Ian Astbury

Bachelor of Physiotherapy; Bachelor of Human Movement Studies, University of Queensland

Clinical interests: Sports, Orthopaedic Rehabilitation

Ian has been one of the proud owners and physiotherapists at Junction Road Physiotherapy since 2000. A graduate of the University of Queensland with degrees in both Physiotherapy and Human Movement Studies, Ian has over 20 years of physiotherapy experience.

Ian began his career in orthopaedic settings in hospitals in both Australia and Great Britain. This, combined with his university studies focusing on exercise physiology, biomechanics and the conditioning of the elite athlete, has enabled Ian to build a solid reputation in the field of sports injury management.

Having worked with both national and state level athletes and having travelled with both professional, semi-professional and amateur sporting teams, Ian has extensive knowledge in the field of sports physiotherapy. He  is the current managing Physiotherapist for Brothers Rugby Union Club and has a wealth of experience in dealing with injuries sustained in winter football codes and cricket. Ian has a special interest in the shoulder and throwing injuries as well as injuries and biomechanics of the lower limb.

When not involved in the daily running of Junction Road Physiotherapy, Ian’s life retains a strong sporting focus by following and supporting his three sons and their own sporting endeavours.

Nicki Carr

Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours), The University of Queensland

Clinical interests: Sports, Clinical Pilates

Nicki is very excited to join the Junction Road Physiotherapy team.

Nicki’s love of sports physiotherapy began during her studies at the University of Queensland where she completed a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours).  She was lucky enough to work as a trainer across a variety of sports including rugby, soccer, netball, volleyball, AFL, touch and ultimate frisbee. Over the past 2 years she’s been working closely with Souths Rugby Union Club but is happy to make the switch and come on board as one of the physiotherapists at Brothers Rugby Union Club.

Nicki also has a keen interest in pilates and loves being both the participant and the instructor. Having completed an intensive reformer pilates course, she is thrilled to apply her new expertise to the classes and groups she takes at Junction Road Physiotherapy.

Outside of work Nicki loves keeping active and spending time with her friends and family. On her weekends you’ll find her hiking a new mountain or playing social netball with her friends.

Kate King

Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Hons), University of Queensland; Diploma of Health Promotion, James Cook University

Clinical interests: Women’s Health, Chronic Pain

Kate is a Senior Physiotherapist at Junction Road Physiotherapy and has been part of the team for over 11 years. Kate graduated from the University of Queensland in 2004 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy with First Class Honours. Her Honours research has since been published in the Australian Journal of Physiotherapy.

Early in her career, Kate had experience working in the fields of women’s health and musculoskeletal and sports injuries in private practice, as well as being responsible for the post-surgery orthopaedic rehabilitation for several prominent orthopaedic surgeons at the Brisbane Private Hospital.

Kate joined the team at Junction Road Physiotherapy at the beginning of 2008 and has expertly established our first-class Pilates facility in conjunction with her work as a physiotherapist.

Kate has a special interest in Women’s health including pre and postnatal management. She has completed further studies in this area and her work includes treating pelvic floor dysfunction, pregnancy pain, abdominal separation, incontinence and prolapse. She has also done further studies into the treatment of various chronic pain and musculoskeletal issues, including training in dry needling and Clinical Pilates.

Outside of work, Kate is kept busy with her three young children.

Joe Ferguson

Bachelor of Physiotherapy, Australian Catholic University

Clinical interests: Sports and Pilates

Joe was no stranger to our clinic when he joined the team after completing his Bachelor of Physiotherapy degree.

He is a local boy who has played for over 10 years at Brothers Rugby Club, at a junior and senior level. Unfortunately, Joe’s love for rugby was not reciprocated, as he found himself constantly in our clinic, rehabilitating his many injuries.  It was working together with our physiotherapists, where Joe first realised his passion for managing acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries.

During his studies, Joe continued his involvement with Brothers and our clinic, gaining 3 years’ experience as a sports trainer, providing strapping and on field injury management. Joe is now working alongside the Virginia United Football Club senior squad and gaining experience in a new area of sports physiotherapy.

Joe believes in the benefits of hands-on therapy for providing relief to his patients. When used in conjunction with education about effective self-management, his patients are able to improve quickly and become more independent in their long term management.

Outside of work, Joe enjoys keeping active at the gym and enjoys watching rugby league, rugby union and football.

