Meet the Team

Dr. David Jaa is the director of Dr Jaa’s Medical Health and RPPR at Robina, Gold Coast, Australia. The health centre offers comprehensive medical care in a multi-disciplinary, holistic environment.

Dr David Jaa studied medicine at the University of Queensland and graduated in 1987. He has since furthered his study in the field of nutritional and environmental medicine, and has obtained a fellowship from the College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine. From the year 2000 Dr David Jaa has studied a post graduate course in Physical Medicine (musculoskeletal) at Sydney University and has obtained a Masters degree in 2001. He became a Fellow of the Australian College of Physical Medicine the following year. He is also a member of the Australian Medical Acupuncture Society and a member of the College of General Practitioners.

Dr David Jaa specialises in the treatment of acute and chronic back pain, migraine, whiplash and all types of muscle and skeletal problems. He also has expertise in areas of treating many chronic conditions such as chronic fatigue, hormonal imbalance and depression due to nutritional deficiencies. His strong belief is that it is equally important to optimise one’s health as well as treat one’s sickness.

Dr. Yogesh Ravji is a Practitioner of Musculoskeletal Medicine and general practitioner. He has had a wide range of experience before specialising into musculoskeletal medicine.

Initially graduating from the University of Auckland (NZ) with the qualifications of MBChB, Dip Obstetrics, BHB

he then came to Australia in 1993 and proceeded to gain further hospital experience working in the areas of general medicine, intensive care, coronary care, and subsequently as a senior medical officer in accident and emergency.

Later, Dr. Ravji practised as a general practitioner before gaining further qualifications in the area of musculoskeletal medicine with a Diploma, Masters, and Fellowship in musculoskeletal medicine, Dr. Ravji has been practising in this area for over ten years.

He is married with three children, enjoys gardening, golf and touch football.

Matt Peel

Physiotherapist / Clinical Pilates Instructor

Matt has studied Exercise Science and completed a Master of Physiotherapy degree at Griffith University on the Gold Coast. During his career he has successfully treated a wide range of conditions through the use of Western Acupuncture/Dry Needling, 'Trigger Point’ therapy, Massage, Exercise prescription (strengthening/stretching) and Muscle Energy techniques.

He excels in the treatment of acute/chronic lower back pain, neck pain, headaches, joint sprains, muscle strains and rehabilitation post musculoskeletal surgery. He has a particular interest in sporting injuries and is the current physiotherapist for the QLD Country Rugby Union team and a number of local sporting clubs.

Matt can also provide lift training/advice and information on workstation set-up.

Diane Slater
Physiotherapist / Clinical Pilates Instructor

Diane Slater was born and raised in South Africa. After qualifying as a physiotherapist in 1989 from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, she spent two years working as a physiotherapist in hospitals and private practice before migrating to Australia.

Since then, Diane has worked as a physiotherapist in rehabilitation hospitals, private physio practices and at the Victoria Transport Accident Commission (TAC). She has had wide experience in the rehabilitation of patients with chronic back, neck and joint pain, joint replacement patients, cardiac patients and amputees.

Throughout her years of practice, Diane has discovered that physio treatment combined with a specifically- prescribed and supervised exercise program will achieve much better outcomes for her patients. She developed an interest in the Pilates method and later attained full teaching certification. Diane has been teaching both Pilates floor and equipment classes since 2000.

Patients who have suffered from chronic back, neck and other joint pain have greatly benefited from Diane’s Pilates exercise programs. Additionally, she also conducts Pilates classes for individuals who wish to prevent injury and keep fit by improving core stability and general muscle strength and flexibility.

Diane is a member of the Australia Physiotherapy Association and a member of the Pilates Institute of Australasia. She lives on the Gold Coast with her husband and two sons.

Tina Haydon
Physiotherapist / Clinical Pilates Instructor

Tina obtained her BHSc Physiotherapy in 1996.

She has worked in a wide range of physiotherapy settings, specialising in rehabilitation and aged care. She has worked extensively in hospital, community and private sectors.

Tina has a keen interest in clinical pilates, believing it to be a very effective rehabilitative means for many musculoskeletal conditions.

She has extensive experience in rehabilitating neurological conditions.

Tess Collier

Tess is a registered psychologist and Gestalt psychotherapist and offers a holistic approach to psychology and counselling. Since graduating in 1999, Tess has counselled across a variety of settings including Relationships Australia, Kumbari Avenue (Special) School, Queensland Cancer Fund, Hopewell Hospice, and private practice. In addition to issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma, relationships, and stress, Tess has a special interest in grief and loss counselling as well as health and well-being issues (eg. cancer patient support).

Tess uses a combination of Interpersonal Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, and Mindfulness based approaches to help clients increase their self-awareness, connect with themselves and others, and live meaningful and fulfilling lives.

· Grief and loss counselling

· Anxiety, depression

· Trauma

· Relationship issues

· Stress

· Health and well-being

· Serious and/or chronic illness support and counselling for patients, their    family and friends

· Individual, couple and group counselling

You do not need a referral to make an appointment to see Tess. Please note, however, that Medicare rebates may be available to patients with a referral from a GP. Private health insurance rebates may also be available, depending on your insurer and level of cover.

To arrange a consultation, contact Tess directly on 0408 172 176.