Our Team

Our team all have exceptional skills in the management of occupational injuries and are committed to providing service excellence.

Leadership Team

David Brentnall FACP

David Brentnall FACP

B.Phty, M.Phty(Msk.), FACP, GAICD, APAM.

Managing Partner
Director Clinical Services
APA Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

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Based in Brisbane, David established AXIS Physiotherapy in 2001 and serves as the Director of AXIS Rehabilitation. David graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 1993, a post-graduate Masters of Manipulative Physiotherapy in 1999 from the University of Queensland and became a Fellow of the Australian College of Physiotherapy as a Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist in 2007. He has also been a guest lecturer for both the University of Queensland and Griffith University. He is also a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

David has overseen the establishment of numerous onsite clinics and the growth of AXIS into a dynamic, trusted and Australia-wide company. As a Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist, David performs all our Independent Case Review services at our Brisbane head office.

Rosemary Grant

Rosemary Grant

B.Phty, M.Phty(Msk.), GradDipOHS, APAM.

Occupational Health Services Manager
APA Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
APA Occupational Health Physiotherapist

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Rosemary graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy and post-graduate Masters in Manipulative Physiotherapy from the University of Queensland, and a Graduate Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety from Queensland University of Technology. She has also been awarded the title of APA Occupational Health Physiotherapist. Rosemary has also taken a role as guest lecturer at the University of Queensland and is a member of the QLD Branch of the Occupational Health Physiotherapy Association and has been involved with the association at both a state and national level.

Based in Brisbane, Rosemary joined David in 2003 to expand the scope of AXIS Rehabilitation to include on-site Physiotherapy clinics and has overseen the implementation of numerous clinics and well-being programs.

Matthew Forner

Matthew Forner

B.AppSc (HMS), M.Phty (ST), GradCertESH, APAM.

Onsite Services Manager
APA Occupational Health Physiotherapist

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Based in Brisbane, Matt joined the AXIS leadership team in 2011. Matt graduated from the University of Queensland in 2004. He spent 3 years practising as a Physiotherapist in Ontario, Canada and brings a 20 year history of working in the health and fitness Industry. He is a strong advocate for exercise based rehabilitation programs and believes in treating the patient as a whole and not just the injury.

Matt is one of our two Onsite Services Managers and ensures optimal delivery of Onsite Physiotherapy clinics across Australia.

Michael Tew

Michael Tew

B.Phty, GradDipOHS, APAM.

Onsite Services Manager
Physiotherapist

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Based in Brisbane, Michael joined the leadership team in 2015 and is involved in strategic planning and business development for AXIS. Michael is one of our two Onsite Services Managers and ensures optimal delivery of Onsite Physiotherapy clinics across Australia.

He has experience in providing a range of occupational Physiotherapy services to employers across many industries, including aviation, freight and manufacturing. Michael strongly believes in the positive health effects of work, and enjoys assisting injured workers to return to their full capacity. Michael has previously worked with several sporting teams, and feels that the active rehabilitation principles that underpin this field are just as relevant in the occupational realm.

Brisbane Team

Matthew Forster

Matthew Forster

B.Phty, M.Sc in Med (Pain Management), APAM.

Pain Management Physiotherapist

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Matt joined AXIS in 2010 and oversees our functional rehabilitation and chronic pain management programs. Matt lectures at the Griffith University Gold Coast in the area of chronic pain management and rehabilitation. He also tutors University of Sydney master’s degree in pain management. He has been involved as chair of the Queensland Branch of the Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Association and has been involved in establishing the Australian Physiotherapy Association Pain Network.

Nick Kendrick

Nick Kendrick

B.AppSc(HMS).Hons, M.Phty(St.), M.Phty(Msk&Sports), APAM.

APA Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
APA Sports Physiotherapist
Injury Management Consultant

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Nick has experience in treating both acute musculoskeletal injuries and chronic musculoskeletal pain, working as part of multi-disciplinary pain management team. Nick uses a hands-on approach to help facilitate an active, exercise-based rehabilitation. Nick completed his Master of Musculosketal and Sports Physiotherapy at Griffith University in 2016. He is also a treating clinician in two clinical trials being conducted by two leading Australian universities.

