Meet Dr Julia Higgins- Chiropractor
Julia was born and raised on a small farm in Gippsland Victoria. After finishing her schooling in Sale, she went on to complete her Bachelor of Applied Science (Clinical) and Bachelor of Chiropractic Science at RMIT University in Melbourne in 1997.
Julia worked in both Melbourne and Bacchus Marsh before purchasing a clinic in Ballarat in 1999. Julia has grown and developed the Ballarat Integrated Health Centre into a busy and respected clinic in the 18 years of her ownership. She continues to work in the Ballarat practice as well as locally in Bacchus Marsh.
Julia and her husband Stace have two sons, Thomas and Cameron. Julia enjoys playing in the Bacchus Marsh tennis and basketball associations, as well as being involved locally with her kids.
Julia is available Monday and Thursday, and one Saturday a month.
Meet Dr Jessica Mibus- Chiropractor
Jess is originally from the Western District, having grown up on the family farm west of Portland. After completing her schooling, she went on to spend a year in England working as a volunteer.
Returning to Australia, Jess attended RMIT University in Melbourne and graduating in 2008 with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Complementary Medicine- Chiropractic) and a Masters in Clinical Chiropractic. She has since divided her time between her young family and working in the Ballarat Practice.
Jess and her husband Jon have two daughters, Lorelei and Philippa. Jess enjoys time in the kitchen (despite the 2 little helpers), still manages to find time for the occasional book and enjoys downtime by being crafty.
Jess is available in the clinic on Tuesday and Friday, and one Saturday a month.
Meet Steve Guy – Myotherapist
Steve graduated from the Australian college of Sports Therapy in 2009 with an Advanced Diploma in Remedial Massage (Myotherapy). Since then he had worked for the Victorian Bushrangers Cricket team, the Darley Football Club and privately in Ballarat.
Steve specialises in remedial massage, pregnancy massage, corrective exercise, dry needling and cupping as well as routine maintenance massage. In 2018 Steve will complete his specialised training in Oncology Massage.
In Steve’s spare time he is a keen gardener, enjoys playing basketball and tennis, and has enjoyed visiting Europe with his wife Sarah. Steve and Sarah had the joy of welcoming their first baby in November 2017, a little boy named Ethan.
Steve is available on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
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Meet Heather Nijhof – Massuer
Heather graduated from the Melbourne College of Natural Medicine in 2002 with an Advanced Diploma of Health Science (Naturopathy), a Diploma of Health Science (Herbal Medicine) and a Diploma of Health Science (Nutrition).
Heather has extensive experience in deep tissue massage working for herself and been in clinical practice for over 15 years.
Heather has two sons, and when not taking them to their multiple sporting tournaments, she enjoys the personal challenge of endurance cycling. Heather is motivated to help brighten the lives of all she comes across and is truly one of the nicest people possible.
Heather is available by appointment only.
Meet Stefa Jarema – Psychologist
Stefa is a qualified psychologist graduating from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology with honours. She also holds qualifications and experience in both Pharmacy and Teaching.
Stefa has over 15 years experience of working with children, adolescents, adults and families. She generally employs cognitive behavioural practices (CBT) and mindfulness when working with clients and believes in the importance of self-care practices. She believes that early intervention is the key to allowing individuals to function at their personal best.
Stefa is available every Friday, by appointment.
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