Dr Paul Bergamo
Dr Paul Bergamo completed his Chiropractic degree in 1995 from RMIT University. Paul been Owner and Principal Chiropractor of Bergamo Chiropractic and Nutrition Centre, a natural. multi-disciplinary centre in Boronia, since 2000. In 2003, he completed a post graduate Diploma (Nutrition) from Deakin University. Paul has two lecturing appointments teaching chiropractic students nutrition. For nine years, he taught the nutrition program at RMIT University . His current appointment is with Central Queensland University . He has completed all 16 modules of the Carrick Post Graduate Neurology program and successfully completed a Diplomate of the American College Neurology Board (DACNB). Paul is Chair of the Nutrition and Supplementation Clinical Interest Group (NASCIG) for the Chiropractic Association of Australia (CAA) National and is Vice President of the CAA Victoria. Paul is Founder and host of the podcast show BACKchat, with Dr Anthony Coxon, where health experts and inspirational individuals are interviewed on the five pillars of Health: "Thinking, Eating, Moving, Sleeping and your Neurology." For a free download of any of the 30 shows released, click: https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/backchat/id972497993.
With Paul's wealth of experience and further post graduate study , Paul sees all complicated cases with one of the three possible consultations - Chiropractic Neuro Rehabilitation, Nutrition or Musculoskeletal consultations.
Paul loves to spend time with his family, catch up with friends and exercise at the gym.
Chiropractor: B. App. Sc (Clin Sci), B.C.Sc (Chiro), DACNB. Member of CAA, AAFN,CCNP
Functional Nutritionist: Grad Dip of Health Science (Nutrition)
Podcaster: Host of BACKchat
Dr Reta Suliman
Dr Reta Suliman completed her Bachelor of Health Sciences and Masters of Clinical Chiropractic Degrees at RMIT University. The research project topic was the effectiveness of the Chiropractic adjustment combined with rehabilitative exercises and soft tissue therapy on sub-acute musculoskeletal complaints.
Reta focuses on family health and wellness care and has high interest in managing postural strains, headaches, and a wide range of musculoskeletal complaints.
Reta's treatments involve the use of traditional chiropractic techniques as well as low force and gentle corrective adjustments. The combinations implemented are individualised taking into consideration the patient's age, type of injury, spinal degeneration, and past patients response to treatment.
Reta has a special interest in paediatric chiropractic (Chiropractic for children). Reta has completed the Inspiral Post Graduate Paediatric training, the C4K Paediatric Training and has six weekly residentials with an experienced Paediatric Chiropractor and mentor- Dr Paul Chamberlain at his Chiropractic Paediatric Greensborough Practice.
Chiropractor: B. Health Sc(Chiro), M.Clin. Chiropractic, Member of CAA
Daniel Catalano has studied a Bachelor of Health Science - Clinical Myotherapy, and is a member of the Institute of Registered Myotherapists of Australia. As a Myotherapist, Daniel will assess your posture, mobility, functional movement and lifestyle factors to identify the source of your pain in order to treat the problem rather than just your symptoms. This is achieved by the use of massage, dry needling, cupping, joint mobilisation and exercise prescription. Daniel - like all our practitioners - has a heavy thirst for learning interest and has just completed the first year of the Chiropractic program, at RMIT University .Daniel enjoys getting out to play golf, watching his beloved St. Kilda Saints, and catching up with his friends and family.
Clinical Myotherapist: B H Sc (Clinical Myotherapy), Member of MAA (Myotherapy Association Australia)
Danny is a Remedial Massage Therapist, who is doing further studies in Clinical Myotherapy, at the Southern School of Natural Therapies. Danny is also a member of the Institute of Registered Myotherapists of Australia (IRMA).
Danny is very busy as he balances his study and work at BCNC, with employment as one of the remedial massage therapists of the Melbourne Victory FC. In 2016, he was also a massage therapist for the Carlton Football Club. Thus, if you suffer from any muscle based sport injuries , Danny has had the experience to deal with these at elite level competition for both soccer and AFL.
Danny is keen to ask questions to determine the cause of your problem and reduce its effects, not just treat the pain. Danny will work closely with Paul and Reta in helping co-manage chiropractic and remedial massage patients.
Danny also loves to try out different activities such as rock climbing, paintballing, as well as attempting new recipes in the kitchen. He is training hard for the Tough Mudda competition.
Remedial Massage Therapist
Michelle Hessey is a qualified remedial massage therapist having gained her Diploma qualification with Sage, Oakleigh. Michelle is a member of AAMT and, in the future , is looking to do further studies in myotherapy.
Michelle takes seriously, the extreme importance to educate patients about their bodies, and believes this to be as important as the treatment itself. She enjoys teaching patients to live a better quality of life and have more of an understanding of how and why our bodies react the way they do, with the capacity to naturally heal.
As our female only practitioner, Michelle has experience in treating a diverse array of conditions from sports injuries, headaches, low back pain to femaie problems with groin problems and pubic symphysis, during pregnancy.
We strive to be our best here at Bergamo Chiropractic and Nutrition. The best therapists are ones with a supportive team that provide ongoing internal and external training, updates, and always staying ahead with new knowledge.
On a social side, Michelle enjoys cooking , as well as writing , art and design. Michelle is very busy with four children and her dog, Layla.
Arienne has been a Chiropractic Assistant at Bergamo Chiropractic and Nutrition, since its inception in 2000. Arienne works Monday and Thursday mornings. She has loved watching the children we have seen fifteen years ago become teenagers, to the older patients that are ageing well. She has a background in Hospitality with a Diploma from Box Hill Institute and also works part time at Mitcham GymbaROO. She is also a mum to Kiara and Caleb who are both in their teenage years. She loves to bake and attend the new Ringwood Aquanation gymnasium for a Tai Chi Class.
Rita has been a Chiropractic Assistant at Bergamo Chiropractic and Nutrition Centre since 2011. Rita has come from a corporate background working for many years at St George Bank. Apart from the standard jobs at BCNC of answering the phone, booking appointments, billing and sorting accounts, tracking statistics and sorting out Paul’s credit card statements, Rita has even looked after a dog whilst the patient was being treated! Rita's interests include walking, and attending dog training classes with her two young dogs, going out for breakfast, dinner, coffee, movies, spending time with family and friends and aqua aerobics.
Pat has had previous work in the footwear industry with the start-up company Archies Footwear. He has also experienced the hospitality field working in the family business who have owned numerous hotels around the Echuca area, including the Echuca Hotel. Pat is currently studying second year chiropractic at RMIT University and has immensely enjoyed his time at BCNC learning how a busy multidisciplinary practice functions. Pat takes care of the technology side of things at BCNC and helps to teach Paul about what technology is all about. Paul is slowly learning !
Pat grew up in Echuca where he played AFL footy and spent time on the river with his school mates. He enjoys spending time with friends, going to plenty of live music and is passionate about health, and he believes a healthy nervous system, with Chiropractic, is key to a healthy body.
Belinda has worked in various roles over the years. She has worked in cafes, nursing agencies, admin for husband’s building business and at one point was doing meals on wheels for the elderly. She met Paul through Park Orchards Football Club when Paul was the coach and she was the team manager. Belinda has been volunteer Head of Registrations for POFC for the last eight years. Belinda is great at organization and putting systems in place to make everything run smooth and will help refine this at Bergamo Chiropractic and Nutrition Centre , as the centre continues to grow with more practitioners She is a Mum to Zac, Jeremy and Zoe and her fur baby, Prince. Belindas interests include interior design, camping, shopping and spending time with her family.