The Team

Meet the Back Into Health Team


Dr Elizabeth Ritter
Dr Elizabeth Ritter

Chiropractor - Bachelor of Applied Science (comp med), Masters of Clinical Chiropractic RMIT, Chiropractic Australia Member

Having graduated from RMIT University and working within the Melbourne community, Liz has developed a holistic approach to healthcare. Her passion is to see patients develop and improve their health through correct diet, exercise and lifestyle choices, while benefiting from their Chiropractic care so they may enjoy an optimum and more fulfilling life. Working with children through to the elderly is Liz’s focus, as everyone may benefit from Chiropractic!

Dr Broderick Gordes
Dr Broderick Gordes

Chiropractor - Bachelor of Health Science (Chiropractic), Masters of Clinical Chiropractic RMIT, Chiropractic Australia Member

A chiropractic enthusiast from a young age, Broderick loves helping his patients to not only recover from sickness and injury, but to reach a new level of health and wellness. Brod understands that everybody is different, and incorporates a range of assessment and corrective techniques to help his patients find pain relief and identify the root cause of their unique problem to prevent recurring incidents.

Dr Nadine Toussaint
Dr Nadine Toussaint

Chiropractor - Master of Clinical Chiropractic, Bachelor of Health Science (Chiropractic), Diploma of Remedial Massage, Certificate IV in Fitness, Personal Trainer

Nadine has been working in the health and wellbeing field for 12 years, originally as a personal trainer and remedial massage therapist. She became a dedicated Chiropractic client, then worked as a Chiropractic Assistant while studying Chiropractic at university. Nadine enjoys working with patients of all ages. Her passion is working with babies, children and families, and she has done further paediatric studies.

Coralie Carew
Coralie Carew

Remedial Massage Thrapist - Diploma of Health Science (Massage) and Certificate of Oriental Massage

Coralie has been a Remedial Massage Therapist for 20 years. She is also a Reiki Practitioner and Teacher and has studied Kinesiolgy. Coralie uses all these skills to treat each client in a holistic way. Her aim for her clients is to work with their muscular issues assisting each one to regain their potential fitness.

Liz Clarkson
Liz Clarkson

BA (Hons) Psych; Master App Psych (Clinical) Member Aust Clin Psych Assoc

After completing her training at Murdoch University in Perth, WA, Liz worked for state government including Family & Children’s Services and the Health Department in both metropolitan and rural locations. Alongside her work at a tertiary gynaecology & obstetrics hospital, Liz began a private practice in 1995. Liz now works exclusively in private practice with her expertise being in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of adults with anxiety and panic disorders, depression and mood disorders, perinatal mental health issues, post traumatic stress disorder and psychotherapy for childhood trauma.

Ebony Collins
Ebony Collins

Clinical Psychologist – Bachelor Behavioural Science, Post Grad. Psychology, Master of Psychology Clinical, MAPS

Ebony is a registered Clinical Psychologist and member of both the Australian Psychological Society and College of Clinical Psychologists. Additionally, Ebony is a registered Clinical Supervisor. Ebony began her journey working under a rehabilitation model of care for public mental health organizations. Through this work she has treated people with complex psychiatric conditions and behavioural disturbance. This has built her passion for working with adults and adolescents suffering from a range of different psychological disorders including personality disorders, schizophrenia, mood and anxiety disorders. Additionally, Ebony works with Kobe, her therapy dog, with all clients to provide an extra element to the therapeutic process.

Tom Kenny
Tom Kenny

Psychologist – Bachelor of Psychology, Post Graduate Diploma od Psychology, Master of Psychology (Educational & Developmental), MAPS.

Tom has a warm, empathetic, non-judgemental and down-to-earth style, offering respect and open-mindedness to every client. Tom’s therapeutic approach is tailored for each individual’s needs and personal goals, while drawing upon the principals of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Person-Centred Therapy, and Emotion-Focused Therapy. Tom Kenny is a fully registered psychologist who provides individual counselling and structured psychological intervention to adults, young people, and children from twelve years of age. Tom enjoys working with people experiencing ADHD, men’s health issues, gender and sexually diverse people, grief and loss, as well as relationship issues.

