Our Team


Yvette Copling is the founder of Body@Boronia.  She completed her Advanced Diploma of Applied Science- Myotherapy at RMIT in 1997.  Since then, her humble beginings started with a wonderful GP team at Boronia Medical Centre.  There, she worked along side the GP’s and nurses for 9 years.  With this team, she was able to gain extensive knowledge and insight into the Medical world and constantly learning everyday.  The GP’s then offered Yvette of an expansive roll within the Clinic, hence Body@Boronia was born.

Yvette’s interest in Myotherapy extended from her love of the intricacies and workings of the human body.  Yvette treats a multitude of injuries and problems, and continually is researching and undating her knowledge of the body.

She played Netball for 18 years reaching State League Level.  She also has a love of Horses and music.  Currently she is a Martial Arts Instructor and has been training for almost 20 years.

Yvette and Dave (Remedial Massage Therapist) have been married since 2003 and have two wonderful children together.  Now they spend alot of their spare time with the family and doing sports such as swimming, netball, karate, and bike riding.



Susanne Quilliam joined the team at Body@Boronia in 2016.

Susanne has a Bachelor of Health Science in Musculoskeletal Therapy and has previously worked in sports and multi-disciplinary clinics in the south-eastern suburbs of Melbourne.

Using a combination of soft tissue, neurological and mobilization techniques that help realign the skeleton and improve bio-mechanics, Susanne assists clients in their rehabilitation from pain and injury, towards their goal of an improved physical health.

Susanne is also trained in fascial release and Manual Lymphatic Drainage, which she combines to help treat conditions such as chronic fatigue, post-surgery swelling, sinusitis, anxiety, acne and to improve immune function.

Susanne is also trained in Oncology Massage.


ElissaElissa Robbins completed her Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy at RMIT University and is a member of Myotherapy Association Australia.

Due to a whiplash injury at a young age, Elissa developed a passion to help others and learn more about the body.

Since graduating she has been working at a myotherapy clinic and alongside the Knox football club. She has also gained more experience through the Australian ballet, National institute of circus arts and Australian Basketball College.




Dr Sarah Davies (Osteopath) has a Bachelor of Applied Science (complementary medicine – osteopathy stream) and a Masters of Osteopathy from RMIT in 2007.

Sarah had a neck injury as a six year old, and was taken to an osteopath for treatment. Even at this young age it inspired Sarah into the effects of manual therapy as a source of pain relief for people. Her choice was further confirmed when she heard the passion with which students spoke about osteopathy at the university open day.

Sarah was a keen sportswoman in her teenage years, even being apart of the Victorian Institute of Sport. This has naturally progressed to an interest in treating sports injuries and the complexities that involves.

During her years of study Sarah has developed a natural interest in treating geriatric cliental and as well as providing general care to people of all ages, especially those with head, neck and shoulder injuries. To help improve her treatments and gain better outcomes, Sarah went on to study Myofascial Dry Needling. She has found this extremely helpful when combined with direct techniques of soft tissue and joint mobilisation, muscle energy techniques and stretching.

Through a multitude of friends and family members having babies, Sarah has developed a strong interest in treating pre and post partum women and their children. She enhanced this interest by doing a short course on treating children.

Sarah also has an outside interest in animals and most recently completed a Post Graduate in Canine Osteopathy.

She continues to improve her knowledge and skill set, by keeping up with many seminars offered by the Australian Osteopath Association.

Sarah has strong ties to the community, having grown up in Boronia, and is on good terms with many local GPs in the area, helping to provide a better holistic approach to your individualised care.


JarrydDr Jarryd Black (Osteopath)
Jarryd is a young, passionate and caring Osteopathic practitioner who uses a wide variety of techniques and adopts a holistic approach to the human body, to aid in improving the health and well-being of all his patients.
Jarryd’s fascination with the human body and human movement lead him to Osteopathy and he has never looked back. Throughout his 5 years at RMIT University, Jarryd was able to gain great clinical experience, which included an international placement in India, at an established hospital in Goa.
Through his association with a local gym, and his osteopathic degree, he has also gained immense knowledge in the fitness, sports injury and training industry particularly to do with muscle motor patterning, muscle activation, muscle sequence firing and muscle control.
He is also heavily interested in chronic pain management and the futuristic use of virtual reality technology in helping to manage these types of patients and conditions.
Outside of Osteopathy, Jarryd enjoys keeping fit and healthy, as well as keeping up to date with various sports, particularly basketball, cricket and footy. Just don’t ask about which AFL team he supports!



