biomechanics and can effectively treat a wide range of foot and lower limb injuries, including:
Achilles Tendon pain, Heel Pain, Plantar Fasciitis, Post-Surgical Rehabilitation, Acute Sprains & Strains, Muscle Dysfunction, Tibialis Posterior Tendinopathy and Ligament Injury.

Your Sports & Spinal Physiotherapist will provide you with long term solutions for your recovery and tailor your treatment plan to your history, injury and physical goals.
Your rehabilitation exercises are designed to quicken your recovery and build strength to prevent further injury. This may involve seeing a podiatrist, modifying footwear, or a combination of stretching, taping, and specific rehabilitation exercises to strengthen the foot and ankle structures.

Knee Pain is one of the most common musculoskeletal complaints, with many causes ranging from acute meniscal tears to ACL rupture and more long term osteoarthritic changes.
An appropriately structured rehabilitation program will get you back in action faster, safer and doing what you do best!
Our Physiotherapists can help your knee issues, whether it is by increasing the range of movements, strengthening the muscles, releasing soft tissue restrictions, bracing or strapping, reducing inflammation and activity modification.
Many of our patients also decide to opt for ‘pre-habilitation, attending Physiotherapy preoperatively to optimise their chances of the best possible outcomes.
Sports and Spinal therapists will work closely with your General Practitioner or Orthopaedic Specialist to ensure you receive ideal management for your individual condition.

Whether it’s returning to the football field, getting ready for your annual ski holiday, making it around 18holes, or simply helping achieve your personal goals of improved mobility, our therapists will get you moving!

Hip pain and joint injury are common for all age groups. The hip joint and its integration with your pelvis, SIJ and lumbar spine (lower back) make it a complex region to correctly analyse and assess any dysfunction.
Many factors can cause hip pain. Often, you may start feeling hip pain for no apparent reason. Sometimes recreation or sports puts a repetitive strain on the hip, causing pain.
Lower limb biomechanics involving your knee, foot and ankle, plus your thigh and calf muscles, can also affect your hip function due to your hip being a major weight-bearing joint. The hip is responsible for functional activities like walking, running, rising from sitting, and climbing stairs. Pain in the hip can limit these activities.
Your Sports & Spinal physiotherapist will spend the time with you to fully assess the origin of your hip pain and investigate whether it is a hip joint, muscular, nerve or biomechanics issue. Through careful analysis and assessment, we can identify your issue and any associated knock-on effects, relieve your pain and minimise your chance of recurrence.

The neck contains a complex network of nerves, blood vessels, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and bones. Because the neck contains so many structures and has an extensive range of motion, it can be prone to injury.

Symptoms of neck pain often include; 

  • Tight muscles that restrict movement 
  • Pain that travels
  • Headaches or migraines
  • Sharp neck pain

Treatment with neck pain includes manual therapy such as; massage, joint mobilisation or manipulation, exercise therapy, and advice beyond the treatment session. 

Getting expert help can put you on the right track to a happy, healthy and pain-free life.

While some minor pains can be fixed easily, ongoing headaches and migraines may have a more serious underlying problem. If you suffer from this pain regularly or it interferes with your daily life, it is essential to seek help.

One way to help find a solution and ease the symptoms is through Physiotherapy. Physiotherapy treatment is an effective tool in treating headaches caused by musculoskeletal dysfunction, such as cervical headaches caused by neck dysfunction or tension headaches from muscle strain. Sports & Spinal have Physiotherapists with additional training in headaches and migraines.

Our headache Physiotherapists will assess you to locate the potential source of the problem and identify how best to fix it or ease the symptoms.

Treatment with neck pain includes manual therapy such as; massage, joint mobilisation or manipulation, exercise therapy, and advice beyond the treatment session.

Sports and Spinal provide quality and experienced management options for Shoulder Rehabilitation and Shoulder Pain. The key to effective shoulder pain treatment is an accurate diagnosis.

Sports & Spinal Shoulder Physiotherapists can assist with Chronic Shoulder Pain and Stiffness, AC Joint Injuries, Subacromial Bursitis, Tendon Pathologies, Shoulder Muscle Spasm and Tension, Rotator Cuff Disorders such as Tears and Strains, Frozen Shoulder and Arthritis of the Shoulder.

Treatment will include:

  • Hands-on therapy
  • Education on biomechanics & posture
  • Advice for optimising the function of your shoulders
  • Specifically tailored exercise programs that are customised to meet your individual needs.

Plus many more techniques to provide optimal care on your rehabilitation journey.

Hand Therapy is a type of rehabilitation performed by an accredited physiotherapist with unique knowledge and training in treating problems specific to the hand & upper limb. Rehabilitation enables patients to fasten their return to a productive, active lifestyle after injury.

Patients who are candidates for hand therapy may have difficulty using their hands for regular daily tasks or have an injury that prevents them from doing heavy lifting, driving, gripping or fine motor tasks.

Some common symptoms of a hand injury that therapists can treat include; stiffness, weakness, wounds, scars, burns, injured tendons or nerves, fractures, or even amputations of the fingers, hands or arms. Others include patients who suffer from conditions such as wrist pain or tennis elbow and chronic problems such as arthritis or persistent pain.

Hand therapy provides:

  • Accurate diagnosis & treatment of hand, wrist & elbow problems
  • Custom-orthotic fabrication (usually made from thermoplastic material)
  • Help with pain or stiffness in the hand, wrist & elbow.
  • Exercise prescription & strengthening programs for regaining full function
  • Regaining movement, strength & dexterity in the upper limb after surgery
  • Help to reduce sensitivity from nerve problems.
  • Help to get back to work & sport with the best recovery.
  • Help foster a supportive and clear communication link between surgeon and GP for best treatment and successful outcomes for the patient involved.

If surgery is needed, hand therapists can also help with a patient’s recovery. This may include helping wounds heal, splinting, scar management and reducing swelling.

The conditions that a hand therapist can assist include:

  • Flexor and Extensor Tendon repairs
  • Finger sprains / dislocation
  • Wrist fractures & injury
  • TFCC damage
  • Wrist instability & pain with loading
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Osteoarthritis

Elbow: 

  • Tennis/Golfers Elbow
  • Ligament Sprains
  • Chronic, overuse conditions
  • Elbow fracture post-immobilisation rehabilitation

Other:

  • Neurological changes in upper limb function
  • Trauma to the arm after an accident
  • Surgical post-operative rehabilitation

Women’s Health Physiotherapy (also referred to as Pelvic Health or Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy as Men are also affected with Pelvic concerns!) is the area of Physiotherapy that deals with conditions relating to the bladder, bowel, pelvic floor, and pelvis, as well as pregnancy-related conditions including mastitis and lower back pain.

Our  Women’s Health Physiotherapists are specially trained in pelvic floor assessment and treatment, and work closely with local specialists, surgeons, GPs and other health professionals to ensure that the treatment you are being provided is of the highest level and supported by current evidence.

Some of the areas and conditions that our Physios may be able to assess and treat include:

  • Pregnancy & Postnatal Pelvic Girdle of Coccyx Pain
  • Pregnancy & Postnatal Lower or Mid Back Pain
  • Rectus Abdominis Diastasis (RAD or DRAM, Tummy Muscle Separation)
  • Postnatal Pelvic Floor Assessments (including post third and fourth-degree perineal tears)
  • Return to Exercise Assessments
  • Mastitis
  • Bladder issues – Stress Incontinence, Urge Incontinence/ Overactive Bladder Syndromes, Bladder Pain Syndromes (including Interstitial Cystitis) and Retention
  • Bowel concerns – Constipation, Faecal Urgency, and Incontinence
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse and Pessary fittings
  • Painful Intercourse (Dyspareunia)
  • Persistent Pelvic and Vaginal Pain (including Endometriosis driven pain)
  • Pre and Post Gynae Surgery Pelvic Floor Muscle Training and Advice
  • Pre and Post Prostatectomy Pelvic Floor Muscle Training and Advice

BPPV (Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo) is one of the most common causes of dizziness, affecting up to 50% of patients over the age of 70. The biomechanical condition is caused by the dislodgement of calcium carbonate crystals into the region of the inner ear with the sensory organs, triggering the sensation of vertigo. Physiotherapy can be remarkably effective in treating BPPV and assessments are available in our physiotherapy practices.

Physiotherapist performs non-invasive tests such as the Dix- Hallpike test to confirm a BPPV diagnosis and to determine which ear is affected. The type of nystagmus (involuntary eye movements) observed will also identify which canal(s) is/are involved.

The dizziness resulting from BPPV can be dramatically relieved by specialist techniques performed by a skilled physiotherapist that use the forces of gravity to reposition the displaced calcium carbonate crystals out of the sensory areas of the canals in the inner ear.

Standard physiotherapy treatment uses a sequence of repositioning maneuvers – such as the Epley, Semont or Lempert – to move the crystals out of the semi-circular canal.

Once the primary cause is addressed, physiotherapy treatment may involve a targeted exercise program to reduce the patient’s vertiginous in response to certain positional changes such as bending forward and looking up. Targeted balance training may be offered to patients with any residual balance defects. Exercises such as Brandt Daroff exercises may be prescribed for patient self-management.

Other inner ear disorders for which vestibular rehabilitation can offer improved outcomes include vestibular neuronitis/labyrinthitis; acoustic neuroma (post-op); oto-toxicity; movement-induced dizziness and Meniere’s disease.

Vestibular rehabilitation can help address these vestibular system disorders and restore the best use of the remaining vestibular function by teaching unaffected balance mechanisms to take over the function or teaching other parts of the body to compensate. Let our highly skilled professionals be part of the treatment plan for your BPPV.

Dizziness is one of the most common complaints patients take to the doctor and occurs more frequently as people age. Physiotherapists have the skills to perform highly specialised techniques which can cure the majority of patients suffering from BPPV in a single treatment.

Dry needling is a treatment designed to ease muscular pain. Dry needling provides relief for some muscular pain and stiffness and can increase the range of motion. Dry needling involves practitioners placing a very fine needle in “trigger points” in your muscle or tissue.

There are many common conditions dry needling can help with:

  • Low Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Muscle strains
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Increasing range of motion

Dry needling assists with decreasing local muscular pain and improve function by restoring a muscle’s natural ability to lengthen and shorten by releasing myofascial trigger points.

Clicking, locking or pain? Grinding your teeth? Do you hate going to the dentist or struggle to eat your favourite food?

TMJ Dysfunction is:

  • Teeth Grinding/clenching
  • Clicking
  • Popping
  • Limited range of movement and ability to open
  • Unable to fully clench your jaw
  •  Tenderness around the Jaw
  • Teadaches, ear pain, dizziness and upper neck pain.

Jaw (TMJ) problems are more common than many people think. These problems tend to build up over many years and can affect the quality of life in many different ways. TMJ can cause headaches, dizziness, upper neck pain and ear pain. Some of our patients have also reported pain or inability to move or clench their jaw completely. Ear ringing (tinnitus) might also be related to TMJ dysfunction.

If you’re unsure how to treat your TMJ, we suggest speaking to one of our Sports & Spinal physiotherapists. Together with your dentist, we can assess your condition and begin corrective treatment if appropriate.

Chronic or persistent pain is an area of rehabilitation that is challenging and satisfying, as new approaches offer hope. Chronic pain patients often present with;

  • A long history of pain
  • Adjoining mental health deterioration
  • Failed numerous rehab programs,
  • Flared up with standard rehabilitation approaches
  • Intense fear and paranoia to exercise
  • A cocktail of medications to control their symptoms,
  • Poor long term prognosis

Statistics from the Pain Management Research Institute at the University of Sydney show that 1 in 5 people in Australia is in a chronic pain state, including adolescents and children, 1 in 3 people aged over 65.

Current literature advocates treating chronic pain with a multidisciplinary team. This includes a Pain Specialist, General Practitioner, Physiotherapist, Clinical Psychologist or Psychiatrist, and Occupational therapist or social worker. The team needs to be interactive, approachable and available. Importantly, as a team, a consistent message is delivered to the patient.

The Physiotherapists role involves Education, Graded Motor Imagery (GMI) and Normalising movement patterns.

Prehabilitation programs can be a successful pre-surgical intervention option to reduce post-surgical inpatient stays, helps improve post-surgical outcomes and improve recovery times. It is therefore recommended that you take part in a specifically prescribed rehab program prior to surgery to increase muscle strength and reduce the chance that you will require extended inpatient rehabilitation prior to being discharged home after surgery.

The goal of a post-surgery physiotherapy program is to help you return to physical function. Surgery without rehabilitation can often lead to poor results. Sports & Spinal Physiotherapy can help you achieve a successful post-operative result with effective evidence-based rehabilitation.

Our sports therapists work with local, national and international level athletes from various disciplines. Whether it’s getting an Olympian back into peak shape for a pinnacle event or helping a weekend warrior smash out their PB, we are equipped to help you return to performing at your best.

OUR TEAM

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Lynette Ross

Remedial Massage Therapist

Lynette’s background consists of over 28 years of Relaxation Massage and Holistic Therapies. During this time Lynette has worked in holiday resorts, day spas, tennis academy, chiropractic, massage and osteopath clinics.
In 2021, Lynette decided to further her education and became a qualified Remedial Massage Therapist, studying at MIMT in Melbourne and is a member of MMA and Massage Association of Australia.

Treatment with Lynette consists of trigger point therapy and myofascial release, using the gliding Myofascial Cupping technique, a great form of deep tissue massage, but in a gentle way. This technique is excellent for athletes, sports minded people, injuries, scar tissue, frozen shoulders or every day tightness or general aches and pains. Lynette, holds other qualifications such as Homeopathy, Reflexology and incorporates her holistic knowledge, to enhance the result of the treatment.

Outside of work, Lynette loves being in nature, walking, yoga and daily meditation. Lynette is so excited to be part of the team here at Sports and Spinal and looks forward to assisting and supporting your general health and wellbeing.

Lynette is available for Remedial Massage consults at our Baringa clinic. If you are booking a 90 minute massage consult please only book for Mondays 11:15am, Wednesdays 10:30am or Friday’s 10:15am. Please   avoid booking any other massage consult during these times as they are specifically allocated for 90 minute massages. For more info, please contact the clinic on 07 5346 4043.

Amber Cook-Taylor

Physiotherapist

Amber is a Physiotherapist who graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours). She has previously collaborated with local AFL teams as a sports trainer and worked in private practice seeing a variety of clinical presentations.

Amber values the importance of empowering patients to take an active role in their recovery and has a passion for improving the health and well-being of individuals. Amber has an interest in women’s health, musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapy, and chronic pain management. She is committed to providing a holistic approach to patient care and tailored treatment plans to help her patients reach their goals no matter how big or small.

Outside of work, Amber enjoys spending her spare time in various outdoor activities such as running, swimming, scuba diving and hiking or going to a variety of sporting events in Brisbane.

Amber is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Woolloongabba location.

Kate Reardon

Physiotherapist

Kate is a dedicated and experienced physiotherapist with a passion for helping patients achieve their optimal physical health and performance. With a special interest in sports injuries and acute musculoskeletal injuries, she brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the Coolum team.

Kate grew up in outback Queensland, before moving to Brisbane to complete a Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2013. She spent the formative years of her career working in private practice settings at the Sunshine Coast and London, leading her to develop a special interest in acute musculoskeletal injuries. Upon return to Australia, Kate pursued work in more specialised sports settings, ultimately practicing in Sydney’s largest sports medicine clinic. Kate then spent several winter seasons working as a snow sports physiotherapist in NSW’s Snowy Mountains.

Kate has a particular interest in acute knee injuries and shoulder pathologies, and is passionate about providing quality care for athletes and active individuals.

Outside the clinic, Kate can be found enjoying the great outdoors – playing community sports or hiking in the mountains during warmer months; and snowboarding in winter. Her first hand experience with sports gives her a unique insight into the challenges faced by her patients, allowing her to provide a holistic journey to recovery and peak physical performance.

Kate is available for physiotherapy consults at Coolum Sports & Spinal. Please call the clinic to make an appointment.

Tim Lynch

APA Sports, Exercise, and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

Tim graduated from James Cook University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy and has over 10 years of experience working in the fields of musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapy. He has worked as a physiotherapist within Queensland Health, The Australian Department of Defence and the Queensland Academy of Sport as well as extensively in private practice. Tim went on to further his education and completed a Masters’ Degree in Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapy at Griffith University in 2016. He is now recognized by the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) as a Titled Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist and a Titled Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist. This has allowed Tim to work and travel with sporting teams (including the Queensland Women’s AFL Academy and Men’s Australian University Rugby 7’s team) as well as elite individual athletes who have competed at the Commonwealth Games and Paralympics.

Tim has a passion for providing an accurate assessment and treatment for both acute and chronic injuries, with a focus on enabling patients to stay active and reach their individual rehabilitation goals. He has a firm belief in patient education, evidence-based treatment modalities, and the development of individual exercise programs for people of all ages. His key areas of interest include persistent lower back and neck pain, acute sporting injuries, and sports injury prevention programs. Tim has completed several external physiotherapy courses which have given him further knowledge of treatment modalities including advanced manual therapy skills, dry needling, hydrotherapy, and Pain Science Education.

Tim recently moved to the Sunshine Coast from Brisbane in 2021 with his wife and young son. Both he and his young family are loving the laidback lifestyle of the Sunshine Coast. On the weekends, Tim can be found searching for the best coffee shops in the local area and going for long walks along the beach with his family and their black Labrador.

Tim is available for physiotherapy appointments at our Baringa clinic.

Luke Rogers

Podiatrist - General Care, Sports & Exercise

Luke is an experienced podiatrist who has been operating in private practice for over 14 years, with 2 years of rural experience with Queensland Health.

Luke volunteered for several years with the Queensland Podiatry Board and was appointed president in 2017, providing insight and experience at an industry body level. This combination of experience and study has led him to gain a strong reputation as a caring and trustworthy practitioner.

Luke has comprehensive experience in podiatry and enjoys all aspects, from mechanical assessment and sports injuries to ingrown nails and plantar warts. Luke likes fixing feet problems. In addition to his Bachelor of Science (Podiatry) at QUT, Luke also has a Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science, which talks to his interest in sport-related injury management and prevention.

Born and raised on the Sunshine Coast, Luke has an inherent love for sports, camping and the outdoors. He is a keen golfer and enjoys helping to coach his children’s soccer teams.

Luke is available for Podiatry appointments at our Kawana, Caloundra, and Baringa 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 and Baringa clinic.

Patrick McGaw

Remedial Massage Therapist

Pat Graduated from Q Academy Brisbane with a Diploma of Remedial Massage in September 2017. Pat has since expanded his clinical knowledge by continuing his professional education after completing his Diploma. A highlight of Pat’s carer was being a member of the medical team at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. Pat has worked alongside Physiotherapists, Chiropractors, and Myotherapist.

Pat uses various Remedial techniques in his treatments, including Cupping, Dry Needling, Trigger Point Release, Muscle Energy Techniques, Myofascial Release, Rock blades Massage Tools, Deep Tissue Work, and Relaxation Massages.

Pat likes to road cycle and loves going to the Gym. Pat also loves getting away for long weekends with his two dogs and camper trailer. In his downtime, you can catch him volunteering his time as a Motorsport Fire and Rescue office. Pat has also volunteered at various events in Bathurst, Gold Coast, Townsville, Newcastle, Australian and Singaporean Formula 1 GP and many local grassroots events in Ipswich and Warwick.

Pat is available for Remedial massage appointments at our Beenleigh and St Lucia clinics.

Clinton Tran

Physiotherapist

Clinton is a physiotherapist with a strong academic background, clinical excellence, and personal compassion. Clinton started this enriching path at Griffith University, graduating with First Class Honours and receiving the prestigious University Medal. This foundation paved the way for a career that has spanned working with elite athletes at the Queensland Academy of Sport and Brisbane Roar, as well as everyday people and those with neuro conditions (amputees, stroke, spinal injuries). Clinton’s approach combines hands-on therapy with exercise-based programs, achieving remarkable patient outcomes. Always grounded in the latest evidence-based practices, Clinton ensures the best possible results for all patients.

Clinically, Clinton has an interest in managing temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, spinal conditions, shoulder injuries, and utilizes dry needling techniques. Beyond the clinic, Clinton also imparts knowledge and passion to physiotherapy students as a tutor at Griffith University.

Outside of work, Clinton is a dedicated foodie and competitive powerlifter. These interests not only feed Clinton’s curiosity about nutrition and physical health but also align with a holistic view of wellness, influencing both professional practice and personal life.

Through education and active participation, Clinton believes in empowering patients for successful rehabilitation and health maintenance, sharing insights that inspire everyone in the journey towards better physical well-being.

Clinton is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Beenleigh location.

Yoshiki Chen

Physiotherapist

Yoshiki graduated from Griffith University with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy degree and was awarded the Griffith Award for Academic Excellence for each year of his studies. Yoshiki’s approach to treatment involves a combination of hands-on therapy and a tailored home exercise program to help patients get back to doing the things they love. Yoshiki prioritises empowering their patients and encouraging them to take an active role in their recovery.

Growing up, Yoshiki participated in a variety of sports, including soccer, tennis, golf, and snowboarding. These experiences gave him a deep appreciation for the body’s potential and naturally developed his passion for sports physiotherapy.

Outside of the clinic, Yoshiki enjoys lifting weights at the gym, spending time with his mates, or finding the next country to go traveling to!

Yoshiki is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Beenleigh clinic.

Tim Dunstone

Sports Physiotherapist

Tim Dunstone gained his initial physiotherapy qualification in Adelaide from the renowned School of Physiotherapy at the University of South Australia. He worked in Adelaide in both private practice and onsite in the industrial setting (in the automotive industry) for a few years. Tim served the profession’s peak association, the Australian Physiotherapy Association, on the SA Branch Council for four years.

Tim then moved to Sydney and completed two masters degrees in sports and manipulative physiotherapy and taught musculoskeletal physiotherapy at the University of Sydney. He conducted biomechanical research into low back injuries in elite rowers in the School of Exercise and Sports Science at the University of Sydney for three years. He was the Dean of St Andrew’s College at the University of Sydney for eight years and Dean of St John’s College at the University of Queensland for four years.

Tim rowed and coxed to a national level with the Adelaide Rowing Club. He has since coached rowing to an elite level with the South Australian Sports Institute, the Sydney University Rowing Club, Wilderness School, and the first eight at Scotch College in Adelaide. He has recently coached rowing for the last five years at the UQ Boat Club.

In his spare time, Tim enjoyed singing with the Sydney Philharmonia Choir for eight years, who are the resident chorus of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, frequently performing in the Sydney Opera House. His performances with the Sydney Philharmonia included a tour of the UK in 2010, singing Maher’s 8th at the Royal Albert Hall on the opening night of the BBC Proms Series, in addition to concerts at Westminster Abbey, St Paul’s Cathedral, and Australia House.

He has been the physiotherapist for elite soccer, cricket, and rowing teams, and has more than seventeen years of private practice clinical experience. Tim is one of only 201 physiotherapists in Australia, who are dual-titled members of the APA, as both an APA Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist and an APA Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist. In 2020 Tim was made a Member of the Australian College of Physiotherapists. He is also a Justice of the Peace (Qualified) for the State of Queensland. Tim is married with two young daughters.

Tim is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Beenleigh clinic

Mahlia Snowden

Exercise Physiologist

Mahlia is a passionate advocate for health and wellness, with an interest in neurological rehabilitation and women’s health. Hailing from the Northern Territory, Mahlia’s journey to her profession took her to the Gold Coast, where she pursued her Bachelor’s degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology at Griffith University, graduating in 2023. It was here that she honed her skills and knowledge in understanding the intricacies of the human body and its functions.

With a strong desire to make a difference in people’s lives, Mahlia has previous experience working as a support worker, specifically with individuals facing spinal cord injuries. This hands-on experience has equipped her with invaluable insights into the challenges and triumphs of those navigating neurological conditions, fostering her dedication to improving their quality of life through exercise and rehabilitation.

Beyond her professional endeavours, she finds joy and fulfilment in the sport of rugby union, where she trains and plays actively. This passion for sport not only highlights her commitment to physical fitness but also reflects her resilience and team-oriented mindset, qualities that she brings to her work in the field of exercise physiology.

As she embarks on her journey in the field, Mahlia is excited to leverage her skills, knowledge, and experiences to make a meaningful impact on the lives of others, championing health, wellness, and inclusivity every step of the way.

Mahlia is available for Exercise Physiology consults at our Beenleigh clinic.

Belinda Fribence

Exercise Physiologist

Belinda Fribence graduated with a Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology on top of her degree in Bachelor of Exercise Science. As well as this, Belinda is a full member of Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA).

Belinda’s passion in the field of Exercise Physiology is driven by her past as a competitive athlete in the world of Track and Field and sustaining carer changing injuries. As a result, she has become driven to provide holistic care with the aim of helping individuals regain their mobility and functionality as well as improving the methods of injury prevention and rehabilitation.

Working closely with surfers and martial art athletes as well as being one herself she has developed a key passion in improving the longevity and mobility of joints, particularly in the hips. Working with the body in a 360-degree approach is a personal goal of hers and is aiming to build upon her knowledge and expertise in this field.

Belinda is currently on maternity leave.

To book with an Exercise Physiologist, please book with Mahlia Snowden or contact our team directly.

Alex Dopper

Physiotherapist

Alex is a passionate physiotherapist dedicated to helping individuals achieve their full potential. He holds a Bachelor of Physiotherapy with first-class honours, was Dux of his course and received the Australian Physiotherapy Association Queensland Award for Academic Excellence. Alex also holds a Bachelor of Science (Psychology).

Beyond his academic pursuits, Alex brings a unique blend of expertise to his practice:

  • Cutting-Edge Knowledge:

Alex has presented at various world-renowned physiotherapy conferences, including the prestigious World Physiotherapy Congress. This ensures his patients receive the best available treatments, informed by the latest research and evidence-based practices. Alex also teaches in university physiotherapy courses, sharing his knowledge and expertise with the next generation of physiotherapists.

