practitioners

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All our Osteopaths are members of the Australian Osteopathic Association. We are regularly updating our knowledge base and skill sets by taking part in continuing education as required by the Osteopathy Board of Australia.

 

 
  Dr Matthew Hassett (Osteopath)

Dr Matthew Hassett (Osteopath)

Dr Matthew Hassett (Osteopath)

Qualifications

B.App Sci (Comp Med), M.Ost
Member of Australian Osteopathic Association
Bachelor of Biological Science
Certificate in Reflexology

Matthew Hassett graduated with Masters from RMIT University in 2008. Matthew brings his warm and friendly nature to his Osteopathic treatments, as well as the odd silly joke. 

Matthew has a special interest in BPPV, a condition that causes dizziness in sufferers. He also has clinical interests in sporting health, children and babies. Matthew aims to help people of all ages to overcome the physical stresses of everyday life.

 

 
  Dr Liora Dafner-Beach (Osteopath)

Dr Liora Dafner-Beach (Osteopath)

Dr Liora Dafner-Beach (Osteopath)

Qualifications

B.App Sci (Clin.Sc).M.H.Sc.(OSTEO)
Member of Australian Osteopathic Association

Liora Dafner-Beach has recently moved to beautiful Healesville.  She graduated from Victoria University where she completed her masters looking at practitioner sensitivity in range of motion palpation. She later returned to Victoria University to lecture in biomechanics in 2011 and 2012.

Liora enjoys treating people of all ages, and tailors her approach to the individual as well as their presenting condition. She is committed to encouraging self-management and takes time to formulate patient specific rehabilitation plans and discuss ways to optimise ergonomics in daily life.

Liora has a strong belief in the role of natural body movements in promoting general health, looking to the way humans evolved as a source of insight into how to stay physically in tune.  

 

 
  Kyle Milgate   (Osteopath)

Kyle Milgate (Osteopath)

Kyle Milgate (Osteopath)

Qualifications

B.H.Sci / B. App.Sci (Osteopathy)
Member of Australian Osteopathic Association

Kyle Milgate graduated from RMIT in 2016 with a Bachelor of Health Science/Bachelor of Applied Science (Osteopathy). He is excited to be back practicing in his home town of Healesville. 

Kyle finds it rewarding to help patients return to the activities they enjoy doing without the hindrance of pain. He uses a range of manual techniques and exercise prescription suited to each individual to help achieve this.

Kyle has completed further training in myofascial dry needling and cupping, and clinical pilates which he incorporates into the treatment and management of his patients.

Kyle has a clinical interest in a wide range of conditions including sporting injuries and headaches.

 

 
  Emily Renfrey (Remedial Massage Therapist, and Allied Health Assistant)

Emily Renfrey (Remedial Massage Therapist, and Allied Health Assistant)

Emily Renfrey (Remedial Massage Therapist)

Qualifications

Dip RM, Cert IV AHA
Member of Myotherapy Association (MMA)

Emily Renfrey is a fully qualified Massage Therapist with a Diploma in Remedial Massage, and membership of the Myotherapy Association. 

She is also a qualified Allied Health Assistant working in acute and sub-acute hospital wards in the outer Eastern suburbs. In this work Emily assists Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists providing inpatient rehabilitation by running exercise groups and rehabilitation programs.

Emily has been working in the Yarra Valley for 6 years and has fantastic standing with local Allied Health Professionals and GP’s.

Emily’s treatment focus is helping to alleviate pain, helping to increase functional mobility, and improving quality of life. She aims to achieve these by providing you with education, practical treatment, and working with you to empower you in achieving your health goals.

Remedial massage works wonderfully with other health modalities like Osteopathy, Physiotherapy and Exercise Physiology. Emily has great clinical knowledge of chronic health conditions and will work safely and effectively as is appropriate for your ailment.  

Available treatment techniques

·      Sports Massage

·      Deep tissue

·      Muscle energy technique

·      Myofascial release

·      Trigger Point therapy

·      Postural assessment and education

·      Exercise plans

·      Geriatric massage

·      Teens and Children

·      Relaxation massage

·      Musculo-skeletal injuries

Emily is happy to converse with your current Allied Health professional to help provide continuity of care towards your health goals.

Emily is also happy to talk to you prior to booking to discuss how Remedial Massage treatments can work for you. 

 

 

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