Dan Flanagan

Dan Flanagan

B.Phty, APAM.

Physiotherapist
Injury Management Consultant

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Since graduating as a Physiotherapist in 2005 Dan has gained broad experience while working private practice and hospitals throughout the UK and Australia. Dan is one of our treating clinicians in our multi-disciplinary pain management team. He draws on his extensive experience in multiple clinics as well as the sporting field to be dynamic across the acute to chronic management spectrum.

Ryan Gilliman

Ryan Gilliman

B.Phty, APAM.

Physiotherapist
Injury Management Consultant

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Ryan has worked in Sports Physiotherapy after graduation supporting AFL, Rugby Union and Rugby League teams. He soon moved into Occupational Health roles in 2012 working in regional areas supporting the mining, construction and gas industries. He enjoys rugby and anything fitness outdoors. He is currently completing his Masters in Occupational Health.

Dylan Woodward

Dylan Woodward

B.ExSc, MPhty(St.), APAM.

Physiotherapist
Injury Management Consultant

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Dylan has a strong interest in the areas of musculoskeletal rehabilitation and chronic pain, particularly in the context of workplace rehabilitation. His emphasis in treatment is on the importance of managing the individual as a whole and taking into account all aspects of the injury.

Anna Watson

Anna Watson

BMarSt. (HonsClass1), M.Phty(St), APAM.

Physiotherapist
Injury Management Consultant

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Since Anna graduated from the University of Queensland with a Masters of Physiotherapy Studies, she has completed a Certificate 1 in Continence and Women’s Health Physiotherapy. Anna believes that respect and understanding for each person’s circumstances and goals leads to the best outcomes. Anna has experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings, treating in post-operative Physiotherapy, neurological rehabilitation and paediatric Physiotherapy. Anna has a passion for Women’s Health Physio and is excited to further specialise her knowledge in this field.

Gabrielle Nemeth-Taylor

Gabrielle Nemeth-Taylor

B.Sci (Anatomy&Histology), B.Arts (Linguistics), GradCert Human Movement Studies, M.Phty(St.), APAM.

Physiotherapist
Injury Management Consultant

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Gabrielle Graduated with a Master of Physiotherapy Studies from the University of Queensland. She is particularly interested in management of hypermobility and musculoskeletal pain. She emphasises a holistic treatment approach, and promotes the importance of exercise and postural awareness.

John Stark

John Stark

B.Phty, APAM.

Physiotherapist
Injury Management Consultant

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John graduated from James Cook University in 2009 and worked in Occupational Health for most of his career. John has gained experience in both Australia and the UK and has consulted across a wide range of industries. His approach to Physiotherapy in the private practice setting has been honed through gaining experience across a wide range of clinics during his time in the UK.

Heidi Mules

Heidi Mules

B.Phty, APAM.

Physiotherapist
Injury Management Consultant

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Heidi graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 1994. Since then she has worked extensively in both Australia and the United Kingdom, as well as working as a physio for the Australian Army at the Gallipoli barracks in Brisbane. She has a special interest in the holistic approach to treatment of musculoskeletal injuries of the spine.

Lori Forner

Lori Forner

B.ScH, MPhty(St), APAM.

Womens Health Physiotherapist

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Lori has degrees in Human Movements and Physiotherapy. After working for years in musculoskeletal private practice clinics in Canada and Australia as a physiotherapist and pilates instructor, Lori found her passion in helping women with pelvic floor pain and dysfunction.

Her clinical interest is in treating complex chronic pelvic patients. She regularly attends pelvic health post graduate education courses and conferences, as well as keeping up to date with current research. Lori is an active board member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association’s Continence and Women’s Health committee, a member of the Women’s Health Training Associates, provides lectures for allied health professionals, and educates the community on pelvic health.

Read more about Lori’s service @ loriforner.com

Dayle Teske

Dayle Teske

B.Phty, Grad Cert (PM), APAM.

