WHAT IS 

OSTEOPATHY?

Osteopathy is a manual therapy and way of looking at the body in order to improve its function. During your consult, your Osteopath will help diagnose your issue, which will help you to understand the cause of your pain. Your Osteopath will then work with your body to help relieve your immediate symptoms, whilst also helping to guide you in how to prevent reoccurring issues and speed up your recovery. 

 

Osteopaths work to relieve your pain by focusing on how you function as a whole body unit. We aim to look at the real cause of the issue and not just at the immediate symptoms. This is one reason why it is so effective at resolving long-term/chronic aches and reoccurring pains, as well as acute injuries. Treatment includes hands-on techniques to reduce pain, a care plan that may include rehabilitative exercises and dietary advice

 

 

Osteopathy may help treat:

  • Headaches & Migraines

  • Back and Neck Pain

  • Pelvic Pain

  • Sciatica

  • Shoulder Pain

  • Elbow Pain

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  • Heel/Arch Pain

  • Sports injuries

  • Joints & Flexibility

  • Posture

  • Knee Pain

  • Ankle Sprain

  • Hip and Groin

  • Workplace injuries

  • Chronic pain

  • Pregnancy

Reference: Australian Osteopathic Association
OUR TEAM
Northern Osteopathy

SWEATAL SHAH

 

(OSTEOPATH)
B.SC. (HONS), ND

Sweatal received her training at the British College of Osteopathic Medicine graduating in 2003. Her passion lies in bringing together a wide range of techniques to devise a treatment plan that looks to helping patients achieve their health goal holistically.  Her highly personalised treatments combines structural and cranial techniques together with rehabilitation, exercise and nutrition.

Her interest lies in working with women during pregnancy and their recovery after giving birth.

Outside of the practice, Sweatal enjoys swimming and hiking with her young family. She recently climbed Mount Kilimanjaro and is looking to go to Everest Base Camp soon.

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ADDISON LEVENS

 

(OSTEOPATH)

M.Ost

Addison has an experienced approach that is very patient care focused. He uses a variety of structural hands-on techniques, functional releases, soft-tissue massage techniques, joint articulation/mobilisation, joint manipulation, trigger point dry needling, and taping. Addison has a passion for sports and sports related injuries.

After graduating from the British School of Osteopathy, Addison completed a Post.Grad in Paediatric Osteopathic practice, gaining experience using a gentle approach when working with all ages from babies to adolescents. Since then he and his wife decided to come to Australia to fulfil their beach life dream.

Outside of work Addison enjoys going to the gym, bouldering, running along the beach and playing social golf.

EMILY NELSON

(OSTEOPATH)

B.HSc & B.AppSc 

Emily graduated as an osteopath from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology with distinction.

 

After seeing firsthand how much it benefitted others, Emily was drawn to study osteopathy, which gave her the opportunity to help people with the treatment and management of their pain.

 

She is passionate about providing a holistic treatment approach and helping patients work towards their goals. Emily has a deep interest in the human body and takes into account that no two bodies are the same in her treatment plan.

Outside of the clinic, Emily enjoys keeping active, going to the beach and exploring the great outdoors.

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LUKE FILLING

(OSTEOPATH)

B.HSc & B.AppSc

Luke graduated as an osteopath from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and has worked as a CrossFit coach for the last 5 years during his studies. Luke loves helping patients achieve their goals with exercise and rehabilitation in combination with hands on osteopathic treatments.

His interest in health and fitness stemmed from his own personal experience with injury when playing sport at a young age, which led to a passion to help others enjoy their favourite activities pain free through osteopathic care. Luke also sees the body as a whole and treats a wide range of conditions. Whether you are a desk worker, athlete or busy parent, Luke looks forward to helping improve your health.

In his spare time, Luke enjoys CrossFit training, being outdoors with friends or winding down with some Netflix.

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DEBBIE WILKINSON

(NATUROPATH)

Dip.NDD, Dip. Coaching Mentoring & Interpersonal Facilitation

Debbie has worked with complementary medicines since 2011, graduating Naturopathy in 2015. She is a big advocate for Self love and Self care alongside the usual personalised naturopathic protocols and has noticed time and time again in clinic that when her clients are able to improve their relationship with themselves their state of health begins to naturally change.

This is often as a result of better food choices and the changes they do make also become more permanent.

She loves to walk alongside her clients cheering them on as they step towards restored health and will always do her best for you.

Her interests are in personal and spiritual development. Having had a Mentor herself for over a decade and knowing the benefits of daily self-introspection and meditation, this then led her to study Coaching and Mentoring and running classes herself for others. She absolutely loves making herbal teas for clients, family and friends and is the proud co-creator of The Source Healing Tea range.