Meet The Team

Dr Brett Rawlings 

Doctor of Acupuncture, Credentialed McKenzie Method Practitioner
Clinical Myotherapist

Acupuncture specialist with over 17 years experience treating pain

Brett Rawlings established leaps & bounds health clinic in 2005. Brett is a doctor of acupuncture and has worked in private practice for nearly 20 years. Brett is highly experienced in helping people overcome painful conditions using myotherapy, acupuncture and dry needling.

As well as consulting as an acupuncturist and dry needling practitioner, Brett is a credentialed McKenzie Method practitioner, an advanced area of post-graduate training for physiotherapists. He has also completed a 4 year Bachelor of Health Science, Clinical Myotherapy and was a senior lecturer in Dry Needling and Clinical Diagnosis for over 9 years.

About 10 years ago Brett decided to establish a practice dedicated to the treatment of back and neck pain and in 2014 founded Spine Smart.

Spine Smart provides a comprehensive, integrated approach to back and neck problems including; disc protrusion, back pain and stiffness, neck pain a restricted movement, sciatica, headaches and pain referred from the spine into the shoulder and upper limb or hip and lower limb.

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Private health rebates are available on the spot, with our HICAPS facility.


B.Sc. Chinese Medicine (Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine)
Clinical Internship Nanjing, China
Credentialed McKenzie Method
B.Sc. Clinical Myotherapy

Professional Memberships

Chinese Medicine Registration Board of Victoria
Australian Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA)
Sports Medicine Australia (SMA)
McKenzie Institute International (MII)


Dr Mary-Jo Bevin
Doctor of Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture

Dr Mary-Jo BevinMary-Jo specialises in gynaecology, with a focus on fertility, and has extensive experience in treating irregular or painful periods, endometriosis, PCOS, hormonal imbalances, and menopause. Over the last seven years, Mary-Jo has been helping couples to conceive naturally and providing support to those undergoing IVF. She has studied and worked with Steven Clavey and Jane Lyttleton, both world-renowned gynaecology specialists in Chinese Medicine.

Mary-Jo also has experience treating a wide range of internal medicine conditions including digestive and skin ailments, headaches, insomnia, stress, respiratory and immune health.

Mary-Jo works with patients to understand their current health situation, medical history and contributing external factors, to develop treatment plans that are realistic and successful.

After completing a Bachelor of Science with honours, Mary-Jo studied Chinese medicine at RMIT University, followed by a clinical internship in Nanjing, China. She is registered with the Chinese Medicine Registration Board of Victoria, and is a member of the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese medicine association (AACMA). Private health rebates are available on the spot, with our HICAPS facility.

Dr Mary Jo-Bevin specialises in Women’s health and employs acupuncture and herbal medicine to treat conditions such as;

  • Period pain, pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS)
  • Irregular periods, amenorrhea
  • Hormonal migraines, acne
  • Endometriosis, fibroids, heavy periods
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
  • Infertility – for women and men
  • Pregnancy and post-natal care
  • Urinary tract infections, thrush
  • Menopausal symptoms


Bachelor of Science with honours
B.Sc. Chinese Medicine (Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine)
Clinical Internship Nanjing, China

Professional Memberships

Chinese Medicine Registration Board of Victoria
Australian Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA)

Zoe Nicholson

Accredited Practising Dietitian & Nutritionist

Zoe Nicholson - Dietitian

Zoe has a passion for food and one of her key goals in being a dietitian is to help you enjoy all types of food, especially the ones you love, but may avoid because “they’re fattening”. Zoe does not believe you need to eat diet foods or deny yourself and will show you how to manage your health without dieting. This holds true whether you need to lose weight and/or manage a medical condition such as diabetes, high cholesterol or heart disease.

If you do not need to lose weight or have a medical condition, you may be interested in ensuring your eating habits are on the right track, or you may be questioning advice you hear on TV or read in magazines. These are both excellent reasons to sit down with a dietitian and get all the facts straight once and for all.

Zoe holds a special interest in food intolerance and if you experience altered bowel habits, abdominal bloating, reflux or excess wind then you may have food intolerance. Zoe is highly experienced in helping with the identification and management of fructose malabsorption, FODMAP intolerance, food chemical sensitivity (amines, salicylates, glutamates), Coeliac disease and general IBS. Zoe spent 8 years co-ordinating the Melbourne based fructose malabsorption support groups.

Zoe has 9 years experience in private practice.


Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics, Deakin University
Bachelor of Health Science, Deakin University
Advanced Counselling Skills course from Cairnmillar Institute
Certificate in Health Coaching from Health Coaching Australia
Certificate of Psychodietetics (The Psychology & Sabotage of Weight loss)

Deakin University Yakult Award for excellence in nutrition studies
Nominee for the Alfred Deakin Medal

Professional Memberships

Dietitians Association of Australia DAA
Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD status)  & Accredited Nutritionist
Member DAA Food Allergy and Intolerance Special Interest group
Member DAA Gastroenterology Special Interest group
Member DAA Dietitians in the Private Sector Interest group