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.
Hayden Say Exercise Physiologist
Hayden has always been involved with exercise and is constantly amazed by the everlasting benefits it has on our body. As an Exercise Physiologist he hopes to prove these benefits to you and show you how you can better yourself not only physically but also mentally. Hayden is also a big advocate to push everyone he sees to enjoy exercise and implement it seamlessly into their everyday life.
Hayden has a Bachelor of Exercise Physiology and Rehabilitation from the University of Canberra. He then started his career in a small town in southern NSW called Pambula, where he worked with a variety of clients aiding to prevent, manage and improve their chronic health conditions. From there Hayden has made a move to Brisbane for a change in lifestyle and to benefit from what the wonderful people of Redcliffe have to offer.
Hayden has specific interests in musculoskeletal injuries, metabolic health conditions and the use of exercise to delay cognitive decline. He has experience in providing exercise interventions to a range of chronic conditions, disabilities, and injuries. In this experienced gain Hayden has gained a strong belief in getting to know each individual first by reviewing; exercise habits, interests/hobbies, goals/intentions, and any other important factors that may be different to each treatment approach.
Hayden is now working as a Clinical Exercise Physiologist full time at My Health Team. He is highly dedicated to everyone he sees and cannot wait to start making improvements with you all.
On his down time, Hayden enjoys going to the beach, watching, and playing sport, staying physically active and hanging out with friends and family.
Connor Gilliland Physiotherapist
I cleared my Bachelors in Physiotherapy in 2010 from India. I have about 11 years of experience out of which, 8 years were overseas and the last 3 years here in Australia. My overseas experience accounts for a hospital( Acute and rehab), private and community setting. When working overseas, I found my true calling that is the aged population. It amazed me how the human body changes as it ages and how different conditions affected the aging population. I moved here in Australia to complete my Masters in Rehab ( Gerontological physiotherapy), which I completed in December 2020 from Australian Catholic University. This course has equipped me with the knowledge to provide a holistic management and enhance participation for complex aged care populations.
In Australia, I have been lucky to work in Aged care and private settings, however I have been inclined to working with the aged population and hence have worked in Aged care facilities providing them with Pain management programs, fall prevention assessments and management, rehabilitation, assessment and implementation of manual handling programs for the residents and staff.
In my free time, I like travelling, exploring new places and enjoy cooking as a stress management technique
Diti Bigaria Physiotherapist
Diti has completed her Masters in Physiotherapist and currents runs our aged care program at both Narangba And Sea Brae Manor sites.
James Adkins Exercise Physiologist
James completed his Bachelor of Exercise Sport science from the Australian Catholic University (ACU) in 2017 and has had the opportunity to work with many different sporting teams within Brisbane. Most recently, James was the head of sport science for Mitchelton Women’s Premier League, leading them to a Injury free premiership for 2 consecutive years.James took the next step in progressing his academic career by successfully completing his Masters of Clinical Exercise Physiology.
During his final year of study James had exposure to an abundance of different demographics as he temporarily relocated to Mt Isa for 2 months working in the centre for rural and remote health. An experience he says made him a far better person and even better practitioner.James understands that the road to better health isn’t linear, otherwise allied health professionals would be obsolete. Therefore he will always strive to deliver a holistic approach when assisting clients, going up and beyond to ensure they receive the best possible care at My Health Team.Areas of particular interest include but are not limited to: aboriginal/community health diabetes management and cardiopulmonary rehabilitation.
In his spare time James enjoys playing any sport possible but mainly enjoys triathlons. You will frequently see him either swimming, riding or running in preparation for either his next marathon or full Ironman.
Marco Dodds General Psychologist
Marco is a psychologist with 8+ years clinical experience. He graduated from La Trobe University with a Bachelor in Psychological Science with Honours in 2009. Marco has worked in various roles over the last decade to hone his skills as a psychologist. In 2013 he commenced his pathway to becoming a psychologist while working for NSW Department of Health in their Community Mental Health team. He worked with both the Adult team, as well as the Child and Adolescent team. He spent 6 years in this role before working for two years for the NSW Department of Education. Here he was a School Psychologist in Primary and Secondary schools. He has also worked in private practice. His most recent role before MyHealthTeam was in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) space.
Marco has a special interest in working with adolescents and young adults as they navigate their way towards adulthood. He utilises various therapeutic influences such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to provide effective, tailored care. He is comfortable seeing individuals, with experience in an array of mental health presentations including depression, anxiety, stress, grief, anger and trauma. Marco is also a psychology board-approved supervisor and has an interest in developing the profession by offering supervision to other psychologists.
When he isn't supporting others through his work, he enjoys time with his family, and engaging in various creative pursuits such as playing guitar, singing, and drawing."
Peta Poole Reception
In 2017 I graduated from the Australasian College of Natural Therapies with and Advanced Diploma in Western Herbal Medicine. I found myself captivated by the knowledge that I gained during my study so I ended up going on to complet a Bachelor of Health Science.
During my studies I developed a passion for health care, in particular a holistic approach to working with people to achieve their health goals.
This is what drew me to working with My Health Team as the practitioners here all share my passion for holistic care and working with the clients on their health journey.
Emma Barton Reception
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.
Rhonda Li Dietician Master of Dietetic Studies
Rhonda Li is an Accredited Practising Dietitian who has completed her Master of Dietetic Studies at the University of Queensland and holds a Bachelor degree in Exercise and Nutrition Sciences. With her knowledge in nutrition and exercise, she advocates for a holistic approach to health and believes that working in a multidisciplinary team is the perfect setting. She has had experience working within aged care facilities, community and private practice clinics over the past 5 years. Rhonda provides nutrition services in a range of different areas such as chronic disease management and weight management and has special interest in diabetes management and nutrition in older adults. In her spare time, she enjoys practicing yoga, hiking and board games.
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!