Supporting you on your journey to Wellness with our range of Allied Health Specialists

We offer a range of wellness service to enable and empower you to live the best life possible.

  • Physiotherapy
  • Women’s Health Physiotherapy
  • Podiatry
  • Dietitian
  • Psychology
  • Perinatal Psychology
  • Lactation Consultant

Plus a range of wellness classes including yoga, pilates and hypnobirthing.

Allied Health Team

Zoe Farrant

Zoe Farrant

Physiotherapist

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Since graduating as a Physiotherapist in 2009 from Curtin University in Western Australia, Zoe has worked in the musculoskeletal private practice. Zoe started her physio career in the Perth Hills where she grew up, prior to relocating to the Mornington Peninsula in 2015.

Dedicated to continued education and the quest to provide the best care for her patients lead Zoe to  completed her Masters in Sports Physiotherapy at Latrobe University – subsequently being awarded the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist title.

Physiotherapy is more than an occupation to Zoe. She has been a committee member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Committee – Victorian Chapter for the past few years and is committed to strengthening the profession to optimise patient outcomes.

Working alongside a team of like-minded health professionals, passionate about quality and evidence-based medicine as well as preventative care to optimise patient outcomes.

Zoe specialises in:

  • Injury Management: diagnosis and management of musculoskeletal problems
  • Clinical Exercise: to optimise your physical capacity to function at your best
  • Rider Specific Consultations (including ridden functional assessment)
Lachy

Lachlan Hough

Physiotherapist

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Lachlan completed his Bachelor of Physiotherapy from James Cook University in Queensland in 2014.  Since then he has worked in private practice locally after moving back home to the Peninsula. Looking to continue building on his knowledge and skills, Lachlan has since commenced post-graduate studies through LaTrobe University, completing a Graduate Certificate in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, and is due to complete a Masters in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy by the end of 2021.

Lachlan is passionate about helping people from all walks of life understand what might be contributing to their problem, and working together on the best solution. He also feels physiotherapists have a responsibility to dispel the unfortunately numerous myths and misunderstandings around pain and injury so that people can get back to doing the things they love with confidence, and without fear.

Outside of work, Lachlan is a keen traveller and likes nothing better than getting lost in a new city, rubbing shoulders with locals in a mechanically dubious bus, or the feeling you get from making it to mountain passes you can only get to by foot.

Lachlan has also completed continuing education in:

  • Spinal pain
  • Persistent pain
  • Sports injuries
  • Dry needling

Qualifications

  • 2014 – Bachelor of Physiotherapy (James Cook University)
  • 2020 – Graduate Certificate Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy (Latrobe University)
  • 2021 – Completing Post-Graduate Masters of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy (Latrobe University)
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Fiona Pollerd

Psychologist

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Born and bred on the Mornington Peninsula, Fiona has been practising Psychology locally in various settings for 18 years. She has worked in education, vocational, disability and community health settings. For the past 8 years, she has worked in Private Practice and enjoys the flexibility and scope of work that it provides.

Fiona enjoys working with all age groups across the lifespan. She has extensive experience in a broad range of presenting issues in adults and has a special interest in working with primary aged children and adolescents.

Fiona provides treatment and support for:

  • Depression, Anxiety and Phobias
  • OCD
  • Grief and Loss
  • Adjustment issues
  • Sleeping Difficulties
  • Stress
  • Trauma
  • Bullying
  • Learning Difficulties
  • Self-esteem issues
  • Drug and Alcohol problems
Kristy

Kristy-Anne Adnams

Perinatal Psychologist

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Dr Kristy-Anne Adnams is a registered Clinical Psychologist who specialises in Perinatal Psychology, working with mums and dads in the early stages of parenthood. After working in health and corporate settings for 10 years, including her own private practice as a Hynobirthing practitioner, Kristy-Anne completed her Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology at the University of Melbourne in 2012.

Kristy-Anne carried out her final year of clinical training at the Royal Women’s Hospital where her  passion working with women continued to grow. She has trained in and led several mindfulness programs and is fascinated with mindfulness as a tool for parenting.

Kristy-Anne worked for six years as a Clinical Psychologist in a multidisciplinary private practice specialising in perinatal mental health before going on to start Mama Mind, a psychology practice and online platform for new parents.  Kristy-Anne brings together traditional psychology interventions (CBT, ACT, Schema therapy, EFT, Circle of Security), neuroscience and mindfulness to equip women to get the most out of themselves in every facet of their lives.

Providing a warm, relaxed and non-judgmental environment, Kristy-Anne works with parents who may be experiencing:

  • Low mood or mood swings
  • Anxiety
  • Irritability, sadness, anger, worries or fears
  • Stress and difficulties coping
  • Distress or high emotional reactivity when baby cries
  • Difficulty sleeping when baby sleeps
  • Difficulty bonding with baby
  • Challenges following a difficult birth
  • Perfectionism
  • Difficulty adjusting to parenthood
  • Difficulty returning to work or balancing work and parenthood
  • Difficulties in relationships
  • Conflicting parenting styles
  • Behaviour issues in toddlers and children
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Felicity Pountney

Yoga Instructor

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Felicity is a registered yoga instructor, with specialist qualifications in both pre and postnatal yoga. She offers classes for women to come together in a safe and intimate environment, empowering them through the pregnancy and postpartum journey. She helps women prepare mentally and physically for the stages of pregnancy, birth and motherhood, as well as restoring and nurturing body and mind.

Felicity is also a qualified Hypnobirthing Australia™ practitioner. She offers the Positive Birth Program for mums-to-be and their birth partners, to prepare for a positive and empowered birth.

To make a booking, click here – www.avocadobaby.com.au

Alyssa

Alyssa Tomassini

Dietitian

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Alyssa is an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) and Accredited NDIS Dietitian who completed her Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (honours) at Monash University.  She is passionate about empowering and supporting people to make healthy and sustainable lifestyle change to optimise health and wellbeing.  Alyssa is a dietitian with a keen interest in both clinical and private practice dietetics, with experience in a variety of sub-acute rehabilitation settings.  Alyssa provides individualised and tailored nutrition plans to clients and believes there is no one size fits all approach.

In her spare time, Alyssa enjoys keeping busy by socialising with friends and staying active. She loves trying different cuisines and learning about different cultures, especially through travel.

Alyssa’s specialty areas are:

  • Weight loss/weight gain
  • Diabetes management
  • Specialised meal plan development
  • Gastrointestinal Issues
  • Blood pressure, cholesterol and dyslipidaemia management
  • Food intolerances/IBS
  • Nutrition in aged care
Jessica

Jessica Kahan

Lactation Consultant

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Jessica Kahan has been caring for mums and babies during the pregnancy and post-partum period for over a decade.

Not only is Jessica a registered midwife and an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), she is also qualified as a Neuroprotective developmental Care Practitioner (Possums Provider) and can assist families to improve infant sleep while supporting this crucial period of neurodevelopment in the infant’s life.

She educates parents to support their babies and toddlers sleep via a gentle approach that supports responsive and attachment parenting, with no cry it out methods or delayed response to infant needs.
Jessica’s goal in a consultation is to empower you to be the expert in your own baby.

She will teach you about how breastfeeding works, how infant sleep is controlled, and enable you to build a rich and fulfilling lifestyle that the whole family can enjoy.

Jess is a mother of two young children and enjoys being able to relate to her clients in many ways.

When she is not working, she loves going on adventures with her kids, going to gym, shopping and hosting dinner parties.

For more info visit https://holisticlcs.com.au/ and call reception to book.

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