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Our Team

  • Martin Gowdie


    Martin Gowdie

    Bachelor of Clinical Science
    Masters in Health Science

    Marty has been with Procare for 8 of its’ 12 years in existence.

    He combines loads of experience and skill with a genuine intent to help.

    Marty also enjoys helping the osteo students through part time lecturing at the university for the past few years.

    With a growing family, Marty is not flush on spare time. But when he has any he loves tending to this beehive or going for a surf.

    Marty is continually altering his hair and beard which seems to always create lots of discussion. Keep this in mind if looking for an ‘ice breaker’ with him.

  • Stephanie Cations


    Stephanie Cations

    Bachelor of Applied Science (Complementary Medicine)
    Masters in Osteopathy

    Steph returned to Procare in early 2019 from Maternity leave.

    Some things had changed.
    Like instead of discussing how the Tigers are going at lunchtime, she would be in a room pumping milk out of herself.

    But most things hadn’t changed.
    Like her ability as an osteopath. With her range of techniques built on 7 years experience that help her to understand what will work when for who!

    And her relaxed, get-on-with-anyone, country girl style will never change.

    Steph is back! We are rapt about that, as many of you will be!

    Steph started with us in 2012 and with her enthusiasm to learn, it has been a pleasure to watch her develop into the quality professional she is today.

  • Grant Burrows


    Grant Burrows

    Bachelor of Clinical Science
    Masters in Health Science (Osteopathy)
    Fellow of Applied Functional Science (Gray Institute)
    Osteopath and Movement Consultant

    Grant graduated in Melbourne as an Osteopath in 2000.

    Over the next 15 years he worked in private practice – both in Australia and in London, lectured Osteopathic students at the university and did extensive further training in the US during 2011 and 2013 in the area of Movement and Pain.

    Grant and his wife Jo also opened Procare Sports & Spinal (now Procare Geelong) in 2006, which they still take great pride in being part of.

    In 2017 Grant opened ProMotion. ProMotion naturally reflects Grants’ personality. Programs are built with authenticity and with a genuine care and interest in people. The Programs demand you to be accountable in engaging, and demands Grant be accountable to guiding you to improvement and a better life.
    When Grant is not devising Movement or Pain programs, he is busy with his family including 3 young kids.

    In any spare time, Grant likes to be active and is currently hanging on to any last glimpses of athleticism in AFL 9s, gym, running and yoga.
    Grant also likes to make announcements. And will be forever remembered (by a some) as the unluckiest Field Host ever at GMHBA stadium. He was doing some crisp jokes out on the ground when all the grandstands were being rebuilt, and his jokes, along with later his media career wafted down Moorabool St through the gaps in the grandstands.

    More information about Grant’s unique approach at

  • Joanne Burrows

    Osteopath (Infants and Children)

    Joanne Burrows

    Bachelor of Clinical Science
    Masters in Heath Science
    Osteopath treating infants and children

    The best way to establish Jo’s reputation treating infants and children in this region is to walk past a mothers group having a coffee catch up and drop her name.

    Jo has devoted many hours of postgraduate study to the understanding of babies and children, and the role that Osteopathy can play in helping them to grow into healthy human beings. In that time, she has also managed to have 3 beautiful children of her own, who ensure that her learning is never complete!

    The style of Osteopathic treatment Jo uses in paediatrics (Biodynamic Osteopathy) is aimed at addressing some of the musculoskeletal effects that the birth process or other early life stresses can have on the developing systems of infants and children. Parents enjoy watching their child visibly relax under Jo’s gentle hands and Jo finds her work in this field extremely rewarding.

  • Corey Dyer


    Corey Dyer

    Bachelor of Clinical Science
    Masters in Heath Science
    Osteopath treating infants and children

    Corey Dyer joins the team at Procare after running his own practice in Melbourne for the past 20 years, when he realised it was time to get back to the good life and move back home to Geelong.

    Corey graduated from Victoria University in 1998, and since then has completed extensive studies in many different treatment techniques within Osteopathy and further afield. He has a special interest in the more gentle rebalancing techniques of Osteopathy in the Cranial Field, biodynamics and movement therapy. This approach has been great asset to him when addressing chronic pain and movement patterns, with children, pregnant women and when treating people who have compromised health.

    Corey has personal interest in how Osteopathy can help in the treatment of head/facial trauma and post concussion syndrome, recurrent headache and migraine as well as the treatment of children.

    As a qualified yoga teacher, Corey sees movement as important to recovery and has worked with a number of yoga schools throughout Victoria teaching the teachers about injury management. He is also a faculty member of the Cranial teaching foundation in Australia/New Zealand.

