Our Team

Jason Korotkich

Managing Director / Accredited Exercise Physiologist

Bachelor Of Exercise And Sport Science
Masters Of Clinical Exercise Physiology (Rehabilitation)

Accredited Exercise Physiologist, Jason Korotkich, established Uplift Exercise Physiology after gaining a diverse range of experience working for nationwide rehabilitation and exercise providers, developing teams of Exercise Physiologists, and assisting individuals towards improved health outcomes and quality of life, via exercise prescription and education.

Jason has a particular passion for assisting people with various conditions including but not limited to musculoskeletal, mental health, chronic pain, cancer, neurological, chronic diseases and disability. Jason has over eleven years of experience as an Exercise Physiologist since graduating in 2012.

Having spent time working as a rehabilitation consultant on top of his treatment experience, Jason’s specialisation is in delivering biopsychosocial, outcome focused, exercise rehabilitation programmes within compensable schemes, specifically: Workers Compensation, CTP and Life Insurance. This being said, Jason is equally passionate about improving the lives of NDIS participants and those in the Aged Care sector, and hope to positively impact the live of individuals in these schemes over coming years.

Outside of Uplift, you can find Jason practicing what he preaches, being active, walking along the beautiful beaches of Newcastle, surfing, dabbling in the occasional Park Run, watching the footy and spending time with his family and friends.

Lachlan Haines Accredited Exercise Physiologist

Lachlan Haines

Accredited Exercise Physiologist

Bachelor Of Exercise And Sport Science
Masters Of Clinical Exercise Physiology

Lachlan joined the team at Uplift Exercise Physiology after graduating with a Masters of Clinical Exercise Physiology at Charles Sturt University. Lachlan has also completed a Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science from the University of Newcastle in 2019 and has had several years of experience as a personal trainer before gaining his accreditation as an Exercise Physiologist

Lachlan is passionate about working collaboratively with people to develop individualised movement and lifestyle plans to help them towards their personal goals. Lachlan specialises in working with people who have conditions including but not limited to neurological disorders (especially Multiple Sclerosis), mental ill health, musculoskeletal injuries, and chronic pain. Lachlan has an innate ability to listen closely to his clients and provide measured, evidence based decisions about their care. Lachlan is determined to help people enhance their overall wellbeing and supports the notion that exercise can positively influence lives.

Outside of work, Lachlan has an active history participating in a wide range of sports including soccer, cricket, running and surfing. Being a Newcastle local, Lachlan likes to explore other areas outside of his hometown and enjoys travelling and discovering new places with his friends and family.

Williaam Nieuwenhuise Accredited Exercise Physiologist

William Nieuwenhuise

Accredited Exercise Physiologist

Bachelor Of Exercise And Sport Science
Masters Of Clinical Exercise Physiology

William joined the team at Uplift Exercise Physiology after working in the health and fitness industry as a Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor whilst undertaking his Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science at the University of Newcastle (2016-2018). William then went on to complete his Masters of Clinical Exercise Physiology at Charles Sturt University (2019-2020) and has attained valuable experience both in a commercial gym and clinical setting.

William is passionate about rebuilding peoples’ capacity and giving them the tools and education to successfully achieve their functional and personal goals as well as setting them up to self-manage their conditions in the long term. William recognises each individual is different, everyone needs a tailored approach to their exercise plan and believes in order to achieve the best outcome you must followed a patient centred and evidence-based approach. William enjoys helping people with musculoskeletal injuries, chronic pain, mental ill health, strength and conditioning and more recently has shown keen interest in improving outcomes of NDIS participants.

Away from work William is usually training himself, playing his favourite sport Rugby League or visiting his family on the property he grew up on in the Hunter Valley.

Deklan Baker

Accredited Exercise Physiologist

Bachelor Of Exercise And Sport Science
Masters Of Clinical Exercise Physiology

Deklan joined the Uplift Team after working for two years in an occupational rehabilitation setting as a Rehabilitation Consultant. Deklan completed his Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science at the University of Newcastle in 2018 and then went on to complete his Masters of Clinical Exercise Physiology at Charles Sturt University in 2020. Deklan also worked for several years as a Personal Trainer prior to becoming Accredited as an Exercise Physiologist.

Deklan has experience working within the NSW WorkCover scheme, assisting people with returning to life and work following their workplace injury. Deklan is passionate about helping people achieve a greater quality of life and enjoys helping people with a range of different conditions including musculoskeletal injuries, physical and psychosocial disabilities, mental illness and chronic pain.

Outside of work, Deklan loves training at the gym, going on hikes, and hanging out with friends and family. 

Abby Foulcher Accredited Exercise Physiologist

Abby Foulcher

Accredited Exercise Physiologist

Bachelor Of Exercise And Sport Science
Masters Of Exercise Physiology

Abby joined the team at Uplift Exercise Physiology after graduating with a Master of Exercise Physiology at the University of Newcastle in 2022. Abby also completed a Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science at the University of Newcastle in 2019.  Abby has several years of experience working as an Accredited Exercise Scientist where she has worked with a broad range of clients including sporting teams and seniors. 

