Dr. Clare Gordon
B.App.Sc(Clin.Sc) B.Ost.Sc Grad.Cert.Paed. Member of Osteopathy Australia.
Clare Gordon is a fully qualified, registered Osteopath who graduated from RMIT University with honours.
Since then, she has worked overseas as an Osteopath in a variety of clinics in Ireland, USA and Italy and has been in Melbourne running her own business since 2005. Clare was formally the President of Victoria for Osteopathy Australia.
Clare treats patients from the newborn to the elderly, male and females, with a large variety of conditions. However, her main focus is on Women’s Health and Paediatrics. Clare has a lot of experience treating pregnant women, pre and post-natally. She has a passion for helping women through their journey of pregnancy as well as empowering and encouraging women to understand their body and its capabilities. About 50% of her clientele are children and babies and she enjoys helping them to feel more comfortable and be more at ease, creating a a big change in family dynamics as a whole.
Clare has done extensive post-graduate training for over 17 years in Biodynamic Osteopathy in the Cranial Field (Cranio-Sacral Osteopathy) and has completed all 9 adult courses. She has also completed all 3 of the Treatment of Children courses as well as other courses on Gut health and Immunity.
She has completed additional Paediatric training, including a Graduate Certificate in Paediatric Manual Therapy from Victoria University. Clare was a regular participant in the Osteopathic Children’s Clinic run by the Melbourne Study Group during 2010-2015.
She has also done Osteopathic courses in obstetrics and gynaecology and has attended numerous birth courses, including calm birth training.
In addition to her Osteopathic qualifications, Clare is also qualified in Neuro-Structural Integration Technique (NST), an advanced form of Bowen Therapy.
In her spare time, Clare enjoys time with her family, including her two beautiful girls. She is passionate about health and living a low toxic lifestyle. She loves going to the gym and used to be a competitive swimmer and represented Victoria in Waterpolo.
Dr. Wendy Geddes
B.App.Sc(Clin.Sc.), B.Ost.Sc. Member of Osteopathy Australia.
Wendy Geddes graduated from RMIT University in 1998 with a double degree in Applied Science (Clinical Science) and Osteopathic Science.
Wendy has over twenty years experience as a practising Osteopath. After graduating from RMIT she worked initially in New Zealand for several years before returning to Australia in 2001. Wendy’s gentle nature shines through in her choice of techniques, and allows her to treat from the very young, through to the elderly.
Working with a diversity of people, Wendy brings compassion and understanding in tailoring treatments to meet individual needs. Her experience as a mother in raising her own sons brings valuable insight when treating babies and children. Wendy is also passionate about how Osteopathy can benefit older people in maximising their wellbeing during the ageing process.
Wendy has participated in many post graduate courses, most notably is she has completed all 9 phases of Biodynamic Osteopathy in the Cranial Field (Cranio-sacral Osteopathy) as well as Treatment of Children phases. She has done many courses relating to paediatrics and pregnancy as well as attended the Osteopathic Childrens Clinic run by the Melbourne Study Group from 2005-2010. Wendy continues to keep abreast of developments in her field.
When not working, you may find Wendy on the hockey field, volunteering with Scouts, walking with friends, enjoying a good book, or with any of the activities involved in raising her two teenage sons.
Dr. Jessica Gallagher
B.App.Sci (Comp Med), M.Osteopathy. Member of Osteopathy Australia.
Jessica Gallagher is a fully qualified, registered Osteopath who graduated from RMIT University in 2009.
She uses a holistic focus, incorporating both stronger structural techniques as well as incorporating some more gentle cranial/indirect techniques. Jess likes to tailor treatment specific to each individual to help you become the best version of yourself. She enjoys treating a wide variety of patients but has a special interest in sport – whether you are a weekend warrior or elite athlete.
Originally from Geelong, Jessica is also a professional athlete. She has represented Australia in four sports – alpine skiing, athletics, track cycling and rowing. She is the first Australian athlete ever to medal at both the summer and winter Paralympics and in 2022 will represent Australia in both cycling and rowing! Jess won two Gold medals at the Commonwealth Games in the UK in August 2022.
