Osteopaths

Dr. Paul Hermann — Osteopath & Exercise Scientist

B.Sc.(Cli.Sc.), M.H.Sc.(Osteo), M.Ex.Sc(S&C), Member O.A.

Paul is the Director of Stay Tuned Sports Medicine and Stay Tuned Corporate Health and works as an Osteopath and Exercise Scientist from his clinics in Melbourne. He has worked in the Health and Fitness industry since 1992 as a Personal Trainer and Exercise Scientist.

Paul completed his Masters in Osteopathy studying the ‘Effectiveness of Swiss Ball Training on Lower Back Stability’ and is the author of the popular book ‘Effective Swiss Ball Training’. He has also completed a Masters in Exercise Science (Strength and Conditioning).

Paul regularly writes Health and Fitness related articles and often travels internationally to lecture and look after a variety of elite athletes and teams.

Paul continues to lecture in Exercise Science and Rehabilitation at RMIT and Victoria Universities in Melbourne, and is a regular presenter at conferences in Australia and overseas. He has been an elite amateur athlete himself and recently has found love in the sport of Beach Volleyball.

Paul works as an Osteopath & Exercise Scientist at both Boronia and Elwood clinics.

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Kate Wines Osteo

Dr. Kate Wines — Osteopath & Personal Trainer

B.Sc.(Cli.Sc.), M.H.Sc.(Osteo), P.Grad.Dip.(Infant), P.T, Member OA

Dr Kate Wines is a highly motivated Osteopath and Personal Trainer with a great deal of personal experience in sport and exercise rehabilitation. She holds certificates III and IV in Fitness and Personal Training as well as her Masters in Health Science (Osteo) having studied, ‘The cause and occupational risk factors associated with lower back injuries to the Victorian Police Force’.

Following her masters study, Kate was employed by Victoria Police as an Injury Management Consultant, which she continues to perform. Kate also looks after workplace injuries through our Occupational Restoration Program.

In more recent times, Kate studied a post graduate certificate in Manual therapy for Infants, now having a further interest in children, being a mother herself.

Dr Wines also understands the needs of all levels of athletes and those of us trying to get fit, having played ‘A’ grade softball for over 10 years, working with the Tasmanian Cricket Team and Victorian Softball Team, and her work as a personal trainer. She is well placed to help you recover quickly from your injury or to assist you in becoming your personal best.

Kate works as an Osteopath & Personal Trainer at our Boronia clinic.

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Dr. Simon Duncan — Osteopath

B.Sc. (hons) in Osteopathy & Dip. Osteopathy, Member OA

Upon graduation from the European School of Osteopathy (UK) in 1999, with a B.Sc. (hons) in Osteopathy and Diploma in Osteopathy, Simon moved to Milan, Italy searching further challenges.

Although his patient list was primarily sedentary or manufacturing industry workers, his experience includes regularly treating some of Europe’s most elite ballerinas, contemporary dancers and maestri at La Scala, Milano and Studio Danza Insieme, professional tennis and basketball players, and elite level gymnasts.

Simon’s treatment success lies in the combining of tried and tested techniques with the creation of techniques developed for the actual presenting problem, not dividing, but integrating musculoskeletal, visceral and cranial body systems.

Simon firmly believes in treating the sapling so the tree grows straight, and so has been treating and helping infants for many years, especially his 3 young children who are his best advertisements.

While running a successful practice and, gaining 14 years of experience in teaching & clinical roles at the International College of Osteopathic Education, he completed a pitch-side medical assistance course in Scotland and an advanced course in Sports Osteopathy with the University of Bicocca Milan. Over the years, Simon has organised either the osteopathic services or the full medical services at the Milan Marathon, 2 ATP Tennis Challenger, 3 ATP Tennis Futures level tennis tournaments and at the AFL European Cup held in Italy in 10/2012 that included 15 teams arriving from all over Europe.

He is also a PTR registered tennis coach, an avid skier and, also hopes to return to the basketball court after returning to his hometown after nearly 20 years abroad.

He speaks fluent Italian, rusty German, seriously rusty Swedish and very seriously rusty French.

Simon works as an Osteopath at our Elwood clinic.

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Ashleigh Smith

Dr Ashleigh Kaye Smith — Osteopath & Clinical Pilates Instructor

B.HSc. BHSc/BAppSc (Osteo)

Ashleigh decided that becoming an Osteopath would be the best way to apply her knowledge from her various degrees in Exercise Science, Health Science and Osteopathy. She just loves incorporating a hands on approach with exercise therapy to assist patients to become the best possible versions of themselves. Ashleigh has a particular interest in sporting injuries (Football, Netball, Gymnastics, Water-sports) as well as women’s and children’s health.

In 2016 Ashleigh spent time in a Private Sports Medicine Hospital in Mumbai, India where she worked with some amazing orthopaedic surgeons who are pioneering arthroscopic surgery. While working with this team, she worked largely in rehabilitation programs for the ankle, knee, and shoulder. She has also observed many surgeries with leading orthopaedic surgeons in Melbourne to gain further insight to the surgeries she helps her patients recover from.

