Dr. Steven Hewitt
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. Claudia Lafranchi
Claudia started as a Remedial Massage therapist at Elevate Health in 2015, while she was also completing her Chiropractic studies at RMIT. Through the course of her studies she developed a special interest in ante-natal and post-partum care, and started to pursue further studies in pelvic floor rehabilitation. Following the birth of her first child, this interest piqued further with the direct application of her ongoing studies into her own experiences as a new mum. Claudia has a passion for assisting women prepare for pregnancy, manage the physical changes experienced during pregnancy and return them to exercise (without the leaks!) post-partum. Her first-hand experience now allows her to relate to her hopeful, expectant and strong Mumma’s even better than before.
Through working with Steve for many years, Claudia has developed an appreciation for movement assessments and tailored rehabilitation recommendations, to ensure patients are getting the most out of each appointment.
You can expect a similar approach of movement assessments, hand-on treatments and at-home exercise and ergonomic advice when you consult with Claudia.