Restore, maintain and optimise your mobility, function and well-being

Gina Lee

Gina describes herself as optimistic, curious and talkative. Our team will tell you this is true! She also has a fun laugh that makes us all smile. Self-effacing but incredibly smart with multiple degrees under her belt, Gina loves helping patients move well and feel better. Her typical work day at Fizzio For Life sees her out and about in the Fizzmobile, in the hydrotherapy pool and working her magic in the clinic, but not before starting her day with a cold drink of water. When she has a rare gap between patients you’ll find her studying text books and journal articles, or asking questions to further her life-long learning.

Having been trained from a young age as a golfer, Gina has had her share of training injuries and pain, something that means that she is empathetic and understanding on the impact of injuries on her patients.

When she isn’t working Gina loves to read or watch movies, but nothing too gory! Otherwise she heads out and about finding awesome new places to eat – Thai food is a particular favourite. Her dream is to dine at a Michelin star restaurant – our dream is that she shouts us!

Samuel Saw

Joining us in 2023, Samuel graduated as a physiotherapist in 2015. One of the most empathetic people you will ever meet, Samuel has honed his physiotherapy skills through experience in both chronic and acute settings, rehabilitation, community and aged care settings. He has extensive experience in orthopaedic physiotherapy, post fractures, joint replacement rehabilitation and post-surgical management.

The thing Samuel loves most about his role is seeing his patients get their life back post injury or illness, going back to doing the things they love, in control of their health and equipped to manage their condition. He brings a calm presence (maybe from daily meditation practice) and a kind nature to his role which many of our patients appreciate.

While he didn’t become the world level handball player of his primary school dreams, he is a keen sportsman and loves nothing more than throwing a basketball around a court, and hopefully into the odd net. The only thing is, this is where his injuries come from! After a significant ankle injury and numerous finger injuries, he says taking up golf seems like an attractive option.

On the weekends you will find him watching Bluey with his young family, and teaching them all he can about everything and anything. If he could be whisked away, it would be to the Rockies and hitting up some good ole country music, while having a well-deserved massage.

However, in lieu of having a teleporter, Samuel loves the variety of work at Fizzio For Life. In any given day you will find him out and about in the Fizzmobile, in the aquatic therapy pool, or doing hands on work improving our patient’s musculoskeletal injuries in the clinic.

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Michael Gilbert

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Founding Fizzio for Life in 2010, Michael is the principal physiotherapist, who is focused on providing the Logan community with exceptional allied health care. Experienced, thoughtful and caring, Michael takes a holistic approach to helping our patients improve their functional movement, mobility, health and well-being.

Michael has extensive experience in general physiotherapy and rehabilitation, helping patients recover from a vast range of injuries and health conditions. Having experienced multiple injuries himself, coupled with intermittent back pain, Michael fully understands and empathises with the pain that our patients are often feeling.

Also an exercise physiologist, Michael tailors exercise programs to assist our patients in managing chronic disease and other health conditions. Furthermore, Michael is a qualified lymphoedema practitioner, helping patients improve and manage this uncomfortable condition.

Leading the Fizzio For Life team, Michael’s workday begins with coffee, after which he heads into the clinic to treat patients with complex needs, supervise and mentor our junior team, and provide support for our clinical staff. Combining his listening and problem-solving skills, Michael is unwaveringly focused on achieving good outcomes for our patients. Always.

Dedicated to building a team that’s more like family, Michael loves watching our junior staff progress and develop their skills. A jack of all trades himself, he’s often called upon to get rid of hiccups (a unique skill) that can be attributed to his commitment to perseverance.

As a child, Michael wanted to drive tractors and work with his dad in the sugar cane industry. However, after an early rugby and coaching career, Michael developed an interest in exercise science and went on to pursue physiotherapy.

Passionate about all sport, especially rugby union, Michael also loves being on the water, a place where you’ll find him most weekends. Exploring the local waterways and beyond, Michael loves spending time with his wife and dog.

Michael holds a Bachelor of Exercise Science, Masters of Physiotherapy and is an accredited Lymphoedema physiotherapist. He is a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association, Exercise & Sports Science Australia and is registered with the Australian Lymphoedema Organisation.

Julie-atkin

Julie Atkin

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A senior member of our team with extensive industry experience, Julie graduated as a physiotherapist in 2008 and has since continued to develop her skills and qualifications. A senior physiotherapist, here at Fizzio For Life, Julie’s focus is centred around women’s health, cancer rehab and assessing and treating musculoskeletal conditions.

Dedicated to helping our patients improve their health, strength and confidence, Julie takes a holistic approach to her patients. Attending to the whole person, rather than the symptom or injury, Julie treats pelvic floor, prolapse and continence disorders. She also helps women with pregnancy and post-natal care along with cancer rehabilitation.

Before becoming a physiotherapist, Julie worked as an executive assistant in the public service. After rupturing her ACL in 2000, Julie developed a deep understanding of the rehabilitation and recovery process. Knowing she wanted to make a tangible difference to people’s lives, she decided to combine her love for exercise and interest in the function of the human body. Thus, she pursued her career in physiotherapy.

Coming a long way since her childhood dream of being an accountant, Julie has extensive experience in providing dedicated and effective treatments and programs. Helping her patients achieve a high quality of life, her motto in life is to be warrior, not a worrier.

Creative at heart, on weekends you’ll find Julie baking a delicious cake, lighting up the dance floor or out on the water. A former flying trapeze amateur and Latin dancer, Julie always loves a new and adventurous challenge. And, if she had her own teleporter, Julie would whisk herself away to Italy for a three month travel holiday.

In addition to her expertise in women’s health, Julie also has a wealth of experience in sports physiotherapy, having worked with Morningside AFL Club, Labrador AFL Club, Qld Senior AFL, Qld/NT Under 21s and Queensland Women’s Hockey.

Julie has undertaken additional training in the assessment and treatment of pelvic floor disorders, clinical Pilates (DMA Level 4), western acupuncture and dry needling, as well as sports physiotherapy. Julie holds a Bachelor of Physiotherapy and is an accredited Pinc Cancer Rehabilitation therapist. She is also a member of the Women’s, Men’s and Pelvic Health Group of the Australian Physiotherapy Association.