Physio Place Team


Brendon Burnett M.Phty, B.Ex Sci, B.App Sci(HMS/Ed)

Brendon has been working in rehabilitation since 2001 as an exercise physiologist and a Physiotherapist since 2005 after completing his Masters in Physiotherapy. Brendon was the co-founder of Physio Place in 2005 and took over as sole director in 2010, continuing its growth to become the largest physiotherapy clinic in Tweed Heads. Brendon has co-authored the Recovery Guide series of books and DVDs for orthopaedic rehabilitation and continues to work closely with patients as a hands-on physiotherapist. Brendon has a background in sports coaching including swimming, touch football, rugby league, athletics and worked briefly as a physical education teacher.

He focuses strongly on educating patients about their condition or injury and skilling patients to ultimately self-manage by providing a clear program of exercises and stretches. He continues professional development, particularly in the field of manual therapy, deep trigger point needling and intra-muscular stimulation. Brendon has completed Pilates equipment Level 3 training and has worked previously with Cudgen Rugby League, Kingscliff Olympic swimming squad, Palm Beach Currumbin Rugby Union, Tweed Valley Kings Premier League Soccer, Kingscliff Soccer and Bilambil Rugby League players. Brendon has close working relationships with several orthopaedic surgeons, sports medicine physicians and local GP’s. He works closely with local athletes, surfers, Olympic and world championship swimmers and has a passion for rehabilitation of the shoulder joint. Brendon is currently contracted with Athletics Australia as physiotherapist for Sally Pearson to assist with her Olympic Games preparation for Rio 2016.

Jaime Close B. Phty, B. Ex Sci

Jaime enjoys a variety of both exercise physiology and physiotherapy work. She has been involved with several sporting teams including:

  • Palm Beach Currumbin Rugby Union
  • Palm Beach Premier League Soccer
  • Cudgen Rugby League

Jaime enjoys a wide variety of post surgical work, return to work programs and exercise rehabilitation. She is highly qualified with extensive professional development in dry needling (acupuncture), soft tissue therapy, and exercise programming and prescription.

Anjana Narsai

Anjana completed her physiotherapy degree in Auckland, New Zealand and graduated in 2007. She has worked in New Zealand and Australia, and has further training in teaching clinical pilates classes, acupuncture and dry needling. She has an interest in women’s health physiotherapy completing advanced courses through the Women’s Health Training Association including prolapse and stress incontinence, pessary fitting, overactive bladder and urgency, and genitourinary and anorectal pain . Anjana keeps active playing hockey, running and doing yoga.

Carly Jennar DPhty, MHPSci, BExSci

Carly graduated from Bond University with a Doctor of Physiotherapy degree. She earlier competed an undergraduate degree in Exercise Science as well as a Masters of High Performance Science in fitting with her interest in sports.

Carly has worked with a variety of sporting teams at the local, state and national levels. She currently works as a physiotherapist for the Brisbane Broncos NRLW team, Qld Women’s Origin team and the Australian Women’s National Rugby League team. She is also a part of the NRL’s high performance team, helping to educate the next generation of women’s rugby league players around injury prevention and management.

Carly has a keen interest in sports-related and lower limb injuries. She enjoys helping her patients return to their regular activities and ultimately self-manage their conditions. She uses a variety of hands-on and exercises-based therapy and loves getting into the gym and teaching Pilates classes.

Carly undertakes continued professional development and has completed further courses in the management of tendinopathy and Sports Physiotherapy level 1 and 2.

Scott Johnstone

Scott graduated from Bond University with a Doctor of Physiotherapy degree. Prior to this, he completed a Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science at the University of Sydney which provided a strong grounding in exercise prescription, progression and athletic performance.

He has been involved in a research capacity at Surfing Australia’s High Performance Centre and has published research in the area of musculoskeletal shoulder assessment. He has previously worked in acute orthopaedic wards and inpatient rehabilitation at a local hospital.

As a Physiotherapist, Scott has a special interest in the shoulder joint and return to sport/work programs. Outside of work, he can be found surfing or in the gym.

ByronByron O’neill

Byron graduated from Bond university with a Bachelor of exercise and sports Science and is also a recent graduate from the Doctor of Physiotherapy program.
Born and raised in Tweed Heads, Byron is a local friendly face of the surrounding area and its beaches. His passion for surfing, exercise, human movement and sports has provided him with the tools and experiences to provide exceptional injury rehabilitation and recovery in a wide scope of areas.