Ashleigh has worked as a Sports Trainer for football clubs for 7 years and loves to be a part of a strong team with a supported community. She has a Health Science degree majoring in Exercise Science and Physical Activity & health, another Health Science Degree and Applied Science Degree in Osteopathy.

Outside of work, Ashleigh loves to be social with her family and friends. Her hobbies include netball, snow skiing and water skiing. Her favourite place to visit is Lake Eildon where she gets to wake-surf and water-ski every day with her family.

Ashleigh works as an Osteopath & Clinical Pilates Instructor at our Elwood clinic.

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Dr Steven Resic — Osteopath & Clinical Pilates Instructor

B.Sc.(Cli.Sc), M.H.Sc.(Osteo), Member OA

Steve has always wanted to be in the health & fitness industry. A physically active person his entire life, Steve played lots of sport when he was younger including basketball, football, athletics, boxing and tennis. With the inevitable injuries and strains that come with being active, he found that rehab and manual therapy were the only things that helped him successfully return to the sports he loves.
Originally Steve was studying to become a Paramedic but after his first year he decided to transfer into Osteopathy, because it encompassed his passions for health, fitness and manual therapy. He learned that Osteopathy provided a complete holistic approach to each patient looking for the cause of the injury and not just treating the pain or symptoms.
Steve loves the challenge of problem solving and getting his patients out of pain and back to performing specific movements, whether that be in day-to-day life or a sporting pursuit. He has extensive experience in rehabilitation at all levels and a keen interest in treating injuries for the fastest possible recovery.
Steve will treat every patient dependent on their individual needs. He will incorporate functional rehabilitation exercises, and stretches for you to do at home, specific to each injury.
Aside from work Steve still leads an active life, enjoying running and time at the gym, and has a strong passion for nutrition and diet as well as the biomechanics of the human body.

“Every Body Deserves to Feel Good”

Steven works as an Osteopath & Clinical Pilates Instructor at our Boronia clinic.

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Brooke Williams Osteopath

Dr Brooke Williams — Osteopath & Clinical Pilates Instructor

Brooke is an Osteopath with a passion for preventative and rehabilitative health care. She holds a double bachelor degree in Health Science and Applied Science in Osteopathy, post graduate qualifications in dry needling and is qualified, and continues to study Clinical Pilates to continue to provide the best service to her patients. She loves to educate patients in understanding the cause of their pain. 

 

Brooke is a familiar face around the Boronia Clinic, as she completed an internship with the Stay Tuned Team and worked as a receptionist before starting with us full time as an Osteopath.

 

Outside of Stay Tuned, Brooke has worked as a Sports Trainer for football clubs for 5 years and as a netball fitness coach for Mountain District Netball Association. She loves to be a part of a strong team within the community. 

Brooke works as an Osteopath & Clinical Pilates Instructor at our Boronia clinic.

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Dr Kane Theisinger — Osteopath

B.Sc.(Cli.Sc.), M.H.Sc.(Osteo), Member OA

Growing up, Kane has always had a keen interest in helping others, having been a surf life saver and originally aspiring to be a Paramedic. He was later drawn to osteopathy after treatments for various football and athletic injuries which gave him an insight into the holistic and individual approach osteopaths take to each patient, whilst addressing the causative factors rather than just the symptoms.

Kane enjoys treating patients from all ages and understands that every person is unique, which requires a tailored approach to their treatment and management. Kane also places great importance giving each patient a constructive understanding of their musculoskeletal complaint and ways in which we can work together to return to what it is you love doing.

Outside the treatment room, you will find Kane has a keen interest in seeing other parts of the world, spending time at the beach and supporting his mighty Tigers at the MCG.

Kane works as an Osteopath at our Boronia clinic.

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Dr Verity Boyd — Osteopath & Clinical Pilates Instructor

B.Sc., B.App.Sc.(Osteo), Member OA

Put simply, Verrity LOVES being an Osteopath. With her friendly persona and compassionate nature, she will soon put a smile on your face as together you will build an alliance to determine a tailored treatment plan. She believes the key to managing injuries and pain, is for the patient to understand their exact diagnosis and the means behind the osteopathic approach.

Her goals for each client are to help them feel STRONG, ABLE and HAPPY. She embodies our belief that “Every body deserves to feel good”. To deliver these results Verity uses a range of osteopathic techniques, dry needling, clinical pilates and exercise rehabilitation.

Her passion for osteo was fueled by vast and exciting experiences; working for Stay Tuned as an intern, being selected for an osteopathic placement in Mumbai and Goan hospitals (India), and over two years of sports training for various football, netball and soccer teams.

When not in Elwood, Verity likes spending her time at the beach, preferably getting in a surf or two. Her enthusiasms extend to netball, which she has participated in from club level right through to the Victorian state league. Her dreams are to travel the world so if you have any advice she would love for you to share it.

Verity works as an Osteopath & Clinical Pilates Instructor at our Elwood clinic.

