We are thrilled to finally have our doors open to make your life more meaningful! For over 45 years, Healthcare Australia (HCA) has been trusted to provide Aussie’s with world-class healthcare solutions. HCA is proud to partner with Opal to provide wellness programs and services to our Springwood, Tweed Heads and Bathurst communities.
We are extremely excited about this venture, as it gives our team the opportunity to deliver enhance person-centred care. Our programs are evidence-based, targeted specifically at yielding functional improvements to allow our clients to live healthier, happier and more independent lives.
Meet our team
Our team has been carefully selected to ensure we’re providing the highest care to you. We have hand picked clinicians who are passionate about working with older people and maximising their functionality to ensure that all our clients are met by enthusiastic and skilled professionals. So, by way of introduction, meet our highly skilled team across the country!
Kayla Joined the Healthcare Australia team in 2018, after relocating back to Brisbane from Melbourne where she was working in a private physiotherapy practice, running clinical exercise classes and with a variety of local sporting clubs.
Kayla’s mission is to have a positive impact and make a difference in her clients lives no matter the challenges or trauma they may have faced. Kayla relishes her role at the OPAL wellness Centre as it allows her to do just that. The Centre has an onsite rehabilitation gym and spacious private treatment rooms to meet everyone’s needs.
Outside of work Kayla is an amateur triathlete, training for long distance triathlon events around the country. A regular day will see Kayla wake up at 4am to train before attending work and transferring her energy into the pursuit of her client’s goals.
I’m a committed and enthusiastic Physiotherapist from Cudgen, NSW, a town only 15-minutes south Tweed! So, I’m a local and very familiar with the entire Tweed region (what a beautiful place to call home!).
I completed my training including ‘Bachelor of Exercise Science’ and ‘Master of Physiotherapy’ at Griffith University, Gold Coast. I began my career working full time in aged care, focusing on pain management, falls prevention and rehabilitation. After 6 months, I dropped to part time and filled the rest of my week working as a private practice and community-based physiotherapist. I have continued this mixed caseload over the past 18 months where I have gained invaluable experience treating and managing a broad array of clinical conditions.
I’m extremely excited about the HCA Wellness Centre’s as they offer opportunity to deliver enhanced person-centred care to our community. It’s all evidence based and targeted specifically at yielding functional improvements that will allow those in our community to live healthier, happier and more independent lives.
Aside from Physiotherapy, my interests mostly revolve around the ocean, particularly surfing, fishing and spearfishing. I also love adventuring, travelling and rugby league (up the Sharky’s)!
I look forward to meeting you, hearing your story and working with you to give you the best chance possible in achieving your health-related goals.
I was lucky enough to study my Bachelor of Physiotherapy in Orange at Charles Sturt University. I began my career gaining extensive knowledge and experience with the private and public sectors where I work in the ICU, neurological and surgical wards.
My husband and I then moved to the beautiful Atherton tablelands in Northern Queensland where I worked in a multidisciplinary musculoskeletal Physiotherapy clinic. Being a rural practice, this provided exposure to a multitude of different Physiotherapy disciplines where I completed post graduate study in many areas. I began specialising in a range of chronic pain conditions, headaches and vestibular dysfunctions, lumbar hip and pelvic dysfunction and neurological rehabilitation.
From here my husband and I decided to explore this beautiful country of ours, travelling Australia. I locumed in many remote and metropolitan practices and my passion and experience continued to grow. My husband and I then returned to our hometown of Orange where I returned to work in a private physiotherapy practice in Orange NSW.
I am very excited to be a part of the HCA Wellness Centre at Opal Bathurst. The wellness centre is an incredible opportunity to assess any limitations you may have via evidence-based practice and work together to have you living your most functionally independent life.
I cannot wait to meet you and work together to achieve your individualised goals.
Our doors are open in Bathurst & Tweed!
With the craziness of 2020, we are so excited that all of our centres are open to our Opal Communities. For those in Bathurst and Tweed Heads, we are thrilled to be able to open our services to you now.
For those around the Springwood area, keep your eyes peeled, we’ll let you know when we’re open!
What we’re doing to keep you and our community safe.
It’s our priority to keep you and our community safe while the country reopens with the new normal of COVID-safe precautions. Upon entry, we will need to sight your 2020 flu vaccination, check for symptoms and your temperature and complete contact tracing measures. In between sessions, our team have undergone COVID-safe infection prevention and control and thoroughly clean the space inclusive of all equipment. Our team will also be wearing PPE as an added layer of protection to you.
If you would like more updates on our COVID safe practice, please do not hesitate to call us!
We are so excited to be part of your community and can’t wait to meet you soon!