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Emily & Fiona are available for appointments via Telehealth, Zoom, Skype, phone and one on one consultations.
To make a booking please email your enquiry directly to:

Email Address
Emily@wellnessguru.com.au
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0452282042
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Emily Practices from Melbourne Sports And Spinal Osteopathic Clinic Shop 4/110 James St, Templestowe

 

Emily Practices from Melbourne Sports And Spinal Osteopathic Clinic Shop

Frequently Asked Questions

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What happens during a consult?
During your initial 60-minute consult we get to know one another and find out what your health goals are. I will take a thorough case history with you to understand your personal situation and the journey you have been on thus far. We will then discuss any integrative pathology testing that would be of benefit to help give us clues as to the cause and drivers of your dis-ease. We will then discuss ways to implement dietary and lifestyle changes to start supporting your journey towards wellness. Unless something is really obvious or you have acute symptoms, no herbal or nutritional supplementation is prescribed in the initial consult. This is to make sure we run relevant pathology testing first to determine the need for nutritional or herbal supplementation.
What is the cost of a consultation?

An initial consult is $360. This covers the 4 – 6 hours of research that is put into each and every case. I believe that spending a lot more time at the beginning to understand your personal circumstances and properly test for underlying functional drivers of dis-ease that we get much better long term outcomes, that in the long run cost you a lost less. I never want to guess with someone’s health, I would rather take my time to understand your situation and your body and prescribe dietary, lifestyle and therapeutic support based on sound evidence. I also work with a team of health care professionals and often take time to discuss your case and work out a full supported health care plan.

I am in a wheel chair and find it hard to get to appointments
I am available to see patients via Zoom or Skype if travelling due to disability is hard. Our clinic in Eltham is also wheelchair friendly. Just let the reception team know before you come and we will make sure we are there to let you through the back door.
How often do you need to see me?
After your initial consult I will generally see you 4 weeks later for a follow up. This is to allow time for any pathology results to come back in. It also gives you time to integrate dietary and lifestyle changes and to see what effect these have on your health. After your first follow up consult we work out a plan that suits you, I am available in between consults via email for support. I believe if you have any questions that you should be able to ask so I encourage patients to reach out to me, we often tweak and adjust things based on your feedback between appointments so you have the maximum results in the time between consults.
Do I have to change my diet to get results?
The short answer… If you keep doing what you have always done, you will keep getting what you have always got. What we put into our mouths play a huge role in how we feel day to day, that is magnified if we have an autoimmune or neurodegenerative health condition. I will always work with you to make it realistic, but the short answer is yes. You may just have to make friends with green leafy vegetables.
How much does pathology testing cost?
That will depend on the type of pathology testing we decide to have done. As much as possible I will work with your doctor to run basic tests that are often covered by Medicare. We will discuss anything else that might be useful and decide whether extra testing is useful on a cost to benefit ration.

Meet Your Naturopaths

Emily Cahill Registered Nurse & Naturopath & BHSc. Naturopathy (ANTA), BHSc. Nursing

I’ve always had a strong interest in health and understanding the human body. This, coupled with a desire to help people, resulted in me studying nursing. I completed my nursing degree in 2005 and when I went on to work in an acute care hospital, I noticed that despite access to good medical care, my patients continued to return to the hospital sicker and sicker. Clearly, we were missing something!

This prompted me to look elsewhere for a more holistic, natural approach to health care that addresses the underlying cause of disease and takes into account the whole person, leading me to study naturopathy.

Having a firm foundation in both the traditional medical model and natural medicine gives me a unique understanding of health and disease and I know just how important it is to uncover and address the root cause of your disease rather than just putting bandaids on symptoms.

Alongside my nursing and naturopathy qualifications, I’m also a Reiki and EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) practitioner and have a particular interest in the role the mind plays in health and disease. I have experienced first-hand how changing your thoughts and emotions can profoundly improve your physical and mental health and I love helping people discover this for themselves.

My special interest areas in clinic are:

– Multiple Sclerosis
– Stress and Anxiety
– Oncology
– Kidney Disease

Fiona Chin B.Hsc

I am a fully qualified Naturopath with over 15 years experience. I am qualified in herbal medicine, nutrition, food therapy, holistic counselling, live blood analysis, essences, kinesiology and mindfulness.

My passion is in treating patients as a person and not a disease, which lead me to develop a special interest in the link between the mind and health. I am a Team Leader for Dr. Joe Dispenza, and practices meditation for 2 hours a day.

When I am is not busy seeing patients, or researching how to best support my patients, you will find me at a Dr. Joe Dispenza event as a Team leader, reading a book, riding my horses or spending time in nature.