Our Physiotherapist Team

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Our team here at Synergy Physio welcomes you! We look forward to assisting you with your health with physiotherapy, exercise rehabilitation, massage, yoga, pilates and a variety of courses and classes. Our friendly reception team look forward to assisting you with appointments, GP referrals and questions. Contact us for all enquires or appointment bookings contact us on: 07 5448 3369

Nichole Hamilton - Synergy Physio

Nichole Hamilton- Principal

Physiotherapist, Yoga and Mindfulness Meditation Teacher, Demartini Facilitator, NLP Coach

Nichole has over 20 years of clinical experience in physiotherapy private practice with expertise in spinal, pelvic and hip conditions. She has worked in both London and Sydney alongside Australia’s leading Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Doctors. Nichole Hamilton founded Synergy Physio on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland in 2007 with a view to providing patients with an expert team of physio’s, offering longer appointments, thorough assessment and treatment with both manual therapy and exercise rehabilitation. Nichole has carefully handpicked her entire team to ensure both a caring and professional approach to physiotherapy care for all of our patients. She ensures a mentoring approach with her whole team to ensure your care.

Nichole’s area of expertise is spine, pelvic (sacroiliac joint) and hip pain. Her additional training has also included Connect Therapy. Nichole regularly utilises the Connect Therapy approach to determine any factors that may have been adding to your problems that are ‘outside the square’ and can be missed or overlooked. As a result Nichole commonly assesses chronic or ‘difficult’ cases with a fresh biomechanical approach and offers ‘second opinion’ services for patients and physiotherapists.

Read more about Nichole Hamilton here

Like to book an appointment with Nichole? Call us on: 07 5448 3369

Rebecca Horrocks - Synergy Physio
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Olivia Assi-Adou

Senior Physiotherapist, Acupuncture

Olivia is our resident Canadian physiotherapist with 17 years of experience, having graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Alberta in 2005. She obtained certification in Acupuncture through the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute in 2006.

While new to Australia, her clinical experience is broad and includes sports, pediatrics, geriatrics, post-operative, complex pain and return-to-work programming. Her practice also includes the use of acupuncture and cupping, and she often takes an Eastern approach to her treatment.

Olivia’s areas of expertise include:

  • Acute or chronic nerve related pain, such as sciatica, or lumbar disc disorders
  • Repetitive stress disorders such as tennis or golfer’s elbow, and carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Post operative physiotherapy
  • Shoulder and neck pain
  • Migraine and headaches
  • Work related injuries and rehabilitation

Olivia has taken numerous post-graduate courses including Charles Kelly Muscle Mobilisation, Mulligan Mobilisations, Neuroproprioceptive taping and more.

In 2009, Olivia volunteered on a non-profit hospital ship in West Africa for seven months, working as the physiotherapist attached to the orthopedic team as they provided free surgeries. She has also volunteered as a sports physiotherapist and trainer for Canadian premier men’s rugby, U-16 girls soccer, and the Canadian Gymnastics Championship.

Since 2018, and prior to joining our team here, Olivia took on a leadership role as a Clinic Director at a multidisciplinary health clinic in Leduc, Alberta, Canada, assembling a dream team of physiotherapists, registered massage therapists, occupational therapists, registered psychologists, a traditional acupuncturist and a chiropractor.

In her spare time, Olivia enjoys fitness through CrossFit, downhill skiing and wall climbing. She also enjoys travelling with her family.

Like to book an appointment Olivia? Contact us on: 07 5448 3369

Rebecca Horrocks - Synergy Physio
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Rebecca Reiss

Senior Physiotherapist, Women’s Health and Pilates

Rebecca graduated from the University of Queensland in 2013 with first class honours. In 2016 Rebecca gained further post graduate qualifications in women’s health physiotherapy and has experience treating a variety of pelvic and pelvic floor conditions. These include; incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, pelvic pain, pregnancy related pelvic pain, postnatal pelvic floor tears and postnatal stomach muscle separation.

Rebecca also has additional training in pessary fitting, which offers women conservative management options for incontinence and prolapse and can help many women avoid surgical management.

Rebecca is passionate about helping women both prepare and recover their body’s during and after pregnancy, and has developed her “Birth and Beyond” course for expectant and new mums which you can find online here.

Rebecca completed her honours research thesis on knee osteoarthritis and has an additional wealth of knowledge about both conservative and post-surgical knee rehabilitation.

When she was younger Rebecca spent close to 15 years coaching gymnastics and therefore has a love for helping injured athletes (from any sport) return to high levels of training and competition. Rebecca also spends her time mentoring and teaching other physiotherapists.

Rebecca’s additional training includes:

  • Advanced Manual Therapy Associates: MET for Pelvis, Lumbar Spine, Thorax and Cervical Spine (Barbara Hungerford)
  • The Sporting Thorax (LJ Lee)
  • Pilates qualifications through the Pilates institute of Queensland
  • Musculoskeletal Acupuncture and Dry Needling (Leigh McCutcheon)
  • Women’s Health Training Associates- introductory and advanced pelvic rehabilitation, pessary fitting, pelvic pain management (Multiple course-Taryn Hallam)
  • The dancing athlete- (Unite health)
  • Explain Pain (NOI group)

Like to book an appointment Bec? Contact us on: 07 5448 3369

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Hannah Rasmussen

Physiotherapist 

Hannah graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy at Charles Stuart University with Distinction after completing a Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Sydney. Additionally, Hannah has obtained qualifications in Pilates and Sports Trainer Level 2. It is through these qualifications that she has gained the clinical experience necessary to educate and empower patients to regain function and recover from pain. 

