Dr. Benjamin Apap
B.App.Sci. (Chiro), M.Clin.Chiro, Member of CAA
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Dr Benjamin Apap has a degree in a Bachelor of Applied Science (Complimentary Medicine), a Masters of Clinical Chiropractic and is a member of the Chiropractic Association of Australia. He has experience in wide range of chiropractic techniques with a particular focus in low-force adjusting techniques that are gentle, safe and effective for patients of all ages. In addition, secondary modalities are often used with his treatments, which include massage, dry needling and mobilisation.
Benjamin is passionate about helping his patients understand the root cause of their injury, allowing them to appreciate the importance of spinal health to prevent other problems in the future. He believes in the combination of regular chiropractic care, exercise, a healthy diet and relaxation to help achieve optimal health and wellbeing.
Dr. Amy Delac
Bachelor & Master’s Degree of Chiropractor at RMIT
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Dr Amy Delac has a three year Bachelor Degree and two year Master’s Degree at RMIT and she is passionate about Chiropractic and working with the patients towards achieving optimal health and wellbeing.
Amy practices a variety of gentle and effective treatments and techniques including Diversified, Gonstead, Sacral Occipital Technique (SOT), dry needling and soft tissue therapies. These treatment types are effective for all age groups, including infants and the elderly.
Amy is a very knowledgeable practitioner with extensive experience working in Out-Reach clinics in St Kilda and Collingwood. She is passionate about Chiropractic and working with the Glengala Health patients to achieve better health and wellbeing.
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Dr Matt Barton has been a practicing chiropractor since graduating from RMIT with a Bachelor of Health Science and Bachelor of Applied Science – Chiropractic in 2020.
Dr Matt’s person-centred approach and focus on holistic care, has led him to having a special interest in caring for those with chronic pain. Being able to assist patients in improving their pain and mobility, brings a strong sense of fulfillment in bettering these patients’ quality of life and overall health.
Dr Matt employs a range of therapeutic techniques including gentle and effective manual joint manipulation/ mobilisation, trigger point and deep tissue therapy as well as utilising activator adjustments.
When Dr Matt is not in the clinic, you will find him busy rock climbing, staying active and out exploring with his dog Charlie. Dr Matt is a footy fanatic; you will be hard pressed to find him not up to date on all the latest AFL games!
Dr Matt’s passion and aim to get patients back to the things you enjoy, whilst being pain free and living a healthy lifestyle. Dr Matt is here to assist you in ensuring your body has freedom to move to its maximum potential.
Maria Magdalena De Kock
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Magda is a registered psychologist with a Masters of Psychology with endorsements of educational and developmental psychology’ and ‘counselling psychology’ with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Magda has had the opportunity to practice as a psychologist in a vast range of settings and has experience providing intervention for children, adolescents, and adults. Magda has experience in treating a range of mental health issues across the life span such as anxiety, depression and other mood disorders, stress-related problems, self-esteem, developmental, learning, and behavioural difficulties, intellectual disability, post-traumatic stress disorder, attachment and trauma-related disorders, grief, and adjustment. Magda follows a person-cantered and strength-based approach utilizing a variety of evidence-based therapeutic interventions. Preferred modalities are Emotional Freedom Technique and Hypnotherapy. Magda also speaks Afrikaans fluently.
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- Masters degree in Organisational Psychology
- Bachelor of Psychology (with Honours)
- Alex is also a member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS)
Alex has approximately 10 years’ experience as a Psychologist, having worked in both corporate and more recently, private practice settings. He is a friendly and relatable Psychologist who is passionate, driven and adaptable in his commitment to building strong therapeutic relationships in order to achieve positive outcomes.
His treatment philosophy is client-centred and adaptable to the differing needs of clients from diverse backgrounds, incorporating client individuality in his approach. Alex has a warm, caring, and direct approach – working in partnership with clients to help them develop and implement effective coping strategies to manage life’s challenges such as stress, anxiety, depression, and friendship, family and work relationship dynamics.
Alex applies a range of evidence-based approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), A Person-Centred Approach, Solution-Focussed Therapy and coaching to achieve positive results with his clients.
