Physiotherapist and Exercise Physiologist
Business director and principle physiotherapist, Phill Forostenko has owned and run Queen Street Physiotherapy for over ten years. Throughout his life, Phill has had a passion for sports and exercise. Having played sport at an elite level, Phill has sustained his share of sporting injuries and has been on the other side of physiotherapy rehabilitation programs. Seeing how treatment influenced his life was the beginning of a passion for physiotherapy and sports related injuries, and his motivation to start his own business in Brisbane City. Phill now enjoys mentoring and supporting his team of physiotherapist’s, whilst still taking time to provide treatment for his clients.
Phill holds a Bachelor in Sports Science and a Bachelor in Exercise Science. He has also completed a Master’s Degree in Physiotherapy. He is an accredited Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) Physiotherapist and a member of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy and Sports Physiotherapy Australia. Phill’s sporting background and educational focus on exercise and sports science gives him unique insight into effective treatment. This also helps Phill to prescribe comprehensive exercise programs to aid a speedy recovery.
Phill also has a strong interest in the treatment of workplace related injuries, which often present themselves in the form of back, shoulder and neck pain. Phill’s 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.
In the past, Phill has competed in both national and international hockey. He has played for Queensland in a variety of teams and for the Canberra Lakers representing Australia in the National Hockey League. Currently, Phill enjoys dog sledding with his two Siberian Huskies, Flash and Sonic. He enjoys training regularly with his dogs, and often competes at Mt Hotham and Falls Creek in Victoria. Fitness is an important aspect of Phill’s life, so to keep fit he also enjoys CrossFit Training and running.
Physiotherapist and Practice Manager
Queen Street Physiotherapy Practice Manager Rachel first completed her Bachelor in Human Biology at the University of Canberra. After moving to Brisbane, she then went on to complete a Masters of Physiotherapy Studies from the University of Queensland. She now has over 7 years’ experience as a musculoskeletal practitioner.
Her passion and success in running has guided her studies and given Rachel a unique insight into treating sporting injuries. She undertook further study to extend her ability in running biomechanical assessments, in addition to further study in thorax treatment, sports pelvis and hip injuries. She is ardent in continuing to build her knowledge, skills and repertoire as a high standard physiotherapist.
From a young age Rachel always enjoyed sports, competing at a national level for sprinting, a state level for Basketball and a regional level for netball. To stay fit Rachel still enjoys the occasional 10km charity fun run and always finishes with amazing results. She also continues to play competitive basketball. As an athlete herself Rachel understands the burden of injury at all sporting levels, novice and elite, and the drive for a prompt recovery. She believes evaluating running technique and strength can allow for accurate exercise programs and has a focus on physical management which aids her in providing effective long term injury management.
In addition to sports Rachel has a strong interest in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and chronic pain rehabilitation. She treats muscular and joint problems with a hands on approach, and has a special focus on neck, lower back and knee pain. She is also experienced in treating patients suffering from vertigo to reduce symptoms of dizziness, in addition to dry needling treatment. Rachel’s passion is to work with patients from all walks of life to reduce and prevent pain.
Jane obtained her Bachelor of Physiology and Sports Medicine with honours from the University of Dundee in 2007. She then completed her Master’s degree in Physiotherapy at the Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh, Scotland. Jane had the opportunity to gain valuable experience in trauma orthopaedics, neurological paediatrics, acute respiratory physiotherapy and musculoskeletal outpatients.
Jane has gained international experience through hospitals in Scotland, Victoria and Brisbane. During her time in the health system, she has offered her skills in the surgical and obstetric unit, medical rehab unit, aged care services and the Paediatric School Program. Jane’s main passion is musculoskeletal physiotherapy including spinal, orthopaedic and sports injuries. In addition to her experience, Jane is qualified in dry needling treatment and is a Sports Medicine Australia accredited sports trainer.
Jane enjoys maintaining a healthy lifestyle by walking, swimming and horse-riding. In the past she has also participated in team sports, coaching at multiple sports camps. Jane’s other interests include photography and art.
Donovan Baker completed a Bachelor of Exercise Science at Griffith University on the Gold Coast before undertaking a Doctor of Physiotherapy at Macquarie University in Sydney, which he completed in 2015. Donovan excelled in his studies and has recently been published in the Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport.
His extensive clinical experience in musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapy, combined with a passion for helping people, allows him to deliver the highest quality of service for people with pain and limitations. Donovan’s philosophy revolves around evidence based, multi-dimensional treatment that uses a combination of manual therapy and exercise based interventions to achieve results.
Donovan’s treatment is also enhanced by his Clinical Pilates experience. As a Clinical Pilates instructor, he has developed an interest in directional bias and using this for exercise interventions. His wide range of practical experience includes treating National Rugby Championship teams in Sydney, snow sport related injuries in Hakuba, Japan and sports injury management with the Canberra Raiders. Donovan’s experience reflects his keen interests in health, fitness and sports including snowboarding and scuba diving.
Karen Jamieson completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy at the University of Queensland with Dean’s Commendations throughout her study and was awarded first class honours. Since then, Karen has completed further study in clinical Pilates and is currently studying in the area of women’s health.
Karen’s passion for physiotherapy fuels her love for professional development and growth. She has gained extensive experience treating musculoskeletal and sports injuries in her previous roles at sports physiotherapy clinics. Karen has a specific interest in pre and post-natal physiotherapy, and particularly loves working with post-natal women to help them return to being strong and healthy. Karen has undertaken further study to equip herself with skills needed to provide effective treatment to women both before and after birth. Karen also has an interest in treating knee and shoulder injuries. She enjoys instructing group classes to incorporate her Pilates knowledge with hands on treatment to gain the most effective results.
