OUR TEAM

Diagnosing and managing musculoskeletal problems can be difficult. At Elite Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic our patients come first. We have a team of qualified, highly skilled, and experienced care providers who always has our patients’ best interests and wellbeing at heart. Meet the faces that are running our Physiotherapy Clinic, and schedule an appointment today.

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Director/Sports Physiotherapist

Joshua Tidswell

As one of Darwin's most experienced Sports Physiotherapists, Josh is highly respected in the Darwin community, having built strong relationships with a range of healthcare professionals, sporting organisations, coaches and local businesses.

Graduate in 2006 and completed Masters of Sports Physiotherapy in 2012.

Former Physio for North Melbourne Football Club.

Former Head Physio for NT Football Club (Thunder) in NEAFL.

Special interests in diagnosis and treatment of shoulders, knees and backs.

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Physiotherapist

Brigid Whiting

Brigid completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy at the University of South Australia in 2016. An active member of the local netball community, she also recently turned her interest to the South Australian Women's Football League (SAWFL) where she was the head Physio for the Glenelg Football Club's Women's team.

Brigid is a qualified Polestar Clinical Pilates instructor and has enjoyed deepening her knowledge of injury prevention and rehabilitation through Pilates training. 

Brigid hopes to continue her involvement in gym and team sports in Darwin, as well as find some time to practice Pilates herself and explore the Top End. 

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Physiotherapist

Nicholas Kontzionis

Nicholas is born and raised in Darwin where he completed a Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science at Charles Darwin University (CDU) before moving to Sydney to further his education to study a Masters Degree in Physiotherapy at the University of Sydney.

Nicholas has been an active member of Darwin's soccer community from a young age as a player, coach and mentor.

He has special interests in lower limb related injuries and post-operative rehabilitation.

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Physiotherapist

Hanette Lemke

Hanette is an experienced physiotherapist with many years of private practice, treating a wide range of sporting and musculoskeletal injuries. After completing a bachelor’s degree in Physiotherapy, she furthered her skills with a Masters of Sport Physiotherapy at the University of Cape Town (South Africa).

Hanette has a special interest in the diagnosis and management of running and cycling injuries as well as assisting athletes to maximise their sporting performance. She also has a keen interest in the management of headaches and exploring the role and importance of correct postural biomechanics.

Hanette enjoys spending time outdoors with her young family; camping, hiking, running and cycling.

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Physiotherapist

Nick Flood

After graduating from the University of South Australia in 2013, Nick worked in private practice in Adelaide treating athletes from the SAAFL, SANFL, SA Premier League and the South Australian Institute of Sport.

He has also spent numerous Australian summers working in the Japanese ski fields of Niseko and Nozawa-Onsen.

Nick is currently studying his Masters in Sports Physiotherapy through the University of Queensland.

He has a particular interest in acute sports injuries and post-operative rehabilitation.

When not working Nick enjoys reading, hiking and playing beach volleyball.

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Physiotherapist

Laura Boucher

Laura grew up in Darwin before heading to Griffith University to study degrees in Exercise Science and Physiotherapy.

She has since gone on to complete further studies in Women's Health, now being able to provide this much needed service to Darwin women.

She is a DMA Clinical Pilates Instructor with experience in Clinical Pilates, hydrotherapy and post operative rehabilitation. Laura has also worked with numerous sporting teams including Southport Sharks (QAFL), Gold Coast Blaze (NBL) and Eltham Football Club (NFLV). She has a deep skill set of manual therapies and interests in gymnastics, dancers and posture related pathologies.

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Physiotherapist

Rachel Templer

Rachel graduated from the University of South Australia in 2015 and has spent the last few years working in a private practice in country Victoria.

With a love for treating lower limb injuries, ACL reconstructions and running related injuries, Rachel is also a certified DMA Clinical Pilates Instructor. 

She brings a wealth of experience to Elite Physio and is very excited to get out and explore the Top End and Darwin after some very cold winters in Victoria!

When she's not busy treating, you'll find Rachel on the netball court or cheering on the Adelaide Crows.

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Physiotherapist

Hollie Maiorana

Hollie graduated her Masters of Physiotherapy from Curtin in WA.

She has a keen interest in most sports and has spent the last few years working in the ski fields, overseas in Niseko, Japan and Mt Hotham, Victoria. Although there is not much snow in Darwin Hollie has also spent her off seasons working in the hospital system. This is where she developed her love of managing acute injuries and orthopaedic post-operative rehabilitation.

She is excited to be part of the Elite physiotherapy team and when she isn’t treating, she will be outdoors getting involved in most sport or exploring the Top End and the beautiful waterfalls it has.

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PT/Massage Therapist

Tayvian Ludvigsen

Tayvian is an experienced trainer and , massage therapist from the UK, with an interest in all things ‘sport’.

Having competed as an athlete at national level, he became fascinated by the human body, how it worked and the management of injuries.

From elite athletes to government workers, he thrives on getting people back to their physical best through building strength, increasing mobility and empowering clients to explore their own health and fitness.

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Physiotherapist

Lauren Barnes

(On Maternity Leave)

After completing high school in Darwin, Lauren moved to Brisbane where she graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from the University of Queensland in 2015. Since then she has gained valuable experience across a number of fields including musculoskeletal and acute inpatient and orthopaedic rehab. Lauren has also spent 2 years in London where she worked in some of the UK's largest hospitals. Lauren has played competitive basketball for many years and is still largely involved in the Darwin basketball community. She enjoys treating all musculoskeletal injuries and has an interest in Pilates.