Our Team

Whether it is our friendly staff in the reception area or one of our practitioners, you will always feel welcome and confident that you are in the right place.

We strive to always provide you with the very best experience, allowing you to feel confident that we will get you to your health goals as soon as possible. We are very fortunate to have a team that truly cares about getting you well and giving you the tools to stay that way well in to the future.



Josh is an internationally certified Sports Chiropractor who has a particular interest in the treatment and prevention of back pain, neck pain, headaches, and sports related injuries. He is the owner and principal of Thrive Health Co. and when he is not treating patients he enjoys spending time with his wife Jemima – our Pregnancy & Paediatric Chiropractor in the clinic, and two daughters – Tilly & Isla. When he has a spare minute he also enjoys playing Golf, watching almost any sport, and spending time mentoring the next generation of Chiropractors throughout their Masters degree.


Josh’s focus is to ensure that his patients goals always come first and uses a combination of specific Chiropractic adjustments, soft tissue release techniques, rehabilitative exercises, and ergonomic advice in order to get them well in the shortest amount of time possible whilst teaching them how to look after themselves for the long term.


  • Bachelor of Chiropractic Science (Macquarie University);
  • Masters of Chiropractic (Macquarie University);
  • Awarded Prize for Chiropractic Adjuster of the Year – 2008 (Macquarie University);
  • Internationally Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (FICS);
  • Level 3 Golf Medical Professional (Titleist Performance Institute);
  • Teacher/Instructor on Golf Health & Fitness (Titleist Performance Institute);
  • Mentor for Chiropractic Masters Students (Central Queensland University);
  • Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) Advanced Provider;
  • Author of numerous articles on Posture, Back Pain, and Golf Health & Fitness.



Jemima Nelson graduated from Macquarie University with a Bachelors degree in Psychology and a Masters in Chiropractic. She is one of only a select group of Chiropractors in QLD to have completed postgraduate studies in Paediatrics & Pregnancy related conditions. Jemima solely focuses on the care of Pregnant women and Children – making her extremely experienced in these fields. 


Jemima has authored articles in a number of pregnancy and pediatric publications on numerous health related topics and is highly regarded by other health professionals, receiving referrals from Midwives, Obstetricians, Lactation Consultants, GP’s and Dentists. 


 Jemima uses a wide range of techniques to suit each individual patient ranging from cranio-sacral and soft-tissue protocols through to gentle Chiropractic adjustments. She complements this with specific neurological training exercises and rehabilitation protocols to ensure she creates long-lasting changes in all the patients that she sees.


Jemima is a mother of two, and is married to Josh, the Principal Chiropractor and owner of Thrive Health Co.



Michael has a Masters of Chiropractic and a Bachelor of Chiropractic Science from Macquarie University.  His passion for Chiropractic started as a junior sportsman when he was introduced to Chiropractic through his family. 


Following graduation he returned to his hometown in northern NSW to work alongside his Chiropractic mentor.  Michael relocated to Brisbane in 2013, further developing his skills in private practice where he has a passion for treating elite athletes.


Michael is a current Australian Touch Football representative and has played elite cricket and soccer.  He has a special interest in sporting injuries and rehabilitation and enjoys honing his skills in various adjusting techniques. Always wanting to learn, Michael is currently studying his post-graduate Medical degree at the University of Queensland where he eventually wants to combine the very best that both healthcare fields have to offer.


In his spare time Michael enjoys coaching and playing touch football, fishing and the great outdoors, and following Cricket, Basketball and Rugby League.

Matthew Britton


Mat Britton (Physiotherapist / Exercise Scientist)

Mat is an physiotherapist with special interest in running technique and running / sports related injuries. He also has an interest in the treatment and prevention of sports lower back and neck pain and headaches. When not at work Mat loves to spend time with his wife Kylie, son Alec and daughter Lily. His favourite thing is watch Alec play soccer and Lily perform in gymnastics. 

Mat is a keen runner and spends a lot of time working on his charity event “Trail To Triumph” and supporting other charities. Trail To Triumph raises funds and awareness to promote the dangers of asbestos exposure. Mat was also a founder member of the Springfield Runners Group, which boasts approximately 1700 members. 

Mat’s treatment goals are to assist people in their rehabilitation using a combination of dry needling, mobilisations, soft tissue techniques, therapeutic and functional exercises, and ergonomic advice in order to guide them towards self management to prevent future injuries.

