Our practitioners at The Osteo Collective

We're passionate about your health.

We aim to reach the highest treatment standards by combining proficient skills and expertise with knowledge, empathy, and clear communication skills.

Let's get you moving.

Our team wants to help you feel better and get moving and make those results last. 

Dr Scott Toniazzo


Dr Todd Stewart


Dr Mia Chepanidis


Dr Benjamin Gierlach


Dr Grace Knight


Madeleine Linton

Exercise Physiologist

Cooper Bagnara

Remedial Massage

Dr Scott Toniazzo (Osteopath)

Scott has over 10 years of experience in numerous roles providing osteopathic care in private practice clinics, an aged care setting, football and netball clubs and associations.

Keeping active throughout our whole life is vitally important, and Scott focuses largely on this, to ensure his patients are able to continue being as active as they want to be – from adolescents to the older adult.

With osteopathic care, Scott wants to help you resolve your musculoskeletal injuries and complaints, so that being active is always an option!

Scott is a nationally endorsed provider of Netball Australia’s KNEE program, which aims to reduce the incidence of ACL injuries by educating coaches and players to optimise technique and enhance efficiency of movement.

He is a strong advocate for community sport and has recently finished a 10 year stint as president and committee member at St Michael’s Netball Club. 

Dr Todd Stewart (Osteopath)

Todd is an experienced Osteopath with many years involved helping people getting moving again. He has a passion to educate his patients about their specific injuries and teach them how to be a part of their recovery. With a keen interest on lower back injuries, neck pain, headaches and jaw complaints, Todd takes a holistic approach to treatment and attempts to identify the cause of each persons injury. Whether this be a dysfunction elsewhere in the body or hobbies/activities the patient does as an activity of daily living. 

Outside of work Todd is a father to an adorable toddler Charlie who keeps him busy. He enjoys watching sport on the weekends, gardening and cooking new things. Sport has always been something Todd has loved to be involved with and this has seen him be involved with local football at the East Brighton football club as a head trainer, and a soigneur to the CharterMason cycling team who raced in the NRS.

Dr Mia Chepanidis (Osteopath)

Mia studied at RMIT University, graduating with a double degree in Bachelor of Health Science and a Bachelor of Applied Science (Osteopathy) with distinctions. Mia’s passion for Osteopathy developed throughout her years of growing up playing sports and competing in Calisthenics competitions. This sparked Mia’s fascination of the human body, where she learnt the importance of preventing injury and maintaining bodily function through optimising healthy movement.

Mia understands the impact that pain and dysfunction can have on our daily lives, and strives to form a treatment plan to address all factors of the pain experience and lifestyle considerations. This inspired Mia’s holistic approach in managing acute and chronic pain, finding passion in assisting patients return to activities of daily living and achieve their goals. Acute and chronic pain may arise from poor posture, overuse, traumatic injuries, spinal and joint dysfunction, or arthritis. Mia aims to provide Osteopathic treatment to assist the body’s natural healing process and support its interrelated structure and function.

Outside of the treatment room, Mia enjoys a good gym routine, exploring the great outdoors, and searching for new cafes. Prior to joining The Osteo Collective she spent time in clinics in Melbourne’s north west and in regional Victoria.

Mia has a special interest in:

  • Neck pain and headaches / migraines
  • Lower back pain
  • Sporting and Dancing injuries
  • Exercise Rehabilitation
  • Women’s health and pre & post-natal care

Dr Benjamin Gierlach (Osteopath)

Benji has completed a Bachelor’s degree in Science and a Masters in Health science (Osteopathy) at VU with distinctions. Benji’s passion and interest in Osteopathy stems from a range of sport, particularly Football and Volleyball in which he competed at state level. Through this, Benji understands the importance of preventative rehabilitation and acute or chronic injury management. Benji takes a holistic approach to treatment and management of his patients, in an attempt to fully understand the root cause of pain/discomfort. As there may be more than 1 contributing factor to a patients complaints.

Outside of Osteopathy, Benji enjoys keeping busy through a vigorous gym routine, as well as still staying active in the volleyball and football community through sports training and playing. Benji is an avid Collingwood supporter

Benji has a special interest in:

  • Knee pain
  • Shoulder complaints
  • Back pain 
  • Return to sport/return to goal
  • Exercise rehabilitation

Dr Grace Knight (Osteopath)

Grace found her passion for osteopathy throughout her 19 years of ballet dancing and teaching. Graduating from Victoria University in 2017, she brings experience to the clinic with treating a wide range of conditions, with a special focus around pre and post-natal care and paediatrics. Grace also enjoys treating:
  • Cervical pain and headaches
  • TMJ dysfunction
  • Golfers/ tennis elbow 
  • Upper back and Rib conditions 
Grace breaks up her clinical private practice time by passing on her knowledge through lecturing and supervising both the undergraduate and masters students in the Osteopathy program at Victoria University, she believes this keeps her on top of the most up to date approaches to treatment and the care for her patients. 

Her downtime includes spending time with her partner Josh and their two fur children Cheddar and Billie.

Madeleine Linton (Exercise Physiology)

Maddy’s desire to play every sport while growing up, is what ultimately lead to her career as an Exercise Physiologist.  Her love of sport sparked her interest in health, fitness and injury rehabilitation and she now enjoys working with and educating people about exercise and how the right type of exercise can assist with improving their pain, function and quality of life.

She has worked in various settings including private practice, workplace health, fitness clubs, and community health over the past 13 years which has allowed her to work with a

diverse range of people and professions.  

Maddy works with men and women of all ages, fitness levels and abilities and is passionate about assisting her patients to undertake the correct type of exercise for their individual concerns.  Although she enjoys working with a wide range of conditions, she has a particular interest in postural imbalances and the use of corrective exercise to restore function and balance to the body.

Outside of work, Maddy loves being outdoors and enjoys keeping active through hiking and sailing. Maddy spends most weekends sailing on Port Phillip Bay and has competed at State, National and World Championship levels. Maddy also loves travelling, eating out and socialising with friends.

Cooper Bagnara (Remedial Massage)

Cooper is a dedicated practitioner, aiming to provide his patients with the best outcome possible.

Working alongside other allied health professionals fulfils Cooper’s goal of working collaboratively with others to achieve outstanding experiences for his patients.

Cooper has participated actively in Basketball, Cricket and Football, where he was introduced to allied health through a range of injuries, sparking his interest into furthering his knowledge in this area. 

He enjoys treating patients from all walks of life, but has a special interest in sports people and those who lead an active lifestyle.

Cooper completed his Diploma of Remedial Massage at RMIT University.

He has completed further study in anatomy, and offers dry needling as well as cupping.

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