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)
  • App 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.

Emma Ellison

Physiotherapist (APA Member)/Pilates Instructor/Sports Physio to Sunnybank Rugby Club


  • Master of Physiotherapy (2011)
  • Bachelor of Physical Education (Exercise and Sports Science) (2009)
  • Level 2 Sports Physiotherapy Qualifications
  • Clinical Pilates (Level I, Level II and Level III)
  • Acupuncture and Dry Needling

Since graduating from Physiotherapy in 2011 Emma has worked in private practice treating both adults and children across multiple disciplines including sports, orthopaedics and medical.

Emma has a strong interest in sport and has participated in many herself including CrossFit, soccer, touch, snow-boarding and wake boarding. Her passion for sport has influenced her physiotherapy career where she now works with the Sunnybank Rugby Union Club as well as the Queensland and Australian Sevens Rugby Teams and many CrossFit athletes in the Brisbane and Ipswich areas.

With her combined experience, Emma offers expert assessment and diagnostic skills, terrific hands on Physiotherapy as well as high level exercise instruction and injury management.  Her goal is to keep you training or working at your optimal intensity while you recover from your injury.

Sandy Newton-king

Physiotherapist (APA member)/Expert Dry Needling technique/ Pilates Instructor


  • B Physiotherapy (UQ 1995)
  • Advanced Level Acupuncture with the UK’s Charted Society of Physiotherapy, which includes extensive training with the British Medical Acupuncture Society (BMAS).
  • Western Medical Master Classes (UK) in Dry Needling
  • Cupping for musculoskeletal therapy.
  • Mat Work and Reformer Pilates trained. Sandy specialises in treating work related disorders, spinal and sports injuries.

Sandy has worked in the area of private practice treating musculo-skeletal pain and injury for 20 years.  She is highly experienced and offers a wealth of knowledge in the area of diagnosis and treatment of pain and injury.  She has dry needling skills second to none and a special interest in treating spinal disorders and pain management (including whiplash, sciatica, chronic pain syndrome and many more).