Our Team

Dr. Boaz Gilboa

Dr. Boaz Gilboa – Osteopath and NLP practitioner

 

Boaz trained at the British College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is very passionate about Osteopathy and finding the unique underlying causes of pain of each patient. Boaz gained additional qualifications in the treatment of chronic pain and has a particular interest in the treatment of disk bulges and sciatica. He also enjoys rehab for back injuries, and he gets great pleasure from showing people just how much they can safely do.

 

Boaz established ReachHealth in 2010 with the aim of providing the local Caulfield, and Elsternwick community with the highest possible standard of health care.

 

Boaz is a firm believer in educating and empowering every client to have an active role in achieving their specific treatment goals, and that is why ReachHealth has such outstanding success rates for our patients.

Dr. Thomas Tang – Osteopath

 

Tom graduated from RMIT University with a Bachelor of Health Science and Bachelor of Applied Science in Osteopathy. He has undertaken further studies in myofascial dry needling, which he frequently integrates into his osteopathic treatments. Tom has a keen sense for where a person’s pain is really coming from, not just the site of pain itself.

 

Growing up with a strong passion for sports, especially soccer and taekwondo, he currently volunteers as a junior instructor at his local taekwondo club. After experiencing many sporting injuries as a child, he developed an interest in the human body and its ability to recover and move, leading him to pursue a career in Osteopathy. His martial arts training has also added to Tom’s understanding of body mechanics.

 

Tom believes in patient education and an active approach to recovery, where he finds great satisfaction in being able to help people return to their activities. He has a keen interest in in treating sports injuries, back pain, sciatica and ergonomic related pain. He has a very friendly and professional approach to Osteopathy, and immediately makes his patients feel at ease. Tom is very excited to be a part of the ReachHealth team and to help you feel better!

Thomas Tang
Dr Melanie Brown

Dr. Melanie Brown – Osteopath

 

Melanie has been a part of the ReachHealth team for 5 years, after receiving her Masters in Osteopathy and completing her final thesis on the therapeutic effects of Osteopathic treatment.

 

Melanie has undertaken further training in chronic pain to develop her understanding the importance of a whole person approach.

 

One of the aspects Melanie values most about her job is the relationships she develops with her patients, and the satisfaction of providing lasting solutions to those that need them most.

 

Melanie has a keen interest in treating headaches and for treating patients throughout the journey of pregnancy, as well as providing gentle osteopathic care for children of all ages.

Dr. Emma Vanheems – Chinese Med and Acupuncture

 

Emma graduated with Distinction from RMIT with a double science degree in Human Biology and Chinese Medicine. RMIT is the World Health Organisation (WHO) collaborative centre for research and development in Chinese Medicine. In addition to this, Emma also was given the opportunity to study in China, completing a clinical internship at Jiangsu Provincial Hospital.

 

Having worked alongside various mentors at two of Melbourne’s specialist Chinese Medicine clinics over the past 10 years, Emma has accumulated much experience using a combination of acupuncture, herbal medicine and nutritional supplementation.

 

She has a special interest in women’s health, including pregnancy & IVF support, led her to expand, launching Elsternwick Acupuncture & Natural Fertility Clinic under the ReachHealth umbrella. Emma’s knowledge and application of the latest research, has positioned her as a well-respected, natural fertility support practitioner within the Caulfield and Elsternwick area.

 

Emma is always happy to answer your questions and make you feel comfortable. Please don’t hesitate to contact her if you have any questions.

Dr Emma Vanheems
Caroline McKenna

Caroline McKenna – Massage Therapist & EFT Therapist

 

Caroline has over 15 years experience of amazing her clients with her massage and EFT skills. She has that rare gift of being both technical and intuitive. That is why she has so many loyal fans.

 

Remedial massage
A great Massage is about finding all those ‘sore spots’. The magic is having the right technique, which melts muscles under her fingertips. Adding Trigger Point Therapy is like adding the cherry to the cake. Whether your concern is headaches, back pain or sore neck and shoulders or sports injuries, she can release the pain, discomfort and tension quickly, easily and confidently.

 

Pregnant ladies massage
You are in good hands. Caroline has worked with a top obstetrician using massage and reflexology during both pregnancy. There are reflexes to help with morning sickness, back and hip pain, reflux, and insomnia.

 

EFT Counselling (Emotional Freedom Technique)
Trauma, pain, and emotions can become stored at a cellular level. Caroline has found EFT to be one of the fastest and most effective counselling therapies available.

 

Caroline has successfully helped people with depression, anxiety, grief, PTSD, weight loss, chronic pain and illness. The unconscious mind takes us to the route cause of your issue and together we re-wire the mind and shift energy in the body to restore peace and wellness. Whatever is holding you back in your life past or present she can help you.

Louise Wren – Lymphatic

 

Louise has over 20 years experience in the massage industry and has been practising specifically as a Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) practitioner for the past nine years. Louise is qualified in both the Vodder Technique and Casley-Smith method of Lymphatic Drainage.

 

Lymphatic Massage

 

Lymphatic Massage – also known as manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) is a highly specialized and gentle massage technique used specifically to increase lymph flow. It uses light sweeping movements to clear the lymph ducts and facilitate efficient functioning of the body’s immune system. It is incredibly relaxing and at the same time super-effective.

 

The Benefits of Lymphatic Massage:

 

  • Speeds the healing process and recovery time after surgery and of sports injuries, by reducing swelling and bruising.
  • Reduces scarring, especially after an operation.
  • Eases the symptoms of arthritis and rheumatism.
  • Aids in the relief of migraines, headaches and neuralgia.
  • Kick-starts any detox programme.
  • A very gentle and relaxing massage that can benefit everyone.

 

Lymphoedema Therapy:

Lymphoedema Therapy (known as Complex Physical Therapy), aims to reduce and manage Lymphoedema by a combination of some or all of the following:

 

  • Specialised lymphatic massage
  • Correct bandaging or garments
  • Decongestive exercises
  • Skin care
  • Home management plan

 

Lymphoedema Practitioner
Phone: 0415 373 981
MAA Member

Louise Wren - Lymphatic Drainage
If ongoing pain, fatigue, stress or other health issues are affecting your quality of life, then we are here to help you. Just call 1300 696 783 or Book Online. Find out for yourself how much we can help you.