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Dr Matthew Healy, Osteopath
Matt is an enthusiastic and dynamic Osteopath who enjoys treating people of all ages and with a wide range of musculoskeletal complaints. Matt incorporates a number of techniques in his treatment regime, including "direct" techniques such as mobilisation, soft tissue techniques and manipulative therapy to get the most out of the body's response to Osteopathy. Matt enjoys educating his patients with exercise and lifestyle advice to give them the tools to optimise their well-being outside of the treatment room.
Matt is particularly interested in the treatment and rehabilitation of sports injuries. Having a background in competitive rowing, as well as being a senior sports trainer at a Melbourne Eastern League club for two years, he has gained consistent hands-on experience in sports medicine. Since graduating from Victoria University in 2008, Matt has treated all types and levels of athletes including runners, power-lifters, ballet dancers, Olympic wrestlers and triathletes. Matt proficiently attends to musculoskeletal complaints, including back pain and sciatica, neck pain, headaches, joint pain and injuries, and impingement syndromes.
Dr Lisa Agnew, Osteopath
Lisa is a friendly and knowledgeable Registered Osteopath and a member of Osteopathy Australia. Lisa studied at Victoria University. She completed her Bachelor of Science (Clinical Science) in 2006, and then continued on to her Masters of Health Science (Osteopathy), which she completed in 2008.
After completing her studies Lisa worked in a clinic in the outer eastern suburbs for three years. She left there to start a family and now has two daughters. While on maternity leave she has been working as a locum and from her home.
Lisa is actively involved in the local community. She has attended Mitcham Gymbaroo with her two girls, volunteers at the Nunawading toy library and her eldest daughter is doing her first year at Mt Pleasant Rd Kindergarten and Primary School. Her special interests include spinal pain, sports injuries, headaches, paediatrics and women's health.Lisa uses a variety of techniques to provide results for her patients. These include soft tissue massage, articulation, stretching, manipulation, and indirect treatments such as BLT (balance ligamentous tension) and counterstrain. Lisa also likes to provide advice to her patients regarding rehabilitation exercises, nutrition and ergonomic factors.
Dr Adelaide Turner, Osteopath
Adelaide is a qualified and registered Osteopath. She has a keen interest in using both a direct and indirect approach to patient treatment and enjoys treating a variety of patient types. She has completed a month-long clinical placement at SportsMed Mumbai, India, in January 2015, which enabled her to consult with elite surgeons and treat a wide variety of patients, including pre- and post surgical patients. The ability to work collaboratively with surgeons and physiotherapists during this time has enabled Adelaide to reap the benefits of working with multidisciplinary healthcare teams.
She has also travelled to New Zealand to treat horse riders on the Great New Zealand Horse Trail in 2014.
Adelaide has had extensive experience in her role as medic within Victorian Community Rugby Union and Victorian Schools Rugby, which fostered a keen appreciation for assessing and treating sports-related injuries and sports medicine.
Adelaide is capable of treating a variety of musculoskeletal injuries and complaints such as headaches, back pain, sports injuries, joint pain and much more and is excited to be apart of the Alliance Health Clinics team.
Dr Leo Di Giorgio, Osteopath
Following his interests in health and wellbeing, a change of career led Leo to study Osteopathy at Victoria University. He completed his Master of Health Sciences from Victoria University in 2017 and is now available at Alliance Health Clinics Monday and Friday mornings and Wednesday afternoons.
Leo’s past experience as a Pilates instructor and studies in biomechanics at University means he is well placed to provide advice for clients regarding sport, exercise, work and household tasks. His treatment aims to address musculoskeletal imbalances and reduce your discomfort using direct techniques, including joint manipulations, indirect techniques as well as exercises for home. With many years experience in the corporate and office environment, Leo is also well placed to understand the many physical stressors most patients experience and can provide realistic advice for improvement. As an allied healthcare provider Leo will encourage you to use a team approach to improve your health. He is happy to communicate with your GP, Counsellor or other practitioners to ensure a co-ordinated approach to your health.
Exercise Physiologist/Pilates Instructor
Madeleine Linton, Exercise Physiologist.
is a qualified and Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) with Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA). Madeleine completed a Bachelor of Human Movement at the University of Tasmania in 2006 and in order to pursue her interest in sports injuries and rehabilitation, went on to complete a Graduate Diploma in Exercise Rehabilitation at the University of Ballarat in 2007.
Throughout her academic studies and work experience in settings including private practice, workplace health and community health, Madeleine has gained the necessary skills and knowledge to safely and effectively prescribe exercise and offer advise for clients with a wide range of musculoskeletal injuries, chronic and complex medical conditions and general health and wellbeing concerns. Madeleine has particular interest in corrective exercise for faulty posture and body mechanics and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries. Madeleine has also undertaken further training in Clinical Pilates and enjoys incorporating this form of exercise to tailor programs specific to each individual to ensure optimal results.
Outside of work Madeleine enjoys keeping fit and healthy whether it be a game of netball, Pilates session, strength training or walk in the sunshine. Madeleine also spends most weekends sailing on Port Phillip Bay and has completed at State and National Championships.Madeleine's goal is to assist her clients improve their quality of life and achieve their desired health and wellbeing, fitness and rehabilitation goals through providing a supportive and thorough treatment service, which is appropriate, safe and enjoyable for each individual.
Our reception staff include Shannon Chancellor, Robyn Johnson, Lauren Haynes, Olivia Curtis and Rennee Grant - all who will be more than happy and willing to take your call and help you in any way possible.
Dr Marnie Norfolk (BSc MHS (Osteo) Grad Cert Tert Ed Grad Cert Paeds)
is a registered Osteopath. She obtained her Osteopathic qualification from Victoria University in Mebourne in 2001. This included a Masters project on rehabilitation of ankle sprains in football. Marnie has a keen interest in injuries in the limbs e.g. ankle, knee, shoulder and wrist. Work experience has been gained in hospitals both in Australia and overseas.
Marnie has been involved in teaching and workshops for Sports Medicine Australia, RMIT and Victoria University. Marnie now teaches with the Sutherland Cranial Teaching Foundation (SCTF) and enjoys incorporating techniques from Osteopathy in the cranial field in her treatments. In 2008 Marnie completed a Graduate Certificate of Higher Education to compliment her teaching work and in 2011 she completed her Graduate Certificate in Paediatrics for Neonates for Manual Therapists to complement her special interest in working with babies and children.
Dr Craig Russell B.Osteo.Sci./B.App.Sci (Clin.Sci.)
is a fully registered Osteopath and a member of Osteopathy Australia (OA). He graduated from RMIT in 1999, and currently works in 3 practices across Melbourne (Prahran, Mitcham and Greensborough). After gaining valuable experience in a mentoring role with the late Osteopath Jiri Benes, Craig now has a special interest in manipulative treatment of biomechanical problems, such as postural and sports injuries. In the sporting field, Craig now Osteopathically manages some of Australia’s top athletes – including cyclists, equestrian, athletics and AFL umpires.
Most recently Craig has had the enjoyable experience of placement in a Sports Medicine hospital in Mumbai, India - working in a collaborative approach alongside a medical team (including surgeons and physiotherapists) in both a mentoring and clinical capacity. Craig has also lectured at Victoria University and RMIT in the Osteopathic undergraduate program.
Craig enjoys spending time with his family, and can also be found supporting various sporting teams in Melbourne.