Dr. Rose Pirritano
Dr. Rose Pirritano is an experienced Osteopath who has worked in many clinics around Melbourne prior to establishing Altona Meadows Osteopathy. After completing a 5 year double degree including a Masters degree Rose has developed a thorough understanding of musculoskeletal issues. Rose’s treatment approach is tailored to suit the individual's needs.
Rose has furthered her studies in many areas including Dry needling, pregnancy and paediatric care. She has also a keen interest in sports injuries having worked with both local football and soccer clubs. Rose treats a variety of people from babies to the elderly, from injured workers to elite sports people.
Rose is extremely passionate about osteopathy and prides herself on providing the highest quality healthcare.
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Dr. Aziza Hassan
Dr. Aziza Hassan completed her Bachelor of Applied Science in Complementary Medicine and her Masters of Osteopathy at RMIT University. She has also furthered her studies in paediatric osteopathy and pregnancy osteopathy. More recently she travelled to England to complete a short course in paediatric osteopathy. She has a particular passion for treating both children and pregnancy related issues and aspires to specialise in this particular field, “treating children and pregnancy is my passion, there is an immense amount that osteopathy can offer in giving a child an optimum start to their life”. - Dr. Aziza Noor Hassan
Dr. Aziza Hassan has worked in many clinic around Melbourne. Through this she has gained a great amount of knowledge in the management of different issues and treatment styles. Aziza combines both a structural and cranial approach to treatment which produce great results for her patients.
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Dr. Arantxa Rodriguez
Dr. Arantxa Rodriguez completed her 5 year Osteopathic training at Victoria University. During her studies she was involved in assisting students with demonstrations in osteopathy and was also the anatomy lab assistant. Arantxa has also furthered her studies by completing a short course in Dry needling. Arantxa is a dedicated, passionate member of the team who will strive to get to the bottom of your complaint. She has a keen interest in all facets of osteopathy and incorporates exercise prescription into her management of your complaints.
In her spare time she enjoys swimming, reading and cake decorating. She recently made her own amazing wedding cake.
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Dr. Petar Fiamengo
Many of you may already know Petar as the former remedial massage therapist at the clinic. Dr. Petar Fiamengo has completed a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science, Bachelor of Science in Clinical Science and Masters of Health Science in Osteopathy.
Petar has furthered his studies in functional rehabilitation and dry needling.
He enjoys treating various conditions such as headaches/migraines, postural and mechanical dysfunctions. His passion is treating elite, recreational athletes and sporting injuries. Petar is a strong believer in a proactive approach, therefore can provide management and rehabilitation for back to work and sporting purposes.
He brings a wealth of knowledge and hands on experience after working in a number of clinics around melbourne. Petar's jovial nature will make you feel at ease especially if you anxious about receiving treatment.
Petar is learning martial arts and plays basketball for a team during his spare time. He enjoys travelling and learning about many different cultures.
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Dr Patrick Millsom
Dr. Patrick Millsom graduated from RMIT with a double bachelor in Health science and Applied science (osteopathy).
Patrick has an interest in treating back pain, headaches, sporting injuries. Having been a keen sportsman, he knows the frustration of pain and injuries all too well and subsequently understands the requirements of treatment and rehabilitation.
Patrick offers tailored treatments using soft tissues techniques, muscle stretching joint manipulation and dry needling in order to get patients mobile, active again and back to doing what they love. Patients are encouraged to take an active role in their health and well being
Patrick completed a university placement working under orthopedic surgeons in Mumbai, India, the experience gained was invaluable. He has also worked as a sports trainer.
Patrick is a member of Osteopathy Australia and is registered for private health rebates through the HICAPS system.
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Dr. Bennita Thongvilay
Dr. Bennita Thongvilay graduated from RMIT, completing a Bachelor of Health Science and Bachelor of Applied Science (Osteopathy).
Bennita enjoys treating a wide variety of conditions and applies a holistic approach to her treatment and management to suit the needs of every patient. She is also motivated to help patients achieve their goals and return to their very best.
During her studies she has also gained valuable experience with acute sports injuries through working as sports trainer. Bennita has also undertaken further studies in dry needling and cupping to help complement her treatments.