Incorporating the latest research and evidence into strength and conditioning principles, tailored exercise programs and hands on treatment modalities allows Byron to provide optimal management for people of all ages, injury, work and sporting backgrounds.

ToddTodd Nix B.Phty, B.ExSc

Todd joined Physio Place in 2009 as a physiotherapist and exercise scientist. He enjoys working with all patients, treating a wide variety of injuries/conditons and age groups. He has particular interest in musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapy along with orthopeadic, post-surgical and exercise rehabilitation. Todd likes to help his patients achieve their goals through a combination of education, hands-on physiotherapy and exercise prescription.
Todd has previously been involved with a variety of sports teams including; Palm Beach Currumbin Alleygators Rugby Union, Bilambil Jets Rugby League, Tweed Valley Kings Premier League Soccer, Currumbin Eagles Rugby League, Gold Coast Dolphins Cricket Club, South Queensland Sharks Touch Football, Gold Coast International Rugby Sevens Tournament, Vancouver Ice Hockey League, North Vancouver Snowboarding.
He is a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association, Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, Sports Physiotherapy and Sports Medicine Australia groups. Todd continues professional development and has also completed Level 2 Sports Physiotherapy accreditation and Western Acupuncture/Dry Needling accreditations.

JaredJared Powell

Jared is an experienced musculoskeletal physiotherapist and is born and bred on the Gold Coast. Jared has worked in private practice both domestically in Australia and abroad in London.

Jared has an involvement with Bond University, where he lectures and tutors, and is also completing his PhD.

Jared has developed a special interest in shoulder pain and as such it is the topic of his PhD. Jared operates a niche shoulder clinic on a Saturday that manages people with refractory shoulder pain.

Jared stringently employs the latest evidence in has day to day practice and uses this to guide thorough diagnosis and rehabilitation. It is important to find the fundamental underlying cause in a person’s pain and then modify or change it, instead of simply treating down the line symptoms. Jared aims to identify this cause through robust history taking and physical examination methods.

Jenna ClementsJenna Clements DPhty, BExSc

Jenna grew up on the South Coast of NSW and moved to the Gold Coast to study a Bachelor of Exercise Science at Griffith University. She more recently graduated from Bond University with a Doctor of Physiotherapy with high distinction and achieved the honors award for clinical excellence.

Previously, Jenna has worked with senior physiotherapist, Jared Powell, as well as local sporting Clubs on the Gold Coast. She has also had experience in the Orthopaedic ward at Princes Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane and in the Emergency Department at Gold Coast University Hospital, where she worked closely with extended scope Physiotherapists.

Jenna developed a strong interest for human movement and musculoskeletal pain from a young age when she competed in academy Netball sustaining many injuries herself throughout her career. Her understanding of the rehabilitation process, from both a patient and health professional perspective, means that she appreciates the challenges faced with recovery and the importance of tailoring a program to suit individual goals and lifestyle.

Applying up-to-date evidence into her practice is something she is very passionate about and means that she is able to provide optimal management for all of her patients. Jenna incorporates a hands-on approach, in conjunction with a strong emphasis on education and exercise prescription, to enhance self-management and promote long term recovery.

Practice Manager

Kaye Lewis

Kaye leads our practice management team and co-ordinates patient booking, medicare care plans and liase with medical staff at all our local Medical Centres. She is the friendly voice on the end of our phone. A retired gymnast and high jump athlete, Kaye can appreciate athletic injuries and how/when these require consultation with one of our physio’s based on the type and severity of the injury. She enjoys bmx, surfing and has a passion for modified vintage Volkswagens.

Exercise Physiologists

Jaime Townsend (Accredited Exercise Physiologist, Member of Australian Association of Exercise Science and Sport)

See Jaime for an exercise program to get your health back on track. Whether you are returning from a workplace injury, recovering from surgery, suffering conditions such as diabetes or cardiac disease, or just want to get fit, then Jaime has the skills and experience to meet those needs and more. Health fund rebates apply!


Massage Services

Kellie Watson

Kellie is trained in both remedial and sports massage as well as being a member of the Australian Association of Massage Therapists. Kellie also teaches massage at TAFE so why not get a massage from the lady who teaches others how to massage. Health fund rebates may apply!