Dr James Fyffe

B.Sc. (Clin.Sc.), M.H.Sc. (Osteo.)
Registered Osteopath

 

Dr James Fyffe, a founding partner of Connect Health + Movement, began osteopathic practice in 2002. He has gained broad clinical experience working in clinics in Melbourne, Brisbane, Mallorca Spain, The Channel Islands UK, and Yorkshire in the UK. James enjoys the diversity and challenge presented in general osteopathic practice. He also has a specialised interest in golf biomechanics, clinical Pilates, functional movement science and the integration of osteopathy to help golfers of all levels to get the most out of their body and the most out of their golf game. James has completed the Gray Institute NG360 course and is TPI certified.

Dr Narelle Crabbe

B.Sc. (Clin.Sc.), M.H.Sc. (Osteo.), Grad. Cert. Paed. Man. Ther.
Registered Osteopath

 

The holistic osteopathic principles are what first drew Narelle into osteopathy as a profession. Narelle qualified as a registered osteopath in 2002. Narelle worked at various clinics in Melbourne and the UK before she and James opened their Flemington clinic in 2007. Narelle has particular clinical interest in pre and postnatal health management and paediatrics. Narelle has completed her Graduate Certificate in Neonatal and Infant Paediatric Manual Therapy and various courses with the Sutherland Cranial Teaching Foundation. She loves treating and supporting women through their pregnancy, and treating babies and children. Narelle loves being a Flemington local, just a short walk to everywhere with James and their two young girls.

Jason Brammall

B.Sc., MPHtySt.

Physiotherapist

Jason completed his undergraduate degree at Limestone College in the USA, where he had a Lacrosse and academic scholarship. Jason then graduated from the University of Queensland (UQ), where he studied his Masters
of Physiotherapy.

Jason has represented Victoria and Australia in Lacrosse and was in the VIG for gymnastics. Through this high level of sport he developed his passion for physiotherapy.

Jason has an extensive training in clinical Pilates, which can be used as a great rehabilitation method to get patients back to their chosen activities. Jason has also completed further training in Dry needling and Vestibular conditions (dizziness).

Jason was the Head Physiotherapist for the Victorian U/17 State Netball Team 2017.

Bernadette Meade

B.H.Sc., M.Pod.Prac.
Podiatrist

Bernadette grew up in rural Victoria before studying her undergraduate degree in Podiatry at LaTrobe University.
She has since worked as a Podiatrist in both Melbourne and country Victoria, gaining skills in a wide variety of foot and ankle conditions within all age groups. Bernadette has worked with many different sporting patients, but in particular has worked with both footballers and netballers within multiple teams in the Hampden Football Netball League in South West Victoria.

Berni previously worked in a paediatric podiatry clinic and hence enjoys working with a range of clients, in particular children and adults who enjoy staying active whilst working towards achieving their goals and full potential.
In addition to her Podiatry studies, Bernadette has completed postgraduate qualifications in:

• Dry needling
• Foot and ankle mobilisation and manipulation
• Functional assessment and training
• Athletic and sporting footwear fitting

Berni keeps fit and active with running, netball, gym and clinical pilates.
She certainly has the travel bug and tends to spend her spare time planning her next trip, cooking, snapping photographs or trying her hand at pottery.

Dr Sarah Taylor

B.Sc. (Comp. Med.), B.App.Sc. (Osteopathy)

Registered Osteopath

 

Sarah has been a member of the team since 2009. Sarah’s interest is in the traditional osteopathic approach to treatment of the ‘whole patient’. Assisting women pre and post pregnancy, as well as the treatment of children are areas in which much of Sarah’s passions lie. Having two young children herself and remaining active in her personal life gives Sarah much inspiration both professionally and personally. She sees Osteopathy as an ideal therapy for helping infants to adults, assisting the body with its self-healing capabilities and helping her patients attain their best state of health through a wide range of techniques best suited for each patient and their presenting condition.

Dr Sam Bennett

B.Sc. (Clin.Sc.), M.H.Sc. (Osteo.)
Registered Osteopath

 

Sam graduated from Victoria University with a Bachelor of Clinical Science and a Masters of Health Science (Osteopathy). Sam grew up in Mansfield in the Victorian high country. Here he was actively involved in local football, cricket and athletics. Experiencing his fair share of injuries, Sam became interested in manual health care from a young age and this path lead him to osteopathy.

