PHYSIOTHERAPY

Kara Cassells

PHYSIOTHERAPIST

Learn more about Nicole


Nicole is an experienced Myotherapist with an Advanced Diploma in Remedial Massage. Nicole has a keen interest in sport and deep tissue work, along with pre- and post-natal therapy. Nicole has many years’ experience working with elite runners and footballers. Prior to moving to Phillip Island full time 2 years ago, Nicole worked in a private practice in Black Rock, along with sporting clubs such as: Brunswick City Soccer Club, Melbourne United Basketball Club, as well as local and state AFL Football Clubs. Nicole was the Head Trainer at East Brighton Football Club, before moving to Phillip Island, and in 2019, commenced as a trainer at the Phillip Island Football Netball Club. Nicole offers a personalised and varied treatment approach in the assessment, treatment and management of musculoskeletal conditions and dysfunction. She uses trigger point therapy, dry needling, cupping, deep tissue therapy and corrective exercise.





Kristine Miles

PHYSIOTHERAPIST

More about Trish


Trish moved to San Remo in 2018 for a sea change and feels truly blessed to get to work with Kara and her caring, professional team at Balance Health Phillip Island. Having work-life balance in such a beautiful part of the world is perfect. Trish is kind, compassionate and caring person who loves going that extra mile. Previously working for the coroner coordinating administration, she knows how important these qualities are. Trish has a strong connection to family with her greatest achievement being her children.





Casey Cleeland

PHYSIOTHERAPIST

Learn more about Nicole


Nicole is an experienced Myotherapist with an Advanced Diploma in Remedial Massage. Nicole has a keen interest in sport and deep tissue work, along with pre- and post-natal therapy. Nicole has many years’ experience working with elite runners and footballers. Prior to moving to Phillip Island full time 2 years ago, Nicole worked in a private practice in Black Rock, along with sporting clubs such as: Brunswick City Soccer Club, Melbourne United Basketball Club, as well as local and state AFL Football Clubs. Nicole was the Head Trainer at East Brighton Football Club, before moving to Phillip Island, and in 2019, commenced as a trainer at the Phillip Island Football Netball Club. Nicole offers a personalised and varied treatment approach in the assessment, treatment and management of musculoskeletal conditions and dysfunction. She uses trigger point therapy, dry needling, cupping, deep tissue therapy and corrective exercise.





Christina Laws

PHYSIOTHERAPIST

Learn more about Melijah


Melijah graduated as an Osteopath in 2002 with distinction from RMIT. Since then she has continued to study, diversifying her knowledge in Iridology/Sclerology, Health Coaching, and Iyengar Yoga.

Melijah was inspired to become an Osteopath at a young age, when her interest in health and healing led her to learn about the bodies amazing inherent nature to heal given the correct environment. She believes that osteopathic treatments play a significant role in assisting this healing process, and combined with many other positive factors such as knowing how to live a healthy lifestyle, each individual has the ability to evolve towards optimal health.

​Melijah’s strengths are in her ability to treat a diverse range of patients from newborns and children through to the elderly, and her ability to use a broad range of techniques tailored to each individual’s needs. Melijah has a interest in Women's Health and has helped many women before, during, and after their pregnancies. She believes that body has the most amazing ability to reproduce, and Osteopathy can assist with this process - which may reduce many common symptoms experienced during pregnancy such as back pain, sciatica, breathlessness, indigestion, pins and needles and headaches.

In addition to working in other clinics around Melbourne and Phillip Island, she has loved working as an Osteopath for international surf events in the Philippines. When not working her other passions include yoga, surfing, open water swimming, fitness training, music, preparing wholesome wholefoods for friends and family, maintaining a healthy lifestyle and most of all, spending time with her two children. ​





Learn more about Maddy


Maddy graduated as an Osteopath with Distinction from RMIT University in 2016.

Maddy is a kind, caring and passionate Osteopath interested in helping people of all ages manage their pain. She spends many hours reading, applying current research, and appreciates the multifactorial affects musculoskeletal pain may have on patient's lives. She enjoys spending time listening to stories, and seeing people be able to uncover their untapped potential by implementing meaningful strategy and tools into their lives. She is a wonderful person to work with and prioritises building a happy and healthy therapeutic relationship.

