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 –

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.

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) is the Principal Physiotherapist of Range Physiotherapy.

Dion has been practicing as a registered physiotherapist for 25 years. The last 12 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 .

‘Range Physiotherapy’ is so named to be representative of both ‘Range’ as in “Mobility’ and ‘Range’ as in the magnificent ‘Mountain Ranges’ in Queensland.  Every valley has a mountain range and The Lockyer Valley is no exception.  The fact that Dion lives in ‘Rangeville, Toowoomba’ also has some significance to the name.

Dion has a “hands on” physiotherapy approach supplementing  treatment with electrotherapy; exercise therapy and dry needling as required. Therapy is evidence-based and all treatments are preceded by an appropriate  assessment.  Physiotherapy treatment covers all Neuro-Musculo-Skeletal conditions and Cardio-Respiratory conditions.

Referrals are only required for DVA; Workcover and CTP claims. Range Physiotherapy also bulk bill (EPC/GPMP) with an appropriate GP referral.

Range Physiotherapy has EFTPOS and Hiccaps facilities for private/private health fund paying patients.

Range Physiotherapy recently employed Jared David as an Associate Physiotherapist.  Jared brings a young, fresh and second generation perspective to the practice.  He has much to offer through his love for the profession and for helping people where Physiotherapy intervention is appropriate.

Range Physiotherapy services are available Monday to Friday at the Lockyer Doctors premises at the Laidley Professional Centre from 8:00am to 4:30pm.

All appointments are made through The Lockyer Doctors on 07 5468 0100.  Direct communication, if needed can be through

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


Fidelity Hearing

Fidelity Hearing Centre is an independent, QLD family owned audiology clinic, founded in the Lockyer Valley over five years ago, by audiologists who believe that their clients should be entitled to receive unbiased, interpersonal audiological services without the pressures of a large corporation.

Their audiologists provide a range of audiological services of a high standard, whilst maintaining affordable and transparent pricing, with free services available for pensioners and veterans.

Wesley Ong visits The Lockyer Doctors Gatton and  Laidley each week.  Find out how the latest technology can help you hear better with Fidelty Hearing’s sound treated facilities.  To make your appointment with Fidelity Hearing Centre, please call 1300 792 634.

For more information see

Tammie Olm-Madden


Sharon Foreman