Hello! I'm Rick Anthony Alesci, a recently graduated osteopath with a strong focus on sports osteopathy, particularly within the gym environment. Being someone who thrives on activity, I take great satisfaction in helping gym-goers get back to their routines.

My passion for health and fitness drives me, and I'm eager to share this enthusiasm with my future patients. I believe this distinguishes me in the field of osteopathy, where my extensive knowledge of exercises allows me to tailor rehabilitation and gym programs to suit individual needs.

Helping others has always been a core passion of mine, initially drawing me to osteopathy. Combined with my fascination for anatomy and biomechanics, this passion solidified my decision to pursue a career in the field.

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Ann completed Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2015 at Charles Sturt University. Ann has worked in Melbourne for most of her physiotherapy career.

Ann is a Ballet dancer and Pilates enthusiast. She has completed mat work and equipment training with Australian Physiotherapy Pilates Institute and Reformer Pilates with Elixr.

Ann enjoys the way Pilates can be used to prevent, treat and manage a plethora of different conditions. Ann uses a variety of treatment methods to complement manual therapy including electrotherapy modalities, exercise rehabilitation and Clinical Pilates to improve performance and daily function.

She has previously worked within a multi-disciplinary Private Practice and developed strong interest in Women’s Health physiotherapy, having gained experience as a new mom and clients that she has worked with before she is working on expanding her knowledge into pre-natal and post-natal care for mum as well. In her down time Ann enjoys travelling, yoga and dance.

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Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Practitioner

Acupuncturist / Herbalist

Hello! My name is Anderson and I am deeply committed to guiding you towards achieving your health and wellness goals. My approach to treatment is open, encouraging, and based on a foundation of mutual trust and respect. This has allowed my clients to feel safe and supported as we navigate their health journeys together.

My background as a nationally registered Acupuncturist, Chinese Herbalist, and Chinese Herbal Dispenser with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra), and as a member of the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA), equips me with a

comprehensive toolkit to address your health concerns. My dedication to the field is demonstrated through my research contributions on cancer-related pain and fatigue as a Clinician Researcher at Western Sydney University where I have co-authored several academic papers showcasing my ongoing commitment to advancing Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Additionally, I have achieved academic excellence, having graduated at the top of my class and being awarded several prizes including the prestigious Dean’s Medal for my Bachelor of Traditional Chinese Medicine with Distinction. Having spent years in aged care and disability services, I have learned first-hand the value of empathetic and person-centred approaches in promoting compassionate health outcomes.

I have a special interest in treating psycho-emotional conditions and like to employ a range of integrative approaches such as mindfulness to emphasise the importance of personal well-being. I strive to maintain a healthy equilibrium by spending quality time with friends and family, exploring Melbourne with my whippet, coding, bouldering and unwinding with a good book at a local café. I look forward to joining the Pain Stoppers team in March and bringing my passion for healing and wellness to our community.

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Anthony (Ante) Pribanic

I'm Anthony (Ante), a Personal Trainer with over four years of experience and a qualified remedial massage therapist. My passion lies in helping clients improve their movement, posture, and overall well-being through education and customised treatments focused on biomechanics.

Having experienced my own injuries from professional dance and wrestling, I understand the importance of strength and mobility for reducing injury risks. I offer a variety of techniques and methods to assist with both sports and non-sports-related injuries. My experience with treating sports injuries comes from working with the Western Bulldogs through Victoria University's cadetship program.

My continuous interest in anatomy drives me to explore innovative approaches to deliver the best possible outcomes for my clients. When you visit, you can expect high-quality services that address your specific needs and aim to enhance your physical health

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Tracy Huang

Senior Musculoskeletal, Sports & Remedial Massage Therapy Practitioner

Tracy has been a professional musculoskeletal, sports and remedial massage therapist for over 10 years. Originally practicing in Wagga Wagga, NSW, she moved to Melbourne in March 2023 to continue her career. Tracy has completed her Diploma of Remedial Massage in 2014, and is also a qualified dry-needling therapist.

Tracy is a confident, positive, can-do person and as a former professional Taekwondo competitor, she is very knowledgeable about physical injuries and various muscle pain issues. She has provided treatment for athletes in various sports, including tennis, cycling, boxing, golf, taekwondo, ultimate frisbee, marathons, and footy.

Tracy is very passionate about helping you recover and feel your best and is proud to offer her patients the very best of therapeutic massages.

She integrates a wide range of techniques to personalise each treatment. These include remedial and deep tissue massage, sports massage, trigger points, dry needling and cupping to effectively release pain, treat injury, improve restrictions in motion, and alleviate general muscular tension/soreness. Using her experienced and gifted hands, she can easily locate those tight problem areas to give you much needed relief and promote tissue healing and recovery.

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Janice Paras

Practice Manager / Musculoskeletal, Sports and Remedial Therapy Practitioner

Janice's professional journey reflects her unwavering dedication to the field of healing. Originally from Melbourne, she relocated to Brisbane in December 2019, just as the pandemic began to unfold globally. However, her heart always remained in Melbourne, and in June 2023, she returned to her hometown, leaving behind her esteemed clinic, "Pain Be Gone."

During her time in Brisbane, Janice founded "Pain Be Gone" amidst the challenges posed by the Coronavirus Pandemic. Her genuine passion for helping others quickly gained recognition, and within a short three months, her clinic became a trusted hub for healing and hope. While parting with her clinic was a heartfelt decision, Janice ensured its legacy by passing it on to a like-minded practitioner who shares her values, ensuring that the mission of helping people persists.

Janice's journey into the realm of healing began in 2010 when she achieved her Diploma of Remedial Massage Therapy. This marked the inception of her profound commitment to restoring individuals' well-being and delivering optimal treatment to each patient she encountered. Over the years, her career path led her to renowned establishments such as Isika Spa at Melbourne Crown Metropol, The Lotus Healing Centre, Kneading Hands Massage Therapy, and No More Knots, where she collaborated with Acupuncturists, Osteopaths, Herbalists, Physiotherapists, and Myotherapists, further honing her extensive skills and gaining invaluable industry expertise.

Janice's skill set encompasses a diverse range of techniques, including gentle and deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, cupping therapy, dry needling (including electro dry needling), joint mobilization, shockwave therapy, pre/post-natal massage therapy, and sports massage. Her impressive track record extends to providing treatments to professional athletes across various sporting disciplines, including AFLW, bodybuilding, soccer, competitive CrossFit, marathon runners, triathletes, professional softball players, figure skaters, and footballers.

What truly distinguishes Janice is her unwavering commitment to her craft and her patients. Her warmth, kindness, and authentic passion shine through in every interaction. Janice consistently goes the extra mile to assist her patients in returning to their cherished activities, addressing a wide range of conditions, from Parkinson's disease, stroke aftermath, Multi Scoliosis Disorder, TMJ issues, musculoskeletal and sports injuries, to rehabilitation needs, and chronic or acute pain scenarios. Janice's dedication to healing serves as a source of hope and support for those in need.

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