At Fizzio for Life our experienced and qualified Allied Health 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.

Maathangi Karunaharan

Maathangi (or “M” as we affectionately like to call her!) graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) from the University of Queensland. Maathangi has experience in private practice and occupational health settings, working with a wide range of people and conditions. Her experience as a dancer for at least fifteen years has served as the foundation for her clinical interests in pre- and post-surgical management, musculoskeletal and sporting injuries, and Pilates. She is also completing extra professional development on ankle and foot injuries in dance.

Maathangi’s personal philosophy is to not only manage the presenting condition, but to also treat her patients respecting their own individual needs, issues and concerns. She is passionate about providing holistic care and has competencies in dry needling and clinical Pilates. If you are interested in an active, evidence-based approach, Maathangi can to work with you to help achieve your goals through physiotherapy.

Outside of work, Maathangi is a classical Indian (Bharathanatyam) dancer at the Nadananjali School of Dance, who considers that the highlight of her dancing career was performing at a pre-games ceremony commemorating the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

 

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
  • Exercise physiology

He is qualified to provide advanced dry needling services and is a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association.  His qualification to provide lymphodema services will be completed early August 2019.

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 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.

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

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!

 

Kerryn Exercise Physiologist

Kerryn Ivers

Kerryn Exercise PhysiologistKerryn is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist and a member of Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSAM).  She graduated from Queensland University of Technology with a Bachelor in Applied Science (Human Movement Studies).  Kerryn has over six years experience in the field of occupational rehabilitation, chronic disease rehabilitation and group exercise classes.  She has completed extra training in cancer/oncology rehabilitation, particularly concerning the role that exercise plays in cancer prevention, mitigating the impacts of cancer treatment and also survivorship.

She has a passion to care for the community doing whatever it takes to enable people to live a healthy and active lifestyle.  Away from work Kerryn enjoys spending time with her family including camping and stand-up paddle boarding.

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 Kerryn can specifically help you with are:

  • Cancer Rehabilitation
  • Exercise for Women’s Health – Pre and post-natal exercise, pelvic floor and core strengthening, osteoporosis management
  • Exercise classes
    • Women’s Empower Hour
    • Hydrotherapy classes
    • Gentle exercise
    • Small group classes
  • Active Ageing Programs
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Sports conditioning and strengthening
  • Injury prevention
  • Revision of gym/exercise programs
  • NDIS
Emily physiotherapy sports Waterford West

Emily Ogden

Emily physiotherapy sports Waterford WestEmily graduated from Griffith University with a Masters in Physiotherapy and a Bachelor of Exercise Science.  As an avid sports-woman she is particularly interested in sporting injuries, neck pain, knee injuries, ankle injuries, muscle strains and tears and rehabilitation.  She completed a work experience program with the St George Dragons, as well as working with the Queensland AFL for three years.

When she isn’t working, you’ll find Emily outside paddle boarding, camping, at the beach or playing hockey.

Mikaela

Mickayla Brauer

Mickayla is our Patient Care Coordinator.  She is your first point of call if you have enquiries about your treatment.  Her role is to help ensure that we are providing high quality care and that we are looking after you in a way that best suits your needs and actively heads you towards your goals.   If you have any questions or concerns regarding your treatment plan, exercises or your experience with us in general, Mickayla will be there to help you.  She can liaise with your therapist, GP or third party case officer, and give you information about other services you could utilise to help progress your care.