Dr Lauren Kinnane
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.
Dr Alexandra Gadsden
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.
Dr Emma Horner
Emma is the newest member of the Vital Health Team! She will be looking after Dr Alex's patients whilst she is on maternity leave & is also here to care for all new & existing Vital Health patients from Friday the 3rd of July 2020.
Chiropractic has been a part of Emma's life for as long as she can remember. Growing up in South Gippsland, Emma and her family had regular chiropractic care to compliment their active lifestyle, which inspired her to go to university and complete her Chiropractic study and training.
Having chiropractic care from a young age has fuelled Emma's passion for working with people from all walks of life, from newborn babies to great grandparents. Emma has a particular interest in working with children & pregnant women which has led her to further her studies. She is currently in her second year of a 2 year Diplomat program in Neuro- Developmental Paediatrics and is a certified Webster practitioner.
In her spare time Emma enjoys being outdoors and keeping active, whether it be at the beach surfing or camping & hiking in the bush. Emma is very excited that the AFL season has started back up, in hopes of North Melbourne making their long awaited comeback.