Meet our Team
Meet our team of qualified professionals

Prof Belinda Beck, BMHS(Ed), MS, PhD, FACSM, Director

Prof Belinda Beck

Belinda Beck is a Professor in the School of Health Sciences & Social Work and member of the Menzies Health Institute Queensland at Griffith University, Gold Coast campus where she has taught musculoskeletal anatomy and conducted bone research for over 20 years. Belinda graduated from The University of Queensland with a degree in Human Movement Studies (Education) and from the University of Oregon (Eugene, Oregon, USA) with a Master of Science (Sports Medicine) and a PhD (Exercise Physiology). She completed a postdoctoral research fellowship in the Stanford University School of Medicine (California). Her work, primarily related to the effects of mechanical loading on bone, has involved both animal and human studies, from basic to clinical research. She has been awarded over $3M in research funding, published over 100 scientific papers, and presented almost 200 abstracts at conferences and symposia nationally and internationally. Most recently Belinda, with her Griffith colleagues, published the results of the LIFTMOR, LIFTMOR-M and MEDEX-OP clinical trials which re-established the benchmark of exercise as therapy for osteoporosis and low bone mass. Belinda established The Bone Clinic Pty Ltd in 2015 to roll out this groundbreaking program of research as ONERO which had now been licenced to practitioners around Australia on a mission to prevent osteoporotic fracture.

Dr Beck serves on the Medical and Scientific Advisory Committee of Healthy Bones Australia (formerly Osteoporosis Australia), and the Healthy Bones Australia National Consumer Advisory Committee. She is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), Chairs the Research Committee of Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA), is on the Therapeutics and Research Committees of the Australian and New Zealand Bone and Mineral Society, and is a long time member of the American Society of Bone and Mineral Research, ACTA, ANZMUSC, ANZACA, SMA, AMMA and The Hopkins Centre. Professor Beck’s expertise has been recognised nationally and internationally, including invitations to lead or contribute to the development of translational documents such as exercise guidelines for osteoporosis, position statements and fact sheets for organisations including ESSA, the US National Osteoporosis Foundation, ACSM, and Osteoporosis Australia/ Healthy Bones Australia.

Click here to view a full list of Prof Beck’s publications.

Our team

Sophia Rood Exercise Physiologist

I graduated from the University of Queensland with honours in Clinical Exercise Physiology in 2021. I first came to The Bone Clinic as a student completing my final practicum. This experience provided me with first hand insight into the ethos and training environment created at The Bone Clinic and I was fortunate enough to be offered a position shortly after. The research-based, multidisciplinary care provided by the dedicated staff made the decision easy. I strongly believe in combining education and exercise to promote self-management of chronic diseases. I am excited to begin my career as an Exercise Physiologist under such an experienced and committed team.

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David Caswell Exercise Physiologist

Having graduated from QUT at the end of 2020 as a Clinical Exercise Physiologist, I have been super excited to be able to apply my knowledge and skills to any and all clientele that cross my path. Being able to meet and work with a plethora of wonderful clients is an exercise physiologist’s dream, and here at The Bone Clinic that is just the case.

I have been fortunate enough to gain extensive experience working with various neurological, musculoskeletal and metabolic conditions of differing complexities and rarity, allowing me to be involved in the application of novel techniques and various advanced technologies to assist patients across all phases of care.

I take pride in understanding that we are all unique and therefore require individualised approaches towards exercise. Keeping a positive attitude, motivated mindset, and staying educated on not just what we do during exercise, but also why are all huge parts of my approach as an exercise physiologist. By also utilising the latest clinical literature, together we can achieve spectacular outcomes for not just our bone health but for our overall physical wellbeing too!

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Peita Hynes

Peita Hynes Dietitian

I graduated in 2004 from QUT with double degree in both nutrition and dietetics and human movement studies.  I started working in the health industry as an exercise physiologist for UQ Sport. I have over 14 years experience as a dietitian, working with a range of clients from new mothers to professional athletes to veterans.  I have worked in a variety of settings including the Wesley Weight Management Clinic, Queensland Health, Queensland Academy of Sport as well as private practice. I also worked as the Brisbane Lions Football Club’s Sports Dietitian from 2010-2013.

I am mum to a 6 and 4 year old and understand too well how life can get busy and how challenging it can be to keep a consistent healthy, active lifestyle.  I use my professional expertise and personal insight to provide individualised advice to help you meet your goals.

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Katy English

Katy English Exercise Physiologist

I began working at The Bone Clinic in July 2015 having graduated with honours in Clinical Exercise Physiology from QUT.  As a mature-aged graduate, with a longstanding interest in health and wellness and passion for evidence-based practice, The Bone Clinic was a perfect match for me. My approach to exercise prescription is strongly influenced by the study of biomechanics – in particular, the influence that physical forces have on our bodies at the cellular level and the power of mechanotransduction in shaping our bodies. While the science may be complex, I promote natural human movement using simple methods that increase body awareness and improve movement patterns. Healthy ageing and natural movement is my passion and I love coaching people in how to move well and develop strength, power, and mobility. I have a particular interest in pelvic floor health and I am passionate about integrating pelvic and musculoskeletal health.

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Donna Bunting

Donna Bunting Reception

My name is Donna Bunting and I am The Bone Clinic’s Receptionist.  I have worked at TBC since 2016 and have watched it grow from strength to strength. My job entails all contact with clients and practitioners and I love assisting our awesome staff and helping all of our wonderful clientele with any questions they may have. I am very good at communication and my skills are great customer service, good listener, exceptional multi-tasker, and I have a very high standard in organisational skills. In my role as Receptionist I need to always have a happy and welcoming smile and to help people relax and feel comfortable as it can be a very daunting task coming for your initial assessment and I hope I achieve this goal for everyone. I can at times try for perfection but in my role that can’t always happen. I have always been a Receptionist and I love it as I think that is my main strength and I am good at it.

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