Staff

PHYSIOTHERAPISTS

Atim Davey
Bachelor of Physiotherapy

Atim Davey graduated in Melbourne in 2001 at La Trobe University. He has a variety of experience gained from treating all around Australia and overseas. He adopts a collective approach to physiotherapy treatment utilising a plethora of different techniques. He has over ten years of extensive experience with high profile sporting clubs covering all sorts of codes, clinical and exercise pilates training across four different styles, thorough assessment and treatment of compensable patients, general injuries and dysfunctions of all age groups.

Before establishing ACE Sports Medicine he was in charge of the physiotherapy department and assisted with operations at one of the largest multidisciplinary private practices in Australia. Previously he was the general manager of a physiotherapy company developing over ten private practices across Brisbane and the Gold Coast during his occupancy. Prior to this he was the head physiotherapist of the Australian Defence Force (army, navy and air force) in the Northern Territory. These are just some of the senior positions that he has held throughout his vast career not including the extensive work with numerous sporting teams ranging from AFL and NRL teams to Australian and state level athletes.

Atim has a keen interest in ALL sporting injuries, shoulder, knee, hip and ankle conditions, TMJ (jaw) dysfunction, pilates, core strength retraining, occupational health, post operative rehabilitation and hydrotherapy.

Atim was introduced to physiotherapy at a young age suffering numerous injuries whilst participating in as many sports as possible. Unfortunately these injuries have prevented him from competing at a high level and while awaiting his tenth reconstructive surgery on different body areas he currently partakes in cycling and golf to maintain his fitness.

Being unable to perform the sports he loves he has taken a keen interest in helping people of all ages to perform at their best so they can enjoy life to its fullest.

Atim is also a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association and Sports Physiotherapy Association & Certified in Biomechanical Bicycle Assessments.

Trupti Patel
Bachelor of Physiotherapy

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Trupti Patel has practised physiotherapy both in Australia and India. She has experience in various hospitals, aged care facility and private practices. She has extended her physiotherapy knowledge to include dry needling and is a qualified clinical Pilates instructor.

Trupti specialises in womens health and sports injuries.

You’ll find Trupti to be an enthusiastic and caring physiotherapist with a passion for biomechanics. She utilises her knowledge of sporting biomechanics to better understand the injury process, what has caused it, and to expedite your injury rehabilitation.

Trupti harnesses a strong interest in musculoskeletal physiotherapy particularly in the areas of shoulder dysfunction, lumbo-pelvic instability, muscular imbalances and musculoskeletal injuries and dry needling. She strives to collaboratively work with patients to ultimately achieve personal self-management and functional return to lifestyle, occupational and sporting activities.

Outside of work she has a passion for practicing yoga, swimming and dancing. She is also keen about further exploring the diverse and beautiful country of Australia.

PODIATRIST

Melanie Wu
Bachelor of Health Science (Podiatry) (Hons) M.A.Pod.A (Qld)

Melanie runs her toe-tal Podiatry practice from inside ACE Sports Medicine. Melanie graduated from Queensland University of Technology in 2010 with a Bachelor of Health Science (Podiatry) with Honours.  She is a member of the Australian Podiatry Association (QLD) and regularly attends meetings and conferences.

Melanie has a broad interest in all areas of podiatry, in particular lower limb biomechanics.  She developed a keen interest in sporting biomechanics and injuries as well as musculoskeletal injuries while she was involved heavily with sports herself – competing in numerous sporting teams and nationally for hurdles and javelin.  It was during this time that Melanie aspired to be a Podiatrist after realising the importance of the lower limb in all aspects of life for both the young and elderly, whether in the sporting arena or during general day to day activities.  Melanie uses biomechanical assessment and gait analysis’ to proficiently determine if orthotic therapy is beneficial for her clients.  These in turn assist in the treatment of abnormalities in the foot, ankle and/or knee.

It is very important to Melanie that all her patients achieve their individual goals whether that be improving mobility, their sporting goals and/or personal ambitions.

In her spare time she enjoys keeping fit by playing sport, competing in triathlons with her newly wed husband and going to the gym.  She also has a love for music – whether it’s listening to it live or playing the drums at gigs around Brisbane.

EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGISTS

Amar Melandri
Bachelor of Applied Science

Amar 1Amar graduated with his Bachelor of Applied Science from Queensland University of Technology as well as being an Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) with ESSA. His love for sport led him to this profession where he represented at state level with football (soccer), cricket and athletics. AFL, tennis and rugby (Go! All Blacks) are also passions where he has worked with various levels of athletes in these sports which has now led him to undertake his Masters within the area.

Originally from Perth, Amar’s psychology in exercise physiology is more a rounded lifestyle approach with long term and sustained benefits. His principles are in developing a foundation to prevent injuries, grow in a functional and athletic capacity in movement mechanics, maintenance of cardiac, respiratory and metabolic conditions, eventually to live a better quality of life.

Antonio McCray
Bachelor of Exercise Science and Physical Education

Whilst obtaining his Bachelor Degree, Antonio was also pursuing a professional sports career. As an elite athlete, he was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to compete in a variety of University level sports, US Olympic Trials and NFL tryouts.

After completing a Bachelor Degree in Exercise and Physical Education, focusing on the biomechanics of human movement, Antonio was offered a position as an assistant strength and conditioning coach for Arkansas State University, USA. It was here that he began to implement and develop his skills and knowledge as a high performance coach and Exercise Physiologist. He achieved great success at this university and became highly sought after so it wasn’t long before he was offered positions at some of the top ranking Universities in the USA, North Western University and Southern Methodist University.

Antonio is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) with ESSA and specialises in functional strength, movement mechanics, injury prevention and chronic diseases.

