Director/Senior Physiotherapist

Education History: I have had a long term interest and experience in the healthcare sector. I first completed a nursing degree and subsequently worked for Queensland Health. After sustaining an injury from a car accident I developed a greater understanding of the role of a physiotherapist to enable patients to return to health even after injury or illness. I then completed a Master of Physiotherapy at the University of Queensland in 2009.

I have worked in both the public and private sectors and was a lecturer and clinic manager at the University of Queensland and I continue to contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate student learning at UQ.

Areas of Interest: Cardiorespiratory and women’s health physiotherapy.

Personal Interest: I enjoy travel, gardening, cooking and sewing

Shruti Patel

Senior Physiotherapist

Education History: I graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from India in 2008 and worked there in different clinical setups with a multi disciplinary team focusing on musculoskeletal conditions and neurological rehabilitation.

Areas of physio: I have worked with Auscare since 6.5 years. I studied Physiotherapy to learn about human body and movement; and to help others in improving their lifestyle and managing their health.

Personal Interest: I have a keen interest in Pilates ,post operative rehabilitation and women’s health. I like hiking and traveling whenever I get the opportunity. I am also trying to get better at gardening.


Josiah Turnbull


Education History: Since I was young I have always had a passion for helping people and a love of sport. When I combined the two Physiotherapy seemed like the best fit. Having completed my Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2018 I started working at Auscare later that year.

Areas of physio: I enjoy working with people of all ages and all backgrounds from school kids to those still young at heart. I take a holistic approach, acknowledging the connections and interactions of the injured area with other parts of the body. I enjoy working with the neck, shoulders and upper back where little changes can make a big difference and take particular interest is post-operative rehabilitation for total hip and knee replacement patients.

Personal Interests: In my spare time I enjoy getting outdoors to go camping or hiking, mixed with some drone photography. If it’s not that you’ll find me trackside somewhere as I’ve followed motorsports since I was a child.


Zachary Cronk


Education History: Since a young age I remember having family members in and out of the hospital. It made me appreciate how fulfilling helping people can be and I decided that’s what I wanted to do with my life!

I first completed a Diploma of Remedial massage, then went on to complete a Bachelor of Exercise and Nutrition and Masters of Physiotherapy Studies at UQ.

Areas of Interest: I enjoy treating vestibular conditions like vertigo (Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo or BPPV, Vestibular deconditioning), and headaches (migraine, cervicogenic and tension type).

Further Qualifications:

  • Watson Headache Institute Level 1 Course
  • Neurological Aging and Vestibular Education- Upright Physiotherapy: 2 Day Vestibular Introduction Course
  • Combined Health: 2 day Introduction to Dry Needling course
  • Australian Hand Therapy Association- Assessment and Treatment of the Wrist 2 day course

Personal Interests: In my spare time I enjoy camping, going for a hike, rock climbing or snowboarding.



Growing up with a sporting background I saw a diverse array of injuries and the process of recovery. This increased my interest in physiotherapy and the prospect of helping others achieve their goals.

I completed my Bachelor of Physiotherapy degree with 1st class honours at CQU.

I enjoy working with all age groups to aim for optimal function with interest in treating shoulders, knees and ankles. I also enjoy working with sporting injuries always aiming for return to sport.

In my spare time I enjoy cooking, playing social sports, taking my dog for walks, hiking and travelling.




I want to make a real difference to people in the community. I am passionate about promoting health, injury prevention and maximising quality of life.

After completing my MBA and working in the HR sector for several years I made a career change to physiotherapist and completed my Bachelor of Physiotherapy at Australian Catholic University.



I started working in gyms as a personal trainer more than a decade ago. Over that time my interest in the human body and the reward of helping others achieve their goals has led me to complete a Bachelor degree in Sport and Exercise Science on the Sunshine Coast and then a Masters of Physiotherapy Studies at UQ.

I enjoy treating those with sporting or performance goals and integrating sport specific strength and conditioning into the rehabilitation plan. Lower limb conditions and tendinopathies are of particular interest to me.

In my spare time I’ll generally be chasing a wave, camping, mountain biking or checking out the latest café to satisfy my coffee cravings.




I believe being a Physio is about listening to people and empowering them to reach their goals. I am passionate about improving their quality of life and function. I always seek to learn new techniques that provide my patients with the best outcomes.

My particular areas of interest are Women’s Health (including antenatal and postnatal care), Pilates, Oncology and Low Back Pain.

I love surfing, skating and adventures that push my limits. I am always keen to support and be supported by my community through volunteering programs for youth and young adults.