Educating others has always been a major aspect of Maddy’s life. Since she was in high school, she found herself helping her classmates. After gaining her black belt in taekwondo, she volunteered her time for 10 years teaching taekwondo classes to all ages. During her studies at University, she was employed as an Anatomy and Osteopathy tutor helping the younger students at RMIT University. She really loves seeing the smiles on people’s faces after they accomplish something they thought was impossible. Maddy has done extensive post-graduate study on the topic of pain, and she currently sits on the Pain Revolution Communications Committee, which is all about education about pain!

Maddy is a musician, playing several instruments and understands how injury or dysfunction can alter performance. She enjoys using her knowledge and experience to help others uncover the pain connections between healthy body function and their lifestyle, hobbies, music and sporting activities. In her spare time, Maddy likes to cook for her family, paint watercolours, crochet, and play with her kitten called Toast.





Sarah Cutts

PHYSIOTHERAPIST

 

OSTEOPATHY

Melijah Maghanoy

OSTEOPATH

Learn more about Melijah


Melijah graduated as an Osteopath in 2002 with distinction from RMIT. Since then she has continued to study, diversifying her knowledge in Iridology/Sclerology, Health Coaching, and Iyengar Yoga.

Melijah was inspired to become an Osteopath at a young age, when her interest in health and healing led her to learn about the bodies amazing inherent nature to heal given the correct environment. She believes that osteopathic treatments play a significant role in assisting this healing process, and combined with many other positive factors such as knowing how to live a healthy lifestyle, each individual has the ability to evolve towards optimal health.

​Melijah’s strengths are in her ability to treat a diverse range of patients from newborns and children through to the elderly, and her ability to use a broad range of techniques tailored to each individual’s needs. Melijah has a interest in Women's Health and has helped many women before, during, and after their pregnancies. She believes that body has the most amazing ability to reproduce, and Osteopathy can assist with this process - which may reduce many common symptoms experienced during pregnancy such as back pain, sciatica, breathlessness, indigestion, pins and needles and headaches.

In addition to working in other clinics around Melbourne and Phillip Island, she has loved working as an Osteopath for international surf events in the Philippines. When not working her other passions include yoga, surfing, open water swimming, fitness training, music, preparing wholesome wholefoods for friends and family, maintaining a healthy lifestyle and most of all, spending time with her two children. ​





Maddy Thorpe

OSTEOPATH

Learn more about Maddy


Maddy graduated as an Osteopath with Distinction from RMIT University in 2016.

Maddy is a kind, caring and passionate Osteopath interested in helping people of all ages manage their pain. She spends many hours reading, applying current research, and appreciates the multifactorial affects musculoskeletal pain may have on patient's lives. She enjoys spending time listening to stories, and seeing people be able to uncover their untapped potential by implementing meaningful strategy and tools into their lives. She is a wonderful person to work with and prioritises building a happy and healthy therapeutic relationship.

Educating others has always been a major aspect of Maddy’s life. Since she was in high school, she found herself helping her classmates. After gaining her black belt in taekwondo, she volunteered her time for 10 years teaching taekwondo classes to all ages. During her studies at University, she was employed as an Anatomy and Osteopathy tutor helping the younger students at RMIT University. She really loves seeing the smiles on people’s faces after they accomplish something they thought was impossible. Maddy has done extensive post-graduate study on the topic of pain, and she currently sits on the Pain Revolution Communications Committee, which is all about education about pain!

Maddy is a musician, playing several instruments and understands how injury or dysfunction can alter performance. She enjoys using her knowledge and experience to help others uncover the pain connections between healthy body function and their lifestyle, hobbies, music and sporting activities. In her spare time, Maddy likes to cook for her family, paint watercolours, crochet, and play with her kitten called Toast.





Adam Young

OSTEOPATH

Learn more about Maddy


Maddy graduated as an Osteopath with Distinction from RMIT University in 2016.