  • Elite Sports Experience:

Beyond his dedication to research, Alex brings a wealth of practical experience from working with elite athletes, including serving as a physiotherapist for Hockey Queensland. This in-depth understanding of the demands and challenges faced by high-performing individuals translates into effective treatment plans for patients of all activity levels.

  • Running Physiotherapy:

Alex offers a wealth of knowledge in running physiotherapy, specialising in the management and prevention of running-related injuries and optimising running technique. He understands the unique demands of running and is skilled in treating lower limb injuries. This stems from his own extensive background as a competitive ultramarathon runner, which fuels his dedication to helping runners of all abilities achieve their goals.

Alex’s personalised approach focuses on understanding each patient’s unique needs and goals, developing tailored treatment plans, and taking an active role in their recovery journey.

Alex is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Broadbeach clinic.

Kim Wright

Physiotherapist

Kimberley graduated with Masters of Physiotherapy as well as a Bachelor in Exercise Science from Griffith University. Kimberley is also a qualified Pilates instructor, which allows her to incorporate Pilates in her rehabilitation programs for her clients to improve ones’ health and wellbeing as well as recovering from injury.

Kimberley is dedicated and passionate about ensuring a holistic patient – centred treatment and care while creating individualised rehabilitation programs to support your goals and allow you to achieve them and return to the things you enjoy in life.

Kimberley has an extensive sporting background, with a keen interest in swimming having competed at state level. Kimberley also incorporates the use of shockwave therapy treatment for patients with chronic tendinopathies which coincides with her developed interest in chronic pain conditions. Kimberley can assist with musculoskeletal, sports and chronic pain physiotherapy.

Outside of work, Kimberley enjoys spending time with family and friends, been at the beach, hiking, and camping.

Kim is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Broadbeach and Runaway Bay clinics.

Lucy Taylor

Musculoskeletal & Women’s Health Physiotherapist

Lucy graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) at the University of Queensland, where she also conducted research alongside a world-renowned Physiotherapist. Lucy is passionate about delivering holistic patient-centred care and establishing individualised rehabilitation programs so that you can achieve your goals and return to the things you enjoy in life sooner. Lucy is devoted to continuously expanding her skill set and knowledge so that she can provide superior treatment to every patient.

Lucy can assist with questions and concerns related to pre and post-natal incontinence, pelvic floor muscle strengthening and relaxing, endometriosis, menopause, pelvic pain conditions and other bladder and bowel dysfunctions. She has also completed advanced training in pelvic organ prolapse, urinary incontinence, overactive bladder, birth choices and pessary fitting. She is very passionate about delivering you the latest research-based treatment and empowering you with the knowledge and exercises to achieve your goals.

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

Anna Rollo

Remedial Massage Therapist

Anna has over 10 years of experience in the Health industry working at a multidisciplinary clinic in Sydney. She obtained her Diploma of Remedial Massage from TAFE NSW in 2009, graduating with distinctions. She has also received awards for Academic Excellence and Health and Recreation Student of the Year in NSW. To expand her knowledge of the human body, further her skills and achieve better results for her patients, Anna has completed additional training in Fitness at TAFE NSW and Kinesio Taping KT1, Thermal Stones, NST, MFR, and MET.

Anna believes in the importance of regular massage treatments, exercise, and stretching to maintain a healthy state of body and mind. She aims to provide a full experience for her patients by professionally advising on overall health, well-being, and fitness. She believes that a holistic approach to each patient is the key to helping ease pain and meet treatment goals. Anna tailors each massage treatment to meet individual needs, and she believes that prevention is the best cure.

Anna is a very enthusiastic, passionate, and caring person. In her leisure time, she enjoys traveling the planet. He loves to relax at the seaside with family and friends or just read a good book. She also enjoys walking, cycling, yoga, and basketball.

Anna is available for Remedial Massage appointments at our Broadbeach clinic.

Adrian Peterson

Remedial Massage Therapist
Adrian has been a Senior Remedial Massage Therapist in the Broadbeach clinic for over 7 years. He has built up a reputation to be one of the best in the area and gets results. His approachable manner and ability to address both firm and soft treatments means he can meet the needs of a diverse range of customers and their ailments.
Adrian also uses cupping and dry needling in his treatments where possible. His passion for massage is the key to his outcomes, and with 100 % focus given at all treatments, you will get the results your after—Book in now online or by calling to restore your body.

Favourite Quote: The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The next best time is now.

Adrian is available for Remedial Massage appointments at our Broadbeach location.

Nicholas Roth

Podiatrist - General Care, Sports & Exercise

Nicholas graduated from QUT in 2015. Nicholas has a particular interest in Sports Biomechanics, Paediatric Podiatry and complex caseloads. He is kind and passionate about helping his patients achieve their goals and using the motto “prevention is better than cure” to get there.

Nicholas previously worked in Far North Queensland and on the Sunshine Coast; he relocated to the Gold Coast in 2021 with his wonderful wife and daughter. Nicholas enjoys all things outdoors, and his favourite sport is soccer, where he has played interstate and overseas. On the weekends, he loves fishing, camping and visiting the beautiful beaches all along the Coast.

Nicholas is available for Podiatry appointments at our Broadbeach 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.

Aleks Baruksopulo

Podiatry Managing Partner

Aleks exclusively sees Musculoskeletal, Sports, Running & Exercise cases and has 16+ years of experience in this area with over 38,000 patient consultations performed over this time.

His main professional passion is helping patients of all ages recover from injury and get back to the regular physical activity they love doing.

He has a particular interest and niche in running injuries, including recently authoring a book (available on Amazon & in-clinic) called: The Runner’s Foot Guide – Feet, Shoes, Myths & Tips.

Other experience includes previously owning a running shoe store called ‘The Podiatry Shoe Lab’, completing the ‘Lv2 Athletics Australia Recreational Running Coach’ accreditation, being a previous Podiatry clinical supervisor at Southern Cross University (Gold Coast campus), previous Podiatrist to GPS (“jeeps”) Rugby Union club, North Devils Rugby League club, and the Brisbane Roar Soccer club.

He is a managing partner at ‘Podiatry at Sports & Spinal’ whose main aim is to help our Podiatrists excel in providing outstanding Sports, Exercise, Running, and Musculoskeletal Podiatry care.

Aleks is skilled in Sports, Exercise & Running Podiatry care, gait analysis, biomechanics, running shoe education, strength & conditioning, return to running planning, collaboration with medical professionals (GPs, Sports Physicians & Orthopaedic surgeons), EMS Shockwave Therapy and Class 4 Laser musculoskeletal treatments.

He has a Podiatry degree from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and a Biomedical Science degree from the University of Queensland (UQ).

Aleks is available exclusively for Musculoskeletal, Sports, Running & Exercise Podiatry appointments at our Broadbeach and Robina clinics.

Aleks Baruksopulo

Podiatry Managing Partner

Aleks exclusively sees Musculoskeletal, Sports, Running & Exercise cases and has 16+ years of experience in this area with over 38,000 patient consultations performed over this time.

His main professional passion is helping patients of all ages recover from injury and get back to the regular physical activity they love doing.

He has a particular interest and niche in running injuries, including recently authoring a book (available on Amazon & in-clinic) called: The Runner’s Foot Guide – Feet, Shoes, Myths & Tips.

Other experience includes previously owning a running shoe store called ‘The Podiatry Shoe Lab’, completing the ‘Lv2 Athletics Australia Recreational Running Coach’ accreditation, being a previous Podiatry clinical supervisor at Southern Cross University (Gold Coast campus), previous Podiatrist to GPS (“jeeps”) Rugby Union club, North Devils Rugby League club, and the Brisbane Roar Soccer club.

He is a managing partner at ‘Podiatry at Sports & Spinal’ whose main aim is to help our Podiatrists excel in providing outstanding Sports, Exercise, Running, and Musculoskeletal Podiatry care.

Aleks is skilled in Sports, Exercise & Running Podiatry care, gait analysis, biomechanics, running shoe education, strength & conditioning, return to running planning, collaboration with medical professionals (GPs, Sports Physicians & Orthopaedic surgeons), EMS Shockwave Therapy and Class 4 Laser musculoskeletal treatments.

He has a Podiatry degree from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and a Biomedical Science degree from the University of Queensland (UQ).

Aleks is available exclusively for Musculoskeletal, Sports, Running & Exercise Podiatry appointments at our Broadbeach and Robina 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.

Landon Inglis

Physiotherapist

Landon graduated from Physiotherapy at the University of Queensland having previously completed a Bachelor of Exercise and Movement Science. This combination has helped to shape his belief in the importance of movement and exercise to compliment manual therapy in his patient’s rehabilitation.

He strongly believes in treating the person, and not just the injury – making the treatment plan tailored to the unique challenges and goals they have in their life.

He has extensive experience working with runners, triathletes, and Australian Rules Footballers in physiotherapy, strength and conditioning, and coaching capacities. Landon is currently the running coach of a local triathlon club, and trains and competes in his spare time.

Because of this, Landon has a special interest in treating sporting injuries, as well as upper limb (shoulder, elbow, and hand) conditions, and has completed additional training in both of these areas.

Landon is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Buderim clinic.

Dianne O’Donnell

Remedial Massage Therapist

Di has worked for Sports & Spinal since 2008, and every day she sees the real benefits of a regular soft, deep-tissue massage. She has always been passionate about treating sports injuries, pregnancy massages, and pre and post-surgery treatments.

Di has a special interest in deep tissue, relaxation, trigger point therapy, and lymphatic massages. She also has a keen interest in neck and back injuries but enjoys treating all areas of the body.

Di works alongside every physio at Sports & Spinal to assist in a patient’s recovery to a life of better health. Di believes it doesn’t matter how old you are or your fitness level; everyone will benefit from a remedial massage.

Di is available for Remedial Massage appointments at our Buderim clinic.

Leigh-Ann Bennett

Physiotherapist

In 2018, Leigh-Ann graduated from Auckland University of Technology with a Bachelor of Health Science (Physiotherapy). After university she returned back to her hometown Tauranga, New Zealand, and started working in private practice, over these years she did a combination of clinic work and assisting ample sports teams with their Physiotherapy needs. In February 2023, she made the move across the ditch and has been at Sports & Spinal ever since.

Leigh-Ann loves working with people from all walks of life, helping to enhance mobility and strength, reduce pain and ultimately help them to lead a more active and rewarding lifestyle. She has a keen interest in sports injuries, post-operative rehabilitation, and knee injuries.

When she is not in the clinic, Leigh-Ann enjoys getting outside and keeping active. She is very excited to be living on the Sunshine Coast and being able to explore this beautiful part of the world.

Leigh-Ann is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Buderim clinic.

Emily Abbott

Women's Health & Continence Physiotherapist

Emily graduated from Curtain University in Western Australia in 2018 with First Class Honours in Physiotherapy. She worked for a number of years in hospitals across a large variety of areas, including medical, surgical, orthopaedic, and neurological rehabilitation, maternity, paediatrics, musculoskeletal and intensive care. It was during these years that she developed a passion for Women’s Pelvic Health after her work across maternity wards and assisting women to recover after urogynaecological surgeries. She has since gone on to complete several postgraduate courses in Pelvic Health, including a Graduate Certificate in Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy at the University of Melbourne.

Emily can treat and assist in antenatal and postnatal management, prolapse, poor bladder, and bowel control or incontinence, bladder and bowel pain, pelvic pain conditions such as painful intercourse, menstrual pain, endometriosis, interstitial cystitis and rehabilitation support for urogynaecological surgeries. Emily is also a Pilates instructor and runs women’s health Pilates classes.

Emily’s passion is to partner with women to create and facilitate holistic health, well-being, and empowerment, so they can lead the life they want to live without limitations.

Emily is available for Women’s Health Physiotherapy appointments at our Maroochydore, Sippy Downs, and Buderim locations.

Alex Rachcoff

Shoulder, Knee, Foot & Ankle Physiotherapist

Alex has gained valuable experience in treating foot, ankle, shoulder, knee and spinal conditions from his years of working in Private and Public rehab in Australia and the UK. Since returning to the Sunshine Coast he extensively treats post-operative and non-operative patients from some of the best specialists from Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast. Using a holistic approach, Alex can tailor treatment to the individual and their goals.

Alex is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Buderim clinic.

Jana Rydwanski

Lower Limb Physiotherapist, Acupuncture & Pilates Instructor

Jana studied in New Zealand and graduated with a Bachelor in Health Science in Physiotherapy in 2006 from AUT. She completed her Postgraduate Diploma in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy in 2010 and a Master of Health Practice in 2011.

She worked in New Zealand for five years before coming to Australia, during which time she was the physiotherapist for Rugby teams and ran gym-based rehabilitation programs. She is honoured to have an article published in the international physiotherapy journal, Physical Therapy Reviews. Jana believes in a holistic approach to injury and management, is highly dedicated to exercise, and regularly attends further training to ensure that her clinical skills and knowledge are updated.

Jana is available for appointments at our Buderim clinic.

Jayden Erskine

Podiatrist - General Care, Sports & Exercise

Jayden graduated from Southern Cross University on the Gold Coast, where he worked in private practice before transitioning to the Sunshine Coast.

Jayden is passionate about treating patients for all types of foot, ankle, calf, and shin pain, particularly bone and joint, soft tissue, and muscular pathologies. He has a strong interest in sports and musculoskeletal injury management and has been fortunate to work with the Gold Coast Suns AFL and ALFW teams.

Jayden has experience with diabetic assessment, orthotic prescription, footwear assessment and advice, paediatric management, general care, and nail surgeries.

Jayden’s priority is to enable people of all ages to maintain an active lifestyle and deliver tailored treatment solutions based on individual goals.

Jayden is available for Podiatry appointments at our Maroochydore and Buderim clinics.

Ainslee O’Connell

Podiatry Partner - Sunshine Coast

Ainslee graduated from Charles Sturt University with a Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine (Honours) and has been working in private practice since.

Ainslee completed her honours research in the biomechanical field with her paper ‘The effect of dynamic movement tasks on the restrictive properties of rigid strapping tape’, being presented at the 2019 Australian Podiatry Conference. With a passion for all things lower limb, Ainslee has a special interest in musculoskeletal conditions, biomechanics, injury prevention, and footwear prescription/advice. Outside of Podiatry, Ainslee is a keen netballer and enjoys all things sport-related.

Ainslee is available for Podiatry appointments at our Buderim and Sippy Downs, clinics.

Bree Regan

Exercise Physiologist

Bree graduated form the University of Southern Queensland with a Bachelor of Sport and Exercise majoring in Exercise Science and Clinical Exercise Physiology.

 

Bree has always lived a busy and active lifestyle, mainly through gymnastics, swimming, athletics, dancing, and cheerleading. Some of which she continues to enjoy to this day. She also enjoys a regular walk at the beach or in the bush and a good TV show or movie to watch.

 

Bree loves that exercise can be a fun and social way to improve our health and well-being for the short and long term and enjoys watching her client’s confidence grow quickly over time. Exercise can also be something that we share with our friends and family and does not need to be hard or a chore to be rewarding. Bree enjoys getting to know my clients, which helps her assist them as an individual and as a whole person to give them exercise plans that are best suited for their individual needs. Bree’s aim as an Exercise Physiologist is to help her clients reach their health and fitness goals and beyond so that they can live long happy, healthy, and active lives.

Bree is available for Exercise Physiology appointments at our Buderim clinic.

Danielle Keogh

Low Back & Hip/Pelvic Pain Physiotherapist

Danielle has a wealth of knowledge in accurate diagnosis and treatment of low back and hip pain and regularly attends national and international conferences dedicated to these areas to stay up to date with research and current evidence for optimal patient care and positive outcomes.

Danielle is very passionate about exercise rehabilitation and helping people return to their optimal physical and mental health through Pilates. Danielle is experienced in identifying biomechanical dysfunction and using exercise specific techniques ensuring great outcomes. Danielle is an avid horse rider in her spare time, competing in dressage competitions with her two horses.

Danielle is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Buderim clinic.

Yvonne Pruce

Remedial Massage Therapist

Yvonne is originally from the UK and has had over 30 years in the Fitness Industry and Military Environment. Having experienced many injuries herself, she has made exercise and rehabilitation her passion. Yvonne has a Diploma in Remedial Massage and a Diploma in Fitness.

Yvonne has had a great experience in developing Rehabilitation and Personal Training programs for all her clients. Yvonne can assist in seniors’ rehabilitation and fitness as well as teaching a variety of group fitness classes, Pilates being her passion.

Yvonne is an experienced Remedial Massage Therapist and offers a wide variety of manual therapy techniques including; Dry Needling, Sports, Remedial and Deep Tissue Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release, Muscular Alignment Techniques, Reflexology, Pregnancy Massage, Lymphatic Drainage Massage, Joint Mobilisation, and Stretching.

Yvonne has treated clients with; spinal injuries, cancer, strokes, sports injuries, workplace rehab, and NDIS.  She is 100% committed to her clients and supports them on their journey to reach their optimum health and well-being.

Yvonne has been living in Australia since 2008 and has recently moved to the Sunshine Coast from Kingscliff in NSW. In her spare time, she enjoys walking, going to the gym, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.

Yvonne is available for Remedial Massage appointments at our Caloundra Clinic

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.

Mitchell Brandon

Physiotherapist

Mitchell completed his Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) at the University of Queensland in Brisbane where he began his career working in private practice seeing a variety of clinical presentations. After moving around Queensland throughout his life – from Weipa in Far North Queensland to Toowoomba in the Darling Downs – he couldn’t be more excited to call the Sunshine Coast his new home.

Mitchell has always had a passion for sport. This has translated into his career as he holds a strong interest in treating sports and exercise related injuries – particularly ankles and shoulders. Mitchell applies his communication skills to show his care for patient wellbeing; his empathetic nature and willingness to go above and beyond ensures a positive outcome for his patients.

Mitchell is driven towards continuously improving his skills and takes great care that all of his patients leave each session with a clear understanding of their specialised treatment plan to best achieve their goals.

Outside of work, Mitchell loves watching sport, running, travelling, playing board games and going fishing and camping.

Mitchell is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Caloundra and Kawana locations.

Luke Rogers

Podiatrist - General Care, Sports & Exercise

Luke is an experienced podiatrist who has been operating in private practice for over 14 years, with 2 years of rural experience with Queensland Health.

Luke volunteered for several years with the Queensland Podiatry Board and was appointed president in 2017, providing insight and experience at an industry body level. This combination of experience and study has led him to gain a strong reputation as a caring and trustworthy practitioner.

Luke has comprehensive experience in podiatry and enjoys all aspects, from mechanical assessment and sports injuries to ingrown nails and plantar warts. Luke likes fixing feet problems. In addition to his Bachelor of Science (Podiatry) at QUT, Luke also has a Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science, which talks to his interest in sport-related injury management and prevention.

Born and raised on the Sunshine Coast, Luke has an inherent love for sports, camping and the outdoors. He is a keen golfer and enjoys helping to coach his children’s soccer teams.

Luke is available for Podiatry appointments at our Kawana, Caloundra, and Baringa 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.

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.

Ashley Vincent

Musculoskeletal & Women's Health Physiotherapist

Ashley completed a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from Australian Catholic University and has since spent over 7 years working in private practice.

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

She also has experience treating an array of musculoskeletal conditions with a special interest in 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.

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.

Jaime Singleton

Women's & Pelvic Health Physiotherapist

With over 15 years of experience in the field of Women’s and Pelvic Health Physiotherapy, Jaime has been fortunate enough to work in the largest Maternity hospital in Australia, liaise alongside specialist Gynecologists, Urogynaecologists, Colorectal surgeons, and Pain Doctors, and treat countless patients across the lifespan from teenage years to the elderly.

Jaime has completed post-graduate study and many advanced courses in pelvic health; taught university students both on an undergraduate and postgraduate level; presented at international conferences; headed the Allied Health teams for Persistent Pelvic Pain clinics in the areas of Endometriosis and Pelvic Mesh injuries, and worked in both the public and private sectors of health and Physiotherapy.
Jaime loves working with all pelvic health clients in helping them to understand their conditions and champion them to take control of their rehabilitation to optimise their outcomes.

Jaime loves working with pelvic pain and post-operative patients; she is qualified to fit pessaries for pelvic organ prolapse management; and is a qualified Level 4 DMA Clinical Pilates instructor as well, so individualised exercise prescription is a large part of her treatment approach.
Outside of work, you’ll find Jaime either spending bulk time with my dogs, at any live music I can find (a sucker for RnB!), or down at the beach, which is why I moved to the beautiful Sunshine Coast!

Jaime is available for Women’s Health appointments at our Baringa, Caloundra, Nambour, and Kawana clinics.

Julie Gear

Neck, Head & Vestibular Physiotherapist

Julie graduated from the University of Otago in New Zealand in 1998 and has gained a wealth of experience working in busy clinics around the world, including a professional sports centre in France, the Crystal Palace National Sports Centre in London, and a clinic in the ski resort of Verbier in Switzerland. She has also worked with rugby teams in New Zealand and the England Volleyball team in the UK.

Julie has postgraduate training in Vestibular Physiotherapy, Ergonomics, and Pilates. Julie has been using the Dean Watson approach since 2005. Julie is also a qualified acupuncturist, having studied both in the UK and China. Julie combines her training in Traditional Chinese Medicine and dry needling with traditional physiotherapy treatment techniques for optimum results.

Julie has a special interest in Vestibular, Neck & Headaches.

Julie is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Caloundra location.

Ed McHugh

Spinal Back Pain & Lower Limb Rehab Physiotherapist

Ed graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy Degree from Nottingham University in the UK in 2005 and completed an MSc in advanced musculoskeletal physiotherapy from Hertfordshire University in 2014. Ed is a highly skilled and dynamic physiotherapist with a proven track record in managing musculoskeletal conditions. Ed has previously studied Sports Science at the prestigious Loughborough University and combines his knowledge in this field to help develop effective rehabilitation and exercise prescription.

Ed has been fortunate to have worked in various clinical settings, which have given him a wholesome understanding of physiotherapy to a variety of patient groups and settings. Ed has worked in private sports physiotherapy clinics, corporate healthcare, occupational health and private hospital facilities, and running his own private practice.

Ed’s specialist interests are treating sports injuries with a particular interest in analysing movement patterns in their role in the injury. Ed also has an interest in treating spinal pain conditions using various manual techniques, acupuncture and rehabilitation to help patients achieve their goals.

Ed has a special interest in Spinal Back Pain & Lower Limb Rehab 

Ed is available for Physiotherapy appointments at the Caloundra 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.

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.

Amanda Grant-Holt

Dietitian

Amanda is an Accredited Practising Dietitian, completing her Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of the Sunshine Coast. Amanda has since worked in private practice, community, and the age care sector on the Sunshine Coast.

Amanda is passionate about working collaboratively with clients with an aim to improve health long term. With a strong focus on inclusivity and non-judgmental care, Amanda understands that each client’s values and needs vary and will personalise nutrition strategies to align with each client’s goals and individual circumstances.

Amanda is a Credentialed Eating Disorder Clinician (CEDC) who aims to provide a safe and welcoming environment to clients recovering from eating disorders and/or disordered eating. With her warm and compassionate nature, she has a deep passion to support her clients to achieve a positive relationship with food and body, realising every recovery journey is unique.

Amanda’s interests are, but are not limited to, eating disorders/disordered eating, chronic disease management, gastrointestinal health, nutrition and mental health, cholesterol management, diabetes management, nutrient deficiencies and nutrition for the older population.

In her spare time, Amanda enjoys being out in nature and taking in all the wonders that the Sunshine Coast has to offer whether it be beach walks, rainforests or frequenting local cafés and restaurants. She also enjoys her daily yoga practise and spending time with family and friends.

Amanda is currently open for bookings at the Baringa, Caloundra, Kawana, North Lakes and Morayfield clinics.

Amanda Grant-Holt

Dietitian

Amanda is an Accredited Practising Dietitian, completing her Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of the Sunshine Coast. Amanda has since worked in private practice, community, and the age care sector on the Sunshine Coast.

Amanda is passionate about working collaboratively with clients with an aim to improve health long term. With a strong focus on inclusivity and non-judgmental care, Amanda understands that each client’s values and needs vary and will personalise nutrition strategies to align with each client’s goals and individual circumstances.

Amanda is a Credentialed Eating Disorder Clinician (CEDC) who aims to provide a safe and welcoming environment to clients recovering from eating disorders and/or disordered eating. With her warm and compassionate nature, she has a deep passion to support her clients to achieve a positive relationship with food and body, realising every recovery journey is unique.

Amanda’s interests are, but are not limited to, eating disorders/disordered eating, chronic disease management, gastrointestinal health, nutrition and mental health, cholesterol management, diabetes management, nutrient deficiencies and nutrition for the older population.

In her spare time, Amanda enjoys being out in nature and taking in all the wonders that the Sunshine Coast has to offer whether it be beach walks, rainforests or frequenting local cafés and restaurants. She also enjoys her daily yoga practise and spending time with family and friends.

Amanda is currently open for bookings at the Baringa, Caloundra, Kawana, North Lakes and Morayfield clinics.

Montana Morrison

Physiotherapist

Montana is not accepting new patients via online bookings. Please call the Caloundra clinic on 07 5437 2679 to discuss

Montana completed a Bachelor of Physiotherapy at James Cook University in her hometown of Townsville before relocating to the Sunshine Coast in 2019. Driven by a passion for enhancing movement and kicking goals, Montana believes every individual requires a unique and holistic approach to ensure successful outcomes.

Montana has a clinical interest in complex presentations and persistent pain, as well as lower limb rehabilitation. With considerable changes in the management of chronic pain over the years, there is a critical role for physiotherapy and non-medical management. With training in the complex field of chronic pain management, Montana will deliver evidence-based treatment and give you the tools to strive for improved function.

Outside of work, Montana enjoys an active lifestyle, often participating in hikes and treks, and enjoys time at the gym. Overall, the beach is where you will find her when she is not in the clinic, attempting to master surfing.

Montana is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Caloundra clinic.

 

 

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 and Redcliffe Sports & Spinal clinics and in home care throughout Brisbane.

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 and Redcliffe Sports & Spinal clinics and in home care throughout Brisbane.

