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Physio extends reach to Brookwater and beyond

Daniel Bouwmeester    September 3, 2022    3 min read   

Springfield’s pre-eminent family Physiotherapy practice opened the doors to a brand new clinic on July 1, with an official grand opening celebration scheduled later this month.

Principal Physiotherapist Adam Atherton and his business partner and wife Emma will mark the occasion with good food, music, and conversation with their fellow staff, friends, and family, they said.

“We will be cutting the ribbon and sharing our story, journey, and growth of the past 15 years,” Adam said.

Ipswich Mayor Teresa Harding and other dignitaries will be in attendance.

Adam founded Orion Family Physiotherapy (OFP) at the beginning of 2008. The couple have now added their fourth Allied Health Clinic to an ever-growing suite of locations to serve the growing region under their Kingdom Health Group banner.

Emma and Adam Atherton introducing their new Brookwater clinic. Image: Orion Family Physiotherapy.

Current sites include Orion Springfield Central shopping centre, ME Fitness Springfield, AVEO Springfield Health & Wellness Centre, and now the Brookwater Office Park clinic.

OFP’s team of 43 – including over 20 physios – has served more than 30,000 patients since the inception of the business.

“Greater Springfield has known our story for 15 years. They’ve seen us grow. People know we care,” Adam said.

Kingdom Health Group has won multiple awards since 2010, pioneering unique health services to the Greater Springfield region. These include: The Headache and Migraine Clinic, a drug-free chronic pain approach; The Cancer Physio clinic, which provides treatment, classes, and cancer rehabilitation in a private gym boasting NormaTec and HyperVibe devices; Patriot, an exercise rehabilitation service for Veterans; and The Care Factor NDIS service.

OFP is also heavily engaged in the community. They are an active member of cancer fundraising groups like the Springfield Mo-Men, donate to the local food bank, and hold ‘Health & Wellness’ talks with people of all ages at high schools and office workplaces.

Adam and his team have a huge heart for emerging local athletes, supporting local sporting clubs and teams.

Their OFP ‘Rising Stars’ Athlete sponsorship program helps emerging athletes with treatments, rehab, recovery, strapping, game-day fundraising, and a forum to celebrate their growth and achievements.

“We really get a lot of joy out of sponsoring adolescent athletes, with the aim of giving young kids and teens the very best of care for their body and mind as they grow, often under the strain of elite competition,” Adam said.

They have sponsored over 100 such athletes.

“We help them achieve their goals, while helping to take off some of the financial burden, which in turn helps take pressure off Mums and Dads who often sacrifice so much as well.”

“Some of them are now Olympians and Commonwealth Games athletes and professionals in soccer, rugby, boxing, UFC, tennis, and golf.”

Emma and Adam Atherton with their sponsored AFLW player Greta Bodey (centre). Image: Brisbane Lions.

Adam and Emma currently sponsor Greta Bodey, the number 15 in the Brisbane Lions AFLW (Australian Football League Women) team.

“We love championing Women’s sports and being part of the Lions journey,” they said.

“Together with local [business partners] First National Real Estate Springfield, McNamara Law, and Springfield Lakes IGA, we enjoyed the Season 7 launch for the AFLW. We can’t wait to have the team out at their new stadium soon in our very own backyard right here in Springfield.”

Orion Family Physiotherapy (OFP) is part of the Kingdom Health Group. The OFP Brookwater Office Park clinic is open 6 days (Monday to Saturday) and is located at Building 9, Level 1, 22 Magnolia Drive, Brookwater – free parking available outside and underground. You can contact the OFP Team at info@orionfamilyphysio.com or call 3470 1203.

Daniel Bouwmeester

Daniel was born in a mining town in New South Wales to Dutch and Welsh immigrants, before relocating to Logan City, where he attended Canterbury College for twelve years. He pursued his passion for music by completing a first-class honours degree at the University of Queensland (UQ), and later signed with a local record label. He has travelled the world from a young age, including a student exchange in rural France, a job working the ski lifts in Colorado, and visits to the islands of the South Pacific. After a six-year career in market research, Daniel returned to UQ to complete a Bachelor of Journalism and Arts dual degree, majoring in political science. His varied experiences at home and abroad have contributed to a passion for spreading good news while defending the truth buried inside complex societal paradigms.