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Staff Profiles

Roger McIntosh

B Physiotherapy University of QLD 1988
Practice Owner

Roger McIntosh established North West Physiotherapy in 1996 after working as a senior physiotherapist in both the private and public sectors in Australia and the UK. Since then, the practice has gone from strength to strength, winning acclaim and accolades from the local business community.

Roger has worked as a physiotherapist for the South Queensland Crushers Rugby League team in the NRL and has since worked as physiotherapist for Queensland Cup Rugby League teams and Brisbane Premier League soccer teams. Roger is also strongly affiliated with North West Hospital.

A strong believer in developing staff to their full potential, Roger provides leadership and support to all staff at North West Physiotherapy to help them achieve their goals. For the past four years, Roger has been recognized by the Quest Newspaper Achiever Awards.

Roger’s personable and trusting style is based on mutual respect and open, honest communication. He brings this commitment to all elements of the practice to ensure North West Physiotherapy meets your every need.

Married, with three boys, Roger has a passion for coaching junior sporting teams and is a member of several sporting clubs including Mitchelton FC and West Arana RLFC.

Roneill PrasadRoneill

B Physiotherapy 2016
Physiotherapist – full time

Roneill joined the North West team in late 2016 following the completion of his Bachelor’s Degree. Throughout his studies, Roneill gathered a wide-variety of knowledge and experience within several public and private settings of Physiotherapy, including: musculoskeletal, paediatrics, orthopaedic rehabilitation and cardiorespiratory.

Additionally, Roneill also has a wealth of experience within the sporting-domain, acting as both a Sports Trainer and Physiotherapist with the St. Joseph’s Nudgee College First XI (Football), Norths Rugby Union 1st Grade and Colts teams, Sandgate Hawks Q-AFL, and the Souths United and Brisbane Strikers Senior Men’s football teams.

Roneill’s special interests include spinal and lower limb injuries, young athlete and adolescent pain, post-surgical recovery and sporting/exercise injury rehabilitation. Roneill is also the clinic’s Hydrotherapy instructor, and is trained in Western Acupuncture/Dry Needling.

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Sarah Theriault

B Science 2006
M Physiotherapy 2009
Physiotherapist – full time

Sarah has a Masters qualification in Physiotherapy and has a special interest in musculoskeletal and post surgical physiotherapy. Sarah also has an interest in alternative therapies and is trained in both pilates and acupuncture/dry needling.

A background in personal training and exercise science helps Sarah to teach her patients how to participate in their own rehabilitation and recovery. Very experienced as a physiotherapy patient herself, Sarah understands the frustrations and struggles on the road to recovery and is happy to be able to help others get results and prevent reoccurrence.

Sarah enjoys many sports, including soccer and gridiron, and greatly misses her native Canadian ice hockey.

Sam FosterSam

B Physiotherapy 2014
Physiotherapist – full time

Since joining the team in 2014, Sam has guided hundreds of patients through a full recovery based on scientifically proven techniques.

Sam is highly experienced in Sports Training and Physiotherapy, having been the Physio for the Northside Wizards QBL Men’s and Women’s teams. He’s also worked with Junior and Senior hockey teams and Primary school Basketball, Rugby and Soccer teams. This means that he has the knowledge and experience to treat any injury.

In his spare time Sam enjoys playing Football at Mitchelton Football Club, Cricket and Basketball with his mates, and going to the beach.

MareeMaree Sweetman

B Physiotherapy University of QLD 1988
Physiotherapist – permanent part time

Maree is an experienced physiotherapist who has been with North West Physiotherapy for over five years. With a special interest in women’s health, Maree is building on her skills and training in this area and is working towards developing and expanding musculo-skeletal based therapy approaches.

Maree has done postgraduate study in women’s health and brings stellar academic credentials with her to the practice. Maree has won both the Margaret Nicoll Memorial prize for Clinical Practice and the prestigious Aura Forster Prize, top honours for the highest theoretical proficiency during her Bachelor of Physiotherapy studies. Maree is a keen gardener in her spare time and enjoys walking for fitness.

HelenHelen Myles

B Physiotherapy (Hons)
Physiotherapist – part time

Helen is one of our most experienced physios and has been with North West Physiotherapy since early 2006. Helen has many years of experience treating musculoskeletal problems both in Australia and the UK. She has a particular interest in ongoing rehab for spinal patients via pilates exercises and also uses acupuncture/dry needling as part of her treatment if required.

Helen works part time at the clinic, on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.

NatNatalie Webster

Practice Manager & Senior Receptionist

Natalie, our vivacious senior receptionist is the ‘smiling face of North West Physiotherapy’. Natalie has been with the practice for over 8 years and in 2010 received the Employee Excellence Award at the Quest Business Achiever Awards, an incredible achievement reflecting her dedication and professionalism.

Responsible for the day-to-day running of the practice, Natalie works closely with the entire team to bring you the best standard of patient care from the minute you walk through the door. Natalie has completed her Certificate IV in Business Administration and in her spare time she works on her fitness and enjoys mixed martial arts.

Jacquie Stansfield

Receptionist

Jacquie is a receptionist at North West Physiotherapy and brings a wealth of experience in medical reception to the practice. She can assist with your initial enquiry and manage your appointments schedule.

Working closely with the team, Jacquie is positive and highly professional in her role and looks forward to assisting you with any enquiries. Jacquie enjoys spending time with family and friends and being a nanna keeps her busy outside of the practice.

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Receptionist

Lisa is a part-time receptionist at North West Physiotherapy. Lisa joined the team in 2011 and with her background in office administration, she can assist you with any enquiries you may have and appointments you need. In co-operation with the Physiotherapists, Lisa is only too happy to be of assistance to you.

Lisa enjoys spending time with her family, going to the movies and loves getting to the beach & jet skiing.

 

Andrew Brown

B Sport and Exercise Science 2014
M Physiotherapy 2016

Physiotherapist – full time

Having completed his Physiotherapy degree at UQ in 2016, Andrew joined the North West team in April 2017. Throughout his undergraduate studies, Andrew developed a deep understanding of exercise physiology, training high level athletes and providing rehabilitation to those with specific requirements such as pregnancy and cardiovascular conditions. Andrew’s physiotherapy degree had a strong focus on providing the most recent evidence based treatments for a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions. These studies allow Andrew to provide a holistic assessment and treatment to a wide variety of patients, from paediatrics to seniors, weekend warriors to athletes.

Andrew’s special interests include: lower back and neck pains, headaches, sports injuries and return to sport rehabilitation.

Outside of work, Andrew enjoys spending time with friends and family, hitting the gym, watching and playing sport (especially cricket, hockey and kickboxing) and playing drums.

 

Belinda Suitor

B Science Exercise Science 2005
Masters Physiotherapy Studies 2007
Physiotherapist – Part Time

After completing a degree in Exercise Science in America, Belinda returned to Australia to complete a Masters degree in Physiotherapy. Belinda has experience in hospital, musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapy as well as Pilates, and western acupuncture/dry needling. She also has sports experience as a sports trainer and Physiotherapist for Aussie Rules Football teams, and has been team Physiotherapist for Basketball teams including the Townsville Fire WNBL team. She has an interest in Women’s Health and Pregnancy and is passionate about helping people to move well and achieve their goals.