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.

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.

Simran Shah

Ankle, Knee & Lower Limb Physiotherapist

Simran joined Chermside Sports & Spinal after several years of working under close supervision with some of Queensland’s leading physiotherapists. In Brisbane, Simran works closely with some of the country’s leading hip, knee and ankle surgeons.

She holds a Bachelor in Physiotherapy (Honours) from the University of Queensland and is currently studying for her masters in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy. Simran has developed a particular interest in knee and ankle injuries and uses a mixed approach of hands-on therapy and tailored exercise prescription to ensure that each of her patients achieves their goals.

Simran prides herself on developing easy-to-follow step-by-step treatment plans that not only rehabilitate the original injury but also ensure her patients leave with their risk of re-injury being as low as possible. Simran has also completed her Level 1 Sports Injury course along with additional training in hip management and vestibular physiotherapy.

In her spare time, she enjoys playing a variety of sports including tennis, basketball and badminton and travelling the globe

Simran is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Chermside location.

Ashleigh Graves

Shoulder & Lower Limb Physiotherapist

Ashleigh joins the Sports & Spinal team with a Bachelor in Physiotherapy (Honours) from the University of Queensland. Since graduating, Ashleigh has gained a wealth of experience working across all fields of physiotherapy, particularly within sports Physiotherapy, and has spent the past few years working in Rugby Union. Ashleigh is currently the Junior Academy Physiotherapist for the Queensland Reds.

Ashleigh enjoys the challenges of working in sports and applies this level of diligence in managing all of her patients. Her interests have led her to gain further qualifications in Dry Needling and Western Acupuncture, Strength and Conditioning, and Clinical Pilates. She has a keen interest in the rehabilitation of lower back, shoulder, knee, and ankle injuries.

She enjoys working with people of all abilities and ages and believes in an evidence-based and individualised approach to help guide you towards your goals, whether that be moving out of pain, into performance, or onto prevention.

Ash enjoys staying active and loves to get outside for a walk or play a social game of touch footy when not working.

Ashleigh’s main interests are lower back, shoulder, knee, and ankle injuries. 

Ashleigh is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Chermside clinic.

Kim Minne

Physiotherapist

New to Brisbane; Kim joins us from sunny Cape Town, South Africa. Having completed her Physiotherapy (Honours) degree at the University of the Western Cape in 2014, she planted roots in her community, working with a variety of patients along with all aspects of injury and health. Kim is passionate about continued learning and has added Dry Needling and Clinical Pilates to her skills list. This has been to her patient’s benefit as she has run and managed Pilates mat work classes for 6 years. Her interest area lies in, post-orthopaedic and lower back injuries and returning her patients back to their previous functioning.

Kim maintains an active lifestyle – running, hiking, and playing hockey, which has fed into her interests in keeping people moving and injury prevention. Her new area of interest is in Women’s Health and hopes to build and grow in this field in her new position.

She is friendly and chatty and therefore enjoys working closely with her patients to create specific programs to achieve their most favoured outcomes. After building up her experience in South Africa, she was ready for a new adventure and challenge thus joining the team across the waters at Sports & Spinal.

Kim is available for appointments at our Chermside clinic.

Gema Greasley

Musculoskeletal and Women's Health Physiotherapist

Gema holds a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from Australian Catholic University and holds additional qualifications in Reformer and Mat Pilates. She is a musculoskeletal, pelvic and women’s health physiotherapist. She is also the former lead physiotherapist for the Aspley Hornets AFLW team and has previously worked with the AFLW Brisbane Lions team.

Gema is favourite areas to treat include lower back, spinal, pelvic and hip pain. She has a keen interest in guiding women through their pregnancy and post partum/ post natal journey, addressing pelvic floor dysfunction or assisting women with pelvic organ prolapse. She is dedicated to providing high-quality care and support every step of the way.

Gema is passionate about empowering everyone to play an active role in their health journey. She acknowledges that everyone is unique and designs bespoke treatment plans for each of her clients. She is determined to get you back to your optimal level of function so you can do what you love to do pain-free. Gema combines hands-on and exercise therapies to provide the best long-term approach.

Gema is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Chermside clinic.

Annie-Jihee Tak

Remedial Massage Therapist

Annie is passionate about helping you relax and enjoy the much-needed relief of all your muscle aches and pains. She takes great pride and satisfaction in her treatments and knowing she has helped improve your mood, movement and relaxation.

Annie has been providing amazing therapeutic results for over 10 years now throughout Korea, New Zealand and Australia. She can provide various treatments and techniques, including trigger point therapy, deep tissue, Swedish massage, reflexology, lymphatic drainage, pregnancy massage, and cupping to relax and improve your movement and function effectively.

Annie is available for Remedial Massage appointments at the Chermside clinic.

Tallara Lebeter

Remedial Massage Therapist

After studying Remedial Massage through the Endeavour College of Natural Health in 2015, Tallara’s down-to-earth nature and reputation for giving consistently thorough massages have helped a diverse range of people.

She is passionate for treating people with headaches, complex shoulder issues and nagging hip pain to support over-workers, pregnant people and weekend warriors. Your remedial massage with Tallara will see her combining traditional massage with movement, stretching and targeted trigger point therapy with her (practically trademarked!) pointy elbows.

You can find Tallara on top of a mountain, indoor rock climbing, or drinking coffee under a Brisbane fig tree in her spare time.

Tallara is available for Remedial Massage appointments at our Chermside 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.

Sam Moyle

Lower Back & Spinal Rehab Physiotherapist

Physiotherapy was a natural career choice for Sam, having competed at a high level in track and field, cricket, touch football and Australian Rules Football. He realised the impact of strong physical health and its impact on physical and emotional wellbeing.

Sam graduated from the University of Queensland with first-class honours and began his career in the public sector. He enjoyed gaining valuable experience in pre and post-surgery treatment protocols and excellent communication skills to provide optimum client care. Sam has worked with and learnt from some of Australia’s leading neurological physiotherapists. He used these effective skills when screening for more serious conditions to ensure his treatment plans reflect the needs of his clients.

Sam then transitioned into private practice and was able to apply his knowledge and skills working with some of Queensland’s premier cricket and football clubs.

Sam has recently returned from working in the United Kingdom. He worked as a Lead Physiotherapist in the heart of London with some of the world’s leading sports physicians and orthopaedic surgeons, enhancing his theoretical and practical knowledge within this vibrant and stimulating environment. Sam developed close working relationships with acclaimed shoulder, spinal and foot/ankle surgeons, constantly learning, refining and enhancing his current practice.

Sam looks forward to bringing his knowledge and experience to Sports & Spinal and learning from his new colleagues and patients about the provision of exemplary physiotherapy care. Sam’s patients will benefit from an excellent communicator and active listener who will provide a hands-on approach to quality care and expert exercise prescription skills.

In his leisure time, Sam enjoys the outdoors. He loves to explore the South East Queensland walking tracks, and he is a keen cricketer and runner. Sam played cricket in England and is always looking to lower his 10km running PB. Sam’s overall professional goal is to provide optimum health care to all those who engage with him.

Sam is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Chermside location.

Elise Wild-Smith

Exercise Physiologist

Elise graduated with a Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology at the Queensland University of Technology and has additional training in exercise oncology and Pilates. Elise also has experience working in paediatrics, focussing on neurological conditions, While Elise enjoys treating a wide variety of conditions, she has a keen interest in musculoskeletal rehabilitation.

Elise is very passionate about the positive impact of physical activity on health and well-being and understand that this will look different for everyone. Elise endeavours to facilitate holistic, individualised, and achievable interventions for the best possible patient outcomes.

Outside of her role as an Exercise Physiologist, Elise enjoys leading an active and balanced lifestyle, going to the beach and finding the best gluten-free eats.

Elise is available for Exercise Physiology appointments at our Chermside & St Lucia clinics.

Kirra Womersley

Exercise Physiologist

Kirra graduated with a Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology (Honours) at the University of Queensland.  Kirra is passionate about exercise physiology but has a special interest in neurological, cardiovascular and musculoskeletal rehabilitation.

Since moving on from elite track and field in 2016, Kirra has continued her passion for physical activity. She is committed to patient-centred care and finds it incredibly rewarding to work alongside clients to achieve goals that may never have seemed possible. Kirra is passionate about the widespread benefits of exercise and is committed to finding an activity to suit everyone.

When Kirra is not at the clinic, you can find her bouldering or researching the latest running shoes.

Kirra is available for Exercise Physiology appointments at our Chermside clinic.

Georgia Volz

Gut Health, Sports Nutrition & Chronic Disease Dietitian

Georgia is an Accredited Practising Dietitian, completing her Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics at Griffith University on the Gold Coast. She strives to ensure her clients feel supported and empowered throughout their journey to better health through nutrition. Using evidence-based practice, Georgia can tailor nutrition strategies to each client to meet their goals. Georgia’s special interest areas include weight management, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and gastrointestinal health.

Georiga is available for Dietitian appointments at Springfield, Woolloongabba and Chermside clinics.

Brooke Wilson

Physiotherapist

Brooke is a dedicated physiotherapist with a passion for promoting optimal physical health and well-being. Brooke completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy at Charles Sturt University. Recently relocating to the Sunshine Coast, Brooke brings her expertise to a new community while embracing the coastal lifestyle she loves.

She is dedicated to evidence-based practice, constantly seeking innovative approaches to optimise patient care and rehabilitation outcomes. Her commitment to ongoing professional development ensures that she remains at the forefront of her field. As a qualified physiotherapist, Brooke is driven by her desire to empower her patients to achieve their goals and lead fulfilling, active lives. Brooke loves all things musculoskeletal and NDIS.

Brooke’s combination of expertise, passion, and commitment to excellence positions her as a trusted partner in the journey to improved health and vitality for her patients on the Sunshine Coast and beyond.

Brooke is available for physiotherapy consults at Coolum Sports & Spinal.

Larissa Munutti

Remedial Massage Therapist

Larissa is a highly motivated Massage Therapist with years of experience in Remedial, Sports and Pregnancy massage. She studied Massage Therapy in Brazil and currently holds an Australian diploma in remedial massage.

During her trajectory, Larissa has helped people treat musculoskeletal dysfunction, improve their range of motion, provide pain relief, prevent injuries and general relaxation to improve their quality of life. Passionate about restoring the body to equilibrium, she gives an intuitive, thorough and effective treatment.

She uses Myofascial release, Trigger points therapy, Lymphatic Drainage, Cuppings and Stretching.

Each session begins with an in-depth health assessment where she listens, discusses and analyses the client’s needs, offering helpful techniques and developing and implementing a personalised treatment plan.

Larissa is available for Remedial massage therapy at our Coolum clinic.

Sam Cobourn

Sports Physiotherapist

Sam grew up in the beautiful town of Port Macquarie where he studied at Charles Sturt University graduating with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy with Distinction. Sam believes that everyone deserves to live a prosperous, healthy lifestyle where they are able to move well and pain-free so they can engage in activities that are meaningful to them. This all starts with a thorough assessment, followed by diagnosing the root cause/s of symptoms, tailoring an effective treatment plan, and then journeying with the individual towards long-lasting results.

Outside of physio, Sam has an extensive martial arts background where he has instructed and competed at an international level representing Australia in both Russia and China. He enjoys an active lifestyle, loves the outdoors, and won’t say no to a good time.

Sam has a special interest in Sports Physiotherapy, Lower Limb Physiotherapy, General Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation and has completed his certificate in Dry Needling.

Sam is available for Physiotherapy at our Coolum clinic.

Koren West

Lower Back & Neurological Physiotherapist

Koren graduated from Bond University in 2009 with a Doctor of Physiotherapy. During that time, she worked closely with Tennis Australia in Brisbane and the junior elite tennis players in the prevention of lower back and spine injuries.

Since graduating Koren has been focusing on spinal rehabilitation and in particular, acute and chronic lower back pain and has continued her education along this path. Koren has a particular interest in managing patients with a holistic approach to their active rehabilitation using a multidisciplinary team. Koren is passionate about ensuring that every patient she sees is provided with education and a plan regarding their specific condition to assure their goals are met, leading to a greater recovery.

Other areas Koren enjoys working with are chronic complex musculoskeletal pain conditions, neurological conditions and has completed her certificate in Dry Needling. In Koren’s spare time, she enjoys kickboxing, the outdoors, and spending time with family and friends.

Koren has a special interest in Lower Back Physiotherapy, Spinal Rehabilitation, Neurological Physiotherapy & NDIS

Koren is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Coolum location.

Madison Simmons

General and Shoulder Injury Physiotherapist

Madison graduated from UQ Bachelor of Physiotherapy with Honours in 2017 and has thoroughly enjoyed working as a private practice physiotherapist since. With his experience working in a multi-disciplinary team of health professionals, Madison thrives on working with the Sports & Spinal team to work toward the individual goals of his patients.

Madison has extensive experience in helping people overcome chronic pain obstacles on their way to improving their quality of life and is a firm believer that with the right approach, anything is possible when you put your mind to it. As a result, treating chronic pain and injuries that won’t go away is Madison’s particular interest.

Madison has also developed a strong passion for treating sporting injuries after competing as an elite tennis player in Australia. Outside of the clinic, he has a passion for road cycling, hiking, and after relocating to the Sunshine Coast, surfing will be next on the list. Overall, Madison utilises a holistic approach of hands-on therapy, dry needling, individual exercise programs, and education to work with patients to achieve their personal goals.

Madison’s interests are Shoulder & General Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation

Madison is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Coolum clinic.

Zoe Divall

Neck, Headaches & Vestibular Physiotherapist

Zoe graduated from Griffith University with a Bachelor of Exercise Science and a Masters of Physiotherapy. She has a passion for improving people’s lives through evidence-based effective treatment modalities focusing on patient-centred goals and long term outcomes. 

Zoe continues to complete extra training and ongoing professional development in neck/headache and vestibular treatments. Zoe creates treatment plans that aim to have you back to doing the things you love in a way that is realistic and has your goals at the core.

Zoe has always lived a very active lifestyle; is heavily involved with the local Surf Life Saving Club, and enjoys yoga, touch football and tennis. Zoe’s interest in a healthy lifestyle and general well-being will provide clients with a holistic treatment approach.

Zoe has a special interest in Neck & Headache Physiotherapy, Vestibular Treatment and NDIS, and has completed her certificate in Dry Needling.

Zoe is available for appointments at our Coolum clinic.

Meredith Hill

Lower Limb Physiotherapist

Meredith has extensive experience as a Sports Physiotherapist and Pilates instructor but has focused her practice in recent years on lower limb injuries. Meredith has a special interest in endurance sports, triathlon, and running-related injuries as a professional triathlete herself.

Meredith completes running assessments in the clinic using video analysis to diagnose and manage chronic running injuries. Meredith also has years of experience in post-operative rehab and compliments her treatments with dry needling, Kinesio taping, and gym-based functional strength training.

Meredith’s interests are in Lower Limb, Sports Injuries & Running Assessments

To book an appointment with Meredith, please contact the Coolum clinic at 07 5415 0024.

Rod Carroll

Remedial and Sports Massage Therapist

Rod has been in the industry extensively and brings with him experience in sports, remedial and trigger point therapy. Rod is also experienced in reflexology and pregnancy massage.

Rod believes in the systematic assessment and treatment of muscles, tendons, ligaments and connective tissues of the body to assist in rehabilitation, pain and injury management caused by sports and work-related injuries, post-surgery rehabilitation and general soreness from a wide variety of activities and postures.

Before any treatment begins, Rod carries out a thorough client consultation and assessment. Rod listens to clients and works on the areas that require attention, applying the relevant and appropriate treatment to create favourable conditions for the body to return to normal health.

In his spare time, Rod enjoys surfing, swimming, running, and AFL Umpiring. Having had professional coaching in triathlons (all disciplines) Rod has a good understanding of the sports-related issues and injuries that can occur and can assist to analyse and offer remediation.

Rod is available for Remedial Massage therapy appointments at our Coolum clinic.

Katherine Harris

Podiatrist - General Care, Sports & Exercise

Katherine completed her Bachelor of Podiatry at the University of South Australia.  After graduating she worked in private practice in Adelaide prior to moving to the beautiful Sunshine Coast.  Katherine is passionate about lower limb health and enjoys helping people of all ages and abilities achieve their goals and maintain an active lifestyle.

Katherine is experienced in all areas of podiatry with a particular interest in musculoskeletal conditions, sports injuries and rehabilitation, and ingrown toenail surgery.

Outside of work Katherine loves traveling and spending time in the great outdoors. She is also a keen netballer having played for over 20 years and more recently coaching at a junior level.

Katherine is available for Podiatry appointments at our Coolum and Nambour clinics.

Mariella Bernard

Exercise Physiologist - Neurological Rehabilitation & NDIS

Mariella recently relocated to the Sunshine Coast after completing her clinical exercise physiology degree at the University of Queensland. Mariella pursued further studies as an exercise physiologist after her experience as a Physiotherapist in Sri Lanka.

Mariella brings experience in both disciplines and enjoys working with all conditions and disabilities with her main interests being Neurological and Cardiac rehabilitation as well as working with NDIS clients. Mariella’s passion is to promote and facilitate exercise in an engaging and unique manner, upon fostering strong relationships with clients.

Mariella continues her professional development in all areas of exercise physiology and developing her knowledge and skills through practice. She also has an interest in delving into exercise prescription and programming for Women’s and/or Men’s health.

Mariella is available for Exercise Physiology appointments at our Coolum clinic.

Sophie Wilkins

Women's Health Exercise Physiologist

Sophie is passionate about all things Women’s Health! This includes Pre- and Post-natal exercise and specific exercise prescriptions for Osteoporosis, Menopause and Pelvic Health.

Sophie strives to be a positive role model and believes that exercise can improve all aspects of health, including physical, mental and social health. Sophie will help you achieve your goals with an individualised treatment plan and exercise prescription. She believes that exercise should be a fun and enjoyable part of everyday life, so she will take time to educate you on the multiple benefits of a sustainable healthy lifestyle.

Sophie’s interests are in Women’s Health. Strength & Conditioning & Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation

Sophie is available for Exercise Physiology appointments at our Coolum location.

Gemma Egan

Chronic Disease Management Exercise Physiologist

Gemma has a strong belief that living an active healthy lifestyle improves both longevity and quality of life. She has completed a Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Science and has gained accreditation as an Exercise Physiologist (AEP).

Gemma has developed a passion for spinal rehabilitation and improving the quality of life for those suffering from lower back pain. She has also worked with a wide range of conditions including but not limited to musculoskeletal injuries, obesity, diabetes, heart conditions, and osteoarthritis.

Gemma has a strong focus on prescribing programs that are individually tailored and that can be self-managed for future health and fitness.

Gemma’s interest is in Lower Back Pain, Diabetes, Chronic Disease & Osteoarthritis Exercise Physiologist

Gemma is available for Exercise Physiology appointments at our Coolum clinic. 

 

Louise Meek

Shoulder & Persistent Pain Physiotherapist

After moving to the Sunshine coast in 2010 from gaining experience working overseas in Canada, Louise continued to focus on musculoskeletal rehabilition in her speciality area acute and complex shoulder presentations.  She also has a strong interest in complex and persistent pain and thoracic outlet syndrome.

Louise continued to work with the shoulder team on the Sunshine Coast after moving to join the Sports and Spinal Team in 2010. She was an Australian Institute of Sport athlete for 7 years in high diving and was a representative on the Australian team for 5 years, which is where her passion for physiotherapy originated. Then moving on to work with the Wynnum Manly Seagulls in her early physiotherapy career.

Louise has been selected from thousands of physiotherapists in Australia to be included in the Shoulder and Elbow Physiotherapist group (SEPA). This is a selected group of elite Shoulder & Elbow physiotherapists.  She works with the shoulder team and multiple specialsits on the Sunshine Coast to give the most up to date quality care.

Louise is very passionate about an educational, active, and functional approach to treatment to allow the individual to learn and manage their injury to prevent a recurrence. “I feel this gives people the tools to be the driver of their recovery”. 

Louise’s interests are in Shoulder Rehabilitation & Persistent Pain

To book an appointment with Louise, please contact the Coolum clinic at 07 5415 0024.

Corey Phillis

Remedial Massage Therapist

Corey has Diploma in Remedial Massage Therapy and is currently studying for a Diploma in Reflexology to enhance his Remedial Massage toolbelt. Corey is passionate about improving his client’s quality of life through massage therapy. He is always open and willing to deeply investigate patients’ issues and is always looking forward to providing the best treatment for each individual.

Corey understands that everyone is unique and requires special individual care and solution. Corey has special interests in and can assist you with Remedial, Sports, and Swedish Massage.

Corey is available for Remedial Massage appointments at our Gympie clinic.

Sarah Mewburn

Podiatrist

Sarah completed her Bachelor of Health Science (Podiatry) at Charles Sturt University Albury. In her career, she has worked in all podiatry settings from Private practice in Canberra, Aged care, and the high-risk foot. She prides herself on treating every patient with respect and empathy.

Growing up in a landlocked country Victoria never kept Sarah out of the water; participating in the swim squad, water polo, and an early career as a swimming teacher. Now in Noosa, Sarah is pursuing surfing with the intent of going from beginner to not falling off as much.

Keeping active has sparked Sarah’s interest in musculoskeletal knowledge and injury prevention. During her career, Sarah has gained valuable experience in biomechanical assessment including; Foot Mobilisation, Dry needing, tissue stress theory, and best practice podiatry injury management. She also enjoys treating all aspects of podiatry including; Dermatological skin and nail care, Nail Surgery, and Diabetic foot care.

Sarah is available for Podiatry appointments at our Kawana and Gympie clinics.

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.

Patricia (Abie) Liwaliw

Physiotherapist

Patricia (also known as Abie) graduated from Emilio Aguinaldo College – Manila in the Philippines in 2017 with a degree in Physiotherapy. Abie had the opportunity to dip her toes in different clinical settings as she was able to work in a private hospital, outpatient clinics, community home health, sports program, and telerehabilitation.

Abie has a key interest in handling musculoskeletal and neurological cases and applying the best available evidence-based practices and individualized, thorough assessments. Abie enjoys working with young athletes, functional exercise programs, and paediatric neurological cases.

Abie advocates for movement, and her passion for helping people drives her to seek learning opportunities to provide the best care to her clients. Outside of work, Abie enjoys a good cup of coffee and a book, running outdoors, hiking, and circuit training.

Abie is available for physiotherapy consults at Gympie Sports & Spinal.

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.

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.

 

Jennifer Aviles

Physiotherapist

Jenn graduated with a Bachelor of Kinesiology from the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. She moved to Australia to complete her Masters of Physiotherapy Studies from the University of Queensland in 2017.

Jenn has worked in private practice, aged care, and community care. Jenn enjoys working closely with patients to reach their rehabilitation goals.

Outside of work, Jenn enjoys regular gym sessions, being outdoors, and playing sports – she currently plays for the Gympie Cats AFL Club and Gympie Basketball Association.

Jenn is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Gympie clinic.

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.

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.

Imogen Brew

Physiotherapist

From across the ditch in Aotearoa New Zealand, Imogen studied a Bachelor of Physiotherapy at the University of Otago graduating in 2022. She descends from Ngāti Porou, a Māori iwi from the East Coast of NZ, and has a keen interest in a holistic approach to health care based on the Māori health principles of family and healing through nature.

Imogen has been a ballet dancer since she was 3 years old. Ballet inspired her to become a physiotherapist and pursue a career to help others achieve the goals they set for themselves. She also enjoys playing netball and running.

Imogen is available for physiotherapy consults at Sippy Downs Sports & Spinal.

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.

Carolyn Owen

Remedial Massage Therapist

Carolyn is a Remedial Massage Therapist who can provide remedial, sports and relaxation massages. She is experienced in all forms of massage and takes a holistic approach to health. She is a strong believer in the healing power of touch. A keen learner who keeps up to date, she is also learning to become a Yoga teacher.

Carolyn is available for Remedial Massage appointments at our Hervey Bay location.

Laird McKay

Physiotherapist

Laird completed his Bachelor of Physiotherapy with Honours at Central Queensland University in Bundaberg. Having an interest in all aspects of musculoskeletal physiotherapy, Laird undertook additional research into the effectiveness of treatments for lower-back related conditions during the Honours component of his study.

Laird believes strongly in working collaboratively with his patients and is passionate about using individualised exercise and hands-on therapies to allow his clients to better achieve their health and lifestyle goals.

Outside of the clinic, Laird enjoys spending time with his friends and family and playing sports, including hockey and cricket at representative levels and in the local Fraser Coast competitions.

Laird is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Hervey Bay clinic.

Coen Watts

General Physiotherapist

Coen completed his Bachelor of Physiotherapy at James Cook University. He has had clinical experience in both a hospital and community setting. Coen strives to use individualised exercise therapy and education to support others to reach their goals.

Coen has a particular interest in physiotherapy’s musculoskeletal and neurological fields, which he is eager to continue building to deliver the best care. This interest was developed through his work as a sports trainer for local sporting teams and his own sporting involvement.

Coen enjoys fishing, going to the beach, playing soccer, and spending time with friends and family outside of work.

Coen is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Hervey Bay clinic.

Karis Moffatt

Musculoskeletal and Women's Health Physiotherapist

Karis graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from James Cook University, Townsville. Karis grew up in Cairns before making the move to the Fraser Coast to see what it has to offer. Karis is a passionate Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist who has also completed further post-graduate training in Women’s Health Physiotherapy. Karis has a positive and enthusiastic approach to working collaboratively with her clients to optimize outcomes and achieve rehabilitation goals.

Karis is trained to treat antenatal and postnatal conditions, constipation, faecal incontinence, urinary urgency, urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, and pelvic pain conditions.

Karis is available for Physiotherapy and Women’s Health appointments at our Hervey Bay clinic.

Chloe Whitton

Physiotherapist

Chloe graduated from James Cook University, Townsville with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy. After growing up in Townsville, Chloe has recently made the move down to the beautiful Fraser Coast region to join the Sports and Spinal team.

During her studies, Chloe was recognised for her excellence in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and is passionate about working collaboratively with individuals of all ages to optimise their function and achieve their rehabilitation goals.

