Alannah Andrews, Clinical Podiatrist, Chronic Disease Support, Educator & Facilitator
Alannah graduated from LaTrobe University in 1989 and now has over 30 years of clinical podiatry experience. Her passion is improving her patients mobility by reducing foot pain and discomfort.
Alannah has particular interest in Diabetes, Parkinson’s disease and Peripheral neuropathy and has had first hand experience in these conditions as her father “Freddo” (to whom the clinic is dedicated) lived with a progressive neurological condition called Progressive Supranuclear Palsy.
She has extensive experience in the delivery of healthcare services within the Enhanced Primary Care, Veterans Affairs, Commonwealth Home Support and Home Care Package Programs, NDIS and has service agreements in place with most of the Aged Care Service providers on the Sunshine Coast.
When she’s not running around with her hair on fire, Alannah makes it her mission to hunt down the best breakfast spot on the coast, or simply head outdoors to enjoy all the wonders that the Sunshine Coast has to offer. When at home, you’ll generally find her in the kitchen, the garden or with her head in a book.
Barbara Cullinan BSc. Physiotherapy Hon
Barbs qualified as a physiotherapist in 1999, ad has been working for the past 17 years, most consistently in musculoskeletal physiotherapy. This was a natural progression having previously qualified with an honours degree in exercise science and ergonomics (Human Movement Studies).
She has had the opportunity to work in 3 continents and in varying capacities. During her 5 years in the UK, Barbs was a senior physiotherapist with the National Health Service managing a busy practice in a GP clinic. In addition she worked in private practice, contracted to the British Army, at the Medical Reception Station, St Georges Barracks, Bicester.
In Australia Barbs has worked in private practice as a musculoskeletal physiotherapist, in hospital Rehabilitation departments, in community based practice including geriatrics and in Paediatrics; both Early Childhood Development and sports injuries.
Barbs is enthusiastic, committed to delivering quality care and driven to achieve exceptional patient outcomes. She understands the importance of multidisciplinary case-management and has a lot of experience in a broad range of treatments and modalities for restoring function and improving quality of life.
Barbs is also passionate about education; continued professional and personal development as well as helping patients to achieve their own potential and learn to manage their own health outcomes. She has extensive knowledge in exercise prescription understanding that this is essential to long term treatment success.
Tash is a dedicated Accredited Practising Dietitian who is passionate in helping people reach and maintain their health goals. Having completed a Graduate Certificate in Aged Care, Tash has extended her knowledge in healthy aging, providing a holistic approach to her client’s needs with special interests in dementia and Parkinson’s disease.
Tash also has experience in diabetes management, cardiovascular conditions, respiratory health and weight management.
As a Monash FODMAP certified dietitian, she is able to assist you in a low FODMAP diet and digestive disorders.
Kerrie Peall Accredited Exercise Physiologist B.Sc (Hons) Sports Science
Kerry grew up in Zimbabwe. She completed her degree in England before returning to Zimbabwe and running her own gymnasium. Moving to Australia in 2005 she has spent her life dedicated to continuous learning about physical activity and the subsequent health benefits. Kerrie has a passion for rehabilitation through exercise and functional movement and in addition is a qualified Pilates instructor and devotee.
Come and join Kerrie in getting strong, fit, healthy and happy in your body, mind and soul.
Peter has extensive experience in operations and finance management in the private sector. His obsessive compulsive tendencies make him ideal to keep a firm hand on the business rudder, ensuring timely invoicing, payroll and logistics– making for happy clients and staff. In his spare time, Peter updates our business technology and develops our music playlists from his enormous music collection.
Murphy is a lovable Irishman, who loves getting out and about with his friends. Some of his favourite pastimes are going to the races, watching or attending motor races, going fishing, boat trips, four wheel driving at Rainbow Beach, going out for lunch, trips to Maleny, Montville and Noosa or even watching the football at the local pub. Murphy loves spending time with his friends so if you’d like to go “out with Murphy” (or even just register to receive a copy of his social calendar so you know what he’s up too) please contact us. Like most Irishmen, he’s up for anything.
Fred Andrews. The inspiration of our business.
Fred died of a progressive neurological condition called supranuclear palsy. We cared for him at home with the help of a number of very competent, supportive healthcare workers but we found at times their lack of communication and co-ordination between each other disappointing. So many different organisations were involved in his care and we were left having to try and co-0rdinate everything (and everyone) ourselves adding stress to any already stressful time. Sunshine Coast Health Services’ mission is to provide the services you require within a single healthcare centre.