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Our Allied Health Team

Mr Andrew Hall
Mr Andrew Hall - Physiotherapist

 

 

Andrew is a founding partner of Vineyard Medical Centre. He has grown up in Sunbury.  His family operated the Sunbury Aquatic Centre for many years.  His sporting passions have been Swimming and AFL Football.  He completed a Bachelor of Applied Science in Physical Education majoring in Exercise Science and Physiology in the early 1990s, followed by a Bachelor of Physiotherapy with Honours in the mid 1990s. He was selected for the Clinical Assistant position at Olympic Park Sports Medicine Centre in 1997 where he gained clinical training experience in elite level AFL Football, Athletics, Swimming and Dance between 1997 and 1999. He was part of the Port Adelaide Football Club Match Day staff between 1998 and 2015, winning one premiership (over Brisbane Lions) and losing another (by 119 points to Geelong!).  He commenced private practice in Sunbury at the end of 1999. He has a special interest in children, young athletes, AFL Football, post-operative rehabilitation, and more complex medical conditions.  He has developed very close working relationships with many doctors, specialists and allied health, and enjoys working alongside a multidisciplinary team.

Nash Egan

 

Mr Nash Egan - Physiotherapist

Nash graduated from La Trobe university with a Bachelor of Health Sciences and a Masters in Physiotherapy Practice in 2013. Since Graduating Nash has worked in Private practice with experience in treating wide range of patient populations. With experience in treating musculoskeletal injuries, sports injuries, workplace injuries as well as health promotion and injury prevention programs, Nash will be happy to provide you the highest level of Physiotherapy Care.

Having competed in many local sporting competitions in the local Sunbury Community, Nash has a keen interest in working in sports injury management, prevention and rehabilitation with athletes of all ages and abilities.

Nash has lived in Sunbury his whole life and is excited to continue to develop connections with and help people within his local community.

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Mr Harrison Wade - Podiatrist

Harrison studied a Bachelor of Health Science and also completed his Master of Podiatric Practice at La Trobe University. When it comes to Podiatry he is passionate about biomechanics however, he also has an extensive knowledge and experience in all things Podiatry ranging across all age groups. 

During my spare time I enjoy my health and fitness and over weekends regularly get out and go on hikes constantly discovering new trails. I am also a keen golfer and I will spend plenty of time on putting green.



 

 

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Mr Luke Jacques- Audiometrist

Luke has a Diploma in Hearing Device Prescription and Evaluation.  A full Member of the Hearing Aid Audiology Society (HAASA).

As an Audiometrist, Luke has 21 years’ experience in helping patients with their hearing needs.

Luke can provide full comprehensive hearing assessments, covering air, bone and speech audiometry as well as impedance audiometry.

Workplace hearing assessments, 

Prescribe and dispense hearing device(s).

Service and Maintain all makes and models of hearing devices.

Offer other listening devices(ALD)

Provide hearing rehabilitation advice,

Luke is accredited with the Office of Hearing Services (OHS) to provide free hearing services to pensioners and he is a worksafe accredited.

Luke can provide the option to trial hearing devices.

 

Christine Jones
Ms Christine Jones - Physio/Clinical Exercise

Christine grew up in Sunbury, attending Melbourne University to graduate with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours). She followed her passion into Private Practice at Sunbury Physiotherapy & Feldenkrais Centre. Here she discovered a new enthusiasm for the ‘industrial and lifestyle athlete’ hence combined occupational and corporate physiotherapy pursuits with Private Practice. She combined raising her family with work and study, completing a Post Grad. Dip OHS in 2007.

 

Christine brings to VMC over 20 years experience in Musculoskeletal, Sport, Corporate, Industrial and Occupational Health Physiotherapy. More recently she has been pursuing a more holistic approach gaining qualifications in Women’s Health, Clinical Pilates, Therapeutic Yoga, Chronic Pain Management with Mindfulness, Reiki and relaxation therapy. These areas reflect her own passion for fitness; yoga, Pilates, meditation, swimming and strength training.