Outside of work, Chloe enjoys playing team sports, particularly basketball which she has represented at a state level. She also enjoys spending time outdoors at the beach and socialising with family and friends.

Chloe is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Hervey Bay 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.

Lleyton Lamont

Physiotherapist

Lleyton completed his Bachelor of Physiotherapy at James Cook University, Townsville. Lleyton has previously worked in Physiotherapy clinics in Townsville before moving to Hervey Bay.

Lleyton enjoys working collaboratively with his clients to achieve their rehabilitation goals. Lleyton has a particular interest in musculoskeletal and neurological Physiotherapy. Lleyton is also qualified in Dry Needling and is excited to continue the development of his clinical skills.

Outside of work, Lleyton enjoys walking his dog, exploring the outdoors, and spending time with friends and family.

Lleyton is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Hervey Bay clinic.

Caitlyn Axford

Exercise Physiologist

Originally from Bribie Island, Caitlyn completed her Bachelor in Clinical Exercise Physiology at the University of the Sunshine Coast. Growing up, Caitlyn had a passion for sports (her go-to sports are AFL and netball) and has now combined this passion with helping others. She also has a Diploma in Sports Development which has allowed her to further explore and understand a variety of health solutions.

Caitlyn is focused on providing the best possible care to clients day in and day out and she is particularly interested in neurological rehabilitation and paediatrics.

Caitlyn is available for Exercise Physiology appointments at our Hervey Bay location.

Jacob Walmsley

Physiotherapist

Jacob has degrees in both Exercise Science and Physiotherapy. Jacob, an avid learner and a people person, will leave no stone unturned in achieving the best results for his clients.
Jacob has an interest in pain management and vestibular rehabilitation. On top of his hands-on treatments, Jacob is excellent at designing rehab programs for clients to do at home, in the gym or in the pool to ensure a full recovery.

Jacob is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Hervey Bay clinic.

Mark Cassidy

APA Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist

Mark is a Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist. He is a member of Sports Medicine Australia and a member of the Australian College of Physiotherapists. He has extensive experience working with athletes at an elite and everyday level. He has worked as a physiotherapist at the Sydney Olympic Games and Melbourne and Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. He has a passion for rugby and, in the past, has been a physio for NSW Country, Queensland Country, Australian Women’s team and currently Australian Stockmen.

Mark has a passion for helping people with complex and difficult to diagnose conditions, particularly the shoulder, lower back and persistent pain. He gets to know his clients and works with them to get them back to having fun at the sports and activities they enjoy.

Mark is involved in the local Fraser Coast Community. He contributes to sports such as Surf Life Saving and Rugby as a volunteer. He is regularly involved with charities such as the Dunga Derby, Rally for a Cause and Fraser Coast Mates, helping make the Fraser Coast a great place to live.

Mark is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Hervey Bay clinic.

Beth White

Lymphedema Therapist & Massage Therapist

Beth has worked as a Remedial Massage Therapist for 10 years. She has a Diploma of Remedial Massage from Nature Care College.

Coming from Sydney, Beth worked with several chiropractic clinics supporting their clients and therapists. She is a past world champion para triathlete and has extensive experience managing high performing athletes and helping them to accelerate recovery between events.

Beth has additional training in deep tissue, trigger point therapy, pregnancy, relaxation, and sports therapy massage modalities. Beth has managed clients recovering from spinal surgery, sports injuries, stroke and workplace rehabilitation.

Beth is a blind therapist and is supported by her guide dog Queenie. Beth has also worked with Guide Dogs in their community outreach programs, fundraising activities and as a public speaker.

Beth is available for Remedial Massage appointments at our Kawana clinic.

Dion Wallace

Shoulder, Knee & Sports Rehab Physiotherapist

Working in the field for almost a decade, Dion has completed a post-graduate Masters in Physiotherapy on a background of a Bachelor’s degree in Sport and Exercise Science.

Dion likes to think outside the box and help return clients to their optimum level of function, and manage acute and chronic pain, whether that is in the home, at work, or in the sporting environment. Dion has completed additional studies in Sports injury, Musculoskeletal Injury, and Chronic Pain Management and enjoys working with a wide variety of patients to help them achieve their goals.

Dion has a keen interest in AFL and Rugby Union outside of work.

Dion is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Kawana clinic. 

Ashley Vincent

Musculoskeletal & Women's Health Physiotherapist

Ashley completed a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from Australian Catholic University and has since spent over 7 years working in private practice.

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

She also has experience treating an array of musculoskeletal conditions with a special interest in 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.

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.

Mitchell Brandon

Physiotherapist

Mitchell completed his Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) at the University of Queensland in Brisbane where he began his career working in private practice seeing a variety of clinical presentations. After moving around Queensland throughout his life – from Weipa in Far North Queensland to Toowoomba in the Darling Downs – he couldn’t be more excited to call the Sunshine Coast his new home.

Mitchell has always had a passion for sport. This has translated into his career as he holds a strong interest in treating sports and exercise related injuries – particularly ankles and shoulders. Mitchell applies his communication skills to show his care for patient wellbeing; his empathetic nature and willingness to go above and beyond ensures a positive outcome for his patients.

Mitchell is driven towards continuously improving his skills and takes great care that all of his patients leave each session with a clear understanding of their specialised treatment plan to best achieve their goals.

Outside of work, Mitchell loves watching sport, running, travelling, playing board games and going fishing and camping.

Mitchell is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Caloundra and Kawana locations.

Chris Stack

Physiotherapist

Chris completed a Bachelor of Physiotherapy at James Cook University in Townsville and has since been working in private practice on the Gold Coast and more recently on the Sunshine Coast. Hailing from Atherton Far North Queensland, Chris has a great appreciation for the outdoors and enjoys getting involved in the community.

Chris has a keen interest in sports-related injuries and enjoys treating knees, ankles, and shoulders. He understands the importance of keeping active through the initial phases of injury and working closely with his clients to develop long-term solutions. Chris prides himself on his communication skills to ensure his clients are well-informed and are involved in decisions throughout each stage of recovery. Developing his clinical skills has been a priority and has so far completed APA level 1 Sports Physiotherapy and Pilates courses.

Chris aims to continue his development as a sports physiotherapist so he can continue providing optimal care for his clients. He also has experience working with sporting teams as a physiotherapist and sports trainer in rugby league, union, soccer, and AFL. This experience fuels his passion for sports injury prevention, particularly in the adolescent population.

Outside of the clinic, Chris enjoys getting out in the surf, training in the gym, running, hiking, and watching the footy (NRL of course).

Chris is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Kawana location.

Jaime Singleton

Women's & Pelvic Health Physiotherapist

With over 15 years of experience in the field of Women’s and Pelvic Health Physiotherapy, Jaime has been fortunate enough to work in the largest Maternity hospital in Australia, liaise alongside specialist Gynecologists, Urogynaecologists, Colorectal surgeons, and Pain Doctors, and treat countless patients across the lifespan from teenage years to the elderly.

Jaime has completed post-graduate study and many advanced courses in pelvic health; taught university students both on an undergraduate and postgraduate level; presented at international conferences; headed the Allied Health teams for Persistent Pelvic Pain clinics in the areas of Endometriosis and Pelvic Mesh injuries, and worked in both the public and private sectors of health and Physiotherapy.
Jaime loves working with all pelvic health clients in helping them to understand their conditions and champion them to take control of their rehabilitation to optimise their outcomes.

Jaime loves working with pelvic pain and post-operative patients; she is qualified to fit pessaries for pelvic organ prolapse management; and is a qualified Level 4 DMA Clinical Pilates instructor as well, so individualised exercise prescription is a large part of her treatment approach.
Outside of work, you’ll find Jaime either spending bulk time with my dogs, at any live music I can find (a sucker for RnB!), or down at the beach, which is why I moved to the beautiful Sunshine Coast!

Jaime is available for Women’s Health appointments at our Baringa, Caloundra, Nambour, and Kawana clinics.

Sarah Mewburn

Podiatrist

Sarah completed her Bachelor of Health Science (Podiatry) at Charles Sturt University Albury. In her career, she has worked in all podiatry settings from Private practice in Canberra, Aged care, and the high-risk foot. She prides herself on treating every patient with respect and empathy.

Growing up in a landlocked country Victoria never kept Sarah out of the water; participating in the swim squad, water polo, and an early career as a swimming teacher. Now in Noosa, Sarah is pursuing surfing with the intent of going from beginner to not falling off as much.

Keeping active has sparked Sarah’s interest in musculoskeletal knowledge and injury prevention. During her career, Sarah has gained valuable experience in biomechanical assessment including; Foot Mobilisation, Dry needing, tissue stress theory, and best practice podiatry injury management. She also enjoys treating all aspects of podiatry including; Dermatological skin and nail care, Nail Surgery, and Diabetic foot care.

Sarah is available for Podiatry appointments at our Kawana and Gympie clinics.

Sophie Nall

Podiatrist

Sophie has completed her Bachelor in Podiatry degree at The Queensland University of Technology and recently relocated to the Sunshine Coast from Brisbane. Through university she worked at The Athlete’s Foot and has extensive knowledge in footwear technologies and prescription for all sorts of activities including running, netball, football and gym specific footwear.

Sophie is passionate about multiple aspects of podiatry including sports injuries, dermatological care and paediatrics. She has a special interest in the rehabilitation of musculoskeletal conditions and curating individualised treatment plans to get patients back to what they love doing.

Outside of work she likes matcha, a good music playlist and keeps active by running, strength training and reformer classes.

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

Luke Rogers

Podiatrist - General Care, Sports & Exercise

Luke is an experienced podiatrist who has been operating in private practice for over 14 years, with 2 years of rural experience with Queensland Health.

Luke volunteered for several years with the Queensland Podiatry Board and was appointed president in 2017, providing insight and experience at an industry body level. This combination of experience and study has led him to gain a strong reputation as a caring and trustworthy practitioner.

Luke has comprehensive experience in podiatry and enjoys all aspects, from mechanical assessment and sports injuries to ingrown nails and plantar warts. Luke likes fixing feet problems. In addition to his Bachelor of Science (Podiatry) at QUT, Luke also has a Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science, which talks to his interest in sport-related injury management and prevention.

Born and raised on the Sunshine Coast, Luke has an inherent love for sports, camping and the outdoors. He is a keen golfer and enjoys helping to coach his children’s soccer teams.

Luke is available for Podiatry appointments at our Kawana, Caloundra, and Baringa clinics.

 

 

 

 

Paul Scalise

Exercise Physiologist

Originally from Sydney, Paul is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist with extensive experience in the industry. He completed a Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science in 2015, moving on to a Master of Exercise Physiology in 2017, both at the Australian Catholic University.

Paul’s knowledge and interests lie in Rheumatic conditions, including Ankylosing Spondylitis and Rheumatoid Arthritis. He also has significant experience in postoperative rehabilitation, as well as musculoskeletal disorders, both acute and chronic disease management, and injury prevention. Paul also has a passion and interest in neurological rehabilitation.

Having previously worked as a Personal Trainer in the fitness industry, Paul draws passion from assisting people to achieve their health goals through physical activity and exercise; he recognises the importance of individuality and helping his clients maintain their day-to-day function by not only understanding their clinical needs but also learning about them as a person. Paul believes tailored exercise and supplemental education are pivotal to helping a client achieve their own vision of their best health and wellbeing.

When he isn’t in the clinic gym, Paul describes himself as a gamer geek; he enjoys all forms, including board games and computer gaming. He also enjoys watching the NRL – he is a Manly Sea Eagles supporter.

Paul is available for exercise physiology appointments at Baringa and Kawana Sports & Spinal.

Jaime Singleton

Women's & Pelvic Health Physiotherapist

With over 15 years of experience in the field of Women’s and Pelvic Health Physiotherapy, Jaime has been fortunate enough to work in the largest Maternity hospital in Australia, liaise alongside specialist Gynecologists, Urogynaecologists, Colorectal surgeons, and Pain Doctors, and treat countless patients across the lifespan from teenage years to the elderly.

Jaime has completed post-graduate study and many advanced courses in pelvic health; taught university students both on an undergraduate and postgraduate level; presented at international conferences; headed the Allied Health teams for Persistent Pelvic Pain clinics in the areas of Endometriosis and Pelvic Mesh injuries, and worked in both the public and private sectors of health and Physiotherapy. Jaime loves working with all pelvic health clients in helping them to understand their conditions and champion them to take control of their rehabilitation to optimise their outcomes.

Jaime loves working with pelvic pain and post-operative patients; she is qualified to fit pessaries for pelvic organ prolapse management; and is a qualified Level 4 DMA Clinical Pilates instructor as well, so individualised exercise prescription is a large part of her treatment approach.

Outside of work, you’ll find Jaime either spending bulk time with my dogs, at any live music I can find (a sucker for RnB!), or down at the beach, which is why I moved to the beautiful Sunshine Coast!

Jaime is available for Women’s Health appointments at our Baringa, Caloundra, Nambour, and Kawana clinics.

Paul Scalise

Exercise Physiologist

Originally from Sydney, Paul is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist with extensive experience in the industry. He completed a Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science in 2015, moving on to a Master of Exercise Physiology in 2017, both at the Australian Catholic University.

Paul’s knowledge and interests lie in Rheumatic conditions, including Ankylosing Spondylitis and Rheumatoid Arthritis. He also has significant experience in postoperative rehabilitation, as well as musculoskeletal disorders, both acute and chronic disease management, and injury prevention. Paul also has a passion and interest in neurological rehabilitation.

Having previously worked as a Personal Trainer in the fitness industry, Paul draws passion from assisting people to achieve their health goals through physical activity and exercise; he recognises the importance of individuality and helping his clients maintain their day-to-day function by not only understanding their clinical needs but also learning about them as a person. Paul believes tailored exercise and supplemental education are pivotal to helping a client achieve their own vision of their best health and wellbeing.

When he isn’t in the clinic gym, Paul describes himself as a gamer geek; he enjoys all forms, including board games and computer gaming. He also enjoys watching the NRL – he is a Manly Sea Eagles supporter.

Paul is available for exercise physiology appointments at Kawana Sports & Spinal.

Shannon Chilman

Exercise Physiologist

Shannon is an exercise physiologist with a special interest in women’s health and adolescent athletics. Originally from the USA, she has completed her Bachelor’s in Athletic Training and Master’s in Exercise and Sports Medicine where she spent 2 years working with collegiate sports rehabilitation. Most recently, she received her Master’s in Clinical Exercise Physiology from Australian Catholic University in Brisbane.

Shannon has cultivated a holistic approach to helping others achieve their goals. She understands enjoying a healthy lifestyle means you have to acknowledge the whole person: body, mind, and spirit. She also believes exercise should not be boring and strives to make each session fun and engaging.

Shannon has been on the Sunshine Coast for the last 6 years and enjoys spending her time cooking as well as hiking the local trails.

Shannon is available for exercise physiology appointments at our Kawana clinic.

Tenikka Mogno

Exercise Physiologist

Tenikka completed her exercise physiology degree at the University of the Sunshine Coast in 2017 when she landed her job at Sports and Spinal. Tenikka is driven to help people manage their conditions through exercise prescription and education on behaviour change for long-term management in a collaborative approach.

Tenikka has many years of experience working with chronic disease management including musculoskeletal, neurological, and metabolic conditions, in particular working largely in the NDIS space and also running our type 2 diabetes program throughout the year. Her welcoming nature has her patients at ease and open to setting new goals and creating positive change.

Tenikka is the SSP team leader for our exercise physiologists on the Sunshine Coast, she is passionate about supporting her team and driving the service to its full potential.

On the weekends you’ll find her out in the water or reading a good book.

Tenikka is available for Exercise Physiology appointments at our Kawana location.

Caitlin Follett

Paediatric & Eating Disorder Dietitian

Caitlin is an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) who completed her Bachelor of Dietetics at the University of the Sunshine Coast and has spent many years working in private practice supporting her clients with a range of nutrition concerns across the coast. She has special interests in paediatric nutrition, and eating disorder management and regularly completes additional training and education in these areas of nutrition.

Caitlin has completed her Certificate of Paediatric Nutrition and Dietetics through the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, and is a qualified SOS Feeding Therapist. Caitlin is passionate about supporting even the littlest of clients to develop life-long skills to support proper nutrition and develop a positive relationship with food. She works closely with clients, their families and carers and takes great pride in improving not just the client’s experience with food, but also helping the bigger support network along the feeding and eating journey too. Caitlin has experience working with paediatric clients with ASD, ADHD, fussy eating, sensory processing difficulties, faltering growth, global underdevelopment, eating disorders, cerebral palsy and more. She is also able to support those requiring enteral or parenteral nutrition (tube feeding).

Caitlin also has a special interest in eating disorder management. She works with clients across the lifespan to improve their experience with food and their quality of life to support eating disorder recovery. Caitlin prides herself on using an individualised, compassionate approach with each client and understands that discussing food and nutrition may be confronting for some clients or their families, and works with people at their own pace throughout their nutrition care.

Caitlin is available for appointments at our Kawana and Nambour Sports & Spinal clinics and for home visits through Total Rehab Solutions.

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.

Kyle McGrath

Physiotherapist

Growing up in Maryborough Queensland, Kyle completed his studies in Brisbane, graduating with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from the University of Queensland with First Class Honours. Kyle brings a strong knowledge of exercise prescription having also completed a Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology at the University of Queensland and is committed to providing quality patient-centred care.

Kyle has a passion for musculoskeletal physiotherapy and pain management. He believes in taking the time with patients to listen to their concerns and provide useful education that empowers them to get back to living the lives they want to lead!

Outside of the clinic, Kyle loves hiking and exploring the outdoors. He enjoys playing volleyball and soccer and spends his weekends cheering on the Parramatta Eels in the footy.

Kyle is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Maroochydore clinic.

Jayden Erskine

Podiatrist - General Care, Sports & Exercise

Jayden graduated from Southern Cross University on the Gold Coast, where he worked in private practice before transitioning to the Sunshine Coast.

Jayden is passionate about treating patients for all types of foot, ankle, calf, and shin pain, particularly bone and joint, soft tissue, and muscular pathologies. He has a strong interest in sports and musculoskeletal injury management and has been fortunate to work with the Gold Coast Suns AFL and ALFW teams.

Jayden has experience with diabetic assessment, orthotic prescription, footwear assessment and advice, paediatric management, general care, and nail surgeries. Jayden’s priority is to enable people of all ages to maintain an active lifestyle and deliver tailored treatment solutions based on individual goals.

Jayden is available for Podiatry appointments at our Maroochydore and Buderim clinics.

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.

Briony McSwan

Neck Pain & Headache Physiotherapist

Originally hailing from South Australia, Briony has been a physiotherapist for her entire career (it’s rude to ask exactly how long!). She completed degrees in both Biochemistry and Physiotherapy from Adelaide University and Uni SA. Briony has worked all around Australia in just about every field of physiotherapy including assisting the military in the Northern Territory. She and her family have been on the Sunshine Coast for over 25 years and they still love it as much as the day they first moved there.

For the past 15 years, Briony has focussed on her skills on head, neck and jaw pain. She has done significant extra study in these areas as well as in the fields of vestibular physiotherapy and concussion management. So often these conditions occur together so Briony takes a ‘whole body’ approach towards managing them both which is unique.

Briony loves to surf and run and is a long time patrolling member and competitor for Alexandra Headlands Surf Live Saving Club.

Briony is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Maroochydore location. To book an appointment with Briony, please contact the Maroochydore clinic on 07 5479 1777.

Zakkiyya Latib

Physiotherapist

Zakkiyya completed her Physiotherapy degree in 2014 at the University of Kwa Zulu Natal, South Africa. Zakkiyya owned her own practice and Pilates studio before relocating to Australia. She has experience in many fields including aged care, cardiopulmonary physio, and musculoskeletal physio.

Zakkiyya has a great interest in Clinical Pilates and rehab through exercise. Zakkiyya enjoys working closely with her patients and structuring programs that suit each individual best. She is a firm believer in a holistic approach to treatment so that together we can achieve more!

A motto that Zakkiyya likes to live by is that ‘It’s never too early or too late to work towards being the healthiest version of yourself!’ 

Outside of treating, Zakkiyya loves cycling, running, hiking, and pretty much anything involving outdoor sports

Zakkiyya is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Maroochydore clinic.

Suhail Varachia

Physiotherapist

Suhail graduated from the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, and has been fortunate to have worked across numerous locations in South Africa, in various settings including private practice before emigrating to Australia. He has worked successfully in an interdisciplinary team to rehabilitate patients with knee ligament injuries. Suhail enjoys working with clients toward pain relief, functional rehabilitation, and achieving patient goals.

Suhail has a special interest in musculoskeletal conditions including sports injuries, and neck, back, shoulder, and knee injuries with a level 2 dry needling certification.

When Suhail is not in the practice you can find him basking in the outdoors. He loves road cycling, swimming, hiking, and reading journal articles. Suhail lives by the saying, “The best of mankind are those most beneficial to mankind!”

Suhail is available for physiotherapy appointments at our Maroochydore clinic.

Emily Abbott

Women's Health & Continence Physiotherapist

Emily graduated from Curtain University in Western Australia in 2018 with First Class Honours in Physiotherapy. She worked for a number of years in hospitals across a large variety of areas, including medical, surgical, orthopaedic, and neurological rehabilitation, maternity, paediatrics, musculoskeletal and intensive care. It was during these years that she developed a passion for Women’s Pelvic Health after her work across maternity wards and assisting women to recover after urogynaecological surgeries. She has since gone on to complete several postgraduate courses in Pelvic Health, including a Graduate Certificate in Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy at the University of Melbourne.

Emily can treat and assist in antenatal and postnatal management, prolapse, poor bladder, and bowel control or incontinence, bladder and bowel pain, pelvic pain conditions such as painful intercourse, menstrual pain, endometriosis, interstitial cystitis and rehabilitation support for urogynaecological surgeries. Emily is also a Pilates instructor and runs women’s health Pilates classes.

Emily’s passion is to partner with women to create and facilitate holistic health, well-being, and empowerment, so they can lead the life they want to live without limitations.

Emily is available for Women’s Health Physiotherapy appointments at our Maroochydore, Sippy Downs, and Buderim locations.

Trent Brumby

Physiotherapist

Trent completed a Bachelor of Physiotherapy at the University of Queensland, followed by a Masters of Physiotherapy (Sports) at the University of South Australia. He developed an extensive variety of treatment skills from working in Australia and the USA.

Trent has worked on the Sunshine Coast for over 20 years and provided treatment of patients to numerous medical and orthopaedic specialists. He has a high degree of experience in managing shoulder conditions, post-operative rehabilitation, musculoskeletal disorders and sports injuries.

Following a competitive sporting background in hockey and triathlon, Trent now maintains an active lifestyle with his family involved in surfing, surf-lifesaving, hockey and golf.

Trent is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Maroochydore clinic.

Paiton Wilkinson

Physiotherapist

Originally having grown up in the Camden Haven area on the Mid-North Coast of NSW, Paiton decided to move to the Sunshine Coast after completing her Bachelor of Physiotherapy at Charles Sturt University in Port Macquarie. Paiton has also completed her Level 1 sports trainer (Allied Health) during her studies.

Paiton brings passion and enthusiasm to her work by providing education alongside manual and exercise therapy to her patients during rehabilitation to help them achieve their goals holistically. Paiton has a keen interest in lower limb injuries, acute and chronic back pain, post-operative rehabilitation, and dance-related injuries having been a competitive dancer for 15 years prior to her studies.

In her spare time, you’ll find Paiton somewhere exploring the coast with a coffee in hand, paddle boarding, in a HIIT class at the gym, or in a sunny corner reading a book.

Paiton is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Maroochydore clinic.

Jarryd Cowley

Remedial Massage Therapist

Jarryd has over 10 years of experience as a Remedial Massage Therapist and during that time, Jarryd has worked with a range of clients, from world-class and Olympic athletes to weekend warriors.

As an ex-track and field athlete and coach, Jarryd has a passion for encouraging people to be the best they can be. Jarryd enjoys exploring the great outdoors with his 2 Rhodesian Ridgebacks (the boys), bush walks, beach runs and camping.

Jarryd is available for appointments at our Maroochydore clinic

Tim Boyle

Podiatry Managing Partner

Tim graduated from the Queensland University of Technology as a Podiatrist in 2006. He has gained valuable experience over the last eight years working in a multidisciplinary sports medicine clinic. Within this setting, Tim had the pleasure of working alongside medical & allied health professionals, including Sports Doctors, Physiotherapists, and Massage Therapists.

Tim enjoys a broad scope of podiatry, including sports injuries of the lower limb, biomechanical assessments, gait analysis, orthotic therapy, footwear assessments and recommendations, diabetic foot assessments, and treatment of toenails and skin conditions. Tim is particularly passionate about running biomechanics and footwear advice/prescription, a special interest that commenced through his strong interest in athletics and involvement in the footwear industry.

Over the years, Tim has treated several senior and junior athletes from various sports, including 2 years treating both the Brisbane Roar and Brisbane Roar youth teams.

Tim is a sports enthusiast himself, having been involved in several sports from a young age competing at a state level in Athletics and Basketball.

“I see that working in a strong multi-disciplinary team ensures the best treatment and outcome for my patients.”

Tim is available for Podiatry appointments at our Maroochydore clinic.

Bree Smith

Exercise Physiologist

Bree is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist who has completed a Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology at the University of the Sunshine Coast. Having previously studied a Diploma of Musical Theatre with the Australian Dance Performance Institute.

Bree discovered a new passion for wanting to help dancers perform at their physical best through tailored exercise combined with crucial education surrounding specific dancer health, rehabilitation, and injury prevention. As well as continuing her quest in dancer wellness, Bree also has a passion for musculoskeletal, neurological, and women’s health rehabilitation with these areas sparking her interest.

Bree is passionate about keeping people active whilst managing their conditions with individual exercise with the hopes of helping and educating her clients to regain the confidence they need to live a happy and healthy lifestyle. Having previously worked as a dance teacher, Bree also recognises the importance of healthy movement for children and thoroughly enjoys helping kids stay active throughout their childhood so they can carry those habits into their adult life.

