Visiting Allied Health Professionals’ Profiles

The practice has a number of in-house and visiting Allied Health Professionals providing multi-disciplinary care to  the patients of Wynyard Medical Centre.

Steven Hooper (Audiometrist)

Steven is a qualified Audiometrist from Hobart, who comes to the practice every 3rd week of the month to provide hearing assessments to the patients of Wynyard Medical Centre.

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Holly Pettingill (Dietitian)

 Holly Pettingill is an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD). Her qualifications include a Masters of Nutrition and Dietetics, Bachelor of Health Science and Bachelor of Education.

She has a passion for good food and sharing my knowledge of nutrition with others. I don’t believe in fad diets or a “one size fits all” approach. She will work with you to find your nutritional needs, help you set goals and make a plan that suits your lifestyle.

Whether you need help managing a health problem or just want to improve your diet to set you up for a healthier future, She can give you the advice and support you are looking for.

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Naomi Ralph (Dietitian)

Originally from Darwin, Naomi returns to regional living after several years in Melbourne where she completed her Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics at Monash University. She is also a qualified yoga instructor and is passionate about good food and healthy living. She has special interests in heart health, diabetes and paediatric nutrition and is here to provide personal nutrition plans that will help you achieve your health and wellbeing goals.  

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Tanushka Alva (Physiotherapist)

Tanushka is a passionate physiotherapist and Clinical Pilates practitioner.

Tanushka has completed her Masters of Clinical Sports Physiotherapy at Curtin University in Perth, WA.

Also has had experience working with the Perth Glory Women’s soccer team, as well as her interest in treating sports injuries. She has also worked with many women’s health issues.

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Julian Varney (Podiatrist)

Julian Varney has more than twenty years of experience in podiatry. His areas of expertise includes sport injury management, gait analysis, orthotic provision, kids’ development and more. On his free time, he is a keen bushwalker and cyclist.

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Rachelle Tecson (Podiatrist)

Rachelle Tecson has more than eight years of experience working in Tasmania. She has expertise in general podiatry care, dry needling, chronic injury management and is trained in the use of Rocktap.

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Dr Scott Springer (Chiropractor)

Dr Springer has 33 years experience as a Chiropractor. He loves surfing, riding and is very active with the community!

He is passionate about Family, Health and Lifestyle, Chiropractic, and enjoying all Tasmania has to offer.

Scott and his wife Cathy were married in 1986, they have four grown children and 2 grand kids.

Scott was initially attracted to hands on care after suffering a sports injury at the age of 15. If not for the care he has received since that time he says he would have been a “grumpy old man” for the last 40 years.

If he is not practising chiropractic or spending time with his family there is a good chance he is at the beach, going for a surf or a kayak, enjoying a motorbike ride on the beautiful Tasmanian roads, or bush walking.

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Michael O’Donnell (Psychologist )

Qualifications: Bachelor of Psychology

Key Skills and Experience:

  • Practising since 1999
  • Counselling and presenting programs in Correctional Setting
  • Employee Assistance Programs delivering individual and couple counselling, mental health and resilience presentations in various organisations
  • Working with young people and their families in Child and Adolescent Mental Health

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Vanessa Gale (Psychologist)

Vanessa Gale is a Registered Psychologist with clinical experience working across the life-span; with a particular interest in developmental psychology, child and adolescent mental health, cognitive and learning assessment and diagnosis. She has experience in working with adults and children with various diagnoses and presentations, including mood disorders, anxiety, PTSD, trauma and adjustment disorders, and substance dependence.

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Del Crampton (Respiratory Scientist)

Del is a Certified Respiratory Function Scientist from Tasmanian Lung Service, Launceston who visits once each month to provide Lung Testing Clinics at Wynyard Medical Centre. She does high quality testing for the diagnosis and management of patients with breathing problems. Requests for testing can be made in consultation with your doctor at this practice, and all testing is bulk-billed.

Please come and see Del if you need complete lung function testing. She is very lovely, professional and ready to help you out.

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