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Dr Mariel Viray, Registered Osteopath
B.Sc. (Osteopathy) / M.H.Sc. (Osteopathy), Certificate III and IV in Fitness
Dr Mariel Viray is an AHPRA registered osteopath, having graduated from Victoria University with a Bachelor of Science (Osteopathy) and Master of Health Science (Osteopathy).
Having spent years as a personal trainer, Mariel sought to build upon the skills she had gained as a personal trainer and soon realised that the principles of Osteopathy resonated with her. This led to her pursuing a career within Osteopathy, with the hopes of using this newfound knowledge to support and empower those to be the best version of themselves and achieve optimal health and function.
Through her osteopathic education, Mariel understands that health is multifaceted. She believes that it is important to understand all aspects within an individual’s life to ensure that each individual has a management plan tailored to their specific health journey. She considers this in order to help patient's reach their maximal functional potential - in conjunction with: patient education, ergonomic and lifestyle modifications, movement encouragement and the utilisation of a wide range of osteopathic hands-on techniques.
Since graduating, Mariel has continued to develop and further her knowledge in various other areas within osteopathy and manual therapy such as biodynamics, osteopathy in the cranial field, level 1 dry needling, myofascial cupping and balanced ligamentous / membranous tension technique. She has been fortunate enough to have undergone an intensive mentorship with Dr Cameron Kealy (Osteopath) - the founder of Migraine Solutions and the director of Recharge Osteopathy.
Outside of Recharge, you will likely find Mariel rewatching all her favourite Disney or Marvel movies, going on daily morning walks and keeping active at her local gym.
Dr Rachael Ford, Osteopath
Dr Rachael Ford completed her Bachelor of Health Science and Bachelor of Applied Science (Osteopathy) at RMIT University. Since graduating, she has expanded her range of osteopathic techniques to include Cranial and Biodynamic Osteopathy. She loves learning new techniques and approaches to treatment so that she can tailor her treatment to each individual person.
Rachael has extensive experience treating TMJ disorders and associated jaw, face, and neck pain. She takes a holistic approach, looking at the person as a whole, taking their lifestyle and other factors into consideration. Her goals are to guide the body towards health, and help people feel empowered and in control of their pain management.
Outside of the clinic, Rachael enjoys reading, spending time with friends playing board games, going for nature walks, and cuddling her two cats.
Dr Emily Bunn, Osteopath and Remedial Massage Therapist
BSc. (Clinical), MHSc (Osteopathy), Cert IV in Massage, Sports Trainer Level 1
Dr Emily Bunn is an experienced Osteopath and remedial massage therapist.
A graduate of the prestigious osteopathic course at Victoria University, she was selected to represent Osteopathy in overseas clinical placement programs in India & Italy as one of the 6 highest achieving students in the course. This began her career with insight into Osteopathy as a worldwide profession and its various cultural adaptations, which she utilises in practice to this day.
Dr Bunn has experience in sport training, massage therapy and rehabilitation, having worked with elite level athletes from multiple leading VFL and AFL clubs for over 10 years.
As an Osteopath and massage therapist, she combines both hands-on professions to provide a unique experience in order to gain the best possible outcomes for her clients.
Dr Hannah Rodda, Registered Osteopath
Bachelor's Degree in Health Science and Applied Science
Dr Hannah Rodda is a passionate and lively Osteopath that enjoys treating a range of chronic and acute conditions including bursitis, migraine, plantar fasciitis and vertigo. She loves assisting her patients towards achieving a pain free, active and healthy lifestyle.
Hannah graduated from RMIT University with a double Bachelor’s degree in Health science & Applied Science (Osteopathy). To continue her love for learning in the Osteopathic field, she has undertaken further post graduate studies in Biodynamic and Cranial Osteopathy.
Hannah strongly believes health is multifaceted. She strives to empower her patients to be actively involved in their own recovery. She does this by educating and supporting them to be able to achieve their individualised health goals while developing strong patient-practitioner relationships. She has a strong focus on tailoring her patient’s treatment plans based on their specific needs by utilising a wide range of osteopathic techniques.