    Outside of work Corey loves strength training, and planning his annual “epic trip” somewhere exotic or off the beaten track. If you see him be sure to ask “Where’s next?”

  • Shanti Arwen


    Shanti Arwen


    Shanti has been working in healthcare for 26 years.

    Originally a nurse, for the past 10 years Shanti has been practicing as a massage therapist / myotherapist and getting great results with all sorts of muscular pain, stress and tension.

    Have you found it harder over the years to find people who are willing and able to get deep into your muscles, whilst allowing you to unravel from your busy lives? If so, look no further, cos Shanti is a good fit for you!

  • Matthew Jakovljevic


    Matthew Jakovljevic

    Bachelor of Clinical Science
    Masters in Health Science (Osteopathy)
    Osteopath and Movement Consultant

    Matt’s interest in the human body and osteopathy began as an adolescent searching for the answers to his own back pain. He understands what it is like to be in ongoing pain and what it takes to overcome it.

    Matt has strong hands on skills combined with a streak of nerdiness – in his final year of university in 2013, Matt’s outstanding performance was recognised by receiving the esteemed COCA (Chiropractic Osteopathic College of Australasia) award for the top graduating student.

    Prior to joining Procare, Matt gathered 4 years clinical experience in private practice in Melton and Bacchus Marsh.
    Matt is into hiking, bodyboarding and photography.

    And once ate his lunch at work with chopsticks even though no one was watching! #cultured

  • Alana Park


    Alana Park

    Bachelor of Clinical Science
    Masters in Health Science (Osteopathy)

    Alana grew up in country Victoria and after graduating she spread her wings on the Sunshine Coast, working in a collaborative pain and injury clinic, but has moved back home to be closer to friends and family.

    One of her real passions is working with individuals who have a love for sport and an active lifestyle. Alana has worked closely with many AFL and Netball teams, particularly in the Geelong Football and Netball League.

    Alana has extensive experience as an athlete, having represented Australia in Triathlon in 2018, and played Netball and Basketball at a high level in her junior years. It is because of this experience she has a great understanding of the physical demands of sport, the effects it has on the body and is driven to help patients return to their sport as quickly as possible. Her own high training schedule also means she needs a constant supply of food on the go in the staffroom!

    In her spare time Alana enjoys racing competitively in triathlons and loves riding her horses competitively in eventing, which is the “triathlon” of the equestrian disciplines.

  • Laura Errey


    Laura Errey

    Bachelor of Applied Science (Complementary Medicine)
    Masters in Osteopathy

    Laura graduated from RMIT University in 2009 with a Masters of Osteopathy. She went on to complete a Graduate Certificate in Manual Therapy for Neonatal and Infant Paediatrics at Victoria University in 2010 and has also completed post-graduate study in pregnancy, and women’s health.

    Originally growing up on a dairy farm in South West Victoria, Laura began her osteopathic career right here at Procare, before moving and working throughout regional Victoria. She gained invaluable experience along the way, and returned to Procare in 2021.

    She is also a qualified Pilates Instructor adding another rehabilitation dimension to her practice.

    When not at work, Laura enjoys a range of activities from Stand-Up Paddle Boarding to Yoga, Pilates, hockey, spending time with her young family.

  • Caroline Poulter


    Caroline Poulter


    Caroline joined Procare Geelong in 2012.

    She comes from a hairdressing background with some administrative work in real estate more recently.

    It should come as no surprise that the hairdresser/real estate combo means that Caz is not short of a word.

    And like any good hairdresser she has the incredible skill of getting people to want to tell her all their ‘goss’.

    Caroline left Procare Geelong briefly in 2014 as she was doing a renovation, and at times, she seemed to think she was on The Block.

    Thankfully she returned after the renovation was complete, as we really enjoy “Caz” being part of our team.

    Caroline is married with a school aged son and works with us on a part time basis.

  • Catherine Moore

    Practice Manager

    Catherine Moore

    Practice Manager

    Catherine joined Procare in 2015.

    Catherine comes with a wealth of medical administration and management experience.

    She is very efficient and organised. When ringing around her referees after interviewing Catherine, one told me “she ll organise your life if you want her to”. That had and still has great appeal.

    Catherine drives from Colac to work with us 4 days a week. We are still unsure why she does this, but we are very pleased that she does.

    Catherine has been heavily involved in netball at club level and with the umpires association.

    We hope Catherine will continue to get in her chariot from Colac for some time yet as she adds another dimension to the Procare Team.