Simone enjoys working with people and sees a range of problems from early childhood developmental and growth complaints to the elderly with foot deformities and reduced mobility.
Simone has recently increased her skills to allow assessment and treatment from the feet all the way into the lower back area. This can involve balance, strength, joint mobilisation, trigger point therapy, Jones' point therapy, low level laser therapy, muscle energy technique and cold spray and stretch techniques.
PENDA assessment is a new area of biomechanics where pelvic motion, position and adaptations can be measured and used to balance out both feet, legs and the hips and back. Limb length inequality and assymetry can be a common cause of injury in a world where we largely walk on hard, flat surfaces. This is a really exciting area of Podiatry today.
Simone has a personal interest in weight-lifting and body building and has competed for IFBB, INBA and ANB federations.
Simone has become a strong advocate in the world of disability due to the very rare genetic condition of her son, Raffael. While specifically creating awareness and contributing to research for CDKL5, she is also committed to making a difference to rare genetic disorders through attendance at conferences, speaking to groups and fundraising for many charities.
Simone loves Line Dancing with Pauline Greenwood Line Dance classes and gets out to social events when time permits.
Simone loves playing musical instruments in particular classical piano.
Simone regularly attends additional courses and seminars to stay up-to-date with the latest treatment techniques and knowledge about recent evidence and studies to support our treatment methods and provide the best possible therapy and advice to our valued clientele.
Simone also holds a Diploma in Languages (Italian) and basic qualifications in Spanish.
Kellie Doyle - Administration
Kellie has a background in Beauty therapy and brings great energy and friendliness to Heal & Soul Podiatry.
Always with a great smile, Kellie loves helping people get the treatment they need and is always happy to answer any enquiries our new and current clients may have.
With her keen eye for detail she has the clinic smelling wonderful with lovely scented essences and candles.
Virginia Mitchell - Administration
Virginia or Gin, as she likes to be called, is a great asset to Heal & Soul Podiatry. She has a warm, friendly smile and connects well with everyone she meets and greets.
Things have never been more organised now that Gin is part of our team.
Dr. Matthew Carbery- Chiropractor. To make an appointment please call 03 5222 1444 or for more info visit gonsteadseminar.com
Dr Matthew Carbery utilizes the highly regarded Gonstead system of Chiropractic to provide immediate results and long lasting relief. Developed by American Dr Clarence Gonstead, it has become a world leader in Chiropractic techniques today. Due to the remarkable results Dr Gonstead achieved, and as Chiropractors from all round the country were fascinated in his technique, he became known as the Chiropractor’s Chiropractor.
Gonstead Chiropractors use meticulous analysing procedures to determine spinal dysfunction and nerve interference. When necessary, weight-bearing plain film radiographs are taken. This allows the Chiropractor to safely determine the most effective adjustment required. Spinal adjustments are performed by hand to allow specific control and accurate application. A great deal of skill is required to perform a Gonstead Chiropractic adjustment. These manual spinal corrections involve only minimum rotation, and aim to restore normal functioning to the spine. Patients often report varying degrees of relief within just a few visits. Gonstead Chiropractic adjustments are safe, effective and tailored to suit all ages, from babies to grandparents.
Jane McAvoy- Naturopath / Bowen Therapist
Jane McAvoy commenced clinical practice in Geelong and Lara in 1999, after completing her Health Sciences degree in Naturopathy and Massage Therapy.
Jane’s approach to treatment is a fusion of traditional healing methods from many cultures, modern science and practical common sense. As most health issues may stem from many causes, her broad experience and thorough assessment help clients save time and money in their quest for good health. For example a person may suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome due to a pinched nerve in their back, mineral or chemical imbalances, muscle tension, food intolerances, sub-clinical infection, poor diet, stress, or a combination!
Unfortunately many people suffer unnecessarily on a medical merry-go-round or put up with their symptoms as due to “age”. Naturopathic treatment also succeeds in that “grey area” between great health and disease, where people know they don’t feel as well as they should, but nothing abnormal shows up yet on medical tests, by assisting the fundamental needs of the body – getting nutrients in and waste out of all areas.
Bowen is the main massage technique Jane uses to gently re-align the musculo-skeletal system and assist lymphatic drainage. For example, many people take glucosamine supplements for arthritis, but unless muscle tension is addressed in affected areas, very little will get delivered where it is most needed.
Jane especially enjoys the educational aspect of her work. With more knowledge and understanding of natural body functions and processes, clients make lasting positive changes with enthusiasm.