With clinics in Brisbane (Paddington), Beenleigh, Caboolture, Cleveland, Deception Bay, Ipswich, Redcliffe, Sandgate, Sunnybank Hills and Zillmere, BodySmart Health+ is conveniently located to support you and help you live you life to the fullest.
Proudly supporting clients via a comprehensive range of science-proven therapies, BodySmart Health+ is your answer when it comes to a comprehensive offering of therapies, including NDIS support, exercise science, physiotherapy, clinical Pilates and physical therapy, workplace rehabilitation. BodySmart Health+ is expertly resourced with highly trained and experienced clinicians who also offer the latest support for women’s health, Veterans wellness and programs to support Chronic Disease Condition Management.
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.
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.
Marc graduated from the University of Queensland in 2012. Since graduation, he built and managed his own allied health business for four 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.
Tehanee was a national level swimmer with a recurring undiagnosed injury for five years. 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.
Growing up I played netball and did gymnastics, during high school I began assisting with coaching gymnastics classes and have now loved coaching the sport for the past 12 years. I’m passionate about children reaching their fullest potential, finding a love for sport and involving themselves in long term healthy behaviour change & movement for life.
I decided to study at QUT in a Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology in order to expand my love for movement to a wider audience and to get others excited about exercise no matter their ability, age or goals. I have enjoyed using my gymnastics background to get creative and have fun with exercise regimes for multiple special needs clients here at body smart. Along with NDIS clientele I also have a keen interest in exercise for oncology, pulmonary and geriatrics clients. Witnessing clients improve, achieve their goals and gain confidence in themselves makes me super happy and I’m so grateful to be involved in each and every clients movement journey.
Mitch became an Exercise Physiologist after finding the perfect link between exercise and healthcare. Mitch has developed a deep interest in the rehabilitative side of Exercise Physiology, specifically conditions of acute and chronic neurological conditions and neurodevelopmental disorders. These areas of interests have arisen within clinical placements and employment following completing tertiary studies at Queensland University of Technology in 2018, graduating with a Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology. Mitch looks to use his extensive knowledge around neuroscience, pain physiology and musculoskeletal injury to provide case specific evidence based practice to achieve long term rehabilitative outcomes. Away from work, Mitch enjoys playing club Rugby Union, getting into the gym himself and going away for a weekend fishing trip.
Jordan graduated from the University of Queensland with a Master of Dietetics and Bachelor of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences. During Jordan’s university studies he developed a keen interest in advocating for the health and wellbeing of more vulnerable populations through food and nutrition.
While working at the Head and Neck Cancer Radiation Oncology Outpatient Clinic at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, Jordan experienced just how significant nutrition was on treatment outcomes and quality of life. It was at this time Jordan established his passion for improving nutrition in people with cancer, and utilising nutrition to enhance treatment outcomes. Another area of interest to Jordan is the role and importance of food and nutrition in mental health and wellbeing.
Jordan’s experience includes consultations in private practice, acute care at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, corporate health and wellbeing with the Easternwell Oil and Gas company and elite sports nutrition with the Brisbane Broncos.
Personally, Jordan is a big fan of sports. Having played semi-professionally in the National Premier League for Western Pride Football Club, Jordan appreciates the immense significance food and nutrition has on mental and physical performance in the sports setting. Jordan utilised this deeper understanding of sports nutrition during his time as a nutritionist for the Wynnum- Manly Seagulls Rugby League Football Club.
When it comes to dietetics, Jordan is an advocate for the wholefoods approach more so than prescribing dietary supplements. Jordan is passionate about helping people with their health and improved performance through whole foods as much as possible.
Britney graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy First Class Honours in 2019. During her University studies, Britney had exposure to a wide variety of physiotherapy clinical areas including musculoskeletal, cardiorespiratory, paediatrics and neurological rehabilitation. From these experiences, she developed a key interest in working in both neurological rehabilitation and with paediatric clients. Britney strives to be able to provide clients with the knowledge, tools and confidence to be able to work towards their goals and complete tasks they never thought possible.
Having completed a tenure of training and working as a ski instructor in the USA and New Zealand, Oliver developed a passion for identifying and managing musculoskeletal injuries. This ultimately lead to the pursuit of an education in healthcare culminating in a Bachelor of Sports Science and Doctor of Physiotherapy completed in 2016 at Bond University.