Sam’s gentle treatment style mixed with his keen interest in exercise rehabilitation has seen him successfully treat neck and back problems, head aches, shoulder, knee and ankle injuries. He believes patient communication is key to successful treatment and strives to work with the patients to achieve their goals

Dr Maria Farrugia

B.App.Sc. (Comp.Med.), M.Ost.
Registered Osteopath

 

Maria enjoys treating a diverse range of patients; from elite athletes to pregnant women and the elderly. She has experience treating a variety of conditions; including headaches/migraines, neck and jaw pain, and back and hip pain. Maria has completed further training in dry needling, lower limb biomechanics, workstation ergonomic assessments, and clinical pilates. Maria encourages patients to take a proactive role in their rehabilitation. She recognises the importance of finding the cause of the injury to prevent its reoccurrence and also the benefits of preventing injury from occurring initially. When not working Maria enjoys reading, doing crossfit, and playing netball.

Dr Katrina Pears

B.Sc. (Clin.Sc.), M.H.Sc. (Osteo.)
Registered Osteopath

(Currently on maternity leave)

 

Katrina trained as an Osteopath after developing an interest in finding solutions for her own sporting injuries. As a qualified personal trainer, Katrina is keen to teach patients correct exercise technique and application to enhance strength and postural awareness. She also has a special interest in work place ergonomics, pregnancy and headaches. Katrina treats her patients as individuals, using techniques that are appropriate for their specific injury and needs. She enjoys empowering patients to proactively manage their health so that they continue to benefit from the consultation long after the treatment is over. When Katrina isn’t in the clinic, you can probably find her at an indoor climbing gym and planning her next outdoor adventure with her husband.

Dr Rachel Natoli

B.Sc. (Clin.Sc.), M.H.Sc. (Osteo.)
Registered Osteopath

 

Rachel is a firm advocate for holistic health care and believes in the application of the essential principles of Osteopathy for the treatment and management of her patients. She is dedicated to assisting her patients throughout the different stages of their health journey and works together with them to achieve their health and wellbeing goals. Rachel has a keen interest in clinical pilates, and combining this with osteopathic treatment for sustained and motivated healthy living. Outside of osteopathy, Rachel enjoys cooking, spending time with her family and friends and volunteering with Camp Quality.

Dr Danni Cullen

B.Sc. (Clin.Sc.), M.H.Sc. (Osteo.)
Registered Osteopath

 

Danielle was drawn to Osteopathy at a young age after covering many miles in country Victoria looking for relief from sports related aches and pains. Throughout her studies Danielle gained hands on experience working as a Sports Trainer in the EDFL, as well as treating in a Sports Hospital in Mumbai, India.

Danielle uses a variety of Osteopathic treatment techniques including Dry Needling and Exercise Prescription to tailor a treatment program specific for the individual.

In her spare time Danielle enjoys checking out Melbourne’s fantastic cafe scene, or taking in one of the many sporting events on offer in Melbourne.

Dr Tess Charles

B.Sc. (Clin.Sc.), M.H.Sc. (Osteo.)
Registered Osteopath

 

Tess was drawn to osteopathy for its ‘whole body’ approach. She believes health is achieved when all the systems in our body are functioning optimally, and recognises that the mind-body connection plays a big role in this process. As an osteopath she enjoys working with a wide range of patients, from those suffering sports related injuries, to those with headaches caused by stress. Tess is originally from New Zealand and crossed the ditch six years ago. Away from work she enjoys painting, playing music, photography, and exploring Australia’s outdoors (…which apparently are nearly as beautiful as New Zealand’s).

Dr Courtney Wagstaff

B.H.Sc., B.App.Sc. (Osteo.).
Registered Osteopath

 

Courtney was drawn to the whole-body approach to osteopathy after seeking treatment and management for recurrent migraines in her adolescences. She is passionate about leading an active and healthy lifestyle and enjoys motivating her patients to achieve their health and wellness goals. She enjoys treating a wide variety of patients from neck and shoulder pain to sporting injuries using a variety of osteopathic techniques including dry needling and appropriate exercise prescription.

