Dr Paul Bergamo completed his Chiropractic degree in 1995 from RMIT University. Paul been Owner and Principal Chiropractor of Bergamo Chiropractic and Nutrition Centre, a natural. multi-disciplinary centre in Boronia, since 2000. In 2003, he completed a post graduate Diploma (Nutrition) from Deakin University. Paul has two lecturing appointments teaching chiropractic students nutrition. For nine years, he taught the nutrition program at RMIT University . His current appointment is with Central Queensland University . He has completed all 16 modules of the Carrick Post Graduate Neurology program and successfully completed a Diplomate of the American College Neurology Board (DACNB). Paul is Chair of the Nutrition and Supplementation Clinical Interest Group (NASCIG) for the Chiropractic Association of Australia (CAA) National and is Vice President of the CAA Victoria. Paul is Founder and host of the podcast show BACKchat, with Dr Anthony Coxon, where health experts and inspirational individuals are interviewed on the five pillars of Health: "Thinking, Eating, Moving, Sleeping and your Neurology." For a free download of any of the 30 shows released, click: https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/backchat/id972497993.
With Paul's wealth of experience and further post graduate study , Paul sees all complicated cases with one of the three possible consultations - Chiropractic Neuro Rehabilitation, Nutrition or Musculoskeletal consultations.
Paul loves to spend time with his family, catch up with friends and exercise at the gym.
: B. App. Sc (Clin Sci), B.C.Sc (Chiro), DACNB. Member of CAA, AAFN,CCNP
Grad Dip of Health Science (Nutrition)
Host of BACKchat
Dr Jessica Sexton
Dr Jessica Sexton graduated with distinction from RMIT University with a double bachelor in Health Science and Applied Science, majoring in Chiropractic.
Jessica is passionate about helping patients achieve their best outcomes through Chiropractic care and a happy, healthy lifestyle. She loves finishing her days knowing that she has made someone feel better.
Her interests are family health and wellness, lifestyle modification and rehabilitation. As well as a high interest in managing postural strains, headaches, and a wide range of musculoskeletal complaints.
Jessica’s treatments involve the use of traditional chiropractic techniques as well as low force and gentle corrective adjustments. The combinations implemented are individualised taking into consideration the patient's age, type of injury, spinal degeneration, and the patients personal responses to other treatments in the past.
Jessica enjoys the outdoors, drinking an almond cappuccino and spending time with her barking fur baby.
BHSc/BAppSc (Chiropractic), Member of CAA
Dr. Kate Grogan
B. App Sci. (Chiropractic), Masters of Clinical Chiropractic
Dr Kate provides Chiropractic care to people of all ages, shapes and sizes. She loves working with families, helping women through pregnancy and taking care of babies and children. Dr Kate also has a special interest in nutrition, fitness and exercise.
Dr Kate completed a 3 year Bachelor and 2 year Masters of Clinical Chiropractic, both with distinction at RMIT University. She has attended several technique seminars over the past 9 years and continues to develop her skills by keeping up to date with the latest chiropractic research and techniques. She is currently undertaking a 2 year diplomate program in Chiropractic Paediatric Neurological Development.
As a Chiropractor Dr Kate enjoys educating and inspiring people about how their body is truly designed to function. Dr Kate uses multiple techniques to provide the best chiropractic care possible for her patients, which means that no matter what age, shape or size, everyone can receive Chiropractic care throughout their Whole Life!
Daniel Catalano has studied a Bachelor of Health Science - Clinical Myotherapy, and is a member of the Institute of Registered Myotherapists of Australia. As a Myotherapist, Daniel will assess your posture, mobility, functional movement and lifestyle factors to identify the source of your pain in order to treat the problem rather than just your symptoms. This is achieved by the use of massage, dry needling, cupping, joint mobilisation and exercise prescription. Daniel - like all our practitioners - has a heavy thirst for learning interest and has just completed the first year of the Chiropractic program, at RMIT University .Daniel enjoys getting out to play golf, watching his beloved St. Kilda Saints, and catching up with his friends and family.
B H Sc (Clinical Myotherapy), Member of MAA (Myotherapy Association Australia)
Michelle Hessey is a qualified remedial massage therapist having gained her Diploma qualification with Sage, Oakleigh. Michelle is a member of AAMT and, in the future , is looking to do further studies in myotherapy.
