Dylan Hadfield – Accredited Exercise Physiologist
Dylan is an ESSA Accredited Exercise Physiologist. Prior to starting with Health in Balance in 2015, Dylan’s experience came through a variety of settings and workplaces including Peninsula Health Service, Monash Health Service, Deakin University’s Clinical Exercise Learning Centre and numerous local Exercise Physiology practices. Dylan’s experience has enabled him to develop a strong, up-to-date, and relevant skill set in musculoskeletal rehabilitation, cancer rehabilitation as well as falls prevention and balance re-training.
Dylan completed his undergraduate studies with a Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science, closely followed by completion of a Masters in Clinical Exercise Physiology at Deakin University. Dylan holds current Senior First Aid/CPR certificates.
Cancer rehabilitation, respiratory health, pre- and post-surgery rehabilitation, sports specific conditioning, chronic illness management, rehabilitation for musculoskeletal injuries, falls prevention and balance retraining.
In his spare time you’ll find Dylan on the cricket field, in the gym or taking day trips around Victoria sampling the food and drink.
Thomas Vogel – Accredited Exercise Physiologist
Thomas is an ESSA Accredited Exercise Physiologist. Before starting at Health in Balance in 2017, Thomas gained experience as an Exercise Physiologist in multiple private practice and hospital settings around Melbourne, including Epworth Richmond and the Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute.
Thomas has a keen interest in metabolic health. Thomas is passionate about helping his clients to manage their diabetes, weight, and heart health, through behaviour change counselling and lifestyle intervention (with a focus on not only exercise, but also sleep, stress management, and nutrition).
Thomas graduated from Deakin University with a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Sports Science, before going on to complete a Masters degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology, also at Deakin University. Thomas holds current First Aid/CPR certificates.
Metabolic health management (including weight loss and type 2 diabetes), chronic pain, mental health, chronic illness management, rehabilitation for musculoskeletal injuries, falls prevention and balance retraining.
On weekends you can find Thomas on the football field, on his bike, or reading his way through his bookshelf.
Jack Harper – Accredited Exercise Physiologist
Jack is an ESSA Accredited Exercise Physiologist. Before commencing at Health in Balance in 2018, Jack gained his experience at numerous private, community health and sport settings, including the Deakin Clinical Exercise Learning Centre, Bundoora Extended Care Centre and Fitness Keeper.
Jack has developed a key interest in Mental Health management. Jack is very passionate at utilising exercise, lifestyle modification and appropriate motivational interviewing to help his clients develop their mood and enhance their overall quality of life.
Jack completed his undergraduate in Exercise and Sports Science at Deakin University prior to completing his Masters in Clinical Exercise Physiology also at Deakin University. Jack holds current Senior First Aid/CPR certificates.
Mental health, chronic pain, chronic illness management, rehabilitation for musculoskeletal injuries, falls prevention and balance retraining.
In his spare time, you will find Jack getting his competitive juices flowing on the cricket field or golf course, or training for an upcoming event which is currently the Noosa Triathlon
Jack Gava – Accredited Exercise Physiologist
Jack is an ESSA Accredited Exercise Physiologist. Prior to starting at Health in Balance in 2020, Jack has gained valuable experience in a range of clinical settings including at Peninsula Health Service, the Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre and the Australian Catholic University Exercise Lifestyle Clinic. Jack has worked in the fitness industry for the past five years across various Melbourne gyms and studios, helping clients from all walks of life achieve their health and fitness goals. These experiences have given Jack a strong clinical understanding which he looks forward to applying within the Health in Balance community.
Jack completed his undergraduate in Exercise and Sports Science at Australian Catholic University before going on to achieve his Masters in Clinical Exercise Physiology also at Australian Catholic University. Jack holds current CPR/First Aid certificates.
Back pain rehabilitation, sports specific training, mental health, chronic illness management, rehabilitation for musculoskeletal injuries, falls prevention and balance retraining.
In his spare time you can find Jack in the gym, running around the Tan or at a Collingwood game.
Edouard Kayayan – Accredited Exercise Physiologist
Edouard is an ESSA Accredited Exercise Physiologist. Prior to opening Health in Balance with Daniel Cornish in 2011, Edouard spent his early years at Australian Unity retirement living, Alfred Health, (Caulfield General Medical Centre; and Community Rehabilitation), Victoria University, YMCA and numerous Aged Care facilities in Victoria. Edouard has over the years grown fond of utilising his skills as an Exercise Physiologist to illicit long term and meaningful behaviour change in those with mental ill-health, and so he is currently spending most of his time at Monash University's BrainPark, the World's first neuroscience research clinic to integrate neuroimaging, technology and lifestyle interventions to create healthy habits, brains and overall well being.
