Our Team

David Rose


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David is the co-owner and director of Ergofix – Physiotherapy and Occupational Health and Mount Isa Physiotherapy Centre (MIPC).

David graduated as a Physiotherapist from University of Sydney in mid-1992, and moved to Queensland as a new graduate before working in the USA. After several years’ experience in both public and private sectors, and some time working in the UK, David took on a role as a clinical educator with the University Of Queensland. He went on to become a Clinical Education Liaison Manager with the UQ Physiotherapy Department, travelling throughout Queensland to educate fellow physiotherapists about how to best mentor and train physiotherapy students in their final clinical year. David really enjoyed this role and gained much experience as both and educator and a clinician, and observed a great diversity of clinical and business practice from his travels.

A management move to Mount Isa in 2005 brought an opportunity for business ownership, and together with Louise, he embarked upon the challenges of managing a growing Physiotherapy practice in a booming yet isolated mining town. A scarcity of physiotherapists Australia-wide made for steep HR challenges and years of long hours and hard work, but his was rewarded with business growth and excellent experience as the Mount Isa Physiotherapy/Ergofix team continued to expand their Occupational Health services to meet the demands of local industry.

Though this time David was also study a Masters’ degree in Ergonomics (University of Queensland), graduating in 2007. The expertise he gained from these post-grad studies added a new dimension his practice of Physiotherapy and expanded his assessment of the individual to the environment in which they work and play.

David and his team at MIPC/Ergofix maintained close ties with University of Queensland and other Universities, taking on a regular stream of clinical students to diversify their experience in Occupational Health. The physiotherapy practice also developed close ties with Q-Comp, the Worker’s Compensation Regulatory Authority and the team pride themselves in the provision of benchmark Physiotherapy, injury management and injury prevention services.

More recently David has gained qualifications in Training and Assessing (Cert IV) and is recognized in Queensland and NSW as a Rehabilitation and Return to Work Coordinator (RRTWC).

David’s special clinical interests include:
  • Assessment and treatment of shoulder injuries
  • Cycling related injuries
  • Risk management and workplace injury prevention

David has over 20 years’ experience in the assessment and management of injuries. If you have a complex or undiagnosed issue that hasn’t responded to treatment in the past then discuss this with David. He will answer 4 questions as part of the initial consultation:
Your diagnosis?
1. He will give you an honest opinion about the cause/s of your problem (often multi-factorial)
2. How he can help you?
3. How you can help yourself?
4. Anticipated timeframes for your recovery?

Louise Rose


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Louise is co-owner and director of Ergofix and Mount Isa Physiotherapy.

Louise graduated as a Physiotherapist at University of Queensland in 1991. Louise spent several years working in public hospitals and private practice, as well as overseas in the USA and Britain.

In 2001, Louise started her Masters in Ergonomics (completed 2007) and commenced work with a private Workplace Consultancy group in Brisbane where she was mentored by 2 skilled Ergonomists.

Louise’s professional interests include:
- Bio-mechanical assessment and injury prevention
- Functional pre-employments
- Worksite assessments
- Cognitive ergonomics/ human factors in the ergonomic re-design of Control Rooms.
- Occupational Health and Safety

On a personal level, Louise’s main interests are her family, but when she’s not driving the “family taxi”, she enjoys cycling, gardening, camping and editing family photos… a happily endless task!

Kay Joseph

Specialist Paediatric Physiotherapist

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Kay Joseph, has 30 years experience working as a Physiotherapist with children in London, Glasgow, Sydney and Coffs Harbour. She is one of only 4 specialist Paediatric physiotherapists in Australia. Her diverse experience covers all areas of Paediatric rehabilitation but she has particular expertise in foot and lower limb deformities and walking disorders. She regularly performs specialized casting for talipes and idiopathic toe walking.

Kay is actively involved in physiotherapy research and regularly presenting at conferences. She currently holds a teaching role for University of Newcastle Physiotherapy program.

When she is at home, Kay's hobbies include negotiating with teenagers and ferrying her children to a million and one activities. She is an active volunteer surf lifesaver with Coffs Harbour Surf Lifesaving Club and regularly competes in ocean swims. In her precious "Me" time Kay is an avid Ballet enthusiast, subscribing to the Australian Ballet, and regularly enjoys their Sydney Opera House performances.

Ergofix is extremely proud to have Kay sharing her expertise as part of our physio team.