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Physiotherapists

Fiona Tydde

Fiona Tydde — Physiotherapist & Clinical Pilates Instructor

B.Science (Physiotherapy), APA Member

Fiona grew up on the sunny shores of Perth where she completed a Bachelor of Science (Physiotherapy) at Curtin University. After graduating in 2010 she moved to Melbourne and has since completed further qualifications in: 

  • Clinical Pilates (Dance Medicine Australia)
  • APA Sports and Spinal Dry Needling
  • Thirst 4 Running  Biomechanical Assessment (Applied Functional Science)
  • S3 Barre (Qualified Instructor)
  • Work station Ergonomics (Working Health Consulting Ltd)
  • The Orthotic Group Gait Scan technology
  • APA Vestibular Assessment and Rehabilitation

Fiona has worked in the private setting both in Australia and London. She has treated a wide range of Musculoskeletal, Sports and Spinal injuries (both in the acute and chronic phases). She has special interests in 

– Acute sporting injuries 

– ACL rehabilitation and management 

– Women’s health conditions (pre and post natal, incontinence, pelvic girdle pain etc)

– Core stability training 

– Gait and biomechanical analysis

– Spinal rehabilitation

– Vestibular rehabilitation

– Injury prevention

Fiona takes a holistic and personalised approach with every patient. She truly believes in the importance of functional rehabilitation for long term results and strives to help you achieve your goals as quickly as possible. 

In her spare time Fiona enjoys travelling the world, yoga, dancing and running – she even completed the Paris marathon in 2015!

Fiona works as a Physiotherapist & Clinical Pilates Instructor at our Elwood clinic.

Fiona works as a Physiotherapist & Clinical Pilates Instructor at our Elwood clinic.

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Michelle Lam Pilates Instructor

Michelle Lam — Physiotherapist & Clinical Pilates Instructor

B.Science (Physiotherapy), APA Member

Michelle graduated from La Trobe University and has since furthered her skill equipment based Clinical Pilates extensively. She has worked with various amateur league football and soccer teams throughout Victoria and loves treating back and neck pain, sports injuries and post-operative exercise rehabilitation. Michelle is passionate about combining manual therapy techniques in conjunction with active rehabilitation for long term results. Outside of work, Michelle enjoys riding her bike and visiting beaches across the world.

“Every Body Deserves to Feel Good”

Michelle works as a Physiotherapist & Clinical Pilates Instructor at our Boronia clinic.

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Khoa Pham Physio

Khoa Pham — Physiotherapist & Clinical Pilates Instructor

B.Sci (Hons), DPT.

Khoa is a physiotherapist and clinical Pilates instructor at Stay Tuned Sports Medicine Elwood. He completed his Doctor of Physiotherapy at the University of Melbourne and since then has developed a passion for helping people get back to their best the quickest, and most complete way possible. Having also completed a Science degree, he understands the importance of ensuring his treatments are all evidence based and tailored to his patients. Currently, he is also working at community health centres in Melton and Bacchus Marsh, and he is the head physiotherapist at the Yarraville-Seddon Eagles Football Club.

Outside of work, he enjoys boxing, surfing, and watching sports (AFL, NBA, NFL). He has also recently picked up playing basketball and is currently working hard on his 3-point game.

“Every Body Deserves to Feel Good”

Khoa works as a Physiotherapist & Clinical Pilates Instructor at our Elwood clinic.

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Patrick Lynch — Physiotherapist & Clinical Pilates Instructor

B.Exercise Sci., M. Physiotherapy, APA Member

After completing a Bachelor of Exercise Science at Griffith University on the Gold Coast, Patrick opted for a change of scenery and completed a Master of Physiotherapy at the University of Sydney. Not ready to give up the city life, and head back to Queensland, Pat chose to move to Melbourne where he works at Stay Tuned Sports Medicine in Elwood.
Before becoming a physiotherapist Patrick was always passionate about the importance of maintaining a balanced lifestyle, having always been active and participating in team and individual sports. Throughout his studies this passion has only grown and he is now keen to help others achieve optimal function and reach their individual goals. With a strong background in exercise prescription Pat is sure to employ this in his rehabilitation programs.
Outside of work Patrick loves to explore what the world, and his doorstep has to offer. He is a keen traveller, either to another country or a good coffee shop or brewery he has heard about. Pat grew up surfing, rowing, playing cricket and the various codes of rugby, although he has recently developed a keen taste for Aussie Rules.

Patrick works as a Physiotherapist & Clinical Pilates Instructor at our Elwood clinic.

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Dietitians & Health Coaching

Emma Morris

Emma Morris — Dietitian & Sports Dietitian

B.App.Sc. (Health Sc), B.Nutr & Diet, A.P.D.

Emma Morris is a highly qualified and experienced Dietitian and Sports Dietitian. She has a Bachelor of Applied Science in Human Movement as well as a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics.

As well as practicing full time at Stay Tuned Sports Medicine, Emma is also the Dietitian for Williamstown Football Club and regularly presents to a variety of sporting clubs.

Emma will help you get off the dieting merry-go-round and assist you to make changes that will stay with you over your lifetime.

Emma works as a Dietitian & Sports Dietitian at our Boronia clinic.

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Dietitian

Cassandra Stuchbery — Dietitian

APD, AN, BNutrDiet.

Cassie is a people-focused dietitian with a passion for all things food and nutrition. She is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Accredited Nutritionist with a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics.