When not at work, Bennita enjoys spending time with family and friends and watching all things sports.
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Remedial Massage Therapist
- Diploma of Remedial Massage
- Certificate 4 in Massage Therapy
- Cupping Therapy
- Sports massage & taping
- Hot Stone Massage
Sarah is a strong believer in using regular massage to relieve stress, improve posture, prevent sports injuries and to achieve optimal levels of wellbeing. She has a great understanding of how chronic pain can impact on quality of life. Over the years, she has suffered from chronic pain, which led to multiple surgeries in her shoulder, spine and hip.
Her main interests lies in chronic and acute pain management, postural awareness, neck, shoulder and back pain and headaches. Sarah uses a variety of techniques including deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, myofascial release, mobilising, stretching, METs, and cupping.
Sarah has been working as sports trainer/massage therapist with Hockey Victoria Women’s Masters teams, travelling away for the annual Masters National competition. She also has worked with many individual athletes from elite to recreational.
She is an active member of Massage & Myotherapy Australia Association, which allows her to keep up to date with current research related to Remedial Massage Therapy and health issues.
Sarah is available Tuesday 12pm – 5pm & Wednesday 1pm – 7.30pm
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Nutritionist and Personal Trainer
(Heart & Bowl Nutrition)
**Currently on Leave**
At Heart and Bowl we have been refining our skills in health, fitness, diets and weight loss for nearly a decade. That experience is invaluable and we have a great record of professional and personal achievement. Our unique approach coupled with our success puts us in the ideal position to advise you on the best way for you to balance practical eating strategies with realistic exercise regimes.
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Thanks so much for dropping by...I'm Laura, food lover, travel enthusiast and mum to my beautiful fur-baby, Simba (featured in the photo to the left).
Like most people, I also like to feel as healthy and fit as I can - let's face it, nobody likes the feeling of low energy, fatigue and stress! My knowledge of food and nutrition and desire to use that knowledge to improve the lives of my clients is what I LOVE! I seek to help my clients achieve the healthiest, happiest version of themselves possible - and it IS POSSIBLE!
My approach to nutrition is ‘moderation not elimination’ and ‘balance and variety are key’. I will work alongside you to set and reach realistic health goals empowering you to make healthy choices and take back control of your diet and exercise. I will provide you with the tools to change your unhealthy habits and enable you to adopt new habits you will carry with you for life. This is what generates healthy change for the long term.
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Doctor of traditional chinese Medicine
Jodie McEwan is a fully qualified Doctor of Chinese Medicine and a registered Reiki practitioner.
Graduating in 2007 from Victoria University with a double Degree in a Bachelor of Chinese medicine-Acupuncture and Herbal medicine, Jodie completed her internship at Shandong University in China.
Having worked at Aviation Family Chiropractic in Altona for 8 years and the clinic relocating Jodie is now working with the exciting and innovative team at Altona Meadows Osteopathy and Health Care clinic.
Passionate in all areas of health promotion and wellbeing, Jodie’s particular interests include woman’s health, male and female fertility issues, menstrual care, pre and post natal care, IVF support and labour preparation.
All aspects of health can be treated with Chinese medicine including emotional imbalances, muscular skeletal issues, digestive disorders, headaches and most importantly maintenance of our general wellbeing. Why wait for something to go wrong when regular treatments can avoid future issues? Your health is the most important thing that you have!
Practised for over 2000 years, Chinese medicine does not separate the innate balance between our emotions, our physical body and our connection to nature and the seasons. A wholistic and personal approach is taken throughout the whole treatment and treatments can include:
- Herbal medicine
- Moxibustion therapy
- Remedial Massage
- Nutritional and seasonal advice
- Gua sha (Chinese massage)
- Body movement advice
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Anna Pirritano & Kim Carter
Anna and Kim are the friendly and helpful voices that greet you when you phone or walk into the clinic. They are resourceful and willing to help you wherever possible, if they can't they will direct you in the right path. We are extremely fortunate to have such wonderful help. On the odd occassion when they are away from the phones please leave a voice message and they will return your call as soon as possible.
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