Our Team


Shelley Van Dorp

Senior Physiotherapist  & Clinical Exercise Instructor/Group Exercise Instructor

Shelley grew up the with a love for sports & a fascination for the human body that led to the world of Physiotherapy…yes, we’re talking injuries. Studying Physio at the Uni of Sydney followed by:

Pain Management
Dry Needling &
Women’s Health.

Shelley has worked across private practice, aged care & recently in “The Back Institute”, with a team of Spinal Orthopedic & Pain Specialists, Psychologists & Vocational Rehab Coordinators & understands how to change your persistent pain.


Scott Mitchell

Practice Owner, Lead Physiotherapist  & Clinical Exercise Instructor/Group Exercise Instructor

A senior physiotherapist with wide experience in managing musculosketal conditions with special interest in manual therapy, biomechanical analysis, stability training, lumbar/pelvic dysfunction and running related injury.

Scott has undergone further training in sports physiotherapy (Australian Physiotherapy Association Sports Physiotherapy level II), Clinical Pilates and Acupuncture. He has been involved in track & field for aver 25 years, representing Australia at the Oceania Games in the 1500m and 5000m, working with leading coaches and following this up with formal coaching qualifications. Scott had combined these experiences to develop the Move Running assessment and coaching program which addresses mobility, strengthening and technique.

Apart from athletics Scott has been involved with local, national and international sport including rugby union, rugby league, Aussie rules and rowing.  He has also been involved with the Tri-nations Rugby League Tournament, Tongan Rugby Union English Tour and was team physiotherapist for Harlequins RL Senior Academy.

Scott is currently on leave.

Annunciata (Ciata) Cooper

Senior Physiotherapist, Pilates Trained, Clinical Exercise Instructor & Tai Chi Instructor

Ciata studied at the University of Queensland, completing a Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise Science) with Honours followed by a Masters of Physiotherapy Studies. She worked as a Sports Trainer throughout her university studies and has worked in both aged care and private practice since graduating.

Ciata believes that movement and exercise are a critical to helping you achieve your best treatment outcome. To enable her to prescribe the best exercises for you she has completed Pilates (Equipment & Matwork), Strength & Conditioning and Tai Chi certification as well as a variety of shoulder, lumbo-pelvic and lower limb rehabilitation courses. Ciata is an instructor for our Clinical Exercise Equipment classes.

Ciata enjoys working with all patients across the lifespan, whether that is to improve quality of life as you age or optimise athletic performance to achieve your goals.

Ciata is available for appointments at our Sapphire Beach Physiotherapy Clinic – 4 Headland Road, Sapphire Beach 



Reece Edwards


Reece is a graduate from the University of Canberra. He is passionate about working with all people to achieve their specific functional goals and return to work, sport, or daily life. He has a clinical interest in all aspects of musculoskeletal physiotherapy with a particular emphasis on sports injuries, manual therapy, and Pre & Post Operative treatment.

As a keen sportsman he has a passion for living an active lifestyle with a history competing in numerous sports including hockey, tennis, cycling, triathlon, and running. Currently Reece enjoys competing in long distance running events locally, nationally and Internationally. Having participated in many sports at various levels, Reece has developed a good background of knowledge in sport specific return to play rehabilitation.

Reece plans to continue his professional development in assessing and treating musculoskeletal and sports related physiotherapy to further increase his skills in helping all people achieve their rehabilitation goals. 

REECE is currently traveling overseas and available for telehealth appointments only.


Kerry Rixon – Practice Manager/Practice Owner

Sandi Wilson – Reception/Admin support

Ellen Hill – Junior Reception/Admin support

Georgia Rea – Reception/Admin support