Dr Simon Nawrocki - Osteopath
Simon commenced his studies by undertaking an Anatomy major at the University of Melbourne. He then completed a three year Bachelor of Clinical Sciences (Osteopathy) and a two year Masters of Health Science (Osteopathy) at Victoria University. Having practiced out of two very busy osteopathic clinics in Melbourne's west for several years, Simon has experience working with a cross-section of the community; from infants to elderly, cricketers to netballers and plumbers to office workers.
Simon's keen interest in sport has seen him involved both on and off the field. He has gained vast experience in dealing with acute and chronic sporting injuries and developing effective rehabilitation programs. Simon has worked with with several fitness facilities around Melbourne, as head trainer at football clubs and one of Melbourne's elite sprinting squads.
Simon uses a variety of manual techniques to treat a diverse range of musculoskeletal complaints, including biomechanical dysfunctions, spinal problems, headaches, wear & tear injuries and muscle imbalances. Simon has a strong worth ethic and thoroughly enjoys devoting his time to helping patients find an avenue to better health.
Dr Lorrae Griffiths - Osteopath
Lorrae has completed a three year Bachelor of Science and a two year Masters of Health Science at Victoria University. Having worked in both metropolitan and rural Melbourne clinics for several years, Lorrae has had experience treating many and varied musculoskeletal complaints from postural problems to sporting injuries.
With a keen interest in lower back and pelvic dysfunction, Lorrae has had extensive experience in treating pregnancy related musculoskeletal problems, particularly of the pelvis. Furthermore, Lorrae’s interest and experience in many dance styles, has provided a strong knowledge of dance related injuries. Lorrae has worked closely with many elite dancers, dance schools, gymnastic and calisthenic clubs.
Lorrae has a structural and gentle functional treatment approach suitable for all ages and a diverse range of musculoskeletal complaints.
Dr Scott Toniazzo - Osteopath
Scott has completed a thee year Bachelor of Clinical Sciences (Osteopathy) and a two year Masters of Health Science (Osteopathy) at Victoria University.
Through his experience as a sports trainer for various local football and netball clubs, Scott has developed an interest in acute injuries and their treatment. He strongly believes that a partnership between practitioner and patient will deliver the best result.
With his involvement at Waverley City Netball Association, Scott has worked with young children, teenagers and adults at all levels of competition.
He is a big believer in using all treatment techniques of osteopathy to devise and implement a treatment plan for each individual patient that will see them pain free and back to their normal activities in no time!
Dr Mia Crawford - Osteopath
Mia has completed a three year Bachelor of Applied Science (Complementary Medicine) and a 2 year Masters of Osteopathy at RMIT University.
Mia is also a qualified primary school teacher and gymnastics/aerobics coach. She is a passionate osteopath who enjoys treating patients of all ages especially school age children through a broad osteopathic approach.
Mia also has a keen interest in treating sporting injuries, through her own experiences and having worked with both national level aerobics athletes and as a football sports trainer.
She encourages and educates her patients about how they can take an active approach to their own health and enjoys seeing her patients happier and healthier.
Dr Todd Stewart - Osteopath
Todd has completed a three year Bachelor of Clinical Sciences (Osteopathy) and a two year Masters of Health Science (Osteopathy) at Victoria University.
Todd enjoys treating all types of conditions with a wide range of techniques and has a strong passion for sports and sports related injuries. Todd has used this passion of sports and has been involved in local football and cycling teams. Todd was previously the head trainer at the East Brighton Football club and is currently the osteopath to the Charter Mason Drapac Development Cycling team which race in the National Road Series.
Todd is a strong believer of educating patients to assist with their health and well-being and enjoys seeing patients improve under his care and guidance.
Dr Bianca Sideras - Osteopath
With her experience working in the fitness industry, Bianca understands and places a great emphasis on the importance of patient management and active rehabilitation. She is confident in the prescription of exercise to compliment a patient’s treatment when appropriate.
Bianca enjoys working with a wide range of people and she makes a point of getting to know her patients personally. Bianca believes in finding the treatment approach that works best for each person as an individual.
Craig Hayes - Massage Therapist
Craig completed a Certificate IV in Massage Therapy in 2003 and then started his own massage business. Continuing on with his studies saw him graduate with a Diploma of Remedial Massage from the Melbourne Institute of Massage Therapy in 2004.
Craig enjoys treating a wide variety of soft-tissue conditions, utilising his skills in Remedial, Relaxation, Sports, Deep Tissue and Trigger Point massage to further assist with relaxing tight muscles, increasing movement and alleviating pain.
For many years prior, Craig has had a strong association with elite sports, having worked as a Sports Medical Officer with the AFL at Fitzroy Football Club, the VFL at Box Hill Hawks and as Head Trainer at amateur football team, Salesian College. More recently he has become involved in other fields of sport, treating Victorian Institute of Sport Road and Track Cyclists, as well as State Representative Netballers.
Craig is an experienced and skilled practitioner with a special interest in the correction and prevention of muscular ailments, postural and occupational dysfunctions, sporting or exercise rehabilitation. He has a strong work ethic and thoroughly enjoys devoting his time to helping patients get better.
Terri Gough - Pilates Instructor
Terri has completed her Certificate III & IV in Fitness and has been working as a Personal Trainer for the last 2 years. Furthermore, with certification in Pilates, she is one of our lead Pilate Instructors.
This coupled with a Diploma in Performing Arts, has seen Terri work with a variety of people representing a wide range of age groups; from 3 years to 92 years of age! Terri has supported people with their health goals across a range of disciplines including Dance, General Strength Training and Weight related goals.
With a keen interest in Corrective and Rehabilitation Training, the focus of Terri’s Pilates sessions are to keep your body working functionally to reduce muscular imbalances that either cause, or are the result of an injury. Terri’s sessions are low impact and are tailored to your individual needs and health goals. Pilates is suitable for all ages and gives the body awareness for muscle function and control.
Tessa Sanos B.H.Sc(Nut Med) - Nutritionist
Tessa completed a three year Bachelor of Health Science in Nutritional Medicine, then underwent Hemaview and Advanced Hemaview training. This enables her to look at your blood under a microscope and monitor your health status. She has worked in Melbourne's North and South at two busy multi-modality clinics for several years.
Tessa has a keen interest in using nutrition to help treat and prevent illness and to improve your physical and mental health. She works with each client individually to produce a tailor-made program to address specific issues, and to help you reach your health goals. She has had experience in treating a broad range of issues such as weight loss, skin complaints, poor digestion, and reduced energy levels. She can also help with more complex issues such as alleviating migraines and assisting with the treatment of medical conditions such as diabetes, Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) and chronic fatigue.
Tessa is extremely passionate about nutrition and brings this passion with her to every consultation. She truly enjoys helping people to improve their health and seeing how often small changes can make such a big difference to how someone feels.