Our Team


OUR TEAM

Meet the wonderful team at Physio and Fitness


DIRECTOR/PRACTICE MANAGER

Brian Polkinghorne


After a long and successful career in Engineering Surveying, running his own business, Brian set his sights on a new challenge


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DIRECTOR/PRACTICE MANAGER

Esther Groen


Together with Brian Esther runs the daily operations of the business including accounts, payroll


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SENIOR PHYSIOTHERAPIST

Larissa Polkinghorne


Musculoskeletal, Women’s Health and Oncology Physiotherapist. Special interest in prolapse and continence.


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SENIOR PHYSIOTHERAPIST

Klaas Banga


Orthopaedic Manual Therapist with a special interest in spinal problems and sports-specific injuries.


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PHYSIOTHERAPIST

David Black


A local born and bred Gladstone Physiotherapist with paediatric and sports rehab special interests.



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PHYSIOTHERAPIST

Hannah Ehses


Hannah has completed her Bachelor of Science (Physiotherapy) degree in the Netherlands in 2019. After working with Klaas and Larissa for a 20-week internship and finishing with distinctions, Hannah has relocated to the Gladstone area.


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PHYSIOTHERAPIST / CONTINENCE & WOMEN’S HEALTH

Regina Curtin


In 2010, Regina received her BSc in Physiotherapy from Coventry University. Regina has worked predominantly in Private Practice since graduating, with a heavy involvement with high level sports teams.


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PHYSIOTHERAPIST

Sophie McLurcan


Sophie is a Rockhampton local who graduated from Central Queensland University in 2020 with first class honours. She moved to Gladstone in January 2020 to begin her physiotherapy career at Physio & Fitness.


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PHYSIOTHERAPIST

Bridie Griffiths


Bridie is a local from Miriam Vale who studied her Bachelor of Physiotherapy at James Cook University in Townsville.


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EXERCISE SCIENTIST/PHYSIO ASSISTANT

Helen Rolfe


Our friendly Exercise Scientist with special interest in seniors exercise and hydrotherapy.



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PHYSIOTHERAPIST

Vanessa Camacho


Vanessa graduated as a Physiotherapist in 2011 in Colombia. A few years later she went to Spain to study a Master’s degree in Sports Physiotherapy at the Real Madrid Graduate School.


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PHYSIOTHERAPIST / CONTINENCE & WOMEN’S HEALTH

Courtney Hallinan


Courtney is a local from Calliope and studied her Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) at Central Queensland University in Rockhampton.


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REMEDIAL MASSAGE THERAPIST

Gerard Kelly


Ged has been a Remedial Massage Therapist at Gladstone Physio & Fitness since 2010 and is extremely proficient in relieving stubborn tension and long-term muscular disfunction.


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CLINICAL PILATES INSTRUCTOR

Desiree Barber


Regarded as one of the best Clinical Pilates Instructors out there, she is known for achieving results.


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PERSONAL TRAINER

Shaun Booth


An energetic Personal Trainer with a keen interest in resistance training & sports-specific programming.


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EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGIST

Adrienne Murphy


Adrienne has recently relocated from North-east Victoria following completing herBachelor of Exercise Science and Masters of Exercise Physiology.


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EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGIST

Jessica Chalmers


Jess is a Gladstone local and studied her Bachelor of Exercise Physiology (Clinical) at JCU, Townsville.


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REMEDIAL MASSAGE THERAPIST

Chris Van Nimwegen


Chris is an experienced Remedial Massage therapist who has worked in busy Physio clinics for
2 years.


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Frontdesk Manager

Kate Mallon


Kate is a Gladstone local whom loves to meet new people and assist them in any way possible.


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RECEPTIONIST

Shana Leigh


A Gladstone Local currently studying Exercise Physiology in her spare time.


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RECEPTIONIST

Rhonda Dent


Rhonda joined the Physio and Fitness team in October 2018. Having been in the Health Industry as a Registered Nurse add many years as a Receptionist for Physio Practices.


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RECEPTIONIST

Jess O’Brien


Jess joined us early in 2013 and provides a warm welcome smile at the front door.



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RECEPTIONIST

Raina Gallagher


Raina is a passionate runner and enjoys being part of our allied health reception team.



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RECEPTIONIST

Taylah Kus


Taylah is a Gladstone local who enjoys working in administration. In her spare time Taylah likes to spend time in the gym and with friends.


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Our highly trained and skilled Physiotherapists offer our valued clients treatment to cater to their individual needs and requirements. No complaint is too big or small. Try us now!

Contact Us

96 Glenlyon Street
Gladstone QLD Australia 4680
07 4972 3244
admin@physioandfitness.com.au
M-F 5:30am to 7:30pm
Sat 6:30am to 12:00pm

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