Banyo Physiotherapy and Exercise Centre is conveniently located next to the train station on the corner of Tufnell and St Vincent’s Road in Banyo. This clinic has a very strong history operating in Banyo for the last 25+ years assisting the local community, sporting groups, athletes, weekend warriors and local industries offering a variety of physio, rehabilitation and pain management related services. We have some of the most experienced physiotherapists in the industry with a wide range of specialised skills including back / neck pain treatment, pre and post op rehabilitation and sports injury treatment and rehabilitation.
We welcome private physiotherapy and rehabilitation clients, WorkCover, motor vehicle accident claimants, DVA, EPC, and industry specific referrals for workplace injuries, occupational rehabilitation, physiotherapy and pain management. We provide physiotherapy and rehabilitation and therapy for patients suffering from various injuries and conditions including back, neck, shoulder and knee injuries, sports injuries, pre and post operation conditions as well as pain due to inflammation, sprain, strain or other type of injury.
Physiotherapy at BanyoAt Banyo Physiotherapy our clients and physiotherapist work closely together to ensure we can optimal results as rapidly as possible for you. We have a broad range of physiotherapy treatment techniques available within the team including manipulative physiotherapy, dry needling, sports injury taping and targeted rehabilitation, focused exercises, advice and education. A number of our physiotherapists are have post graduate qualifications in Manipulative Physiotherapy (Donna McCook / Lawrence Townsend), Acupuncture (Ray Collins) and dual qualifications in Physiotherapy and Exercise Physiology (Donna McCook, Joel McPhee and Rob Walsh) and have extensive experience in the field. Womens Health and Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy services are also available at our Banyo Clinic with Sarah Bryon. Please contact our reception for more information or to make a booking.
For details of our specific services : *Back Pain rehabilitation *Clinical Pilates *Sports Injury Management *Neck Injury Treatment and Rehabilitation *Exercise Physiology *Shoulder Injury Treatment *Hydrotherapy *Pain Management Programs and our Providers on site - See details below
Clinical Pilates at BanyoOur Clinical Pilates classes are run by experienced physiotherapists and exercise physiologists. These are small and focused exercise classes that target injury and health recovery. A range of classes are available from the novice exerciser to people seeking a challenge for their core strength and stability. Pre and post natal exercise classes are also available with Sarah Bryon - our onsite Woman's Health Physiotherapist. For more information, drop in and have a chat or call to book in for your initial assessment.
Exercise Physiology at BanyoExercise Physiology services at Banyo are available for a wide range of health issues. Whether integrating into your rehabilitation program with our physiotherapy team post injury or targeting your health needs, our Exercise Physiologists are available to assist you. Weight loss, Cancer recovery, Hypertension management, Osteoarthritis exercise programs, Balance recovery, Fatigue management and recovery, Sports performance improvement or any of your general health targets - we can assist. We have 5 Exercise Physiologists available - 2 "pure" Exercise Physiologists - Jon O'Dwyer (Strength and Conditioning) and Lisa Fox (Clinical Pilates) and 3 dual qualified physiotherapists / exercises physiologists (Donna McCook, Joel McPhee, Rob Walsh). Call and talk to our reception team about who may be best suited for your needs.
Back Rehabilitation at BanyoWhether a discal bulge, discal prolapse, sciatica, pre / post spinal surgery, SIJ problem, facet joint strain or just an achy back - we will take your pain and physical recovery seriously. Treatment may include hands on manual therapy / spinal manipulation, dry needling, soft tissue massage, and progressive stretching plus exercises for recovery. We have a core stability / back strengthening program available, and can integrate Clinical Pilates when appropriate or assist you returning to your normal exercise and activities to prevent further problems in the future. Our Senior Physiotherapist with a special interest in back problems is Donna McCook who has completed post graduate research in this area and lectures nationally and internationally on back pain rehabilitation.
Neck Rehabilitation at BanyoWhether a strain of the neck, a jammed facet joint or a whiplash injury, our Physiotherapy team at Banyo can assist you in your recovery. Hands on clinical treatment can ease the local spasm through the initial phase - this may include manual therapy, massage techniques, manipulation, dry needling or acupuncture. Progressive rehabilitation including exercises to restore mobility and stability can assist further as your pain lessens. Long term exercises will often be provided also to reduce recurrence, improve your posture, and assist your own self management.
