Shop 128, Tweed City Shopping Centre

54 Minjungbal Drive

Tweed Heads South, NSW 2486

 

Open Monday - Friday 8.00am - 5.00pm  I  saturday 8.30am - 12.30pm

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PHYSIOTHERAPISTS

Troy Ditton

B Ex Sc B Edu M Phty PhDc

 

Qualifications – Bachelor of Exercise Science, Bachelor of Education, Master Physiotherapy (Griffith University) and Doctorate of Philosophy Candidate (Australian Catholic University)

 

Physiotherapist Troy has over ten years experience in general practice treating neck and back pains, sciatica, headaches, shoulder/elbow/wrist/hand complaints, hip/knee/ankle/foot complaints, replacement and repair surgery, vertigo, TMJ dysfunctions, and neurological disease. In addition Troy is currently studying the highest qualification in physiotherapy, a PhD on topic ‘The longer term effects of using four wheel walkers’.

 

His special interest is in healthy ageing and all things concerning mobility and the use of walking aids. A major focus is on reducing aid reliance, improving independent balance, mobility and posture, and decreasing falls.

Troy has a diverse sporting background having competed in two different sports at a national level.

 

In Badminton he has won an Australian University Games Gold Medal and in Men’s short board surfing also a Silver medal.

 

As a result of commitment to university sport he was awarded the Griffith University Scholarship for contribution to sport and a number of Full Blue sporting awards. Prior to becoming a physiotherapist Troy trained and worked as a Senior High School Physical Education and Biology teacher.

Maichel Ghobrial

D Phty B Kin-At

 

Qualifications - Doctor of Physiotherapy – (Bond University) and Bachelor of Kinesiology / Athletic Therapy – (University of Manitoba)

 

After graduating as an athletic therapist in Canada and becoming head therapist for many national and international sports teams, Mike decided to study physiotherapy to expand his knowledge and skills set.

 

Subsequently he travelled to Australia and graduated from Bond University with a Doctorate in Physiotherapy. During the program he completed extensive training across many settings including public hospitals, community services, and private practices. Mike is also in the process of publishing a research article concerning the biomechanics of water sports.

 

He is heavily involved with team sports himself and plays recreational basketball and soccer during free time.

 

From a physiotherapy perspective his interests include treatment of acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries throughout all age groups. In particular he is passionate about promotion of individualised exercise programs to help people get back to full potential, including the use of pool exercise.

 

v Level 2 Sports Trainer – Sports Medicine Australia

v Advanced Taping – Sports Medicine Australia

 

PSYCHOLOGY SERVICES

Shayne Flaherty

Psychologist

 

Shane Flaherty is a registered psychologist and Associate Member of the Australian Psychological Society. Shane uses Client Centred Rogerian therapies, engaging a person’s life narrative to improve existing relationships and lift self esteem.

 

Shane has experience in both public mental health and private clinical settings and he works with early psychosis in adolescents as well as mental health issues with older patients. He embraces an unconditional approach towards his clients and an electic psychology foundation which includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, Rational Emotional behavioral Therapy, Schema Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Relaxation Techniques.

 

PODIATRY SERVICES

Jody Richter

Podiatrist

 

When your feet or lower limbs cause you pain or discomfort, seek professional help from Better Health Podiatry in Tweed Heads South, Banora Point and Murwillumbah.

 

We specialise in podiatry services and treating various uncomfortable foot conditions in both children and adults. Our experienced podiatrists welcome patients of all ages to come to any of our four modern podiatry clinics. Better Health Podiatry treats a wide range of foot problems and related complaints including skin conditions, postural issues, tendonitis, flat feet and sports injury, as well as Structural support for knee, hip, back and foot pain.

 

The way you walk has an impact on your Feet, Ankles, Knees, Hips, Spine and all the muscles and ligaments around these joints. I work to structurally align your feet so that all the upper leg and body joints are in a better position. This alleviates stress and strain symptoms

 

We provide ongoing rehabilitation and recovery support at our podiatry clinics. Our Clinics are located at Tweed City Family Practice and Banora Village.

 

Phone us today on

07 5523 0566.

 

 

 

DIABETES EDUCATION

Robyn Hart

Diabetic Educator

 

Robyn operates a private practice teaching Diabetes Education at John Flynn Hospital. Robyn is a registered nurse specialising in diabetes for the past 18 yrs.

 

With Robyn you will learn about;

 

  • The basic patho-physiology differences between types 1 and 2 diabetes, gestational diabetes & medication-induced hyperglycaemia.
  • How to best assist adolescents/adults with Type 1 diabetes.
  • Insulin initiation and titration when approved by a patient’s general practitioner.
  • Individualized education revolving around the patient’s age, ability, knowledge, lifestyle and psychological issues.
  • Free or replacement blood glucose monitoring meters as required to suit the patient needs.
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  • If you would like an appointment with Robyn please call her on
  • 0413 150 960
  • to arrange a suitable time and location.
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HEARING SERVICES

 

EMAIL:   reception@tweedcityfamilypractice.com.au

 

PHONE: (07) 5513 0200

 

FAX:       (07) 5513 0201

ADDRESS:

 

Shop 128, Tweed City Shopping Centre

54 Minjungbal Drive

Tweed Heads South, NSW 2486

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