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.
Head Physiotherapist - Owner
BExSc (Hons), MPhty, SMA, APAM
Sweet and charismatic, our senior physio and clinic owner, Amelia. Amelia is our head physiotherapist at ACE Health Centre, Clear Island Waters. Amelia has been working within private practice ever since she graduated from Griffith University with a Master's degree. with over 10 years of experience as a professional has led her to know her way around the physiotherapy world.
For those that don't know Amelia had spinal surgery at age 17 involving a spinal fusion with disc replacements. She now currently competes in triathlon and marathon running and enjoys weightlifting. Amelia's first-hand experience at rehab is undeniable and so she understands the patient's needs.
Amelia is quite the entrepenur as she also runs courses for other physios educating them in pilates and strength training, as well as mental health within physio. She has also started her own women's weightlifting brand called By Amelia Rose. Check it out here https://byameliarose.com/
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.
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.
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.
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.
BExSc (Hons), MPhty, APAM
Elle started uni with one vision. She is here to settle the score. Elle has a mission to help others step into their most confident and strong selves by educating, supporting and guiding you far beyond the walls of the consult room or gym floor. Yes, it might sound cheesy, but that is what makes her a great physio! Elle who is originally from Melbourne, studied Physiotherapy at the La Trobe university. After graduating she moved to the Gold Coast in December '23. That said, she always lets you remember that she is a Melbourne girl through and through. Being a go-getter Elle had started 2 businesses’ before 25 and had been a Personal Trainer for 7 years before finally transitioning to Physiotherapy. One of the most impressive things about Elle is her dedication. She is a retired elite sportsperson. Competing at the WORLD championship level in the sport of Equestrian Vaulting she placed 16th in the Junior Female Individual division. (if you don’t know what Equestrian Vaulting is you NEED to look it up). She was also a elite-level competitive pole dancer. To put it short, if it has anything dancing, flipping acrobatics or aerial she's there. But as with everything good, it had to come to an end with injuries taking their toll.