The Robina Physio Team
Mr Aaron Woolley
Aaron is the principal Physiotherapist at Robina Physio. Aaron completed his Bachelor of Physiotherapy from Charles Sturt University. He has special interests in managing complex cases, sports medicine, musculoskeletal physiotherapy and chronic pain. Aaron has completed additional training in acupuncture and dry needling, kinesio taping as well strength and conditioning coaching and is level 2 middle/long distance running coach. Aaron also has additional training and expertise in bike fitting in which he combines extensive knowledge of the human anatomy and physiology with the bio-mechanical principles of cycling. Aaron competes in and has a special interest in triathlon including sports screening and rehabilitation. Aaron has a passion for teaching and he work as Small Group Learning Facilitator in the Bond University Medical Program on the days he is not in the clinic.
Ms Leigh McCutcheon
Graduated from Sydney University in 1991 & established the Robina Physiotherapy Clinic in 1993 and the Elanora Physiotherapy Clinic in 1995. In 1999 Leigh completed a years study to gain her Graduate Certificate in Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy and then went onto specialise as a manipulative therapist with a Master of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy (first class honours). Leigh has also completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Western Acupuncture. She now lectures locally and nationally to postgraduate physiotherapists. Leigh also has just completed a Research Fellowship at Griffith University studying the effect of acupuncture on Whiplash Associated Disorder. Additional interests include treatment of the Temporomandibular Disorder, shoulder rehabilitation, neck and head ache pain, lower limb biomechanics and sports & spinal rehabilitation.
Ms Karin van Heerden
Completed her physiotherapy degree in South Africa in 1982. Karin’s experience has been primarily in private practice with special interest in sports medicine, musculoskeletal physiotherapy, acupuncture and orthopaedics. Post graduate courses have been completed in acupuncture and dry needling, advance knee treatment, personal training & gym instructing, biomechanic assessment and exercise prescription, and orthopaedic manipulative therapy. Karin works with state representative netball players as well as local teams. Karin is presently completing post graduate studies in sports medicine through La Trobe University and tutors in conjunction with Leigh to post graduate physiotherapists.
Ms Corinne O’Connor
Corinne graduated from Sydney University in 1995. Prior to moving to the Gold Coast, she worked in private practice in regional Queensland for 10 years, with lots of experience in managing acute and chronic musculoskeletal and neurological conditions, ergonomic assessment, the aged care sector and hydrotherapy. Prior to this, Corinne worked for a chronic pain clinic in Sydney and continues to be passionate about assisting clients in the management of chronic and recurring conditions. With a strong focus on providing a “toolbox” approach to equip people to better self-manage their condition. Corinne has completed additional post-graduate training in acupuncture and dry needling, hydrotherapy, Pilates and gerontology. Outside of physiotherapy, Corinne has also completed a Diploma of Bible and Mission and is in the process of completing a formal Mentor Training program. She keeps busy with being a soccer and netball mum and a pastor’s wife.
Ms Emese Javori
Emese completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy at Curtin University. Em has experience working as a Paediatric Physio in Hungary and has extensive experience managing musculoskeletal and sports conditions. Em has excellent hands on skills from her many years working as a massage therapist prior to completing her studies to become a physiotherapist. Em has completed additional training in acupuncture and dry needling and has a special interest in women’s health physiotherapy. Emese has a strong passion for providing excellent care in the clinic as well as making sure all her patients have the tools to ensure longevity beyond the treatment room. Em uses an approach that incorporates different treatment modalities including hands on techniques, education, taping and individualised exercise programs. Outside of the clinic Em is a busy mum of 2 youngsters who she enjoys getting moving within the great outdoors as well participating in functional fitness programs.
Mr Jonathan “Yona” Dorfzaun
Jonathan “Yona” completed undergraduate degrees in Anthropology and Sports Science in the USA and Australia, respectively. Yona has since completed his Doctor of Physiotherapy degree at Bond University. His multiple degrees have enabled him to work with people all over the world in a variety of healthcare settings. Yona has a special interest in treating sporting injuries as well as retraining the body for both high performance and daily life. He values the personal and human aspects of physiotherapy and incorporates this into his delivery of treatment and rehabilitation interventions, ensuring his patients have the best opportunity to achieve their goals and live their life to the fullest. Yona completed additional training in acupuncture and dry needling, coaching sports teams, young athletes, yoga, and strength and conditioning. He has worked with numerous soccer teams in the USA, Israel, and is currently the physio for Broadbeach United Soccer Club in Gold Coast. Yona is a competitive soccer player, a devoted yoga practitioner, and he enjoys climbing, cycling, and surfing.
Mr Corey McDonald
Corey McDonald has completed his Doctor of Physiotherapy at Bond University, alongside an undergraduate in Exercise Science through Griffith University on the Gold Coast. He has spent the last 12+ years specialising in exercise rehabilitation and strength & conditioning coaching on the Gold Coast and in Germany where he lived and studied abroad for two years. Corey has an immense, genuine passion for working with people to assist them to overcome injuries and thrive in their performance whether it be for work, sport and/or life. As a Physiotherapist, he holds strong values in providing patient centred care using many modalities to provide pain relief, education and exercise for each patient enabling them to create a stronger body and prevent future injuries. Corey has additional qualifications with the Australian Strength and Conditioning Association, Dry Needling and Acupuncture as well as Precision Nutrition. Outside of the clinic, Corey loves to surf, train at the gym, play TRL and enjoy time spent outdoors with friends and family.