Bartley Melocco is the founder and principal Acupuncturist at Sevenways Health Centre in North Bondi, Sydney Australia.
Bartley created the Centre as a purpose-built space for a multidisciplinary clinic where practitioners could collaborate together to treat the community in Bondi. The Centre is staffed by a team of professionals who are highly experienced, patient focused and passionate about their fields.
Bartley’s interest in the human condition started while he was working behind the scenes as a construction rigger in the local and international rock ’n’ roll, film and television industries. He witnessed and experienced the many highs and lows of the lifestyle in these industries and the challenges for the physical and psychological health of both artists and crew.
During those periods of working long shifts Bartley found relief by receiving acupuncture treatment and it was while on a treatment table that he had an epiphany and decided on a career change that led him to study a Bachelor of Health Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine at UTS Sydney in 1998.
Over many years he has travelled extensively through Europe, Asia and South America studying yoga, vedic meditation, qigong and bio energetic healing.
After graduation Bartley worked as an acupuncturist for eight years in a busy practice in Mosman, on Sydney’s lower north shore, and for the last five years he has been the senior acupuncture practitioner at Sevenways Health Centre in North Bondi.
Bartley’s specialisation has developed through postgraduate education and current medical research. His musculoskeletal pain relief treatments originate from Master Tung and Dr Wei Young, his Five Element Spirit-based treatment from Prof Jack Worsley, Neo Classical pulse diagnosis from Professor Leon Hammer and Dr John Shen for treatment of modern day pathologies.
Bartley is known locally in Bondi for his patient-focussed treatment and care. He empowers clients to look at their exercise routine, diet, lifestyle and work practices to help bring about a greater feeling of wellbeing and peace of mind.
He regularly works with GPs, psychologists, osteopaths, midwives and naturopaths to provide additional support for those with more complicated health conditions. His areas of specialisation include:
Bartley currently works as a volunteer providing acupuncture, lifestyle and nutritional advice on site for the kids in the Ways Centre in North Bondi (www.ways.org.au).
Ways is a not-for-profit organisation providing onsite senior high school education, healthcare, counselling and support for at-risk kids from 14 to 17 years of age.
When not at Sevenways or volunteering at Ways Youth Service, Bartley can be found enjoying surfing with his family at Bondi Beach, working in the local community garden or walking his barmy chocolate labrador, Bella.
Adam has over 10 years clinical practice experience, treating acute and chronic muscular and skeletal problems.He believes that Osteopathy is designed to restore body balance by reducing muscular/soft tissue sprain and correcting joint immobility.
“I strongly believe treatment should be tailored to the individual. After careful examination and assessment I feel it is essential for a patient to understand the underlying causes of their problem. By working together through treatment, corrective exercises and rehabilitation we may help eliminate pain, restore function and limit re-occurrence.” - Dr Adam Hart
Anna is a Masters-trained Women's Health and Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist. Her mission is to educate, empower and inspire women to optimise their physical health and wellbeing during their childbearing years and beyond. Her sessions combine her 10+ years of clinical experience, evidence based knowledge and her passion for health and wellbeing. Anna is a titled member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association.
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Pamela is a Remedial/Shiatsu and Pregnancy Massage Therapist. She has a Masters Degree in Public Health, a degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine and a Diploma in Remedial Massage. She has previously worked with prominent Sydney Osteopaths and Chiropractors to give a comprehensive and effective treatment. Pamela speaks both English and Spanish and has lived in Bondi since 2015 so she is well connected in the community.
Kerrie’s mission is to assist, teach and inspire people. Using her catch-phrase, “Compassion and Empowerment”, she works with people on a physical, mental, emotional and spiritual level to attain better health and ultimately to reach a better way of life.
Kerrie discovered Reflexology when she was suffering from Hypothyroidism 20 or so years ago. At that point her life was about putting on 20 kilos, moving from chair to chair, dozing at the stop lights and walking around with cotton wool for brains. She started noticing a positive improvement after 5 Reflexology treatments and she hasn’t looked back.
As a perpetual student of Reflexology, Personal and Professional Development, Nutrition and life in general Kerrie is always striving to learn new techniques and systems to assist her clients. She currently hold the following qualifications:
She is currently working towards further qualifications as a Nutritional Advisor.
With each client Kerrie prepares an individual treatment plan. In her 20 year experience of working as a Reflexologist she has worked with people with illnesses as diverse as sore feet through to major diseases. Her current interests are Autoimmune diseases and Cancer and she is part of the Cancer Survivorship Programme at Wellac Lifestyle, Eastgardens. Her treatments are soothing and restorative, and amazingly powerful, as they reach an incredible level of full-body relaxation on a cellular level. Her style of combining various Reflexology techniques and energy work with diet and lifestyle pointers can offer an important addition to any health care programme.
Being a great proponent of the theory of working in the Now, she brings an extra dimension to her sessions by engaging her clients to be more present within their own treatments while she stays present, grounded and in a calm, centred state of awareness.
Catherine has been working in private practice for the past 5 years. Following a career in teaching, Catherine studied counselling at the Australian Institute of Professional Counselling. She majored in Relationships, Treating Depression and Anxiety and Grief & Loss.
She is deeply interested in human behaviour and perception and has honed her skills to help her clients understand why they think and behave in certain ways. “I love working with people to help them sort themselves out and solve their problems. Every person is a special and unique individual I always feel great respect for those individuals that want to make changes and chose to come to counselling.”
Catherine is also a yoga instructor and professional artist.