Maddy is a kind, caring and passionate Osteopath interested in helping people of all ages manage their pain. She spends many hours reading, applying current research, and appreciates the multifactorial affects musculoskeletal pain may have on patient's lives. She enjoys spending time listening to stories, and seeing people be able to uncover their untapped potential by implementing meaningful strategy and tools into their lives. She is a wonderful person to work with and prioritises building a happy and healthy therapeutic relationship.

Educating others has always been a major aspect of Maddy’s life. Since she was in high school, she found herself helping her classmates. After gaining her black belt in taekwondo, she volunteered her time for 10 years teaching taekwondo classes to all ages. During her studies at University, she was employed as an Anatomy and Osteopathy tutor helping the younger students at RMIT University. She really loves seeing the smiles on people’s faces after they accomplish something they thought was impossible. Maddy has done extensive post-graduate study on the topic of pain, and she currently sits on the Pain Revolution Communications Committee, which is all about education about pain!

Maddy is a musician, playing several instruments and understands how injury or dysfunction can alter performance. She enjoys using her knowledge and experience to help others uncover the pain connections between healthy body function and their lifestyle, hobbies, music and sporting activities. In her spare time, Maddy likes to cook for her family, paint watercolours, crochet, and play with her kitten called Toast.





 
 

MYOTHERAPY

Nicole Murphy

MYOTHERAPIST

Learn more about Nicole


Nicole is an experienced Myotherapist with an Advanced Diploma in Remedial Massage. Nicole has a keen interest in sport and deep tissue work, along with pre- and post-natal therapy. Nicole has many years’ experience working with elite runners and footballers. Prior to moving to Phillip Island full time 2 years ago, Nicole worked in a private practice in Black Rock, along with sporting clubs such as: Brunswick City Soccer Club, Melbourne United Basketball Club, as well as local and state AFL Football Clubs. Nicole was the Head Trainer at East Brighton Football Club, before moving to Phillip Island, and in 2019, commenced as a trainer at the Phillip Island Football Netball Club. Nicole offers a personalised and varied treatment approach in the assessment, treatment and management of musculoskeletal conditions and dysfunction. She uses trigger point therapy, dry needling, cupping, deep tissue therapy and corrective exercise.





RECEPTION

Jo

RECEPTION

More about Jo


Jo is an experienced medical receptionist with a welcoming, helpful and professional attitude. She has lived on Phillip Island for 15 years and in her free time she enjoys walking, open-water swimming and spending time with her family.





Trish

RECEPTION

More about Trish


Trish moved to San Remo in 2018 for a sea change and feels truly blessed to get to work with Kara and her caring, professional team at Balance Health Phillip Island. Having work-life balance in such a beautiful part of the world is perfect. Trish is kind, compassionate and caring person who loves going that extra mile. Previously working for the coroner coordinating administration, she knows how important these qualities are. Trish has a strong connection to family with her greatest achievement being her children.





Finley

RECEPTION

Learn more about Nicole


Nicole is an experienced Myotherapist with an Advanced Diploma in Remedial Massage. Nicole has a keen interest in sport and deep tissue work, along with pre- and post-natal therapy. Nicole has many years’ experience working with elite runners and footballers. Prior to moving to Phillip Island full time 2 years ago, Nicole worked in a private practice in Black Rock, along with sporting clubs such as: Brunswick City Soccer Club, Melbourne United Basketball Club, as well as local and state AFL Football Clubs. Nicole was the Head Trainer at East Brighton Football Club, before moving to Phillip Island, and in 2019, commenced as a trainer at the Phillip Island Football Netball Club. Nicole offers a personalised and varied treatment approach in the assessment, treatment and management of musculoskeletal conditions and dysfunction. She uses trigger point therapy, dry needling, cupping, deep tissue therapy and corrective exercise.





 

THE CLINIC

14 Warley Avenue

Cowes, Phillip Island 3922

Email: info@balance-health.com.au

Tel: 5952 2244

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Mon - Fri: 8am - 6pm 

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