Meet the Team
The team at XPhysiotherapy Australia comprises of some of Queensland's most highly experienced and specialised Physiotherapists and remedial therapist. Building upon over 20 years of experience and specialised expertise, our staff are dedicated towards providing the highest quality of care to our patients, using the latest innovations in Physiotherapy practice.
Sue Kelley (Physiotherapist)
Sue Kelley has been a physiotherapist for 25 years. She is a Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist, one of a handful in Australia. This qualification is based on extensive experience, expertise and past research. Sue has two masters of physiotherapy qualifications. Her main area of interest is spinal pain. She is an expert in treating and managing pain. Her research masters was conducted on the back muscle multifidus and she tested the effect of stability retraining on patients who had undergone a laminectomy.
She worked as a Senior Physiotherapist at the Mater Public Hospital in South Brisbane. During this time she worked with many specialist doctors and gained valuable practical experience. Whilst at the Mater she worked at The Back Stability Clinic. This landmark clinic paved the way for the use of real time ultrasound as an educational tool in the training of the stability muscles of the spine. Sue regularly uses real time ultrasound to assist patients in the retraining of their transversus abdominis, multifidus and pelvic floor muscles. Sue has taught this skill to physiotherapists from around the world as part of the teaching staff at the University of Queensland.
Sue also conducted a trial of the possible cause of arm pain following mastectomy. One in ten women develop breast cancer and a percentage of the patients go on develop post-mastectomy arm pain. Sue continues to have a strong interest in this area.
Sue has also worked with local sporting teams including the Taringa Rovers Soccer Club, the UQ Women's AFL and the UQ Women's Rugby team. She is an active runner and has completed numerous marathons. This personal interest has led to a high level of insight into the treatment of running related issues.
Rod McLean (Physiotherapist)
As a Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist, Rod has clinical experience in a variety of healthcare settings in both Australia and overseas. In 2013 he successfully completed the Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy training program and is one of 55 Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapists in Australia.
Rod is a graduate of the University of Queensland, completing both undergraduate physiotherapy, a postgraduate Masters of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy and also completed his specialisation and is very experienced at treating spinal pain. He is an experienced clinician, working in a variety of healthcare settings and has worked with international sporting teams including the Australian Rowing, British Rowing team, British Swimming team and Minardi Formula One team.
Rod teaches on the postgraduate musculoskeletal and sports Masters course at UQ as a guest lecturer and clinical educator. He is a treating physiotherapist on several research trials. He has an interest in persistent spinal pain, rowing injuries, temporomandibular pain (TMJ) but will happily treat and help you construct a managemet plan for your condition.
Erica is a Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist with extensive experience in the management of musculoskeletal conditions in private practice. She has a strong commitment to ongoing education, having completed her physiotherapy studies at the University of SA and then postgraduate studies through Curtin University, University of Queensland (Masters of Physiotherapy, 1997), and University of Melbourne (Radiology for Physiotherapists, 2011). She has worked as a research assistant and treating physiotherapist on various research projects.
She was awarded Fellowship of the Australian College of Physiotherapists in 2008 in recognition of her expertise. Erica also holds the position of Specialist Physiotherapist in the Orthopaedic Physiotherapy Screening Clinic at the PAH, working closely with the Orthopaedic Spinal and Neurosurgeons and leading a multidisciplinary team and she is a clinical teacher on the Musculoskeletal Masters Course at UQ.
Erica Williams (Physiotherapist)
Rebecca Tweedy (Physiotherapist)
Rebecca has worked for over 20 years in the area of musculoskeletal physiotherapy in both the private and public sector. After completing her Masters of Physiotherapy at UQ she became a Fellow of the Australian College of Physiotherapy in 2009 and joined the small group of Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapists within Australia.
Her work background includes many years as a Clinical Supervisor and Associate Lecturer in Masters of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy at the University of Qld and La Trobe University, Melbourne.
As well as working at Xphysiotherapy, she is a Clinical Leader in RBWH Orthopaedic Physiotherapy Screening Clinic. She has worked as a Physiotherapist for the Australian Paralympic Team (cycling) and Queensland Academy of Sport. Rebecca's interest is chronic spinal conditions and complex musculoskeletal presentations. She is passionate about trail-running.
Will Jordan (Physiotherapist)
Will is a graduate of Bond University’s Doctor of Physiotherapy (2016) following completion of Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science from UQ (2012). He has also been successful in gaining entry into an upcoming Medicine degree.
Following a short stint as a semi-professional footballer, Will has developed a keen interest in optimising musculoskeletal performance. As a graduate physiotherapist, Will has worked with sporting teams such as the Brisbane Roar FC and 2015 Australian Rugby Union under 20’s World Cup team.
Will has gained further training in the field of sports physiotherapy completing the following courses:
Sports Medicine Australia Level 1 & 2
Australian Physiotherapy Association Sports Level 1
Australian Strength and Conditioning Level 1 & 2
Will enjoys treating a range of musculoskeletal and sports related injuries. He has a keen interest in lower limb (calf, hamstring and groin) as well as shoulder injuries. Whether you are a social participator, amateur or professional athlete, he will provide you with a comprehensive management plan.
Rocio Velasco (Titled Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist)
Rocio Velasco, also called "Rosie", is a Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist from Europe. She graduated in Spain in 2004 and then moved to France and worked there for 4 years as a Physiotherapist in neurological rehabilitation and musculoskeletal private practice.
Rocio is fluent in English, French and Spanish.
She came to Australia to do her Masters in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist at the University of Queensland and qualified in 2013. Since then, Rocio has completed her training in Pilates Polestar for rehabilitation and is also trained in dry needling.
Rocio loves working with all types of musculoskeletal patients with a special interest in spines, shoulders and hips. She likes using manual therapy techniques and the combination of functional exercises and Pilates to help patients progress throughout their recovery and self management.
Thomas Beirne (Physiotherapist)
Tom graduated from the University of Queensland with first class honours in the Bachelor of Physiotherapy program. Whilst studying, Tom was heavily involved in assisting local cricket, AFL, rugby and football teams in treating injuries and prescribing exercise rehabilitation plans. This experience has strengthened Tom's passion for musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapy, and he has received further training via the Australian Physiotherapy Associations Level 1 Sports Physiotherapy Course.
Tom himself has a strong sporting background, having competed as a rugby player for many years. His knowledge is further supported by completing: Dry Needling training, and Certificates III and IV in Fitness. Tom strives to include exercise and other modalities of treatment as part of a holistic approach to physiotherapy and managing musculoskeletal injuries.
Andrew Claus (Physiotherapist)
Andrew Claus has over 20 years of experience as a physiotherapist in Australia and Canada. In 1999 Andrew completed the Masters of Physiotherapy (Musculoskeletal), and in 2009 he graduated with a PhD in spinal physiology (both at UQ).
Since 2011 Andrew has been a full-time lecturer in Physiotherapy at UQ, where he leads teaching about pain in the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. His teaching includes a broad spectrum of musculoskeletal conditions and their management, but his special research interests is the study of neuromuscular control of posture and movement at the spine, with national and international research collaborations. In 2017 Andrew was the National Scientific Chair for the Australian Physiotherapy Conference in Sydney.
Andrew’s competitive experience in sports includes rowing, road cycling, track and field and speed skating, as well as having been a member of the army reserve. At recreational level Andrew has enjoyed running, swimming, rock climbing, skiing and golf, along with participation in physical theatre, which have provided a lot of first-hand experience with injuries and rehabilitation for return to activities.