Outside of the clinic you will find Courtney at an F45 class, walking her little pug or seeking out the best coffee Melbourne has to offer.

 

Dr Marina Abdelmalik

B.H.Sc., B.App. Sc. (Osteopathy)
Registered Osteopath

Marina’s dance background is what first fuelled her interest in the human body and where she found her passion for osteopathy and clinical Pilates. Through dancing, Marina discovered the importance of the body working as a whole in achieving optimal function.

Marina has worked with a range of patients including those with general aches and pains, sporting injuries and chronic conditions. Marina incorporates the use of hands-on treatment, dry needling, cupping and self-management strategies; including exercise rehabilitation tailored to the needs and goals of the individual patient.

 

Kate Hedge

B.H.Sc. (Myotherapy)
Myotherapist

 

Kate graduated from the Southern School of Natural Therapies in 2005 with a degree in Clinical Myotherapy. With a passion for sport she has worked within various sporting clubs and treated many elite athletes from a wide variety of sports such as football, basketball, triathlons, marathons and horse racing. Along with Kate’s keen interest in treating neck and shoulder conditions, she also has a passion for treating all aspects of pre and post natal pain.

Kate’s friendly and approachable nature and ability to empathise with her patients make her popular with patients of all ages. Her broad experience assists her to assess, diagnose and create a tailored and effective treatment plan for each patient based on their individual needs. Kate specialises in trigger-point therapy, deep-tissue massage, dry needling, cupping, passive & active muscle stretching and myofascial release. She is passionate about achieving the best results for her patients so they can return back to work, sport & everyday life.

Nicole Tatam

B.H.Sc. (Myotherapy)

Myotherapist

 

Nicole has worked in a variety of settings including sports clubs such as the Melbourne Rebels Rugby Club and has worked as a sports trainer doing massage, taping and first aid for a number of local football teams. Nicole has experience in providing highly skilled hands on techniques to effectively treat injuries, aches and pains. She also practices dry needling, cupping and a variety of stretching techniques to enhance the benefits of treatment. Nicole became interested in Massage and Myotherapy after experiencing first hand just how much help they can be!

Grace Arrowsmith

Remedial massage therapist

Grace had always had a curious interest in massage as a possible hobby until she started studying her Diploma in Remedial Massage and become completely fixated by how complex the human body was and what practitioners are able to do to help treat it. Grace loves a challenge and developing treatment plans with her clients to alleviate ongoing issues but also enjoys delivering a soothing relaxation massage to help you unwind and switch off from whatever might be going on in your world. Grace has experience in treating a vast client base; from elite sporting athletes to children, seniors and everyone in between. Grace has a keen interest in headache and migraine treatment, as well as feet and women’s health.

In her spare time, Grace is usually reading, going to the gym, going for a hike or catching up with friends. Grace is a LGBTQI+ friendly practitioner.

Adriana Tselepis

Remedial massage therapist

(currently on leave)

 

Adriana’s upbringing in gymnastics sparked her interest in the human body, it’s movement and rehabilitation. Furthering her passion, she’s attained her qualification in Gymnastics Coaching, Fitness, Remedial Massage and currently Myotherapy at RMIT.  In 2017 Adriana was fortunate to travel to India with her university, where she provided treatment at free health clinics, an eye opening and invaluable learning experience

Adriana enjoys the variety and challenges that come with Remedial massage.  She is an advocate for educating her patients, encouraging lifelong habits in the goal of improving their quality of life. 

Flemington

28 Pin Oak Crescent 

Flemington 3031

Mon        8:00am – 7:30pm

Tues        8:00am – 7:30pm

Wed        8:00am – 7:30pm

Thurs     8:00am – 7:30pm

Fri           8:00am – 6:30pm

Sat           8:00am – 1:30pm

Flemington

P. 9376 1600

E. flemington@ConnectHM.com.au

Kensington

489 Macaulay Rd

Kensington 3031

Mon        8:00am – 7:30pm

Tues        8:00am – 7:30pm

Wed        8:00am – 7:30pm

Thurs      8:00am – 7:30pm

Fri            8:00am – 1:30pm

Sat           8:00am – 1:30pm

 

Kensington

P. 9376 1601

E. kensington@ConnectHM.com.au