ABOUT US

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NICHOLAS RYAN
Principal & APA Titled Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
BPhysio, MMuscPhysio, APAM

Born and bred in Mackay, Nick was an active sportsman.  It was through sport that he was first introduced to physiotherapy.

Through his childhood Nick regularly visited Airlie for weekends and holidays creating some of his fondest memories in the area.

He then moved to Townsville to study a Bachelor of Physiotherapy before returning to Mackay to start his career.

Nick developed his skills as a physio over the following years, travelling to attend professional development courses both interstate and internationally. Nick has also completed his post-graduate Master of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy through LaTrobe University and is an APA Titled Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist. To attain the APA Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist Title, a physiotherapist has undergone a rigorous training process including further clinical placements, theory and practical exams and has demonstrated exceptional experience and knowledge.

Nick treats all musculoskeletal and sporting injuries (whether they are work injuries, elite sports people or your weekend warrior), but has a special interest in shoulders, knees and ankles, lower backs and dizziness.

When Nick isn't at the clinic you'll find him exploring waterholes or out around the beautiful Whitsundays, probably not catching much!

ELLIE RUDDELL
Principal Physiotherapist
BPhysio, APAM

Having grown up in the Whitsunday Region, Ellie is excited to return home!

Ellie completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy at James Cook University in 2014 and since then has undertaken an extensive range of further training and study.

Ellie loves the outdoors - boating, fishing, camping and running her dog, Murphy.  How can you not enjoy the outdoors in North Queensland?

Ellie enjoys treating a range of conditions, in particular neck and headaches, spinal pain/injuries, knees, ankles and running injuries/rehabilitation.  Ellie has a strong belief that education is key and will strive to empower patients with a full and thorough understanding of their injury or condition and the treatment best suited to them.

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Nyrie Atkin
Physiotherapist & S+C Coach
BExSci, MsPhysio, ASCA Level 2 Coach

Nyrie studied a Bachelor of Exercise Science & Rehabilitation at Charles Sturt University, Bathurst. She moved to the ACT to work at the Australian Institute of Sport as a Post-Graduate Scholar Strength + Conditioning Coach, mainly working with para-triathletes, basketball, hockey and volleyball. She went on to complete her Masters of Physiotherapy at the University of Canberra, while working as an S + C Coach at the powerlifting gym RealFITT.
For the past four years Nyrie has been working with the Canberra Demons and the Ainslie AFL teams, first as a rehab coach and trainer, implementing strength programs and returning players to pre-injury levels on the field, and then as the team physio. Nyrie has also continued to program for local Sub-Elite and Elite Triathletes.
Outside of work you’ll find Nyrie trail running, mountain bike riding, hiking, camping or anywhere outdoors.
Nyrie’s interests are in lower limb rehab (hips, knees and ankles), return to play post injury, primary injury prevention, and improving performance through strength & conditioning.

Carly Hay
Physiotherapist
BPhysio, APAM

Carly grew up on the beautiful (but cold) south east coast and moved to Canberra (even colder) to complete her Bachelor of Physiotherapy degree. Carly has undertaken further professional development in DMA Pilates, ASCA strength and conditioning, Kinetic Link Training and additional spinal courses.

Despite enjoying snowboarding, Carly has decided to relocate to the warm Whitsunday region to explore everything it has to offer. In her spare time, Carly enjoys dabbling in triathlons, horse riding and mountain biking, which provides her with a deeper understanding of injuries within these sports.

Carly looks forward to treating an array of different musculoskeletal injuries, especially lower back and neck pain. She values developing a caring therapeutic relationship with her clients through active listening and clear communication.

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