 

With a background in chronic disease and weight management Cassie enjoys helping clients with tailored nutrition programs and motivation. She also works providing sports nutrition advice to the Australian Sports Climbing team and regularly presents to young athletes.

 

No more fad diets or temporary solutions, Cassie is passionate about helping you make lasting changes to have a lasting impact on your health.

“Every Body Deserves to Feel Good”

Cassandra works as a Dietitian at our Boronia clinic.

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Exercise Physiologists

Brianna Mc Donald — Accredited Exercise Physiologist

ESSAM, M.Clin.Ex.Phys, B.Ex.Sci.

Before studying Exercise Physiology, Brianna grew up in Gippsland and spent most of her childhood outdoors or on her grandparents farm. She just loved being active. Bri has played netball for over 17 years and achieved a black belt in Taekwondo. She also enjoys all things science (she even went to space camp in year 9) so it made perfect sense to combine her two passions into an Exercise and Sport Science degree at Deakin University.

 

Whilst completing her university studies Bri worked as a Personal Trainer and at an outdoor adventure camp running adrenaline based activities such as rock climbing, abseiling and the giant swing.

 

After finishing her bachelor degree, she decided to enter the world of rehabilitation and complete a Masters in Clinical Exercise Physiology. She has a strong passion for motivating and helping her clients to be the best version of themselves. She believes that exercise is a form of medicine and in the right dose can improve quality of life and overall health. She works with long term health conditions to help manage and promote healthy living with exercise programs designed specifically your needs.

 

Bri is a local to Boronia and the Knox area so in her free time, you’ll probably find her watching local soccer, or she’ll be baking, knitting or somewhere outside on a new adventure.

 

Bri works as an Accredited Exercise Physiologist at our Boronia Clinic servicing people from the Knox area and surrounds. Exercise Physiology details can be found by clicking HERE.

 

Brianna works as an Accredited Exercise Physiologist at our Boronia clinic.

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Exercise Physiology

Cassie Welford — Exercise Physiologist

B.Ex.Sc. M.E.S.S.A.

After completing 2 years of a media and communication degree, Cassie felt the need to explore her options and came across Exercise Physiology. She’s been active most of her life, including dancing for 10 years, tennis and soccer for several years but her main love of sport came from playing basketball since the age of 10 and has recently gone back to playing again.

 

Cassie moved to WA in 2013 to complete her Bachelor of Science (Exercise Physiology) degree at Murdoch University and moved back to Melbourne at the end of 2016.  Cassie values the skills she has learnt from her media and communication degree and uses those skills today to help her become a better Exercise Physiologist.

 

Her interests include musculoskeletal rehabilitation, injury prevention and junior athlete development (female basketballers and footballers) She loves the reward of helping others become healthier versions of themselves by just adding a regular exercise routine into their lives.

 

In her spare time, Cassie loves reading a good book with a decent cup of coffee, you’ll probably see her around with a cup in her hand! She loves exploring new cafes, wineries and eateries around the Yarra Ranges and Dandenong Ranges, playing basketball and going to the footy most weekends supporting her beloved Bombers!

Cassie works as an Exercise Physiologist at our Boronia clinic.

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Myotherapists

Natalie Miller Myo

Natalie Miller — Myotherapist

Adv. Dip. Myo., Cert. Pregnancy Massage, M.A.M.T

Natalie has a keen interest in injury prevention, management and maintenance stemming from personal experience as a competitive swimmer, athletics participant and basketball player. Natalie enjoys helping people achieve a musculoskeletal balance to help reach their optimal health.

She gained her Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy at RMIT in addition to a Diploma in Sports Development and Athlete Support, and has completed a 12 month soft tissue therapy internship at the Carlton football club. She treats a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions and more recently undertook further studies in pregnancy massage. She also has great results treating headaches and migraines, stress, tension and general aches and pains.

Using various soft tissue techniques, stretching and corrective exercise, Natalie is able to help you meet your goals and be your best whether you are a weekend warrior or serious athlete. She also enjoys hot rock massage to help melt your muscle tension away. With 9 years experience working at Knox Leisureworks YMCA, Natalie is a familiar face at the Boronia clinic.

 

Natalie works as a Myotherapist at our Boronia clinic.

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Myotherapy

Regan Gardiner — Myotherapist

BHSc (Clinical Myotherapy), Dip. Sports Development

Regan discovered a love of anatomy whilst studying her Double Diploma of Sports Development – it was at this time that she decided on a career in Myotherapy.

Completing her degree in early 2015 at the Southern School of Natural Therapies, Regan spent time working at Carlton Football as a Myotherapist. Working at the football club exposed her to a range of injuries including muscle strains, sprains and overuse injuries.

In her consults Regan uses a combination of tchniques including soft & deep tissue massage, myofascial release, trigger-point therapy, cupping, dry needling, stretching, joint mobilisation and corrective exercises.

Regan believes that treatment is a two way street – the client needs to be involved in their recovery by completing prescribed exercises, self massage, stretching and therapy aids to assist the treatment plan.

Regan is planning on continuing her studies by completing a Masters of Exercise Physiology.