She is a Board Director and ambassador for Vision 2020 Australia, ambassador for Vision Australia and is a corporate motivational speaker
Diploma of Remedial Massage . Certificate in Pregnancy Massage
Rozzie Renshaw completed her Diploma of Remedial Massage at Southern School of Natural Therapies in 2013 and has done further studies in Pregnancy Massage as well as Deep Tissue Massage, Trigger Point Release and Myofascial Cupping.
She enjoys working in a holistic environment and working with people of all ages and backgrounds. Each treatment is tailored to the individuals needs to help decrease pain and improve range of movement with also aiming to relax the body and mind
Rozzie is passionate about health and wellbeing and enjoys pilates, strength training and walks in nature during her leisure time. Rozzie is fully qualified in Pregnancy Massage with a knowledge of how to vary her techniques if required. At Liforce, we are all about comfort and as such, we have a pregnancy cushion that allows pregnant women to lie face down. It can be adjusted to suit all shapes and sizes and is extremely comfortable. Sidelying options are also available.
Rozzie is currently working part time as a remedial massage therapist at Hawthorn Football Club when she is not at Liforce so availability may vary from week to week.
Modalities offered are Deep Tissue, Pregnancy, Sports, Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy & Cupping.
Dr. Anita Bing
Doctor of Chinese Medicine
B.HealthSc (Acupuncture) . Adv Dip Acupuncture . Cert IV in Traditional Chinese Remedial Massage
Anita believes in a holistic, natural approach to health. She works with clients to help them to harmonise their body and mind.
She believes in educating patients which helps them empower themselves to gain optimum health.
Her treatments consist of acupuncture, moxibustion, electro-acupuncture therapy, gua-sha, cupping, Chinese massage, Chinese herbs, supplements, dietary therapy, exercise and lifestyle advice. These techniques stimulate the flow of qi and blood throughout the body therefore helping the patients in their well-being.
After going through 3 pregnancies, Anita used acupuncture and Chinese Medicine to help balance her body and mind for the best birth outcome. She works with doulas, midwifes and obstetricians or GP shared care by helping qi to flow helping the babies positioning. When the qi flows, the mind and body relaxes helping the baby along its birth process. She promotes the uses of acupuncture from preconception/fertility through to postpartum.
Anita also practices Paediatric Chinese Medicine and treats children. This can be done using needles, however most children are treated using laser instead and/or chinese massage techniques to move qi in their body. Techniques are chosen depending on the child. Through the use of Chinese medicine children restore balance in their bodies and mind.
Anita has completed her Advanced Diploma of Acupuncture and Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture) at Endeavour College of Natural Health (formerly Australian College of Natural Medicine). She has also completed her Certificate IV in Traditional Chinese Medicine Remedial Massage. She is registered with AHPRA and the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association. She is covered by most healthcare providers.
Anita looks forward to helping all her patients gain better health and well-being.
Dr. Rory Richardson
Dr Rory Richardson is an energetic and passionate Osteopath who has a big zest for life and health.
Rory graduated with his Masters of Health Sciences (Osteopathy) at Victoria University and has done a wide range of external training.
Rory has had experience with a large scope of patients and conditions, including experience treating and working alongside athletes, the elderly, pregnancy and more. Whether it is chronic low back pain, an acute neck strain, general stiffness or anything in between, Rory is very knowledgeable in his approach to treatment and while using a wide range of techniques, he will adapt them to suit each respective patient, tailoring the treatment and advice to the individual.
Rory strongly believes in in the body’s ability to empower healing and health, and uses a combination of hands-on therapy, rehabilitation advice and education to help improve an ongoing complaint or improve quality of life.
Dr Michelle Davids
Michelle is our South African born, British trained Osteopath.
She studied at The British School of Osteopathy in London, receiving the prestigious Masters of Osteopathy (M.Ost) degree in 2012. She also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Biology (B.Sc Hons) from The University of Birmingham.
