What we offer

Physiotec is a premier physiotherapy clinic in Brisbane, run by leading physiotherapist, educator & hip pain researcher, Dr Alison Grimaldi. Established in 2005 with her husband Nunzio, their overall vision is to provide evidence-informed, individualised care, that aims to get you back to the things you love or need to do, as quickly as possible. The clinic is a centre of excellence for physiotherapy  management of hip, pelvic and groin pain. All team members are providing with intensive training and ongoing mentoring.

Staff Profiles

  • "Physiotherapist/Physical Therapist"

    Dr Alison Grimaldi BPhty, MPhty(Sports), PhD is Practice Principal of Physiotec Physiotherapy, an Australian Sports Physiotherapist and Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at the University of Queensland, with 28 years of clinical experience and a special interest in hip, pelvic and groin conditions, pain management, active rehabilitation and real time ultrasound muscle assessment and biofeedback. Alison was instrumental in the development of the clinical tests and physiotherapy treatment program for the highly successful LEAP multicentre clinical trial comparing treatments for gluteal tendinopathy (lateral hip pain). She has published over 25 peer reviewed scientific research papers and three book chapters in leading clinical texts and presented over 100 workshops worldwide. Alison continues to work clinically, leading Physiotec’s dynamic team of physiotherapists and pilates instructors.

    University Qualifications:
    Doctor of Philosophy (Physiotherapy)Masters of Physiotherapy (Sports)Bachelor of Physiotherapy
    Years of Clinical Practice:
    28

    Adolescent

    Adult

    Child

    Hands on Techniques

    Hypermobility

    Musculo-Skeletal

    Pain Management

    Real Time Ultrasound for Muscle Retraining

    Rehabilitation Programs

    Sports Specific

    Strength/Conditioning

  • "Physiotherapist/Physical Therapist"

    Eric has been a qualified Physiotherapist since 2004, having worked in a variety of clinical settings from medical centres to holistic health centres before joining Physiotec in 2009. With this many years at Physiotec, Eric is one of our longest serving physiotherapists.
    For many years, Eric split his time between PhysioTec and providing onsite injury management services to a variety of manual handling industries. In 2018, Eric decided to move from onsite injury management to work with Dr Patrick Weinrauch at Brisbane Hip Clinic. His many years working and training under Dr Alison Grimaldi and now under Dr Weinrauch make him highly qualified in the management of Hip & Groin pain.
    His other interests in physiotherapy are neck and upper back pain, cycling related pain and injuries and dry needling. Eric is a competitive cyclist himself, runs his own cycling crew, MIA, and is passionate about all things cycling. He has competed at both Australian and World Track Championships. Eric provides our BikeFit service and has a personal and professional interest in strength & conditioning. This experience he brings to our GymStart programs, where Eric can teach, assess and correct your form with gym lifts to ensure you will be safe and gain maximum benefit from your gym program. He has a wealth of knowledge and experience where it comes to balancing optimal performance outcomes and recovery from injury or training fatigue.
    In his spare time, Eric also enjoys spending quality time with his family and keeping a great looking tropical aquarium.

    University Qualifications:
    Bachelor of Physiotherapy
    Years of Clinical Practice:
    14 years
    Attendance at a course conducted by Dr Alison Grimaldi:
    Online and practical

    Adolescent

    Adult

    Dry Needling

    Hands on Techniques

    Musculo-Skeletal

    Pain Management

    Real Time Ultrasound for Muscle Retraining

    Rehabilitation Programs

    Sports Specific

    Strength/Conditioning

  • "Physiotherapist/Physical Therapist"

    Megan completed her post graduate Physiotherapy Master’s degree at the University of Sydney and has an undergraduate Bachelor degree in Health and Exercise Science from the University of New South Wales.
    Megan’s primary interest area is within Women’s Health and she treats a variety of conditions including pelvic floor weakness and stress/urge incontinence for women of all ages, as well as pre and post-natal women. She has undergone extra training in this field and has presented to community groups regarding Women’s Health issues. Megan is also passionate about restoring optimal movement and function for areas surrounding the hip and pelvis, as well as with running injuries and Hypermobility.
    Megan assists Dr Alison Grimaldi with data collation associated with our Hip & Groin rehabilitation programs and her research work at the University of Queensland and is also working with Physio-Network, a company providing online research reviews for physiotherapists to promote evidence-based practice.
    Megan enjoys running, touch football and Pilates and she teaches both group and individual Pilates classes here at Physiotec.

