Physios

Our Staff

Meet the team at Performance Physio Group.

Townsville

Name

Angus Vincent

B.Sc.,B.App.Sc. (Phty)

Senior Physiotherapist

Director

With further training and interest in :

  • Orthopaedic physiotherapy

 

Angus Vincent graduated in 1992 with a Bachelor of Science from the University of Adelaide and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Physiotherapy in 1996 from the University of South Australia.

Angus is the Director of Performance Physio Group at Pimlico, North Ward, Ayr and Ingham (formerly SportsMed Angus Vincent and Associates).

Under Angus’ directorship, all physiotherapists at Performance Physio Group are committed to an “outcome and results focus” for patient treatments and plans. The multi-disciplinary team focus on “hands-on” therapy and an active approach to rehabilitation. These are things Angus is dedicated to encouraging with the team and patients.

Angus has a keen interest in all sports and actively participates in triathlons. Angus has been professionally involved with many sporting teams (local and international) over his 20 year career.  Angus has been involved as a team physiotherapist for the Townsville Blackhawks, Brothers Rugby League and DanceNorth.

Name

Tamara Purcell (nee. Hillier)

B.Phty

Senior Physiotherapist

With further training and interest in :

  • Women’s health physiotherapy
    • Lymphoedema therapy
      • Paediatric physiotherapy
      • Orthopaedic physiotherapy

       

      Tamara graduated with the first cohort of physio students through James Cook University in 2008 and began working with SportsMed/Performance Group in January 2009.

      Tamara was the Senior Physiotherapist at the Mater Hospital in Townsville for more than 7 years. She enjoyed working in all areas of the acute setting, but has a particular interest in Orthopaedics. She runs Orthopaedic programs such as pre-joint replacement education class and routinely reviews patients following a variety of Orthopaedic surgeries.  Tamara now works full-time at the Townsville Family Medical Centre.  She also consults in our Ayr clinic once a month seeing Lymphoedema and Women’s Health patients

      Tamara also has a keen interest in Lymphoedema management and Women’s Health and Paediatrics. Her further training in this field was completed at the Lymphoedema Academy of Australia, the Women’s Health Training Association (Sydney) and APA Paediatrics Level 1. She runs these clinics out of the Townsville Family Medical Centre and Ayr clinic and can assist with a variety of problems including incontinence, ante and post natal issues, sexual problems, pelvic pain, bladder disorders and prolapse.

      In the past Tamara has assisted at JCU with tutoring the 2nd and 3rd year cardiorespiratory subjects. She was also the primary educator for 3rd and 4th year students at the Mater Hospital for 6 years. She finds the teaching aspect very rewarding seeing the growth in students over time.

Name

Connor Irvine

B.Phty

Senior Physiotherapist

With further training and interest in :

  • Sports physiotherapy (level 1 APA)
  • Orthopaedic physiotherapy

 

Connor graduated from James Cook University in 2011 with a Bachelor Degree of Physiotherapy and has been with Performance Physio Group since his graduate year in 2012.

Connor works at our North Ward clinic and has a keen interest in chronic pain, sports injuries and post-operative rehabilitation.

Connor has previously worked as the physiotherapist for the Townsville Brolgas and Brothers Rugby Union senior squads. He has a sporting background, playing both rugby union and touch football.

Connor has completed post graduate courses in sports physiotherapy (level 1 and 2), dry needling and functional strength and conditioning as well as further study in interest areas such as the lumbar spine and pelvis and tendinopathies.

Connor believes both a hands-on approach combined with a self-driven exercise program achieves the best outcomes for his injured patients.

Name

Paul Young

B.Phty

Senior Physiotherapist

With further training and interest in :

  • Sports physiotherapy (level 1 APA)
  • Orthopaedic physiotherapy

 

Paul Young graduated from James Cook University with a bachelor of physiotherapy in 2013. He is currently working full time in our Pimlico clinic.

Since graduating Paul has worked in multiple sectors of physiotherapy including acute hospital, private practice, sporting and aged care facilities. Now as a full time clinician he is particularly enthusiastic about post surgical rehab and sporting injuries.

Paul has a keen interest in all sports, especially rugby union, rugby league and touch football. He is a level 1 sports physiotherapist and has been involved with the Townsville Blackhawks and Brothers rugby union as a team physiotherapist.