Erin Gale
Erin Gale

Psychologist – Bachelor of Arts Psychology, Post Graduate Diploma of Psychology, Master of Professional Psychology, MAPS.

Erin has a warm, compassionate and motivational style of therapy that is based on authenticity, connection, trust and respect. Erin works collaboratively with each client and offers a tailored treatment plan that takes into account the needs, goals and preferences of each client. Erin employs a strength based and solution focussed approach that is guided by the principals of positive psychology and mindfulness philosophy. Erin has a background within primary and secondary educational settings; and e-mental health counselling, crisis support and risk assessment.

Suzanne Mealing
Suzanne Mealing

Clinical Psychologist- Bachelor Arts/Bachelor Science, Bachelor Science (Honors), Masters in Clinical Psychology.

Having worked as a psychologist for the past 8 years in a variety of public and private mental health settings Suzanne has devoted herself to helping others understand themselves and improve their wellbeing. Suzanne has an accepting and compassionate approach and strives to build a therapeutic relationship based on hope and trust. She collaborates with clients so that they feel heard and supported whilst identifying their difficulties and goals for therapy. Suzanne works with Individuals experiencing difficulties with Anxiety, Depression, Psychosis, Stress and Adjustment Issues, Personality Disorders, Problem Behaviours, and Stage of Life difficulties. In addition, she is a board approved clinical supervisor.

Patricia Pulverenti
Patricia Pulverenti

Registered Level 2 Kinesiologist

Patricia is a Registered Level 2 Kinesiologist, who has been practicing for over 5 years. With her caring, nurturing and passionate approach, she works with her clients to achieve their desired outcome. Patricia understands how busy, stressful and exhausting daily family life and its challenges can be. Kinesiology techniques are a great part of Patricia’s daily life in maintaining calm and balance for her, her family and her clients. The importance of whole food nutrition, and the power of good nutritious whole food (as medicine) is another great passion of hers, as that was a major key to her healing.

Joseph Ferraro
Joseph Ferraro

Naturopath and Acupuncturist

Joseph qualified as a Naturopath in 1993 and as an Acupuncturist in 1996. He is dedicated to firstly finding the cause of your ailment and then treating your condition naturally and effectively. He combines natural medicine and laser Acupuncture - a modern, non invasive and painless form of Acupuncture to care for a wide range of ailments and pain conditions. Joseph also utilises low level laser therapy (LLLT) to care for a wide range of pain conditions and skin disorders.

Debra Morgan
Debra Morgan

Pilates Teacher and Yoga Teacher

Debra has always found pleasure and healing in movement. She discovered the joy of Yoga in 2000 and more recently she discovered the numerous benefits of Pilates. Pilates and Yoga are a delight to practice and teach, it sooth and heal parts of our body that suffer for a sedentary lifestyle. Each Pilates and Yoga class I teach trains the body as an integrated whole, promoting strength, balanced muscle development, flexibility and increased range of motion. You can enjoy my classes at any age or fitness level. Debra has over 500 hours of Yoga Teacher training and over 5 years of experience teaching. She is a register level 2 teacher with Yoga Australia. In 2014 she added Pilates to her teaching skills. She also has a Certificate II & III in Fitness. Debra is a dynamic, motivating teacher who brings her energy, humour and philosophy to every class she teaches. Unite mind and body for harmony, healing and fitness.

Kobe
Kobe

Therapy Dog – Alpha Caine Group, Animal Assisted Therapy

Kobe is a King Charles Cavalier. After completing his training in 2015 Kobe commenced working as a therapy dog with our clinical psychologist, Ebony Collins, to provide animal assisted therapy as an additional element to the therapy process. During the session Kobe is available to engage with clients who may find his presence a calming and reassuring part of treatment. Kobe is a very friendly member of the team and thoroughly enjoys the attention he receives through his work.

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The Back Into Health Reception Staff

Back Into Health Chiropractic + Natural Therapies