Allied Health

Modern Medicine

Podiatry, Psychology, Exercise Physiology, Diabetes Education, Dietetics,  Myotherapy, Massage


Making Ballarat and associated districts healthier, resiliant and injury-free.

Pain, Sports Rehab & Chronic Disease Solutions


Our Team

Maria Marshall

Maria is a registered psychologist who is passionate about working with clients in a connected and collaborative manner while providing a safe, respectful and supportive environment.

Maria has a particular interest in Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) as a therapy however, she draws on a range of evidence-based therapeutic approaches such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Schema Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Positive Behavioural Support (PBS) in order to provide an individualised approach that meets the unique needs, aspirations, goals and temperament of each client.

Maria enjoys working with clients across various conditions, however, she has a strong interest in childhood experiences and their ongoing influences into adulthood, childhood trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Autism (ASD) and behavioural issues.

Nic Moran

Nic is a true sportsman at heart with a passion for helping people of any level of fitness to improve their abilities. He possesses the skills to assist those wanting to increase athletic performance or wanting to make everyday tasks easier. He is excited by discovering better and innovating concepts of exercise prescription and applying them to best suit the needs of our clients.

Nic gained extensive knowledge and experience through hands-on experience working within gym and hospital settings. Nic enjoys working with several conditions including a keen interest for back and hip pathologies in addition to diabetes management, mental health, chronic pain and cancer.

Competing as an elite rower led to further training and testing with the Victoria Institute of Sport. This experience facilitated his fascination for sports science and exercise physiology; Nic was intrigued by how the body worked and had a desire to learn more, he wanted to know how to get the best out of his body efficiently. Nic enjoys living an active lifestyle, keeping busy and traveling whenever possible. With a keen passion in many sports, he still trains and plays for Football, Rowing, Brazil Ju-Jitsu, Muay Thai and Mixed Netball.

Mitch Murray 

Mitch joins the team with over 10 years of experience in areas of strength and conditioning, rehabilitation, youth development, athletic development and performance, and more specifically lower limb rehabilitation.

Growing up in Alice Springs NT, he moved to Ballarat in 2010 in pursuit of University and AFL coaching opportunities.

Since then he has stayed and made Ballarat his new home as opportunities have arisen. As a junior sportsman, Mitch participated in baseball, athletes track events, beach volleyball, and Australian rules football at both state and national levels. Now into his late 20’s he has retired from impact sports and enjoys competing in regional cross country running events and the adventurous Sunday long run.

When he isn’t getting lost in Creswick Forrest his own time is spent with this young family. He has also made use of these DIY skills during 2020 with major projects around the house.

Hopefully get travel to South Africa, Italy, Europe when possible.

James Miller

James has over 5 years counselling experience, working with adolescents and adults in a range of settings. He is passionate about providing an open, non-judgemental space to promote insight development and assisting people to meet their individual well-being goals.

James uses an integrative approach drawing from different intervention modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) and Schema Therapy.

James has a broad range of interest areas however, some of his interests include anxiety and social anxiety, stress, depression, self-esteem, and trauma.

Emma Nield

Emma is a fully qualified podiatrist with a Bachelor of Health Science/ Masters of Podiatric
Practice and 3 years of clinical experience. She graduated from Latrobe University Bendigo in 2017 and since then has worked in multiple locations.

Emma initially started her career in Southwest Victoria. Working in Warrnambool, Port Fairy, and Hamilton. Then at the end of 2019 moved back to her hometown of Ballarat to continue with her work at Modern Medicine.

Emma’s passion within podiatry is assessment, prevention, and management of diabetic foot-related health conditions, as well as education and prevention of other chronic foot issues. She really enjoys being able to help her patients to continue to be active, healthy, and have happy feet in order to do everything they want to and more. Emmas’ personal interests include camping, reading, and spending time with family, friends, and her dog Mia.


Ambrose comes from a local farming background in regional Victoria and is well known on the footy field. His passion for health and nutrition stems from family who work in healthcare and a personal endeavour to make a difference to others through one of the foundations of health – our diet. Being so active, he knows how powerful diet can be for achieving athletic goals. Ambrose loves applying the same principles for people of any age and condition to help them with sustainable health results.

Sustainable health focuses on building life-long habits, simple solutions, and positive food mindsets centred around the patient’s individual needs to make the greatest long-term changes.


In particular, treating IBS with the FODMAP diet and the gut-brain connection is of special interest. During his spare time, he enjoys hiking up the Grampians, playing local sport and getting coffee with friends.


Selene believes in a holistic approach to dietetics, focusing on evidence-based nutrition therapy as well as physical activity and stress management, factoring in cultural beliefs and personal motivation to support clients in achieving their healthiest and happiest selves.

Selene loves getting to know her clients well and assisting them with health maintenance and illness prevention. Areas of interest include weight management (overweight and underweight), diabetes (Type I, Type II, Gestational), gastroenterology nutrition (IBS, IBD, Celiac Disease), health coaching (adopting behaviour change principles) and eating for healthy wellbeing.

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