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Dr Malcolm C-Ong

Emergency & Trauma Medicine Consultant
Occupational & Environmental Medicine Consultant Pain Management Multidisciplinary Program Senior Medical Practitioner


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 and Rehabilitation Multidisciplinary Program team’s senior clinicians 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.


Dave Goulding


BPhysio, MPhysio(Musc), GradCertPainMgt

Clinic: Geelong

David graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2000. He has worked primarily in the field of chronic pain ever since. His passion for delivering quality evidence based physiotherapy led him to completing a Masters in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy in 2013. In addition, David is due to finish a Post Graduate Certificate in Pain Management from the University of Sydney in 2016.

David has lived in Geelong and worked with the Corio Bay Health Group for the past 10 years.

In addition to his Clinical role, David also works as a physiotherapy consultant to the TAC one day a week.

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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 persistent pain. Hema has clinical skills in assessing, managing and treating a wide range of mental health problems combined with a strong patient centred approach. 

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Erica Schippers


BEMS, MExScRehab, DPhty, APAM

Clinic: Geelong

Erica graduated from Bond University with a Doctorate of Physiotherapy and has worked in private practices in Geelong. Prior to completing her Physiotherapy degree, Erica completed a Masters in Exercise Physiology and Bachelor of Exercise Sport Science and Human Movement from Victoria University. Erica worked as an Exercise Physiologist in a private practice in East Melbourne, focusing on musculoskeletal injuries.

With her background in Exercise Physiology, she believes individualised tailored programs are the foundation for long term patient improvement, optimising function, and achieving the patient’s goals.

Outside the clinical setting, Erica enjoys playing netball, watching a range of sports- in particular Australian Rules Football (AFL), travelling and catching up with friends and family.