About Jurmaine Health
Founded in 2009, Jurmaine Health is a private neuropsychology and chiropractic clinic which provides a timely and quality service, with minimal waiting times. Since 2009, we’ve assessed and treated 2,280 neuropsychological and chiropractic clients.
Jurmaine Health provides a full range of neuropsychological services to government departments, hospitals, referring specialists, community care agencies and direct patients. We also provide a full range of movement rehabilitation services for football clubs, sports teams, professional athletes, professional dancers, triathletes and direct patients.
Our team of clinicians have expertise in a range of disorders and conditions that affect cognitive behaviour and neuromusculoskeletal health. Services are provided throughout metropolitan Melbourne, Gippsland and other parts of country Victoria. Our clinicians are often sought after for their expertise in specialist matters throughout Australia.
Our clinicians all hold post-graduate qualifications in their chosen field of specialisation (clinical neuropsychology, or chiropractic) and are members of various professional associations, including APS College of Clinical Neuropsychologists (CCN), Victorian Transcultural Mental Health (VTMH), Australasian Society for the Study of Brain Impairment (ASSBI) and Chiropractic & Osteopathic College of Australasia (COCA).
Dr Judy Tang
BSc (Behavioural Neuroscience & Psychology),
Dpsych (Clinical Neuropsychology) MAPS
Dr Judy Tang has over 10 years of career and academic expertise in Clinical Neuropsychology.
With a Dpsych (professional doctorate) in Clinical Neuropsychology from Monash University (2008) and a Bachelor of Science with honours (majoring in psychology and behavioural neuroscience), she provides neuropsychological services for medico-legal and community settings, workshops and seminars both to her professional peers and wider community, as well as advocacy in the areas of health and community care.
Simultaneously, she also works with the Lincoln Centre for Research on Ageing, researching persons with dementia and their carers, as well as the ACAS evaluation unit. Her mastery of quantitative research has been utilised on the state and national level for its Aged Care Assessment Program. She has also worked as a Rehabilitation Consultant for CRS Australia.
Among numerous organisations, she is an executive member of the Australian Association of Gerontology’s Victorian branch (AAG), a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS), the College of Clinical Neuropsychologists (CCN), and the Victorian Police and Multicultural Advisory Committee.
In addition to speaking frequently at professional seminars and conferences around the world, Judy is also published in numerous journals on such topics as healthy ageing, anxiety and pain, and dementia.
Dr Shermain Wong
Masters (Clinical Chiropractic)
Dr Shermain Wong is a chiropractor with expertise in general treatment and over 6 years experience.
With a Masters in Clinical Chiropractic from RMIT University, Shermain has provided chiropractic and movement rehabilitation services at international sporting competitions, professional dancers, professional football players and professional athletes.
At Jurmaine Health, she helps patients address and treat common musculoskeletal symptoms and conditions, including:
- Back pain;
- Shoulder pain;
- Joint pain;
- Neck pain;
- Nerve pain;
- … and many other conditions.
She is a member of Sport Medicine Australia, College of Osteopathy and Chiropractic Association, Australian Association of Musculoskeletal Medicine and International Society of Clinical Rehabilitation Specialists.
Shermain is an avid believer in ‘Active Release Technique™, which is an advanced Soft Tissue Technique developed by Chiropractors, and of which Shermain is professionally trained in. The technique is used commonly in Hawaii and North America by professional athletes. Shermain is sought after in Australia by other chiropractors, osteopaths, physiotherapists and nurses to teach this technique.
With her experience in Sports Medicine and treating Sports Injuries, she is a sought after expert for professional athletes and sports clubs. She has worked with the Coburg Lions VFL club, Melbourne Ice Hockey Women, World Ironman Championships, Australia CrossFit Regionals and others.
B.A. (Psychology), BHS (Psychology),
MPsych (Clinical Neuropsychology) MAPS
Laura Anderson is a clinical neuropsychologist with 3 years career and academic expertise in Clinical Neuropsychology.
With a Masters in Clincal Neuropsychology from La Trobe University (2012) and currently undertaking her PhD at Monash University, she provides psychological and neuropsychological assessments in rehabilitation and forensic settings.
At Jurmaine Health, she specialises in concussion management, baseline cognitive assessments and ongoing management of complex concussive symptoms.
