Principal Physiotherapist & Pilates Clinician
Our principal physiotherapist Lyndsey Scholes has over a decade of experience treating musculoskeletal and sporting injuries. After graduating in 1998 from the University of Salford in England she has worked in a variety of environments in the UK, New Zealand and Australia. Lyndsey has provided physiotherapy services at the London Marathon and to Finchley Cricket Club (Premier League team) in England. She spent 4 years working in Mayfair in London’s most prestigious Personal Training studio and had the privilege of treating many TV personalities, pop stars and celebrity chefs. On returning to Australia at the end of 2009 Lyndsey worked at a popular Physiotherapy and Pilates studio on the Northside of Brisbane continuing on with musculoskeletal physiotherapy and teaching equipment Pilates; prior to opening Back2Balance Physiotherapy, Wilston in October 2011. Lyndsey relocated Back2Balance Physiotherapy to its current premises in Grange late 2013. Lyndsey has a hands on approach to physiotherapy and utilises skills in muscle energy techniques, dry needling and kinesiotaping whilst providing the client with the knowledge to assist them to self manage their condition. Lyndsey has a special interest in treating headaches, neck pain and pelvic instability. Lyndsey spent time in Sydney completing the level 1 “Watson Headache Approach”. Lyndsey’s interest in physiotherapy came at a young age. As a competitive gymnast for 9 years she had numerous injuries and understands the importance of getting back to full fitness as quickly as possible and has also learnt the hard way in returning before an injury had fully recovered. When not working Lyndsey’s passions are travel and her 2 children. She has travelled extensively and her goal is to have visited 50 countries by the age of 50. Currently at 27. In her spare time Lyndsey can be found at the local Crossfit box or supporting her kids on the sideline of a sporting field.
Louise O’Sullivan graduated from the University of Queensland in 2007 and has extensive experience in musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapy. Louise is passionate about functional movement, exercise rehabilitation and maximising her client’s potential through strength and conditioning. Louise provides physiotherapy services to City 4051 CrossFit, the Qld State Tour Men's Beach Volleyball squad and is a lead presenter for Rocktape seminars throughout Qld. Empowering her client’s with knowledge of their condition and teaching them how to self manage is her priority. Louise’s approach is goal driven, hands on and utilises Western Acupuncture / Dry Needling, Clinical Pilates, Yoga, Strength and Conditioning, Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Massage with Rockblades and Muscle Energy techniques. With experience treating elite athletes, weekend warriors, years of study in various Yoga traditions and Clinical Pilates, she can work with any BODY. She believes that we all have the potential to live a life that is healthy and fulfilling by exploring the world through our senses and tapping into the present moment via movement. When not working, Louise is working out! Either at CrossFit, running around the Brisbane River or doing Yoga on her balcony.
After Graduating from the University of Queensland Tim has pursued his interests in both acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries. With an evidence-based multimodal approach Tim uses the most up-to-date treatment methods to ensure you can get back to work or training: faster, stronger, efficiently and pain-free. He will not only help to diagnose and treat the injury but also help to learn and understand the issue the factors driving the problem and ultimately self-manage it. With a combination of dry-needling, rock-taping, muscle energy and Mulligan Techniques, Tim believes that there is always a solution to your problem provided you find the right approach. Whether your goals are being able to get through an eight-hour day of sitting, heading to the slopes for your next ski trip or getting back on the bike Tim will help you achieve your goals and motivate you to set the bar higher to achieve your full potential. His idea of the perfect weekend is a bike, kilometres of abandoned road, a good coffee and of course some good company. He and his wife disagree on many things luckily this is not one of them.
Since qualifying in the UK Melanie worked in and around London working closely with both amateur and professional sports teams. She was lucky enough to have been part of the medical team for the 2014 Invictus games held at the Olympic Park. Having moved to Brisbane 2.5 years ago Melanie has been working within private practice treating a wide range of musculoskeletal injuries and teaching Clinical Pilates. Her clinical practice aims to educate and empower her patients to achieve their goals. She is a keen advocate of injury prevention and rehabilitation and uses a variety of treatments including, soft tissue techniques, dry needling, acupuncture and exercise prescription to reduce pain and restore functional movement patterns. A former professional dancer and keen sportswoman, Melanie uses her Pilates and sporting knowledge to create individualized, sports specific rehabilitation treatment programs. Melanie is currently studying a Masters of Sports Physiotherapy at the University of Queensland and she has a special interest in sports injuries from amateur to Olympic athlete. If she is not working or studying you will find Melanie running Brisbane’s trail scene or practicing yoga. Melanie enjoys treating all injuries and has worked closely with the following sports swimming, triathlon, beach volley ball, athletics, dancing, soccer, and rugby.
Maternity Leave til Jan 2018 (Pilates Instructor)
Shauna is originally from Zimbabwe in Africa where she finished her schooling before coming to Australia to commence her studies in human movements. Before finding her love and passion for Pilates she was a swim school manager for two years and also obtained various coaching certificates for hockey, swimming and athletics. Shauna has completed her Pilates training through Polestar Pilates and has been a Pilates Instructor for eight years. She has a great interest for rehabilitation. She really enjoys seeing the benefits of Pilates with all her clients of different ages, injury levels and expertise. She also has a love for teaching kids Pilates of all ages and just for those who want to keep fit. Shauna’s hobbies are playing tennis, baking and for relaxation a good book to read! You can always hear her laughing and having a good time with her clients.
Nichole joined the team at Back2Balance in May 2015. Coming from a background in retail and fitness Nichole is currently studying Law and Justice at QUT whilst working as part of our reception team. As a long-term Physio client and having over 2 years of experience working in administration for a Physiotherapy Practice, Nichole is able to answer your questions with knowledge that comes from personal experience and endeavours to make clients feel welcome when coming into the clinic. Nichole is also an accredited dance teacher with BATD and in her spare time travels Australia conducting workshops and strongly endorses the effectiveness of Pilates for both injury prevention and rehabilitation.
Receptionist (currently on maternity leave)
Mitch joined the Back2Balance team in February this 2016. She has worked in administration and sales most of her career. Since having her son Brayden and travelling around Queensland for 6 months in a caravan she has now resettled in Brisbane and is working part time on the front reception desk. Mitch is a long term physio patient and is able to answer any query you may have. In her spare time, she loves to keep fit at the gym and getting out and about with her family.