Gordonvale Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy for everybody

The Team at Gordonvale Physiotherapy:

Helen Cooper - Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist

Helen is a Gordonvale local who graduated in Physiotherapy from Queensland University in 1981. Since then she has worked in many areas of physiotherapy in various settings.
In 2016 she graduated with a Masters of Sports Physio from La Trobe University and became a APA Titled Sports Physiotherapist. She worked as a physiotherapist for the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Helen has also worked as a Paediatric Physiotherapist with Child health and Cootharinga. 
She has a special interest in Spinal Cord Injury as her father spent over 20 years in a wheelchair after a farm accident.
Helen has worked as a First Aid Officer with Rugby League for more than 10 years and is a member of Sports Medicine Australia. 
Helen is a keen Masters Swimmer and Coach and has a special interest in managing swimming injuries and performance.
Helen assists the Queensland Academy of Sport with local athletes on their programs when needed.
Helen has a special interest in chronic pain and in 2017 attended a 2 week workshop at Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney.

David Holzheimer - Practice Manager

David has many years of experience in office duties and is a vital member of our team.  David's knowledge of the NDIS and his ability to aid participant's in understanding their plan is a great resource to our practice.  David is also the Team Manager of the Cairns Hoopsnakes a wheelchair basketball team and is the Program Officer for Sporting Wheelies and Disabled Association.