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Meet The Eight Mile Plains Team

All members of the Champion Health team have unique skills, interests and specialties.

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Building 2, Level 1/7Brandl Street, Eight Mile Plains QLD 4113

Our newest location just minutes from Garden City Westfield and both the Pacific and Gateway Motorways.

Phone: (07) 3709 5554

Fax: (07) 2104 8484

Email: EightMilePlains@champhealth.com.au

Elizabeth

Massage Therapist

Luka

Exercise Physiologist

Abbie

Exercise Physiologist

Jack

Exercise Physiologist

Barb

Psychologist

Bek

Provisional Psychologist

Taylah

Provisional Psychologist

Marlo

Diabetes Educator

Grace

Dietitian

Andrew

Physiotherapist

Lachlan Ty

Physiotherapist

Garrick

Physiotherapist

Nick

Physiotherapist

Chen

Physiotherapist

Andrew

Physiotherapist

Garrick

Physiotherapist

Nick

Physiotherapist

Elizabeth Petersen

I was born in New Zealand and moved to Victoria, Australia when I was seven.

I have been a massage therapist for nearly 20 years and joined the Champion Health team in 2021.

My favourite part about being a massage therapist is helping people feel better mentally and physically through conversation and touch. 

Outside of work, I love the outdoors and spending walking my dogs.

My massage team specialty is teaching and providing couples massages and using various tools to elicit stress relief, peace of mind and improve self-esteem. 

Areas of Interest

  • Couples Massage
  • Beauty Treatment such as Facials
  • Pregnancy Massage
  • Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) Massage
  • Dry Needling
  • Cupping

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Luka Matic

I was born and raised in Brisbane and have been an Exercise Physiologist since 2023.

My favourite part about being an Exercise Physiologist at Champion Health guiding individuals to find their version of well-being and health.

Outside of work you’ll find me hiking, boxing and playing basketball.

I am also fluent in both reading and writing Serbian.

Areas of Interest

  • Soccer, Basketball & Tennis Athletes
  • Chronic Lower Back Pain
  • Knee Conditions
  • Pre & Post Surgical Rehabilitation

Abbie Russell

I was born in Brisbane and raised in Logan and graduated as an Exercise Physiologist in 2022.

My favourite part about being an Exercise Physiologist is having the chance to permanently improve somebody’s health and independence with a team of health professionals.

Outside of work you will find me outdoors hiking, camping or even at the beach with my family and friends.

Here’s a fun fact, sometimes I even dabble in tennis and athletics.

My area of interest as an exercise physiologist is primarily in neurological and musculoskeletal conditions.

Areas of Interest

  • Neurological Conditions: Strokes, Spinal Injuries, Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebral Palsy.

  • Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation; knees, shoulders and lower back conditions
  • Diabetes; Type 1 and Type 2

  • Cardiorespiratory Conditions; Heart Attack, COPD, Bronchitis, Asthma
  • Hydrotherapy

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Jack Bolton

I was born and raised in Brisbane and have been an Exercise Physiologist since 2022.

My favourite part about being an Exercise Physiologist at Champion Health is using my skills in Hydrotherapy to help people gain independence, build exercise capacity and reduce pain.

Outside work, I’m an avid soccer player and always keen to play team sports or computer games.

My specialty as an exercise physiologist is using Hydrotherapy to guide people with restrictive conditions to experience the freedom of the water!

Areas of Interest

  • Neurodivergent; Autism & ADHD
  • Down Syndrome
  • Neurological Conditions; Mutliple Sclerosis & Sina Bifida
  • Functional Neurological Disorder (FND)

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Barbara Rallis

I was raised around the Brisbane and Gold Coast areas and joined the Champion Health team in 2023.

Prior to my career in psychology, I worked in the forensic field for 18 years in multiple roles with corrective services and the police.

My desire to help people achieve their full potential is what led me to become a psychologist.

