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Treatments to Compliment Your Fitness

We have a highly skilled and knowledgeable allied health team providing onsite treatment and tailored advice. The Village Gym understands that these services are highly valued and we work with you to access DVA, Medicare Enhanced Primary Care Plans, Private Health Insurance, Workcover and on-the-spot HICAPS rebates if eligible.

Brendon Burnett M.Phty, B.Ex Sci, B.App Sci(HMS/Ed).

Brendon is currently the director of Physio Place at Tweed Heads South, and Physiotherapy & Exercise Physiology services at the Tweed Health for Everyone Superclinic. He is also the founder of The Village Gym at Pottsville – the ultimate rehabilitation and fitness facility in the Northern Rivers.

Brendon has been working in rehabilitation since 2001 as an exercise physiologist and a Physiotherapist since 2005 after completing his Masters in Physiotherapy. Brendon was the co-founder of Physio Place in 2005 and took over as sole director in 2010, continuing its growth to become the largest physiotherapy clinic in Tweed Heads.

Brendon has co-authored the Recovery Guide series of books and DVDs for orthopaedic rehabilitation and common sport injuries including; Total Knee Replacement; Total Hip Replacement; Anterior Cruciate Ligament reconstruction; Knee Arthroscopy & Menisectomy, Rotator Cuff repair, Shoulder Acromioplasty; Shoulder Anterior Stabilisation; Lumbar Disc Injury; Hamstring Strain; and sporting Ankle Sprain. He continues to work closely with patients as a hands-on physiotherapist and has a background in sports coaching including swimming, touch football, rugby league, athletics and worked briefly as a physical education teacher.

He focuses strongly on educating patients about their condition or injury and skilling patients to ultimately self-manage by providing a clear program of exercises and stretches. He continues professional development, particularly in the field of manual therapy, deep trigger point needling and intra-muscular stimulation, also completing Pilates equipment Level 3 training.

Brendon and has worked as physiotherapist for:

Cudgen Rugby League; Kingscliff Olympic swimming squad; Palm Beach Currumbin Rugby Union; Tweed Valley Kings Premier League Soccer, Kingscliff Soccer; Bilambil Rugby League; Tweed Coast Raiders Rugby League; and is current physiotherapist with Queensland Cup Seagulls Rugby League.

Brendon has travelled internationally for Athletics Australia as physiotherapist for Diamond League Athletics and as physiotherapist for Sally Pearson (Olympic and World 100m Hurdles Gold Medallist) 2015-2016 in preparation for Rio Olympics.

Brendon has close working relationships with several orthopaedic surgeons, sports medicine physicians and local GP’s. He works closely with local athletes, surfers, Olympic and world championship swimmers, A grade Rugby League Players and has a passion for rehabilitation of the shoulder joint.

With a passion for excellence in rehabilitation and a philosophy of “Exercise is Medicine”, Brendon and his team are focused on being part of patient’s wellbeing – not just merely solving pain and injuries.

Elise Smalls

Elise recently closed the doors to her Brisbane based Health Clinic to live in beautiful northern NSW to continue her Osteopathic studies.

Having worked in the health industry since 2012, you will find yourself in good hands as Elise has a passion for all things health.

She has a well rounded, dynamic approach to treating, to optimise your health for the strains of daily life right up to the rigours of first class sport.

She is a qualified Naturopath, completing a Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy) & hold a Diploma of Remedial Massage working along side first class Sporting Teams from the NRL, A-League and Super Rugby.

Elise has worked with the following teams:

  • QLD State of Origin Team
  • Brisbane Broncos NRL
  • Melbourne Storm NRL
  • Gold Coast Titans NRL
  • Parramatta Eels NRL
  • South African Kings Rugby
  • Brisbane Roar Soccer
  • Brisbane City Football

To book with Elise directly simply click on the below link.