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

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.

MATT RENSHAW 

 

(OSTEOPATH)
M.OST

Matt is committed to giving his patient’s what they need to get them back to what they love in life, whether that’s sports, work or just waking up pain free. Matt prides himself on his gentle but effective therapy and has a real passion for exercise and rehabilitation- which he will often incorporate into his management of your symptoms.

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.

LEANDA LINTZEN

(OSTEOPATH)

M. OST

Leanda graduated as an Osteopath from Victoria University in Melbourne in 2018 before moving to Perth. She has worked as a nurse for the last 10 years before she decided to train in Osteopathy, which she felt was more in-line with her passion for helping patients gain relief and independence from their pain.

 

She is passionate about the care of her patients and uses her experience as an osteopath and a nurse to help patients through manual therapy and other gentle hands-on techniques.

 

Leanda is also an avid traveller but loves nothing more than a walk on the beach with her beloved dog.

PHILIPPA BOURHILL

(OSTEOPATH)

B.HSc & B.AppSc 

Pippa holds a degree in Osteopathy from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and has a certificate 4 in Massage therapy. Her experience at university and as a sports trainer for a local Melbourne Football Club led to her interest in various types of rehabilitation and acute injury management.

 

She has a real love of helping others to achieve their desired health outcomes. Pippa accomplishes this through her structural approach and personable style of treatment.

 

Outside of the clinic, Pippa is a keen gardener and indoor plant enthusiast.

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.

NISHA ARIYARATNE

(REMEDIAL MASSAGE)

Nisha obtained her Diploma of Remedial Massage Therapy in 2009, and since then has continued to expand on her bodywork techniques to include pregnancy massage, myofascial release, and Levels 1 & 2 of John Upleger’s Craniosacral Therapy. She continues to study Mind-body Medicine and flower-essences, and is working on completing her doula training, to provide pre and post-natal care and birth support.

A treatment with Nisha may include deep tissue work, fascial release, trigger point therapy, basic cranio-sacral techniques, flower essence therapy, and hot stones.

Nisha has a passion for wellness, and sees massage and bodywork as a valuable part of your ongoing health and self-care regime.

VIRGINIE LOOS

(REMEDIAL MASSAGE)

Virginie received her Diploma in Remedial Massage in 2013 from the Endeavour College of Natural Health. She is currently studying Australian Bush Flower Essences.

 

A massage appointment with Virginie includes a combination of myofascial release, remedial techniques and trigger point therapy to induce relaxation.

 

Being a new mother herself, she is very passionate about providing women the space and time to relax whilst treating their aches and pains. She has also trained extensively to carry out gentle remedial massage for relaxation on children.

 

Away from the clinic, Virginie loves spending time outdoors at the beach with her family and is an avid cook.

JASON DONNELLY

 

(NATUROPATH) 

BSc (Anat & H.Biol, Physiol), Ad.Dip.Nat

Jason has over 20 years’ clinical experience as a qualified Naturopath and director of Natureco Health Centre. He began a career in Medical Science after graduating from the U.W.A. with a Bachelor of Science, then studied Naturopathy in search of a more natural preventative approach to healthcare. Jason graduated as a Naturopath from Perth Academy of Natural Therapies in 1998 and is a current member of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS).

During his Naturopathic consultations, Jason uses screening tools to give an immediate indication of general health and this assists him to determine the best natural treatments for each client.

His primary passion includes assisting general Fatigue conditions, ongoing Immune dysfunction and natural Pain reduction.

Outside of practice, Jason loves exercising in the great outdoors, competing in adventure races and also exploring anything ‘health & wellness’ with fellow Naturopath and wife Gemma.

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