At North Western Osteopathic Clinic, you’ll find a variety of experienced and qualified osteopaths, each specialising in various areas. Not only will you find experts in osteopathic treatment, but also massage therapy and counselling. Our team is committed to improving your quality of life and empowering you to reach your health and fitness goals.
To learn more about our practitioners, click on their individual photo for further information.
Dr Rosemarie Tomolo
BApplSci (ClinSci), MHS (Osteo), GradCertNeonatal & Infant PaedMan
My diverse work is underpinned by a commitment to holistic care and assisting you to live a healthy, fulfilling and pain-free life.
A qualified Osteopath with an initial background in sports injury (especially those related to football), I worked as a head trainer for six years before completing further study in pilates/core stabilisation. This formative training now underpins the majority of my practice providing you with opportunities for effective rehabilitation and long-term recovery.
As a lecturer in Osteopathy at Victoria University, I have a strong passion for and interest in supporting the learning and development of young practitioners. I regularly supervises Osteopathic students as they examine, diagnose and treat patients with a variety of conditions. As a result, I know what skills and approaches are central to the success of a young Osteopath, and enjoy welcoming many of these wonderful, young practitioners to our NWOC practice. I’ve also held previous positions with Endeavour College of Natural Health lecturing in anatomy, physiology and clinical examination.
I have a special interest in Obstetrics and Paediatrics having undergone further study in this area in 2012. Since having children of my own, I’ve been able to combine my extensive professional experience with elements of my personal knowledge and background to provide you with well-rounded, tactful and effective care as a new or expecting parent. My goal is to provide opportunities for education to my clients – especially our wonderful, new parents – and empower you to better understand both yours and your child’s health. I can offer you a wide range of home-based techniques and management strategies so you can give your baby the best possible start to life while also effectively maintaining your own health and wellbeing.
If not in the clinic, you may well find me out at the local gym, dancing, or getting involved in boxing, yoga and cycling. I love my local community and think of our practice as an important element of our community’s collective health.
Dr Mariella Berry
B.Sc.(Clin.Sc.), M.H.S (Osteo)
Mariella enjoys treating a range of patients from babies and kids, athletes, adults and elderly and believes everyone can benefit from what osteopathy can offer. Mariella has done further study in pregnancy, ergonomics and treating paediatrics. She enjoys interreacting with young children and working with families and individual to achieve their goals.
Mariella has completed a Bachelor of Clinical Science (Osteopathy) and a Master of Health Science (Osteopathy) at Victoria University. She supports the holistic nature of Osteopathic treatment. She has strong beliefs that multiple factors influence a patient’s health and that a person is more than just muscles and bones.
She uses a range of techniques which include soft tissue, mobilisation of joints and many more to work with your body to get it to it’s optimum. She will work with you to create a treatment plan to help you improve your health. She believes it’s important to work together as a team and that Osteopathy can offer a lot to members of our community to improve health and lifestyle.
Outside of treating patients she enjoys playing tennis in Essendon, reading a good book and baking some yummy but sometimes very creative sweets. As well as catching up with friends and family at a café or while walking her dog around the Maribyrnong river or the park.
Dr Thomas Roach
BHSci BAppSci (Osteo)
Tom excels in treating sporting injuries and providing patients with the ability to get back to their favourite activities as fast as possible. Alongside NWOC Tom works as a sports trainer for Essendon Football Club.
Tom incorporates a range of osteopathic techniques in his treatment and has further training in dry needling and cupping. Tom has a strong interest in rehabilitation and will often assess a patients activities and incorporate an at home exercise program to help improve life for his patients outside of the treatment room.
Outside of the clinic Tom loves to spend most of his time being outside playing or watching sport or going camping over the weekend.
Dr Anthony Liberatore
BHSci BAppSci (Osteo)
Graduating from RMIT in 2017, I completed my Bachelor of Health Science/Bachelor of Applied Science (Osteopathy) with Distinction.
My aim is to treat with a firm, structural-based approach, utilising techniques such as joint articulation, massage, muscle activation, dry-needling and joint manipulation to get my clients in best-possible functioning condition.
I’m particularly passionate about helping you, my clients, improve your quality of life and reach your individual goals. Focussing on the biomechanical cause of injuries, I strive to educate you on their presentations and pair this information with useful rehabilitation exercises you can do at home.
