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STUDIO X PHYS

MEET THE TEAM

MUDGEERABA LOCATION​

Josh Battye

Master Exercise Physiologist

Location: Mudgeeraba

Hi, I’m Josh and I am an Accredited Exercise Physiologist and Exercise Scientist registered with ESSA. I completed my studies here on the Gold Coast at Griffith University GC Campus. Through my years of study, I completed a Diploma in Health Sciences, a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and my Postgraduate Diploma in Exercise Physiology.

Throughout my experience, I had the opportunity to do a cadetship with the AFL Gold Coast Suns for a season in their strength and development program. Additionally, I was at the Ipswich CardioPulmonary outpatient clinic and I then have done further work in the private sector.

Specialist areas:
Total knee replacement, total hip replacement and rehabilitation for sports-related injuries. esp. Soccer, football, surfing and golf.

Fun fact:
I’m one of 9 children.

Renee Jaques

Senior Physiotherapist

Location: Mudgeeraba

Hi, I’m Renee and I am an incredibly passionate and enthusiastic Physiotherapist and I would love to help you!

I have over 10 years experience as a Physiotherapist and I have a wide range of experience from dry needling, pilates instruction (pre & postnatal), hydrotherapy, functional & strength programming, electrotherapy and rehabilitation.

I believe my strongest skill set is manual therapy, I have been a massage therapist since 1998.

I provide a relaxed atmosphere in which people feel supported and enjoy being provided with a complete medical and holistic care package.

My goal is to continue to evolve my skills to enhance my experience in Physiotherapy to help others like you.

Specialist areas:
Headaches, dry needling, biomechanical imbalances, pre/ post natal, acute injuries, lower back, neck, pre/ post natal, biomechanical imbalances.

Fun Fact:
I have never broken a bone!

Ryan Press

Doctor of Physiotherapy

Location: Mudgeeraba

Hi, I’m Ryan and I am a Doctor of Physiotherapy, I also hold a Bachelor in Exercise Physiology.

I grew up in New York and received my Bachelor in Exercise Physiology from East Stroudsburg University in the United States. I went on to pursue my passion of Physiotherapy at Bond University here on the Gold Coast and feel fortunate to now call this place home. I am here for you, to assist with setting and reaching your goals. You are the expert of your body, and I want to give you the tools to manage your injuries. What fuels me is seeing people succeed. I have seen first hand, the success that can be achieved with a holistic approach of exercise and hands-on Physiotherapy treatment.

A bit about myself, I aspire to inspire and motivate through health, fitness, and well-being. I have run multiple races from 5km to marathon distance on road, trail, and sand. This has given me first-hand experience and fuelled my passion for treating running-related injuries. When I’m not running, you’ll find me rock climbing, cycling or enjoying a cold beer, watching sport.

Specialist areas:
Running injuries & analysis. Lower limb & shoulder pain.

Fun fact:
I spend my free time on the trails and in the mountains.

Deshane Deenoo

Master Physiotherapist

Location: Mudgeeraba

Hi, I’m Deshane, and I am a Physiotherapist who is eager to help you improve your health and achieve your goals! I grew up in Canada where I completed my Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, before moving to beautiful Australia to pursue my Masters in Physiotherapy from the University of Queensland. I appreciate the outdoors and you can often find me exploring all the beaches and hinterlands of this wonderful place! I’m also a bit of an adrenaline junkie and enjoy mountain biking, surfing, and rock climbing in my free time.

I have worked extensively in helping my patients return to doing the things they value most. I take pride in creating tailored exercise programs to match the demands of your job or sport (or just life in general) and delivering hands-on treatment to help manage your pain and improve your mobility. I am passionate about educating my patients every step of the way, so that you can understand what is going on with your body and how to optimally manage your condition.

Every patient has a unique story to tell, and I will consider everything about your story to deliver a customised management plan that suits you. There is no one-size fits all approach. I look forward to helping you get to where you want to be in your health journey!

