DR ARISTEA CERMINARA
Aristea is a registered Osteopath with over 18 years of extensive clinical experience. Aristea graduated from RMIT University in 2003 with a double degree in Health Science (Osteopathy) and Applied Science in Human Biology.
She spent the first four years of her career gaining varied experience in many different types of patients and working in a wide range of clinics across Melbourne. When the opportunity arose, she then established her own successful clinics in Ashburton and Newport.
Aristea is a proud mother of three children, and so it was only natural for her to pursue further studies and courses in paediatrics, obstetrics and gynaecology, enabling her to provide a higher standard of treatment for patients in need of an experienced practitioner in these areas. She has also undertaken thorough training in the field of oral ties and is a recommended provider for these issues. When Aristea isn't working she loves to spend time with her family exploring Victoria, baking and watching movies!
DR ROWINA MELLEN
B.H.Sc., B.App. Sc. (Osteopathy)
Rowina graduated from RMIT University with a 5-year double degree in Health Science/Applied Science (Osteopathy) and is also experienced in exercise and fitness, with additional qualifications in Pilates Matwork instructing and a Certificate 3 in Fitness.
Rowina has also completed additional studies in Dry Needling and Myofascial Cupping, and is able to provide these treatments as an option for her patients.
Rowina is at her happiest working with and helping people, and is passionate about making a positive difference to the lives of others, focusing on holistic, patient centred care and education.
During her studies, Rowina volunteered her time in the remote Marshall Islands in North Pacific, working to treat vulnerable members of the community with physical rehabilitation and educating locals about exercise and healthy eating. Rowina has also spent time working as an integration aide for students with physical and learning disabilities. Through these experiences, she has developed the ability to connect with a wide range of people across many cultures and demographics, and an understanding of the importance of empathy and respect to build authentic relationships.
Drawing on her experience and the latest evidence and research, Rowina strives to use a wide range of techniques tailored to patients’ individual needs for the most effective treatment and results. She strives to offer patients the care, laughter and brightness that she brings to her everyday life. Outside of work, she enjoys lots of sport and physical activity, particularly running, having a kick of footy, horse-riding, and working out in the gym.