Who We Are.

LIVELY PHYSIOTHERAPY is a family run Physiotherapy clinic. Founded by a couple of locals with the goal of providing consistent, quality physiotherapy care in a welcoming environment. We are passionate about upholding a high standard of care for the Mackay community. In our endeavour to provide quality physiotherapy care to our patients and referrers we guarantee that our physiotherapists have a minimum of 8 years experience treating musculoskeletal, sport, and occupational injuries and have completed or are completing post-graduate study.

If you would like to schedule an appointment, Contact Us or Book Online.

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Stephanie Vanden-Bergh

Principal Physiotherapist, BPhysio, APAM. 

Growing up in North Queensland, Steph has always loved the lifestyle that the Mackay and Whitsunday region has offered. Having family and friends involved in health, farming, mining and retail she enjoys meeting people from all walks of life.

Steph completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy at James Cook University in 2010 and is in the process of completing her Post Graduate Certificate in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy through LaTrobe university. She has a particular interest in treating shoulders, knees and ankles, complex back pain, occupational health and vertigo or vestibular conditions. 

Steph believes it is crucial that patients have a clear understanding of her thought processes relating to their injury and hence puts great importance on patient education.

To make an appointment with Stephanie Vanden-Bergh, Contact Us or Book Online.


Samuel Dunn

Principal & Titled Sports Physiotherapist

BPhysio, MSportsPhysio, APAM, SPA

Sam is Mackay’s only Titled Sports Physiotherapist. He completed his bachelor’s degree through James Cook University and later his Masters in Sport Physiotherapy through Latrobe University (Melbourne).

Sam has over 9 years private practice experience assessing and rehabilitating patients with a variety of injuries including but not exclusively sport, musculoskeletal back/neck pain, work related injuries, vertigo and post-operative rehabilitation.

His time spent in private practice and completing his Masters has provided the opportunity to work with a variety of sporting teams including the North Queensland Cowboys, Brisbane Bronco’s, Australian Institute of Sport, Queensland Bulls, South Africa A cricket team, Mackay Cutters, and many more.

Outside of work he enjoys the outdoors - camping, fishing, hiking and spending time with his family and wife.

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Cathy Vanden-Bergh

Practice Manager 

Cathy has enjoyed living in the Mackay region for the past 20 years. She is a self confessed bookworm, keen supporter of local cafes and regular participant in the Botanic Gardens Park Run.

She is a wife, a mother of three, has worked as a nurse and spent the last 10 years in managerial roles where she completed a Certificate IV in management.  She has a cheery disposition and a passion for people which many will attest to. 


Sarah Champion

Senior Physiotherapist

Sarah completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy at James Cook University in 2012. In the clinic, Sarah enjoys treating all musculoskeletal injuries and pain presentations. She has a strong interest in treating neck and back pain, headaches, vertigo and pregnancy related back / pelvic pain. Sarah believes in a patient centred and individualised treatment approach to care. She is passionate about patient education, ensuring each patient leaves with a thorough understanding of their presentation and how best to achieve optimal recovery.

Outside of work Sarah enjoys spending her spare time with family and friends and soaking up the great outdoors. You’ll find her at the beach, on the water or fine dining.


What Makes Us Different.

At Lively Physiotherapy we are passionate about what we do and what gives us great job satisfaction is making our patients happy. We are constantly striving to provide professional high quality care to our patients in a happy and welcoming environment so they can achieve their goals and get back to what they love doing pain free.

To prove we mean what we say we have decided to make the following guarantees to our patients and our referrers:

  • We can guarantee that you will be treated by a qualified Physiotherapist with a minimum of 7 years clinical practice experience.

  • We can guarantee that your treating Physiotherapist will have completed or is in the process of completing extra post graduate study to ensure high quality evidence-based care.

  • We can guarantee after your initial consult you will have a better understanding of your injury and how we will work together to achieve your goals - this will include exercise programs, information handouts, referral to other health professionals (as required).

  • We can guarantee you will be given our personal cards and contact details to call and email us should you have any questions or concerns regarding your rehabilitation.

  • We can guarantee we will liaise with your referring GP, specialist, or health professional regularly to keep them informed of your progress and encourage a holistic approach to your rehabilitation.

If you would like to schedule an appointment, Contact Us or Book Online.

Feel good, Be Lively.