JO

GOODERSON

Physiotherapist

Jo has been working in the health and wellness industry for over 20 years.

 

She graduated from Griffith University in 2001 with a Bachelor of Exercise Science, and a Master of Physiotherapy degree.

 

She has worked in a wide range of settings from Elite Sports, private practice and Acute Hospitals in Australia and England, and spent 10 years working with the Ministry of Defence at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS) as well as other Barracks in England and Germany.

She is passionate about building a holistic team approach to health, where everyone is colocated, and committed to delivering the highest level of care.  Jo has completed further training in Acupuncture and Pilates, and is passionate about correcting movement patterns and motor control issues for athletes and general rehabilitation.

​She later became interested in more complex conditions such as chronic pain and hypermobility syndrome. Jo works closely with other members of her healthcare team to manage these conditions and provide clients with better management strategies.

 

​Jo lives in Manly with her family and growing menagerie, and can often be spotted walking the dogs on the esplanade. She has competed at a high level in athletics, touch football, netball, basketball and martial arts in her time, but now prefers pilates and yoga.

Professional Qualifications:

Master of Physiotherapy (Griffith University 2001)

Bachelor of Exercise Science (Griffith University)

PhD (withdrawn) Bond University

Pilates instructor (mat and equipment)

Acupuncture (AACP)

Previous level 2 Strength and conditioning certification

 

MATTHEW STEWART

Sports / Neurological Physiotherapist

Matt holds a Doctor of Physiotherapy degree from Bond University, as well as a degree in Sports Science. He is also an Australian Powerlifting team coach and physiotherapist. He has a background in martial arts, elite sports (working and research with ARU Waratahs, NSW State League Soccer, Powerlifting Australia).

Matt has a special interest in:

  • Rehabilitation of all athletes from recreational to elite

  • Neurological and Vestibular conditions

  • Physical preparation and injury prevention programs

Matt started in the health and fitness industry in 2004 as a martial arts instructor. In 2007 Matt completed his personal trainer qualifications and opened a personal training business in North Sydney. 

 

In 2010 he commenced his degree in Sports Science which opened up opportunities to work in applied high performance coaching in many areas. From 2011 to 2014 he worked in the Exercise Science field as both a coach and researcher working with state, national and international/elite athletes and teams (ARU Waratahs, NSW State League Soccer, Powerlifting Australia). During this time he completed an honors degree and decided to further his knowledge in the health industry by applying to undertake his post graduate studies in Physiotherapy. In 2016 he graduated with his Doctor of Physiotherapy degree from Bond University. Alongside the team at Bayside Health Nook, Matt also continues to work at a large metropolitan hospital as an acute physiotherapist in the neurological field as well as an Australian team coach and physiotherapist for Powerlifting. 

 

Professional Qualifications: 

Doctor of Physiotherapy (Bond University)

Bachelor of Health Science – Honors (Western Sydney University)

Bachelor of Health Science – Sport & Exercise Science (Western Sydney University)

 

Certificate 4 in Fitness (AIF) 

 

Certified Level 2 Strength and Conditioning Coach (ASCA) 

Certified Powerlifting Coach (NCAS)

 

Certified Martial Arts Instructor (WSTA)

 

Elizabeth Evans

Physiotherapist / ExercisePhysiologist

Elizabeth has 15 years of industry experience in physiotherapy, exercise physiology and sports science. She completed her Masters of Physiotherapy at the University of Canberra and Masters of Sports Science at Bond University. Elizabeth discovered her passion for treatment of injuries and rehabilitation after many successful years delivering strength and conditioning training to personnel in the Australian Army and as Fitness Advisor to Australian Federal Police Operational Response Group.

 

She takes a holistic approach to care; finding and treating the cause of symptoms to ensure the best long-term outcomes.

Elizabeth has treated some of Australia’s top sportspeople in elite running, karate, surf lifesaving, triathlon, ironman, gymnastics, the Brumbies (rugby union), Canberra Raiders (rugby league), Canberra United W League (football) and was recently appointed team physiotherapist for the 2019 Touch Football World Cup in Malaysia.

Elizabeth’s clinical areas of interest include acute and complex musculoskeletal disorders, sporting injuries, running injuries and injuries in adolescents.

 

OLIVIA McCONNELL

Paediatric Physiotherapist

Olivia is a Bond University Doctor of Physiotherapy graduate and has a passion for Paediatric physiotherapy, having completed her Level 1 Pediatric Physiotherapy and Paediatric Hydrotherapy courses. Olivia contributed to a research study highlighting the important correlations between gross motor, fine motor and academic performance of school age children. This demonstrates the importance of early intervention and development of gross motor skills to assist children in getting the most out of their learning environments.

Olivia's area of special interest is:

  • Early Childhood Intervention for movement skills

  • Paediatric Disability maximizing mobility and function

  • Youth Sports maximizing performance and injury prevention in developing athletes

Additionally, with a background in Exercises Science and as a Strength and Conditioning Coach, Olivia loves to see her clients aspire to improving their physical activity participation. She herself has competed for Australia multiple in the sport of Powerlifting, most recently in the December 2017 at the IPF Oceania Powerlifting Championships in Singapore. 

Professional Qualifications:

 

Doctor of Physiotherapy (Bond University) 

Bachelor of Health Science – Sport & Exercise Science (Western Sydney University)

 

Certified Level 1 Paediatric Physiotherapy (APA)

Certificate 4 in Allied Health Assistance (Royal Rehab)

Certified Level 1 Strength and Conditioning Coach (ASCA)

 

Natalie

Taylor

Natalie completed her Physiotherapy Bachelor's degree in 2010 at the University of Sydney and has been exploring the world through her occupation. She has worked with elite netballers and triathletes in Singapore, helped women with the aches and pains of pregnancy in New Zealand, and in 2018 has made Brisbane her home. This variety in her experience has fostered a passion for understanding her clients unique story to personalise their care. "Appreciating people's individuality shapes how I design my treatment”. 

Natalie likes to treat the entire body but has particular interest in lower limb rehabilitation, headache and back pain. 

In her free time Natalie likes to garden and explore the great outdoors. She is also an Ultimate Frisbee player and has competed around the world, most recently for the 2018 Masters Championships in Canada.