Elissa completed her Bachelor of Clinical Science and Masters of Health Science in Osteopathy at Victoria University, Melbourne.
While at university, she received a scholarship to undertake further study in London at the British School of Osteopathy.
Elissa also completed an internship with the Victoria University Inter-professional Education program and worked together with a range of other health practitioners. This has strengthened her belief in a multi-disciplinary approach to many conditions. Since then she has been actively continuing her professional development and has undertaken courses in dry needling, kinesiology taping, cupping, Cranial Osteopathy (SCTF) and Visceral Osteopathy (Barral VM1).
Elissa has also worked with professional athletes and as a trainer for several regional Australian Rules football teams. Her treatment interests include sports injuries, posture and the interaction between the mind and body. She uses a range of treatment styles, which are tailored to suit each person and their condition. Elissa is passionate about health and fitness and believes nutrition, physical activity, exercise prescription and education are important for prevention of injury and to assist with mental and emotional wellness.
Elissa enjoys yoga, meditation and natural therapies, which complement her osteopathic thinking and holistic approach.
In her own time, Elissa enjoys spending time on her own health and fitness, participating in a variety of activities such as yoga, meditation, pilates, weights and walking her dog Rocky.