Spend some time with you Exercise Experts in the heart of Essendon
Craig Harrison - Senior Accredited Exercise Physiologist
Craig is a highly experienced and sought after Exercise Physiologist, recognised for his high attention to detail and caring approach. One of Melbourne’s leading practitioners in treating lower back pain, Craig’s expert approach helps those managing complex and persistent pain to better understand their movement potential through specialist assessment, treatment planning and creating a unique rehabilitation pathway using clinical exercise. He is very experienced in managing tendinopathies and bursitis and collaborates with various Melbourne based Rheumatologists.
With experience in occupational rehabilitation and manual handling retraining, he is well positioned to help individuals recovering from a workplace injury. Follow Craig's blog series on complex and persistent pain here.
Claudia is a well established Exercise Physiologist with special interests in PCOS, pre conceptive care, type 2 diabetes and obesity as well as vestibular rehabilitation. She has completed additional professional development in women's health and has a strong desire to support women throughout the lifespan.
In addition to her clinical exercise postgraduate qualifications, Claudia also holds an ACSA Accredited Level 1 Strength and Conditioning qualification as well as Level III and Level IV certifications in fitness.
Claudia has studied in both Australia and the United Kingdom and her broad experience brings with it an expert, confident and supportive approach to her care.
Claudia's focus on an individual and holistic approach is well combined with her gentle and caring demeanor.
Eleni is an experienced practitioner with special interests in neurological conditions, falls and balance rehabilitation, Type 2 diabetes and obesity. Her work with younger adults with disabilities and the NDIS is a great display of her patient and caring approach.
Eleni holds a Master's degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology, which has equipped her with advanced skills in assessing, treating and managing a range of chronic conditions. She has held a previous appointment with the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute research team in Melbourne exploring the effectiveness of exercise interventions to prevent or reduce the impact of cardiovascular complications from chemotherapy for women with breast cancer which supports her in clinic exercise programming for those currently undergoing various forms of cancer treatment.
Eleni's combination of warmth and patience well places her to support the care of both children and adults. Eleni is fluent in Greek and has a true desire to educate, support and create pathways to help people achieve the goals that are important to them.
Nicole is the driving force behind the practice and one of Australia’s leading authorities in the use of exercise to manage chronic disease and Diabetes.
A passionate advocate for better access to healthcare, Nicole is an expert contributor to Diabetes Victoria, a board member of the Primary Care Diabetes Society of Australia, steering committee member of Parents Voice Australia and Ambassador for the Girls Uniform Agenda. She is a leader in her field and most recently received the Exercise and Sports Science Australia 2020 Female Leaders in Exercise & Sports Science award.
Nicole regularly delivers professional development programs to GP's as well as allied health and is a regular guest on radio.
Hayley is an experienced Accredited Exercise Physiologist and our Life! Program facilitator. She has coached thousands of Victorians to achieve their health and wellbeing goals and is well-respected in the health community. Hayley has contributed to several Diabetes Victoria publications and presented at numerous community events.
At the heart of Hayley's work is her commitment to helping people. Through the Life! Program, she has provided tailored guidance and support to over 1000 individuals to help them achieve their health goals. By working with Hayley, you can expect to receive personalised coaching and support, learn evidence-based strategies, connect with a supportive community, and access ongoing resources to maintain your progress.
Ready to take the first step towards better health? Hayley is here to help you get there.
Peter Vitale - Senior Physiotherapist | Clinical Director
Peter leads our Physiotherapy team and is a well-known practitioner with Melbourne’s leading surgeons and medical specialists. Known for his accurate diagnosis and manual treatment skills, Peter's areas of specialty include post-operative rehabilitation, sport physiotherapy, jaw physiotherapy and Vestibular Physiotherapy.
He has worked with many professional athletes, including A-league Footballers and elite tennis players. Peter delivers professional courses in post-operative and Vestibular physiotherapy all across Australia and brings over a decade's worth of experience to his treatment. His passion to help those managing a Vestibular disorder was so great that in 2018 he founded the the Melbourne Vestibular Clinic which operates out of our centre.
Samantha is a highly skilled physiotherapist with a special interest in injury rehabilitation, Vestibular conditions and headaches. Her high attention to detail nature, combined with her friendly demeanour makes her a real favourite amongst clients and colleagues.
Sam's educational background of a Bachelor of Exercise Science as well as a Master of Physiotherapy Practice gives her a unique perspective throughout the treatment journey utilising both hands on and movement-based techniques to help her clients reach goals they never thought possible.
Having worked with a variety of individuals and conditions her philosophy centres around a longer term outlook on health and looks to combine incredible diagnostic skills with functional and sustainable rehabilitation plans.
Jamie is a dual qualified Physiotherapist and Exercise Physiologist with extensive experience with musculoskeletal injuries and vestibular conditions. He works predominantly with those recovering from orthopedic surgery and sporting injuries as well as with athletes for sports specific pre screening and injury prevention. He has a particular interest in lower limb assessment and rehabilitation, regularly providing education to physio colleagues about running injuries.
Jamie comes from a strong sporting background and practices at an elite level as an AFL umpire. He also regularly appears on radio discussing the importance of physical activity and keeping active.
Jamie's approach to care is to begin with a thorough assessment and look to combine hands on treatment with corrective exercise. His combination of warmth and charisma makes him one of our top conversationalists in the practice, he is a real favourite amongst both clients and team.
Harry is an experienced and dedicated physiotherapist with a strong background in exercise science and extensive experience working with National Hockey teams, as well as in hospitals such as the Royal Children's and Westmead.
Specializing in managing neck and back pain, as well as working with dizziness as part of our Vestibular assessment team, Harry is committed to helping his patients achieve optimal health and well-being. With a recent completion of postgraduate studies in physiotherapy in Sydney, Harry is passionate about working collaboratively with his multidisciplinary team to educate, support, and empower patients to achieve their goals.
In addition to his clinical proficiency, Harry's warm and charismatic nature makes him an excellent communicator and an integral part of our team. He believes in building a strong rapport with his patients, fostering a supportive and comfortable environment throughout their treatment journey.
Harry's compassionate and individualized approach, combined with his commitment to ongoing professional development, ensures that you receive the most effective and evidence-based treatment options available.
Hamish is a highly qualified and experienced physiotherapist specializing in sports training and rehabilitation. With a Bachelor of Applied Science and a Masters of Physiotherapy Practice, he has the expertise to help individuals of all ages achieve their health and fitness goals.
Drawing from his experience in sports training and surf lifesaving, Hamish understands the importance of injury prevention and rehabilitation. He excels in assisting athletes and active individuals in their recovery from injuries and improving physical performance, while also providing comprehensive care for a broad range of conditions and injuries.
Hamish's caring and personalized approach ensures that each person receives tailored treatment plans to address their unique needs and goals. Whether you're dealing with a chronic condition, recovering from an injury, or seeking to improve overall health and fitness, Hamish is here to help.
Kirsty is dedicated to helping you alleviate pain, improve movement and promote overall wellness through massage. She works hand in hand with our Physio's and Exercise Experts and her experience in using a range of techniques ensures that whatever your presenting problem, she will be able to help.
In addition to managing injuries and reducing muscle tension, a session with Kirsty can also focus on relaxation - so spoil yourself and book in, you deserve for your body to feel amazing.
Jasmine leads our administrative and client experience teams, also providing a high level of support to our clinical team. She is focused on ensuring that our specialist services and client experience are consistently above expectation.
With an exercise science and customer service management background, Jasmine brings a mature and experienced approach to her role, blending her clinical expertise with her love for client experience.
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