Eoin Quinn

Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Hons); Bachelor of Exercise Science (HMS), Australian Catholic University

Clinical interests: Sports and Post Operative Rehabilitation, Clinical Pilates, Dry Needling

Eoin graduated from ACU Physiotherapy (First Class Honours) in 2013 and Exercise Science (2009). These degrees enable him to use a strong combination of both hands on and exercise-based therapy, to ensure optimal recovery for all his clientele.

During Eoin’s first year as a physiotherapist, he worked with the Mater Hospital and was nominated for Best New Graduate of the Year (2014) and awarded Best New Research at the Stroke 2014 Conference. Since then Eoin has been working in private practice.

Eoin has a special interest in musculoskeletal and sporting injuries and as such he has spent time working with several sporting organisations across Queensland. Eoin himself has competed at a State and National level, for both athletics and rugby union. He understands what it takes to have his athletes competition-ready, and will ensure their bodies are in optimal condition for their respective sport.

When away from the practice Eoin enjoys getting active in social sports with his friends and trying to see as much of the world as he can with his family.

Nick Houlahan

Bachelor of Physiotherapy, Australian Catholic University

Clinical interests: Sports Physiotherapy, Clinical Pilates

Nick developed a strong interest in musculoskeletal physiotherapy during his studies at the Australian Catholic University, where he completed his Bachelor of Physiotherapy degree.

While his own rugby playing days are over, Nick has been involved with the management of Brothers’ Rugby Club Senior teams, both on the field and at weekly training sessions, for the past 2 years. This is where he developed his affinity for sports injury rehabilitation, as well as the management of acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions.

Nick is passionate about providing a combination of hands-on manual therapy and exercise prescription to manage his patients’ conditions. By utilising both these treatment methods, his patients are able to overcome their injuries and return to the activities they enjoy.

Outside of work, Nick likes to keep active by completing Pilates sessions in our studio as well as playing golf as often as he can!

Charlie Cordery

Bachelor Physiotherapy, Australian Catholic University

Clinical interests: Musculoskeletal, Sports, Core & lumbo-pelvic stability, Clinical Pilates & Dry Needling

Charlie graduated from the Australian Catholic University Brisbane in 2013 and quickly focused his attention towards musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapy within the private practice sector. He has been a part of the Junction Road Physiotherapy team since 2014.

Charlie is currently a physiotherapist with both the Brothers Rugby Union Club and Virginia Football club, focusing on strapping and on/off-field management. Recently he has been working with Queensland Schools Rugby, Under 18 and 20’s Reds academy’s along with the Under 20’s Brisbane City URC team.

Having grown up playing a variety of different sports, Charlie has a thorough understanding of managing all forms of injury and how these injuries affect the everyday person. His passion lies with promoting people to be active and get the best out of their bodies. He has a special interest in core and lumbo-pelvic stability through functional exercise to rehabilitate his patients. His main focus is to teach clients to be able to control and efficiently use their bodies for long term rehabilitation solutions and better lifestyles.

Outside of the workplace Charlie loves to be active and spend time with family and friends. He has recently started training for his first triathlon and is enjoying the challenge of training for three sports at one particular time!

Emma Teichmann

Bachelor of Physiotherapy, Australian Catholic University

Clinical interests: Women’s Health, Musculoskeletal, Clinical Pilates

Emma has worked in the private practice sector since graduating from the Australian Catholic University in 2015, and happily joined the Junction Road Physiotherapy team in 2020.

Emma has a genuine passion for physiotherapy, and enjoys guiding patients in all walks of life through their rehabilitation. She is committed to providing patients with the best physiotherapy experience she can, through use of evidence based manual therapy techniques and individualised exercise programs.

Emma has a special interest in Women’s Health Physiotherapy and has completed further post-graduate studies in this area.  She enjoys empowering women with knowledge in all areas of pelvic health including bladder/bowel dysfunction, persistent pelvic pain, sexual pain, prolapse and pregnancy/postpartum conditions.  Emma also loves running our Mums & Bubs reformer classes here at JRP!

Emma has a thirst for knowledge and in addition to her Women’s Health training has also completed further qualifications in Sports Physiotherapy, Clinical Reformer Pilates and Dry Needling.

Outside of work Emma loves staying active, seeing live music, reading a good book and spending time with her partner and friends.

