Physiotherapy

Bianca Elliott

Physiotherapist and Lymphoedema Therapist

Qualifications:

Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Movements Studies- Exercise Management)- University of Queensland 1999; Master of Physiotherapy Studies- University of Queensland 2003

Professional Memberships:
Australian Physiotherapy Association, Lymphoedema Association of Queensland and Australasian Lymphology Association

 Further professional development:

  • DMA Clinical Pilates Unit A and Unit B – Undergoing certification
  • Muscle Energy Techniques for the cervico-thoracic and lumbopelvic region,
  • Advanced Assessment and treatment of the lumbopelvic region
  • Dynamic Hip Stability, Hydrotherapy,
  • Sports Level 1,
  • Western Acupuncture and Dry Needling.

She is also a qualified and accredited Lymphoedema Therapist. She specialises in treating people with lymphoedema, particularly those who have undergone treatment for breast cancer.

Bianca completed her Human Movements degree in 1999 and worked as a personal trainer specialising in injury rehabilitation for several years. She developed a love for this kind of work and decided to further her knowledge by returning to study physiotherapy. She completed her Masters of Physiotherapy in 2003 and has been working as a physiotherapist ever since.

Providing effective, evidence based treatment, with a strong focus on exercise therapy and self management, is a passion for Bianca. She loves helping people to overcome pain and return to the things that they love as quickly as possible, whether it be playing sport or playing with their grandkids!

In her spare time, Bianca enjoys spending time with friends, walking her dog, going to the gym and playing netball when possible. She also loves watching rugby and is a mad Reds supporter- you will catch her at most of the games throughout the rugby season

 

Peter Ivers

Physiotherapist / Occupational Health Physiotherapist

Qualifications:

Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science- James Cook University 2005; Bachelor of Physiotherapy Studies- University of Queensland 2011

Professional Memberships:

  • Australian Physiotherapy Association
  • Further professional development:
  • DMA Clinical Pilates Unit A
  • Muscle Energy Techniques for the lumbopelvic region
  • Advanced Assessment and Treatment of lumbopelvic region
  • Assessment, treatment and management of the shoulder
  • Assessment, treatment and management of tendinopathies
  • Physiotherapy Association Occupational Health Physiotherapy

Pete has more than 10 years experience working in the health industry since completing a Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science in 2005. Pete has experience in injury rehabilitation and strength and conditioning and has worked both in Australia and the UK. After returning to Australia Pete went on to complete a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from the University of Queensland. Since graduating, Pete has experience working in both public and private sectors across different areas of physiotherapy. Pete is passionate about physiotherapy and uses his knowledge and experience in musculoskeletal and persistent pain physiotherapy, along side his strong functional exercise rehabilitation experience, to effectively assess and manage all of his patients.

Pete has a keen interest in Occupational Health Physiotherapy and Injury Management and has undertaken further training in this specialised field. Pete delivers Occupational Health and Injury Management services both in the clinic and in the workplace.

Pete is dedicated to providing the highest standard of evidence based health care to all his patients and is passionate about educating patients about their condition to ensure optimal outcomes are achieved.

  

Steve Collins

Physiotherapist and Strength & Conditioning Coach

Qualifications

Bachelor of Physiotherapy – ACU 2018 

Professional Memberships:

  • Australian Physiotherapy Association
  • Australian Strength and Conditioning Association

Further Professional Development:

  • ASCA (Australian Strength and Conditioning Association) level 2 coach
  • Diploma of Fitness
  • AMTA (Advanced Manual Therapy Association) – Teaching brain games to retrain motor control: Retraining lumbo-pelvic stability
  • ASCA Brisbane Youth Development Special Interest Group; July 2018
  • Office Ergo Risk Ax Training For AHP; July 2018
  • PhysioNetwork monthly research reviews

Steve has lived in Brisbane’s northside his whole life and has strong community ties in the sporting and fitness worlds. He has been helping clients and athletes for years in his own personal training and strength and conditioning business to achieve their goals.  Steve continued this while broadening his skillset with his physiotherapy studies. This allows him to help facilitate the whole rehabilitation process from initial management through to injury prevention and performance. Steve has had experience with top level (elite national senior, professional and junior) squash players, rugby league teams, soccer teams and multiple individual athletes in his role as a strength and conditioning coach. Steve’s other passion he developed through his studies and working with the general public is using evidence-based exercise programs to help assist people with chronic diseases and pain get the most out of life.

