Our Team

Dale Ischia

Accredited Exercise Physiologist (ESSAM). BAppSci  (PE) Grad Dip (Ex Rehab) ACSM Cancer Exercise Trainer (CET)

With over 20 years in private practice, Dale is one of the most experienced Accredited Exercise Physiologists currently operating in Melbourne. To enhance her exercise oncology experience, Dale completed further training in 2012 with the American College of Sports Medicine, gaining Cancer Exercise Trainer certification and acquired further experience at the Vancouver Prostate Centre and private exercise oncology practices during 2013, returning in Melbourne and setting up Moving Beyond Cancer in 2014.

Dale has been asked to use her extensive knowledge and experience to develop a variety of programs with several prominent organisations, such as The Cancer Council in helping set up their survivourship program; The Alfred Hospital, on their cancer related fatigue program; The Olivia Newton John Cancer Wellness and Research Centre on their Wellness program and many other support services Victoria wide. She is regularly invited to write articles and speak at local and national conferences on the benefits of exercise as a medicine for cancer.

Speaking Engagements


Lauren Young

Accredited Exercise Physiologist (ESSAM). MClinExPhys. ACSM Cancer Exercise Trainer (CET)

Lauren is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist with a Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology. Lauren is enthusiastic about further education and improving her skills having recently gained her Cancer Exercise Trainer qualification with the American College of Sports Medicine.

Since graduating several years ago, Lauren has demonstrated a relentless commitment to ensuring she implements best practice exercise prescription intending to improve the lives of Australian men and women with cancer and other chronic conditions. She has worked in private practice prescribing exercise for a wide range of conditions, including cancer, and has previous experience working in both public and private hospitals.

Lauren is a rising star in the field of exercise oncology with invited speaker presentations in 2019 at the Leukaemia Foundation and the Olivia Newton-John Wellness Centre on the benefits of exercise for those with a cancer diagnosis. Lauren is an outstanding Exercise Physiologist who is passionate about providing treatment that is evidence-based, client-centered, and improves the quality of life of the individual.

When away from work, Lauren keeps active through running and rock climbing and spends her downtime with family and close friends.


Matthew Azzopardi

Accredited Exercise Physiologist (ESSAM). BExSpSc , MCEP (Clinical Ex. Phys)

Matthew is an enthusiastic and caring Accredited Exercise Physiologist with a Master’s in Clinical Exercise Physiology whose passion for health and wellbeing stems from enjoying many physical activities from a young age, including a semi-professional dance career.
Matthew has undertaken further training in exercise oncology, including prostate cancer, to assist him apply his professional focus in helping people, throughout all stages of cancer treatment live healthy and stable lives.

Matthew’s passion for the role of exercise as part of best medicine provides the foundations for collaboratively developing and prescribing individually tailored exercise plans, to assist others achieve their health and personal goals.

Matthew enjoys being challenged clinically, prescribing exercise for a wide range of health & musculoskeletal conditions, specifically;

  • Cancer management
  • Chronic disease management (Particularly neurological conditions)
  • Musculoskeletal rehabilitation
  • Pre/Post-operative conditioning
  • The role of exercise, ageing & falls prevention

Stephanie Gill

Accredited Exercise Physiologist (ESSAM). B.App.Sci (PE), Grad Dip (exer rehab)

Steph is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist with a Graduate Diploma in Exercise Rehabilitation. She is currently completing a Master’s of Exercise Oncology to deepen her clinical understanding of her clients condition.

Steph joins our team as an accomplished Exercise Physiologist. She has 10 years’ experience in both private practice and hospital settings, working with people with a cancer diagnosis.

She brings with her passion and extensive knowledge in many different cancer streams,  including breast, lung and prostate, and more recently head and neck cancers. Steph also has comprehensive experience in neurological and musculoskeletal conditions.

Steph grew up in Camberwell and has been living on the surf coast for the past 4 years, honing her surfing skills and working at the Geelong Epworth. She enjoys completing triathlons and dabbles in a little painting and drawing for her creative outlet.


Lauren Wilkins

Accredited Exercise Physiologist (ESSAM). BEx&SportSc. MClinExPhys.

Lauren has recently completed her Masters of Clinical Exercise Physiology at Deakin University.

We are delighted to have Lauren begin her Accredited Exercise Physiology career with us. Lauren is also a lecturing at Deakin Uni and all her students love her. Her bubbly personality and excellent knowledge is a joy to have around. She has an incredibly bright future ahead of her.

She also enjoys playing footy and running her chickens’ Instagram account.

Make sure you come in and say hello – I’m always happy to help!

 


Cindy Roseblade

Cindy is a highly experienced receptionist and has been part of our team since our move to the new Camberwell premises. We couldn’t image the studio without her.

She has a lovely friendly, calming attitude and is happy to help in any way she can. She is a true animal lover, plays tennis and most recently sang at a bushfire relief fundraiser.

Cindy looks forward to welcoming you to our studio and making sure the only challenging thing about your visit is the exercise!


Natasha Formoso

Natasha is our new receptionist at Melbourne Exercise Physiology Group and Moving Beyond Cancer in our Camberwell studio.

She is currently undertaking post-graduate studies in reproductive sciences and aspires to work in allied health in the future. She is passionate about creating a warm and welcoming environment for all!

In her spare time Natasha enjoys spending time with her Golden Retriever and going for walks and doing pilates. Please say hello when you are next in the studio!


Milly the Therapy Dog

 

Milly the Golden Retriever is our emotional support dog,  she knows when people need a bit of extra love. She might keep you company in the waiting room. Milly has a calming influence in the studio and we have seen a reduction in blood pressure after people pat her. Please let us know if you do not want her around.