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Allied Health Services

Onsite Allied Health Practitioners to support your health

Central West Medical Centre can offer you and your family a wide range of Allied Health services.  Our Allied Health Practitioners are passionate about providing their expertise and compassion to help support the health needs of the Braybrook and wider community.

Meet our Allied Health Practitioners:

Diabetes Educator – Josie Ayad

Josie has been working professional as a diabetic educator for almost 20 years and is a well-rounded professional. Josie is interested in Gestation Diabetes, and Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes. Josie also has a passion for educating the correct use of insulin by insulin initiation and adjustments.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Nursing (ACU)
  • Studied Diabetes Education (Melb. Uni)
  • Studied Psychiatry (Melb. Uni)

Chiropractor

Our onsite chiropractor is able to diagnose body pains for all age groups and create a plan for you to recover to your optimal health.

Dietician – Leeanne Azzopardi

Founder of Nutrition Health and Wellbeing, Leeanne Azzopardi provides a customised and integrated counselling approach to promote general good health and manage a range of more specific nutrition-related issues.

Having completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition & Dietetics and a Bachelor’s Degree in Food Science and Nutrition, Leeanne combines dual qualifications with great skill garnered from her experience in clinical, community health and private practice, to translate the latest nutritional information into meaningful personalised nutrition interventions to assist and empower her patients to obtain long term results and improve their health and wellbeing.

Leeanne believes in her non dieting approach to health and nutrition, having a special interest weight management, Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes and gastro intestinal health. 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Bachelor of Food Science and Nutrition Health & Wellbeing
  • Science of Weight Management Certificate
  • Optifast Accredited Dietitian
  • Advanced Certificate of Weight Management
  • Sports Nutrition Certificate
  • DAFNE (Dose Adjustment for Normal Eating) – Diabetes Australia
  • Better Health Self-Management Training

Physiotherapy

Using evidence based care our onsite physiotherapist can create an action plan to help get you back on your feet and feeling well again.

Podiatrist - Mark Albert

Mark has spent many hours alongside senior podiatrists and surgeons enhancing his clinical skills. Due to his deep passion with sport fitness, Mark has built widespread knowledge in sports injuries through his extensive experience. He is also practicing Dry needling or Acupuncture, Ingrown toenail surgery, diabetic foot assessment care, and children’s feet.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Health Science (BHsc)
  • Master of Podiatric Practice (MPod)
  • Speaks fluent Arabic

Mental Health Practitioner - Arhet Geberat

Arhet is an accredited mental health practitioner with post graduate qualifications. He has over 17 years’ experience in counselling and has been working in the area of mental health services as a transcultural clinician for the last 10 years. Arhet’s special interest is to assist adults from diverse backgrounds.

Arhet has expertise, knowledge and skills to assist people living with anxiety, depression, trauma, childhood abuse, eating disorders, weight loss, pain management, dysfunctional habits, stress related illnesses, anger management, and workplace or family conflict.

Arhet is committed to provide service users an evidence based treatment according to individual needs such as: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy Relaxation training, Parenting training, Interpersonal training. Arhet can also provide clinical hypnoses upon request.

Qualifications:

  • MA (EL) BA (SW)
  • Cert Clinical Hypnosis
  • member of AASW
  • cross cultural counsellor
  • speaks six languages