When Bree is not in the clinic you can find her dancing in the studio or on the stage and regularly being involved in community productions lending her choreographic and stage performance skills. Bree also enjoys being creative through her love of art.

Bree is available for Exercise Physiology appointments at our Maroochydore clinic.

Blair Austin

Exercise Physiologist

Blair is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP), having completed his degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology at the University of Tasmania in 2020. Blair has previous experience in Strength and Conditioning and as an Occupational Rehab Consultant. This has provided Blair with valuable experience in functional strength training and Work Cover. Blair has developed an interest in injury rehabilitation, athlete development, and chronic disease management.

Blair provides client-focused care to assist you with reaching your goals through a holistic approach to exercise. Blair understands that everyone has unique needs and delivers tailored care, specific to each client. Blair is invested in providing his clients with the skills and knowledge needed to be independent in their health.

In his spare time, Blair is an avid mountain biker and enjoys making the most of the warm climate by spending weekends at the beach or bushwalking.

Blair is available for Exercise Physiology appointments at our Maroochydore clinic.

Candice Newing

Dietitian

Candice is passionate about supporting her clients along their journey to reaching optimal health through food and nutrition. Shortly after graduating from the University of the Sunshine Coast, she chose to start her dietetic career in private practice as she enjoys working closely alongside her clients and seeing the wonderful impact healthy lifestyle changes can make.

Candice is committed to empowering and building her client’s confidence in making lifelong changes by providing personalised nutrition education and setting realistic goals. She welcomes all types of clients and has a special interest in weight management, chronic disease management, and gastrointestinal health.

In her spare time, you can find Candice at the beach, trying new restaurants, or catching up with friends.

Candice is available for Dietitian appointments at our Buderim, Coolum, Maroochydore & Sippy Downs clinics.

Candice Newing

Dietitian

Candice is passionate about supporting her clients along their journey to reaching optimal health through food and nutrition. Shortly after graduating from the University of the Sunshine Coast, she chose to start her dietetic career in private practice as she enjoys working closely alongside her clients and seeing the wonderful impact healthy lifestyle changes can make. Candice is committed to empowering and building her client’s confidence in making lifelong changes by providing personalised nutrition education and setting realistic goals.

She welcomes all types of clients and has a special interest in weight management, chronic disease management, and gastrointestinal health.

In her spare time, you can find Candice at the beach, trying new restaurants, or catching up with friends.

Candice is available for Dietitian appointments at our Buderim, Coolum, Maroochydore & Sippy Downs clinics.

Candice Newing

Dietitian

Candice is passionate about supporting her clients along their journey to reaching optimal health through food and nutrition. Shortly after graduating from the University of the Sunshine Coast, she chose to start her dietetic career in private practice as she enjoys working closely alongside her clients and seeing the wonderful impact healthy lifestyle changes can make. Candice is committed to empowering and building her client’s confidence in making lifelong changes by providing personalised nutrition education and setting realistic goals.

She welcomes all types of clients and has a special interest in weight management, chronic disease management, and gastrointestinal health.

In her spare time, you can find Candice at the beach, trying new restaurants, or catching up with friends.

Candice is available for Dietitian appointments at our Buderim, Coolum, Maroochydore & Sippy Downs clinics.

Laura Perry

Low Back & Pelvic Pain Physiotherapist

Laura is currently on Maternity Leave 

Laura graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy at the University of South Australia, and since then has been working in rehabilitation centres and private practice. Laura has developed a passion for low back and spinal rehabilitation and working closely with GPs and specialists. Laura believes in a holistic approach to injury and management by addressing issues at a functional and impairment level to help her patients achieve their goals and get them back to optimal functioning and performance.

Laura has postgraduate training in lower back and pelvic injuries and clinical Pilates and spinal rehabilitation. She regularly attends further training to ensure that her clinical skills and knowledge are kept up to date. Laura enjoys the outdoors, surfing and spending time with family and friends.

Laura is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Maroochydore location.

Trudy Preece

Remedial Massage Therapist

Trudy is a highly skilled and compassionate massage therapist dedicated to providing exceptional therapeutic massage experiences. With over 20 years of experience in the industry, Trudy has developed a keen understanding of the human body and its unique needs.

Trudy is passionate about helping clients achieve their goals and deeply understands various massage techniques.

Clients consistently rave about Trudy’s ability to create a warm and welcoming environment where they feel instantly at ease. Trudy believes that communication and trust are vital in establishing a fruitful therapist-client relationship, and taking the time to understand individual needs and concerns is always a top priority. Clients can trust Trudy’s skill set, whether seeking relief from chronic pain, recovering from an injury, or simply looking to unwind and rejuvenate.

Trudy is available for remedial massage appointments at our Nambour 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.

Ben Hones

Neck & Shoulder Physiotherapist

Ben completed his Physiotherapy degree in New Zealand at the University of Otago in 2010. Since then, he has treated a range of patients in private practice and has developed a clinical interest in treating neck and shoulder conditions.

He supports patients towards their individual goals by supporting his practice with the latest evidence, postgraduate courses, and a holistic approach.

He enjoys all things outdoors, with sporting interests including hiking, surfing, rugby, and martial arts.

Ben is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Nambour clinic.

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.

Emily Whitmore

Remedial Massage Therapist

Emily Whitmore graduated from Loughborough University in the United Kingdom in June 2012 achieving a first class honours degree in Sports and Exercise Science. She then went on to complete her Level 5 BTEC Professional Diploma in Clinical Sport and Remedial Massage Therapy at the London School of Sports Massage, qualifying in August 2013. She is also a qualified therapist in advanced Dry Needling.

Since qualifying Emily has worked as a Sports & Remedial Massage Therapist within Physiotherapy clinics in the United Kingdom. Her clinical experience also includes working with British Triathlon at their base in Loughborough; this has involved travelling overseas to training camps and European and World Triathlon events, helping to prevent injury and facilitate recovery from training and competition. Emily also worked as the primary masseuse for the Loughborough Students Elite Rugby Union Team who compete in National League 1.

Emily is available for Remedial Massage appointments at our Nambour clinic.

Bethany Perkins

Physiotherapist

Beth completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy with Honours at the University of Queensland. Beth is passionate about improving quality of life and helping people with their step-by-step recovery journey. Beth loves treating neck, headache, and vestibular conditions as well as sporting injuries. Discovering the root of an injury is important to Beth and she strives to provide a holistic approach to rehabilitation.

In her spare time, Beth enjoys sports, climbing mountains, beach swims, and sunset picnics.

Beth is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Nambour clinic.

Jaime Singleton

Women's & Pelvic Health Physiotherapist

With over 15 years of experience in the field of Women’s and Pelvic Health Physiotherapy, Jaime has been fortunate enough to work in the largest Maternity hospital in Australia, liaise alongside specialist Gynecologists, Urogynaecologists, Colorectal surgeons, and Pain Doctors, and treat countless patients across the lifespan from teenage years to the elderly.

Jaime has completed post-graduate study and many advanced courses in pelvic health; taught university students both on an undergraduate and postgraduate level; presented at international conferences; headed the Allied Health teams for Persistent Pelvic Pain clinics in the areas of Endometriosis and Pelvic Mesh injuries, and worked in both the public and private sectors of health and Physiotherapy.
Jaime loves working with all pelvic health clients in helping them to understand their conditions and champion them to take control of their rehabilitation to optimise their outcomes.

Jaime loves working with pelvic pain and post-operative patients; she is qualified to fit pessaries for pelvic organ prolapse management; and is a qualified Level 4 DMA Clinical Pilates instructor as well, so individualised exercise prescription is a large part of her treatment approach.
Outside of work, you’ll find Jaime either spending bulk time with my dogs, at any live music I can find (a sucker for RnB!), or down at the beach, which is why I moved to the beautiful Sunshine Coast!

Jaime is available for Women’s Health appointments at our Baringa, Caloundra, Nambour, and Kawana clinics.

Katherine Hickey

Physiotherapist

Katherine graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours), on a background of a Bachelor of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences (Honours Class IIA) and a Graduate Diploma in Magnetic Resonance Technology. Katherine also completed her Rehab Pilates certification through Studio Pilates which enabled her to work as a clinical Pilates instructor during her studies. In 2022, she worked at the Nitro Circus World Games in Brisbane, preparing athletes for competition in scooter, BMX, FMX, and skateboarding events.

Most recently prior to joining the Sports and Spinal team, Katherine has worked with the physiotherapy students at the University of Queensland preparing them for their final year placements in the musculoskeletal physiotherapy simulation program.

Katherine has a keen interest in musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapy with particular areas of interest lying in knees and post-operative rehabilitation from orthopaedic surgery. As a former dancer and dance teacher herself, she is also interested in dance physiotherapy and injury prevention. Katherine firmly believes that exercise is medicine and is passionate about keeping you doing the things that you want to – whether at work or play.

Outside of work, Katherine enjoys spending her time at the beach, traveling, watching Rugby (Union), and is a self-proclaimed foodie. Katherine is new to the Sunshine Coast, having just moved up from Brisbane, and is looking forward to the lifestyle change!

Katherine is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Nambour location.

Katherine Harris

Podiatrist - General Care, Sports & Exercise

Katherine completed her Bachelor of Podiatry at the University of South Australia. After graduating she worked in private practice in Adelaide prior to moving to the beautiful Sunshine Coast. Katherine is passionate about lower limb health and enjoys helping people of all ages and abilities achieve their goals and maintain an active lifestyle.

Katherine is experienced in all areas of podiatry with a particular interest in musculoskeletal conditions, sports injuries and rehabilitation, and ingrown toenail surgery.

Outside of work Katherine loves traveling and spending time in the great outdoors. She is also a keen netballer having played for over 20 years and more recently coaching at a junior level.

Katherine is available for Podiatry appointments at our Coolum and Nambour clinics.

Kim Goei

Podiatrist - General Care, Sports & Exercise

Kim was born and raised on the West coast, completing her Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine at the University of Western Australia. She has a kind, gentle manner with patients, with a strong focus on delivering high-quality care.

During her training, Kim gained valuable experience in Singapore working alongside podiatrists from other countries including the UK, South Africa and New Zealand. After completing her degree, Kim worked in private practice in WA and Victoria before being drawn to the beautiful coastline and hinterland of the Sunshine Coast.

Kim has completed advanced musculoskeletal training with Dr Paul Conneely in the areas of Dry Needling & Foot Mobilisations to aid in the management of lower limb dysfunction. Kim is proficient in delivering all aspects of podiatry care including General Care, Nail Surgery, Sports Injuries and Diabetic Management.

Outside the clinic, Kim enjoys hiking, mountain biking, running & yoga.

Please contact Coolum or Nambour Sports & Spinal to make an appointment with Kim.

Caitlin Follett

Paediatric & Eating Disorder Dietitian

Caitlin is an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) who completed her Bachelor of Dietetics at the University of the Sunshine Coast and has spent many years working in private practice supporting her clients with a range of nutrition concerns across the coast. She has special interests in paediatric nutrition, and eating disorder management and regularly completes additional training and education in these areas of nutrition.

Caitlin has completed her Certificate of Paediatric Nutrition and Dietetics through the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, and is a qualified SOS Feeding Therapist. Caitlin is passionate about supporting even the littlest of clients to develop life-long skills to support proper nutrition and develop a positive relationship with food. She works closely with clients, their families and carers and takes great pride in improving not just the client’s experience with food, but also helping the bigger support network along the feeding and eating journey too. Caitlin has experience working with paediatric clients with ASD, ADHD, fussy eating, sensory processing difficulties, faltering growth, global underdevelopment, eating disorders, cerebral palsy and more. She is also able to support those requiring enteral or parenteral nutrition (tube feeding).

Caitlin also has a special interest in eating disorder management. She works with clients across the lifespan to improve their experience with food and their quality of life to support eating disorder recovery. Caitlin prides herself on using an individualised, compassionate approach with each client and understands that discussing food and nutrition may be confronting for some clients or their families, and works with people at their own pace throughout their nutrition care.

Caitlin is available for appointments at our Kawana and Nambour Sports & Spinal clinics and for home visits through Total Rehab Solutions.

Jordan Coonan

Exercise Physiologist

Jordan is only available for Exercise Physiology appointments. 

Jordan grew up playing a variety of sports, with cricket and basketball being the most prominent. He developed a strong interest in musculoskeletal rehabilitation after suffering an ankle injury that ruled him out of a year of sports. He turned this injury into a passion to rehabilitate and assist people to return to pain-free lifestyles and live happy healthy lifestyles.

Jordan graduated from James Cook University in Townsville in 2017 with a bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology. He has had a history of working with chronic pain, sub-acute injuries as well as various neurological, cardiac, and metabolic conditions.

Outside of work, Jordan loves to train at the gym, spend time with his dog, play video games, hang out with friends and explore the area.

Jordan is available for Exercise Physiology appointments at our Nambour clinic.

Kale Hoggins

Exercise Physiologist

Kale graduated from La Trobe University in Bendigo with a bachelor of exercise science and a master of exercise physiology. Placement opportunities took him to the country and metropolitan Melbourne, where he could sharpen his skills with a wide range of chronic conductions. Kale joins the team, having worked in private practice in Victoria’s surf coast before seeking the warmer weather and water of QLD.

Kale is respectful, empathetic and easy to get along with and believes that results and relationships are crucial factors as an exercise physiologist. He is particularly passionate about musculoskeletal rehabilitation, functional movement patterns and improving quality of life.

In his spare time, Kale enjoys AFL and cricket as a supporter and a player, trying his best to catch a wave and spending time outdoors.

Kale is available for exercise physiology appointments at our Nambour clinic.

Lachlan Moore

Exercise Physiologist

Lachlan has a passion for assisting others in achieving their health goals. He graduated from the Australian Catholic University with a Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science and a Masters Degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology. After graduating, Lachlan moved rurally and gained a large amount of experience working with patients of differing backgrounds and communities.

Lachlan has worked with patients in various areas, including neurological conditions, musculoskeletal rehabilitation, cardiovascular and metabolic conditions, Work Cover, and NDIS. He finds fulfilment assisting patients to form a positive relationship with exercise and creating a fun environment to achieve their goals.

Lachlan is driven to provide individualised and evidence-based exercise programs to treat a wide variety of conditions and patients from all backgrounds. He thoroughly enjoys building a strong rapport and making exercise fun and tailored to any individual’s needs. Lachlan has a particular interest in working with paediatrics and with complex neurological conditions.

Outside of work, he thoroughly enjoys watching a large variety of sport, spending time at the beach and spending time with family and friends.

Lachlan is available for exercise physiology consults at Nambour Sports & Spinal.

Sophie Stewart

Chronic Pain & Back Physiotherapist

Sophie graduated from the University of Queensland with honours in 2010 and has worked in private practice ever since. Sophie has an immense passion for physiotherapy and believes in a holistic approach to patient care with great importance on active rehabilitation and education towards long-term self-management. Her passion lies in rehabilitation from chronic conditions, persistent pain and rehabilitation during and after cancer treatment.

The evidence is overwhelming to indicate that a multidisciplinary approach to treatment yields the best outcomes for patients. Therefore, Sophie places great importance on communication between the patient, physio and all health professionals involved in the recovery process. Sophie believes this team approach will ensure the best possible outcome and care for her patients.

Sophie is available for physiotherapy consults at our Nambour clinic.

Sherry Latonero

Remedial Massage Therapist

Sherry completed a Diploma in Remedial Massage at Q Academy. Her decision to become a Remedial Massage Therapist stems from her passion for helping patients improve their body movement. Sherry has always been fascinated by how the body works and how pain can significantly impact people’s lives. She offers various techniques in her practice, including dry needling, trigger point therapy, myofascial release, cupping, and mobilisation. Sherry does not currently treat pregnant women.

Outside of work, Sherry enjoys hiking and spending time with her family. She has a deep appreciation for nature and loves being outdoors. Sherry has recently had the opportunity to travel to Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Macau, Taiwan, Japan, China, and the USA. She is eager to continue travelling to and exploring new destinations.

Sherry is available for Remedial Massage appointments at our North Lakes clinic.

Trudi Mercer

Physiotherapist

Trudi grew up in the UK competing in many different sports which ignited her interest in physiotherapy. After graduating from Kings College London in 2014 with a BSc Honours degree in physiotherapy, she gained a wealth of experience within acute hospital settings. In a large teaching hospital in central London, she treated patients with a huge range of conditions in multiple specialties. After a few years she returned back to her hometown to progress her career in a private hospital.

This led to Trudi working with industry-leading surgeons on patients wanting to return to all levels of activity with complex orthopaedic procedures, both in the public and private sector. Trudi was then able to combine her love for sports and physiotherapy, working with several professional sports teams. This included high-performing athletes at a Championship Rugby Union side, a British Basketball Championship side and an internationally acclaimed performing arts Institute.

In order to keep her practices up to date and relevant, Trudi has completed advanced taping courses, developed her dry needling skills and continued to progress her exercise prescription. She also opened her own small business in the UK focusing on clients in the community who require extensive physio after long hospital stays or injuries that threaten their independence. As a result, she boasts an extensive knowledge of specific and appropriate rehabilitation from injury.

Because of her 10 years in the industry, Trudi is very capable of treating a wide range of conditions. She has a particular interest in acute back and neck problems, through to ankle, knee and foot rehabilitation with specific goals to return to sport. She strives to provide a personal service to all clients and age groups who seek out physiotherapy at Sports & Spinal.

Outside of work Trudi enjoys playing tennis regularly and practices what she preaches with her dedication to the gym. She takes any opportunity to travel the world with her partner hence their big move to Australia!

Trudi is available for physiotherapy appointments at our North Lakes and Redcliffe clinics.

Lachlan Righetti

Physiotherapist

Lachlan graduated from The University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours). 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, and chronic pain. He’s undertaken further training in advanced dry needling therapy and 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 his days off.

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

Kelly Grant

Physiotherapist

Born and raised in the UK, Kelly underwent professional vocational dance training at The Royal Ballet School, which sparked her interest in Physiotherapy through her experience with injury rehabilitation and recovery. In 2012, Kelly graduated from The University of Birmingham, UK, with a first-class BSc Honours degree in Physiotherapy. She then pursued diverse clinical rotations at a Major Trauma Hospital in Cardiorespiratory, Neurology, Trauma and Orthopaedics, and General Medicine wards, working alongside world-leading surgeons.

Eventually, she focused on Musculoskeletal rehabilitation. With over ten years of experience as a Physiotherapist in both the national health service and private sectors, Kelly has worked with individuals from various backgrounds, treating a broad range of injuries and conditions, including persistent pain. This has allowed her to develop fundamental knowledge and skills in pain neuroscience, injury assessment, prevention, and rehabilitation.

Kelly is an avid runner, dancer, yogi, and gym enthusiast. Her passion for exercise and the benefits of a healthy, balanced lifestyle led her to expand her knowledge and skills in this area. In 2020, she completed an MSc module in exercise prescription and rehabilitation at The University of Hertfordshire. Additionally, Kelly has pursued additional training in acupuncture and sports massage. She combines manual therapy with exercise and education to provide holistic and individualised treatment plans. As an APPI-trained mat work Pilates instructor, she has extensive experience teaching one-on-one sessions and classes.

With a special interest in shoulder and upper limb rehabilitation, Kelly previously established an advanced-level rehabilitation class aimed at helping individuals return to sports and manual occupations.

Kelly is passionate about listening to peoples’ stories, building trusting and collaborative relationships, personalising the rehabilitation process, and empowering individuals to achieve their goals, exceed their expectations, and take ownership of improving their quality of life. She also has a keen interest in mindfulness and recognises the benefits of exercise on mental health and wellbeing, incorporating this approach into her physiotherapy management.

Outside of work, Kelly enjoys running, hiking, gym training, and, more recently, paddle boarding. She also loves going to the theatre, attending live music events, and being an enthusiastic traveller. She recently relocated to Australia and looks forward to exploring her new surroundings.

Kelly is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our North Lakes clinic.

Brandon Mckinnon

Physiotherapist

After earning his degree in Physiotherapy at the University of Cape Town, Brandon entered private practice to explore his passion for managing patients with lower back, sporting, and orthopaedic injuries. Brandon’s particular areas of interest include difficult-to-diagnose conditions of the shoulder, knee, and lower back.

Brandon has extensive experience treating all patients relating to acute sporting injuries, lower back spinal conditions, ACL rehabilitation, and return to sport. He has provided physiotherapy services to numerous cases referred from across the Queensland surgical community, including conditions relating to the shoulder, knee, lower back, and ankle.

Brandon utilizes a variety of treatment techniques and encourages an exercise-based approach to rehabilitation in combination with appropriate evidence-based hands-on treatment techniques. Furthermore, he has been trained in advanced sporting and rehabilitation taping and strapping techniques, lumbar spine rehabilitation, and dry needling.

His passion for community involvement and sport has allowed him the opportunity to participate at a local and national sporting level. Brandon has worked with the local basketball community and provided physiotherapy support for a QSL team. He was also involved in the national rugby community in South Africa providing physiotherapy services to the premium division of South African Rugby.

Brandon encourages a client-centered approach to treatment. Active and willing participation by the patient is key to achieving the best health outcomes and goals for both the client and therapist. He prides himself on a thorough assessment and making the most informed decision based on patient goals and the latest evidence-based treatments.

Brandon is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our North Lakes location.

Georgia Nierfeld

Musculoskeletal & Women’s Health Physiotherapist

After graduating from The University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours), Georgia quickly moved into a private practice role to pursue her interests as a health professional. The pursuit drives her to help her clients overcome their physical barriers and achieve their goals in an active and client-centred approach. She enjoys working with the client to develop a treatment plan that suits their needs.

Georgia has gained experience in the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions, such as lower back pain, ankle injuries and hip pain. As her career progresses, Georgia has taken a keen interest in Women’s Health Physiotherapy and has completed the following:

– Level 1 APA Women’s Pelvic Health
– Level 1 APA Women’s Through The Life Stages
– Level 2 APA Women’s Pelvic Health
– WHTA Advanced Pelvic Floor: Persistent Pain Course

These courses have enabled Georgia to help women with a variety of pelvic floor conditions, such as incontinence, pre and postnatal and pelvic pain. Georgia also runs the Women’s Health Pilates classes three days a week and enjoys empowering women to understand their bodies and move with confidence.

Outside of work, Georgia enjoys exploring new places to hike, a walk along the beach and being in her garden – expanding her veggie patch and ensuring every spot is filled with native plants for her bees.

Please contact North Lakes Sports & Spinal to make an appointment with Georgia. 

Cat Egan

Physiotherapist

Cat has worked in the health sector since 2009. After graduating as a physiotherapist from James Cook University, it wasn’t long before she found her niche and passion for working in private practice.

Cat’s enthusiasm for her job is evident in the way she both treats and advocates for her patients. Cat has completed additional training and is skilled in the areas of dry needling, Pilates and treating various areas of the body. Cat enjoys the challenge of complex report writing which is often required for various third-party agencies such as Work Cover, Compulsory Third-Party insurance, Department of Veteran’s Affairs and the National Disability Insurance Scheme. Prior to transitioning to private practice, Cat was employed in the acute care hospital setting on both the orthopaedic and medical wards and rurally in the aged care sector.

Cat appreciates the variety and challenges of working in private practice and enjoys treating patients with conditions of all areas of the body, especially the knees and ankles. In 2019 Cat was invited to present at a symposium in Brisbane where she shared her knowledge and experience and provided hands on training for healthcare professionals regarding prehospital musculoskeletal assessment of the ankle.

Cat developed a love of exercise and movement from a young age, particularly through athletics (track and field). Cat enjoys training and competitive competition and has achieved her goal of becoming a two-time Oceania Champion in the Open Women’s Long Jump and making the final of the Stawell Gift in the 70-metre race.

Cat has strong military ties in her family. Because of this, Cat has a vested interest in assisting the defence community and enjoys helping both current and ex-serving military personnel and their families overcome their physical injuries and improve their quality of life.

Prior to becoming a Physiotherapist, Cat commenced her career in healthcare as a Registered Paramedic where she worked in various locations all over Queensland in both metropolitan, rural and remote locations. From Brisbane in the south, Mount Isa in the west, Normanton in the Gulf to Townsville and surrounds on the east coast. Cat contributed to the professional body of research when she authored a professional journal article which was published in ‘Response’ Journal. While working as a Paramedic, Cat enjoyed mentoring students, new graduates, Defence force medics and medical students. Cat was then offered an academic role teaching and mentoring 1st, 2nd and 3rd year Paramedic students at Central Queensland University which she thoroughly enjoyed.

Throughout her career in health, Cat has worked on the sidelines of many sporting events providing acute musculoskeletal injury management to both players and spectators. These events have included many National Rugby League matches, the Townsville Triathlon Festival, NAB AFL Cup and International Cricket Matches. Other events have included a large variety of school sports, motocross and motorsport events, rodeos and even horse racing.

When Cat is out of the clinic, she enjoys going on adventures with her young family, running, mountain bike riding, swimming, going to the gym, gardening, camping and attempting DIY home improvements. Cat’s long term personal goal is to compete in the Queensland Master’s Multievent State Championships in the Women’s Heptathlon.

Cat is available for physiotherapy appointments on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at our North Lakes clinic.

Marley Baker

Physiotherapist

Marley graduated from Griffith University, Gold Coast, with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy, before moving to Brisbane and joining the Sports and Spinal team.

Marley’s passion lies in empowering patients to live a balanced lifestyle. She strongly believes in working with her patients to create an individualized, holistic plan to achieve their goals.

Marley’s interest in physiotherapy grew from competing in various sports and understanding physiotherapists’ important role in injury prevention, performance, and rehabilitation. She enjoys all areas of physiotherapy though she has a keen interest in Women’s Health and Sports Rehabilitation stemming from her recent placement at Mater Mother’s Hospital and working in QLD Rugby League.

As she practices what she preaches with a healthy, balanced life, you’ll find Marley at the gym, in a Pilates or Yoga class, at the beach, or exploring her new home in Brisbane.

