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.
Casey Pomeroy - Physiotherapist
Casey grew up on a farm in country NSW and for as long as she can remember had a passion for sports. Growing up in an active family she played netball, hockey, touch football, AFL 9’s, oz-tag, athletics, diving and swimming. She was also an elite gymnast and represented NSW and Australia and competed at national and international events all over the world.
Being part of these sporting teams she was introduced to many different physiotherapist and loved working along side them to help achieve goals and compete at an elite level. It was how she first decided she wanted to combine her passion for sport, exercise and human movement to become a physiotherapist.
After graduating high school Casey spent several years travelling and working overseas. She spent time in Salt Lake City, USA skiing and worked as an acrobat in a live circus show in the USA and Abu Dhabi.
She then moved to Queensland for to commence her studies and graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy with Honors in 2018 from Central Queensland University. She now a registered physiotherapist, a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association and has an advanced certificate in dry needling .
Outside of work, Casey enjoys an active lifestyle and spending time with friends. She is a big AFL fan, enjoys skiing, and spending time at the beach.
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.
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.
Kynan McInnes – Physiotherapist
Kynan is a new graduate physiotherapist that joined the MyHealthTeam in 2019. As well as completing a Bachelor of Physiotherapy with honours he also completed a Bachelor of Science with honours in neuroscience.
He completed a research project investigating chronic pain in whiplash and its association with post-traumatic stress symptoms. Kynan has strong interests in management of whiplash, chronic pain, stroke and other neurological conditions. He is a very personable person who believes in integrating a patient’s recovery with their lifestyle to get the best outcome for the them.
Kynan is based at our southside clinics - Windaroo, Beenleigh and Regents Park.
Outside of being a physio he is involved in a young adult’s choir and has heavy interests in music. As well as this, he is particularly keen on leading an active lifestyle through gym and swimming.
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.
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.
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!
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!