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Our Team

STAFF PROFILES

Daniel Lowrey

Accredited Exercise Physiologist, Managing Director

Background

Mr Lowrey is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist who is passionate about musculoskeletal rehabilitation and working with individuals to help assist them optimise their potential. Mr Lowrey has extensive experience working with Elite athletes at North Melbourne Football Club as a rehabilitation coordinator and also as strength & conditioning coach. Working in private practice for the last 4 years has allowed Mr Lowrey to work as an Accredited Exercise Physiologist assist individuals from young children to older adults on a wide range of conditions including ACL reconstructions, fibromyalgia, shoulder and hip replacements, arthritis, diabetes and many more.

Relevant qualifications

  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise Science)
  • Graduate Diploma of Applied Exercise Science (Exercise Prescription)
  • Level 1 Strength and Conditioning coach

Relevant accreditations

  • Accredited Exercise Physiologist held with Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA)
  • Accredited Exercise Scientist held with Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA)

Areas of interest

  • Musculoskeletal rehabilitation
  • Strength & conditioning for athletes
  • Weight loss
  • Goal based training (e.g. fun runs, marathons, Oxfam trail walk and Upstream)
  • Working with children

Nicole Marlow

Accredited Exercise Physiologist, Managing Director

Nicole is currently on personal leave

Background

Miss Marlow is a driven Accredited Exercise Physiologist who has extensive experience in a variety of settings including Cancer Melbourne, Eastern Health’s Pain Management Program and Oncology Rehabilitation Program, Monash Health’s Pain Management Service and Community Rehabilitation Program, Inspire Fitness for Wellbeing, Knox Falcons Football Club and The Royal Talbort Rehabilitation Centre.

 

Miss Marlow is also the lead author of ‘Exercise & Sports Science Australia’s Outcome Measures for Exercise Physiologists: Ensuring Evidence Based Practice’, (published in 2014), an Exercise and Sports Science Australia endorsed textbook for Exercise Scientists and Exercise Physiologists. The textbook is sold Australia wide and is a recommended text for a number of postgraduate Exercise Physiology courses.

 

Miss Marlow passion and drive for continual learning and development led to a role on the Exercise & Sports Science Australia Victoria Chapter Board, within this role and her involvement in varies committees she is involved in reviewing content for professional development opportunities for other Exercise Physiologists.

Relevant qualifications

  • Bachelor of Health Science (major in exercise science and nutrition)
  • Graduate Diploma of Applied Exercise Science (Exercise Prescription)

Relevant accreditations

  • Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) held with Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA)
  • Accredited Exercise Scientist held with Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA)
  • Level 1 Sports Trainer held with Sports Medicine Australia (SMA)

Areas of interest

  • Oncology
  • Musculoskeletal rehabilitation
  • Neurological Rehabilitation (Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, Stroke)
  • Pain Management
  • Chronic Disease Management

Rachel Hore

Accredited Exercise Physiologist

Background

Rachel is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist who is passionate about helping people use exercise and movement to improve physical and mental health as well as sports performance. Rachel has a diverse background having worked in fitness, recreation, community rehabilitation and hospital outpatient and inpatient settings with both healthy and clinical populations. Rachel is interested in working with a variety of health conditions and injuries, from chronic conditions and disease management to women’s health and return to sport and performance.

Relevant qualifications

  • Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science
  • Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology
  • Level 1 Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • Level 1 Professional Mountain Bike Instructor

Relevant accreditations

  • Accredited Exercise Physiologist held with Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA)
  • Accredited Exercise Scientist held with Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA)

Area of interest

  • Musculoskeletal rehabilitation
  • Strength & conditioning for athletes of all ages
  • Heart health and cardiac rehabilitation
  • Chronic disease management
  • Women’s health

Megan Dame

Accredited Exercise Physiologist

Background

Megan is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist who is highly passionate about assisting others to improve their physical fitness and overall wellbeing by working collaboratively to achieve the client’s goals through exercise and movement. Megan has developed extensive skills in exercise prescription for several musculoskeletal and chronic conditions from experience in the gym, private, and hospital sectors. Megan has had experience at tailoring and delivering exercise at: a world-leading cancer research centre Peter MacCallum; for a clinical and healthy population through group reformer pilates fitness classes; and high-performance athletes for the Women’s team of an AFL NAB League Football Club. Megan enjoys inspiring each client by equipping them with empowerment and tools to manage their own health.

Relevant qualifications

  • Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science
  • Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology
  • Certificate III and IV in fitness
  • Level 1 Sports Trainer

Relevant accreditations

  • Accredited Exercise Physiologist held with Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA)
  • Accredited Exercise Scientist held with Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA)

Area of interest

  • Oncology
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Musculoskeletal rehabilitation
  • Neurological Rehabilitation
  • Metabolic Disease Management (Diabetes, PCOS)

Dr Christa Marlow

Osteopath

Background

Christa is a keen and motivated Osteopath who loves working with and learning from her patients everyday. Being an Osteopath brings new challenges with each case, which Christa has discovered working in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne.

 

After studying Osteopathy at Victoria University, Christa graduated in 2013 and has been working as an Osteopath ever since. Her time as a student taught her many things, but most of all, inspired her to be as incredible as those who taught her the craft of Osteopathy.

