Osteopaths

All osteopaths are registered and members of Osteopathy Australia.

Dr Kirsten Chadwick
Dr Kirsten Chadwick Osteopath

Kirsten is a senior partner at Brunswick Family Osteopathy, and practices 4 days per week. Since graduating from RMIT in 1995, Kirsten has worked in N.Z., the U.K and Australia. She has been working in Melbourne’s inner north since 1996, building up a strong referral network in the area.

Kirsten has continued her postgraduate Osteopathic training with study in Cranial Osteopathy, treatment of pregnancy related musculoskeletal problems and also paediatric Osteopathy. These areas continue to be of keen interest to her and she loves treating children as they continue to grow. Kirsten sees issues such as spinal postural development, early detection of scoliosis, and biomechanical dysfunction related to joint injury. Kirsten is also trained in prescription of prokinetic insoles to aid foot function, and influence posture from the feet up.

Recent studies include:

  • Cranial Osteopathy – Sutherland Cranial Teaching Foundation
  • Osteopathy for Babies and Children
  • Obstetric Osteopathic management
  • Rock Tape application
  • Tongue Tie Institute Foundation Course www.tonguetieinstitute.com
  • Scoliosis management
  • TMD – jaw joint dysfunction

Kirsten loves Osteopathy for its holistic approach to health, and finds it is always rewarding to work through the many factors that culminate in an individual’s condition.

kirsten@brunswickosteopathy.com.au

Dr Anita Biddle
Dr Anita Biddle Osteopath

Anita is a senior partner at Brunswick Family Osteopathy. She graduated from Victoria University in 2001 with a Bachelor in Applied Science and Masters of Osteopathy. Her master’s thesis focused on Osteopathic Treatment of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. She joined Brunswick Family Osteopathy in 2004 after traveling and working in a variety of multi-disciplinary clinics.

Anita uses a variety of osteopathic techniques, including cranial osteopathy and joint and muscle manipulation. She places a strong emphasis on posture/ergonomics and addressing biomechanical factors causing dysfunction. She has a keen interest in the benefits to obstetric manual therapy and the importance to antenatal and postnatal wellbeing. Anita finds Osteopathy to be extremely rewarding as it gives her the opportunity to help so many people. She currently practices four days per week while juggling life with two children.

Recent training includes:

  • Cranial Osteopathy – Sutherland
  • Osteopathy for Infants and Children
  • Obstetric Osteopathic management
  • Rock Tape application
  • Tongue Tie Institute Foundation Course www.tonguetieinstitute.com
  • Watson Headache Institute Foundation Course www.watsonheadacheinstitute.com.au

anita@brunswickosteopathy.com.au

Dr Alyssa Doyle
Dr Alyssa Doyle Osteopath
currently on maternity leave until January 2020

Alyssa is a registered Osteopath who completed her qualifications in 2009 at RMIT University in Melbourne. Her Masters Degree involved research into the effects of manual therapy on women's fertility and IVF success rates.

Since graduating, she has had the opportunity to work in both rural Victoria and Melbourne, gaining experience in treating a wide range of conditions. She has also worked as a locum Osteopath in the United Kingdom for eight months during an eighteen month trip travelling through Europe.

Alyssa loves Osteopathy for its whole body approach to treatment and its ability to treat each patient as an individual, including tailoring advice on exercise and nutrition where appropriate. Alyssa is qualified to undertake workplace ergonomic assessments.

She enjoys treating a variety of conditions and has a keen interest in low back pain, headaches, jaw pain and posture related issues such as neck pain and headaches.

Recent training includes:

  • Osteopathy for infants and children
  • Rocktape application
  • Workplace and vehicle Ergonomics
  • Pelvic Health

alyssa@brunswickosteopathy.com.au

Dr MICHELLE BROWN
Dr MICHELLE BROWN Osteopath

Michelle graduated from Victoria University in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science (Clinical) and a Master of Health Science (Osteopathy). Her Masters Degree involved research into the thickness of the Transverse Abdominis muscle in patients with and without a history of low back pain.

Michelle practices with a primarily structural approach to Osteopathy, utilising a combination of both direct and indirect techniques. She has a diverse range of interest areas within Osteopath including treating people of all ages and presentations, from the very young to the elderly.

Michelle finds Osteopathy very rewarding as it is a holistic approach to healthcare. She enjoys assisting her patients to improve their function and helping to educate and enable better self-management.

Additional training includes:

  • Obstetric Osteopathic management
  • Sports tape and Rock tape application
  • Workplace and Vehicle Ergonomics
  • Osteopathy for Infants and Children
  • Osteopathy for Scoliosis screening and management

michelle@brunswickosteopathy.com.au

Dr Tristan Joss
Dr Tristan Joss Osteopath

Tristan graduated from RMIT University with a double Bachelor Degree in Health Science and Applied Science in Osteopathy. On completing his studies, Tristan undertook a month’s secondment in India at a sports medicine hospital working alongside physiotherapists, Sports Physicians, and Orthopaedic surgeons. Since graduating Tristan has enjoyed working in clinics across Melbourne and country Victoria.

Prior to and while completing his studies, Tristan developed his manual therapy skills over 8 years as a Remedial Massage therapist at Hume Osteopathic Clinic. He also worked as a qualified personal trainer and hydrotherapy instructor where he enhanced his exercise prescription talents and fitness programs tailored for all kinds of people.

Tristan enjoys the variety that working as an Osteopath has to offer, treating all kinds of people from all walks of life. He has considerable interests in sporting injuries, and working out spinal problems with clients, enabling many to return to their activities of choice in good time. Tristan has also completed extra study in dry needling, using where he feels appropriate. He has also been trained in Anatomy in Motion (AiM), an assessment and treatment method that evaluates your body as a complete system, a movement based approach focused on improving how your body moves during the gait cycle. Tristan finds combining this with manual therapy is a great combination particularly for people who have had pain for a long time.

Recent study includes

  • Anatomy in Motion (AiM)
  • Dry needling

Tristan currently practices at Brunswick Family Osteopathy 3 days a week. He can also be found exercising most mornings, watching live music on the weekend and enjoying great food and drinks around the inner north.

tristan@brunswickosteopathy.com.au

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