About Physio Professionals

Who are We

Mission Statement:

To help patients overcome an injury, maintain their physical well-being and increase their bodies performance so they can enjoy the very best overall quality of life.

Vision Statement:

Our vision is to inspire, educate and empower patients to be more proactive about their health and place it as their number one priority.


About Physio Professionals

Established in 2007, Physio Professionals has three clinics across the Sunshine Coast located in Caloundra, Kawana, and Buderim.

We have had the privilege of helping over 20,000 patients with their health goals.

Our highly skilled and qualified team are heavily focused on hands-on treatment and active rehabilitation to help our patients reach their goal of seeking treatment.

How We Help You.

All of the treatments and solutions we deliver to our patients are goal orientated.

Your journey starts with your initial consult. In this session, we get very clear on what your goals are with seeking treatment and why this is important to you.

Your treatment plan is then designed around your goals, the clinical findings we discover through your initial assessment and what is needed to achieve your desired outcome.

We will work with you to implement a formal treatment plan at your first session to ensure your desired outcome will be met, this will include the amount of time we think it will take, how many sessions will be required  and the frequency of treatment to have you performing at your best and return you to your choice of activity, standard of living or hobby you want to get back to.

Our main points of difference and why people chose to work with us include,

  • Our emphasis on preventative and functional physiotherapy.
  • The quality of our hands-on treatment.
  • Our commitment to excellence in high value and high-quality treatment.
  • Our communication styles.
  • Our goal orientated rehabilitation plans with a high focus on our patient’s goals.
  • Our professionalism and friendly manner.
  • Our commitment to high-quality customer service.

Our team has broad and wide skill sets and experience that covers general and complex conditions and injuries.

Our team members all conduct a minimum of 100 hours in professional development annually to keep us at the forefront of injury prevention, injury management and successful active rehabilitation research and trends to meet your needs.

We look forward in helping you with your desired health needs soon.

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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David Castle-Burns – PhysiotherapistDavid Castle-Burns - Physiotherapist

B. Sc. Physiotherapy 

David grew up in Canberra with some postings in Asia and attended the University of Canberra and graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy.

David is passionate about helping people overcome injuries, taking care to return to a point to avoid future reoccurrence. David’s interest areas include musculoskeletal injuries particularly in the back and legs. Having previously completed his Level 1 Sports trainer, he has an interest in managing sporting injuries and injury prevention.

Outside of work David’s interests lie in doing triathlons and enjoying a good coffee.

David  interest areas include General Physiotherapy, Sports Physio, Back & Lower Limb Injuries .

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Ben Ayling – PhysiotherapistBen Ayling - Physiotherapist

B.Sc Human Movements

Masters of Physiotherapy

Ben’s career has been based in the private practice setting and has keen interest’s in treating sporting injuries, the spine, lower limb injuries including the knee and general conditions both acute and chronic. Outside of work Ben is a keen golfer, enjoys surfing and has previously competed at an international level in mountain biking.

Ben’s interest areas include sporting injuries, knee, lower limb and general acute and chronic conditions.

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Bridget Pierce – Physiotherapist Bridget Pierce - Physiotherapist

B. Sc. Physiotherapy

Bridget grew up on the Sunshine Coast and completed her study in Brisbane. A passionate and enthusiastic physio, Bridget loves helping her patients overcome their injuries and getting back to their chosen hobbies.

Bridget has experience working in aged care and private practice.

Outside of work Bridget enjoys living a healthy and active lifestyle.

Bridget interest areas are Women’s Health, General Physiotherapy conditions, Back pain and sports injuries.

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Lisa Cawthorne – PhysiotherapistLisa Cawthorne - Physiotherapist

B. Sc. Physiotherapy

Lisa grew up and studied Physiotherapy in Europe and has practiced internationally and in Australia. Working alongside multi-disciplinary teams in private practice and hospital settings Lisa has gained a wealth of knowledge and experience to help patients return to their physical best.

Experienced and passionate Lisa has qualifications and particular interest in Women’s health physiotherapy and general Physiotherapist with ability to treat and help all ages.

Outside of work Lisa enjoys living a healthy and active lifestyle.

Lisa interest areas are Women’s Health and General Physiotherapy conditions.

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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, formal training in Women’s health and Lymphoedema management . 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,  Lymphoedema management & 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 chose to specialise in private musculoskeletal physiotherapy immediately, helping many 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 and suffering numerous injuries herself. She has represented England in Athletics and was British Universities steeplechase champion. These days, Lucy competes in local triathlons and chases around after her young daughter!

Lucy’s interest areas are: Neck and Back Injuries, Sporting injuries, Biomechanical lower limb conditions (Knee, Foot and Ankle), Pelvic Floor dysfunction and Pre/Post Pregnancy Physiotherapy.

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Daniel Clout – PhysiotherapistDaniel Clout - Physiotherapist

B. Exercise Science

Masters of Physiotherapy Studies.


Dan has completed both a Exercise Science and Master of Physiotherapy degrees, both studying on the Sunshine Coast and in Sydney.

Working in private practice since graduating Dan has interest  in treating shoulder and hip impingement, patellofemoral pain, neck pain, and headaches, but he also enjoys treating all presentations and also
helping patients in prehabilitation/rehabilitation after surgery.

Dan’s interest areas include Shoulders, General Physiotherapy, Neck Pain & Headaches, Pelvis & Knees.

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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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Clare Roohan – PhysiotherapistClare Roohan - Physiotherapist

B.S. Exercise Science – Master of Physiotherapy Studies

Clare graduated from the Master of Physiotherapy program at Griffith University in 2014. She also completed a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science at Griffith University in 2012. She has had training in musculoskeletal dry needling and in clinical pilates, both mat and reformer based.

Clare is passionate about endurance multi-sports and participates in training for many different disciplines including trail running, swimming, cycling (road), mountain biking, hiking and climbing.

Interest areas include treating lower limb injuries, sporting injuries, hip and knee conditions.

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Dale McKew – Massage TherapistDale McKew - Massage Therapist
Massage Therapist

Dale graduated with a Diploma in Remedial Massage from Tafe Southwest, and Relocated to the sunshine coast from Brisbane in November 2018.
Dale has an interest in athlete development and works with both Semi-professional and local sporting teams on the sunshine coast. In addition to working with athletes Dale also enjoys working with clients that have issues with pain in lower back, legs and feet.

Dale’s interest areas include Sports Massage, Remedial Massage, Rehabilitation Massage, Low Back Pain.
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Danica Diefenbach – Remedial TherapistDanica Diefenbach - Remedial Therapist

Danica is a remedial trained massage therapist holding a Diploma of Remedial Massage Therapy.
Passionate about helping people move and feel better with Massage therapy.
Danica works closely with our physiotherapy team and general clients that include people wanting to overcome muscular aches and pains and general conditions improve their movement. Experienced in manual therapy to deliver highly effective sports and remedial massage therapy.

Danica Specialises in Remedial , Sports Massage & Chronic conditions.

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