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Mr Michael Strintzos

Physiotherapist, Financial and Business Development Director

BPhysio

Clinics: St Albans, Hoppers Crossing, Geelong

Michael is the Finance and Business Development Director of Advance Healthcare responsible for the financial,  marketing and expansion aspects of the business.  

Michael is also the Team Leader of the St Albans, Hoppers Crossing and Geelong multi-disciplinary Pain Management programs (WorkSafe & TAC's preferred provider of Pain Management services).  As part of this role Michael oversees a Team of Pain Physicians, Psychologists and Physiotherapists in a comprehensive rehabilitation program for patients with complex chronic pain.


Dr Malcolm C-Ong


Emergency & Trauma Medicine Consultant
Occupational & Environmental Medicine Consultant

Pain Management and Rehabilitation Consultant

MBBS (Hons), BMedSc, FSCEMS, FRCPFFOEM, FRANZCUCM, MACCAEP(MA)

Clinics: St Albans, Hoppers Crossing, Geelong


Malcolm joined the team in 2012 and brings high level knowledge, experience and skills in the management of acute, sub-acute and chronic conditions including injuries and traumas as well as complex persistent pain.  He trained at Monash University in 1989 and graduated with honours before doing further postgraduate training in various disciplines, both locally and abroad. He provides medical services as an Occupational and Environmental Medicine Consultant and specialises in Workcover / TAC / RTW. He has a special interest in medico-legal practitioner cases and workplace injuries in his role as an Acute Injury Management Specialist (AIMS).  He also consults as one of the Pain Management Program and Rehabilitation Program Physicians for Advance Healthcare.

Malcolm also does extensive work in various tertiary, base and peripheral hospital Emergency Departments as an Accident and Emergency & Trauma Medicine VMO, with his experience in over 40 hospitals around Australia, and performs Emergency Retrieval Services for several institutions.  His past and present appointments include Expert Witness code for Victorian and South Australian Law courts,  teaching and lecturing at University of Singapore and SGH / Raffles Hospital in his capacity as Associate Professor and Research Fellow. He has added interest in Preventative Medicine and Health Promotion and is  assisting the development and implementation of such colleges in South East Asia, for the betterment of future medicine in third world and developing countries. 


Outside medicine, he has a keen interest and participation in co-curricular activities including Life Surfing Torquay, Canadian Swim Team, Squash Racquets Association of Malaysia, cultures & arts, political history, interior design architecture, travel and epicure.  Malcolm describes himself as competent, diligent, caring and approachable, and down to earth and believes a good sense of humour is the best medicine of all.


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Mr Shay McLeod

Physiotherapist

B. Physio

Clinic: Hoppers Crossing

Shay McLeod graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from The University of Otago in 1999. Since this time he has worked extensively in private practice originally in New Zealand, followed by a three year period in the United Kingdom and now at Advance Healthcare and Symmetry Physiotherapy and Sports Medicine.

His special areas of interest include sports and spinal rehabilitation, and he is part of the Advance Healthcare Pain Management Team. He has completed post-graduate studies in Sports Physiotherapy at La Trobe University in 2006 and has worked as team physiotherapist for the Pirates Rugby Union Club in New Zealand and has spent time based at Crystal Palace Sports Injury Centre; the headquarters of London athletics. He has also been a guest writer for 'The Ski Mag', an Australian Ski Magazine, providing performance exercise programs.

Shay has kept busy through his involvement in clinical research. He has been a treating therapist as part of a very successful series of La Trobe University studies on the treatment of low back pain, and is now a treating therapist in a Melbourne University trial on hip pain. 

Outside of work Shay still finds time for his family and participating in his own Sport. He enjoys the challenge of endurance sport, previously racing the Multisport World Championships across the southern alps of New Zealand and was recently rapt to break the 10 hour mark in Ironman Melbourne.


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Tyson Sharpe

Psychologist 

BPsych

Clinic: St Albans, Hoppers Crossing, Geelong

Tyson graduated with a Bachelor of Psychology from James Cook University in 2009.  He has worked as a psychologist in both psychiatric (inpatient and outpatient) and forensic (community and prison) settings.  Tyson’s clinical abilities include performing comprehensive psychological assessment, consultancy, risk management and the treatment of a wide range of mental health difficulties.

 

 

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James Cunningham

Physiotherapist

BHealthScience (Physio)

Clinics: Bundoora, Hoppers Crossing

James Cunningham is a New Zealand trained physiotherapist from Auckland University Of Technology. He started his physiotherapy career after spending most of his life working in gyms, sports teams and health care clinics around the world. 

Since then he has had experience in sports clinics, strength and conditioning, occupational health and multidisciplinary medical clinics throughout New Zealand and Australia. He has since followed a active and holistic approach to assessment and treatment throughout his career.  During the past 3 years he has started to have a strong interest in persistent pain and management and so has started to build his career around it as he finds it rewarding to help those most effected. 

His interests outside of physiotherapy are cycling, stand up paddle boarding, camping, bike polo, ultimate Frisbee and disc golf. As he treats a number of triathletes in the past, he himself is looking at getting into the sport to understand it better. 


Garth Bennett

Psychologist

B.PsySc.(Hons), MPsych (Counselling), MAPS

Clinic: Hoppers Crossing, St Albans

Garth is a Registered Psychologist. He holds a Bachelor of Psychological Science with Honours and a Masters of Counselling Psychology. 

Having worked in universities, pain rehabilitation, and crisis support, Garth is experienced in providing psychological treatment and counselling support to a diverse range of clients for chronic pain conditions, depression, anxiety disorders, adjustment to life changes, and returning to work/study. Garth enjoys working collaboratively with clients to reduce distress, increase resilience, work toward valued goals, and improve overall life satisfaction


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Mathew Foreman

Physiotherapist

BPhysio, Grad Cert Musc Physio

Clinics: Hoppers Crossing, St Albans

Mathew became a qualified physiotherapist after completing his undergraduate studies in 2011 and has worked in private practice in Melbourne treating a variety of musculoskeletal and sports injury conditions since then.

Mathew Completed post graduate studies in musculoskeletal physiotherapy in 2016 and has developed a keen interest in the evidence based treatment of low back pain, neck pain and headaches. Mathew began working with Advance healthcare in March 2017 and is part of Advance Health Care’s multidisciplinary pain management teams in Hoppers Crossing and St Albans. Mathew’s interests outside of Physiotherapy include Aussie rules Football and cricket.


 

Mr Greg Usherwood

Physiotherapist

MPhty, PGDipPhty, BPhty, BPhEd

Clinics: St Albans, Hoppers Crossing

Greg graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from Otago University in 2005. He then completed his Master’s degree in 2011.

He has experience working in private practice in New Zealand as well as working at the School of Physio Clinics at Otago University. Here he maintained a clinical case load as well as supervising physiotherapy students on their clinic placements.

Greg has worked with a variety of sports teams including being the team physio for the Otago Volts Cricket team who attended the champion’s league tournament in India in 2009. He has also worked with the Otago Nuggets NZ NBL Basketball team and Otago representative rugby teams.

During the last few years Greg has developed an interest in pain management which is an area he is involved in at the St Albans and Hoppers Crossing clinics.


 

Hema Navaratnam

BPsych, MPsych (Couns), MAPS

Clinic: Hoppers Crossing

Hema is a Registered Psychologist and has worked in various health care settings including hospital, research and private practice. Having worked in a variety of areas including cardiac, respiratory, oncology and neurology, she has now developed an interest in chronic pain. Hema has clinical skills in assessing, managing and treating a wide range of mental health problems combined with a strong patient centered approach.