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Genia Barmakov

Founder, Principal Physio & Acupuncturist

I'm a Physiotherapist and Acupuncturist with over 20 years of experience in Women's and Mens's Health, continence, pelvic floor dysfunction, and perinatal musculoskeletal conditions. I'm a firm believer in using exercise to promote peak health across all life stages, and I'm passionate about teaching Clinical Pilates and other exercise classes.

I've worked both in Australia and Europe, in both private and public sectors, and I'm a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA), Continence Foundation Australia, and the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA). I'm always staying up-to-date on the latest evidence-based practices through ongoing education and professional experience.

My approach to health is holistic and multidimensional, drawing on my knowledge and experience from both eastern and western medicine to help my patients achieve their best health. Whether you're a man or a woman, I'm here to provide personalised, compassionate care for a wide range of conditions.

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Cherry de Crespigny
Consultant Physio & Pilates Instructor
I originally trained in Perth, WA and have an extensive Physiotherapy and Clinical Pilates experience working across Australia, the UK and Hong Kong. After becoming a mum, I developed an interest in pregnancy and postnatal wellbeing and pelvic floor health, and completed post graduate pelvic floor qualification at Melbourne University in 2016. I take a gentle and holistic approach to the assessment and treatment of a range of pelvic floor issues including incontinence, pelvic pain and prolapse.  I have a special interest in pelvic floor rehabilitation for bowel disorders and work part time in the Functional Gut Clinic. 

My other passion is using pilates exercise to help clients with pelvic floor dysfunction and during and after pregnancy. I love helping clients of all ages get back to their desired fitness or activity levels.

In my spare time, I am a keen cook, hiker and swimmer and love being outside and active with my husband and rapidly growing 2 boys. 
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Olivia Sabatier

Consultant Physio, Yoga & Pilates Instructor

I am a Physiotherapist, Pilates practitioner and Yoga instructor with a big heart for women’s health. My hospital and private practice experience has seen me managing a diverse array of acute injuries and chronic conditions, which I approach with a combination of massage, dry-needling, yoga and clinical exercise.

I am particularly passionate about exercise in the child-bearing years, and optimising women’s health for everyday demands of pregnancy and motherhood. I also offer Internal Pelvic Release Work, which assists in birth preparation, post-partum healing, managing incontinence or constipation, chronic pelvic pain, painful intercourse or management of musculoskeletal hip/pelvic joints/lumbar conditions. 

For me, self-care may look like micro-bursts of reformer Pilates in my garage (plus or minus a son or two in tow), a Yin yoga class, a quick run, a dark chocolate dessert, or full immersion in nature with my family. 

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Miho Arai

Massage Therapist

I'm excited to share a bit about myself and what I bring to Health Canvas. With over 15 years of experience in Japan and Australia, I've had the privilege of studying various massage techniques in different parts of the world, including Japan, Australia, and Thailand. I firmly believe in the mind-body connection and how massage and exercise therapy can greatly improve your overall well-being.

My approach is all about individual's goals. By incorporating deep tissue, myofascial release techniques, myofascial cupping, trigger point therapy, muscle energy techniques, Thai style, reflexology, and more, I create a treatment plan tailored specifically to your needs.

Helping people live happier and healthier lives is my passion. Whether it's the individuals I meet or the ones close to me, I strive to make a positive difference. That's why continuous learning is crucial to me - I believe it's my duty to stay up-to-date with the latest techniques and practices in order to provide the best care possible.

In my free time, you can find me practicing Pilates, enjoying the great outdoors, meditating, diving into a good book, or taking care of my loveable Jack Russell pup.

I'm thrilled to be a part of the Health Canvas team and look forward to meeting you and helping you live a life of happiness and quality.

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Natalia Sheinkin

Psychotherapist

I am a Psychotherapist who helps with a wide range of mental health challenges and conditions. I'm specialising in anxiety disorders (for example OCD, panic disorder), psychological trauma and gut disorders.


I graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and a Master's degree in Social work. I completed a postgraduate two-year course in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Moreover I'm a qualified hypnotherapist and a member of Australian Association of Hypnosis.

In my therapy work, I combine different psychotherapy approaches, finding what works best for each individual client. I believe that the basis for a successful psychotherapy is the development of a warm and empathic relationship between a therapist and a client, allowing break free from many limitations and bringing about change. I work with both adults and children.

Luba Satchakova

Practice Manager

I am thrilled to be a part of the Health Canvas team. With a lifelong background in economics and accounting, I bring a unique perspective to the field of women's health and well-being.

 

Beyond my professional expertise, I have a deep passion for holistic care and nurturing the mind-body connection. In my personal life, I find joy in practicing yoga and Pilates, exploring different cultures through language (I speak four and a half languages), immersing myself in music and poetry, and embarking on exciting travel adventures.

 

Cooking is another creative outlet that brings me immense satisfaction. As a proud mother and grandmother, family and community values hold a special place in my heart. I genuinely care about people and their well-being, and my ultimate goal is to help everyone achieve health and happiness.

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