PhyxMe Physiotherapists

PhyxMe Physiotherapists have a passion for Musculoskeletal, Sports and Spinal physiotherapy.There is a wealth of experience in our team and with our exceptional service standards we know you will love PhyxMe and need never look anywhere else for your Physiotherapy needs again. We are so confident in this we offer a full money back guarantee if you are not 100% satisfied with your physiotherapy experience.


Meet The Team

Megan Thomas (Founder)

Megan Thomas has earned herself a reputation to be proud of in Cairns, combining her Physiotherapy and Exercise Rehabilitation degrees to work extensively with sportsmen and women, including 7 years with Cairns Saints AFL & Netball, and Cairns AFL Masters.
Due to her own personal experience Megan loves treating knees/ post surgical patients, expectant mothers and their children. Megan herself has represented Cairns in Women’s AFL, and was a proud participant of the “Tour de Cure’” which rode from Brisbane to Cairns in 2009.

Chris Thomas (Founder)

Chris Thomas has degrees in both Physiotherapy and Exercise Physiology. Chris enjoys combining hands on treatment with rehabilitation based exercises to overcome injuries and help keep the population active.
As a former 1st grade fast bowler in Sydney, Chris has a great deal of personal injury experience and enjoys treating shoulders, lower backs, ankles and overuse injuries. Chris has worked with NSW and QLD Cricket, Hockey NSW, Northern Beaches Rugby Union, Mainly Rugby union, Barron Valley Gymnastics, 1st grade Sydney Rugby and Cairns AFL.

Laura Snyder

Laura Snyder has experience treating orthopaedic and sport injuries and a massive passion for helping patients achieve their goals! Laura completed her Master’s of Physiotherapy in Canada but originally hails from Philadelphia. Prior to becoming a Physiotherapist, she was a health educator in Nepal and worked as a medical assistant in the United States.Being involved with soccer and lacrosse from a young age, and competing on her University varsity lacrosse team as a player and captain, Laura is familiar with sports injuries and rehabilitation. She is also an avid hiker who has adventured through the Himalayas, Andes, Rockies and Alps. Laura values staying up to date with current research and utilising the most effective Physiotherapy treatment techniques. Also Laura is the Full Time Physiotherapist for North Cairns AFL.

Simon Morris

Since graduating from University of Queensland in 2005 Simon has worked very closely with amateur and elite athletes. His 11 years experience includes Commonwealth and Olympic Medalists, Australian Prime Ministers XIII rugby league team, Australian University rugby league team and Southport Sharks NEAFL team. For the last two years Simon has established and managed the Sports Medicine division of Papua New Guinea High Performance Sport. He was responsible for all elite athletes in PNG including the Team PNG Olympic team, Pacific Games team, Commonwealth Youth Games team, PNG Kumuls and the PNG Hunters. He has a love for all sports and has participated in many over the years focusing mainly on rugby union and rugby league. Simon loves spending time outdoors and spending time with his wife and three children.

Taishi Ezaki

Taishi is an APA titled Sports and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist who graduated from Curtin University with a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy and a Master’s of Clinical Physiotherapy in Sports and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy. Taishi has spent the past five years working in private practice treating complex pain conditions, neuropathic pain and sporting athletes. He regularly provides second opinions in complex cases and mentors younger Physiotherapists on patient treatment and management. In addition to his clinical work he has also worked as a Musculoskeletal tutor for undergraduate and post-graduate students at Curtin and Notre Dame University. Taishi has a special interest in the treatment and management of shoulder, knee and lower back injuries, particularly in people who wish to avoid surgery. He also has also extensive experience in sports ACL rehabilitation, long standing tendon pathology and chronic pain management in workers compensation claims.

Estelle Newstead

Estelle is a passionate Physiotherapist and Yoga teacher who loves to blend the science of Physiotherapy with the art of Yoga to help people achieve their functional goals, from walking up steps pain-free to running a marathon. Originally from the Apple Isle (Tassie) Estelle spent 6 years in Western Australia working in private practice, triaging musculoskeletal patients in GP clinics, as well as residential aged care.  As a Physiotherapist, Estelle takes a pragmatic functional approach to assessing, diagnosing, and managing musculoskeletal issues, and has a special interest in treating people with chronic pain, non-surgical management of joint pathologies, and management of musculoskeletal pain in people with neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s and Dementia

Josh Great

Josh grew up in the Burdekin region and graduated from Townsville James Cook University with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy. He was heavily involved in the community and all things sport; particularly Surf Lifesaving, Football (soccer) and Touch Football. His love of the beach and first-aid experience lead him to becoming a Lifeguard patrolling the beaches of Townsville. A passion for helping others to reach their physical potential as well a lifetime love of sport and a healthy lifestyle guided Josh into his chosen career. For the past two years, he has been integrally involved with the Northern Fury FC and Townsville District Rugby League as a Sports Trainer. This role also found Josh working within Townsville Senior Netball, Junior Soccer and Junior Basketball State Championships with a major highlight being given the opportunity to work with the Geelong Cats during the NAB Challenge in 2015.