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Dr Graham Rock | Movement Studio Melbourne

Dr Graham Rock

Clinical Director & Chiropractor

B.H.Sc. Chiropractic B.Chiro, B.Sc.(Chiro), B.Sc.(Human Biology)

What’s the biggest lightbulb moment you’ve had in your career so far?

Not sure about this just yet, still learning as I go along!

What do you like most about your job?

The smiles, the hugs and the love my patients bring into my office.

What is your favourite way to incorporate movement into your day?

Probably playing with my 2 year-old daughter, haha!

What are you doing if you’re not working?

Spending time with my little family or riding my bike.

How do you take your coffee?

Long mac.

Dr Graham Rock – Chiropractor

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Yvette Willison | Movement Studio Melbourne

Yvette Willison

Business Director

What’s the biggest lightbulb moment you’ve had in your career so far?

Few things get you as far as being comfortable ‘being you’ and being kind to people. Then, there’s no substitute for hard work.

What do you like most about your job?

That I get to be with my family in a space I helped create, supporting people I believe in. Truly, the dream job.

What is your favourite way to incorporate movement into your day?

I love all team sports. I’m very much looking forward to getting back on a court of some description soon.

What are you doing if you’re not working?

Child wrangling, cooking, eating and watching too much television.

How do you take your coffee?

Usually, a long black.

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Dr Erin Ponton | Movement Studio Melbourne

Dr Erin Ponton

Chiropractor

B. Health Science (Chiropractic), M. Clin. Chiropractic

What’s the biggest lightbulb moment you’ve had in your career so far?

I still have so much to learn; but I have learnt that valuing yourself and being comfortable in your career is ever so important.

What do you like most about your job?

Meeting and helping so many different beautiful people.

What is your favourite way to incorporate movement into your day?

Walking my two Dogs – Millie a golden retriever and Rebel a Maltese Cross.

What are you doing if you’re not working?

Spending time with my partner Michael and my family, Shopping with girlfriends, watching terrible reality TV or cooking/baking up a storm in the kitchen.

How do you take your coffee?

Coconut or almond latte during the week and an occasional espresso martini on the weekends.

Dr Erin Ponton – Chiropractor

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Jake | Movement Studio Melbourne

Dr Jake McPherson

Chiropractor

B. Health Science, B. Applied Science (Chiropractic)

What’s the biggest lightbulb moment you’ve had in your career so far?

I’m not sure about this one, I still have so much to learn!

What do you like most about your job?

Helping people to get out of pain.

What is your favourite way to incorporate movement into your day?

Doing resistance training in the gym on weekdays and playing field hockey on the weekends.

What are you doing if you’re not working?

Training in the gym or spending time with my partner, Rhiannon.

How do you take your coffee?

Haven’t quite got the taste for it yet…

Tim Martin | Movement Studio Melbourne

Tim Martin

Strength & Conditioning Coach

Recomp Specialist

What’s the biggest lightbulb moment you’ve had in your career so far?

When I switched to being self-employed and managed to make the transition unscathed.

What do you like most about your job?

Helping people work towards and achieve physique and life goals.

What is your favourite way to incorporate movement into your day?

5-days-a-week resistance training in the gym, or bike rides and walks with my wife and children in my down time.

What are you doing if you’re not working?

When I’m not at work I’m training, eating, running around with my children.  Also travelling interstate and overseas when, we can, to compete or for family holidays.

How do you take your coffee?

…with almond milk.

PHANTM – Precision Health and Nutrition by Tim Martin

0409 336 511
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Maddie McDonald | Remedia Massage Therapist | Movement Studio Melbourne

Maddie McDonald

Remedial Massage Therapist

Dip. Remedial Massage

What’s the biggest lightbulb moment you’ve had in your career so far

That there’s never just one way to treat a dysfunction and that I’ll always want to learn more.

What do you like most about your job?

The amazing chats I get to have with my clients while I get to help ease their pain and improve mobility.

What is your favourite way to incorporate movement into your day?

I like to walk my dog Max most mornings. And I love a good bootcamp class to kick start my day.

What are you doing if you’re not working?

Still working! Hahaha Although, I am known for my Netflix recommendations.

How do you take your coffee?

Coffee is the way to my heart. An almond latte will always put a smile on my face.