Having an extensive sporting knowledge, I also have a special interest in treating musculoskeletal and sporting injuries and enabling athletes to get back to peak performance.
Outside of treating at NWOC, I love to play AFL football, an activity I’ve enjoyed since age 10. I also love spending quality time with my family and friends.
Dr Mel Vicino
B.Sc(Biomed.Sc.), B.Sc.(Clin.Sc.), M.H.Sc.(Osteo.), M.O.A., M.A.H.P.R.A
Mel has come to us with over 10 years experience as an Osteopath. She has a strong interest in the human body, how it works and a passion to help others. This is why she became an Osteopath!
She takes a holistic approach in addressing both an injury and it’s causes. The diversity of her approach allows her to provide hands on techniques in addition to self-management and exercise rehabilitation strategies including clinical pilates to achieve the best long-term results for her patients.
Being a Mum with a background in competitive tennis has given her a keen interest in pregnancy related conditions and sporting injuries although she does love seeing a broad range of conditions. Building a strong rapport with her patients and helping them achieve their best state of health is her number one priority.
Mel is very passionate about educating her patients and empowering them.
In addition to clinical practice Mel has taught anatomy and physiology and supervised Osteopathic students at Victoria University alongside Rose. She has also practiced as a workplace ergonomic consultant.
When Mel is not treating patients, she loves spending time with her family and friends, keeping active and having a hit of tennis when she can. Mel has a passion for all things food related and enjoys chilling out reading a good book, watching sports or binging a quality TV show
Diploma in Remedial Massage
Ania graduated from Endota Wellness College where she did her Diploma in Remedial Massage. She is well known amongst her clients for providing an environment that stimulates healing of the body, mind and soul. Ania will provide a holistic massage experience integrating differed fields of science.
She uses a range of different techniques, which include deep tissue, relaxation, remedial and Hot Stones massage. Lymphatic drainage, reflexology (for the feet, hands, ear, and face), cupping (including Functional Release Cupping) and trigger points release.
“My biggest passion is providing a personalised experience where you will be looked at holistically. Treatment approach includes looking at the body as a whole and correcting the imbalance, not just the symptoms, for longer lasting results. I often mix cupping, relaxation and deep tissue massage all in one treatment. Most of my sessions finish with neck, head and face massage to give you the ultimate relaxation. I’m a strong believer of Dr Ida Rolf’s philosophy that a body is a web connecting everything with everything else. I am particularly interested in lymphatic and nervous system, facia and the effect of trauma on our body”.
Therapeutic Massage is Ania’s signature treatment. She also specialises in deep tissue, relaxation, remedial, foot massage, neck, heat and shoulders, lymphatic drainage, pregnancy massage, head, neck and face, hot stones, cupping, and trigger points.
Outside of treating patients Ania enjoys hitting the road and going on the trips…mostly to the beach. She loves to catch up with friend and family as well as spending quite time with a good book.
Dip Welf, Dip Som Psych, Clinical Supervisor, Clinical PACFA Member, Mentor
“The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.” Carl Rogers
I have worked in the caring profession for 33 years and 15 in private practice. As a Somatic Psychotherapist/Counsellor, I provide a safe space that is non-judgmental. Empathy and understanding are foundational in my approach. I am trauma informed and client centred and work in experiential and cognitive ways that integrate the physical, emotional and psychological aspects that require support and nurturing.
Thoughts and feelings will always impact you physically. I utilise mind-body approaches to facilitate awareness of yourself and your relationships, help you make sense of your experience, whilst simultaneously support you to process and resolve your issue/s.
I mainly work with individual adults, 18+ years and provide couple counselling. Some of the areas I specialise include: intra and interpersonal struggles, depression, anxiety, chronic stress, grief, trauma and abuse, relationship challenges, self-image, work related stress and some addictions.
I believe it is important that you’re comfortable and informed before commencing counselling.
“We’re only as needy as our unmet needs”. John Bowlby
Ensuring your warm and welcoming NWOC experience begins the moment you phone or visit us in-person are our wonderful reception staff: meet Leanne Broderick (Clinic Manager), Bronwyn Synnot and Giselle Iaconis.