Name

Alex Beere

B.Phty

Senior Physiotherapist

With further training and interest in :

  • Sports physiotherapy (level 1 APA)
  • Orthopaedic physiotherapy

 

Alex Beere graduated from James Cook University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy.

Since graduating, Alex has worked in private practice and hospitals in Townsville. Alex has a keen interest in all sports and musculoskeletal injuries, as well as hydrotherapy, dry needling and manual therapies.

Special interests include; sports physiotherapy, dry needling, cardiorespiratory physio, soccer, cricket and rugby.

Alex is the team physiotherapist for the North Ward Old Boys Rugby Club.

Name

Mathew Mee

B.Phty

Senior Physiotherapist

With further training and interest in :

  • Sports physiotherapy (level 1 APA)
  • Orthopaedic physiotherapy

 

Mathew Mee graduated from James Cook University with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2013.

Since graduating, Mathew has worked primarily in private practice at our Pimlico clinic, however has also worked in a hospital, in aged care facilities and with sporting clubs. Mathew has worked as the team physiotherapist for local rugby union and soccer clubs.

Mathew has a keen interest in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and orthopaedic rehabilitation, and has completed further courses in dry needling, lower back pain management, shoulder injuries and has completed his level 1 sports physiotherapist course

Name

Brooke Williams

BHSc (Phty)

Senior Physiotherapist

Brooke is a New Zealand qualified Physiotherapist who graduated in 2007 from Auckland University of Technology.

Brooke has worked primarily in private practice dealing a lot with sports teams (rugby union, rugby league, NZ tag and netball) but has also spent several years in a Hospital setting in triage, general medical, elective orthopaedic and older adult’s rehabilitation wards.

In her spare time Brooke plays netball for the Samoan National netball team who are competing at the 2019 Netball World Cup in England. She is also a member of the Inaugural Northern Rays netball team in the Sapphire series and plays locally for the Highlanders Netball club.

Name

Hidemi Urano

B.Phty

Physiotherapist

Hidemi graduated from Australian Catholic University in 2014 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy.

Hidemi is based at the Townsville Family Medical Centre and has a keen interest in musculoskeletal rehabilitation in the general population, injury prevention and healthy ageing.

Name

Callum Morrison

B.Ex.Phys  (clinical)

Accredited Exercise Physiologist

Callum graduated from James Cook University in 2014 for Exercise Physiology giving him 4 years of clinical experience working alongside Physiotherapist’s, Doctor’s, Chiropractor’s, Podiatrist’s and Occupational Therapist’s with a wide range of conditions and injuries.

Callum has a strong emphasis on strength and conditioning with a holistic belief that whilst people may have a limiting condition there is always room for improvement.

Callum enjoys reading Sci-fi fantasy, pasta dishes and a good coffee.

Outside of the clinic you may know Callum to be out and about running for both mental and physical health and training for an upcoming race, focusing now on his 3rd marathon. Callum also spends some time in the gym him-self working on some conditioning and injury prevention.

Currently working out of Townsville 4 days a week at North Ward and Currajong Clinic’s and 1 day a fortnight in the Ayr Clinic.

Callum is available to work on one on one appointments for (DVA, Doctor referral’s, NDIS, Private Health and Workcover)

Group classes – Diabetes type 2 class, over 50’s group class, Pre-op/post-op total knee and hip replacement & NDIS Hydrotherapy

Name

Roxanne-Lee Van Rensburg

B.Phty

Physiotherapist 

Roxanne first gained an appreciation for physiotherapy as a young gymnast often requiring rehabilitation for her sporting injuries. Roxanne graduated from James Cook University with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy, and has a keen interest in Pilates, Women’s Health and Lymphoedema. She is working full time between our Townsville Family Medical Centre and Ayr Clinics.

Roxanne has a passion for providing holistic health care to all of her patients. She values rehabilitating musculoskeletal patients across the lifespan, and believes in a rehabilitation program consisting of both a hands-on approach combined with a self-driven exercise program to achieve the best results. Roxanne runs weekly Clinical Pilates classes in Townsville and Ayr.

Roxanne has gained postgraduate training in Women’s Health through Women’s Health Training Associates (Sydney). She can assist with a variety of Women’s Health concerns, including incontinence, ante and post natal issues, bladder disorders and prolapse.