  • Masters Degree in Sports Studies Management -United States Sports Academy
  • Bachelor Degree in Exercise Science, Bio-mechanics and Physical Education- Salisbury
  • University Accredited Exercise Physiologist – Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA)
  • Accredited Exercise Scientist – Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA)
  • Certified Personal/Group Trainer -Kinect Australia Certified Teacher EDU QLD
  • Certified Weightlifting USA Level I Coach
  • Certified Track and Field USA
  • Level I Coach
  • Certified First Aid and CPR

MASSAGE THERAPISTS

Danny Sheridan
Diploma of remedial massage/neuromuscular and physical therapy

Danny is originally from Donegal in Ireland, having landed in Australia in 2010. After graduating with a qualification in Neuromuscular and Physical Therapy including Orthopedic Sports Massage in 2008 from the NTC in Dublin. Danny worked closely with sporting teams back in Ireland for several years before deciding to move to Australia. Since arriving in Australia he has developed his soft tissue skills working with some elite athletes in rugby, boxing, water polo, triathlon, swimming and has worked with the Brisbane Bronco’s.

He has a keen interest in Shoulder and Low Back injuries as well as Sporting and work place posture related ailments.

Techniques used include: deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, postional release, myofascial release and MET stretching of soft tissue structures.

Away from the clinic Danny spends his spare time attempting crossfit, playing Gaelic football and occasionally surviving a half marathon or triathlon.

Danny enjoys working in a multi disciplinary clinic as it encourages continuous development of his skills.

Sally Plowman

Diploma of Remedial Therapy, Diploma in Sports Massage

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With having past experience of being a semi-professional basketball player, I have had a few major injuries and this has helped me have a great empathy for my clients aches and pains.

I have been in the health industry for over 15 years and have worked with Physiotherapists for a majority of that time, and mainly in the Mt Gravatt area.  I’ve had the pleasure to work with WNBL, NBL, ARU players, Pro-Boxer, and Pro-Triathletes.

With my main techniques of Trigger Point Therapy, Deep Tissue Massage and postural alignment and other soft tissue therapies, I have helped many people return to their chosen sport or activity and helped keep them happy and healthy.

I enjoy bush walking and going to the beach and the occasional game still.

Rosalie Northway
Diploma of Remedial Massage

Rosy has a long history of working within the health sector as a Registered Nurse and in recent years as a massage therapist.

She is a very motivated and positive person with a passion for helping people to improve their quality of life.  Her personal and professional experiences have provided her with a great awareness of the human body necessary for effectively treating clients through massage.  Treatments are specific to a clients individual needs and may include remedial massage, active trigger point release, sports massage, manual lymphatic drainage, myofascial cupping, or relaxation massage.

She keeps up to date with latest developments in massage by regularly attending, training courses, and is a member of the Australian Association of Massage Therapists.

Rosy particularly enjoys working in a multi-disciplinary clinic like ACE sports medicine as it gives her the opportunity to learn and work more holistically.

When Rosy is not working you can find her out mountain biking for fun or training for the next race.

Rob Hillas
Remedial Massage Therapist

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Rob is a former tradesman within the construction industry.  After having several injuries he retrained in Remedial Massage Therapy due to his interest in the human body and how it related to his many years involved in Martial Arts Training.  He is now a Black Belt in Karate.

 

 

 

 

 

DIETITION

Healthy Lifestyles Australia

 

Initial consultations are between 30-45 minutes and review appointments are between 20-30 minutes. Clients can be bulk-billed as part of the Enhanced Primary Care program signed off by their doctor. All other clients can receive rebates through their private health fund.

 RECEPTIONISTS

Sandy Hirst

Sandy photo webSandy has a broad range of experience working mainly in the medical and administration fields. She has worked in the areas of mental health, thoracic, sleep disorders and in a major hospital in New Zealand as a medical photographer.

She has further bachelor qualifications and interests in media arts, photography, film, painting, sculpture and graphic design. Sandy has had her own creative business where she supplied all the photography, video and stationery for weddings, set up conferences with audio visual technology, filming, DVD productions, PowerPoint presentations and resource material for large organisations such as the Cancer Society. She found this process challenging and fun to follow through with the client and see the outcomes develop and grow. 

Sandy’s other personal interests are kayak touring, hiking and exploring,  rock n roll dancing which she has been doing for over 15 years for fitness, fun and competition.

Rosy Cartmill

Rosy-9596I am currently studying a Bachelor of Exercise and Movement Science at the Queensland University of Technology with the aspiration of studying a Masters of Physiotherapy studies after graduation.

I moved up from the Gold Coast at the start of 2013 due to my heavy involvement in rowing. As a result of my sporting background I would love to work with athletes as a career. My ideal job would be to travel around the world with different sporting teams as their Physiotherapist.

Jasmine Hirst

Jasmine has a certificate in hairdressing which she has been doing for the last 8 years.  She recently moved to Australia from New Zealand with her fiance.

She has a love of technology and is always up for a challenge.

Jasmine’s hobbies include scrapbooking, exercising at the gym, Rock n Roll dancing, indoor netball and spending time with friends and family.

 

Raquel Dubois

Raquel Dubois

Raquel graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (majoring in Psychology and Comparative Religions) from the University of Queensland and is currently studying a Master in Mental Health at UQ through the School of Medicine.

She also holds a Diploma in Body Massage and various certifications in body psychotherapy and energy medicine, as well as other massage modalities.  She works in private practice as a holistic counsellor, body worker and healer.

She spent 13 years living, working and travelling abroad and acquired a diverse set of skills that focused on communications, marketing and recruitment.

She recently completed editing a handbook of acupuncture and a spiritual novel.  In her spare time she practises yoga, creates raw desserts, cooks healthy food and reads books about Buddhism, meditation and psychology.

Charlie Kiemann

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