Marley is available for physiotherapy appointments at our North Lakes and Redcliffe clinics.

Tim East

Remedial Massage Therapist

Tim loves helping people and tailoring the massage to individual needs, incorporating relaxation into remedial. Tim places a large amount of focus on making sure your problems are addressed through massage and minor lifestyle changes. You can leave feeling relaxed, restored, and equipped with the knowledge you need to fix and maintain your body for the long term.

Tim has a keen interest in deep tissue, Swedish massage, trigger point therapy, and muscle energy techniques. Tim does not currently treat pregnant women.

Tim is available for Remedial Massage appointments at the North Lakes and Redcliffe clinics.

Kurt Kidman

Exercise Physiologist

Following a substantial stint in injury prevention, Kurt transitioned into a career focused on rehabilitation after completion of a Masters of Clinical Exercise Physiology. Over the course of several years, Kurt has amassed considerable experience and knowledge as an Exercise Physiologist. His primary focus lies in addressing musculoskeletal conditions affecting the lumbar spine and lower limb, encompassing lumbar disc bulges, lower limb tendinopathies, and a diverse array of knee pathologies.

In addition to his experience in musculoskeletal health, Kurt has an interest in cardiometabolic rehabilitation. He actively collaborates with individuals navigating diverse health challenges such as hypertension, Type-2 Diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and obesity.

Kurt extends his rehabilitation services to a broad spectrum of patients, encompassing those covered by Work Cover, CTP, DVA, NDIS, and private insurance. Demonstrating a commitment to patient-centric care, he works closely with individuals to ensure a personalised approach to their rehabilitation journey. Kurt places a strong emphasis on employing strength and conditioning principles, incorporating objective assessments using Force Plates and Dynamometers to track the effectiveness of his treatments. Continuously advancing his knowledge, Kurt has fortified his expertise in this domain by successfully completing his Level 1 Strength and Conditioning with the Australian Strength and Conditioning Association.

Kurt is available for appointments at our North Lakes clinic.

Zachary Howard

Exercise Physiologist

Zac is driven by his passion for helping others. He graduated from the University of the Sunshine Coast with a Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Science (Exercise Physiology). Since then, he has gained extensive experience in private practice, providing Exercise Physiology services to patients in various areas, including metabolic, cardiovascular, musculoskeletal rehabilitation, post-operative rehabilitation, performance enhancement, neurological conditions, Department of Veteran’s Affairs, Work Cover, and NDIS. Zac is dedicated to designing exercise programs that are enjoyable and tailored to each patient’s goals and previous experiences, aiming to support them in living a healthy and active lifestyle.

Zac has a particular interest in NDIS, Work Cover, and CTP insurance rehabilitation. He works closely with his patients, delivering cutting-edge exercise programs to maximize their rehabilitation. Whether it’s acute injuries or chronic pain, Zac finds fulfilment in supporting patients throughout their journey to health and wellness.

Before entering the clinical field, Zac was the head strength and conditioning coach for the largest Tennis Centre on the Sunshine Coast, leveraging his Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science (with a minor in performance enhancement). Outside of work, he enjoys rock climbing, playing tennis, and riding his motorbike.

Zac is one of our lead Exercise Physiologists and is an Associate Partner.

Zac is available for Exercise Physiology appointments at our Redcliffe and North Lakes locations.

Ryan Moore

Exercise Physiologist

Ryan is an enthusiastic Exercise Physiologist who is passionate about improving patients’ overall health and well-being through implementing a patient-centred care approach that targets individual goals, needs, and concerns. He graduated from the Australian Catholic University with a Bachelor of Exercise Science and furthered his studies by completing a Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology.

Ryan’s particular interest lies in neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s Disease and Stroke. He is dedicated to helping individuals improve their quality of life and regain optimal function. Additionally, he has a keen interest in men’s health and aims to eliminate the stigma surrounding men seeking help for their health and well-being. Ryan is committed to assisting individuals in enhancing their quality of life and returning to their optimal function. He is also qualified to treat musculoskeletal injuries, metabolic and oncology conditions, neurological pathologies, and chronic pain.

In his spare time, you’ll often find him watching a wide variety of sports, particularly football. He also cherishes spending as much time as possible with his friends, family, and beloved dog.

Ryan is available for Exercise Physiology appointments at our North Lakes location.

Rene Coloma

Massage Therapist

Rene graduated with a Diploma in Remedial Massage Therapy from Endeavour College. Rene has always had a passion for helping others relieve their stress through massage. During Rene’s studies, he gained experience in sports massage, lymphatic drainage, remedial massage, deep tissue massage, and trigger point therapy. Rene is also trained in cupping therapy and is able to incorporate this into his massage treatments. Rene offers pregnancy massages for women up to the end of their second trimester.

Since completing his studies, Rene has had the opportunity to collaborate with the Men and Women’s Brisbane Roar teams (soccer) and assist them with their post-game recovery. Outside work, Rene enjoys playing basketball, dancing, and spending time with friends and family.

Rene is available for Remedial Massage Appointments at our Redcliffe and Morayfield clinics.

Carly Betteridge

Musculoskeletal, Shoulder & Neck Physiotherapist

Carly has gained a wealth of experience treating musculoskeletal conditions, with a particular interest in managing neck and shoulder pain. Carly is passionate about working with her patients to help them overcome injury and return to optimal function. She will work relentlessly to help you achieve your goals.

Carly often utilises Pilates-based rehabilitation with her patients to allow them to continue to improve beyond their injury.

Carly will likely be on the run with her dog, Ollie, when she’s not at the clinic or out to breakfast with friends.

As an Associate Partner, Carly is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Morayfield 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.

Rene Coloma

Massage Therapist

Rene graduated with a Diploma in Remedial Massage Therapy from Endeavour College. Rene has always had a passion for helping others relieve their stress through massage. During Rene’s studies, he gained experience in sports massage, lymphatic drainage, remedial massage, deep tissue massage, and trigger point therapy. Rene is also trained in cupping therapy and is able to incorporate this into his massage treatments. Rene offers pregnancy massages for women up to the end of their second trimester.

Since completing his studies, Rene has had the opportunity to collaborate with the Men and Women’s Brisbane Roar teams (soccer) and assist them with their post-game recovery. Outside work, Rene enjoys playing basketball, dancing, and spending time with friends and family.

Rene is available for Remedial Massage Appointments at our Redcliffe and Morayfield clinics.

Thomas Abraham

Podiatrist - General Care, Sports & Exercise

Podiatrist – Areas Treated: Foot, Ankle, Knee, Toenail Care

Tom completed a Bachelor of Podiatry with the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane. Since leaving university, he has gained extensive experience in podiatric sporting injuries, biomechanics, chronic lower limb pain, paediatrics, and neurological conditions.

Tom has a special interest in diabetic care and education, which he is currently undertaking further study in. His treatment is always provided according to the most recent research and aims to treat each patient with the best possible care that he can. Tom employs several treatment modalities according to each individual patient and their goals including hands-on soft tissue work, dry needling, taping/strapping, exercise prescription, and education to name a few.

During school and university, Tom spent some time working with ASICS and has been actively involved in playing soccer, tennis and completed athletics up to a state level on multiple occasions. Tom is a keen traveller spending a year in Europe and some time in Nepal volunteering and completing the Everest base camp trek. Tom also enjoys snowboarding when he can.

Tom is available for Podiatry appointments at our North Lakes, Redcliffe and Morayfield clinics.

Thomas Abraham

Podiatrist - General Care, Sports & Exercise

Podiatrist – Areas Treated: Foot, Ankle, Knee, Toenail Care

Tom completed a Bachelor of Podiatry with the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane. Since leaving university, he has gained extensive experience in podiatric sporting injuries, biomechanics, chronic lower limb pain, paediatrics, and neurological conditions. Tom has a special interest in diabetic care and education, which he is currently undertaking further study in.

His treatment is always provided according to the most recent research and aims to treat each patient with the best possible care that he can. Tom employs several treatment modalities according to each individual patient and their goals including hands-on soft tissue work, dry needling, taping/strapping, exercise prescription, and education to name a few.

During school and university, Tom spent some time working with ASICS and has been actively involved in playing soccer, tennis and completed athletics up to a state level on multiple occasions. Tom is a keen traveller spending a year in Europe and some time in Nepal volunteering and completing the Everest base camp trek. Tom also enjoys snowboarding when he can.

Tom is available for Podiatry appointments at our North Lakes, Redcliffe and Morayfield clinics.

Thomas Abraham

Podiatrist - General Care, Sports & Exercise

Podiatrist – Areas Treated: Foot, Ankle, Knee, Toenail Care

Tom completed a Bachelor of Podiatry with the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane. Since leaving university, he has gained extensive experience in podiatric sporting injuries, biomechanics, chronic lower limb pain, paediatrics, and neurological conditions.
Tom has a special interest in diabetic care and education, which he is currently undertaking further study in.
His treatment is always provided according to the most recent research and aims to treat each patient with the best possible care that he can. Tom employs several treatment modalities according to each individual patient and their goals including hands-on soft tissue work, dry needling, taping/strapping, exercise prescription, and education to name a few.
During school and university, Tom spent some time working with ASICS and has been actively involved in playing soccer, tennis and completed athletics up to a state level on multiple occasions. Tom is a keen traveller spending a year in Europe and some time in Nepal volunteering and completing the Everest base camp trek. Tom also enjoys snowboarding when he can.

Tom is available for Podiatry appointments at our North Lakes, Redcliffe and Morayfield clinics.

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.

Amanda Grant-Holt

Dietitian

Amanda is an Accredited Practising Dietitian, completing her Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of the Sunshine Coast. Amanda has since worked in private practice, community, and the age care sector on the Sunshine Coast.

Amanda is passionate about working collaboratively with clients with an aim to improve health long term. With a strong focus on inclusivity and non-judgmental care, Amanda understands that each client’s values and needs vary and will personalise nutrition strategies to align with each client’s goals and individual circumstances.

Amanda is a Credentialed Eating Disorder Clinician (CEDC) who aims to provide a safe and welcoming environment to clients recovering from eating disorders and/or disordered eating. With her warm and compassionate nature, she has a deep passion to support her clients to achieve a positive relationship with food and body, realising every recovery journey is unique.

Amanda’s interests are, but are not limited to, eating disorders/disordered eating, chronic disease management, gastrointestinal health, nutrition and mental health, cholesterol management, diabetes management, nutrient deficiencies and nutrition for the older population.

In her spare time, Amanda enjoys being out in nature and taking in all the wonders that the Sunshine Coast has to offer whether it be beach walks, rainforests or frequenting local cafés and restaurants. She also enjoys her daily yoga practise and spending time with family and friends.

Amanda is currently open for bookings at the Baringa, Caloundra, Kawana, North Lakes and Morayfield clinics.

Cara Niven

Lymphoedema & General Physiotherapist

Cara completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy at the Australian Catholic University in Brisbane. Since leaving university, she has gained experience in many areas of physiotherapy, including musculoskeletal, chronic pain, pilates, orthopaedics, cardiorespiratory and neurological rehabilitation.

Cara has also undergone further study for the treatment of Lymphoedema and is a qualified Australasian Lymphology Accredited Lymphoedema Practitioner. She is qualified to treat Lymphoedema in the upper and lower limbs, breasts, genitals, trunk, abdomen, and paediatrics. Her treatment involves manual lymphatic drainage, compression therapy, exercise prescription, and education. Cara can also treat and prescribe garments for other conditions such as chronic venous insufficiency and Lymphoedema. 

Cara decided she wanted a career in physiotherapy at a very young age. As an avid soccer player, her interest was sparked by the care and support she herself received from physiotherapists for injuries she sustained on the soccer field. Cara understands what it is like to have an injury and knows how it can affect an individual physically, socially, and emotionally. Therefore, you can be reassured that she will have your best interests at the forefront of her care. Together you will smash goals and return to what you love doing. 

Outside of work, you can find Cara playing soccer and drinking coffee.

Cara is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Redcliffe clinic.

Emily Ricketts

Psychologist

Originally from Melbourne, Emily is a psychologist who completed her undergraduate and graduate diploma studies at Monash University. She then pursued her Masters in Psychology (Sport and Exercise) at the University of Queensland. Emily is a member of the Australian Association of Psychologists.

With diverse experience in general psychological treatment, chronic pain management, and sports, Emily can provide support to a wide variety of individuals. Emily offers psychology services to young people and adults to improve their quality of life and well-being. She can assist individuals navigating chronic pain and adjusting to large changes in life, coping with anxiety and/ or depression, and addressing various other mental health concerns.

Passionate about providing a safe space for her clients, Emily aims to help them build self-confidence, enhance their overall quality of life, and live authentically. She welcomes clients seeking support in areas such as chronic pain, anxiety, depression, ADHD, interpersonal concerns, relationships, self-esteem, body image, veterans, grief and loss, and general counselling.

Outside of work, Emily is passionate about health and fitness and can often be found in the gym or enjoying meals at some of Queensland’s best restaurants.

Emily is available for Psychology appointments at our North Lakes, Springfield, and Woolloongabba clinics.

PLEASE NOTE: For appointments at our Springfield and North Lakes clinics, please call the clinics directly to enquire about availability. Appointments at Woolloongabba can be made directly online.

Tim East

Remedial Massage Therapist

Tim loves helping people and tailoring the massage to individual needs, incorporating relaxation into remedial. Tim places a large amount of focus on making sure your problems are addressed through massage and minor lifestyle changes. You can leave feeling relaxed, restored, and equipped with the knowledge you need to fix and maintain your body for the long term.

Tim has a keen interest in deep tissue, Swedish massage, trigger point therapy, and muscle energy techniques. Tim does not currently treat pregnant women.

Tim is available for Remedial Massage appointments at the North Lakes and Redcliffe clinics.

Trudi Mercer

Physiotherapist

Trudi grew up in the UK competing in many different sports which ignited her interest in physiotherapy. After graduating from Kings College London in 2014 with a BSc Honours degree in physiotherapy, she gained a wealth of experience within acute hospital settings. In a large teaching hospital in central London, she treated patients with a huge range of conditions in multiple specialties. After a few years she returned back to her hometown to progress her career in a private hospital.

This led to Trudi working with industry-leading surgeons on patients wanting to return to all levels of activity with complex orthopaedic procedures, both in the public and private sector. Trudi was then able to combine her love for sports and physiotherapy, working with several professional sports teams. This included high-performing athletes at a Championship Rugby Union side, a British Basketball Championship side and an internationally acclaimed performing arts Institute.

In order to keep her practices up to date and relevant, Trudi has completed advanced taping courses, developed her dry needling skills and continued to progress her exercise prescription. She also opened her own small business in the UK focusing on clients in the community who require extensive physio after long hospital stays or injuries that threaten their independence. As a result, she boasts an extensive knowledge of specific and appropriate rehabilitation from injury.

Because of her 10 years in the industry, Trudi is very capable of treating a wide range of conditions. She has a particular interest in acute back and neck problems, through to ankle, knee and foot rehabilitation with specific goals to return to sport. She strives to provide a personal service to all clients and age groups who seek out physiotherapy at Sports & Spinal.

Outside of work Trudi enjoys playing tennis regularly and practices what she preaches with her dedication to the gym. She takes any opportunity to travel the world with her partner hence their big move to Australia!

Trudi is available for physiotherapy appointments at our North Lakes and Redcliffe clinics.

Marley Baker

Physiotherapist

Marley graduated from Griffith University, Gold Coast, with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy, before moving to Brisbane and joining the Sports and Spinal team.

Marley’s passion lies in empowering patients to live a balanced lifestyle. She strongly believes in working with her patients to create an individualized, holistic plan to achieve their goals.

Marley’s interest in physiotherapy grew from competing in various sports and understanding physiotherapists’ important role in injury prevention, performance, and rehabilitation. She enjoys all areas of physiotherapy though she has a keen interest in Women’s Health and Sports Rehabilitation stemming from her recent placement at Mater Mother’s Hospital and working in QLD Rugby League.

As she practices what she preaches with a healthy, balanced life, you’ll find Marley at the gym, in a Pilates or Yoga class, at the beach, or exploring her new home in Brisbane.

Marley is available for physiotherapy appointments at our North Lakes and Redcliffe clinics.

Zachary Howard

Exercise Physiologist

Zac is driven by his passion for helping others. He graduated from the University of the Sunshine Coast with a Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Science (Exercise Physiology). Since then, he has gained extensive experience in private practice, providing Exercise Physiology services to patients in various areas, including metabolic, cardiovascular, musculoskeletal rehabilitation, post-operative rehabilitation, performance enhancement, neurological conditions, Department of Veteran’s Affairs, Work Cover, and NDIS. Zac is dedicated to designing exercise programs that are enjoyable and tailored to each patient’s goals and previous experiences, aiming to support them in living a healthy and active lifestyle.

Zac has a particular interest in NDIS, Work Cover, and CTP insurance rehabilitation. He works closely with his patients, delivering cutting-edge exercise programs to maximize their rehabilitation. Whether it’s acute injuries or chronic pain, Zac finds fulfilment in supporting patients throughout their journey to health and wellness.

Before entering the clinical field, Zac was the head strength and conditioning coach for the largest Tennis Centre on the Sunshine Coast, leveraging his Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science (with a minor in performance enhancement). Outside of work, he enjoys rock climbing, playing tennis, and riding his motorbike.

Zac is one of our lead Exercise Physiologists and is an Associate Partner.

Zac is available for Exercise Physiology appointments at our Redcliffe and North Lakes locations.

Daniel Leahy

Exercise Physiologist

Daniel graduated from Flinders University with a Bachelor of Exercise Science and Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology. Seeking a tropical change and a fresh start to begin his career as an EP, Daniel joins us from South Australia, where he lived his entire life. Having always been involved in sports growing up, the opportunity to study and work in a field that allows him to use his passion for exercise to assist people to live better lives was a natural choice. Placement opportunities across Adelaide and Darwin have exposed him to various chronic conditions and presentations, and he has experience working with NDIS, Medicare, DVA and Work Cover clients.

Daniel strives to work with clients to set out individualised and meaningful goals and assists them in achieving these goals through specific and evidence-based exercise programs. Daniel is particularly interested in musculoskeletal rehabilitation, helping people to correct movement patterns, reduce pain and recover from injury or surgery. As well as this, he has a keen interest in neurological conditions, helping people improve their physical function and quality of life through exercise.

Daniel has a passion for many sports outside of work, including AFL, cricket and basketball. He also enjoys travelling and spending time exploring.

Daniel is available for Exercise Physiology appointments at our Redcliffe clinic.

Amanda Grant-Holt

Dietitian

Amanda is an Accredited Practising Dietitian, completing her Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of the Sunshine Coast. Amanda has since worked in private practice, community, and the age care sector on the Sunshine Coast.

Amanda is passionate about working collaboratively with clients with an aim to improve health long term. With a strong focus on inclusivity and non-judgmental care, Amanda understands that each client’s values and needs vary and will personalise nutrition strategies to align with each client’s goals and individual circumstances.

Amanda is a Credentialed Eating Disorder Clinician (CEDC) who aims to provide a safe and welcoming environment to clients recovering from eating disorders and/or disordered eating. With her warm and compassionate nature, she has a deep passion to support her clients to achieve a positive relationship with food and body, realising every recovery journey is unique.

Amanda’s interests are, but are not limited to, eating disorders/disordered eating, chronic disease management, gastrointestinal health, nutrition and mental health, cholesterol management, diabetes management, nutrient deficiencies and nutrition for the older population.

In her spare time, Amanda enjoys being out in nature and taking in all the wonders that the Sunshine Coast has to offer whether it be beach walks, rainforests or frequenting local cafés and restaurants. She also enjoys her daily yoga practise and spending time with family and friends.

Amanda is currently open for bookings at the Baringa, Caloundra, Kawana, North Lakes and Morayfield clinics.

Amanda Grant-Holt

Dietitian

Amanda is an Accredited Practising Dietitian, completing her Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of the Sunshine Coast. Amanda has since worked in private practice, community, and the age care sector on the Sunshine Coast.

Amanda is passionate about working collaboratively with clients with an aim to improve health long term. With a strong focus on inclusivity and non-judgmental care, Amanda understands that each client’s values and needs vary and will personalise nutrition strategies to align with each client’s goals and individual circumstances.

Amanda is a Credentialed Eating Disorder Clinician (CEDC) who aims to provide a safe and welcoming environment to clients recovering from eating disorders and/or disordered eating. With her warm and compassionate nature, she has a deep passion to support her clients to achieve a positive relationship with food and body, realising every recovery journey is unique.

Amanda’s interests are, but are not limited to, eating disorders/disordered eating, chronic disease management, gastrointestinal health, nutrition and mental health, cholesterol management, diabetes management, nutrient deficiencies and nutrition for the older population.

In her spare time, Amanda enjoys being out in nature and taking in all the wonders that the Sunshine Coast has to offer whether it be beach walks, rainforests or frequenting local cafés and restaurants. She also enjoys her daily yoga practise and spending time with family and friends.

Amanda is currently open for bookings at the Baringa, Caloundra, Kawana, North Lakes and Morayfield clinics.

Julia Camporeale

Psychologist

Julia has many years of experience as both a psychologist and physiotherapist making her perfectly positioned to have a great understanding of both professions, particularly the impact of pain and its underpinnings and complexities for clients. With her physiotherapy and psychology background, Julia has an excellent understanding of disability. She also has a passion for counselling and working with clients to understand situations and make forward plans for the future.

Julia is available for Psychology appointments at our Redcliffe clinic.

Montana Moyle

Musculoskeletal & Women's Health Physiotherapist

Montana is currently on maternity leave and will return to clinic in 2025. 

Born and raised in Australia, Montana graduated with First Class Honours from the University of Queensland. After completing her physiotherapy degree, she began working in a private sports and musculoskeletal practice. She further honed her knowledge and skills in manual therapy and soft tissue release techniques there. Montana also pursued additional training in dry needling and Western Acupuncture and became proficient in conducting regular Mat Pilates sessions.

Montana was fortunate to spend a couple of years in the UK, gaining invaluable experience in a private hospital in Northern England and private practice in central London. While working in the orthopaedic ward, she deepened her understanding of surgical procedures and protocols, establishing crucial relationships with some of the world’s leading surgeons. In London, Montana worked in the boutique health and fitness space, combining hands-on treatment with Dynamic Reformer Pilates. Her exercise prescription skills are a testament to the high-quality training she received overseas.

Since joining the team at Sports and Spinal in 2020, Montana has furthered her training in the Women’s Health and Persistent Pain space, completing Level 1 and 2 APA Women’s Pelvic Health courses and NOI Group Explain Pain courses. This has equipped her to work with pelvic health conditions and complex persistent pain presentations. She is excited to continue to grow and develop in these fields.

When Montana is not in the clinic, you will find her at the beach with her dog and husband, in her local Pilates studio, or in the kitchen cooking a feast for her friends. She is passionate about promoting a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Montana enjoys working with patients from diverse backgrounds and collaborates with the talented team at Sports and Spinal to help her patients achieve their goals.

Montana is one of our Lead Physiotherapists and is an Associate Partner.

She is available for Physiotherapy and Women’s Health appointments at our North Lakes and Redcliffe clinics.

Montana Moyle

Musculoskeletal & Women's Health Physiotherapist

Montana is currently on maternity leave and will return to clinic in 2025. 

Born and raised in Australia, Montana graduated with First Class Honours from the University of Queensland. After completing her physiotherapy degree, she began working in a private sports and musculoskeletal practice. She further honed her knowledge and skills in manual therapy and soft tissue release techniques there. Montana also pursued additional training in dry needling and Western Acupuncture and became proficient in conducting regular Mat Pilates sessions.

Montana was fortunate to spend a couple of years in the UK, gaining invaluable experience in a private hospital in Northern England and private practice in central London. While working in the orthopaedic ward, she deepened her understanding of surgical procedures and protocols, establishing crucial relationships with some of the world’s leading surgeons. In London, Montana worked in the boutique health and fitness space, combining hands-on treatment with Dynamic Reformer Pilates. Her exercise prescription skills are a testament to the high-quality training she received overseas.

Since joining the team at Sports and Spinal in 2020, Montana has furthered her training in the Women’s Health and Persistent Pain space, completing Level 1 and 2 APA Women’s Pelvic Health courses and NOI Group Explain Pain courses. This has equipped her to work with pelvic health conditions and complex persistent pain presentations. She is excited to continue to grow and develop in these fields.

When Montana is not in the clinic, you will find her at the beach with her dog and husband, in her local Pilates studio, or in the kitchen cooking a feast for her friends. She is passionate about promoting a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Montana enjoys working with patients from diverse backgrounds and collaborates with the talented team at Sports and Spinal to help her patients achieve their goals.

Montana is one of our Lead Physiotherapists and is an Associate Partner.

She is available for Physiotherapy and Women’s Health appointments at our North Lakes and Redcliffe clinics.

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 Broadbeach and Robina clinics.

Caio Fernandes de Campos

Remedial Massage Therapist

Caio graduated as a Physiotherapist in his home country of Brazil which has provided him with ample experience in 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 Broadbeach and Robina clinics.

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.

Robert Fischer

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

Robbie graduated from Griffith University with a Masters of Physiotherapy following a bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Sports Science.

Robbie has a deep interest in all injuries related to sports, and more particularly neck, shoulder, and lower back. These interests have stemmed from competing at a high level in Surf Lifesaving and working closely with athletes in Rugby Sevens and Surf Lifesaving. Robbie believes in maintaining patients physically active lifestyles whilst rehabilitating their injury. This way the patient continues to enjoy their life whilst on their journey to being pain-free. This approach improves beliefs and ideologies around patients’ pain and condition whilst allowing them to maintain a healthy and happy life.

Outside of Physiotherapy, Robbie has a keen interest in surfing and golf and is how he spends most of his free time. Robbie has grown up on the Gold Coast and has been heavily involved in Surf Lifesaving which is where he developed his passion for community involvement and improvement.

Robert is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Robina clinic.