PROVIDE SERVICES TO:
Adult general population.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
- Interpersonal relationships
- Workplace stress
- Career Counselling
- Personal and professional development
Dr Maila Bongcayao
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Dr Maila has special interests in Chronic Care Management, Preventative Medicine and Wellness, Mental Health, Women’s and Children’s Health, Geriatrics and Counselling. Maila completed her Medical and Family Medicine Degrees in the Philippines. She then moved to Singapore and completed her Diploma in Family Medicine at University of Singapore. She has over ten years of practice in Singapore in General Practice, Geriatrics and Rehabilitation. She then migrated to Melbourne, after over a year of practice in Sydney, and has been practicing in Australia for over 5 years. She recently became a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.
Dr Maila enjoys eating out and travelling interstate and overseas with her family.
Dr Maila speaks English, Malay and Tagalog (Filipino).
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Chris is a graduate of La Trobe University, having completed the Bachelor of Applied Science/ Master of Podiatric Practice, and is a member of the Australian Podiatry Association.
Through his studies at University and attending seminars and educational workshops, Chris has developed a variety of skills within the podiatry realm and aims to consistently deliver the highest level of patient satisfaction. Chris believes patients are to be treated as active participants in their health care, and should be empowered by practitioners to take action. Therefore, Chris places emphasis on providing patient education and including patient directed interventions as part of his care plans. Chris works in collaboration with patients to determine their goals, before developing an individually tailored care plan, that is considerate of their wider health and wellbeing needs.
Chris is interested in all areas of podiatry, while he has a passion for biomechanics and the management of musculoskeletal conditions of the leg and foot through multifaceted approaches. Chris has also worked closely with elderly patients, and is very familiar with the types of care that they require. As a new graduate, Chris is familiar with the most recent podiatry literature that informs the care he provides to his expanding patient base.
Acupuncture Traditional Chinese Medicine
Registered Acupuncturist with AHPRA.
Member of AACMA AHPRA registration # CMR0002033339
ACCMA # 3632
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Dr. Say Phommasone has a unique integrative knowledge of Western medicine and Chinese medicine. She completed Doctor of Medicine (MD) in Russia. In order to understand more about human health and well being, she refined her knowledge by taking 4 years full time study in Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine in Auckland, New Zealand. She has been practicing acupuncture since 2006.
She had successful ran her own clinic in Auckland for more than 12 years before moving to Melbourne in order to support her children while they attend school here.
In her 15 years of experience she has seen a success rate of treating patients with following condition:
- Fatigue, nausea and vomiting due to chemotherapy
- Headaches & Migraines
- Period pain
- Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
- Male and Female reproductive issues, including IVF support
- Re-occurrence of Urinary Tract Infection
- Weight loss
- Muscular skeletal disorders
She works hand in hand with other health care professionals in order to bring the greatest benefits to her patients.
Registered Acupuncturist with AHPRA
Member of Australian Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA)
Remedial Massage/ Sports Therapy
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Natalie is our newest member to join the Glengala Health Team. Natalie graduated with a dual qualification- A diploma of Remedial Massage and an Advanced Diploma of Sports Therapy and has qualifications in cupping and dry needling. She specialises in joint mobilisations, functional movement, rehabilitation and pain management.
Natalie is quite active, having coached and played competitive tennis from a very young age and has previously worked in all levels of football with Melbourne Football Club, Northern Blues Football Club and currently a head trainer at her local Football Club. She prides herself on building a strong relationship with each and every one of her clients so that they will be treated in the very best way possible and work closely together to eliminate presenting issue.
Dietitian / Nutritionist
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Paris is a Qualified Nutritionist and an Accredited Practicing Dietitian.
Paris holds a Masters of Dietetics and a Bachelor of Food and Nutrition Science, Majoring in Food Science, from Deakin University in Melbourne. She has also completed training in the non-diet approach, infant nutrition and eating disorders through The Victorian Centre of Excellence in Eating Disorders (CEED). She is a member with the Dietitians Association Australia (DAA), The National Eating Disorder Collaboration (NEDC) and is in the Health Behaviour and Weight Management Interest Group Leadership Team with her professional association.
