Meet our Physiologists

What we do

Live Well Rehab offers physiology and dietetic services for a wide range of common health conditions, injuries and rehabilitation needs.

Physiologists are Qualified Health Professionals

The advice and treatment provided at Live Well Rehab incorporates advanced scientific understanding of the role that nutrition and exercise play in human health.

Our onsite facilities include exercise equipment so you practice prescribed exercises with your physiologist to ensure you learn correct exercise techniques for your treatment.

Appointments Available – No Referral Required

You may be referred to us by your doctor but you are also welcome to organise an appointment without a referral.

Meet our Physiologists

Brendan McCann

Brendan McCann

Accredited Exercise Physiologist

Qualifications: Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Movement Studies). AEP ESSAM

Previous Work in the field: Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach Queensland Reds 2010-11. Assistant Cardiac Technician Princess Alexandra Hospital 2008.

Exercise Physiologist since: 2011

Speciality areas: Post-operative musculoskeletal rehabilitation. Management of chronic diseases in particular osteoarthritis, heart disease & chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Falls prevention.

Most satisfying thing about your job: Seeing clients arrive at the clinic in debilitating pain and leaving with a smile on their face and a spring in their step. The best thing about my job is the people that I get to work with. Meeting all these interesting and lovely clients and helping them to reach their fitness and functional goals makes me love coming to work.

Health care tip: Exercise shouldn’t be a chore. Make it fun.

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Mick Gray

Practice Manager Lawnton

Qualifications: Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Science, ESSA Member, Accredited Exercise Physiologist

Previous Work in the field: Strength and conditioning rugby coach in UK military.

Exercise Physiologist since: 2014

Speciality areas: Chronic disease management, Cardiac rehabilitation and metabolic conditioning, Post-operative musculoskeletal rehabilitation, Falls prevention.

Most satisfying thing about your job: Helping clients’ improve their quality of life through exercise and seeing them reach their health and fitness goals.

Melinda Weaver

Melinda Weaver

Accredited Exercise Physiologist

Qualifications: Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology, AEP ESSAM

Exercise Physiologist since: April 2013

Speciality areas: Prescribing clinical physical activity, lifestyle and behavioural modification in the prevention and management of injuries as well as chronic diseases.

Most satisfying thing about your job: Being able to maximise a client’s ability to move and function by eliminating their pain and symptoms, enhancing their quality of life and enabling them to manage their symptoms independently.

Caitlyn Huth

Caitlyn Huth

Accredited Exercise Physiologist

Qualifications: BClinExSc ESSAM AEP

Previous Work in the field: Practical work experience at University of the Sunshine Coast Gymnasium, Sporting Wheelies and Disabilities Association, Respiratory Investigation Unit (Prince Charles Hospital) and Live Well Rehab.

Exercise Physiologist since: December 2015

Speciality areas: Providing education and personalised exercise prescription for active lifestyle changes in the management of chronic diseases, pain management and falls prevention.

Most satisfying thing about your job: Helping people to understand that exercise is not just for “fit” people, it’s about having the healthy and happy body that everyone deserves.

KAYLA THORNHILL

KAYLA THORNHILL

Accredited Practicing Dietitian

Masters of Nutrition and Dietetics (Distinction) – University of Wollongong

Bachelor of Nutrition Science (Distinction) – University of Wollongong

Book a consultation with Kayla so you can improve your health together.

A bit about Kayla.

What sectors do you have experience in?

I am continually expanding my expertise and would love to help you achieve the healthiest version of yourself, creating realistic dietary goals.

What do you enjoy to do with your time?

I am often seen going to the beach, the park or for bush walks with the family. I try and make the most of the beautiful Queensland weather and get outdoors throughout the days. If I’m not out and about I am usually grocery shopping as I enjoy cooking and creating new innovative recipes. After all, I became a Dietitian because I LOVE food, not because I want to scare people from it

Diet tip?

Your body is the most important vehicle you’ll ever own, nourish it and it’ll get you to your dreams.

Wian Van Heerden

Accredited Exercise Physiologist

Qualifications: BClinExSc ESSAM AEP AES

Previous Work in the field: Rugby League Strength and Conditioning Coach.

Diabetes Educator since: 2017

Speciality areas: Chronic disease management, musculoskeletal rehabilitation, lifestyle and behavioural change to positively impact quality of life.

Most satisfying thing about your job: Seeing people return to the activities they love after overcoming a debilitating condition.

Health care tip: Move as well as you can, then move as often as you can.