Practitioner Profiles

Peony Fernandes
Physiotherapist

Peony became the owner of Seasons of Life in October 2015. She has a wealth of experience in Women's and Men's Health and Continence Management from having worked at the Royal Women's Hospital, Monash Health, Western Health and Northern Health. She has always enjoyed working concurrently in private practice and is pleased to now have her own practice where she can explore ideas for treatment in her areas of special interest. With the rest of her team at Seasons of Life she looks forward to making your physiotherapy experience a pleasant and holistic one. 

Qualifications
Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy) (1992)
Grad Cert (Continence and Pelvic Floor Rehab) (2002)


Paige Branagan
Physiotherapist

Paige works with us on Wednesday evenings, and spends the rest of the week as a member of the Physiotherapy team at the Mercy Hospital for Women. She developed a passion for Women’s Health whilst still a student after witnessing a birth for the first time, and one which intensified after a rotation in the Maternity Unit at Sunshine Hospital. She has a strong interest in childbirth education, active skills for labour and recovery of the pelvic floor in the postnatal period and beyond.

Qualifications
Bachelor of Physiotherapy 2010
Grad Cert Physiotherapy (Pelvic Floor) 2014


Louise Mansell
Physiotherapist

Louise joined us after the birth of her baby Indiana and brings experience and enthusiasm to Seasons of Life. She has a keen interest in all areas of Women’s Health especially pelvic girdle and pelvic pain. She is also a qualified massage therapist and passionate about Pilates. She is keen to help women prepare for birth with Pregnancy Pilates and teaching active birth techniques, as well as pregnancy massage. Her other interests include gym, martial arts (having obtained her 2nd Dan Black Belt), bike riding and kayaking. She loves camping with the family and getting outdoors. Louise is currently on maternity leave with her second child, Jasper.

Qualifications
Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy)
Grad Cert (Pelvic Floor and Continence)
Grad Cert (Exercise and Women's Health)


Daniela Zugaro
Physiotherapist

Daniela joined us after the birth of her baby Hudson. She studied at La Trobe University and has post graduate qualifications in Sports Physiotherapy. She has a passion for Pilates and Yoga, and has worked in Clinical Pilates studios in Richmond and Port Melbourne prior to Seasons of Life. Daniela is a Body Balance Instructor and Gymnastics Coach and presents for Gymnastics Victoria. She also has a physiotherapy background and experience in Occupational Health and Ergonomics.

Qualifications
Bachelor of Physiotherapy (2002)
Grad Cert (Sports Physiotherapy)


Sue Carlin
Physiotherapist

Profile to come


Catherine Smith
Physiotherapist

Profile to come


Shea Vincent
Physiotherapist

Profile to come


Peta Elliott
Remedial Massage Therapist

Peta will take appointments for Remedial Massage and Pregnancy Massage on Tuesday mornings (Wednesdays pin mid November - early December 2016). Prior to getting her massage qualifications Peta was employed as a physiotherapist at the Royal Women's Hospital where she gained valuable experience in women's health and pregnancy related conditions. She is the mother of three boys and also practices remedial massage at general practices in Ivanhoe and Northcote. She has a keen interest in supporting breastfeeding.

Qualifications
Diploma of Remedial Massage (MIMT)
Certificate of Pregnancy Massage (CCMT)
Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy)