Allied Health

Audiology

  1. Ms Michelle Esparon - AddHEARING

    BSc (Bio-Med); DipAud; MClinAud; MAudSA (CCP)

    If eyes are the windows to the soul, then ears are the doors to the mind. The ear captures sound and helps you recall that sound throughout your life.The ear helps the body respond emotionally, according to the sound heard, like emotions of love on hearing the sound of a loved one, emotions of fear on hearing a threat! From the sweet chirping of the birds to the irritating sounds of crickets, the loud bang of crackers and the beautiful symphony of an orchestra, all these different sounds and many other sounds are possible to hear due to our ears.

    Did you know that hearing loss is one of the most common conditions affecting older adults? When left untreated it can significantly impact your quality of life. This is where an Audiologist can help. Michelle Esparon From AddHEARING has a Masters degree in Clinical Audiology and is trained to diagnose and treat individuals with hearing impairments.

    AddHEARING aims to bring good hearing back into the lives of people with hearing loss so that they are better able to function more efficiently in their daily life activities.

    Services provided:

    • Full Hearing assessments (for adults and children over the age of 4)
    • Fitting of Hearing Aids and other Communication devices
    • Educating clients on the use of hearing aids
    • Rehabilitation to help adjust to hearing amplified sounds through the hearing aid.
    • Hearing preservation ? fitting of earmoulds to protect the ears from loud noise, music and water

    If you feel you are experiencing difficulty hearing, speak to Michelle or your Doctor.

Diabetes Education

  1. Ms Amanda Dolphin

    Amanda is one of our Credentialed Diabetes Nurse Educator and is a member of the Australian Diabetes Educator Association.

    Amanda completed her Graduate Certificate of Diabetes Education late last year and also has many years experience working with patients with Diabetes. Amanda works with patients both individually and in a group and facilitates our group diabetes program at our practice together with our Dietitian and Exercise Physiologist.

Dietitian

  1. Ms Silva Nazaretian

    Whilst the saying ‘We are what we eat’ is said frequently, it is a statement that has so much truth to it: Healthy Eating is fundamental to good health and wellbeing.

    Nutrition is all about the types of food we eat, how much we eat and the quality of it.

    Nutrients play a very important role in the functioning of our bodies and by eating a wide variety of the right food we will be able to get many different nutrients needed to stay healthy. Diet plays a very important role in disease prevention and management, especially chronic diseases of lifestyle.

    Silva specializes in weight reduction, diabetes and cholesterol management, high blood pressure, GIT disorders, childhood obesity and aged care amongst other conditions. Silva focuses on proper food and nutrition in order to promote good health for the entire family. She addresses medical issues involving dietary intake through dietary modification.

    Silva provides individual consultations helping you to meet your nutrition goals and needs, providing ongoing monitoring and support. This can include individual meal plans.She also provides group talks for Diabetics and supermarket tours to help with reading and understanding food labels.

    Silva is a member of the Dietetics Association of Australia and an Accredited Practicing Dietitian. If you have any dietary concerns, please speak to your doctor about arranging an appointment with Silva for specific nutrition advice that is individualised and practical.

    Please speak with our receptionists to arrange an appointment.

    Silva is available:Alternate Saturdays : 2.30 p.m. to 5.00 p.m.Alternate Tuesdays : 5.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m.Alternate Wednesdays: 12.00 p.m. to 3.00 p.m.

Healthy Sleep Solutions

  1. Ms Di Murphy

    Recent research shows, that snoring and sleep apnoea are associated with many serious conditions. Left untreated, they can be a contributing risk factor in high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, diabetes and depression.

    Di has been working in the field of sleep apnoea for 3 years. She has completed the required training in the use and application of all forms of treatment and diagnostic equipment and conducts regular testing days at the clinic for referred patients to complete an overnight sleep test In the comfort of their own home. All tests & recordings are reviewed, analysed and reported by a Respiratory / Sleep Physician.

Massage Therapy

  1. Ms Lee Fitzgerald

    Lee Fitzgerald is a highly skilled Remedial Massage Therapist who offers a full range of services including relaxation, remedial, sports and pregnancy massage.

    Lee consults:Tuesdays 10.00 a.m – 8.00 p.m.Alternate Wednesdays 9.00 a.m. – 1.30 p.m.Thursdays 10.00 a.m. – 8.00 p.m.Alternate Saturdays 9.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.

    Lee is currently on maternity leave and will return early in 2018.

