Patrick Shannon

B.Appl.Sc(HMS) Hons; M.PHTY Principal Physiotherapist and Director

Patrick completed his first degree at the University of Queensland, graduating with honours as an Exercise Physiologist. He then went on to complete his Masters in Physiotherapy from Griffith University. Before moving to the Burdekin, Patrick worked as an Exercise Physiologist at a Continue Reading

Kristy Shannon

B.Appl.Sc(HMS) Hons; M.PHTYPrincipal Physiotherapist and Director

Kristy completed her first degree at the University of Queensland, graduating with honours as an Exercise Physiologist. She then went on to complete her Masters in Physiotherapy from Griffith University. Before moving to North Queensland from Brisbane, Kristy also worked as a research Continue Reading

John Alford

Ba.Phty Senior Physiotherapist

John completed his Bachelor of Physiotherapy at James Cook University in Townsville. He has a special interest in treating sporting injuries with an emphasis on rugby. In his role as Senior Physiotherapist at First In Physio, he assists in mentoring the younger staff at the clinic and Continue Reading

Thomas Wendt

Exercise Physiologist

Thomas completed his Bachelor of Arts, Sport, Health and Prevention at the German Sport University in Cologne in 2010, before making the move out to Australia. He is now a current member of ESSA.
 
Thom has a special interest in sport-specific strength and conditioning to increase performance, Continue Reading

Gemma Busiko

Exercise Physiologist

Gemma completed her Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science in 2010 and went on to complete her Graduate Diploma in Exercise Physiology in 2011 at James Cook University.
 
She has a special interest in musculoskeletal rehabilitation, pre and post-natal exercise, hydrotherapy and Clinical Pilates. On the weekends Continue Reading

Jaclyn Edwards

B.PHTY – Physiotherapist

Jaclyn is a Burdekin local, born and bred in Home Hill before moving to Ayr. She studied at James Cook University in Townsville, graduating with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2014. She took up her new grad position at First In Physio and has made herself at Continue Reading

Lisa Zabel

Practice Manager

Lisa has been First In Physio’s Practice Manager since 2013.
 
Lisa is also a qualified Gymnastics Instructor and away from the clinic runs a very successful early childhood movement based program at the local PCYC. She also enjoying making quilts in her spare time as well as Continue Reading

Scott DeFilippis

Triathlon and Running Coach; Professional Triathlete

First In Physio is proud to be affiliated with Scott DeFilippis, Professional Ironman Athlete and world class triathlon and running coach. Scott is currently based in America, and coaches athletes from all over the world via Training Peaks, email and Skype. Scott has been Continue Reading