Setting yourself free from pain and debilitating injury

Our original founding practice is easy to access and located on Olsen Avenue in Arundel. It proudly features one of the most comprehensive range of specialist physiotherapy services in Queensland, combined with the very latest in regain lifestyle equipment and our Repex bed, which is one of only four in Australia.

With ample parking and a bright open interior our lovely Arundel practice offers convenient opening hours six days a week, including after-hours Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings by appointment (subject to change).  

Our physiotherapists are:

Sue Bower

(Owner and Senior Consultant Physiotherapist)


  • Bachelor of Exercise Science

  • Master of Physiotherapy

Sue was born and bred in Adelaide, South Australia with German parents, an older sister and younger brother.  She studied Physiotherapy at The University of South Australia, completing her Bachelor of Applied Science in Physiotherapy in 1989 and then later her Masters in 2000.  She started her Physiotherapy career in a private practice in North Adelaide in collaboration with orthopaedic and neurosurgeons who had a special interest in spinal surgery.

In 1998 Sue moved to Katherine in the Northern Territory with her husband and young family securing a position as the onsite Physiotherapist at the RAAF base in Tindal, an eye opening experience in many ways.  After three years a job transfer brought Sue to the Gold Coast where she has raised her three sons, all of whom are now adults on successful career paths in their own right and one who has begun his university journey in the last 2 years.  Bringing with her 14 years of experience as a Senior Clinical Physiotherapist at a private practice in Ashmore, Sue has been with the fantastic team at PhysioMax Arundel for 4 years now and is looking forward to assisting you with the management of your physical pain, injury and functional recovery.

Sue took over the practice on 1st May 2021 after the previous owner semi-retired.

Kristy Dernedde

(Senior Physiotherapist)


  • Bachelor of Exercise Science

  • Master of Physiotherapy

Kristy has completed a Bachelor Degree in Exercise Science and Masters Studies in Physiotherapy at Griffith University and she is a member of the APA.  Previous to this Kristy completed a Bachelor of Environmental Science.  Kristy has worked previously in private practice, providing a broad range of physiotherapy services including services to junior rugby union teams and swim squads.  Kristy is passionate about helping people feel the best they can and has recently become a new Mum who works part-time at PhysioMax Arundel.

Erin Grundy



  • Bachelor of Exercise Science

  • Master of Physiotherapy

In 2017 Erin moved to the Gold Coast from Melbourne to complete a Bachelor of Exercise Science and Master of Physiotherapy.  She graduated in 2021.

Whilst completing her studies, Erin worked as a sports trainer at local AFL Clubs and was a member of the Griffith Honours College.  Erin received the George Alexander Foundation Scholarship due to her sporting, academic and volunteering achievements.

Erin is very passionate about sports and has a background in swimming, netball, volleyball and AFL.

Services provided at our Arundel practice

  • McKenzie Therapy

  • Shockwave Therapy

  • Whiplash Clinics

  • Muscle Energy Techniques

  • Dynamic Postural Stability (DPS) Rehab 

  • DPS Exercise Sessions

  • Soft Tissue Massage and Trigger Point Release

  • Shoulder Pain and Post Op Shoulder Rehab

  • Spine and Neck Injuries

  • Pre and Post Natal Pain

  • Dry Needling

  • Vestibular, Vertigo, BPPV and Middle Ear Issues.  Please book your appointment with Sue Bower.

  • Taping

  • Knee, Ankle and Hip Recovery and Strengthening

  • Balance Retraining

  • Tempro Mandibular Joint Pain (TMJ)

  • Pelvis and SIJ treatment

To experience the often remarkable results achieved at the Arundel PhysioMax Practice, call our friendly front desk on 07 5574 4255 or simply fill in the email field below for a prompt return to your enquiry.

We look forward to assisting, guiding and mentoring you in regaining your lifestyle and enabling you to do more of things you love to do.

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