Physio Mater

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.

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. 

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.

Bianca Gauci

Operations Manager

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

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.

Tom McMillan FACP

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.

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.

Leanne Webley


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

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. 

Jess Gauci


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

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.

Tracy Steel


Tracy has several years experience in Allied Health Private Practice Administration after starting her career in Banking.
Tracy is an asset to our Mackay administrative team.

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.

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.

Ralana Burgess


Ralana has extensive experience in Medical Administration both patient focused and process driven.

Ralana enjoys being part of the Mackay team at Physio Plus.

Matilda Wayte

Exercise Physiologist| BExPhys (QUT), ESSAM

Matilda is a QUT trained Exercise Physiologist that has a particular interest in Clinical Pilates, Hydrotherapy, Mental health, Women’s health, and Chronic disease management.

Jacqui Kelly


Having previously worked for 7 years in High School Sports and Recreational Administration, Jacqui joins the Physio Plus team with lots to give.

A mother of 3 who is happy to guide the Physio Plus staff as required, Jacqui is a valued member of the Mackay team.

Cameron Wallace

Physiotherapist | BExSci & MPhysio (Griffith), APAM

Cameron graduated with a Masters of Physiotherapy after having completed a Bachelor of Exercise Science. He has developed a particular interest in sports and musculoskeletal injuries and is dedicated to ensuring all clients achieve their health goals.