Jaquelin Goldsack (Cole)

staff-photo-jaqSenior Physiotherapist/Director

As the owner of Physionorth and Connect Therapy practitioner, Jaquie  puts a high emphasis on the continuing education of her staff and ensuring the highest quality of care for all Physionorth clients. Jaquie has a degree in Sport and Exercise Science from James Cook University and completed her Masters in Physiotherapy at Curtin University at the start of 2006. After graduating, Jaquie moved back to her hometown, Townsville, and began her career as a musculoskeletal physiotherapist. Continue reading

Linda Gomercic

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Please note Linda is on Maternity Leave from the 20th of March 2017 until early 2018 (date of return to be confirmed).

Linda completed a degree in Kinesiology from the University of Western Ontario in Canada. Following that, she moved to Perth Australia where she pursued her Masters of Physiotherapy from Curtin University of Technology. She graduated in 2006 and moved back to Toronto Canada where she began her career in musculoskeletal physiotherapy. Continue reading

Anna Marhin

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Anna graduated from James Cook University in 2011 and spent some time working in vocational rehabilitation before entering musculo-skeletal physiotherapy practice.

She has clinical experience with a range of different patient groups including treatment of general musculoskeletal conditions, lymphoedema management, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction and geriatric care. Treatment techniques commonly used include soft tissue techniques, joint mobilisations, dry needling and western acupuncture and individualised exercise prescription. Anna has also completed the Thoracic Ring approach with LJ Lee International.

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Kati McLeod


Kati completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy at James Cook University in 2014, graduating with an academic medal of excellence. Kati completed clinical placements throughout Queensland developing skills in the assessment and treatment of musculoskeletal, cardiorespiratory, orthopaedic and neurological conditions. During that time she developed a keen interest in musculoskeletal and sport injuries. Continue reading

Brianna O’Toole


Brianna completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy at James Cook University in 2015. Brianna completed clinical placements which helped developed skills in the physiotherapy assessments and treatment of musculoskeletal, cardiorespiratory, orthopaedic and neurological conditions. Brianna has a keen interest in musculoskeletal conditions, Pilates, women’s health and sports injuries.

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Lauren Metropolis

cam_6706-copyPhysiotherapist/Women’s Health Practitioner

Lauren completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy at James Cook University in 2014, graduating with an academic medal of excellence. Lauren is very passionate about ensuring she is up to date with the latest evidence-based practice, in order to provide the best possible care to her clients. She has already completed a number of professional development courses including DMA Clinical Pilates, Women’s Health, Dry Needling and Vestibular rehabilitation.

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Renee Baker


Renee completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy at James Cook University in 2016. She has a particular interest in treating sporting injuries and paediatric conditions as well as teaching Pilates based exercises. As the most recent addition to the Physionorth team, Renee is looking forward to utilising her skill set and providing personalised health care to the wider Townsville community.


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Nicole Cochrane



Nicole completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy from James Cook University in 2015.  Growing up, Nicole was a competitive gymnast for 15 years with State and National success.  She was also an accredited gymnastics coach and judge prior to commencing her physiotherapy career. This background has led her to develop a keen interest in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and helping individuals return to sport and leisure activities. She is a strong believer in keeping her clients involved in their sports and hobbies throughout rehabilitation.

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Timothy Cottman-Fields


Tim is the latest edition to the Physionorth Team after making the move from the Gold Coast. Tim is an Exercise Physiologist and Physiotherapist, although considers himself a Health Educator more than anything. He started work in private practice as an Exercise Physiologist in 2011, working in musculoskeletal rehabilitation and chronic disease management. He then went on to obtain a Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Rehabilitation focusing on Neurorehabilitation and Evidence-Based Practice whilst continuing to work. Expanding his professional scope, he completed a Doctor of Physiotherapy at Bond University in 2017.

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Silvia Lonardi

cam_6710-copyMassage, Bowen, Lymphatic Drainage and Visceral Therapist

Silvia started her career and interest in massage in North Queensland in 2008, and soon moved to Sydney to complete a double Diploma in Remedial Massage and Sport. In 2013 Silvia completed her certificate IV in Bowen therapy from the Border Colledge of Natural Therapies.

Having a special interest in sport, Silvia successfully became part of the massage team at the Institute of Sport of NSW, where she was lucky enough to work with elite and Olympics athletes and be the therapist for the State Weight Lifting Team. While volunteering in major National Sporting events, she also completed a Certificate in Sport Coaching achieving great understanding in nutrition and emotional wellbeing.  Continue reading