Osteopaths

Dr Janine Parker (Osteopath)

Graduated from the British School of Osteopathy (London) in 1981 & subsequently awarded a first class honours degree through research (University of Westminster). Previous positions include:- Federal & State Secretary of Osteopathy Australia (previously AOA), lecturer in Osteopathic Science (RMIT), member of the Student Admission Selection Committee (RMIT), member of the Osteopathic Registration Board of Victoria. Having been involved in ballet & dance most of her life, Janine maintains a keen interest in the treatment and management of dance & sporting injuries. Janine and Kevin are the joint owners of Geelong Osteopathic & Healthcare Clinic.

Dr Kevin Sturges (Osteopath)

Graduated from the British School of Osteopathy (London) in 1981 & subsequently awarded a first class honours degree in Osteopathic Medicine through research (University of Westminster). Previous positions include:- Osteopathic representative on the Victorian Chiropractors and Osteopaths Registration Board, member of the Joint Education Committee of Victorian and NSW Registration Boards, lecturer and Osteopathic Science Unit Co-ordinator at RMIT, Federal President of Osteopathy Australia (previously AOA). Kevin has been involved in a high level of competitive sport for many years & gained medals in athletics in the Youth Olympics for Britain. He is still involved in pennant golf & table tennis & is interested in all aspects of Osteopathic treatment, especially sporting injuries.

Dr Freddie Pang (Osteopath)

Graduated from the B.S.O. (London) in 1982. Former Clinic tutor on the B.AppSc. Osteopathic course at RMIT. Former Osteopath to the Hong Kong Ballet Company and the Hong Kong Sea Wasps Athletic Association and Soccer Club. Freddie has many years of experience as an Osteopath in private practice & has been working at Geelong Osteopathic & Healthcare Clinic since 1987.

Dr Ashwini Bhat (Osteopath)

Ashwini completed her Masters degree at Victoria University. Her research involved a study of Osteopathic practitioner perspectives on treating paediatric patients. Consequently she has developed an interest in treating babies & children. Ashwini was also involved as a sports trainer with the Williamstown CYMS Football Club. She is an enthusiastic badminton player. Ashwini always strives to achieve the best outcomes for all her patients. Ashwini is currently on maternity leave. 

Dr Daniel Payne (Osteopath)

Daniel attained his Master of Osteopathy at RMIT in 2013. During his final year at RMIT, he underwent a three month placement in India, where he worked with world leading knee & shoulder surgeons, treating patients & developing rehabilitation strategies. Having been involved at the highest sporting level himself, Daniel has developed an interest & a passion for treating sports injuries & assessing biomechanics strains. He has a very positive outlook & incorporates this with enthusiasm to develop the best outcomes for his patients.

Dr Craig Wallis (Osteopath)

Craig graduated from Victoria University in 2006. He completed his Masters degree through research, investigating the effect of manipulation on pain thresholds. Craig treats a variety of conditions with a particular interest in low back pain & headaches, & believes that educating people on how to prevent these common problems is very important. Craig supports the Osteopathic philosophy that health is achieved by treating the cause of pain, not just the symptomatic area. He is very passionate about Osteopathy & it's ability to support the body's natural healing process.

Dr Sarah Sturges (Osteopath)

Graduating from Victoria University with a Masters of Osteopathy, Sarah enjoys treating general aches and pains, dance and golf related injuries and TMJ/ jaw pain. Sarah enjoys using both direct (firmer) and indirect (gentle) techniques to suit a wide variety of patients. After 19 years of dance involvement and rowing at a national level, Sarah has a special interest in dancers and all sportspeople. Sarah has a very positive mindset and aims to apply that to all treatments in order to achieve the best possible patient outcome. 

Dr Christopher Zaluski (Osteopath)

Christopher graduated from Victoria University after discovering his passion for the human body from a previous career in Professional Circus Performance. He has a special interest in LGBTI+ and mental health but enjoys treating patients of every age and demographic as well as those with chronic pain. He is very friendly and prides himself on good patient rapport.

Dr Taylor Harris (Osteopath)

Taylor graduated from RMIT University with a double degree in Osteopathy. She chose to become an osteopath after receiving treatment for back pain as a teenager, and values the ‘whole body’ approach osteopathy is founded on and that treatment is personalized to every patient. Taylor uses a range of manual therapy techniques including soft tissue massage, joint manipulations, and also very gentle techniques. Taylor treats all areas of the body and all kinds of injuries and general aches, but has a keen interest in neck and back pain. Taylor loves being a helping hand in assisting patients manage their pain and improve their function. 

  

Massage Therapists

Mark Langlands

Mark has been a massage therapist since 1991 and has worked within the elite sports field for close to 15 years, 12 years at Geelong Cats as well as Box Hill Hawks and Vermont Eagles in the EFL. Mark has taught massage to Diploma students at the Gordon TAFE as well as having been a guest speaker for Sports Medicine Australia. He has a Diploma in Exercise Science (clinical) and specialises in Myofascial Dry Needling as well as Deep tissue and sports Massage. Mark enjoys helping people by relieving soft tissue dysfunction.

Joanne Sager

Jo Sager has been a remedial massage therapist since 2006. She has worked in the sports industry as both a soft tissue therapist and sports trainer, beginning at Geelong AFL Football Club in 2007, and also Queenscliff Football and Netball Club, and Barwon Heads Football and Netball Club. Jo specialises in Myofascial Dry Needling and trigger point therapy. She has always been interested in health and fitness and has a Bachelor of Nursing. Her interests are running (completed Honolulu marathon in 2016) and strength training. 

Psychologist

Our Psychologist offers years of experience of confidential counselling for individuals and couples. Specialising in sexual counselling and sexual health issues as welI as; relationships, stress and trauma, anxiety and depression, separation, loss and grief and somatic body therapy. Accredited provider for Medicare, Workcover, TAC and health funds. Additionally to our individual and couple sessions, mindfulness & meditation groups are also available.

Michelle Lolait

Administration

Jill Gross
Kathy Simson

At Geelong Osteopathic and Healthcare Clinic we believe in  

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Compassion - Awareness - Respect - Empathy