My eyes opened to Osteopathy and whole body health from my own back injuries with my rehabilitation including osteopathic treatment. From this personal experience that resulted in surgery, I found out how one injury has a knock-on effect on the rest of the body. This led me to a place as an Osteopath, where my focus is to find the primary reason my clients are experiencing the symptoms they have. When thinking about whole body treatment, it makes sense then to have a whole body assessment to work out how to unravel body puzzles with my clients. That’s what I do.
Having completed Gary Ward’s (author of “What the Foot”) Anatomy-In-Motion (AiM) Finding Centre course twice (2016, 2018 & 2019) which focuses on the postures our body adapts to throughout life from trauma, injury and impacts, I have been able to unravel the chronic pain mystery for many. AiM utilises specific movement patterns to re-train your brain to adopt the most natural physical patterns to resolve imbalances and resolve pain.
Combining all this knowledge and integrating it with cranio-sacral system added another dimension to the whole body approach I adopt. Using light to touch to identify strain patterns in the system allows for the potential to unravel underlying imbalances. Finding ways to restore the balance is always the goal. Relating this back to your history is how I can help you understand what happened.
Breast-feeding challenges also form a large part of my treatment abilities. Along with Katie, Steph & Celeste, I form part of our team at our Melbourne Mastitis Clinic that works with manual therapy for women experiencing mastitis or other situations such as blocked ducts and engorgement. Being able to help these women at a critical time in the their life is very rewarding. Making a difference to their confidence with their baby and supporting them with manual therapy and a listening ear is all important to me.
I’ve completed further study in dry needling techniques and finds this to be particularly helpful with those niggling muscular problems. Experience in this area has been beneficial to many, who require that little bit extra to release muscular tension.
During my Masters degree, I had the opportunity to further her studies on placement in Mumbai, India. It was here that I worked along side an orthopaedic surgeon, treating his surgical patients pre and post surgery. Developing management plans for current patients who are preparing for surgeries and their rehabilitation to aid their recovery is another skill set I have.