Specialist interest areas: Chronic pain management, post-orthopaedic surgery, return to sport

Fun Fact: I have sprained and/or broken almost every joint in my body!

William Chang

Senior Physiotherapist

Location: Mudgeeraba

Hi, I’m Will and I am a Physiotherapist that is eager to help people to the best of my abilities.

I grew up on the Gold Coast and completed my Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) at The University of Queensland.

Following graduation I spent some time working within aged care. I have come to appreciate the life experiences shared by the elderly and also I took pride in improving their quality of life.

I was able to do this through exercise prescription, massage, hydrotherapy, and listening.

Furthermore, I have also worked in a clinical Hand Therapy setting specialising in upper limb care. From there I have developed a special interest in treating upper limb injuries and gained valuable splinting skills.

I aim to provide optimal care for you through evidence based practice.

Specialist Areas: 
Orthopaedic rehabilitation and upper limb injuries (hand, wrist, elbow & shoulder)

Fun Fact:
I play the Alto Saxophone.

Jun Sugio

Master Physiotherapist

Location: Mudgeeraba

Hi, I’m Jun and I am a Physiotherapist who loves to help people improve, achieve their goals and return to doing things they like most! I was born and raised on the Gold Coast and completed my Bachelor of Physiotherapy at Griffith University.

My passion for physiotherapy emerged from my personal encounters with sporting injuries while playing hockey at a national level and realising how effectively physiotherapy can guide rehabilitation. I’ve gained clinical experience at several hospitals and clinics throughout the course of my study, while also working as a sports trainer. Outside the clinic, I spend most of my time at the hockey fields or at the gym and in my spare time you’ll find me enjoying the beach or a hike in the hinterlands!

I aspire to get to know you and work together to create a tailored treatment plan that implements hands-on treatment and various exercises to reduce your pain, regain mobility and build strength. I also believe in the importance of educating you along your journey to ensure you have a thorough understanding of your body and injury, in order to optimise recovery and prevent the injury from happening again!

 
Specialist Areas:
Spinal, shoulders, lower limb conditions & return to sport.
 
Fun fact:
I can speak fluent Japanese and I’ve been playing hockey since 8 years old.

Lillian Dahl

Doctor of Physiotherapy & Accredited Exercise Physiologist

Location: Mudgeeraba

Hi, I’m Lillian and I practice as both a Physiotherapist and Exercise Physiologist.

I was born in Toowoomba and moved to Brisbane after school to pursue a Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology at Queensland University of Technology. I then found myself in the sunny Gold Coast where I completed a Doctor of Physiotherapy at Bond University.

I’m driven to deliver the best care for my patients which is based on current research, while ensuring my treatment suits your personality and lifestyle. I’m motivated by your success and will strive to do everything in my ability to help you achieve your goals.

In my spare time, I love hanging out with friends and discovering new places to eat (recommendations welcome!) Although I take our sessions very seriously, I’m always up for a laugh and pride myself on maintaining a positive attitude.

Specialist Areas: musculoskeletal injuries, total knee/hip replacement, osteoporosis, paediatric populations.

Fun Fact:
I can’t wink 😉

Olivia Marshall-Baird

Master Exercise Physiologist

Location: Mudgeeraba

 Hi, I’m Olivia (Liv for short) and I am an Accredited Exercise Physiologist and Exercise Scientist and my passion is to work with people of all ages and abilities to achieve their best quality of life with no limitations.
 
I was born and bred in a little Tasmanian town called Ulverstone (don’t hold that against me) but made the big move up to Queensland to complete my Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology at Griffith University here on the Gold Coast. Throughout my time of study, I worked as the Head Sports Trainer and Strength and Conditioning Coach for Surfers Paradise AFL club. Along with my S&C qualification, I am also a certified Matwork and Reformer Pilates instructor. 
 
My aim is to integrate movement in to your life as holistically as possible. I strongly believe that no goal is too big or too small, and whether it be increasing your mobility, strength, cardio-respiratory fitness, or enhancing your mental wellbeing, we can improve your quality of life through movement!
 
