NDIS and WorkCover provider of sports physiotherapy, podiatry and remedial massage therapy in Bundaberg

The History of Physiotherapy

During World War 1, medical professionals were exposed to a world of new injuries created by gunshots, grenades, gas and modern warfare weapons. While the advancements in medicine improved the survival rate from these vicious injuries, the need for specialised nurses to help soldiers return to civilian life increased. As a result, rehabilitation nurses learned more about physical rehabilitation, creating the field now known as physiotherapy.

In Australia, physiotherapists are required to undertake a 4-year full-time university course. The high level of theory work and rigorous practical training is designed to produce therapists who are well equipped to handle all types of physical and neurological conditions.

About Our Physiotherapy Clinic in Bundaberg

At Barolin Physiotherapy Services, we are committed to helping locals manage their muscle, joint and soft-tissue injuries in a safe, friendly and informative environment.

Our patients always come first. Where required, we organise appointments within 24 to 48 hours of initial contact, and can arrange taxi transportation, if needed. We’re also a registered NDIS provider, helping people with a disability, their families and carers receive support, treatment and information.
During your initial consultation, we’ll carry out a detailed evaluation, which outlines the specifics of your condition, our proposed treatment plan and desired outcome. Your treatment plan will include ongoing management and self-help.
Our staff are committed to continued learning, staying informed on the latest treatment trends and management styles for musculoskeletal disorders.

Visit our services page for more information on the types of injuries and conditions we treat at our Bundaberg clinic.

Our Team

Keith Dell

Keith Dell
Principal of Barolin Physiotherapy Services
Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) Sports Physiotherapist

Keith holds a master’s degree in sports physiotherapy and is a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association. He is certified to provide pre-pointe assessments for ballet dancers, and also has an active special interest in adolescent injuries and rehabilitation. 

Keith has worked with athletes and sporting teams at both a local and elite level. His patients also include people who regularly experience headaches and migraines. To help treat these patients, Keith utilises the Watson Approach, which uses assessment of the upper neck to assist with diagnosing the problem from the cause.

Mark Egan

Mark Egan
Absolute Podiatry Services

Mark Egan owns and operates Absolute Podiatry in Bundaberg, also working from our rooms at Barolin Physiotherapy Services. In his spare time, Mark is a keen runner, which helps him to understand the problems runners face first hand. His work includes helping runners choose footwear, writing training programs and helping prevent and treat injuries. He also works with clients with diabetes and chronic injury and paediatric issues, as well as those in post-surgery recovery and rehabilitation.

Suzi Carson

Suzi Carson
Physiotherapist

Before starting with Barolin Physiotherapy in 2008, Suzi worked at the Wesley Hospital, as well as the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, including the Royal Children’s Hospital. She has also spent many years working in the UK and in Sydney.

Suzi’s areas of work include general physiotherapy, which involves musculoskeletal and postoperative care, plastics and maxillofacial surgery trauma, paediatrics, sports injuries and burns. She also has a strong interest working with clients with women’s health and incontinence issues

Zunelle Swanepoel

Zunelle Swanepoel
Physiotherapist

Zunelle joined our team at Barolin Physiotherapy Services in October 2008. She works in recovery for cardiorespiratory patients and those with musculoskeletal and chronic pain conditions. Her areas of interest include women’s health issues, especially incontinence and aiding in rehabilitation post-operatively, male incontinence and post-operative prostatectomy care.

 

Seb Martinez

Physiotherapist

Seb graduated from the University of Queensland – Master of Physiotherapy Studies in 2016. Seb has been working in the private practice and private hospital sectors since graduating with a predominant workload in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy. Seb is dedicated to achieving superior patient focused outcomes and helping people return to their normal activities of daily living, work and sport. Seb has a keen interest in sports injuries, musculoskeletal physiotherapy, rehabilitation, exercise prescription and post-operative rehabilitation.

 

Kate Bielenberg

Physiotherapist

Kate graduated from Central Queensland University with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy, receiving First Class Honors. She has a background of working in the dance industry as a performer, teacher and choreographer and has a strong interest in treating dance-specific injuries. She is trained in conducting pre-pointe assessments for young ballet dancers to determine their readiness to progress onto pointe. Kate has a passion for working with children and completed part of her university studies overseas in Asia to provide aid to children with a wide range of neurological, musculoskeletal and respiratory conditions. Kate has a background in yoga and Pilates instruction and enjoys developing holistic approaches to manage her patients’ conditions to enable long-term rehabilitative success.