Physiotherapy uses a variety of techniques to help your muscles and joints work to their full potential. It can help repair damage by speeding up the healing process and reducing pain and stiffness and imporving function. Physiotherapists also have an important role in rehabilitation following surgery or general deconditioning. However, physiotherapists don’t just offer treatment; their advice can help you prevent problems from returning or even from happening in the first place.
What does the treatment involve?

Before any action is taken your physiotherapist will assess your condition, diagnose the problem, and help you understand what’s wrong. The physio will work with you to develop a treatment plan that takes into account your lifestyle, leisure activities, and general health. This will include advice on how you can help yourself; for example, you may be shown exercises that you can do between treatment sessions. Where appropriate, physiotherapists also advise carers how they can help.



Gareth Bell
Bachelor of PhysiotherapyGareth graduated with Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Hons.) degree from the University of Nottingham in the UK in 1997. After spending almost a year backpacking around Australia he and his wife Jo emigrated to Tasmania in 2002.  Gareth opened Physiotas in Ulverstone in mid Feb 2013. He  is currently studying for a Masters in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy.Professional Interests: Sports biomechanics, rehabilitation, core stability training and vestibular rehabilitation for vertigo and dizziness.Personal Interests: Family life in one of the most wonderful places in the world, North West Tasmania. Basketball, soccer, playing guitar and fishing.
Jacob Glover
Masters of Physiotherapy Bachelor of Exercise Science (Pre-Physiotherapy)Jacob graduated from Griffith University in Queensland in 2011 with a Bachelor of Exercise Science and then continued with his studies there graduating in 2013 with a Masters of Physiotherapy. Jacob completed his final work placement with us in 2013 and has been working with us at Physiotas since. Professional Interests:All areas of musculoskeletal physiotherapyPersonal Interests:

Enjoys soccer, running, surf lifesaving, cycling and some backyard cricket. Jacob is also a keen camper and enjoys live music.



Kira Watson:   M. Physiotherapy GE, B. Ex Sci.    She is currently completing a Masters of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy at La Trobe University.Outside of work, Kira enjoys dancing (modern ballet), running and swimming..

Special interests:

  • Neck pain and headache associated disorders,
  • Knees injuries and rehabilitation,
  • Hip, groin and shoulder injuries

Renae Kelly: Masters of Physiotherapy, Bach Excise Sci.  Renae graduated from University of Tasmania in 2013 with a Bachelor of Exercise Science and went on to complete a Masters of Physiotherapy in 2015 in South Australia. Areas of professional interest include all areas of musculoskeletal physiotherapy particularly shoulder and neck injuries. Personal interests include cycling, tennis, camping and fishing.

Special interests: Shoulder and neck injuries

Exercise Physiologist

Kathryn Kohler

Bachelor Exercise Physiology

Kathryn graduated from Queensland University of Technology in 2012 and has been working with us at Physica since April this year.

She has a special interest in neurological rehabilitation, cardiovascular and respiratory conditions, and falls and balance training. She has undertaken further professional development in Parkinson’s Disease and is a qualified PD Warrior instructor.




Sports Injury management
Headache management
Pain Management
Dry needling
Exercise Physiology
Women’s health
Respiratory Physiotherapy
Corporate health


Contact Us



Patrick Street Clinic

6 Patrick St
Ulverstone, Tas 7315

telphone:  03 6425 5997

fax:   03 6424 7811

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Monday- Friday 8.30 am- 5.30 pm