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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

Qualifications:

  • 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.

Nerida Schonfeld

Physiotherapist (APA Member)/Pilates Instructor

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy (ACU) 2017
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (HMS) 2003
  • Level 1 Equipment Pilates
  • Good Living with Osteoarthritis In Denmark (GLA:D Australia)
  • Musculoskeletal Segmental and Dry Needling

Since graduating from Physiotherapy in 2017 Nerida has worked in private practice treating adults, specialising in gerontology with treatments that are tailored for maintaining and improving the health and wellbeing of the elderly.

Nerida’s interest in Physiotherapy started through her own injury history competiting in a range of sports and 10 years of experience teaching & coaching swimming & sports. She currently participates in cycling, mountain biking, trail running, swimming and gym training.

With her combined experience, Nerida offers expert assessment and diagnostic skills with a high level of balance & injury management across the lifespan.  Her goal is to promote healthy and active ageing while maximising the quality of life and mobility.

Sandy Newton-king

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

Qualifications:

  • 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).

Amanda Rappazzo

Master Physiotherapist (APA member)/Acupuncture & Dry Kneedling/ Crossfit Level 1/ Pilates Instructor/Cert IV Fitness

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Health Science Masters in Physiotheray Practice (UQ) (2005)
  • Bachelor of Physical Health and Education (UQ) (2003)
  • Mental Health First Aid Accreditation
  • NOI Explain Pain
  • Crossfit Level 1 Trainer Course
  • Pristine Condition POP Trainer
  • Ergoanalyst Facilitator Course
  • Musculoskeletal Acupuncture and Dry Needling
  • Original Strength Pro Level 2
  • Original Strength Foundations Level 1
  • 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 Bachelors 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), the Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Association (MPA) and the Sports Physiotherapy Association (SPA). She is also 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.