Physiotherapist
Injury Management Consultant

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Dayle graduated as a Physiotherapist from the University of Queensland in 2002 and has a keen interest in occupational rehabilitation and ergonomics. She is passionate about the integrative approach Axis promotes with its onsite clinics and emphasises the importance of exercise and posture in her rehabilitation as she moonlights as a yoga teacher.  Dayle also assists Axis with non-clinical project work including marketing, social media and service delivery initiatives.

Sarah Walsh

Sarah Walsh

B.BehSc, B.PsySc(Hons), M.AppPsych(Health)

Psychologist

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Sarah graduated from the Master of Applied Psychology (Health) program at the University of Queensland in 2015. She also holds a Bachelor of Behavioural Science (2011) and a Bachelor of Psychological Science with Honours (2012).

She specialises in helping people living with persistent pain and other chronic health conditions. Sarah has a particular interest in mindfulness and takes a holistic approach to treatment, supporting the connection between the body and mind.

Jeremy Villanueva

Jeremy Villanueva

B.Psych(Hons), M.AppPsych(Sport&Exercise).

Psychologist

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Jeremy graduated from the Master of Applied Psychology (Sport & Exercise) program at the University of Queensland in 2015. He also completed his Bachelor and Honours in Psychology at Macquarie University in 2012.

Jeremy has a background in injury rehabilitation, especially working with people who experience chronic pain. Regardless of the context, Jeremy has a passion for teaching clients skills to reach their full potential. Whether you’re trying to perform better at work, home, socially, or sport and exercise; Jeremy believes he can help you be your best self.

Georgie White

Georgie White

Dip Rem. Massage

Remedial Massage Therapist

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Georgie completed her Dimploma of Remedial Massage in 2006 and has been providing excellent, results-driven hands on care since. To achieve her outcomes, she combines her 10 years of experience with her interest in helping her clients understand and connect with their bodies.

Georgie utilises stretching, deep tissue massage, trigger point release and neuromuscular techniques. She comes from an office background so has an empathetic understaning of the effects of office-based work on the body. She also has eperience providing sports massage to cricket teams and triathlon clubs.

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Sydney Team

Chieu Phan

Chieu Phan

BAppSci (Phty), MPhty (MSK & Sports), APAM.

APA Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
APA Sports Physiotherapist
Injury Management Consultant

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Chieu graduated from the University of Sydney in 2008 with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy). He has worked in both the public and private health system, but has found his interest in private practice treating a range of musculoskeletal and sporting injuries. He utilises a on hands-on treatment with a progression to functional, exercise-based rehabilitation. He continued with further studies and graduated from Griffith University with a Masters in Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapy.

Chieu has worked with various sporting teams including netball, rugby, and wheelchair rugby league. Chieu loves the outdoors, on the weekend you will find him dragonboat paddling, running an obstacle, doing a hike, or playing touch footy.

Muireann Keogh

Muireann Keogh

B.Sc. (Physiotherapy), APAM.

Physiotherapist
Injury Management Consultant

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Muireann graduated from the University College, Dublin, Ireland in 2009. She has worked in Ireland and Hong Kong before moving to Sydney where she joined the AXIS Onsite Physiotherapy team. Muireann has collected a wealth of experienced in treating a wide variety of clinical cases with a particular interest in Musculoskeletal sports injuries. She has worked and travelled internationally with sports team including Rugby and Netball. Muireann is dedicated in helping her clients reach their goals through her commitment to professional development which ensures she implements the most up to date treatment options and therefore the highest standard of care for her clients.

Nicola Hutchinson

Nicola Hutchinson

B. Phty, M. Phty (Musculoskeletal), FACP

Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
Injury Management Consultant

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Nicola Graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Musculoskeletal) in 2009. In 2015, she was awarded Specialisation in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy from the Australian College of Physiotherapists.

Melbourne Team

Samuel Hutchins

Samuel Hutchins

B.Phty, APAM, IMLa.

Marketing Manager
Melbourne Team Leader

Physiotherapist
Injury Management Consultant

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Upon graduation from the University of Queensland in 2012, Sam immediately entered the arena of private practice and occupational health. He is passionate about working actively with clients to find the root cause of the presenting issue to ensure sustained resolution. His approach is to provide the client a comprehensive education of what is required to rehabilitate to 100 percent.

