Ace Health Centre

Physiotherapy | 3D Orthotics | Pilates

Podiatry | Massage | Exercise Physiology

Mermaid Waters / Broadbeach / Nerang / Robina

Gold Coast

(07) 5572 6222

The Story Behind

We aim to provide our clients with a state of the art service, using up to date technology and advanced treatment methods to have you “injury free” and feeling great again as soon as possible.

Originally started out as a Podiatry Clinic in Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast back in 2014, we soon moved on to better things, renting out a fully equipped location in Miami, gradually upgrading the facility to our Clear island waters location on the Gold Coast.

After sharing the surgery with other allied health professionals to complement our podiatry services for the first few months, we felt the time was right to bring in a Physiotherapist and massage therapist under the ACE brand and reached out to qualified health professionals on the Gold Coast and Greater Brisbane area.

Adding Physiotherapy Podiatry, 3D Orthotics, Pilates, Massage & Exercise Physiology to our services in combination with Mermaid, Robina, Clear Island Waters, Nerang and Broadbeach excellent infrastructure enables us to provide individual treatments and customised recovery plans for a broad range of injuries for our beloved ACE Health community.

We strive for innovation without compromising quality, and our vision is to continue to evolve as the next generation Health Centre on the Gold Coast. We work tirelessly to add new services and health experts to our arsenal to be able to cater to a broad range of injuries and customer needs.

We are members of Sports Medicine Australia, aiming to provide the latest and most revolutionised form of proven treatments for a broad range of injuries and needs. HICAPS is available onsite at all of our locations for easy payment. Located in Clear Island Waters, close to Broadbeach, Mermaid and Robina as well as our Podiatry clinic in Nerang with free parking available, and strategically close to public transport makes us the perfect option for convenient and hassle-free treatments for the entire family.

WHY CHOOSE US?

We have experienced and professional pracitioners – practitioners have many years post-grad experience
We remind you of your appointment to get the most out of your treatment
We provide you education about your condition and advice on self management
We provide HICAPS onsite to claim on the spot rebates with your health funds for all services
We provide early morning appointments as early as 7am and late evening appointments as late as 7pm
We provide free parking at both our locations in Clear Island Waters and Nerang
We provide high quality services, high quality treatments and high quality results
If we cannot help you we will not hesitate in referring you to someone who can

Your Practitioners

  • Patricia de Oliveira
    Patricia de Oliveira Massage - BSc Physiotherapy (Brazil), Massage therapist

    Patricia completed a Bachelors degree in Physiotherapy in Brazil in 2006. After graduating, she started working with Equitherapy (a multidisciplinary animal assisted therapy making use of horses) for children with physical and cognitive disabilities, such as cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, among others.  Her passion for horses and kids took her this way and she had spent years involved in this area. At the same time, Patricia started attending elderly people at home for a mobile Physiotherapy service, which brought her a lot of experience in another occupation area.

    Over the years, she also performed in other jobs different from physiotherapy, as to attend a personal need of learning other subjects and exploring additional skills and interests she discovered with time.

    Arriving in the Gold Coast in 2017, the physiotherapy was back in evidence and she started performing as a remedial massage therapist in clinics, where she could also advise her patients regarding stretches, exercises and other aspects related to the musculoskeletal healthy and rehabilitation.

    Now joining the ACE clinic team as a remedial massage therapist, she will be able to assist the physiotherapists and also podiatrists in their goals to improve your healthy and quality of life.

  • Caitlin Shaw
    Caitlin Shaw Reception / Pilates - Cirt 3/4 Fitness. Dip Administration

    Caitlin found her passion for health and fitness whilst attending high school in Brisbane which then gave her the opportunity to complete her Cert 3/4 in fitness through Binnacle. Caitlin’s motivation to help others reach their peak health inspired her to move to the Gold Coast in the hopes of being able to work in a community that is known for its active and healthy lifestyle. Caitlin is dedicated to fitness and helping others to reach their ultimate potential in the same field, attending the gym many times a week focusing on strength and conditioning whilst also finding her love and desire to teach pilates which she developed after being surrounded by the positive atmosphere as she worked as our receptionist.

