About us

Powerhouse Physiotherapy will get you back in action better, stronger and faster. We specialise in injury prevention, orthopaedic & exercise rehabilitation, sports & remedial massage and injury management.

Our team of experienced physiotherapists provide one-on-one consultations with an emphasis on prevention over cure. Of course if you are injured, we will use an evidence based approach to return you to your sport or activity feeling better, stronger and faster. All Powerhouse team members come from an elite sport based background and have a strong understanding of athlete requirements. Scroll down to meet the Powerhouse team.

Values

At Powerhouse Physio we strive for excellence in demonstrating:

ONE.

Value and understanding
with all clients and team members

TWO.

Exceptional everytime
in everything we do

THREE.

Mateship and a community feel
with both client’s and team members

FOUR.

Three goes and we’re out
Re-evaluate, reassess

FIVE.

Above the line behaviour
No blame, shame or justification

Our team

Suzanne Goodall

Director

Suzie began her career as a Registered Nurse before becoming a Sports Injury Nurse and Titled Sports Physiotherapist. Suzie founded Powerhouse Physiotherapy in 2005 and now specialises in injury prevention and athlete rehabilitation. Suzie is the trusted physio for many local, national and international sporting teams and is currently working with the Australian men's hockey team (the Kookaburras), as they continue their journey towards the Olympics in 2020.

Qualifications

Director
APA Sports Physiotherapist
Master of Sports Physiotherapy
Bachelor of Science (Physiotherapy) Honours
Bachelor of Nursing, RN

Fun Fact

Suzie rides a motorbike, and is crossfitter by day, pianoist by night. Her hair also matches the rims of her car.

Make a booking with Suzie.

Brandon Hardwicke

physiotherapist

After a short stint working in Melbourne, Brandon has moved home to the capital to continue his career, and build on his experience on the sports field. Focusing on ensuring the best outcome for all of his clients, Brandon has a keen interest in working with sports, especially softball and AFL.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Physiotherapy

Fun Fact

Brandon is a Tupperware lady in his spare time.

Make a booking with Brandon.

Liam Toohey

physiotherapist

Moving from private practice and sports physiotherapy work in Melbourne, Liam has made his way to Canberra to undertake his PhD at the AIS investigating subsequent athletic injuries. Liam has published research in hip strength assessment and has a strong interest in sports injuries, with a particular focus on returning to high performance and prevention of future injuries. Whether you are a weekend warrior or a professional athlete Liam will work with you to achieve your optimum outcomes and help to keep you injury free.

Qualifications

Bachelor Health Sciences (Hons)
Master Physiotherapy Practice

Fun Fact

Liam is currently studying for his PhD. He is a keen sports fan, especially AFL (Richmond Tigers is his team).

Make a booking with Liam.

Matthew Rodgers

physiotherapist

Matt moved across to the world of physiotherapy after kick-starting his career in the Fitness industry. Matt’s background in basketball (ABA League), distance running (including the New York Marathon), rugby league, union & AFL make him a great fit for amateur and professional athletes. With a strong focus on evidence-based practice, Matt specialises in promoting health, rehabilitation, pre-hab and he employs a wide range of treatments to ensure his clients perform at their best.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Science (Exercise Science)
Master of Physiotherapy

Fun Fact

Matt has 2 kids that keep his hands full!

Make a booking with Matt.

Mitch Barbara

Physiotherapist

After a second ACL reconstruction Mitch decided to transition into physiotherapy practice to help others with rehabilitation of their injuries. Mitch has particular interests in sports physiotherapy and injuries of the shoulder, hip, and knee. He is also an avid sports fan and follows many sports, in particular; weightlifting, rugby league, baseball, ice hockey, American football, and basketball. Mitch strives for the best outcome for all clients, regardless of their level of activity, using evidence-based approaches with a strong emphasis on exercise rehabilitation.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Science (Honours)
Master of Physiotherapy

Fun Fact

Mitch is saving up to buy the San Francisco 49ers.

Make a booking with Mitch.

Jim Zouch

physiotherapist

Jim is a patient focused therapist. His strength is in identifying and helping patients understand their problem so they can focus on the solution. Jim started his physiotherapy career in Canberra 10 years ago working with private practice patients, Ainslie Football Club and ACTAS athletes before moving to London. Between trips to Europe Jim spent time honing his skill’s (gleaning knowledge) in London’s premier Sports Medicine Clinic working alongside internationally recognized Sports Physicians, Physiotherapists and Strength and Conditioning coaches. The clinic exposed Jim to a range of conditions and patient backgrounds including the everyday sports enthusiast, chronic problems like lower back pain through to athletes from Bob Sleigh, Rugby, International Football teams, Formula 1, Cyclocross, Triathlon, Boxing, Taekwondo, Rowing and MMA. Jim’s enthusiasm was rewarded in his final year, managing one of the new clinic branches in the city of London. Jim returns to Canberra to pursue further study (research) and be closer to the family farm.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Science (Sports and Human Nutrition)

Masters of Physiotherapy

Fun Fact

Jim loves playing any kind or sport, fishing and pretending he is useful on the farm.

Make a booking with Jim.

Terry Leahy

soft tissue therapist

Terry moved from a career in the public service to a gym manager role before he transitioned to personal training, then sports training and soft tissue therapy. Terry has worked privately as a soft tissue therapist and with several organisations as a soft tissue therapist and sports trainer. His sporting experience includes work with teams from ACT touch football, Ainslie and ACTAFL, Canberra Junior Raiders and other sporting organisations.

Qualifications

Advanced Diploma in Soft Tissue Therapy
Level 2 Sports Trainer

Make a booking with Terry.

Tony Bond

soft tissue therapist

Tony decided to move into private practice after 24 years at the AIS as a soft tissue therapist. He has been to 5 Commonwealth games, and has been selected to work at the 2020 Olympics for the 7th time in a row! As a previous AIS scholarship holder in athletics, Tony knows the importance of a regular treatment regime. Tony is a great lover of the outdoors and continues to challenge himself with competing on the National Circuit with adventure racing and 24 hour mountain biking.

Qualifications

Dip Remedial Massage
DIP SM
Member MA, AAMT

Fun Fact

Loves classic cars, motorbikes, steel sculpture
designs, good food, good wine all mixed with great
company and conversation, and lets not forget his
fur babies.

Make a booking with Tony.

The Hive

Powerhouse is a proud member of ‘The Hive’ and works closely with the following health practitioners: