Hi, my name is Peter Mitchell.
Nerang Physiotherapy is one of the oldest practices in Nerang. We are centrally located in Nerang with plenty of parking and coffee shops on our doorstep. We service all of the Gold Coast and Hinterland, but specifically Nerang, Carrara, Highland Park, Helensvale, Coomera and more.
If you know where Nerang Markets are held on a Sunday, then you will know where we are, in the same street, Lavelle Street. Parking is free and right outside our offices, although it does get very busy sometimes.
Local businesses include Ace of Frames, a cash converter, Rent 4 Keeps, Vinnies, Cinemas and quite a few eateries, so you can have a treatment, eat, shop or watch a movie all in one day without driving all over the place.
I was trained in Durban, South Africa as a Physiotherapist, receiving my Bachelor Degree in 1992. I worked for 10 great years in South Africa in Private Practice with my Father, Roy. Together we developed many new and exciting techniques based on well-established forms of treatment approaches as well as our own research and experience. We grew to be one of the most successful and sought-after practices in South Africa and beyond.
In 2001, my wife Ilza and I moved to the UK to work and travel and settled there for 9 (and a half) years, having 2 children. I ran my own practice, Burton Physiotherapy Limited for 7 wonderful years, building a reputation amongst my peers and patients. I commenced lecturing to expose some of my techniques to the Physiotherapists in the UK, who were very accepting of a new way of thinking.
In 2010, my family and I immigrated to sunny Queensland, Australia to allow our children the opportunity to grow up in the same outdoor lifestyle as their parents, and we have settled on the Gold Coast.
Thanks to the foresight of my father, I have been able to take on a very different view to treatment of pain and sports injuries, which has allowed me to see success where others haven’t. It was not unusual for us to be referred complex cases, as we had an approach which incorporated many different techniques, and together with our unique way of thinking, we could treat cases often discarded by many fellow professionals as ‘un-fixable’.
My philosophy in Physiotherapy is to treat the whole body. Understanding that pain does not occur for no reason, the goal is to seek out the changes that have taken place in the body that have resulted in the body requiring the need to elicit pain signals.Pain is only the warning sign that something is wrong. It is my job to find what is wrong, correct it, and this will relieve the pain.
We are stuck in a world expecting the quick-fix, thanks mainly to the pharmaceutical industry and their symptom-based drugs, but we need to realise that the body does not get unwell quickly, so it will not get better quickly either. Treating the symptoms is not the answer, treating the cause is.
So my philosophy and goal is to remove all the obstacles getting in the way of the body repairing/healing itself, not to try and do what the body can do for itself.
My Promise to You
I am here to help you. You are my priority, and your pain is my challenge, and I love a challenge. I will do whatever is in my power and knowledge base to assist in restoring your body to the healthy condition you deserve to allow you to live the kind of lifestyle you want to.
I not only treat the physical, but incorporate knowledge about exercise, nutrition, weight-loss and other general health issues. My information comes from self-experience, reading and from sources not seen in mainstream media, but trusted and proven.
So my promise to you is to treat you in a professional, ethical manner and relieve your pain, and if I cannot, I will refer you to someone I believe can help.
It does not take too much to enjoy a pain-free life, taking care of the only body you have, so my approach is simple but effective, and will not expect you to do things you really do not want to. My approach is mainly exercise-free, but I can give you excellent and often alternative advice on exercise if you do wish to do so. I want you to return to the lifestyle of your choice with sound advice on prevention and best wishes.