The Capalaba Physio Team

The Physiotherapists


Katrina DalzellGraduated from the University of Queensland in 1979. After graduation, she spent three years working in Western Queensland hospitals – initially in Mt Isa and then Charleville as the sole practitioner for the district. Katrina’s physiotherapy experience has been enriched by her working at the Brisbane Commonwealth Games, in a prestigious private practice in London (where she met Deb Paton) and the Paralympic Games in Sydney.

She has served on numerous committees for her professional body, the Australian Physiotherapy Association (A.P.A). She has recently just completed 3 years on the Continence and Women’s Health Committee. Katrina is also a member of Sports Medicine Australia.

Katrina purchased the business in February 1985 and has provided generalized physiotherapy care for over 36 years to the Redlands community. Her special interests include manual therapy and the treatment of headaches, pelvic and low back pain and incontinence. She is widely known for her treatment of prostate cancer sufferers. Katrina works full time at the practice.


DEB PATONGraduated from the University of Queensland in 1977. After a brief stint in hospitals in Canberra and Brisbane, she worked for 11 years in a private practice in the Harley Street area in London. There she developed her special interest in physiotherapy for orthopedic conditions including acute and chronic spinal and other joint injuries.

On returning to Brisbane, she established Brisbane City Physiotherapy where she worked for 10 years. She now balances her hands-on treatment role with work as a rehabilitation provider. She works closely with a self-insurer, employers and in a small multi-disciplinary team in Stones Corner. Here, her assessment skills combine with the overseeing of physical programmes, teamwork and case management to minimise disability following Compulsory Third Party (CTP) and workplace-related injuries. Deb oversees return to work programmes for injured workers and pain management programmes for clients with chronic pain conditions. She also provides training in workplace ergonomics and manual handling.

Deb has been working part-time at Capalaba since 2008 and enjoys treating all musculoskeletal conditions especially shoulder and knee conditions. She is also happy to design a pool or gym programme for you.