Allied Health

Our team of pain specialists work closely with a small select group of Allied Health practitioners who understand chronic pain and specialise in the treatment of patients suffering with pain. They are also experts in specific conditions such as complex regional pain syndrome. 

Your pain specialist will inform you which of our preferred providers they would like to you make an appointment with if physiotherapy, pain psychology or occupational therapy is part of your management plan.

Dr Ann Boonzaier

(she / her)

Clinical Psychologist

Ann Boonzaier is a registered clinical psychologist with over 15 years clinical experience working in a range of settings including public mental health, private specialist pain clinics, public hospitals, and private practices. Ann has a special interest in chronic health and its impact on mental and psychological wellbeing. Ann’s clinical philosophy is to provide her clients with evidence-based information that helps them understand and actively manage their conditions.

P: 0452 014 771
E: ann.psychology@westnet.com.au
F: 03 9492 5285
W: kaizenpsyc.com.au
Address: Suite 218, 838 Collins Street Docklands 3008
Days of Work: Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays.

Dr Ann Boonzaier | Allied Health Pain Specialists

Michael Chan

(he / him)

Physiotherapist

Michael is a Physiotherapist with an expertise in stress-induced jaw pain, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) and Ehler’s-Danlos syndrome (EDS). Over the last 19 years, Michael has crafted a unique team-based treatment approach to pain which acknowledges your current situation and gently builds upon it. On your initial assessment you will be given the clarity you deserve, time to voice your expectations and frustrations, followed by a guided treatment plan which involves trusted members of the Top to Toe Health team. 

P: 03 9850 7720
E: reception@toptotoe.com.au 
W: www.toptotoe.com.au
Address: Top to Toe Health
Ground Floor, Victorian Specialist Centre
268 Manningham Road, Templestowe Lower VIC 3107
Days of Work: Weekdays.

Emma Diepenhorst

(she / her)

Occupational Therapist

Emma is an Occupational Therapist with experience in both the public and private sectors. She has a special interest in women’s pain conditions and pain in older persons. Emma takes an evidence based and holistic approach to working with her clients. She works in collaboration with her clients with the aim to support them to return to living a life of meaning. Emma offers face to face and telehealth appointments.

P: 0499 406 852
E: emma@elevationwomenshealth.com.au
W: elevationwomenshealth.com.au
Location: Docklands & In Home service
Days of Work: Monday, Tuesday & Friday

Allied Health Pain Specialists

Dr Tanya Gruenewald

(she / her)

Clinical Psychologist and Family Therapist

Dr Tanya Gruenewald is a Clinical Psychologist and Family Therapist. Tanya completed her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology/Master of Science at the University of Sydney and then completed a Diploma of Family Therapy. She is trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Family Therapy and Narrative and Attachment approaches. She has experience in both public health and private practice and has a special focus on families and child development. In addition to working in private practice Tanya holds a Senior Psychologist position on The Children’s Pain Management Service at the Royal Children’s Hospital.

P: 0492 945 042
E: tanya@metaminds.com.au
W: metaminds.com.au
Location: Caulfield North.
Preferred method of contact is email.

Allied Health Pain Specialists

Sarah Lynch

(she / her)

Physiotherapist & Yoga Teacher

Sarah is a physiotherapist with over eight years of clinical experience, specialising in chronic pain, musculoskeletal and neurological physiotherapy. Sarah has her own private practice, SKY Holistic Physiotherapy based in Collingwood where she sees clients in a multidisciplinary health clinic. Sarah is also involved in a metropolitan public hospital Pain Clinic. She has a special interest in working with fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome and widespread complex pain conditions.

In addition to her clinical experience, Sarah is also a qualified yoga teacher, practicing yoga for over a decade and completing her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training in 2020. She loves to integrate the principles of yoga and mindfulness into her compassionate and holistic approach with her clients.

P: 0421 248 780
E: sarah@skyholisticphysio.com
W: skyholisticphysio.com
Location: 188 Johnston St, Collingwood, VIC 3066
Days of work: Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat

Sarah Lynch

Dr Cate Sinclair

(she / her)

Occupational Therapist

Cate is an occupational therapist with experience in senior clinical and managerial roles in public health, private practice, community health, and child and adolescent mental health, including the senior clinician role at the Royal Children’s Hospital Pain Management Clinic for 9 years. Cate’s clinical focus is in supporting young people with complex pain and health conditions, sensory modulation and taking a personal, family, and systems perspective in treatment. Cate has direct and online appointments.

P: 9427 514 549
E: cate@vitalconnections.com.au
W: vitalconnections.com.au
Clinic days: Wednesday and Thursday

Dr Cate Sinclair | Allied Health Pain Specialists

Rachael Sheat 

(she / her)

Pain Physiotherapist

Rachael is a titled Pain Physiotherapist and Pain educator working in private practice in Melbourne. Rachael is a member of the NOI faculty, and enjoys teaching pain science application principles to health and medical professionals around the globe. 

She has a particular interest in the treatment of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) and pelvic pain, and is currently involved in two NHMRC clinical trials treating CRPS and knee Osteoarthritis. 

Rachael’s clinical philosophy is to provide a safe and nurturing environment for people to be heard and gain agency over their bodies and confidence in movement. Rachael offers pain coaching appointments via telehealth and in her consultation rooms. 

P: (03) 85941885 
E: rachael@evolvingpain.com.au
W: evolvingpain.com.au
Address: 29 Hope St, Spotswood, VIC 3015 
Days of work: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 

Rachael Sheat  | Allied Health Pain Specialists

Wellspring Centre

Dr Philippa Frances

(she/her)

Clinical Psychologist

Dr Emma Gollings

(she/her)

Clinical Psychologist

The Wellspring Centre for Clinical and Health Psychology was opened in February 2012 by clinical psychologists, Dr Philippa Frances and Dr Emma Gollings. Philippa and Emma have extensive experience working in public hospitals, community health and in private practice.

Their aim is to provide a high quality service with an emphasis on respect, working in partnership with clients, and empowering people to make positive change in their lives, regardless of their situation.

At the Wellspring Centre for Clinical and Health Psychology, we provide a welcoming environment for all our clients. Our psychology team members have extensive training and experience in helping people with emotional, psychological and physical health difficulties. We have expertise in working with mental health difficulties and understanding the psychological impact of managing a chronic health problem or adjusting to a new medical condition. We are able to support our clients to cope and manage their condition and empower them to live a full, meaningful and rewarding life.  

All of our psychologists are qualified to Doctorate or Masters degree level, and are registered with the Australian Health Practitioners Registration Authority.

We provide psychological services to adolescents and adults. 

We offer individual treatment.  We also have group programs for enhancing mental health and well-being (dates to be advised). 

We offer professional clinical supervision and run a range of professional development workshops. 

Our rooms are in the heart of Kew and we share our space with a vibrant physiotherapy practice. There is ample two hour on street parking and we are close to public transport.

P: 03 9078 8640, (03) 9069 9701 
E: wellspringcchp@optusnet.com.au
W: wellspringpsychology.com.au
Address: 308A High St, Kew VIC 3101

Dr Philippa Frances | Allied Health Pain Specialists

Dr Philippa Frances

Dr Emma Gollings | Allied Health Pain Specialists

Dr Emma Gollings