About Us

Osteopathy & Naturopathy is what we do.

We use evidence and results-based treatment techniques and options to achieve your best outcome and get you back doing what you want to do.

We may be able to help you with a variety of conditions and ailments. It’s all about finding the core of the problem and addressing it. That’s where we find the pieces of your puzzle and place them together. Helping you find your Total Balance.

Meet our Osteopaths

Dr Dan East

Osteo

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Dan is one of our Osteopaths. He joins our osteopathic team while being mentored by Bec and Simmone. Dan is skilled in the osteopathic treatment process as part of our osteopathic team.

After leaving school and completing a Science degree at Melbourne University, Dan found himself looking into options in the health care field.

Dr Dan East

Dr. Lachlan Chisholm

Osteo

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After completing year 12, Lachlan had a clear idea of what he wanted to pursue as a career. Coming from a medical background in which both of his parents are doctors, he knew that he wanted to move into the medical field and fulfill his desire to help people. He found the world of […]

After completing year 12, Lachlan had a clear idea of what he wanted to pursue as a career.

dr Lachlan Chisholm

Dr. Simmone Ortland

Osteo | b.sci(clin.sci) m.h.sci(osteo)

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Not only a talented osteopath, Simmone is also qualified in dry needling and is an expert in treating lower back and pelvic pain in pregnant women.

Simmone completed her Bachelor of Clinical Science and Masters of Health Science in Osteopathy at Victoria University during five years of full time study. Simmone has a keen interest in treating patients of all ages and presenting conditions, in particular babies and children, women’s health complaints; predominantly pregnancy related low back and pelvic pain.

Dr. Sarah Duggan

Osteo | b.app.sci(clin.sci)m.h.sci(osteo)

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Sarah first discovered Osteopathy in secondary school after receiving treatment herself, for posture-related neck and back pain. This began her interest in the profession and led her to complete the Bachelor of Clinical Science and Masters of Health Science in Osteopathy at Victoria University. Whilst studying, Sarah worked as a sports trainer at Cheltenham Football Club. It was here that she developed a specific interest in the management and prevention of common sporting injuries, through osteopathic treatment.

Dr. Megan Brooks

Osteo | b.app.sci(clin.sci)m.h.sci(osteo)

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Megan is one of our Osteopaths. She joins our osteopathic team while being mentored by Bec and Simmone. Megan is skilled in osteopathic treatment process as part of our osteopathic team.

Megan completed her internship here with us at Total Balance and quickly showed her dedication and enthusiasm to the people she helps with osteopathy.

Simone Rupp

Myotherapist

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Simone is a Clinical Myotherapist who graduated from the Bachelor of Health Science in Myotherapy at Southern School of Natural Therapies in 2018. She was driven to expand her knowledge and skills following on from her studies in remedial massage. Simone has over 8 years of clinical experience and brings together her hands-on skills […]

Dr Rebecca Farthing

Passionate, energetic, and totally dedicated to the care of her patients, Rebecca is an experienced osteopath and the founder of Total Balance Healthcare.

Dr. Rebecca Farthing completed her osteopathic qualification at Victoria University which requires five years of full-time study. This includes a Bachelor in Clinical Sciences and a Masters in Osteopathy. Rebecca has a keen interest in the treatment of headaches, pelvic girdle pain, and peripheral joint pain (ie elbow, knee). She also believes and likes to promote a patient’s overall well-being and good health through diet, exercise, stretches, and strengthening programs. She believes this will help optimise long-term health and pain relief.

Dr Rebecca Farthing

Meet our Naturopath

Passionate, energetic, and totally dedicated to the care of her patients, Rebecca is an experienced osteopath and the founder of Total Balance Healthcare.

Dr. Rebecca Farthing completed her osteopathic qualification at Victoria University which requires five years of full-time study. This includes a Bachelor in Clinical Sciences and a Masters in Osteopathy. Rebecca has a keen interest in the treatment of headaches, pelvic girdle pain, and peripheral joint pain (ie elbow, knee). She also believes and likes to promote a patient’s overall well-being and good health through diet, exercise, stretches, and strengthening programs. She believes this will help optimise long-term health and pain relief.

Dr Rebecca Farthing

Meet our Nutritionist and Dietitian

Laura Goodridge

Nutritionist & Dietitian

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Laura is a dual qualified Nutritionist & Dietetian after completing her Bachelor of Nutrition Science degree and her Master’s of Dietetics at Monash University. She is super passionate about health and fitness, and her goal is to be able to help people to be the happiest and healthiest they can be!  In her spare time, she enjoys going […]

Meet our Admin Staff

Ilme Barnes

Practice Manager

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Ilme helps keep the reception and administration at Total Balance Healthcare running smoothly, with a genuinely friendly and caring attitude.

Ilme is married with 2 grown-up children and grandmother to Dylan and Thomas.

Ilme Barnes

Sandi Robertson

Receptionist

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Sandi loves working and interacting with people, and is currently working on her Masters in Social Work. In her spare time, she likes to do handcraft, read, play with her dogs, and spend time with her family. Sandi has been involved in Scouting for over 30 years and enjoys bringing out the potential in the […]

Cassie Landt

Receptionist

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Cassie is the youngest member of the Total Balance team, joining us in 2015. She is currently studying a Bachelor of Arts at Monash University, majoring in Literature, and is planning on completing a Masters in Social Work afterward. Outside of work and uni, Cassie spends her free time doing her two favourite things: reading […]