Mike graduated from Cardiff Metropolitan University in Wales with a degree in Podiatry (with Honours) in 2010 and relocated to Indonesia and later Australia to further develop his career. Mike has been working in private practice in Australia since 2011 and has built up an extensive patient base, and some of his current patients include the regular members of the junior Wallabies squad, NRL and AFL players as well as other professional and semi-professional athletes. An avid athlete himself, Mike is a Junior British Kickboxing Champion (Under 16) - representing the UK Under 16 squad, a 110m hurdles, and 200m state champion as well as a past member of the Brighton and Hove Albion & Manchester United school of excellence. He has recently competed in olympic lifting, and body building winning medals in both disciplines.
BExSc (Hons), MPhty, SMA, APAM
Sweet and charismatic, Amelia is our head physiotherapist at ACE Health Centre, Clear Island Waters and also runs our mat and reformer workouts. Amelia has been working within private practice ever since she's graduated from Griffith University with a Master's degree and knows her way around the physiotherapy world. Experienced and professional, Amelia has a knack for people, which she not displays when treating her patients but also when she educates aspiring physiotherapist at Griffith University on important and progressive topics such as mental health within the physio profession. She currently competes in triathlon and marathon running.
BExSc (Hons), MPhty, SMA, APAM
Playing competitive basketball, soccer, and track & field from a young age paved the way for Aly's strong interest in injuries and rehabilitation. Her passion for physiotherapy began at the age of thirteen when she first visited a physiotherapist for a low back injury. She was immediately inspired after seeing what a difference one person can make in her pain and overall well-being. Aly went on to complete her 4-year Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology (with honors) in Canada. She then found herself working as a physiotherapy assistant before pursuing her physiotherapy aspirations in Australia. Graduating from Griffith University (with honors), Aly has a special interest in neck pain, headaches, shoulder injuries, TMJ disorders, and low back pain. Aly has completed further professional development courses in the back, shoulder, headaches, neck, and jaw. In her spare time, you'll find her at the beach, embracing new pilates challenges, exploring hinterland hiking destinations, or at local wineries / breweries tasting the countries finest beverages.
Dr Joey Timpano
BSc Hons H.Kinetics, DPT Physio
Joey is from Canada growing up with a competitive spirit and passion for sport and exercise. He grew up playing Ice hockey, Basketball, Volleyball, and Soccer on local teams where he developed an interest in human anatomy, recovery, and rehabilitation. Joey began his journey to becoming a physiotherapist at the University of Guelph where he completed his Bachelor of Sciences in Human Kinetics and finished his education in Australia and Bond University and has developed an interest within the sports and musculoskeletal areas of physiotherapy. Joey currrently competes in basketball and ice hockey.
In 2015, Karen decided to make the move to Queensland from Victoria in order to be closer to family and the beach. After previously working in all different fields of Admin for the past 25 years, Karen was seeking a career that tied a healthy lifestyle into her daily working routine, which is how she ended At ACE as our Reception Manager. She enjoys being outdoors, whether that's walking along the beach, watching the sunrise or bike riding, anything that contributes to a healthy lifestyle.
BExSc (Hons), MPhty, APAM
Christian is friendly face that has just recently joined the Ace team. From a young age, Christian has had a desire in helping others and has rehabbed his own previous injuries thus developing his passion for rehabilitation. From this young age he has been driven to make this possible. Starting at a 5 year double degree in Exercise science and physiotherapy then developing his clinical skills over the past 2 years working closely with General Practitioners to help his clients outcomes. This experience plus his education has developed his ability to treat a vast range of conditions. Particularly he like likes to focus on the spine, shoulder and lower limb due to having experience in sporting injuries but also from his love in surfing. Feel welcome to introduce yourself if your around the clinic or just passing on the street or waves.
Nakita joined the Ace Team in 2020, after spending the last 6 years in admin and Property Management she was looking for a change that incorporated a healthy lifestyle to her working routine. Growing up on the Gold Coast she has always enjoyed being active whether it is going to the beach or simply walking the dog. Nakita will be learning the ropes from the wonderful team here at Ace Health Centre.
Payton joined the Ace Health Centre a couple of years back now. But she wasn't a new face to the clinic as she does own the title of our very first client. Payton is a world champion cheerleader, which has taken her all over the world to compete. Her love for helping others and the health industry came from the love and support she felt here. Payton is currently studying to be an Ocupational therapist due to her love of helping people and health.
BExSc, DPT Physio
Alex is from the United States where she completed her bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and attained 4-year work experience as a licenced massage therapist before travelling to Australia to complete her Doctor of Physiotherapy degree at Bond University. Her passion for physiotherapy stems from a deep desire to help those in need and a love for health, wellness, and exercise.
From a young age she has always been involved in some sort of sport from basketball, volleyball, and trampoline as a child to now focusing on consistently improving her overall health through a variety of sport and fitness. She looks forward to helping you attain your goals and return to the sports and hobbies you love to do as well.
Reception / Physio Student
Bella Van Wijk
Receptionist / Physiotherapy Student
Bella has been coming to the clinic as a client for the past 3 years and has now joined the Ace Team. She is currently studying Bachelor of Physiotherapy at Griffith University as a first year student to eventually become a Paediatric Physiotherapist in the near future.
Bella is an international aerobics athlete and has traveled the world countless times to compete in competitions. Her caring personaliity and love for helping people came from the positive and caring energy she felt at Ace, when coming in as a patient. Bella wishes to pass on this energy when she graduates her degree as a Physiotherapist.