Andrew Simpson - Exercise Physiologist, Clinic Co-Founder
Andrew Simpson has always been passionate about exercise and the therapeutic effects it has on our bodies, so following a career as an exercise physiologist was a natural choice.
He believes that everyone should have the ability to enjoy being physically active and leading a life that is not constrained by mobility deficits.
Andrew earned his Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science from Griffith University Gold Coast Campus and a Bachelor of Business from the same institute.
Additionally he has certifications in Kinetic Link Training and Group Facilitation.
He started his career in 2006 working as a cardiac physiologist in Queens Hospital, Roehampton, predominately doing cardiac investigations. When he returned to Australia he focused on workplace rehabilitation and return to work in Central Queensland. While there he also facilitated injury prevention programs with mining companies.
Wanting to develop another skill, he then moved into health and wellness, helping executives maintain healthy lifestyles with exercise interventions.
Following that he started My Health Team with Mark Antonello in January 2012 where they combined experience to create a collaborative healthcare that helps people live healthier and happier lives.
Andrew loves working with people who have a strong desire to live an active life. A lot of his clients see the mobility issues their parents or friends are going through and want to avoid that themselves. He specialized in developing programs for those who have difficulty exercising due to aches or pains, particularly for those aged fifty plus.
When he is not working he enjoys spending time with his two beautiful young children. When they are not doing fun things as a family, he loves spending time surfing, cycling, and mountain biking.
Mark Antonello - Physiotherapist, Clinic Co-Founder
Mark Antonello followed his career as a physiotherapist because he has always had an interest in helping people achieve goals and live life to the fullest.
Being able to chat with people on a daily basis and educate them on their health provides him with a great sense of satisfaction. He loves the challenge of seeing something different every day and working within a team environment with other specialties really helps his clients achieve their goals.
He achieved his Bachelor of Science degree with honours from Melbourne University and his Bachelor of Exercise Science/ Physiotherapy (Griffith University).
He has Certification IV Workplace Health and Safety and Certification IV Training and Assessment.
He began working in occupational physiotherapy with a special interest in ergonomics for Queensland Health. During the time he worked there in private practice for five years on the Gold Coast he developed a special interest in soccer and gymnastic sports physiotherapy.
He co-created My Health Team in 2012.
His special areas of expertise include chronic neck pain and headache management, and knee pain in teenage athletes.
When he is not working he enjoys keeping fit and spending holidays in winter environments. He loves spending time with his dog and heading to the beach whenever he can.
Lynette Roberts Practice Manager
Lynnette has an extensive background in practice management and business administration. She brings a unique blend of experience and skills into the practice and is charged with looking after the day to day running of the practice.
Mitchell McDonald - Physiotherapist
I joined My Health Team in January 2020 as a new graduate physiotherapist. I finished my Masters in Physiotherapy at the University of Queensland in 2019, in which during my last year I spent 4 months working at various hospitals and clinics around Brisbane as a Physiotherapist. In 2016 I completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Athletic Training in North Carolina, USA and maintained my certification as a Licensed Athletic Trainer in the USA.
Education (Each Degree and Where Received)
Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training, Catawba College, North Carolina USA
Master in Physiotherapy Studies, University of Queensland
Certified in Introductory Dry Needling
Licensed Athletic Trainer in USA
Why Did You Become A Physical Therapist?
I have always been a massive sports fanatic and grew up playing every sport possible. Once I found my niche which was Tennis, I competed at a very high level including receiving a tennis scholarship to go play in the USA. I always knew that I wanted to be in a career around health and sport as I started developing a large passion for anatomy and biomechanics in high school. My bachelor’s degree fit exactly what I was after as I was able to experience working as a health care professional for athletic teams at my school as well as working in Professional Baseball during the summer breaks. I always had the intention in moving back over to this side of the world and I was lucky enough to find a Physiotherapy program that complemented my bachelor’s degree perfectly and allow me to practice in Australia.
What Do You Do When You Are Not Working (Hobbies, Community Work, Etc.)
I truly believe in a good work life balance and making the most out of the time you do have away from work. I spend a lot of my time with my loved ones, whether that be exploring and doing activities or staying in at home. I have a very competitive nature so I love hanging out with friends playing trivia, board games, going out to dinner or attending sporting events. A lot of my nights on the weekend are centered around football, including playing competitively and watching the English Premier League.
Matthew Capelo Exercise Physiologist
Matthew is an enthusiastic and personable Exercise Physiologist who prides himself on providing excellent client service and education to empower the client to achieve their health goals.
Matthew has specific interests in pain management, musculoskeletal injuries, and metabolic health management. He has experience in providing exercise therapy to a range of injuries, conditions, and disabilities.
Matthew has a Bachelor of Exercise and Nutrition Science and Masters of Clinical Exercise Physiology at the University of Queensland. He believes in assessing every individual holistically, reviewing diet, exercise habits, hobbies, and social circumstances to most effectively prescribe the best exercise program from each person.
Following graduation from his masters degree in 2017, Matthew worked as an Exercise Physiologist at the Institute for Urban Indigenous Health, ustilising his skills in prescribing exercise and education to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community in North Stradbroke Island and Wynnum.
