Luke is a motivated Physiotherapist with a passion for movement, exercise, yoga, and the human body. It was Luke’s personal experience with chronic back pain that ignited this passion and led him to change careers from Civil Engineering to Physiotherapy. It is Luke’s goal to help empower his patients to make positive changes for their health and fitness, so that they can fulfil their goals and regain the ability to do the things they love.
When Luke isn’t working at Transcend Health he enjoys being outdoors with his two dogs, doing handstands, rock climbing, playing music and practicing yoga.
Barton “Bart” (like the simpsons) is an Exercise Physiologist holding degrees in both Exercise and Sport Science and Masters in Exercise Physiology. Bart has a passion for exercise especially in weightlifting (powerlifting) as well as a history of spot playing at high levels in football (soccer). Bart’s own diagnoses of crohn’s disease led him to wanting to help others whose life had been impacted like his was through his diagnosis and family history of illnesses.
Outside of work you’ll find Bart either at the gym (surprise surprise) or enjoying his other passion of computer gaming.
Ollie joined the team as a physiotherapist in 2019 holding degrees in both Physiotherapy and Exercise and Sports Science.
Having a broad understanding of the patient pathway from injury to success (especially for athletes), Ollie loves assisting people to achieve their goals, whatever they may be. He has loved sport and exercise since his early teens where he found success as a competitive swimmer but enjoyed many other sports such as cricket, long distance running, hockey and weight lifting. Ollie has since been involved in sport and exercise for close to 10 years, spending his time in strength & conditioning and sport specific coaching roles with swimming and rugby clubs.
His favourite quote is: “Tough times don’t last, tough people do.”
Outside of work, you’ll find Ollie either in the gym or the kitchen as he loves to cook (or maybe it’s just the food…)
Jacci is our vivacious, coffee loving, marathon running Exercise Physiologist. Holding a Bachelor of Sport Science and Masters in Exercise Science, Jacci has gained experience as a personal trainer while studying, then as a healthy lifestyle coordinator in the mines in central Queensland, as an exercise physiologist and Pilates teacher in multidisciplinary private practice, before venturing out in pursuit of her own business.
This equates to over a decade in helping people to exercise and move better. Jacci had the vision of transforming Newcastle into Australia’s fittest, healthiest and happiest city, transcending what it means to be “Healthy”.
At Transcend Health she empowers and inspires people to create healthy lives and make healthy lifestyle choices with a special interest in injury prevention, pain management, Cancer, mental health and wellbeing.
When not working Jacci enjoys running, exercising, reading, coffee and conversation. She’s also a keen linguaphile, devoting daily practice to both French and Japanese language.
Duncan is our open-minded, lateral thinking, bearded physiotherapist. Duncan has been practising physiotherapy since 2011.
In 2014 Duncan had a major back injury that resulted in damage to the sciatic nerve causing partial loss of use to his left foot. The 12-month process of recovery and rehabilitation changed how he practices physiotherapy, with a new philosophy and better understanding of what patients go through. This was the catalyst for what is physiotherapy at Transcend Health.
In Duncan’s words: “My vision does not see a just a diagnosis, but aims to have a broader understanding of you, the individual. Your unique situation, combined with the diagnosis. Allowing us to really form a process. Leading greater quality of life”.
Let’s find your process.
When he is not working Duncan enjoys good conversation, handstands, coffee, and scotch. (Not necessarily in that order)
Jenny comes to us with many years’ experience in office administration and working in the community sector.
In her spare time you will find her walking, practicing her golf and enjoying time with friends and family.
Diploma of Management
Advanced Diploma of Community Management
Bachelor of Social Science
Genelle, our Admin Manager, has been with Transcend Health since its inception, and is not only proud of our growth, but also our continued integrity and passion in the services we deliver.
Genelle loves combining her accounting skills with greeting and catching up with our clients at front reception desk.
As well as her dedication to Transcend, Genelle is devoted to her family, her home and garden, walking her beloved dog Alfie, enjoying our local beaches and scenic walks. She enjoys the company of friends and pursuing her leisure interests and travel.