Who are the people working with Goulburn Physiotherapy?
Brent Davies is the Principle Physiotherapist at Goulburn Physiotherapy and has 19 years private practice experience working in New Zealand, Ireland, England and Australia. Brent has a special interest in Tendon rehabilitation, Tai Chi and Mindfulness.
Brent completed his Bachelor of Health Science Physiotherapy (BHSci (Physio)) at Auckland University of Technology (AUT) in 1999. He then went on to complete his Post Graduate studies in Sports and Manipulative Physiotherapy in 2003. However, with an ever-curious mind, Brent is always keeping up-to-date with the latest evidence supporting best-practice physiotherapy.
"I have a real focus on injury prevention and what people can do for themselves to prevent injuries and pain" says Brent. "Over the years I have become more focused on exercise prescription rather than hands on treatment. I see myself as a facilitator, not a treater. I help empower the patient to get better and stronger through education and skill development. I help them to take ownership of their health and well-being, with great results!"
Brent leads the team at Goulburn Physiotherapy, and provides education and mentoring for many Physiotherapy students. His sound understanding of human mechanics, injury prevention and stress management, and his belief in the bio-psycho-social model of health, makes him stand out as a leader in physiotherapy in the region.
Brent is a lifelong learner - who aims to empower others with the skills to ease their pain, to move better, to learn how to relax and ultimately, to get back to activities they love.
Outside of work, Brent loves nature walks, and spending time playing with his three boys. He has a real passion for Tai Chi and how we can integrate its principles into daily life.
Lyn Rieniets has a Graduate Diploma in Sports Physiotherapy and has an impressive 42 years’ working experience! Lyn has worked across many settings as a physiotherapist including as a locum, with sporting clubs, in hospitals, aged care and general physiotherapy practice. Lyn has completed advanced dry needling studies, which she uses as part of pain relief treatment and to reduce muscle tension.
Lyn runs hydrotherapy classes, offering great aerobic benefit for participants, without the resistance of gravity. This is beneficial for people experiencing painful joints, arthritis, post-operative rehabilitation, chronic pain or sports injuries. Lyn has a great deal of experience in sports physiotherapy, having travelled for nine years with sporting teams.
Outside of work, Lyn keeps active playing lawn bowls, doing water aerobics and swimming. Over the years she has been involved in many sports including netball, squash, basketball, tennis, horse riding, snow skiing, gym and aerobics. Lyn also enjoys cooking, good food and wine!
Bentley graduated from La Trobe University Bendigo with a Bachelor in Health Science and a Master of Physiotherapy Practice in 2017. Born and raised in Seymour, Bentley attended St Mary’s College and Assumption College Kilmore where he developed his interest in the healthcare industry. Prior to joining the team at Goulburn Physiotherapy, Bentley worked with many complex Neurological conditions in Bendigo.
Bentley has a keen interest in health and fitness, and enjoys playing tennis, running, cycling and gym work. His experience working in sports retail has provided him with a good insight into footwear and equipment to aid in injury prevention.
But Bentley’s talents are not just sports related…outside of work, Bentley can be seen on stage across Victoria performing as a singer, guitarist and DJ.
Nicky McKeown is the Manager of Workplace Health Programs at Goulburn Physiotherapy and is a qualified Mat Pilates Teacher. She graduated from Deakin University in 1998 with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Health Promotion) and later went on to study a Graduate Certificate in Media and Communications. Nicky has extensive experience in health promotion, working for various State Government departments, non-government organisations, and private industry in the workplace health setting.
Her personal discovery of the health benefits and strength gains associated with doing Pilates, led her to becoming qualified as a Mat Pilates teacher for Goulburn Physiotherapy. Just ask her about the many health benefits… but be warned, she may go on for a while!
Outside of her health promotion work, Nicky enjoys going on long walks (like the Oxfam Trailwalker 100kms), and spending time with family and friends. She has a passion for local food and cooking and quite enjoys the local wines produced in this beautiful region.
My name is Linda, my passions are Qigong, meditation and permaculture. A big part of my life I have been working in Education. I enjoy meeting new people, Tai chi, pilates, yoga, reading and food :) My goal is to introduce people to the benefits of Qigong, a healthy lifestyle and well being.
Ange Barry has been working with Goulburn Physiotherapy since March 2017 and is one of the friendly faces greeting you at Reception in our Seymour office. Ange will assist you with all your booking and administration needs and can answer your queries about our various services.
Ange’s professional experience includes working as a Dispensary Technician, in Real Estate, the Fashion industry, as a Makeup artist and in administration/receptionist. She has three daughters who love their sport and dance and her husband works in our local CRT business.
When she’s not working here at Goulburn Physiotherapy, Ange enjoys spending time with family on their quiet acreage out of town, walking, dancing, and socialising with family and friends. But most of all, Ange LOVES chocolate!
Deb Magee has been working in the Allied health field for the past six years in Administration/Reception and has been employed at Goulburn Physiotherapy since August 2017. (Deb is the other friendly face greeting you at Reception!)
Most of Deb’s working life was spent flying around the world as a flight attendant with British Airways in London, where she met her husband. Together, they moved to Australia 14 years ago and now live in the local area with four of their five children. Deb says, “We are a crazy bunch of Collingwood supporters and love nothing better than a big day out at the MCG followed by a win of course!”
Deb has a keen interest in health and fitness and enjoys going to the gym regularly!
Rachel joined the practice in September 2018 as a relief Receptionist. Rachel previously worked as an Office Manager in a small law practice and prior to children she worked at the local Sports and Aquatic Centre. When Rachel isn't at work she enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons camping, fishing and 4 wheel driving. When Rachel has time to herself she loves to do some sewing, crocheting and spending time with friends.