We operate out of 9 locations in South East Queensland and Brisbane offering speciality services in Exercise Science, Physiotherapy, Clinical Pilates and Physical Therapy, Workplace Rehabilitation, Women’s Health, Veterans Wellness and programs to support Chronic Disease Condition Management. BodySmart Health+ also has specific clinicians and services for supporting NDIS clients and their needs.
In order to practice as an Exercise Physiologist, clinicians must complete a minimum 4-year bachelor’s degree provided by a National University Course Accredited Program as well as complete continuing professional development and work. *AHPA
Exercise Physiologists are knowledgeable about the effects that movement and exercise have on the neuromuscular system, bone, joints and skeletal structures as well as the cardiovascular and endocrine systems. Exercise Physiologists can help treat medical conditions such as obesity, arthritis, diabetes, osteoporosis, depression, asthma, cardiovascular disease, the side effects of cancer treatment and many others.
BodySmart Health+ is at the forefront of the Australian health and fitness industry in general and biomedical rehabilitation specifically. We achieve consistently better client outcomes as a result of our knowledge and training, experience and by designing and implementing individual specific programs for all of our clients.
We work with clients referred by Medical Practitioners as well as directly with private clients. As an accredited Allied Health Partner, medically referred clients are able to access an allocated number of BodySmart Health+ sessions at no personal charge. Private health rebates and concessions are also available for Exercise Physiology treatments for Private clients. We are outcome oriented with a clear focus on getting patients back to their best as fast as possible!
Following a career as a professional ballerina with the Queensland Ballet Company which came to an untimely end due to spinal fractures, Anne developed an interest in rehabilitation and movement as a form of medicine. Specifically, Anne found immense joy and reward in helping people with chronic injuries and health conditions regain their confidence to move again, independence and quality of life.
In 2016, Anne graduated as an Accredited Exercise Physiologist with Class 1 Honours from the University of Queensland. During her undergraduate degree Anne completed research investigating the effect of exercise intensity on quality of life in patients with cancer. It was during this time Anne realised that despite the plethora of research on exercise for cancer care, there was a distinct lack of exercise therapy and other and allied health services specific to people with cancer.
Since commencing at Body Smart Health, Anne has translated her passion for cancer care into practice by establishing Body Smart Health’s allied health cancer program. This has seen Anne work closely with a number of leading oncologists and surgeons across South East Queensland helping patients to recover from variety of cancer types including breast, prostate, lung, brain, soft tissue, colorectal, ovarian, skin cancers, and metastatic disease. By employing evidence-based practice, Anne has developed tailored exercise programs for each of her patients that have yielded significant improvements in physical function, psychosocial wellbeing and quality of life.
To remain a leader in the field, since graduating Anne has completed further study specific to exercise therapy for patients with a range of cancer types. More recently Anne has completed study specific to best practice exercise-therapy for cancer patients with the Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute in Melbourne and is about to undertake further post graduate study in the field of exercise oncology.
Anne prides herself on her ability to relate to the hardships of being a patient. This stems from her previous life as a professional ballerina with the Queensland Ballet Company, but also her ongoing challenges with a number of her own chronic health conditions. These have helped Anne develop a thorough appreciation for both sides of the clinician-patient interaction and, combined with her nurturing emotional intelligence, build powerful and trusting relationships with her patients.
Kate has worked with clients presenting a range of clinical and chronic conditions such as diabetes, high cholesterol, allergies & intolerances and weight loss. She also has a strong interest in gut health and it’s links with mental health and wellness. Kate has also had experience working in elite sports as the reserves grade Sports Dietitian at Brisbane Lions AFC (2016-2018 seasons).
She is a keen runner having completed a number of half marathon and marathons, so understands first-hand how important the right nutrition plan is. Kate is a passionate Dietitian who aims to guide and support her patients to reach their health, nutrition and performance goals.
Since graduating from Queensland University of Technology (QUT) with a Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology, Michelle has been working in a private practice setting.
Michelle grew up playing multiple sports including Netball, Basketball, Volleyball and Athletics, whilst also pursuing her love of Dance. Her active childhood and adolescence ignited her passion for exercise and rehabilitation, which has ultimately led her to the path she is on today.
Throughout her University journey, she developed a keen interest in the area of Women’s Health, in particular, antenatal and postnatal Pilates. Since finishing her Undergraduate degree, Michelle has pursued further training in the area of pelvic floor and Women’s Health, including abdominal separation, prolapse and incontinence. Michelle is on a mission to provide the highest quality advice and education to women across the Women’s Health spectrum, and to advocate for the role of Accredited Exercise Physiologist’s (AEP’s) in the field of Women’s Health.
When Michelle isn’t in consultations, you can find her in the Pilates studio teaching a range of classes – from Mums and Bubs to Dynamic Reformer Pilates! She has undertaken Professional Development and training with a variety of Pilates Institutions, including the Pilates Institute of Queensland, Studio Pilates International and DMA Clinical Pilates.
