Atkins Health offer a number of services to the general public, so you too can enjoy access to the same quality of service that an elite athlete would receive. Experience the highest standard in care from our dedicated team of professionals in a friendly and relaxed environment.
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Our Exercise Physiologists (EPs) are specialists in developing exercise and rehabilitation programs for healthy, injured and clinical populations for both individuals and groups.
An EP can help you with:
Chronic disease and metabolic disorder prevention and management including:
Diabetes and Pre Diabetes
Weight Loss, Obesity
Our Exercise Physiology programs include:
PD Revolution (Parkinsons)
Mission MS (Multiple Sclerosis)
Bone Society (Osteoporosis)
Read more at atkinshealth.com.au
Massage is more than a frivolous, feel-good indulgence. Massage delivers many important health benefits – both physical and psychological. Regular treatment from our qualified massage therapists will assist in maintaining good health and wellbeing, relieving pain and headaches, managing stress and anxiety, and optimising both physical and mental performance.
Massage can help you:
Improve blood circulation (i.e. delivering oxygen and nutrients to the body’s cells)
Prevent and relieve muscle cramps and spasms
Manage pain associated with conditions like arthritis and sciatica
Our therapists can suggest a type of massage that bests suits your needs:
Swedish relaxation massage
Deep tissue massage
Trigger point therapy
Heat and ice
Our dietitian, Matt Hart can help you analyse your diet and nutrition, and tailor an eating plan to suit your lifestyle. “I have the enthusiasm and expertise to help you achieve your health and nutrition goals!”
Matt can help you with:
Comprehensive analysis of metabolism & nutrition requirements
Personal advice & eating plans
Sports nutrition advice
Lean gains, fat loss and skinfolds
Endurance event preparation including carb-loading, hydration & sweat testing
Medical nutrition therapy
Diabetes, cholesterol, blood pressure
Treatment programs for eating disorders
Stomach and bowel complaints (Diverticulosis, Crohn’s, IBS)
Nutrition related to weight loss surgeries
Read more about Matt below.
Referral from a doctor is not required unless you are claiming through Veterans Affairs, Workcover or third party insurance.
If you have been in an accident, or suffering a particular problem, your doctor or surgeon may suggest you see a specialist. Ask them to refer you to Atkins Health. We also send comprehensive reports to your doctor to keep them informed.
Consultation fees can be claimed if you carry extras cover on your private health insurance. For your convenience, we can claim your benefit from most funds automatically on the day of your treatment. We can also provide Medicare rebates.
If you are covered by Workers Compensation or The Department of Veterans Affairs, we can send the accounts directly to these organisations on your behalf.
The clinic is open five days a week, from Monday to Friday. We are flexible and will strive to arrange a time that suits you. If you are unable to make an appointment, please let us know in advance so we can free up the time slot for other patients.
- Tobias Atkins
- Matt Ternes
- Jacqui Ward
- Julian Currie
- Jack Diener
- Zachary Gonzales
- Matt Hart
- Nicole Harnett
- Hannah Stacey
- Nuria Fernandez
Tobias is an accredited Exercise Physiologist whose focus is on improving the overall health, lifestyle, and quality of life for his clients. When asked what I am passionate about, and what drives me to do what I do, the answer for me is really quite simple. I have a fascination with the Human body and mind and figuring out what needs to be done to get the absolute best out of it. I am a strong believer that the Human Body and Mind are Adaptable machines, working to become more effective at whatever we choose to do with it. I can’t express enough how much I love leading my team here at Atkins Health and along with my clients (friends) to continually strive to better themselves, look at new innovative and creative ways of working towards their goals, and analysing everything to better understand what is going on. The areas I love working with are Lower back pain, lower limb dysfunction, gait analysis and retraining, weight loss, lifestyle management and athletes development. I look forward to seeing you around the Gold Coast Performance Centre!
Matthew is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist with a strong belief that exercise is the best medicine for preventing and treating chronic disease and musculoskeletal conditions. Matthew has had experience and successes working with multiple musculoskeletal conditions – the most common being back, hip and knee pain. He is currently involved in diabetes and weight management programs and has secondary professional development working with neurological conditions, giving him the foundations to create and establish a Parkinson’s disease program. Matthew is very passionate about improving his client’s health outcomes and reaching their goals.
I HAVE BEEN AND CONTINUE TO BE… inspired by healers, teachers and therapists who are further along the healing and human potential path than myself.
I am motivated, excited and passionate about being a part of the Atkins Health multidisciplinary team. My intention and focus is to contribute to the team by helping people achieve their health, fitness and well being goals and to live the life they choose optimally.