Specialist Areas:
Musculoskeletal and sporting injuries/conditions, Type 2 Diabetes, Women’s Health (including Osteoporosis and pre/post-natal) and Reformer Pilates.
 
Fun fact:
I own 15 pairs of sandshoes! (runners/sneakers/joggers for you non-Tasmanians)

Emily Lockwood

Accredited Exercise Physiologist

Location: Mudgeeraba

Hi, I’m Emily an Accredited Exercise Physiologist with a passion for facilitating movement autonomy. I’m also a certified S&C coach and Matwork and Reformer Pilates instructor with two years in fitness industry. I graduated from the Queensland University of Technology up in Brissy, where I gained valuable experience working across an extensive range of health conditions. I’ve recently made the move down here to the Gold Coast so throw all your fav brekkie spots at me!

My goal is to provide a comfortable and supportive environment for all my clients where we can safely manage your condition with a tailored exercise prescription. I recognise exercise can be daunting for some, so you’ll always have a say in your health journey.
 
Specialist Areas:
Reformer Pilates, women’s health conditions (pre/post-natal, endometriosis, PCOS, chronic fatigue syndrome, POTS etc.)
 
Fun fact:
I’ve spent three years living in Vietnam!

Jarlath O'Neill

Principal Podiatrist

Location: Mudgeeraba & Hope Island

Hi, I’m Jarlath and I’m an AHPRA registered Podiatrist. I completed my studies at the University of Ulster in Ireland in 2007. 
 
For the past eight years I have been working in private practice in Queensland; and, prior to this, I worked in Ireland in both the National Health Service and private practice. During this time I gained extensive experience in all areas of Podiatry and developed a special interest in Biomechanics, Sports injuries and Athletic footwear. 
 
In the course of my work I have carried out thousands of Biomechanical assessments, made diagnoses and implemented individualised care programmes for patients with a variety of musculoskeletal conditions/injuries, including: plantar fasciitis, achilles tendinopathy, medial tibial stress syndrome, iliotibial band syndrome, patellofemoral pain syndrome and sinus tarsi syndrome. I am familiar with a wide range of techniques for treating patients with structural and functional abnormalities of the lower limb, including: Prescribing Orthotics, Gait Analysis, Strength and Conditioning, Western Medical Acupuncture and Fascial Movement Taping. 
 
I believe that effective listening and communication are key and I strive to take a holistic approach to patient care and implement the most up to date and evidence based practices, ensuring the best possible outcome for my patient. 
 

Specialist areas:
Lower limb injuries (Heel Pain/Plantar Fasciitis, Achilles Tendonopathy, Exercise Induced Lower Leg Pain and Anterior Knee Pain) Chronic Ingrowing Nails.

Fun fact:

I have a bit of an obsession with running shoes and am a self confessed running shoe geek.

Susie Wilson

Remedial Massage Therapist

Location: Mudgeeraba & Hope Island

Hi, I’m Susie Wilson and I’m a fully qualified Remedial Massage Therapist with certificates in Hot Stone Massage, Myo Facia Cupping, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Rock Taping, Aged Care & Community Care.

I have traveled around Australia for 12 years learning my skills and am committed to providing and promoting a proactive lifestyle for my clients.

I offer a unique blend of deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, cupping, and finishing with hot stones, incorporating my own blend of oils to suit your situation.

My specialty areas are neck, shoulders, lower back, hips, and feet. Also, my massage is particularly effective for anyone suffering Pain from Fibromyalgia, MS, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Muscular Dystrophy, and the after-effects of Cancer.

I’m very excited to be a member of the StudioXphys Team and look forward to meeting you all.

Fun facts:
I have 8 grandkids and love Rock and Roll.

