ALLIED HEALTH

Fusion Allied Health provides the avenue for premium like-minded health professionals to operate a quality multi-disciplinary service.

Fusion represents the blend of traditional health concepts with modern advances in technique and approaches.

EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY

Jane McCaig

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Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEPs) specialise in clinical exercise prescription, health education and the delivery of exercise-based lifestyle and behaviour modification programs, for the prevention and management of chronic diseases and injuries. AEPs are differentiated from other allied health professionals by their extensive knowledge, skills and experience in delivering safe, effective clinical exercise programs.

Exercise physiology utilises physical activity and behaviour change strategies to assist clients with conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, depression, cancer, arthritis, COPD and many more. AEPs also assist clients with changing unhealthy risk factors, such as inactivity, to prevent the onset of chronic disease. The aims of AEP interventions are to prevent or manage chronic disease or injury and assist in restoring one’s optimal physical function, health or wellness.

FOR FEET SAKE PODIATRY

Nicole Murphy

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Nicole left the big smoke of Colbinabbin (population 120) to go to university in Melbourne almost 20 years ago. Since then she has been a podiatrist in Beechworth and Ballarat and was the Chief podiatrist at the Castlemaine Hospital before working at Podiatry on Williamson for the last seven years.

This is her first foray into her own practice where she loves to tackle ingrown toenails painlessly (TRUE – it can be painless) and where she is now selling shoes as she believes the right shoes can fix most things.

Nicole is also obsessed about food and writes in the Bendigo Weekly every week about it and she and her husband also own Bendigo Wholefoods – so don’t get confused when you see her working as a check out chick on her days off. Some people think she’s left podiatry because of the new business, but she loves helping people with their feet too much to do that.

CREDENTIALLED DIABETES EDUCATOR

Deb Ludeman

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Deb Ludeman, a Credentialled Diabetes Educator is now part of our talented allied health team. Diabetes educators are health care professionals who have expertise and experience in diabetes education and care. They assist people with and at risk of diabetes gain the information, manage their condition and make decisions about their care and treatment.

Deb has specialised in and gained post graduate nursing qualifications in the fields of diabetes and heart disease. She brings to fusion a vast knowledge gained from more than 20 years of experience in and studying these areas.

Whether you are newly diagnosed or need help keeping your diabetes on track, Deb can offer sound practical advice to assist your diabetes self-management. Deb will be working with our team to develop innovative group programs and is also available for private consultations.

REMEDIAL MASSAGE

There’s no denying the power of remedial massage. Regardless of the adjectives we assign to it (pampering, rejuvenating, therapeutic) or the reasons we seek it out (a luxurious treat, stress relief, pain management), massage therapy can be a powerful ally in your healthcare regimen.

Getting a massage can do you a world of good. And getting massage frequently can do even more, it is truly an investment in your health. And remember: just because massage feels like a pampering treat doesn’t mean it is any less therapeutic. Consider massage appointments a necessary piece of your health and wellness plan.

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

Janelle Willits

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Occupational therapists (OTs) help people of all ages to improve their ability to perform tasks in their daily living and working environments. They work with individuals to help them develop, recover, or maintain daily living and work skills. Occupational therapists help clients not only to improve their basic motor functions, but also to compensate for permanent loss of function. Their goal is to help clients have independent, productive, and satisfying lives.

Janelle has over 12 years experience working as an occupational therapist and can offer assistance in a number of ways, some examples include;

  • Assessment of work function and resolution of barriers
  • Education of back care principles & posture
  • Advice regarding managing stress & pacing
  • Provision of assistive devices and technologies to enable better function of daily activities in the home
  • Home Assessments to review practicalities of safely staying in one’s home, including falls prevention