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.
Rebecca Fagan - Senior Physiotherapist
Rebecca has over ten years’ experience in private practice musculoskeletal physio after working in major regional hospitals and community health. She has expensive clinical skills and an empathetic approach.
She has a Bachelor of applied Science, (Physio) from Latrobe University in Melbourne and a Diploma of yoga teaching (Yoga Australia senior). Rebecca has postgraduate certificates in traditional acupuncture and dry needling and regularly tutors for the profession. She has a leadership role with the National physiotherapy profession as the Chairperson of the Acupuncture and Dry Needling Group 2016-2018.
Her clinical skills include physio, acupuncture, dry needling, laser, counselling and yoga therapy.
When appropriate, Rebecca brings in yoga therapy with exercise programs, breathing practices and mindfulness for body and mind health. She loves to empower people to reach their full potential.
Special areas of interest are back and neck pain, postural and movement imbalance, fracture and post op care, sports injuries, arm and hand injuries, women’s pre and postnatal health, chronic conditions and persisting pain.
When not working, Rebecca enjoys walking her dog along the beach, yoga classes and meditating, dancing, playing cello and music with friends.
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.
Matthew Klibbe - Podiatrist
Matt Klibbe has been a podiatrist for 17 years now. Matt graduated a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Movement Studies from UQ in 1997. From here he continued his interest of sports medicine and rehabilitation, to complete his Bachelor of Health Science in Podiatry in 2001. Matt over the years has completed further education in paediatrics, advanced biomechanics and orthotic therapies. Away from work, Matt is just as busy. Being an avid runner, he has completed a sub 3 hour marathon, run at the prestigious Boston Marathon, and represented Australia for his age group, at the World Off Road Triathlon Championships. Matt has also completed his level 2 Recreational Run coaching course. Matt brings a lively passion for all aspects of podiatry care to his work.
Justin Ho -Physiotherapist
Justin has always had a fascination with providing healthcare across lifespan. This is why geriatric care is his preferred area of work presently having worked in renown aged care facilities across AVEO, Blue care and Arcare sites. In particular, he believes exercise prescription in group exercise class settings are excellent for overall social and physical wellbeing. He ensures that every individual he treats also has the opportunity to engage in specifically tailored exercises/ rehab programs to maintain functional independence where possible.
Justin graduated with his honors in Physiotherapy from the University of Queensland, St Lucia in 2016. He is a member of the Australian Physiotherapy association and has a large network with many other clinicians across other allied health professions. He believe working in teams to provide quality hollistic care to those who require
Outside of work Justin loves keeping active with body weight exercises, badminton and running in his spare time. He also enjoys music and improvising on the piano. Most weekends, Justin believes in building stronger ties to the community around him by getting involved with his local church. He spends his weekends getting involved with a young adults group and various Sunday school programs for kids.
To broaden his scope, Justin has been developing his clinical skills further in musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapy by reading current research studies and exchanging treatment ideas with more experienced clinicians. He continues to discover his passion for physiotherapy across all age groups and enjoys helping those along the way to the best of his ability.
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.
Sam Lo Physiotherapist
Sam joined My Health Team in 2018 as a new graduate physiotherapist. He completed his studies at the University of QLD and brings to the team a hard working attitude and a devotion to improving the lives of those that he treats. Sam grew up in Hong Kong and migrated to Australia to complete his studies and commence his career as a physiotherapist.
He heads our physiotherapy team at one of our aged care facilities and practices his manual therapy skills at our private clinic at Cannon Hill.
Sam loves to keep fit and has a strong interest in soccer.
Brittany Kelly – Accredited Practising Dietitian
Nutrition has been a passion of Brittany’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 Brittany 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.
Brittany 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 Brittany joined the team in 2018, 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 Brittany’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 Brittany, 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, Brittany 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.
Lynne Hayes - Practice Manager
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.
Jessie Fox – Accredited Practising Dietitian
I became a Dietitian after much reflection. I knew I wanted to work in a field where I could help people and I have always had a keen scientific interest. I feel that helping people with their diet is such a personal and valuable privilege. There is so much bandwidth to help everyone - whether it is chronic disease management, health prevention or even helping people to have a family. Dietitians are able to help people at every stage of life. I like to consider myself a Dietitian who listens and works with patients to develop a tailored plan that doesn’t leave them feeling deprived or worried. I work hard with patients to ensure when they walk out the door they feel confident about the road ahead and that they have the power to make the changes necessary to provide their body with the best chance for long term health. I have a keen in interest in preventative health, the emerging field of gut health/microbiota.
When I am not working I enjoy spending time with my partner and also going out for Japanese or Greek style food. I enjoy time with my dogs and dream about having a menagerie of animals one day! I enjoy running, yoga and gym in my free time. Catching up for brunch with family on weekends and enjoying Manly Esplanade is always fun!