Roger Fitzgerald has 30 years of experience as a sports physiotherapist and is considered to be a leader in the field of musculoskeletal biomechanics. Roger has worked at every level of sport, from junior development through to the Olympic elite level. During this time his services have been utilized by teams such as the Brisbane Broncos, Brisbane Bullets and Swimming Australia, where he was team physiotherapist for more than a decade.
Roger was selected as a Physiotherapist for the Australian Olympic Teams at the Atlanta Olympics in 1996 and the Sydney Olympics in 2000. While continuing to work with some of Australia’s best athletes, his skills have been recognised internationally and he was engaged by the Chinese in the preparation of their athletes for the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008. He also attended the 2012 London Olympics as physiotherapist for the Singapore Olympic team.
Over the last 8 years Roger has turned his attention to assisting the BMA ‘Industrial Athletes’ throughout the Bowen Basin. Using the same principles that he has applied to assisting some of Australia’s greatest athletes he has been able to help many seriously injured workers return to their jobs. As rewarding as it is to be involved in the preparation of Olympic gold medalists, Roger finds equal personal satisfaction helping junior athletes achieve their goals, and injured workers get back to their pre-injury status.
Belinda graduated from Griffith University with a Masters of Physiotherapy in 2013, after previously completing both a Bachelor of Exercise Science and Bachelor of Business. Her background in sports was what first sparked her love and interest in injury rehabilitation. Her interests have since grown as she discovered the complexity of the human body and the role neurophysiology plays in movement control throughout a lifetime.
Belinda enjoys all elements of musculoskeletal conditions and relishes in a challenge. She enjoys working with infants to late adolescence in helping build and establish their movement patterns and foundations. Belinda has experience with working with a variety of sports and athletes including swimming, rugby union, AFL, basketball, motocross and rodeo. She enjoys helping people better understand their body and pain. She has specific experience with treating people with migraines, headaches and vertigo.
Hudson graduated from the University of Queensland in 2004, He immediately established himself in solo private practice to enable his love of treating athletes. Simultaneously he worked in a private practice attached to the Wesley hospital. This developed his skills in acute orthopaedic management, aquatic physiotherapy and neurologic rehabilitation. and even to the management of elite equine athletes. These skills have given him a reputation that demands interest from athletes both internationally and domestically. He has been involved in the management of athletes going to Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games and World Championship levels in a range of sports. Hudson was a founding member of the Movement Improvement Mining team, with the commencement of onsite services at BMA in the Bowen Basin. The program pioneered by the Movement Improvement team brought about a 70% reduction in the total severity injury rate for BMA, through the provision of a comprehensive multifaceted approach that included proactive educational sessions and onsite treatment for all members of staff. Hudson is currently engaged by the Queensland Academy of Sport to provide physiotherapy services to a select group of elite triathletes. This group has the lowest overuse injury rates in the sport. Personally, Hudson very much enjoyed competitive triathlon and remains a very keen and regular cyclist. He lives very local to the Movement Improvement Clinic with his wife and 2 daughters aged 7 and 8.
Haley recently completed her Masters of Physiotherapy Studies at the University of Queensland. Prior to this she completed a Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science (Clinical Exercise Physiology) and has over 7 years’ experience as a Strength and Conditioning coach working with a variety of athletes across many sports.
Since 2014 she has worked as the primary Strength and Conditioning Coach for all Female AFLQ programs and was the Strength, Movement and Rehabilitation coach for the Brisbane Lions AFLW team in their very successful inaugural year.
Haley has a keen interest in preventative health, looking to optimise her clients movement patterns to prevent injury.
Taylah graduated from Central Queensland University with honours in Physiotherapy in 2016. While studying, Taylah was Head Trainer at the Rockhampton Panthers AFC where she continued to volunteer her time with that club for a number of years to further increase her exposure to acute sporting injuries and their management. She has played Aussie Rules for a number of years and is looking forward to playing football in Brisbane.
Taylah started working at the Movement Improvement Rockhampton clinic straight out of university and has progressed her skills over the last four years. She has been enthusiastic to take on any challenge and help her clients achieve their goals. Including working with the local Gold Coast Suns academy athletes, or assisting babies with their development, and everyone in between.
Eugene recently graduated from Bond University with a Doctor of Physiotherapy degree. He has always had a love for sport and competed for the Australian Youth Swimming Team. This experience fostered his initial interest in human movement and the physiotherapy profession.
His involvement in sport continued as a student-athlete for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he completed a Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science. Shortly after, Eugene graduated with a Masters of Kinesiology from McDaniel College. During this time, Eugene was the Assistant Coach and Head Physical Conditioning Coordinator for the swim team.
Throughout his education and prior experiences, Eugene has developed a passion for rehabilitation and exercise to optimise the performance of individuals in all aspects of life. Outside the clinic he enjoys surfing, watching sports and attempting to recreate meals from MasterChef.