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.orders being the most ideal issues.
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.
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.
BSC (HONS) PODIATRIST
Jarlath is an APHRA registered podiatrist with over ten years of experience in the field. For the past seven years he has been working in private practice in Queensland; and, prior to this, he worked in Ireland in both the National Health Service and private practice. During this time Jarlath gained extensive experience in all areas of Podiatry and developed a special interest in Biomechanics, Sports injuries and athletic footwear. In the course of his work he has carried out Biomechanical assessments, made diagnoses and implemented individualised care programmes for patients with a variety of musculoskeletal conditions/injuries, including: plantar fasciitis, achilles tendonosis, medial tibial stress syndrome, iliotibial band syndrome, patellofemoral pain syndrome and sinus tarsi syndrome. Jarlath is familiar with a wide range of techniques for treating patients with structural and functional abnormalities of the lower limb, including: prescribing orthotics, gait analysis, Western Medical Acupuncture and Fascial movement taping. Jarlath believes that patient education is key and strives to provide evidence based education on footwear as well as strengthening and stretching exercises which can ensure a faster and more permanent recovery.
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 team last year 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 Alied Health Assistant nurse and goes to All Saints Anglican School.
Dietitian / Nutritionist, Personal trainer & strength & conditioning coach.
Originally from Tasmania, Sammii has a Bachelor's Degree in Food and Nutrition Science, a Master’s Degree in Nutrition and Dietetic Practice from Bond University on the Gold Coast, and is our Accredited Practicing Dietitian (APD) and Nutritionist. As a junior, Sammii represented Tasmania in Athletics, Cross Country and Triathlon, as well as partaking in soccer and golf, and more recently dabbling in physique competitions and fitness modelling. Sammii currently has her running shoes back on in training for the 2021 edition of the Gold Coast Marathon. In her free time, you will find Sammii either at the gym, baking cheesecakes or exploring the Gold Coasts cafes, beaches and hinterland walking trails. Whether you require general nutrition advice for health, clinical nutrition advice to manage a chronic condition, sports performance nutrition, weight management support, or body composition nutrition protocols, Sammii looks forward to helping you on your journey.
BExSc, MPhty, SMA Sports Trainer, Level 1-3 Equipment and Level 1 Mat Pilates, Hatha Yoga training, APAM
Chelsea attained a Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science and a Master’s in Physiotherapy from Griffith University on the GC.
Chelsea has a strong interest in holistic rehabilitation with the desire to make a positive difference in people’s lives. Her passion for injury rehabilitation stemmed from her own injury experiences where she discovered the benefits of physiotherapy.
Whilst at University, Chelsea completed an internship in India assisting children with disabilities. She volunteered alongside physiotherapists to provide care for children with diagnoses, such as Cerebral palsy. The opportunity was life-changing and confirmed her desire to become a physiotherapist.
Since then, Chelsea has acquired Hatha yoga, Mat Pilates, Level 1-3 Pilates Equipment and Sports trainers’ certification. She has worked as a physio assistant, masseuse and first aid supplier with a Premier League Soccer team as well as a Pilates/yoga instructor and surf coach traveling to Indonesia and Costa Rica.
Whilst encompassing all areas of physiotherapy, Chelsea has particular interests in shoulder and ankle injuries, chronic pain management, and back pain. In her free time you’ll find Chelsea with her family, surfing, traveling, and fishing.