Caboolture South

Northside Allied Health Clinic – 11/30-36 Dickson Rd, Caboolture South 4510. Check out the team below or contact us here.


Liz Dawson

Owner & Accredited Exercise Physiologist

Liz Dawson graduated with a BAppSci HMS in 2009. Having previously graduating with a BComm in 2002, Liz relished in business as much as exercise prescription. Within her first year she completed her level 1 & 2 mat and small apparatus Pilates qualifications with Pilates Institute of Queensland.
Liz has extensive experience and a passion for Chronic disease, weight management, paediatrics and Women’s health.
In 2009 Liz founded Kids Heart Pilates a paediatric program that she still runs throughout Queensland and now runs an ESSA accredited course ‘Child Development & Paediatric Programming’ for other Allied health practitioners.
In 2014 Liz took on the reigns of Northside Allied Health and proudly opened their very own private clinic in 2021.

Emma Els

Accredited Exercise Physiologist (ESSAM, AEP)

Emma is an enthusiastic and passionate Exercise Physiologist who believes movement is medicine. She has been practicing as an Accredited Exercise Physiologist since 2009 and holds a Masters degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology. She has extensive experience implementing evidence based exercise prescription for a range of clients and conditions including chronic disease management, musculoskeletal injuries and disabilities. Emma has a special interest in healthy ageing including mental health, pain management and exercise in cancer care. She loves to see her clients take control of their health and reach their goals by recognising the benefits exercise can have in managing their conditions and improving their quality of life. In short, she loves to see people live their best life! Away from the clinic Emma is a mother to 3 boys and weekends are often spent on cycling or camping adventures.

Josh Massingham

National Clinical Manager & Accredited Exercise Physiologist

Josh is a lean, mean (not that mean) supreme part of the Caboolture South team, holding a Masters in Clinical Exercise Physiology, he is Accredited Exercise Physiologist with a special interest in musculoskeletal rehabilitation. Josh is passionate about empowering and educating clients, providing the guidance they need to improve quality of life by making healthy lifestyle decision. Josh has been with NAH since 2016 and loves the friendly vibe amongst the team and the spill on effect this has within the client community. The one thing Josh couldn’t live without is the love and support of his amazing friends and family.

Marissa Lee

Accredited Exercise Physiologist

Marissa is another passionate member of the Northside Allied Health Caboolture South Team. Holding a Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Movements) she has been practicing as an Accredited Exercise Physiologist since 2007. Marissa has a particular interest in musculoskeletal injury and rehabilitation and enjoys working with elderly and stroke patients. She is passionate about helping people improve their overall health and wellbeing so they can live fulfilled lives. Marissa has a few favourite thing, one being her family and the second enjoying their company with great Italian food. Marissa loves being part of the Northside Allied Health team and thoroughly enjoys helping people from all walks of life achieve their health and wellness goals.

Matthew Gaffney

Accredited Exercise Physiologist

Matthew joined the Northside Allied Health Team in 2021 and is based in Caboolture South. Graduating with a Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology (2020) and Bachelor of Exercise Science (2020). Matt has previous experience working alongside a clientele to treat Cardiovascular, Metabolic, Respiratory and Musculoskeletal conditions with targeted exercise therapy. He also has additional experience working with clients with Traumatic brain injuries, stroke, spinal cord injuries and intellectual disabilities. He is passionate about, working alongside individuals with neurological conditions to improve quality of life, strength, gait, and overall fitness using unique exercise interventions. Matt is also well versed in the realm of hydrotherapy and he has seen firsthand the benefit it has in client’s wellbeing. For Matt, the best part about being an Exercise Physiologist is being a helping hand in the journey to achieving client goals as well as building strong relationships. Outside of being an Exercise Physiologist Matt enjoys playing team sports, snorkelling, and bushwalking.

Shikha Mishra

Accredited Exercise Physiologist

Shikha has been working as a Clinical Exercise Physiologist at Northside Allied Health since the beginning of 2022. She joined our wonderful team a year previously working as an administrative assistant and completing her clinical placement. Shikha is passionate about human movement and exercise rehabilitation, specifically cardiac rehabilitation. Her interest for cardiac rehabilitation grew from working as a Cardiac Scientist where she was involved in performing stress tests and clinical measurements for cardiac outpatients. Using this skill and experience into an exercise rehabilitation setting by creating individualised and group programs to maintain and improve heart health is something she aspires to. Shikha is a huge believer of ‘motion is lotion’ and looks forward to educating clients on the benefits of exercise on activities of daily living. Alongside being an Exercise Physiologist, she is also passionate about dance and owns a dance company where she teaches young kids and adults various styles of dance. Shikha also loves travelling to new places and participating in various adventure sports like skydiving, jet skiing and paragliding.

Jen Mazy

Administrative Officer

Jen Mazy has joined our team as our Administrative Officer and has brought with her a new energy to our clinic as the first friendly face and voice when you arrive. Jenny enjoys yoga and brings a nurturing vibe as you may see with all the thriving plant life in our clinic.