Caring for the local community
At Quay Street Physiotherapy, we’re committed to pursuing excellence by providing the highest quality physiotherapy services to our valued clients. We pride ourselves on treating you, our valued client, with warmth and care at every appointment. We want you to feel like our number one priority.
As one of the leading physiotherapy practices in Bundaberg, we will cater to your individual needs and circumstances through a variety of hands-on approach services. We work closely with local GPs and specialists, as well as several Brisbane-based orthopedic specialists.
At Quay Street Physiotherapy, we take pride in our Bundaberg practice, providing a team of skilled professionals and a wide range of services tailored to your needs. From injury recovery to enhanced functional movement, our goal is to keep you active and empower you to pursue the activities you love. Experience our comprehensive treatment plans and unlock your potential.
We’re a close team of highly experienced and qualified professionals with a depth of knowledge ready and waiting to assist your needs. From acupuncture to sports rehab to clinical pilates, our experienced allied health team is here to support your every goal.
We offer a wide range of integrated physiotherapy services, including injury treatment, hydrotherapy, kinesiology, outpatient care, women’s health and much more. Choose from individual treatment sessions or small group classes. Experience individualised care in a warm, supportive, and respectful environment.
Advance your health or recovery journey through our small group classes. We offer sessions in Clinical Pilates, Bones & Balance and Aquatic Physiotherapy. Our team members will guide you through targeted exercises and unique programs in a safe, supportive and welcoming environment.
Looking for our practices? Quay Street Physiotherapy has two convenient locations in Bundaberg. Our first easily-accessible practice is located on the ground floor of 58 Quay Street in Bundaberg, west of the railway line and directly across from Alexandra Park Zoo. Our second clinic is located just up the street on 74 Quay Street in Bundaberg.
Quay Street Physiotherapy’s team of high experienced and accredited physiotherapists are here to provide you with a complete range of services and individual care. Our interests cross a range of conditions, sports, and treatments, meaning we’re well-equipped to provide you with the tailored therapy you deserve.
Julie-Anne Zahn graduated from the University of Queensland in 1992. She became the sole owner of Quay Street Physiotherapy in 1999 and has grown the practice over the years, now having 8 physiotherapists over 2 locations.
Julie-Anne grew up in Bundaberg and still feels fortunate to call Bundaberg home. She loves the strong sense of community and is grateful for the loyalty her patients have and continue to show. Julie-Anne is very proud of the practice and is grateful for the wonderful staff she has, and their dedication to the profession and their patients. The mission statement strongly reflects the ethos of the practice “We are committed to pursuing excellence in our chosen profession of Physiotherapy and to providing the highest quality physiotherapy services to benefit our patients and advance our profession. We will strive to treat each individual with warmth and caring so that there can be mutual benefit for staff and patient alike. We will treat each patient with such care that they feel they are our only patient.” Julie-Anne and her husband Rob have recently ventured into farming cattle and this is an exciting new phase in her life outside work. Their two grown sons Josh and Wil are still the center of their world. She has a special interest in women’s health, hydrotherapy, orthopaedic rehabilitation and musculoskeletal injuries. Over recent years she has also furthered her skills and knowledge in the area of men’s continence post prostate surgery.
Jai Schofield graduated from Griffith University with Bachelor of Physiotherapy and Bachelor of Exercise Science degrees in 2007. Jai joined the team at Quay Street Physiotherapy at the beginning of 2008 and has worked hard to establish his career and widen his skills, knowledge and experience to the benefit of our patients.
Jai has had extensive post graduate training in a variety of different treatment techniques including advanced western acupuncture / dry needling, kinesiology taping, dynamic taping and rigid taping, muscle energy techniques and high level exercise prescription for return to sports.Jai has a broad list of physiotherapy passions including:biomechanical assessments and movement retraining (particularly feet, knees, hips and shoulder regions)
Specific swim, bike (including bike fits), run, walk, weight lifting analysis and correction (for performance, injury prevention and / or injury rehabilitation)
Individual gym programs tailored to suit anyone from entry beginner level to elite athlete looking to achieve the performance goals they have set and become less susceptible to injuries in life or sport. Group education sessions in manual handling / ergonomics in the workplace; injury prevention in sportsWhen not at work Jai is a dedicated triathlete with a tremendous passion for sports, exercise and the general health of our bodies. Some might say that Jai is obsessed with the human body. Jai would say the human body is an amazing creation worth obsessing about; that elite athletes in all disciplines show us every day what the human body is truly capable of; and through exercise we can learn and rehearse how to better use our own bodies for life, sports, injury prevention, falls prevention and longevity.
