Owner / MSK Physiotherapist
BPhty (Hons I)
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, visiting countries such as India, Myanmar, Vanuatu and southern France. James is an enthusiastic traveller, desiring to increase his awareness of diversity and cultures.
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, relieving poverty and destitution throughout the world.
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.
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!
It is with a heavy-heart that we acknowledge Rachel will be moving on from Sycamore Health in early 2019 to pursue her passions on the south-side of Brisbane! We will miss her dearly but wish her the very best with her future endeavours.
MPhty.St, BMin, APAM
Starting his career later in life, Andrew transitioned out of ministry work with his church in NSW to find a more "hands-on" approach to healing. He completed his Masters in Physiotherapy Studies at UQ in 2015. He has since developed a passion for musculoskeletal injuries, using an array of further education to inform his practice.
Andrew runs the hydrotherapy sessions at Sycamore Health. He knows it's challenging for exercises to be completed by some above ground, so uses the natural buoyancy of the warm pool to ease patients who are in severe pain. He also treats using dry needling and advanced taping.
Andrew lives on the Sunshine Coast and loves the beach-life. Married to his wife Liza, the Edwards and their two boys love to hit the sand and waves whenever they can. Spending a lot of their time with family and friends whenever they're not busy treating patients. That's right, Liza is also a physiotherapist!
BPhty, BExSci (HMS), GDip Div, APAM
With degrees in both Exercise Science and Physiotherapy, Mitchell is well equipped to treat musculoskeletal pain with evidence-based rehabilitation, including strength training and hands-on therapy.
Mitch has a special interest in exercise-based interventions, enjoys staying abreast of the ever-emerging evidence base, and is passionate about educating and equipping his patients with the tools and knowledge to recover quickly and manage their own pain.
Outside of work, Mitch enjoys reading philosophy and theology, watching MMA (and having an occasional roll at BJJ himself), and spending time with his amazing wife Emma.
Mitch and Em also welcomed their first child, Ezra, into the world in May 2018!