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EXPERT THERAPISTS THAT

UNDERSTAND YOUR NEEDS

Our team of experienced specialists at our Melbourne Clinic are here to ensure you get the best experience possible!

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. 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. Robert has treated over 10,000 clients over the years and has always continued to improve and develop his skills even further each year.

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 around Melbourne. He was a sports trainer for Hawthorn Football Club at the AFL and the head soft tissue therapist for the Canadian swimming team at the 06 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, IASTM and cupping courses, advanced management and rehabilitation programs.

Dr Robert Amato is available Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. He is also registered for private health insurance rebates through our HICAPS machine. He is a member of the Australian Osteopathic Association.

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.

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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 Tuesdays and Saturdays.

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Tom Blake

B.A.SC (COMP. MEDICINE), MASTERS (OSTEOPATHY)

Thomas grew up in Melbourne’s North East suburbs playing high-level football and basketball for local clubs. His strong sporting interest and involvement within the local community carried through to his adult years and is a driving factor behind his eagerness to study and work in the field of Osteopathy.

For as long as he could remember, Tom was fascinated by anatomy; which led him towards Osteopathy as a career choice.  Additionally he had witnessed his teammates struggling with ongoing injuries, who sought relief from Osteopath’s and thus returned to sport pain free. These experiences inspired him to study Osteopathy, so he too could help people reach their full potential and improve their quality of life.

He is passionate about working with his patients to help them improve general muscle tightness or stiffness, improve movement without pain and reach their overall health goals.

Tom’s treatment revolves around patient education and understanding.  Enabling his patients to better understand their musculoskeletal conditions and further their ability to help improve their overall level of health. He adopts a wide range of osteopathic techniques and enjoys treating people of all age groups. He is also qualified to perform dry needling and myofascial cupping.

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Caitlin Cooper

DIPLOMA OF REMEDIAL MASSAGE

Caitlin was looking for a fulfilling career in the health industry when she completed her Diploma in 2017 at the Australian Institute of Fitness.

Caitlin’s past year was spent working in clinics and with the Brisbane Rugby League team for prevention and recovery massage. She can help restore range of motion and relieve pain from sporting injuries or just daily stresses on the body.

Her experience so far has led Caitlin to commence a degree of Osteopathy in 2019.  She found her passion from watching clients pain levels improve after referring them to an Osteopath.

Caitlin believes massage is essential for everyday health and well-being and is ready to help return you to normal function quickly and efficiently.

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Amanda Farah

CLIENT EXPERIENCE OFFICER

Having worked in a variety of clinical settings, Amanda brings a collaborative and open approach to the role, with the key goal of ensuring that each patient to walk in the door of our centre leaves feeling confident and excited about their health and wellness journey and expected outcomes.

Her caring and happy go-lucky-nature brings life to our centre and her energy is unmissable from the moment you walk in the door.

Amanda is looking forward to welcoming you as part of the B&HC community and encouraging you on the path towards living your best life.

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Zaria Hardwick

CLIENT EXPERIENCE OFFICER

Zaria is currently studying a bachelor of Osteopathy at RMIT. Zaria is from Northern NSW,

Her mother is an Osteopath and from an early age she has developed fundamental knowledge on the successful outcomes Osteopathy can have on an individual. Her individual passion for health enables you as a patient to feel that you are on the right path and in the right place to improve and achieve optimal health outcomes.

Zaria allows you to feel supported, empowered, make you feel comfortable and is here to listen.

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– The B&HC Team

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