Our Team

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.

Chris Elphinstone

Senior Physiotherapist | BPhysio(JCU), APAM

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

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.

Amy Parata

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

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

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. 

Bianca Gauci

Operations Manager

Bianca steers our front-line management 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.

Michael Freeman

Senior Physiotherapist | BHlthSc, MPhysioPrac(LaTrobe), MSportsPhysio(LaTrobe), Titled Member APAM

Michael has recently completed his Masters in Sports Physiotherapy and has honed his elite skills working at AFL level with North Melbourne Football club and with the Australia Ballet. 

Dale Riley


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

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.

Cathy Martin


A favourite of our patients, Cathy is an integral member of the Whitsunday administrative team.

Alistair Houghtan

Physiotherapist | BPhysio(JCU), APAM

Leanne Webley


Leanne is an integral member of the Mackay administrative team and a friendly face you’ll see on entering our Mackay practice.

Christine Dunn

Senior Occupational Therapist | BOccTherapy(JCU), OTAM

Having returned from maternity leave, Christine brings with her significant Occupational Therapy expertise back to the Physio Plus family.

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.

Yvette Porter

Senior Exercise Physiologist & Practice Manager | BHMSc, MExPhys, AES, AEP, ESSAM

A passionate EP, Yvette understands that sometimes “Exercise is the best medicine”.

Monique Rowlands

Physiotherapist | BPhysio(Hons)(JCU), APAM

Monique is a physiotherapist with a keen interest in treating patients in the earlier and later stages of life.

Hayley Schulte

Occupational Therapist | BOccTherapy(JCU), OTAM

Hayley is an Occupational Therapist who has recently relocated back to Mackay after moving to Townsville where she completed her study at JCU.

Hayley has a keen interest in rehabilitation, paediatrics and hand therapy.

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.

Jessica Gauci


Emmerson Rebetzke


Emmerson is the friendly voice on the phone and the friendly face when you arrive at Physio Plus.

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. 

Seriani Lemarkat


A new member of the Whitsunday administrative team who brings youth and enthusiasm to our already great team.

Alana Bellino


A qualified Occupational Therapist currently completing her Masters in Paediatric OT her skills in administration keep the practice running smoothly.

Wilson Tang

Physiotherapist | BPhysio(Hons)(JCU), BSc(Physiology), APAM

Wilson joins our team as a keen learner and particularly driven individual. Wilson has a keen interest in hips as this was his area of study for his Honours project.

Wilson is an avid badminton player, recreational marathon runner, and enjoys hiking in his free time.  

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.

Alex Falkenmire

Physiotherapist | BPhysio(Hons), APAM

Alex is a lover of fitness and is passionate about helping people move and feel better.

Rehabilitation of sports injuries is an area of particular interest for Alex as is a good coffee.

Amy Rankin

Physiotherapist | BPhysio(JCU), APAM

Having started her career at Physio Plus, Amy returns to the family after a couple of years away experiencing the world.

Jessica Lyons


A qualified Exercise Scientist, Jess excels in her administrative role at PhysioPlus assisting staff and patients alike.

Michael Ranger

Director & Sports Physiotherapist | BPhysio(LaTrobe), MSportsPhysio(LaTrobe), APA Titled Sports

A dedicated APA Sports Physiotherapist in private practice. Michael is a director of the Physio Plus Group.