Physiotherapist and Exercise Physiologist
As the Business director and principal physiotherapist, I have owned and run Queen Street Physiotherapy for over ten years. My passion for physiotherapy rehabilitation started from playing sports at an elite level, sustaining sporting injuries and seeing how treatment and rehabilitation programs influenced my recovery and performance.
As well as sports physiotherapy, I have a strong interest in the treatment of workplace related injuries, which often present themselves in the form of back, shoulder and neck pain. My focus is to not only directly treat the injury, but to also work with the patient to develop appropriate workplace strategies and exercises to prevent the reoccurrence of these injuries.
My sporting background and educational focus on exercise and sports science gives me unique insight into effective, individualised treatment to assist individuals from a variety of sporting, workplace and musculoskeletal injuries.
Fitness is an important aspect of my life, so to keep fit I enjoy playing and competing in hockey and dog sledding with my two Siberian Huskies, Flash and Sonic.
Physiotherapist and Practice Manager
From a young age, I have always enjoyed sports, competing at a national level for sprinting, a state level for Basketball and a regional level for netball. As an athlete myself, I understand the burden of injury at all sporting levels, novice and elite and the drive for a prompt recovery. I believe evaluating running techniques and strength allows for accurate exercise programs, with a focus on physical management. This aids me in providing effective long-term individualised injury management with my clients.
In addition to sports, I have a strong interest in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and chronic pain rehabilitation. I treat muscular and joint problems with a hands on approach, having a special focus on neck, lower back and knee pain. Another special interest of mine is treating patients suffering from vertigo to reduce symptoms of dizziness, in addition to dry needling treatment. My passion is to work with patients from all walks of life to reduce and prevent pain.
Since graduating University in Edinburgh, I have had the opportunity to gain invaluable experience in trauma orthopaedics, sports and musculoskeletal injuries, obstetrics, neurological paediatrics, acute respiratory physiotherapy, medical rehabilitation and aged care.
I have seen firsthand the impact and improvements in quality of life we can have with clients, which has strengthened my passion in delivering high quality patient care and rehabilitation. Outside of work, I enjoy maintaining a healthy lifestyle by walking, swimming and horse-riding.
My interest in physiotherapy first originated in high school. It was during my treatment for a back injury that I realised the importance of good movement. Since then I have graduated with a First Class Honours in Physiotherapy from The University of Queensland.
Whilst working in Tasmania and suburban Brisbane I learnt the importance of thorough assessments and individualised treatments for patients. Particular areas which interest me include the back, neck and headaches. In my experience, individualised exercise prescription, Clinical Pilates and a hands- on approach can be invaluable when restoring a patient’s quality of life.
One time in which my body was challenged most was while climbing Mt Kilimanjaro in Africa. From this experience, I learnt the importance of good movement and injury prevention strategies to optimise performance. Outside of work, I enjoy walking my Labrador and playing golf.
As a Physiotherapist and sports rehabilitation specialist, I have worked primarily in musculoskeletal private practice whilst also providing treatment and match day services for premier division football and rugby union teams. Prior to becoming a Physiotherapist, I was an elite level Sports Scientist and Strength Coach with a number of professional teams in the A-League, Super Rugby, English Super League and International Rugby, along with many athletes and semi-professional teams in the United Kingdom, Middle East and Australia.
I have extensive experience treating clients in a number of sports including rugby union, football, triathlon, power-lifting, running and fitness. As part of my desire to provide better service to my clients, I utilise a number of treatment methods including mobilisation, massage, muscle energy techniques, dry needling, gym-based exercise rehabilitation and thorough biomechanical analysis/retraining. My areas of special interest include the shoulder, knee and late stage rehabilitation along with having a passion for providing elite level care to amateur athletes and social sports participants.
When I’m not dragging myself around the pitch playing rugby or football I like four-wheel driving in my Hilux (aka the “Red Rocket”), mountain biking, hitting the gym or enjoying a big cooked breakfast, because that’s what weekends are for.
Throughout my life I have always been an avid participant in sports and fitness, competing in a variety of sports such as athletics, soccer, water polo and tennis. Through high school, while training for multiple sports, I sustained several overuse injuries which introduced me to the world of physiotherapy and began my fascination with their knowledge and ability to accurately diagnose and treat different injuries and conditions.
I then studied a Bachelor of Exercise Science at the University of Tasmania before going on to complete my Masters of Physiotherapy a the University of Queensland. Since graduating I have been working purely in musculoskeletal private practice which has allowed me to gain extensive experience with a wide variety of patients and conditions including office workers, elite level athletes, stage actors and professional dancers. I like to get to know my patients so that I can tailor their rehabilitation program around their hobbies as well as work and family commitments in order to give them the best chance at success with the least interruption to their lives.
My special interest areas include persistent and recurring pain as well as sporting injuries to the shoulder and knees, however I also enjoy helping people who suffer from headaches and migraines.
Throughout my career as a podiatrist, I have worked in a variety of settings such as hospitals, nursing homes and local sporting clubs. I am vigilant in expanding and updating my skills through industry leaders such as Sports Medicine Australia and the Australian Podiatry Association.
I am also passionate about educating and mentoring new graduates in the health sector, and am currently the student clinic supervisor in the School of Clinical Science at the Queensland University of Technology, and in the orthotic manufacturing classes.
My hobbies include walking, swimming and snow skiing. I also enjoy volunteering at her children’s sporting clubs to offer both coaching and podiatry advice.
Remedial Massage Therapist
Since working as a Remedial Massage Therapist, I have gained extensive experience in deep tissue, sports, Swedish and myofascial techniques. I pride myself on keeping up to date with the latest evidence in the field and incorporating it into my therapy to assist my clients in rehabilitation, pain and injury management.
In my spare time, I love being outdoors, particular anything involving fishing, surfing, camping and hiking.
Remedial Massage Therapist
I take personal pride in building rapport with my clients and take the time to understand their individual needs in order to achieve their goals. I incorporate a number of different techniques and styles such as deep tissue, trigger points, Thai stretching and Swedish massage. Over the years, I have gained skills to treat a variety of ailments and complaints, including postural tension, reduced range of motion and tightness, as well as general aches and pains.
In my spare time I like cycling, swimming and coaching Australian Rules Football.
Senior Dietitian and Nutritionist
Since a young age, I have been passionate about the role that nutrition has on health and well-being. This led me to pursue a career where I am able to use science-based nutrition advice to facilitate and help clients meet their individual health goals. I don’t believe in a one-size fits all approach when it comes to diet and lifestyle, and am committed to guiding and supporting all of my clients to achieve the best possible health outcomes.
My areas of interest include general health, weight management, chronic disease and mental health. However, I enjoy working with a wide variety of nutrition related conditions. When I’m not working I enjoy the outdoors and adventure sports like scuba diving and hiking.
Dietitian and Nutritionist
As a dietitian, the phrase ‘Nutrition as Medicine’, is one I apply to my own life along with all of my clients. I enjoy helping my clients understand the science of nutrition and how it can impact on general healthy eating, weight management, performance nutrition, chronic disease management and gastrointestinal health. I aim to provide everyone with personalised advice and practical strategies to support them to achieve their goals sustainably.
When I am not seeing clients, I am out hiking, going to the beach, training in the gym and trying out new cafes and recipes.
Administration & Marketing Manager – Julian Ball
Our wonderful reception team who allow the clinic to function!
Julian, Reegan, Clare & Casey.