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Experienced management of your knee condition with a thorough knee assessment and rehabilitation.


Treatment of common shoulder conditions, impingement, bursitis, rotator cuff strains/tears and rehabilitation following shoulder dislocations or surgery.


Poor posture is a common cause of headaches, neck, and back pains.


Well experienced in diagnosing and treating a wide range of sports related injuries from muscular strains to ankle sprains, or achilles tendinitis to plantar fasciitis.


Remedial or deep tissue sports massage by our experienced massage therapist, Brigitte.



Let us introduce ourselves

We aim to provide you with an accurate diagnosis, appropriate treatment, a specific exercise program and a thorough explanation of your injury/condition and rehabilitation that is required. Our treatment emphasis is very much a hands-on approach utilising a wide range of manual therapy techniques. These may include; joint mobilisation or manipulation, soft tissue release, Mulligan techniques, muscle energy, dry needling, massage, stretches or taping. We believe that an integral part of your recovery and prevention of further injury is an appropriate exercise program. This rehabilitation program will be specific to your injury/condition and will include stretches and strengthening exercises for home and/or gym.


What we offer

At the Peregian Springs Sports Injury & Physiotherapy Centre we offer a variety of services and treatments including:

Conditions Treated
  • Sports Injuries
  • Knee Injuries and Rehabilitation
  • Back and Neck Pain
  • Post-Op Orthopaedics
  • Shoulder Injuries and Rehabilitation
  • Headaches
  • Posture Correction
  • Core Strengthening
  • Foot & Ankle Injuries
  • Vertigo (BPPV)
What We Offer
  • Physiotherapy
  • Sports Physiotherapy
  • Orthopaedic Rehabilitation
  • Massage – Remedial & Sports/Deep Tissue
  • Pilates Classes
  • Dry Needling
  • Exercise and Gym programs
  • EXOS Fracture Braces
  • Ankle Moon Boots and Knee Braces/Splints
  • Cycling Analysis and Bike Fit
  • Running Analysis


Special Interests

All of our physiotherapists are trained in all aspects of private practice. We as a group, specialise in Lower Limb Rehabilitation and Knee Pain. We deal with a wide range of clients from 90 year-olds with Osteoarthritis, to elite athletes & school children with Anterior Knee Pain. Individually, we have a range of interests listed below.

James Hunter

Sports injuries, Lower Limb Biomechanics, Shoulder and Knee Surgery, Dry Needling, Vertigo, Back and Neck Pain, Hydrotherapy, Cycling Analysis and Bike Fit

Dale Cashman

Knee Injuries and Post-Op Knee Rehabilitation, Core Strengthening, Golfing Injuries, Upper Limb Injuries, Back and Neck Pain.

Carol Robertson

Running Injuries, Running Analysis and Training Programs, Shoulder Surgery Rehabilitation, Pilates and Core Strength

Brigitte Rostron

Deep Tissue Massage, Myofascial Release, Pre Race Preparation, Post Race Recovery

Martha Kneale

Swimming Injuries/ Injury Prevention, Strength and Conditioning for Swimmer’s Post-Surgery Rehabilitation, Dry Needling, and Paediatrics

Kneecap Pain (Patellofemoral syndrome)
Kneecap (patella) pain is the most common knee condition which affects all ages, from adolescents to elderly. Pain is mainly felt at the front of the knee (usually described as behind the patella) and is mainly reported with up/down stairs, squatting and after long periods of sitting (sit to stand).

The condition is due to incorrect patella alignment and tracking associated with quadriceps muscle imbalance and muscle/soft tissue tightness.

The highly successful treatment of this condition involves a specific rehab program to restore the correct patellofemoral biomechanics, which includes patella taping, quadriceps strengthening exercises, stretches and massage/soft tissue releases.

Acute Knee Injuries (Meniscal or Ligament)

The emphasis on treatment of acute knee injuries is to provide an accurate diagnosis (eg meniscal or ligament) and the appropriate immediate treatment (eg may require immobilisation in a knee brace or crutches). Dale is highly skilled at diagnosing knee injuries and will provide you with an immediate explanation of your type of injury, the treatment and rehabilitation required and advise you on whether you require a scan (X-ray or MRI) or an orthopaedic consultation.

Types of acute injuries are:

  • Meniscal (cartilage) tear
  • Ligament sprain or rupture (ACL or MCL)
  • Patella subluxation /disclocation
Orthopaedics Post-Op (ACL reconstructions, Arthroscopes, Knee Replacements)

Treatment involves reducing the swelling and muscle tightness, improving the range of knee movement, restore a normal walking pattern and provide a graded program of strengthening and balance/stability exercises.

