PHYSIOTHERAPY MISSION STATEMENT
At Sports and Orthopaedic Physio in Palm Beach we specialise in providing quality physiotherapy for all your sports related injuries and post surgical rehabilitation. Our experienced physiotherapists will take the time to make an accurate diagnosis, explain the diagnosis, provide a hands on treatment and exercise prescription to help you stay on track to overcome your pain or injury.
TEAM BASED APPROACH
At Sports and Orthopaedic Physio in Palm Beach our goal is to resolve your pain or injury with conservative therapy, however should you need to be referred to a specialist, we have the benefit of working alongside Orthopaedic Specialist Dr Michael Tong. This can accelerate the time frames for getting a specialist opinion and allows a team based approach to give you the best care possible.
PHYSIOTHERAPY SERVICES OFFERED IN PALM BEACH
EDUCATION : What is wrong, how to fix it, how long it will take, how to prevent recurrence
MANUAL THERAPY : Massage, joint mobilisation, manipulation
DRY NEEDLING: Trigger point and facial dry needling available
EXERCISE PRESCRIPTION : Strengthening, muscle control, muscle co-ordination, movement patterns, prevention of further injury, core stability retraining
SPORTS SPECIFIC SCREENING: Running gait analysis, bike fitting, surfing screening, pre-pointe assessments, tertiary dance assessment
TAPING: Sports taping and Kinesio taping
GYM BASED REHABILITATION: Gym facilities allow us to provide exercise and rehabilitation programmes to help you return to your activities
We are the only physiotherapy practice in Palm Beach to have a CPM Machine to assist in stretching stiff knees to gain more range and improve function.
Relax on the bed as the machine uses continual passive range of motion to slowly flex and extend your knee for half an hour. This has been shown to greatly improve range of motion post surgery.
Sport Specific Physio
Common Conditions Treated
Physiotherapy for Impingement, Frozen shoulder, Rotator cuff tears, Dislocation, Bankart lesion, Acromioclavicular joint sprain
Physiotherapy for Arthritis, Patellofemoral joint mal tracking, ACL rupture, MCL/LCL tear, Meniscal tear, Patellar tendonitis, Bursitis
Physiotherapy for Arthritis, Labral tear, Gluteal tendinopathy, Trochanteric bursitis, Sacroiliac Joint pain
Physiotherapy for Ligament tears, Fractures, Plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendon rupture
Physiotherapy to treat Acute Lower back pain, Chronic Lower back pain, Neck pain, Sciatica, Spondylolisthesis, Disc protrusion, Osteoarthritis
Physiotherapy to treat Referred pain, neuro-dynamics, nerve entrapment
Physiotherapy to help for Calf, Hamstring, Groin
Physiotherapy to treat Temporomandibular joint dysfunction
Physiotherapy to improve Co-ordination, Imbalance
Arthroscope, Rotator cuff repair, Biceps tendon repair, Acromioclavicular joint repair, Acromioplasty, Bankart repair, Labral repair, Fractures
Total hip replacement, Total knee replacement, Arthroscope, Meniscal repair, Menisectomy, Labral repair, Achilles repair, ACL repair, Fractures, Amputations
Constant Passive Movement (CPM)
Renee studied on the Gold Coast, completing a Bachelor of Exercise Science and a Doctorate of Physiotherapy in 2009. She relocated to Melbourne after graduating to gain wider experience in sports physiotherapy, particularly dance physiotherapy. She became the head physiotherapist and medical liaison on tour with a theatre company in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore.
As a dance physiotherapist Renee mainly treats musculoskeletal conditions and sporting injuries with a special interest in the hip and pelvis. She understands the requirement to meet accelerated recovery timeframes expected for full time professional athletes and aims to develop strategies to enable a manageable workload while recovering.
She conducts tertiary entry dance assessments, pre-pointe assessments and is a qualified Clinical Pilates instructor.
Doctorate of Physiotherapy (Bond Uni)
Bachelor of Exercise Science (Griffith Uni)
Certificate Spinal Manual Therapy (Curtin Uni)
Level 1 Occupational Physiotherapy
GEMt Trigger Point Dry Needling Advanced
Clinical Pilates Instructor Equipment and Mat
Diane Lee: The Sporting Thorax and the Sporting Pelvis
Level 1 Visceral Manipulation
Suite 3, 1176 Gold Coast Hwy, Palm Beach QLD 4221
Central location on the Gold Coast, 15 min drive to Tweed Heads/Banora Point/Miami
Even closer to Tugun, Currumbin, Elanora and Burleigh Heads
Bus 770 stops on Gold Coast Hwy just outside
Parking is available at the back of the building in Joe Davidson public car park. It provides 2hr free parking for approximately 100 cars, only 50m from entrance, with further parking on 8th Ave, Palm Beach
From car park enter arcade heading east towards Gold Coast Hwy (see image below)
Sports and Orthopaedic Physio rooms are co-located with Dr Tong's Palm Beach rooms (see image below).
Paul has a Master’s degree in physiotherapy along with a bachelor degree in exercise science from Griffith University on the Gold Coast. Since graduating Paul has worked in private practice physiotherapy and had a diverse range of experience ranging from working with sporting teams in AFL, Rugby League, basketball, working at international triathlon events and surfing competitions. Paul is also a qualified bike fitter and experienced in running gait analysis. Paul has been lucky enough to have the opportunity to work with Olympic and Australian representative triathletes, cyclists, runners and surfers.
Paul enjoys working with athletes of every level to help achieve their goals, big or small. Paul performs athlete screening and enjoys educating patients on training loads and principles to help with injury prevention. He is also qualified in dry needling and clinical Pilates for physiotherapist.
Paul’s sporting background is in running, triathlon and surf lifesaving. Before completing his physiotherapy studies, Paul spent two seasons racing triathlons at the elite level both in Australia and in Europe. After a break from racing while establishing his physiotherapy career, Paul has returned to racing at an age group level, recently competing in the Hawaii Ironman World Championships in 2016 and winning a gold medal in the Australian Surf Lifesaving Championships in the 2km beach run.
Masters of Physiotherapy
Bachelor of Exercise Science
Sports trainer level 1
Pilates level 1
Running gait analysis for physiotherapists
APA Qualified bike fitter
Dry needling level 1
Dry needling level 2
Level 1&2 Integrated pelvis and lumbar spine