Allied Health – South Melbourne Doctors
Angela Koukoulas BSc Psych
Angela has over 19 years working in the community sector with disadvantaged and marginalised children, young people, and adults. Angela has vast experience in individual counselling with adolescents and adults. She has worked with individuals that have NDIS, Workcover, or TAC involvement. Angela has held senior executive roles within Anglicare Victoria; Lectured sessional at Victoria University; Held a Senior Role at New View Psychology. Angela also has vast experience in providing presentations and seminars in the corporate, government, and psychology sectors.
Angela is fluent in speaking, reading, and writing Greek.
Provides services to:
Adults and Adolescents
Areas of expertise:
- Anxiety – panic and general
- Grief &loss
- Adjustment Issues
- Self-esteem and Confidence Issues
- Behavioural Issues
- Anger/Behaviour Management
- Parenting Issues
Types of treatment modalities used:
Angela uses an eclectic approach of treatment modalities: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy; Solution Focused, Person Centred Approach, Motivational Interviewing and Mindfulness. Angela has a great passion for her work and has a realistic and positive view to allowing her clients to reach their full potential.
Accredited Practicing Dietitian
Dr Maryam Bassirat
PhD (Med), MDiet, BSc Biochem (Hons), Grad Cert Hum Nut
Maryam believes in the prevention of potentially harmful medical conditions. Her passion for nutrition and its link with chronic diseases was the motivating factor for choosing her career in medical research. She started her journey by completing her Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry at Manchester University in UK, followed by a PhD in medicine at Melbourne University. She has over 15 years of research experience in inflammatory chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and chronic pain. Maryam has numerous publications including a book, been employed in major hospitals in Melbourne and has been involved in teaching throughout her career. In 2014, she decided to further advance her skills by completing a Graduate certificate of Human nutrition at Deakin and a Master’s degree in Dietetics at Monash University.
Maryam believes in building a strong relationship with her clients and offering them the most recent research findings so they can make an informed decision about their current treatment plan and future health goals. Her nutritional counselling is positive and tailored to suit her client’s needs in supporting their goals towards improving their quality of life.
Maryam can provide nutritional advice for:
- Diabetes management (including carbohydrate counting)
- Heart disease (High cholesterol, High blood pressure)
- Bone health (Arthritis, osteoporosis)
- Gastrointestinal disorders (stomach, bowel)
- Cancer management
- Healthy eating (Intuitive/mindful eating and a non-diet approach)
- Weight management
- Adolescents health & Aged care
Dr Sam Besnek BHS, MPP
General foot care, diabetic foot, circulation problems, flat foot, orthotics.
Qualified to provide PRP injections to foot joints.
I completed my degree of Bachelor of Health Science and Master of Podiatric Practice at La Trobe University. I’ve worked in multiple clinical settings including public hospitals, community health centres and private practices. My personal interest in sports, especially soccer and martial arts, has given me a wider understanding of how important it is to feel and be healthy.
Stemming from these personal experiences, I have a main interest in sports podiatry and treating chronic heel, shin and knee pain. I’ve adapted a combination of different therapeutic approaches to treat such conditions successfully. These include injection therapies, dry needling and orthotics prescribing.
Furthermore, my experiences lie in paediatric care, diabetic assessments, and injury prevention. Once again, my work in multiple health care settings has equipped me with the experience to adequately treat such conditions.
Margarita Gurevich, B.Phty MAPA
Margarita completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy degree at La Trobe University as well as a Diploma of Scenar Therapy in Moscow Scenar Centre. Margarita has extensive experience and specialises in SCENAR therapy, electrotherapy, and women’s health.
Margarita is the Senior Physiotherapist at Health Point Physiotherapy and is now joining the team at RealCare Health Clinic. In the past, Margarita worked for MD Health Physiotherapy for over a year and specialised in Clinical Pilates. Shortly after, she went to Moscow to further develop her Physiotherapy skills in the areas of disease diagnostics and treatment.
Over the months she was in Moscow, she acquired knowledge and skills in electrotherapy methodologies including ultrasound, interferential, electrostimulation, magnetotherapy, SCENAR therapy, and drug phoresis.
Margarita has been actively involved in SCENAR conferences, presenting a Case Study together with our Senior Clinical Advisor on the use of SCENAR therapy for the treatment of functional dyspepsia at the 4th Australasian SCENAR Conference.
Margarita uses general physiotherapy techniques and are experts in electrotherapy, SCENAR therapy, McKenzie method, Clinical Pilates, Real Time ultrasound and other evidence-based techniques. She specialises in the following conditions:
- back and neck pain
- joint pain, including osteoarthritis
- tension headaches and cervicogenic
- bursitis, tendinitis – shoulders, elbows, hips, knees
- plantar fasciitis, heel spurs
- sports injuries