Dr James Fyffe
B.Sc. (Clin.Sc.), M.H.Sc. (Osteo.)
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.
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.
B.Ex.Sc., M. Phty.
Liam graduated from the University of South Australia with a Bachelor of Applied science (Human Movement and Health studies) and a Master of Physiotherapy. Liam has a particular interest in sporting injuries and rehabilitation, having completed additional education in this area including the APA sports Level 2 course. Liam has also provided physiotherapy for the state Under 18’s Rugby and Rugby 7’s national competitions.
Liam combines the use of hands on treatment, dry needling and exercise rehabilitation to achieve your desired goals. He also has a keen interest in pain science and educating patients on this topic, which is supported by research as a highly effective treatment intervention.
Dr Sarah Taylor
B.Sc. (Comp. Med.), B.App.Sc. (Osteopathy)
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 three 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.
David grew up in Woodend before moving to Melbourne to study and chase greater professional opportunities. David graduated from La Trobe University with a Bachelor of Applied Science and a Masters of Podiatric Practice.
David enjoys the broad scope in which Podiatry can assist in keeping people active.
David has a special interest in:
– Heel pain
– Sports injuries
– Footwear solutions
Having worked in the footwear industry for over a decade in a variety of roles, David has a wealth of knowledge he loves to share on both athletic and causal footwear.
Since graduating, David has completed further studies in foot mobilisation and manipulation, advanced foot and ankle taping as well as strength and conditioning for injured athletes with plans to expand the injury prehab and rehab knowledge.
Outside of the clinic, David is a keen sports fan and a lifelong Western Bulldogs supporter with fond memories of 2016. David likes to stay active by mixing up F45 training with running and walking his new puppy as well as snowboarding in the colder months.
Dr Katrina Pears
B.Sc. (Clin.Sc.), M.H.Sc. (Osteo.)
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.
Fu Kok Nip
B.Ex.Sc., B. Phty.
Nip graduated from the Queensland University of Technology with a Bachelor of Exercise and Movement Science. He then moved to Albury and graduated from the Charles Sturt University with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy, and finally landed in Melbourne. Nip enjoys treating all types of musculoskeletal conditions and particularly sports related injuries. Nip uses a combination of manual therapy techniques as well as targeted exercise rehabilitation to help his clients reach their goals. In addition, Nip is also able to do consultations in Cantonese and Mandarin Chinese.
Outside of the clinic, Nip has been an active participant in community soccer. He currently plays for one of the teams in the Victorian State League and does not plan to retire from the sport anytime soon.
Dr Courtney Wagstaff
B.H.Sc., B.App.Sc. (Osteo.).
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 Sam Bennett
B.Sc. (Clin.Sc.), M.H.Sc. (Osteo.)
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 Marina Abdelmalik
B.H.Sc., B.App. Sc. (Osteopathy)
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.
Dr Daniel Allan
B.Sc. (Clin.Sc.), M.H.Sc. (Osteo.)
Daniel graduated from Victoria University with a Bachelor of Clinical Science and a Masters of Health Science (Osteopathy).
Growing up in country Victoria, Daniel developed a passion for all things sports and outdoors. This interest also sparked a desire to understand more about the human body and how we move, leading him to a career in Osteopathy. Daniel’s treatments are tailored to each patient’s needs with the aim of getting them back to what they enjoy most. He treats using a structural approach, incorporating manual therapy techniques, manipulation, dry needling and rehabilitation exercises to help his patients reach their goals.
In his spare time, Daniel is often out enjoying a run, bouldering, playing golf or out exploring nature on a hike.
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.
Hannah graduated from Endeavour College of Natural Health in 2013 with a Bachelor of Health Science (Musculoskeletal Therapy). She is driven by helping her clients to achieve their goals through individually tailored treatments & rehabilitation programs that encompass all aspects of health & wellbeing.
Hannah draws on a range of hands-on techniques during her Myotherapy treatments including massage, dry needling, myofascial release, joint mobilisation and stretching. She enjoys treating a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions, with a special interest in headaches, neck & shoulder pain, postural complaints and running injuries.
Having completed further training in Clinical Pilates, Hannah is passionate about movement and exercise. She believes that movement is medicine, and that what happens outside the treatment room is equally important when it comes to creating effective long-term solutions. Hannah strives to ensure her clients feel empowered with the tools, education and self-care strategies required for working towards their health and wellness goals.
Angelica is a qualified and registered Myotherapist with great experience in deep tissue, myofascial release, joint mobilisation, cupping, dry needling, TENS machine and trigger point therapy. Angelica draws on a wealth of medical knowledge, having previously studied for more than 6 years to become a practicing GP, in health and well-being.
She studied Medicine in Colombia, and worked for 2 years as a GP, in Bogota and on rural assignment, before coming to Australia. Here, she decided to take a different approach and continue her studies finding a new passion, for Myotherapy.
While studying Myotherapy, Angelica has realised that good health is a combination of body awareness through remedial therapy and developing healthy habits. This will lead to maintaining a healthy and aware approach to life, through understanding how energy is stored within the body.
She believes this helps people to obtain a better mental state, physical awareness and general wellbeing, instead of solely relying on traditional medical treatments.
Erina’s passion for wellbeing started with her tennis career from 10 years of age. She still plays in tournaments every year and continues her challenge with full marathon competitions.
In Japan, Erina graduated with a Bachelor of Physical Education and continued her journey to be a professional in the health industry.
Erina moved to Melbourne 6 years ago to improve her health professional skills; achieving a Certificate of Fitness Ⅲ, Ⅳ, Clinical Aromatherapy, Remedial Massage and her Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy qualifications.
Human body structure, physical movement and improvement in performances have been her interest since the beginning of her tennis player career.
To provide the highest level of health and wellbeing treatment to others results in such happiness for Erina.
28 Pin Oak Crescent
PHYSIO + PODIATRY APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE
MONDAY – SATURDAY BY APPOINTMENT
489 Macaulay Rd
Mon 8:30am – 7:30pm
Tues 7:45am – 7:30pm (*Reception from 8:30am)
Wed 8:00am – 7:30pm (*Reception from 8:30am)
Thurs 7:45am – 7:30pm (*Reception from 8:30am)
Fri 8:00am – 1:30pm (*Reception from 8:30am)
Sat 8:00am – 1:30pm (*Reception from 8:30am)
*clinical Pilates classes from 7am, through to 7pm weekdays, and Saturday mornings. For further info speak to reception.
We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of this land the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation, on which Connect Health + Movement clinics are based. We pay our respect to their elders past, present and emerging.