Michelle takes seriously, the extreme importance to educate patients about their bodies, and believes this to be as important as the treatment itself. She enjoys teaching patients to live a better quality of life and have more of an understanding of how and why our bodies react the way they do, with the capacity to naturally heal.
As our female only practitioner, Michelle has experience in treating a diverse array of conditions from sports injuries, headaches, low back pain to femaie problems with groin problems and pubic symphysis, during pregnancy.
We strive to be our best here at Bergamo Chiropractic and Nutrition. The best therapists are ones with a supportive team that provide ongoing internal and external training, updates, and always staying ahead with new knowledge.
On a social side, Michelle enjoys cooking , as well as writing , art and design. Michelle is very busy with four children and her dog, Layla.
Rachael is a qualified remedial massage therapist graduating from Australia College of Fitness and Bodyworks with a Diploma of Remedial Massage and Cert III and IV in Fitness. She commences her advanced diploma of Myotherapy in May 2018 and then plans to complete her Bachelor of Health Science in Clinical Myotherapy.
Rachael knows firsthand what a busy and stressful lifestyle can do to the body both physically and emotionally. She will be able to relate to your daily pressures and actively assist in helping you improve your functional body movements with both massage and exercise therapy. Rachael employs many remedial massage methods and is a strong believer of myofascial release techniques. She will also guide you with your functional body movements.
Rachael is big on educating her clients to better assist them in their daily functional lives. Knowledge is key so she will endeavor to impart hers to you.
Rachael enjoys sport, study and most importantly likes to hang out with family and friends.
Alexandra Osellame graduated from Endeavour College of Natural Health with degree in Health Science, majoring in Nutritional and Dietetic Medicine. She is also an accredited member of the Australian Natural Therapies Association.
Alexandra has a strong passion for helping others and enjoys building strong relationships with her clients, where she develops an individualised treatment plan. Alexandra offers her clients education, skills, lifestyle recommendations, dietary changes and supplements to help achieve your short and long-term goals.
Alexandra specialises in weight loss/gain, mental health issues (anxiety, depression), pre-conception and pregnancy, gut issues (IBS, IBD, bloating, reflux, food intolerances, celiac disease), fatigue, insomnia, headaches and skin conditions.
Alexandra enjoys spending time outdoors, playing and watching sport, spending time with friends and family and creating new recipes in the kitchen.
Arienne has been a Chiropractic Assistant at Bergamo Chiropractic and Nutrition, since its inception in 2000. Arienne works Monday mornings. She has loved watching the children we have seen fifteen years ago become teenagers, to the older patients that are ageing well. She has a background in Hospitality with a Diploma from Box Hill Institute and also works part time at Mitcham GymbaROO. She is also a mum to Kiara and Caleb who are both in their teenage years. She loves to bake and attend the new Ringwood Aquanation gymnasium for a Tai Chi Class.
Rita has been a Chiropractic Assistant at Bergamo Chiropractic and Nutrition Centre since 2011. Rita has come from a corporate background working for many years at St George Bank. Apart from the standard jobs at BCNC of answering the phone, booking appointments, billing and sorting accounts, tracking statistics and sorting out Paul’s credit card statements, Rita has even looked after a dog whilst the patient was being treated! Rita's interests include walking, and attending dog training classes with her two young dogs, going out for breakfast, dinner, coffee, movies, spending time with family and friends and aqua aerobics.
Pat has had previous work in the footwear industry with the start-up company Archies Footwear. He has also experienced the hospitality field working in the family business who have owned numerous hotels around the Echuca area, including the Echuca Hotel. Pat is currently studying second year chiropractic at RMIT University and has immensely enjoyed his time at BCNC learning how a busy multidisciplinary practice functions. Pat takes care of the technology side of things at BCNC and helps to teach Paul about what technology is all about. Paul is slowly learning !
Pat grew up in Echuca where he played AFL footy and spent time on the river with his school mates. He enjoys spending time with friends, going to plenty of live music and is passionate about health, and he believes a healthy nervous system, with Chiropractic, is key to a healthy body.