David Pierce - Physio at Physiotec, Tarragindi, Brisbane


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Sports and Music Physiotherapist at PhysioTec, Brisbane


David Peirce is a sports and performance Physiotherapist, at PhysioTec, Tarragindi, Brisbane. David is enjoying his 4th year at PhysioTec, and has special interests in performing arts healthcare and also solving those long term problems and pains that interfere with your day to day life. 

David has experience with professional elite sports and performing artists across a 30+ year career and enjoys helping anyone experiencing pain, injury or movement restriction inhibiting their enjoyment of living. David also offers physiotherapy for musicians in Brisbane.



David has over 30 years’ experience with a focus on human performance across a broad range of sports, performing arts and everyday life. His early career in Mt Isa and Townsville focused on rugby union leading to a 5 year term as the senior Physio for London Wasps Rugby Club and international tours with Qld Rugby and Penguins International.

Inspired by his wife Lisa Wilson, David developed a passion for the performing arts and on return to Australia in 2000 built relationships, support and consultancy roles with the Qld Ballet, Opera Queensland, Qld Theatre, Brisbane Festival and the Qld Symphony Orchestra serving them 11 years as consultant Physio. He did however maintain links with rugby and was part of the Qld Reds medical setup in 2010/11 when they won their maiden Super Rugby title.

David founded his own clinic, Pondera Physiotherapy & Pilates (West End) in 2006 then selling in 2016. During this time he consulted to QPAC musicals including Mary Poppins, Grease, Rocky Horror, Matilda and more recently with SIX – the musical. He ran a large Pilates based rehabilitation and performance studio with a focus on practical, relevant exercise individually designed. David now works 3 days at PhysioTec and 2 days in occupational health currently with Qantas. His clinical focus remains on human performance tailored to the individual needs of those just wanting to decrease pain and really enjoy life to the fullest whether they are a recognised professional performer or sportsperson or the rest of us who don’t realise we all are highly reliant on our bodies for working and enjoying life.

David’s dedication to understanding injury and pain includes being hit by a car, dislocating both shoulders, rupturing his R ankle and knee ligaments and managing occasional lower back pain. He is a father to two daughters, husband to an extraordinary wife and a consistently unsuccessful but passionate fisherman.

Blogs by David


Neck and Shoulder Pain in Musicians: Causes and Treatment

By David Peirce | 2 May 2023

Playing a musical instrument is an emotive and artistic activity but is also physically demanding. Professional and amateur musicians often experience pain and injuries that limit their ability to play. Research 1 indicates that over 80% of professional musicians in orchestras experience pain and injuries that inhibit their ability to play. In contrast, younger musicians…

Is the problem where the pain is? - blog

Is the problem where the pain is?

By David Peirce | 4 October 2022

Last month we explored different descriptors of pain which can be used to understand your situation. How you describe your pain or other sensation you wish to go away, guides your clinician towards a clinical diagnosis which may simply involve a specific anatomical structure or may be more complex. If the primary structure or issue…

Is your ‘normal’ enough and how do you know?

By David Peirce | 1 April 2022

After any injury, pain or illness we experience, we want to get back to normal. Our natural healing system plays a critical role in any of these scenarios and there will always be a minimum amount of time1 that it takes for your body to recover, tissues to heal, to regain movement, to regain confidence…

Music is Physical – The Importance of Exercise for Musicians

By David Peirce | 15 February 2021

As a musician, you are likely to spend much of your time practicing. But how much time do you devote to keeping fit? Everyone knows that exercise is good for a person’s health, however did you know that fitness and exercise for musicians can also improve your performance? In this blog, we discuss being fit…

Clinic Location

Our Brisbane Physiotherapy Clinic, services areas including: Brisbane, Tarragindi, Mount Gravatt, Holland Park, Rocklea, Yeronga, Annerley, Camp Hill, Carindale, Coorparoo, Salisbury, Sunnybank, Greenslopes, Seven Hills, Acacia Ridge, Indooroopilly, Woolloongabba, etc.

Because of our expertise in hip conditions, dance injuries and performance, and hypermobility, we also have people visiting us from all over Queensland, Australia and even international visitors. We also have a telehealth service for remote patients.

23 Weller Rd, Tarragindi QLD 4121, Australia

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