Regan works as a Myotherapist at our Boronia clinic.

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Massage Therapists

Anita Brickle — Remedial Massage Therapist & Pilates Instructor

Dip.Rem.Mass (M.A.A)

Anita completed her Diploma of Remedial Massage in 2012 at Sage Institute of Massage Therapy. She has gained a lot of experience working within sporting environments such as AFL and Rugby Union. She has assisted with pre and post event massage for Elite International Rugby teams, and currently works as the match day medic for a local Rugby team every Saturday. She has an ongoing passion assisting the players with injuries during the game and helping them with the rehab process to get them back to what they love doing.

In a clinical environment, Anita likes to get an understanding and work with her patients to get the best out of the treatment. She includes Deep Tissue and Trigger Point Therapy, Dry Needling techniques and various stretching to compliment the massage. She has a holistic approach towards her treatments believing the whole body needs assessment, not just the symptom. Anita likes to treat postural imbalances and weaknesses, chronic headaches and sporting injuries.

Anita is a trained Pilates instructor and understands the value of stretching and strengthening key areas of the body to maintain the bodies’ alignment. She likes to use these techniques during her treatments to educate the patient on ways to improve their health and wellbeing.  She also instructs a few classes per week at the Elwood clinic location.

Anita likes to stay active and thrives on team sports including touch rugby and Rugby 7’s whilst doing her own gym training to stay fit. Recently she has discovered the love of trail running and has entered herself in the Salomon Trail series for the winter months.

Anita works as a Remedial Massage Therapist & Pilates Instructor at our Elwood clinic.

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Sarah Girvan — Remedial Massage Therapist

Dip. Remedial Massage

Sarah’s love of massage therapy came when her father was completing marathons. Whilst attending physio and massage treatments with her father she became interested in anatomy and ways to treat the tired aching body of a runner.
She completed her Diploma of Remedial Massage at Southern School of Natural Therapies in 2007. She traveled to China in 2010 with a fellow Stay Tuned therapist to study the Chinese Massage practices and has also completed Units 1 & 2 of Oncology Massage.
Sarah enjoys and has had great results treating lower back pain, neck and headache pain with deep tissue techniques, trigger point therapy and myofascial release.

Sarah works as a Remedial Massage Therapist at our Boronia clinic.

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Emma Clayton — Remedial Massage Therapist

Dip. Remedial Massage

Emma has a love for the anatomy and self-care of the body as part of her Dancing career. Through this, Remedial Massage was calling to her which has now become her career.

Completing her Diploma at Victoria University, Emma spent time with Western Bulldogs Football club as well as attending numerous events such as triathlons and International AFL games held in Ballarat to treat participants.

Through the use of Soft & Deep tissue techniques, Myofascial release, Trigger point therapy, Cupping, Muscle energy techniques and stretches, Emma will guide you to be the best you can be.

Emma’s treatment plans include a range of techniques to achieve improved function and range of motion in a positive manner.

Emma believes that Massage is an excellent therapy to manage general tightness, along with short and long-term injuries, with the participation from the clients doing self-care at home in-between visits.

Outside of Stay Tuned Boronia, Emma has been participating in Dance for 15 years along with choreographing some items for school musicals and routines. Emma is a team player and loves to be apart of strong supportive team.

Emma is continuing her studies Completing an Advance Diploma of Myotherapy.

Emma works as a Remedial Massage Therapist at our Boronia clinic.

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James Tran — Remedial Massage Therapist

Adv. Dip. Myo, M.A.M.T

James established his interest in human anatomy after going through many periods of injuries himself. Upon seeing a Myotherapist, he certainly found a new path for his career. In addition, James decided to learn and expand his knowledge about the practice.  James has completed his Diploma of Remedial Massage at RMIT and currently finishing his Diploma of Myotherapy. During his time at RMIT, he was able to take part in a program to further his skills in India. Furthermore, he was able to take part in providing treatments in other sports such as AFL and Gymnastics (NICA).

James’ passion for understanding the human conditions, leads to his competitiveness within the sporting culture. He has competed in many sports and recently competed in a Natural Bodybuilding show.

James can help you on your journey to feel great and perform at your best.

James works as a Remedial Massage Therapist at our Elwood clinic.

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Podiatrists

Dr Josh Osborne — Podiatrist

B.Pod., Cert 4. Personal Training

Josh completed his bachelor of Podiatry at La Trobe Bundoora in 2011. He is a highly enthusiastic Podiatrist and Personal Trainer, having advanced knowledge in sporting injuries and rehabilitation. He has a great deal of experience working alongside physiotherapists within football clubs and within multidisciplinary teams loving the collaborative approach to healthcare.

 

Josh considers himself to be a problem solver who is caring and friendly; “I want the best for my patients and I strongly believe in holistic management”

 

Josh has completed numerous courses including rocktape application, foot mobilisations, and dry needling.

 

Chronic conditions such as Plantar Fasciitis and Achilles tendonopathy are two of his favourite conditions to manage.

“Every Body Deserves to Feel Good”

Dr works as a Podiatrist at our Boronia clinic.

