The Team at Northern Beaches Physiotherapy Clinic!

Emma Reid (nee Beauchamp) –  Principal Physiotherapist 

I graduated from James Cook University with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2011. I started working at Northern Beaches Physiotherapy Clinic in January 2012 with the founder of Northern Beaches Physiotherapy Clinic – Julie Pope, nee Bennell.

In mid-2012 I moved on from Northern Beaches Physiotherapy Clinic to join the team at PhysioCare Townsville. I spent 2 years learning and growing as a Physiotherapist before spending 6 months on Maternity Leave. Upon return to work, I continued to grow as a Physiotherapist before being given the opportunity to become a part-owner of the business. In 2016, I took over as the sole owner of PhysioCare Townsville and expanded the clinic from two locations to three – Kirwan, Cranbrook and Magnetic Island.

In March 2017 Julie Pope made the difficult decision to step away from Physiotherapy to raise her young family. As a clinic that was always close to my heart, I took over Northern Beaches Physiotherapy Clinic and now run the two businesses with Julie’s initial business goal in mind – to improve the health of our patients and our community!

My love for musculoskeletal physiotherapy stemmed from a keen interest in sport. As a child I played many sports before getting hooked on Softball – a sport that has given me the opportunity to travel all over the country – firstly as a player and then as part of the medical team for the Queensland Heat (Open Women’s Softball Team). Whilst I love treating patients in the clinic, I also enjoy the challenge of running the business and the flexibility it gives me to raise my young family.

At Northern Beaches Physiotherapy Clinic and PhysioCare Townsville, I have a wonderful team of Physiotherapists and an Occupational Therapist who all share the same passion – seeing the progress that our patients make and the positive impact it has on their lives.

Dean Jackson – Physiotherapist 

Dean was born and bred in the Hunter Valley of NSW. Branded a cricket prodigy in his youth, an interest in sport and the human body led to him completing a degree in Exercise and Sport Science. Following this, Dean made the move to Townsville to undertake a degree in Physiotherapy at JCU, to which he graduated with honours in 2015.

Dean has a particular interest in musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapy. He has completed further professional courses in sports training, taping and Clinical Pilates. He believes strongly in implementing the latest evidence-based techniques to help patients achieve their goals.

Outside of work Dean enjoys a game of cricket, a hit of golf and hanging out with his dog Titan.

Matthew Toumazou – Physiotherapist

Matthew was born in Brisbane but raised in Ayr. Throughout his life he was involved in a variety of sports, predominantly soccer and cricket. His involvement in sport and desire to help people lead him to complete a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) at James Cook University.

Matthew has a particular interest in sports and musculoskeletal physiotherapy. He is qualified in dry needling and is planning on completing the Sports Physiotherapy Level 1 later this year. Additionally, Matthew presented his Honours research at the Sports Medicine Australia Conference 2017 in Malaysia.

Aside from physiotherapy, Matthew enjoys playing cricket (or any sport for that matter), fishing and spending time with friends.