DR MARIA AVELINO
DR TIM KENNY
FRACGP, MBBS, MRCGP, FACRRM, DCH
DR MARSH GODSALL
DR RODNEY MATISONN
MBChB South Africa
Our Allied Health
Our Allied Health includes wide range of Facilities from:
Facilitating hearing tests on site from Kon-Tiki rooms.
For all bookings, tests, updates and questions about Attune's services - phone 1300 784 322
Bhavana has been working as a physiotherapist in the area of hand therapy and upper limb rehabilitation since 2006. She has gained diverse experience by working both in the public and private sectors in the UK and here in Australia. She has a current public hospital appointment as an Advanced Physiotherapist (Clinical Lead) for Hand Therapy Services at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital.
She has previously contributed as a director of the British Hand Therapy Association Executive Committee and a member of the Australian Hand Therapy Association Education Committee. Bhavana is interested in clinical research in hand therapy, having worked as a research coordinator at the Brisbane Hand and Upper Limb Research Institute. She has several research publications in peer reviewed journals and presentations at national conferences. She also participates in teaching in courses related to the subject of hand therapy.
Her main areas of interest are managing conditions and injuries that affect the forearm, wrist and hand. She is also trained to manage patients following burn injuries and plastic and reconstructive surgeries (e.g. skin grafts and flaps, breast reconstruction surgeries, scar management following surgeries/burn injuries).
Anne Berquier is a female psychologist with expertise in autism spectrum disorders, anxiety, depression, trauma, bipolar disorder, grief and loss and mental illness.
When she is not working Anne enjoys reading, writing, art and gardening.
Bonnie comes from a background in biomedical science and went on to become a dietitian and clinical hypnotherapist due to her own lived experience with anorexia nervosa and recognition of the important role nutrition and the health of our brains play in preventing illness and promoting wellbeing.
She has worked in a diverse array of settings including hospital and community and has experience in a range of medical areas from oncology, diabetes, paediatrics, surgical and cardiovascular to renal.
Her area of interest now is in working with people in recovery from eating disorders or dealing with mental health problems including depression, anxiety, OCD, ADHD and Asperger’s and using a combination of nutrition and neurobiology to facilitate them to build real life skills and resources to gain control over their thoughts, feelings and behaviours rather than be at the mercy of compulsions and so that health, self-trust and self-care come naturally.
Cassie graduated in 2017 with a Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Science and has since started her own business providing exercise therapy and promotion services across the Sunshine Coast. She has a passion for working with mental health, chronic pain and disabled individuals however has experience in treating an array of conditions from low back pain to diabetes.
Inspired from her own journey to improving her health, Cassie’s goal is to encourage and assist as many individuals as possible to live their full physical potential through exercise education and therapy. To reach a wider audience with further skills, she is also enrolled to study her masters degree in 2020.
Services can be billed via Medicare, DVA, NDIS or privately at a cost of $55 for an initial consultation.
Dr Dhara Contractor
Dr Dhara Contractor is a highly trained physician (MD) and proud founder and director of the Kon-Tiki Medical Centre. Over her 16 years of experience, she has confidently trained in large multidisciplinary hospitals and worked towards collecting medical experience from Russia, England, India and Australia.
Dhara has been serving the community of the Sunshine Coast for the last 10 years. She is devoted in providing the highest quality care for her patients, with wide interests in many areas of General Practice which includes skin checks, minor surgical procedures, skin cancer removals, women’s and children health, antenatal (pregnancy) care, men’s health, acute injuries/ illness management. Dhara works in partnership with the patients to empower them with the knowledge to make informed choices as per evidence-based medicine, for their chronic disease management and preventative care.
To place firm evidence based medical care for her patients, Dhara has further completed education, workshops and courses to expand her knowledge and skills which includes CCrISP( Care of the Critically Ill Surgical Patients, Brisbane), ASE( Anatomy of Surgical Exposure, Cairns), DCH( Diploma of Child Health, Sydney),
CPC( Clinical Prioritisation Criteria’s for QLD health SCHHS for Paediatrics and Rheumatology), Ultrasound for medical and surgical procedures( varicose veins lower limbs and musculoskeletal injections, Melbourne). She previously held title’s of Associate Lecturer in the University of Queensland and membership to the ACAM(Australian College of Aesthetic Medicine).
Dhara continually pursuits towards creating solutions for better healthcare in our communities and she ensures that the best possible outcomes for the patients can be achieved along with multidisciplinary approached care. New patients and families are welcomed.