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About Us

Physio Professionals emphasise preventative and functional physiotherapy.

We deliver goal-orientated treatments and health solutions that align with patients’ goals.

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Who we are.

Physio Professionals is an expert team of physiotherapists dedicated to improving patients' quality of life.

Established in 2007, we now have clinics across the Sunshine Coast, located in Caloundra, Birtinya, and Buderim. Our team’s hands-on treatment and active rehabilitation focus help patients achieve their health goals.

Our physiotherapists have an extensive skill set and experience that covers general to complex conditions and injuries.  All team members 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.

How we help you.

The Physio Professionals team has helped over 30,000 patients with their health goals.

Your Physio Professionals journey begins with your initial consult, where we will develop a clear understanding of your goals with seeking treatment.  We will then design your treatment plan around your goals, clinical findings and what is needed to achieve your desired outcome. 

Your treatment plan will include the amount of time we think it will take, how many sessions will be required, and the advised frequency of treatment. Working with us and following your treatment plan will give you the best chance to perform the physical activity you miss, from exercise to daily living tasks and hobbies. 

Meet the team at Physio Professionals.

Andrew Crew

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

Physiotherapist

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

Michelle studied at Sydney University and Griffith University (Gold Coast) and completed her level 3 sports physiotherapy course at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS), Canberra, in 2009.

Michelle is known for her Shoulder rehabilitation, working closely with leading Orthopaedic surgeons on the Sunshine Coast, as well as back rehabilitation. 

Interest Areas: Jaw, shoulders, back, sports injuries and running gait analysis.

Anne-Marie Cavanagh

Titled Sports Physiotherapist

BSc Physiotherapy (hons),

M Sports Physiotherapy, Titled APA Sports Physiotherapist, Olympic Physiotherapist.

Anne-Marie Cavanagh is a highly accomplished sports physiotherapist with significant experience in the world of tennis. Notable highlights include her ten-year role as Head Physiotherapist at the Australian Open and her extensive work with Tennis Australia’s Fed Cup and Davis Cup teams for six years. She has also collaborated with numerous world number 1 players and served as an Australian Team Physiotherapist at the London 2012 Olympics.

Since 2015, Anne-Marie has been providing private physiotherapy services to top international tennis players, including Serena and Venus Williams. Presently, she focuses on nurturing aspiring Australian professional players and guiding developing athletes through private tennis clubs.

With expertise in shoulder and upper limb injuries, as well as adolescent health, Anne-Marie continues to deliver world-class treatment and rehabilitation strategies for her clients. Her contributions to the sport and her commitment to excellence have earned her a prestigious reputation in the field.

Interest Areas: Sports Injuries & Performance,  Shoulder and Upper limb injuries, Cervical ,Thoracic & Lumbar spine

Nathan Lemke

Physiotherapist

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

Nathan is a dedicated and passionate physiotherapist, completing a Masters of Physiotherapy Practice in 2018 at La Trobe University in Melbourne. A keen sportsman, Nathan played around the world as a professional tennis player scoring wins over Nick Kyrgios and Thansai Kokkinakis.

A career ending shoulder and neck injury curtailed his time on the tennis court and ignited a newfound passion for the world of physiotherapy. Personal experiences have led Nathan to a strong interest in musculoskeletal injuries related to the shoulder, neck, lower back, hip and knee. Nathan is experienced in individually tailored exercise prescription from early-stage rehab to Pilates and functional gym training for athletes.

Always inquisitive, he sees himself as a perpetual student of physiotherapy, continuously learning to enhance his skills and become a better clinician.

Interest Areas: Musculoskeletal injuries, post op care, neurological conditions, Spinal pain (neck and lower back)

Angie Alford

Physiotherapist

B. Physiotherapy

Angie Alford an accomplished physiotherapist whose journey began at the University of Queensland, where they earned a Bachelor of Physiotherapy.

With a strong foundation and experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings within public health, Angie honed their skills and developed a deep interest in Women’s health, Rehabilitation, Muscoloskeletal conditions, Orthopaedics, and Post-Op Care.

Driven by an unwavering commitment to excellence, Angie transitioned to private practice to broaden their expertise and make a lasting impact on women’s health and functional well-being within the community.

Outside of their professional pursuits, Angie finds joy in gym training, pilates, and dancing, embodying the principles of holistic well-being that they impart to their patients.

Angie’s unique blend of expertise, compassion, and dedication continues to elevate the field of physiotherapy, making a positive difference in the lives they touch.

Interest Areas: Women’s health, Rehabilitation, Orthopaedics, Musculoskeletal conditions, and Post-Op Care.

Jonathan Christian

Physiotherapist

B. Physiotherapy

Jonathan Christian is a highly skilled physiotherapist with over 13 years of dedicated experience, specializing in musculoskeletal and spinal rehabilitation. With a rich background of working both overseas and in Australia, he has honed his expertise in private practice settings, providing comprehensive care to diverse patient populations.

Interest Areas: Treating Headaches & Neck Pain, TMJ, General Musculoskeletal Conditions, Biomechanics, Spinal & Back Pain, Post Op Care

Lucy Thomas

Physiotherapist

B.Sc.Physiotherapy (Hons)

Lucy graduated from the University of Birmingham (UK) in 2009 and specialised in private musculoskeletal physiotherapy immediately. 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 professional development programmes. 

Lucy emigrated to Australia in 2015 and has worked with Physio Professionals since. Since having her two daughters she has developed an interest in Women’s Health Physiotherapy and is passionate about helping women throughout the life span with all pelvic dysfunctions. She has a special interest in Chronic Pelvic Pain conditions.  

