Our Team

At Bodywell Healthcare we put considerable energy into finding skilled and passionate people to join our team. All our practitioners are registered osteopaths, with diverse backgrounds and special interest areas. All Bodywell Healthcare osteopaths are registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and are members of Osteopathy Australia.

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Dr Kelly Flaherty (Advanced Paediatric Osteopath)
Grad Cert Neonatal & Infant Paed Manual Therapy, M.H.Sc(Osteo), B.Sc(Clin.Sc)

See Kelly for: Pregnancy-Related Symptoms, Infants & Children, Complex Cases, General Health & Wellbeing, Headaches, Lower Back Pain, Sports Injuries.

Kelly is a practitioner who uses a diverse range of approaches in her osteopathy treatments. She is passionate about supporting patients through home exercise programs and self care. Kelly has received Advanced Practice Recognition in Paediatrics with Osteopathy Australia and has a special interest in treating children, as well as pre and post-natal women. 

Kelly spent the first five years of her career practicing in New Zealand, where she met her husband. They now share two rambunctious boys who keep Kelly busy and fit when she’s not treating patients or furthering her education in her special interest areas. Kelly is kind and compassionate and never lost for words, so she brings joy and energy to social events as well as her treatments. Kelly has also shared her knowledge as a clinician and lecturer in the student clinic at RMIT University.

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Dr Scott Allen (Osteopath)
B.App.Sc(Osteo), B.Sc(Clin.Sc)

Scott is a fully qualified and experienced osteopath who graduated from RMIT University in 1997, and has been in private practice since at various locations, predominately regional Victoria. Scott has lectured and worked supervising students at Victoria University 1998-2006 and is currently working as a clinician supervising students at RMIT University.

Scott enjoys consulting on a wide variety of conditions of infants through to the more senior generation. With eight children at home, Scott has a very keen interest in children and pregnancy issues, and having worked with many sports clubs over the years he has developed a strong interest in sports injuries. Scott has an eagerness to not only help the patient with their presenting complaint but to further their understanding of how the problem has arisen and how they can stop it from coming back. Scott is registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and is member of the Osteopathy Australia.

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Dr Rebecca Fear (Osteopath)
M.Osteo, B.App.Sc(Comp.Med)

See Rebecca for: Headaches, Jaw Pain, Babies & Children, Pregnancy-Related Pain, Lower Back Pain, Shoulder Conditions

Rebecca has always gone out of her way to help people, and was her family’s resident masseur growing up, so osteopathy was a natural fit. Rebecca has a predominantly structural and direct treatment approach which includes massage and manipulation, and incorporates gentle approaches depending on her patient’s needs. With a passion for ongoing learning, Rebecca is creative and curious, a personality trait that shows in her patient-centred care approach.

Rebecca strives to improve the wellbeing of each patient with a personalised treatment plan for long-term management, using a hands-on approach supported by tailored advice for stretching and rehabilitation, ergonomics and stress management. In her downtime, Rebecca enjoys snuggling up with her cat Rogue to read mysteries and thrillers. She also enjoys baking, but not as much as her Bodywell colleagues enjoy Rebecca’s hobby – the hype has still not died down after she shared her home-made Caramello Koala cheesecake with the team last year. 

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Dr Sarah Collins (Osteopath)
B.App.Sc(Osteo), B.H.Sc, B.Biomed.Sc

See Sarah for: Sports Injuries, Posture-Related Strains and Issues, Sedentary Desk Work Issues, Musculoskeletal Conditions, Back Pain, Headaches. 

Growing up playing team sports, Sarah’s passion for osteopathy stemmed from personal experiences with long-running sports injuries, and an internship at Mumbai’s Sport Medicine Clinic working with pre- and post- operative orthopaedic patients. Sarah is a bubbly and compassionate practitioner who uses a multi-disciplinary osteopathic approach tailored to the individual. She uses needling and cupping alongside manual therapy techniques, and believes great patient outcomes, just like great sporting achievements, are the result of a team effort. 

The self-confessed ‘brunch queen’ thrives on building relationships, and genuinely enjoys treating sporting injuries for various age groups and fitness levels, which isn’t surprising given her pedigree – Sarah’s mum is a netball-obsessed umpire who inspires her on and off the court. Sarah is an animal lover and volunteers with Guide Dogs Australia in her spare time.

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Dr Madelaine Traeger (Osteopath)
B.H.Sc, B.App.Sc(Osteo)

See Madelaine for: Musculoskeletal Issues, Children, Infants, Pregnancy, Breastfeeding.

Madelaine is a caring osteopath who is passionate about helping people become pain free. Her treatment style is a combination of gentle and strong techniques tailored to patient needs, and she’s particularly interested in treating children and babies. Madelaine’s previous role was working closely with other health professionals including dentists, lactation consultants and speech pathologists at a paediatric clinic. She is currently studying to become an international board-certified lactation consultant. 

Becoming a mother gave Madelaine new insight into the benefits of osteopathy throughout pregnancy and to address infant feeding issues and other new-parent concerns. When Madelaine is not running after her gorgeous daughter, she loves bushwalking and being outdoors in nature. 

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Dr Aleasha Ball (Osteopath)
B.H.Sc, B.App.Sc(Osteo)

See Aleasha for: General Health, Sports Injuries, Neck and Back Pain, Seniors, Desk Workers, Tradies.

After ten years as a massage therapist, Aleasha’s patients saw her potential and suggested she get into osteopathy. She is passionate about treating people of all ages with different jobs and challenges, and her down-to-earth manner means she genuinely enjoys spending time with each of her patients. Aleasha has a structural treatment style, which she tailors to individual needs. With her sporting background, she has a good understanding of the wear and tear placed on your body from both sport and day-to-day activity.

Growing up playing AFL (alongside every other competitive sport you can think of), it’s no surprise that Aleasha is the reserves coach for the Diamond Creek female seniors  team. She also spent several years massaging the North Melbourne Kangaroos, but cheers for Collingwood Magpies (AWFL) these days as her best mate plays with them. Aleasha is her nieces’ and nephews’ favourite aunt, and manages her own menagerie with two dogs and a rescue bird. Aleasha loves nothing more than seeing patients improve so they can get back to doing the things they enjoy. 

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Nicola McKechnie
Practice Manager

Nicola is our helpful and welcoming Practice Manager at Bodywell Healthcare. After a career as a chef, Nicola was drawn to the family friendly and health oriented nature of working in an osteopathic clinic.

Bridget Hammond
Reception

Bridget is one of our friendly receptionists at Bodywell Healthcare, who is currently studying Osteopathy at RMIT University. She has always had a huge interest in sport and living an active lifestyle as well as helping others. Along side her studies, as a receptionist at Bodywell Healthcare Bridget hopes to further develop her understanding of osteopathic practice and gain greater insight of a clinic environment.

Sarah
Reception

Sarah is one of our receptionists here at Bodywell Healthcare. She is currently studying Osteopathy at RMIT University and has a passion for learning about sports related injuries, specifically those associated with ballet and dance, as she is a ballet dancer herself. Sarah hopes to gain understanding on what it is like to work in an Osteopathy clinic and the clinic environment before she completes her studies.

Kris
Reception

‘Welcoming you to Bodywell Healthcare on the front desk on Monday and Thursday is Kris. With over 25 years’ experience in Administrative roles and Event Management, in both Melbourne and internationally she is passionate about organisation and great customer experience.
Kris is a movie buff who’s dream job was to take over from the legendary ‘Bill Collins’, but for now she’s very happy being a busy mum and part of the wonderful team at Bodywell, which allows her time to get outside when she can to walk her dog or play with her two sons’.

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