Physiotherapy

Whether you’re a weekend warrior, an elite athlete or just trying to keep up with the kids, being injured is not only painful but it almost always stops you from doing what you love.

Our physios are all highly trained in injury assessment and management. During your initial appointment our physios will take a thorough history of your injury and any other relevant information. They will discuss with you what your goals are and sit down with you to make a plan on how to reach them. Treatment will commence during your first appointment.

Physiotherapy is multi-dimensional and can treat a vast variety of conditions

Some conditions that benefit from Physiotherapy include:

  • Muscular aches (neck and lower back pain)
  • Sports injuries (Joint and muscle injuries)
  • Loss in range of movement of a particular joint (joint and muscle injuries) Arthritis
  • Prehab and Post op rehab (Learn how to activate the correct muscles before surgery in order to make post op rehab much easier and less stressful)
  • Injury prevention
  • Respiratory problems

Our Physiotherapists

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

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

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

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

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

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