Paris is passionate about reducing the burden of disease in Australia by helping her clients better understand the relationship between nutrition and health to empower them to succeed with their health goals. Paris is experienced in the nutritional management of a range of clinical conditions and has an excellent understanding of diet-disease relationships. Paris’ compassionate nature, extensive nutrition knowledge and unconditional support with her patient’s health goals, provides a positive environment for patients to succeed with improving their overall health and nutritional status.
Paris’ dietetic services include delivering medical nutrition therapy and evidenced-based nutrition interventions through individual dietary recommendations that meet patients’ nutritional requirements while fitting into their lifestyle and family needs. Paris works in collaboration on improving nutrition outcomes of patients with digestive health issues, diabetes, heart disease, eating disorders, pre-conception and pregnancy nutrition, nutrient deficiencies, osteoporosis, food allergies and intolerances, as well as general lifestyle and healthy eating advice.
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Jerry Wang is a registered psychologist with a Bachelor of Psychology degree, Master of Clinical Psychology and working towards clinical endorsement as a Clinical Psychologist and a member of the Australian Psychological Society. Jerry has had the opportunity to practice as a psychologist in a vast range of settings and has experience in providing interventions for children, adolescents, adults, couples and group therapy. Jerry specialises in depression, anxiety, mood disorders, personality disorders, drug, alcohol and gambling addictions, eating disorders, self-esteem and body issues, grief related counselling, adjustment disorders, attachment disorders, trauma related disorders and developmental disorders.
Jerry utilises a range of therapeutic interventions and adapts a unique care plan for each client through a variety of evidence-based strategies while adopting a very positive and optimistic approach that compliments the already established allied health practitioners of Glengala Health.
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Maree is a registered psychologist with a Bachelor of Psychology degree at ACU and a Masters of Clinical Psychology at Federation University. Maree is a Clinical Psychologist and a member of the Australian Psychological Society.
Maree has had the opportunity to practice as a psychologist in a vast range of settings and has experiencing providing intervention for children, adolescents, adults, couples, and group therapy.
Maree has experience in treating a range of mental health issues across the life span such as depression, anxiety/stress, and other mood disorders, personality disorders, drug, alcohol, and gambling addictions, eating disorders, self-esteem and body issues, and also grief related counselling. Maree has also had experience working with children who display a range of psychological difficulties, adjustment disorders, attachment disorders, trauma related disorders, and developmental disorders such as Autism and/or ADHD.
Maree utilizes a range of therapeutic interventions and adapts a unique care plan to each of her clients which includes a range of evidence based strategies that are suited to each client’s individual therapeutic goals. Maree adopts a very positive and optimistic approach to her work and is dedicated to helping clients improve their well-being and overall quality of life.
Kristy-Ann has completed her Diploma of Management and Diploma of Counselling, and she has witnessed the clinic grow and prosper over the years. Kristy-Ann is the key that makes everything in the clinic run smoothly to ensure all our patients have the best possible experience. Kristy-Ann is a very innovative person who excels in people and business management.
Clinical Assistant / Reception
Theresa is currently studying a Bachelor of Health Science in Naturopathy at Endeavour College of Natural Health and understands the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle along with incorporated Chiropractic care for overall general well-being as she has also been a patient at this clinic for many years herself. Now through her studies and experiences as part of the Glengala Health team, she wishes to strengthen her knowledge of the many modalities that make up complementary health care.
Clinical Assistant / Reception
Renae has completed a Bachelor of Exercise Science at La Trobe University, and is now studying a Doctor of Physiotherapy at the University of Melbourne. In 2015, Renae also completed a Certificate III in Sports and Recreation, and in 2019 undertook an internship with Exercise Research Australia, where she also obtained a Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance.
Her experience in the Allied Health field combined with her own treatments, means that Renae understands the importance of maintaining good health through Allied Health care. Renae strongly recommends Chiropractic care combined with the care of other disciplines, for the abundance of benefits they provide.