Outside of the studio, Michelle enjoys exploring the beautiful beaches on the Sunshine Coast, and spending time with her family and her Labrador, Lola. She loves a good book and podcast, and believes that we should never stop learning! In 2019, she will be commencing her Postgraduate studies in Physiotherapy to enhance her clinical skillset and to provide a unique combination of treatment and management strategies for Women’s Health in Brisbane and beyond.
Tehanee was a national level swimmer with a recurring undiagnosed injury for 5 yrs. During this time Tehanee saw numerous allied health practitioners to no success, until she found one health professional whom listened and took the time needed to rehabilitate correctly. From this experience she has learnt the value of listening and investing time into finding solutions to injuries and conditions. She strives to create an atmosphere for healing though empathy, experience, building rapport and having fun.
Nicole graduated from University of Otago (NZ) with a Bachelor of Physical Education (Hons) majoring in Exercise Prescription, in 2015. Her passion for exercise as medicine, and experiences delivering exercise in cancer and cardiac populations, led her to complete a Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology at the University of Queensland in 2017.
As an Exercise Physiologist and Clinical Pilates Instructor, Nicole has experience working with a diverse group of clients, and across a wide range of cardiopulmonary, metabolic, musculoskeletal and neurological conditions. Due to her passion for exercise oncology, Nicole now also works alongside Anne and the Body Smart Allied Cancer Care team delivering holistic, tailored exercise therapy to enhance the lives of those diagnosed with cancer.
Nicole strongly believes exercise is a universal medicine that when tailored to the individual has the power to create significant change in a person’s physical, emotional and mental health.
Georgia has a special interest in strength and conditioning, treating chronic pain, musculoskeletal injuries, neurological and metabolic conditions.
Georgia has previously worked as an exercise physiologist for a sports physiotherapy and a hydrotherapy clinic in Canberra, working with children with special needs and range of clinical and chronic conditions. Outside of work, Georgia has a competitive background in triathlon and endurance running.
As a passionate Exercise Physiologist, Georgia strives help improve a client’s sports performance markers, physical independence and overall quality of life.
Jeremy graduated with a bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology from the Queensland University of Technology in 2017. He has experience in exercise prescription for a range of clinical conditions, however holds a special interest in both musculoskeletal rehabilitation and cancer care. Coming from a sporting background, Jeremy was always intrigued by how the human body changes and adapts to specific types of exercise, an interest which ultimately led him to the field of Exercise Physiology. Jeremy believes that every client should be treated individually to their situation, using the latest evidence, to deliver an exercise therapy or rehabilitation plan that provides the highest quality care. A firm believer in practicing what you preach, Jeremy enjoys attending the gym, playing touch footy and watching rugby league whenever possible.
Originally from the Darling Downs, Jay has always been interested in sport and exercise. He began studying Clinical Exercise Physiology at the Queensland University of Technology.
In his four years of study he developed a passion for assisting people with the use of exercise as medicine. Some of his key interests include musculoskeletal, metabolic and cardiorespiratory conditions.
Jay is interested in educating individuals on the importance of exercise in daily living and the amazing qualities it can have on overall health and wellbeing.
In his free time Jay enjoys spending time camping, travelling and writing low quality music for fun.
He is excited to be able to share his love and knowledge of exercise and the positive health outcomes associated with it, with the local community.
Marc graduated from the University of Queensland in 2012. Since graduation, he built and managed his own allied health business for 4 years before joining BodySmart Health in late 2017 as the Business Development Manager and a Senior Exercise Physiologist. Marc is passionate about the provision, and promotion, of evidence based physical therapy interventions to clients living with disabilities, and has a keen interest in the use of exercise physiology in the management of psychosocial and mental health conditions. Originally born in Germany Marc has a keen interest in all things German, as well as a passion for travel, dogs, and basketball.
Patrick is an accredited exercise physiologist who completed his Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Sciences (Honours) at the University of Queensland in 2016. He has a keen interest in the benefits of exercise for dementia, knee rehab and the developing use of technology in the field. Patrick has also done further training in matwork pilates and is a Go4Fun and Beat IT diabetes qualified trainer. He is passionate about sport and if you can’t find him either playing cricket or hockey or running then you probably find him following his beloved REDs (Liverpool and Qld rugby union).
Ellen graduated from Queensland University with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy First Class Honours in 1981.
Since then she has worked extensively in clinical musculoskeletal practice, hydrotherapy, inpatient hospital practice, mental health and exercise prescription therapy.
Ellen has a passion for physical and mental wellness and incorporates meditation and mindfulness training into her clinical practice. She is trained in Mental Health First Aid and is a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association's National Mental Health Committee. Ellen is currently studying a Masters of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.
In her spare time , Ellen enjoys trekking, travelling and running. This year, 2018, she celebrated 21 years of running in the Gold Coast Half-Marathon and is enjoying learning a new skill - trapeze.
Ellen has 3 adult children and is looking forward to the birth of her fifth grand-child.