Welcome to Physio Next Door
Physio Next Door is pleased to offer our
experienced rehabilitation services to the patients of Gold Coast Spine. We aim to provide a seamless
experience from pre operative education and preparation to our acute hospital stay, out patient
rehabilitation through to your final integration back to Work, Sport and Life.
Even though we specialise in spine physiotherapy
management we are competent providing treatment in all aspects of physiotherapy.
Meet the Team
We are pleased to introduce our
physiotherapists Adam, Brendon and Kaitlyn and Tom. At Physio Next Door we have kept our team small
which provides a personal experience for our patients. This helps us gain rapport and confidence with our
patients during the trials of non-operative and operative spinal rehabilitation.
Our emphasis is to maintain active
communication with the orthopaedic specialists at Gold Coast Spine, this allows us to provide specific and
tailored rehabilitation solutions to our patients.
Adam is the Principal Physiotherapist at Physio Next Door and he endeavours to keep an
active engagement with every patient where possible. Adam has a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from the
University of Sydney. He has developed a diverse range of skills throughout his career as a
physiotherapist including spinal surgery rehabilitation, workplace/return to work assessments and
development of patient specific exercise programs.
His work with local specialists has allowed him to develop areas of knowledge outside
that of the typical physiotherapist. He has a close professional relationship with Dr Matthew
Scott-Young of Gold Coast Spine and has been involved with rehabilitation management of over 3000
spine patients. Adam has also been working closely with Dr Angelo Rando of Gold Coast Hand and Upper
Limb Clinic to provide multi-disciplinary management of these shared patients.
Outside of spine management he also has an interest in Men’s Health, providing
incontinence retraining to the patients of Dr Tracey and Dr McClintock.
Adam enjoys spending his time out of the office with his wife and children, going cycling
and playing tennis.
Brendan graduated from Griffith University with a Master of Physiotherapy and a Bachelor
of Exercise Science. Brendan is passionate about treating all musculoskeletal injuries although he has
developed further interest in treating spines and shoulders through working closely with Gold Coast
Spine and Gold Coast Hand and Upper Limb Clinic. His interest in health has led him to completing
paediatric hypermobility workshops and obtaining a certificate in Clinical Pilates from the Pilates
institute of QLD. Brendan has also had experience working with patients that suffer from jaw pain
(TMJ) and vestibular disorders.
Brendan excels at creating individualised treatment programs to best support his
patients and focusing on activities that they enjoy so his patients can return to a healthier
lifestyle. He is charismatic and focussed on building positive working relationships. Brendan is
enthusiastic in all aspects of his life and enjoys going to the beach, hiking, mountain biking and
working out at the gym.
Kaitlyn has been a part of the Physio Next Door team since 2018. She graduated from
Griffith University with a Bachelor of Exercise Science and a Masters of Physiotherapy. She enjoys
working closely with the team at Gold Coast Spine to provide exceptional care to all our spinal
patients both conservative and operative. Kaitlyn is driven to help people continue to participate in
the activities they love by developing patient specific and evidence based treatment programs.
Kaitlyn has a special interests in Women's Health Physiotherapy and Clinical Pilates.
Kaitlyn completed her training with the Women's Health Training Association in 2019. She is very
passionate about helping women with their pelvic health concerns whether that be return to exercise
post pregnancy, exercise prescription during pregnancy or non-pregnancy related pelvic health concerns
such as incontinence. Kaitlyn has completed her training with DMA Clinical Pilates and enjoys
incorporating Clinical Pilates into the assessment and management of her patients.
When Kaitlyn isn’t in the clinic she enjoys cooking, hiking, cycling, swimming and just
keeping generally active on her days off. Kaitlyn also plays in one of the local field hockey teams.
Tom is a valued member of the Physio Next Door Team. Tom graduated from Griffith
University with a Master of Physiotherapy and Bachelor of Exercise Science. Tom is a motivated and
inspired professional that brings experience from roles of work with the Brisbane Lions AFL Academy
as a Physiotherapist and the Brisbane Roar FC as an Exercise Scientist Intern. Tom also works in
partnership with specialists from Gold Coast Spine and Gold Coast Hand and Upper Limb Clinic to
provide exceptional operative and non-operative rehabilitation of spine and shoulder related injuries.
Tom drives self-improvement in his standards of care through reading up to date
literature and attending specialist courses outside of work. Tom has completed level 1 and 2 advanced
shoulder rehabilitation courses in Melbourne and regularly attends meetings with world renowned spine
specialists from Gold Coast Spine. Tom likes to promote health and wellbeing through safe and specific
exercise related to the client’s problem. Tom is exceptional at incorporating patient goals into
evidence-based treatment plans to achieve timely benefits and maintain a high level of care for his
Outside of work Tom enjoys running, tennis, travelling and being in the great outdoors.
Tom is also an avid sports enthusiast playing and watching many different sports.