Meet our Team

Cliff Butler

B.Sc(clin) M.HSc(osteo)
Osteopath

Williamstown Health + Lifestyle Osteopath Cliff Butler treats everyone from the robust tradie with a sporting injury, to the new Mum with neck pain. “I treat everyone with passion, enthusiasm and consideration” Cliff says. “My patients may vary but one thing remains the same; they are ready to make a change to their lifestyle and reap the benefits of treatment.” Cliff is dedicated to sharing his vast knowledge with clients. “I really like finding the cause of patient’s issues and problem solving, the more challenging the case the better.” Further study into headache and concussion management allow Cliff to assist patients that may be struggling with ongoing head and neck pain and sporting/collision injuries.

Special Interests:

  • Complex re-occurring running injuries
  • Headache + Migraine
  • Sacroiliac/pelvic issues
  • Post concussion management

Shane Dunn

Remedial Massage Therapist

Shane is a qualified remedial massage therapist with a goal to keep you pain free and happy. He loves helping people and is focused on providing the best quality care. Out of work Shane has a crazy passion for baseball and loves being out on the field.

Peter Vlahos

Osteopath

Peter’s fascination with the human body in conjunction with his passion for helping others led him to an interest in osteopathy.  After sustaining multiple injuries himself playing soccer, as well as working with the local footy club as a sports trainer, he also understands the importance of getting people back to doing what they love.

Peter utilises a range of manual therapy techniques to relieve pain and symptoms and has also completed further training in dry needling. He emphasises the importance of communication and education to ensure his patients are well informed and incorporates a management plan to help them achieve their goals.

Peter enjoys treating a range of musculoskeletal conditions including:

  • Neck pain
  • Back pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Sporting/overuse injuries

In his spare time you can find Peter at the Gym or hanging out with his friends and family. He also loves a good Netflix binge and is always open to new recommendations.

Anthony Liberatore

Osteopath

Anthony understands the importance of patient education with a tailored treatment approach and a take home rehabilitation program is essential to get his patients back to meeting their daily goals. Every person has a purpose and a unique passion and if their body is restricting them from fulfilling that, Anthony wants to be apart of getting them back.

With 15 years of being involved in high level football programs and stints in athletics and long distance running Anthony understands the importance of not only physical management and rehabilitation of his patients but also the importance of building connections with his patients to make the experience enjoyable.

If Anthony isn’t treating in the clinic he’s most likely surfing on the coast or playing competitive football for his local football team.

Areas of interest to treat;

– Shoulder injuries and pain – Knee injuries and pain
– Neck pain
– Sporting related injuries

Jessica Martin

Osteopath / Pilates Instructor

Jess is a compassionate and motivated Osteopath and Clinical Pilates Instructor. Jess has worked with the human body for many years, and is passionate about working with you through all stages of your health journey. She has a keen interest in movement and biomechanics and enjoys working with people from all walks of life. She adopts a holistic and evidence informed approach to treatment which includes manual therapy, rehabilitation and injury prevention to ensure you feel informed and empowered.

Jess also has a Certificate IV in Nursing, which has provided her with a unique perspective of the importance of movement when dealing with injury.

Alana Carr

Myotherapist / Remedial Massage Therapist

Alana is a qualified Myotherapist, her treatment approach follows the philosophy “attack the weakness, not the strength”. Through hands on therapy, education and strength based rehab her work is focused on finding and treating the root causes of pain, not just the symptoms. Alana enjoys getting people back to what they love doing by helping them feel empowered, stronger and pain free.

Sam Volarich

Osteopath
Growing up as a competitive swimmer osteopath Sam is no stranger to injuries and through this realises the major impact that pain can play on someone’s life. ‘My own experience has made me passionate about helping athletes of all types achieve their goals’ says Sam and her previous work as a sports trainer in the WRFL and in the recovery centre at the Australian Open has helped her focus this passion.
Sam loves that osteopathy focuses on treating the cause of the patients pain and not just the symptoms. She believes that communication is one of the most important aspects of the patient-practitioner relationship, ensuring her patients management plan incorporates their goals and expectations, assisting them to get back to pain free life quicker.
Special Interests:
  • Headaches
  • Neck pain
  • Lower back pain
  • Sporting injuries

Tom Johnstone

Osteopath

As a proud local lad and the current captain of the Williamstown CYMS football club, the people of Williamstown are of upmost importance to Tom. Tom says ‘ I was raised to treat people the way I would like to be treated’ This is reflected in Tom’s great desire empower patients to help themselves on their journey to reach their health and fitness goals. From sporting injuries to neck and jaw pain, Tom marries his compassionate approach and structural treatment to achieve great functional outcomes.

