Shop 20, 120 Birkdale Road Birkdale Qld 4159
07 3822 8879


Out of the Box Physiotherapy provides a fresh approach to physiotherapy and healthcare that focuses on providing effective measurable treatment, honest and evidence-based advice and appropriate exercise prescription

The Clinic

Out of the Box Physiotherapy was born following the acquisition of Advantage Healthcare and Physiotherapy’s Birkdale practice in 2015.

In 2018, our clinic underwent major renovation to give us the spacious, modern and fully equipped clinic that we have today.


Our Approach

Our treatment approach is hands-on and exercise based care because this is what the evidence within our profession tell us works. This is backed by the fact that we have helped 1000’s of people get back to living the life that they love.

We focus as much on the education and empowerment of our patients as we do simply treating them. This might make us a little different to other physiotherapy clinics but we know this is what is needed to help our clients get the long term results that they deserve. Knowledge is power when managing injuries and we are happy to pass on our knowledge to our patients so that they can remain active in a safe way and build stronger, healthier bodies.


Our team of highly qualified and experienced health professionals are here to help
Douglas Wilson

A highly experienced physiotherapist with over 19 years of experience in musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapy and has worked with a number of sporting clubs and communities during this time. Doug graduated from the esteemed University of Queensland in 2004.

Doug has worked in private practice physiotherapy for the majority of his career and has worked with a number of sporting clubs and communities   Doug has a special interest in sacro -illiac joint mechanics and its impact on lower back pain and lower limb injuries. 

Doug uses as a combination of hands on techniques to help you with your pain as well as safe and appropriate exercise prescription.

Doug is also qualified in dry needling and has completed level 1 and level 2 sports physiotherapy qualifications

Chris Purcell

With over 17 years working exclusively in private practice physiotherapy, Chris brings a wealth of experience to his role as leader of the clinical team at Out of the Box Physiotherapy. Chris holds level 1 and level 2 sports physiotherapy qualifications and has worked in a variety of sporting settings including Rugby League, Rugby Union, Hockey, Swimming, Volleyball and Gymnastics.

Prior to becoming a physiotherapist, Chris completed a Bachelor of Human Movement Studies (Exercise Physiology) which provides him with excellent exercise prescription skills and is a key reason why the clinic has its very own onsite gym.

Away from physiotherapy, Chris is currently completing his MBA through the QUT graduate school of business and is enjoying developing his leadership and management skills. During his career, Chris has been a clinical educator for students from both Griffith University and The University of Queensland and really enjoys helping his team become the best clinicians they can be.

Chris enjoys all aspects of private practice physiotherapy and has a particular interest in neck pain and headaches along with foot and ankle problems although at this stage of his career there is now not much that Chris hasn't seen.

Chris is also really passionate about helping people to exercise and establish safe and healthy routines and will work hard to find exercise solutions for all ages and abilities.

Ross Ashcroft
Remedial Massage Therapist

Ross is an experienced diploma qualified remedial massage therapist. Ross is also a level strength and conditioning coach accredited with ASCA and he continues to pursue further study in the area of strength, conditioning and rehabilitation. His interests and skill set align well with our physiotherapy team. Ross’s background means he adds a lot more value to his clients care than just massage, with lots of self-management and exercise based strategies provided to his clients.

Ross has worked across elite and semi-elite sporting settings, including with Crossfit athletes, Olympic level athletes and QLD Cup rugby League athletes.

Our friendly team at Out of the Box Physiotherapy is ready to help. Get in touch to discuss how we can help you get pain free and back to doing what you love.
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