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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.

Kurt Drinkwater

Doctor of Physiotherapy

Location: Mudgeeraba

I’m a passionate Physiotherapist who is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of everyone that I come into contact with.

I was born in England and grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area of California. I was a multi-sport athlete and have always been interested in health and fitness.

I completed my Bachelor of Kinesiology at Cal Poly State University (SLO) and then traveled to Australia to complete a Doctor of Physiotherapy at Bond University. I love getting to know my clients, and I strive to create a safe and supportive environment in which we will work together to reduce your pain, build strength and mobility, restore your confidence, and get you back to doing the things in life that make you the happiest!

I will educate you along the way to ensure that you understand what’s going on, why and how it happened, and how to prevent the same problem from reoccurring in the future. I look forward to supporting you on your journey to improving your health and well-being!

Specialist areas:
Ankles, knees, hips, balance retraining, post-orthopedic surgery rehab, and return to sport.

Fun Fact:
I’ve traveled to 28 different countries.

Samantha Cameron

Master Exercise Physiologist

Location: Mudgeeraba

Hi I’m Samantha! I’m an accredited Exercise Physiologist and I have been a practising Yoga teacher for almost two years now.

I’ve been a Gold Coast local my whole life and love the freedom of having both the ocean and the hinterland at my fingertips. I’m a very outdoorsy type person; you say sunshine, hiking, camping, sport… I’m there! Ever since I was little, I have had a passion for the human body and living a natural, positive and holistic lifestyle to best optimise total well-being.
I completed my Bachelor of Exercise Physiology at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, and within that time I had the opportunity to gain experience within a variety of fields including spinal rehabilitation, Pilates application, neurological and autoimmune exercise treatment, musculoskeletal conditions and mental health and wellness.
Every individual comes with their own story and it excites me that I get to play a role in creating and enhancing the lives of others through the use of movement. I strive to continue to grow both as a person and practitioner to allow you to follow a positive pathway that leads to where you want to go.

Specialist interest areas:
Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain, treatment through Yoga, Breathing Techniques and Functional Movement, Pilates, Sports Performance and Sports related injuries e.g. tennis, bouldering/rock-climbing, surfing, AFL.

Fun Fact:
I am the biggest lover of thunder storms – I could sit all night with a cup of tea watching the lightning dance across the sky!

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.

Liana Vlajankov

Master Exercise Physiologist

Hi, I’m Liana and I’m an Accredited Exercise Physiologist. I am
originally from Melbourne where I completed my Masters of Exercise
Physiology at Deakin University.
 
I am passionate about creating a fun, educational and supportive
environment to motivate and empower clients to better equipped to
manage their injuries, conditions or weaknesses independently.
 
Specialist areas:
Oncology, shoulder injury rehabilitation, yoga, sports performance
and sports-related injury rehabilitation.
 
Fun fact:
I often think-loud to myself narrating as I go.

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 I completed my degree at Griffith University here on the Gold Coast. 
 
Throughout my time of study, I have been kept busy with being the Head Sports Trainer and Strength and Conditioning Coach for Surfers Paradise AFL Club. I completed a placement block at Somerset College which provided me with further experience working with younger children and teenagers. Along with my S&C qualification, I am also a certified Matwork and Reformer Pilates instructor. 
 
I was born and bred in a little Tasmanian town called Ulverstone (don’t hold that against me) and decided to make the move at the beginning of 2017 to pursue my career dreams. Although I don’t like the heat, don’t know how to surf and don’t like the sand, I am glad to be calling the Gold Coast home. 
 
Specialist Areas:
Musculoskeletal injuries/conditions, Sporting injuries/rehabilitation, Neurological conditions, Women’s Health and Pilates. 
 
Fun fact:
I own 14 pairs of sandshoes! (runners/sneakers/joggers for you non-Tasmanians)

Chernè Coetzee

Principal Podiatrist

Hi, I’m Chernè and I am an Accredited Podiatrist and completed my Bachelor of Health Science in 2008 at the Auckland University of Technology.

I am originally from Cape Town, South Africa but spent the past 20+ years in New Zealand and Australia. I have gained experience in all areas of podiatry including  diabetic care, palliative care, orthotic prescription and rehabilitation. My goal is to equip my patients with the right tools and knowledge to improve their quality of life and take control of their well-being.
 
Specialist Areas:
Heel Pain and Diabetic Foot Care and Assessments
 
Fun fact:
During my dancing career I was a back-up dancer at the New Zealand music awards and was recruited for the stunt cheerleading team for the Gold Coast Titans  

Jarrod Ross

Principal Dietitian

Location: Mudgeeraba

Hi, I am Jarrod, an Accredited Practicing Dietitian that aspires to providing high quality and friendly Dietetic service to my community. I consider myself an approachable ‘knock about bloke’ that doesn’t mind a good laugh. I am passionate about helping people become the best version of themselves.

I believe in taking a holistic approach when discussing health and nutrition. I not only analyse your diet, I consider all the aspects of your life; social determinants, emotional, environmental, attitude, values and beliefs around food to tailor recommendations that will reinforce sustainable healthy eating habits that reflect your personal goals. 

