Our Mission is to offer an enriching, life-changing experience that will make Functional Health a permanent component of your life. We are dedicated to your improvement by providing the world’s best medical exercise equipment along with our team of professional, courteous and caring staff.

We are glad you are here and it will be our pleasure to help you achieve real results.

We’re the home of full-range medical exercise

However described, MedX, the world’s leading medical exercise equipment, is the first and only physical therapy able to safely strengthen and restore function of the spine. MedX devices feature elaborate and patented restraint mechanisms to isolate, target and accurately measure results.

MedX is advanced rehabilitation equipment researched and developed over twenty years in conjunction with the Centre for Health and Human Performance, Exercise Science and Colleges of Medicine, University of Florida and at the UCSD Schools of Medicine.

With certified MedX specialists, Functional Health offers a complete clinical program in conjunction with consulting Physicians and Allied Health Professionals with specific goals to:

  • Alleviate back & neck pain
  • Restore spinal function
  • Decrease the need for ongoing care
  • Improve quality of life and independence

Meet our team

Cameron Bracewell Director

Cameron Bracewell - Director

I was introduced to the MedX Systems by former All Black, Grant Batty, almost 10 years ago. Grant was involved with MXS Australia, the authorised Australian MedX representative, headed by Wayne Brewer. At this point Wayne had been successfully operating this system for over twenty years.

As an up and coming rugby player myself, it was without question the utilisation of this system that allowed me to become a strong presence in the Queensland Premiere Rugby Competition, earning a number of representative call ups at a very young age.

It wasn’t until I fractured my L3 vertebra, which led to considerable time on the sideline, that my priorities changed direction.

With the help of MXS Australia’s SpineX System permanent damage was avoided. The success of the treatment was so overwhelming that I knew it was Medical Exercise that was now my passion.

Consequently, I purchased MXS Australia’s medical exercise centre in 2013 and renamed it Functional Health Pty Ltd. The centre implements both the MedX Medical Exercise as well as MXS Australia’s SpineX SpineCare Systems.

Chanel David Physiotherapist

Chanel David - Physiotherapist

Chanel joined the team at Functional Health in January 2015, bringing with her a number of years experience on and around the sports field. Her passion for sport, in particular netball, has helped her understand first hand what is involved in both injury rehabilitation as well as injury prevention. Chanel’s hands on approach and passion to get a good result has helped establish a exceptional reputation on the Gold Coast.

Qualifications:

  • Master of Physiotherapy (Griffith University)
  • Bachelor of Exercise Science (Griffith University)
  • Bachelor of Applied Science [Human Movement Studies] (Queensland University of Technology)

Chanel’s professional interests include:

  • Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy
  • Sporting injuries and rehabilitation
  • Exercise prescription
  • Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA) patients

Paul Marshall Exercise Physiologist

Paul Marshall - Exercise Physiologist

Paul joined the Functional Health team in February of 2015, bringing with him a wealth of experience in exercise based rehabilitation, lifestyle modification for enhanced well-being and strength and conditioning.

Paul’s sporting background includes representing both the Gold Coast and Queensland Country in Rugby Union as well as winning a number of Gold Coast Premierships, his competitive nature and determination to achieve results makes him one of the most sought after Exercise Physiologists on the Gold Coast.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Exercise Science (Griffith University)
  • Graduate Diploma of Exercise Science (Griffith University)

Paul’s professional interests include:

  • Musculoskeletal rehabilitation
  • Pre-surgery conditioning
  • Post-surgery rehabilitation
  • Metabolic rehabilitation (Diabetes)
  • Physical activity for well being

Parth Suthar Physiotherapist

Parth Suthar Physiotherapist

Parth is a Bond University Graduate, and has spent time working at the Gold Coast Private Hospital Acute Rehabilitation Ward. Parth joined the team at Functional Health in June 2017.

Parth and the team all work closely to ensure all patients receive the highest level of care on the Gold Coast. Parth has ambitions to one day open his own practice and is dedicated to developing his skill set to ensure his patients achieve their desired results.

Qualifications:

  • DPthy, Bachelor of Health Science (Honours)

Parth’s professional interests include:

  • Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy
  • Neurological Physiotherapy
  • Sports Physiotherapy