Director / Senior Podiatrist
Dr. Jake MacKenzie- Podiatrist
Jake is a fantastic team member working part time on Tuesday's and Friday's. He loves a challenge and enjoys all aspects of helping people with their foot problems.
Jake has built a great reputation for being thorough in his assessment and treatment. He has a caring and thoughtful nature and his clients say they love this about him.
Jake is also a bit of a detective and has been able to find out information for our clients on some really obscure conditions where most people would give up.
Jake spends the rest of his week looking after the elderly and their foot needs in various aged care facilities around Victoria.
Jake is interested in keeping fit and plays football for Williamstown. He has also taken up Motorbike riding and is quite proud of his shiny new bike. Jake also enjoys cooking and keeps us all fed well with various delicious treats that we probably shouldn't be eating. Lucky he only comes in twice a week :-)
Dr Celia Jackson - Podiatrist
Celia has been part of the team for over 1 year now and hails from the Lakes District in the UK. She did her studies in Edinburgh at Queen Margaret University.
She enjoys treating a wide variety of patients with a special interest in surgery and fixing ingrowing toenails. Celia regularly Attends Podiatry seminars and courses to add on skills and to increase her expertise.
Celia has a lovely accent which our clients who have moved from the UK enjoy. It reminds them of home.
Celia gets excited about learning new skills and loves looking after our clients needs in the clinic setting and also by attending less mobile clients in their homes.
Celia enjoys making a positive difference to peoples lives. In her spare time she competing in equestrian events and also trains young horses. She competed at a National level in the UK.
A point of interest is Celia's 4 pet chickens named Jemima, Gingernuts, Speckle and Clucky hen.
She also enjoys vintage shopping and has decorated her whole house with items from Vintage stores and Gumtree.
Kellie Doyle - Administration
Kellie has a background in Beauty therapy and brings great energy and friendliness to Heal & Soul Podiatry.
Always with a great smile, Kellie loves helping people get the treatment they need and is always happy to answer any enquiries our new and current clients may have.
With her keen eye for detail she has the clinic smelling wonderful with lovely scented essences and candles.
Virginia Mitchell - Administration
Virginia or Gin, as she likes to be called, is a great asset to Heal & Soul Podiatry. She has a warm, friendly smile and connects well with everyone she meets and greets.
Things have never been more organised now that Gin is part of our team.
Dr. Matthew Carbery- Chiropractor. To make an appointment please call 03 5222 1444 or for more info visit gonsteadseminar.com
Dr Matthew Carbery utilizes the highly regarded Gonstead system of Chiropractic to provide immediate results and long lasting relief. Developed by American Dr Clarence Gonstead, it has become a world leader in Chiropractic techniques today. Due to the remarkable results Dr Gonstead achieved, and as Chiropractors from all round the country were fascinated in his technique, he became known as the Chiropractor’s Chiropractor.
Gonstead Chiropractors use meticulous analysing procedures to determine spinal dysfunction and nerve interference. When necessary, weight-bearing plain film radiographs are taken. This allows the Chiropractor to safely determine the most effective adjustment required. Spinal adjustments are performed by hand to allow specific control and accurate application. A great deal of skill is required to perform a Gonstead Chiropractic adjustment. These manual spinal corrections involve only minimum rotation, and aim to restore normal functioning to the spine. Patients often report varying degrees of relief within just a few visits. Gonstead Chiropractic adjustments are safe, effective and tailored to suit all ages, from babies to grandparents.
Jane McAvoy- Naturopath / Bowen Therapist
Jane McAvoy commenced clinical practice in Geelong and Lara in 1999, after completing her Health Sciences degree in Naturopathy and Massage Therapy.
Jane’s approach to treatment is a fusion of traditional healing methods from many cultures, modern science and practical common sense. As most health issues may stem from many causes, her broad experience and thorough assessment help clients save time and money in their quest for good health. For example a person may suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome due to a pinched nerve in their back, mineral or chemical imbalances, muscle tension, food intolerances, sub-clinical infection, poor diet, stress, or a combination!
Unfortunately many people suffer unnecessarily on a medical merry-go-round or put up with their symptoms as due to “age”. Naturopathic treatment also succeeds in that “grey area” between great health and disease, where people know they don’t feel as well as they should, but nothing abnormal shows up yet on medical tests, by assisting the fundamental needs of the body – getting nutrients in and waste out of all areas.
Bowen is the main massage technique Jane uses to gently re-align the musculo-skeletal system and assist lymphatic drainage. For example, many people take glucosamine supplements for arthritis, but unless muscle tension is addressed in affected areas, very little will get delivered where it is most needed.
Jane especially enjoys the educational aspect of her work. With more knowledge and understanding of natural body functions and processes, clients make lasting positive changes with enthusiasm.
Dianna Maddalena. Musculo-skeletal Therapist / Myotherapist
Our newest team member and Celebrity Myotherapist, committed to helping all current and future clients at Heal & Soul Podiatry.
Dianna is a quality Musculo-skeletal therapist / Myotherapist at the Geelong Football Club and other Elite sporting events such as Melbourne Storm and Rugby, Cricket and Soccer games.
Dianna has completed the higher qualification of Bachelor degree course and is extremely knowledgeable in assessing, diagnosing and rehabilitating most conditions.
Dianna has availability during the days except Tuesday's but also evenings until 8pm.
Private health rebates are available for those eligible and all bookings can be made through the clinic.
We are excited to offer a higher quality service to all of our clients.