Naturopath • Nutritionist • HerbalistMaria is a qualified Naturopath, completing a four-year science degree that focuses on herbalism, nutrition, pathophysiology, biochemistry and more. Maria is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to healing your body via gut health. She has been passionate about helping people with health concerns naturally since she was a teen. Her passion for evidence-based practice is second to none and her advice and treatment marry the most current literature with her extensive clinical knowledge.
You can expect Maria to take the time to compile a thorough history of your condition. Where appropriate Maria can order pathology testing leading to a concise diagnosis and management plan to help you feel better faster. Maria will work alongside other Intrinsic Healthcare practitioners and your General Practitioner to enable you to achieve your health goals.
Maria is also accomplished in Psychology earning a bachelor and honours degree. She is currently completing her clinical master’s qualification in psychology at Federation University. We look forward to Maria practicing as a Clinical Psychologist in 2020. As well as being an accomplished Naturopath, Nutritionist, Herbalist and studying Psychology, Maria works at the Department of Human Services as a Behaviour Support Specialist.
Exercise Physiologist • Remedial TherapistDrew is an accredited Exercise Physiologist (EP) who is excellent at assisting and educating his patients on specific techniques to address both acute injuries and chronic disease.
It was Drew’s core beliefs in the power of our body and the importance of a healthy lifestyle that led him into health care. Drew graduated from the Exercise Science degree as Dux and went on to complete the Graduate Diploma in Clinical Exercise Physiology. At the same time Drew also completed studies in Remedial Massage Therapy to expand his skillset, enabling his patients the benefit of immediate relief via manual therapies.
As an EP Drew is passionate about helping patients by relieving pain in the short term and increasing their physical capacity for the long term to enable them to function better, sooner and for longer. Drew still utilises the analytical skills he first learnt as an Mechanical Engineer to understand more deeply how the biomechanics of your body operate and to problem solve the complexity of providing the best treatment for various injuries and conditions.
Drew practices what he preaches and lives a healthy, active lifestyle, regularly enjoying team sports, resistance training and endless outdoor activities. Drew is always looking for the next fun activity to enhance his own and his families mental and physical wellbeing and looks forward to helping you with yours.