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 is a regular presenter at medical and allied health education events throughout Queensland, as part of a multidisciplinary group with a specific focus on spinal care and rehabilitation.

    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 is 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 ten 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 of the last seven years 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 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.

  • Viviana Pineda

    Rehabilitation Physiotherapist, Boyd Physiotherapy

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    Viviana accomplished her Bachelor of Physiotherapy at the University of del Cauca in Colombia in 2003. After moving to Australia in 2012, she excelled in qualifying with the Australian Physiotherapy Council as an overseas-trained physiotherapist. In 2015 she came to her position with Boyd Physiotherapy.

    Viviana had worked in various inpatient physiotherapist posts, including adult and paediatric cardiovascular life support (a code blue team), emergency and trauma management, senior rehabilitation, and as an intensive care physiotherapist and pain service physiotherapist. She has extensive understanding of the treatment of patients in the rehabilitation and inpatient settings.

    Now Viviana is the senior rehabilitation physiotherapist with Boyd Physiotherapy at the Brisbane Private Hospital and provides outstanding individual care to the rehabilitation inpatients.

    In her continuing professional development, Viviana has contributed to research publications in the fields of trauma, cardiorespiratory, musculoskeletal, and sports medicine.

  • Vince Travia


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    Vince graduated in 2015 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from the Australian Catholic University, and started with us at Boyd Physiotherapy then.

    As an undergraduate student Vince had already begun to excel in inpatient orthopaedic and inpatient cardiorespiratory care. His results and involvement in the outpatient musculoskeletal sphere were excellent.

    Also, since 2012 Vince has been a sports trainer for school teams — in rugby union, rugby league, soccer and netball teams. Presently he’s a physiotherapist with a Brisbane premier league team.

    At Boyd Physiotherapy, Vince works both as an inpatient physiotherapist in the Brisbane Private Hospital’s wards and rehabilitation unit, and in our outpatient clinic there, where he specialises in treating musculoskeletal and pre-  and post-surgery patients.

    Committed to continuing professional development, Vince has done the dry needling course, which complements his excellent hands-on treatment aptitude, exercise prescription and education.

  • Zach Caruana


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    Zach graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2014 — and during his undergraduate degree Zach obtained exemplary results in all his clinical placements. Among these were inpatient orthopaedic, cardiothoracic, and neurological and musculoskeletal outpatients.

    Then, in a busy Brisbane outpatient physiotherapy and Pilates clinic, Zach had valuable time treating complex patients and working closely with a variety of doctors and other allied health professionals. Zach also obtained his Pilates qualification, which is recognised by the Australian Physiotherapy Association.

    Zach is now an inpatient physiotherapist with Boyd Physiotherapy at the Brisbane Private Hospital, and an outpatient physiotherapist at Ascot Physiotherapy. Zach gives a high level of care and informed attention to his patients.

  • John Kim


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    John received his Masters of Physiotherapy from the University of Sydney in 2004. He also holds a Masters of Exercise Sports and Science (University of Sydney, 2002).

    Before moving to Brisbane, John practised in a private Sydney clinic. There he 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. And in Sydney’s private and public hospitals, John developed his expertise in orthopaedic and medical treatments.

    Throughout Australia, John was already known in inpatient and outpatient practice, having held senior positions in staff education, program co-ordination and assessment. This included his emergency department experience in Darwin.

    Three years ago John commenced with Boyd Physiotherapy at the Brisbane Private Hospital. John is a compassionate and adept physiotherapist who is utterly dedicated to providing his excellent care and follow-up advice for our patients.

  • Trevor Myers


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    Trevor arrived with a Bachelor of Science (Kinesiology) from the Simon Fraser University in Canada in 2008, and in 2010 finished the Masters of Physiotherapy Studies at the University of Queensland. (Trevor also holds a Certificate in Health and Fitness from the Simon Fraser University.)

    With a broad industry-based history, Trevor is strong in inpatient orthopaedic, acute care, musculoskeletal management and neurological care. He has engaged with hydrotherapy patients, Pilates programs, and gym-based rehabilitation. Trevor also volunteered in an allied health team, and with an injury management company.

    During his six years now with us, Trevor has practised physiotherapy in the Brisbane Private Hospital wards and rehabilitation unit. Trevor’s clinical knowledge and his commitment to his patients are an asset to Boyd Physiotherapy.

  • Luke Reynolds


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    Luke’s Bachelor of Physiotherapy was attained at the University of Queensland in 2014. He achieved excellent results in the specialties of orthopaedics, cardiorespiratory acute care, community rehabilitation, neurological rehabilitation, and musculoskeletal physiotherapy.