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Psychologists

Lisa Hardman Psychologist

Dr. Lisa Hardman — Clinical Psychologist

BA, BSc (Hons), DPsych (Clin), MAPS (Clinical College)

Dr Lisa Hardman is a qualified and registered Clinical Psychologist who completed her Professional Doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 2000. She also has degrees in Arts and Honours degree in Science (Psychology). Lisa is a member of the Australian Psychological Society’s College of Clinical Psychologists and the Victorian Branch of the Australian Association for Cognitive and Behaviour Therapy.

Lisa specialises in providing Cognitive Behavioural Assessment and Treatment and Brief Solution Focused Interventions for a variety of mental health issues. These include anxiety, depression, stress, serious mental illness, trauma, grief / loss issues, self-esteem issues, relationship issues, chronic health conditions and chronic pain management.

Since graduating, Lisa has worked for Eastern and Southern Public Mental Health services. She spent over 4 years working within a crisis psychiatric team and currently works for a Primary Mental Health Service. Lisa was also employed at a private chronic pain management clinic for several years and was able to develop specialist chronic pain management therapy knowledge and skills over that time.

Lisa works as a Clinical Psychologist at our Boronia clinic.

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Reception Team

Kerri

Kerri — Receptionist

Sarah — Receptionist

Sarah works as a Receptionist at our Boronia clinic.

Tania

Tania — Receptionist

Natalie Miller Myo

Natalie — Receptionist

Narelle — Receptionist

Narelle works as a Receptionist at our Elwood clinic.

Pilates Instructors

Anita Brickle — Remedial Massage Therapist & Pilates Instructor

Dip.Rem.Mass (M.A.A)

Anita completed her Diploma of Remedial Massage in 2012 at Sage Institute of Massage Therapy. She has gained a lot of experience working within sporting environments such as AFL and Rugby Union. She has assisted with pre and post event massage for Elite International Rugby teams, and currently works as the match day medic for a local Rugby team every Saturday. She has an ongoing passion assisting the players with injuries during the game and helping them with the rehab process to get them back to what they love doing.

In a clinical environment, Anita likes to get an understanding and work with her patients to get the best out of the treatment. She includes Deep Tissue and Trigger Point Therapy, Dry Needling techniques and various stretching to compliment the massage. She has a holistic approach towards her treatments believing the whole body needs assessment, not just the symptom. Anita likes to treat postural imbalances and weaknesses, chronic headaches and sporting injuries.

Anita is a trained Pilates instructor and understands the value of stretching and strengthening key areas of the body to maintain the bodies’ alignment. She likes to use these techniques during her treatments to educate the patient on ways to improve their health and wellbeing.  She also instructs a few classes per week at the Elwood clinic location.

Anita likes to stay active and thrives on team sports including touch rugby and Rugby 7’s whilst doing her own gym training to stay fit. Recently she has discovered the love of trail running and has entered herself in the Salomon Trail series for the winter months.

Anita works as a Remedial Massage Therapist & Pilates Instructor at our Elwood clinic.

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Sophie Fletcher Pilates

Sophie Fletcher — Pilates Instructor

Cert IV Mat Based Pilates

Sophie graduated from the Australian Ballet School with an Advanced Diploma of Dance in 2003. During her training she received several scholarships and awards both for achievements in dance and academic excellence.

On graduating she joined The Australian Ballet performing with the company for the next 4 years. She travelled extensively overseas with the company and was also awarded a travel scholarship in 2005 which enabled her to take classes with major American ballet companies including New York City Ballet, Houston Ballet, San Francisco Ballet and Pacific Northwest Ballet in Seattle. In 2008 Sophie joined the West Australian Ballet as a guest artist and remained there for the next 2 years performing in many critically acclaimed productions. She then joined the Czech National Ballet at the invitation of the director Petr Zuska and performed many notable classical and contemporary roles. Most recently Sophie appeared as Princess Aurora in Prague Festival Ballet’s Sleeping Beauty during its tour of Germany.

Sophie’s connection to pilates began at age 11 as an adjunct to her ballet training and she continued to practise it regularly throughout her career. Sophie is convinced pilates helped her to stay injury free during her career by building a strong, healthy body and mind to cope with the stresses of a demanding career. It also enabled her to maintain optimal fitness during off-peak times of work. In 2015 Sophie retired from the stage and returned to Australia to pursue her second passion-pilates. She was inspired by her instructor Andrew Baxter to consider pilates instruction as a career and completed her certificate IV and is continuing to study for her Diploma. Pilates has become an integral part of Sophie’s life and she hopes her broad experience will offer her clients a unique approach. Pilates provides a whole body work-out integrating mind and body with balanced training of separate muscle groups thus keeping joints and muscles healthy and happy.

Sophie is now enjoying living bayside and is exploring different pursuits such as running and bike riding and she has also been a yoga devotee for many years.

Sophie works as a Pilates Instructor at our Elwood clinic.

