Melissa is an Accredited Practising Dietitian who will spend time with you in a free-to-you Dietetic service as part of bulk-billed, chronic care plan arrangements. Melissa understands in detail, from personal experience, the needs and management of the overweight person. She is a Golden Key Graduate of the Bachelor of Dietetics Degree Program at Flinders University of SA and is a Member of the Dietitians Association of Australia.
As well as her long held interest in weight management and diabetes care, she has extensive experience in children’s nutritional needs.
Podiatrist, Advanced Podiatry
Nina has worked with the Advanced Podiatry team since 2007, having graduated from the University of South Australia with her Bachelor of Podiatry degree. She has undertaken private work experience since 2005. Her podiatric interests include footwear and foot care education for chronic health conditions. Her background is Vietnamese-Chinese and she is bilingual in English and Vietnamese. Her general interests include contemporary art, legal studies, aerobics and yoga.
Mark is an experienced and compassionate Clinical Psychologist. He specialises in working with adults suffering anxiety issues such as panic attacks, social anxiety, excessive worry, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and post-traumatic stress. He also works with those suffering depression as well as stress from workplace or other life issues.
Susan is a Registered Psychologist with a background in both the clinical and organisational areas of psychology. She is passionate about helping people build resilience, self-esteem and confidence to function independently and live happier, healthier lives. Susan uses a variety of therapies to suit the needs of each client including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Mindfulness, Emotion Focused Therapy, Relaxation Therapy and Hypnotherapy.
Susan has a particular interest in relationships/marriage counselling where she uses Gottman Relationship Therapy and also has extensive experience and knowledge in ReturnToWorkSA claims.
Kate predominantly works with adults and adolescents referred for a range of presenting problems including mood disorders (anxiety, depression, PTSD, and adjustment disorders), coping with chronic illness, pain management, grief and loss, workplace stress, behavioural management & parenting skills, social skills and self-esteem, anger management and relationship issues. Kate uses therapeutic approaches such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and interpersonal therapy. She has been trained in Clinical Hypnosis and Gottman Level 1 Couples Therapy.
Samir consults on Wednesday and Friday afternoons in the Cottage. He is a member of Australian Physiotherapy Association/Dry needling group and has a strong interest in orthopaedic rehabilitation, ReturnToWorkSA injuries, sports injury, musculoskeletal problems and chronic disease management. He uses his experience to educate patients about their conditions and correcting bio-mechanical faults using the latest evidence-based techniques for patient management including hands on therapy, joint mobilisation, dry needling and Kinesiology taping.
Audiologist, My Hearing
Dean Laird, who owns and operates My Hearing, consults in the Cottage every second Tuesday afternoon. He is an immensely experienced hearing care professional who has been servicing the hearing needs of South Australians for over 27 years.