Jacinta Crawley – Osteopath

Jacinta is a graduate from RMIT (formerly PIT) in the first years of formal Osteopathic university training in Australia. Jacinta completed her degree in 1993 before working in Sydney’s CBD and inner suburbs and then returning to her home town of Bendigo, Victoria. In 2004 Jacinta opened Bellarine Osteopathic Clinic in Ocean Grove, which operated until 2012 when the concept of Bellarine Allied Health Group was born.

Jacinta has a particular interest in anatomy which led her to become part of the teaching faculty at Deakin University’s postgraduate Medicine program from 2009 -2011.

In her Osteopathic work Jacinta sees people of all ages but particularly enjoys treating the elderly where the rewards can be so fulfilling. “Enabling someone to continue doing something they love, or just be a little more comfortable every day is great”.

Jacinta feels very lucky living and working in such a beautiful place. “I love that I know lots of my patients before I treat them, or their kids go to school with mine. I grew up in a big family in a small farming district, and while I don’t have that now, the Ocean Grove community is a great replacement!”

Jacinta is proud to have gathered such a great team of professionals under the umbrella of BAHG. While her background is in Osteopathy, Jacinta’s real satisfaction comes from finding the therapy, advice or exercise that works for every individual – a truly holistic approach that is Bellarine Allied Health Group.

 

Molly Blanchonette – Osteopath & Clinical Pilates Instructor

Molly graduated from Victoria University with a Bachelor of Science (Clinical Science) and a Masters of Health Science (Osteopathy).  Her Master’s research project was based on Intrinsic Foot Muscle Strength. During her studies Molly completed an internship into Injury Prevention with Victoria Police and Workcover Insurer Gallagher Basset, as well as working as Head sports trainer at Torquay Football and Netball club.

Born and bred in Jan Juc, Molly has grown up with a passion for running and surf lifesaving. These interests led to her love for sport, which ultimately led to injuries! Those injuries exposed her to Osteopathic treatment and the beginning of her love for Osteopathy. Molly completed her Clinical Pilates training through the Australian Physiotherapy Pilates Institute enjoys utilizing that knowledge in combination with osteopathy.

Molly is a passionate and enthusiastic Osteopath who enjoys treating patients of all ages. She has a particular interest in sports and spinal care, and encourages patients to take an active role in their health and treatment. She has also completed post-graduate training in Dry Needling and Myofascial Cupping, which compliment her structural osteopathic approach.