Our Team

  • Jaci Hartley
  • Josie Chambers
  • Rachimah Fraval Wilton
  • Leanne Hyland
  • Courtney Maxwell
  • Prue Eddie

Dr. Jaci Hartley

Osteopath, Remedial Massage TherapistBook Now

Jaci completed a 5 year double degree in Osteopathy graduating from RMIT University with a Bachelor of Health Science / Bachelor of Applied Science.

She has had 8 years of hands on experience as a Remedial Massage Therapist, graduating in 2011 from Melbourne Institute of Massage Therapy.

Jaci’s interest in Osteopathy was sparked when she had complications after dental work and a whiplash injury, leaving her with lost of jaw pain and headaches. She found she had the best results from osteopathic treatment and was inspired to learn more and help others. She has a special interest in jaw complaints and all types of headache.

Having grown up in the area, Jaci has worked with local sports teams applying her skills in both Osteopathy and Remedial Massage. She acquired the position of Head of Injury Management for both the Senior and Reserve players for a local football team.

For several years, Jaci was Lead Anatomy demonstrator at RMIT University. She has had the privilege to work behind the scenes in the Anatomy Labs, which she enjoyed thoroughly as she believes education is imperative and has great ambitions to keep all ages educated about health.

In our clinic Jaci works holistically to achieve long lasting outcomes for her patients. She incorporates both a structural and indirect approach towards injuries including exercise rehabilitation. She love to help with cranial issues and support healthy pregnancy. In the future, she would like to expand into the treatment of young children.

When Jaci isn’t studying or working, she loves to get outdoors and you will regularly find her enjoying the beach and bush down the Mornington Peninsula. She is a passionate yogi and meditator. Her lates ambition is to one day be able to ride her bicycle to work (no small feat!)

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Dr. Josie Chambers

Osteopath

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Josie grew up in the Yarra Valley where she was a part of the local horse riding, swimming and artistic gymnastics teams. Her love for sport ignited her passion for osteopathy after being treated by an osteopath for several years. Josie has always had a passion for helping people whether that is through surf lifesaving, to the years she spent teaching water safety, to her days as a sports trainer at the local football club, to now practising as an Osteopath.

Josie completed a Bachelor of Health Science and Bachelor of Applied Science (Osteopathy) at RMIT University, graduating with Distinction. She enjoys treating people experiencing a variety of conditions using a combination of structural and functional approaches, whilst taking into consideration additional factors such as lifestyle, nutrition and goals. She believes in providing a holistic approach, on that is based on the osteopathic principles and individualised to the patients’s needs and desires.

Josie is a professional member of Osteopathy Australia and is registered with the Osteopathy Board of Australia.

During her time outside of work, she enjoys socialising with friends and family, exploring the outdoors and road tripping to the beach for a relaxing sunbaked and swim. She enjoysspending time creating healthy recipes in the kitchen, running with her dogs, working out and travelling.

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Dr. Rachimah Fraval Wilton

Osteopath

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Rachimah completed a Bachelor of Applied Science in Complimentary Medicine (Osteopathy) and a Masters in Osteopathy at RMIT University. Additionally, she has over 10 years’ experience working as a masseuse prior to becoming an Osteopath.

Rachimah has completed a number of post-graduate courses in Cranial Osteopathy and enjoyed sharing her osteopathic knowledge when she was employed as an assistant lecturer at RMIT for osteopathic palpation.

She provides a holistic approach, playing an active role in patient education to assist with managing pain and injuries, combining osteopathic treatment with exercises and dietary advice. Rachimah enjoys treating a wide variety of complaints using a combination of cranial and structural techniques, as well as looking into postural and ergonomic factors. This is further assisted by her knowledge of Postural Control Insoles, which allows her to prescribe a foot insert designed to improve not only foot function but to address postural complaints and musculoskeletal pain. She works to find the source of problem so that a course of treatment can be devised to prevent reoccurrence as well relieving presenting symptoms.

Rachimah has developed a special interest in treating people with digestive problems, menstrual cycle issues, musculoskeletal pain and pregnancy discomfort. Her gentle approach is suitable for all ages and injuries with a focus on restoring optimal health and well-being.

Rachimah is dedicated to using an integrated approach, working with her patients’ consultants, obstetricians and GPs to enable patients to have the best all round care. She believes that the human body has a huge natural potential for healing, which can be supported with osteopathic treatment.

Rachimah is a member of Osteopathy Australia. When not treating patients or completing further study in the science of osteopathy, Rachimah enjoys spending time bush walking in the Dandenong ranges, rock climbing, camping, catching up with friends and family, and the exciting journey of motherhood.

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Leanne Hyland

Remedial Massage TherapistBook Now

Leanne enjoys bringing relief to people who are suffering from chronic conditions as well as those undergoing stress, anxiety and depression.

As a mother of 2 young girls, she knows the challenges that motherhood brings, both during pregnancy and everything that comes afterwards! She enjoys helping other women through their journey by providing much needed time out and relaxation.

Leanne successfully completed a Diploma of Remedial Massage with the Melbourne Institute of Massage Therapy (MIMT). Since graduating, Leanne has undertaken a Certificate in Pregnancy Massage with Pregnancy Massage Australia (PMA).

Leanne has experience with a variety of massage treatment modalities including:
Relaxation massage
Deep tissue massage
Sports massage
Direct myofascial release
Vacuum cupping
Trigger Point Therapy
Transverse Friction.

Leanne is a member of Massage and Myotherapy Australia (MMA) and in the future would love to complete an Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy and obtain further education in pregnancy related care.Appointments with Leanne are currently available on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

Outside of work, she enjoys gardening, travelling and spending time with family.

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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. Prue Eddie

Osteopath

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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, consulting with patients 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 all 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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