My favourite part about being a psychologist is helping people achieve their authentic selves.

When we embrace who we are and learn to maximise our positives as well as work with our challenges; then the magic of life truly begins!

My area of interest is eclectic therapy — I adapt to the needs of each client, using a multi-modal approach to achieve the best possible outcomes.

I’m particularly experienced with forensic psychology and complex presentations including NDIS, trauma, emergency, security and armed services.

Remember, you don’t need to have a ‘condition’ see a psychologist… psychology is about getting you to operate at YOUR BEST.

Areas of Interest

  • Depression & Anxiety
  • Trauma & Stress Disorders
  • Developmental / Pediatric
  • Psychological Assessment including NDIS
  • Behavioural psychology and positive behaviour support (PBS)
  • Positive Psychology
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Eating Disorders

Rebekah Arrell

I was born in Brisbane but was raised in the rural settings of Mackay, Emerald and Kingaroy.

My favourite part about being a Psychologist at Champion Health is helping people make sustainable, long term change.

I am fascinated by people’s stories and I enjoy helping those who feel vulnerable find their feet and inner composure again.

My approach is holistic with collaboration from other team members. I use a range of different therapies including; acceptance and commitment, cognitive behavioural and dialectical behaviour.

Outside of work you’ll catch me exploring new areas and travelling; I’ve lived in many places, even in Scotland!

Areas of Interest

  • Depression and Anxiety disorders
  • Trauma & Stress Disorders
  • Substance Misuse & Addictions
  • Relationships and communication
  • Psychological Assessment including: NDIS
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder, Aspergers
  • Neurodivergent Thinking
  • LGBTQIA+ perspectives

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Taylah Foster

I was born and raised in Western Australia and the Northern Territory.

I moved to QLD in 2022 and have since called it home.

My favourite part about being a Psychologist is providing clarity and empowering people to navigate life on their terms for maximum fulfillment.

Outside of work you’ll catch me at live music events and practicing golf at the driving range.

Areas of Interest

  • Work Injuries
  • Trauma & Stress Disorders
  • ACT & CBT Practitioner
  • Psychological Assessment for NDIS
  • LGBTQIA+
  • Relationships and communication

Marlo Elms

Currently on Maternity leave until till mid '24

I was born and raised in Brisbane and joined the Champion Health team in 2022.

Previously I travelled for several years around Australia, working as a dietitian & diabetic educator in various areas before returning to Brisbane in 2022.  

My favourite part about being a diabetes educator and dietitian is that I get to break down the confusion and myths around food and illness. I create individual-specific eating habits and realistic timeframes for every lifestyle and goal.

Nothing is more exciting than hearing someone tell me they’re relieved knowing what they can do and not what they can’t.

Outside work, you’ll catch me powerlifting in the gym, walking my dogs, drinking too much coffee, and eating out regularly.

My specialty in the dietetics team is as the diabetes educator!

Areas of Interest

  • Disability support and enteral feeding
  • Pre & post bariatric surgery
  • Geriatric nutrition
  • Metabolic Conditions; Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes, Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease, hypercholesterolemia (high cholesterol)

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Grace Conforti

I was born and raised on the Gold Coast, QLD and graduated as a Dietitian & Nutritionist in 2022.

My favourite part about being a Dietitian at Champion Health is getting to create nutrition habits & routines that are tailored to an individuals style and preferences.

Often, people think there’s a ‘perfect’ way to eat that anyone can follow… but it’s not true!

Outside of work, I love to travel and be physically active.

Here’s a fun fact; growing up I was a gymnast and used to train 30+ hours per week!

My area of interest as a dietitian is around eating behaviours and mental health, especially in female athletes.

Areas of Interest

  • Eating Disorders & Disordered Eating Patterns such as; obesity, anorexia & bulimia

  • Cardiovascular Disease; dyslipidaemia, coronary heart disease, heart failure, stroke, diabetes.

