About ACTIVATE PHYSIOTHERAPY

Our team are here for your family. We know the impact an injury has on your life so we are here to assist you on your recovery journey every step of the way. At Activate Physiotherapy we are dedicated to offering our clients the highest level of professional care for their physical rehabilitation. Our expertise spans the full spectrum of musculoskeletal injuries, from acute injury management to end-stage return to sport/work rehabilitation. We’re here to help heal what hurts, so you can get on with living your life.

Let Our Family Help Yours

We’re family owned and operated. We love leading a team of like-minded practitioners to provide effective hands on health care to you and your family.

DAVID SANDISON

Managing Director
Physiotherapist & Accredited Exercise Physiologist —
Gumdale & Stafford

David is a dual qualified Physiotherapist and Exercise Physiologist, having completed his Bachelor of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science at Griffith University in 2006.

David is passionate about leading his team of excellent private practice, musculoskeletal sporting and occupational rehabilitation physiotherapists. He has additional training in advanced injury management of the spine, shoulder and hip as well as sporting injury management.

David is a keen cyclist and runner and in his down-time he enjoys spending time with his wife, Cassie, and 2 young sons Jacob and Dean, their family and friends.

CASSIE SANDISON

General Manager
Physiotherapist, Accredited Exercise Physiologist & Pilates Physiotherapist

Cassie is a dual qualified Physiotherapist and Exercise Physiologist, having completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science at Griffith University in 2006. Cassie has completed additional training in therapeutic Pilates and has a special interest in incorporating Pilates principles into managing client conditions facilitating long term improvements in injury and overall health. Cassie is also passionate about business management and is completing her MBA. Growing up Cassie was a state level swimmer and long distance runner, she was also a competitive Irish dancer. Cassie still enjoys playing netball and spending time with family.

You’re in good hands

Our therapists understand the importance of “hands on” treatment and also recognise the immense benefits of educating our clients in self management and the prevention of future re-occurrences.

SCOTT HAYES

Physiotherapist – Gumdale

About Scott
Scott has completed a Doctor of Physiotherapy at Bond University. Previously, Scott has also completed a Bachelor of Exercise Science from Griffith University in 2009. Scott has additional training in treating neck and back pain, sporting injuries, workplace injuries and is qualified in western acupuncture and dry needling. Scott enjoys helping his patients of all walks of life to recover from injury and get back to what they enjoy doing. Whether it be walking again after a fracture, getting back on the sporting field or achieving things they never thought possible. Scott is an avid sports fan, and enjoys watching rugby league, basketball, tennis, horse racing and cricket​. He hails from NSW originally and enjoys heading over the border to catch up with family and friends when he can.

MICHAEL GRAY

Physiotherapist – Gumdale

About Michael
Michael is Principal Onsite Physiotherapist at Woolworths BLDC. He has a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from Australian Catholic University. He has worked as a sports trainer for various clubs and representative Rugby Union, League, Soccer and Basketball Teams. Michael has diverse Physiotherapy experience in private practice, sporting and hospital settings. He is the lead practitioner providing onsite physiotherapy at a large distribution and logistics site for Activate Physiotherapy. He is experienced in management of chronic health conditions and is a qualified Nutritionist and is able to provide dietary advice and education. Michael is passionate about health and fitness and assisting others to reach and go beyond their activity potential. If he’s not at work you’ll find Mike in the gym or studying to become a doctor.​

ELISSA JOHNSON

Physiotherapist – Stafford

About Elissa
Elissa has a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from Australian Catholic University. She is experienced in providing physiotherapy in private practice, sporting and occupational settings and has a special interest in using hydrotherapy, dry needling and Western Acupuncture to assist her clients to feel their best. Elissa enjoys working with clients who have neck and back pain, shoulder, knee, upper and lower limb injuries. She is passionate about incorporating exercise, particularly hydrotherapy into her treatments especially for patients with more complex or persisting presentations. Elissa grew up in Brisbane and enjoys spending her time off with her husband and their family and friends. She is an artist at heart and has a background in film and photography which she still enjoys as a hobby. Elissa has also volunteered internationally providing physiotherapy services to underprivileged children.

EMILY PHILLIPS

Physiotherapist – Gumdale

About Emily
Emily has a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from Australian Catholic University and is currently a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association. Emily has a special interest in movement disorders and enjoys finding the origins of patient pain so she can assist them to be pain free quickly and stay there. Emily has additional training in Pilates and enjoys implementing exercise modalities into her treatment on an individual and group basis. She also enjoys treating headaches, neck and back pain and injuries of the upper and lower limb ​Emily grew up in Brisbane and in her spare time she is a soccer and futsal star.

SAMUEL NORTON

Physiotherapist – stafford

About Samuel
Samuel has a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from Australian Catholic University. Samuel (or Sam as he prefers) grew up and attended school in Wellington Point and is an avid basketball player and fan. Sam loves working collaboratively with his patients. He is committed to creating great relationships that assists his patients to achieve lasting health benefits. “I’m here to help at every step of the way on my patient’s journey to recovery.”

Gumdale

Eastside Village 21

696 New Cleveland Rd

Gumdale QLD 4154

07 3890 4361

MON – FRI
8.00AM-7.00PM

SAT
8.00AM-2.00PM

SUN
CLOSED

Stafford

Stafford City Shopping Centre

93/400 Stafford Rd

Stafford, Qld 4053

07 3352 4244

MON – FRI
8.00AM-6.00PM

SAT
8.00AM-12.00PM

SUN
CLOSED