APA Titled Sports Physiotherapist
APA Titled Sports Physiotherapist
Peter Hogg is an ‘APA Titled Sports Physiotherapist’ and co-principal of Noosa Sports and Spinal Physiotherapy. He has also held the position of Olympic Winter Institute of Australia Sports Physiotherapy Coordinator for over ten years. He is an accredited provider for Queensland Academy of Sport. Peter’s long standing history in elite winter sport includes team involvement at six Olympic campaigns, twelve world championships and more than 100 winter world cup events spanning over a 30 year physiotherapy career.
Peter has been a principal of Noosa Sports and Spinal Physiotherapy since 1988. Peter was also founder and owner of Thredbo Altitude Physiotherapy Centre from 1994 – 2012. In 2001-2002 he was the APA Accreditation officer in Queensland. Peter has also been head physiotherapist for Noosa Triathlon for over 23 years.
Peter consulted at the Sunshine Coast Shoulder Clinic for six years and other special interests include knee assessment and rehabilitation, shoulder assessment and rehabilitation, manual therapy of the spine including neck pain and headaches, tendinopathy conditions, exercise prescription for sports injuries and international physiotherapy student training.
Peter now works on a full time basis at ‘Noosa Sports and Spinal Physiotherapy’. Peter assists with ongoing regular elite winter sports physiotherapy coverage for the Olympic Winter Institute of Australia (OWI) and the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) including upcoming winter Olympics.
Peter is an avid skier, surfer and photographer.
Maude Pelletier is an ‘APA Physiotherapist’ and co-principal of Noosa Sports and Spinal Physiotherapy. Maude has also trained with the Canadian Physiotherapy Association.
Maude’s special interests include lumbo-pelvic assessment alignment assessment and treatment, shoulder rehabilitation, hydrotherapy, clinical Exercise and injury specific exercise prescription.
Maude has been consulting for over 10 years including a wide range of experience in hospital, rehabilitation and private practice. Maude has completed the most recent and advanced APA courses regarding the lumbo-pelvic region. Maude is a certified instructor for the GLA:D (Osteoarthritis) program and is one of our senior GLA:D facilitators.
Maude enjoys fitness, skiing, fine food, wine and travel. Maude is fluent in French.
Rhys Callaghan is an ‘APA Physiotherapist’ who completed his “Master of Physiotherapy Studies” at the University of Queensland (UQ) in 2013.
Rhys has private practice and hospital experience in both Australia and the UK. Prior to joining the NSSPC team in 2018, Rhys was working as part of the Neurosurgical and Orthopaedic Physiotherapy Screening Clinic at the Gold Coast University Hospital – his role was to assess and treat complex spinal and orthopaedic patients in order to minimise the surgical wait lists.
Rhys has experience in orthopaedic and rehabilitation wards, emergency departments and five (5) different musculoskeletal outpatient departments across Queensland Health and the National Health Service (UK). Rhys has worked as a Senior Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist within an outpatient department and large private clinic in central London.
Rhys’ special interests are in complex spinal conditions, orthopaedic cases, chronic pain conditions, sporting injuries and biomechanical analysis. Rhys is a keen manual therapist with an aim to find a ‘solution’ to patients’ problems, enabling them to reach their goals. Rhys also has a keen interest in recurrence prevention, modifying habits and body mechanics with targeted exercise prescription, vertigo, nerve root irritation and is a facilitator for the GLA:D program.
Outside of work, Rhys enjoys spending time outdoors, travelling and following sport. Rhys achieved Queensland representative honours for Hockey in his youth, as well as Capricornia/Central Queensland triathlon team selection.
Helen Swift is a highly experienced physiotherapist with over 8 years of clinical experience in Australia and the UK. After pursuing further training in women’s health, Helen is experienced in the treatment of incontinence, as well as management and care of women during the pre and post natal period.
Helen places a strong emphasis on patient involvement and education and is always striving to optimise patient outcomes. She is particularly interested in the stabilisation of the lumbopelvic region, and combines her training in dry needling alongside her advanced clinical Exercise experience to manage musculoskeletal pains that can often be exaggerated during pregnancy.
In addition to women’s health, Helen is an accredited lymphoedema therapist and a member of the Lympoedema Association of Queensland. She has experience working within a hospital setting as well as private practice to help reduce the symptoms of lymphoedema, a complication that can occur after cancer surgery. Her goal is to assist her patients navigate the public and private health systems to better promote recovery, prevention and long term management.
Helen is also a certified GLA:D program instructor.
Outside of physiotherapy, Helen takes full advantage of Noosa’s outdoors, enjoying time with her family, cooking and gardening.
Chris is a highly qualified Physiotherapist and Human Movement Educator with extensive experience in elite level sport. He has 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.
He writes extensively for the Sports Injury Bulletin (UK) on anything and everything related to the rehabilitation of sports injuries. He periodically travels the world presenting Rehab Trainer courses to Personal Trainers and Exercise Professionals. He also manages to mission down to Brisbane twice per week to work as a Physiotherapist and Educational Consultant with Inspire Health Services in Brisbane, Australia. Chris loves to travel and his lifetime ambition is to get to 100 countries (current tally is 52).
Chris has special interests in functional strength conditioning, sports injuries, spinal manual therapy, orthopaedic rehab and exercise prescription.
Married with 2 teenage boys, Chris is often found on the beaches on the Sunshine Coast whenever the sun is out, or in the gym or running Mount Coolum still pretending he is 25.
Johanna Wesche is a physiotherapist with a special interest in exercise rehabilitation, Cross Fit injuries, Clinical Exercise, surgical rehabilitation, exercise for adolescents and manual therapy.