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"

    Kirsty qualified in 1998 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy with Honours in the UK. She completed her Masters in Sports Physiotherapy at The University of Queensland in 2006. Coming to Australia in 2000, she has worked with and treated patients in a multitude of sporting disciplines including triathlon and premiership rugby union.

    For 5 years she provided physiotherapy services as part of the Olympic Winter Institute of Australia, including working at many World Cup competitions abroad. In 2006 she was selected as one of four Physiotherapists for the Australian Olympic Team at the 2006 Winter Olympics. From 2007 she has focused her attention on tennis and became a senior physiotherapist with Tennis Australia. She has worked as one of a team of four Australian Tennis Physiotherapists for the Australian Tennis Open Grand Slam Women’s competition, providing care for the best female players in the world. Her role also encompasses working with the female junior athletes and the female wheelchair athletes. She is involved with the Queensland Tennis Academy, based at Tennyson in Brisbane, working with a range of players from 12 years of age through to the elite Australian players who are on the Men’s and Women’s circuit. As a senior physiotherapist, she has helped educate junior physiotherapists in providing high-quality, sport-specific care to tennis players with particular needs relating to their age and competition level. Her wide experience with sporting teams has provided her with a high level of expertise in the management of acute and overuse sports injuries.

    In addition, Kirsty has worked as a physiotherapy educator, including teaching for the University of Queensland post-graduate physiotherapy programs. She has taught on courses for physiotherapists nationally in Australia, running courses together with Dr Alison Grimaldi.

    She has been an active member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association, working on the Sports Physiotherapy Committee in Queensland. She has also enjoyed several years on the committee with Sports Medicine Australia. Kirsty has been involved in many research trials as a treating physiotherapist. She is passionate about mentoring other staff to further their knowledge and training. But above all, she most values her role as a clinician, working with clients to resolve their injuries.

    University Qualifications:
    Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) Masters of Physiotherapy (Sports)
    Years of Clinical Practice:
    20
    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"

    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

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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