At Fizzio for Life our experienced and qualified team treats a wide spectrum of conditions for all ages. Use the filter below to view staff members grouped by their areas of expertise, or click on the picture to learn more about your team.

Michael Gilbert | Senior Physiotherapist, Exercise Physiologist Waterford West & Kingston

Michael Gilbert

Michael Gilbert

Michael is the principal physiotherapist and founded Fizzio for Life in 2010 with the aim of giving the Logan community the best in Allied Health care.

He has extensive experience in general physiotherapy and rehabilitation over a large range of conditions and illnesses.

Michael is a good choice to help you with:

  • Physiotherapy and post-surgical rehabilitation for shoulders, elbow, wrist and hand physiotherapy
  • Neck and back pain
  • Disc bulge and protrusion
  • Cardiac, orthopaedic and respiratory (chest) physiotherapy
    • Vertigo (Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo – BPPV)
  • Men’s incontinence and pelvic floor
  • Chronic pain
  • Arthritis management and pain relief
  • General musculoskeletal physiotherapy
  • Sports physiotherapy

He is qualified to provide advanced dry needling services and is a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association.

Michael is also a qualified 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.  He is 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 works at our Waterford and Kingston clinics.

Michael is passionate about all sport, particularly Rugby Union, and has many tall tales to tell about fishing.

Julie Women's Health Physiotherapy Logan | Waterford West & Kingston

Julie Atkin

Julie AtkinsJulie 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.

Alan - physiotherapy whiplash Logan | Waterford West & Kingston

Alan Wan

Alan’s treatment style focuses on hands-on manual techniques combined with a personalized exercise program to address underlying muscular strength and control deficits.  He has a keen interest in the management of headaches, neck pain and shoulder pain, along with respiratory physio, and the treatment of Vertigo (BPPV).  He is also interested in the mechanism and explanation of 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.

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 is a good choice to help you with:

  • Whiplash and neck pain
  • Headache management
  • Back pain
  • Disc bulge and protrusion
  • Shoulder pain
  • Respiratory (chest) physiotherapy
  • Vertigo (Benign paroxysmal Positional Vertigo – BPPV)
  • Chronic pain

Alan is available at our Waterford West clinic.

Outside the world of physiotherapy, Alan enjoys fishing, painting and working out at the gym.

RACHAEL MILLS - exercise physiology Logan Waterford West

Rachael Mills

Rachael MillsRachael is our Senior Exercise Physiologist.   Se is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist and Exercise and Sports Science Australia Member (ESSAM).  Rachael graduated from Griffith University in 2010 with a Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology.  Since then she has gained a lot of experience and helped many people maintain and improve their functional movement and improve their quality of life through exercise.

Her university qualifications mean that she is in the best position to provide exercise programs in regards to any illness or chronic condition that you are trying to manage.  She is a qualified Pilates instructor and interested in women’s health.  She is integral to our team and works hand-in-hand with our physiotherapists to provide optimum outcomes for our patients.

Rachael is a good choice to help you with:

  • Safe exercise during pregnancy
  • Post-natal exercise programs
  • Using exercise to help with recovery from cancer
  • Type 2 Diabetes management
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Arthritis pain and movement
  • Weight control
  • Pre- and Post-gastric band surgery weight programs
  • Exercise to help manage mental health issues
  • Strength and conditioning prior to surgery
  • Recovery and work-hardening following workplace injuries
  • Post-surgical recovery
  • Pilates
  • General well-being
  • Exercise classes
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Sports conditioning and strengthening
  • Injury prevention
  • Revision of gym/exercise programs

 

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.  Away from work Rachael is a keen sportswoman, regularly competing in half-marathons and triathlons.  She has also represented Queensland in Hockey. This means that she has a store of knowledge regarding the demands of high level athletes, both physically and mentally.

Rachael is available at our Waterford West clinic.

Away from work Rachael enjoys sports, travelling, camping and time with family and friends.

JOY - Physiotherapy Logan | Waterford West & Kingston

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.

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 has also taken additional training in the management of hip injuries, disorders and dysfunction. She is experienced in the treatment of Vertigo (BPPV) and can provide respiratory physiotherapy.

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 clinical Pilates instructor and incorporates elements of Pilates into her therapy.

Joy is a good choice to help you with:

  • Whiplash and neck pain
  • Back pain
  • Disc bulge and protrusion
  • Hip injuries, disorders and dysfunction
  • Post-surgical hip and knee rehabilitation
  • Arthritis management and pain relief
  • Chronic pain
  • Clinical Pilates
  • Sports Physiotherapy

Joy is available at our Waterford West and Kingston clinics.

Away from work Joy enjoys spending time with family and friends, music and art.

Victory Egwurube - physiotherapistLogan | Waterford West & Kingston

Victory Egwurube

Victory EgwurubeVictory graduated from James Cook University with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy. Her clinical experiences include 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.

Victory is a good choice to help you with:

  • Neck pain
  • Back pain
  • Disc bulge and protrusion
  • Post-surgical knee and hip rehabilitation
  • Ankle strains and sprains
  • Sports Physiotherapy
  • Arthritis management and pain relief
  • Chronic pain

Victory is available at our Waterford West clinic and also visits at QMedical Marketplace, Marsden.

In her spare time Victory 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.

Josh Willcocks - exercise physiologist Logan | Waterford West & Kingston

Josh Willcocks

Josh WillcocksJosh 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). Josh really cares about using exercise to help with your health outcomes. He 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.

Exercise physiology can help with:

  • Using exercise to help with recovery from cancer
  • Type 2 Diabetes management
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Arthritis pain and movement
  • Weight control
  • Pre- and Post-gastric band surgery
  • Weight programs
  • Exercise to help manage mental health issues
  • Strength and conditioning prior to surgery
  • Recovery and work-hardening following workplace injuries
  • Post-surgical recovery

Some of the services Josh can help you with are:

  • Exercise classes
    • Strength and conditioning
    • Gentle exercise
    • Small group classes
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Sports conditioning and strengthening
  • Injury prevention
  • Revision of gym/exercise programs

Josh works from our Waterford West and Kingston clinics.

In his free time, Josh doesn’t just talk the talk, he walks the walk!  He enjoys resistance training at the gym, hiking, and also plays Rugby League and Touch Football. He is a keen fan of all sports – come in and test him on his knowledge!

 

Eve-Remedial Massage & Myotherapy Logan Waterford West & Kingston

Eve Halkowska

Eve HalkowskaEve has completed a Bachelor of Health Sciences and a Diploma of Remedial Massage Therapy.  In Australia, practitioners with this level of qualification are called Myotherapists or Musculoskeletal Therapists. You can learn more about Myotherapy and how it can help you here.

Eve has a particular interest in understanding the causes of chronic and acute pain and how pain is felt in muscles and joints. She is interested in the impact of pain on physical and mental wellbeing, and the strategies needed to help with your recovery.

Eve knows that staying active without pain is important. With a background in competitive sprinting, triathlon, track cycling and speed skating, she understands the physical stresses of high-level sports performance.

Eve uses a variety of advanced techniques to manage your health in her Myotherapy practice, including:

Her massage experience, along with her university training, mean that you will receive comprehensive and appropriate care. You can see more about the kinds of massage she can provide here.

In her spare time Eve likes to exercise and spend time with friends.  She is multi-talented and also fluent in several languages – come and have a chat to her and find out which ones!