Our Team

Experienced Health Care Providers in one place.

Whether it is our friendly staff in the reception area or one of our experienced health care providers, 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 an experienced team that truly cares about getting you well and giving you the tools to stay that way well in to the future.Whether you’re looking for relief from pain, on the road to recovery or just want to feel great, then Thrive Health Co. can help provide a path to wellness through routine and affordable Chiropractic, Physiotherapy, Myotherapy, Massage and Exercise Physiology.



Dr. Josh Nelson 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.



Dr. Courtney Cox has a Masters of Clinical Chiropractic and a Bachelor of Science degree from Central Queensland University.

Her passion for health and injury management originated at a young age after enduring multiple injuries at the representative level for Netball and Water Polo. As a hypermobile female, she was frequently being treated and educated on the importance of injury management, prehab and rehabilitation, and wanted to follow the footsteps of those who preserved her in her sport.

Courtney is originally Brisbane and has returned from Sydney after working in a busy clinic in the Eastern Suburbs. She is looking forward to settling within her previous local community and helping those through patient orientated care, whilst constantly reflecting on the progression of patients to ensure they are receiving the best outcomes.

During her days off, you’ll see her enjoying the outdoors and keeping fit through free diving, spearfishing, gym, practicing yoga, enjoying a hike or playing with her Great Dane.

Treatment techniques used in her practice include but are not limited to education, rehabilitation, prehabilitation, soft tissue, chiropractic adjustments, gentle mobilisation, scraping techniques and taping (rigid and dynamic). She is currently undergoing further study to affiliated with The International Federation of Sports Chiropractic (FICS).



Patrick is a highly skilled Chiropractor that has recently joined the team at Thrive Health Co. After graduating from the prestigious RMIT University in Melbourne, Patrick has spent time working alongside some of the most well respected Sports Chiropractors across Victoria and Queensland. Since a young age he has had a passion for sport and the outdoors. This love naturally steered him towards the health industry and fostered another passion in life – providing support and guidance for those looking to get more out of their body and life.

Patrick enjoys working with people from all walks of life from children through to the elderly, however he has a strong interest in Sports Chiropractic and Rehabilitation which has prompted post-graduate training in these areas. Patrick is also a certified Complete Concussion Management (CCMI) practitioner and ENHANCE running technician, so is well equipped to assist with issues in these areas.

He strongly believes in care tailored to the individuals goals and uses a combination of soft tissue techniques, manual and lower force manipulation/adjusting, rehabilitation, and education to assist in allowing his patients to live pain free in as short of a time as possible.

Outside of working at Thrive Health Co. he enjoys staying fit and being outdoors with his partner Chantel. He enjoys running, biking, hiking, basketball, fishing and drinking coffee.

Patrick is a member of the Australian Chiropractors Association, Sports Chiropractic Australia and The International Federation of Sports Chiropractic.



Mat Britton (Physiotherapist / Exercise Scientist)

Mat is a 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.



Hannah is a Remedial Massage Therapist and Yoga Teacher. She enjoys helping her clients achieve pain free movement so that they can lead an active lifestyle.

Hannah uses a combination of myofascial release, trigger point therapy, muscle energy techniques, deep tissue, dry needling, yoga stretches and swedish massage to keep her clients feeling relaxed, balanced and free of tension.

Currently studying a Bachelor of Chiropractic at CQU, Hannah enjoys working in a multidisciplinary practice to help clients achieve their health goals.

In her spare time, Hannah likes riverside walks with her partner Rhys and their puppy Pickles, eating avocado and halloumi, and is learning how to handstand.

Eligible members of private health funds can claim rebates for remedial massage with Hannah. This can be done through our HICAPS facility or by submitting a claim to a private health fund.



Shenal holds a Diploma in Remedial Massage (2007) and completion of Neuroscience unit at Endeavour College of Natural Health. Over the years he has treated several sporting teams, players and events including The Brisbane International Tennis Tournament, the Wallabies Rugby Team, Canadian Women’s and Mooloolaba Triathlon.

Shenal has previously practice managed one of the largest Remedial Massage clinics in the country. He is always keen to help and guide people to live healthier and pain-free lives. Treating musculoskeletal conditions and complex range of motion issues, as well as general aches/pains.

Always happy to help find the right treatment plan to achieve the best possible outcomes for every individual need. Shenal is particularly passionate about treating dancers from both amateur and professional backgrounds. Being a latin dancer himself, he understands the demand and toll it can take on your body.

Using a range of techniques including Myofascial cupping, Dry needling, joint mobilisations, positional release techniques, kinesio taping and assistance in rehab activation exercises or stretches.

Eligible members of private health funds can claim rebates for remedial massage with Shenal. This can be done through our HICAPS facility or by submitting a claim to a private health fund.