Sports Injuries Assessment / Treatment and Rehabilitation at BanyoOur sports physiotherapists will be happy to assist you with clinical assessment of your injury, acute injury management, taping / strapping and support, return to sports rehabilitation, rapid links to local musculoskeletal physicians, Sports physicians and Specialists - means you will be put on the right path to recovery rapidly. Banyo Physio Sports Physiotherapists have proudly linked with the Banyo Devils Rugby Club this year - providing further support to the local community and the clubs members. Our Sports Physiotherapists include - Joel McPhee (Senior Physio), Rob Walsh and Val Akem.
Shoulder Injuries and Rehabilitation at BanyoWhether a bursitis, a rotator cuff tear or strain, pre or post surgical recovery or a frozen shoulder - our team can provide you with an accurate diagnosis and assistance with your recovery. Local treatment techniques to reduce your pain may be implemented initially, followed with exercises appropriate for your condition to assist you to fully recovery. We have close links to local shoulder specialist / surgeons for rapid referral if this need arises in your course of treatment. We will integrate closely with your GP to ensure we can assist you with your recovery - as rapidly as possible.
Occupational Rehabilitation at BanyoTo assist with your return to work following injury, our functional (specific for your workplace) rehabilitation programs will assist you return to your pre injury roll. For example, we can assist you to regain your back strength or knee load tolerances so you can return to lifting and loading at work through an active gym program. These are often available for access through a 3rd party claim if you have an injury sustained in the workplace, but also are also available privately for clients wanting to restore their functional fitness ahead of returning to work post injury or surgery. These programs also cover workplace biomechanics, posture and lift / load technique retraining - as appropriate for the specific injury. Make a booking with Donna McCook or Joel McPhee to assist you with your physical recovery.
Hydrotherapy at BanyoWe link to local pool facilities around the are, with Hydrotherapy we will design your exercise program to be done in the water to relieve discomfort and promote recovery process. With the right exercises, Hydrotherapy has the ability to soothe back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, painful or inflamed muscles and joints, rehabilitate injured limbs, provide assistance with headaches as well as promote relaxation.
Pain Management at BanyoWe are an integrated healthcare provider specialising in injury management, rehabilitation and pain management for those suffering from complex musculoskeletal injuries and persistent pain presentations; as well as offering multidisciplinary treatment based services incorporating acute Physiotherapy, Psychology, Exercise Physiology, Clinical Pilates and Hydrotherapy services. New in 2018 has been the introduction of local Pain Management Programs, which are multidisciplinary linking Pain Physicians, Physiotherapy, Exercise Physiology and Psychology. Contact Joel McPhee or our reception team for more information.
Banyo Physiotherapy and Exercise Centre Practitioners
Donna McCook – Physiotherapist | Spinal Biomechanist | Exercise Physiologist | Director
Donna McCook has over 25 years of clinical experience in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and rehabilitation and has dual post graduate qualifications in both Physiotherapy and Exercise Physiology.
Donna has a special interest in spinal biomechanics and back pain rehabilitation including pre / post operative rehabilitation. She has clients who travel from around Queensland to seek her clinical expertise. Through her research, Donna has conducted a number of studies on muscle changes associated with low back pain which have been published and presented both nationally and internationally. Donna continues to lecture nationally and internationally in the area of low back pain assessment, clinical patterning and reasoning along with focused rehabilitation. Whether SIJ problems, discal bulges, recurrent or stubborn back pain problems, or an acute injury - Donna will assess your presentation and taylor a treatment program specifically for you. Donna also specialises in Shoulder treatment and rehabilitation, having spent 2.5 years working with a Shoulder Surgeon in Texas, and offers accurate clinical diagnosis, pre and post operative treatment and rehabilitation, and often takes her clients through to high levels of functional fitness to return to work in heavy industries.
Joel McPhee – Physiotherapist | Exercise Physiologist
Joel joined Core Healthcare in 2010 as a graduate, becoming an Executive Partner in 2015. Joel brings a wealth of our knowledge and experience to our team, having worked in both private and occupational rehabilitation. Joel has a strong sport science background having worked with local, national and international sporting teams. Joel is a passionate rugby union fan supporting his home team the Highlanders where he grew up in Invercargill, New Zealand. Yes he’s a kiwi!
