Our physiotherapists are all Members of the Australian Physiotherapy Association.
Branyan Clinic Physiotherapy
Jenni Vass has a Bachelor’s Degree in Physiotherapy (Honours) graduating in 2016 from Central Queensland University. She is an accredited provider for GLA:D® Australia OsteoArthritis programs, and is certified in Dry Needling, and Vestibular Rehabilitation.
Branyan Clinic Physiotherapy services include:
- Dry needling
- Clinical taping
- Musculoskeletal conditions
- Osteoarthritis – GLAD:OA
- Before and After Surgery rehabilitation
- Orthopaedic rehabilitation
- Osteoporosis exercise assessments and prescription
- Sporting injuries
- Chronic Disease Management
- Exercise advice and instruction
Ask our reception staff to book your appointment 4150 1800
- Private health insurance rebates for Physiotherapy processed through HiCAPS.
- Medicare rebate is available for eligible Medicare GPMP/TCA (GP Management Plan / Team Care Arrangement) referrals. There is a small gap between the Medicare rebate and our fees.
- DVA Health Cards (Gold and White) are accepted as payment upon a GP referral
Our physiotherapists are all Members of the Australian Physiotherapy Association, registered health practitioners with AHPRA, and KLT Level 1 coaches.
GLA:D Australia Osteoarthritis Exercise
GLA:D® has been shown to help people with mild, moderate and severe osteoarthritis, and people over the age of 40 who have symptoms of osteoarthritis. The factors that improve include pain, mobility and quality of life.
GLA:D®, Good Life with osteoArthritis: Denmark, is an accredited physiotherapist-supervised education and exercise program developed by researchers in Denmark for people with hip or knee osteoarthritis symptoms. Research from the GLA:D® program in Australia shows an average pain reduction of 36%, reduced analgesic consumption, reduction in perceived need for surgery, and clinically meaningful improvement in joint confidence. Education and exercises provided can be applied to everyday activities, ensuring participants develop skills to self-manage their osteoarthritis. By strengthening and improving confidence with exercise, participants develop better capacity to become or stay active, prevent symptom progression and reduce pain.
GLA:D® is a program of exercise and education designed to help reduce the symptoms of hip and/or knee osteoarthritis. There are 12 supervised exercise sessions over 6 weeks, and 2 educations sessions.
There are sets of exercises done by each person; everyone does the same exercises but in different ways. The physiotherapists who run GLA:D® programs have been trained to customise the program to suit the individual – YOU. As well as providing treatment for osteoarthritis, GLA:D® Australia collects research data from GLA:D® participants. We ask you to complete questionnaires before you start, at 3 months and again at 12 months, with information about your health and your experiences with osteoarthritis. This information will help to work towards improving access to best possible care for people with osteoarthritis.
Kinetic Link Training (KLT) Coaching
KLT is a systematic approach to biomechanically balanced, full-body functional strength resistance training. All KLT exercises and workouts can be performed either at home or in a gym. You choose the exercise environment or training space that suits you best and is the most convenient. Home training requires resistance bands and dumbbells only.
Simon Halloran is the Program Director. Simon has a Bachelor’s Degree in Physiotherapy graduating in 1997 from The University of Queensland. He has been responsible for the clinical operation of pulmonary rehabilitation programs and chronic respiratory disease physiotherapy clinics in Bundaberg since 2006. He is a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association including the Cardiorespiratory and Sports & Exercise National Groups, and is a state representative for Queensland on the Lung Foundation Australia Pulmonary Rehabilitation Network. He is co-author for the 2017 Australian and New Zealand Pulmonary Rehabilitation Guidelines. He was a contributing author and project officer for the ‘Better Living with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: A Patient Guide’, now published in its Third Edition by Lung Foundation Australia.
Individual physiotherapy consultation focused on optimisation of lung health and respiratory symptom control. LungSmart Physiotherapy supports you and your doctor to develop and regularly review a suitable management plan for controlling your symptoms of lung disease.
Group based providing comprehensive treatment. This usually includes goal setting, supervised group exercise training, patient education, and behaviour change strategies. Individualised exercise programs are developed and supervised by physiotherapists. LungSmart offers multiple timetables to attend standard group pulmonary rehabilitation, and alternative program structures for those unable to enrol in standard pulmonary rehabilitation.