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Kim Lonergan

Dietetics

What does one do with a menu of qualifications that reads Dietician, Nutritionist, Teacher and Lecturer, Media Production, a love of good cheese and a Paul Kelly song? She turns it into an inspiring recipe for caring for the health of others. Welcome to the world of Kim Lonergan. Passionate about helping people rediscover their love for food, Kim believes that uncomplicating information about food, replacing it with rich evidence-based education and specifics is the key to health. Mapping the path to optimized health restoration and balance is the critical driver for the Nutritionist, along with an individual-centric approach to health. The mother of 2 believes giving back to her community along with enjoying homegrown goodies is the way to growing smiles and healthy lives.

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Sarah Healy

Exercise Physiology

Sarah Healy is an Exercise Physiologist, with knowledge and skills to implement exercise interventions for people with acute, sub-acute or chronic medical conditions, disabilities or injuries. In other words- she knows stuff! This beach dweller loves cooking, is partial to an excellent tea and mountain bike riding in nature sets her heart to happy mode. A published writer, Sarah understands and is passionate about helping people prevent injury and get moving.

Sarah's background in coaching gymnastics fuelled a career that is impressively highly qualified. A Bachelor of Applied Science in Human Movement and a Grad Dip in Exercise for Rehabilitation, with a variety of Certifications. What is she looking forward to? A world in which Exercise Physiologists are front of mind with GP's, Surgeons, Psychiatrists and Psychologists . Why? Because Sarah knows research shows the benefit of exercise in prevention and recovery in humans.

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Madeline Sheppard

Naturopathy

Madeline is a University qualified Naturopath and also holds a Bachelor in Psychological Science. Her enthusiasm for educating and empowering patients with the knowledge and skills to take that as far as they can is unprecedented. The hiker, kayaker, wildcrafter and knitter is enthused by life and listening to people's stories. As a practitioner, Madeline believes a person's story is an honour to witness. She holds the belief that so much can be gleaned by the true art of listening.
Austen, Tolkien and Paulo Coelho spark her reading joy and the years of experience with some of the best naturopaths in Melbourne has geared her favourably. Madeline's knowledge of herbalism and natural medicine is extensive, and her passion for healing is well known amongst her colleagues.

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Jewel Finnigan

Osteopathy

The positive impact of Osteopathy and the proactive pathway to health are elements Jewel Finnigan takes very seriously. The ocean loving Osteopath is a dynamic practitioner, one who understands the future of health care can allow Osteopathy to be the first point of call for musculoskeletal injuries. Jewel subscribes to the ideology that patient focused health care provides the best form of care and enables the greatest opportunity for patients to get better. Pregnancy is an area that truly sparks joy for Jewel in her practice, along with supporting those she cares for well after the session has finished. With a JK Rowling book as her go-to and a zest for travel, Jewel Finnigan loves getting back to nature and believes family is the heart of the community.

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Tanja McKenzie

Osteopathy

Tanja Mackenzie is passionate about the science of holistic health and the positive effect it can have on people's lives. Behind the scenes, you will find Tanja enjoying author Eckhart Tolle's insights or hanging out with her family. The nature-loving local's ideal future includes a market garden filled with an abundance of fruit and veggies while she helps advocate for a collective approach to Osteopathy and holistic health in Australia. Helping people and seeing them discover a vested interest in their health and wellbeing is the stuff that makes Tanja tick and with over 18+ years of dedicated experience in the field of Osteopathy, we are thrilled to have her services available for our community.

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Nicola Symons

Osteopathy

Nicola Symons likes the sand between her toes and sipping a cracking coffee while she plans her day. Her days are full to the brim inside the world of Osteopathy. With a focus on Mothers, babies and children, Nicola finds her work incredibly rewarding. When she has time, running Marathons is her go-to escape, but ultimately, it is her life's work in helping others experience health that creates the biggest smiles.

Seeing the positive impact Osteopathy has on her patients is a wonderful aspect of Nicola's work, and she is very passionate about supporting new mums. With seven years and an RMIT University degree under her belt, Nicola is one very dedicated practitioner.

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Faye Kendall

Osteopathy

If she isn't hiking mountains or travelling the world advocating for health prevention, Faye Kendall is someone who understands and values health over disease. The dedicated practitioner recognizes the symbiotic relationship between the natural laws of healing and the human body. A highly regarded Osteopath, leader and founder of several successful clinics, Faye is committed to her vision and is creating scope for multimodality centres with health-centric services. The outcome of such a vision? Assisting and guiding healthy humans who enjoy the great balanced choices they have made rather than patients who are suffering. Her love for her labradors, a good book, family and friends help this much loved practitioner achieve her goals in a way that sparks the mind and is sourced from the heart.

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Sarah Hall

Psychology

Psychology is an incredible science and is a dynamic space. Sarah Hall has flourished. But the function of psychology in our daily lives and Sarah's ideology to normalise the process and make it readily accessible is what really makes this beloved confidante tick. Self-reflection in a collaborative setting can help empower people and lead them to experience breakthroughs, with thoughts and emotions no longer ruling our behaviours.

``We all have our unique blend of normal, and we can get in touch with our values and make meaningful changes in our lives`` is Sarah's motto. Educated at the University of Melbourne with her Psychology degree with an additional Honours Degree at Deakin and an extensive portfolio of further qualifications has been the solid foundation for her psychology practice, which is solidly forged in 17 + years of experience. WBHW welcomes Sarah to our practice!

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Jayne Turner

Clinical Psychology

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Kate Heagney

TCM & Acupuncture

Before becoming an acupuncturist, Kate was a freelance violinist in Melbourne. Aside from a passion for music, Kate loves Qi Gong and yoga. Kate is a firm believer that we are all unique and therefore need a personalised approach to health care. When this care is given through the subtle art of Japanese Acupuncture, it can facilitate enormous change and healing. Kate has an interest in helping women in their conception journey, and specializes in natural fertility, IVF and pre-pregnancy treatments. When not practicing acupuncture, Kate spends her time as a lecturer at the Southern School of Natural Therapies, delving into outdoor adventures with her family or taking time out with a cup of tea and a good book.

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