The Construct Health Physio Team

Rachel Doutreband

Rachel completed her Masters of Physiotherapy at Griffith University in 2013 after first completing her Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sport) at Sydney University.

Since graduating Rachel has worked exclusively in private practice giving her extensive knowledge in treating a variety of musculoskeletal and sports injuries. She also has a keen interest in treating neck pain, headaches and vestibular conditions.

Rachel has a range of experience working with different athletes from your weekend warrior to the state, national and international level. Working with a large variety of sports including netball, AFL, rugby and Gridiron has given her an understanding of the different needs of a variety of sports and what’s needed to ensure you’re performing at your best.

Outside of the clinic you’ll find Rachel enjoying all the perks of the coastal lifestyle.


Ross Allan

Ross obtained his Bachelor of Science (Hons) Physiotherapy degree from Glasgow Caledonian University in Scotland. He moved to Melbourne shortly after graduating and has gained experience in private practice, aged care, NDIS and rehab at home.

While working in private practice he instructed Clinical Pilates classes and supervised general conditioning classes. Ross was part of the physio team for the Sandringham Zebras VFL side.

Through the rehab at home program he has gained experience working with clients on the NDIS scheme who have M.S and other neurological conditions.

Ross enjoys helping his clients reach their goals, whether that be post-surgical rehabilitation or returning injured workers to work.

Prior to studying physiotherapy, Ross obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in Communication with a minor in Psychology from the University of Nebraska Lincoln, USA.

Ross moved to Queensland a year ago and when not working he likes to spend time with his family exploring beautiful Queensland.

His interests include traveling, rugby, rowing, camping and the outdoors.

Jake Waldron

Jake graduated from the University of Queensland in 2016 with first class honours.

Since then he has strengthened his clinical skills in private practice and has completed further study in the application of dry needling and the management of lower back, shoulder and knee injuries.

Through his experience in private practice, Jake has treated a variety of patients including injured workers, athletes and patients with persistent pain and enjoys helping each of them achieve their treatment goals.

Outside of work, Jake enjoys keeping active and socialising through touch rugby league, golf and regular training

Lisa Cawthorne

Lisa is an overseas trained physiotherapist who graduated in 2012 in the Netherlands. Lisa speaks German, Dutch, French and English.

After working overseas in a hospital setting and a private practice, she moved to Australia in 2017 to be with her partner.
Most recently, after working in a busy private practice on the Sunshine Coast where the focus was on treating musculoskeletal injuries and women’s health clients, Lisa moved to Moranbah and is now part of the local community.

Lisa has a passion for women’s health and is keen to help all women through all stages of life, from adolescents to post-menopausal.

In her spare time, Lisa enjoys travelling abroad or within Australia.


William Elliss

Will completed his bachelor of Physiotherapy in Townsville at James Cook University. Upon completion he has gained experience in Musculoskeletal, Occupational Physiotherapy, and health care management.

Will has a primary interest in treating shoulder disorders and a secondary interest in chronic disease management, specifically Diabetes and Chronic Kidney Disease, and their musculoskeletal effects. Will also has experience in OSHA classifications, occupational injury management and classifications, and managing Coal Workers Pneumoconiosis.

Prior to his career in Physiotherapy, Will was a personal trainer with experience training young athletes to older persons. From his previous experience Will can modify and change therapeutic exercises to be more specific to the individual’s needs. This extends to implementing exercise and healthy lifestyle modification for those outside of the standard mold. Including elderly, cognitively impaired, physically impaired, and for those with chronic conditions.

In his own time Will enjoys weight training, surfboarding, and enjoying a Saturday morning coffee.

Stephen Shepherd

Stephen has extensive private practice experience, resulting from his 14 year career. He excels in being able to tailor treatment to a patient’s individual requirement in order to get the best results by drawing on his knowledge and experience as a clinician.

Stephen specialises in the treatment of Headaches/ Neck Pain, Pelvis and Upper limb (Shoulder, Elbow and Hand injuries) he has also had extensive experience in Orthopedic rehabilitation.


Zak Nichols

Zak brings to Construct Health a wealth of experience garnered during his time working in a highly successful group practice setting in New Zealand.  Zak has worked extensively with work-related injuries, chronic pain rehab and sporting injuries.

