• B.Sc (Physiotherapy)

Dance Physiotherapist and Pilates Instructor at PhysioTec, Brisbane



• B.Sc (Physiotherapy)

Dance Physiotherapist and Pilates Instructor at PhysioTec, Brisbane


Rhianna Tunks is a Dance physiotherapist and Group Exercise and Pilates instructor at Physiotec, Tarragindi, Brisbane. Rhianna is a committed and experienced dancer herself and has a special love of working with others dancers. Her love of movement and exercise, is also of broad benefit for anyone with musculoskeletal pain or injury. Rhianna has also completed all of Dr Alison Grimaldi's hip workshops and continues mentoring under Dr Grimaldi.

Rhianna enjoys helping people from all walks of life through injuries and rehabilitation, whether it be acute or long-term. If you need help recovering from an injury or to improve your performance, book in for a consultation with Rhianna today. She will assess you and provide you with a personalised program to help you get back to feeling your best. 



Rhianna graduated in 2018 from Curtin University in Perth with a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy.  During her studies, Rhianna had the opportunity to work closely with full-time ballet and contemporary dancers at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts and contributed to a paper investigating the beliefs about low back pain in pre-professional dancers.

After completing her studies, Rhianna moved over to Sydney and gained experience working in private practice settings and teaching Pilates classes. She attained additional training in dry needling, clinical Pilates and pre-pointe assessments. Her experience includes a wide exposure across musculoskeletal pain and injuries, including hip and lower limb conditions. Rhianna has completed Dr Alison Grimaldi’s in-depth training on hip, groin and buttock pain.

With her extensive background in dance, Rhianna has a special interest in dance injury rehabilitation and prevention. Rhianna has worked backstage treating members of the Dream Dance Company and made the move to Brisbane after completing a full-time dance course herself. Rhianna continues to enjoy her dance training across all styles including hip hop, heels, and jazz in her spare time.

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Blogs by Rhianna


Osgood Schlatter Disease: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment

By Rhianna Tunks | 27 February 2024

This blog will cover the following points on Osgood Schlatter Disease: What is Osgood Schlatter Disease? Symptoms of Osgood Schlatter Disease Causes of Osgood Schlatter Disease Treatment Options for Osgood Schlatter Disease How we can help you What is Osgood Schlatter Disease Osgood Schlatter Disease or OSD is characterised by pain just below the kneecap,…

June Blog - Dance for Longer Recovery and Injury Prevention Tips for Dancers -2

Dance for longer: Recovery and Injury Prevention Tips for Dancers

By Rhianna Tunks | 6 June 2023

As dancers, it is common to feel that there is a time limit on how long we can continue dancing or that we can only dance up until a certain age. Perhaps you’re noticing pain in your body the day after a big dance rehearsal, or that you can’t jump into the splits without warming…

Safe Stretching Practices for Dancers

Safe Stretching for Dancers

By Rhianna Tunks | 1 August 2022

As dancers, we are always trying to improve our flexibility. Online videos and social media have added to the desire for greater ranges of motion, compromising safety and alignment to achieve extreme positions and contortions of the body. Many factors influence a dancer’s flexibility including age, body structure, genetics, gender, bones, muscles, ligaments, nerves, and…

Heels Dancing: Tips to look after your body

Heels Dancing: Tips to look after your body

By Rhianna Tunks | 1 February 2022

Heels dancing has become increasingly popular from recreational dancers to professionals. Heels is not a style, culture or background in itself but is featured across many genres of dance with commercial heels being the most mainstream, influenced by artists in music videos, touring performances and award shows. Heels are commonly worn in other dance styles…

Injuries In Street Dancers. A Guide to Injury Recovery & Prevention.

By Rhianna Tunks | 7 September 2021

Street dance encompasses many different styles of dance, all with their own unique history, culture, and evolution over time. PhysioTec’s dance physiotherapists regularly assess and develop dance injury prevention and management programs for dancers. This blog will highlight some common street dance injuries and what you can do to prevent or recover from these injuries…

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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.

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