Ever since he was young, Oliver has had a passion for helping people, communicating with them and really learning what has brought them to where they are today. To this end, he is driven to help others get to the bottom of their injuries and concerns; and helping them direct their course to recovery – and return to the activities they love.
At university, Oliver was lucky enough to be involved in research regarding knee surgery and rehabilitation. This fuelled his passion for learning, and as such he has continued with his development as a physiotherapist by developing skills in dry needling, sports and musculoskeletal injury management and attending annual physiotherapy conferences – ensuring he remains at the cutting edge of his profession.
Oliver truly believes that movement is the best form of medicine, and as such is committed to helping others recover from their ailments through accurate diagnosis, effective symptom management and exercise-based rehabilitation. To do this he seeks to understand these injuries in the context of their lives, undertaking a collaborative and holistic approach with them on their road to recovery.
Oliver looks forward to helping the next generation of practitioners develop their skills in their field as well, through empathy, understanding and knowledge.
Sam graduated from the Queensland University of Technology with a Bachelor’s degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology. Sam strongly believes in the mantra ‘Exercise is Medicine’ and the capacity exercise can have as medicine no matter your age or health status. He is always determined to achieve the best outcomes possible for his clients and strives to help people achieve their goals in health and performance through safe and effective programming and education. His holistic programming philosophy places a high emphasis on enjoyment, self-efficacy, and creating an environment that promotes enthusiasm and compliance. Prior to starting at Body Smart, Sam was a personal trainer and a strength and conditioning coach for five years. He is also passionate about working with athletes from all levels to develop individualised strength and conditioning plans to improve athletic performance and minimise injury risk. He is currently the head of performance of the Mal Meniga (U18’s) team at Norths Devils Rugby League Football Club.
I am the youngest of 3 children and I was born and raised in Tasmania. Following year 12 I moved overseas, living in England for 12 months, working and travelling before moving to Brisbane to study at the University of Queensland (UQ). 4-year university degree, I have worked for the university as a research assistant during my time of study and then in private practice before moving to work with Bodysmart health in August 2019. My passion in Exercise physiology is working with people suffering neurological conditions; however I enjoy almost every area of rehabilitation. On the weekends or in my spare time I love to be at the beach soaking up the sunshine drinking great wine, or eating good food.. or on the football field (AFL of course….).
Simon graduated with a Bachelors degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology (First Class Honors) from Queensland University of Technology in 2017. Simon found his way to exercise physiology after initially receiving physiotherapy for a back injury sustained in high school. From the first day of class at QUT, Simon was sold on the idea that ‘Exercise is medicine’ and loves using this approach to help clients make positive behaviour change to get back to doing what they love doing. Simon has an interest in low back pain, as well as helping clients with Type 2 Diabetes and Osteoporosis build strength and confidence in their own bodies. When not working with clients, you can find Simon working on his own health, picking up, then putting down heavy things at the gym, playing touch football or many other sports. You might also find Simon daydreaming about his next trip to the snow, as he is a terrible, but avid snowboarder or practicing hand signals to teach to his deaf dog, Heather.
Phoebe completed a Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology (Honours) at the University of Queensland. Throughout her university studies, she has been exposed to a broad range of clinical areas and from this she has learned that every person’s case is unique. Phoebe has had a lifelong interest and participation in exercise and multiple sports, having been involved in track and field, soccer, touch football, swimming and water polo over the years. Having dealt with sporting injuries herself, she understands the challenges and hurdles people face during the rehabilitation process. Phoebe was introduced to clinical Pilates as part of her injury rehabilitation and continues to make it a core component of her exercise routine. She has an enthusiastic approach to helping people improve their overall health and well-being and firmly believes that exercise is medicine. Away from the clinic Phoebe can be found spending time at the beach or listening to music.
Jimmy graduated from Queensland University of Technology with a Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology and completed on-going training in Strength and Conditioning (S&C). During his time at university, Jimmy put theory in practice completing internships in S&C facilities and Exercise Physiology clinics under experienced coaches/ practitioners. He has experience working at several sporting organisations from local clubs and private high schools to junior elite academies. Jimmy’s philosophy on exercise ultimately revolves around of the notion of helping individuals reach their full potential regardless of their ability. He is passionate about athletic development and also has a special interest in return to sport rehabilitation. He has consulted for:
– Brisbane Boys’ College
– GPS Rugby Club
– Ipswich/Logan Hornets Cricket
– The Western Mustangs Rugby League Club
– Toowoomba Grammar Swimming Club
– Brisbane Lions Academy
– Darling Downs
– St. Andrews Toowoomba Hospital
When not in the gym training clients or himself, Jimmy enjoys nerding out on all things athletic development, following the NRL, playing touch football and perfecting a reverse-sear tomahawk steak!
