Hi I'm Lauren, the owner and director of Vital Health Chiropractic and I'm one of those painful but lucky people that LOVES what they do.
I've always known I wanted to help people...infact, along with completing my five year RMIT Masters in Chiropractic. I also completed a three year Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy (yep 8 years of university, I thought I'd never finish!)
I'm passionate about working with children (and the occasional grown up) and helping them with their motor and cognitive development, so they can reach their potential physically and emotionally!
I've worked alongside allied health professionals in The Birth House in Geelong, Victoria, and spent two years in a predominately paediatric based practice in Hawthorn, Melbourne. It is during this time that I completed a two year post graduate Diplomate in Neuro-developmental Paediatrics to help babies and children with chiropractic care (that's right...more study!).
Each week I'm luck enough to working with well children for optimal spinal and nervous system function and also those with plagiocephaly, learning issues, developmental delay, attachment and breast feeding challenges, sleep issues, colic &/or reflux, ADHD, Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Congenital disorders and more.
When I'm not in the practice I love to bake (gluten free of course!), exercise and practice my Italian.
Alex joined the Vital Health team in 2017. Having been adjusted from birth and having two Chiropractors in her family, Alex understands first-hand how Chiropractic care can benefit adults, babies & children with their physical & mental health, wellbeing and development.
Alex has is passionate about working with well women, and their families, prior to pregnancy and through to parenting, helping them to feel and function better. She has particular interest in supporting & educating parents on how to facilitate a great position for baby in the lead up to birth.
Prior to competing the five-year Master’s degree in Chiropractic, Alex completed her Advanced Diploma in Fitness and worked for four years as a personal trainer & group fitness instructor, focussing on dynamic movement and biomechanics. This, along with her Chiropractic training, has allowed Alex to confidently manage patients with varied health and fitness goals, injury and functional movement patterns.
Alex is excited to support people of the Lara community and surrounds on their journey to optimal health and wellbeing now and in the future.
Eloise joined the Vital Health team in 2019. She loves being outdoors, especially water skiing, snowboarding and anything to do with the beach. In fact, she's been involved with surf life saving for 10 years, patrolling in the summer and racing IRBs (inflatable rescue boats) in the winter. This involves driving the boat out through the waves to "rescue" the patient as quickly as possible. When not adjusting in the office or at the beach, Eloise loves experimenting with new recipes and creating healthier versions of her favourite meals and desserts.