Our Allied Health Partners
Protea Therapy offers personalised and evidence-based private speech pathology services to children and their families. The speech pathologists at Protea Therapy are highly trained and experienced across a range of clinical areas. We provide assessment, therapy, and parent training for families whose children are experiencing difficulties with:
- Eating, drinking, and swallowing
- Speaking clearly and pronouncing speech sounds
- Understanding and using words, including late talking
- Literacy (reading and writing)
- Fluency (stuttering)
- Voice (e.g. hoarseness)
Protea Therapy are currently taking bookings directly. Please contact them via their website: www.proteatherapy.com.au or email: email@example.com
Dr Katherine Sanchez
BA BSpPath(Hons) PhD CPSP
Dr Jessica Boyce
BA MSpPath PhD CPSP
Clinical Psychologist, MAPS
Jedrek is a Clinical Psychologist experienced in supporting people with a range of issues, including anxiety, depression, post traumatic stress disorder and relationship difficulties. He has worked with emergency service personnel such as police and members of the Australian Defence Force, individuals having experienced accidents and bullying at work, and men and women struggling with emotional, relationship or drug and alcohol problems.
Jedrek is a registered psychologist, a member of the Australian Psychological Society and has completed his Masters in Clinical Psychology. He has worked both in private and public psychiatric settings, as well as in crisis counselling.
Jedrek provides individual therapy for adults and young adults. He employs various evidence-based therapeutic modalities in his work, including Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), Psychoanalytic Therapy (PT) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).
Jedrek focuses on building a trusting relationship with his clients and aims to understand complex beings shaped by their life experience. In addition, Jedrek is committed to working with people across a range of cultural backgrounds, LGTBIQ people and other minority groups.
Tonya Paris APD
Tonya Paris is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and the founder of NUTRI-DIET. She has completed a Bachelor of Human Nutrition, A Bachelor of Human Nutrition (Honours) and a Master of Dietetic practice at La Trobe University. Tonya believes that the root of good health comes from nutrition. She is passionate about promoting health and nutrition literacy, helping others achieve and sustain a flexible and mindful healthy lifestyle. She provides an individual simplistic nutrition advice and investigates the latest nutrition research. With a Greek background, Tonya is able to fluently speak Greek to her clients and provides translated nutrition resources and diet plans.
Tonya is very interested in the Mediterranean Diet and applies the specific diet principles in her consultations and diet plans. Research has discovered that following the Mediterranean diet is associated with reducing the risk of diabetes, cancer, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and cardiovascular disease. It has also been found to be an appropriate therapy for improving mental health, men’s and women’s health, polycystic ovary syndrome, endometriosis, infertility and gut health.
Tonya also has a research background working as a Research Assistant and is the first author of a recently published systematic review and aspires to complete a phD in the future.
Mr. Michael Rafla
Michael is a Senior Physiotherapist with almost 10 years of clinical experience across several specialties. He has enjoyed working with Sporting teams such as Old Essendon Grammar Football club as well as chief Physiotherapist for elite athletes including former world number 1 and Australian Open winner Viktoria Azarenka.
Michael has also participated in research surrounding Hip Arthroscopy and travelled for the international Society of Hip Arthroscopy to present lectures in overseas conferences, most recently in Chile in 2017. Alongside his colleagues, Michael was clinical supervisor for Masters and Bachelor of Physiotherapy students from Bond University, Melbourne University and ACU University respectively.
Michael has been using specialised Pilates reformer based Spinal rehabilitation programs to help patients build strength for more than five years, and is currently collecting data in conjunction with one of Melbourne’s leading Universities surrounding a rehabilitation program for Procedures for complex Lumbar Spine problems.
Whilst not treating patients, Michael enjoys weight training, Hiking and cooking.