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The friendly team at PhysioFlex are dedicated to providing their valued clients with a comfortable and professional experience as they develop a treatment plan that is specialised for each individual.

 

We are constantly growing and we want you to meet our Team!

 

 

Joey Carmichael - Physiotherapist

 Bachelor of Exercise Science/Master of Physiotherapy

 

Qualifications:

 

  • Bachelor of Exercise Science - 2005
  • Masters of Physiotherapy - 2008
  • Kinesio Taping Course 2009
  • Sport Physiotherapy Level 1 Course 2010
  • APA member – 2008 – 2010, 2016

 

Joey is a fresh face at PhysioFlex Sports and Health Centre. He has a bachelors degree in Exercise Science and post graduate Masters degree In Physiotherapy, having attended university with Ben our principal physiotherapist. He has worked extensively within private practice and has provided treatment to many elite athletes; including those from the Canberra Raiders NRL team and ACT Brumbies Super 15 team.  Joey also has a long history in Occupational rehabilitation and return to work.  He has an advanced knowledge of Workers’ Compensation having worked as a Rehabilitation Case Officer with City Cover at the Council of the City of Gold Coast for over 2 years.

 

Joey uses his experience and the knowledge he has gained from vocational course undertaken to treat patients.  Whether a sporting injury or just a long-standing niggling pain, he is able to provide relief using a range of techniques and will provide an exercise program to help target the underlying issue or prevent re-injury.

 

As he has worked with elite level athletes he is well equipped to manage any musculoskeletal condition.  He has helped people from all levels of physical activity rehabilitate from; ACL reconstructions, Ankle sprains (including syndesmosis injuries), acute and chronic low back pain (including disc bulges, prolapses and facet joint pain), tennis/golfers elbow (lateral/medial epicondylalgia), neck pain and rotator cuff tears just to name a few.  Joey has a particular interest in biomechanical variances that can cause pathology and pain.  Additionally his experience in Workers’ Compensation allows him to help patients make a sustainable return to work as quickly and safely as possible. 

Mike Clair

Mike Clair - Physiotherapist

Doctor of Physiotherapy

 

Qualifications:

 

  • Hon BA Kin (Human movement science) 2011
  • D.Phty (Doctor of Physiotherapy) 2015
  • Dry Needling 2015
  • APA member 2013 - 2016


Mike is the newest member of the Physioflex team. He has an undergraduate degree in Kinesiology and a post-graduate Doctor of Physiotherapy. He has experience working with an array of sports clubs and athletes. His experience ranges from weekend-warriors to working with the Australian Rugby Union U20 team.

Upon graduating from university, Mike has conducted research in the clinical area of foot pathologies. His area of focus is on plantar fascitis and the effect of strength interventions. His most recent publication was in the Journal of Physical Therapy and Sport: Strength training for plantar fasciitis and the intrinsic foot musculature: A systematic review. Mike has a novel way of treating foot pathologies and is awaiting publication for his most recent research.

Mike has special interest in; weight-loss management, musculoskeletal injuries, falls prevention and independence, sports rehabilitation and performance, pre and post operative rehabilitation, strength training, work-related injuries, and manual therapy.

 

Ben Mack - Physiotherapist

Bachelor of Exercise Science/Master of Physiotherapy

 

Qualifications:

 

  • BExSc - 2005
  • MPhys (Masters of Physiotherapy) - 2008
  • CROP - Cardiorespiratory and Orthopedic Specialty Courses RBH - 2009
  • PACCMAN - Post acute Clinical Care and management Specialty course RBH - 2010
  • APA member – 2010 - 2015
  •  Dry Needling 2010

 

Ben is principal at PhysioFlex Sports and Health Centre. He has a bachelors degree in Exercise Science and post graduate Masters degree In Physiotherapy. He has worked extensively within private practice treating many elite national athletes of varying sports as well as many local sporting teams, the Mater Childrens and Adults hospitals and has worked rurally in Queenslands St.George and Roma Hospitals. 

 

He uses a variety of techniques to help clients achieve the best possible results. Ben undertook various courses in cardiorespiratory and orthopedics at the Royal Brisbane Hospital and uses these courses in combination with various other manual therapies, pilates and rehabilitation exercises to help manage and treat his patients.

 

A previous middle distance track and field national athlete, Ben is now interested in most sports and uses his elite sporting background experience and exercise science degree to aid physiotherapy assessments and treatments. He has had extensive experience with hamstring strains, ACL and MCL knee injuries, and ankle sprains. His background has enabled him to work with a significant number of middle to long distance runners and experience treating sporting injuries, patellofemoral pain, osgood schlatters, achilles tendonitis, and calf pain.

 

Ben also worked within a team clinic of orthopedic screening physiotherapists where he and his team were responsible for the management and rehabilitation of chronic disease and post-operative orthopaedic patients, including knee, hip and shoulder arthritis plus rotator cuff repairs, ACL Knee Reconstructions, hip and knee replacements, and various other musculoskeletal conditions.

 

 


 

Alex O'Brien - Nutritionist/Yoga Instructor/ Administration

Bachelor of Health Science (Nutrition)/ Diploma Pilates (Mat)

 

Qualifications:

 

  • BHSc. (Nut.) - 2015
  • Dip. Pilates (Mat) - 2016
  • Advanced level Akhanda Yoga teacher
  • Yin Yoga teacher
  • NSA member 2016
  • Polestar Pilates member 2016

 

Alex is a qualified Nutritionist (BHSc. Nut.) completing her degree at Queensland University of Technology & Yoga Teacher trained under the guidance of yog vishveketu & the team of amazing facilitators at Anand Prakash ashram in India. Having spent time abroad in Bali & India souly to study Yoga and nutrition, Alex’s health practice is a mixture of eastern and western medicine. Each nutritional practice Alex undertakes with her clients stems from evidenced based knowledge combined with ancient ayuvedic practices that give positive results for the mind, body and spirit. Alex’s goal in life is to encourage others to be mentally, physically & spiritually healthy by intuitively connecting with the body and utilizing food as medicine.

 

  

 

 

PhysioFlex Gold Coast Podiatrist

Aleks Baraksopulo - Podiatry

Bachelor of Health Science (Podiatry)/Bachelor of Science (Biomedical)

 

Member of the Australasian Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine, Member of Sports Medicine Australia, Member of the Australian Podiatry Association, Clinical Supervisor Podiatry Southern Cross University, Gold Coast.

Aleks Baruksopulo is a Gold Coast Podiatrist who graduated with his Podiatry degree in 2007 and his Biomedical Science Degree in 2001.  His main interest and background is in the prevention, treatment and management of sports and musculoskeletal injuries of the feet and lower limb.  He has gained his experience working within Physiotherapy and Sports Medicine clinics and a Sports shoe store his whole career, working as part of a team to treat athletes and sporting teams of all ages and levels.

 

His specialties within Podiatry practice include injury management within a sports medicine team environment, management of athlete activities during injury period, treatment and management of injuries of the junior athlete, exercise prescription, foot strength exercises, return to running programs, dry needling, biomechanical assessments, running and walking video gait analysis, sports foot orthotic therapy, foot orthoses for casual shoes, footwear assessments, running & sports shoe referrals, diabetic foot assessments & care and treatment of conditions of the toe nails and skin.

 

 

Jenny Mack - Reception/ Administration

Administration

Jenny has developed an extensive knowledge of allied health and administrative services after having joined the PhysioFlex team in 2010. 

She has extensive customer service experience and will be more than happy to assist you with bookings, prices or general information about our practice.

 

 

 

 

 

Gold Coasts PhysioPlex Physiotherapy Team