Physiotherapy Brisbane

South Brisbane physiotherapy experts, specialising in assessment and treatment of a wide range of conditions.


Scott Vickers

Scott Vickers

Physiotherapist & Co-Owner


Scott graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from the University of Queensland in 1999 and has specialised in private practice since 2001.

He has been a longstanding member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association and is committed to continuing education, having completed further training including level 1 and level 2 Sports Physiotherapy courses and Western acupuncture and dry needling.

Scott has a special interest in sporting injuries and has previously worked with elite level rugby league and soccer teams. More recently, he has been involved in treating elite gymnasts and swimmers in the local area. As a triathlete himself, Scott also treats all levels of triathlon related injuries and their prevention.

Scott also provides training to local worksites in ergonomics/manual handling and has completed Level 1 in Occupational Health.

Scott is available Monday to Friday, with early morning and late evening appointments available.

Kate Vickers

Kate Vickers

Physiotherapist & Co-Owner


Kate graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from the University of Queensland in 1999 and has worked both in hospitals and private practice. Kate’s special interest is working in the area of pregnancy and post-natal care, where she combines her physiotherapy acumen with helpful and practical exercises and treatments during the 24 months around your pregnancy.

Kate trained as a Pilates instructor in 2010 and enjoys leading private and group Pilates classes in addition to physiotherapy.

Jayo Siddoo

Jaya Siddoo


MPhty APAM, B.Sc-Kinesiology

Jaya graduated with her Masters of Physiotherapy Studies from The University of Queensland, and has a degree in Exercise Physiology, with a special concentration in active health & rehabilitation.

She has 3 years experience working as an exercise physiologist and has worked as a sports trainer with numerous elite rugby union and lacrosse teams. She has also completed her Clinical Pilates certification for physiotherapists.

Jaya has a special interest in sporting injuries, as well as injury prevention and enhancing overall health and wellness.

Kate Macdermid

Kate Macdermid


APA Titled Sport & Exercise Physiotherapist, APAM
BPhty, M.A.Phty (Sports), Grad Cert (Sports)

Kate is a knowledgeable sports physiotherapist with over fifteen years’ experience.

She enjoys working with athletes of all ages and abilities and takes a particular interest in knee and ankle injuries.

Her sports involvement has primarily been in the winter-sport and netball space, however she is also a keen AFL enthusiast and recreational runner.

Kate is a ‘movement optimist’ who looks forward to being able to help and support you back to doing the things you love.

Conditions Treated

Our physio treatments include:

  • Spinal, joint and muscle pain
  • Headaches related to neck dysfunction
  • Acute and chronic sports injuries
  • Tendon disorders
  • Post-surgical rehabilitation (e.g. ACL reconstruction, rotator cuff repair etc)
  • Balance re-training and falls prevention
  • Exercise prescription
  • Postural re-education and ergonomic advice
  • Pre-season sports screening

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy (aka physio) is a profession that has expertise in disorders of movement and physical rehabilitation following injury, pathology or surgery.

Physiotherapists are trained to assess and manage a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions and work alongside other practitioners such as podiatrists, GP's, sports physicians and orthopaedic surgeons to provide optimal patient care.

Physiotherapy may involve the use of exercise, massage, mobilisation, Pilates and other therapies such as dry needling in the treatment of injuries and management of health conditions.

What injuries are treated?

Our Brisbane location treats many injuries including knee and ankle injuries, all kinds of sports injuries, work related injuries including back and neck problems, tennis elbow, even headaches. If it’s something musculoskeletal we’ve seen it and treated it.

How can Physiotherapy help with my condition?

Physiotherapists are trained in the diagnoses of musculoskeletal conditions and are there to identify the cause of your problems, as well as providing pain relieving techniques. In identifying the actual cause of your symptoms, your physio can also identify the best course of action to help you become pain free and to reduce the risk of recurring injuries.

The physio team at Performance Podiatry and Physiotherapy Brisbane are committed to providing high quality care backed by the latest clinical research and strongly believe in encouraging patients to take responsibility for managing their own condition through active participation in their overall health and rehabilitation. Our team of health professionals are all experts in their fields with years of experience in the rehabilitation and management of injuries from work and sports accidents and in post-surgical recovery.

What should I expect at my first appointment?

The physiotherapist will start by taking a detailed history of your pain and symptoms along with a description of how it is impacting your life. This allows us to not only help with diagnosis but also to ensure we have a target to where you need to get back to.

The physio will do a detailed movement and hands-on assessment of the area and any other areas that may be related to the injury. For this it is important for us to be able to see the injured area completely. Please ensure you are dressed appropriately to allow this to be easy. For shoulders or upper body, please bring a singlet to change into and for any lower limb issue, shorts are important. We do have some available in the clinic if need be.

Once a diagnosis is reached, the physiotherapist will perform some kind of treatment on you. This will usually entail either:

  • Joint mobilisations
  • Muscle techniques like massage, stretching or dry needling
  • Exercises to improve either:
    • Strengthening
    • Biomechanics
    • Muscle tension/flexibility
    • Joint range of motion

Do I need a referral?

Physiotherapists are “1st contact practitioners” which means you do not need a doctor's referral.

If however you are a patient under Workcover, Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) or the Enhanced Primary Care Program (EPC), then a referral from your Doctor is required.

If you are unsure, please do not hesitate to ask us.

Want specific advice for your individual situation?
Make an appointment today on (07) 3846 4800.

Suite 2B, 90 Vulture Street, West End, Queensland 4101

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