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What do we provide?

“Physiotherapy services that are hands on, with one-on-one sessions, is evidence based, goal oriented and ensures lasting results”

This philosophy ensures we provide a great physiotherapy service to our patients.

Hands-on:

Our hands-on approach incorporates a wide variety of manual therapy techniques including massage (deep tissue or remedial style), myofascial release, joint mobilisations and stretching. These techniques can also include deep dry needing (including deep muscle stimulation if indicated) or intra-muscular stimulation needling techniques. No machines can replace a skilled physiotherapist and whilst short-term symptomatic relief is possible with some devices, we offer advice only about usage.

One-on-one sessions:

Your doctor wouldn’t see two patients at one time and neither do we! We provide our full attention to each patient. This is the difference between clinics providing physiotherapy and excellence in physiotherapy.

Evidence based:

Continuing professional development for physio place practitioners ensures your physiotherapist is up-to-date in the most beneficial treatment and rehabilitation protocols. We use recent findings in journals, investigative studies, randomised controlled trials, Australian Physiotherapy Association affiliated conferences and courses, to guide our clinical reasoning and the treatment we provide for you.

Goal Orientated:

Restoring lost range-of-motion, strength, movement dysfunction or posture are all normal goals of physiotherapy. The diagnosis for your injury or condition guides an appropriate treatment and exercise protocol to meet these needs. Your Physiotherapist uses their knowledge of pathology and healing timeframes to provide an accurate timeframe for these goals to be achieved and the fastest, long-lasting road to recovery possible.

Long-lasting Results:

If we are doing a good job then we should be doing ourselves out of a job! Our philosophy is about solving your problem as soon as possible and overtime the need for our hands-on services should reduce as predominately guidance with exercises and stretches will ensure ongoing optimal health. Physiotherapy is all about educating each patient, skilling you with your own self-management techniques (stretches, exercises etc) and providing therapeutic solutions to your pain or limitations. We strive to build lifelong relationships and sincere rapport with all of our clients and their families. Let’s solve your injury today and make sure it doesn’t come back again in the future.

Our Physio Team

Physiotherapy services at The Village Gym are hands on, one-on-one session, evidence based and goal oriented to ensure lasting results.
M.Phty, B.Ex Sci, B.App Sci(HMS/Ed)

Brendon Burnett

Brendon is a local and the founder of The Village Gym at Pottsville. Since 2019 it has become the ultimate facility for rehabilitation, fitness and learn-to-swim in the Northern Rivers...

Physiotherapist & Exercise Physiologist

Brendon is a local and the founder of The Village Gym at Pottsville. Since 2019 it has become the ultimate facility for rehabilitation, fitness and learn-to-swim in the Northern Rivers. A rehabilitation, strength and physical conditioning facility that dreams are made of. Brendon continues to treat as a highly experienced full time physiotherapist and exercise physiologist providing hands-on manual therapy, home, gym and hydrotherapy based exercise programs.

Brendon commenced his career as an Exercise Physiologist, as founder of FunxionPLus in 2003, conducting specific rehabilitation programs for post-surgical injuries in gymnasiums from Byron Bay to the northern Gold Coast. In 2005, after completing his Masters in Physiotherapy, Brendon started Physio Place in Tweed Heads South and continued its growth to become the largest physiotherapy clinic in the Tweed Heads region until 2023. He has also been the foundation director of Physiotherapy & Exercise Physiology services at The Tweed Health for Everyone SuperClinic since its completion in 2013 until 2023. Brendon’s role as the senior physiotherapist was responsible for 8 clinicians included ongoing professional development and training, supervision of local affiliated sports team rehab programs and normal physiotherapy clinician duties.

