Physio Mackay

Amy Parata

Senior Physiotherapist | BLS, MPhty(UQ), GCertMuscPhysio(Latrobe), APAM

Amy’s clinical interests include post-operative rehabilitation, athletes, Pilates, and core stability retraining.

Maximisation of strength through the low back, hips and pelvis are a focus of Amy’s physio expertise.

Denis Constantin

Senior Physiotherapist | BPhysio(LaTrobe), APAM

With three Commonwealth Games and one Olympic Games under his belt Denis has extensive high level sports experience.

Denis has a great track record in his work with work place injury and improvement in outcomes for all patients.

Chris Elphinstone

Senior Physiotherapist | BPhysio(JCU), APAM

Chris, an exceptional swimmer, keen fisherman and photographer, has been practicing at Physio Plus Mackay since 2010.

Chris has a keen interest in strength training and how best to use functional strength to reduce incidence of injury.

Nelson Abela

Senior Physiotherapist | BPhysio(JCU), APAM

Nelson has 10 years experience working as a physio, both in Australia and UK.  He has worked extensively in acute hospital, rehabilitation, chronic pain. 

Nelson has a particularly special interest in the shoulder, lower back and knee.  No matter the goal, whether it be returning to the work place or the sporting field, Nelson can help you out. 

Christine Dunn

Senior Occupational Therapist | BOccTherapy(JCU), OTAM

Christine is a senior Occupational therapist with experience in adult occupational therapy, NDIS and DVA.

Christine is the leader of the Occupational Therapy team at Physio Plus.

Tom McMillan

Director & Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist | BPhysio, MMuscPhysio, APAM, Adjunct Lecturer James Cook University

Awarded Specialist by the Australian College of Physiotherapists in 2014. Vice-President Australian College of Physiotherapists. A recognised leader in the physiotherapy profession. Tom provides expert and specialist clinical services.

Bianca Gauci

Operations Manager

Bianca steers our front-line management and and is our operations manager at Physio Plus.

Lauren Neill

Senior Physiotherapist | BPhysio(LaTrobe), GradCertPhysio(PelvicFloor)(UniMelb), APAM

Lauren has a strong interest in Women’s Health Physiotherapy & general physiotherapy.

Further clinical study has allowed Lauren to establish herself as an industry leader in pelvic health physiotherapy in central Queensland.

Leanne Webley


Leanne is an integral member of the Mackay administrative team and is a friendly face you’ll encounter at front of house.

Dale Riley


Dale has a passion for running and is an member of our Mackay administrative team.

Alistair Houghton

Physiotherapist | BPhysio(JCU), APAM

Alistair is an experienced sports and musculoskeletal physiotherapist. He is physio to the Mackay Magpies Senior Rugby League teams and has a special interest in knee and ankle injuries.

Alice Ruddell

Physiotherapist | BPhysio(JCU), APAM

Alice was born and raised in Airlie Beach before moving to Mackay after completing her degree at JCU. 

Since graduation, Alice has undertaken further training in Pilates, spinal pain/injuries, dry needling and sports physiotherapy and loves the idea of maximising all patients function.

Brayden Gaviglio

Physiotherapist | BPhysio(JCU), APAM

Brayden is a Mackay local who moved back to town after completion of his study at JCU.

Brayden has a specific interest in orthopaedics, sports and musculoskeletal conditions. Outside of work Brayden is actively involved in senior Rugby league as both a player and physiotherapist.

Jade Bidgood

Physiotherapist | BPhysio(JCU), APAM

Jade is a Mackay local who has recently moved back to town following completion of his study in Townsville. Jade is an elite runner and loves utilising his professional and personal skills and enthusiasm in rehabilitation of all patients. 

Jessica Brown

Physiotherapist | BHlthSc, MPhysioPrac(LaTrobe), APAM

Jess joins us from Victoria after finishing her studies at LaTrobe University.

Jess has a keen interest in neurological rehabilitation and disability services.

Amy Rankin

Physiotherapist | BPhysio(JCU), APAM

Amy is an experienced musculoskeletal physiotherapist having spent part of her career in the UK. Amy has a special interest in knee osteoarthritis and is a GLAD Australia accredited clinician.

Jess Gauci


Jess is a member of our superstar administrative team in Mackay with strong clinical knowledge gained through her university studies.

Max Shearwood

Exercise Physiologist & Strength Conditioning Coach | BExPhys, AEP, ESSAM

Max is a patient centered Exercise Physiologist with a strong passion for strength and conditioning and chronic disease management.

Jenna Bugeja

Occupational Therapist | BOccTherapy(JCU), OTAM

Having graduated from JCU in 2015, Jenna has been working in a variety of settings including private hospitals and occupational health clinics in Qld and the ACT.

Jenna is a keen athlete and a Mackay local.