Hannah has experience with musculoskeletal sports injuries and subsequent rehabilitation through her previous work with the Hinterland Blues AFL club and local rugby clubs in Sydney. She a passion for sports and running related injuries.

Hannah uses a variety of evidence-based techniques including exercise prescription, manual therapy, dry needling, movement analysis, running assessment and education.

In Hannah’s free time she loves to go on outdoor hikes around Sunshine Coast, travel around Australia and the occasional surf.

Hannah has a special interest in treating:

  • Lower limb injuries 
  • Low back pain
  • Running related injuries
  • Tendon and ligament injuries of the ankle and knee
  • Osteoarthritis-associated pain especially in the hips, knees and shoulders
  • Pre and post-op rehabilitation of hip, knee and shoulder injuries
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Kira Chipizubov

Physiotherapist 

Kira is a dedicated physiotherapist committed to providing compassionate care with a patient-centered approach. Graduating from Griffith University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Physiotherapy, Kira has honed in on combining a passion for people with a strong foundation in evidence-based practice. She tailors holistic treatment plans to educate and empower her patients to address their goals.

With gentle guidance and unwavering support, Kira helps patients discover their innate capacity for healing and rediscover joy in movement and well-being. Kira has gained experience in holistic treatment including hands-on therapies like soft tissue release techniques, dry needling and targeted therapeutic exercise like clinical Pilates, yoga and hydrotherapy.

Kira has a special interest in treating:

  • Low back, SIJ and hip conditions

  • Neck and shoulder pain

  • Acute and chronic knee conditions

  • Osteoarthritis-associated pain especially in the hips, knees and shoulders

In Kira’s free time you’ll find her by the beach with a book, practicing yoga or listening to her vinyls or live music!

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Simone Bilfuco

Physiotherapist, Hydrotherapy

Simone joins Synergy Physio with a wealth of experience in managing neck pain, headaches, spinal pain, chronic pain and injury.

Simone qualified her physiotherapy degree in 2005 and has worked in both Australia and Brazil.  Her experience includes working with the Royal Women’s and Brisbane Hospital as well as a variety of private practices with a special interest in musculoskeletal pain and injury.

Simone loves helping her patients manage pain with her amazing hands-on therapy work including massage, needling and cupping. She also loves providing hands on therapy in the hydrotherapy pool allowing the waters warmth and movement to restore mobility.

Simone has expertise and interest in:

  • Neck pain and headaches
  • Spinal pain
  • Complex or chronic conditions
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Hydrotherapy treatment

Like to book an appointment Simone? Contact us on: 07 5448 3369

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Brianna Daly

Physiotherapist, Pilates, Exercise Rehabilitation

Brianna graduated from The Australian Catholic University with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy, where she gained the skills and knowledge to guide people through their recovery. Brianna has additional training with Group and Personal based training, Pilates, and her Sports Trainer Level 1. Brianna has a strong interest in sports and musculoskeletal physiotherapy and is motivated to help people reach their desired goals and to achieve their full potential.

Brianna has acquired experience through group and personal based training where she was responsible for motivating and guiding clients to reach their health and fitness goals and return to the activities they enjoy.

Brianna is passionate about patient centred care and has developed the knowledge to provide a high-quality evidence-based practice approach incorporating manual therapy techniques, exercise prescription and education to improve function and effectively reach desired goals.

In her free time she enjoys hiking and exploring waterfalls, reading a book down the beach and when she is not in training for any upcoming marathons, you’ll find her down at a local run club.

Brianna has special interest in pre and post operative rehabilitation, shoulder injuries, balance related conditions, lower back pain and injuries of the lower limb. She also has additional training in vertigo and dizziness conditions, and treats BPPV.

She looks forward to meeting and working with you!

Like to book an appointment with Bri? Contact us on: 07 5448 3369

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Peta Ilott

Remedial massage, Pregnancy massage

Peta is a qualified Remedial Massage Therapist who is committed to helping clients reduce muscular tension, improve mobility, and calm their nervous systems. Peta is experienced in remedial, deep tissue, relaxation, cupping, and pregnancy massage.
Peta has an empathetic approach and works with clients to develop an individual treatment plan to achieve their goals and improve their quality of life. She has a special interest in the mind-body connection and supports her clients’ mental and physical wellbeing.
Peta is passionate about health and fitness and in her spare time she enjoys strength training, hiking, running and yoga.

Like to book an appointment Peta? Contact us on: 07 5448 3369

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Natasha Mannion

Registered Nurse, Perioperative Nurse and Surgical Assistant

Natasha has been a qualified Registered Nurse since 2008, and has since completed post graduate studies to become a Perioperative Nurse Surgical Assistant and Nurse Practitioner. Since qualifying, her area of special interest has always been orthopaedics, and she has enjoyed working alongside Synergy Physio with Sunshine Coast Orthopaedic Group for the last 4 years. She has a big focus on non-operative management of hip and knee pain and is passionate about educating patients on how to best manage their pain to prolong surgery.

Natasha’s experience within the orthopaedics has given her a unique set of skills so offer patients pre-surgical assessment and advice, pre-surgical injection therapy for pain management with osteo-arthritis and bursitis, as well as musculoskeletal assessment.  She is passionate about educating patients about their chronic disease and providing tailored treatment plans to help them get back to living their lives without feeling restricted by pain. Tash offers her expertise here at Synergy Physio in conjunction with the Sunshine Coast Orthopaedic Group

Reception Team

Our team is growing! Dani-ela, Jane, Penny and Fay are an amazing efficient and welcomed help to entire Synergy Physio team! They warmly welcome your call to assist you with your queries or appointments!

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