HEALING HANDS: Physiotherapists (from front) Steve Ross, Peter Wallace and Neil Vickers.
HEALING HANDS: Physiotherapists (from front) Steve Ross, Peter Wallace and Neil Vickers. Kirstin Payne

Local lad returns to work at Warwick Physioworks

FAMILY business Warwick Physioworks recently employed another physiotherapist, bringing the complex to full capacity.

Now with three fully trained physios owner Neil Vickers was happy to welcome local lad Peter Wallace. Mr Wallace, who grew up in Warwick, attended St Mary's and went on to study human movement at the University of Queensland.

"I just like Warwick," Mr Wallace said.

He said he was looking forward to spending time with his family on his return.

Former jobs include working as an assistant coach for an Australian Paralympics team and at the Queensland Academy of Sports.

"I love it; it's really laidback and friendly here," he said.

Also an exercise physiologist, Mr Wallace will specialise in training and fitness for at-risk patients.

"It's not just for fit 20-year-olds," he said. "We cater to people from three months to 100 years old."

Bought as family business by Mr Vickers and his wife Selena, Warwick Physioworks will celebrate its 10th anniversary at the end of July.

"I used to be the only physio and now we are at three," Mr Vickers said.

The owner said he was surprised at the business's growth.

"I was quite naive when I started," Mr Vickers said.

Without a plan in his first year, Mr Vickers has extended his services.

He travels weekly to Clifton, Allora, Killarney and a variety of aged care facilities. Warwick Physioworks has also continued to add to its repertoire of modern treatments with the aim of catering for the varied cliental of Warwick.

Acupuncture, amore exotic treatment, has been used at the facility since 2008.

"The skills here are constantly being changed and updated," Mr Vickers said.

"The science is always changing and people were asking for it.

"It's all about making people comfortable."

Fast facts about New Physio Peter Wallace

If you weren't a physiotherapist you would be?: "I'd still be coaching."

Favourite food?: "I'm boring so probably roast chicken and vegies."

Favourite movie?: "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels."

What's your catchphrase?: "Yes, I'm Greg's son."

Favourite song?: "Elderly Woman behind the Counter in a Small Town, by Pearl Jam."

All you need to know about acupuncture

  • The needles are the thickness of two human hairs.
  • Acupuncture has immediate and lasting effects.
  • It doesn't hurt like needles at a doctor's.
  • Acupuncture has been around for more than 3500 years.
  • The needles are only ever used once.


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