Joel completed a Bachelor of Physical Education (BPhEd) double majoring in Sport Science and Exercise Prescription; and a double degree in Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the Otago University in Dunedin, NZ. He also has a Masters in Physiotherapy (MPhtySt) from the University of Queensland and is an Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA) Accredited Exercise Physiologist. Joel enjoys spending time getting outdoors and keeping active with his wife and two daughters.
Clinically, Joel utilises a range of hands on techniques, and exercise rehabilitation to optimise recovery. Management of spinal, shoulder, hip and lower limb injuries are all part of his clinical skill base.
Robert Walsh - Physiotherapist
Rob’s passion for health, well-being and sport began at an early age, excelling at a variety of sports including soccer, cricket, athletics, indoor and beach volleyball. This enjoyment for sport (and sustaining a few injuries along the way!) developed into a keen area of study and eventually a career pathway. Rob graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science with Class I Honours in 2012, and subsequently a Masters of Physiotherapy Studies in 2015. Rob is developing into a high calibre clinician within the team and has proving to be highly skilled in the management of sports injuries, lower limb injuries (hip, knee and ankle) and vestibular problems.
Jon O’Dwyer - Exercise Physiologist
Jonathan completed his combined bachelor of Human Movements (BAppliSci (HMS)) and Business Management (BBusMgmt) at QUT in 2005. He is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) and a Tactical Strength & Conditioning Coach (TSASCA) with over 10 years of experience working in rehabilitation, athletic and normal population settings.
Jon is an integral member of Core’s injury rehabilitation team with a highly successful track record of creating and delivering effective exercise interventions for post-operative orthopaedic rehabilitation, chronic disease management and industrial strengthening & work hardening for injured workers. He has rehabilitated workers from a wide variety of industrial and military occupations, ensuring their ability to confidently return to physically demanding roles.
Jon also has considerable experience as an athletic strength and conditioning coach working with elite adolescent and young adult athletes; using proven testing protocols, strength and speed & agility programs to gain the performance outcomes they need to succeed at the highest of sporting competitions.
Ray Koppe – Physiotherapist | Acupuncturist
Ray Koppe graduated in 1970 at the University of Queensland. With 46 years in Physiotherapy, Ray started practising at the Bundaberg General hospital where he was in charge of the hospital physiotherapy and visiting orthopaedic surgeon clinic for 3 years. Eventually entering private practice in Bundaberg, Ray was the principal Physiotherapist of a large 4 Physio practice for 10 years.
Throughout the 80’s & 90’s Ray owned two thriving private practice clinics at Noosa Heads and Tewantin where he continued to practice in general physiotherapy involving the treatment of triathletes participating in the Noosa Triathlon and local Rugby Union and Soccer teams. Ray moved to Brisbane in 2002 where he continues to work at the Banyo Physiotherapy Clinic.
Ray’s specialty is Acupuncture. With over 36 years of experience he gained qualifications in China, NZ and Australia (APA and Dr. Ian Schneidman), Grad Dip Acup. (RMIT Faculty of Chinese Medicine). Ray’s other special interests and qualifications include sports medicine, mobilisation-manipulative therapy and pain management with the use of multiple modalities.
Lawrence Townsend – Physiotherapist
Lawrie Townsend has a BSc(physio) U Melb, MHSc(orthop.manual.therapy)NSW and PGDip.(manual. Therapy) U of WA and has a special interest in spinal and sports physiotherapy. Following graduation, he spent 2 years at Tottenham Hotspur FC & the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital in London and returned to private practice in Melbourne where he was physiotherapist for Richmond and Carlton FC’s for a number of years.
As a former weightlifter, Lawrie has continued his passion for the sport and has been physiotherapist & officiated for the Australian Weightlifting Team at several Commonwealth Games and the Olympic Games since 1982. Lawrie is VP of the IWF Masters and is currently Australian and Oceania Masters Champion.
Lawrie’s overriding interest is in manual therapy and he is currently a visiting academic at ACU for the last year of physiotherapy studies.