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Our Team 2017-01-03T07:47:43+00:00
Dr Mark Sean O'Meadhra
Dr Mark Sean O'MeadhraMBBS, BHSc, Dip Emerg, FRACGP
Dr Mark Sean O’Meadhra is an integrative medical doctor working at the Melbourne Therapy Centre & Raphael Klinic with a sub-specialty in Anthroposophic Medicine. Dr Mark began his career working for over a decade as an Intensive Care Paramedic. Whilst performing emergency duties Mark was awarded the Australian National Medal for service to his fellow man. In 1998 Mark completed a Bachelor of Science and in 1999 was granted Academic Status at Flinders University as a Clinical Lecturer. In 2006 Dr Mark achieved a Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery. During his time as a medical student Dr Mark received an Honor award for ‘Outstanding Academic Merit’ and 1st Prize for a national medical paper on the “Deleterious Effects of Foundry Fumes on Children at a Waldorf School”. In 2007 Mark was registered as a medical doctor and began rotations in numerous teaching hospital departments including; Emergency, General Medicine, General Surgery, Pediatrics, Obstetrics, Geriatrics and Psychiatry. In 2009 Dr Mark commenced specialist training as a Royal College Fellow and has since been successfully employed at a number of eastern suburb clinics. In 2010 Dr Mark completed postgraduate training in anthroposophic medicine. This international training course included travel to India for certification from Berlin hospital oncologist Dr Marion Debus in the treatment of cancer patients with mistletoe extract. In 2011 Dr Mark commenced work at the charity foundation ‘The Melbourne Therapy Centre’ under the anthroposophic medical mentor-ship of Dr Paulo Moraes MD. In 2012 Dr Mark was admitted into the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and in the future Dr Mark hopes to extend his fellowship via clinical placements at Swiss and German anthroposophic hospital’s & clinics.

Areas of Expertise :
General Medicine, Anthroposophic Medicine.

Education/Degree :
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, Bachelor of Health Science, Diploma of Emergency Medicine, Post Graduate in Anthroposophic Medicine.

Year Graduated :
Flinders Uni 1998/06

Fellowships :
Royal Australian College of General Practitioners

Board Certification :
APRHA Medical Board of Australia – Specialist Registration.

Professional Society Memberships :
Australian Anthroposophic Medical Association, Australasian Integrative Medicine Association

Honors and Awards :
National Honors list – Australian Service Medal
1st Prize National Paper – Occupational Medicine
Commendation – South Australian Ambulance Service
Golden Key Award – Outstanding Academic Merit
Commendation – Royal Adelaide Hospital

Teaching and Speaking (prior) :
Associate Lecturer – Flinders University School of Medicine
Clinical Educator – Flinders University, Faculty of Health Science.

Research Interests :
Allergies & Gencydo

Attributes Success To :
Grace

Ms Karina Bruders
Ms Karina BrudersOrtho-Bionomy Practitioner
Ms Karina Bruders is an Ortho-Bionomy practitioner working from the Raphael Klinic in Warburton. Ms Bruders began her career as a body therapist in 1997 after receiving an Advanced Diploma at the Australian National College of Muscular-Skeletal Therapy. Following her course Ms Bruders established successful body work clinics in Ballarat and Kew. In 2001 Karina was inspired to extend her knowledge of body treatment by becoming an Ortho-Bionomy practitioner. Ms Bruders received her training primarily from Ms Luann Overmyer & Mr Bruce Stark both of whom were trained by a British osteopath and founder of Ortho-Bionomy Dr Arthur Lincolin Pauls. Ms Bruders work specialises in injury and chronic disease rehabilitation incorporating a spectrum of techniques designed to promote healthy organ functioning and the re-establishment of ease and comfort to an individual suffering physical and mental disease. Today Ms Bruders maintains her busy private practice in Warburton in addition to her mother-craft duties. Currently Ms Bruders is under taking advanced practitioner training in Ortho-Bionomy and international post graduate medical training (IPMT) in Anthroposophic body therapy.

Areas of Expertise:
Ortho-Bionomy

Education:
Advanced Diploma of Musculo-Skeletal Therapy
Ortho-Bionomy Practitionership

Year Graduated:
1997 / 20

Professional Associations:
Ortho-Bionomy Australia
Society of Ortho-Bionomy International
Australian Anthroposophic Medical Association

Research Interests:
Obstructive Sleep Aponea (OSA)

Attributes Success to:
Listening