My mission is to provide you with personalized, high-quality care. I am dedicated to helping you with your ailments, rehab education, and ultimately getting you moving pain-free again.
With every patient that I treat, I take great care in getting to the root of their problem. Once this is established, I explain what is going on, so that you understand what your treatment will involve, as well as self-management strategies.
All bodies are different. Therefore, the utmost care is taken to formulate an individual treatment plan for you.
Early on in my osteopathic studies, I started treating fighters and gym members at the Australian Combat Sports Academy. As a martial artist of many years, I understand the rigours of training and how important body maintenance is. I continue to work with some of the best up and coming fighters in Victoria today, some of whom I have treated since the beginning of their careers.
After university, I gained valuable international experience working in Toronto, Canada, under ATP Tennis physiotherapist and osteopath, Luke Fuller.
Apart from treating athletes, I have a lot of experience working with the elderly, office workers, teenagers, those engaged in physical jobs and casual sports enthusiasts.
Osteopathy is a form of manual therapy that treats the body as a unit. As a result, osteopaths typically do not treat areas of the body in isolation. Instead, they address the main area of concern, as well as the surrounding structures in order to facilitate optimal healing. Osteopaths study for 5 years at university and must register with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
Osteopaths are required to complete a minimum of 5 years of tertiary study and register with the Osteopathy Board of Australia. They are trained in general medical diagnosis, pathology, anatomy, physiology, and Osteopathic technique. The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) regulate the osteopathic industry to ensure a high level of professionalism and safety.
No, a referral is not required.
Initial consultation (1 hour): $125
Follow-up consultation (45 mins): $90
Osteopathy is claimable under private health insurance 'extras'. There is a HICAPS machine available for on the spot claims. Contact your insurance provider to discuss how much you are covered for.
Osteopathic treatment is not covered by Medicare, unless you are under an Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) plan set out by your general practitioner (GP). EPC plans are designed for people with chronic conditions to have up to five subsidised allied health appointments per year.
Osteopaths are able to bulk bill patients supported by 3rd party insurers (Department of Veterans Affairs, TAC, WorkCover). There may be a gap payment required for TAC and WorkCover.
TAC and WorkCover patients are required to bring details of their case when they come for treatment (claim number, date of injury, insurer's details, employer's details).
Department of Veterans Affairs patients must obtain a referral from their GP. Once this is established, this referral entitles the patient to a year of osteopathic treatments.
A full case history is taken, followed by a physical assessment. You will typically be asked to perform a series of movements so that function can be assessed. Osteopaths use their refined sense of touch, called palpation, to identify areas of strain or weakness throughout the body. Treatment is then carried out, and management is discussed afterwards. Additional information, such as scans or blood tests may be requested so that an appropriate treatment plan can be formulated.
My treatment style involves a lot of soft-tissue work, stretching, and joint articulation. As an osteopath, I am qualified to perform spinal manipulation if deemed appropriate and safe.
Patients are advised to wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing. This makes assessment and treatment easier.
Please email, text or call to book an appointment:
853 Sydney Road, Brunswick Victoria 3056, Australia
Monday - Friday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am - 1:00pm