Our experienced staff provide the highest level of services including physiotherapy, Exercise therapy sessions using gym and pilates equipment, remedial massage, podiatry, women’s health services (physio, massage, pilates), yoga, naturopathy, podiatry and nutrition.
Alison Jeffrey (Hanrahan) BPhty – Physiotherapist, Exercise Therapy Instructor(formerly Pilates),Women’s Health Physiotherapist
Alison Hanrahan is the Principal Physiotherapist of Chevron Island Physio. She graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy degree in 2009 and commenced practicing in one of Brisbane’s leading private practices. Her passion for Physiotherapy stems from a love of physical well-being and fitness. Alison represented at elite level for junior gymnastics before applying her skills with a career as a professional stunt actor.
In addition to providing treatment to her musculoskeletal patients, Alison has a special interest in the area of Women’s Health. She has undergone extensive postgraduate training in the areas of pelvic floor rehabilitation for urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse, exercise during pregnancy and the post-natal period, and management of pregnancy-related pelvic pain and pelvic floor pain. Alison is also trained to fit pessaries for prolapse management and can assist women who are pregnant or post-natal, are experiencing pelvic pain or pelvic instability, have difficulty with bladder control or constipation or who are experiencing symptoms of prolapse.
Alison has also completed her Level 1 and 2 in Clinical Pilates. She has worked as a Pilates instructor since 2007 and is regularly found practicing in the Pilates exercise area. Alison strongly encourages Exercise therapy (formerly Pilates) as complementary treatment to general physiotherapy, as it’s a very powerful tool for injury prevention and maintaining long term physical health.
Alison is passionate about helping her patients achieve optimal wellness during all stages of life with compassion and enthusiasm.
Sally Buratowski BPhty (Hons)UQ – Physiotherapist, Exercise Therapy Instructor(formerly Pilates), Physiofusion founder
Susan Bauman BPhty – Physiotherapist and Exercise Therapy Instructor(formerly Pilates, Headache Special Interest
In 1996 Susan graduated from University in the UK, with an honours degree in Physiotherapy. She has extensive experience in musculoskeletal physiotherapy in Australia, New Zealand and in the UK.
After graduating she worked for the British army specializing in lower limb injuries and still has a special interest in this field. She is a runner herself and before having her two children competed in triathlons ranging from sprint to half iron-man distance.
She has post graduate qualifications in sports physiotherapy, has studied acupuncture and uses dry needling to compliment her treatments where appropriate. She has a long list of post graduate courses including Clinical Pilates levels 1-4, Treatment and rehabilitation of spinal dysfunction and Post-orthopaedic surgery. More recently she has attended workshops on the Watson Headache technique and is certified to assess and diagnose those who suffer headache and migraine. Suffering from headaches herself she understands how debilitating they can be and aims to get to the root of the cause and get you headache free as soon as possible.
Gillian Burgess – Physiotherapist, Exercise Therapy Instructor(formerly Pilates) Women’s Health Special Interest
Gillian graduated from Griffith University Gold Coast at the end on 2015 with a Master of Physiotherapy / Bachelor of Exercise Science. Gillian has worked not only in private physiotherapy practice but continues to work in the hospital setting as well. She feels privileged to be able to share her knowledge and experience with patients to improve their well-being and quality of life.
Her main interest is Women’s Health physiotherapy, however she shares equal interest in musculoskeletal therapy of the hip & pelvis.
Gillian not only uses her Women’s Health experience to treat private patient’s but she can also be found at the hospital running antenatal classes and providing acute care for maternity patients.
Outside of physiotherapy, she loves to keep active and enjoys a wide range of sport from surfing to mountain biking and just about everything in between. Coming from a high level sporting background in mountain biking to now treating and working with several professional athletes, Gillian understands the importance of feeling 100% and loves helping patients of all ages and skill levels achieve their goals.
Jessica Hartenthaler – Physiotherapist and Exercise Therapy Instructor (formerly Pilates)
Jessica completed her Masters of Physiotherapy at Griffith University on the Gold Coast, with an undergraduate degree in Exercise Science.
