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.
Nicolas Mascali - Physiotherapist
Physiotherapist Nicolas Mascali was motivated to pursue a career as a physiotherapist because he wanted to reduce preventable aging and deconditioning related decline in health.
He completed a Bachelor’s of Sports Science from Queensland University of Technology and Masters in Physiotherapy Studies, University of Queensland.
He has completed certifications in Dry Needling, Sports Level One, Mulligan’s Upper Quadrant, and Strength and Conditioning, Level One. He has particular expertise in disagnosing and treating a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions.
He is a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association.
He received his experience in hospital settings prior to joining the My Health Team in August 2014.
When he is not working he enjoys judo, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, wrestling, strength training and brewing craft beer.
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.
Jen Pietersz - Physiotherapist
Jen Pietersz obtained her Bachelor of Physiotherapy from the Australian Catholic University in 2015. She worked in aged care for 12 months before joining My Health Team in August, 2016.
She has worked with a wide range of clients with acute and chronic conditions including continence, men’s and women’s health issues, musculoskeletal conditions, cardiorespiratory conditions, and clients with chronic pain.
She is passionate about helping people achieve a high quality of life and their personal goals through manual therapy, dry needling, exercise, education and self-management strategies. Jen sees clients of all ages and in all stages of life.
Her interests outside physiotherapy and health include reading mystery novels, playing the cello, exercise and sleep delivery. She also loves spending time with her family and friends and travelling.
Brady Watt - Physiotherapist
Kylie Fleming - Front of Staff’
Mark Strong - Massage Therapist
Mark Strong, who joined My Health Team in Redcliffe in 2018, has a Diploma of Applied Science from the University of Queensland as well as Certificate 4, Remedial Massage Therapy, Certificate 4 Frontline Management, and Certificate 4, Workplace Training and Assessment.
His certifications include Cupping Therapy and Senior First Aid.
Prior to joining My Health Team, he owned and managed his sports remedial massage business for seven years. Originally based in Narangba, he later moved to the Redcliffe Peninsula and Scarborough.
He built a client base comprising a combination of corporate and clinical treatments working from sport and gym establishments.
His specialties in massage therapy include deep tissue, sports, Swedish/relaxation, corporate, trigger points, remedial and cupping.
Mark says he became a massage therapist because he was always being involved in the health industry through his sports and working career.
Growing up in the country, he says he lived a healthy and very active life which carried through to his teens and later into his adult life.
“Being very active I required regular treatments with health professionals,” he says. “It was through the proven therapeutic influence of my remedial massage therapist that I decided that I wanted a career in helping other people in the way she helped me.”
He decided he wanted to learn the skills to facilitate helping people to repair aches and pains associated with their training, work and family environments. Specifically, he was interested in helping them increase their range of movement and flexibility, and the strengths components of their training lifestyle.
When he is not working, Mark enjoys an active outdoor lifestyle consisting of surfing, running, cycling, swimming and camping. He also enjoys boating, jet-skiing and fishing.
He also organizes and runs small groups on hikes throughout the Southeast including night hikes. He actively aims to promote community groups and bring people together.
Mark also likes to travel and meet new people and learn different attributes of life that help to make all of us unique. He is a highly approachable person who looks forward to assisting people any way that he can.
Lynne Hayes Reception
Lynn Hayes joined the office team of My Health Team in 2018, working out of the Redcliffe location.
She has 30 years of experience working in the fields of business development management, corporate accounts management, area management, visual merchandising and customer service, providing outstanding results and experience.
She has Certificate 3 in Community Services and Certificate 3 in Business Office Administration.
She describes herself as a “creative local” who has a passion for the Redcliffe Peninsula.
In 2017 she created a local community Facebook group with a strong “commUNITY” focus promoting the Shop Local mindset, sharing information and helping others.
She also loves to walk each day along the foreshore with her dog and spend time with her four amazing children.