Meet the Team

 

Dr Rosemarie Tomolo

Osteopathy

BApplSci (ClinSci) MHS (Osteo) GradCertNeonatal & Infant PaedMan

 

My diverse work is underpinned by a commitment to holistic care and assisting you to live a healthy, fulfilling and pain-free life.

 

A qualified Osteopath with an initial background in sports injury (especially those related to football), I worked as a head trainer for six years before completing further study in pilates/core stabilisation. This formative training now underpins the majority of my practice providing you with opportunities for effective rehabilitation and long-term recovery.

 

As a lecturer in Osteopathy at Victoria University, I have a strong passion for and interest in supporting the learning and development of young practitioners. I regularly supervises Osteopathic students as they examine, diagnose and treat patients with a variety of conditions. As a result, I know what skills and approaches are central to the success of a young Osteopath, and enjoy welcoming many of these wonderful, young practitioners to our NWOC practice. I’ve also held previous positions with Endeavour College of Natural Health lecturing in anatomy, physiology and clinical examination.

 

I have a special interest in Obstetrics and Paediatrics having undergone further study in this area in 2012. Since having children of my own, I’ve been able to combine my extensive professional experience with elements of my personal knowledge and background to provide you with well-rounded, tactful and effective care as a new or expecting parent. My goal is to provide opportunities for education to my clients - especially our wonderful, new parents - and empower you to better understand both yours and your child’s health. I can offer you a wide range of home-based techniques and management strategies so you can give your baby the best possible start to life while also effectively maintaining your own health and wellbeing.

 

If not in the clinic, you may well find me out at the local gym, dancing, or getting involved in boxing, yoga and cycling. I love my local community and think of our practice as an important element of our community’s collective health.

 

Dr Mariella Berry

Osteopathy

B.Sc.(Clin.Sc.) M.H.S (Osteo)

 

Mariella chose to study osteopathy after hearing about the profession from a friend, she was intrigued by the holistic approach and the consideration of the whole person which is the focus of Osteopathy. The importance placed on the person and the multiple factors that can influence a person's health aligned with her beliefs that a person is more than just muscles and bones.

She has completed a Bachelor of Clinical Science (Osteopathy) and a Master of Health Science (Osteopathy) at Victoria University and had exposure in clinics all over Melbourne interacting with a wide variety of patients from all ages and backgrounds.

She uses a range of techniques which include soft tissue, mobilisation of joints and many more to work with your body to get it to it's optimum. She will work with you to create a treatment plan to help you improve your health and accomplish your goals. She believes it's important to work together as a team and that Osteopathy can offer a lot to members of our community to improve health and lifestyle.

Outside of treating patients she enjoys playing tennis in Essendon, reading a good book and baking some yummy but sometimes very creative sweets. As well as catching up with friends and family at a café or while walking her dog around the Maribyrnong river or the park.

 

Michael Tang

Intern Osteopath

 

Pending graduation of my Osteopathic studies at RMIT University, I will complete the year with a Bachelors of Health Science/ Bachelor of Applied Science (Osteopathy). My service at NWOC will allow me to share my passion in helping every individual achieve and maximize their healthcare and performance goals.

 

I am a highly motivated individual with strong interest in the bio mechanics of the body and sporting injuries. I am heavily involved in the sports industry where I am currently apart of the North Melbourne VFL squad, leading and coaching F45 classes as a group trainer and previously experienced as a Fitness First personal trainer.

 

Through these experiences I have seen the importance of incorporating correct movement patterns and strengthening an individuals weaknesses. Ultimately my aim is to empower individuals to achieve the peak in their quality of life. 

 

My goal is to provide the best service possible to my patients. My approach to treatment will combine multiple osteopathic techniques such as dry needling, high velocity low amplitude techniques (HVLA), soft tissue treatment, muscle activation techniques to name a few as well as providing education to the patient on factors most important and relevant to them. 

 

Dr Anthony Liberatore

Osteopathy

BHSci BAppSci (Osteo)

 

Graduating from RMIT in 2017, I completed my Bachelor of Health Science/Bachelor of Applied Science (Osteopathy) with Distinction.

My aim is to treat with a firm, structural-based approach, utilising techniques such as joint articulation, massage, muscle activation, dry-needling and joint manipulation to get my clients in best-possible functioning condition.

 

I’m particularly passionate about helping you, my clients, improve your quality of life and reach your individual goals. Focussing on the biomechanical cause of injuries, I strive to educate you on their presentations and pair this information with useful rehabilitation exercises you can do at home.

