“Here to help you move again.”
— The B&HC Team
Dr. Robert Amato
B.A.Sc (Comp. Medicine), Masters (Osteopathy), B.Sc (Biomed Science), Dip (Remedial Massage)
Principal Osteopath and owner Dr. Robert Amato graduated from RMIT with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Complementary Medicine) and a Masters of Osteopathy in 2012. He has a background in remedial/sports massage spanning 10 years and has also completed a bachelor degree in biomedical science at Victoria University.
Robert has always had a passion for the Osteopathic field and healthcare from a young age. His primary goal is always to make each and every client achieve high levels of wellbeing and general health. Over the years he has continued to develop a special interest in the treatment and management of both acute and chronic injuries.
Robert enjoys using a wide range of techniques adapting to the individual patient’s needs from babies/children to adults and the elderly. He relates well to people of all ages and provides a consistently high level of care in a comfortable treatment environment. Throughout his studies he worked for various Osteopathic clinics, a sports trainer for Hawthorn Football Club and the head soft tissue therapist for the Canadian swimming team at the Commonwealth Games.
In his spare time he enjoys keeping fit, staying active and playing golf. Robert is continually updating his education with further training in all fields of health care. Completing dry-needling and cupping courses, advanced management and rehabilitation programs.
Dr Robert Amato is available Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and is registered for private health insurance rebates through our HICAPS machine. He is a member of the Australian Osteopathic Association.
Due to a long waiting list, at this stage, Robert no longer takes new patients.
Dr. Monica Bassier
B.A.Sc (Comp. Medicine), Masters (Osteopathy)
After successful completion of a bachelor of Biomedical Science majoring in Nutrition and Exercise at Deakin University, Monica went on to complete her osteopathic studies, graduating with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Complimentary Medicine) and a Masters of Osteopathy from RMIT University.
During her time as an osteopathic student, Monica worked as a sports trainer for Bullen Templestowe Football Club and has also worked with numerous cricket clubs. This has allowed her to gain experience in treating a wide range of sporting injuries and has lead to her developing a passion for rehabilitation.
Monica has also done further studies in myofascial dry needling which she aims to incorporate into her individually tailored treatments where appropriate. She is passionate about osteopathy and loves to keep up to date with latest research.
Dr Monica Bassier is a member of Osteopathy Australia and is available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Dr. Belle Picco
B.A.Sc (Applied Science) Osteopathy
Belle’s desire to become an osteopath began at an early age where she sustained a sporting injury from basketball. After trying multiple modalities with no luck, she saw an osteopath who helped her get back on the basketball court in no time. Immediately after that, Belle was inspired to pursue osteopathy to help others with their injuries and relief of pain, in the same way she was helped.
Belle has had experience as a sports trainer for an amateur football club where she was exposed to a wide array of injuries. This experience coupled with her time as an osteopathic student has prompted Belle’s passion for treating those who experience pain from both sporting injuries and lifestyle factors. She believes the best way to achieve this is by working alongside her patients and tailoring a specific treatment plan to their needs, incorporating hands on manual therapy as well as rehabilitation programs.
In her spare time, Belle enjoys Pilates, basketball, and has recently discovered a love for skiing. She also loves cooking for and spending time with her family and friends.
Dr. Belle Picco is a member of Osteopathy Australia and is available on Mondays and Thursdays.
Dr. Leo Cornelius
B.A.Sc (Comp. Medicine), Masters (Osteopathy)
Leo completed his Masters of Clinical sciences (Osteopathy) at Victoria University. For the previous 12 years, he has been dancing professionally both in Australia and internationally in both Musicals and the Commercial Dance scene. He still gets to perform these days, but is excited to begin pursuing his new dream as an Osteopath. He is motivated by helping others achieve their peak body vitality – whether that be for performance, sport or everyday life.
“Pain can have such an impact on our day to day lives. It can effect our mood, our relationships and our productivity. Each person’s body tells their story about what stresses they come under every day, and the thing I love about Osteopathy is that there’s a lot of problem solving involved. Common conditions happen commonly, but the reason why a patient has their presenting complaint is unique to their story.”
He understands how performers push their bodies to the limit, and how they often work through pain from injury. The show must go on, and not everyone can take the time out to allow their body to heal. So he understands that performing safely is just as important as effective rehabilitation. He has a keen interest in helping performers feel their best for auditions and shows by offering an overall maintenance treatment, as well as a vocal release for singers who are suffering from tension in their larynx and surrounding structures.
Dr. Leo Cornelius is a member of Osteopathy Australia and is available on Tuesday and Saturdays.