October Newsletter

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Meredith Pfohl – Our Master of Women’s Health

Meredith has been a physio since 2006. She loves to help people identify issues that may be contributing to their health problems . Meredith treats a wide variety of conditions and has a special interest in Neck and Back pain, tendinopathy, Jaw (TMJ) disfunction and Women’s Health. She loves to get you back to physical activity especially after pregnancy and birth. Meredith has a Bachelor of Physiotherapy as well as a Masters of Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapy and additional training in Women’s Health Physiotherapy (including pessary fitting). She is also trained in Pilates, Dry Needling and will integrate these into here treatments when required.

Meet our new team members

We are thrilled to welcome Physiotherapist Meredith Pfohl and Remedial Massage Therapist Mick Dikanovic to the Graceville Physio Pain Slayers team.  Here at Pain Slayers we offer a friendly, professional approach to your health and wellbeing and are excited to now offer the services of our two highly experienced new team members.


 We Are Now OPEN 7 DAYS

Yes we are open on SUNDAYS!!!

Convenient Online Bookings or Call (07) 3278 1186. Health fund rebates avail.


New therapist hours

Meredith will be available for physio appointments on Monday, Tuesday and Friday mornings from the 28th October.

Mick is available for Remedial Massage appointments on Thursdays afternoons and Saturday mornings.

Mick Dikanovic – Our Master of Sports Massage

Mick is passionate about sport having  played volleyball professionally until sustaining a career ending injury. He began working alongside physiotherapists and chiropractors where he gained vast experience relating to healing injuries and realised his passion for massage therapy and the undeniable benefits of such treatment. Upon his move to Australia, Mick completed his Cert IV in Massage Therapies (2009) and then his Diploma of Remedial Massage (2015) at the Australian College of Massage (also known as Evolve).

Mick has gained vast experience in providing massage services and now specialises in remedial and deep tissue therapies, whilst also doing sports and relaxation massage. Mick’s treatment often incorporates cupping which has proven to be quite effective in combination with massage. While Mick can treat any part of the body, if you are specifically experiencing upper back, neck and shoulder pain, headaches, stress or stomach issues, Mick would be the ideal therapist for you.

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UQ Bullsharks Rugby season finishes

This year we were a proud sponsor of QU Bullsharks Rugby Club.  Our two sports trainers Meg and Natasha did a great job providing support for the teams on Saturday’s and Sunday’s at their home games. Our trainers were on hand for any injuries that occurred during the games. Our physios helped off the field in assisting injured players get back onto the field as soon as possible.  UQ Bullsharks had a great season with a number of teams making the finals. The Under 13s ended up taking out the premiership!! As the season has come to an end, we were glad to be a gold sponsor for this fantastic local community club.

 Our Hydro classes are back! …

Tuesdays at 11.15 held at Goodlife Graceville Heated Pool

We are taking bookings now. This class is ideal for managing pain and stiffness, particularly back, hip, knee and shoulder pain. Hydro classes are particularly beneficial for chronic and complex conditions which make it hard to move, such as Fibromyalgia and Arthritis.

Need more details? Want to book in? Call the Pain Slayers on 3278 1186.

 Introducing our new Meditation & Breathing Class

Thursdays at 11am at Graceville Physio

Do you have asthma, anxiety, tension headaches, oesophageal spasms, pelvic pain syndrome or problems with menopause? Maybe you feel tense all the time, or have difficulty breathing without feeling your throat and upper chest go into spasms? Would you like to be able to exercise with ease, have a day without headaches, chest pain or pelvic pain and just be able to relax?  Retraining the diaphragm how to breathe in our breathing and meditation classes can be a useful tool to help alleviate some of the distressful symptoms that can accompany the above.

We will be running a 6 week block of classes on Thursdays at 11am. Call now to book.

Remedial Massage

Our massage appointments are available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. Tight or aching muscles after a weekend of exercising? –  A remedial massage will help release and relieve tension.  Our massage therapists Jeannette and Mick will look after you.

Dry Needling
We have found in our clinic that most sporting injuries benefit from dry needling as well as ….
  • Back and neck pain
  • Headaches & Chronic Pain
  • Elbow & wrist tendonitis in tennis & golfers elbow
  • Rotator cuff problems (shoulder)
  • Foot & ankle problems such as Achilles tendonitis

Dry needling is performed by our Physios who have gained the extra qualifications necessary to practice Dry Needling. Dry Needling is used primarily for decreasing muscle tightness & spasm, pain relief, correct activation of muscles & muscle relaxation

Need a Massage?

Did you know that if you refer a friend to the clinic we would love to reward you! | If they let us know they have been referred by you we will give you a half hour free massage as a thank you!

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