    University Qualifications:
    Bachelor of Exercise Science Masters of Physiotherapy
    Years of Clinical Practice:
    8
    Attendance at a course conducted by Dr Alison Grimaldi:
    Online and practical

    Adolescent

    Hands on Techniques

    Musculo-Skeletal

    Pelvic Floor/Bladder Control

    Real Time Ultrasound for Muscle Retraining

    Rehabilitation Programs

    Sports Specific

  • "Physiotherapist/Physical Therapist"

    Irene completed her Master of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy in 2019 and graduated with Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2014 from the University of Queensland.

    Over years of working in private practice setting, Irene developed special interests in treating spinal (back and neck), hip and pelvis related conditions. Irene has done extra professional development training with Dr Alison Grimaldi regarding management of hip and pelvic pain, and is involved in running our Hip Programs at Physiotec.

    Irene is also qualified in providing lymphoedema management. She is an Australasia Lymphology Association (ALA) accredited lymphoedema physiotherapist since 2015.

    Irene is a lifelong learner who had additional training in dry needling and clinical Pilates, but also she is planning to advance her learning in women’s health area.

    Outside physiotherapy, Irene is a keen snowboarder and has a strong interest in rehabilitation of skiing or snowboarding related injuries as well as conditioning. Irene also enjoys hiking, weight training and travelling with her family during her spare time.

    University Qualifications:
    Bachelor of Physiotherapy Masters of Physiotherapy (Musculoskeletal)
    Years of Clinical Practice:
    5
    Attendance at a course conducted by Dr Alison Grimaldi:
    Online and practical

    Adolescent

    Adult

    Hands on Techniques

    Musculo-Skeletal

    Pain Management

    Real Time Ultrasound for Muscle Retraining

    Rehabilitation Programs

  • "Physiotherapist/Physical Therapist"

    Joanne graduated the University of Queensland in 2014 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy Honours Class l. A skilled dancer, choreographer and director, Joanne forged a highly successful career internationally and more specifically on Broadway before transitioning to a career in physiotherapy.

    After completion of her physiotherapy degree Joanne has worked in both private practice and hospital settings, gaining experience in outpatient musculoskeletal work, general hospital medical/surgical, and post-surgical rehabilitation.

    With her extensive dance background Joanne has a special interest in dance rehabilitation and injury prevention for dancers and is a member of the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science. She has a special interest in lower limb conditions and has done extra training in the management of foot and ankle conditions.

    Joanne is always looking to expand her knowledge and skills. She has trained in dry needling, pain sciences, dancer assessment and rehabilitation, kinesio-taping, vestibular dysfunction and APPI clinical Pilates.

    Outside of work Joanne is an avid traveller, scuba diver and photographer, and enjoys spending time with family and friends while enjoying the Aussie lifestyle.

    University Qualifications:
    Bachelor of Physiotherapy
    Years of Clinical Practice:
    5
    Attendance at a course conducted by Dr Alison Grimaldi:
    Online and practical

    Adolescent

    Adult

    Child

    Exercise Using Pilates Equipment

    Gait Analysis

    Hands on Techniques

    Hypermobility

    Musculo-Skeletal

    Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation

    Pacing Advice/Programs

    Real Time Ultrasound for Muscle Retraining

    Rehabilitation Programs

    Sports Specific

  • "Physiotherapist/Physical Therapist"

    Trina completed her Physiotherapy degree in 2002 in the Philippines where she then worked and specialized in Sports Physiotherapy, with a particular interest in rehabilitation of lower limb injuries and post-surgical recovery.
    In 2005 Trina came to Australia and completed a Masters of Sports Physiotherapy at the University of Queensland, and the following year a obtained a Diploma of Remedial Massage in 2006 at The Australian College of Natural Medicine. Trina has worked as a Sports Physiotherapist with various sporting teams in the Philippines and as a sports trainer and Physiotherapist with the AFL team Mayne Tigers in Queensland from 2005-2008. Trina has a special interest in sport and rock climbing injuries as well as injuries relating to the hip, knee, ankle and foot complex.
    Trina is currently in Italy with her partner who is completing a post doctoral project in Genoa. She provides telehealth services to patients unable to attend Physiotec in person.

