WHAT ARE THE SERVICES AT FRESHWATER WELLNESS MEDICAL

General Practice & Lifestyle Advice

  • Antenatal Care
  • Allied Health
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • General Health Checks
  • Lifestyle advice and mindfulness practice
  • Men’s Health
  • Travel vaccinations and travel advice
  • Womens Health

Childhood Immunisation

  • Baby Checks
  • Children’s Health and Immunisation
  • Bulk billing available for children under 16yo

Sexual Health

  • Contraceptive advice including Implant
  • Family Planning
  • Sexual Health Screening
  • Sexual Health Treatment

Treatments

  • Flu Vaccinations
  • Minor procedures
  • Onsite Pathology and Blood Tests
  • Pre-employment medicals
  • Treatment of fractures with fibreglass cast
  • Workcover /TAC consultations

ALLIED HEALTH SERVICES

Our new practice is opened from 9:00am to 5:30pm Monday to Friday.

Psychologist

Emma Cholakians

Special Interests

  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Addiction
  • Couples Therapy
  • Sleep Issues
  • Stress Management
  • Career Guidance / Goal Setting
  • Motivational Change

Affiliations

  • Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Australian Psychological Society (APS)
  • Life Supports
  • The Hart Centre

Background

Emma draws from a number of evidence-based therapeutic models to understand the particular needs of each situation and tailor an effective approach to creating positive and stable change. Emma is experienced in working with a wide range of challenges facing individuals, including depression, anxiety, trauma, relational issues, and addiction. In all cases, Emma blends her knowledge of psychological processes with a focus on understanding each individual’s context and meeting their identified needs.

Emma understands the unique difficulties of each client and strives to help individuals build a higher level of insight into themselves and to develop their resilience and coping skills in order to make effective and sustainable changes. In discovering the areas of concerns each client brings to therapy, Emma draws upon several evidence-based modalities, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Mindfulness and Solution-focused Therapy which are selected on the client’s specific needs.

Exercise Physiologist

Leigh Owen

Special Interests

  • Musculoskeletal Injury Treatment and Rehabilitation
  • Orthopaedic Rehabilitation
  • Metabolic and Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Diabetes Prevention and Management
  • Fall Prevention
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Biomechanical Assessment and Retraining
  • Weight Loss
  • Occupational Rehabilitation

Affiliations

  • Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA)
  • Myotherapy Association Australia (MA)
  • West Meadows Football Club (Strength & Conditioning Coach)

Background

Leigh has been working in a clinical setting for the past 10 years across various settings across Victoria. Leigh has also extended experience working with the following companies, Linfox, SunRice, AGS, and Ardagh developing continuous improvement strategies which have helped identify and reduce the risk of workplace injuries. This includes providing proactive management strategies which significantly reduces the number of LTI’s/MTI’s in these businesses. Leigh has extensive experience in providing manual handling training, ergonomic assessment and providing treatment for musculoskeletal injuries and orthopaedic conditions. Leigh specialises in gym-based rehabilitation and hydrotherapy classes with a key focus on improving clients function.

Leigh’s programs are individually designed and include a pain management program, motivating health program, hardening for work program and the healthy lifestyle program. Leigh has partnered with other Allied Health clinics working with an array of conditions including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, stroke, ABI injuries, orthopaedic condition, acute and chronic pain and musculoskeletal injuries.