Moonee Ponds & Ascot Vale
- 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 Moonee Ponds and Ascot Vale 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’ll help you with practical tips, home exercises, and manual therapies where needed. We’ll support you mentally, as ailments and struggles are never just physical.
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. Send you follow up advice. And check on you between your appointments.
- 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.
Getting to Body & Brain Centre from Moonee Ponds
By car from Moonee Ponds
Easy! We are right on your doorstep.
Our clinic is on Ascot Vale Road, just down from the Moonee Ponds Junction. We are two doors up from the old blue Greek restaurant, The Iliad.
By public transport from Moonee Ponds
The Moonee Ponds railway station is 700m away, an 8-minute walk to the clinic.
The 82 tram goes right past the clinic, stopping just a 150m walk from the clinic at the Moonee Ponds Junction. That is also the bus stop for the 404 and 472 buses.
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%.
Favourite outings in Moonee Ponds
Flex Studios - For all your yoga and Pilates needs. If you are up for the challenge, they offer Bikram yoga. You can get your sweat on with our very own Dee here -- check out their timetable to see when Dee is teaching.
Sassi Fit - Women’s health fitness with a twist. Caroline and her team will whip you into shape while providing you with a laugh. These guys specialise in women’s health, including pre- and post-natal.
The Boathouse Cafe - Go for a walk around the river and plonk yourself down for a woodfire pizza or coffee overlooking the river. Right next to the cafe, there’s the rotunda with a moat around it. Cassie, one of our Chiropractors, used to try to catch yabbies here as a kid - pretty sure there are no yabbies there but it provided hours of entertainment.
Il Caminetto Restaurant - Need an old school italian feed? Head over to Pascoe Vale Rd opposite Queens Park Pool and try one of their amazing pastas or pizzas. Also do vegan and gluten free if you ask. Their gluten free pizza bases are pretty tasty, even non gluten free people say.
Queens Park Moonee Ponds - Wedged between Mt Alexander and Pascoe Vale Roads Queens Park is a little oasis in the concrete jungle. There's the lake/pond with secret islands, a cafe, lawn bowls and a public swimming pool (open in summer only), plus loads of grass to hang out and pass the time until your Body and Brain Centre appointment time.
Past Tense Books - Need a good read? Nip into Past Tense Books just up on Mt Alexander Rd facing the Moonee Ponds tram and bus hub. Dino and his crew have recently taken over and given this second hand bookstore a serious reshuffle. Can’t find (or don’t have the time to look) for what you want? Just ask. They always seem to know exactly what they have.
Dean Street Hill - Are you a runner who needs to do some hill work or a bike rider who needs to work on their calf strength? Nip over to Dean Street and do a few up and down (or down and up) rounds. Gentler inclined than Ormand Rd hill but feels twice as long. Plus there's less traffic.
We care for Moonee Ponds and Ascot Vale locals
Moonee Ponds and Ascot Vale 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.