Our Team

  • Molly McCombe
  • Emily Collins
  • Shona Hunt
  • Courtney Maxwell
  • Clementine Carnus
  • Prue Eddie
  • Julie Meade
  • Riley Griffiths

Dr. Molly McCombe

Osteopath

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Dr. Molly McCombe graduated from RMIT University and is drawn to Osteopathy by its whole body considerations and her passion for personalized care.

Molly enjoys treating tradesmen, desk workers and a wide variety of other patients, particularly for back pain complaints and other muscle and joint injuries. She also has a keen interest in paediatrics, pregnancy, and women's health, and looks forward to exploring those passions further at Koru.

In her spare time, Molly enjoys cooking, sight seeing, and spending time with her friends and family.

In early 2020 during the Victorian Bushfires, she volunteered at the Swan Reach base camp assisting with the Osteopathic treatment of the emergency service workers who were fighting the fires.

Molly looks forward to giving back to the community through her osteopathic care.

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Dr. Emily Collins

Osteopath

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Dr. Emily Collins graduated as an Osteopath from RMIT University and has completed further training in dry needling.

Emily was drawn to career as an Osteopath from a young age due to the positive outcomes she experienced and her desire to help people achieve a healthy and pain free state.

She is passionate about Osteopathy due to the benefits that treatment brings as well as being able to help improve patients health and overall well-being, as she knows from personal experience, just how debilitating pain can be.

Emily enjoys working with patients of all ages, has a broad skill-set and enjoys treating a range of musculoskeletal conditions, such as; neck and back pain, headaches, and lower limb complaints.

She utilises a variety of osteopathy techniques to ensure that each treatment plan is individually tailored, as no two-bodies are the same.

Emily has particular interest in the management and treatment of chronic pain conditions and believes that a holistic approach of manual therapy, mental health support, pain education, exercise, and lifestyle are all important factors that can lead to better outcomes.

In her spare time Emily enjoys spending time with her partner Marcus and their French bulldogs Bentley & Zara. She does also enjoy a getaway to her favourite holiday destination, Hamilton Island.

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Dr. Shona Hunt

Osteopath

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Shona graduated from RMIT University in 2009 with a Bachelor and Masters Degree in Osteopathy. She grew up in the local area but met her husband and moved to the northern suburbs and has been practicing as an Osteopath in the Western suburbs of Melbourne since 2009. Shona has completed further study in Clinical Pilates, Paediatrics, Obstetrics, Women’s Health, Dry Needling, Kinesio and Sports Taping and Radial Shockwave Therapy.

Shona has a special interest in working with babies, children, and women on their prenatal and postpartum journeys. She also enjoys working with people with Hip, Shoulder, Rib, and TMJ (jaw) complaints.

Shona loves to have a chat with you about what has brought you into the clinic; explore the reasons why you may be experiencing particular pain, dysfunction, and associated symptoms and how we can support you to get back to doing the things in life that matter to you. Shona tailors her treatment and management plan to each individual patient and loves to see her patients take an active role in their recovery.

Outside of work Shona is a mum to 3 young children. She loves to ‘move’ whether that be going for a walk or run, doing some weights or a class at the gym, yoga, or taking her kids for a bike ride or to the park. She loves to spend time with family and friends, be outside exploring nature, and holidays on the beach. Shona is excited to be joining the team at Koru and can’t wait to meet you!

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Dr. Courtney Maxwell

Osteopath,Remedial Massage TherapistBook Now

Dr Courtney Maxwell, Osteopath is from the Snowy Mountains in NSW, where she grew up participating in competitive snowsports, as well as horse-riding and rowing. A series of shoulder injuries while snowboarding led Courtney to see an Osteopath, which ignited her interest in Osteopathy. Courtney moved to Melbourne and studied a Diploma of Remedial Massage, before completing a Bachelor of Science (Osteopathy) and a Masters of Health Science (Osteopathy) at Victoria University. She is registered with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and a member of Osteopathy Australia (OA).

Courtney completed a year-long internship at Aim Osteopathy, where she worked alongside skilled practitioners treating babies, children and women during and after pregnancy, a special interest she looks forward to continuing at Koru.

Courtney also has a special interest in treating unusual headaches, working alongside health professionals to provide a safe and wholistic treatment approach. She has completed several courses in cranial osteopathy and uses structural and indirect techniques in combination with lifestyle and exercise advice to obtain the optimal treatment outcomes.

Outside of the clinic, Courtney enjoys reading, cooking and baking, taking dance classes, snowboarding and travelling to see her family in the mountains and Sydney.