My education is ongoing in life, as Life and the people in our lives are always teaching us. Formally, I have post graduate qualifications in Exercise and Sport Science as well as Massage Therapy and Business. It brings joy to both my clients and I to experience and see the freedom that comes with the relief from pain that often comes from the massage treatments I provide. Many of my clients tell me I have “magic hands” and an intuitive insight into the source and location of their myofascial pain.
I invite you to experience one of my massage treatments, when you’re ready to move further along your journey toward optimal health and wellness.
Julian is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist who was initially drawn to the field due to a love of exercise and a desire to help others. He is a passionate advocate for resistance exercise to build strength, resilience and improve function in anyone experiencing any kind of chronic illness or disease who wants to better themselves. Julian is also a tragic Canterbury Bulldogs supporter, music lover and loves to crack a joke so come and say hi if you see him out in the Gold Coast Performance Centre.
It all started when…
The exercise and health field has been on my radar as a career choice since I was a young kid and I’ve always had a love for playing and watching sport. I never knew what Exercise Physiology was going through school, but I am extremely glad to have come across the profession and feel so privileged to be able to pass on my passion for exercise to people every day as a result.
Going into university I had my mind set on studying physiotherapy, however, after completing my Bachelor of Exercise Science and starting my career as a Personal Trainer, I soon realised that I am a lot more passionate about exercise prescription for individuals. I think the best part about Exercise is how versatile you can be with it and the ability to utilise a range of modalities to suit your goals or needs. From my personal experience, I have found that if you have a positive attachment to exercise then you will associate ‘good things’ with movement and activity. This can work wonders for your mental and physical health and just generally feeling good, and I think that is probably why I find myself absolutely loving passing on good quality exercise that people enjoy every single day.
I am very much an open book and I learn something new off my clients every day. I like to take the time to really get to know my clients as people and create good strong relationships so that I can be someone they can rely upon. If you’re even remotely thinking about it, take the first step to exercising with an Exercise Physiologist, it could change your life.
My love for exercise began at a very young age, growing up being as active as possible and playing all forms of sport. I was undecided on what career path to go down, but knew I loved exercise and wanted to help others in some way or another so I decided to study a Bachelor of Exercise Science. Towards the end of this degree I was lucky enough to have placement at Atkins Health as a student, and that was where I completely fell in love with everything about Exercise Physiology and being able to utilise exercise to help others. My mind was then made up, I knew exactly what path I wanted to go down and I completed a Graduate Diploma of Exercise Science to officially become an Exercise Physiologist.
Throughout my time working at Atkins Health I have grown as a practitioner and take great pride in working with our clients to set, meet and then surpass their goals. I am extremely passionate about my job and thrive knowing that it allows me to make such a difference in peoples lives using exercise.
Matt has a Master of Dietetics from Bond University and is also an Accredited Sports Dietitian. He has plenty of experience working with clients with chronic diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, reflux disease, IBS, poor nutrition and weight management. Matt has also experience working clients in a wide range of sports and helping them prepare physically for upcoming events or improve their overall strength and condition.
On a personal note, Matt is an easy going friendly Tasmanian bred Queenslander. Outside of work Matt is constantly on the go living an active lifestyle, surfing, playing sport and exploring the wilderness via foot or mountain bike.
“I enjoy helping people to develop a more balanced and healthy relationship with food. I take a non-judgemental and gentle approach so that people can progress at their own pace. I avoid using a ‘one size fits all approach’ and like to tailor my plans completely to the individual. I really enjoy helping people with chronic diseases. I will also consider if my clients would be suited to join our free lifestyle support program – My Health for Life, for additional and long term support.”
I have always had an interest for health and the human body, particularly how it moves. I became an Exercise Physiologist to change the perception of exercise and help others achieve their health-related goals. Exercise can often be an intimidating concept to many individuals, especially for those with injuries and chronic illness. Exercise doesn’t have to be hard or painful, preferably enjoyable and achievable. It is important to me to educate and motivate my clients with chronic conditions to improve their health and quality of life through exercise interventions and lifestyle modifications.
I have always had a love for health and fitness, studying Exercise and Sport Sciences while working as a Personal trainer and Group instructor. After finishing my studies I ventured to the UK to work as a trainer for 2 years through this experience I found my passion for Women’s Health which inspired me to go back to university and complete my Masters in Exercise Physiology.
The gratitude I gain through connecting with people and helping them to achieve their personal health and fitness goals is why I became an Exercise Physiologist.
I believe it’s important to feel good from the inside out. If my clients walk out of the gym feeling better than they walked in, then that is a win for me.