About Us

About Us

At ak Physiotherapy we pride ourselves in personalised consultations focussed on improving your injuries and pain management.

We offer experienced “hands on” treatment, provide outstanding advice in exercise rehabilitation and deliver high level sports management consultation to keep you fit while injured.

In addition, we offer shockwave, dry needling, compex, recovery boots, cupping as well as crossover symmetry, strength and conditioning programs and pilates programs to help you with your recovery from injury.

Our services include:

  • Assessment for sport and injury rehab/prevention
  • Clinical and Reformer Pilates
  • Treatment of tendon injury/tendinitis: rotator cuff, achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, patella tendinitis, hamstring tendinitis
  • General musculoskeletal pain and injury, including treatment of back pain, neck pain, sciatica, nerve impingement, shoulder injury, ankle sprain, knee pain.
  • Post operative treatment and rehabilitation for work or sport including ACL reconstruction, Rotator Cuff, Total knee or hip replacement, Back surgery and more.
  • Sports Recovery treatments to maintain peak performance including compression boots, muscle relaxation using compex, cupping and massage.

Meet The Team

April King

Physiotherapist (APA member)/CrossFit Level 3/ Weightlifting Level 2/ Pilates Instructor


  • Physiotherapy (UQ 2002)
  • Applied Science (QUT 1996)
  • Clinical Pilates (Level I & II)
  • Cert III and IV in Fitness
  • CrossFit Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3
  • AWF Club Weightlifting/Sports Power Coach Level 1 and Level 2
  • CrossFit Mobility Trainer Course (08/01/12)
  • CrossFit Gymnastics (2014)
  • Acupuncture and Dry Needling – Basic and Advanced Upper Limb
  • Massage Therapy certificate

Physiotherapy Professional Development Courses including: Hydrotherapy; Ultrasound Imaging; Advanced Shoulder Course; Local and Global Stability for the Trunk; Thoracic Spine; Complex Elbow; Lumbar Spine and Hip; Locomotor and Myofascial Slings; Management of Chronic Lower Back Pain Disorders; Current Spinal Procedures

April King is a Brisbane-based health professional who provides physiotherapy, sports massage, CrossFit coaching, lifestyle education seminars, stretching and trigger point therapy, sports injury management and nutrition. She has a passion for fixing injuries and coaching movement and in turn, helping others improve their performance or quality of life.

Amanda Rappazzo

Master Physiotherapist (APA member)/ Crossfit Level 1/ Pilates Instructor/Cert IV Fitness


  • Masters in Physiotherapy Studies (UQ) (2005)
  • Bachelor of Physical Health and Education (University of Toronto, Canada) (2003)
  • Mental Health First Aid Accreditation
  • Crossfit Level 1 Trainer Course
  • Pilates Equipment Level 1
  • Musculoskeletal Acupuncture and Dry Needling
  • Original Strength Level 1 & 2
  • StrongFirst SFG Kettlebell Course
  • Functional Movement Screen (FMS) & Corrective Exercise Level 1
  • Selective Functional Movement Assessment(SFMA) Level 1
  • Certificate IV in Fitness

Originally from Canada, Amanda has a Bachelor’s of Physical Health and Education and a Masters of Physiotherapy. Amanda has had experience with clients of all ages and abilities and is more than ready to help heal you and get you moving again!

Using movement to help people maintain health and function is what Amanda loves to do. Don’t limit the activities you love from niggles or pain – Amanda will find a way to keep you moving pain free.

Amanda is also a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA). She is also a Certified Level 1 Functional Movement Screen(FMS) Practitioner.

Amanda’s average clients are active people who do not want to be limited in what they love to do by niggles and movement restrictions.

Cailen Gothard

Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) (APA member)/ Level 1 Sports Instructor/ Clinical Pilates


  • Level 1 Sports Trainer
  • Dry Needling Level 1
  • Clinical Pilates Rehab Level 1 Instructor
  • Occupational Health Physiotherapy Level 1
  • Introduction to Cultural Awareness Training
  • Introduction to Disability Awareness Training
  • Advanced Sports Taping – SMA
  • Sports, Kinesiology & Activetape Workshop – Strapit

Cailen completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy Studies (Honours) at the University of Queensland. Being an avid AFL sports fan growing up, Cailen found her passion for musculoskeletal rehabilitation, sports injuries, and helping people achieve their goals through the avenue of Sports Athletes, notedly as a Physiotherapist with The Brisbane Lions.

Matt Bushell

Bachelor of Physiotherapy (APA member)/Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science/ Cert IV Fitness/ Cert IV Massage Therapy/Cert IV Training & Education


– Master of Physiotherapy Studies, (UQ, 2019)
– Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science (ESSA minor), (USC, 2017)
– Certificate III and IV in Fitness
– Certificate IV in Massage
– Sports Physiotherapy Level 1 (Australian Physiotherapy Association)
Professional physiotherapy courses including sports physiotherapy, complex shoulder pain and running injury and rehab.


  • Rehabilitation
  • Sports Performance
  • Strength & Conditioning
With over 15 years in the health and wellness industries, Matt brings a thorough knowledge
of exercise, movement and the human body to his delivery of physiotherapy treatments.
Whether your goal is to be pain free or achieve a level of performance, his sole aim is to use
his knowledge and experience to give you the best outcomes possible in line with your goals..
While Matt is happy to work with anyone, he has a particular interest in lower limb & shoulder
 injuries, running related injuries and return to run programs, post-operative rehab and will soon
be completing further education courses in men’s health.
When not in the clinic, Matt will generally be off playing futsal, chasing a wave or
mountain biking.