Steve recognises the importance of the person, as a whole, to any rehab or performance scenario and aims to create a shared goal setting and treatment plan that best suits the person in front of him.

This year Steve will be the physiotherapist and Head of Rehab Strength and Conditioning Coach for Norths Devils RLFC in the intrust super cup tournament. In his spare time Steve enjoys lifting heavy weights, sprinting, fishing and chilling at the beach with his family.


Rob Teasdale

Physiotherapist

Qualifications

Bachelor of Physiotherapy 2018 – Australian Catholic University

Bachelor of Applied Science – Medical Radiation Technology (Radiotherapy Technology) 1998 – Queensland University of Technology.

Professional Memberships

  • Australian Physiotherapy Association

Further Professional Development

  • Clinical Pilates Unit A (May 2019)
  • Vestibular Rehabilitation (July 2019)
  • Assessment of gluteal strength & exercise for cycling
  • Rocktape course (half day) 

Rob graduated Physiotherapy from Australian Catholic University after having worked as a Radiation Therapist in numerous locations in Australia and the UK.   He has a strong focus on empowering people to be part of their health care team. Providing self-management strategies is important to him so that people can spend more time living their best life and less time in the clinic.  Rob believes that collaboration is the most effective path back to full fitness and function. 

When not in the physiotherapy clinic Rob can be found sweating through an RPM class, at the gym, or relaxing at his favourite coffee shops with friends.


Sarah Belcher

Physiotherapist

Qualifications

Bachelor of Physiotherapy - James Cook University 2011

Further Professional Development:

  • Barb Hungerford: Retraining Lumbo-Pelvic Stability for Back, Pelvic & Hip Pain: Brain Games & Motor Control
  • Ergonomic risk assessment training for allied health professionals
  • Kinetic Link Training: Exercise prescription
  • Continence and Women’s Health APA Level 1
  • Introduction to the assessment and treatment of the pelvic floor APA Level 2
  • Women’s Health Physiotherapy- 5 day intensive course (Taryn Hallam)
  • Musculoskeletal Segmental Layering & Dry Needling
  • The Everyday Shoulder
  • Guest speaker at the Australian Association of Stoma Nurses- Physiotherapy’s Role in Hernia Prevention
  • Hernia Prevention Handout Publication     
  • CROP: Cardiorespiratory and Orthopaedic training Workshop
  • PaCCMan: Physiotherapy and acute critical care workshop

Sarah is a registered physiotherapist who graduated in 2011 from James Cook University with a bachelor of Physiotherapy. Having worked in a variety of health care settings: hospital-based physiotherapy- orthopaedic/ surgical/pre & post-natal obstetric physiotherapy, musculoskeletal clinics and community physiotherapy, she brings a multifaceted approach to treatment.

Sarah first found an interest in women’s health physiotherapy while studying the subject content at uni and this interest grew when working at Mater Mother’s Hospital in Brisbane. Since leaving the hospital health care setting, Sarah has undertaken several women’s health physiotherapy courses and is currently in the process of obtaining her Pre-& Postnatal Coaching certification.  

Sarah has a strong education focus to treatment to allow patients to make informed decisions about their health care management. This enables her patients to confidently implement self-management strategies and take control of their recovery. She sees herself and her patient as a team working together to resolve conditions and prevent recurrent injuries.

In Sarah’s spare time she likes to go to the gym, take her dogs to the beach and relax with her family.


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