Edouard completed his undergraduate studies with a double degree in Exercise Science and Sports Administration, before graduating with a Masters in Applied Science (Exercise Rehabilitation) at Victoria University. He also holds a current Senior First Aid/CPR certificates.
Vestibular retraining, neuromuscular rehabilitation, mental and cognitive health and well-being, chronic illness management, rehabilitation for musculoskeletal injuries, falls prevention and balance retraining.
When he’s not busy with work, you can find Ed going for runs around Duncan McKinnon, cooking incredible Armenian cuisine and getting active with his two little men!
Daniel Cornish – Accredited Exercise Physiologist
Daniel is an ESSA Accredited Exercise Physiologist. Prior to opening Health in Balance with Edouard Kayayan in 2011, Daniel gained experience in a variety of settings, including Alfred Health, Deakin University, and multiple physiotherapy and exercise physiology practices in inner South East Melbourne. Since 2006, Daniel has built a strong grounding in using exercise as medicine for a wide variety of medical conditions. He prides himself in helping clients better understand their health conditions, and in prescribing programs that are realistic, that people actually stick to.
Graduating from Deakin University with a Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science, Daniel went on to complete his Graduate Diploma in Applied Exercise Science (Exercise Prescription) at Australian Catholic University. Daniel holds current Senior First Aid/CPR certificates.
Chronic pain, fatigue, lifestyle counselling for those struggling with motivation, chronic illness management, rehabilitation for musculoskeletal injuries, falls prevention and balance retraining.
In his spare time, you’ll find Dan hiking a trail, rock climbing a vertical or overhung cliff face, or reading a book by the ocean at the back of his campervan.
Nicole Hirshowitz - Accredited Exercise Physiologist
Nicole is an ESSA Accredited Exercise Physiologist. Prior to starting at Health In Balance in 2021, Nicole gained her experience in a number of clinical settings including The Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre, Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute and Deakin University Clinical Exercise Learning Centre. These experiences have allowed Nicole to build a strong base in clinical environments and work with a diverse range of clientele. Nicole continues to use this experience to help deliver evidence-based exercise treatment to Health In Balance clients.
Nicole completed her Bachelor degree in Sports Science at the University of Western Australia and graduated as an Exercise Scientist. Shortly after graduating, she relocated to Melbourne and completed a Masters Degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology at Deakin University. Nicole holds current Senior First Aid/CPR certificates.
Women’s health (including pregnancy and menopause), diabetes, chronic illness management, rehabilitation for musculoskeletal injuries, falls prevention and balance retraining.
In her spare time you’ll find Nicole playing tennis and futsal. Fun fact: Nicole was born in South Africa, grew up in Perth and has been living in Melbourne since 2017.
Allison Roberts - Reception
Allison completed her VCE studies and has worked in reception/administration ever since. She has a strong interest in health, nutrition and fitness and is currently pursuing her passion for dance as a student and teacher. Allison is an integral member of the Health in Balance team; she's more than happy to help with all your queries big or small.
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I have been going to Health in Balance for just over 3 years, I have never been one to do much exercise but since joining Health in Balance I feel physically and mentally better than ever. I have finally found a place where I feel comfortable, and cared for.
Susan, Caulfield North
Working with my exercise physiologist over the past 10 months has been a challenging but a rewarding experience. He has helped me gain greater insight into my chronic fatigue syndrome while instilling me with strategies to manage it. Heath in balance's environment has been one of support, encouragement and guidance which has aided in times where my chronic fatigue has exacerbated. They have been consistently positive and continue to provide me with much strength and optimism. My exercise physiologist is patient and understands my need to maintain my training which is vital to my recovery process. He has been truly committed to working with me and I look forward to continue to work with him while focusing on overcoming my current health/training restrictions.
Elisheva - Caulfield
It was with some reservation and anxiety that I agreed to attend Health in Balance to see an exercise physiologist. However these feelings disappeared fast as my exercise physiologist conducted my initial assessment. His professional and approachable manner put me at ease. Over the past 6 months, his encouragement and his firm yet non-judgmental approach has given me the confidence to work on my exercise program and make adjustments to my eating habits. He works with my strengths and with his constructive positive feedback he pushes me to want to do better I wouldn’t hesitant to recommend Health in Balance.
Jenni A - East St KIlda
Have been plagued by back problems over many years and more recently by a recurrence of neck soreness and swollen and painful knees. Health in Balance has provided a comprehensive program to address all these issues compared to the ‘piecemeal’ interventions that I have received in the past. The exercises have been carefully selected and graded to meet my current level of fitness while gradually extending my strength. I am enjoying a noticeably increased range of movement throughout my body and feel confident to attempt exercises that I previously regarded as beyond my ability.
Felicia - Bentleigh East