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About Us

Our practitioners are caring and professional. We are very experienced in treating people of all ages including babies, children, teenagers and older adults. We can also help with a range of different conditions relating to neuromusculoskeletal complaints such as back pain, neck pain, hip pain, postural imbalances, headaches and migraines and sporting injuries.

Your First Visit

On your first visit, your practitioner will talk to you about your current condition as well as any other past or present health concerns. Information about your overall health, previous injuries or accidents, work environment and current lifestyle can all help determine the treatment approach that is right for you. We recognise that every person is different and therefore we tailor our treatments to your individual needs.

Your Child’s Appointment

Having a clear picture about your child’s health is also important when it comes to your little one. Information about his or her birth, behaviour, sleeping, feeding and general growth and development all help contribute to your child’s diagnosis and treatment. To learn more about cranial osteopathy for children head over to our Osteopathy for babies and children’s page.

Our Practitioners

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Faye Kendall

Osteopath

Faye is an experienced osteopath who finds the gentle nature of cranial osteopathy extremely effective in the treatment of many different conditions. Since graduating from RMIT University in Melbourne, Faye has completed extensive training in Australia, Europe and the USA in the fields of Biodynamic Cranial Osteopathy, and Biodynamic Cranial Osteopathy for children. She is currently continuing her post-graduate studies with American Osteopath Dr. James Jealous. Faye’s patients appreciate her sincere and honest approach to treatment, her vast knowledge and easy going nature. Faye has attracted a large clientele of little people and is often sought after for her experience in dealing with babies and mums postpartum.

After finishing her degree, Faye spent time living and working in London and Ireland. Upon returning to Australia Faye spent 3 years working at a busy clinic in Brisbane before relocating back to Victoria in 2012. Faye loves life by the beach and is really enjoying getting to know everyone in the community.

When she’s not working, you are most likely to find her spending time in nature either out on the water surfing or hiking amongst the trees. She also loves visiting her local beaches at Ocean Grove and Barwon Heads with her beautiful Labradors: George and Margot.

Faye is available for appointments in Ocean Grove (Tuesdays & Fridays) and Geelong (Wednesdays & Saturdays)

James Gillard

Osteopath

James loves Osteopathy as he feels that the philosophy behind its practice resonates deeply with his own philosophy on health and wellbeing. After graduating with a Masters of Health Science (Osteopathy), James spent 4 years working in Melbourne where he gained experience treating patients of all ages and completed postgraduate studies in Cranial Osteopathy. After spending some months travelling abroad, he is excited about relocating to a more relaxed lifestyle by the beach.

James enjoys the problem solving nature of clinical practice and assisting in the management of complex health conditions. In particular, he is passionate about working with babies, children and pregnant women, as well as patients suffering chronic pain and sporting injuries.

Away from the office, James likes to be active and challenge his body to move in different ways, something which he also advocates to his patients. He is happy when surrounded by nature (without shoes where possible), amongst family and friends or simply with a guitar and a nice cup of coffee.

James is available for appointments in Ocean Grove (Thursdays & Saturdays) & Geelong (Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Fridays)

Tanja McKenzie

Osteopath

Tanja is a warm and caring osteopath with many different osteopathic skills. After graduating from Victoria University in 2000, Tanja worked in New Zealand, Singapore, Bendigo and Melbourne before relocating to Geelong with her family in 2016. During this time Tanja completed further training in Cranial Osteopathy, Obstetrics and Kinesiology Taping. She is committed to keeping up to date with the latest research in health care and continues to further her skills each year through ongoing professional development.

Although Tanja enjoys treating people of all ages she is particularly passionate about supporting new mums and treating kids and pregnant women. She utilises a range of different techniques and approaches in her treatments including soft tissue work, stretching, joint mobilisation, cranial osteopathy and visceral technique.

In her spare time Tanja enjoys yoga, pilates and spending time in her garden and of course spending time with her beautiful family!

 

Tanja is available for appointments in Geelong on Thursdays

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Jewel Finnigan

5th Year Osteopathic Student

Jewel is in her 5th and final year of Osteopathic training at RMIT University in Melbourne who is completing an internship with us at our Geelong clinic in 2018. During her studies Jewel has developed a keen interest in treating pregnancy related complaints, postural imbalances and teenagers. 

In addition to her osteopathic skills Jewel is also completing her certification in Clinical Pilates with the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute which has given her valuable skills when it comes to rehabilitating patients with lower back pain, pelvic instability and generalised postural imbalances.

Jewel uses a range of different techniques in her treatments including soft tissue massage therapy, stretching, joint manipulations, gentle joint mobilisations and trigger point therapy. Her bright and bubbly nature puts all her patients at ease and she has been very popular with all our patients. 

When she’s not helping people get back on track with their health Jewel loves to be outside in the garden, hiking, swimming or travelling in her spare time. Originally from Port Fairy, Jewel is loving being able to spend time down by the coast again. 

As Jewel is still a few months away from being registered as a qualified osteopath we are offering appointments with Jewel at a discounted rate of $55 for new patients and $50 for return patients in lieu of not being able to claim private health rebates. 

Jewel is available for appointments in Geelong on Saturday mornings

John O’Connor

Remedial Massage & Bowen Therapist

John began his Bowen Therapy journey in 2011 and has never looked back. Since then he has continued to grow his skill base by completing further training in Neurostructural Integration Technique (NST) in 2014 and a Diploma of Remedial Massage Therapy from The Gordon in 2016.

John feels very fortunate to have been personally mentored by Ron Phelan as his mentor who has an extensive experience in Bowen Therapy and NST and now teaches these approaches to students all over the world. Ron also introduced John to Radionics and Kinesiology which he know uses in some treatments to help identify and treat less obvious imbalances in the body.

As a sparky in his earlier life, John is well versed in problem solving which is part of the reason we think he’s such a great massage therapist! John loves to treat both new and old imbalances within the body by finding out where the root cause of the problem is coming from. He has a particular interest in the Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and how this area relates to the rest of the body.

Outside of work, John loves surfing, cycling, yoga, Qi Gong, music, spending time with his family and growing vegetables and flowers in his garden. playing and listening to music.

John is available for appointments in Ocean Grove (Mondays & Wednesdays) and Geelong (Tuesdays & Thursdays)

Our Locations

Fee Schedule

Osteopathy

Standard rates (16+ years)

Initial Osteopathic Consultation – $95

Subsequent Osteopathic Consultation – $85

Babies & Children (0-16 years)

Initial Osteopathic Consultation – $90

Subsequent Osteopathic Consultation – $85

Concession rates (low income/pension card)

Initial Osteopathic Consultation –  $85

Subsequent Osteopathic Consultation – $75

 

Please allow 45-60 minutes for initial consultations with adults and 30 minutes for initial consultations with babies and children. Subsequent appointments are approximately 30 minutes for all ages.

 

Remedial Massage & Bowen Therapy

Standard rates (all ages)

Initial Remedial Massage/Bowen Therapy – $90

Subsequent Remedial Massage/Bowen Therapy – $80

Concession rates (low income/pension card)

Initial Remedial Massage/Bowen Therapy – $90

Subsequent Remedial Massage/Bowen Therapy – $80

 

Please allow 90 minutes for initial consultations and 60 minutes for subsequent appointments.

Acupuncture

Standard rates

Initial Acupuncture Consultation – $85

Subsequent Acupuncture Consultation – $80

Concession rates (low income/pension card)

Initial Acupuncture Consultation – $85

Subsequent Acupuncture Consultation – $80

 

Please allow 60 minutes for initial consultations and 45 minutes for return consultations.