Dr Leigh Sheldrick
Dr Sheldrick has a B.App.Sci(chiro) Grad 1995. Interested in general family chiropractic care, pregnancy care, posture, total person well being, top to toe care.

She is a highly skilled practitioner with over 18 years chiropractic experience. Her particular area of interest is iPosture syndrome, a relatively new phenomena which is the effect of screen technology on posture. Her goal is to understand all aspects affecting a client’s health and apply the latest research in neurology, ergonomics, fitness and nutrition to optimise their health expression. Dr Sheldrick uses a multidisciplinary approach working closely with other health professionals to achieve optimal health for her patients. A registered Chiropractor with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), member of the Australian Chiropractic Association, the Australian Spinal Research Foundation and the College of Chiropractic Neurodevelopmental Paediatrics.

Dr Mark Stafford
Dr Mark Stafford (BAppSc(CompMed-Chiropr), MClinChiropr) is a “hands on” chiropractor heavily influenced by the words of Hippocrates – “Look well to the spine for the cause of disease.”
Mark spent his early life tearing around sports fields, swimming pools and trampolines and like many sports-mad boys and girls… getting bumped, knocked down and “being brave”. One day in his early 20’s his spine said ENOUGH! What followed was more than 25 years of chiropractic adjustments. In his 40’s, after work in both the music and TV industries, Mark studied chiropractic and graduated from RMIT in 2010.
Presently, he dedicates his working life to caring for adults, children and families. Men’s health is a particular interest due to his experience with health issues and aspects of adult life, relationships, parenthood and “maleness”. Extensive personal exploration/growth and revelation have helped Dr Mark find a unique view of life, health and healing.

Bryan Kent
Myotherapist, Acupuncturist & Chinese Medicine
Bryan moved to Australia from Ireland in 2003. As a Myotherpaist, Bryan specialises in the assessment, treatment and management of muscular conditions that cause pain, discomfort and affect movement. Since 2005, Bryan has been working as a Myotherapist at Somatic Healthcare Clinic, treating and managing muscular problems for many patients. Bryan has worked with Victorian Premier League soccer clubs, Women’s NBL, Australian Ballet, Richmond Rowing Club and is currently studying for a Masters in Acupuncture at RMIT. However, Bryan finds his work at the clinic to be the most rewarding – helping everyday people with everyday problems.

Having qualified as an Acupuncturist in 2011, Bryan has worked with many Chinese medicine doctors in Melbourne and also spent time working in a hospital in Hangzhou, China. As a father himself, he is particularly passionate about helping women to treat infertility issues with the use of acupuncture.

Bryan is a fully qualified with a Masters in Chinese Herbs from RMIT, and is eager to further help people with the use of raw Chinese herbs.

Toby Marks
Myotherapist, Remedial Massage Therapist
Toby has just recently completed his Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy at Melbourne Institute of Massage Therapy (MIMT). He has also previously attained his Diploma of Remedial Massage, and Sports Massage certification from MIMT.
Toby is very passionate about massage, with a keen interest in postural and bio-mechanical issues. No matter if you are an elite sportsperson, a weekend warrior, or a couch surfer, your treatment will be tailored to your specific requirements. He likes to take a collaborative approach, by working with the client and other health care professionals, to get the best possible outcomes for them. He strives to treat the root cause of your presentation, not just the symptoms.

Some of the main modalities Toby uses are:
– Clinical Assessment
– Myofascial Dry Needling
– Mobilisation & Muscle Energy Techniques
– Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy
– Cupping Techniques
– Exercise Prescription and Rehabilitation Exercises

Don’t be surprised if Toby gives you some homework to do between treatments!
This is to help YOU facilitate your recovery from injury, as quick as possible.

Maya Muckalt
Maya is a qualified Naturopath, with a Bachelor of Health Science from the Endeavour College of Natural Health. Equally passionate about food as medicine, nutritional therapy and herbal medicine, Maya can’t help but go back to the philosophy of natural medicine: that the body has an innate ability to heal itself and when given the right tools, it will use this higher intelligence to get the body back in balance. Maya passionately believes about identifying and treating the cause, that prevention is the best cure and to treat the whole person, mentally, physically and spiritually, without doing any harm.

Maya has a keen interest in mental health, particularly stress, anxiety, depression and sleep disorders and plans to study a diploma in holistic counselling later in the year. She is also passionate about mindfulness meditation and how this can aid us on our healing journey.

With an understanding and empathetic approach, Maya is deeply excited about treating clients and getting them back to optimal health.

Maya is a fully accredited member of ATMS.

Dietitian, Nutritionist & background in Psychology
Our dietician is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist with a background in psychology. She is passionate about creating lasting health that is personalised to your genetics and mental, emotional, and nutritional needs.

As an integrative practitioner she combines expert nutrition knowledge with practical counselling techniques to identify your unique needs and tailor specific recommendations that suit your circumstances. Her skills are also complemented by the use of the latest technological advances like body composition analysis and nutritional genetics.

Take advantage of her strong evidence-based approach and benefit from modern assessment techniques that remove the guesswork and gives you a more complete and accurate understanding of your state of health.

Areas of practice include:

• Weight loss and healthy eating
• Digestive health (IBS, Chrons, ulcerative colitis, diverticulitis, gastritis, intolerances, leaky gut, reflux )
• Heart health (hypertension ,high cholesterol, stroke)
• Metabolic health (diabetes, insulin resistance, fatty liver, metabolic syndrome)
• Womens health (fertility, pregnancy, lactation, menopause, PCOS)
• Aged care (malnutrition and weight loss)
• Pain management- anti inflamatory diet
• Nutrigenomics
• Sports nutrition
• Body composition analysis

Qualifications :

Bachelor in Nutrition & Dietetics (Honours)
Bachelor of Science in Psychology
Advanced Diploma of Sports and Exercise Nutrition
Profesional Diploma of Nutritional Therapy
Diploma of Counselling (current)
Nutritional Genomics certificate
Accredited Optifast Practitioner
Science of Weight Management certificate
Fundamentals of Fat Loss certificate
Advanced Weight Management Coaching certificate