Footscray & Kensington
- Range of health offerings including remedial massage, chiropractic, and counselling
- Open early mornings, evenings and weekends - of course also during the day
- Face to face or online appointments available with rebates
The team at Body & Brain Centre help Kensington and Footscray locals 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 can help you get quick results for short-term, minor problems. And support you with ongoing and complex problems. We understand pain and struggles are not just physical - they can be mentally hard to deal with. We’re here to support you.
Partners on your health journey
We are honoured to be invited on your health journey. We offer a team-care approach where, with your permission, we’ll share your ailments with our colleagues for perspective and insights to help you.
You can expect us to constantly learn and explore the latest research. Share proven tips and strategies. And check on you between your appointments. We’ll treat you with the backing of our experience with similar conditions - with a plan that’s customised to you.
- Remedial massage
- Vestibular & neurological rehabilitation
- QEEG functional brain scans
- Traditional Chinese medicine
Read on for a brief description what each service may help you with.
Head to toe - our skillful chiropractors treat the whole body. Our longer appointment times cater for massage, chiropractic adjustments (cracking or not) and rehab exercises.
- Chiropractic at Body and Brain Centre
Remedial Massage & Myotherapy
Qualified remedial massage and myotherapy is more than just a massage. You may have dry needling, cupping, lymphatic drainage, kinesiology or Bowen therapy used.
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 & Chinese Medicine
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
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.
- Hypnotherapy at Body and Brain Centre
Getting to Body & Brain Centre from Footscray
Drive passed Highpoint or along Smithfield to get to Ascot Vale Road - where we’re located. An easy 10 minute trip.
Bus: 404 and 472 bus stops are only 100m from the clinic’s doorstep.
Tram: Take the 82 tram and get off at Stop 33, Chaucer Street.
Getting to Body & Brain Centre from Kensington
A quick 5 minute drive down Epsom to Ascot Vale Road. We are on Ascot Vale Road near the Moonee Ponds junction.
Train: Kensington Train Station is 2 stops from Moonee Ponds Interchange. Then it’s a 5 minute walk to the clinic.
Tram: Down Mt Alexander Road on 59 towards Airport West. The tram stop is 150m from 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 Footscray and Kensington locals
Footscray and Kensington 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.