Meet The Team

Kathy Armstrong

The director and principal of Wellers Hill and Woolloongabba Physiotherapy brings a wealth of experience and technical expertise gained over 35 years physiotherapy to every treatment she performs.

Her employment career has spanned from public hospital as a new graduate at the Princess Alexandra Hospital Brisbane to tutoring physiotherapy students at the University of Queensland. She has worked in England and Hong Kong in various clinical and sporting coverage roles.

In 1993, she commenced in private practice opening Wellers Hill Physiotherapy and later acquired Woolloongabba Physiotherapy in 2003.

Kathy is committed to further training and regularly attends courses and lectures to broaden her hands on skill set.

Over recent years she has undertaken advanced study in the areas of acupuncture and Jaw / TMJ pain and dysfunction. To further improve her understanding and treatment techniques for headaches she has trained at the Watson Headache Institute.

She is a longstanding member of the Australian Physiotherapy association, has served as the Vice president of the Queensland branch and been awarded the President’s annual award for service to the Physiotherapy association.

Over the years she has been involved with many sporting teams, school boarding cohorts, community groups and businesses providing hands-on physiotherapy, lecturing and offering treatment advice.

Her passion is assisting all clients to reduce pain, improve function and ensure a better lifestyle.

Dean Hargest

Graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor in Physiotherapy in 2002 after coming from a background in the Mining sector. He joined the clinical staff of Wellers Hill Physiotherapy in 2013.

He has extensive experience in private practice in the musculo-skeletal, occupational health and sports physiotherapy areas. His approach focuses on thorough assessment and individualised treatments.

His outside interest is football where he has played for over 30yrs and been involved in referring for the past 8yrs. He currently holds the position of Physiotherapist to the match officials of the Hyundai A-League and is the Physiotherapy advisor for the Tarragindi Tigers.

Dean lives locally with his wife and 2 children and is often seen kicking the football at the local park with his young family.

Lauren McGregor

Our newest team member is Lauren McGregor

Lauren graduated from Griffith University on the Gold Coast in 2016 with a Bachelor Exercise Science, a Post Graduate Diploma in Exercise Physiology and a Masters in Physiotherapy.

Lauren has since been working in private practice in a rural setting and has been exposed to a very wide verity of musculoskeletal and sport injuries.  Lauren has experience in working with high level sports including AFL, Athletics, Rugby Union and Basketball teams and is well suited to treating children in sport.

Lauren is a generalist Physiotherapist and has a strong interest in spinal pain and sporting injuries. She has soft but firm hands and regularly uses her manual therapy skills to achieve positive patient outcomes. Lauren is qualified in Dry needling, Kinesiology taping and flame induction cups which she can use as an adjunct to her mainstream treatments.

Lauren is passionate about returning all her patient to their pre-injury abilities and helping them achieve their goals.

In her personal life Lauren is married to Blake and has a pretty cute dog called Charlee. She also enjoys combat sports such as karate and mixed martial arts.

Lauren is available at both Wellers Hill and Woolloongabba Physiotherapy and she looks forward to being able to assist you soon with your physiotherapy needs.


Since 2010, Narelle has headed the reception staff at Wellers Hill Physiotherapy and brings a wealth of experience to her role.

She has worked extensively in the Health sector particularly in physiotherapy practice management.

She is well known by our patients for her welcoming, professional and attentive nature. Her ability to manage our busy Wellers Hill practice is an important asset to our continued success.


Carly is our part time receptionist at the Woolloongabba Clinic. She finds working in the Physiotherapy sector very interesting and enjoys welcoming and getting to know patients.

Carly is an ex-Victorian so outside of work she is a mad AFL supporter and also coaches her son’s AFL team. Carly is married and enjoys bringing up her two kids in Queensland.