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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


  • Heel/Arch Pain

  • Sports injuries

  • Joints & Flexibility

  • Posture

  • Knee Pain

  • Ankle Sprain

  • Hip and Groin

  • Workplace injuries

  • Chronic pain

  • Pregnancy

Reference: Australian Osteopathic Association
Joel Bell Osteopath Sports Podiatrist

B.Sc.Hons. (Osteo), B.Sc. (Pod.),
Member of:
Osteopathy Australia
Australian Podiatry Assoc.
Sports/Exercise Podiatry Australia 
Sports Medicine Australia

Joel is the owner of Northern Osteopathy and Podiatry. With 25 years of experience Joel is a sought after opinion for all musculoskeletal complaints, particularly of the lower limb and how the lower limb can influence other regions of the body.

His unique dual qualification sees him registered and practising as an Osteopath and Sports Podiatrist – a unique combination of expertise in Western Australia. Joel’s broad experiences as an Osteopath and Podiatrist give him perspective on ways to influence functional issues within the human body and a set of expertise to assess and address many common pain syndromes more thoroughly.

Emily Nelson Osteopath


B.HSc & B.AppSc 

Emily graduated RMIT university with a distinction and since has enjoyed the diversity of working as an osteopath and helping patients with their pain and complaints.

She acknowledges that every patient is different and factors in previous surgeries, old injuries, stress and other lifestyle factors that may be contributing to her patient’s complaints. 

Emily uses a wide variety of techniques including fascial releases, joint mobilisation and manipulation, visceral techniques, soft tissue techniques and other cranial techniques to suit her patients. 

She treats a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions and has a particular interest in

  • Neck pain

  • Chronic injuries

  • Post surgical pain

  • Headaches

  • Pregnancy related pain

Emily’s aim of an osteopath is to improve her patient’s quality of life- whether that be improving mobility, reducing pain, managing stress by working on breathing, increasing running distance or even being able to tie up their shoelaces!

Jessica Cordina Osteopath


B.HSc & B.AppSc

Jessica graduated from Victoria University after completing her Masters in Osteopathy. Prior to this, Jess worked as a Remedial Massage Therapist in a number of clinics and sport teams in Melbourne, and incorporated a range of these techniques into her treatments. Jessica has always had a passion for helping others, and from a young age, has experienced first-hand how osteopathy can help with many ailments. As a National-level swimmer through High School and now a busy mum of two young children, Jess has herself spent time undergoing manual therapy and rehabilitation for numerous aches and pains.
Jessica is able to provide a holistic and individualised approach to care, and
incorporates a range of structural hands-on techniques, exercises and ergonomic advice into her treatments. She particularly enjoys treating patients experiencing low back pain, headaches, jaw and neck-related pain, as well as repetitive stress injuries.
Outside of the clinic Jess enjoys spending time with her family, going to the gym, and frequenting the many awesome playgrounds Perth has to offer with her two young kids.

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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