Our Philosophy

We at Bell Place Physiotherapy believe that everyone can benefit from an individual approach to their health and wellbeing.

Our Team

Physiotherapists 

Kim Bull (Owner)

MSc (Sports Medicine), Grad Dip Physio

Kim has over 25 years physiotherapy experience in Australia and the United Kingdom.  She has a postgraduate degree in Sports Medicine and extensive experience in sport, spinal and orthopaedic rehabilitation.  She has a special interest in hydrotherapy, lymphoedema, neurological rehabilitation and the treatment of vertigo.  Kim is qualified in clinical pilates and acupuncture for musculoskeletal disorders.

Christine Forbes

MPT, PGCert Physio (Pelvic Floor), BEdSt, RM, RN

Chrissie has over 25 years experience in the health profession both in Australia and overseas.  She has a Masters of Physiotherapy and is a qualified midwife enabling her to pursue her special interest in women’s health incorporating ante and post natal care.  She has post graduate qualifications to treat both women and men who suffer from incontinence and pelvic pain.  Chrissie is qualified in clinical pilates and dry needling for musculoskeletal disorders.

Margo Jones 

Margo is an experienced physiotherapist, having graduated in 1989, and completed a Masters of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy in 1997, both from the University of Qld. Margo has worked in Brisbane, Sydney, England, and has been working in private practice on the Gold Coast since 2000. She tailors individual programmes based on thorough assessments, incorporating anatomical explanations, ergonomic advice, hands-on treatment and home exercises. Margo is passionate about staying up-to-date with current research and treatment. She genuinely enjoys meeting and working with new people. Margo can treat all areas of the body but has a special interest in neck and back problems.

Margo is also a qualified GLA:D (Good Life with Osteoarthritis: Denmark) instructor – a strengthening programme for arthritic hips and knees.

Outside the practice Margo is hoping to delay the ageing process with her ocean and pool swimming and running! She has three adult children and two naughty golden retrievers!

Sue Fitch 

Sue Fitch is a highly experienced and innovative physiotherapist with post-graduate qualifications in Movement & Dance including the Feldenkrais Method of movement education. In her work she focuses on movement and perception often related to persistent pain, neurological conditions in both adults and children, and the changes in posture and movement organisation that occur during childhood and adolescence. 

Guy Rutherford 

Guy Rutherford PT has a special interest in: Low Back Pain, shoulder conditions and chronic pain. Guy has degrees in both physiotherapy and exercise science and has been practicing for well over 10 years in the Gold Coast and Brisbane areas.  “My passion is in the analysis and diagnosis of musculo-skeletal conditions.  I enjoy the challenge of helping a variety of people to understand the problem at hand.  This enables them to make informed choices about how to manage their situation.”

 

Guy is also trained in traditional acupuncture and has a background in remedial sports therapy prior to becoming a physiotherapist. He currently participates in open-water swimming, trail running and is a patrolling surf life saver at Mermaid Beach Surf Club.

Courtney Shepherd 

Courtney is a recent graduate who is passionate about getting the best out of life across the age-span. With a back-ground in Exercise Science, she uses a combination of manual and exercise therapy to help her patients achieve their goals. Courtney has experience in neurological and orthopedic rehabilitation, with particular interest in neurological paediatric and geriatric rehabilitation. When she isn’t at work, Courtney can be found obsessing over her vegetable garden or wandering along the beach somewhere.

Massage Therapist

Marge Vrain 

Hello, my name is Marge Vrain. I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself as the new Massage Therapist. I am thrilled to have joined the team at Bell Place Physiotherapy, and I look forward to meeting you soon!

As a 19 year old, studying Naturopathy, I developed a love and fascination for Massage Therapy. Therefore, my passion for this therapeutic modality has carried on for many years.

Over the last 18 years, I have had experience with a wide range and variety of Massage methods and techniques. I have worked within Massage and Beauty Salons, Aromatherapy Holistic Healthcare practices and gymnasiums.

My qualifications include a Certificate in Full Body Massage and I am continuously enthusiastic about personal development and adding to my knowledge by participating in Massage training.

Our Reception Team 

Kalindi Hartley

Janelle Perry 

Lauren Castle