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 12 months 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.

Chris Mallac

Physiotherapist

Chris is a highly qualified Physiotherapist and Human Movement Educator. Chris has special interests in functional strength conditioning, sports injuries, spinal manual therapy, orthopedic rehab and exercise prescription. He has extensive experience in elite level sport having worked with elite level State and National level AFL, rugby union and football teams in Australia, UK and France, more recently as High Performance Manager for the Brisbane Roar in the Australian A-League Football Competition.

Chris also writes extensively for the Sports Injury Bulletin (UK) on anything and everything related to the rehabilitation of sports injuries. Prior to COVID, Chris would periodically travel the world presenting Rehab Trainer courses to Personal Trainers and Exercise Professionals focusing on Singapore, Dubai, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Myanmar. Chris also consults to a medical clinic in Yangon (Myanmar).

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.

Andrew McWilliam

Exercise Physiologist

Andrew McWilliam is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist with Exercise and Sport Science Australia and an Associate Nutritionist with the Nutrition Society of Australia. He has worked as a clinical educator in the university sector for the past 8 years in Brisbane, whilst seeing clients with a broad range of chronic conditions, metabolic complaints & post surgery needs. He has organised and hosted pulmonary rehabilitation, cardiac rehabilitation, exercise for chronic pain and parkinson’s disease classes.

Andrew has an interest in providing exercise for those suffering with arthritis and exercise coupled with lifestyle change to clients struggling with mental health concerns. He has been the lead clinician in state-of-the-art pilot programs for first responders, victims of crime and service men & woman in the armed forces; with diagnosed or symptoms of PTSD. He also hosted one of the first multidisciplinary allied health teams working in conjunction with the Royal Brisbane Women’s Hospital inpatient clients with type II diabetes. Andrew strongly believes in personal development and finding solutions to help clients move toward or achieve their health & wellness goals.

Andrew also has a martial arts background and has competed at a state and national level in kumite and kata. As well as instructing, Andrew has coached teen and child athletes at state and national levels who have continued their journey to represent Australia internationally and who have been recognised with such awards as Junior sports person of the year.

Robyn Brandon

Remedial Massage Therapist

Robyn is a registered Remedial Massage Therapist who developed an interest in massage 25 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 also 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 can provide pain relief, enhanced relaxation and a positive mental environment for your recovery.