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Fiona Tydde

Fiona Tydde — Physiotherapist & Clinical Pilates Instructor

B.Science (Physiotherapy), APA Member

Fiona grew up on the sunny shores of Perth where she completed a Bachelor of Science (Physiotherapy) at Curtin University. After graduating in 2010 she moved to Melbourne and has since completed further qualifications in: 

  • Clinical Pilates (Dance Medicine Australia)
  • APA Sports and Spinal Dry Needling
  • Thirst 4 Running  Biomechanical Assessment (Applied Functional Science)
  • S3 Barre (Qualified Instructor)
  • Work station Ergonomics (Working Health Consulting Ltd)
  • The Orthotic Group Gait Scan technology
  • APA Vestibular Assessment and Rehabilitation

Fiona has worked in the private setting both in Australia and London. She has treated a wide range of Musculoskeletal, Sports and Spinal injuries (both in the acute and chronic phases). She has special interests in 

– Acute sporting injuries 

– ACL rehabilitation and management 

– Women’s health conditions (pre and post natal, incontinence, pelvic girdle pain etc)

– Core stability training 

– Gait and biomechanical analysis

– Spinal rehabilitation

– Vestibular rehabilitation

– Injury prevention

Fiona takes a holistic and personalised approach with every patient. She truly believes in the importance of functional rehabilitation for long term results and strives to help you achieve your goals as quickly as possible. 

In her spare time Fiona enjoys travelling the world, yoga, dancing and running – she even completed the Paris marathon in 2015!

Fiona works as a Physiotherapist & Clinical Pilates Instructor at our Elwood clinic.

Fiona works as a Physiotherapist & Clinical Pilates Instructor at our Elwood clinic.

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Ashleigh Smith

Dr Ashleigh Kaye Smith — Osteopath & Clinical Pilates Instructor

B.HSc. BHSc/BAppSc (Osteo)

Ashleigh decided that becoming an Osteopath would be the best way to apply her knowledge from her various degrees in Exercise Science, Health Science and Osteopathy. She just loves incorporating a hands on approach with exercise therapy to assist patients to become the best possible versions of themselves. Ashleigh has a particular interest in sporting injuries (Football, Netball, Gymnastics, Water-sports) as well as women’s and children’s health.

In 2016 Ashleigh spent time in a Private Sports Medicine Hospital in Mumbai, India where she worked with some amazing orthopaedic surgeons who are pioneering arthroscopic surgery. While working with this team, she worked largely in rehabilitation programs for the ankle, knee, and shoulder. She has also observed many surgeries with leading orthopaedic surgeons in Melbourne to gain further insight to the surgeries she helps her patients recover from.

Ashleigh has worked as a Sports Trainer for football clubs for 7 years and loves to be a part of a strong team with a supported community. She has a Health Science degree majoring in Exercise Science and Physical Activity & health, another Health Science Degree and Applied Science Degree in Osteopathy.

Outside of work, Ashleigh loves to be social with her family and friends. Her hobbies include netball, snow skiing and water skiing. Her favourite place to visit is Lake Eildon where she gets to wake-surf and water-ski every day with her family.

Ashleigh works as an Osteopath & Clinical Pilates Instructor at our Elwood clinic.

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Dr Steven Resic — Osteopath & Clinical Pilates Instructor

B.Sc.(Cli.Sc), M.H.Sc.(Osteo), Member OA

Steve has always wanted to be in the health & fitness industry. A physically active person his entire life, Steve played lots of sport when he was younger including basketball, football, athletics, boxing and tennis. With the inevitable injuries and strains that come with being active, he found that rehab and manual therapy were the only things that helped him successfully return to the sports he loves.
Originally Steve was studying to become a Paramedic but after his first year he decided to transfer into Osteopathy, because it encompassed his passions for health, fitness and manual therapy. He learned that Osteopathy provided a complete holistic approach to each patient looking for the cause of the injury and not just treating the pain or symptoms.
Steve loves the challenge of problem solving and getting his patients out of pain and back to performing specific movements, whether that be in day-to-day life or a sporting pursuit. He has extensive experience in rehabilitation at all levels and a keen interest in treating injuries for the fastest possible recovery.
Steve will treat every patient dependent on their individual needs. He will incorporate functional rehabilitation exercises, and stretches for you to do at home, specific to each injury.
Aside from work Steve still leads an active life, enjoying running and time at the gym, and has a strong passion for nutrition and diet as well as the biomechanics of the human body.

“Every Body Deserves to Feel Good”

Steven works as an Osteopath & Clinical Pilates Instructor at our Boronia clinic.

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Michelle Lam Pilates Instructor

Michelle Lam — Physiotherapist & Clinical Pilates Instructor

B.Science (Physiotherapy), APA Member

Michelle graduated from La Trobe University and has since furthered her skill equipment based Clinical Pilates extensively. She has worked with various amateur league football and soccer teams throughout Victoria and loves treating back and neck pain, sports injuries and post-operative exercise rehabilitation. Michelle is passionate about combining manual therapy techniques in conjunction with active rehabilitation for long term results. Outside of work, Michelle enjoys riding her bike and visiting beaches across the world.

“Every Body Deserves to Feel Good”

Michelle works as a Physiotherapist & Clinical Pilates Instructor at our Boronia clinic.

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Khoa Pham Physio

Khoa Pham — Physiotherapist & Clinical Pilates Instructor

B.Sci (Hons), DPT.

