What Defines Us

Our team understands 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 the Olympic medal; it matters, and our team of experienced and skilled Sports Physiotherapists are here to help.

 

Our Sports Physiotherapists 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 are proud to work with many Olympic and emerging athletes locally and internationally.  We firmly believe everyone deserves access to experienced and skilled health professionals – no matter their age, injury, or sporting ability.

 

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 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.

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.
DRY NEEDLING

DRY NEEDLING

Dry Needling is much like our technology occasionally needs a reboot with CTRL+ALT+DEL, this treatment modality is akin to hitting the ‘reset button’ for a muscle.

Our People

Experienced. Scientific. Modern. Collaborative.

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

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

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.

Dry Needling

Much like our technology occasionally needs a reboot with CTRL+ALT+DEL, this treatment modality is akin to hitting the ‘reset button’ for a muscle.

It is effective in assisting in the resolution of both acute and chronic painful conditions. It is a favourite of elite and recreational athletes alike because of its quick results allowing you to get back to what you love doing sooner.

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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