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MELINDA ATKINSON

Myotherapist / Director

Since graduating in 2007, Melinda’s focus has centered on treatment and rehabilitation of sports and occupational injuries and postural related musculoskeletal and biomechanical concerns.

Melinda enjoys helping people who suffer from bruxism, headaches, neck and jaw related concerns.


In 2015, Melinda became a Board Member of the Myotherapy Association of Australia (MA), to contribute in the running of the not-for-profit organisation and the future of the Myotherapy profession.

Within Melindas five year position on the board, she spent three years as Secretary and was promoted to Vice President for her final year on the Board of Directors with MA. 

MA is Australia’s only professional association dedicated to the interest of Myotherapists.

Melinda has worked in various clinical settings and sporting clubs, working closely alongside Osteopaths, Physiotherapists, Podiatrists, Exercise Physiologists, Naturopaths, Dieticians and Chiropractors. This experience has allowed Melinda to have a better understanding of how healthcare professionals can work together to provide the best possible treatment plan to suit the individual’s needs.

As a Myotherapist, Melinda has a wide range of treatment options at her disposal to ensure an effective and efficient outcome every time. Melinda looks forward to integrating Myotherapy care with personalised rehabilitation programs for the treatment and prevention of musculoskeletal injuries, to give you the confidence in doing what you love most.

To keep active Melinda enjoys participating in regular yoga and pilates classes for strength and conditioning. She also likes to participate in seasonal triathlons and long distance running events.

In Melinda's spare time she enjoys grabbing a coffee at one of Moonee Valleys many fine cafes, and spending weekends along the surf coast with dark chocolate, Pinot Noir, her husband and three Jack Russell Terriers, of which you may even see assisting as "Therapy Dogs" in the clinic on the odd occasion. 

 
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JANINE DONOHUE

Myotherapist / Lymphoedema Practitioner / Division 1 Registered Nurse

Ad. Dip. Myotherapy, 

Bachelor of Nursing, 
Postgrad Dip in Advanced Clinical Nursing (Anaesthetic)

After 20 years of nursing practice, Janine went on to complete an Advanced Diploma of Remedial Massage (Myotherapy) at RMIT and the Lymphoedema Practitioner course with The Lymphoedema Academy of Australia. 
The combination of Janine’s working and training experience gives her a unique approach to client care and treatment outcomes. 
Janine has a passion for helping people and strives to provide a high quality of care in a professional and caring manner and is committed to assisting you in achieving your goals. 
She specialises in Myotherapy and Lymphoedema Management.

For Myotherapy Treatments: Janine uses various techniques to relieve muscle and myofascial related pain ensuring each treatment is tailored to suit the individual, including remedial massage, pregnancy massage, myofascial release, dry needling, cupping, stretching, strengthening exercises and lymphatic massage.

For Lymphoedema Management & Treatments– Janine adheres to the Best Practice Guidelines for the Management of Lymphoedema including Education, Skin care, Exercise, Manual lymphatic drainage (MLD), and Compression therapy. Following a thorough assessment, an explanation of the proposed management plan will be discussed, working with each client to achieve an optimum outcome.


Janine will be furthering her lymphoedema studies this December 2021 to offer a wider range of lymphatic treatments to clients and excel in her passion within this area of expertise.


Janine will be available for treatments at Body Health Co on Tuesday and Thursday mornings by appointment only. 

To book an appointment with Janine, please follow the link below or contact the clinic on (03)93262663

 
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DR. ALEX D'AGOSTIN

Registered Osteopath

Alex graduated from the University of Ballarat with a Bachelor degree in Exercise and Sport  Science  majoring in Exercise Rehabiliation in 2012 and from  RMIT  with a double degree in Osteopathy and Health Science.


Alex has currently been working since 2017 as an Osteopath. Alex has a strong intrest in sport and biomechanical injuries, spending  many years involved in local and state level sporting clubs  assisting in injuried prevention and rehabilitation. 


If you’re looking to develop your running skills and technique Alex is here to help you. Her past experience in athletics training and sport coaching compliments her hands-on osteopathic treatments.


If Alex isn’t running marathons in her spare time, you’ll probably find her in the kitchen cooking delicious healthy snacks and meals, or travelling and exploring the great outdoors. 


Alex is available for appointments Mondays and Fridays.

 
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CATE COMMISSO

Kinesiologist

Kinesiology works on the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual levels. Our body systems are all connected, including our physical body to our spiritual bodies. We are a beautifully crafted, finely orchestrated symphony, that sometimes goes out of tune!


There is what we see, our physical bodies, and what we don’t see, our energetic bodies, and they all work in beautiful balance with each other, for optimal health, and wellness. Sometimes, through stress, trauma, life experiences, genes, thought patterns, or injury, our levels of being go out of balance. Kinesiology finds ways to counteract that imbalance for a calmer, more in tune, more grounded self. 

Kinesiology utilises Traditional Chinese Medicine philosophies by working with the acupuncture system, the many related muscles, and the five elements. We use energetic medicine such as sound therapy, aromatherapy, colour, flower essences, and chakra balancing. We assess nutrition, hormones, vitamins, and minerals, to gather information about what may need balancing. There are so many ways to work on our bodies, and because our bodies are so sensitive, sometimes we just need a slight shift to make a great change. 

Kinesiology can help with:

  • Stress

  • Sleep 

  • Digestion 

  • Relationships

  • Physical pain

  • Feelings of being stuck

  • Learning difficulties

  • Brain integration and memory

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Addiction

  • Releasing emotion 

  • Trauma 

  • Disease and illness

  • Menstrual problems and fertility

Cate has been a practicing midwife for over 16 years and is now a practicing Kinesiologist. She is married with two kids, and loves spending her time in nature, eating yummy food, and sleeping in! She is also slightly obsessed with her two spoodles, Alfie and Willow. She hopes to help you to find the joy, peace, and calm in your life, so that you can live your life the way you are meant to, and that is, to the full!

Cate will be available for appointments at Body Health Co on Wednesdays and Thursdays.