Laura joined the Quay Street Physiotherapy team in 2011 – moving back to her hometown of Bundaberg after studying and working as a Physiotherapist in Brisbane. After graduating from The University of Queensland in 2009, Laura worked in a sports private practice in Brisbane in addition to providing physiotherapy services to Sunnybank Rugby Union Premier Colts team and Queensland netball teams.
In 2012 Laura was the physiotherapist for the Queensland Outback Barbarian Rugby Union team which travelled around America. Afterwards, she spent the year travelling Europe and worked as a physiotherapist in London.
During her earlier career Laura focused on musculoskeletal physiotherapy however she now primarily practices in Vestibular Physiotherapy. The vestibular system within the inner ear can be a cause or associated with vertigo, dizziness, nausea, unsteadiness and visual blurring.
Laura has worked with world leading vestibular professionals during her time in London as well as locally in Australia. She has completed extensive vestibular post graduate training in Australia and overseas and continues to attend vestibular conferences and courses keeping up to date in the latest research.
Laura is passionate about educating other health professionals and physiotherapy students on vestibular disorders. She has previously run education sessions for GPs in the region and since 2017 has lectured for the Central Queensland University Physiotherapy Program on Vestibular topics.
Laura is a keen sportswoman and enjoys running, yoga, bike riding and swimming.
Rachael joined the Quay Street Physiotherapy team after graduating from the University of Queensland in 2015. Since then, she has completed further training in treating Temporomandibular Joint (jaw) Dysfunction, Western Acupuncture and Dry Needling and is a qualified Matwork and Reformer Pilates instructor. She has spent numerous years working as a Head Trainer across a variety of sports including AFL, Rugby League, Gridiron and Cricket.
Rachael has a keen interest in treating the head, neck and jaw region, acute sporting injuries and post operative rehab but is more than happy to assess and treat all presentations to ensure everyone can achieve their goals. Outside of work Rachael enjoys baking, spending time at the beach, camping and fishing with her husband and spending time with family.
(Rachael will be going on Maternity Leave at the end of July 2023 and will return to Quay Street Physio mid 2024).
Courtney joined Quay Street Physiotherapy in 2019 after completing her Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) at the University of Queensland. Growing up in Bundaberg, she was keen to get out of the big smoke and return to the region to begin her physiotherapy career.
Courtney has a special interest in hydrotherapy and has done post-graduate study in this field. She completes individual hydrotherapy sessions with clients utilising the various beneficial properties of water. Hydrotherapy is also offered within a group class setting. Her main interest areas within this space are post-operative rehab and musculoskeletal injuries.
Courtney has an interest in all musculoskeletal injuries and continues to develop her knowledge in all areas of physiotherapy with regular professional development. She is also trained in dry needling and Western acupuncture.Outside of work, you will likely find Courtney on a job site, on the tools, building her next house with her builder husband.
Stella joined Quay Street Physiotherapy in 2021 upon completion of her Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) degree through Central Queensland University in 2020. Growing up locally in Bundaberg, Stella was eager to begin her career as a physiotherapist in the region she calls home. Stella is interested in treating a variety of musculoskeletal injuries and gaining experience in all areas of physiotherapy, however, has a particular interest in sporting injuries and the neck.
In her spare time, Stella enjoys playing and volunteering at her local soccer club whom she has been a part of for the past 18 years. Throughout her university studies, Stella took on many opportunities to grow and expand her knowledge, by volunteering at local sporting events and carnivals. The confraternity rugby league and QISSN carnival held in Bundaberg in 2019 was highlighted as one of Stella’s achievements and a great experience volunteering in the field of physiotherapy.Stella is thrilled to be a part of the Quay Street Physiotherapy team and is excited to gain knowledge and learn as much as possible from the experienced team. Stella is always open to further expanding on her knowledge. She has recently completed her Acupuncture and Jobfit (PFA) training. Stella is a current member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association.Stella has commenced Balance and Bones Classes at Quay Street Physiotherapy which focuses on strengthening, balance and cardio exercises; a great initiative.
Jodie joined the team at Quay Street Physiotherapy in 2023 after completing her Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) degree in 2022 at Central Queensland University. Working as an Allied Health Assistant at the Bundaberg Base Hospital and for local rehabilitation clinics ignited her interest to become a Physiotherapist.