  • Shannon Darlington
    Shannon Darlington Exercise Physiologist - BSc Exercise Science, Master Exercise Physiology, Cirt 3/4 Fitness

    After growing up on the gold coast Shannon completed her certificate 3 and 4 in fitness at the Southbank institute of technology in 2011. She then went on to complete a bachelor of Exercise Science in 2014 and a graduate diploma in exercise physiology in 2015 at Griffith University.

    Shannon’s interest in the health and fitness industry developed from her love of sport as a teen. Over the years she has competed at high levels in athletics, cross country and futsal.
    She currently continue’s to play futsal and soccer in my free time.

    Coming from an athletic background Shannon has an avid interest in musculoskeletal injuries and strength and conditioning.

  • Mike Luker
    Mike Luker DIRECTOR - BSC (HONS) PODIATRIST, SMA, MAPODA, ASCA, STRENGTH & CONDITIONING COACH LV1

    Mike graduated in podiatry from the Cardiff Metropolitan University in Wales with Honours in 2010 and since has gained a qualification in advanced dry needling.

    After graduation Mike moved to Indonesia working in private practice and with Liverpool soccer academy. He went on to treat some of Indonesia’s top rugby, tennis and golf athletes.

    Mike has been working in private practice in Australia since 2011 and has built up an extensive patient base. Some of his current patients include the regular members of the junior Wallabies squad. He used to work at a busy clinic prescribing up to 125+ sets of orthotics per month and so has plenty of experience in this area.

    Mikes interest in podiatry came from a big sporting background. In addition to playing for Brighton and Hove Albion and Manchester United soccer youth teams, he was the UK Junior national kickboxing champion and in the Great Britain squad. He was national sprint hurdles champion and big tennis enthusiast, until major injury struck.

    Mike is currently a qualified strength and conditioning coach, and coaches state and international level athletes in sprints and sprint hurdles on Monday afternoons.

    Mike enjoys all aspects of podiatry but has a main interest in sports podiatry, biomechanics, running technique, custom orthotics and nail surgery. With his extensive background in sports he knows firsthand the demands placed upon the body during intensive exercise and  the importance of injury prevention and effective treatment.

  • AMELIA STEWART
    AMELIA STEWART HEAD PHYSIOTHERAPIST - BEXSC (HONS) MASTER PHYSIO SMA APAM

    Amelia completed her Masters of Physiotherapy at Griffith University having completing a Bachelors degree in Sports and Exercise Science in 2012.

    Amelia’s primary interest area is musculoskeletal therapy stemming from her sporting background in her youth where she competed at state and national level in  junior surf lifesaving, athletics, surfing and hockey.

    After sustaining a significant sporting injury,  Amelia suffered a major back injury back in 2009. After numerous operations she landed on her feet. This triggered a special interest in rehabilitation and so started her love for physiotherapy and back injuries.

    Amelia also has a special interest in Mental Health Physiotherapy. She has presented her research internationally and now lectures at Griffith University where she hopes to soon undertake a higher research degree in the area of   Mental Health Physiotherapy.

    Amelia brings first hand experiencing into the clinic from her previous sports background and injury history;  things that can’t be taught in a classroom!

    She is also the co-founder of Power Pilates which incorporates strength and conditioning and pilates together.

  • Dan Bulmer
    Dan Bulmer Physiotherapist - BSC (HONS) Ex Science, MASTER PHYSIO SMA APAM

    Dan grew up on the southern GC and played a variety of competitive sports. This meant he naturally took an interest in the body and began to pursue a career in exercise science and physiotherapy. Dan completed his bachelor of exercise science and masters of Physiotherapy at Griffith university.

    Dan had the opportunity to travel to university of Mississippi and compete as a member of the track and field team in the 1500m. During his time in America Dan also completed his masters of science in exercise science.

    Dan have a particular interest in sports injuries within runners but enjoys all aspects of physiotherapy.

    ‘I love the fact that we can have a meaningful impact when working with our patients. Ultimately, assisting them to live happy, healthy and active lives.’

     

  • Karen Symes
    Karen Symes Practise Manager

    Karen is our very talented practise manager. Originally from North East Victoria and moved to the Gold Coast with her husband for a Lifestyle change 3 yrs ago. Karen have worked in office administration for over 20 years in different fields from textiles, hospitality and transport. Karen enjoys spending time with family, travelling and early morning walks on the beach. In her spare time she like’s to exercise, cook, and go to the movies.

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