PRINCIPAL PHYSIOTHERAPIST: MICHAEL GILBERT
Michael is the principal physiotherapist and founder of Fizzio for Life.
Michael has a diverse range of physiotherapy experience, including general musculoskeletal, cardiac, orthopedic and respiratory physiotherapy. He has extensive experience in the treatment of hands and upper limbs, including post-surgical rehabilitation of shoulders, as well as physiotherapy treatment following hip and knee replacement surgery. He is qualified to provide advanced dry needling services and is a member of the Australian Physioterapy Association.
Michael is also an accredited exercise physiologist and can tailor exercise programs to assist you in managing a range of conditions from chronic diseases such as diabetes, to weight management (see our services page for more information). He is also a member of Exercise & Sports Science Australia.
Michael is committed to providing honest, quality, one-on-one patient care, and to continuing his professional development in order to bring you the latest proven techniques in physiotherapy treatment.
Michael is passionate about all sport, particularly Rugby Union.
SENIOR PHYSIOTHERAPIST: JULIE ATKIN
Julie graduated from the University of Queensland in 2008 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy. Since graduating, Julie has undertaken additional training in Assessment and Treatment of Pelvic Floor Disorders, Clinical Pilates (DMA Level 4), Western Acupuncture and Dry Needling, and Sports Physiotherapy.
Julie has been working in private practice since graduation and has experience working with all populations including children, the elderly and semi-elite athletes. In 2012 Julie had the opportunity to work as a part-time locum in the Women’s Health physiotherapy team at Logan Hospital, which fueled her existing special interest in Women’s Health. She currently treats pelvic floor and continence disorders (urgency, stress and urge urinary incontinence), prolapse, physical problems relating to pregnancy and postnatally, and exercise in the child-bearing year – which are perfectly supplemented by her Pilates experience.
Julie has a wealth of experience in sports physiotherapy, having worked with the Morningside Australian Football Club for 5 years looking after the senior, reserves and under 18′s teams, and has been providing physiotherapy services to the Labrador Australian Football Club at senior and reserves level since 2012. She was the team physiotherapist for the Queensland senior AFL team in 2014, and for the Qld/NT under 21′s AFL team in 2012 and 2013. In 2010 she was physiotherapist to the Queensland Women’s Hockey under 18′s and 21′s teams and assisted with the Queensland Scorchers (senior women’s) Hockey team.
Outside work, her interests include beach volleyball, pilates, flying trapeze and dancing. She has also participated in squash, touch football, indoor cricket, wake-boarding and water-skiing in the past.
PHYSIOTHERAPIST: ALAN WAN
Alan is a locally trained physiotherapist whose treatment style focuses on hands-on manual techniques combined with a personalized exercise program to address underlying muscular strength and control deficits. He has completed his advanced dry needling course which allows him to integrate western acupuncture into the treatment of a wide range of musculoskeletal and sports injuries.
Alan has worked in private practice since graduating from the University of Queensland with First Class Honours. He has a keen interest in the management of headaches, neck pain and shoulder pain. He has completed the Watson Headache Course in Sydney and is currently enrolled in the Doctor of Philosophy Program at the University of Queensland where his research is centered on the role of physiotherapy management following whiplash injuries.
Outside the world of physiotherapy, Alan enjoys fishing, painting and working out at the gym.
PHYSIOTHERAPIST: JOY KIM
Joy graduated with her Bachelor of Physiotherapy with First Class Honours from the University of Queensland. She has experience in the management of sports injuries, post-operative rehabilitation, spinal injuries and neurological rehabilitation.
She has now found herself at home here at Fizzio for Life, where she is keen to deliver the best evidence-based care to her patients. She is also dedicated in providing high quality care to assist her patients to reach their goals and to maximise their quality of life.
During her Honours research, under the supervision of a world leader in the field of whiplash and neck pain at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Joy developed special interests in postural and muscle dysfunction following whiplash injuries. She is keen on the use of manual therapy and an individualised exercise program for the management of general musculoskeletal conditions including spinal and back dysfunction, and upper and lower limb injuries. She is also a qualified Pilates instructor.
PHYSIOTHERAPIST: VICTORY EGWURUBE
Victory graduated from James Cook University with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy. During her studies she gained a range of hands on experience and manual techniques to treat her patients. Her clinical experiences while studying included, paediatric physiotherapy, women’s health physiotherapy, sports and musculoskeletal physiotherapy. She is very keen that her patients get the best of care based on sound evidence and clinical reasoning which ensure improvement to their quality of life. Her philosophy is to treat her patients as a whole individual rather than focusing on the presenting condition.
In her spare time she enjoys playing Netball at club level. She has also volunteered her service to overseas hospitals and assisted in running a small charity organisation that raises money for orphaned children in Africa.
SENIOR ACCREDITED EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGIST: RACHAEL MILLS
Rachael is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist. She is a keen sportswoman, regularly competing in half-marathons and triathlons. She has also represented Queensland in Hockey. Rachael graduated from Griffith University in 2010 and since that time has been working to help people maintain and improve their quality of life through exercise.
Rachael is an integral part of our clinic. Her university qualifications mean that she is in the best position to provide exercise programs that consider your overall health and well-being, particularly in regards to any illness or chronic condition that you are trying to manage, such as cancer depression, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, arthritis, and weight control.
Additionally, she runs gentle exercise classes here in the clinic on Tuesday and Friday mornings. She also takes small group, Pilates and hydrotherapy classes. Rachael has a special interest in diabetes is also responsible for instructing our Diabetes Management Course in conjunction with accredited dieticians. As well as helping people with chronic disease and illness, Rachael is also interested and qualified to help fellow sportsmen and women achieve their sporting goals. Rachael is available Monday to Friday for appointments.
Josh graduated from Queensland University of Technology with a Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology. He is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist and Exercise and Sports Science Australia Member (ESSAM) and is therefore able to deliver evidence-based exercise programs for weight management, general health, and a wide variety of chronic conditions (diabetes, osteoarthritis, lower back pain, etc.). He also has a keen interest in strength and conditioning and injury prevention. Josh will strive to help you to achieve your exercise-related goals using all the knowledge he has gained through his experience as a student, clinician, and sportsman.
In his free time, Josh enjoys watching sport (especially Rugby League and Rugby Union), resistance training at the gym, hiking, and also plays Rugby League.