Khoa is a physiotherapist and clinical Pilates instructor at Stay Tuned Sports Medicine Elwood. He completed his Doctor of Physiotherapy at the University of Melbourne and since then has developed a passion for helping people get back to their best the quickest, and most complete way possible. Having also completed a Science degree, he understands the importance of ensuring his treatments are all evidence based and tailored to his patients. Currently, he is also working at community health centres in Melton and Bacchus Marsh, and he is the head physiotherapist at the Yarraville-Seddon Eagles Football Club.

Outside of work, he enjoys boxing, surfing, and watching sports (AFL, NBA, NFL). He has also recently picked up playing basketball and is currently working hard on his 3-point game.

“Every Body Deserves to Feel Good”

Khoa works as a Physiotherapist & Clinical Pilates Instructor at our Elwood clinic.

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Brooke Williams Osteopath

Dr Brooke Williams — Osteopath & Clinical Pilates Instructor

Brooke is an Osteopath with a passion for preventative and rehabilitative health care. She holds a double bachelor degree in Health Science and Applied Science in Osteopathy, post graduate qualifications in dry needling and is qualified, and continues to study Clinical Pilates to continue to provide the best service to her patients. She loves to educate patients in understanding the cause of their pain. 

 

Brooke is a familiar face around the Boronia Clinic, as she completed an internship with the Stay Tuned Team and worked as a receptionist before starting with us full time as an Osteopath.

 

Outside of Stay Tuned, Brooke has worked as a Sports Trainer for football clubs for 5 years and as a netball fitness coach for Mountain District Netball Association. She loves to be a part of a strong team within the community. 

Brooke works as an Osteopath & Clinical Pilates Instructor at our Boronia clinic.

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Patrick Lynch — Physiotherapist & Clinical Pilates Instructor

B.Exercise Sci., M. Physiotherapy, APA Member

After completing a Bachelor of Exercise Science at Griffith University on the Gold Coast, Patrick opted for a change of scenery and completed a Master of Physiotherapy at the University of Sydney. Not ready to give up the city life, and head back to Queensland, Pat chose to move to Melbourne where he works at Stay Tuned Sports Medicine in Elwood.
Before becoming a physiotherapist Patrick was always passionate about the importance of maintaining a balanced lifestyle, having always been active and participating in team and individual sports. Throughout his studies this passion has only grown and he is now keen to help others achieve optimal function and reach their individual goals. With a strong background in exercise prescription Pat is sure to employ this in his rehabilitation programs.
Outside of work Patrick loves to explore what the world, and his doorstep has to offer. He is a keen traveller, either to another country or a good coffee shop or brewery he has heard about. Pat grew up surfing, rowing, playing cricket and the various codes of rugby, although he has recently developed a keen taste for Aussie Rules.

Patrick works as a Physiotherapist & Clinical Pilates Instructor at our Elwood clinic.

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Dr Verity Boyd — Osteopath & Clinical Pilates Instructor

B.Sc., B.App.Sc.(Osteo), Member OA

Put simply, Verrity LOVES being an Osteopath. With her friendly persona and compassionate nature, she will soon put a smile on your face as together you will build an alliance to determine a tailored treatment plan. She believes the key to managing injuries and pain, is for the patient to understand their exact diagnosis and the means behind the osteopathic approach.

Her goals for each client are to help them feel STRONG, ABLE and HAPPY. She embodies our belief that “Every body deserves to feel good”. To deliver these results Verity uses a range of osteopathic techniques, dry needling, clinical pilates and exercise rehabilitation.

Her passion for osteo was fueled by vast and exciting experiences; working for Stay Tuned as an intern, being selected for an osteopathic placement in Mumbai and Goan hospitals (India), and over two years of sports training for various football, netball and soccer teams.

When not in Elwood, Verity likes spending her time at the beach, preferably getting in a surf or two. Her enthusiasms extend to netball, which she has participated in from club level right through to the Victorian state league. Her dreams are to travel the world so if you have any advice she would love for you to share it.

Verity works as an Osteopath & Clinical Pilates Instructor at our Elwood clinic.

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Yoga Instructor

Kerstin Schnekenburger — Yoga Instructor

Kerstin has a background in gymnastics and after attending her first yoga class in 2009, she was immediately fascinated by the gentle approach of the physical practice of yoga.

The greatest gift of Kerstin’s yoga journey so far has been changing the mindset from pushing the body to performing externally defined movements, to honouring what body and mind need.

Kerstin experienced the benefits of precise anatomical alignment tailored to each individual student first hand. She is determined to passing this on in her teachings whilst encouraging her students to value and trust their own inner teacher.

Kerstin completed her Advanced Diploma in Yoga Teaching in 2012 and is currently absolving her Postgraduate Yoga Teacher Training – Yoga Australia’s first registered Postgraduate Training Course.

In addition to yoga, Kerstin enjoys her new role as a mum, follows her passion for sustainability and education and looks forward to skiing untouched snow covered slopes with her friends in Germany/Austria.

Kerstin works as a Yoga Instructor at our Elwood clinic.

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