Jodie is born and bred in Bundaberg and has a passion for supporting her local community and has worked as a Sports Trainer for our local Touch Football carnivals and as a Group Fitness Instructor and enjoys programming group fitness classes. Growing her family in Bundaberg Jodie has built a passion for women’s health and all things pelvic health. Jodie has a keen interest in hip pathologies. Jodie enjoys swimming, stand up paddle boarding, camping and, spending time with her family.She is a current member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association.
Kelsey joined the Quay Street Physiotherapy team in 2023 after graduating with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) at Central Queensland University in 2022. She’s a qualified Matwork and Reformer Pilates instructor and having completed one of her university placements with the team, Kelsey was eager to begin her career at Quay Street Physiotherapy, in a town she calls home.
Bundaberg born and bred, Kelsey has grown up playing many sports and continues to stay fit at the gym and playing social Oz tag. Other interests include taking the dog to the beach, camping, water sports and spending time with friends and family. Kelsey shows interest in treating a variety of musculoskeletal injuries and shows particular interest in neurological conditions, exercise-based rehab and Pilates. Kelsey is dedicated to learning and keen for future professional development in all areas to help people achieve their full potential. Kelsey is a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association.
Ben, a dedicated and passionate individual, embarked on a remarkable journey that has shaped his life in profound ways. His story begins after completing military service in South Korea, when he decided to venture to Australia in 2009 on a working holiday visa.
This adventure was driven by his curiosity to immerse himself in Australian culture and experience its diverse landscapes. During his time in Australia, Ben discovered the captivating allure of the St Lucia campus at the University of Queensland. It was here that his dreams began to take shape. With a deep-seated passion for football, he made a life-altering decision to study Physiotherapy. His ambition was to become a football physiotherapist, an aspiration rooted in his unwavering love for the sport. However, fate had a different plan for Ben. His life took a significant turn when he met the love of his life, and he decided to refocus his goals on being a supportive husband and a loving father. Ben is now happily married and the proud father of two young daughters who bring endless joy and adventure to his life.
Ben's commitment to helping others has been a driving force throughout his career. His strong interest lies in assisting those suffering from persistent pain in a holistic manner. He goes above and beyond to thoroughly understand each individual, enabling them to regain their quality of life and lead active, fulfilling lifestyles. His professional journey has been diverse, spanning private practice, aged care, and occupational health. Ben spent five years working onsite at various companies in different industries, acquiring a profound understanding of diverse work tasks. This invaluable experience allowed him to successfully aid injured workers in their return to pre-injury duties through hands-on treatment, advice, education, and personalized rehabilitation and injury prevention programs. He also honed his ability to work seamlessly as a team player, liaising with a variety of key stakeholders.
More recently, Ben made the decision to relocate with his young family from Brisbane to Bundaberg, seeking a coastal lifestyle amidst the breathtaking nature of the region. He eagerly anticipates his new journey and is determined to contribute positively to the Bundaberg community. Outside of his professional life, Ben is an enthusiastic gardener with a particular fondness for Australian natives, especially the unique beauty of Banksia flowers. His love for nature reflects his deep appreciation for the Australian landscape.
In summary, Ben's life has been a tapestry of diverse experiences, each contributing to the dedicated, compassionate, and family-focused individual he is today. His journey is a testament to the profound impact of one's life choices and the ever-evolving nature of personal aspirations.
Matt joined the Quay Street Physiotherapy team in 2024, moving back to his hometown of Bundaberg after studying and working in Brisbane and Rockhampton. Matt graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from the Australian Catholic University (Brisbane) in 2020 before starting his career in Rockhampton. Prior to completing his Physio degree Matt completed a Bachelor of Exercise and Movement Science at QUT in 2015.
Matt was involved in strength and conditioning for a variety of adolescent athletes and was involved in sports medicine work for local clubs in Brisbane for AFL, Rugby Union, Rugby League, Soccer and Swimming. Matt enjoys all aspects of musculoskeletal physiotherapy and has a particular interest in ACL injuries, hamstring injuries, and return to sport rehabilitation. Matt also enjoys and appreciates working with the older population to help them achieve their full potential and improve their Quality Of Life with a holistic approach. Matt has completed a level 1 Dry Needling Course, Level 1 ASCA and is Jobfit trained. Matt is also a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association. In his spare time Matt enjoys spending time with his family, camping, fishing, watching sport and most things outdoors. Matt is also a part time musician, playing and singing at weddings and pubs. So if music therapy is what you really need, he might be able to cater for that too!