James graduated his studies from ACU with first class honours. He undertook the degree directly from school, anticipating to eventually work in the private sector as a musculoskeletal physiotherapist. James took a particular interest in chronic pain sufferers, examining the sensory changes in patients with prolonged pain.
Upon graduating James travelled overseas with various agencies to engage in cross-cultural mission and aid. He visited various countries such as India, Myanmar, Vanuatu and France. James is an enthusiastic traveller, desiring to increase his awareness of diversity and cultures.
James has also worked for several years in a sports training capacity with a premier soccer club and at the Australian University Games. He has a keen interest in sport-related injuries, as well as a proclivity for strength and conditioning.
James is also an avid participator in the local community, assisting with young people in their physical and mental wellbeing. He has volunteered for the past four years as a red frog chaplain at Schoolies, and helps at various youth groups in local churches. He is also a founding member and treasurer of the Australian charity ‘His Harvest’, which aims to empower people with philanthropic interests.
He formed Sycamore Health with the ambition to create an all-in-one allied health clinic to better service those with diverse health needs. His focus is to foster a clinic where people can be treated as a whole, providing patients with a friendly team who use the best evidence-based practice.
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Women’s Health and Continence Physiotherapist | Myotherapist
Since 2008, Rachel has worked in pelvic floor health working in a variety of different hospital and private practice settings across Queensland. She calls Brisbane home and in the last few years has endeavoured to set roots down here, working with local peninsula and northside communities.
Rachel has extensive experience and comprehensive knowledge across the area of pelvic floor dysfunction. She enjoys working with a myriad of patients from young children, to new mums, to men and older women.
Expanding her knowledge base, Rachel studied myotherapy in 2014 and reacquainted herself with some more hands-on treatment techniques. Rachel loves doing trigger point therapy, dry needling and deep tissue massage – and she has started to study visceral manipulation in order to give her patients a more comprehensive treatment. She really is a chronic studier – always learning and exploring new methods for the sake of her patients!
So whether it is some pelvic floor related issues or purely a niggly shoulder that is getting you down, Rachel is sure to get you dry and pain-free as soon as possible!
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After a career in youth work for many years, Andrew graduated from the University of Queensland with a Master of Physiotherapy Studies degree and has embarked on a career in musculoskeletal physiotherapy. He has experience working in private practice as well as a hospital outpatient department, treating post-surgery and chronic pain patients.
Andrew has a special interest in treating sports injuries, lower limb dysfunction and posture-related pain and is passionate about helping people alleviate their pain and improve function, but also helping them to self-manage their symptoms in order to prevent future injuries.
Andrew has completed further training in Rocktape kinesiology taping and “Mulligan techniques” for treating the neck and upper limb.
Away from work, Andrew enjoys spending time with his wonderful wife, Liza, and 2 beautiful boys, Asher and Arlo; playing and watching sport; drinking coffee; and enjoying all that this beautiful part of the world has to offer.
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Jan has worked in medical reception for many years. She shows remarkable empathy with patients; always offering a listening ear. Jan assisted with the inception of a small private cochlear implant venture grow until eventually was recognized as a vital service and imperative by the New Zealand government. She hails from New Zealand herself, migrating to Australia around 10 years ago and loves the outdoor lifestyle that Queensland has to offer. Granted her heart is torn between the two nations, as some of her children remain in the land of the long white cloud.
“I am so excited to be joining James in his new venture – together we aim to build a welcoming holistic environment that the health needs of our local community.”
Sycamore Health is an assortment of therapists, services, patients and communications; Jan Symes is the glue that holds everything and everyone together in harmony. Come in, or give us a call and speak with Jan today, she is there to help, see how she can appoint you in one of the friendliest clinic’s on the planet.