Nick Hurrell

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

Nick studied at Griffith University, where he completed a Bachelor of Exercise Science and a Master of Physiotherapy. He has a keen interest in sporting injuries since working with elite athletes from a range of sports. His interests lie with shoulder, knee and ankle injuries and teaching his patients how best to maximise their rehab journey to get back to what they love doing.

Nick takes a holistic approach to injury management and rehabilitation with a focus on exercise to helping clients achieve their goals and maximise their quality of life. He is always looking to further his knowledge through professional development to ensure he provides his clients with the most relevant, up-to-date, and evidence-based treatments.

Nick is available for Physiotherapy appointments at Robina Sports & Spinal.

 

Brandon Downie

Exercise Physiologist

Brandon received his undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at Griffith University on the gold coast in 2019 and has worked as an Accredited Exercise Physiologist ever since. With over 4+ years of coaching and clinical exercise prescription experience, Brandon has a keen interest in injury and pain rehabilitation; his wealth of knowledge and evidence-based practice have helped improve the lives of so many of his clients.

Brandon passionately believes in the mantra “Connect, Empower, Perform”, three key elements to developing a strong therapeutic alliance. Embodying these elements helps to gain a greater understanding of the person in front of him but also develops trust, and work collaboratively to guide each client along their unique journey to a stronger, healthier and happier life.

In his spare time, you’ll find Brandon doing something physical, either in the gym practising what he preaches, getting out into nature, or practising some form of self-development to learn new skills and challenge himself.

Brandon is available for Exercise Physiology appointments at our Broadbeach clinic.

Christina Götzl

Exercise Physiologist

Christina graduated from Southern Cross University with a Master’s in Clinical Exercise Physiology after having completed a Bachelor’s degree in Sport and Exercise Science. During her studies, Christina has developed an interest in a variety of conditions ranging from musculoskeletal to neurological and chronic conditions. Christina is passionate about showing clients that exercise is medicine and that regular individualised exercise is an essential part to improve one’s physical and mental health.

Additional to her clinical studies, Christina has completed training in Mat and Studio Pilates. Combining resistance-based exercise programs with Pilates to support clients’ rehabilitation is a special interest of hers with a belief that both modalities complement each other wonderfully.

Christina is passionate about helping clients be physically independent and active as much as possible to improve their quality of life. She is highly motivated to provide optimal client service to ensure each individual feels supported on their exercise journey.

Christina is originally from Germany and moved to Australia in 2016 where she fell in love with surfing and Australia’s beautiful nature. She also enjoys participating in Pilates classes, performing strength and surf-based training finished off with an Açaí bowl, coffee, and friends near the beach.

Christina is available for Exercise Physiology appointments at our Broadbeach 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.

Lucy Taylor

Musculoskeletal & Women’s Health Physiotherapist

Lucy graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) at the University of Queensland, where she also conducted research alongside a world-renowned Physiotherapist. Lucy is passionate about delivering holistic patient-centred care and establishing individualised rehabilitation programs so that you can achieve your goals and return to the things you enjoy in life sooner. Lucy is devoted to continuously expanding her skill set and knowledge so that she can provide superior treatment to every patient.

Lucy can assist with questions and concerns related to pre and post-natal incontinence, pelvic floor muscle strengthening and relaxing, endometriosis, menopause, pelvic pain conditions and other bladder and bowel dysfunctions. She has also completed advanced training in pelvic organ prolapse, urinary incontinence, overactive bladder, birth choices and pessary fitting. She is very passionate about delivering you the latest research-based treatment and empowering you with the knowledge and exercises to achieve your goals.

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

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.

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 Broadbeach clinic.

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.

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 Broadbeach, Robina and Runaway Bay locations.

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 Broadbeach, Robina and Runaway Bay locations.

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.

Mitchell Rose

Massage Therapist

Mitch has a Diploma in Remedial Massage. He has just joined us from Perth, where he worked in a large multidisciplinary clinic. He also had the opportunity to work providing sports massage for men and women’s elite sports teams such as Fremantle Dockers, Western Force, Perth Glory, and Perth Wildcats, as well as world-class women’s tennis players for the United Cup.

These two experiences have shaped him as a therapist to be comfortable treating and communicating with patients clinically who are referred by other practitioners, as well as being confident in treating a variety of athletes with varying needs.

Mitch’s ideal clients are people of any level who take their sport, fitness or health journey seriously. These are his own values towards life, work, sport, fitness and health, and he thrives on treating people with the same philosophy. His skills include but are not limited to deep tissue, trigger point therapy, relaxation, sports massage and dry needling.

His main interests outside of work are his young family, his Border Collie and competing in various endurance sports.

Mitch is available for Remedial Massage appointments at our Sippy Downs clinic.

Alannah Grimm

Physiotherapist

Alannah graduated from the University of Canberra after completing a Bachelor of Sports Coaching & Exercise Science in 2012 and a Masters of Physiotherapy in 2015. Alannah has over 8 years’ experience working in Physiotherapy private practice, initially in small clinic in Hervey Bay before moving and settling into her current role at Sports & Spinal on the Sunshine Coast. She has completed further training via Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) Sports Physiotherapy Level 1 & 2 course and Aquatic Physiotherapy Level 1 & 2.

Alannah is happy to see and treat an array of musculoskeletal injuries, but does have a keen interest in shoulder/hip/knee/ankle joint pain, tendinopathies and youth injuries. She is keen to promote general physical activity that is meaningful to the individual, and sees the benefits of utilising strength and conditioning programs and principles as part of her treatment plans. Alannah enjoys running several of our Aquatic Exercise and Core Strength and Mobility (Pilates) classes at Sippy Downs.

On a personal note, Alannah is kept busy outside of work with her 2 young children. In her spare time, you will likely find her at Parkrun on a Saturday morning, getting sweaty at CrossFit and/or attempting to develop her sewing skills.

Alannah is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Sippy Downs location.

 

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.

Bethany Butler

Hand Therapy

Bethany Butler is a physiotherapist with special interest in the upper limb – shoulder, elbow, wrist & hand conditions. She has now completed her studies to become an Accredited Hand Therapist, a post-graduate specialization recognized by AHPRA.

She started the “The Hand Therapy Clinic” within Sports & Spinal Physiotherapy at her clinic in Sippy Downs and has been training her colleagues and new graduate staff in the optimal treatment of the shoulder, elbow, wrist & hand. Hand Therapists are best positioned to help people recover their hand and arm function after injury/trauma/surgery. Early in her career, Bethany developed an early love for exercise rehabilitation and still integrates Clinical Pilates and gym-based rehabilitation into her treatment of the upper extremity.

Bethany loves to see people take control of their health in a holistic manner and values the multi-disciplinary team environment where she works. With interest in lifestyle medicine both personally & professionally, she is passionate about finding their best quality of life at all different stages. Building long-term professional relationships with patients, doctors, specialists and other medical professionals; allows her to achieve optimal results for her patients. In her downtime, Bethany loves to spend her spare time surfing, gardening & enjoying time in nature and spending quality time with her family & friends.

Bethany is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Sippy Downs clinic.

Sophie Nall

Podiatrist

Sophie has completed her Bachelor in Podiatry degree at The Queensland University of Technology and recently relocated to the Sunshine Coast from Brisbane. Through university she worked at The Athlete’s Foot and has extensive knowledge in footwear technologies and prescription for all sorts of activities including running, netball, football and gym specific footwear.

Sophie is passionate about multiple aspects of podiatry including sports injuries, dermatological care and paediatrics. She has a special interest in the rehabilitation of musculoskeletal conditions and curating individualised treatment plans to get patients back to what they love doing.

Outside of work she likes matcha, a good music playlist and keeps active by running, strength training and reformer classes.

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

Jarrad Campbell

Physiotherapist

Jarrad graduated from Australian Catholic University (ACU) in 2019. He has developed a keen interest in musculoskeletal and sporting injuries and always strives to get the best outcomes for his patients. He is always open to further expanding his knowledge and expertise and will undertake further courses soon.

Having competed internationally in sprint kayaking, he knows the importance of looking after your body and the demands of training and competing well to prevent injuries.

Outside of physio, Jarrad enjoys spending time at the beach, surfing, travelling, living an active outdoors lifestyle and hanging out with friends.

Jarrad is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Sippy Downs clinic.

Steve Osborne

Physiotherapist

Steve trained in the UK qualifying as a Physiotherapist in 2002. Steve has completed post-graduate training in Acupuncture, Pilates, Watson Headache (Migraine) Treatment, Manipulative Therapy Techniques, Dry Needling, Myofascial Massage, and Vestibular (Dizziness) Rehabilitation. He has a special interest in falls prevention and enjoys working with older adults.

Steve initially worked in the UK national health system for six years and then moved back to his home country, New Zealand, to run his own clinic for 13 years. Steve has an extensive background in the health and fitness industry after gaining an Advanced Certificate in Exercise Science in 1992 and he also worked as a fitness instructor for over 10 years in Auckland and London.

Steve believes in functional training and getting to the cause of your problems, leading to a longer lasting and more effective long-term result. Steve’s goal is to get you better than you were pre-injury/operation.

Outside of work, Steve is a keen photographer, enjoys fishing and mountain biking, and is kept busy by his three children.

Steve is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Maroochydore and Sippy Downs clinics.

Ainslee O’Connell

Podiatry Partner - Sunshine Coast

Ainslee graduated from Charles Sturt University with a Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine (Honours) and has been working in private practice since.

Ainslee completed her honours research in the biomechanical field with her paper ‘The effect of dynamic movement tasks on the restrictive properties of rigid strapping tape’, being presented at the 2019 Australian Podiatry Conference. With a passion for all things lower limb, Ainslee has a special interest in musculoskeletal conditions, biomechanics, injury prevention, and footwear prescription/advice. Outside of Podiatry, Ainslee is a keen netballer and enjoys all things sport-related.

Ainslee is available for Podiatry appointments at our Buderim and Sippy Downs clinics.

Emily Abbott

Women's Health & Continence Physiotherapist

Emily graduated from Curtain University in Western Australia in 2018 with First Class Honours in Physiotherapy. She worked for a number of years in hospitals across a large variety of areas, including medical, surgical, orthopaedic, and neurological rehabilitation, maternity, paediatrics, musculoskeletal and intensive care. It was during these years that she developed a passion for Women’s Pelvic Health after her work across maternity wards and assisting women to recover after urogynaecological surgeries. She has since gone on to complete several postgraduate courses in Pelvic Health, including a Graduate Certificate in Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy at the University of Melbourne.

Emily can treat and assist in antenatal and postnatal management, prolapse, poor bladder, and bowel control or incontinence, bladder and bowel pain, pelvic pain conditions such as painful intercourse, menstrual pain, endometriosis, interstitial cystitis and rehabilitation support for urogynaecological surgeries. Emily is also a Pilates instructor and runs women’s health Pilates classes.

Emily’s passion is to partner with women to create and facilitate holistic health, well-being, and empowerment, so they can lead the life they want to live without limitations.

Emily is available for Women’s Health Physiotherapy appointments at our Maroochydore, Sippy Downs, and Buderim locations.

Aidan Hermence

Physiotherapist

Aidan is a lifelong Sunshine Coast local and is familiar with the active and outdoor lifestyle that comes with the region.

Aidan has a passion for post-operative conditions. He has experience in both pre and post-rehab care and is dedicated to getting you back to what you love post-surgery. He is also interested in sports injuries. Aidan has participated in many sports including surf lifesaving, running, surfing, and CrossFit which gives him a unique perspective of the specific demands of different sports.

Aidan completes running assessments with the assistance of video analysis to help you return to running sooner. He also utilizes our gym space to demonstrate and correct exercise programs.

Aidan is available for appointments at our Sippy Downs clinic.

Anita Seymour

Exercise Physiologist

Anita is an exercise physiologist who graduated from the University of the Sunshine Coast. Anita studied exercise physiology to combine her two passions of exercise and helping people.

Anita has a keen interest in living a healthy well-rounded lifestyle both physically and mentally, which she tries to recognize within each client’s session. Anita is motivated to help others achieve their goals in an individualised manner.

If not at work Anita can usually be found out with her dog at the beach, camping, or chasing waterfalls on hiking trails. She is also heavily involved in local touch rugby league competitions.

Anita is available for Exercise Physiology appointments at our Sippy Downs 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.

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.

Candice Newing

Dietitian

Candice is passionate about supporting her clients along their journey to reaching optimal health through food and nutrition. Shortly after graduating from the University of the Sunshine Coast, she chose to start her dietetic career in private practice as she enjoys working closely alongside her clients and seeing the wonderful impact healthy lifestyle changes can make. Candice is committed to empowering and building her client’s confidence in making lifelong changes by providing personalised nutrition education and setting realistic goals.

She welcomes all types of clients and has a special interest in weight management, chronic disease management, and gastrointestinal health.

In her spare time, you can find Candice at the beach, trying new restaurants, or catching up with friends.

Candice is available for Dietitian appointments at our Buderim, Coolum, Maroochydore & Sippy Downs clinics.

Kristi Megano

Remedial Massage Therapist

Kristi graduated with a Diploma of Remedial Massage through Q Academy on the Sunshine Coast in 2017. She is interested in treating and assisting with neck and back concerns and utilises her remedial, deep tissue and trigger point therapy knowledge. Kristi’s decision and desire to become a Remedial Massage Therapist was born through her desire to make a difference and help people.

Kristi is available for Remedial Massage appointments at our Springfield location.

Kieren Clarke

General & Vestibular Rehabilitation Physiotherapist

Originally from northern NSW, Kieren has completed his Masters in Physiotherapy Studies at UQ, in addition to a Bachelor of Exercise Science. Kieren completed his bachelor degree in the USA under a scholarship program for soccer.

Kieren has a passion for helping all clients to reach their full potential and return to a high level of function to ensure the highest quality of life possible. Kieren is dedicated to applying the most up-to-date research to ensure all clients are cared for with the most relevant treatment.

Kieren loves to spend his free time at the beach surfing with his friends or quad biking at his parent’s farm back in NSW.

Kieren is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Springfield clinic.

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.

Tim Low

General, Sports & Shoulder Physiotherapist

Tim graduated from Griffith University with Bachelor of Physiotherapy (First Class Honours). He is a published lead author in the journal of Physical Therapy in Sport with his research investigating sports injuries in rugby union players.

Tim has a keen interest in sports injuries and has a strong sporting background himself, growing up playing Rugby League, Rugby Union and Touch Football. Tim also has particular interest in shoulder and knee injuries and is dedicated to providing effective rehabilitation after injury.

Tim is passionate about maintaining a healthy lifestyle and is motivated to provide high quality care to help all achieve their health and fitness goals. When he’s not in clinic, Tim loves cycling, running, catching up with family and friends, watching sport or playing the guitar to relax.

Tim is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Springfield 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.

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.

Cielo O’Neill

Musculoskeletal & Lower Limb Physiotherapist

Cielo (pronounced “Shell-o”) graduated from the Australian Catholic University with first-class honours. Her research focused on how people cope after rupturing their anterior cruciate ligament – a major stabilising ligament in the knee. Cielo is passionate about providing high-quality treatment by keeping up to date with the latest research and applying evidence-based practice. In 2017, Cielo was invited to present her thesis at the national Australian Physiotherapy Association Conference in Sydney held at the International Convention Centre. Her research is currently submitted for publication as the leading author.

She has since undertaken multiple professional development courses to continue broadening her knowledge of treating sports-related injuries, specifically the knee. Cielo has a keen interest in treating dance and sports-related injuries, having undertaken eight years of classical ballet training under the Royal Academy of Dance. Cielo is passionate about using a holistic approach to help people get back on their feet and achieve their goals, whether to improve daily function, return to recreational or competitive sports and or optimise general health and well-being.

Cielo is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Springfield location.

Jarrod Herman

Exercise Physiologist

Jarrod graduated from QUT with a Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology degree. Jarrod has a strong passion for treating various conditions through the means of exercise-based therapy with a particularly keen interest in the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries and conditions, cardiovascular conditions, and persistent pain. Jarrod’s passion is driven through the enjoyment of improving the lives of those living with comorbidities through personably tailored and evidence-based exercise prescriptions to achieve patients’ goals.

Outside of work, Jarrod has a history of being an elite level swimmer. Jarrod enjoys maintaining a healthy lifestyle through swimming, running and strength and conditioning training in the gym. Jarrod also enjoys spending time outdoors with friends, watching sports such as the AFL and attending live music.

Jarrod is available for Exercise Physiology appointments at our Springfield clinic.

Grace Lobegeier

Exercise Physiologist

Grace graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology (Honours) degree.

She has a developing interest in neurological conditions and is always looking for ways to further improve her knowledge and enhance her client-centred care approach. She works alongside patients wherever they are at on their health journey and applies evidence-based practice to ensure the best outcomes possible.

Outside of the clinic, Grace enjoys going to the gym, travelling, playing sports and exploring with her dog.

Grace is available for Exercise Physiology appointments at our Springfield clinic.

Jake Phillips

Exercise Physiologist

Jake is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist who graduated with a Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology (Honours Class I) from the University of Queensland in 2022. While studying, Jake worked in a Strength & Conditioning facility to extend his knowledge and refine his coaching skills. Jake has a strong exercise background with experience in training for swimming and powerlifting, as well as personal training.

Jake’s specific interest area is in using movement as medicine for musculoskeletal rehabilitation. As a practitioner, Jake is passionate about empowering his clients to self-manage their own health through education and exercise.

Outside of the clinic, Jake competes in powerlifting, which fuels his interest in rehabilitation and performance. He also appreciates great coffee and is always keen to hear about the best places to get a caffeine fix.

Jake is available for Exercise physiology appointments at our Woolloongabba and Springfield clinics.

Georgia Volz

Gut Health, Sports Nutrition & Chronic Disease Dietitian

Georgia is an Accredited Practising Dietitian, completing her Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics at Griffith University on the Gold Coast. She strives to ensure her clients feel supported and empowered throughout their journey to better health through nutrition. Using evidence-based practice, Georgia can tailor nutrition strategies to each client to meet their goals. Georgia’s special interest areas include weight management, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and gastrointestinal health.

Georiga is available for Dietitian appointments at Springfield, Woolloongabba and Chermside clinics.

Emily Ricketts

Psychologist

Originally from Melbourne, Emily is a psychologist who completed her undergraduate and graduate diploma studies at Monash University. She then pursued her Masters in Psychology (Sport and Exercise) at the University of Queensland. Emily is a member of the Australian Association of Psychologists.

With diverse experience in general psychological treatment, chronic pain management, and sports, Emily can provide support to a wide variety of individuals. Emily offers psychology services to young people and adults to improve their quality of life and well-being. She can assist individuals navigating chronic pain and adjusting to large changes in life, coping with anxiety and/ or depression, and addressing various other mental health concerns.

Passionate about providing a safe space for her clients, Emily aims to help them build self-confidence, enhance their overall quality of life, and live authentically. She welcomes clients seeking support in areas such as chronic pain, anxiety, depression, ADHD, interpersonal concerns, relationships, self-esteem, body image, veterans, grief and loss, and general counselling.

Outside of work, Emily is passionate about health and fitness and can often be found in the gym or enjoying meals at some of Queensland’s best restaurants.

Emily is available for Psychology appointments at our North Lakes, Springfield, and Woolloongabba clinics.

PLEASE NOTE: For appointments at our Springfield and North Lakes clinics, please call the clinics directly to enquire about availability. Appointments at Woolloongabba can be made directly online.

Patrick McGaw

Remedial Massage Therapist

Pat Graduated from Q Academy Brisbane with a Diploma of Remedial Massage in September 2017. Pat has since expanded his clinical knowledge by continuing his professional education after completing his Diploma. A highlight of Pat’s carer was being a member of the medical team at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. Pat has worked alongside Physiotherapists, Chiropractors, and Myotherapist.

Pat uses various Remedial techniques in his treatments, including Cupping, Dry Needling, Trigger Point Release, Muscle Energy Techniques, Myofascial Release, Rock blades Massage Tools, Deep Tissue Work, and Relaxation Massages.

Pat likes to road cycle and loves going to the Gym. Pat also loves getting away for long weekends with his two dogs and camper trailer. In his downtime, you can catch him volunteering his time as a Motorsport Fire and Rescue office. Pat has also volunteered at various events in Bathurst, Gold Coast, Townsville, Newcastle, Australian and Singaporean Formula 1 GP and many local grassroots events in Ipswich and Warwick.

Pat is available for Remedial massage appointments at our Beenleigh and St Lucia clinics.

Zac Knight

Shoulders, Knees & Ankle Physiotherapist

Originally hailing from Stanthorpe on the Granite Belt, Zac moved to Brisbane to study, where he graduated from UQ with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours). Zac is a highly passionate sportsperson with a deep interest in all sports-related injuries, more specifically shoulders, knees, and ankles. This interest is on the background of a lifetime exposure to sports with Rugby and Touch being his personal favorites. Zac places a large emphasis on exercise first focused rehabilitation.

Zac is an advocate for maintaining physically active throughout injury and rehabilitation to keep people functioning at their best through adversity and injury. Outside of Physiotherapy Zac enjoys spending time with friends and exploring new parts of Brisbane

Zac is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our St Lucia clinic.

Nigel Smith

Hamstring & Lower Limb Physiotherapist

Nigel has an educational background in both Exercise and Sports Science and Physiotherapy. Furthermore, he is an accredited APA Sports & Exercise Physiotherapist and has worked within sports medicine clinics or elite sport since 2005. He has been involved with professional Cricket, Soccer and Rugby Union teams and is currently the Head Physiotherapist for The University of Queensland Rugby Football Club.

Nigel is finalising his studies for his PhD thesis investigating hamstring injuries in AFL players and has published some of this research.

Nigel is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our St Lucia clinic.

Paul Fien

Lower Back and Pelvis Physiotherapist

Principal physiotherapist and practice owner Paul Fien has extensive experience in sports and musculoskeletal practice. Paul’s many years of practical experience have exposed him to a broad range of acute and long-term injuries – with Paul particularly enjoying the challenge of complex chronic injury recovery and management.

Paul has lead physiotherapy services for St George Rugby League and the University of Queensland Red Heavies Rugby Union – while also enjoying some ‘guest appearances’ for the Brisbane Lions. Outside of the various football codes, Paul previously coordinated physiotherapy services for the Tri-Alliance triathlon squad and has treated many national and international level athletes in track and field and cycling. A little know fact about Paul is that somewhere in his past, he even enjoyed a stint as a physiotherapist for the Holden Racing Team at Bathurst!

Paul is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our St Lucia clinic.

Elise Wild-Smith

Exercise Physiologist

Elise graduated with a Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology at the Queensland University of Technology and has additional training in exercise oncology and Pilates. Elise also has experience working in paediatrics, focussing on neurological conditions. While Elise enjoys treating a wide variety of conditions, she has a keen interest in musculoskeletal rehabilitation.

Elise is very passionate about the positive impact of physical activity on health and well-being and understand that this will look different for everyone. Elise endeavours to facilitate holistic, individualised, and achievable interventions for the best possible patient outcomes.

Outside of her role as an Exercise Physiologist, Elise enjoys leading an active and balanced lifestyle, going to the beach and finding the best gluten-free eats.

Elise is available for Exercise Physiology appointments at our Chermside & St Lucia clinics.

Peter Herzig

Gut Health, Sports Nutrition & Chronic Disease Dietitian

Peter is available for telehealth appointments only

Peter is an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) and Sports Dietitian (AccSD) who is passionate about a client-centred approach to nutrition; tailoring advice and plans to the individual.

With a background in sport science and an extensive history of cycling, Peter enjoys fine-tuning the nutrition plans of all cyclists and is currently the consulting Dietitian to the QAS cycling squad. Peter is also very passionate about the nutritional needs of recreational, junior, club, Audax and Gran Fondo participants.

Peter’s interests lie not only in sport. He enjoys helping people from all walks of life to meet their nutritional goals by tailoring advice to their individual circumstances.

Particular interests to Peter include:

  • Nutrition plans tailored to the individual
  • Sports Nutrition: endurance sports specialist (cycling, running, tri), event nutrition, active child nutrition, recovery nutrition, fat loss, muscle gain, team sports.
  • Malnutrition management (weight gain)
  • Diabetes management
  • DVA clients
  • Correcting nutritional deficiencies
  • Balancing body composition goals and training recovery
  • Chronic Disease management and NDIS
  • Sustainable weight loss
  • Junior sports nutrition and everyday eating
  • Race planning
  • Advice for the travelling athlete
  • Presentations and Training Camps
  • Coeliac Disease
  • IBS

Pete is available for Dietitian appointments at our St Lucia clinic.

Luana Mendes

Remedial Massage Therapist

Luana started with massage in 2016 and fell in love with the profession. She studied Diploma of Remedial Massage in 2021 and Adv Diploma of Myotherapy in 2022. As well as this, Luana is an Advanced Member of Massage & Myotherapy Australia. She has experience working with all forms of massage treatments in Brisbane clinics. In January of this year, Luana worked as the sports massage therapists for the North Coast Marlins at the Nines Premier League competition (rugby league).

Luana has an extensive knowledge and experience in Drainage Lymphatic, TMJ and facial release, Cupping, Pregnancy Massage, Indian Head Massage, Deep Tissue, Reflexology, Hot Stones, Sports Massage and Remedial. She tailors her treatments according to each individuals needs and aims to help improve your daily life routine, get rid of aches and pains, and relax your body and mind.

Outside of work, Luana has a keen interest in reading, yoga, the beach and loves to travel and experience the world

She is available for Massage appointments at our Woolloongabba clinic.

Alexander Young

Physiotherapist

Physiotherapy was a comfortable career choice for Alex after excelling and competing at an elite level of Triathlon from a young age. Alex has spent his career in private Physiotherapist practice on the south side of Brisbane city. He graduated with a Bachelor of Exercise Science and a Masters of Physiotherapy at Griffith University with academic excellence.

