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.
BExSc (Hons), MPhty,
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.
Physiotherapist & Exercise Physiologist
Having grown up in Wollongong, David studied his first degree in Exercise Physiology at the University of Wollongong before moving to the Gold Coast to study his Masters of Physiotherapy graduating in 2014. He then moved most of the way back home, stopping in on the Central Coast of New South Wales learning and plying his trade for 4 years before deciding that he had some unfinished business north of the border. He has advanced training in cervical and lumbar spine pathology of both acute and chronic nature, along with vestibular conditions, headaches, vertigo and dizziness. He is an avid dry needler, manual therapist and functional resistance trainer. If he wasn't in the clinic you'd find him playing soccer, cricket, golf, making horrible attempts at surfing, or settling in on the couch with a good tv show.
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.
Nutritionist & Dietitian
BSC IN NUTRITION & DIETETICS
Since graduating, Jess has been working as Personal Trainer for group fitness classes, incorporating her knowledge on nutrition and food with her passion for living an active life. A firm believer in balance and extremely passionate about empowering people to be confident in their food choices, Jess has helped many people totally transform their lives with her programs.
Caity joined the Ace Health team last year after graduating from Miami State High school. Her passion for health and fitness stems from years of representative sport. At the age of 14 years, Caity was selected for the Australian Futsal Team. In this time, Caity was on track to a successful soccer career, competing in the Women’s soccer National Premier League for 4 years. However, her time on the field was cut short when she tore ligaments in her ankle and was no longer able to walk, let alone run! Inspired by her own rehabilitation process, Caity was excited at the opportunity to work within a group of allied health professionals. Here at Ace Health Centre, you will find her manning the front desk and keeping both our clients and staff smiling.
BExSc (Hons), MPhty,
Being able to speak two languages fluently has given Lily a unique ability to connect with people from multicultural backgrounds. Lily was originally from Taiwan, grew up in Brisbane and now resides in the Gold Coast as the active sunny beach lifestyle has stolen her heart. She has special interest in women’s health, pilates and has completed additional training in the hip, sacroiliac, lumbar spine areas and tendinopathies as well. She will also be completing her dry needling course in November. Away from work, you’d find Lily running, road cycling, dancing, learning Spanish, swimming and having delicious wholefood plant based brunches in the Gold Coast area.