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About

At Holistic Osteopathy we offer a gentle and holistic approach to healthcare for adults, babies and children. When you experience physical and emotional stress the tissues in your body tighten. This tension can disrupt your body’s natural state of balance causing dis-ease. Our hands on treatments often leave you feeling relaxed and rested. As we treat your condition holistically, many patients experience symptomatic relief as well as an improved sense of energy and vitality.

Our Practitioners

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 post partum.

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, Thursdays & Saturdays) and Geelong (Wednesdays & Fridays)

Jackson Turnley

Osteopath

Jackson graduated from Victoria University with a Bachelor of Health Science (Osteopathy) and a Masters of Clinical Science (Osteopathy). Jackson’s masters project at Victoria University was to look at the validity of outcomes measures for hamstring tendon injuries, as well as the psychological and social impact these injuries had on patients. Whilst completing his studies he also gained qualifications for the use of dry needling and cupping for soft tissue injuries and finds these approaches extremely helpful when combined with a traditional osteopathic approach.

Jackson’s passion for Osteopathy stemmed from his own extended history with lower limb soft tissue and shoulder injuries. His first-hand understanding of injuries has shaped him into a patient centred practitioner who treatments include the whole person and not just the specific site of the injury. As a keen footballer himself, he understands the demands placed on the body during sporting endeavours and as a result has developed a particular interest in treating and rehabilitating many different sporting injuries. In particular, he enjoys treating joint and soft tissue injuries of the lower limb such as hamstring, groin and gluteal injuries; general hip, knee, ankle and shoulder complaints.

Outside of work Jackson likes to participate in all forms of sport and is a proud to be playing in the Bellarine Football League with his beloved Newcomb Power Football club. When not on the field he loves to go camping and hiking with family and friends.

Jackson is available for appointments in Geelong on Fridays and Saturdays

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

Kate Heagney

Acupuncturist & Traditional Chinese Medicine

Kate Heagney has been practicing Chinese Medicine since 2003 and completed her postgraduate studies in Japanese Acupuncture Manaka Protocols in 2008. Her focus is the use of Japanese Acupuncture, Qigong and Chinese Dietary therapy to help patients take control of their health and wellbeing. She is a lecturer in Chinese Dietary Therapy and Qigong at Southern School of Natural Therapies and is passionate about using food as Medicine.

Kate was a professional Violinist and is still a great lover of music, nature, surfing – when she gets the time! A sea change in 2012 from Melbourne has enabled her to explore the many natural wonders on her doorstep. Camping, hiking, surfing and horse riding are great interests and along with her family, music will always be her other love.

Kate is available for appointments in Geelong on Saturdays

John O’Connor

Remedial Massage & Bowen Therapist

John’s bio coming soon…

 

John is available for appointments in Geelong on Tuesdays & Wednesdays

Our Locations

Your Treatment

Our practitioners are caring and professional. We are very experienced in treating all ages including babies, children, teenagers, older adults, pregnant women and athletes. We can also help with a range of different conditions including musculoskeletal aches and pains, headaches and migraines, sports injuries, digestive problems, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue.

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 tailor our treatments to your individual needs. Many patients report that their treatments are so relaxing that they almost fall sleep!

For Osteopathy it’s best to set aside 45-60 minutes for your first visit and 30 minutes for any subsequent visits. Allowing for extra time in the first session enables us to get to know you as a person and not just your condition. It also gives you plenty of opportunities to ask questions and bring up any other issues you may have.

For Remedial Massage and Fertility Massage please allow 1 hour for initial and subsequent sessions. Reconnective Healing on its own is 30 minutes and if you are combining Remedial Massage and Reconnecctive Healing in the one session then please allow 1.5 hours.

Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine sessions are 1 hour for initial consultations and 45 minutes for subsequent sessions.

Your Child’s Treatment

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 gentle osteopathy for children head over to our Osteopathy for babies and children’s page.