Staff

Tim Robinson

Director/Principal Physiotherapist

Tim Robinson is an experienced sports physiotherapist who has worked with elite athletes from a variety of sports, as well as international teams like the All Blacks and NZ ski team. He has also worked with the Waikato Chiefs in the Super 15 and has over 25 years of experience working with sports injuries. Tim has a special interest in sports injuries; spinal conditions and migraine/headaches, he uses the Watson ® approach to headache treatment.

Tim is a registered PGA golf rehab specialist and is able to perform swing analysis and utilise his knowledge of bio mechanics and strength training to help assist the golfer to both enjoy the game and look after their body. He has also lectured in sports medicine and is currently involved in cycling injury research and consults for the online website. He trains and races in obstacle racing and when he is not working can usually be found at the gym or out running.

Michael Ryan

Physiotherapist

Michael Ryan graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from the University of Queensland in Brisbane in 1990. Since then he has gained experience both in Australia and North America. Michael was born in Gin Gin, and grew up in Central Queensland. After graduating he has worked in Gladstone, Canberra, Calgary (Canada), Brisbane and Bundaberg before working the last 7 years on the Sunshine Coast.

Michael is an experienced hands-on Physio, who has spent many years expanding his skill-set and knowledge by working in varied environments, including private practice and hospitals. He is a proponent of continuing education, frequently attending post-graduate courses and conferences.

He has a special interest in chronic pain, headaches, paediatrics, lower limb biomechanics, Pilates, and musculoskeletal and sports Physiotherapy. He is a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association and Sports Medicine Australia.

Throughout his years as a Physiotherapist, Michael has been involved with Australian Olympic teams, and has worked with many National level athletes in both Australia and Canada. In 2013, he was the Physiotherapist for the Australian Country Cricket team. Michael loves sport, and still plays cricket and the occasional round of golf if he can find time. He is also very keen on bush-walking, hiking, music and photography.

Karen Goncalves

Physiotherapist

Karen Goncalves has over 21 years experience as a physiotherapist. She trained in
Canada, graduating from the University of British Columbia. She has worked in
Australia for the past 15 years in Private Practice treating a wide variety of
musculoskeletal and neurological conditions. Karen is a hands on Physio, who uses a
combination of Manual therapy and exercise in her treatments. In addition, Karen also is
qualified in Dry Needling. Karen has a special interest in pelvic/hip disorders, lower limb
biomechanics, and shoulder imbalance/overuse disorders.
Throughout her years as a Physiotherapist Karen has worked with the Canadian Junior
Women’s rugby team, and Queensland Junior Volleyball teams. Karen was a former high
level Volleyball player in the NCAA in America, and CIS in Canada. She now prefers to
spend her time surfing, mountain biking, and participating in the occasional recreational
triathlon.

Rob Hoey

Physiotherapist

Rob graduated from the University of Queensland in 2009 and completed his
Masters of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy in 2017 through Latrobe University. He
currently works as an Advanced Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist for Queensland
Health on the Sunshine Coast. He has also worked extensively in private practice
and elite sports, having been physiotherapist for the Brisbane Roar women’s side in
the W-League as well as looking after the Queensland Academy of Sport Volleyball
program.
Rob has a keen interest in acute and chronic spinal complaints and sporting injuries.
He has a strong manual therapy focus and applies current best-practice evidence to
management of all of his patients.
Rob enjoys all sports and formerly played volleyball for Australia (a long while ago).
He spends most of his spare time getting out and about on the sunshine coast with
his family enjoying all that this great part of the world has to offer.
Rob is available on Saturday mornings only.

Rebecca Harmer

Exercise Physiologist

Beccie is an accredited exercise physiologist (AEP) with experience working with conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, osteoporosis (bone density), mental health, cancer, arthritis, pulmonary disease and more. Beccie completed her 4-year Bachelor’s degree in Clinical Exercise Science at the University of the Sunshine Coast and completed some of her placement hours at Advanced Physio Cooroy. Beccie has a particular interest in Women’s health rehabilitation.
Growing up locally, Beccie has spent a lot of her life enjoying the active lifestyle the coast has to offer. She played a lot of sports including soccer, touch football and waterskiing on the Noosa River. Her love for physical activity has lead her towards her career in rehabilitation and using exercise as medicine. When Beccie is not working she is usually out enjoying nature, camping or boating.

Robyn Brandon

Remedial Massage Therapist

Robyn is a registered Remedial Massage Therapist who developed an interest in massage 30 years ago whilst competing in triathlon and has since completed a Cert IV in Massage Therapy and a Diploma of Remedial Massage. She is passionate about assisting people in dealing with the real cause of the tension, restricted movement and discomfort in their body.

Robyn is a qualified Oncology Massage Therapist (OCM2) who can safely and effectively treat those with a diagnosis or history of cancer. She has also completed training in Manual Lymphatic Drainage which can aid in the treatment of fluid retention, lymphedema, sinusitis, fibromyalgia, bruising and oedema. Robyn provides pain relief, enhanced relaxation and a positive mental environment for your recovery.