The Practice

Capalaba Physiotherapy Centre Shop FrontCapalaba Physio (Capalaba Physiotherapy Centre) is the longest running physiotherapy practice in the Redlands.

Over the years we have helped thousands of people achieve a better health outcome.

Ruth Paterson established the practice in 1975 and then sold it to Mollie Martin 5 years later. With the opening up of new housing estates, the Redlands district grew and so did the practice.

Mollie developed sore thumbs (not great for a Physio) and sold the business to Katrina Dalzell who had just returned from working overseas.  At that time Capalaba was the 6th fastest growing area in Australia.

After 18 months in the old Post Office Block at 51 Old Cleveland Road, Katrina relocated the practice just around the corner to Redland Bay Road and named it Capalaba Physiotherapy Centre.

In January 1991, the practice was accredited under the Australian Physiotherapy Association’s new Accredited Practice scheme.  It was in the first intake of 27 practices within Australia to achieve this.  Deb Paton joined the practice on a part time basis in December 2008. Katrina was the State Accreditation officer for a few years in the mid 1990’s. Capalaba Physiotherapy Centre complies to standards that include:-

  • Rights and Needs of Clients
  • Practice Services
  • Practice Management
  • Physical Environment
  • Quality Physiotherapy

What Capalaba Physio Provides

  • We will provide you with expert assessment and then appropriate treatment
  • Treatment will give you relief from your symptoms
  • You will learn strategies and tips to manage your condition in the long term
  • Our physiotherapists each have over 43 years full time experience
  • We will help you to Move Well and Stay Well which is the slogan of the APA
  • We have helped and will continue to help thousands of people from all ages
  • We are linked to HICAPS  for convenient, on the spot claiming through your health fund

Our Mission

“To give each patient outstanding quality service and encourage them with our optimism to make the earliest recovery possible every time”.

The Centre has helped thousands of people within the Redlands district to improve their health by giving quality, up to date physiotherapy care.  There is never a hurried or rushed appointment at our clinic.


Initial appointments are 40 minutes and subsequent visits are 20 minutes long.  Initial consultations for Pelvic Floor conditions are 40 – 60 minutes long.


Initial consultation: $100.00 includes initial assessment, treatment, home exercise programme, treatment plan.

Standard consultation: $87 includes reassessment, treatment, progression of exercise programme, revision of treatment plan.

Pelvic floor consultations: $175 (for 60 mins) and $107 (for 40 mins) includes initial assessment involving a thorough history and advice re healthy bladder habits, pelvic floor exercise instruction and prolapse care if necessary.

Capalaba Physio Business Hours

Monday & Tuesday: 10:30am to 6:30pm

Wednesday: 1:45pm to 6:30pm

Thursday: 10:30am to 6:30pm

Friday: 10:30am to 6:00pm

Saturday & Sunday: Closed

Privacy of your Information

All personal information gathered by the Capalaba Physiotherapy Centre to allow us to treat your condition is covered by the Federal Privacy Act – this practice complies with both state and federal privacy legislation.

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