Abby is passionate about working together with people to develop individualised lifestyle and movement programs with the focus of achieving their personal and Work/NDIS goals. Abby has a keen interest in working alongside those who experience mental ill health, chronic pain, musculoskeletal injuries, women’s health conditions and neurological disorders. Abby has a passion for providing the support to empower people to become the very best versions of themselves that they can.

Outside of work, Abby loves to spend her spare time travelling, in the gym, exploring on her bike and spending time with family and friends.

Luke O'Connor Accredited Exercise Physiologist

Luke O'Connor

Accredited Exercise Physiologist

Bachelor Of Exercise And Sport Science
Masters Of Exercise Physiology

Luke joined the team at Uplift Exercise Physiology after graduating with a Master of Exercise Physiology at the University of Newcastle. Luke also completed a Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science at the University of Newcastle.

Luke is passionate about working with individuals of any age group and fitness level by providing them with the tools and education to assist in achieving their personal and Work/NDIS goals. Luke creates personalized lifestyle and movement programs by recognizing each individuals’ differences and takes a client centred and evidence-based approach towards treatment. Luke enjoys empowering people with a range of different conditions including musculoskeletal injuries, physical and psychosocial disabilities, mental illness and chronic pain.

Outside of work you will find Luke training himself in the gym, playing his favourite sport basketball, exploring on his mountain bike or travelling in his 4WD.

Gia Vitale Accredited Exercise Physiologist

Gia Vitale

Accredited Exercise Physiologist

Bachelor Of Exercise And Sport Science
Masters Of Clinical Exercise Physiology (Rehabilitation)

Gia joined the team at Uplift Exercise Physiology after graduating with a Master of Exercise Physiology at Charles Sturt University. Gia also completed a Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science at the University of Newcastle. Gia has several years of experience working as an Accredited Exercise Scientist, where she has worked with a broad range of clients within the coal mining industry.

Gia is passionate about positively impacting people ranging from youth to seniors and everyone in between, by equipping individuals with individualised programs to facilitate the achievement of personal and Work / NDIS goals. Gia thoroughly enjoys working alongside individuals experiencing developmental delays, mental ill health, musculoskeletal injuries, and more recently supporting NDIS participants to improve their quality of life. Gia is passionate about instilling confidence and empowerment in those she works alongside to encourage individuals to be the best and most healthy versions of themselves.

Outside of work, Gia loves to spend her spare time travelling domestically and internationally. She enjoys increasing her strength within the gym, learning new skills, including surfing and motorbike riding and spending time with family and friends.

Rebecca Starr Accredited Exercise Physiologist

Rebecca Starr

Accredited Exercise Physiologist

Bachelor Of Exercise And Sport Science
Masters Of Exercise Physiology

Bec joined the team at Uplift Exercise Physiology after graduating with a Master of Exercise Physiology at the Australian Catholic University. Bec also completed a Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science at the Australian Catholic University, following a career change from finance.

Bec brings a strong emphasis on personal goal setting with her clients, to then collaboratively create individualised plans to help them achieve their goals. Bec is passionate about making each experience personal to the individual, identifying strategies that work for them to ultimately be able to develop their own knowledge, confidence and intrinsic motivation to independently manage their exercise engagement into the future. Bec enjoys creating treatment plans and achieving results through exercise to improve mental health, increase function for people with disabilities and improve quality of life and health outcomes for people with chronic disease. Bec brings special interest and experience working with people with neurological conditions.

Outside of work Bec loves to be outdoors at the beach, bushwalking, and cycling or training at the gym with friends.

Mykaila Walls Accredited Exercise Physiologist

Mykaila Walls

Accredited Exercise Physiologist

Bachelor Of Clinical Exercise Physiology

Mykaila joined the team at Uplift Exercise Physiology following the completion of her Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology at the University of New England. While undertaking her degree, Mykaila worked within the fitness industry as a Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor, which allowed her to gain great experience within gym based settings.

Mykaila is passionate about assisting individuals in working towards achieving their goals and improving their ability to complete activities of daily living through implementing tailored and individualised programs. Mykaila especially loves working with people with neurological conditions, musculoskeletal injuries and older adults.

Outside of work, Mykaila loves spending time with friends and family, going to the beach and training at the gym.

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Luke Barron

Accredited Exercise Physiologist

Bachelor Of Exercise And Sport Science
Masters Of Exercise Physiology

Luke joined the team at Uplift Exercise Physiology after graduating from a Master of Exercise Physiology at the University of Newcastle. Prior to this, Luke also completed a Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science at the University of Newcastle.

Luke is passionate about working with individuals to design exercise programs which are engaging and catered toward meeting their personal and work/NDIS goals. Luke has a keen interest in strength training but recognises that everyone will have a preferred modality of exercise and is keen to help people improve and develop in areas which are meaningful for them. Luke enjoys working with people who have a range of different conditions including musculoskeletal injuries, chronic pain, physical and psychosocial disabilities, and mental illness.

Outside of work, you will find Luke reading a book while enjoying a coffee, training in gym, at the beach, or out in the bush, hiking a trail.