Brendon has worked as a physiotherapist specialising in sports injuries for:

Athletics Australia – travelling internationally for Diamond League Athletics as the Australian physiotherapist and medical advisor. As the physiotherapist for Sally Pearson (Olympic and World 100m Hurdles Gold Medallist) 2015-2016 in preparation for Rio Olympics. Queensland Cup Seagulls Rugby League. Kingscliff Olympic swimming squad. Bilambil Rugby League. Tweed Coast Raiders Rugby League. Tweed Valley Kings Premier League Soccer. Cudgen Rugby League and has completed over 70,000 private consultations in his career.

Brendon has co-authored the Recovery Guide series of books and DVDs for orthopaedic rehabilitation and common sport injuries including; Total Knee Replacement; Total Hip Replacement; Anterior Cruciate Ligament reconstruction; Knee Arthroscopy & Menisectomy, Rotator Cuff repair, Shoulder Acromioplasty; Shoulder Anterior Stabilisation; Lumbar Disc Injury; Hamstring Strain; and sporting Ankle Sprain. He continues to work closely with patients as a hands-on physiotherapist and has a background in sports coaching including swimming, touch football, rugby league, athletics and worked briefly as a physical education teacher.

He focuses strongly on educating patients about their condition or injury and skilling patients to ultimately self-manage by providing a clear program of exercises and stretches. He continues professional development, particularly in the field of manual therapy, deep trigger point dry needling and intra-muscular stimulation, also completing Pilates equipment Level 3 training.

Brendon has close working relationships with several orthopaedic surgeons, sports medicine physicians and local GP’s. He works closely with local athletes, surfers, Olympic and world championship swimmers, A grade Rugby League Players and has a passion for rehabilitation of the shoulder joint.

With a passion for excellence in rehabilitation and a philosophy of “Exercise is Medicine”, Brendon and his team are focused on being part of patient’s wellbeing – not just merely solving pain and injuries.

Brendon also has completed Level one coaching qualifications in 8 different sports and learn-to-swim AustSwim instructor during his earlier studies as a Physical Education teacher.

Physiotherapist

Harry Collier

Harry is a skilled and passionate physiotherapist. Harry enjoys the process of understanding who you are as a person and this assists in developing an optimal plan that will guide you to your physical goals. In your initial appointment, Harry will provide you with a diagnosis for your injury, an explanation of how/why it may have occurred and finally a clear action plan going forward. Harry is a hands-on physiotherapist who, over time, has developed excellent manual therapy skills to reduce your pain and improve your range of motion.

Harry is a skilled and passionate physiotherapist. Harry enjoys the process of understanding who you are as a person and this assists in developing an optimal plan that will guide you to your physical goals. In your initial appointment, Harry will provide you with a diagnosis for your injury, an explanation of how/why it may have occurred and finally a clear action plan going forward. Harry is a hands-on physiotherapist who, over time, has developed excellent manual therapy skills to reduce your pain and improve your range of motion. 

Harry is also proficient at exercise prescription and movement coaching. Having years of experience coaching on the gym-floor, in a variety of roles, Harry utilises principles of rehabilitation, functional anatomy and strength and conditioning to optimise your health and performance.  

 Harry currently works as a physiotherapist for Tweed Seagulls Rugby League Club, which involves managing the rehabilitation of injured players across Men’s Queensland Cup and Women’s QRLW squads. This role involves guiding elite athletes through their return to sport process in an accelerated but safe manner. This requires Harry to display excellent diagnostic, treatment, and communications skills within multi-disciplinary environment of performance staff, strength and conditioning staff and club doctor. 

 As a sporting participant himself, Harry has competed in the Queensland Premier Cricket First Grade Competition and throughout his sporting journey has experienced a number of injuries himself which has led to his empathy and an understanding of the need for an accelerated return to sport, without compromising on high quality rehabilitation.  

 Although sport is a passion, the principles remain the same for people from all walks of life. Harry utilises both exercise and hands-on interventions to manage pain, injuries, orthopaedic rehabilitation, and some neurological conditions.   

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MMedSci (Pain Management). MPhtyStudies. MAppSci (Clinical Exercise Science). BSc (Anatomical Sciences).

