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. 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 Melanie Brown
Thomas Tang

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!

Dr. Ben Faiman – Osteopath


Ben graduated from Victoria University with a Bachelor of Science (Osteopathy) and Master of Health Science (Osteopathy). His keen interests are in chronic pain management and sports injuries.


Ben has been passionately involved in sports including football, athletics and cricket. His experiences became his inspiration to help people achieve their maximum capability, especially after suffering an injury. Overcoming many of his own injuries provided Ben with an insight into the challenges, both physical and mental, that one needs to overcome when recovering. This knowledge is being practically applied with Carlton’s VFL and VFLW teams, where Ben treats a range of sports injuries. His involvement helps elite athletes rehabilitate – developing, implementing and achieving patient-focused goals.


“I think treatment goes beyond manual therapy and requires a true understanding of the patient and their life”. Ben’s holistic approach aims to ensure his patients are understood and that their treatment will be easily integrated into their life.

Ben Faiman
Dr Emma Vanheems

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.

Stephanie Varney – Myotherapy and Remedial Massage


Stephanie has been practising remedial massage as a qualified Myotherapist since 2010 and is passionate about the role of manual therapy. Using a diverse range of techniques and a holistic approach to treatment, Stephanie considers numerous factors to diagnose patient symptoms and provide treatment. Some of her proficiencies include deep tissue massage, cupping, trigger point therapy, dry needling, myofascial release, joint mobilisation, sports, relaxation and pregnancy massage. Stephanie maintains a keen interest in Anatomy Trains Theory and Practise, and furthering her understanding of the fascial system’s role in human movement and the treatment of pain.


Outside of Myotherapy, Stephanie enjoys time with her partner, Adam and daughter, Gretchen. She also has an interest in philosophy, podcasts, spending time with friends, reading, travel, cooking, comedy, yoga and keeping active! Like and follow Steph’s page on Facebook.


Myotherapy, Remedial Massage Therapy


Adv.Dip Remedial Massage (Myotherapy), Member AAMT

Stephanie Varney - Myotherapy and Remedial Massage
Louise Wren - Lymphatic Drainage

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

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.