He has overseen the successful implementation and ongoing success of several onsite early intervention and injury prevention clinics across Queensland and Victoria and leads the AXIS Melbourne team. Sam looks after the Marketing and Business Development portfolio at AXIS.

Luke Cosgrave

Luke Cosgrave

B.Phty (Hons), APAM.

Physiotherapist
Injury Management Consultant

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Luke graduated from La Trobe University in 2011 with first class Honours in Physiotherapy and has gained extensive experience within public health rehabilitation and outpatient settings as well as private practice. He has completed additional training in Sports and Spinal Management, Dry Needling as well as Vestibular Rehabilitation. He undertakes continuous professional development and is passionate about promoting the profession through the provision of high-quality care. Luke’s approach is to develop and implement tailored therapy plans with clients to facilitate early return to work and sport.

Aaron Dodd

Aaron Dodd

B.HSc, M.Phty(ST), APAM.

Physiotherapist
Injury Management Consultant

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Aaron graduated in 2012 from La Trobe University with a Bachelor of Health Sciences and Master of Physiotherapy Practice. Aaron has since worked in private practice covering sports, corporate and musculoskeletal physiotherapy in Melbourne. Aaron has additional qualifications in Dry Needling and Clinical Pilates and is currently completing a Graduate Certificate in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy. Aaron has immersed himself in competitive sport since a young age, with highlights of a national championship and representation in Judo and state championship in Rowing. Through this, Aaron appreciates how frustrating injuries can be and the great feeling when your body is performing optimally.

Kate Blampied

Kate Blampied

B.Phty (Hons), APAM.

Physiotherapist
Injury Management Consultant

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Kate graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy with honours from the University of Melbourne in 2009. Kate has worked in a range of private practice settings including musculoskeletal, sports, occupational rehabilitation, pre/post natal, orthopaedics and aged care.

Kate has developed a passion for rehabilitation. From AFL sporting injuries to work sustained injuries, she enjoys facilitating her clients returning to their favourite activities. Kate is passionate about educating and empowering her clients in the management of their injuries involving exercise rehabilitation as an important component in the management plan.

Jace van der Westhuizen

Jace van der Westhuizen

B.Sci.(BioChem), M.Sc.(Nutr&Diet), B.Phty, APAM.

Physiotherapist
Injury Management Consultant

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Jace graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Biochemistry) in 2007, a Masters of Nutrition and Dietetics in 2010 and a Bachelor pf Physiotherapy in 2013.  Since 2014 Jace has worked as a Physiotherapist and Accredited Practicing Dietician in Melbourne and North Qld.  He has worked mainly in private practice with a special interest in musculoskeletal Physiotherapy and nutrition and dietetics in the context of helping clients with chronic health conditions and achieving their body transformation goal.

Adelaide Team

Tien Pham

Tien Pham

B.Phty, M.Phty (Musc & Sports), APAM.

APA Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
Injury Management Consultant

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After completing his Bachelor of Physiotherapy degree at the University of South Australia in 2010, Tien went on to complete his post-graduate Master of Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapy. He strives to gain an in-depth understanding of each injury and how it relates to the person’s limitations. By utilising a targeted exercise program to complement his diverse hands-on manual therapy techniques, Tien is able to effectively treat the underlying causes to maximise the person’s physical function and performance, whether it is a quicker return to work or improving sporting capabilities.

Tien is also the state and national physiotherapist for Taekwondo Australia, and has travelled overseas for international competitions. Tien brings his wealth of experience when treating patients, always eager to learn and tackle new challenges.

PERTH Team

Tara Hummelshoj

Tara Hummelshoj

B.Sci(Physio), B.Sci(Hons), B.AppSci(Sports Coaching), APAM.

APA Physiotherapist
Injury Management Consultant

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Tara has over 12 years experience in musculoskeletal Physiotherapy in both the private and public sector. She has an extensive sports background as an athlete, coach and administrator as well as strength and conditioning experience.

Tara has a keen interest in the prevention and exercise rehabilitation of injury, no matter the setting it occurs in. She enjoys returning clients to “their normal” and the challenges the workplace setting brings to this.