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Brisbane Sports Physiotherapist

​​The Health Collab is a world class Sports Physiotherapy clinic in the heart of Spring Hill.  Our team has extensive experience working with elite athletes and on high-performance teams.  We bring that same level of care and service to our local community. 

 

Established in 2005, our mission is to educate, inform and inspire as many people as possible to take control of their health and get the most out of their body.

 

Our therapists understand the frustration that comes from missing your goals and not being able to do the things you love.  Whether that be completing the Bridge to Brisbane, gardening pain free, or winning an Olympic medal; it matters.  Our team of experienced and skilled Sports Physios are here to help.

 

While our team are all Sports Physios, this doesn’t mean that we only treat sporting stars.  Having these qualifications simply means that you should expect us to deliver a higher level of attention to detail and care in your assessment and treatment.  We firmly believe everyone deserves access to experienced and skilled health professionals – no matter their age, injury, or sporting ability.  We are proud to work with many Olympic and emerging athletes locally and internationally.  Spring Hill and residents should get the same excellence in care from their local physiotherapist.  Everybody and every injury deserve the best care.

 

Our Sports Physios take the time to listen to your story and work with you to create a plan that gets you back to your physical best.  We pride ourselves on getting you out of pain quickly and showing you not only how to stay out of pain, but how to build a robust and resilient body. 

 

The purpose-built clinic was designed with the whole person in mind.  When you step through the doors it feels more like a retreat than a traditional physio clinic.  While the roots of physiotherapy may come from hospital-based rehab, fluorescent lights and ultrasound machines can be left behind. 

 

The rooms at our Spring Hill clinic are spacious and private.  We want to hear you tell your story. We need to see how you move.  You cannot do that rushing between clients every 20 mins.  That is why initial appointments are 60 mins.  Time spent here delivers between short- and long-term outcomes for our clients.

 

While most clinics have small weights and elastic bands, we have an extensive gym and like to help clients get comfortable in this often-challenging environment.  Getting strong has a multitude of benefits in injury prevention and enhancing performance. If you are stuck doing ‘physio exercises or rehab exercises’ for longer than a few weeks, it is time to see one of our Sports Physios.

 

People seek the help of our therapists because they cannot do what they love doing.  We believe that a clear understanding of the diagnosis and prognosis along with underlying anatomy is important for clients.  We help you get out of pain and provide exercise advice and a roadmap to recovery.  Understanding your goals and making sure we develop a plan to get you there is a foundation of our success.  We use industry leading technology where appropriate to establish outcome measures and monitor your improvement.  No more guesswork.  If we aren’t seeing results in the expected timeframe, we have a great network of healthcare providers that we can refer you to as needed. Having a whole team of professionals behind you is proven to improve outcomes.

 

With our philosophy, staff, facilities, (and parking!); no other Sports Physio clinic in Spring Hill or offers the suite of services you will find at The Health Collab.  Come and see how good Physiotherapy can be!

OUR SERVICES

PHYSIO

PHYSIO

There are no hot packs or ultrasound machines to be found in this practice.

 

Our physio sessions are built around the individual.

YOGA

YOGA

Yoga is a practice of movement with awareness of body and breath.  Most people come to yoga to improve their flexibility, but through practice, they uncover much more. Yoga can improve strength, mobility, body awareness, breath awareness, balance, mental clarity, sleep quality… we could go on!
SWIMMING

SWIMMING

Working successfully with swimmers requires a deep understanding of this unique and challenging sport.  This understanding comes from clinical experience, time on pool deck, and working with the best coaches, sports scientists and physiologists in the sport.
RUNNING

RUNNING

At The Health Collab we run and we understand runners. Unfortunately, running injuries often strike at the worst possible time . We pride ourselves on providing a timely and accurate diagnosis and a treatment plan to get you back doing what you love faster.
TEAM SPORTS

TEAM SPORTS

The Health Collab caters for many different types of clients, but if you have an injury that was sustained during team sports or need to rehabilitate to get back out on the field, Megan Hunter is your go-to Sports Physiotherapist, with experience in Netball, AFL & Rugby.

Our People

Experienced. Scientific. Modern. Collaborative.

Tom Barton

Tom Barton

Sports Physiotherapist

Tom recently returned from the Tokyo Olympics where he was the lead Physio for the Singapore Swim team.