Maddie McDonald – Emjay Therapies

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Julius Gastar | Myotherapist | Movement Studio Melbourne

Julius Gastar

Myotherapist & Kinetic Link Trainer

Adv. Dip, Remedial Massage (Myotherapy)

What’s the biggest lightbulb moment you’ve had in your career so far

When I got an email from a patient who told me for the the first time in years she was able to do what she was able to lift weights and train without any pain. Thats when I realised how much I can make a difference in someones life.

What do you like most about your job?

I enjoy the detective work of trying to figure out whats going on with the human body. Figuring out whats causing the issues and trying to get people into doing what they used or loving doing without any issues.

What is your favourite way to incorporate movement into your day?

I have always enjoyed training in things such as kick boxing, karate or Jujitsu with the occasionally gym training mixed in on the side.

What are you doing if you’re not working?

Geeking out on videos game, comic books and sci fi! If I’m not trying to hit up a new place to eat or having a few drinks with some friends.

How do you take your coffee?

Like I take life, how ever it comes at me. In an espresso martini wouldn’t be bad either.

Julius Gastar Myotherapist

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Naomi Castricum | Remedial Massage | Movement Studio Melbourne

Naomi Castricium

Remedial Massage Therapist

Dip. Remedial Massage

What’s the biggest lightbulb moment you’ve had in your career so far? 
I love to see people physically improve, grow, gains and PB’s and move the way the want to.
What do you like most about your job? 
I love helping people who love and respect their bodies, just as you would a Mustang or any other piece of intricate machinery. I thoroughly enjoy working with people collaboratively to create a health care plan that suits them, their goals and making a difference in the everyday life, assisting them achieve their athletic performance and fitness goals. 
What is your favourite way to incorporate movement into your day? 
I like to train a minimum of 4-6 times per week, with my favourite things to do is lifting heavy things!
But as life can be busy, sometimes just getting the dogs out on a long bush walk is so rejuvenating for mind, body and soul.
What are you doing if you’re not working?
Training at the gym is a big part of my down time, but I also love to find the time to cook beautiful, healthy food with my family, going to local markets and browsing the stalls and being outdoors. Being salty is my favourite way to be in the summer months.
How do you take your coffee?
Almond milk flat white all the way. Im pretty fussy about my almond milk, and love to make my own but the Milk Lab almond milk is also pretty great

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Leah | Movement Studio Melbourne

Leah Gaissl

Front of House

What’s the biggest lightbulb moment you’ve had in your career so far?

Hasn’t lit up yet; still learning and growing.

What do you like most about your job?

Without a doubt, the people I’ve met here; they’re all gorgeous.

What is your favourite way to incorporate movement into your day?

I love trying out and playing new sports. This year it’s cheerleading.

What are you doing if you’re not working?

Spending time with friends and family, and when I get a chance, surfing.

How do you take your coffee?

I don’t! Soy chai latte.

Mel | Movement Studio Melbourne

Mel Bates

Front of House

What’s the biggest lightbulb moment you’ve had in your career so far?

We’re all connected! To treat everyone as equal.

 What do you like most about your job?

All the beautiful people I get to see, meet and talk to.

What is your favourite way to incorporate movement into your day?

Gardening and bushwalking. 

What are you doing if you’re not working?

Creating memories with my family.

How do you take your coffee?

White (soy milk) with half a sugar ~ Soy Latte

Jane | Movement Studio Melbourne

Jane Sartori

Front of House

What’s the biggest lightbulb moment you’ve had in your career so far?

There hasn’t been one, single, moment but every time I can help someone it makes it all worth it.

 What do you like most about your job?

Definitely the people I work with and who walk through the door; we have lots of interesting discussions!

What is your favourite way to incorporate movement into your day?

Either walking our dog, Yoshi, going to the gym or chasing after the kids!

What are you doing if you’re not working?

Being a Mum Taxi between school, kinder, activities, playdates and, if I’m lucky, I get to binge-watch some TV!

How do you take your coffee?

However it comes…

Jane Sartori | Movement Studio Melbourne

Charli Raaymakers

Front of House

What’s the biggest lightbulb moment you’ve had in your career so far?

What do you like most about your job?

What is your favourite way to incorporate movement into your day?

What are you doing if you’re not working?

How do you take your coffee?