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 present on the benefits of exercise as a medicine for cancer.


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

Cindy Roseblade

Cindy is a highly experienced receptionist and has been part of our team for almost one year. 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!


Lauren Wilkins

Hi, I’m Lauren! I’m currently completing my Masters of Clinical Exercise Physiology at Deakin University.

I enjoy playing footy and running my chickens’ Instagram account. I enjoy working with people and ensuring everyone feels welcome.

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

 


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.