Brian Lin

Master Exercise Physiologist and Remedial Massage Therapist

Location: Mudgeeraba & Hope Island

Hi, I’m Brian and I am an Accredited Exercise Physiologist and Remedial Massage
Therapist. I completed my diploma in 2017 and my masters in 2019. I also completed a
research degree in 2022, which investigated how exercise can be beneficial for high
blood pressure management.

I have a strong belief that manual therapy and exercise training combined is the
ultimate solution for pain management. This combination ensures muscle strength
enhancement and recovery. It should be an essential part of a healthy lifestyle.
I am looking forward to assisting you in achieving a healthy lifestyle with our
StudioXphys team.

Specialist areas:
Acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain management. Sports and remedial
massage. Myofascial cupping and dry needling. Blood pressure control.

Fun fact:
I am from Taiwan and into surfing

Jessica Rayner

Principal Dietitian

Location: Mudgeeraba & Hope Island

Hi, I’m Jessica, the Pricipal Dietitian at StudioXphys. I have been working in private practice dietetics since completing my Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics. During this degree, I completed an honours research dissertation which explored the effect of diet on Type 2 Diabetes risk in women with a history of Gestational Diabetes. 

I am passionate about empowering clients to improve their health and better manage chronic conditions through education and tailored recommendations. 

My nutrition philosophy is that foods aren’t just “good” or “bad”, and in consultations we work together to set nutrition goals which are realistic, effective and sustainable. 

Specialist Areas: Diabetes, cardiovascular disease, gut health, women’s health and weight management

Rachel Unthank

First Impression

Location: Mudgeeraba

Hi, I’m Rachel and I am a passionate Exercise Physiology student and Pilates instructor, as well as part of the First Impression team. I completed my Bachelor of Business at Bond University and after working across a variety of industries, decided to pursue a more active and fulfilling career. I began my Pilates instructor training in 2014 and have taught across a variety of areas since. I am currently completing my degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology and have been fortunate enough to have worked with and been mentored by some of the best minds in the industry. Being able to combine my business background and love of all things movement and health is incredibly rewarding, and I love seeing clients surprise themselves with their progress, challenging what they believe they are physically capable of and achieving overall freedom in their movement.

Fun fact: 
I am one of a few people on the planet that hates Nutella

Jenita Khaisum

First Impression

Location: Mudgeeraba

Hi, my name is Jenita and I am part of the first impression team. I am from Fiji and Kiribati. I moved to the Gold Coast a couple of years ago to pursue my studies in public health at Griffith university which I have now completed I am pursing to study medicine soon. I am passionate about  healthcare and utilising a holistic approach to assist people improve their overall wellbeing.
Being a part of the first impression team is a great joy because I get to meet and welcome each and everyone of you from the moment you step into the studio. I also have the privilege of being able to help you in anyway that I can at the front desk and to the best of my ability, there’s nothing more rewarding than  seeing full health restored.

Fun fact:
I speak 4 different languages

 

Karen Main

Practice Manager & First Impression

Location: Mudgeeraba

Hi, I’m Karen, and I’m ready to welcome you to StudioXphys! 🙋

The first thing I do, even before my feet hit the ground, each morning is turn the corners of my mouth up.

I then aim to wear that beaming smile all day long. 😁

During my career, I’ve enjoyed a diverse range of roles, across several industries and always with a focus on people and service.

From hospitality to retail, to administration, recruitment, and concierge, my passion for helping people enjoy each day and lead lives they love includes more than 15 years as a Life and Leadership coach.

Fun Fact:
I like to have 1 new challenge I do for fun each year and in recent years I’ve learned Calligraphy, basket weaving & mala bead necklace making and this year I’ve started Oz Tag for the first time.

HOPE ISLAND LOCATION​

Ryan Lynd

Master Physiotherapist & Exercise Physiologist

Location: Hope Island

Hi, I’m Ryan & I am a dedicated, accredited and experienced Physiotherapist and Exercise Physiologist.

Being both a Physiotherapist and Exercise Physiologist allows me to treat either acute Injuries and or chronic conditions and achieve accelerated results.

