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Marlee Pegoraro is our Senior Physiotherapist in the Construct Health Mackay Clinic having joined the team in 2014.
Having graduated from the University of Queensland in 2007, Marlee has gained extensive experience treating musculoskeletal conditions in the Private Practice setting and also in the Occupational Health field. He has a special interest in treating pelvic and SIJ dysfunctions using a combination of manual therapy and exercise prescription and gains great satisfaction from getting people back to full function.
Outside of work, Marlee enjoys playing soccer, snowboarding and fishing the local rivers and reef surrounding the Mackay region.
Our latest import, 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.
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.
Kim Williams is a recent addition to the Mackay team.
Kim graduated from the University of Otago in New Zealand.
Kim Williams had a keen interest in clinical pilates, running biomechanics and sports musculoskeletal physiotherapy. Kim is currently completing postgraduate studies in hand therapy.
Outside of work Kim is a keen Yogi and Mother.
I am Sang Nguyen, a physiotherapist originally from Adelaide, South Australia. I started off working as a physiotherapist working in the age care sector and with rehab clients. But recently in the last year or so, I have transitioned over into the private sector to broaden my skill base in treating a wider range of clients.
My hobbies include martial arts and outdoor activities, such as hiking, camping, bouldering, and fishing. I initially became a physiotherapist due to my background in martial arts and interest in sports.
Scott graduated from the University of Queensland in 2004 and has worked in private practice in Brisbane for nearly 14 years. Combined with his Exercise Physiology degree (QUT), his interests are improving posture, biomechanics and muscle activation.
During his career he has enjoyed the challenges of doing workstation assessments, analyzing job tasks, organizing return-to-work programs, in addition to conducting functional capacity evaluations and pre-employment screenings. While working predominantly in the occupational field of physiotherapy, he maintains an interest in treating sport-related problems and regaining strength & conditioning.
Based in Brisbane, his new role with Construct Health involves locum-work and a lot of travel. This has resulted in time to resume reading regularly, especially books by favoured authors Stephen King & James Lee Burke. He also enjoys listening to new independent music.
I have worked 20 years within the profession and have experience within hospitals and clinics, sport clubs and the army, I have even worked within schools.
The majority of my professional development has been on spinal pain neck, thoracic and lumbar. I have also completed a number of courses on dry needling and learnt some acupuncture points.
From working on an orthopaedic ward I feel more confident to assist with post surgical rehab. Also at two hospitals I worked as the women’s health physiotherapist and since having children of my own I feel I am more empathic to mothers and able to give more practical post natal advice.
I also work as a gymnastic coach and have an interest in injuries and musculoskeletal pain of a growing body.