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Tues:7:00am - 8:00pm

Wed:7:00am - 8:00pm

Thurs:7:00am - 8:00pm

Fri:7:00am - 5:00pm

Sat:8:00am - 1:00pm

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If you wish to get in touch directly, we can be reached at bribieisland@backinmotion.com.au.

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Our Practice

Who we are

We provide physiotherapy, massage, clinical Pilates, and exercise and rehab to Bribie Island and surrounding suburbs. We have one-on-one and semi-private classes and because our services are delivered by physiotherapists you can claim them on private health insurance with extras cover.

Why we're different

A "quick-fix" for your pain or injury might sound good, but over time is proven to be inconvenient, costly and ineffective in comparison to taking preventative measures. Our unique clinical approach, Results4Life, keeps you on track towards optimal lifelong physical health.

Our guarantee

We are committed to your satisfaction and delivering the very best in physiotherapy care, customer service and outcomes. If you are not 100% satisfied with your experience at Back In Motion, we will refund your money and deliver your next session free.

Our Service Offering

done Physiotherapy

Quick-fixes or shortcuts are not something we strive for during your consultation. The swift management of your pain and symptoms is only the first step our team will take to help you achieve lasting results.

We believe in getting the right result the first time so you can get back to what you love without the threat of re-injury.

Our focus is not only on offering talented physiotherapists, but also delivering a great physiotherapy experience.

You will be surprised at all the physical health benefits that come with sticking to your personal treatment plan including improved flexibility, mobility and strength.

done Clinical Pilates

We offer individual and small group clinical Pilates classes taught by qualified professionals and physiotherapists. Unlike group classes at a gym, our approach to Pilates is clinically proven and specifically tailored to your needs. These tailored exercises target problem areas ensuring greater results and minimising the risk of injury re-aggravation.

You will use a combination of specialised Pilates equipment including reformers and trapeze table complimented by floor-based exercises depending on your needs. This brings about better targeting and resistance as you progress in your Pilates program.

done Massage

When you get a massage from a physiotherapist you are benefiting from four plus years of dedicated university study on the human body. 

Sporting clubs, athletes, and massage devotees see our expert physios and therapists for a reason: because we know your body and can identify the causes of aches, pains, and soreness, ensuring a better result every time.

A massage conducted by our physios will see a reduction in your aches and pains, whether caused by sport, injury or the stresses and strains of everyday life.

done Exercise and Rehab

Whether you’re looking to increase your fitness or get back into exercise after time off or injury, an exercise and rehabilitation session will get you off to a good start. 

Our physiotherapists can design programs to cater to your every need including weight loss, injury rehabilitation, fitness and endurance training as well as strengthening and toning.

Your physio knows your body and has the scientific and clinical knowledge to ensure your workout is both safe and caters to your abilities and previous injury history.

done Custom Orthotics

When a small problem develops in your feet, a subtle change in the way you walk can cause a chain reaction that alters your posture and movement mechanics. The symptom of poor foot mechanics can include localised foot pain, bunions, arch or heel pain, leg or knee pain, hip or back pain – and even neck pain! Custom orthotics have been shown to correct these issues, giving you improved balance, posture, and general wellbeing.

done Vibration Therapy

We offer side-alternating, high-frequency vibration therapy technology. You can experience results not only as treatment for an existing concern but as a preventative measure for a diverse range of health issues including back pain, falls prevention, core strength, and elite performance.

done DEXA Body Scanning

DEXA is an advanced medical scanning technology that provides a safe way to precisely measure body composition - specifically bone, fat and lean muscle mass. This information can then be used to set realistic health and wellbeing goals. The DEXA can also be used to diagnose osteoporosis and is effective for tracking the progression of any treatment and rehabilitation.  The scan itself takes six minutes and is painless and non-invasive.

done Podiatry

Our podiatrist is trained to assess, diagnose and treat foot and lower limb problems including skin and nail problems, injuries, problems with gait or walking, and foot complications related to medical conditions such as diabetes.

done Women’s Health

We provide effective, tailored programs to support women during all stages of their lives. Talk to us about pregnancy and post-natal care, fitness and exercise classes; pelvic floor weakness, pain and incontinence; and musculoskeletal conditions.

