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.
BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD, Dip Phys Ed, AEP, ASpS2, FSMA, ESSAF
Ian is a an ESSA accredited exercise physiologist (AEP), a Level 2 sports scientist (ASpS2) and a Clinical and Sports Nutritionist with over 20 years experience in large multidisciplinary medical and health clinics in Melbourne. He provides clinical exercise physiology and sports and clinical nutrition services to individuals with a wide range of chronic conditions, through to elite athletes seeking advice on how to improve their sports performance or those with fatigue related conditions.
Ian has a special interest in assisting clients with cardio-metabolic conditions, optimising body composition, chronic fatigue and wellness programs.
Ian was most recently the sports nutritionist and sports science consultant to the Drapac Professional Cycling team, AFL Melbourne Demons Football Club, Tennis Australia’s National High Performance Academy, Senior Lecturer at RMIT University for 11 years, Victorian Institute of Sport and has he also provided sports science services to some of Australia’s elite skiers over many years. He is currently the sports scientist and nutritionist for the current world champion schoolboy Scotch College Rowing team in Melbourne. This centre provided multidisciplinary sports science and nutrition consulting to a wide range of high performance athletes from the Victorian and Australian Institute of Sport.
Ian was recently recognised by Exercise and Sports Science Australia (REESA) as one of the “Top 25 Influencers in Exercise and Sports Science in Australia over the past 25 years” and he is a nationally awarded applied sports science and nutrition researcher. He is Fellow of Sports Medicine Australia (FSMA) and a Fellow of Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSAF). He is currently a member of State Council (QLD) for Sports Medicine Australia.
He is keen competitive and recreational snow skier and an active lifesaver at the Sunshine Beach SLSC. He keeps fit by jogging, swimming, cycling, surfing and weight training.
Soft Tissue Therapist
Bec Mills is an innovative and passionate Soft Tissue Therapists with qualifications in Remedial and Sports Massage, Clinical Exercise and Dry Needling. Bec is also a nationally accredited member of the Australian Association of Massage Therapists and is studying exercise science at USC.
For the past 10 years Bec has been working with people from all walks of life suffering from various injuries, illnesses and debilitating conditions. Bec’s speciality areas include neck, back and hip dysfunction and chronic pain management.
Bec has extensive experience with various professional athletes from international, national and state sporting teams both in the clinic and on event day. These athletes are members of; Australian Water Polo, Australian Women’s Bobsledding, Australian Women’s Cricket, Australian Swimming, Australian Triathlon, Australian Rugby League, Australian-Pacific Goal Ball, Australian Institute of Sport Men’s Cricket, NZ Women’s Netball, World Cup Rugby Teams, QLD Roar F.C