Jasper Health is proud to offer a comprehensive list of Allied Health services. Below you will find the service list accompanied with a brief description of our practitioners details and special interests.

Yanick Chani


BExSc, DPT, GLAD Yannick graduated with a Doctor of Physiotherapy from Bond University in Queensland. During his course he conducted research on the Influence of Motor Imagery on Mobility and Balance in the Elderly Population, which since has been published in the Journal of Physiotherapy. Yannick is a Dance Medicine Australia accredited Physiotherapist. He has also completed world renowned GLA:D certification which focuses on Osteoarthritis and exercise. Yannick completed a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Sports Science from Victoria University, which enabled him to work with the Strength and Conditioning team at Richmond Football Club (VFL). He has had further sporting experience working with Uni Blues Football Club (VAFA), Sandringham Zebras (VFL) and St. Kilda Southern Saints (WVFL). Yannick has an interest in all injuries, strength and conditioning and the required rehabilitation to return patients to their respective sports. Yannick was previously a Personal Trainer for 10 years and is able to use his expertise in exercise and physiotherapy to achieve the goals of his patients in a more holistic approach. In his spare time, Yannick enjoys going to the gym, playing tennis and heading down to the coast. 

    Dr Vivienne Wilmott (née Tilyard)


    B.Sc (Clin.Sci); M.H.Sc(Osteo) Vivienne firmly believes that educating her patients to understand the nature of their condition is the key to pain management and recovery from injury. She provides hands on treatment combined with exercise prescription, ergonomic advice and lifestyle modifications to help her patients get back to their normal. Vivienne thoroughly enjoys treating the wide variety of conditions that patients present to her with, and is enthusiastic about the role she plays in helping her patients overcome injuries and manage pain. Vivienne has undergone further training in Clinical Pilates with specific training in Pre and Post Natal Pilates. Vivienne finds Clinical Pilates to be very beneficial in the long-term management of conditions such as Lower Back Pain, Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis as well as for helping women in the Pre and Postal Natal period to overcome pregnancy or birth related pelvic floor dysfunction. Vivienne actively takes an interest in her own health, regularly practicing Pilates and Yoga as well as going for walks along Melbourne’s beautiful bayside beaches or the Yarra. Vivienne and Connie operate under the banner of Osteopaths of Bentleigh, and have their own website with further information. Visit for details. 

      Dr Connie Petousis


      B.Sc (Clin.Sci);M.H.Sc(Osteo) During her studies, Connie worked closely with the De La Salle Old Collegians Football Club as a sports trainer. She has a keen interest in working with prenatal and postnatal women as well as babies and children. Connie has a passion for treating everyone; from expecting mothers to improving musculoskeletal function of babies and children, including newborns. Connie has undertaken many Postgraduate courses related to treating pre and post-natal women, treating infants, advice regarding breastfeeding, recognising tongue ties and teaching calm birth skills. Connie strongly believes in the Osteopathic philosophy of treating the cause of the pain rather than just the symptoms and enjoys the challenges that this brings. She employs a wide variety of techniques both structural and indirect. Connie is a Bentleigh local and enjoys cooking, keeping active and catching up with friends in her spare time. Vivienne and Connie operate under the banner of Osteopaths of Bentleigh, and have their own website with further information. Visit for details. 

        Jenny Davidson


        Jenny is an Accredited Practising Dietician with over 25 years experience. Her qualifications include a Bachelor of Science (Nutrition major), Post Graduate Diploma of Dietetics and a Post Graduate Certfiicate in Exercise Medicine. She is a Member of the Dietitians Association of Australia and has provider numbers with Medicare, Department of Veterans Affair and TAC. Jenny’s background includes clinical dietetics at five hospitals as well as management experience in hospital Food Service and Community Health Services conducting group programs and health promotion, now working exclusively in Private Practice. Jenny consults on a wide variety of nutrition disorders including weight management (both overweight and underweight), diabetes, heart disease, hypertension and bowel disorders to name a few. For further information – 


          Emma Sansalone

          Exercise Physiologist

          Emma is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP), specialising in clinical exercise prescription for both the treatment and prevention of chronic health conditions and injuries. She assesses and manages a range of chronic health conditions and specialises in Chronic Fatigue states and Exercise Oncology. As a Health Professional Associate with Musculoskeletal Australia, Emma also has extensive experience and knowledge in assessing and managing various types of Arthritis, with extensive experience in Rheumatoid Arthritis. Emma offers consultations at the clinic by appointment and is also available for home visits and telehealth appointments. For more information please visit


            Sean Sullivan - B.Pod. M.A.Pod.A.