Special Interests:

  • Neck pain
  • TMJ disorders and headaches
  • Shoulder dysfunctions
  • Exercise Prescription

Elizabeth Lynch

B.Sc(clin) M.HSc (osteo)
Osteopath

Osteopath Elizabeth Lynch is passionate about helping others. With 17 years’ experience in Irish Dance, she is also no stranger to injuries herself. It is this vast experience requiring musculoskeletal treatment, which inspired her to follow a career into the field, “I found Osteopathy treatment made a significant improvement in my own recovery from multiple injuries” says Elizabeth.

This understanding is something she has implemented into her practice today, “Letting people know what to expect from the beginning, and putting a plan in place together, makes all the difference in patient recovery.”

For Elizabeth, the goal is simple, “Keeping people doing what they love!”

Special Interests:

  • TMJ and headaches
  • Wrist pain
  • Low back
  • Ankles
  • Mobility exercises as part of treatment

Luke Walsh

Myotherapist / Remedial Massage Therapist

Luke’s goal is to get you moving and feeling better, whether it is for daily life or exercise. Through assessment-based treatment, Luke employs varying techniques to provide individually tailored treatments to his clients. He understands the effects that injury and pain can have on a person’s life and wants to work with you to get you back to an optimal level through treatment, education, and exercise.

Rachel Hunt

B.Sc(Hons) Physio
Physiotherapist

For Physiotherapist Rachel Hunt, “building rapport and empathy is the core of my profession and personality,’” she explains. Rachel strives to empower clients with a better understanding and optimism about their health and treatment plan. She does this through working with her colleagues to target each aspect of rehabilitation to ensure each patient discovers the right fit of complementary disciplines for them.

Special Interests:

  • Sport Injuries and Return to Sport
  • Knee Pain
  • Ankle Injuries
  • Post-Operative
  • Exercise and Rehabilitation

Angela Mamalis

Cert IV Pilates & Fitness
Pilates Instructor

Pilates Instructor Angela Mamalis is constantly seeking patient feedback and looking for changes and improvements in how they feel, hold themselves and function in their lives. Angela views each Pilate’s class as strengthening a partnership that betters and bolsters a happy, active lifestyle. “We are a health and lifestyle community within the Williamstown community,” she says. “I am so committed and passionate about health and wellness and the people we treat.”

Brooke Gittings

Diploma of Pilates by National Pilates Training Diploma Slings Myofascial Trainer
Pilates Instructor

Pilates Instructor, Brooke Gittings is more than passionate about what she does, she describes her approach as ‘obsessive.’ “Getting people up and back into a life they love armed with a better physical understanding is my daily goal.” Brooke’s strengths with patients include a resilient and empathetic approach, and the ability to listen. “I am here to help with lifelong solutions,” she says. “You can’t fit that into one meeting with someone, so my work always goes well above and beyond.”

Joshua Esposito

Osteopath / Pilates Instructor
Josh discovered osteopathy after sustaining a number of football injuries. The good results he achieved after working with an osteopath fuelled his interest in the osteopathic profession and the human body.
Josh enjoys working with clients to achieve their goals in a collaborative manner. He believes in utilizing a combination of hands-on treatment and a targeted active rehabilitation approach to achieve long lasting effects. Josh also enjoys using his additional qualifications of dry needling and pilates to help his patients get back doing the things they love.
Special interest:
  • Knee/hip pain
  • Neck pain
  • Low back pain
  • Sporting injuries

Tim Ischia

B.HSc B.As(osteo)
Osteopath

“Knowledge is power” Osteopath Tim Ischia believes. Tim – a self-described ‘deep thinker’ – is personally invested in discovering more about pain and uncovering the best results for all his patients. Beyond each visit, Tim works with patients to establish and resolve work and lifestyle factors that contribute to their ailments. ”Going above and beyond our clients needs is simply what we do here.”