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Meet Our Team

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Jude Hewavasam

Director

Senior Exercise Physiologist

Jude completed his Bachelor of Exercise Science at Australian Catholic University in 2010. In 2011 he completed his Masters in Clinical Exercise Physiology. 

Jude has worked in both the public and private sector addressing the following areas:

  • Physical Health

  • Disability

  • Mental Health

  • Community Rehabilitation

Jude has vast experience in exercise assessment and prescription for:

  • Lower limb & lumbar musculoskeletal rehabilitation

  • Running training & re-education

  • Neurological conditions: MS, CP, Parkinson’s disease, stroke

  • Chronic conditions: Mental health, CVD, hypertension, cancer, arthritis, diabetes

  • Osteoporosis

  • Sports conditioning training, specifically Basketball

 

Jude holds specialist knowledge and experience working in Mental Health and currently is a senior clinician with Monash Health where he has worked for the past 7  years. Outside of work, Jude is a passionate about most sports and is a huge fan of the NBA and AFL.    

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Brittany Hewavasam

Occupational Therapist (Hons)

Brittany completed her Bachelor of Occupational Therapy with Honours at Monash University in Melbourne, in 2016.

 

During her studies, Brittany developed an interest for working in mental health and began her career in the public mental health hospital sector, helping the young and older adult population to optimise their life-skills and transition into community living.

 

Working in public health, she has supported individuals with learning disabilities, ASD and psychiatric diagnosis and has provided the following services:

  •  1:1 Life-skills re-training:

    • Self-care tasks​

    • Activities of daily living

    • Volunteering

    • Social engagement and participation

  • Group therapy

  • Sensory modulation

 

Brittany enjoys working with both clients and their support networks as she believes empowering families is essential for achieving optimal outcomes.

 

Recently, she has worked with older adults in supported accommodation to promote wellbeing and happiness by supporting engagement in meaningful activities and utilising strategies to maintain functional independence.    

 

Brittany is registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).  Outside of work, Brittany enjoys a good Melbourne coffee, cooking, learning DIY off YouTube, road trips, listening to a variety of music genres and learning about other cultures and traditions.

Exercise Physiology

Email

jude@optimalyou.com.au

Phone:

0432 351 522

Occupational Therapy

Email

brittany@optimalyou.com.au

Phone:

0411 490 014

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OptimalYou welcomes working with all individuals as they are, and services are LGBTIQ+ friendly.