James Sikkema

Owner / MSK & Men's Health Physiotherapist
BPhty(Hons I), GradCertHE, AFHEA, APAM


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. In later years, James started to take keen interest in the Men's Health space in light of a significant gap in care. He is eager to see men who have issues with sexual function, continence and pelvic pain return to health and reach their personal goals. He works closely with urologists for pre and post-prostatectomy operations, including during phases of active surveillance. James is also fairly exercise-driven, having competed in various marathons and fitness challenges thorughout the years. He is joining Dave in the upcoming 100km Noosa Ultra Trail, albeit with some trepidation!

James is also an avid participator in the local community, assisting with young people in their physical and mental wellbeing. He has volunteered as a red frog chaplain at Schoolies, helped at various youth groups in local churches and particpates regularly in mentorship. 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.

Andrew Edwards

MSK Physiotherapist
MPhtySt, 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. He aso has a special interest in head, neck and jaw pain.

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! 

Mitch 'Robbo' Robinson

MSK Physiotherapist
BExSci, BPhty, GradDipDiv, 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 a roll at BJJ himself), and spending time with his amazing wife Emma.

Mitch and Em have two boys, Ezra and Jude! 

Dave Brace

MSK Physiotherapist
DipExcSci, BPhty(Hons), APAM

Dave graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours), furthering his previous studies of a Diploma of Exercise Science at the University of the Sunshine Coast. He has always had a keen interest in all things exercise and movement previously working as a personal trainer. If you don't believe us, just take one look at the rig when you see him. Notably, Dave's interest with exercise extended beyond his own exercise journey, as he developed a passion to see other reach their fitness goals. The segue from fitness into healthcare was sensical and inspired Dave to pursue his dream of becoming a physiotherapist, and he remains an avid fitness freak. Dave has competed in multiple half-iron men and olympic triathalons, the kokoda challenge and is now underating training for the 100km Noosa Ultra Trail. Dave has also started to take keen interest in the Men's Health space in light of a significant gap in care. He is eager to see men who have issues with sexual function, continence and pelvic pain return to health and reach their personal goals. He works closely with urologists for pre and post-prostatectomy operations, including during phases of active surveillance. 

Dave helps treat musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction with exercise-based interventions and a hands on approach. He keeps up with the latest evidence on pain physiology, always seeking the most validated methods for helping people with their issues. He aims to empower patients to be an active participant in their own health journey, aiming to restore function and get them back to doing the things they love.

Outside of work, Dave enjoys an array of outdoorsy and active activities such as camping, 4x4, motorbikes, going to the beach, hiking, cycling and (of course) hitting the gym to score those gainz.

Josiah Turnbull

Physiotherapist
BPhty, APAM

Josiah graduated his Bachelor of Physiotherapy from ACU in 2018 and started his career working in musculoskeletal physiotherapy. He has a passion for working with people to develop a treatment that is meaningful to them and gets them back to doing the things they love. Josiah has completed his Dry Needling course and Level 1 Pilates which he uses to add a greater diversity to his treatments.

Josiah has a special interest in functional strengthening and progressive resistance training. When combined with the correct advice and education he has found his patients have the confidence and empowerment to feel more in control of their recovery. He also enjoys working with the NDIS population to really maximise their function and quality of life; working with them to help them achieve a greater level of independence and autonomy.

In his spare time, Josiah enjoys going to the gym and getting outdoors as much as possible! Anything from hiking, to the beach or playing any variety of sports.

Darcie Benoit

Physiotherapist
BPhty (Hons), APAM

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Darcie is a graduate from the Master’s of Physiotherapy Studies Program at the University of Queensland. Prior to physiotherapy, Darcie completed a Bachelor of Kinesiology (Honours) from the University of Alberta in 2014. In between degrees, Darcie spent a year travelling around Australia and Asia. Her previous work experience includes working as an educational assistant for children with neurological conditions. 

Darcie has an interest in musculoskeletal and neurological rehabilitation, taking a combination of exercise-based and hands-on approach. She is dedicated to taking a patient-centred approach to prioritise your individual needs, preferences, and values to provide the best possible care tailored to you. 

In her free time Darcie enjoys the great outdoors and being active. She particularly enjoys going golfing, paddle boarding, and bush walks. On the more chill days, you can find her with her nose in a book or bingeing Netflix. 

Abby Kissick

Exercise Physiologist
BExPhys, ESSAM

Abby graduated with a Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in 2019. Abby is particularly passionate about working with the elderly population, aiding them to achieve their goals while improving their function and quality of life. In addition to this, Abby has developed a special interest in oncology and neurological conditions.

Outside of the clinic, Abby loves to spend time with her family and friends, drinking cups of tea, being outdoors at the beach or hiking, playing netball, and reading a good novel. 

Aster Tanguilig

Exercise Physiologist
BSpExSci, MClinExPhys, ESSAM

Aster graduated from QUT with a Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science however, soon enrolled at ACU to complete her Masters of Clinical Exercise Physiology after she realised working in a clinical setting was more meaningful to her. Aster has special interest in Neurological Conditions and Children and Adolescent Development. She is passionate about utilising exercise therapy in a fun and engaging way to improve function and quality of life in people facing health limitations. 

Outside of work, Aster is a dedicated rock climber. A perfect weekend for her includes spending time with her friends and family, climbing outside and playing beach volleyball. When not outside, Aster enjoys cups of tea while reading a book or rewatching her favourite movies. 

Michelle Antuar

Support Coordinator

Michelle is our warm, compassionate, and caring support coordinator. For the last five years, Michelle has personally been coordinating support for NDIS participants, as well as receiving NDIS herself.As an adult with an invisible and chronic physical disability, Michelle is able to relate to her clients in a genuine and personal way. She is often able to anticipate obstacles and passionately advocates for her fellow disabled community.

From finding and coordinating providers, to chasing up reports and preparing for plan reviews, Michelle is here to take the stress away.

Chelsea Pearce

Accredited Dietician - Fuel Your Life

Chelsea Pearce is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian who possesses a strong dedication to guiding her clients towards their goals through food. Her specialties include a range of fields such as weight management, diabetes management, cholesterol regulation, mental wellness through nutrition, healthy ageing, and malnutrition management.  

Chelsea displays a client centred approach, providing actionable nutritional guidance based on the unique needs, values, and current situations of each person. Her emphasis lies in empowering clients by providing necessary knowledge and working with the client on setting nutritional goals to aid in creating healthy routines and improving their overall health. 

In her spare time, Chelsea enjoys representing her local club in indoor volleyball as well as baking delicious celebration cakes for her family and friends.

Andrew Southwell - Lung Diagnostics QLD

Andrew

Andrew Southwell is an accredited respiratory scientist. Working in public sector for over a decade, he commenced a private laboratory to fill the void in high quality lung diagnostics for South East Queensland. Patients can expect comprehensive lung function investigations in a caring and friendly environment.

In his spare time Andrew enjoys trail running and competing in ultra-marathons.

Bookings can be made directly via the Lung Diagnostics QLD website.

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