Our team of highly skilled practitioners are passionate about their profession. We aim to reach the highest standards of treatment by incorporating proficient skills and expertise, together with knowledge, compassion and strong communication skills.
Dave completed his studies at Victoria University in 2003. After initially working on the Sunshine Coast in QLD, Dave and his wife moved back to Beaumaris to establish Seaview Osteopathic Clinic. After 4 years of increasing growth, Dave and Sara expanded the business to include Physio, Podiatry, Massage, Exercise Physiology and Pilates. In doing so they renamed the clinic, Seaview Health Group.
Dave and Sara now have 4 children and live just a couple of blocks from ‘the Seaview Shops’. So at the end of the day you are likely to see their kids bikes and scooters parked out the front of the clinic, as they come down for a visit!
Dave’s treatments are structurally orientated with a strong influence placed on exercise prescription and rehabilitation to gain maximum results. Coming from a sporting background Dave has a keen interest in football, golf and generally keeping fit. He has assisted many amateur and professional athletes to perform at their best and recover from many injuries along the way. Dave treats each patient individually, he is able to combine a hands-on approach to treatment with a specified rehabilitation program, to restore optimum health and wellbeing
Sara utilises her skills in hands on techniques as well as postural, exercise & lifestyle advice to assist in both injury management and prevention. Sara is trained in all areas of Osteopathy, although she has a special interest in women's health, including pre/post natal care and paediatrics. Her skills in this area were further developed by completing intensive post-graduate courses in paediatrics and obstetrics. Sara also has a particular interest in treating migraines, neck related headaches, and assisting patients post-surgery with pain management and rehabilitation.
Melissa graduated from Victoria University with an Undergraduate degree and Masters in Osteopathy in 2013. It was Melissa’s love of sport that initially drew her to a career in osteopathy, however her passion for the profession blossomed shortly after with the experience in providing holistic care to help different people every day.
Melissa was born and raised in Mentone and being a bayside local she enjoys been able to help those people in the town she adores/bayside bubble.
Melissa has has undergone professional development and has a keen interest in the area of Women’s health, and enjoys treating and supporting women throughout pregnancy. Her previous work as the head trainer for the Cheltenham Football Club has provided her with expertise in the management of sporting injuries. Melissa enjoys treating patients of all ages, but in particular helping patients in the treatment of headaches, neck and lower back pain. Melissa is also qualified to use dry needling, and often uses this as an adjunct to her treatment. Melissa uses a wide variety of techniques, but believes that a treatment should be individualised to the patients needs and preferences, but can be as gentle or direct as required.
If you don’t see Melissa walking around Seaview shops with her almond latte from Watkin’s Bay, you will likely find her down at the beach planning her next overseas adventure, or at the MCG watching her beloved Collingwood FC play (but don’t hold that against her!). Melissa is approachable, caring and really strives to get every patient to the best position they can be.
Julia graduated from Victoria University in 2010 completing her Bachelor and Masters in Osteopathy. Julia is passionate about the hands-on, holistic approach Osteopathy provides. She enjoys treating patients of all ages and has gained experience in a wide range of injuries and conditions including postural related complaints, neck pain, headaches and sporting injuries. As well as manual treatment, Julia endeavors to educate her patients about self management in the form of ergonomic advice and rehabilitation exercises in order to manage their symptoms and help with long term injury management and prevention.
She has developed a particular interest in women’s health, pre and post natal care and paediatrics, completing post-graduate osteopathic courses in these fields as well as a masters in the assessment of infants. Julia has also undertaken courses in clinical pilates which she utilises in her osteopathic consultations, 1:1 and group sessions.
Outside of work, Julia loves hanging out with her dog and spending weekends down the Mornington Peninsula. She has a caring nature and a positive approach to helping patients achieve optimal health.
Jason was drawn to Osteopathy at a young age having played local Australian Rules Football in the Eastern football league. He had his fair share of injuries and his trainer at the time was an Osteopath, hence his pathway to Osteopathy. Having recently graduated from Victoria University with a Masters degree in Osteopathy, his hope is to pass on his knowledge in the field to others that were once in his position.