            Sean graduated from La Trobe University in 1995, and has been established in the area for almost 15 years. Sean deals in all aspects of podiatry incldung: heel/arch pain, diabetic care and assessment, postural/buimechanical analysis, orthotics, flat feet, corns/calluses, nail care, and foot related knee and hip pain. Pensioner/seniors discounts are available for standard consultations, and HICAPS are available on site for clients covered through the priate health scheme. Clients eligible under the medicare ((EPC) scheme are bulk-billed. Sean is interesetd in health and fitness, and when not at work, he enjoys home renovating, playing violin, and spending time with his wife, Nicole and this young three children.

              Mark Kelly

              Myotherapist, Personal Trainer, and Pilates instructor

              Mark a registered Myotherapist, Personal Trainer, and Pilates instructor, who has been practising for ten years. He has also lectured at RMIT University training future Myotherapists, and currently works as a Trainer and Assessor for students studying Personal Training. He is experienced in providing treatment for injury prevention, health and fitness maintenance, and treatment during injury and rehabilitation. Having been a competitive cyclist and swimmer, Mark understands the importance of balancing training and recovery to prevent injury. Mark has worked with a range of sporting clubs including the Australian Squash Team, Springvale districts football team, swimmers, runners, triathletes and cyclists. He also treats WorkCover patients, is experienced in pain management and improving function in older adults. Treatment modalities include, various forms of Soft Tissue Therapy, Myofascial Dry Needling, Neuromuscular Techniques, Stretching, Non-thrust joint mobilisation, Corrective exercises, advice and management. Mark also provides personal training services and Pilates classes at Jasper Health.

                Dr Giovanna Lajbcygier

                Clinical Psychologist

                Giovanna (or Jo) believes that all individuals are capable of change regardless of change however reluctant they might at times to break with the status quo.  She has a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and over 16 years of experience working with clients. She encourages clients to embrace new techniques and strategies that produce greater satisfaction and happiness and work, home, personal relationships and other important areas of their life.

                Jo works with everyone from adolescence right through to senior years and covers a wide range of problem areas such as stress management, anxiety and depression, grief and loss, relationship difficulties and eating related difficulties. Jo uses a cognitive behavioural framework (CBT) and principles of solution-focused therapy and mindfulness. Her focus is helping clients recognise and build on their strengths, and make the important links between their thoughts feelings and behaviours. She have a warm and empathic approach and is grateful for the opportunities to help her clients.


                  Maria Bailey


                  Maria is a registered psychologist, former Professional Tennis Player, Tennis Coach, Secondary Teacher trained, and a parent of six children.

                  Maria has worked in a variety of setting including schools, clubs and in private practice. With a wealth of life experience, a healthy dose of good humour, and a serve of positivity, Maria promotes a professional, caring, collaborative and therapeutic relationship that celebrates diversity, inclusivity and respectful relationships.

                  A lifelong learner, Maria is dynamic, nurturing and passionate about celebrating each individual along their journey of life (children / adolescents / adults/ aged) and promotes well-being along each stage of transition. Maria supports patients in a broad range of areas including but not limited to:

                  • Aspiring Athletes – Creating a Personal Toolbox
                  • Tennis Players and Elite Professionals
                  • Mindful Sport Performance Enhancement for Athletes
                  • Transition – Life after Sport
                  • Stress and Anxiety
                  • Low Moods / Depressive Symptoms / Motivation
                  • Focus and Attention
                  • Confidence / Self Esteem / Healthy Body Image
                  • Grief & Loss
                  • Adjustments
                  • Performance and Anxiety
                  • Self – Care
                  • General Mental Health and Well-being
                  • Parent Education
                  • Presentations and Workshops relating to any of above
                  • Assessment for diagnosis and intervention with neurodevelopmental disorders (by special arrangement)

                  Maria is currently training Miss Bear-Bear, to be the Newfoundland Therapy Dog, who loves hugs, pats, treats and people – in general.

                  Maria has Published peer reviewed papers on the topics of; Psychomotor skills, Working Memory and Learning and Physical Activities, Sense of Belonging and Mental Health. Maria utilizes a range of evidence based Psychological Interventions which are drawn from many areas such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) incorporating strength based and Mindfulness principles.


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