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At AFIA Physiotherapy you are in experienced and safe hands with the team lead by practice Founder and Owner, Marium Mekaeil.

MARIUM MEKAEIL

MARIUM MEKAEIL

BExSc & MPhty

Marium graduated from a Bachelor of Exercise Science in 2013 then went on to complete her Masters of Physiotherapy at Griffith University. Marium is the Principal Physiotherapist and owner of AFIA Physiotherapy, a business that is dedicated to assisting the local community with their health needs. Her family has lived on the Gold coast since 1999 and after a short stint in Brisbane working in a successful practice Marium is focusing her Physiotherapy passion on local sports clubs and patients with acute and chronic conditions. Marium specialises in Headaches and Migraines and enjoys treating patients that have difficulties with balance and lower limb strength.

VICTORIA WATERWORTH

VICTORIA WATERWORTH

DrPT & BKin

Originally from Canada, Victoria completed her Bachelor of Arts, Honours Specialisation in Kinesiology degree in 2013 before working as a physiotherapy assistant in her home town. In 2017, she moved to the Gold Coast to complete her Doctor of Physiotherapy degree from Bond University which she just completed in May 2019. Spending most of her life as an elite-level Karate athlete, Victoria's love of sports transfers into her work, as she loves to help athletes through their return to sport journeys following injuries. If she's not at the clinic, you'll likely find her as one of the trainers for the Bond University Women's AFL teams or at a pilates studio somewhere on the Coast.

TYLER HAMILTON

TYLER HAMILTON

DrPT & BKin

Tyler is a passionate physiotherapist who strives to help every person meet their goals and assist their journey towards a healthier, better quality of life. He aims to provide the best patient-centred, evidence-based physiotherapy interventions to every person he has the pleasure of meeting. 

Having recently graduated from Bond University’s Doctor of Physiotherapy program, Tyler gained valuable experience and completed extensive training in general musculoskeletal, neurological and vestibular rehabilitation. Having recently completed his studies, he brings forward the most up-to-date, evidence-based physiotherapy interventions to his practice.  When he’s not in the clinic, Tyler spends most of his time enjoying the Gold Coast weather either hiking, biking, surfing, or paddle boarding. He also loves his sports including hockey, rugby, AFL, golf, running and weight lifting. 

Tyler has a special interest in pre- and post-surgical rehabilitation and vertigo (vestibular) physiotherapy.

CINDY SOWARD

CINDY SOWARD

Cindy Joined the team mid 2019 after being a patient of the clinic. Cindy has been through plenty of rehabilitation herself so knows the consistency and hard work that goes in to Physiotherapy and exercise rehabilitation. Although she’s at the front desk she will remind you to do your home exercises! When she’s not at work you’ll find her cheering for her son on the side lines at Baseball and Rugby Union games.