Marg Hillis - Sports & Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
Marg Hillis has practised for many years as a postgraduate qualified Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapist. Marg's special interests are the treatment & rehabilitation of back,shoulder,neck and knee injuries.She has worked as a consultant at the Middle Years Tennis school in Boxhill and ,also, in the treatment of netball injuries at Jells park.
A career highlight was being selected as a physiotherapist to work with swimmers and squash players at the Commonwealth Games held in Melbourne 2006.in recent times,she has enjoyed working as a team physiotherapist for the Victorian Institute of Sport and Swimming Victoria. As part of this role she has been involved with injury prevention and musculoskeletal screenings.
Nad Perera - Physiotherapist
Nad has over 12 years experience as a musculoskeletal physiotherapist. He has owned a well-known private practice in Canberra and has now returned back to Melbourne for a lifestyle change. Nad graduated from La Trobe University in 2004 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy. He has also obtained a Certificate in Manual Therapy and received a Graduate Certificate in Manipulative Therapy.
He is trained and specialised in advanced Manual Therapy (including Cranial Sacral Therapy, Visceral Manipulation, Strain and Counter-strain), Dry Needling and Posture Control Insoles & Orthotics. Nad enjoys working on complex conditions and clients with multiple injuries.
His areas of expertise include: headaches, spinal pain and dysfunction, nerve pain, complex pain syndromes, performance and sport, digestive and immune issues that impact on day to day performance/movement.
In his spare time Nad loves to spend time with his wife and the two kids, painting, doing DIY projects around the home, listening to music and reading.
Jen Bates - Physiotherapist
Jen holds a Bachelor of Health Science and Master of Physiotherapy qualification from La Trobe University. Jen is a member of the APA and likes to attend professional development seminars to keep up to date with the most recent treatment techniques and research evidence.
In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family working on their property on the mornington peninsula and riding her horse. Jen’s areas of interest include dry needling, clinical pilates and acute impact sporting injuries.
David Brock - Osteopath
David graduated from RMIT University with a double Bachelor in Health Science and Applied Science (Osteopathy). David has broadened his range of treatment approaches by undergoing further study in dry needling and myofascial cupping.
David has a personal interest in sporting injuries and rehabilitation as he himself has experienced a number of sports related injuries. He is currently an international level Decathlete, only narrowly missing out on the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games after returning from major shoulder surgery in 2017. David uses his past experiences and in-depth knowledge of the human body and its function to help his patients achieve their health goals.
Whilst at University, David spent time working with the Box Hill Hawks Football Club as a sports trainer, helping keep the footballers healthy and ready to play at their best.
During his final year of study David also undertook an optional placement in Mumbai and Goa, India, where he worked as an osteopath at an orthopaedic surgery hospital alongside world renowned surgeons.
Deborah Leigh - Osteopath
Deborah graduated in 1992 from La Trobe University as an occupational therapist and spent the next twelve years specialising in paediatric occupational therapy, and in workplace ergonomics. After living in the USA for three years and studying craniosacral therapy with the Upledger Institute, Deborah returned to Melbourne to open a private practice in craniosacral therapy.
A further 5 years of study at RMIT allowed completion of a Masters Degree in Osteopathy in 2007. Deborah is registered with the Osteopathic Board of Australia and is a member of the Australian Osteopathic Association.
Deborah treats across all age ranges, utilising her paediatric skills, workplace ergonomics and wide range of osteopathic techniques to assist people with acute and especially chronic conditions. Of particular interest are chronic back and shoulder and repetitive strain conditions, headache relief and vestibular difficulties, and difficulties arising from traumatic birth injury.
Cecilia Trungove - Myotherapist
Cecilia studied at Southern School of Natural Therapies, graduating with a Bachelor in Health Science, Clinical Myotherapy.
She has an interest in treating head, neck and jaw pain and enjoys working with chronic pain patients.
Cecilia incorporates dry needling, cupping and other soft tissue therapies to get the best results out of her patients.
Cecilia also has an interest in aerial arts outside of work as this also incorporates strength, flexibility and fitness.
Maria Stirling - Lymphoedema / Remedial Massage Therapist
Maria is a Clinical Nurse Consultant with over 30 years of nursing experience. She has undergone further studies in the field of wound management, breast care nursing, remedial massage therapy and lymphoedema management. She is registered with the National Lymphoedema Practitioners Register http://www.lymphoedema.org.au
Maria has experience in cancer care and can provide therapies which may help minimise the effects of cancer treatment.
Gayle Druzovec - Dietitian
Gayle has a Bachelor of Science (Melbourne University) graduating 1999, and completed a Master Dietetics and Nutrition (Deakin University) in 2001. Gayle has also completed the ‘if not dieting’ health professional training course in 2010.
Gayle is an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) and brings 12 years of experience as a dietitian working at several hospitals and community health centres before starting private practice.
Gayle's areas of expertise includes diabetes, weight management, cardiovascular disease, combining diet and exercise to improve overall health and well being. Areas of interest include weight management and sports nutrition.