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Osteopathy

As Osteopaths, we listen to your concerns and we take a detailed case history to understand the journey your body has taken over your lifetime. We observe and assess your musculoskeletal system for regions of stress and strain. We then correlate all the findings – what we have heard, what we have seen and what we have felt - to formulate a diagnose and then to effectively treat your presenting complaint. We discuss with you our management plan and we educate you about how you can maintain the effects of your Osteopathic treatment.

 

Osteopaths are hands-on therapists equipped to both diagnose and treat conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system. We study at University for five years to attain our qualifications and a large volume of this time is spent gaining an extensive understanding of the structure and function of the human body. We learn how to perform traditional physical examination and orthopaedic testing procedures– for example, if you present to us with a headache, we take a blood pressure reading, perform a cranial nerve examination, test body temperature for the presence of fever, and if indicated, refer for further investigations (for example X-rays) or on to other practitioners (visual testing, GP for blood­tests etc). Our Osteopathic assessment of the headache patient includes a thorough assessment of posture, neck and spine mobility and muscle tone to identify and then treat the musculoskeletal contributors to your headache.

Dr Haylee Finn

haylee
  • Osteopath, Pilates Instructor
  • B.App.Sc.(Clin.Sc.)/B.Ost.Sc,
  • GradCertNeonatal&InfantPaedManThrpy
  • Member AOA

 

 

Haylee completed her Osteopathic qualifications at RMIT University in Melbourne, graduating with distinction in 2005. Her approach is a combination of hands-on Osteopathic techniques such as soft-tissue and trigger point release, connective tissue balancing, joint mobilisation or manipulation, and the prescription of appropriate flexibility and/or strength Pilates-based exercises.

 

Haylee has a special interest in chronic low back and pelvic pain, pregnancy and post-natal care and sporting injuries.

Dr Kerry King

kerry
  • Osteopath
  • B.Sc.(Clin.Sc.), M.H.Sc(Osteo)
  • Member AOA

 

 

Kerry has returned to her home town of Warrnambool after graduating from Victoria University with a Bachelor of Science (Clinical Science) and Masters of Health Science (Osteopathy). While growing up in Warrnambool she developed a love for health and many sports such as tennis, cycling, running, and martial arts.

 

While at university, she completed her Masters research thesis on how Osteopathy can help to reduce breathing restrictions. The research encouraged her passion for helping to relieve people of respiratory and digestive problems. She also has a strong interest in nutrition and hopes to one day do further study to better enable and encourage her patients to optimal health through diet and healthy living.

 

Kerry takes a holistic approach to health and enjoys treating patients with a combination of gentle and strong osteopathic techniques as well as cranial treatments. She is more than willing to help you with your health concerns as she loves to enable people to achieve the best from their bodies.

Dr Jason Dargan

Jason
  • Osteopath
  • B.App.Sc.(Comp. Med), M. (Osteo)
  • Member AOA

 

Jason has been practising Osteopathy since 2009. He has worked at various clinics in and around Melbourne. He has a keen interest in helping clients with various conditions, ranging from headaches and low back pain to shoulder, elbow, rib and foot pain. Jason is able to help recognise and educate clients about various postures and patterns that can contribute to areas of discomfort and pain. He has a qualification in Dry Needling and is able to combine this with his Osteopathic techniques.

Dr Kelly Pouw

Kelly
  • Osteopath
  • B. Sc. (Clin.Sc) M.H.Sci (Osteo)
  • Member AOA

 

Kelly was drawn to the profession of Osteopathy from a young age. With a core osteopathic philosophy of the body’s ability to heal it’s self, removing barriers to allow self-healing is what drove Kelly to the completion of her Osteopathic degree from Victoria University in 2015.

 

With a large sporting background, Kelly’s interests lie in both injury prevention and management. Along with other areas of interest such as jaw, lower back, pelvic, hip and groin pain and functional rehabilitation.

 

Kelly is an enthusiastic practitioner who enjoys treating a range of conditions amongst all age groups using both Osteopathic techniques and Dry Needling.

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