DR MELANIE BABOORAM
B.A. (Psych.) (Hons). Doc. Clin Psych/MSc.
Melanie is committed to helping people overcome adversity and live fulfilling and meaningful lives in spite of pain.
Melanie was awarded her Bachelor of Arts, with Honours in Psychology by the University of Sydney before completing her combined Doctorate of Clinical Psychology and Masters of Science, also at the University of Sydney.
Melanie is trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and Schema Therapy in the management of chronic pain. Melanie is also competent in using emotion focused, brain-based, Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) models to help clients understand, adapt, and find vitality in their lives, despite the presence of chronic pain.
She has a special interest in trauma, childhood trauma and chronic pain. She has been trained in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) to address both of these.
MR LAWRENCE ROUX
BSc (Psychol) HOns M Psychol (Clin) MAPS
Lawrence has been practicing psychology for more than 15 years, working across a variety of services and client groups, including Relationships Australia. Lawrence is also a lecturer at the Jansen Newman Psychotherapy Institute, and a registered supervisor with the Psychology Board of Australia.
He practices a holistic and systemic therapy that includes Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, (a psychotherapy that helps you to change negative behaviours, thoughts, or feelings) Solution Focused Therapy, (where you are enabling yourself to identify positive future change in your life) and Acceptance Commitment Therapy (where you learn acceptance and mindfulness strategies to further bring positive change to behaviours).
Along with chronic pain management, Lawrence also has particular expertise in Child and Adolescent mental health, and is a trained and experienced relationship counsellor.
DR ALI ASGHARI
Ali Asghari has worked in Clinical Psychology for more than 30 years as a clinician, researcher and educator in Iran and Australia. He graduated from the School of Medicine, University of Tehran-Iran in Clinical Psychology in 1981 and obtained his Ph.D degree from The University of New South Wales in 1996.
Ali has 30 years of experience working with Iranian patients experiencing anxiety, depression, and marital conflicts.
He has also treated patients suffering from chronic pain, using cognitive-behavioural therapy (a psychotherapy method helping people to change their problematic behaviours, unhelpful thoughts and beliefs and disturbing emotions and feelings). He also practices Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) (where patients learn acceptance and mindfulness strategies to further bring positive change to behaviours). Ali has authored a number of books with particular focus on assessment and management of chronic pain.
PAIN & MUSCULOSKELETAL PHYSIOTHERAPIST
BSc Grad Dip Physiotherapy, M HSc
Ronda graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of NSW, a Graduate Diploma of Physiotherapy from The Cumberland College of Health Sciences, and a Masters of Physiotherapy (Musculoskeletal) Diploma from the University Of Sydney.
She is a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association, the Australian Pain Society, and is a titled member of the Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Group.
Ronda has more than 20 years experience along with her extensive training in musculoskeletal assessment and treatment, and advanced skills in pain management.
BSc PT M Physio
Aditi Badhe is a registered Physiotherapist who completed her undergraduate degree at Mumbai University- BPTh (2000) and Master of Physiotherapy MPT (2011) at the University of Melbourne.
Aditi has a strong history in the industry, working with people with chronic pain and neurology disorders and is a strong professional, with experience in supervising Physiotherapy students along with Clinical Supervision.
She is registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA).
Anton is an accredited Exercise Physiologist and completed his degree in Applied Science with majors in Sport and Exercise Science from Western Sydney University.
Anton began working as musculoskeletal rehabilitation physician then as an Exercise Physiologist for Workers Compensation, Medicare and private rehabilitation. Anton’s aim is to provide prescriptive and effective rehabilitation strategies to improve patient outcomes.
Anton understands what it is like living with musculoskeletal conditions as he grew up with battling some of these disorders. He is a confident, hardworking practitioner and has an immense passion to help people return to optimum function.
Dr Andrew Leaver’s certifications include PhD, BApSc(Phty), GradDipApSc (ManipPhty), GradCertEdSt – completed at the University of Sydney where he is a senior lecturer in Physiotherapy. He has had a clinical role at SPMC for 15 years before shifting to an academic career path and consultancy position.
Andrew is appointed by SIRA (Wcomp) as an Independent Physiotherapy Consultant and SIRA (CTP) as a Medical Assessor and Disputes Resolution Assessor.
He is highly regarded as a Consultant in Musculoskeletal Research, with more than 50 peer-reviewed publications. Andrew has an honorary appointment as a Research Physiotherapist at Westmead Hospital.
BApp SC PHysiotherapy