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Trang Nguyen  graduated from La Trobe University with a Bachelor of Health Science and a Masters in Podiatric Practice.

She was a keen sportswoman in her teenage years, includes playing volleyball at state level. This has naturally progressed to an interest in treating sports injuries and the complexities that involves in the foot and ankle.

She has further completed study in Dry Needling and Shockwave therapy to assist in the management of lower limb injuries for her patients.

Also having worked in Early Childhood while undertaking Podiatry, Trang has also developed an interest in children’s feet and was lucky enough to receive further mentoring from her supervisor during her placements.

She is passionate about evidence–based practice and providing patients with the most up to date knowledge and treatments possible. She has developed a keen interest in the assessment of children’s feet, management of the diabetic foot and sporting injuries of the foot and ankle.

Outside of work, Trang enjoys travelling and keeping active.


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Sue Partridge qualified from Latrobe University in 2004 with Bachelor degree in Podiatry and also has a Bachelor of Science in Emergency Medicine (paramedics).

Sue’s main focus is the understanding of health conditions that impact on mobility and life quality, and how these can be overcome cooperatively with patient participation.

Sue comes to us with a wealth of experience especially in relation to diabetes. She has helped establish wound clinics for high risk diabetes clients in Melbourne and in Brisbane. She is also well versed in general diabetic care as well as the prevention of amputation and complications associated with this medical condition.

Sue has trained in mobilization and dry needling, shock wave and laser therapy and uses this in treatments for bunions, plantar fasciitis and other tendon problems.  She is experienced in management of lower limb pain and developmental pathologies of infants, children and teenagers.

Remedial Massage Therapist

Elissa Robbins



Exercise Physiologist

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Jaimie Cornwell is registered with the ESSA

Jaimie Cornwell graduated from Victoria University in 2013 after completing a Bachelors Degree in Sport and Exercise Science followed by a Masters of Applied Science (Exercise Rehabilitation).

Jaimie actually started a university degree in sports science, but at a placement in the rehabilitation department of a football club, her interest was sparked and a new passion surfaced.  Since graduating she has worked in a number of Private Practices alongside other Allied Health professionals, so she feels confident she will be able to fit in and become a valuable team member here at Body@Boronia.

She has a wide variety of areas she specialises in, which include, injury rehabilitation, pre and post surgical management and chronic disease management where exercises are tailored specifically to each person’s needs in both an individual and group setting. She also has an interest in Clinical Pilates and has been teaching for the past 2 years.

Jaimie has strong ties to the local community having grown up in Boronia and now working here. She is an avid sportswoman and still plays netball and helps out as a coach with her ‘old’ swimming club, who she used to swim competitively for.


MadeleineLintonMadeleine Linton is registered with the ESSA

Madeleine has always been passionate about Exercise and Health.  Over the past 11 years, She has been furthering her career within the health and rehabilitation industry as an Accredited Exercise Physiologist, helping to assist individuals improve their quality of life and achieve their desired health, fitness and rehabilitation goals.  She has undertaken various roles in her career to date, and these have allowed her to gain diverse skills and knowledge in the delivery of exercise and lifestyle programs for the prevention and management of chronic conditions and injuries.  Madeleine really enjoys working with people of all diversities and tailoring both communication and programs to suit the individual for their best outcomes.

Madeleine has also gained extensive knowledge in a variety of health and exercise fields, including Pilates.  She currently teach several Pilates/Group classes in Mitcham and Murrumbeena.  She has thoroughly enjoyed delivering these classes, and each person has a tailor made program from her. “


Pilates Instructors

Kathryn Burke is a Level 4  A.P.M.A registered pilates practitioner

Kathy has been teaching exercise fitness, dance and movement for 30 years. Injuries sustained as a professional dancer led to her focus on a career as a clinical Pilates practitioner to help others with chronic hip and back injuries.

Extra studies in menopause, scoliosis, pregnancy, hip and back injuries pre and post surgery are just a few of her areas of interest.