Sportscare Physiotherapy Blog

Madison Thompson

March 16, 2022 Madi graduated from the Australian Catholic University with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy First Class Honours in 2021. During her university studies, Madi gained experienced in a wide variety of clinical areas including musculoskeletal, cardiorespiratory, paediatrics and neurological rehabilitation. Her key interest areas of sport and musculoskeletal physiotherapy stems from her background in elite sport, competing at...
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Tanya Buchan

March 30, 2021   Tanya is an APA titled Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist who has a strong interest in facilitating recovery from pain and injury using modern integrative practice that includes manual therapy, movement conditioning and functional training. Tanya’s approach is to not only identify the problem but to identify the underlying cause and outline a clear path...
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Adam McKenzie

June 16, 2015 Adam finished his physiotherapy degree in 1994 and has been helping people reach their goals ever since. In 2006 he started at Sportscare with the aim to help people live their everyday life to its full potential. He has an interest in treating adolescents, knee injuries and neck pain. Adam loves creating long term relationships...
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Steven Bofinger

June 16, 2015 Steven Bofinger has been a qualified physiotherapist for more than 30 years, and has been the Principal Physiotherapist at Sportscare Kawana since setting up the practice with his wife, Anna, in 1993. Steven has a strong interest in sports injuries and has been involved with a number of regional, state and national-level teams and athletes...
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Anna Bofinger

June 16, 2015 Anna Bofinger is an experienced physiotherapist, graduating with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from the University of Queensland in 1987. Anna worked initially in hospital settings gaining extensive experience in the areas of acute orthopaedics, rehabilitation, aged care assessment and management of patients in Intensive Care. Anna has worked in private practice for more than 25...
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Rhyann Burton - Caloundra physiotherapist

Rhyann Burton

June 10, 2016 Rhyann graduated from the University of the Sunshine Coast with a Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science in 2012, before going on to complete her Masters of Physiotherapy Studies at the University of Queensland. Rhyann enjoys working with the paediatric population. She has a special interest in helping children as young as 6 years old...
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Matt Thomas

August 10, 2018 Matt specialises in rehabilitation and creating exercise plans to ensure a speedy recovery. He uses Pilates, hydrotherapy and gym-based exercises to improve his client’s strength and mobility. Matt is passionate about reducing pain so his clients can have a better quality of life doing the activities they love.
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Dean Sullivan

June 16, 2015 Dean is a physiotherapist, graduating from a Master of Physiotherapy degree at The University of Queensland in 2010.  Since graduating, Dean has traveled extensively with the Australian Triathlon Team, covering 4 world championships and culminating in working with the team as a senior physiotherapist at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Dean has additional qualifications in Sports...
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Russell Smallwood

June 16, 2015 Russell is an APA Titled Sports  Physiotherapist and has been working on the Sunshine Coast  since 1992. He is a consultant physiotherapist for the Queensland Academy of Sport, being heavily involved with the swimming program since 2003. Russell has travelled extensively, both internationally and interstate, with Australian and Queensland  swimming teams. He was the lead...
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Virginia Brooks

June 16, 2015 Virginia is a physiotherapist at Sportscare and also teaches Pilates classes. She specialises in treating woman before and after pregnancy to help with aches, pains and pelvic floor issues. As an active child, Virginia was always fascinated by physiotherapy and loves using her skills to find solutions to reduce pain. She has an interest in...
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James De Leijer

March 25, 2022 James is has worked as a Physio for 15 years and with some of Australia’s biggest sporting clubs in the AFL and NRL – Melbourne Storm and Carlton Blues, as well as Professional Football (soccer) in Denmark and with plenty of community sports teams. He also loves treating high-level tennis players, throwing athletes, and CrossFit / Functional Fitness athletes. James...
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Rachael Paxton

June 16, 2015 Rachael has 15 years of physiotherapy experience and has been a part of the Sportscare team since 2008. Rachael goes above and beyond for her clients to ensure they get a personalised session every time. Rachael has a special interest in vertigo, sports-related injuries and falls prevention. She likes to check in with her clients...
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Jess Turnbull

