Meet Our Team
Dr. Leigh Sheldrick
Dr Sheldrick has a B.App.Sci(Chiro) Grad 1995. Interested in general family chiropractic care, pregnancy care, posture, the total person well being, top to toe care.
She is a highly skilled practitioner with over 20 years chiropractic experience. Her particular area of interest is the iPosture syndrome, a relatively new phenomenon 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.
Mon: 2:00pm - 7:30pm
Wed: 2:00pm - 7:30pm
Fri: 9:00am - 12:00pm
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.
Tue: 9:00am - 6:30pm
Thu: 9:00am - 6:30pm
Sat: 8:00am - 1:00pm
Dr. Marita Smith
Dr Marita Smith B.App.Sc. Chiro, is a Registered Chiropractor for 24 years, and also Registered Nurse and Midwife.
She has particular interests in spinal health care, including aspects related to pregnancy; children; sporting injury and performance care; and the elderly. Her experience working as a Nurse and Midwife enables Dr Marita to provide comprehensive care and advice for women both pre-and post-Natally. Dr Marita has been First Aid trainer for 3 junior football teams for many years and enjoys playing sport herself. (Specifically: Tennis, yoga, running, skiing).
For 9 years Dr Smith taught obstetrics and gynecology to final year Chiropractic and Osteopathic students and supervised students at Sacred heart Mission Clinic. Marita has been an active Healthy Spines team member, having run spinal health promotion programs in primary schools. Her family life with 3 with teenagers / full-time students, who are all active in various sports, keep Dr Marita busy whilst not working.
Dr Marita practices manual, activator and some Sacro Occipital Techniques (SOT) in her chiropractic care. She also does soft tissue techniques as required and is experienced in Dry Needling which she finds compliments the Chiropractic adjustments well.
Mon: 8:30am - 11:30pm
Tue: 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Wed: 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Myotherapist, Acupuncturist & Chinese Medicine
Bryan has a particular interest 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 fully qualified with a Masters in Chinese Herbs from RMIT and is eager to further help people with the use of raw Chinese herbs.
Mon: 2:00pm - 7:30pm
Wed: 2:00pm- 7:30pm
Sat: 8:00am - 1:00pm
Travis Robertson is a Clinical Myotherapists (BHSc), was a professional ballet dancer between 2011 and 2013, and is therefore extremely results orientated.
After graduating in 2016 from the Southern School of Natural Therapies he has worked in a gym, osteopathy and podiatry clinics, and has now join Somatic Healthcare Clinic in May 2018.
During university, he had extensive experience with a sports physiotherapist at a football/soccer club with an acute/sub-acute treatment focus.
He has volunteered with the Hands on Health organization in the Philippines as well as practicing for over 180 hours in the Think Wellbeing Clinic, Fitzroy.
Tue: 11:00am - 2:30pm; 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Wed: 9:00am - 2:45pm
Thu: 9:00am - 1:30pm
Fri: 11:00am - 2:30pm; 3:30pm - 7:00pm
Sat: 8:00am - 12:30pm
Please also see Bryan Kent, Myotherapist, Acupuncturist & Chinese Medicine specialist.
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 counseling 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.
Saturday : 8:00 am -12:00 pms