Welcome to Rebalance Osteopathy
Osteopaths treat a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions ranging from back pain to headaches, sporting injuries and pregnancy-related complaints.
About Dr Haylee Finn
Osteopath, Pilates Instructor
After graduating with Distinction from RMIT University in Melbourne in 2005, Haylee moved interstate and worked in Townsville at the North Queensland Osteopathic Clinic. She then returned to various inner-city clinics in Melbourne and tutored Osteopathic students at RMIT whilst completing her Pilates Instructor training course.
In 2008 she returned to her hometown of Warrnambool where she has been practising ever since. Haylee’s treatments are tailored to the individual, incorporating gentle but effective Osteopathic technique combined with simple Pilates exercises and general lifestyle advice to help you maintain the effectiveness of treatment. Haylee has a keen interest in the management of pregnant mothers and recently completed post-graduate study in the assessment and treatment of babies and infants.
Haylee has returned from maternity leave and is looking forward to seeing all her existing clients. Haylee is currently working Tuesdays and Thursdays.
About Dr Kerry King
Kerry has returned to her home town of Warrnambool after graduating from Victoria University with a Bachelor of Science (Clinical Science) and Masters of Health Science (Osteopathy). While growing up in Warrnambool she developed a love for health and many sports such as tennis, cycling, running, and martial arts.
While at university, she completed her Masters research thesis on how Osteopathy can help to reduce breathing restrictions. The research encouraged her passion for helping to relieve people of respiratory and digestive problems. She also has a strong interest in nutrition and hopes to one day do further study to better enable and encourage her patients to optimal health through diet and healthy living.
Kerry takes a holistic approach to health and enjoys treating patients with a combination of gentle and strong osteopathic techniques as well as cranial treatments. She is more than willing to help you with your health concerns as she loves to enable people to achieve the best from their bodies.
About Dr Jason Dargan
B.App.Sc.(Comp. Med), M. (Osteo)
Jason has been practising Osteopathy for the past 5 years. He has worked at various clinics in and around Melbourne. He has a keen interest in helping clients with various conditions, ranging from headaches and low back pain to shoulder, elbow, rib and foot pain. Jason is able to help recognise and educate clients about various postures and patterns that can contribute to areas of discomfort and pain. He has a qualification in Dry Needling and is able to combine this with his Osteopathic techniques.
About Dr Kelly Pouw
B. Sc. (Clin.Sc) M.H.Sci (Osteo)
Kelly was drawn to the profession of Osteopathy from a young age. With a core osteopathic philosophy of the body’s ability to heal its self, removing barriers to allow self-healing is what drove Kelly to the completion of her Osteopathic degree from Victoria University in 2015.
With a large sporting background, Kelly’s interests lie in both injury prevention and management. Along with other areas of interest such as jaw, lower back, pelvic, hip and groin pain and functional rehabilitation.
Kelly is an enthusiastic practitioner who enjoys treating a range of conditions amongst all age groups using both Osteopathic techniques and Dry Needling.
What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a form of ‘hands-on’ therapy originating in the United States in the late 1800’s. Since then the profession has quickly gained recognition all over the world and in Australia is the fastest growing form of manual medicine. With an emphasis on treating the body as an interconnected unit made up not only of a bony skeleton with its associated muscles, joints, ligaments, tendons, but also an internal system of organs, blood supply and nerves, the Osteopathic approach is an intelligent and effective method of healing.
Why see an Osteopath?
Osteopaths are highly trained to diagnose and treat problems affecting the musculoskeletal system such as;
- neck pain, headaches, migraines, jaw pain
- back pain
- chest/rib pain
- shoulder pain, elbow pain, wrist and hand pain
- hip, knee, ankle and foot pain
- injuries from falls, incorrect lifting, motor vehicle/bike accidents
- sports injuries
- pregnancy related and post-partum complaints
- arthritic pain
- work-related overuse and postural conditions
The gentle nature of Osteopathic treatment ensures that individuals of all ages can benefit, from newborns and children through to the elderly.
What to expect when you see an Osteopath?
A full case history is taken including the reason for your visit and also your previous medical history to enable your Osteopath to get a full understanding of your current and previous levels of health. The Osteopath will then observe your posture by asking you to stand before taking you through various movements to test your body’s range of motion and investigate the cause of your problems. It is therefore advisable to wear comfortable loose fitting clothing for your appointment. Osteopathic treatment consists of a broad range of techniques including muscle stretching, muscle trigger point release, myofascial release, joint articulation, and joint manipulation and is tailored to each individual according to their presenting complaint. Your Osteopath also takes an overall interest in your health including diet, exercise and lifestyle and will give you advice and or exercises to help complement your treatment.
- Osteopathic treatments are redeemable for individuals with Private Health Insurance 'Extras' cover. HICAPS is available for automatic claiming of private health insurance.
- We accept cash, cheque, EFTPOS, VISA and Mastercard.
- You do not need a referral to see an Osteopath.
Alicia McVilly (Nutritionist)
Alicia completed her Bachelor of Health Science, majoring in Nutritional Medicine in 2013. She has since been working in Melbourne as a Nutritionist within the health food industry. Alicia has returned home to Warrnambool and is currently undergoing a 350 hour diploma in hatha yoga.
Alicia uses a holistic framework by thoroughly assessing food quality and intake, dietary behaviours and lifestyle. Alicia focuses on disease prevention and management by prescribing an individualised dietary plan.
When necessary, Alicia will also prescribe therapeutic natural supplements to assist in bringing the body back into balance to help achieve vitality and personal health goals.
What is Nutrition?
- Individualised dietary advice
- Weight management program
- Detoxification program
- Women’s hormonal issues
- Pre-conception/ pregnancy care
- Immune system support
- Digestive complaints
- Stress, anxiety and depression
- Sleeping issues
Food provides us with the energy and the nutrients needed by every cell in our body. A good diet is the basis for good health. However, as no two individuals are the same, everyone has different needs according to their lifestyle, age, gender, genetics and medical history and therefore, an individualised assessment ensures you are consuming the right foods or taking the right supplements for your body.
A nutritionist investigates the role that food, nutrients and diet have on the health of the individual and how it may assist in achieving optimal health. Nutritionists design dietary plans and simple lifestyle tips that are practicable and achievable to help you prevent disease and reach your health goals.
Reasons you may want to see a Nutritionist:
- You want to feel better, you know you can, but you don’t know how or where to start.
- You would simply like a review of your general health, diet, and lifestyle
- You may be suffering from a particular health condition and you are looking for a more natural and holistic approach.
- You just don’t feel quite right. Your blood tests are completely normal and you have been told there is nothing wrong with you.
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