Pumicestone Physio & Sport is a family owned practice dedicated to ensuring quality patient care.
In order for us to ensure the best outcomes for our patients, we provide a thorough assessment to identify the cause of pain and dysfunction. High quality 'hands on'treatment is then aimed at individual needs to reduce pain and restore normal range of movement and function. Further rehabilitation is done by using Pilates, Hydrotherapy and Exercise Prescription.
At Pumicestone Physio and Sport we treat musculoskeletal conditions which include; neck and back pain, rotator cuff syndrome, tennis elbow and all knee related issues. We also treat and assist in the rehabilitation of post operative conditions i.e. hip and knee replacements. Other conditions that are commonly treated are headaches, vertigo and lung conditions.
Our team is highly experienced and motivated in keeping up with the latest research and techniques.
Meet Our Staff
Owner & Senior Physiotherapist
B. Phys T (Pret)
BSC (Med) (Hons) Sport Science (UCT)
Marie-Louise completed her degree in physiotherapy in 1986 at the University Of Pretoria, South Africa, where after she specialised and completed her honours in Sport Science at the University of Cape Town.
After her graduation she worked in a number of public hospitals, before opening her own private practice in Pretoria, South Africa, where she practiced for 14 years. Her family immigrated to Australia in 2004 and settled here on the Sunshine Coast, where she joined Pumicestone Physiotherapy, Golden Beach, and became owner of the practice in 2007.
Marie-Louise has a special interest in Sport injuries, with experience in the analysis, biomechanics and treatment of these injuries. She is an experienced Craniosacral and Musculoskeletal Therapist and skilled in Myofascial and Neural Release Techniques. She also has a special interest in the management of chronic pain and is experienced in trigger point dry-needling.
Physiotherapist & Hand Therapist
BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy
BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science
Jo Hetherington is a Physiotherapist and full member of the Australian Hand Therapy Association. Jo qualified in Physiotherapy from the University of East Anglia, UK in 1999. After working in the NHS for 3 years she moved to NZ and worked in the Christchurch Hospital Hand Therapy Unit for 14 years. Jo completed her post graduate training in Hand Therapy in 2005 and became Team Leader for the Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy service in 2014.
In 2017, Jo moved to the Sunshine Coast and is excited to offer Hand Therapy services within the area. Jo is passionate about Hand Therapy and strives to achieve optimal outcomes for clients to reach their functional goals.
If you would like to know more of what Hand Therapy Services can be offered, please call Pumicestone Physio and Sport.
Dom graduated from James Cook University in Townsville in 2013. He landed his first job in Townsville with a sports clinic and was fortunate enough to work with local and visiting NBL, WNBL and A-league teams in his first two years of work.
In 2015 he made the move to the Sunshine Coast to escape the heat of North Queensland. Since living here he has continued to work in private practice and has maintained his skills managing basketball and other sporting injuries. Whilst living here Dom also completed further university studies and completed an honors project on low back pain.
Dom has a particular interest in lower limb sporting injuries, workplace health and chronic pain. He also has experience in the assessment and treatment of Vestibular Disorders, dry needling and Orthopedic Rehabilitation.
Exercise Physiologist ESSA
B Clin Ex Phys (USC)
Paige Jenner is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist, recently graduating from the Sunshine Coast University with a Bachelor in Clinical Exercise Science. Paige has a particular interest in musculoskeltal conditions and is able to help people manage chronic conditions with exercise prescription, physical activity education and self management programs.
Remedial Massage Therapist
Tess Robinson is a Diploma Qualified Remedial Massage Therapist & is a member of the Association of Massage Therapists. Tess acquired her training at Tafe Queensland in 2017 & became very passionate about helping others & understanding more about the human body & its connection to mental state & environment. Tess is able to conduct comprehensive assessments of the body & carry out thorough treatments to aid in pain relief, correct imbalances in posture & generally improve the mechanics of the body.
Her main goal is to take care of the entire person, addressing stress & tension in a broad way to gain a greater perspective of how each individual is best treated. Combining techniques from Swedish massage, Sports, Remedial, Reflexology, Kahuna & more to foster a balanced approach to every person, each session. Tess is available from 10:00am to 4:30pm every Thursday - Come see Tess & De-stress today.