    University Qualifications:
    Bachelor of Physiotherapy Masters of Physiotherapy (Sports)
    Years of Clinical Practice:
    16
    Attendance at a course conducted by Dr Alison Grimaldi:
    Online and practical

    Adult

    Musculo-Skeletal

    Rehabilitation Programs

    Sports Specific

  • "Physiotherapist/Physical Therapist"

    David brings nearly 30 years experience with a focus on human performance across a broad range of sports, performing arts and everyday life. His early career in Mt Isa and Townsville focused on rugby union leading to a 5 year term as the senior Physio for London Wasps Rugby Club, tours with Qld Rugby and Penguins International to the UK, China, Croatia, Czech Republic and Hong Kong.
    Inspired by his wife Lisa Wilson, David developed a passion for the performing arts and on return to Australia in 2000 built relationships, support and consultancy roles with the Qld Ballet, Opera Queensland, Qld Theatre, EDC (now ADC), Brisbane Festival and the Qld Symphony Orchestra to which he is currently consultant Physiotherapist. He did however maintain links with rugby and was part of the Qld Reds medical setup in 2010/11 when they won their maiden Super Rugby title.
    David’s clinical focus remains on human performance tailored to the individual needs of dancers, musicians, actors, sports people or those just wanting to decrease pain and really enjoy life to the fullest. His collaborative approach mimics that of the arts sector where the director will engage whoever and whatever means are necessary to result in the best possible performance. He is not afraid to ask for help (and even for directions!) if it means the best care and outcome for the client. Hip, pelvic and groin conditions are common in performing arts athletes, providing David with a wide experience in this area.

    University Qualifications:
    BPhty
    Years of Clinical Practice:
    29

    Adolescent

    Adult

    Exercise Using Pilates Equipment

    Functional Movement Assessment

    Gait Analysis

    Hands on Techniques

    Musculo-Skeletal

    Real Time Ultrasound for Muscle Retraining

    Rehabilitation Programs

    Sports Specific

  • "Physiotherapist/Physical Therapist"

    Kevin is an experienced Sports Physiotherapist who completed his undergraduate degree at the University of South Australia. Kevin also holds a Masters in Advanced Clinical Physiotherapy (Sports) and has achieved titling as awarded by the Australian Physiotherapy Association as an APA Sports & Exercise Physiotherapist.

    In early 2020 Kevin made the move to Brisbane from Adelaide where he worked at a large, multidisciplinary sports medicine and orthopaedic centre. He also worked with NPL football teams in Adelaide, which has helped shape his rehabilitation philosophy.

    Throughout Kevin’s many years of experience, he has developed an interest in treating injuries of the hip, pelvis, and groin. His clinical interests also include tendon and soft tissue injury management, low back, shoulder, and knee pain rehabilitation. Having sustained an ACL injury himself, Kevin understands the pitfalls and struggles of the rehabilitation journey, leading to a passion for quality ACL rehabilitation.

    Kevin’s passion for Physiotherapy stems from meeting new people and developing great relationships to foster improved health outcomes and long-term recovery. He is a lifelong learner who has a strong commitment to best-practice Physiotherapy having completed numerous post-graduate courses including courses with Alison Grimaldi. Consultations with Kevin involve detailed assessments to understand the cause of your injury, hands-on treatment to relieve pain, and prescription of high-quality exercise to build resilience and improve long-term health.

    University Qualifications:
    Bachelor of Phyiotherapy Masters of Advanced Clinical Physiotherapy (Sports)
    Years of Clinical Practice:
    8 years
    Attendance at a course conducted by Dr Alison Grimaldi:
    Online and practical

    Adolescent

    Adult

    Functional Movement Assessment

    Gait Analysis

    Hands on Techniques

    Musculo-Skeletal

    Pacing Advice/Programs

    Pain Neuroscience Education

    Persistent Pain Management

    Post Surgery Rehabilitation

    Real Time Ultrasound for Muscle Retraining

    Rehabilitation Programs

    Running Assessment

    Sports Specific

    Strength/Conditioning

Phone :
+61 7 3342 4284
Business Services :
  • E-health (Skype or other online consultations)
  • Exercise Classes
  • Gym/gymnasium
  • Hands on Treatment
  • Pilates – Pilates Equipment
  • Real Time Ultrasound for Muscle Retraining
  • Rehabilitation Programs
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