He is an avid sports fanatic and loves AFL, soccer, NBA and mostly golf. Jason started playing golf socially at a young age at his home away from home in Torquay, before turning to local footy for Vermont Football club. Jason enjoyed a successful period playing football and unfortunately hung up the boots recently to return to golf and is currently a member at Settler’s Run Golf and Country Club in Botanic Ridge.
Jason’s love of golf has encouraged him in his profession and continued professional development in the field of golf biomechanics and his desire to pass on his knowledge to his patients and hopefully help at reducing those handicap figures! Jason also has a passion for acute injury management, neck and lower back pain, rehab and ergonomics assisting patients with sedentary jobs. Jason is also qualified to use dry needling and cupping to assist with treatment. Jason is a firm believer of a structural approach to Osteopathy and tailors his treatments to suit the individual.
In his spare time clearly, you will find Jason on the golf course trying to perfect his game. Besides this he loves the North Melbourne Football Club and enjoys getting to as many games as he can. He also enjoys spending quality time with his wife going on long drives taking in the best sightseeing spots in Victoria as well as fishing around the Port Phillip Bay area. Jason thinks he is quite funny, always has a smile on his face and strives to leave a lasting impression on his patients while providing the care they need.
Sarah has always had an interest in sport, whether it be playing high-level netball for Dingley or watching her beloved Tigers at the ‘G’ every week. Over the years of playing netball Sarah saw many health professionals for various injuries. Having this early exposure to health care practitioners stemmed her interest in the musculoskeletal system, and the importance of its care and management
During her time studying Osteopathy she furthered her learning by completing a Sports Medicine Australia, and First Aid course which led to her to become a sports trainer for Cheltenham Football Club. Here she developed her skills in the management and treatment of acute sporting injuries.
Since graduating from Victoria University with a Masters qualification she has also completed further studies in radial shockwave therapy, dry needling, rock-taping, and women’s health and pregnancy, which she incorporates into her treatments.
When Sarah isn’t at work you will find her spending time with her friends and family, watching Richmond at the ‘G’ (hopefully winning!), or feeding her ever-growing travel bug by planning her next holiday
Jarrad graduated with a Bachelor of Podiatry from La Trobe University in 2011. As a valued member at Seaview Health Group, he will provide clients with the latest developments in Podiatry research and techniques. Jarrad is well known for being the first podiatrist to design specialised orthotics for sprinters, which has seen immediate improvements in performance.
Jarrad has a passion for exposing athletes to their untapped potential by improving their foot and gait mechanics. This is achieved by comprehensive analysis of your gait and foot biomechanics, strength and conditioning programs and biomechanical aids. He is able to take your performance from good to the elite.
In addition to his private practice work, Jarrad has provided high-risk diabetics with appropriate wound care and diabetic foot health education at the Monash Medical Centre.
Jarrad is a member of the Australian Podiatry Association (Vic) and Sports Medicine Australia. He has a keen interest in sport, playing football within the VFL for 6 years and has represented his athletics club at state level. Competing at a high level for a number of years has been invaluable in addressing injury management and improving performance through correct structural alignment.
Jarrad’s detailed assessment and his comprehensive understanding of biomechanical dysfunctions, makes him a favourite with patients of all ages. Jarrad looks forward to assisting you with your foot and lower limb concerns.
Trav is a 2010 graduate from Victoria University where he earned his Graduate Diploma in Exercise Physiology. Prior to that, he earned his Bachelor of Exercise Science degree in 2009. Trav has been an Accredited Exercise Physiologist since 2014 and has completed multiple seminars and certifications since, as well as an extensive internship in the USA (Boston) with a focus on Strength & Conditioning.
Trav is passionate about teaching and educating, both of which are very important cornerstones to any patient’s plan of care. Trav had spent many years as a personal trainer serving all types of clients, but has since gained clinical experience in the areas of musculoskeletal rehabilitation with an emphasis on exercise therapy and fitness/performance. He is also involved in educating students at TAFE level, being heavily involved with Chisholm Institute’s Certificate 3 & 4 program.