Types of Knee Surgery:

  • ACL reconstructions
  • Knee replacements
  • Meniscal repairs

Dale will provide and implement a specific exercise protocol, in close association with your orthopaedic surgeon, to return your knee to normal function.

Arthritic Knee (Osteoarthritis)

Our goal is to improve your knee function and activity levels by providing you with ways to reduce knee pain, improve knee range of movement and a program of “pain-free” strengthening and stability exercises. We will also advise you on how much exercise/activity you should do, correct footwear and knee brace/taping options.


James Hunter

James Hunter graduated in Physiotherapy from the University of Queensland in 1999. For the past 18 years, James has worked in a wide variety of roles both in Australia and in the UK, from hospitals to private practice and sports teams.

James returned to Australia in 2009 and moved to the Sunshine Coast. Since then he has worked in private practice and has built strong relationships with Orthopaedic surgeons, sports teams and elite athletes.

From April 2018, James is the lead physiotherapist at Peregian Sports Injury and Physiotherapy Centre bringing his specialist skills to the team.

His special interest are; Sports Injuries, Lower Limb Rehabilitation, Post-Op Shoulder and Knee Surgery, Spinal Treatment and Strengthening, Bike Fit and Cycling Mechanics, Dry Needling and Cupping, Manual Therapy

James is a keen Surfer and Snowboarder, enjoys Cycling and fitness, travel and family.

James Hunter
Lead Physiotherapist

Dale Cashman

Dale has over 27 years of experience as a physiotherapist in private practice. He worked in Sydney for 15 years where he gained a wide range of expertise through close working relationships with Orthopaedic surgeons, other physiotherapists and numerous sports teams.

He operated his own successful practice for 10 years prior to relocating to the Sunshine Coast and opened Peregian Springs Physiotherapy in 2008 and has developed a strong rapport with local GP’s and Orthopaedic surgeons.

Dale has extensive experience in treating many types of injuries and conditions and has a special interest and passion for the Knee Joint. He has developed expertise in diagnosing and treating Knee Injuries and the rehabilitation of the Knee following surgery.

Dale is a keen golfer and has a personal interest in sports and fitness.

Dale Cashman

Carol Robertson

Carol graduated with a double degree in Physiotherapy and Exercise Science from Griffith University in 2003. Since then, she has worked extensively in private practice throughout Australia. She has been the Physiotherapist for numerous sporting teams at National and International level.

Carol is an Australian Physiotherapy Association Level 3 Sports Physiotherapist, a Pilates instructor and utilises Dry Needling and exercise prescription in a hands-on approach to treatment.

Carol is keen runner and former triathlete competing in numerous ultramarathons here and abroad.

Carol Robertson

Carol Robertson

Introducing our newest team member, Martha Kneale. Martha graduated from a Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2014. Martha worked in Noosa for a year before travelling and working around Australia and has now returned to Noosa with her young family. Martha has a keen interest in swimming injuries/ injury prevention, strength and conditioning for swimmer’s post-surgery rehabilitation, dry needling, and paediatrics. Martha was the team physio for the Men’s Noosa Lion’s Soccer team in 2015. She is a keen swimmer representing Australia in the International Surf Life Saving Championships. Martha is available for appointments on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Martha Kneale

Brigitte Rostron

Brigitte is a remedial massage therapist with a special interest in sports therapy. After completing her diploma in 2009 at QAcademy in Maroochydore, she spent the winter season of 2009 in Thredbo working at Thredbo Altitude Physiotherapy. Upon returning to Noosa, Brigitte joined the team at Physio Plus Pilates before starting at Peregian Springs Sports Injury & Physiotherapy Centre in October 2010. Brigitte specialises in myofascial release and deep tissue massage and is also part of a team working at local triathlon and marathon events. Brigitte enjoys snow skiing and hiking. As the practice manager, Brigitte is always happy to assist with any queries.

Brigitte Rostron
Remedial Massage Therapist
Practice Manager

Andrew Benton
Lisa is the face of the practice working as our friendly receptionist. Lisa brings a wealth of experience to the clinic having worked in Allied Health & Customer Service for over 25 years. Lisa can help with your enquires, appointment scheduling and account management. In Lisa’s spare time, she can be found running in Noosa National Park, playing or coaching netball. Lisa is also a busy mum to two energetic high school girls.

Lisa Talbot
Administrative Staff



Suite 1-2 Peregian Springs Shopping Centre
1 Ridgeview Drive
Peregian Springs QLD 4573
1st Floor (lift access)
(Above Pizza Capers/Chemist)


(07) 5471 2137


(07) 5471 2138


Monday – Friday: 8am – 5pm

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