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  2. Mr Cameron Newitt

     Cameron has worked as a qualified massage therapist since 2008. He has a lot of experience working with athletes and spent time working with the Richmond Football club.Specialising in holistic, therapeutic treatments by incorporating a wide range of techniques to help alleviate pain, decrease muscle tension and promote normal Range of motion.He is skilled in deep tissue, sports massage, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, Muscle energy techniques, Cupping and strengthening and stretching exercises 

    Available days:Tuesdays: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.Thursdays: 9:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m.Fridays: 9:00 a.m to 8:00 p.m.Saturdays: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

 

Play Therapy

  1. Ms Laura West - The Play Therapy Collective

    The Play Therapy Collective was formed in 2013 by a group of Play Therapists that wanted to work together to provide a wider range of services to children, families, and organisations. Each therapist brings different strengths and experiences to the team enriching the services offered.

    Laura is a Play Therapist registered with the Australasia Pacific Play Therapy Association (APPTA), of which she is the secretary. After completing her Psychology degree and Play Therapy training, Laura has worked in the disability field, Child protection and as a therapist in Melbourne and Tasmania. She is currently completing her Masters in Health and Social Development (Applied Science) at Deakin University with a research project on Play Therapy for children who have a sibling with a disability. Laura works with children and young people of all ages and abilities to support their therapeutic process with the use of play.

    Appointments are available by special arrangement

Podiatry

 

  1. Mr Ryan Cornwall

    Mr Ryan Cornwall B.Pod M.A.Pod.A provides foot and ankle assessments and podiatric care.

    Ryan graduated from LaTrobe University in 2010 with a Bachelor of Podiatry.

    For the past 5 years he has worked in a variety of settings These experiences have allowed him to gain knowledge in all aspects of podiatry. He works with diabetes educators, dietitians and GP’s to achieve the best possible outcome for patients.

    Ryan is also skilled in working with athletes, focussing on sports injuries and biomechanical asessment as well as treatment and injury prevention.

    Ryan is available: Tuesdays,Thursdays and some  Saturday mornings.

Psychology

  1. Ms Brenda Taylor

    Brenda works with children, teens and adults on a range of issues. She has worked in Primary and Secondary schools for a number of years as well as in Occupational Rehabilitation and Private practice. Brenda sees children for issues such as anxiety, anger, ADHD, oppositional behaviour, adjustment issues, stress and parenting skills and can conduct Austism Spectrum Disorder and Cognitive Assessments.

    She has particular interests in anxiety, depression, Post-natal depression, stress, workplace issues and weight management for adults.

    Brenda consults on Tuesdays 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. and Thursdays 10.00 am – 8.00 p.m.

  2. Ms Cathy Goodman

    Cathy Goodman is a Clinical Psychologist with 15 years experience in provision of psychological treatment in both the public sector and private practice. She treats a wide range of psychological difficulties including depression, anxiety, psychotic disorders, bipolar disorders, trauma conditions, personality disorders, grief, eating disorders, and relationship issues.

    Cathy consults on:
    Mondays 9.30 a.m. – 3.30 p.m
    Wednesdays 9.30 a.m. – 3.30 p.m.
    Thursdays 9.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.

  3. Mr Joon Choi

    Joon Choi completed his clinical psychology training in New Zealnd. He has spent time working in public hospitals, correctional institutions and the general community across a number of different population groups.

    Joon works with patients of all ages including chidren 4 + years of age. He likes to prioritise working together with the person to provide a responsive and empathic service tailored to the specific need of the individual.

    Joon consults on
    Tuesdays 2.00 p.m.- 6.00 p.m.
    Thursdays 2.00 p.m. – 6.00 p.m.
    Fridays 3.00 p.m. – 7.00 p.m.
    Saturdays 9.00 a.m. – 2.00 p.m.

  4. Mr Mark Salter

    Mr Mark Salter can provide help with counselling, psychological issues, individual and couple counselling.

    Mark consults on Mondays and on nights and weekends by arrangement.

Speech Pathology

  1. Ms Deidre Atwell

    Ms Deidre Atwell provides Speech Pathology services.

    Deidre has nearly 30 years experience working as a therapist  following graduation from La Trobe University in 1989. She started work in the west at the Colac District Hospital followed by the Werribee and Werribee Mercy Hospitals, then moved to community Health in Cockatoo and Pakenham before returning to the south eastern suburbs to work in early intervention and private practice .

    Deidre works with adults and children  with a wide variety of communication delays and disorders and can also assist with eating and swallowing issues. Deidre is also a provider for the Federal Governments’ Helping Children with Autism and Better Start programmes and has a particular interest and expertise in working with children