Your Clinicians


Dwayne Kempster

Principal Physiotherapist and Owner Hervey Bay Physio and Allied health

B.Physio, APAM, LAAM

Dwayne graduated from the University of South Australia in 2001. Since then he worked as a physiotherapist in South Australia for 6 years before moving to Hervey Bay in 2007. During his career, Dwayne has worked in both private practice and private hospital settings. He and his team established the physiotherapy service at St Stephens Hospital Hervey Bay and he now continues to practice at Hervey Bay Physio and Nautilus Orthopaedics.

During his 16 years as a private physiotherapist, he has further increased his skills and knowledge of broader physiotherapy expertise. Dwayne is qualified to perform dry needling and is a Clinical Pilates Instructor. He is a certified and registered Lymphoedema Therapist and is Jobfit accredited to perform pre-employment assessments. He completed training with the Dean Watson Headache Institute in the management of cervicogenic headache. And is qualified to use Real Time Ultrasound Scanning to assist with pelvic floor training and core strengthening programs.

On a personal level Dwayne enjoys the wonderful lifestyle of Hervey Bay with his family and is a keen wakeboarder. He loves boating and fishing, and coaches junior basketball.

Alison Bailey

Dip. Physio

Alison studied physiotherapy in New Zealand and graduated from Otago School of Physiotherapy in 1987. Alison has gained a vast range of experience as a physiotherapist over 29 years including work in hospitals, private physiotherapy settings, the community and sports gyms. Prior to this Alison owned and operated her own private practice in New Zealand for 6 years. In more recent times Alison has expanded her physiotherapist expertise to include Accreditation and Certification with Workhab International and Jobfit Systems to perform Pre-employment Assessments and Functional Capacity Evaluations for employers and jobseekers in industries such as mining and nursing. She is also qualified to perform acupuncture and dry needling.

Alison moved to Hervey Bay in 2006 with her family and loves the lifestyle and climate that the area has to offer. She enjoys the outdoors and keeping active, including going to the gym and running. Alison is now enjoying travel back and forward from Hervey Bay as she explores more of Australia.

Doreen Black

M.Physio, B.Phys Ed, APAM

Doreen trained at Curtin University of Technology (Perth) and was awarded with a Master of Physiotherapy in 2006. Since then Doreen has worked with a variety of physiotherapist organisations around Australia, from Perth, Victoria, Darwin and Adelaide to Queensland. She has worked as a private physiotherapist in areas such as orthopedics, inpatients and outpatient hospitals, pediatrics, and aged care. Prior to embarking on her physiotherapy career, Doreen completed a degree in Physical and Health Education from the University of Western Australia. With 19 years of experience in the health and fitness industry, she has worked as a personal trainer, fitness instructor and health consultant. Additional courses Doreen has completed include dry needling, cervicogenic headaches, hip and spinal dysfunction and Clinical Pilates Level 4. She also has a strong interest in Women’s Health.

Doreen is a keen runner, and has competed in marathons and Aerobics championships. She enjoys travelling and spending time with her husband and 2 young children.

Rebecca Andrews

B.Phty (Hons 1), APAM

Rebecca graduated from the University of Queensland in 2011. Since then she has worked in the public health sector in rural Australia and in the United Kingdom.  Rebecca has worked in a variety of areas including inpatient, outpatient, aged care and in-home rehabilitation settings. She has worked with people of all ages and with a wide variety of health conditions. Through this clinical experience Rebecca has developed a passion for generalist practise and enjoys the varied patients that present to Hervey Bay Physio.

Rebecca has a wide array of skills and clinical experience. She is especially experienced in cardiorespiratory management, post operative rehabilitation, paediatric physiotherapy and musculoskeletal rehabilitation. Rebecca has completed further training in functional movement analysis, developmental paediatrics, neuro-rehabilitation and falls prevention.

On a personal level Rebecca spent many years travelling throughout America and Europe as well as working in the UK. She is very happy to be home in Hervey Bay enjoying the wonderful weather and relaxed beach lifestyle. Rebecca enjoys travel, running, walking her dog and competing in endurance horse riding.