done Shockwave Therapy

Extracorporeal radial shockwave therapy is a noninvasive treatment for patients with tendon injuries that haven’t responded well to other treatments. Predominately used on plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendinitis and calcific tendinitis of the shoulder, people with frozen shoulder, jumper’s knee (patella tendinitis), hip bursitis (greater trochanter pain syndrome), tennis and golfer’s elbow, Dupuytren’s contracture and shin splints (medial tibial stress syndrome) have also responded well to treatment. It is also beneficial in the treatment of painful muscular trigger points. The machine works using low-frequency, acoustic shockwaves that are sent through injured tissue via a handheld device and a conductive gel. The treatment accelerates the body’s natural healing response, reduces pain through reduction of pain causing chemicals, and increases blood flow via formation of new blood vessels into the treated tissue. Three to five treatments at one-week intervals are typically recommended; most people would see benefits in a little as two to three sessions.

done Bodyflow Therapy

Bodyflow Therapy is a new and exciting electrotherapy designed to speed up the removal of swelling in the body. Endorsed and used by orthopedic surgeons and some of the biggest professional sporting organisations around the world, Bodyflow technology offers clients an exclusive opportunity to fasten their recovery when compared with other modalities and treatment. Bodyflow may also help when used on post-surgery swelling and serious sprains and strains to significantly reduce recovery and healing time. Bodyflow Therapy treatment is offered within our practice via a lager machine or a smaller take home machine which is available for hire from the practice. The rental of a portable device allows clients to continue their recovery in between physio visits in the comfort of their own home.

done Dry needling

Treating musculoskeletal injuries with acupuncture needles can be an effective form of treatment helping to reduce muscle tension, decrease pain levels, and trigger a healing response in injured tissues when the body has ceased healing. As opposed to acupuncture, dry needling works directly on the injured body part, not meridian or energy flows.

Meet the team

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Gavin Corica

Physiotherapist/Acredited Exercise Physiologist

Gavin Corica

Physiotherapist/Acredited Exercise Physiologist

Gavin is Co-Director of the Bribie Island practice. After completing his Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy, In 2006, Gavin entered the hospital system, working across three states over four years (W.A., QLD and VIC). He worked in most areas of the hospital system including  Rehabilitation wards, Outpatients, Community Health and Paediatrics. Some specialised areas included Cardiac Rehabilitation, Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Diabetes Exercise Groups and Orthopaedic Outpatients. Professionally since graduation he has been very proactive in professional development having attending many courses in specialised areas. These include spine, shoulder, respiratory, Pilates,Trigger Point Dry Needling and Western Acupuncture. He has had training in Radial Shockwave Therapy for the treatment of tendon pathologies and calcification injuries.

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Nick Wigger

Physiotherapist

Nick Wigger

Physiotherapist

Nick is co-director at the Bribie Island practice. He has currently relocated to Perth W.A.

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Brendan Hole

Physiotherapist

Brendan Hole

Physiotherapist

Brendan graduated from the La Trobe University with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy developing an interest in the musculoskeletal field.  He has had experience in hospital and private practice settings in metropolitan, regional and rural settingsIn his spare time Brendan enjoys exercising and team sports, in particualr AFL football.

 

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Tara Gribble

Physiotherapist

Tara Gribble

Physiotherapist

Tara graduated from the Australian Catholic Unversity with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2014. Tara has a passion for providing hands on treatment approach, personalised for each individual, focusing on patient centred care. She has gained practical experience in different hospital and private settings developing a particular interest in Paediatrics. This included working with children in special education schools, Child Developemnt Services and in the hospital settings. During her study she worked in her spare time as a piano teacher and also doing first aid at various sporting events. She has extensive training in trigger point dry needling. Tara loves outdoor camping, moutain climbing and horse riding whenever she can. 

 

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Josh Rankin

Physiotherapist

Josh Rankin

Physiotherapist

Josh graduated from the University of Queensland with a Masters degree in Physiotherapy, having previously completed studies in sport and exercise science. He has practical experience across a range of hospital, private and community settings in which musculoskeletal, neurological and cardiorespiratory physiotherapy skills were developed. Through hands-on therapy and careful exercise prescription, Josh strives to achieve the very best results for each patient he encounters. Josh lives locally on Bribie Island, and has a love of live music, hiking and playing football (a spot of fishing also never goes astray!)

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Samara Emett

Accredited Exercise Physiologist

Samara Emett

Accredited Exercise Physiologist

Samara was born and raised in Hong Kong, completing her high school education there before moving to Australia for her tertiary studies.