Since attending the Maquarie University ALERT program (Sydney), Roxanne has gained further qualification as a Lymphoedema Therapist. She is able to treat upper limb, lower limb, breast and trunk lymphoedema, provide garment prescription, and education on managing lymphoedema.

Name

Martin Brennan

B.Phty

Physiotherapist

Martin Graduated from James Cook University with a bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2018. He completed schooling in Charters Towers and is a keen sportsman, playing rugby union and cricket at a representative and local level.

Martin has done additional professional development in dry needling and the shoulder joint. Martin is an APA level 1 sports physiotherapist and an Australia Strength and Conditioning Association (ASCA) level 1 strength and conditioning coach.

Ingham

Name

Mitchell Seri

B.Phty

Senior Physiotherapist

Co-Director Performance Physio Group – Ingham

Mitchell is a born and bred Ingham local who joined Performance Physio Group (formally SportsMed), in January 2009 after graduating from JCU with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2008.  He started working in Ingham part time in April 2009 and is now practicing full time in Ingham. Mitchell is one of the co-owner/director of Performance Physio Group Ingham along with Angus Vincent.

Mitchell has a keen interest in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and has achieved success in a wide range of musculoskeletal disorders.  Mitchell applies a combination of hands on manual therapy, dry needling, electrotherapy and an active approach to rehabilitation with individualised exercise programs to obtain optimum results.

Mitchell is an approachable, friendly, family man with an active presence in the community and looks forward to delivering quality physiotherapy services to the Ingham community.

Name

Katherine Shepherd

B.Phty

Physiotherapist 

Katherine Shepherd (B.Pthy) Graduated from JCU in 2015

• Women’s Health

Katherine completed her Level 1 and 2 Introductory Training under Women’s Health Training Associates (WHTA) in 2016. She is skilled in the provision of physiotherapy services for bladder/bowel dysfunction (including incontinence and prolapse) and pelvic pain specific to Women’s Health in addition to pre/post-natal care.

• Lymphoedema

In 2020, Katherine became an Accredited Lymphoedema Clinician with the Australasian Lymphology Association (ALA). She is qualified in the treatment of lymphoedema presentations through manual lymphatic drainage, bandaging, compression garment fittings and product recommendations, and exercise prescription.

• Gerontology

Katherine completed her Gerontology Physiotherapy Level 1 qualification in 2016 through the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA). She provides regular physiotherapy services to most nursing homes within the Hinchinbrook region.

• General musculoskeletal injury

Operating in a rural area throughout her entire career has afforded Katherine exposure to the presentation and treatment of both simple and complex musculoskeletal conditions. She is an advocate for client centred rehabilitation, and will ensure that treatment is specific to you and your needs. Katherine is also qualified in the provision of Dry Needling services.

• Group Classes

Qualified in 2016 with both Level 1 and 2 Pilates mat work certificates, Katherine runs weekly group Pilates classes out of our Ingham clinic. She has also secured partnership with the Hinchinbrook Shire Council to provide FREE pilates classes to the community once a month.

Katherine operates our weekly group hydrotherapy classes up in Ingham every Wednesday at 9 am. She also offers private sessions for those requiring more individualised programs in a quieter setting.

Ayr

Name

Sang Sek “Sanga” Yoon

B.Phty
Grad Cert in Sports Physiotherapy

Senior Physiotherapist

With further training and interest in :

  • • Sports Physiotherapy (APA Lv 2)
    • Orthopaedic Physiotherapy

 

Sanga graduated from James Cook University in 2014 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy degree, Graduate Certificate in Sports Physiotherapy from La Trobe University in 2020, and currently completing his Master of Sports Physiotherapy at La Trobe University in hopes to become a Titled APA Sports & Exercise Physiotherapist upon completion of the course.

Sanga was an active rugby union player but now has turned his focus on being the team physiotherapist for Teachers West Rugby Union club in the TDRU competition. Sanga has worked at various level of representative rugby teams and is still current for Townsville Brolgas, NQ Rugby, NQ Jnr Gold Cup, and QLD Country U19 and Heelers.

Sanga has an extreme passion for treating sporting injuries, especially rugby union, but also enjoys treating post-operative orthopaedic rehabilitation, and general musculoskeletal injuries