Stephanie Vanden-Bergh is passionate about keeping Mackay feeling good!Friday, August 31, 2018

Lively Physiotherapy is new to the neighbourhood. We only opened the doors in early August!   Setting up in the City Centre was very important to us. We like to encourage patients to enjoy and contribute to the Mackay community, so what better place to base ourselves from than Gordon Street.   I plan to be somewhat flexible with my work hours to ensure people working late, or those who have to travel from out of town, can have access to quality Physiotherapy.

Currently, our practice will be closing on weekends as this is the time when we like to explore and enjoy what the City Centre and Mackay in general has to offer.  My favourite City Centre activities are to wander through the markets and clothing or homewares boutiques before enjoying a coffee and a smashed avo with friends.

It is so lovely to see the constantly evolving café and restaurant culture in Mackay. I hope to one day see all shopfronts filled with a variety of thriving new locally owned businesses. Of course, it isn’t that simple. From my short-term experience as a business owner, my advice to someone considering opening a business would be to ensure that you can offer consistent, quality services – whether that be in health, hospitality, homewares or something else. A clean and fresh layout combined with a kind and welcoming personality behind the counter does wonders too.

I look forward to being more involved with the City Centre. I have been amazed by the kindness and support shown to me by surrounding, established businesses and I look forward to being able to pay that forward and help out others who may be looking to move into the City Centre.

Stephanie Vanden-Bergh, principal physiotherapist and owner of Lively Physiotherapy, is also holding a weekly Pilates class as part of our Active in the City program at Bluewater Quay every Tuesday at 5.15pm.   For further details go to