She has a special interest in musculoskeletal conditions and sporting injuries, and has experience working with sporting teams on the gold coast. She is therefore experienced in assisting with return to work and sport programming, in both a gym and pilates setting.
Jessica has also completed a range of courses to assist with neck and back pain, and is passionate in showing you the tools to prevent this becoming a recurring injury.
Jessica is a positive and caring therapist that will leave you smiling.
Simon Ayling – Clinical Pilates Instructor
Simon completed his Certificate III Fitness leader, Gym instructor, L1 sports trainer and Sports first aider before adding levels 1-4 in clinical Pilates so he could provide his clients with a more clinical approach. Simon has been instructing clinical Pilates since 2003 where he treats chronic conditions, pre and post-operative rehabilitation, joint biomechanical function, sports specific function and instructs general exercise classes.
Simon is the author of Simply Stretch. A stretching book that provides people with an easy to follow full body stretching routine, allowing them to maintain flexibility and normal range of movement.
Carol Cronin-Wedenberg -Yoga Instructor and receptionist
Carol is a positive and vibrant instructor who we feel lucky to have teaching with us.
Carol gained her accreditation in Rishikeshi India for Hatha Yoga, Astanga yoga and Vinyasa/Astanga modified yoga and has adapted her sessions to cater for various client’s specific needs. She has been fortunate to attended numerous workshops designed for healing, health and rejuvenation towards improving her teaching methods to guide practitioners safely, such as the ability to use props to assist with modifications of specific posture.“Make time for yourself and embrace your body. It is the most amazing thing you will ever own”.Our classes are kept to a maximum of 7 people creating an intimate and personalised class maximising benefits and minimising injury.
Tracey Virtue – Practice Manager
Tracey moved to the Gold Coast from Warragul in Gippsland Victoria in 2014 with her husband Geoff. Despite all her efforts to be carefree her 2 lovely children soon followed her as life is so much better with Trace in it. Tracey met her husband whilst packing asparagus and was engaged just 2 days later! They were married after 6 months and have now been together for 28 years. You can find them hanging around the pool, attending special race days to watch their very own race horse or helping someone move, babysitting or doing something for someone else!
As well as being a fast and efficient administration team member, Tracey is the company Nanna to our children and mum to the staff. You know that no matter what Trace has got your back! She also treats our clients in the same manner and will go out of her way to ensure you have a wonderful experience. Her enthusiasm and smile is infectious and we feel very lucky to have her as part of our team.
Daniela Molina-Cogo – Remedial Massage Therapist
Daniela qualified as a Remedial Massage therapist in Australia and has over 3000 hours experience in massage therapy. She takes pride in offering her patients a very unique and personalised treatment plan – using different techniques according to her client goals, preferences and lifestyle. Her treatments include – Soft/Deep tissue, Sports Massage, Myofacial Release Manual and with Cupping, Trigger Point Therapy, Reflexology, Lymphatic Drainage and Pregnancy Massage including Reflexology for Pregnancy.
Her mission in her professional life is to help people get out of pain and she is passionate about achieving this to the best of her ability.
Kyle Williams – Podiatrist
Kyle completed a Bachelor of Podiatry and a Bachelor of Pedorthics at Southern Cross University in 2019. He has a special interest in biomechanics and the effect that footwear can have on our mechanics during gait.
Kyle is a member of both, The Australian Podiatry Association and The Pedorthic Association of Australia. He has presented at the 2018 Australian Pedorthic Symposium in Adelaide, on peripheral arterial disease and continues his research within this area for the 2020 symposium.
Kyle has actively participated in the Gold Coast marathon educating athletes on the importance of correct footwear.
Kyle grew up in Forster, on the New South Wales mid north coast and has always loved the outdoors, especially during his days as a competitive kayaker. Since moving to the Gold Coast, Kyle enjoys seeing local bands and hiking with his wonderful partner, Anika.