Active Health Clinic provides exercise physiology and psychology services for CFS and other complex health conditions. Get to know our team of tertiary qualified experts below
Meet our staff
Nathan Butler – Director and Accredited Exercise Physiologist
Nathan is an accredited exercise physiologist with 14 years experience working as the coordinator of specialist inpatient and outpatient programs at the Austin Hospital in Melbourne and at the Royal Free Hospital in London in the areas of CFS as well as cardiac, respiratory and orthopaedic rehabilitaion. Whilst in the UK Nathan was involved in the PACE study which investigated treatment modalities for CFS and the study was recently published in the Lancet. In 2008 Nathan established Active Health Clinic with his values of long term self management through knowledge, compassion and trust leading to Active Health Clinic being a leader in it’s field.
On the side: Nathan lives with his wife Lori and daughter Siena and has a passion for travel, friends and sport
Florence Kelly – Accredited Exercise Physiologist
Florence is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist who joined Active Health Clinic in 2010. She completed her undergraduate studies in Exercise and Sports Science at Deakin University and her Masters in Exercise Rehabilitation at Victoria University. Over the last 8 years, she has worked at Kingston Rehabilitation Centre and provided Pilates based rehabilitation in a private clinic. Throughout this time her passion has always been centred around working with those suffering chronic fatigue syndrome and chronic pain. Her approach in Graded Exercise Therapy involves combining her expertise in managing these conditions whilst promoting maximal musculoskeletal function and injury management/prevention. Florence feels very strongly that through education and support, a holistic exercise program can provide benefits that can be life changing.
On the side: Florence enjoys spending her time with friends and family, cooking, exercising and travelling.
Lisa Ellis – Psychologist
Lisa completed her Psychology Degree with Honours in 2003 at Deakin University. She then began working as a Provisional Psychologist until she gained full registration in 2006. Lisa has worked in a range of counseling settings including secondary and tertiary education. Lisa has been working with the Active Health Team since 2010.
Lisa works from a Client-centered perspective and uses strategies from a range of therapies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Solution Focused Therapy (SFT). Lisa has an in depth knowledge of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and the impact it has on people and their families. Lisa works with clients to help them to better cope with the stressors of having a chronic illness and can assist in issues such as anxiety, depression, relationship issues, sleep difficulties, stress management, problem solving, conflict resolution, goal setting, motivation and procrastination. Lisa is experienced in working with both adults and adolescents, and her knowledge of the education system makes her competent in developing return to school plans and liaising with schools.
Moira Callan – Registered Health Psychologist
Moira completed her Doctorate in Health Psychology in 2009 from La Trobe University. The topic of her thesis was ‘Coping in the self-regulation of chronic illness: A mixed methods study’. Since gaining her full registration as a Psychologist, Moira has worked as a Research Fellow and Project Manager on the ‘Conquer Headaches: The Headache and Migraine Program’ at Monash University. Within this program she has provided behavioural interventions for the management of triggers of recurrent headaches and migraines. As a Registered Nurse for the past 18 years Moira has a long-standing interest in health, particularly in relation to the impact of chronic illness and the promotion of wellness.
Moira works using an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) approach with adults. She particularly focuses on helping them to better cope with the challenges posed by chronic conditions. She also offers assistance in managing issues such as stress, anxiety, depression, anger, sleep difficulties, chronic pain, life adjustment, problem solving, self-esteem and weight management.
On the side: Moira enjoys playing tennis and with her cats, going in fun runs, reading mysteries and watching classic movies.
Greer Campbell – Accredited Exercise Physiologist
Greer has been working in allied heath for over 5years with 3 years experience in private practice providing exercise rehabilitation for a wide range of conditions and previously assisting with inpatient and outpatient exercise programs at the Austin hospital.
Her passion for health, fitness and rehabilitation was sparked aged nine when she attended cardiac rehabilitation classes with a family member.
Her approach is to facilitate mindfulness around behaviours leading to small sustainable changes, manage setbacks and work towards independence.
Greer is passionate about the positive impact exercise can have on enhancing quality of life, recovery and management of a variety of conditions including diabetes and other complex health conditions.
On the side – Greer enjoys yoga, photography, being inspired by beautiful images and travel, cooking, and staying active.