Caitlin Pender

B.Physio, APAM

Caitlin graduated from the University of Canberra in 2017 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy. Following her studies, Caitlin spent time completing further studies in Health psychology through the University of California Irvine. She is particularly interested in the interplay between physical and emotional wellbeing and enjoys practicing yoga and meditation.

Caitlin is passionate about sport and has experience working for a local AFL and rugby club as a sports trainer. In her role she worked collaboratively with coaches and players to provide first aid and injury management during games and training. She also has six years’ experience coaching gymnastics and platform diving.

Caitlin moved to Hervey Bay earlier this year for the relaxed lifestyle and warm weather. She enjoys outdoor activities including scuba diving, swimming, and snowboarding.

Kathryn Ogilvie (Visiting Physiotherapist)

B.Physio, APAM

Kathryn completed her physiotherapy degree at the University of Queensland in 2003. Her first position was at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital where she further developed her interest in women’s health and pregnancy care. After completing her rotation at the Hervey Bay Hospital, Kathryn moved to the district to accept a permanent position with the Fraser Coast Health Service. Kathryn has now moved into private practice, developing a service with a strong focus on continence, pelvic stability and women’s health here on the Fraser Coast. With her practice based in Maryborough, she is grateful for the opportunity to hold regular clinics at Hervey Bay Physio.

As a mother of four small boys, Kathryn enjoys living out of town with plenty of space for riding bikes, climbing trees, digging in the garden and backyard sports.

Exercise Physiologists

Amy Clapp (ESSA Accredited Exercise Physiologist)

B.Exercise and Sports Science

Grad Dip of Clinical Exercise Physiology

Amy graduated from the University of Ballarat in 2014 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise and Sports Science. She then completed a Graduate Diploma of Clinical Exercise Physiology in 2015 at Federation University. Since then Amy has worked as an accredited Exercise Physiologist managing clients with a variety of conditions. She uses exercise to help improve overall quality of life, mobility and as a form of rehabilitation.

Amy has gained vast experience in managing patients with a variety of conditions such as: musculo-skeletal injuries, arthritis, pre and post orthopaedic surgical patients, cardiac and respiratory disease, neurological conditions, diabetes and general loss of mobility. She has also developed a wide array of skills throughout her career thus far through ongoing profession development programs and has clinical experience working with clients of all ages. Furthermore, Amy has a special interest in working with younger athletes to help develop strength and conditioning programs. Amy is a qualified Pilates Instructor and will be holding mat-work classes and 1 on 1 equipment/reformer programs for those requiring core and postural strengthening.

On a personal level Amy enjoys playing netball, going to the gym and being involved in the Hervey Bay Bombers AFL women’s team.


Sophie Lewis (ESSA Accredited Exercise Physiologist)

B.Health Science (Human Movement)


Sophie completed both her Bachelor and Masters degree at The University of Sydney, graduating in 2015. While studying, Sophie worked as a personal trainer in her home town of Cronulla in Southern Sydney; helping many clients to achieve weight loss and muscle definition. Since graduating, Sophie has worked in a Scoliosis Clinic and has extensive experience and knowledge on exercise intervention for Scoliosis and other spinal conditions. Sophie has also worked in community health settings and has experience prescribing exercise to treat and manage a variety of chronic conditions such as Diabetes, Arthritis, Stroke, Cancer, Depression and Parkinson’s disease.

Sophie strongly believes that everyone is capable of achieving a benefit from exercise. Exercise doesn’t just improve your fitness, it has great potential to improve all aspects of your life – mental, social and/or physical. Sophie will help you set goals for your treatment, and commit herself to achieving these goals with you. Treatment may involve a combination of in-clinic, gym and hydro sessions.

Sophie likes to practice what she preaches by running, swimming or going to the gym on most days of the week. She also enjoys playing soccer and touch football. Sophie loves going to the beach and has spent most of her life competing in Surf Lifesaving and volunteering as a Lifesaver. Sophie has moved to Hervey Bay for the relaxed coastal lifestyle and warm weather.