Our staff at Entire Health are all highly trained and specifically qualified in their chosen profession. Many of them have undertaken extra study and have particular areas of interest and expertise.
Bachelor of Physiotherapy – University of Queensland (1986)
Following his graduation Steve started working on the Redcliffe Peninsula in 1987 and apart from working in Vancouver for 6 months and England for 2 he’s worked here ever since. In 1991 Steve purchased Peninsula Physiotherapy and formed the Falconer Physio Group, a small practice with 2 therapists.
1991 also marked the start of his work with the Redcliffe Dolphins. Over time his practice outgrew his initial location and he moved to Margate and formed Entire Health with the aim of working with many other allied health professionals.
While remaining a practicing Physiotherapist Steve has overseen the growth of Entire Health in the years since and remains dedicated to maintain a high quality of physiotherapy and allied health care. Entire Health now has 3 primary practices and 3 GP based Physio clinics.
Steve maintains a strong interest in sports injuries and enjoys the great variety of conditions and injuries that he sees. He has treated players from all forms of football to cheerleaders to triathletes, cyclists and bootcamp participants.
Steve is a keen cyclist and competes predominantly in road races. As an athlete himself he is uniquely qualified to understand the limitation that injuries or physical conditions can place on doing what you love. In addition he suffers from Rheumatoid Arthritis and by balancing physical activity and adequate rest is able to continue to work, keep well and enjoy life.
Bachelor of Physiotherapy – University of Queensland (2001)
James Handyside first gained an interest in Physiotherapy while at high school; after disclocating his shoulder playing rugby for the third time, decided he was best on the other side of the chalk. James studied a Bachelor of physiotherapy at the University of Qld, graduating in 2001. After completing his studies James was hired by co-owner Steve Falconer and has been here ever since.
Has worked extensively with sporting teams including the Redcliffe Dolphins from 2005 to current, Peninsula Power soccer, Australian Men’s Touch Football, Central Queensland Touch Football, Touch Football South Australia.
As well as this, James has a great deal of experience dealing with neck and back pain, and has done further study in these areas.
James joined Steve as co-owner of Entire Health in 2004 and has now grown the business to six practices (and maybe more on the way).
Vanessa Cormack, Physiotherapist, B. Phty
Bachelor of Physiotherapy – Auckland University of Technology (2014)
Certificate in Sport Management and Exercise Prescription – New Zealand Institute of Sport, 2009 with distinction
Vanessa completed her Bachelor Of Physiotherapy in Auckland in 2014. Originally from South Africa, Vanessa moved first to New Zealand and more recently to Australia.
Vanessa has worked in private practice and aged care and developed a love for helping people and rehabilitating people from her teenage years of competing in professional sport and from personal experience with physiotherapy. Vanessa’s love and passion lies in musculoskeletal and neurological physiotherapy. She has a particular interest in sport injuries and holistic rehabilitation. Vanessa’s goal is to provide patient-centered care and see her patients gain back as much independence as possible.
Joni Levine, Physiotherapist, B. Phty
Bachelor of Physiotherapy – University of Queensland (2015), with Honours
Joni graduated from the University of Queensland in 2015 with Honours and has been working at Entire Health ever since, predominantly at our North Lakes and Kallangur clinics.
Stephanie Leach, B.Phty
Steph started working as a physio for Entire Health in 2017, and was working for Entire Health as a receptionist for the last 2 years.
Steph studied a Bachelor of Physiotherapy at the Australian Catholic University, graduating in 2016. Steph aims to provide high quality holistic care to all her patients in order to reach their personal goals. Throughout her study, Steph completed various clinical placements in hospitals, community rehabilitation and private practice settings where she treated patients of all ages with sports/musculoskeletal, orthopaedic, cardio respiratory and neurological conditions.
Steph has also worked as a sports trainer/first aid officer for the Brisbane Hockey Association, and also for the Redcliffe Dolphins juniors hence her particular interest in sports physiotherapy.