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Andrew Evans

I was born and raised in the Darling Downs region and moved to Townsville in 2015 to complete my Physiotherapy degree.

Prior to joining Champion Health in 2024, I worked within the Australian Defence Force in various roles for over 15 years. I have a wide range of experience providing medical support for national and international sporting competitions, including Rugby Union and Hockey.

My favourite part about being a Physiotherapist is supporting clients to overcome the barriers of pain and dysfunction, to restore their health and fitness, and enable them to reach their goals.

Outside of work, I enjoy endurance sports including mountain biking, distance running, and triathlons, as well as spending time with my family and friends.

My specialties as a physiotherapist are in lower limb running injuries and complex rehabilitation to help people return to work or elite sport.

Areas of Interest

  • Musculoskeletal and Sports injuries
  • Pre and Post-operative rehabilitation
  • Complex Work Injuries
  • Rehabilitation to advanced and elite levels of sport
  • Defence Veterans Health: complex and chronic injuries, PSTD, anxiety and depression
  • Endurance Sports: distance running, road cycling, mountain biking, rowing and triathlon

Lachlan Ty Smith

I was born and raised in Brisbane and joined the Champion Health team in 2023.

My favorite part about being a Physiotherapist is meeting people from all walks of life and helping them achieve their goals.

I believe in a personalized approach where the first step is listening to client’s stories, understanding their condition and creating realistic results!

Outside work, you’ll find me watching anything sport related – particularly rugby league, socializing with friends and family or adventuring.

My specialty as a physiotherapist is in sports related injuries and chronic pain… especially athletes with chronic pain!

Areas of Interest

  • Kicking Sports:  soccer, football, afl
  • Contact Sports: rugby league, rugby union, boxing and MMA
  • Chronic and persistent pain in athletes lasting more than 6 months.

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Garrick Harding-Smith

I was born and raised in Brisbane and joined the Champion Health team in 2017.

Recently I finished my physiotherapy degree, so now I am a dual-qualified physiotherapist and exercise physiologist at Champion Health!

My favourite part about being a health professional is helping clients get back to the life they used to have before their injury or concern.

Outside work, you’ll find me playing golf, drinking a beer, watching Rugby and socializing with friends and family.

My specialty as an exercise physiologist & physiotherapist is in looking after Veterans and Gray Nomads.

Areas of Interest

  • Veterans; PTSD, schizophrenia, anxiety, depression, complex and chronic injuries
  • Athletics injuries; long jump, high jump, track and field, shotput, discus, javelin.
  • Gray Nomads; exercise prescription for regular travellers to keep great health

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Nick Benson

I was born in Minnesota, United States and went to university in Arizona.

Before I joined the Champion Health team in 2023 I was a collegiate NCAA D1 diver competing nationally for 4 years.

My favorite part about being a physiotherapist is challenging people to reach health goals they didn’t think were possible.

Outside of work you’ll catch me either travelling overseas or at the beach, hiking or playing volleyball.

My special interest as a physiotherapist is in gymnastics, athletics and neurological conditions.

Areas of Interest

  • Gymnastics
  • Athletics
  • Diving
  • Mixed Martial Arts & Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

  • Spinal Injuries & Stroke

  • Parkinson’s Disease

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Chen Chen

I was born and raised in Taiwan and moved to Australia in 2020 to pursue a career as a physiotherapist.

I developed an interest in physiotherapy after getting ACL injuries playing basketball and becoming a coach assistant.

Outside of work, you will find me traveling, watching basketball games or at the beach.

I am also fluent in Mandarin.

My area of interest as a physiotherapist is working with women’s health conditions and female athletes particularly with acute or chronic ACL injuries.

Areas of Interest

  • Hydrotherapy
  • Acute or chronic ACL injuries
  • Women’s health conditions – antenatal or postnatal care, pelvic girdle pain, pelvic floor dysfunction, incontinence, polycystic ovarian syndrome pain, pregnancy related pain and more!

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