Josie graduated with a Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology from the Queensland University of Technology in 2020. She developed an interest in health and rehabilitation after a close family member was diagnosed with a progressive lung disease. Since then, Josie stands firm in the belief that exercise is one of the best forms of medicine in chronic disease management and prevention. She prides herself on employing a holistic and patient-centred approach in her practice to help her clients achieve their goals and move towards long-term health related change. She understands that every individual is unique and seeks to create a positive, compassionate and educational environment. While Josie has been exposed to an array of clinical conditions, she holds particular interest in exercise interventions for children with chronic disease and/or disabilities, with the aim to empower an active and healthier future for the next generation. Outside of work, Josie enjoys watching netball, playing boardgames, and considers herself to be an avid adventurer. On her bucket list is to one day be able to swim with whales in the great big ocean.
Jake found his passion for exercise and physiotherapy through his love of playing sport, especially AFL. Jake graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) in 2020. Throughout his final year of study, Jake was able to experience several physiotherapy clinical areas including musculoskeletal, cardiorespiratory, neurological and occupational physiotherapy.
Jake has a keen interest across musculoskeletal, sporting and neurological rehabilitation. From his sporting background, Jake understands how important it is to keep your body moving and believes movement can be the best medicine. Jake aims to provide all clients with the skills and knowledge to play an active role in their rehabilitation pathway.
Morgan started playing netball at 4 years old, has been weight training since 12 and began teaching strength classes at 14. From a young age, she developed a passion for sharing and teaching exercise to help people realise and maximise their full potential. She completed a Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology (Honours) at the University of Queensland during which she accrued over 500 hours of practical experience in areas such as musculoskeletal rehab, elite sport, cancer, neurological disabilities and more. Morgan loves to blend her sporting and strength background with her passion for rehabilitation in a range of populations. Outside of work, Morgan loves visiting her family farm in Miles, watching the footy (go the roosters) and playing sport.
Andrew graduated from Queensland University of Technology in 2018 with a Bachelors degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology. As a graduate, Andrew gained experience working rurally for 2 years for a multidisciplinary clinic in Yamba and Grafton. Andrew is extremely passionate about helping clients improve their function and quality of life through individualised exercise prescription and finds it extremely rewarding to see them progress. As an exercise physiologist, he enjoys the diversity of clientele and has worked with clients who have chronic conditions, disabilities, injuries sustained at work and athletes who want to reach the peak of their abilities. Andrew believes that it is important to practice what you preach, so a positive mindset and healthy lifestyle is crucial. On his days off, Andrew loves being in the outdoors going fishing, hiking or camping.
Adrian Kelly is an enthusiastic and knowledgeable Physiotherapist with a particular passion in keeping you doing what you enjoy! Having graduated in 2016 with a Physiotherapy degree, Adrian went on to complete his Masters of Sports Physiotherapy degree through Latrobe University in 2020, expanding his knowledge of sport specific injury prevention and management.
Adrian continues to focus on developing and honing his practical and theoretical knowledge to best understand his clients, their biomechanics and how best to achieve their goals. Whether that be excelling in the elite sporting arena, managing a chronic condition or completing a pain free round of golf.
Adrian has worked closely with leading Physiotherapists and Sports Physicians in South East Queensland. Spending time within various sporting programs in rugby, cricket, golf, tennis and soccer with athletes ranging from adolescents to masters.
Adrian is an avid Golfer and Cyclist; he absolutely loves collaborating with golfers and cyclists of all levels. Not only can he manage your injury with the latest and most effective techniques, he can almost guarantee you will be playing or riding your best with his guidance.
Further qualifications in Clinical Pilates, neuromuscular dry needling as well as Strength and Conditioning allow him to provide a modern active approach to Physiotherapy. Adrian’s expertise is available to anyone looking to improve their movement, function and quality of life.