I am originally from Tasmania where I completed my Bachelor of Exercise Science at UTAS and previously practised as an Exercise Physiologist and Fitness Instructor for several years. I completed my Masters of Physiotherapy in Sydney & then moved to the Gold Coast

My goal is to provide the best possible outcome and care for each person I treat. I believe in order to achieve the best results, I myself must focus, be accountable for and educate you as an individual looking to become pain-free with continued and complete function.”

Specialist Areas:
Chest physio, swimming/shoulder injuries

Fun Fact:
I’ve fractured 6 bones, torn two menisci and had 5 surgeries with one of those fractures being of my hip while running.

Devon Edmunds

Master Physiotherapist

Location: Hope Island

Hi, I’m Devon, an Accredited Physiotherapist who is truly passionate to help others progress and fulfil their goals. I am always up for a friendly chat and enjoy working with a diverse group of patients.

I am a Canadian who grew up as a “military brat” predominantly near an air force base in Cold Lake, Alberta. I developed a passion for trying new sports and always enjoyed making new connections throughout school. My time as an ice hockey, grid-iron football, and rugby union player all lead me to pursue a Bachelor’s in Kinesiology, majoring in Sports Performance. I went on to work as a personal trainer with a variety of clients across a wide age range. The amount of clients I saw with undiagnosed and untreated conditions eventually lead me to wanting to seek out further education to better help the people I work with. Naturally, I sought out the sunniest place on earth and completed my Master’s in Physiotherapy Studies at the University of Queensland.

Special Interest Areas:
 I enjoy treating a wide variety of patients and still hold a passion for sport and strength/power-based training. I feel most effective at addressing low back and knee pain. I truly believe there is no condition too small or too large to address, and I look forward to a challenge.

Fun Fact:
I am a massive nerd for anything and everything Lord of the Rings.

 

Jarlath O'Neill

Principal Podiatrist

Location: Mudgeeraba & Hope Island

Hi, I’m Jarlath and I’m an AHPRA registered Podiatrist. I completed my studies at the University of Ulster in Ireland in 2007. 
 
For the past eight years I have been working in private practice in Queensland; and, prior to this, I worked in Ireland in both the National Health Service and private practice. During this time I gained extensive experience in all areas of Podiatry and developed a special interest in Biomechanics, Sports injuries and Athletic footwear. 
 
In the course of my work I have carried out thousands of Biomechanical assessments, made diagnoses and implemented individualised care programmes for patients with a variety of musculoskeletal conditions/injuries, including: plantar fasciitis, achilles tendinopathy, medial tibial stress syndrome, iliotibial band syndrome, patellofemoral pain syndrome and sinus tarsi syndrome. I am familiar with a wide range of techniques for treating patients with structural and functional abnormalities of the lower limb, including: Prescribing Orthotics, Gait Analysis, Strength and Conditioning, Western Medical Acupuncture and Fascial Movement Taping. 
 
I believe that effective listening and communication are key and I strive to take a holistic approach to patient care and implement the most up to date and evidence based practices, ensuring the best possible outcome for my patient. 
 

Specialist areas:
Lower limb injuries (Heel Pain/Plantar Fasciitis, Achilles Tendonopathy, Exercise Induced Lower Leg Pain and Anterior Knee Pain) Chronic Ingrowing Nails.

Fun fact:

I have a bit of an obsession with running shoes and am a self confessed running shoe geek.

Susie Wilson

Remedial Massage Therapist

Location: Mudgeeraba & Hope Island

Hi, I’m Susie Wilson and I’m a fully qualified Remedial Massage Therapist with certificates in Hot Stone Massage, Myo Facia Cupping, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Rock Taping, Aged Care & Community Care.

I have traveled around Australia for 12 years learning my skills and am committed to providing and promoting a proactive lifestyle for my clients.

I offer a unique blend of deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, cupping, and finishing with hot stones, incorporating my own blend of oils to suit your situation.