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Dr. Clementine Carnus

Osteopath

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Clementine graduated from RMIT University in Melbourne in 2014 with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Complementary Medicine) and a Masters of Osteopathy. She started studying Osteopathy in France, before moving to Australia and completing her studies in Melbourne. She went on to work in Brisbane, Sydney and New Zealand before returning to Melbourne for good this year.

She was particularly drawn to osteopathy because of its deep respect of the body’s innate tendency to self-heal and regulate. She is passionate about this aspect of osteopathy and truly believes osteopathy has something unique to bring to our healthcare system and values.

Clementine enjoys treating a wide variety of patients. She has a particular interest in treating complex lower extremity problems, sporting injuries, chronic or persistent pain as well as supporting women throughout all stages of life. She uses a variety of indirect and structural techniques and has done further training in Cranial Osteopathy and Biodynamics. She is endeavoring to further her training in paediatric osteopathy as well as women’s health and looks forward to the opportunity to learn from and support the community out in the Yarra Valley in this way.

As a long-time yoga practitioner, Clementine has a deep understanding of the role played by the mind and emotions in health and dis-ease. She strongly believes that empowering the patient to be active in their recovery is key to their journey towards health. Increased awareness and understanding of one’s body can be achieved through education, mindful movement, conscious breathing and nutrition, all things vital to our health. Health is not merely the absence of disease, so there is always more we can do.

In her spare time, Clementine enjoys spending time with friends and her four little nieces, yoga, swimming in the ocean and soaking up some sunshine, meditation, lindy-hop dancing or listening to Etta James.

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Dr. Prue Eddie

Osteopath

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Prue has currently had a change of schedule. If you would like to make an appointment, please call the clinic to make a time.

I feel lucky to wake up every day and get to work with people to explore what health and wellbeing means to them. This is achieved via dividing my time between working in private practice and mentoring our team. In addition, I teach on a number of post-graduate osteopathic training programs, sharing this experience with osteopathic students and qualified Osteopaths alike.

In addition in 2018, I have travelled around Australia presenting a workshop on treating postnatal women to various health professionals. This is a passion of mine, as postnatal women often receive underwhelming care, as there is an increased emphasis on their baby.

My undergraduate training and Masters project was completed at RMIT University in 2007. With an ongoing commitment to further osteopathic education, I undertook further study completing a Graduate Certificate in Neonatal and Paediatric Manual Therapy at Victoria University in 2012. Mentoring osteopathic students to prepare for clinical practice is an important part of professional and clinic life, it motivates and challenges me to continually reflect on my skills and better myself and inspire those around me.

From 2011-2018, I have been fortunate to be the Australian Course Co-ordinator for the Australian Research College of Osteopathic Medicine (ARCOM, who run training for registered Osteopaths. Additionally, I’m a faculty and Board Member for the Sutherland Cranial Teaching Foundation of Australia and New Zealand. As a professional member of Osteopathy Australia and the Australian Breastfeeding Association, I undertake regular ongoing education and maintain national registration with the Osteopathy Board of Australia.

Following graduation I moved to New Zealand and was mentored by a highly experienced team of Internationally recognised Osteopaths. Following returning to Melbourne in 2010 and marrying my husband Michael, I now feel at home in the Yarra Valley and love being at Koru. In my downtime, I enjoy spending time with my 2 dogs Falko and Saffy, hiking, scuba diving, travelling and practising my German language skills.

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Julie Meade

Practice Manager

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Julie has joined the team at Koru as Practice Manager. I have experience working in nursing, sales and customer service. After spending some of my working life as a nurse in major public hospitals , I was drawn to Osteopathy for my own health and well-being. The holistic approach of Osteopathic treatment felt so right to me, it led to a change of career and I have now supported Osteopaths in an Admin capacity for over 25 years. I am a massive fan!

I have two grown sons and I believe having them Osteopathically treated since they were babies has greatly contributed to their vibrant health. I really enjoy this supportive Admin role, meeting clients and learning about their stories. Outside the clinic I enjoy time away in the caravan with my partner, camping, bush walks, yoga and cooking. Dancing, having fun and entertaining with family and friends are high on my priority list. I love attending personal workshops or festivals, especially those that encourage the growth of self.

It has been wonderful to see Osteopathy grow over the past 25 years, and for it to be more available and more widely accepted as a major contributor to our health care. I am excited to join the team at Koru and to help support my local community with their health choices.

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Riley Griffiths

Client Experience Officer

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Riley has joined the Koru team as Client Experience Officer. He has worked in delivering tailored brand and customer solutions that elevate client experience, from establishing and growing brand platforms, to identifying and expanding services to meet each member of the family’s needs.

Riley enjoys building face-to-face relationships with patients, helping to support every client on their individual health journeys.

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