Allied Health Services

Our Services

Below is a list of our Allied Health services offered at The Lockyer Doctors.

Healthy Lifestyles Australia

‘Healthy Lifestyles Australia’ provides Dietitian, Exercise Physiology and Diabetes Education consultation services to all Lockyer Doctor Medical Centres at Gatton, Laidley, Plainlands and Rosewood:


Our Dietitians provide:

  • Expert nutrition assessment and advice
  • Shopping tours, cooking demonstrations & health seminars
  • Aged care facility consultation and resident nutrition review
  • Dietary advice in the areas of chronic disease prevention & management, also including:
    • Sports nutrition and performance
    • Weight loss or weight gain
    • Heart Disease, Hypertension and Hypercholesterolaemia
    • Diabetes
    • Cancer
    • Arthritis
    • Osteoporosis
    • Gastrointestinal disorders including IBS, Crohns
    • Food Allergies & Sensitivities
    • Eating disorders

The dietitian is able to help you sort through a maze of nutrition information to keep your healthy eating simple yet effective to meet your nutrition goals.

Diabetes Educator

Our Diabetes Educator can provide you with support for diabetes (T1DM and T2DM), including gestational diabetes, integrating clinical care, self-management education, skills training and disease specific information to motivate you to:

  • Understand diabetes and make informed lifestyle and treatment choices
  • Learn how to take blood glucose measurements
  • Incorporate physical activity into daily life
  • Use medicines effectively and safely including insulin
  • Monitor and interpret your blood glucose patterns

Exercise Physiologists

Our Exercise Physiologists are experts in:

  • Delivering exercise & lifestyle programs to assist in the prevention and management of a broad range of chronic diseases
  • Assess, prescribe and supervise exercise programs to ensure improvements in musculoskeletal health (particularly in cases of injury rehabilitation and pain management)
  • Prevention of disease through physical activity and fitness assessment
  • Tailored cardiovascular, strengthening and/or flexibility exercise programs
  • Assist with pain management particularly chronic pain management
  • Improve mobility and movement
  • Improve and mange arthritic & degenerative pain
  • Achieve health goals with an exercise program whilst achieving safe and effective outcomes

Our Exercise Physiologist is known to help in conditions such as diabetes & IGT, obesity, cardiovascular disease (including hypertension), mental health conditions (including depression), arthritis, osteoporosis & osteopaenia, falls risk, COPD, cancer, dysmetabolic syndrome, Chronic pain management, asthma and mobility issues.

Healthy Lifestyles Australia looks forward to working with you in the future to best promote the health and wellbeing for you ensuring a multidisciplinary approach to health care.

Please contact our office to book your appointments or to discuss our services 0432468548 or email

Our web site also has additional health tips, up-to-date news and information for your wellbeing –

Lockyer Valley Midwifery

Currently a Private Practice Midwife following tertiary education in 2010 attaining a Master in Midwifery and in 2015 qualifications in prescribing, diagnostics and pharmacology. This then lead to the commencement of Lockyer Valley Midwifery in 2016 offering premium midwifery services to the Lockyer Valley and surrounds.

Dawn started Nursing in New Zealand in 1991 after receiving qualifications a long career followed. Progressing to a Staff Nurse then a few years later a Public Health Nurse, Advanced Practice Nurse, Clinical Nurse, Paediatric Nurse, Industrial Medic and many other various positions over the last twenty five years.

Since obtaining Midwifery qualification in 2010 Dawn advanced to Clinical Midwife with experience in management and policy over this time. At the beginning of 2014 Dawn commenced employment as a caseload Midwife loving the sensible continuity model familiar from her birth country New Zealand.

More importantly a mother of four beautiful kids and very much aware of the challenges of becoming a parent and parenting in general. “I believe in holistic care, covering all aspects of pregnancy, birth, antenatal and postnatal whilst supporting the entire family and extended family to make the entire experience the most beautiful and empowering of your life”.

Why you should choose Lockyer Valley Midwifery

  • We are flexible providing a town or country service with in home or clinic options.
  • A service that suits you, understanding we are all diverse in our requirements in care.
  • Highly qualified to provide all models of care including hospital, home or birth centre with prescribing rights, ordering of all pathology and medical imaging.
  • One to One midwifery requires a high level of skill as you care for clients across the continuum of midwifery. This means being able to practice in any settings and being fully competent in all care including, Healthy Hearing, Cannulation & Phlebotomy, Suturing, Water birth Accredited, certificated in Neo-Resuscitation.
  • Professional in the field with over twenty five years in healthcare industry allowing a wealth of skill and experience to offer women.

Antenatal Services

Includes regular appointments to monitor mother and babies wellbeing. In house or clinic appointments with easy access to medical/pathology diagnostics and prescription orders.

Intrapartum Services

Includes choices for model of care (safety of mother and baby obviously the main priority). These choices for labour and birth are in home, hospital or birth centre with water birth being another choice. The choices you make for your pregnancy, labour and birth will be unique to you as every women is different and this is why you require a care plan individualised to met your unique needs. One to one midwifery or continuity of carer midwifery allows tremendous trust to develop in partnership with the women and the support network of family.

Postnatal Services

Includes follow up to six weeks postnatal, with regular appointments in home or clinic (most opt for in home as it is nice to be able to rest at home at least a couple days after baby’s birth).