Alex has a keen interest in spinal pain as well as shoulder injuries which he frequently sees at the Woolloongabba practice. He has also had exposure to these among many other conditions working within AFL, Queensland Premier Grade Rugby Union and soccer teams at an elite level. Alex was fortunate to spend time working in a strength and conditioning gym, where he was able to advance his services and abilities from some of the leading strength and conditioning coaches in Australia. He has developed relationships with well known specialists and surgeons within the area and is one of the go to Physiotherapists in the region for Pre & Post Operative rehabilitation

Alex prides himself on his clear and precise communication and rapport building with patients. His patients will benefit from an active listener with a high proficiency of exercise prescription skills. Alex has a strong passion for individual patient care and identifies the main contributor to their pain or concern where he is then able to address this specifically and efficiently. He helps individuals to reach outstanding outcomes by optimizing patient health and by getting them back into what matters most – whether it be back on the field, a yoga class or a jog around the park. Alex aims to empower individuals and give them the tools and solutions to manage for the long term.

Outside of the clinic, Alex enjoys a round of golf, travelling, supporting the Boston Celtics in the NBA and spending time at the beach.

Alex is available for appointments at our Woolloongabba clinic.

Nita Hargovan

Physiotherapist

Having completed her Physiotherapy degree at the University of the Witwatersrand (South Africa) in 2001, Nita joins our team with a wealth of experience in many areas of physiotherapy.

Nita has worked in private practice for most of her career. Her long-term interest is treating musculoskeletal conditions, with a passion for helping her patients reach their optimal function. In addition to symptom relief, her treatments aim to prevent recurrence through individualised exercises and education. Nita believes that empowering her patients and working closely with each individual’s goals is key to attaining a desirable outcome.
Nita’s special interest is treating patients with neck and back pain. Furthermore, patients who experience headaches due to muscular and postural strain is her area of expertise. She is also able to assist patients with sports injuries and post-surgical rehabilitation. Excellent results are achieved through a detailed assessment combined with various treatment techniques, including soft-tissue release, electrotherapy, Dry-Needling and Kinesio-Taping. Nita is an avid learner and completed a course in Business Management in 2014 at Wits Business School, South Africa.

She is also a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APC), AHPRA and the Health Professional Council in South Africa.
A balanced lifestyle is important to her, and she enjoys exercising. She was awarded her South African Table-Tennis colours in 1997.

Nita is available for physiotherapy appointments at our Woolloongabba clinic.

Michael Gilbert

Physiotherapist

Michael graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (First Class Honours). He has experience working with sporting teams and athletes from various sports at local, state and national levels.

Michael has developed a keen interest in musculoskeletal physiotherapy, particularly in injury prevention and sports physio. He is passionate about using hands-on treatment and therapeutic exercises to achieve the best possible outcome for his patients.

Michael enjoys the outdoors and many sports in his spare time, including cricket, rugby league, basketball, and golf.

Michael is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Woolloongabba location.

Jake Phillips

Exercise Physiologist

Jake is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist who graduated with a Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology (Honours Class I) from the University of Queensland in 2022. While studying, Jake worked in a Strength & Conditioning facility to extend his knowledge and refine his coaching skills. Jake has a strong exercise background with experience in training for swimming and powerlifting, as well as personal training.

Jake’s specific interest area is in using movement as medicine for musculoskeletal rehabilitation. As a practitioner, Jake is passionate about empowering his clients to self-manage their own health through education and exercise.

Outside of the clinic, Jake competes in powerlifting, which fuels his interest in rehabilitation and performance. He also appreciates great coffee and is always keen to hear about the best places to get a caffeine fix.

Jake is available for Exercise physiology appointments at our Woolloongabba clinic.

Bianca Mazoletti

Exercise Physiologist

Bianca graduated with a Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology after completing her studies at the Queensland University of Technology. Bianca has a developing clinical interest in women’s health and musculoskeletal rehabilitation.

Alongside completing university, Bianca received certificates for both Pilates reformer and matt work courses. Bianca wishes to combine her Pilates experience and resistance training into her exercise prescription to help musculoskeletal rehabilitation.

Bianca is motivated to help improve the quality of life for her patients and is passionate about assisting them through their exercise journey.

Outside of the clinic, Bianca has a passion for a healthy lifestyle herself. However, she does love her coffee and Sunday brunches.

Bianca is available for Exercise Physiology appointments at our Woolloongabba clinic.

Georgia Volz

Gut Health, Sports Nutrition & Chronic Disease Dietitian

Georgia is an Accredited Practising Dietitian, completing her Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics at Griffith University on the Gold Coast. She strives to ensure her clients feel supported and empowered throughout their journey to better health through nutrition. Using evidence-based practice, Georgia can tailor nutrition strategies to each client to meet their goals. Georgia’s special interest areas include weight management, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and gastrointestinal health.

Georiga is available for Dietitian appointments at Springfield, Woolloongabba and Chermside clinics.

Linda Bennetts

Senior Physiotherapist

Line Bennetts completed a diploma of Physiotherapy graduating from the Otago University in 1975. Linda’s love for the sport and the management of sports related injuries led her into a successful career in sporting arena. Linda was the first ever female physiotherapist to travel with a New Zealand Commonwealth Games or Olympic Games team to the Brisbane Commonwealth Games in 1982. Linda was also fortunate to be part of the first evet World Athletics Championships in Helsinki 1983 travelling with the New Zealand team.

Due to suffering from Rheumatoid Arthritis, the cold weather in Invercargill prompted a move to Brisbane in 1983. Since the move, Linda has been the resident physiotherapist at Wests Rugby Club for over 40 years, and worked with many representative rugby union teams including; Australian U19 1995, Australian U21 1996-2000, Australian 7’s and Queensland B in the 1990’s. As well as rugby Linda has also had the privilege of working with elite level athletes from many sports including her involvement with the Queensland Academy of Sport and Australian Institute of Sport.

Linda’s ‘holistic’ approach to the management of chronic pain, whereby she not only treats the symptoms but trails the causative factors and this has her on the forefront of the understanding and management of chronic pain in Brisbane. When Linda isn’t working, she enjoys sunshine at the beach, and spending time with her family.

To book with Linda please call the Woolloongabba clinic on 07 3137 0599

Emily Ricketts

Psychologist

Originally from Melbourne, Emily is a psychologist who completed her undergraduate and graduate diploma studies at Monash University. She then pursued her Masters in Psychology (Sport and Exercise) at the University of Queensland. Emily is a member of the Australian Association of Psychologists.

With diverse experience in general psychological treatment, chronic pain management, and sports, Emily can provide support to a wide variety of individuals. Emily offers psychology services to young people and adults to improve their quality of life and well-being. She can assist individuals navigating chronic pain and adjusting to large changes in life, coping with anxiety and/ or depression, and addressing various other mental health concerns.

Passionate about providing a safe space for her clients, Emily aims to help them build self-confidence, enhance their overall quality of life, and live authentically. She welcomes clients seeking support in areas such as chronic pain, anxiety, depression, ADHD, interpersonal concerns, relationships, self-esteem, body image, veterans, grief and loss, and general counselling.

Outside of work, Emily is passionate about health and fitness and can often be found in the gym or enjoying meals at some of Queensland’s best restaurants.

Emily is available for Psychology appointments at our North Lakes, Springfield, and Woolloongabba clinics.

PLEASE NOTE: For appointments at our Springfield and North Lakes clinics, please call the clinics directly to enquire about availability. Appointments at Woolloongabba can be made directly online.

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.

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 Wynnum clinic.

Natalie Taylor

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist with an interest in Women's Health Physiotherapy

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.

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.

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.

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.

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’ 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 Redcliffe and Wynnum clinics.

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 Redcliffe and Wynnum clinics.

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.

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.

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.

Sean Campbell

Managing Partner

Simon Burley

Managing Partner

Simon Burley has developed expertise in shoulder conditions over many years of postgraduate training. He has completed level III Sports Physiotherapy at the Australian Institute of Sport. Simon also runs the Sunshine Coast Shoulder Clinic with some of the Coast’s leading orthopaedic surgeons.

“The shoulder is a complex and challenging joint that is very reliant on the surrounding musculature working properly. Hence a joint particularly suited to physiotherapy treatment when injured or painful.” Simon Burley

Simon also sets up exercise programs for weight loss and fitness/strength training. He works closely with the Coast’s leading medical team for patients undergoing lap-band surgery.

Simon was the physio for the New Zealand Track and Field athletes as they prepared for the Sydney 2000 Olympics and several well-known athletes on the Sunshine Coast.

Simon has 1 published article on shoulder pain (Please click the title below):

  1. A systematic approach to diagnosing and managing disorders of the shoulder joint and surrounding structures

Simon has also been involved with Shoulder research trials (Please click the titles below):

  1. Conservative management of shoulder rotator cuff tears
  2. Feasibility and acceptability of a standardised shoulder exercise program for supraspinatus full-thickness tears

Simon has been selected from thousands of physiotherapists in Australia to be included in the Shoulder and Elbow Physiotherapist group (SEPA). This is a selected group of elite Shoulder & Elbow physiotherapists.

Maddie Paton

Podiatrist - General Care, Sports & Exercise

Maddie is an experienced podiatrist who, since graduating in 2015, has worked in private podiatry practices in both Australia and the United Kingdom. She has recently relocated to the Sunshine Coast from Brisbane to be closer to family.

Maddie enjoys performing all aspects of podiatric care and treating patients of all ages and abilities. This includes treating general skin and nail conditions, ingrown toenails, plantar warts, and musculoskeletal injuries. She has a solid understanding of the treatment and rehabilitation of athletes at all levels have played netball at both a representative and social level.

Maddie also has over 10 years of experience working in both the casual and exercise footwear spheres providing her with a wealth of knowledge surrounding footwear prescription. In addition to this, she has worked alongside some of the states leading sporting teams and their rehabilitation teams.

Maddie is available for Podiatry appointments at our Caloundra and Sippy Downs clinics.

Jayden Arnold

Senior Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

Jayden graduated from the Australian Catholic University in Brisbane; he started his career working in the Northern suburbs of Brisbane, managing a wide range of clients from the everyday worker to the elite sportsman.

Having played at a very high level of soccer himself, Jayden gained experience managing a range of semi-pro and professional teams in Australia alongside his private practice work before moving to London, United Kingdom. Jayden quickly established himself as a very respected Physiotherapist in London, treating a wide range of athletes, actors, and high profile clientele. He also developed a close working relationship with some of the world’s leading orthopaedic surgeons, sports doctors and other health professionals managing complex cases alongside each other to achieve remarkable outcomes.

Jayden has vast experience in treating all areas of the body, including complex conditions, but he has a keen interest in hips, knees and ankles, as well as tendon conditions. His philosophy in treating all injuries and pain is to allow the patient to continue being as physically active as possible while rehabilitating their pain or problem.

Jayden’s last two years were spent as the Head of Physiotherapy for one of London’s biggest Private Physiotherapy companies managing Ten clinics and a large number of health professionals. Alongside treating clients, he has a keen interest in helping mentor other Physiotherapists to provide exceptional care to their patients.

In his spare time, Jayden loves travelling and has been to over 30 countries so far; he plays soccer and enjoys watching all sports but in particular the English Premier League.

Jayden is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Woolloongabba clinic.

Mandy Lung

Shoulder, Elbow, Hand & Sports Physiotherapist

After completing a degree in Exercise Physiology followed by Physiotherapy in Sydney, Mandy decided to explore more of Australia, particularly Queensland and its warmer waters.

Mandy’s experience in physiotherapy and exercise physiology has allowed her to see a wide range of conditions in both the public and private sectors. Mandy believes empowering clients through education and self-management strategies allows them to be in the driver seat of their own health so they can continue to do the things they love.

On days off, Mandy loves exploring the outdoors, hiking, heading to the beach and trying her hand in various sports.

Mandy is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Kawana clinic.

Andrew Duff

Lower Limb & Sport Injuries

Andrew Duff has been working with both national and international level athletes since graduating in NZ with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2004 and a Postgraduate Diploma in Manipulative Physiotherapy in 2009.

Throughout this time he has worked with NZ Youth Olympic, Winter Olympic & Paralympic athletes, including being part of a successful gold medal Paralympic campaign in 2010, Sochi 2014, and most recently South Korea in 2018.

Andrew enjoys working with and supporting his patients to achieve their goals, applying his extensive knowledge and experience in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and injury prevention to fully rehabilitate your injuries and develop and strengthen your performance in your selected area.

Andrew is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Kawana clinic.

Chyanne Everingham

Exercise Physiologist

Chyanne completed a master’s degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology at Southern Cross University, Gold Coast, in 2020. From a young age, Chyanne developed a special interest in neurological rehabilitation, which led to her passion for exercise physiology and helping people reach their optimal function.

Chyanne likes to think outside of the box when prescribing exercise to provide a tailored exercise program that is specific to each individual’s goals, whether that is to increase mobility, function, or overall health.

Outside of work, Chyanne likes to listen to live music, spend time with friends and family and chase sunsets.

Joel Erskine

Podiatrist - General Care, Sports & Exercise

Living an active lifestyle led Joel into the health field and completing his Bachelor of Podiatry at Southern Cross University on the Gold Coast where he was born and raised. He enjoys treating patients of all ages and abilities and has a strong focus on delivering high-quality patient care through current evidence and a patient centred approach.

With an extensive sporting background of Surf Lifesaving and Soccer, Joel has a special interest in musculoskeletal injuries, lower limb pain, and sporting injuries. Assisting his patients by guiding and supporting each of them to return to their active lifestyle with a personalised approach.

Joel has completed further experience and qualifications in areas such as orthotic and footwear prescription, rehabilitation exercises, nail laser, shockwave therapy and dry needling.

Other aspects of Podiatry Joel is highly qualified in is general foot and nail care, diabetic assessments, fungal nail treatment, and nail surgeries.

In Joel’s spare time you will find him either in the ocean enjoying the waves or with his wife walking their two French Bulldogs.

Maddie Paton

Podiatrist - General Care, Sports & Exercise

Maddie is an experienced podiatrist who, since graduating in 2015, has worked in private podiatry practices in both Australia and the United Kingdom. She has recently relocated to the Sunshine Coast from Brisbane to be closer to family.

Maddie enjoys performing all aspects of podiatric care and treating patients of all ages and abilities. This includes treating general skin and nail conditions, ingrown toenails, plantar warts, and musculoskeletal injuries. She has a solid understanding of the treatment and rehabilitation of athletes at all levels have played netball at both a representative and social level.

Maddie also has over 10 years of experience working in both the casual and exercise footwear spheres providing her with a wealth of knowledge surrounding footwear prescription. In addition to this, she has worked alongside some of the states leading sporting teams and their rehabilitation teams.

Maddie is available for Podiatry appointments at our Caloundra and Sippy Downs clinics.

Jemma Riddiford

Podiatrist - General Care, Sports & Exercise

Jemma Riddiford graduated from Queensland University of Technology in 2010 with a Bachelor of Health Science (Podiatry) with Honours. She is registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). and is a member of the Australian Podiatry Association (ApodA). She has worked in private practice, hospitals, and aged-care facilities, transitioning to her current role as a community podiatrist 8 years ago.

“Being a community practitioner gives me the chance to really get to know my patients and understand their needs. It’s great to be able to treat my patients in the comfort of their own homes.”

Jemma relishes the opportunity to help patients while navigating and overcoming the challenges of podiatric healthcare. She loves being able to meet people from every age group and every walk of life, deriving great satisfaction from making a real difference in her patients’ lives.

When she’s not at work you can find Jemma traveling, gardening, or finding her new favourite restaurant with friends and family.

Jemma is available for Podiatry appointments at our Woolloongabba clinic.

Josh Great

Sports Physiotherapist

Josh graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from James Cook University in 2016. Heading straight into private practice work, Josh developed a passion for guiding patients along their rehabilitation journey and ensuring they are well-informed and included in all the steps along the way. With a keen love of footballing (that’s the round ball) and sports-related injuries. After some time working, Josh migrated to the UK to broaden his horizons and diversify his physiotherapy practice. He engaged in various contracts in musculoskeletal practice and even rapid upskilling in hospital physiotherapy as part of the UK’s COVID19 response.
Personal and professional development are both key takeaways from his time overseas (and of course a repertoire of travel tales). He enjoys treating all sports-related injuries, particularly the knee and ankle, and bridging the gap between injury and return to sport. Josh understands the importance of a healthy and active lifestyle and takes a holistic approach to treatment, working with the patient to meet and conquer goals.

At any time left over in the week, Josh is a member of Football Queensland Referees and takes charge of local football games most weekends. He is a coffee and red wine enthusiast who enjoys the outdoors, the beach, hiking, and a gym session or jogs to round off the week.

Joel Erskine

Podiatrist - General Care, Sports & Exercise

Living an active lifestyle led Joel into the health field and completing his Bachelor of Podiatry at Southern Cross University on the Gold Coast where he was born and raised. He enjoys treating patients of all ages and abilities and has a strong focus on delivering high-quality patient care through current evidence and a patient centred approach.

With an extensive sporting background of Surf Lifesaving and Soccer, Joel has a special interest in musculoskeletal injuries, lower limb pain, and sporting injuries. Assisting his patients by guiding and supporting each of them to return to their active lifestyle with a personalised approach.

Joel has completed further experience and qualifications in areas such as orthotic and footwear prescription, rehabilitation exercises, nail laser, shockwave therapy and dry needling.

Other aspects of Podiatry Joel is highly qualified in is general foot and nail care, diabetic assessments, fungal nail treatment, and nail surgeries.

In Joel’s spare time you will find him either in the ocean enjoying the waves or with his wife walking their two French Bulldogs.

Garth Thomas

Remedial Massage Therapist

Garth has been a keen participant in sports as a player, coach, sports trainer and administrator at a national level for over 20 years. His passion for training, injury care, prevention and rehabilitation led to his interest in remedial and sports massage.

After playing Touch football for over 30 years, he understands the importance of utilising collaborative therapies (physiotherapy, exercise physiology and massage) in order to heal successfully from injury.

Garth has been massaging for over ten years, providing remedial, sports and deep tissue therapies to those with sport-related injuries or chronic conditions. He is also skilled in relaxation techniques ensuring that your body feels de-stressed and calm.

Garth has a Cert 4 in Massage Therapy and a Diploma in Remedial Massage and is accredited with all major healthcare providers.

Garth recently relocated to Hervey Bay from the Sunshine Coast where he lived for over 20 years and loves the lifestyle both places have to offer. He enjoys boating, fishing and golfing in his spare time.

Garth is available for Remedial Massage appointments at our Hervey Bay clinic.

Ricki-Lee Driver

Dietitian

Ricki-Lee is passionate about supporting and empowering clients to achieve their health-related goals. Since graduating with an Honours in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of the Sunshine Coast, Ricki-Lee has obtained experience across various sectors, including private hospitals, aged care facilities, private practice, and specialist teams.

Ricki-Lee applies a patient-centred approach to enable clients to overcome health barriers and facilitate diet and lifestyle independence. Ricki-Lee has special interests in adult and childhood obesity, bariatrics and disability.

Outside work, Ricki-lee enjoys rock climbing, spending time with family and friends, and experimenting in the kitchen.

Ricki-Lee is available for appointments at our Morayfield clinic.

Kira Chipizubov

Lower Back, SIJ & Hip Pathologies Physiotherapist

Kira recently graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy at Griffith University Nathan, and is new to the Sunshine Coast! She is passionate about people and helping them live their most active and fulfilling lives. Kira strives to create meaningful clinical relationships and deliver individualised and high-quality evidence-based treatment to all her patients. She would love to help you reach your goals no matter how big or small.

Kira is eager to start her career in physiotherapy and continues to peruse further professional development and growth as a therapist and person, and has recently completed her certificate in Dry Needling. Kira has particular interest in treating lower back, SIJ and hip pathologies. Kira enjoys living an active life and particularly enjoys yoga and Pilates and enjoys practicing mindfulness and getting into nature!

“We are here to inspire, engage and empower everyone, on their journey of health and wellbeing”

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What’s an Exercise Physiologist did you ask? 

EPs are University-qualified allied health professionals. They specialise in designing and delivering safe and effective exercise interventions. They ensure that exercises are tailored to your individual health goals, needs and motivations. 

There is no better time to see a Sports & Spinal EP and get your very own exercise program and start kicking your health goals! Get in touch with our team today! 

👉 https://www.sportsandspinalphysio.com.au/services/exercise-physiology/

What’s an Exercise Physiologist did you ask?

EPs are University-qualified allied health professionals. They specialise in designing and delivering safe and effective exercise interventions. They ensure that exercises are tailored to your individual health goals, needs and motivations.

There is no better time to see a Sports & Spinal EP and get your very own exercise program and start kicking your health goals! Get in touch with our team today!

👉 https://www.sportsandspinalphysio.com.au/services/exercise-physiology/
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Not sure how to exercise right? 🤷‍♂️

It might sound silly but it’s so important to exercise right to avoid injury and ensure that you’re doing exercises that suit your individual health goals and needs. 

The Sports & Spinal Exercise Physiology team can help make sure your exercising right! Get in touch with our team today to learn more or to make an appointment!

Not sure how to exercise right? 🤷‍♂️

It might sound silly but it’s so important to exercise right to avoid injury and ensure that you’re doing exercises that suit your individual health goals and needs.

The Sports & Spinal Exercise Physiology team can help make sure your exercising right! Get in touch with our team today to learn more or to make an appointment!
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Exercise Right Week - Get The Right Advice 

This week we celebrate Exercise Right Week! We are looking at simple, time savvy exercises you can do all in the comfort of your own home ✅

It may be hard trying to find time in your busy schedule to go to the gym, for a walk or even exercise. So here are 3 simple exercises from our expert in exercise @mahlia.exphysiology
 
For more information and support book in with your local Sports & Spinal Exercise Physiologist 🤸🏽‍♀️🏋🏽‍♀️🏃🏽‍♀️🏊🏽‍♂️

Exercise Right Week - Get The Right Advice

This week we celebrate Exercise Right Week! We are looking at simple, time savvy exercises you can do all in the comfort of your own home ✅

It may be hard trying to find time in your busy schedule to go to the gym, for a walk or even exercise. So here are 3 simple exercises from our expert in exercise @mahlia.exphysiology

For more information and support book in with your local Sports & Spinal Exercise Physiologist 🤸🏽‍♀️🏋🏽‍♀️🏃🏽‍♀️🏊🏽‍♂️
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It’s Exercise Right Week - That means it’s time to Just Move! 🏃‍♂️

Just moving for 30 minutes day can make a world of difference to your health and well-being! Whether you’re suffering from an injury, battling something bigger like cancer, dementia or diabetes, or you just want to up your fitness game, it’s important to get the right advice from an exercise and movement expert to ensure you’re exercising right. 

That’s where we come in, the Sports & Spinal Exercise Physiology team are experts in exercise. Find your local EP today and get the right advice!

It’s Exercise Right Week - That means it’s time to Just Move! 🏃‍♂️

Just moving for 30 minutes day can make a world of difference to your health and well-being! Whether you’re suffering from an injury, battling something bigger like cancer, dementia or diabetes, or you just want to up your fitness game, it’s important to get the right advice from an exercise and movement expert to ensure you’re exercising right.

That’s where we come in, the Sports & Spinal Exercise Physiology team are experts in exercise. Find your local EP today and get the right advice!
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Inflammatory Bowel Disease Day 💜

IBD includes Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis which are two serious, chronic digestive diseases that affect five million people worldwide! 

There is no cure, no known cause, and little public understanding of the pain and chronic suffering with which IBD patients courageously cope every day of their lives. 

The Sports & Spinal Dietitian team can help with the management of common IBD symptoms. To learn, get in touch with our team today!

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Day 💜

IBD includes Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis which are two serious, chronic digestive diseases that affect five million people worldwide!

There is no cure, no known cause, and little public understanding of the pain and chronic suffering with which IBD patients courageously cope every day of their lives.

The Sports & Spinal Dietitian team can help with the management of common IBD symptoms. To learn, get in touch with our team today!
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Across our 22 sites, we have VALD Technology! 

VALD brings cutting edge technology that presents objective human measurement to patients. Via ForceDecks and Dynamo Plus, our teams can assist with common injuries such as:

✅ Neurological patients
✅ Post surgical recovery
✅ Pre surgical data collection for optimal recovery goal setting 
✅ Aging population with a falls risk
✅ Tendinopathies
✅ Lumbar pain
✅ Balance issues
✅ Shoulder instability
✅ MSK pain and pathologies
✅ Bone stress injuries
✅ Biomechanical assessment and prevention - running assessment data
✅ Sports injuries and return to sport assessment 
+ MORE!

To learn more, get in touch with your local Sports & Spinal Team today!

Across our 22 sites, we have VALD Technology!

VALD brings cutting edge technology that presents objective human measurement to patients. Via ForceDecks and Dynamo Plus, our teams can assist with common injuries such as:

✅ Neurological patients
✅ Post surgical recovery
✅ Pre surgical data collection for optimal recovery goal setting
✅ Aging population with a falls risk
✅ Tendinopathies
✅ Lumbar pain
✅ Balance issues
✅ Shoulder instability
✅ MSK pain and pathologies
✅ Bone stress injuries
✅ Biomechanical assessment and prevention - running assessment data
✅ Sports injuries and return to sport assessment
+ MORE!

To learn more, get in touch with your local Sports & Spinal Team today!
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Did you know that the Sports & Spinal team can help you with your heart health? 

Our Exercise Physiology team can prescribe tailored exercise programs that suit your health goals and needs. And our Dietitian team can create personalised meal plans and educate you on heart healthy foods. 

Needing help with your heart health? Get in touch with the Sports & Spinal team today!

Did you know that the Sports & Spinal team can help you with your heart health?

Our Exercise Physiology team can prescribe tailored exercise programs that suit your health goals and needs. And our Dietitian team can create personalised meal plans and educate you on heart healthy foods.

Needing help with your heart health? Get in touch with the Sports & Spinal team today!
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Heart Week ❤️

All this week we focus on our heart health! It’s the perfect opportunity to start a conversation about your own heart health and take positive steps towards reducing your risk of heart disease. 

To learn more - head to our bio!

Heart Week ❤️

All this week we focus on our heart health! It’s the perfect opportunity to start a conversation about your own heart health and take positive steps towards reducing your risk of heart disease.

To learn more - head to our bio!
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