My specialty areas are neck, shoulders, lower back, hips, and feet. Also, my massage is particularly effective for anyone suffering Pain from Fibromyalgia, MS, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Muscular Dystrophy, and the after-effects of Cancer.

I’m very excited to be a member of the StudioXphys Team and look forward to meeting you all.

Fun facts:
I have 8 grandkids and love Rock and Roll.

Brian Lin

Master Exercise Physiologist and Remedial Massage Therapist

Location: Mudgeeraba & Hope Island

Hi, I’m Brian and I am an Accredited Exercise Physiologist and Remedial Massage
Therapist. I completed my diploma in 2017 and my masters in 2019. I also completed a
research degree in 2022, which investigated how exercise can be beneficial for high
blood pressure management.

I have a strong belief that manual therapy and exercise training combined is the
ultimate solution for pain management. This combination ensures muscle strength
enhancement and recovery. It should be an essential part of a healthy lifestyle.
I am looking forward to assisting you in achieving a healthy lifestyle with our
StudioXphys team.

Specialist areas:
Acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain management. Sports and remedial
massage. Myofascial cupping and dry needling. Blood pressure control.

Fun fact:
I am from Taiwan and into surfing

Tahnee Merriman- Phillips

First Impression

Location: Hope Island

Hi I’m Tahnee, I’m part of the first impressions team and love welcoming and making sure all of the clients who walk through the door feel at home and listened too!

Last year I graduated from my studies to become an Allied Health assistant – I really enjoy the health field as it is so rewarding to be able to have an impact helping people through their recovery and pain. My goal is to learn as much as I can from all types of clients and their injuries and of course the different techniques practitioners use so I can become more confident within my skills.

Stephanie Kojima

First Impression

Location: Hope Island

Hi! I’m Stephanie, I am currently studying to get into medicine, and aim to work rurally in the future. I have a passion for improving health care for First Nations people and I hope to one day revolutionise rural medicine so that everyone in Australia has access to safe and adequate health care.

I love my job in administration because I get to meet inspiring people who are dedicated to their own health and well-being. My goal is for everyone to feel safe and supported during a time of uneasiness. I want to help people on their journey to recovery, as nothing is more important than becoming functional again and living a fulfilling and able life

Directors

Tegan McKenna

Director and Master Exercise Physiologist

Location: Mudgeeraba and Hope Island

I am a passionate Exercise Physiologist and the Director of StudioXphys in Mudgeeraba. I specialise in musculoskeletal conditions with great interest and knowledge of spinal issues including neck and lower back pain.

Since graduating from the Bachelor of Exercise & Movement Science at the Queensland University of Technology and my Masters in Clinical Exercise Physiology (Rehabilitation) at Charles Sturt University, I am now working with some of the most advanced rehabilitation equipment on the market.

My goal for StudioXphys and my life’s work is to help my clients achieve better function and be disease and pain-free to live a happier, healthier life. What sets me apart from other Exercise Physiologists is my passion for helping others, my skills for teaching functional movement, and my access and knowledge of the most successful machines available. This helps me achieve amazing results including significant pain reduction and eliminating the need for surgery

Specialist Areas:
Woman’s Health, Yoga & Reformer Pilates

Fun Fact:
Love exercise that makes you sweat, I love hot yoga!

Corey Rickit

Director

Location: Mudgeeraba and Hope Island

Hi, I’m Corey & I am the founder of StudioXphys and an enthusiastic entrepreneur.

The design for the clinic has come from my love of exercise and to ultimately help you to achieve your health goals & find your inner athlete

StudioXphys exists to restore your quality of life and I believe our world-class biomechanical equipment combined with the dedication of our expert team can unlock that change in you to improve your health, increase your function and ultimately live a healthier, fuller, happier life.

Specialist Areas:
Visionary & Entrepreneur

Fun Fact:
I am pretty sure I have “Shiny new object” syndrome as I find myself with an attention span like a fish