Emily Henry

Sports Dietitian

Emily Henry is an Accredited Nutritionist and Sports Dietitian, and is internationally recognised in the area of nutrition and movement. She is the co-founder and Senior Dietitian at AARI Health Arena, and her client centred approach gives her clients the best results. You will always find her home-baked delicious ‘no-guilt’ treats at the coffee and tea station in reception.

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Cody Waldon

Exercise Physioglogist

Cody is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist, he is our go to man when it comes to exercise prescription. His passion is exercise and maximising the functional potential of the body. You will often find him in the health arena formulating new gym programs for his clients or taking a Tabata or Hydrotherapy class. Cody loves a chat, and can genuinely make you laugh through your training session. He’s also known to call his clients for a gentle nudge when they miss a session!

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Julia Lowe


Julia is trained in endocrinology in the UK, and has been working in the field, between Australia and Canada Australia for the last 25 years. Julia returned to Australia in 2017 to spend more time with my family. I am passionate about improving diabetes care for all, and have conducted research to improve the delivery of diabetes services especially for those changing from children’s to adult services or in pregnancy.

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Remedial/ Sports Massage Therapist

Leeza is a Remedial Massage Therapist with a strong passion for health and wellness. She provides a range of advanced remedial therapy techniques to relieve pain and improve movement patterns. Leeza offers professional expertise and genuine care, so you’ll be glad to have her as part of your health team!

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Melissa Tait

Diabetes Educator

Melissa has been a Registered Nurse for over 10 years, the majority of this time working in the area of chronic disease and as a Clinical Nurse in Diabetes Education.

Her passion is driven by the wish to empower and guide her clients towards self-management and healthy living with their diabetes.

Through working in the diabetes filed, Melissa has been fortunate enough to work in many places around Australia and have gained valuable experience working in the Northern Territory including Diabetes Australia NT and The Royal Darwin Hospital. Some roles allowing FIFO work visiting rural and remote communities-these experiences have been invaluable and have allowed Melissa to develop the skills to focus on a client’s specific health needs. Following her time in the Territory, Melissa has worked in Victoria in the Public and private health sector in Box Hill and Dandenong.
Melissa currently also works at the Queensland Diabetes and Endocrine Centre at the Mater in Brisbane- her position is predominantly with the young adult diabetes team.

Melissa enjoys the challenge of combining technology with diabetes, including the introduction of insulin pump therapy, continuous glucose monitoring systems (CGMS) and their outcomes in particular the life changing affects technology can have in the management of diabetes.

Managing your health is a 24 hour a day job- Melissa enjoys empowering people to be their best happy healthy selves.

Samantha Cole


Samantha is a clinically trained Psychologist with experience in clinical, hospital, school and occupational rehabilitation sectors. Samantha is passionate about supporting her clients to achieve their mental and physical health related goals. Samantha’s psychological framework focuses on the biopsychosocial factors contributing to an individual’s presenting concerns and she strives to create a therapeutic environment where her client’s feel safe, relaxed and supported.

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Cindy Ho

Accredited Consultant Parmacist

Cindy is our newest member, and is passionate about answering your medicine questions! She has worked in hospital and retail settings, but enjoys nothing more than chatting with clients about their medicines, and saving them money on their pharmacy bill!

Aaron Walker


Aaron Walker, an internationally experienced Podiatrist with an extensive career to date including; clinical, business and teaching roles over a 25 year period. His career to date has included; 15 years of private practice in Newcastle where he was the podiatrist for the Newcastle Knights for more than 10 years, 5 years in Jakarta, Indonesia, where he opened the first locally run Foot clinic and the past 3 years in New Zealand where he is practices orthotic therapy in Auckland CBD.
Aaron fly’s-in from Auckland regularly to provide his expertise to AARI bringing an unprecedented level of experience and results to the Gold Coast public.

Aaron is known for his professional passion and evidence based processes that support his clinical reasoning. His postgraduate qualifications and experience focus around Musculo-skeletal, Biomechanics and Orthotic therapies of the lower limb making him an expert in the area of foot related pain and dysfunction.

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Jorja Wilson

Occupational Therapist

Jorja is a highly driven and passionate OT, who believes and thrives in supporting her clients to achieve their functional independence and reach their optimal performance in all areas of life.
Jorja lives by these principles, and in her ownn life strives for optimal performance in her health and fitness goals as a heavy weight and power lifter. Spiritually and emotionally she strives to deliver inituative, caring and empathetic service.



All our practitioners are certified under the following appropriate organisations