DIRECTOR & MYOTHERAPIST
Brad Sampson is the founder of Performance Healthcare. He has been in the industry since 2003, and was lucky enough that at a young age he knew which career path he wanted to take. He had a passion for people and a passion for healthcare. He prides himself on the fact that his motivated and bubbly personality can generally fit in with most people.
Brad thinks Myotherapy is a great form of manual treatment and one of the things that he loves about it is that there are many ways a myotherapist can treat a patient.
Brad has been lucky enough to work with the Victorian state cricket team, the West Indies and Sri Lankan cricket teams when visiting Melbourne, Richmond football club, and has been treating professional athletes in the Supercar series since 2008. Brad now specialises in treating pro and amateur sports people of varying levels and general family wellness.
Outside of the clinic Brad loves spending time with his wife and 3 sons, travelling, engaging in many sports from running to cycling and swimming, and to satisfy his love to get outside. His ultimate sport is running, having completed marathons in 2018 and 2019.
Dylan is a valuable member of Performance Healthcare. His many interests are one of the many great attributes Dylan has.
From an early age Dylan has always been into sports. He has been active and has participated in team and individual events. He did his training as a Myotherapist and then got qualified as a personal trainer.
He has since started his own supplement based company and he is the man to ask in regards to anything health!
Carissa joined Performance Healthcare in 2014 after studying two courses to become a very highly qualified myotherapist. She started thinking at a very young age that she would want to be in a profession that could assist peoples everyday lives. Carissa has a passion for posture and postural related conditions which is very prevalent in today’s society.
Outside of the clinic Carissa likes to keep active, and she enjoys spending time working at local football clubs as well as watching her beloved Essendon Bombers
Laura's passion as a chiropractor lies in helping people return to their optimum health through adjustments that help regulate the nervous system. Chiropractic adjustments allow messages to pass through the spine with ease, restoring function and full range of motion to that area. A key passion professionally is sports chiropractic, as well as family wellness, expectant mums and she also really loves to adjust children, as their bodies respond so well to chiropractic care and it’s a joy to watch. Laura has done further study in the pediatric area to allow me to know more about children’s spines and conditions.
When not working at Performance Healthcare as a Chiropractor, Laura loves keeping fit, spending time with her husband, and especially with her beautiful Aussie Sheppard Hazel.
Laura has been working at PHC since 2013, and is a very special member of our practice family.
After completing her bachelor of health science and applied science (Chiropractic), Dr Shannen has undertaken further studies in FNOR (functional neuro orthopaedic rehabilitation), FAKTR (functional and kinetic treatment with rehabilitation) and is currently completing her post graduate degree in sports chiropractic (ICSC). Shannen’s love for sports, exercise and rehabilitation stems from many years of playing netball and her passion for gym and running. She currently works alongside Lower Plenty FC working first hand with acute injuries and general sporting related issues. Shannen focuses on breaking down movement patterns and finding where dysfunctional movements arise to successfully tailor a suitable rehabilitation program for your individual needs.
Outside of the clinic you will find Shannen baking/cooking treats for the team at PHC, running/gym and spending time with family and friends.
Andrew was influenced to become a chiropractor after seeing the amazing relief it gave to members of his own family. He has a special interest in treating children and women in pregnancy. Andrew also enjoys treating extremity issues in addition to the common complaints of the spine.
Outside of the clinic Andrew loves spending time with his wife and two beautiful girls, mountain biking and photography.
Meg is a bright, bubbly and passionate massage therapist. Meg graduated MIMT and Brad's mentorship program in 2019, and has flourished into a fine therapist. Massage techniques include remedial, relaxation, manual lymphatic drainage and sports massage.
Outside of the clinic, you may see Meg on stage performing in her beloved stage shows!
REMEDIAL MASSAGE THERAPIST / SPORTS THERAPIST
Originating from New Zealand and with rugby in his blood, Isaac is an avid lover of all things sports and outdoors. When he’s not working you’ll find him hiking on top of a mountain, or finding the next best coffee in Melbourne.
With an Advanced Diploma of Sports Therapy, Isaac understands that the body is a complex structure, and aims to find the underlying problem in the body that contributes to your symptoms or pain. Whether it is a new pain arising or a niggle that has been there for years, Isaac specialises in diving deep into the body to find the source, using a combination of muscular activation and deep tissue massage, to get you operating at full function, strength and efficiency again. When tissue isn’t shut down, it isn’t painful!
Having worked for Essendon and North Melbourne Football clubs, Isaac has had experience working with some of Australia’s top athletes in an elite environment. Isaac brings this same passion into the clinic, where he has a desire to see chronic pain that inhibits your movement and everyday life, removed from your body.