The Team

  • Stephen Boyd

    Director, Senior Physiotherapist

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    Stephen Boyd graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from the University of Queensland in 1984. He gained his initial post-graduate experience, particularly in orthopaedics and spinal Injuries, while practising at the Princess Alexandra Hospital.

    After more than thirty years in physiotherapy, Stephen’s capacities in both inpatient and outpatient settings are highly developed. In co-operation with leading orthopaedic surgeons and spinal surgeons, he assists with conservative management, and pre-operative, post-operative, and outpatient care. He also visits several multidisciplinary clinics each week, in the management of spinal and orthopaedic patients. Stephen’s physiotherapy protocols are adapted to suit his patients’ needs, considering best clinical practice and current surgical procedures.

    He has been a regular presenter at medical and allied health education events throughout Queensland.

    Throughout his professional career, Stephen has held positions on committees at the state and national level of the Australian Physiotherapy Association. He has also been a member of various committees within private hospitals throughout Brisbane. He has been a government-appointed assessor in Physiotherapy matters on the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal.

  • Peta Laughlan

    Senior Physiotherapist, Human Resources Manager

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    Peta Laughlan joined Boyd Physiotherapy in 2005 immediately after graduating with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from the University of Queensland. In the years since, she has been with Boyd Physiotherapy and Ascot Physiotherapy at various sites and in inpatient and outpatient practice.

    Peta has cared for inpatients in intensive care, general surgery, general medical, orthopaedics (including spinal), urology and cardiorespiratory areas. With outpatients, she concentrates on general musculoskeletal conditions, and rehabilitation before and after surgery. Consequently, in all these disciplines she has wide professional development.

    With orthopaedic surgeons in pre- and post-operative patient clinics, Peta has contributed to research projects to develop the most effective post-surgery rehabilitation protocols.

    She is proud to give individualised care to each patient, with her high level of clinical ability and professionalism. Peta is a senior physiotherapist with Boyd Physiotherapy at the Brisbane Private Hospital, and is a senior outpatient physiotherapist at Ascot Physiotherapy.

    Peta also continues her role since 2009 as the Human Resources Manager of Positive Movement for Boyd Physiotherapy and Ascot Physiotherapy.

  • Jane Elliott

    Senior Physiotherapist, Ascot Physiotherapy

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    Jane Elliott is a graduate of the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy, and over thirty-five years has become a well-known physiotherapist. For more than twenty of those years she has been at Ascot Physiotherapy.

    At the start of her career, Jane practised physiotherapy at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, where she lead and mentored the junior physiotherapists. In her eleven years there, she gained valuable insight in all aspects of hospital practice including orthopaedic, general medical and surgical, rehabilitation and outpatients. Jane then performed in various private practices across Brisbane where she developed and excelled in her outpatient competencies.

    At Ascot Physiotherapy, Jane is a senior outpatient physiotherapist. Here she has a special interest in manual therapy, workplace assessment including pre-employment appraisal, advice and education. In one University of Queensland study project, Jane acquired psychology skills to benefit her osteoarthritis patients.

    Jane is an adroit, caring and personable practitioner whose very high-level clinical consideration and diagnosis are foundations of patient self-management. Jane’s experience is an asset to the care of Ascot Physiotherapy’s patients.

  • Bernadette Pozzi

    Senior Physiotherapist, Boyd Physiotherapy

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    Bernadette Pozzi graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from the University of Queensland in 1984. She started her career in various London hospitals, then went on to the Princess Alexandra Hospital and Greenslopes Hospital in Brisbane. Bernadette has been with Boyd Physiotherapy since 1989.

    An extremely adept inpatient physiotherapist, her specialities are in cardiorespiratory and orthopaedic rehabilitation. She has a broad background in intensive care, rehabilitation, outpatient clinics and inpatient medical and surgical patients.

    Bernadette has strengthened and further established Boyd Physiotherapy’s professional relationships and networks in all these areas.

    Having been an associate lecturer, clinical tutor and research project supervisor with the University of Queensland, Bernadette supervises Boyd Physiotherapy junior staff. She is committed to participation in and contribution to education programs, and has also been an examiner and tutor for international physiotherapists with the Australian Physiotherapy Council.

    Bernadette is a senior inpatient physiotherapist with Boyd Physiotherapy, providing a very high standard of care to the inpatients at Brisbane Private Hospital. Her practical knowledge is invaluable for patients, and in mentoring.