 

Having an extensive sporting knowledge, I also have a special interest in treating musculoskeletal and sporting injuries and enabling athletes to get back to peak performance.

 

Outside of treating at NWOC, I love to play AFL football, an activity I’ve enjoyed since age 10. I also love spending quality time with my family and friends.

 

Dr Julia McManus

Osteopathy / Clinical Pilates

BAppSci (ClinSci) MHS (Osteo)

 

A qualified Osteopath with further training in Clinical Pilates, I have a core interest in rehabilitation and prevention of teenage injuries, sports injuries, pregnancy and postural complaints.

 

Pilates is a wonderful modality that can offer great results if you’re suffering from postural problems, recurrent sports injuries or repetitive strains. It can also be really effective for long-term prevention of these and other conditions, and can help you to feel strong, vibrant and ready to undertake your day-to-day activities. I like to use Pilates exercises as part of a patient’s self management along with their Osteopathic treatment.

 

A firm believer in the power of Osteopathy, I have a holistic approach to the treatment of my patients, and you can be sure that I’ll thrive on working with you to be able to return to activities you love and have been restricted with doing.

 

Dr Rachael Waddington

Podiatry

BHSci (Pod) MAPodA

 

I completed my Podiatry degree in Wellington, New Zealand in 2001. In the thirteen years since graduating, I’ve been honored to work in a variety of clinical contexts including community clinics, hospitals and private clinics in New Zealand, London and Melbourne.

 

Podiatrists can treat a wider range of conditions than what many people realise. I can help you with everything from ingrown toenails, papillomas (warts) and calluses/corns to acute and chronic leg injuries such as tendonitis and plantar fasciitis.

 

While I enjoy working across all areas of my PodCo podiatry practice (my business), I have a keen interest in Diabetic foot healthcare and biomechanics. Underpinning my work is a firm belief in foot health education including empowering my patients to understand cause, prevention and treatment for their condition. Other particular areas of interest to me include Paediatrics and care of the elderly.

 

In the six years I’ve worked at NWOC, what I’ve most enjoyed is contributing to a team a diverse range of skills and that maintains a friendly, caring and empowering approach at all times.

 

Michael Ryan

Acupuncture / Remedial Massage and associated therapies

AHPRA AACMA

 

I am a passionate and experienced practitioner from Ireland who, alongside my work at Melbourne Acupuncture Centre, has found my professional home-away-from-home here at NWOC. Trained in Chinese Medicine, I have additional qualifications in Remedial Massage, Acupuncture, Reflexology, Meditation techniques, Tai Chi, Qi Gong and Energetic Healing.

 

My well-informed, holistic approach to your health and wellbeing can provide you with an increased sense of peace and groundedness as well as relief from pain caused by various musculoskeletal conditions such as back pain, headaches, poor posture, overuse injuries and strain injuries including spots injuries and pregnancy-related conditions.

 

Acupuncture is one of my favourite techniques. It’s a complex medical system used to diagnose and treat a range of illness, and can be really effective in preventing disease and treating its underlying cause (whether it be psychological, emotional, or spiritual) as well as improving overall well being.

 

I’m always interested in getting to the bottom of your issue, and most certainly to its underlying causes. In many cases I’ve seen, when there is a physical dysfunction, there is nearly always an underlying emotional imbalance related to a particular organ function as outlined in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Helping you discover and treat these imbalances is what I enjoy the most about my work.

 

Isabell Ippolito

Naturopathy

BHSci (Naturopathy)

 

My passion for naturopathy began in my early 30s when I sought the help of a naturopath for an ongoing health concern following the birth of my second child.

 

I have always had a keen interest in food and nutrition. With a background in cooking, I am passionate about using food as medicine, which in a previous role led me to manage a vegetarian school canteen in a large Foundation to Year 12 school.

 

Leading a typically busy working mum life, I completed my naturopathic degree at Endeavour College of Natural Medicine while also running the canteen and raising my kids. A big job, but a wholly fulfilling one too!

 

I enjoy being active (by participating in group fitness classes at the local gym) and love walking my two beautiful dogs. I also relish the opportunity to get to work in my herb and vegetable garden!

 

While I am trained to work with clients of all backgrounds, my special interests include gut health, thyroid, women’s health (including PCOS, endometriosis and the transition from peri-menopause to post-menopause), metabolic syndrome, and anxiety and depression.

 

Reception staff

 

Ensuring your warm and welcoming NWOC experience begins the moment you phone or visit us in-person are our wonderful reception staff: meet Leanne Broderick (Clinic Manager), Nicholas Sanfilippo and Genna Anderson