Our Physiotherapists & Exercise Physiologist

It is not often you will find Physio’s and Chiropractors working together, but here at Embrace Life, our Physiotherapists, when required, can work closely with our team of Chiropractors and Remedial Massage Therapists, to help you get back to your best health. We also have the expertise of an Exercise Physiologist to assist with injury rehabilitation, chronic disease management and fitness, strength and performance training.

  • Dr Amy Leung (PhD Mphty PDPhty APAM)

    Qualifications:

    Doctor of Philosophy, PhD (Paediatric Physiotherapy)

    Physiotherapist (Australian Physiotherapy Association Titled Paediatric Physiotherapist since 2008)

    Areas of interest:

    Infants and children

    Adult musculoskeletal issues, particularly head and neck pain

    Passion:

    I graduated from The Hong Kong Polytechnic with a Professional Diploma in Physiotherapy. After graduation, I immediately pursued my passion for working in paediatrics in Hong Kong and Australia. I strived to develop my paediatric physiotherapy skills and completed a Bobath Course in London (1990), the Master of Physiotherapy- Paediatric Physiotherapy (1998) and Doctor of Philosophy- Paediatric Physiotherapy (2017) from The University of Queensland. My research focus is on Positional Plagiocephaly (flattened head shape) in babies. My expertise in this area is both clinical and theoretical.

    I have more than 30 years of experience in treating babies and children with musculoskeletal and neurological conditions both in Australia and Hong Kong. My passion is to help children, support their families and strengthen communities. I incorporate my diverse knowledge and experience in paediatric physiotherapy to implement family centred practice.  I am also passionate to disseminate and promote contemporary and evidence-based health information to the community, so that we can make well choices to embrace a life which is healthy and joyful.

  • Physio Nicole Hitchman
    Nicole Hitchman

    Qualifications:

    Bachelor of Physiotherapy

    Areas of interest:

    Musculoskeletal

    Sports : Cricket, Rugby, Soccer

    Passion:

    I completed my degree at the University of Otago in NZ in 2014, since then I have been working in a musculoskeletal private practice in Wellington. I have a passion for helping people and working closely with them to achieve their goals and improve their health and wellbeing. I have developed a keen interest in the sports physiotherapy area and over the last 4 years have worked with cricket, soccer and rugby clubs. I have particularly enjoyed working within the Cricket discipline and it is an area I wish to pursue and develop. I also look forward to gaining more experience with different sports and activities.  My interest in sports has stemmed from a long commitment as a competitive swimmer, water polo player and netballer, with also both my brothers having played at high levels of Cricket from young ages.

    I decided to make the move to Brisbane to progress my career as a Physiotherapist and gain more experience of how the profession works in different parts of the world. My family also relocated to Brisbane in 2012 and this has been a big pull for me to be able to spend more time with my parents and siblings.

  • Mick Craven Exercise Physiologist
    Mick Craven – Exercise Physiologist

    Qualifications:

    Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP)
    Bachelor of Science (Human Movement Studies), Pilates Instructor, Remedial Massage Therapist, Scenar Therapist Level 1, PhysioKey Therapist Basic & Advanced training.

    Over 15 years experience in the Health industry

    Specialist techniques:

    Fitness, Strength, Flexibility, Performance Training, Posture, Gait Retraining, Core Stability, Weight Loss, Injury Rehabilitation, Chronic Disease Management, Scenar Therapy, Physiokey Therapy

    Passion:

    Mick completed his degree at the University of Queensland in 2000 and has worked in many different settings in the health industry including gyms and health clinics as both a Personal Trainer and Exercise Physiologist.  He has extensive experience working with a broad range of clients, including those wanting to lose weight or improve in fitness, athletes, children, war veterans, those with complex health issues and many others in between.  He particularly enjoys helping clients who are experiencing ongoing pain and dysfunction to regain their health and vitality.

    In years past Mick has enjoyed playing soccer, weight training and martial arts, but these days he gets most of his exercise chasing his three young boys around.