  • Christina Coulson


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    Christina completed a Bachelor of Exercise Science in 2019. In 2021 she graduated with a Master of Physiotherapy from Griffith University. She has placement experience in musculoskeletal, cardiorespiratory, neurological, and orthopaedic fields.

    Christina is a current inpatient Physiotherapist at Brisbane Private Hospital as a part of Boyd Physiotherapy. She is also working in the outpatient clinic at Ascot Physiotherapy.

    Christina has a genuine interest in acute orthopaedic and general surgical Physiotherapy. She values patient education and is dedicated to providing exceptional care to all patients through her collaborative, patient-centred approach to treatments.

    Christina’s professional and holistic approach to patient care is an asset to Positive Movement Physiotherapy.

  • Sarah Healy


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    Sarah completed a Bachelor of Science in Sports Rehabilitation and Athletic Therapy from Ireland in 2018. During her final year she completed a clinical internship with the sports medical team at Stanford University in California. Sarah then moved to New Zealand where she consolidated her outpatient clinical skills as an Athletic Therapist, working closely with sports teams and return to work contracts. She graduated from Bond University with a Doctorate of Physiotherapy in 2022 and has had valuable clinical placement experience across the areas of neurological rehabilitation, cardiorespiratory, orthopaedic, amputee and women’s health.

    Sarah is dedicated to providing high quality, evidenced based patient centred care. She is an inpatient and outpatient Physiotherapist at the Brisbane Private Hospital as part of the Boyd Physiotherapy team, and an outpatient Physiotherapist at Ascot Physiotherapy.

    Sarah has a passion for collaborative, patient centred care to help improve quality of life. She utilises her experience working with elite athletes, general and special populations to provide high level, professional, compassionate and holistic care.

  • Harry Papalia


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    Harry graduated from the School of Physiotherapy at Curtin University in 2019 with a Bachelor of Science (Physiotherapy). Throughout his studies, Harry gained experience in a cardiorespiratory, neurological, orthopaedic and musculoskeletal fields in an inpatient and outpatient setting.

    Since graduating Harry has enjoyed the private practice setting, treating patients with a variety of musculoskeletal conditions utilising exercise prescription, hands-on treatment and education. Harry has also had experience in management, leading a team of physiotherapists in the aged care sector.

    Working as a sports trainer for football and hockey clubs, Harry assisted the players to facilitate recovery and performance before and after games.

    Harry is a skilled and caring physiotherapist who is committed to providing excellent patient outcomes and enjoys helping people to achieve their personal health goals.

  • John Kim


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    John studied a Bachelor of Applied Sciences and Graduate Diploma (Exercise and Sports Science) prior to completing his Masters of Physiotherapy from the University of Sydney in 2004.

    Practising in a private Sydney clinic John focused on musculoskeletal and orthopaedic rehabilitation, as well as strength and conditioning management and education. He occupied a senior role in geriatric rehabilitation and pain management. In private and public hospitals, across Sydney John developed his expertise in orthopaedic and medical treatments.

    John has held senior positions in staff education, program co-ordination and assessment throughout Australia including emergency department experience in Darwin. John also has experience in chronic health management, with the indigenous population and functional movement therapies.

    2014 saw John commence with Boyd Physiotherapy at the Brisbane Private Hospital. John is a compassionate and adept physiotherapist who is dedicated to providing excellent care and follow-up advice for our patients.

  • Ilve Hunt

    Remedial Massage Therapist, Ascot Physiotherapy

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    Ilve completed a Diploma of Remedial Massage Therapy and graduated with an Advanced Diploma of Applied Science in 1996, practicing deep tissue massage alongside nutrition and herbal medicine.

    She has been providing Remedial Massage Therapy at Ascot Physiotherapy since 2018.

    Her recent experience includes being a member of an allied health team specializing in back pain, spinal injuries, and post-surgery recovery.
    During this time, Ilve incorporated Rehabilitation Remedial Massage that improved patient outcomes and increased mobility.

    After completing the Oncology Massage Training Australia Certificate 2 in 2019 she developed a special interest in pain management and the use of techniques such as myofascial release to reduce pain.

    Ilve utilises various massage skills including sport massage, trigger point release, deep tissue massage, joint mobilisation and stretching to individualise the treatment. Ilve’s friendly professionalism combined with her experienced technique results in excellence in patient care.