    During his studies Luke was also a sports trainer for the AFL academy, and a liaison officer for in-home respite care. Luke has undertaken volunteer work — in Cambodia, for example, he helped children with cerebral palsy, Down syndrome and autism.

    Presently, Luke is in his second year of the Doctor of Medicine (MD) program at the University of Queensland.

    He brings this skill-set to Boyd Physiotherapy at the Brisbane Private Hospital. Luke’s compassion shows, along with his clinically up-to-date knowledge, when caring for his patients.

  • Lauren Gray


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    Lauren graduated with a Bachelor of Health Sciences— Masters of Physiotherapy from LaTrobe University in Melbourne in 2014. Lauren particularly studied in the women’s health, paediatric, orthopaedic, cardiorespiratory and neurological physiotherapy fields. Also as a student, Lauren was employed in a busy private physiotherapy practice in Melbourne, and with an Australian Rules football club managing sports injuries.

    A dedicated professional, Lauren has performed extensive community and volunteer work —  in the Philippines, East Timor, with the homeless in Melbourne, with St Vincent de Paul Society, and more.

    And Lauren is now in her second year of the Doctor of Medicine (MD) program at the University of Queensland.

    A fine physiotherapist, Lauren represents Boyd Physiotherapy in the Brisbane Private Hospital:  She brings her special knowledge and history to personalised care of her patients.

  • Melissa Webber


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    Melissa completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2007, at the University of Queensland. In the UK and Australia, her career has already encompassed the disciplines of general medical, general surgical, intensive care, musculoskeletal, women’s health, cardiorespiratory, geriatrics, neurological, and outpatients services. She has managed and mentored junior staff, and also contributed to research projects for best-practice protocols.

    Melissa has a special interest in community and rehabilitation physiotherapy and is currently developing an aged-care service in orthopaedic and rehabilitation care.

    Along with this variety of talents and interests, Melissa’s care and expertise enrich Boyd Physiotherapy’s services at the Brisbane Private Hospital.

  • Amrita Bawa


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    Amrita qualified with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2007 from the Baba Farid University of Health Sciences in India, and then with her Masters of Physiotherapy (Cardio-Pulmonary) from the Jamia Hamdard University in India in 2009.

    She has assisted orthopaedic, brain Injury rehabilitation, geriatrics and cardiorespiratory inpatients. For outpatients she has delivered treatments such as myofascial release, joint mobilisations, exercise program prescription, and patient education.

    Amrita has also served as a lecturer and clinical physiotherapist in musculoskeletal and neurological rehabilitation. She has undertaken research projects in cardio-pulmonary disease and musculoskeletal dysfunctions.

    Amrita’s patients clearly benefit from her up-to-date, evidence-based care at Positive Movement, both in the Brisbane Private Hospital and at Ascot Physiotherapy.

  • Florencia Barker

    Massage Therapist, Ascot Physiotherapy

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    Florencia holds the Diploma of Remedial Massage therapy from the Swinburne University in Victoria (2004), having acquired a Certificate IV in Therapeutic Massage in 2001.

    She now has over fifteen years experience as a massage therapist in private practices and industry-specific businesses. She uses a tailored combination of treatments including trigger point therapy, myofascial release, acupressure and sports techniques.

    Florencia is committed to ongoing professional development, and is a dextrous remedial massage therapist who has been an integral part of the Ascot Physiotherapy team since 2013.

  • Niamh Jones

    Physiotherapist, Boyd and Ascot Physiotherapy

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    Niamh concluded the Certificate of Massage Therapy in Dublin (Ireland) in 1999, and in 2004 she reached her Diploma of Remedial Massage Therapy.

    Dedicated to the care of her patients, Niamh provides deft treatments focused on their individual needs.

    Niamh completed a Bachelor of Physiotherapy at the Australian Catholic University in 2017 and has been working with Boyd and Ascot Physiotherapy delievering expert hands on care. 

  • Nadine Young


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    Nadine qualified with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2016 from the Australian Catholic University.

    She has assisted orthopaedic, neurological, musculoskeletal, cardio respiratory and intensive care inpatients. For outpatients she has delivered treatments to community paediatrics, rehabilitation and general musculoskeletal patients.

    Nadine is a qualified sports trainer and first aid officer for the Caloundra Netball Association. She has also completed additional APA qualifications in advanced strapping techniques.

    Nadine’s patients clearly benefit from her up-to-date, evidence-based care at Positive Movement, both in the Brisbane Private Hospital and at Ascot Physiotherapy. She shows great enthusiasm and compassion when caring for her patients.