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Kelly Mitchell

B. Phty

Our practice director and mentor, Kelly, founded the practice in 1990. Kelly graduated from the University of Queensland in 1984, and then proceeded to work in both hospital and private practice before opening her own clinic.  

Kelly is a pioneer in the use of the Blankenship System for Functional Capacity Evaluations in Queensland where she was one of the first to travel to the United States to receive this qualification in 1999.

Kelly has a passion for educating her patients in self-management techniques. With her bubbly personality and wealth of knowledge, we are very lucky to have her leading our team.


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Janelle Hambleton

B. Phty

Janelle graduated from the University of Queensland in 1986 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy and worked in the public sector for 10 years at the Prince Charles and Maryborough hospitals. 

Since then she has working in private practice with specific interests in treating shoulder, knee and spinal injuries/conditions. She also enjoys developing management strategies and exercise programs for clients with chronic disease conditions.  

Janelle has three children and she enjoys exercising with her dog and gardening in her spare time.


Karen Saunders

BSc (Physio). OMT

Karen qualified as a physiotherapist from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa in 2001. In 2005, Karen also completed a post-graduate specialisation in Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy. Over the last sixteen years, Karen has gained valuable experience in the musculoskeletal field within hospital and outpatient environments.  

Karen has always enjoyed improving her knowledge base and continually pushing herself to learn more through research and courses, especially from international lecturers, where possible. Karen’s goal has always been to empower her patients through individualised rehabilitation programmes and educate them to ensure optimal quality of life and function. Karen’s approach has always focussed on detailed assessments and analysis of posture and movement dysfunction. Karen always adopts a practical, hands-on management plan including manual and manipulative therapy techniques, restoration of muscle imbalances, postural and movement correction, and strengthening with patient-specific exercise progressions.  

Karen is an extremely passionate physiotherapist, dedicated to the profession and to her patients as well as other team members she works with.

Karen prides herself on providing patients with her utmost attention, listening to their concerns, and providing them with the best possible treatment plan following a comprehensive and thorough examination.


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Chunmei Yang

Cert IV in Fitness | Dip of Remedial Massage | Certified Tai Chi Instructor | Leader of Dr Paul Lam Tai Chi for Health Institute | Member of Massage & Myotherapy Aust | Member of Tai Chi Association of Aust

As a qualified Remedial Massage Therapist (member of  Massage & Myotherapy Australia) Chunmei can help to make your life more liveable, by relieving some of the aches, pains, stresses and strains that everyday life can cause. Remedial massage is used to aid recovery from the injuries caused by the strains of everyday life, including postural problems and repetitive stress injuries. If you have particular muscle tension or chronic pain, a remedial massage may be for you. While remedial massage encompasses some techniques from relaxation massage, it also incorporates advanced joint mobilisation and stretching techniques to provide deep and lasting relief.