Matthew proceeded to develop his skills in private practice in Hervey Bay, in which he sought the opportunity to work closely with NDIS Participants and specializing in Paediatric Exercise Physiology. Emerging himself into the Hervey Bay community exposed him to working with a wide range of conditions, utilizing his adaptive skills in exercise prescription.
Matthew’s clinical experience was met by the corporate industry at the Recovre Group, completing a range of workplace services, including workplace assessments, manual handling training, functional capacity assessments, and ergonomic assessments.
Matthew is now treating as a Clinical Exercise Physiologist at My Health Team. He is highly motivated to make a difference to every individual he works with, whether it be improvements in pain symptoms or the ability to perform daily activities.
On his down time, Matthew likes to play football (soccer of course), surf, and socialize with friends and family.
Samuel Stafford - Physiotherapist
For as long as he can remember, Samuel Stafford has wanted to help people. As he got older he developed a passion for all things sporty, and thoroughly enjoy exercising and moving around all day.
Through team sports in school he saw the great effects that physiotherapists could have on recovery from injuries and pain reduction.
He decided to apply both his passion for helping people and his passion for sport and exercise into a career as a physiotherapist.
He achieved his Bachelor of Physiotherapy with Honours from University of Queensland and has certification in Introductory Dry Needling.
He gained experience in private clinics before joining My Health Team Jan. 15, 2018.
When he is not working, he loves to spend time playing sports with his friends. Touch football, rugby union, Frisbee and long-distance sports are his favourites. He also enjoys reading, watching good movies, heading to the outdoors and trying new experiences.
Samuel also thinks giving back to the community is an important and worthwhile way to spend his time. Over the years he has volunteer with various organizations including coaching rugby for his former high school, Brisbane State High School.
He also participated in the 40 hour famine, the world’s greatest shave, and several other community programs that advocate for the rights of marginalized individuals and groups.
David Chen Podiatrist B. Podiatry
David has worked in private practice and aged care facilities for over 5 years. He had wanted to become a podiatrist even when he was very young. After visiting a podiatrist in his early years he beleived in the work that podiatrists did and then became one himself. With a special interest in biomechanics, custom orthotic prescription and ingrown toe nails, David has become passionate about helping people reach their full potential by eliminating their lower limb concerns.
In his spare time, he enjoys bike riding and bushwalking.
Lasca Cool – Accredited Practising Dietitian
Nutrition has been a passion of Lasca's for a long time, well before she had even graduated high school. This interest stemmed from her experience in competitive sport, where she began noticing the strong links between nutrition and general wellbeing, performance and cognition. Combined with her strong desire to help others feel their best, it was only natural that Lasca pursued a Bachelor of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences and Master of Dietetics Studies at the University of Queensland to become an Accredited Practising Dietitian with the Dietitians Association of Australia.
Lasca strongly believes in a holistic approach to health. Factors such as sleep, stress, physical activity, environment, feelings and beliefs and their impact on an individual’s nutritional status and dietary patterns are all important considerations in the big picture of health. My Health Team is a perfect fit for this vision, and Lasca joined the team in 2020, practicing out of Redcliffe and Bald Hills clinics.
Fostering positive and sustainable relationships with food using individually tailored advice is essential to helping people achieve their goals, and this is deeply engrained in Lasca's approach to nutrition. She loves food so naturally she wants you to love it too! General nutrition, weight management and chronic disease management are all areas of interest for Lasca, with a particular interest in gut health and sports nutrition. She will complete a Sports Nutrition Course in November 2018 to become an Accredited Sports Dietitian.
In her free time, Lasca enjoys spending time with family and friends, snuggling up with her two cats (dog lovers please don’t hold this against her), roaming nurseries for new plants to add to her indoor plant collection, and getting out in the sunshine (or into the gym) for a good sweat session.
Mohammad Khayrolomoor Clinical Psychologist M.Sc. B.A. MAPS MCCLP
Mohammad is a clinical psychologist with 30 years clinical experience, working in a number of different mental health services in New Zealand and Australia. He completed a Master’s of Science degree in Applied Clinical Psychology at University of Baltimore (U.S.A) and after living in Holland for a few years, he migrated to New Zealand, when he worked as a full time clinical psychologist for more than 10 years.
Mohammad migrated to Australia in 1998 and since then he has worked as senior clinical psychologist for 3 different Health Service Districts of QLD Health, and in private practice. he provides clinical psychology services, including assessment, treatment , and counselling for adults and elderly clients and his areas of expertise include treatment of all anxiety disorders (including generalised anxiety disorder, panic, phobic, obsessive -compulsive disorders, and post-traumatic stress disorder), all depressive and mood disorders, adjustment disorders, stress and trauma, rehabilitation and supportive therapy for psychotic illnesses, personal issues, couples counselling, grief counselling, assessment and screening for dementias.
Aside from being a movie fan and music enthusiast, Mohammad is a soccer tragic and while he always supports Aussies in all sports, when it comes to rugby union, he is a devoted All Blacks fan and has even performed the Hakka in a public hospital!