  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy / Exercise Science (Griffith University) 
  • Former volunteer Physiotherapist for Brisbane Roar W-League team
  • Volunteer Physiotherapist for South East Queensland women’s rugby league side 2011
  • Sports Physiotherapy Level 1
  • Functional Strength / Kinetic Link Training 
  • Dry Needling 



Rachel has always been inspired to achieve optimum physical performance, whether that be personally throughout her elite sporting career or through her work as an Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP).


Rachel graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science majoring in Clinical Exercise Physiology and was awarded a Dean’s Commendation of High Achievement in 2011. Her Sport of Netball then saw her travel and reside in Scotland where she achieved her sporting dream of competing for the Scottish Netball Team in the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and Sydney 2015 Netball World Cup. Unfortunately injury forced Rachel away from Netball and you will now find her dedicated to achieving peak performance in those she works with. With many years experience as an AEP, Rachel enjoys all areas of training and enjoys assisting clients with:


  • Injury Rehabilitation and Prevention;
  • Postural Improvement;
  • Pre and Post Pregnancy related issues;
  • Keeping clients healthy and active as they age;
  • Optimal Athletic Performance;
  • Assisting with the Department of Veteran’s Affairs (DVA), and;
  • Metabolic disorders such as Obesity and Diabetes.


Rachel enjoys practicing with the most up to date researched techniques and works closely with your Allied Health team (including your GP) to ensure optimum treatment for those she works with.



Jane holds a Bachelor of Health Science (Musculoskeletal Therapy) and is currently studying a Master of Science in Medicine (Pain Management) as well as studying Chiropractic to further her interest in chronic pain.  Jane’s Chiropractic studies also enable her to work very closely with the rest of our Allied health team.


Jane treats a variety of conditions, including soft tissue injuries, nerve pain and symptoms, chronic pain, and joint stiffness.  She uses a wide variety of treatment techniques including but not limited to:


  • Dry Needling;
  • Joint Mobilisations;
  • Cupping;
  • Soft tissue release techniques;
  • Functional Taping; and,
  • Rehabilitative Exercises.


Jane has a particular interest in treating:

  • Low Back Pain;
  • Neck and Shoulder Pain/Stiffness;
  • Hip and Sciatic Pain;
  • Headaches; and,
  • Jaw Pain.



Sarah grew up running and cycling alongside her parents as they trained for marathons, she was a keen swimmer, gymnast and martial artist during her high school years, and she currently enjoys hiking, Pilates, running, swimming and anything that involves being upside down.


When seeking therapy for musculoskeletal injuries over the years, Sarah explored many modalities of bodywork and treatments. Finding the best approach has involved a combination of improving movement patterns and biomechanics, strengthening, remedial massage, joint mobilisation, dry needling and neural mobilisation, in addition to following an anti-inflammatory diet. Having completed a Bachelor of Health Science in Musculoskeletal Therapy (Myotherapy) and a Diploma of Rehabilitation and Studio Pilates, Sarah is passionate about caring for her clients with an individualised holistic style that integrates a range of treatment techniques, with a strong remedial therapy focus.


Sarah’s sessions integrate a health history review, postural and movement assessments, followed by hands on treatment that may involve a range of techniques to reduce pain and discomfort and improve function. Sarah’s aim is to work together with clients toward their health and physical goals, maintaining meaningful and long-lasting outcomes.


Some treatment techniques Sarah may recommend in a session are:


  • Remedial massage techniques including pin and stretch, myo-fascial release and trigger point therapy
  • Joint mobilisation
  • Dry needling and electro dry needling
  • Muscle Energy Technique (MET) and Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF)
  • Neural mobilisation
  • Exercise therapy and stretching


Sarah enjoys treating all musculoskeletal issues including headaches, neck, back and hip pain for all clients.

Carrie Mcdowall



Carrie is a passionate and experienced health professional, with over 12 years in the industry. Carrie has a diploma of remedial massage therapy as well as a diploma of kinesiology.

Carrie offers her massage clients a wide range of techniques during their sessions with her with the ultimate goal to feel balanced and relaxed and peaceful.

Carrie works closely with the Chiropractors to make sure she compliments your chiropractic care as she has a keen interest in that field as she is also a Chiropractic student at CQU.

Carrie Loves to make her patients feel welcome and important, she caters for men, women, children and pregnant women of all body shapes and sizes.

Carrie is registered with Private Health Funds, which allows your experience so much more affordable and well worth the investment into your health.