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Stuart Canavan

Our New Secret Weapon: Physio Stuart Canavan

Our podiatrists are very excited to welcome Performance Physiotherapist, Stuart, to the Optimise Health team. Despite the different areas of expertise between podiatry and physio, the close working relationship with our physio team in the Optimise Health centre means we are always learning from each other. This sharing of knowledge, constant development and improving one another by sharing our skills - is why we’re so excited to have Stuart on the team!


Stu’s addition also means that when you need exceptional physiotherapy care for pain relief, sports performance and injury rehab, you’ll be able to get the best all in one place, with all practitioners fully in the loop about your treatment, progress and care.

Stu is a wealth of knowledge and experience

Stu has spent the last 25 years working across both Australia and America, with some of Australia’s best athletes both as their physiotherapist and high-performance director. His focus is pain science and management, sports physio, high-performance sport and of course, all things general physiotherapy too.


Quote from Stu

"I have had a career-long passion for delivering high-quality healthcare to regional communities. I strongly believe that you don't have to go to the 'big cities' to access great healthcare. And so, after a career that has taken me abroad and within Australia, for over 25 years I am now excited to offer my experience in physiotherapy, sports physiotherapy, pain sciences and high-performance sport to the Toowoomba community

Whether you’re in pain, or you want to rise
to the top of your sport

Stu’s extensive and unique experience in world-class healthcare means that he delivers highly-detailed assessments and proven, evidence-based treatments for anyone experiencing pain. Stu particularly loves working with people who have had a persistent or recurring problem, or have previously been told there’s nothing more that can be done for their pain - and seeing them make significant leaps forward in their recovery and pain relief that they’ve never been able to do in the past. He can also assist athletes to to optimise their performance with advanced knowledge in this field. You don’t need to be injured or in pain to benefit from Stu’s knowledge and experience.

For young and old, recreational and
experienced athletes alike

Stu works with patients both young and old, as well as athletes of all ages and abilities. The powerful combination of his Master’s in high-performance sport and his extensive physiotherapy background allows him to comprehensively assist athletes returning to the sports that they love. It doesn’t matter whether you’re in the early stages of your athletic career, your goal is to stay active for fitness, or you’re an elite athlete representing the country - Stu works to help you go further, beat those PB’s, and achieve optimum results for your injury rehab and other performance programs, including strengthening and conditioning. 


As part of Optimise Health, both The Podiatrist and The Physio are committed to bringing you world-class, innovative healthcare and leading treatments that show superior results - and that means bringing together the best team to care for you. When you’re under the care of any of our practices, you can expect to receive the best in care.


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Our expert team will get you out of pain and back to doing the things you love.