After working for a few years in London and Nottingham, Michelle moved to Melbourne in 2015. She is friendly and approachable and enjoys treating people of all ages and backgrounds. She is trained in both structural and cranial osteopathy allowing her to use a range of hands-on techniques in order to treat a variety of ailments and health complaints.
She has a strong interest in treating back, neck and jaw complaints, as well as headaches. Michelle also enjoys and is experienced in treating babies, children and women pre and post pregnancy. She has trained and worked with a number of renowned paediatric and obstetric osteopaths and works closely with lactation consultants and midwives.
Michelle believes that the body, given the correct resources, has an astonishing capacity for self-healing, thus the focus of each of her treatments is to help facilitate these innate healing mechanisms.
Outside of the clinic Michelle can be found at the beach with her little girl and hubby, experimenting with gluten-free baking, travelling or being active (biking, hiking, walking, yoga) in the sunshine!
Massage Therapist, Reiki Practitioner
B.Med. Sc, M.Neuro. Sc Cert IV in Massage Therapy, Reiki Master
Phoebe Soebagyo is a qualified Massage Therapist, Reiki Master & Tarot Reader.
With a background in Medical Science, Mental Health & Neuroscience, Phoebe integrates her science background with her experience in the healing arts, alongside intuitive mediumship in her treatments.
Phoebe has always been passionate about holistic health and medicine. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree of Medical Science at UNSW, Sydney, 2012 and a Master’s Degree in Mental Health and Neuroscience at URV, Spain, 2015. During and after her studies, Phoebe explored and trained in many natural healing modalities to address her own health journey. Phoebe became a Reiki practitioner in 2013, a Reiki Master in 2016 and Reiki Teacher in 2019. She underwent various Massage Therapy qualifications internationally and within Australia from 2015, including a Certificate IV in Massage Therapy, Byron Bay, Level 3 Diploma of Comprehensive Thai Massage, Thailand, Lomi Lomi Practitioner, Hawaii, Traditional Balinese Massage, Indonesia and Ayurvedic Massage, India.
Phoebe is an intuitive medium, empathetic, clairsentient, clairvoyant and Medical Intuitive who channels insights through her mediumship, working with spirit guides, the body and energy to offer insight and counsel in her readings and healings. Phoebe has undertaken Tarot training and mentorship from 2017 under Lyn Ruby Morris, Inner Sanctum, helping further her intuitive abilities.
With a great interest in tactile therapies and energy medicine in regulating the nervous system and supporting mental, emotional and physical health, Phoebe is passionate in providing a safe, nurturing space to facilitate others’ innate healing potential in an integrative approach. She aims to support others in their health, life and healing journey.
Phoebe is in the process of training to become an Osteopath, studying a Bachelor of Science (Osteopathy) & Masters of Health Science (Osteopathy) at Victoria University. She has a keen interest in Cranial Osteopathy and a focus on using Osteopathy for paediatric and women’s health.
Dr. Cathy Fonti
B.H.Sc (Osteopathy) M.Osteo
Cathy graduated from Victoria University in 2002 after completing a Bachelor of Health Science and Masters in Osteopathy.
Cathy worked in two well established private practices in both Geelong and Bayside, the latter alongside her long term mentor. In the second half of her professional career, she has spent most of her time working in Malvern where she grew up and now raises her 3 teenage children.
Returning to Victoria University in 2014, she enjoyed teaching as a Clinical Educator in the Osteopathic Student Clinic at the University for 5 years.
During her 20 years in practice, Cathy has also obtained a Certificate in Dry Needling, a Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching and Education, Pilates Level 1 and training in EMAA (Easy Moves for Active Ageing Australia) – a safe and effective physical activity and exercise program for ageing Australians.
Cathy has a particular interest and enthusiasm for patients over 50 years of age and believes that with a combination of hands-on therapy such as Osteopathy and prescribed daily movement, people can continue to live an independent, active and healthy lifestyle.
She has always offered the highest standards of treatment and patient care and she is committed to her clients health and long-term wellness. Her goal is to restore your mobility, keep you moving and ensure your rehabilitation is effective, efficient and stress-free.