About Physio Professionals


Who are We

About Physio Professionals.

Physiotherapist Michelle Crew  founded Physio Professionals in 2007 opening our first clinic in Caloundra. Graduating from Griffith University Master’s program 3 years prior Michelle worked for a private practice on the Sunshine Coast quickly establishing a name among surgeons and patients in her ability in treating and rehabilitating sports injuries and developing a niche in shoulder rehabilitation.

After three years in the private practice Michelle decided that there was a role for a physiotherapist on the Sunshine Coast not to just treat pain but to make a real and measurable difference in the community by promoting health and well-being, helping people live pain free and give them the tools and skills to help them prevent injuries and ensure her patients could continue their chosen pursuits and hobbies no matter what their age.

Physio Professionals was born.

September 2007 Physio Professionals opened its doors from very humble beginnings. Our first patient came in for treatment in our Caloundra clinic and since that time we have had the privilege of helping over 8,000 patients with their health goals.

Today we help over 300 patients per week with their health journey and offer a level of service and commitment that is unmatched on the Sunshine Coast.

We now have two clinics on the Sunshine Coast our founding clinic in Caloundra, and also in Warana a stone’s throw away from the new Sunshine Coast University Hospital.

In that time we have built a team that shares the same beliefs and values and commitment to preventative healthcare, ensuring people can live pain free and ensuring people of all ages can continue enjoying their chosen hobbies or pursuits that brings them happiness.

Our Goal

The goal of Physio Professionals is to achieve PAIN FREE LIVING for our patients via a preventative healthcare model that promotes and prolongs your health so you can keep doing the things that you love for longer.


Team Members


Andrew Crew – General ManagerAndrew Crew - General Manager

General Manager

Andrew Crew is Physio Professionals General Manager.

After 9 years of treating clients in-rooms Andrew now manages the day to day running of  Physio Professionals.

Outside of work Andrew enjoys competing in Ironman and half ironman triathlons and spending time with his young family.


Michelle Crew – PhysiotherapistMichelle Crew - Physiotherapist

B.App.Sc (Exer & Sports Sc), Masters of Physiotherapy, Level 3 Sports Physio

Michelle Crew (nee Peauril) is owner of Physio Professionals Caloundra and Kawana and is an experienced physiotherapist that also holds an Exercise Science degree and is a level 3 Sports Physiotherapist. Michelle studied both at Sydney University and Griffith University (Gold Coast) and completed her level 3 sports physiotherpy course at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS), Canberra in 2009.

Michelle is known for her Shoulder rehabilitation, working closly with leading Orthopeadic surgeons on the Sunshine Coast, as well as Back rehabilitaion. Michelle is a highly skilled physiotherpist in regards to sports performance and sports injury rehabilitation.

Michelle specialises in the Jaw, Shoulder, Back, Sporting Injuries and Running Gait Analysis.

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Sarah Carmichael – PhysiotherapistSarah Carmichael - Physiotherapist

 B. Sc. Physiotherapy 

Sarah grew up in Augathella, attended James Cook University and graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy. Sarah’s interest areas include Pilates, women’s health and musculoskeletal physiotherapy and she has completed her level 2 Pilates training. Sarah’s strengths lay in her ability to effective communicate and implement a treatment plans to help achieve pain free living. Outside of physiotherapy Sarah’s hobbies include swimming, hiking and leading an active lifestyle.

Sarah specialises in General Physiotherapy, Shoulders, Womens’ Health  & Chronic Pain .

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Lucy Thomas – PhysiotherapistLucy Thomas - Physiotherapist

B.Sc.Physiotherapy (Hons)

Lucy graduated from the University of Birmingham in 2009 and worked in private practice her entire career helping patients achieve pain free living. She has extensive experience in treating a range of injuries including sports, work-related, post-surgery and chronic degenerative conditions. she has been part of the medical team at the London Marathon, international athletics competitions and national university athletics championships. Lucy has also worked closely with GPs in the UK, providing musculoskeletal based education and training as part of their professionals development programmes.

Lucy developed an interest in physiotherapy through being an athlete an suffering numerous injuries herself. She has represented England in Athletics and was British Universities steeplechase champion.

Lucy specialises in Neck and Back Injuries, Sporting injuries and biomechanical lower limb conditions (Knee, Foot and Ankle), Pelvic Floor.

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Ryan West- PhysiotherapistRyan West- Physiotherapist


Ryan grew up in Townsville and attended James Cook University and graduated with a bachelor of Physiotherapy.

Ryan is passionate about private practice and has interest areas in sporting injuries, shoulder injury management and rehabilitation and general physiotherapy.

Previously working alongside high level rugby league teams where his sporting background has played a major role in his interest in managing sporting injuries.

Outside of work Ryan’s hobbies include surfing, surf lifesaving and swimming and he is a strong believer in maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle

Ryan interest areas include General Physiotherapy, Sporting Injuries & Rehabilitation, Post-Operative Rehabilitation and Shoulders.

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Stephen Shepherd – PhysiotherapistStephen Shepherd - Physiotherapist

Bachelor of Health Science – Physiotherapy

Stephen graduated from the University of Queensland, in 2006, and since this time has gained experience working in all areas of private healthcare.

Since 2006 Stephen has worked in both the Private Practice and the hospital setting and gained experience treating a wide spectrum of people from the high-level and competitive sportsperson, to children, the elderly and your everyday person.

Stephen excels in being able to tailor treatment to a patient’s individual requirement in order to get the best results by drawing on his knowledge and experience as a clinician.

Stephen specialises in the Headaches, Pelvis and lower limb (Hip, Knee and Ankle injuries) he has also had extensive experience in Orthopaedic rehabilitation.

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Reegan Emslie – PhysiotherapistReegan Emslie - Physiotherapist

B.S. Kinesiology-Exercise Science – Master of Physiotherapy Studies

Reegan graduated from Emmanuel College, Georgia in the USA with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology-Exercise Science after receiving a scholarship and playing three years, and then worked for 2 years as a part of the sports medicine team, treating college athletes in various sports such as soccer, basketball, volleyball, baseball, softball, and tennis.

He has since graduated from The University of Queensland with a Masters in Physiotherapy Studies.

Reegan specialises in treating sports injuries especially soccer related injuries, low back pain, and lower limb injuries.

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Melissa Bride – Massage TherapistMelissa Bride - Massage Therapist

Dip Remedial Massage

Melissa holds a in Diploma in Sports and Remedial Massage, and has completed formal qualifications in Decongestive Lymphatic Therapy.

Melissa works closely with our physiotherapy team and general clients that include people wanting to overcome muscular aches and pains, manual labourers , office workers, students, Mums and Dads, Oncology clients and lymphedema suffers.

Melissa Specialises in Remedial , Sports Massage & Lymphatic Drainage.

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Nicole Reiser – Massage TherapistNicole Reiser - Massage Therapist

Bachelor in Sport and Exercise Science, Dip Remedial and Sports Massage.

Starting from a Fitness Specialist background in personal training and also working as a Remedial therapist, Nicole utilises diverse techniques and tools gained in the last 5 years of practicing and knowledge to help with your desired outcome. Quality of life is so important within the realm of health and wellbeing and there is always room for improvement.

Dry needling, MFR, Deep Tissue, Sports, Hawaiian, relaxation, Remedial.

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