Lucy developed an interest in physiotherapy through being an athlete and suffering numerous injuries herself. She has represented England in Athletics and was the British University’s steeplechase champion. These days, Lucy competes in local triathlons and loves the Sunshine Coast outdoor lifestyle. 

Interest Areas: Women’s Health Physiotherapy, Pelvic Pain conditions, Sexual Pain conditions, Pelvic Floor dysfunction and Pre/Post Pregnancy Physiotherapy. 

Brodie Modini

Physiotherapist

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

Brodie studied at the University of North Carolina (U.S.) and earned his Masters of Physiotherapy from the University of Queensland. Brodie grew up on the Sunshine Coast, where he played a variety of sports at a national level which inspired his interest for physiotherapy. His highlights include representing Australia in running and achieving a medal in the Youth Commonwealth Games.

Brodie is passionate about working with members of the local community to return to the activities they enjoy.  In order to help people achieve their goals, he believes in combining hands on treatment, exercise prescription, and education.

In his spare time Brodie enjoys running, surfing, and watching sports.

Interest Areas: Sports physiotherapy, lower limb conditions, post operative rehabilitation, musculoskeletal conditions 

Lucie Daňhelovská

Physiotherapist

B.Sc Physiotherapy

Lucie holds a Bachelor’s degree in Physiotherapy from the University  of Western Bohemia, Pilsen. Graduating in 2016, she gained experience in Physiotherapy in the Czech Republic and Germany working in both inpatient and outpatient settings.

She is a certified Pilates Instructor and Tennis coach and holds training in Kinesiotaping and Postural Stabilization of Spine.

Her extensive expertise spans diverse areas, including treating sports and work-related injuries, guiding post-surgery recovery, and optimizing patient potential.

 Lucie has a competitive tennis background during which she experienced a back and shoulder injury that allowed her to understand the human body on a deep level and, having to undergo physiotherapy sessions herself, she is committed to an excellent rehabilitation and helping patients on their recovery journey.

Outside of her professional pursuits, Lucie finds joy in surfing, tennis, running, calisthenics, dancing and camping. She’s multilingual, proficient in English, native Czech/Slovakian, and intermediate in German.

Interest areas: Neck, Shoulder, Knee, Ankle, Sports injuries, Musculoskeletal, Women’s Health Physiotherapy,

Joakim Wisting

Physiotherapist

B. Sc Physiotherapy

Joakim, embarked on his journey in physiotherapy by earning his degree in South Australia.

His career has since taken him across Europe and Australia, where he has honed his skills in both hospital settings and private practices.

Through continuous postgraduate education, Joakim has cultivated a deep expertise in treating conditions related to the shoulder, upper limb, and pelvis.

His passion for physical fitness is evident in his dedication to mixed martial arts and Brazilian jiu-jitsu, disciplines in which he actively trains and competes to maintain his fitness.

Specializing in Shoulder and Neck Physiotherapy, Joakim combines his clinical knowledge with his personal athletic experiences to offer comprehensive and empathetic care to his patients

Interest in Shoulder & Neck Conditions, Sports Physiotherapy, Orthopaedic Rehabilitation

Sonia Lucas

Remedial Therapist

Sonia has extensive knowledge of skills and professional expertise as a qualified and fully accredited Remedial Massage Therapist since her training in 2006 with the Australian College of Natural Medicine in Brisbane and is a member with Massage and Myotherapy Australia.

Over the past 17 years, Sonia has added skills in Manul Dry Needling, Cupping, Lymphatic Drainage, Pregnancy massage, foot massage, ankle mobilization, Rock Tape, Kinesiology and Sclerology (study of the eye’s)

Sonia is renowned for building rapport with clients in gaining the benefits of each tailored specified treatment. Clients are amazed with Sonia’s ability to tune in, listen, and help clients better understand the mechanics as to why their body is in pain and ways to assist back to homeostasis.

Remedial Massage appointments are available with Sonia at the Caloundra clinic every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.

Interest areas include pain and injury management. Remedial, Deep Tissue & Sports Massage, Dry Needling.

Kaelyn (Kane) Martin

Remedial Therapist

Kane is an enthusiastic and experienced Remedial Massage therapist who brings a wealth of experience to our team. Kane’s history has had a heavy focus on working alongside some of Australia’s elite athletes in a wide range of sports including swimming, basketball, cycling, ironman races and rugby. Bringing this experience to the table, Kane is driven to help clients achieve pain free movement and get back to doing what they love most.

Outside of work, you won’t find Kane sitting still! Whether it be skateboarding, strength training or hiking with their dog, they are always on the move.

Kane’s energetic and empathetic approach ensures clients receive personalized care and guidance on their journey back to peak performance. Book a session with Kane to experience the difference their expertise and genuine dedication can make.

Kane’s Treatments Include Remedial, Sports Massage, Deep Tissue, Relaxation

Paige Higgins

Myotherapist

Paige Higgins is a skilled myotherapist & Remedial Massage Therapist specialising in remedial massage and dry needling. 

With a passion for healing and a deep understanding of the human body, she brings relief and rejuvenation to her clients.

Holding a Diploma of Remedial Massage Therapy & Diploma of Myotherapy.

Paige’s journey as a Myotherapist expanded when she delved into the world of remedial massage. Recognizing the power of combining various therapeutic modalities, she developed a unique approach that blends traditional massage techniques with her myotherapy expertise, enabling her clients to experience profound relaxation and rejuvenation.

Interest Areas: Remedial Massage, Sports Injuries Chronic Conditions & Dry Needling