Born in the Burdekin (Ayr) and raised in Brisbane, Brett Cunningham completed his Physiotherapy studies at the University of Queensland in 1988 where upon graduation, he worked in Ipswich General Hospital for two years as well as spending time working in a variety of North Queensland towns such as Maryborough, Rockhampton, Biloela, Townsville and Cairns.
Brett then continued working in the United Kingdom where he was based in England and travelled extensively throughout Africa, Europe and the UK. Returning to work at Townsville General Hospital in 1996, Brett realized he wanted to further his hands-on musculoskeletal skills.
Brett became a partner in a well known practice in Kirwan and it was through this experience that he developed his own personal interest in working with the Australian Defence Force. He became the sole physiotherapist for the RAAF/5 AVN. This experience meant becoming heavily involved in the medical preparation of troops for East Timor.
Brett then decided that he wanted to work for himself, where he could apply his own work ethics, principles and priorities to his work and his patients. He established Pimlico Physiotherapy in 2001. After 3 years in this location, it was time for Brett to expand the practice in order to manage the large number of customers that were coming to see him.
In 2004, Brett and the team moved to a larger, more central location and employed another physiotherapist. Physio On Ross officially commenced operations in 2004.
Brett does not want to create a huge, impersonalised production line atmosphere when it comes to the effective pain relief of his patients. Physio On Ross concentrate on maintaining the right level of focused staff which keep his practice patient oriented while maintaining a personal and highly approachable atmosphere. It is imperative to the health and well being of his patients that Brett and his team remain accessible, and a friendly working relationship is always maintained between client and physiotherapist.
Physio On Ross have built a strong reputation in the local area as a personal and approachable physiotherapy clinic that gets results.
Brett’s interests include fishing, camping and most sports especially golf, football, cricket and tennis. As a tennis junior, Brett was sponsored by Spalding and represented Queensland. He was also involved in the Newcombe-Roche Federal tennis academy.
Pierre has been working as a physiotherapist in Australia for six years now. Pierre completed a Bachelor in Physiotherapy at the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa in 2012 before moving to Australia and settling in Townsville in 2014. Pierre was working as a senior Physiotherapist at another private clinic in Townsville, but moved to join us here at Physio on Ross in 2017. He has gained experience working in various health sectors including; the public and private hospital setting, in community rehabilitation and musculoskeletal private practice which included home based therapy.
His passion in physiotherapy lies in musculoskeletal injuries with the attention on sport or work related injuries and the return to sport/work rehabilitation process. He also enjoys the outdoors, fitness and finds delight in playing the guitar.