Zak’s experience also extends to using advanced software and video analysis to assess gait and movement patterns to identify areas of weakness or imbalance that contribute to injury or limit patients from achieving full pain-free movement.

A keen athlete, when not helping his patients to get better Zak can be found on the rugby or touch-footy field mixing it with the best.


Julia Wilkinson

Julia has returned to her hometown of Emerald, to pursue her passion for rural healthcare. Having grown up in Central Queensland, Julia understands the need for accessible health services in remote and regional areas. To compliment her musculoskeletal and rehabilitation skills, Julia has developed a special interest in the area of Women’s Health, having spent some time at the Mater Mothers Hospital in Brisbane. She also enjoys aquatic physiotherapy, as it offers her clients an alternative to traditional treatment and exercise methods.

Outside of hours Julia enjoys adventuring, camping and offshore fishing trips!


Tiffany Villis

Tiffany graduated at from ACU in Brisbane in 2014 and has been working in private practice ever since. She has gained extensive experience in treating musculoskeletal injuries both in a sporting and everyday context, including women’s health, gymnastics, dance and workplace related injuries, as well as aged care. Her consistent goal as a physiotherapist is to encourage everyone to be the best version of themselves through living an active lifestyle. She achieves this consistently by using active treatment strategies combined with appropriate manual therapy techniques.

Outside of work, you will find Tiffany fishing/ camping, playing touch football and exploring the beautiful Mackay region. In addition she recently returned to her beloved childhood sport- gymnastics


Rebecca Maple

Rebecca has worked in this profession for 20 years and has past experience of working in hospitals, clinics, sport clubs and the Army. Rebecca has even worked in schools.

The majority of Rebecca’s professional development has been on spinal pain neck, thoracic and lumbar. Rebecca also continues her Professional Development by completing courses on dry needling and acupuncture points.

Working on an orthopaedic ward gave Rebecca more confidence to assist with post surgical rehab.

Working in women’s health as a physiotherapist and since having children of her own Rebecca feels empathy to mothers and is able to give more practical post natal advice.

When Rebecca is not in the Clinic she works as a gymnastic coach and has an interest in injuries and musculoskeletal pain of a growing body.


Robyn Fisher

Robyn joined the Mackay clinic in 2016 after graduating from James Cook University in Townsville. She has made the move from Townsville to join the Construct Health team. Robyn has an interest in orthopaedic surgery rehabilitation and paediatric physiotherapy having spent some time with the Disability Services Queensland team in the past. Robyn also finds treating sports injuries rewarding when her patients can make it back on the field or in the ring.

When she’s not at the clinic Robyn splits her time between her foster kittens, and finding her next weekend holiday spot in Mackay.


Nicholas Rewald

Nick started out completing a Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology from the University of Queensland in 2014 before completing his Masters of Physiotherapy from the University of Sydney in 2017. Since graduating Nick has been working in private practice in Mackay and gained valuable experience treating a variety of musculoskeletal conditions. Nick has particular interests in treating running related injuries and acute sporting injuries to the lower limb, as well as shoulder injuries. He enjoys progressing patients to advanced stages of strength and conditioning and ultimately getting them back onto the sporting field. Nick is a keen runner himself and started competed in track and field and cross-country events during high school and university ranging from 800m to 5km. Since moving to Mackay Nick has been involved with the local running community and after work you can often find him running with the Mackay Road Runners as well as running the local park run most Saturday mornings.


Dominic de Agostini

Dominic completed his studies at Griffith University with both a Bachelor of Exercise Science and Masters in Physiotherapy. Originally from Gladstone, Dominic has gained valuable experience in the mining and private practice sectors, with a strong passion for musculoskeletal injury management and prevention.

Dominic is passionate about using his exercise science and strength and conditioning background to ensure his patients progress from acute injury management to complete end stage rehabilitation and getting back to pre-injury work and sport levels.

Outside of the clinic, Dominic enjoys working with sporting teams ranging from school sport to the state-wide Rugby League Queensland Cup. Additional to this, Dominic likes to stay active by trail running, surfing and hiking.