Specialist Areas:
I enjoy all areas of nutrition. However, I have a special interest in weight management, chronic disease management, body composition and sports nutrition.I look forward to working with you and learning about what makes you tick.
 
Fun Fact
I enjoy doing activities that give me an adrenaline rush 

Callum Sutherland

Doctor of Physiotherapy

Hi, I’m Callum, a Physiotherapist with a keen interest in helping others achieve their best through specific exercise and professional care. I’ve been based on the Gold Coast and Tweed Coast my whole life. Lifestyle, community and opportunity are for me, the best parts of living here. After completing my Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science at Southern Cross University in Coolangatta, I then went on to do a Doctor of Physiotherapy at Bond University in Robina.

Strength and conditioning is my favourite area of physiotherapy because of the change that is possible with the right direction, education and discipline. My goal is to assist others realise their full potential through a sense of physical accomplishment while limiting impairments stemming from pain and injury.

Special areas:
Strength and conditioning, injury management, chronic pain.

Fun Fact:
I have a passion for farming and living on the land. I also speak Brazilian Portuguese.

Susie Wilson

Remedial Massage Therapist

Location: Mudgeeraba

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.

Brooke Morgan

Principal Dietitian

Hi, I am Brooke, an Accredited Practicing Dietitian who focuses on providing realistic and practical nutrition advice. I am passionate about working with you to achieve your health goals, understanding the steps to meet these goals differs for everyone.

I believe food brings nutritional, social, cultural and emotional value to our lives, and I consider all of these aspects when working with you to make nutrition recommendations. I love to learn and rely on an evidence-based approach to provide quality care to my patients.

I enjoy all aspects of nutrition care, however, have special interests in weight management, nutrition for optimum health through the various life stages, chronic disease management, and group education.

I look forward to working with you on your health journey.

Fun fact:
ice cream is my favorite treat, and my first job was even at an ice cream shop!

Aaron Walker

Principal Podiatrist

Hi, I’m Aaron, a New Zealand graduate Podiatrist with 25 years of international experience in New Zealand, Australia, and Indonesia. My practice focus is a patient-centric, evidence-based approach to lower limb health, functional podiatry and orthotic therapy where I integrate traditional podiatry principles with contemporary approaches to achieve predictable results with measurable outcomes.

My combination of knowledge and experience ensures the highest possible service delivery in any health care environment. My objectives in practice and life are to empower people through the transfer of knowledge to help grow enthusiasm and belief in their ability to achieve goals.

Fun fact:
I speak just enough of Maori and Indonesian languages to find a taxi and get some food

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.

Mikayla Bennett

First Impression

Location: Mudgeeraba

Hi! I’m Mikayla and I am a member of the first impression team here at StudioXPhys!
I am originally from Melbourne and recently moved to the Gold Coast with my partner as a new adventure! I have recently graduated from my Bachelor of Psychological Science at Deakin University and will be completing my postgraduate studies in psychology at Bond University. 

I am passionate about helping people and greeting everyone I meet with a smile! 

Fun fact:
During the long lockdown in Victoria, I took up many different hobbies including knitting, macrame and soap making!

Cara Rogers-Harrip

First Impression

Location: Mudgeeraba

Hi 👋 my name is Cara and I am a part of the first impression team at StudioXPhys!
 
I am currently studying Physiotherapy at Griffith university, I previously studied education and love working with kids!
I grew up in a small country town called Wallaroo in South Australia and have been on the Gold Coast now for 3 years.
 
Fun Fact: Rain, hail or shine- every weekend you’ll find me at the beach with my best bud Loki the border collie who loves chasing waves 🐶
 

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

Michelle Williams

First Impression

Location: Mudgeeraba

Hi, I’m Michelle, mum of 2 very active young boys! I’ve been a Pilates teacher for over 10 years and in administration for over 20 years.

I love combining my business & administration background with health & Pilates which are such passions of mine.

My goal at StudioXphys is for you to feel welcome and comfortable, a part of the family.

Fun fact:
I love camping! Whether it’s the beach, bush or a caravan park – it’s my favorite thing to do

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

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.

Adrian Goldsworthy

Doctor of Physiotherapy & Accredited Exercise Physiologist

Location: Hope Island

Hi, I’m Adrian, an Accredited Exercise Physiologist and Physiotherapist with a passion for delivering the best possible healthcare.

I completed my Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology at QUT in Brisbane before moving to South-West Queensland to practice.  During this time, I was fortunate to work alongside an amazing multidisciplinary team including Cardiologists, Respiratory and Thoracic Physicians, Endocrinologists and a diverse Allied Health team. I completed postgraduate work in ECG Analysis prior to moving back to the coast to pursue my Doctor of Physiotherapy at Bond University where I am continuing to undertake a PhD in the use of Virtual Reality in Healthcare.

I believe every one of my patients has a history and a future.  By understanding you as an individual, your health, concerns and goals I am able to deliver holistic healthcare aimed at assisting you to find the brightest future possible.

Special Interest Areas:
Individuals in pain with complex health problems including sleep disorders

Fun Fact:
I love obscure sports such as Archery and Snooker