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.
Accredited Exercise Physiologist
B Clin Ex Phys (USC)
Paige Jenner is an Exercise Physiologist accredited by Exercise & Sport Science Australia (ESSA). She graduated from the University of the Sunshine Coast in 2018 with a Bachelor in Clinical Exercise Science.
Paige has a particular interest in musculoskeletal conditions and is able to help people manage chronic conditions with exercise prescription, physical activity education and self management programs.
Paige is passionate about movement and exercise, particularly soccer. She has played on the Queensland Womens' Team for 7 years.
Since graduating from James Cook University in 2010, Brad has gained extensive experience in a variety of areas including gym, private practice and sports team settings. He has also worked closely with prominent surgeons on the Sunshine Coast on pre and post operative rehabilitation of total hip and knee replacements, regularly presenting at patient education sessions.
Brad has previously worked in Hervey Bay and Bundaberg but has called the Sunshine Coast home for the last 5 years.
Brad is passionate about Physiotherapy and helping people. He is interested in all areas of musculoskeletal Physiotherapy but has specific interest and experience in orthopedic rehabilitation (shoulder, hip, knee and ankle), spinal pain and rehabilitation and sports injuries. He has undertaken further training in these fields in addition to Dry Needling.
Brad has a keen interest in sport and fitness in general. He especially has a great passion for soccer and currently plays in the local Sunshine Coast competition.