We believe that freedom of movement of the human body is a core component of a healthy and productive life.
Our goal is to get you moving better, and keep you moving better, so that you may get back to doing the things you enjoy doing most.
The methods we may use to achieve this goal may vary from patient to patient, but the underlying principle remains the same.
'People who move well, live well'.
They feel better, perform better and have a lower risk of injury.
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We consider the whole person to be far more than the sum of their respective parts, and value the concept of regional interdependence (how one area of the body may affect another) in our clinical decision making.
Your body is an interconnected masterpiece. All of your bones, joints, tendons and muscles are masterfully controlled by the central nervous system in an amazing, integrated fashion.
Our approach respects this interconnected complexity by first assessing your overall patterns of movement before progressing to more specific, regional assessments, allowing us to make more rational decisions about your management.
Commonly, musculoskeletal complaints are the end result of a breakdown in movement competencies elsewhere in the body.
For example, the link between low back pain and limited hip movement is well established.
We take pride in thinking 'outside the box' and looking beyond the immediate location of a symptom when working with our patients.
All of our team of Chiropractors, Myotherapists and Remedial Masseuses are committed to ongoing education and believe that treatment approaches should be fast acting, cost effective, based on the most up to date science available, and clearly communicated to the patient.
Dr Steven Hewitt, Chiropractor
Raised in Mount Eliza, Dr Steven Hewitt attended Mount Eliza North Primary School and Mount Eliza Secondary College.
He graduated from the 5-year RMIT chiropractic program in 2003 and has been in private practice ever since.
In 2006, Steve passed his American Chiropractic Neurology Board exams in Texas after a two-year part-time program of study.
His studies have led him to a special interest in more complex conditions such as balance disorders (vertigo/dizziness), functional breathing disorders (dyspnea & hyperventilation) and migraine.
Steve also has a strong interest in exercise science, movement control and injury prevention. He enjoys sharing his passion for these topics with others and has presented to sports, employers and special interest groups about how to move better, and implement preventative strategies to help avoid injury and improve performance.
With an Olympic lifting background, Steve works with a number of Crossfit and Olympic lifting coaches and their athletes.
Dr Robbie Maskiell, Chiropractor
Dr Robbie Maskiell completed his chiropractic studies at RMIT, and has a Level 1 Sports Trainer qualification.
As a Mount Eliza local, he has been involved in many sports clubs in the area including the Mount Eliza Football and Cricket clubs playing in their junior and senior sides. This led Robbie to working with the Mount Eliza Senior Football side for 3 seasons as their sports trainer. Robbie also enjoys playing golf, having played and competed at many of the courses on the Peninsula.
It is through this interest for sports that Robbie has developed a passion for helping athletes by using his experience as both a player and a Chiropractor, to assist with recovery through to performance enhancement.
Robbie recently completed a certificate of injury management of the golfing athlete through the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) and is currently the only TPI accredited practitioner on the Mornington Peninsula. As a TPI trained practitioner, Robbie works alongside local golf pro's to improve the mechanics of your swing.
Stacey Higgins, Myotherapist
Stacey completed her Diploma of Remedial Massage in 2015 and her Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy in 2017.
She has a particular interest in the importance of assessment and functional testing in determining the cause of the pain or dysfunction.
This leads to her treatments not only focusing on the area of pain itself but in assessing other areas to see how they may be causing or exacerbating your symptoms.
Stacey then creates an individualized treatment plan based on the results of her testing to relieve your pain and restore correct functioning to the affected areas.
As a result Stacey’s treatments involve a variety of techniques including range of motion testing, trigger point therapy, stretching, myofascial release and cupping.
Claudia Stone, Remedial Masseuse
Claudia completed her Diploma of Remedial Massage in 2015 and commenced her Chiropractic studies in 2016.
She is a passionate young therapist with a particular interest in sports and the importance of rehabilitation and prevention for athletes and physically active individuals. Claudia ensures each treatment is tailored to your chief complaint, individual needs and health goals to ensure you are getting the most out of each appointment.
During treatments she makes use of her remedial techniques that includes deep tissue, range of motion testing, trigger points, myofascial release and cupping.
Claudia has also completed further study in dry needling and can utilise needling as part of her treatments.
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1307 Nepean Highway
Mount Eliza VIC 3930
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