Karen is driven to provide the most effective treatment for her clients, and aims to help her clients move better for longer. In her spare time, Karen enjoys playing soccer and other social sports including netball and AFL.
Stephen graduated from Central Queensland University with a Bachelor in Human Movement, specialising in sport and exercise science. With a passion for working with athletes, Stephen undertook further study at Edith Cowan University and Graduated with a Masters of Science. Elite athlete development was his area of focus. Recently, Stephen completed his Masters of Physiotherapy at the University of Queensland.
With over 10 years experience as an exercise scientist, Stephen is highly knowledgeable in training and rehabilitation. He has treated fitness injuries, metabolic disease, musculoskeletal injuries and provided post surgical treatment. Stephens’s involvement with athletes and sporting clubs is extensive, giving him a wide range of experience in treating sporting injuries. He has been responsible for managing player’s conditioning and rehabilitation programs, physiological testing and treatment research.
As a strength and conditioning coach, Stephen was involved in A-League and Super Rugby teams, including North Queensland Fury, Queensland Reds and Brisbane Roar. Stephen has a passion for working with amateur and young athletes. He has also worked extensively for several years with football clubs and young athletes in the Middle East and Melbourne providing his expertise.
In his spare time, Stephen enjoys mountain biking, adventure racing, and playing Rugby Union for his local teams. He is also interested in music, playing both the saxophone and guitar.
Kellie Kalan holds a Bachelor in Health Science in podiatry from Queensland University of Technology and a Bachelor in Applied Science in Human Movement from the University of Queensland. Since completing her podiatry studies in 2001, she has expanded and updated her skills continuously through industry leaders such as Sports Medicine Australia and the Australian Podiatry Association.
Throughout her 14 years of experience as a podiatrist, Kellie has honed her skills and knowledge from colleagues all around Australia. She has provided her services to nursing homes, hospitals and local sporting clubs. She is highly experienced in clinical podiatry having worked in the private and public sector, in addition to running her own clinic. Kellie is skilled at orthotic and footwear design and treating medial knee arthritis, ankle instability, gait rehabilitation/training and the prevention of running injuries. Kellie is also experienced in podiatry acupuncture and dry needing trigger point techniques.
Kellie’s extensive experience and education has allowed her to provide expertise to podiatry students. Kellie has worked as a mentor to new graduates in the Latrobe Community Health sector. However, more recently she was employed as an educator of podiatry at Queensland University of Technology as a student clinic supervisor in the School of Clinical Science, and in the orthotic manufacturing classes.
Kellie’s hobbies include walking, swimming and snow skiing. She also enjoys volunteering at her children’s sporting clubs to offer both coaching and podiatry advice!
Remedial Massage Therapist
Sam holds a Diploma of Remedial Massage from the Endeavour College of Natural Health, with a focus on osteo-techniques.
He specialises in treating postural issues that often result from sedentary desk jobs and overuse muscle strains caused by sports. He assists his clients to strengthen soft tissue and correct musculoskeletal imbalances and dysfunctions. He is an expert in applying gentle to very firm pressure for soft tissue release according to his clients’ individual needs, and treats with a muscle energy technique and myofascial release.
Sam is also a personal trainer with an extensive knowledge of sports-specific and general exercise techniques. In his spare time, Sam coaches young rugby athletes and participates in a variety of sports including rowing, Olympic lifting, hammer throw and surfing.
Remedial Massage Therapist
John holds a Diploma of Remedial Massage Therapy from the Australian College of Natural Medicine and has worked as a remedial massage therapist for over 10 years.
He is extremely proficient in deep tissue, sports, Swedish, and myofascial techniques and holds himself to an extremely high standard of customer service, prioritising a healthy rapport with all his clients. John is First Aid Certified and a member of the Australian Association of Massage Therapy.
In his spare time, John snowboards, fishes, surfs, camps, hikes, and plays as a fullback in his soccer team.
Remedial Massage Therapist
Simon holds a Diploma of Remedial Massage and is an Accredited member of the Australian Natural Therapists Association.
Simon employs a range of methods to achieve your goals including deep tissue, trigger points, Thai stretching techniques and Swedish massage. He has gained skills to treat a variety of ailments and complaints, including postural tension, reduced range of motion & tightness, and general aches & pains. Simon is professional and empathetic, and takes personal pride in building good rapport with his clientele. He has played and coached Australian Rules Football for a number of years and has extensive experience coaching young swimmers.
He leads by example and maintains a healthy lifestyle, and believes that looking after your body is the key to a happy and health life. In his spare time Simon enjoys being outdoors – cycling, swimming, hanging at the beach and snowboarding when able.
Senior Dietitian and Nutritionist
Casey Cowie is an Accredited Practising Dietitian with a Bachelor in Science (Biomedical), Bachelor of Exercise & Nutrition Science, and a Masters of Dietetics from the University of Queensland.
Casey brings with her an abundance of experience gained from working in the public health, community, and private sectors. She has experience undertaking nutritional consultations and assessments, as well as providing medical nutrition therapy for a variety of health and nutritional issues. Further, she is passionate about the importance of education, and is experienced in conducting training and group education seminars.
Casey is a member of the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA), and is active in the Accredited Practising Dietitian Program (ADP), highlighting her commitment to continuing professional development. She is also an approved practitioner of the Australian Centre for Eating Disorders (ACFED) and is a qualified Yoga teacher (RYT certified).
Casey is been passionate about the role that nutrition has on health and well being. This led her to pursue a career where she is able to use her knowledge and experience to facilitate her clients in meeting their individual nutrition and health goals. Her areas of interest include general health, weight management, chronic disease, bariatric surgery, diabetes, PCOS, mental health and eating disorders.
Administration Manager – Julian Ball
Our wonderful reception team who allow the clinic to function!
Julian, Reegan and Clare .