Liz Urquhart

In her clinical and teaching work Liz is motivated by her interest in improving and maintaining muscle, bone and joint health across the lifespan. Liz applies her breadth of skills and knowledge across exercise physiology and physiotherapy disciplines to individualise therapy programs to assist each patient achieve their performance, movement and health related goals...

In her clinical and teaching work Liz is motivated by her interest in improving and maintaining muscle, bone and joint health across the lifespan. Liz applies her breadth of skills and knowledge across exercise physiology and physiotherapy disciplines to individualise therapy programs to assist each patient achieve their performance, movement and health related goals. She has a particular interest in how the musculoskeletal and nervous systems change in the presence of persistent pain and has studies extensively in this area. The foundations of Liz’s treatment approach are developing body awareness, most commonly with the use of massage and biofeedback, and engaging in regular movement. She works hard to ensure all of her patients understand the role of both exercise physiology and physiotherapy in managing their health conditions and the vast and very important influence of movement on health and wellbeing.  

 

 

Liz’s background

 

Liz has worked in preventative health and rehabilitation science since graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Anatomical Sciences and Masters of Applied Science in Clinical Exercise Physiology from University of Queensland in 2004. After a number of years working primarily with patients with chronic health conditions in gyms and medical centres in Australia, Liz relocated to the UK where she worked as the clinical lead in community cardiac rehabilitation and type 2 diabetes management in the team responsible for developing the pilot Healthwise GP Referral Program for the Greenwich PCT which is now offered widely across the UK to support people with chronic diseases to become more physically active. On her return to Australia, motivated by her passion for the fields of neuroscience and musculoskeletal health and her desire to better support her patients with more complex health presentations, Liz went on to complete a physiotherapy degree from Griffith University (2011). Then completed a Masters in Pain Management from University of Sydney Faculty of Medicine (2017) while working at both the Northern Private Pain Centre and the  Royal North Shore Pain Management and Research Centre, a national tertiary leader in the multi-disciplinary treatment of persistent pain. Liz now lives and works in the Tweed.

 

Liz is a dedicated health educator and has held clinical teaching roles at University of Queensland in the School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences and at University of New England in the School of Exercise and Sports Science while continuing to work clinician.

 

Outside work Liz enjoys family life at home on her small farm with her partner and two small children, the beach, camping and all things Italian. She also loves a physical challenge and has completed the Three Peaks Challenge (UK), Kokoda Track (PNG), a number of 10km community organised runs and half marathons. Often these events are to raise support for Australian based health oriented charity organisations including The May 50k for MS research, and Send Hope Not Flowers who provide healthcare and support for vulnerable mothers in Papua New Guinea and across the developing world.

 

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Liz is registered provider under Medicare Chronic Disease Management Program (Exercise Physiology item 10953 and Physiotherapy item 10960 services), DVA and a number of private health funds. She is also available to provide services through self-funded and managed NDIS programs, Work Cover Qld and Workcover NSW (SIRA).

 

 

SERVICES INCLUDE

  • Sports massage
  • Individual exercise programs
  • Individualised guided pain management programs

Physiotherapy as part of your health team

We have a range of physiotherapy services including massage, deep dry needling, sports podiatry, pilates, gym based rehab programming, and exercise physiology. This means that your health and fitness goals need not stay within the confines of traditional physiotherapy. Your physiotherapist has the flexibility to get you the best outcome by utilising the benefits of other key techniques and referral to other key medical physicians.

We value our working relationships with local G.P doctors, radiologists, podiatrists, sports medicine physicians and orthopaedic surgeons. As part of our treatment or as indicated, we consult with your doctor and assist with the referral process when assessment or diagnosis dictates further investigations or specialist intervention. This is part of our service and there is no cost to our patients to liase on their behalf.

Extensive areas of expertise and experience

We have physios with expertise in all areas of physiotherapy including:

  • Sports
  • Spinal and Posture
  • Post Surgery Rehabilitation
  • Low Back Pain
  • Post and prenatal plans

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