Outside of the clinic, Hannah loves keeping active through playing netball and participating in reformer Pilates classes. She also has a passion for gymnastics and continues to inspire young children through her gymnastics coaching at a local club.
Dr Michael Ma, Registered Osteopath
B.H.Sc, B.Ap.Sc (Osteopathy), PostGradCert(Paeds) Osteopath
Dr. Michael Ma is an enthusiastic Osteopath who continually strives to improve his Osteopathic skills. He wholeheartedly believes that Osteopathic treatment and philosophy can greatly improve lives.
After completing his Osteopathic training at RMIT Melbourne, he moved to Europe to learn more about Paediatric Osteopathy. There he studied at the Bavarian Paediatric School and Clinic of Traditional Osteopathy(BPSCO) in Munich and the Osteopathic Centre for Children(OCC) in London. Whilst there, he treated premature babies, toddlers, children and expecting mothers. He finds great joy in helping families not just get well together but also helping them understand what it means to be holistically healthy.
Dr. Ma treats all ages and conditions. The range of patients he has treated includes, 3 month premature babies, 98 year olds and world class MMA fighters. He understands that each individual has their own goals and will tailor his treatment approach specifically to them. He favours the biodynamic model of treatment but will also mobilise joints on a regular basis.
When not treating, he regularly practices Brazilian Jiu-jitsu and reads philosophy. His top three authors are Ayn Rand, Ryan Holiday and Jordan Peterson.
Dr Cameron Kealy, Registered Osteopath
Dr Cameron Kealy is a leading Osteopath with over twenty years experience working in private practice. He believes in the power of osteopathy to transform people’s experience of health and create a whole new normal in their lives.
He has treated a huge range of patients across his nearly two decades of practice—from new born babies to 90-year olds, from AFL players and circus performers to office workers surviving the daily deskbound grind.
Dr Kealy is dedicated to deepening Osteopathic knowledge and practice through teaching and learning. He designed the curriculum for the Masters program in Indirect Technique at Victoria University, and taught the program for over 10 years.
He’s attended more than 20 professional development courses in the USA, New Zealand and Australia, and every year visits the USA for mentoring and professional development with the world-renowned Dr James Jealous, DO. Much of this training relates to cranial and biodynamic techniques which have helped him develop a special interest in various types of headache, vertigo, post-concussion and other cranial-related symptoms (head and neck symptoms) on top of his general osteopathy practice.
Dr Kealy is a leading expert in the natural treatment and prevention of migraine, and is founder of the Migraine Solutions suite of programs and education tools.
Michael Cauce, Certified Remedial Massage Therapist & Hawaiian Bodyworker
Diploma of Remedial Massage. Certificate in Ka Huna & Lomi Lomi Massage
Many years ago, Michael was incredibly fortunate to receive an amazing Hawaiian bodywork experience unlike any massage therapy he’d had before, with a profound sense of aliveness, wholeness and reconnection to self that is almost indescribable!
He was fundamentally rejuvenated on multiple levels. It was so powerful that he felt compelled to change careers and dedicate his life to bringing more of this powerful healing work into the world… and so Lomi Life was born.
Given the obvious benefits that remedial massage therapy provides, he is particularly passionate (as are his clients, with 100+ five-star Google reviews) about his signature style – The Deep Lomi Blend – a powerful, unique combination of Hawaiian ka huna, lomi lomi and remedial/deep tissue massage therapy that has the capacity to deeply rebalance and rejuvenate – physically, mentally, emotionally, energetically and spiritually!
His work often complements an osteopath’s treatment, so he enjoys teaming up with Recharge’s osteos to provide that extra level of support for clients.
The most common reasons clients see Michael include:
- muscle pain/tension relief
- deep relaxation / de-stressing
- uplifting mental health support
- shifting stagnant energy
- rejuvenating a rundown nervous system
- grounding & reconnecting you to your heart & body wisdom
- boosting overall vitality & resilience
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