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
Joints & Flexibility
Hip and Groin
Reference: Australian Osteopathic Association
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.
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.
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.
B.Sci (Clin), M.HSci (Osteo)
Matt’s original interest in osteopathy was its capacity to assist such a broad range of people and help them improve their health. Over time, movement itself has become a passion for Matt. He enjoys teaching people, through osteopathy, about the importance of diverse and robust movement in the modern world, which has become ever more sedentary.
Matt has participated extensively in post-grad courses and workshops for rehabilitation and postural retraining, in particular centring around Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilisation (DNS). This observational model uses the natural movement program inherent in all people (as babies and toddlers) and applies this to adults to recreate ideal postural patterns.
After working for 2 years in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD, and having been raised on a farm, Matt moved back to country Victoria where he usually resides with his wife and daughter.
In 2021, Matt and his family are travelling WA in their caravan, along with their kelpie dog, Casper.
Matt is excited to be undertaking a short-term locum position with the team at Northern Osteopathy in July.
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.
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.
(ACUPUNCTURIST & HERBALIST)
BAppSc (Chinese Medicine/Human Biology) RMIT
Sarah is a passionate & skilled doctor of Chinese Medicine, Hypnobirthing Australia ™ practitioner, emerging Doula & mother of three.
Combining gentle Acupuncture techniques, extensive Chinese herbal medicine knowledge & classical pulse diagnosis, she is committed to optimising her clients’ health naturally.
Sarah has a special interest in women’s health, fertility, pregnancy & childbirth