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 28. In her spare time Lyndsey can be found at the local Crossfit box or supporting her kids on the sideline of a sporting field.
Physiotherapist & Pilates Clinician
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 has provided physiotherapy services to City 4051 CrossFit, CrossFit Roar, CrossFit Larrikans, the Qld State Tour Men's Beach Volleyball squad, the Gold Coast Marathon, The Australian CrossFit Championships and is a lead presenter for RockTape and Stick Mobility seminars.
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, Stick Mobility and Muscle Energy techniques. With experience treating elite athletes, weekend warriors, 500 hours 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 Vinyasa Yoga at home.
Melanie Orchard - currently on maternity leave
APA Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist & Pilates Clinician, B Phty (Sports Rehabilitation), M Phty (Sports)
Melanie is a titled Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist having completed a Masters of Sports Physiotherapy at the University of Queensland. She has worked closely with a variety of sports including: swimming, triathlon, beach volleyball, athletics, dancing, soccer, rugby and netball.
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, London and more recently at the 2018 GC Commonwealth Games as a physiotherapist in the athlete's village.
Having moved to Brisbane 4 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 anatomical and sporting knowledge to create individualised, sports specific rehabilitation treatment programs. In her free time Melanie enjoys trail running, travel and spending time with close friends and family.
Angie graduated from The University of Queensland in 2003. She has worked in a variety of settings including private practice in Brisbane, corporate health in Sydney and the NHS in London. Since graduation she has gained broad experience in treating sporting injuries, workplace injuries, and neck/low back pain. She uses hands-on therapy coupled with strength and conditioning for pain relief, self-management strategies and future injury prevention. Having previous experience performing ergonomic assessments and managing injuries in the workplace, she can assist in correct workstation setup and postural pain management in the office.
Angie has two young children at home and balances part-time work with her role as a trainer and ambassador for F45 Lutwyche (functional training gym).She attends gym regularly herself and is passionate about assisting people with integrating physiotherapy rehabilitation into their own gym programs. Don't have a gym program? She is keen to help you start. Angie is dedicated to keeping the general population active, strong and healthy.
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 previous 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.
Ebony joined the Back2Balance team in April 2019. Ebony is currently studying a Bachelor of Physiotherapy at ACU and is in her 2nd year. She also works as a CrossFit Coach at CrossFit Sana, encouraging and supporting clients to live a movement filled lifestyle. In her free time Ebony enjoys travelling, doing CrossFit and spending time with her puppy.
Sue joined the team in April 2019 and is a long standing client of Back2Balance Physiotherapy.
In her free time Sue travels to Melbourne to visit her daughter Alex and also has a love and passion for cooking.