 

While completing her degree, Christa worked as a sports trainer with the Knox Falcons Football Club, working with a range of age groups, from under 17’s to the Veteran’s team. Through this work she gained much valued experience assessing an array of injuries and working with coaches, trainers and health professionals.

 

The human body is an incredible machine, and so many things can go wrong. Christa believes that osteopathy has an important role in helping people to understand how their bodies function, but also how and why they sometimes break down and cause pain.

Relevant qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science (Clinical Sciences)
  • Master of Health Science (Osteopathy)
  • Level 1 Sports Trainer
  • Level 1 Dry Needling practitioner

Relevant accreditations

  • AHPRA registered
  • Member of Osteopathy Australia
  • Member of Sports Medicine Australia

Areas of interest

  • Headaches
  • Shoulder pain
  • Pregnancy related pelvic pain
  • Sports injuries of all varieties

Dr Mia Antonopoulos

Osteopath

Background

Mia’s interest in Osteopathy and helping people achieve their optimal physical function stems from her background in sport and the management of her own injuries in the past. Her vast knowledge and experience of different sports allows for a great understanding of the various strains that can be placed upon your body, and how she can assist you to overcome them.

 

During her time studying at RMIT University, Mia completed placement a placement in India which focused on pre and post-operative treatments which allowed Mia to work closely alongside nurses, GP’s and orthopaedic surgeons to understand the importance of a collaborative multi-disciplinary approach to health care.

 

Mia’s passion for assisting athletes (local, sub elite and elite levels) has allowed her to work with a wide range of athletes; including rowing, running, soccer and football, returning to sport. Mia has also had experience working in both football and soccer, working alongside the medical teams assisting with injury assessment, treatment, taping, massage and rehabilitation.

Relevant qualifications

  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Complimentary Medicine)
  • Bachelor of Health Science
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Osteopathy)
  • Level 1 Sports Trainer
  • Level 1 Rowing Coach – Rowing Australia

Relevant accreditations

  • AHPRA registered osteopath
  • Member of Osteopathy Australia
  • Member of Sports Medicine Australia

Area of interest

  • Sports injuries – particularly rowing, football and running
  • Postural related pain
  • Low back pain
  • Knee pain

Elissa Robbins

Myotherapist

Background

Elissa is a passionate Myotherapist who thrives on the privilege of working with clients to improve their health and wellness through her treatments. Elissa’s passion for Myotherapy stems from managing a chronic musculoskeletal condition herself. Elissa is a strong believer that it is important to have a strong multidisplinary team who is focused on client centred care, and as such is keen to work with the other practitioners involved in her client’s care.

 

Elissa completed her Myotherapy training at RMIT and since then has put her knowledge into practice in a number of different settings from private practice to local football clubs. Although Elissa has completed her studies, her passion for learning has not stopped. Elissa is continually learning new skills to help improve her client’s outcomes.

 

Elissa has discovered a passion for Oncology Massage and Lymphatic drainage. She is a qualified Oncology Massage Therapist (OM1 & OM2) along with completing Part A of Lymphatic drainage course which allows her to deal with Lymphoedema cases.

Areas of interest

  • Oncology massage
  • Lymphatic drainage (MLD)
  • Headaches
  • Postural related issues
  • Chronic conditions

Kelsie Vickery

Accredited Exercise Scientist

Background

Kelsie is an accredited exercise scientist who is currently undertaking her Masters of Clinical Exercise Physiology at Deakin University. To date, Kelsie’s clinical placement experience includes spinal cord injury patients, breast cancer and multiple sclerosis patients. Kelsie has previously worked as a personal trainer with community sport athletes and sub elite athletes as well as general population.

In her spare time, Kelsie is a national level track athlete (steeplechase) and previously competed internationally for downhill ski racing.

Relevant qualifications

  • Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science
  • Masters of Clinical Exercise Physiology (in progress, due to be completed July 2022)

Relevant accreditations

  • Accredited Exercise Scientist with Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA)

Areas of interest

  • Healthy population
  • Neurological conditions (Parkinson’s Disease, Stroke)
  • Oncology

Rebecca Godwin

Accredited Exercise Physiologist

Background

Bec is an enthusiastic Accredited Exercise Physiologist who enjoys helping people of all ages to achieve their goals and improve quality of life through exercise. Bec has had a wide variety of experience including private practices working with Musculoskeletal and Neuromuscular conditions, Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation at the Austin Hospital, Oncology Rehabilitation at The Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and Spinal Cord Injury Recovery at The Next Step. Since graduating from University, Bec continues to develop her skills and knowledge, and enjoys reading and staying up to date with the latest research to ensure the most up to date exercise programs are available to help people reach their goals.

Relevant qualifications

  • Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science
  • Masters of Clinical Exercise Physiology
  • Level 1 Sports Trainer

Relevant accreditations

  • Accredited Exercise Physiologist with Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA)
  • Accredited Exercise Scientist with Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA)
  • Level 1 Sports Trainer held with Sports Medicine Australia (SMA)

Areas of interest

  • Oncology
  • Neurological Rehabilitation
  • Mental Health
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Women’s Health (pregnancy, post pregnancy, PCOS)

‘Bec is currently on maternity leave’

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