 

Christine also conducts the VMC Clinical Exercise small group rehabilitation sessions: Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday lunchtimes.

 

Rosemarie Michetti
Dr Rosemarie Michetti -Osteopath
Dr. Rosemarie Michetti achieved her Bachelor and Masters degree in Osteopathy at Victoria University, as well as a Bachelor degree in Exercise Science. She has a strong interest in the effect pathological conditions have on the body biomechanically, and a growing interest in paediatrics and sports rehabilitation.
She has a long background in sport including football umpiring for the WRFL (running exhibition matches on the MCG and Etihad), swimming and athletics. 

 

 

 

Jenny Piazza
Ms Jenny Piazza- Physiotherapist

"Many women (and men) suffer from incontinence issues like wetting when they cough or sneeze, rushing to get there in time, or worrying, when they are out, if there is toilet nearby, just in case. These issues can often be helped with some advice and exercises for the pelvic floor. It is NOT something that must be endured just because one is getting older or has had children. Physiotherapy for the pelvic floor is a specialist field. I completed my post graduate training in 2000 and have been working in the area of Women’s' and Men’s' health since then. This field also includes advice and treatment for pelvic and back pain in pregnancy and after the baby is born. Physiotherapy in this field also helps men prepare for, and recover from prostate surgery. If you feel that I could be of assistance in this area, you are welcome to make a confidential appointment, and we can assess the issues and implement a re-covery plan. You do not require a Doctor's

 

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Mr Rudy Gonzalez - Psychologist

Rudy's extensive clinical experience include holding the role of  Director of Clinical Services at Cairnmillar Institute, General Manager of Practice and Sector Development at Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture (Foundation House).  He was the  founding Executive Director of Lighthouse Institute, an attachment and trauma informed knowledge centre that provided clinical supervision, training and consultancy to practitioners and organisations working with survivors of trauma, as well as conducting research on trauma informed systems. He is a Board approved supervisor and member of the APS. Rudy has previously held the role of Director of Care Services at Lighthouse Foundation, as well as roles in child youth and family services and therapeutic communities in forensic settings. He was a lecturer with the School of Psychology and Social Sciences at Victoria University, and an Honorary Fellow of University of Melbourne. His work as a leader was recognized in 2013 receiving the SACS and Leadership Victoria Award for Excellence for Executives working in Not For Profit organisations.

Rudy’s areas of interest include:

·      Child and Adolescent Mental Health

·      Trauma Focused and Informed Practice

·      Trauma Oriented Practice

·      Community Psychology

·      Family Work

·      Organisational Mental Health and Wellbeing

.    High performance psychology with coaches and sports people

·      Leadership Development

·      Culturally Inclusive Practice

·      Clinical Supervision

 

CLINICAL EXPERTISE

Rudy has extensive experience as a psychologist, clinical supervisor and manager in work with children, young people, families and communities impacted by trauma. His clinical work across his life span, has included trauma informed work in family services, forensic mental health with youth and adults, child and adolescent mental health, trauma services, out of home care, homelessness services and private practice.

 

 

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Physiotherapy

Clinical Exercise Sessions

Physiotherapy Clinical Exercise sessions, centre around floor work, seated or standing postures using the body’s own resistance or small equipment to improve body awareness, breathing, strength and flexibility. Clinical exercises are prescribed based upon injury/condition and rehabilitation needs. The exercises engage central strength or core stability, ultimately enhancing posture, movement control and flow, with potential to reduce pain and dysfunction.

 

Various sessions are offered; Mat based, Chair based, ‘Barre’ & ‘Therapeutic Movement & Stretch’. Sessions may integrate Pilates or Yoga inspired movements.

 

Sessions are available for beginners and intermediate levels and structured as Individual, semi-private or small group based exercise programs.

Physiotherapy Clinical Exercise may qualify for a Health Fund rebate.

Full COVID vaccination is required to attend Clinical Exercise session.  This will be verified upon entry.

From 1st July, 2023 Group session fees will be increasing to $54 ($49 for concession card holders)

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