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Your Team

Meet your team of Gold Coast Physiotherapists. Whatever your passion (or passions!), they'll provide the support and guidance you need to get back to enjoying them again.    

 

Joe Faalogo Sports Physio Southport

Joe Faalogo - Lead Physiotherapist

Bachelor of Health (Physiotherapy)

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Health (Physiotherapy) - 2000
  • Western Acupuncture
  • Sports and children physiotherapy

Joe is a highly accomplished Physiotherapist, with over 18 years’ experience as a sports, children and musculoskeletal Physiotherapist. He is a leading expert in Western Acupuncture and has a loyal following of clients who have trusted him over the years.

 

Joe has operated at senior levels of elite rugby union, including as head coach of the Gold Coast Eagles Rugby Union for 10 years, Gold Coast Cyclones Director of Rugby, and Queensland Country Coach.

He is thorough and attentive, and his point of difference is that he empowers his clients to reach and sustain a state of physical wellbeing, so that they can do all those things that they love. Joe provides immediate relief for current pain symptoms but is particularly skilled at taking a step back and uncovering the root cause. This then allows him to provide his clients with a pathway to manage the underlying cause so that they can get back to a normal range of function.

 

Born in Samoa, and raised in Auckland, New Zealand, Joe cites his proudest personal achievement as being a father of his beautiful son (who he, admirably, home-schools!). Outside of work, Joe enjoys rugby, golf and raising his son. Joe is very much looking forward to continuing what he says is his “calling in life”, by serving our local Southport and extended community. 

 

Mike Clair Physiotherapist Southport Gold Coast

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 holds 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

Master of Physiotherapy / Bachelor of Exercise Science

 

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 holds a bachelors degree in Exercise Science and post graduate Masters degree In Physiotherapy from Griffith University. 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.

 

Ben does not currently consult at our practice on the Gold Coast as he has taken the opportunity to broaden his skills and experience in Sydney - supporting some large corporates with their workplace injuries and prevention (like Qantas, Kellogg and DHL).

 

Joe Faalogo Sports Physio Southport

Jessica Stinson - Physiotherapist

Bachelor of Exercise Science / Master of Physiotherapy 

 

Jess holds a Masters of Physiotherapy and Bachelor of Exercise Science from Griffith University.

Jess has conducted various placements in South East Queensland and Northern NSW. These have included within Women’s Health and Paediatrics, Orthopaedics, Cardiorespiratory, Musculoskeletal and Neurological physiotherapy in a number of diverse settings (hospital, outpatients, community and aged care).

 

Jess is down-to-earth and personable, which her patients love. She listens carefully to what her patients want to achieve and works with them to deliver long term improvement.

 

Jess spent her childhood playing lots of sports with swimming, tennis, and hockey to name only a few. With her keen interest in science and her caring nature, she was drawn to Physiotherapy. The oldest of 3, Jess spent part of her childhood on a small farm in rural Queensland, and later Brisbane, before moving to the Gold Coast.

 

Outside of work, Jess plays Division 1 and Division 2 hockey competitively. She has also held numerous sports training positions for the University Games. As a result, Jess has had a lot of experience in acute injury management, treating every day people to professional athletes.

 

Jess has particular expertise in:

  • Acute and sub-acute musculoskeletal sports injuries
  • Chronic lower back pain, chronic shoulder pain, chronic neck pain, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and chronic bronchiectasis, osteoarthritis
  • Plagiocephaly and torticollis in babies and developmental assessments for children
  • Motor vehicle whiplash and motor vehicle injuries
  • Workcover injuries
  • Fit to work assessments
  • Neurological rehabilitation
  • Balance and falls prevention, strengthening and pain management for the elderly

 

  

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Rian Olivier - Physiotherapist

Masters of Physiotherapy / Bachelor of Exercise Science

 

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Arna Chestakova - Receptionist/Administration

 

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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.