Lactation advice and specialist referral if required. Having assistance with breastfeeding  in the postnatal phase is invaluable to maintaining and sustaining breastfeeding.

One to One Antenatal Classes

Covering everything from preconception and beyond. The antenatal phase can be seen as one of the most important phases for learning and preparing for birth also looking at the challenges in the postnatal phase

Sexual Health Services

Contraception, Pap Smears and other sexual health advice.

Peter Webster Optometrists

Peter Webster has been practising optometry in the Lockyer Valley for over 30 years.  He has special interests in Behavioural Optometry, diabetic, and macular screening.  He visits the Laidley surgery every Wednesday afternoon.  At his main practice in Gatton he has computerised perimetry for glaucoma screening and digital photography for diabetic and macular monitoring.


Dr Keith Cansdale

Dr Cansdale has been attending Gatton twice a month for many years.  He consults and performs surgery as well as endoscopy in Toowoomba for the people of Gatton and the Lockyer Valley.  He is a Fellow of both the Australian and English College of Surgeons as well as the Gastroenterological Society of Australia.  His experience includes over 15,000 gastroscopies and colonoscopies, over 5,000 intra-abdominal operations (gallbladders, appendectomies, bowel resections, hernias, and testicular operations), mastectomies, thyroidectomies, varicose vein surgery, and skin cancer surgery.  He operates at St. Vincent’s Hospital, St. Andrew’s Hospital as well as the Toowoomba Base Hospital (public patients only).  He tries to maintain a low complication rate and a moderate fee structure for patients.  He has an interesting website for patients and doctors called


Dr. Sandeep Kumar

After working as a GP in Metropolitan Practices in Brisbane , Dr Kumar did Physician training followed by Dermatology training at the Royal Brisbane and Mater Hospitals. He also spent one year as a Specialist Registrar in Ireland Areas of interest include Paediatric Dermatology , Psychocutaneous Dermatology , General Adult Dermatology , Ethnic Dermatology , Hair biology and Transplant and Geriatric Dermatology including Nursing Home visits upon request by fellow GPs.Dr Kumar’s work covers skin cancer management and diagnosis, treatment of common skin conditions including acne, psoriasis and eczema. Dr Kumar does not deliver cosmetic dermatology services.
Dr Kumar conducts Urban as well as Rural Indigenous clinics in conjunction with General Practice Qld through the USOAP and MSOAP programmes


Gatton Physiotherapy

Mandeep Singh provides expert physiotherapy and related services to the Locker Valley people with a wide range of experience including; acute care, private practice, sports injury management and aged care. Mandeep is passionate about identifying each client’s problems and providing best evidence based solutions. He believes in maintaining results for the long term by providing a holistic approach involving the client, himself, medical professionals and other allied health professionals.

Services provided by Mandeep including the following –

  • Acupuncture
  • Pilates
  • Strain-counter strain
  • Back pain
  • Shoulder pain or rehabilitation
  • Post surgical rehabilitation
  • Work related injuries and motor vehicle injuries


Dion Augustine David  (BSc. BPhysio.  APAM)

Dion has been practicing as a registered physiotherapist for over 20years. The last 6 years have been here in Queensland between Toowoomba and Laidley in private practice and Aged Care. Dion is registered with the Allied  Health Practitioner Regulation  Agency ( AHPRA) and is a member of the Australian  Physiotherapy  Association(APAM) both of which require Continuing  Professional Development (CPD) for annual  registration . Dion has a “hands on” physiotherapy approach supplementing  treatment with electrotherapy; exercise therapy and dry needling as required. All treatments are preceded by an appropriate  assessment.  Physiotherapy treatment covers all neuro-musculo-skeletal conditions and cardio-respiratory conditions. As a first line clinician no referral is usually necessary, however a referral from a Doctor is required for DVA; Work cover and CTP claims. Dion accepts bulk bill(EPC) referrals and has Eftpos/Hiccaps facilities available for private paying clients. Dion is available at the Laidley Professional Centre on Mondays ;Wednesdays and Fridays.

All appointments are made through The Lockyer Doctors.

Gail Thomson Podiatry

At Gail Thomson podiatry we are dedicated to providing high quality podiatry services, specialising in the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of common and unusual foot complaints including heel pain, ingrown nails and chronic sports injuries. Our podiatrists maintain a high standard of care to ensure all our clients are achieving the best outcome. Based at the Laidley practice, we specialise in sports podiatry , diabetic care , general podiatry , heel pain, children’s foot care, diabetic foot care, dry needling , nail surgery , orthotics and footwear.

Gatton Foot and Ankle Clinic

Foot and Ankle clinics have been servicing the Lockyer valley for 32 years, now extending our services by visiting the Lockyer Doctors in Laidley and Rosewood. Our Podiatrists are highly qualified professionals that are trained in all aspects of Podiatry including:

  • Painful heels to painful toes – Spurs, Bunions, Sprains, Hammer Toes Claw Toes
  • Skin or Nail Conditions – Corns, Heel Cracks & Hard Skin, Ingrown Toe Nail, Warts
  • Children Feet – Flat Feet, Balance Troubles, Tripping
  • Health Problems (such as Arthritis or Diabetes) – Ulcer Care, Neve Testing, Circulation Screening
  • Trouble with Trips and Falls
  • Sports Injuries – Skin Splints, Achilles Tendon Injuries