Your Practitioners
Emily Physio
Emily Moore

Physiotherapist

Emily is our gorgeous physiotherapist and is passionate about health and wellness for all in her care. She is very experienced with over 10 years of working with patients and their families, to empower them with accurate knowledge about their own health.

Emily graduated from Bachelor of Physiotherapy at Monash University in 2010 and in the years that followed, she has worked in a broad range of physiotherapy areas. These include women’s health, paediatrics, geriatrics, orthopaedic outpatient and intensive care unit physiotherapy and rehabilitation. She has been employed in the public system at one of Melbourne’s large tertiary teaching hospitals, mentoring and educating physiotherapy students and new graduates.

She very quickly discovered her interest in women’s health physiotherapy, and now specialises in this area at Peninsula Health, including care for pregnant and new mums. She is excited to bring her extensive knowledge to private practice and we are thrilled to have her joining our team.

She provides treatment for a range of problems relating to the pelvis, including pelvic instability and symphysis pubis separation. She treats bladder and bowel incontinence and effectively assists with weakness and dysfunction of the perineum.

It is important that pelvic floor function be assessed post birth for all women. Emily will assist with rehabilitation of the muscles effected by pregnancy including perineum and abdomen post delivery.  Research shows that half the women doing pelvic floor exercises are performing them incorrectly. This can increase their chance of postpartum complications such as incontinence or pelvic organ prolapse, following a normal vaginal birth, forceps or caesarean section.

Strengthening the abdominal muscles not only helps with lower back pain but is essential for recovery of separated abdominal muscles (rectus abdominus diastasis) after having a baby. Emily will assess the abdominal muscles and treat any separation, pelvic girdle pain, back pain, thoracic pain experienced during and after pregnancy.

She also conducts ante and postnatal classes for mums on the peninsula to ensure a healthy pelvic floor and to facilitate a speedy recovery and return to normal family life.

Her passion for assisting patients with women’s health issues, started early in her career, prior to having children. After the births of her two girls, her drive to assist women is now even stronger. This led her to complete further studies in women’s health including Post Graduate Certificate in Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy at Melbourne University.

Being born and raised on the Peninsula, Emily is committed to contributing to the local community by educating women and men about their pelvic floor and how this can empower them to achieve their desired goals.

Outside of work, she loves running around after her two young, mischievous daughters. Emily enjoys keeping fit and healthy.  She loooooves shopping, coffee with friends and enjoys the amazing food and choices we have on our stunning Mornington Peninsula.

 

Midwife Lisa marshall bub and bloom
Lisa Marshall

Community Midwife Practitioner

Lisa is a fun loving, caring and professional midwife. She has excelled in her career as a Clinical Midwife Specialist in a large tertiary hospital and community midwife. She offers families private and intimate continuity of care through their antenatal and postnatal period, whilst providing an in-depth preparation for their birthing journey.

She  is truly one of those gems that are hard to find and we are so lucky to have her as part of our team.

Lisa has been a registered midwife for 25 years and is highly respected by the obstetricians she works with and provides a through yet light hearted approach to this new transition for mums and dads, or same sex partners.

She has worked with women in both low and high risk care. As a Birth Centre midwife for many years, she autonomously provided close continuity of care for her mothers and families. Her high risk knowledge and expertise provides a safe yet nurturing and informative approach to care. Lisa uses a team and collaborative approach to care including referrals and communications with obstetricians, GP’s ,  social work, psychologists and allied health professionals.

She confidently provides lactation support both before birth and after the baby is born.  Although she promotes and supports breastfeeding , she understands the challenges breastfeeding may have for some new mums. A thorough exploration of options will be made together that is best for baby and mum as mental health is a priority. 

Education programmes provided by Lisa include Bub and Bloom birth, settling and parenting workshops.

Lisa provides care to a culturally  diverse group of women and families. She has worked as a community midwife in Springvale assessing and understanding of the needs of new migrants , helping them to comfortably transition and integrate into the community as new parents. She has also worked regional Western Australia with the indigenous people in both Port headland and Kunarrurra.

Her zest for adventure has taken Lisa to Africa , working as a volunteer in both Zimbabwe and Botswana. In Botswana she worked as an Intensive Care Nurse with the local population for two years and then in 2012 worked as a midwife in Zimbabwe. Here she provided antenatal, labour and home visits with the local midwives .

Whilst there she also did  volunteer work with  ‘African Impact’ in the research team  for African lions. She has also worked as a medic in remote  Chile, South America. working with underprivileged young adults for 18-26 years,  offering an opportunity to experience adventure, community and research. This included kayaking, abseiling and horse riding, building a playground and plaza for the village and research working with volcanologists.

Lisa is a great addition to our team with a wealth of knowledge and passion. She believes in the sanctity of family and motherhood and the importance of women and their partners being fully supported. Being informed provides knowledge and confidence, encouraging intuitive and instinctual mothering to take shape. This allows parents to develop their own skills to support each other and to care for and tune into the needs of their own unique baby.

 

 

Lainey Smallwood Pedley

Chinese Medicine Acupuncturist & Registered Midwife

Lainey  is the business director of Family Tree Acupuncture, a registered Chinese Medicine Acupuncturist, a midwife and nurse. Her motivation is to assist women and their families to achieve optimal mental and physical health.

Lainey has a Masters in Applied Science (Acupuncture) and presently undertaking a Masters in Chinese Herbal Medicine. She uses an integrated approach with her patients’ other health and medical practitioners. Both Western and Chinese medicine have their strengths. At Family Tree it is believed that an integrated, multi-disciplinary treatment approach ensures each individual receives the best possible outcome for their health.

She confidently supports the needs of all men, women and children throughout the ages, using acupuncture and Chinese medicine therapies to successfully treat many areas of internal medicine, muscular and mental health concerns.

Lainey’s acupuncture technique is gentle and effective and may incorporate cupping, moxibustion (heat therapy), dietary therapy and lifestyle advice to restore the body to a state of good health. Distal Needling Acupuncture therapy allows Lainey to relieve chronic or unresolved painful syndromes, whether muscular, gynaecological or physiological.

Women’s health issues are one of her many interests. She uses Chinese Medicine to help couples through the challenges of infertility and provides natural fertility and IVF support. Her emphasis is on preconception and pregnancy care; vital to a healthy mum and baby. Of course Lainey manages all pregnancy related conditions, postpartum and breastfeeding issues.

She has worked as a remedial massage therapist on elite athletes working toward Commonwealth and Olympic level competition and although works as an acupuncturist can provide remedial relief from pain and rehabilitation from sports injuries.

As a speaker at three large tertiary hospitals, she provides excellence in education to midwives and practitioners alike. She runs Birthing Workshops and has been Calmbith practitioner since the programmes inception in 2004. She has extensive experience working with women whose pregnancies are considered high risk and has a close rapport with a number of obstetricians who find her work invaluable to their own practice.

She is registered with the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia (AHPRA), is a member of the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA) and is also a member of the Golden Key International Honours society for academic excellence.

She is registered with major health funds enabling her patients to access private health insurance rebates not only for acupuncture but her birthing workshops as well.