Paediatric Physiotherapists

Wendy Astbury

Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Hons), University of Queensland

Clinical interests: Neurodevelopmental conditions including Developmental Coordination Difficulties and Sensory Processing Disorder; Vestibular rehabilitation

Wendy brings over 20 years of experience in paediatrics to her position as owner and Principal Physiotherapist of Child’s Play Physiotherapy.

Her commitment to paediatric physiotherapy began during her time at the University of Queensland where she graduated with Honours following a research thesis on the development of hand control in young children.

After graduating, Wendy worked in a variety of paediatric hospital settings in both Australia and the United Kingdom before joining the Queensland Paediatric Rehabilitation Service at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Brisbane. This work was extremely rewarding and cemented Wendy’s passion for assisting children with neurological and developmental difficulties to achieve their best possible physical outcome.

After having a family of her own with husband and business partner, Ian, Wendy began Child’s Play Physiotherapy, a private practice catering for the physical needs of the developing child. This has allowed her to develop interests in other areas of paediatric physiotherapy, including sensory processing disorders, vestibular difficulties and orthopaedic conditions.

Wendy is also committed to continuing education and mentoring younger physiotherapists with an interest in paediatrics. She has been a committee member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association’s National Paediatric Group, Queensland Chapter, since January 2019.

Wendy is a lifelong Clayfield local who now juggles a thriving practice with the family commitments of raising three teenage boys.

Belinda Griffiths

Master of Physiotherapy, University of South Australia; Bachelor of Applied Science (HMS)/Bachelor of Education, QUT

Clinical interests: Paediatric Physiotherapy, including neurodevelopmental, orthopaedic and musculoskeletal Physiotherapy.

Belinda graduated from the University of South Australia in July 2006. It was her final placement at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Adelaide that convinced her to follow the path of Paediatrics. Upon graduating, Belinda returned to her home-town of Brisbane where she worked for a year at the former Royal Children’s Hospital before moving over to the United Kingdom.

Whilst living in London, Belinda gained a wealth of experience across the field of Paediatrics, starting at The Royal London Hospital. Here, she covered the inpatient Orthopaedic and Trauma and outpatient Musculoskeletal caseloads.

Belinda also had the opportunity to work in the community setting where she assessed and treated children with special needs in their homes, schools and hydrotherapy. Belinda’s role as a Senior Paediatric Physiotherapist at The Portland Hospital for Women and Children really honed her interest in Orthopaedic and Musculoskeletal physiotherapy.

Belinda returned to Brisbane with her husband and children in 2017 and has enjoyed putting her skills to great use after joining the team at Child’s Play Physiotherapy.

*Please note that Belinda is not registered as a ‘preferred provider’ for BUPA however you will still be able to claim a rebate under your extras cover.

Massage Therapists

Hilke Volbert

Diploma of Remedial Massage Therapy, Australian College of Natural Medicine

Clinical interests: Remedial Massage Therapy, Chronic Pain, Musculoskeletal, Pregnancy and postnatal women

Hilke completed a Diploma in Remedial Massage Therapy at the Australian College of Natural Medicine in 2008. Prior to this, Hilke was an overseas-trained Occupational Therapist.

Hilke has been part of the Junction Road Physiotherapy team for over 5 years and has also worked at Q Academy as a Course Coach, teaching and supervising Massage Therapy students.

Hilke is adept at assessment and massage treatment of clients with many different problems including chronic pain, musculoskeletal conditions, sporting injuries, as well as pregnant and postnatal women. Her many techniques include soft tissue massage, deep tissue massage, myofascial release and muscle energy techniques.

Come and experience what a difference a massage with Hilke can make to your body and well-being.

Natalie Charlesworth

Diploma of Remedial Massage Therapy, Q Academy – Brisbane

Clinical interests: Headache & Migraine complaints, lower back pain, pain management

Natalie completed her  Diploma of Remedial Massage Therapy at Q Academy in early 2019. Natalie is dedicated to helping clients reduce pain and improve mobility through her targeted treatment programs and self care education. Natalie has a keen interest in how our daily habits – work, sport or lifestyle – can result in poor posture, pain and musculoskeletal dysfunction. To address these issues Natalie uses a variety of techniques to achieve the best possible outcome for her clients. These include Soft and Deep Tissue Massage,  Neuromuscular Technique, Myofascial Release, Myofascial Cupping, Muscle Energy Technique and Lymphatic Drainage. 

When Natalie is not at work, she is most likely ferrying her three kids to school and sport or taking her beloved dog for a walk.