Samara graduated from the University of the Sunshine Coast with a Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Science in 2016. She has gained experience through multiple clinical, hospital and gym based practicum focusing in musculoskeletal, cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation.

Samara takes pride in tailoring her exercise prescription towards each clients individual goals, whilst motivating them to be the best versions of themselves.

Samara's interests include field hockey, rugby union and soccer. She also enjoys playing the piano and guitar in her free time. 

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Carl Bedard

Podiatrist

Carl Bedard

Podiatrist

Initially born and growing up in Canada Carl lived for the outdoors through camping,exploring and sports. He took that spirit with him to England playing for multiple sports teams and been part of scouts and air cadets.  Through his love of the outdoors he realised how important it is to look after your feet and legs, so at the age of 17 when living in the UK he had a decision to make on what to do in life. After a lot of thinking and through a placement with a physio he decided on podiatry.

He then graduated from Salford University  with a Bsc in Podiatry in 2010 and has been working within the field of Podiatry ever since, initially working in the NHS in London looking after high risk patients in a busy work environment to then working in a private practise in Manchester.

He has built up a large caseload of patients in private practise not only through his skills as a podiatrist but through his caring nature, wanting the best possible outcome for his patients.

He has now been given the opportunity to do exactly that at Back in Motion on Bribie Island. Bringing his skills and knowledge to a new surrounding and a new country. Whether it is foot health advice, an ingrowing toenail that has been persistent or you're just struggling to reach you feet and need general footcare he is there to do a thorough treatment. A couple common phrases when patients have left an appointment with him are “ I feel like I'm walking on air “ or “ am ready to run a marathon now”.

While already capable he is still looking to learn and progress in podiatry and feels Back in Motion as a company is the perfect place for this to take place. He is looking forward to the challenge ahead…….

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Jonie Darrington

Accredited Exercise Physiologist

Jonie Darrington

Accredited Exercise Physiologist

Jonie graduated from QUT with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Human Movement Studies in 2011. Her passion is weight loss and sports specific training and nutrition. Jonie loves motivating her clients to become the very best version of themselves and helping them reach their health and fitness goals.
Jonie’s interests include surfing, yoga, cycling and swimming. She also loves watching NRL and going to the beach.

Jonie is currently on Maternity Leave and will return in Feb 2018. 

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Chantal Rowlings

Accredited Exercise Physiologist

Chantal Rowlings

Accredited Exercise Physiologist

Chantal has been an accredited Exercise Physiologist (EP) for over 7 years. She graduated from Sunshine Coast University with a Bachelor of Science (Sport and Exercise Science) in 2006 and went on to study Education (Secondary) 2007.Chantal worked as a high school PE, science and maths teacher for a short time before she began working in the Exercise Physiology field. Since becoming an EP Chantal has found a true passion for helping people become the healthiest they can be.

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Kim

Practice Manager

Kim

Practice Manager

Kim moved from Hobart to Bribie Island where she has worked in allied health in both public and private health sectors. She is a trained dental therapist and has worked as a dental health educator, receptionist and practice manager. Kim enjoys working with a professional, dynamic team and meeting the challenges of learning new skills. She received Back In Motion’s Frontline Excellence Award 2013 for Q’ld.  She enjoys travelling, reading and a diversity of outdoor activities.

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Rebecca

Receptionist

Rebecca

Receptionist

Originally from South Australia, and formally an Orthodontic Assistant. Rebecca has been living on Bribie Island for the past 10 years. She has a keen interest in netball and coaching. Whe has been an Back In Motion since early 2014.

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Tracey

Receptionist

Tracey

Receptionist

Tracey is the newest member to our reception team. 

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Dr Pat Donnelly

Consultant physician

Dr Pat Donnelly

Consultant physician

Dr Pat Donnelly is a consulting physician in Nuclear Medicine and supports the Bribie Island team in the analysis of client DEXA scans. Pat graduated from the University of New South Wales in 1981, was qualified in General Paediatrics in 1989 and worked in rural NSW for many years. Patrick returned to Sydney and completed training in General Nuclear Medicine at Prince of Wales and Bankstown Hospitals in 2004. He has completed a Post-Graduate Diploma in Clinical Epidemiology and is ALS certified. Patrick has gained significant experience in all areas of Nuclear Medicine in Private Practice and has a strong interest in Nuclear Cardiology, Bone SPECT/CT and Paediatric Nuclear Medicine.