A firm believer in continuing education to better serve patients & clients, Trav continues to look to gain an edge in the industry to learn as much as possible. His main areas of interest include rehabilitation/ post rehabilitation, return to sport or activity and strength and conditioning. In addition, he has an extensive background in helping clients achieve their weight loss and fitness goals.
Athletics and performance have always played a big role in his life, having been involved in Football for many years.
Trav’s other main interests include heading into the MCG to watch the footy (massive Tiger fan!), enjoying a coffee (or two), playing guitar and spending some time in the gym practicing what he preaches.
Emily has believed in following a healthy lifestyle since she was young. This led her to being involved with multiple sports teams growing up and finally to studying remedial massage at Chisholm Institute. Over this time she has developed her skills in deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy and myofascial release. Currently she is furthering her study towards becoming a Myotherapist to further develop her assessment and hands on Skills, along with myofascial cupping and dry needling.
Since joining us at Seaview Health Group Em has enjoyed seeing a variety of clients of all ages. Living locally, Em is a member of the Half Moon Bay SLSC and plays for the Beaumaris Sharks Football Club, so she personally understands the benefits of a great Sports Massage!
Peter is a highly skilled massage therapist who has been working in the field for the past ten years. He is qualified in both Remedial and Shiatsu Massage, which includes the use of Trigger Point and Acupressure Therapy.
During his years of experience, he has treated a range of clients from all walks of life, from the young and elderly to sports people, including runners, cyclists, triathletes and swimmers, as well as professional dancers.
He has a belief that we can all benefit from regular massage, whether that be for injury recovery management, alleviation of muscular aches and tension, or for those that simply enjoy the feeling of a relaxation or deep tissue massage.
David is a passionate physiotherapist who strives to improve the health and well-being of patients, allowing them to reach their personal goals. Whilst working in the Geelong Football League, David has developed a strong skill set in acute sports injury management. David has a strong interest in designing personalised, preventative and rehabilitation exercise programs.
Experience in the public hospital setting has also allowed David to develop a broad range of practical skills in the management of chronic conditions including lower limb osteoarthritis and back pain. David enjoys working with patients of all ages and his enthusiasm and supportive manner assists patients to achieve their goals.
Claire has been involved in teaching fitness for over 20 years, specialising in recent years in aquatic training and Pilates instruction. She first started teaching Pilates in the UK, and after moving to Australia, continued her training and professional development.
Here she has trained with several peak Pilates bodies, including Positive Action Pilates, Polestar Pilates and Fletcher Pilates, and has gained her Diploma of Professional Pilates Instruction.
Claire has a strong personal belief in continuous education, regularly attending fitness conferences and workshops, and incorporates her learnings into her classes for the benefit of her clients.
Kelly is a clinical Pilates instructor and allied health assistant, with a background in personal training and exercise therapy. She began her training in 2007, working alongside a Paralympic physiotherapist, and eventually completed a Certificate III & IV in Fitness and Personal Training, and a Diploma of Professional Clinical Pilates Instruction. She has also completed training in chronic pain management and life coaching.
With her extensive background in fitness and high impact sports, Kelly is well versed in effectively promoting core stability and postural correction. She is passionate about increasing the mobility, mechanical function and wellbeing of her clients, and uses Pilates to help them achieve and sustain these goals.
Vanessa started her career as a professional dancer and has since been teaching dancing and fitness for over 20 years. With her qualification in Pilates, Vanessa has worked extensively with professional dancers to teach them how to safely develop their alignment, strength and flexibility, with a focus on injury prevention.
Vanessa loves seeing the benefits of Pilates practice and movement with people of all ages, and enjoys developing individual programs that will keep them challenged, moving and having fun.
Michelle has lived in the Bayside area for most of her life. Prior to working at SHG, she spent a number of years working as a Dental Assistant and Practice Manager for an Orthodontist.
She has two daughters who attend Beaumaris Secondary and Beaumaris North Primary School, and you will often see them popping into the clinic on their way home from school!
Michelle’s two daughters are heavily involved with a number of the local sporting clubs and as a result spends a lot of her free time running her children around to their various sporting commitments(which I am sure many of you can relate to!). Michelle enjoys keeping fit & healthy, and is often seen pounding the pavement of the local streets with her dog or working out in the gym at SHG.