She is a member of the Australian Psychological Society, APS College of Clinical Neuropsychology (CCN), Australasian Society for the Study of Brain Impairment (ASSBI) and a committee member of the Early-Mid Career Researchers Committee (EMCR).
Laura is also a volunteer of her time at RSPCA Victoria and Riding for the Disabled Association (RDAA).
Dr Jacqueline Swiatlowski
Dr Jacqueline Swiatlowski is a qualified chiropractor with over 6 years of experience.
She has worked in a range of different environments including roles within the allied health industry, professional sporting clubs as well as in her own private practice.
With a Master of Clinical Chiropractic from RMIT University as well as a number of additional qualifications, including Active Release Technique (ART), Animal Flow and a Certificate III & IV in Fitness from the Australian Institute of Personal Trainers, Jacqueline is an expert in movement restoration and chiropractic care.
In the past she has worked alongside local athletes, including players from the Western Eagles Soccer Club, Melbourne City Soccer Club and the Coburg Lions Football Club.
In her role at Jurmaine Health, Jacquie’s main focus is treating patients and looking after their health and wellbeing. She also works closely with the Melbourne City Ballet and manages individual and group movement restoration and movement performance classes.
Dr Karen Scally
BA (Hons), Dpsych (Clin Neuro)
Dr Karen Scally is a registered Psychologist who is endorsed in both Clinical Neuropsychology and Forensic Psychology. She has worked on research into driving safety in clinical populations such as Parkinson’s disease and Traumatic Brain Injury.
At Jurmaine Health, Karen is primarily focused on community rehabilitation and medico-legal issues, including acquired brain injury diagnostic assessment, medico-legal and forensic assessment, job capacity assessment, decision-making capacity assessment. She also has an extensive background working as a personal carer for people with physical disabilities.
Karen has a keen interest in advancing community access to Clinical Neuropsychological assessment and treatment and advancing Forensic Neuropsychology as a discipline within Australia.
Karen is a member of the advisory committee for Mental Health Week and a founding member of the organising committee for the World Virtual Summit on Forensic Psychology. She is also a director and founding member of Concussion Australia.
Costa Symeonidis is a fitness professional specialising in core strength, muscle gain and weight loss. With a Certificate III & IV in Personal Training, Costa works with clients to assist with strength training and managing sports injuries.
Costa is fluent in both English and French and has spent time studying abroad in Belgium, France and the UK. During this time he earned his Bordeaux Wine Diploma and attended the International School of Brussels, where his received an International Baccalaureate and ISB Diploma. He also attended the University of the West of England in Bristol, where he completed his BA International Business with French, graduating with honours.
More recently Costa studied at the University of Melbourne, earning his Graduate Diploma in Arts majoring in Philosophy. He has also obtained a Certificate in Exercise Nutrition from Precision Nutrition, Instructor Certification from Training For Warriors and completed an Online Mentorship Program at Results Fitness University.
In his spare time Costa enjoys travelling, exploring cultures and traditions and connecting with people. He has a keen interest in philosophy and self-empowerment, as well as sports including soccer, yoga, tennis and weight training.
Hons B.SC (Psychology), Mpsych (Clinical Psychology)
July Lies graduated with a Masters in Clinical Psychology from National University of Singapore and Bachelor of Science (Honours) from University of Toronto. July is trained in delivering a range of evidence-based interventions especially Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Positive Parenting Program (Triple P) and other trauma-focused therapies. Prior moving to Melbourne in mid-2014, she worked in a tertiary mental hospital in Singapore for 5 years and other mental health services across Canada, Indonesia and Malaysia.
Besides clinical work, July is involved in trauma related research and project around Asia. Currently she is a consultant and trainer in a capacity building project for Indonesia, China and Thailand based on WHO community Mental Health Model and Capacity Building Framework. July is also an active member of United Nations Association of Australia (UNAA) – Status of Women Committee advocating for international women and children’s rights. She was one of the representatives from UNAA Victorian Division to attend the fifty-ninth session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW 59) in United Nations Headquarter in New York last year. She presented to UNHCR on issues and recommendations in identification and support toward at risk groups including single women, people with disabilities, the elderly and young children in the detention camp.