 

He specialises in challenging neck and shoulders issues along with all things swimming.  Tom has been the Lead Physiotherapist for many of Australia’s most successful swimming programs.   He has worked with numerous Olympic and Paralympic Gold medallists both here and internationally.

 

Tom takes a whole-of-body approach to treatment that incorporates thorough assessment and diagnosis, patient education, hands on techniques, strength & mobility programs.

James Thompson

James Thompson

Sports Physiotherapist

James provides physiotherapy rehabilitation services to everyone from Olympic track & field athletes to the ambitious everyday runner. In the clinic he prioritises finding an accurate diagnosis and ensuring the patient understands the process required for rehabilitation.

 

James works with numerous elite level running athletes across Queensland involved in athletics, triathlon and road running. He provides running treadmill technique assessments in the clinic to assist with return to performance.

 

Alongside running athletes, James also has extensive experience in many other sports at regional and state level, including: rugby, football, hockey, touch football and surf lifesaving.

Megan Hunter

Megan Hunter

Sports Physiotherapist

Megan has worked for several years with semi-professional and amateur sports teams in leagues such as the QAFL and AON’s Rugby 7’s series. She is currently the Physiotherapist for the Brisbane North Cougars Netball team in the HART Sapphire Series.

 

Megan has developed special interests in acute knee and ankle injuries as a result of her sports work. She has also completed Masters level education in the area of Sports-related concussion.

 

Megan is in her final year of completing her Masters of Sports and Exercise Physiotherapy.

Physiotherapy

There are no hot packs or ultrasound machines to be found in this practice. Our physio sessions are built around the individual. With your dedicated 1-hour initial appointment rest assured that there will be no stone unturned in uncovering the root cause of your issue. Highly skilled assessment and treatment is paired with education, easy to understand self-treatment techniques and prevention strategies.

Yoga

Yoga is a practice of movement with awareness of body and breath.  Most people come to yoga to improve their flexibility, but through practice, they uncover much more. Yoga can improve strength, mobility, body awareness, breath awareness, balance, mental clarity, sleep quality… we could go on!

 

Yoga at The Health Collab integrates ancient knowledge with modern understanding of neurology, physiotherapy, and strength and conditioning.  Learn through movement and discover just how good a balanced and energised body and mind can feel.

 

We currently offer individual 1-hour sessions that often combine assessment and practice. These can be claimed with your health fund.  If you would like to register your interest in a group class, please email our team on the contact page.

Swimming

Working successfully with swimmers requires a deep understanding of this unique and challenging sport.  This understanding comes from clinical experience, time on pool deck, and working with the best coaches, sports scientists and physiologists in the sport.

 

Tom is a highly sought-after specialist swimming physiotherapist. He currently holds the following positions:

  • Lead physiotherapist – Olympic Games Singapore Swim team 2021
  • Lead physiotherapist – Australian High-Performance programs (3) in Brisbane
  • Senior physiotherapist – Queensland Academy of Sport – Swimming
  • QAS Facilitator – Talent ID and Regional development programs

 

Tom leveraged his experience to develop the award-winning Q Swim app in 2019.  Q Swim is used in over 30 countries by swimmers and coaches as a screening and educational tool.

 

Tom continues to be strongly involved in the education of young swimmers and coaches locally, nationally, and internationally.  The Health Collab team delivers world leading care for swimmers of all ages and abilities.

Running

At The Health Collab we run and we understand runners. Unfortunately, running injuries often strike at the worst possible time . We pride ourselves on providing a timely and accurate diagnosis and a treatment plan to get you back doing what you love faster.

 

We also go beyond our core work of rehabilitating running injuries by providing systems to reduce injury risk and boost performance. One of our most popular services is providing running technique assessment using video analysis and strength screening using industry leading technology. Once you have data on your running you can make informed decisions on training and injury prevention.

 

If you’re serious about resolving your running-related injury or improving your performance we can help you. James is a current provider for Athletics Australia and has worked with  Athletics New Zealand, Queensland Academy of Sport. We are trusted by some of Brisbane’s best local runners and Olympic medalists.

Team Sports

The Health Collab caters for many different types of clients, but if you have an injury that was sustained during team sports or need to rehabilitate to get back out on the field, Megan Hunter is your go-to Sports Physiotherapist, with experience in Netball, AFL & Rugby.

Different approach for every individuals

Taking inspiration from people from diverse fields, cultures, ethnicities, ages, lifestyles is the way to best way to guide individuals and the community at large toward the larger goal of optimal health. This is the age of collaboration. 

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