Our Team

  • Clementine Carnus
  • Prue Eddie
  • Courtney Maxwell
  • Rachimah Fraval Wilton
  • Julie Meade
  • Louise Noorbergen
  • Juliana Brennan
  • Cindy-Lee Waite

Dr. Clementine Carnus


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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


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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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Dr. Courtney Maxwell

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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. Rachimah Fraval Wilton


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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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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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Louise Noorbergen

Registered Midwife

Louise completed her midwifery training at Monash Medical Centre in 1991 and continued her life-long learning completing a Master of Public Health (2010) and Graduate Certificate of Midwifery (2012) to become an Endorsed Midwife with access to Medicare rebates to clients. She has worked in public and private maternity settings and now has a total commitment to private practice.

Louise believes that pregnancy, childbirth and early parenting is a major life transition which occurs in context of being part of community. The birth of a child is a social event; the midwife’s role is to support the transition to parenthood physically, emotionally, spiritually and socially. There is much evidence that having a known midwife throughout this period improves woman’s experience and outcomes.

Being in private practice allows Louise to provide individualised care to women and their families; to partner with families to work toward a normal birth in the place of their choosing - at home or in hospital; and to provide flexible care options supported by an experienced team of midwives and access to allied health care professionals. Working with the Koru team enhances knowledge of these resources.

Contact Louise e: lnoorbergen@gmail.com m: 0409 594 676

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Juliana Brennan

Registered Midwife

So a little about me!

As a child, I grew up on a farm, and I witnessed many different mammals (generally cattle) giving birth. Rarely did we have complications with calving, and I was surprised when I studied Midwifery in 1995 as a student midwife at how many women had so much trouble and difficulty with birth. I couldn’t understand why so many women would hemorrhoage would require so many inductions and interventions as the cows we owned rarely (if ever) had these issues.

Over the years, I have discovered what I believe the answer in that women who are not fearful of birth and who are undisturbed, supported and who are very well prepared emotionally and physically for birth are more likely to have very straight forward and uncomplicated labours and births.I’m now in my 24th year as a Midwife.

I have worked extensively in the Public and Private Hospital system and in 2010 I decided to become a Privately Practicing Midwife offering homebirth and hospital birth services for women and their families at Mamatoto Midwives Pty Ltd.Since 2010 I have been running a very busy Private Practice and my clients statistics show that outcomes can be very different for women who have a Private Midwife and Continuity of care. In 2018 I cared for 21 first time Mothers, and all of them had vaginal births. I really believe this is largely due to the right physical and emotional preparation in pregnancy.My special interests are protecting the first birth and VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Caesarean).

Outside of work I like to be with my Family and my horses.’I am very excited to be working with the Koru team x

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Cindy-Lee Waite

Clinical Hypnotherapist

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Cindy is a fully accredited Hypnotherapist and NLP Consultant.

She has been practising Hypnotherapy and NLP since 2012, embarking on training after being inspired during her first year of studying psychology.

Cindy completed a Certificate IV in Clinical Hypnotherapy (2012), followed by the Diploma of Clinical Hypnotherapy (2013).

On completing, the training academy launched the world first accredited training for Clinical Hypnotherapy for Conception and Childbirth. Having a special interest in this area of practice, she decided to specialise in this area, completing the one year program in 2014 with 5 other women. They were the first in the world to complete the newly developed Diploma of Clinical Hypnotherapy for conception and childbirth.

With the aim of further improvement and development, she undertook a Graduate Certificate in Neuro Linguisitic Programming. In 2015 she trained in the Billings method, a natural fertility and contraceptive method as well as obtaining a Certificate in Risk Assessment of Family Violence. In addition she has undertaken an Advance Transpersonal Art Therapy certificate. She incorporates strategies from Art Therapy into some sessions.

Cindy demonstrates strong values around helping others, compassion, empathy, consideration, respect, loyalty and ethics. She ensures trust is built with the client. Cindy is passionate about helping others to achieve change. These values are important when undertaking her role in the field of Hypnotherapy and NLP.

Committed to ongoing education and development, she is currently in third year of a Bachelor of Science (Psychology).

Cindy is a therapist that has walked the shoes of many different paths. She believes this assists in an ability to show a higher understanding towards those who seek her assistance. Having experienced childbirth, relationship breakdowns, workplace bullying, depression, anxiety, fears, domestic violence, divorce, separation, grief, weight issues, she has been able to address these areas within her own life.

As a high performer, she has achieved an Australian record in Ten Pin bowling. She was the first female umpire in the Eastern District Football. In addition Cindy is a Life Governor of the Royal Women’s Hospital. She received the award of Student Of The Year at the Academy of Hypnotic Science 2013 and recently voted one of the top 25 therapist in the Croydon area, after establishing a successful work from home business. Cindy feels she is living out her passion as a hypnotherapist.

When not assisting others in making change, she is a committed, loving, caring and compassionate parent and grandmother. She has three grown children and 3 grandchildren. Cindy enjoys spending time with family and friends, going to operas, theatre and dances. She exercises by taking nice long walks are enriches her mind and treatment by being committed to studying.

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