Physiotherapists

Jenny

Jennifer Birckel
Director of Agility

Jenny has been a physiotherapist for over 25 years. She is an APA sports physiotherapist and has worked with Pilates since the early 1990s introducing this type of strengthening to the dance schools that she works with. She now trains other Physiotherapists, Exercise Physiologists and Fitness Instructors in the Pilates Method through The Pilates Institute of Queensland.

Jenny has worked with a wide range of sports- rugby, soccer, netball, gymnastics, cricket, track and field. Jenny also has a special interest in Worksite injury, treatment and prevention. You might also find Jenny outrigging on the Brisbane River early one morning!


 

Lyndon

Lyndon Evans B.Phty
Physiotherapist

Lyndon graduated at the end of 2016 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from the Australian Catholic University. Lyndon's background has been quite varied with a previous degree from QUT majoring in Ballet and Contemporary Dance. Lyndon has also undertaken Pilates training with the Pilates Institute of Queensland with a focus of incorporating more of this knowledge into his rehabilitation of clients.

Lyndon has a keen interest in Sports and Musculoskeletal physiotherapy and rehabilitation with an ongoing involvement as the team physiotherapist for both Indoor Netball Queensland, Queensland Mixed and Mens Netball and Brisbane Hockey. In his spare time, you will find Lyndon either playing hockey or generally being active with any sport or outdoor activity.


 

  

Dan Kooymans

Dan Kooymans
Physiotherapist

Dan graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) in 2016. He has a background in sports and exercise from when he was young and a passion for the rehabilitation of clients at any stage in their recovery. He is an avid snowboarder, frequenting Japan and Canada during the winter. Dan has completed his Pilates training with the Pilates institute of Queensland and meticulously creates tailored programs allowing clients to achieve their goals. Dan works between the Bulimba and Albion clinic and is available for physiotherapy consultation, Pilates & Dance assessments and runs some of our Bulimba classes.


 

Karen Saunders 

Karen Saunders
Physiotherapist

Karen qualified as a physiotherapist from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa in 2001 (in 2005 Karen also completed a post graduate specialisation in Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy).Karen qualified as a physiotherapist from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa in 2001 (in 2005 Karen also completed a post graduate specialisation in Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy).Over the past 17 years, Karen has gained valuable experience in the musculo-skeletal field within hospital and out-patient environments.  Karen enjoys improving her knowledge and is continually pushing herself to learn more through research and courses, especially from international lecturers, where possible.  Karen’s goal has been to empower her patients through individualised rehab programmes and educate them to ensure optimal quality of life and function.  

Karen’s approach has focussed on detailed assessments and analysis of posture and movement dysfunction. She has adopted a practical, hands-on management plan including manual and manipulative therapy techniques, restoration of muscle imbalances, postural and movement correction, and core stabilisation with patient specific exercise progressions.  Karen is an extremely passionate physiotherapist, dedicated to the profession and her patients / other team members I work with.  Karen prides herself on giving patients her utmost attention, listening to their concerns, and providing them with the best possible treatment plan following a comprehensive and thorough examination. 


 

Belinda

Belinda Burton
Physiotherapist

Belinda graduated from the Australian Catholic University with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2017. She has completed her Pilates training through the Pilates Institute of Queensland and is delighted to be a part of the Agility Physio & Pilates team. Belinda graduated from the Australian Catholic University with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2017. She has completed her Pilates training through the Pilates Institute of Queensland and is delighted to be a part of the Agility Physio & Pilates team. 

Her other passion is Musical Theatre, so when she is not in a musical or rehearsing you will find her singing and dancing her way through the Albion and Bulimba Physio clinics where she consults, provides Pilates and Dance assessments and runs Pilates classes. Â Belinda would love to work with you to tailor a treatment program to achieve your goals at whatever stage of rehabilitation you may be.


Bec

Rebecca Fechner (nee Thurecht) B.Phty

Physiotherapist

After spending many childhood and early adult years training as a dancer, Rebecca developed a keen interest in health and movement studies, hence her choice of a career as a physiotherapist. She studied at the University of Queensland where she was strongly influenced by the leading researchers in the world for core stabilisation training.Considering this influence and her history in dance, Rebecca decided to steer her career in the direction of rehabilitation and performance enhancement through core stability training, that is, Pilates.

Rebecca has worked in numerous hospitals and private practices with a specialty in Pilates rehabilitation, in both the UK and Australia. Her passion is helping clients to achieve optimal physical function, whether it be elite athletes or clients with neurological dysfunction. Having recently had 3 children and expecting a third, she also has a keen interest in pre and post natal treatment and exercise as well as paediatric physiotherapy management of gross motor delay.

In 2008, Rebecca also joined the team at The Pilates Institute of Queensland where she very much enjoys sharing her passion for Pilates with others as a course educator.


  

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