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Meet the Team at
Family Health Professionals Helensvale

Get to Know Us

Our caring and passionate team is ready to help you and your family have a wonderful experience at our practice. Here’s a little bit more about who you may meet on our staff.


Dr. Luke sitting on couch

Dr Luke Hennessy


I feel the greatest reward in doing what I love is found through educating others about the power of the body, helping them to get well and stay that way.

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Justine Cropp

Justine Cropp

Practice Manager

For many years Justine wanted to work in the natural health sector. She loves talking to people and is always interested in learning about other people’s lives. When a position opened at our practice, she was so excited at the thought of being able to follow her passion for healthy living and to be able to talk with people every day. “I get so much satisfaction in coming to work where I get to help people live their best life.”

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Justine finds it highly fulfilling to be part of our caring and positive team. “We are more like family here.” Justine doesn’t feel as though she is just “doing a job” because she knows that she’s helping make positive changes in our patients’ lives.

For Justine, there is something fulfilling about meeting a patient for the first time who is either desperate for answers or desperately wanting to be free from pain and then being witness as they reap the benefits of Dr Luke’s wonderful care. “I have seen patients regain their quality of life so many times.”

From the minute a patient arrives Justine will greet them, make them feel at home and reassure them that they have come to the right place. “I am sometimes their confidante, sometimes their mum and other times the one with just the right words at the right time. I know I make a difference and there is nothing more rewarding than that.”

Outside of work, Justine enjoys spending time with family and friends. She loves to cook healthy meals for her family but also enjoys a nice Saturday lunch and a glass of wine with friends. Justine also loves being a nanny to her grandson and is equally excited about the pending arrival of her new granddaughter!
Justine enjoys keeping fit whether that is doing yoga, walking the dogs, going to the gym or taking a walk on the beach.

Emma Hennessy

Emma Hennessy

Chiropractic Assistant

Emma is another friendly face that you will meet at our reception.  Emma is a long serving team member who is always ready to meet you with her warm and welcoming smile as you walk through our doors.

When Emma is not busy helping patients in our office she is most likely studying her degree at Griffith University, relaxing around the piano or listening to music.

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Emma’s great loves are her family and friends and lots of hugs from her puppy dogs.  She is a the epitome of healthy living and Chiropractic Care as she has received Chiropractic from just a few months of age.  To this day Emma’s doctor is Dr Luke (also her dad) and has still never had a need to visit a General Practitioner.

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Lisa Hawthorne

Senior Chiropractic Assistant

Lisa has come to us from an education-based career, particularly working with learning and behavioural challenges in young people. However, having always had a genuine interest in health fortunately for us Lisa decided to take a slightly different pathway.

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Lisa’s health beliefs of not only body, but also mind and spirit are in great synergy with our practice philosophy and approach to health. Lisa wanted to share her knowledge of health and love for people.

“I’m very much a people person and am passionate about encouraging others to reach their potential, realise their dreams and live a joy filled and productive life.”

Lisa and her husband Stuart have three adult children and five grandchildren. “My family and friends are what fills my cup and I live by the theory of what you put in shapes who you are.”

When Lisa is not out exploring nature, taking long beach or bush walks she is enjoying the Gold Coast waterways by boat.

Lisa’s personal idea of staying fit and healthy include her regular chiropractic care, a balanced diet, resistance and high-intensity interval training incorporated with yoga moves. When her active life and family time allow it Lisa loves to sew, knit and crochet.


Meet the Team at Family Health Professionals Helensvale | (07) 5519 4500