Our Team
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Our Team

BEN BISSET

PHYSIOTHERAPIST

Ben has acquired over 20 years of clinical experience working across many prominent Melbourne and Geelong based Sports Physiotherapy Clinics, and Sporting Clubs. Using expertise in evidence based treatment to manage the musculoskeletal conditions of our most elite athletes to our most senior citizens, Ben thrives on assisting people from all walks of life along their individual health and wellbeing journey.

JEMUEL PRYSE

PHYSIOTHERAPIST

Having recently moved to Ocean Grove Jem brings his physiotherapy expertise to share with the local community. He is passionate about all aspects of physio including sports related strength and conditioning, common running and sports injuries such as ligament sprains, muscle strains, tendinopathies and joint pain. Outside of helping others heal, Jem loves surfing, running, gym, and playing basketball. He also has a passion and talent for playing and writing music, often performing his craft at venues around Geelong and Melbourne.

NOELENE COOPER

MYOTHERAPIST / MASSAGE THERAPIST

Noelene is a Myotherapist who has completed both her Diploma of Remedial massage and her Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy. Her passion for the industry has grown and her skill set is extensive. Noelene has further training in Oncology Massage, Decongestive Lymphatic Therapy and Pregnancy Massage.
Noelene is keen to get you back to “doing what you do” whether that be for your sports, work related, an even generalised health related issues. Noelene is a Registered Approved Provider. She is Registered with Massage and Myotherapy Australia.

SALLY HANKS

DIETITIAN

Sally is a university qualified expert in nutrition and provides professional, evidence-based care which is tailored to each individual. She brings a wealth of experience from her time as a clinical Dietitian in Paediatrics, Gastroenterology, Surgical & Medical, Aged Care and Community Health. Special interest areas include: food allergy and intolerance, gastrointestinal disorders (including Coeliac Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn’s Disease, and Irritable Bowel Syndrome), Diabetes and Insulin Resistance, cardiovascular heart health and weight management issues. With a passion for food and wholesome living, Sally maintains a healthy and active lifestyle with her husband and 3 children.

AMY PRIMER

DIETITIAN

Amy is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Accredited Nutritionist. She enjoys working with clients to create an individualised plan to help improve their health and wellbeing through food. Amy has undertaken additional training in eating disorders and has a particular interest in supporting people who suffer from binge eating, poor body image and yo-yo dieting and are feeling frustrated and stuck. If you have an Eating Disorder Care Plan (or even if not) you can get the dietitian support you need with Amy. Using a non-diet approach Amy helps her clients to improve energy levels, manage health concerns or chronic illness, all while not having to give up the foods they enjoy. If you have ever siad “I can’t keep xyz in the house or I will eat it” or “I just need more self control” you may be surprised to know that there’s nothing wrong with you and there is a better and more enjoyable way to make peace with food and your body. Amy prefers a Health At Every Size (R) approach, where the goals are focused on health promoting behaviours rather than on weight loss.

MAHSA BAKHIT

AUDIOLOGIST

Mahsa offers comprehensive hearing care services, including free hearing health checks and full tests, precise hearing aid fittings, ongoing tuning and adjustments, efficient hearing aid repairs, thorough clean and checks, as well as specialised tinnitus testing and counseling to address your specific auditory needs.

NICOLE BEARDSLEY

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST

Nicole is a senior occupational therapist specialising in the completion of SDA and SIL reports utilising telehealth services for rural and remote Australians or those unable to access this service due to long waiting lists.

Nicole is also passionate about women’s health and through her engaging workshops she supports women to learn how to manage stress, overwhelm, burnout and fatigue.

DANE BARCLAY

PSYCHOLOGIST

Dane has historically worked with elite national sporting organisations, and uses a range evidenced based techniques to foster a clear pathway for clients to reach their goals in relation to Anxieties, Phobias, Connected Relationships, Existential meaning and purpose.

He is also conducting assessments to assess for ADHD, and ASD for both children and adults. When practicing therapeutically, Dane enjoys helping to create meaningful changes in clients lives.

MERRYN TUNE

PSYCHOLOGIST

Merryn has a keen interest in anxiety and depression and helping patients notice the different ways it can show up in our mind and body. The aim of treatment is to help you uncover the cause of your anxiety and depressive symptoms (with a large focus on tapping into your emotional life) to help you reduce your symptoms. She also has an interest in working with people suffering from somatic illness. We explore what happens when we store our unexpressed emotional life in our body and its resulting dis-ease.

JULIE BUTLER

PSYCHOLOGIST

Julie is a registered psychologist who has over 25 years’ experience working with adults in both private and government settings.

With an interest in assisting people with anxiety and depression, Julie seeks to help the individual gain a greater understanding of the root cause of their suffering. This often requires identifying emotional processes in body and mind which might be contributing to the suffering, so as symptoms can be alleviated.

PAULA RODGER

PROVISIONAL PSYCHOLOGIST

Paula is a Provisional Psychologist with a PhD in Psychological Science, and she has worked in mental health for over 15 years.

Paula has worked for a number of years in academic, allied health and mental health settings. including therapeutic trials for psychiatric disorders with the focus on long-term outcomes and evidence-based therapies for first episode psychosis, mental health promotion in rural communities, service development and clinical care within cancer-survivorship and worked several years in private practice. She is also published in the area of therapeutic treatments investigating body-weight mechanisms in the effects of diet-induce obesity.

KERRIE COOK

PSYCHOLOGIST

Kerrie has been a psychologist for over twenty five years and has worked primarily in the assessment of learning difficulties and disability. She has worked in kindergartens/early intervention, primary schools, secondary schools, and special schools throughout Geelong and the West Victorian region.

Kerrie is passionate about helping to understand a student’s thinking and problem solving capacity so that they, their teachers, and families can learn and work best together.

Kerrie has also worked extensively with children who struggle with learning, attention, memory and anxiety in school settings.

RICHARD CASH

PSYCHOLOGIST

Richard is a psychologist with doctoral training in the assessment and treatment of adults. He has experience in treating a range of mental health conditions, including depression, anxiety disorders and trauma.

Richard has extensive history in treating trauma, anxiety and depression.