Experience & Compassion
IceFire physiotherapy has been providing health services in the local community on the Northside of Brisbane since 1994. Initially we were based in Albany Creek, moving to new larger premises in Brendale in 2005.
We strive to meet the health needs of patients through:
- Therapists who listen attentively to your problems
- A one-on-one approach during each treatment session
- Excellent availability, with treatment sessions accessible before and after hours
- Effective treatments, centering on a hands-on approach
- Patient participation in the healing process, through education, tailored exercise programs, ergonomic advice, etc.
- Fully qualified clinicians who attend continuing education courses
- A holistic approach to solving neuro-musculoskeletal conditions.
B.Sc (Hons), B.Phty – [Member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association]
Jonathan is the owner and Principal Therapist of IceFire Physiotherapy. He has 24 years experience as a Physiotherapist. Before his Physiotherapy Degree, he studied diseases caused by parasites, microbiology and zoology at the University of Queensland. Thus he brings to his practise a broad base of knowledge in health, research and uncommon disease syndromes.
Whilst completing his Bachelor degree in Physiotherapy from the University of Queensland, he was awarded the Helen Rigby Memorial Prize with one other physiotherapist. Jonathan has had papers published in peer-review international scientific journals:
- Journal of Hand Therapy 2005 Jan-Mar;18(1):19-29. Clerke AM, Clerke, JP, Adams RD.
- American Journal of Occupational Therapy 2001 Mar-Apr;55(2):206-11.Clerke A, Clerke J
Other physiotheray related publications include Mobile Phones and Brain Cancer, InMotion, October 2016, pp.12-13.
He has delivered lectures to the School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science students at Griffith University, and presented at local, national and international conferences such as the International Workplace Health & Safety Forum and 33rd Ergonomics Society of Australia Conference and the Queensland Hand Surgery Society Association annual conference. He has spoken to various professional groups such as the Creche and Kindergarten Association of Queensland. Jonathan Clerke has many interests outside of being a Physiotherapist, as evidenced by authoring the Christian apologetics book titled Echoes of Jesus: Does the New Testament Reflect What He Said?
Jonathan is actively involved in continuing education, in recent times having attended the:
Australian Physiotherapy National Conference - October 2015;
Skin Examination for Physiotherapists - February 2016;
Assessment and Management of the Rotator Cuff Masterclass - July 2016
Jonathan regularly attends physiotherapy conferences and courses, having attended and/or completed the following courses:
- Management of Common Upper Limb Problems Conference;
- Physiotherapy Functional Restoration, convened at the University of Melbourne;
- Comprehensive Physicians Training Course in the Procedure and Diagnostic Interpretation of the Neuro-Selective Current Perception Threshold Examination;
- Tendon Injuries of the Lower Limb, presented by a senior lecturer at LaTrobe University;
- American Board of Independent Medical Examiners (ABIME): AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Impairment with Disability Medicine Review Course.
- Advanced Western Acupuncture and Dry Needling Courses for Physiotherapists
Jonathan combines in-depth knowledge and experience, up-to-date manual therapy ability and experience, with compassion and excellent communication skills, to provide great results for his patients through one-on-one treatment.
Ph.D, B.App.Sc.O.T., MAHTA
Dr Anita Clerke obtained her Ph.D from the University of Sydney, Biomedical Sciences Faculty (2007), and her Bachelor of Applied Sciences (Occupational Therapy) from Lincoln (1983). Dr Clerke has fulfilled all the requirements to be a fully qualified member of the Australian Hand Therapy Association (MAHTA). Please refer to www.handinjuries.com.au for further details.