June 16, 2015 Jess Turnbull graduated from the SUNY University at Albany, USA, in 2009 with a Bachelor degree in Biological Sciences. During her time at SUNY Albany, she assisted the sports medicine staff with the college gridiron and athletics teams and developed an interest in sports physiotherapy. Jess continued her studies in Australia, graduating from the University...
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Jill Koltermann

June 16, 2015 Jill Koltermann is a part-time member of the Sportscare Kawna team, also working in physiotherapy at Sunshine Coast University Hospital. Jill has degrees in both Exercise Science and Physiotherapy, completing her post-graduate Masters in Physiotherapy Studies at University of Queensland in 2008. Jill has also spent many years as a dancer and dance teacher on...
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Ben McIvor

June 16, 2015 Ben McIvor graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from the University of Otago, New Zealand, in 2006 and has been part of the Sportscare Kawana team since 2010. Ben has worked exclusively in private practice with a varied caseload covering manual therapy, gym-based rehabilitation and exercise prescription, sports team coverage and workplace/ergonomic assessments. Ben has...
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Maren Mallet

June 16, 2015 Maren Mallet completed her physiotherapy studies in Hanover, Germany, in 2006 and joined the team at Sportscare Kawana in 2009. Since then, Maren has developed an interest and advanced her skills in the treatment of head and neck related issues. These include vestibular conditions, migraine and headache, neck pain and TMJ dysfunction. Maren works closely with a...
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Mitch Matthews

June 16, 2015 Mitch Matthews has dual qualification as an APA Titled Sports Physiotherapist and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist. His experience and his Masters level education has seen him work with a range of presentations, from community-based and elite sporting teams and athletes to people with chronic musculoskeletal conditions, including spinal and joint pain. Mitch likes to keep up-to-date with...
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Gracie Ellis

April 16, 2021 Gracie Ellis graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from the University of Queensland in 2017. Since graduating, she has worked in private practice, treating a variety of musculoskeletal injuries with a balanced approach of manual therapy and exercise prescription. Gracie has undertaken training in Pilates, Dry Needling and holds her Level 1 Strength and Conditioning...
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Scott Findlater

April 16, 2021 Scott Findlater has been a physiotherapist for 10 years, the last three of those on the Sunshine Coast. He has recently completed his postgraduate Masters in Sport Physiotherapy through La Trobe University in 2019. Scott has a strong interest in sport and has worked in rugby league (Q-Cup level), AFL (NEAFL level), triathlon, football and...
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Helen Urch

June 29, 2015 Helen has been a physiotherapist for over 20 years. A true people person, Helen loves getting to know her clients and working together to reach their goals. She has a special interest in treating shoulder and lower back injuries. Helen has experience in all areas of physiotherapy and is great at adapting to each individuals’...
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Ella Kenafake

February 24, 2017 Ella started with Sportscare in 2016 and has always been passionate about physiotherapy. She loves helping young people recover from their sport-related injuries so they can continue enjoying their favourite activities. She has a special interest in neck injuries, Pilates-based strengthening and exercises to promote healing and restore overall mobility.

Dorit Massie

December 11, 2020 Dorit is our bubbly receptionist and the friendly face you will meet when you visit our Sportscare Warana centre. She is here to assist with all of your enquiries and ensure you have a positive experience with our team.

Sophie Mckenzie

December 11, 2020 Sophie is our bubbly receptionist and the friendly face you will meet when you visit our Sportscare Warana centre. She is here to assist with all of your enquiries and ensure you have a positive experience with our team.

Gabriela Furtado

April 27, 2022 Gabriela Furtado graduated from The University of Santa Catarina State in Brazil in 2006 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy. When Gabi moved to Australia, she continued her studies and graduated from the University of Queensland in 2013 with a post-graduate Masters degree in Physiotherapy Studies. Gabi has worked within hospitals, community, and private practice settings....
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Sally Bleijie

August 5, 2022 Sally is our bubbly receptionist and the friendly face you will meet when you visit our Sportscare Warana centre. She is here to assist with all of your enquiries and ensure you have a positive experience with our team.