Avondale Heights & Airport West
- Range of holistic offerings including remedial massage, chiropractic, and counselling
- Open weekdays, early mornings, evenings and weekends: only 5 minutes away
- Face to face or online appointments available with rebates
The team at Body & Brain Centre help Avondale Heights & Airport West residents who have pain or injuries, pregnancy woes, anxiety or depression, irritable gut, allergies or intolerances, troubling periods, dizziness - or simply want to be the healthiest version of themselves.
We take an all-body approach to wellness. The systems in our body overlap and we dig deeper to understand how one problem is often related to others. We make an effort to understand you and your body. Your lifestyle. Your background. Your feelings. This is how we get to the bottom of complaints - rather than treat superficially. It’s how we get results.
A caring, structured approach to get you results
Our practitioners genuinely care - they’ll go the extra mile to see you achieve your goals.
You can expect us to constantly learn and explore the latest research, send you follow up advice. And check on you between your appointments.
We see “quick fixes”. But also complex, chronic complaints where a team approach is required. Together we’ll put together a strategy with ongoing progress checks to make sure you’re heading back to health. With your permission, your team will discuss your case to get you better results through the perspective of a range of modalities - combined with the valuable experience of our practitioners.
- Remedial massage
- Vestibular & neurological rehabilitation
- QEEG functional brain scans
- Traditional Chinese medicine
Our experienced chiropractors treat the whole body. Each consult includes massage and chiropractic adjustments. Rehab exercises, laser therapy, taping and more may also be used. We offer longer consultations if needed.
- Chiropractic at Body and Brain Centre
Remedial Massage & Myotherapy
More than just massage - dry needling, cupping & lymphatic drainage may be used. Our remedial massage therapists are fully qualified, insured and in high demand.
Dietetics & Nutrition
Dietitians provide expert nutritional advice and education how to fuel your body appropriately. Your plan will set up incremental changes to make lasting changes.
- Dietetics and Nutrition at Body and Brain Centre
Naturopaths use diet, nutritional supplements, botanical therapy and lifestyle advice to tap into your body’s ability to heal itself,. This holistic therapy treats the person and not the condition.
- Naturopathy at Body and Brain Centre
Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
More than just needles - Traditional Chinese Medicine encompasses a way of life. Your skilful acupuncturist will give you home advice and maybe a herbal remedy to continue the healing. Cupping, moxa, laser (needle-free acupuncture) or massage may also be included.
Neurological & Vestibular Rehabilitation
We’ll help you use your brain’s ability to learn and adapt. You’ll tap into your brain’s learning ability using specific exercises and therapies. Your treatment may involve muscle strengthening and coordination, eye tracking, mirror therapy, balance training, and cognitive exercises.
- Neuro Rehabilitation at Body and Brain Centre
Biofeedback is a safe, medication-free, fun therapy suited for both kids and adults. Kids play games controlled by their brain and adults enjoy sitting back to watch a movie or documentary. We measure body functions - like heart rate variability, breathing or brainwaves. You’ll get cues to strengthen brain connections and train your body and brain to be aware of what it feels like to be healthy and relaxed.
- Biofeedback at Body and Brain Centre
QEEG Functional Brain Scans
Your MRI & CT are clear but it still doesn’t feel like something is “right.” A QEEG assesses how connected and functional the brain is - what areas are underperforming and others that are in overdrive. Therapy can then be targeted very specifically.
What psychology can help with: Trauma. Anxiety. Depression. Grief.
Psychologists are trained to understand how you think, feel and learn. You’ll be invited to share your experiences. You’ll reflect. We’ll help you understand the connection between your physical and psychological self. And resolve conscious and subconscious problems.
What counselling can help with: Relationship difficulties. Postpartum blues. Adjusting to life changes. Stress relief.
Counselling is a journey to self healing. You’ll learn strategies and solutions to cope with your feelings but also understand why you are experiencing those difficulties. You’ll share your story and experiences and be given ‘homework’ when you are ready. You’ll explore and get a greater understanding of your mind body connection.
- Counselling at Body and Brain Centre
What clinical hypnotherapy can help with: Quit smoking. Reduce anxiety. Control weight. Deal with phobias.
Hypnosis is used to rewrite our negative, self-sabotaging behaviours and thoughts. When you are in a relaxed state, positive affirmations will be repeated. This is a literal therapy to retrain your subconscious thoughts to be more empowered and fulfilling. To realise you are enough. You are strong and capable.
Getting to Body & Brain Centre from Avondale Heights
By public transport
Bus: Catch 406 or 407 then 82 tram. Get off at Chaucer St, Stop 33. Walk 150m to clinic.
Getting to Body & Brain Centre from Airport West
Options: Take Keilor Road to Bulla Road and follow this until you hit Ascot Vale Road. Ascot Vale Rd or by The Crescent and Ascot Vale Rd
Bus: 469 or 477 - get off at Moonee Ponds Interchange. Walk 290m to the clinic.
Tram: 59 - get off at Moonee Ponds Junction, Stop 33. Walk 180m to the clinic.
Available rebates include:
We offer on the spot rebates for most services - swipe your card and just pay the gap. No need to run around with receipts. Private health rebates are usually claimable for extras cover for Chiropractic, Remedial Massage, Myotherapy, Chinese Medicine and Dietetics.
There’s great variation between policies and companies. So check with your fund if you have questions about how much you’ll get back. From our experience, rebates can range from 15% to 100%.
We care for Avondale Heights and Airport West locals
Avondale Heights and Airport West locals visit us because we genuinely care and love what we do. We’ll go the extra mile to see you healthy - whether that’s conceiving, getting back to work or being happier.