Steph recently completed her qualifications in dry needling and acupuncture, enabling her to integrate this into her treatments.
Steph enjoys keeping fit with regular gym training, hiking and swimming. She also loves camping, fishing, boating and visiting the beach with her family and friends.
Ebony Bice, B.Phty
Ebony joined the team at Entire Health in January 2017 after completing her studies.
After suffering an ankle injury while playing netball in her final year of school, Ebony developed an interest in physiotherapy whilst being guided through her rehabilitation process. From here
Ebony went to complete her Bachelor of Physiotherapy at the Australian Catholic University graduating in 2016 and is eager to begin her career working with Entire Health. Ebony has gained a variety of experience in her final year of study working within a number of hospitals, community rehabilitation and a private practice setting. On these placements Ebony has worked with a broad spectrum of clients and musculoskeletal conditions which has led to a particular interest in this field of physiotherapy.
Ebony aims to help people achieve their goals by providing a patient centred approached, based around evidence based practice and time tested physiotherapy techniques.
She has recently also completed her qualifications for dry needling and acupuncture, allowing her to integrate these techniques into her treatments.
In her spare time Ebony enjoys running, playing netball and tennis, hiking, baking and listening to music.
Rowan Cook B. Phty
Alex Trevarthen B. Phty
Casey Randle B. Phty
John Brady B. Phty
Karina Dawson, ESSA Accredited Exercise Physiologist
Bachelor of Biomedical Science – (2012)
Bachelor of Exercise Science – (2014) Postgraduate diploma in Exercise Science
ESSA Accredited Exercise Physiologist
It has always been Karina’s ambition to follow a career in the sports medical health science profession. With this in mind she completed Bachelor degrees in Biomedical Science (2012), Exercise Science (2014), and a Postgraduate diploma in Exercise Science leading to her accreditation as an Exercise Physiologist.
During these studies Karina gained valuable experience in the clinical health environment as well as working with up and coming athletes.
Karina’s experience has strengthened her passion to pursue a career path in Exercise Physiology working with those who have or require prosthetic limbs, neurological pathologies and chronic conditions. She also enjoys developing her ability to create comprehensive exercise prescription and lifestyle modification recommendations for her clients.
REMEDIAL MASSAGE THERAPISTS
Diploma Remedial Massage – Australian College of Natural Medicine (2009)
Raphael is an experienced Remedial Massage Therapist with 6 years of practical application of the skills he learned at college. Raph has also undertaken a cupping course in 2015 at the Gold Coast. As a triathlete himself Raph has a keen interest in sports injuries and improving sports performance. He is known as a skilled deep tissue massage therapist but is also able to moderate techniques used for non-sports people.
In November of 2013 Raph travelled to China as a soigneur for the Australian ‘Budget Forklift’ professional cycling team as a soigneur. This role involved giving remedial/sports massage treatment to the 6 riders each day. Raph was also responsible for organising their race food and drinks, clothing, rooms and escorting the riders to and from each stage.
Raph competes regularly in local and regional triathlons and in September 2014 he competed in Canada at the Standard Distance Age Group World Championships. He placed 46th of 160 in the Group males 20-24 in the Triathlon (1.5km swim, 40 km cycle and 10km run).
She joins us from New Life Nutrition who are based in Brisbane.
SUPPORT & ADMINISTRATION STAFF
You’ll find Tina working mainly at the Dolphins Health Precinct in Redcliffe. Tina loves to meet, interact and provide an Entire at ease comfortable experience for all patients who come in to see any of the Allied Health Specialists.
In her spare time she loves to spend time with her family and watch her children play, netball, rugby and rugby league.
Olivia has travelled a lot working in many mining towns including far flung Port Headland WA. For now she’s put down roots in North Lakes and is enjoying working at our North Lakes and Kallangur practices. As well as taking on the challenges of teenagers at home Lib is a great baker and makes a mean cupcake!