Welcome to Rebalance Osteopathy
Rebalance Osteopathy is a multi modality clinic offering osteopathic, myotherapy and pilates consultations with our highly trained practitioners.
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.
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 nine years. He has worked previously worked in Melbourne for five years before joining us at Rebalance Osteopathy, where he has worked for the last four years. 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 also has an interest in muscle balance testing and working on restoring balance with muscle energy technique and trigger point massage. Jason has also completed courses in Pain Management and is able to educate clients on the latest research. 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.
About Dr Sophie Beks
B. Sc. (Clin.Sc) M.H.Sci (Osteo)
Sophie graduated from RMIT University in 2013 after successfully completing a Bachelor of Applied Science (Complementary medicine - Osteopathy) and Master of Osteopathy with distinction. Since completing her studies, Sophie has practiced in Melbourne, as well as internationally, before returning home to practice in southwest Victoria.
Sophie has a keen interest in identifying and addressing the underlying causes of your symptoms, whilst applying a holistic and evidence-based approach to all treatments. Her 3 month clinical placement at SportsMed Mumbai, India, complemented her interest in sporting injuries and rehabilitation, working alongside leading orthopedic surgeons and specialists to provide a high level of care to athletes and the general population.
Sophie uses a range of Osteopathic techniques to treat varying conditions, having a special interest in chronic pain, neck pain, headaches, low back and pelvic pain, and sporting injuries. Sophie also appreciates the importance of appropriate exercise prescription and patient education to ensure a comprehensive treatment and optimal outcome for all patients.
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.
Stephanie Fary (Myotherapist)
Steph completed her Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy in Geelong in 2014. She then made the move back to her hometown of Warrnambool to be close to family and friends. During this time she completed her certificate 3&4 in group fitness and personal training.
Steph aims to identify the cause of pain or problem rather than just relieve the symptoms, this in turn leads to longer lasting results. Steph aims that her clients feel better and experience improved quality of life.
What is Myotherapy?
Myotherapy is a branch of manual medicine which focuses on the comprehensive assessment, treatment and management of musculoskeletal pain, it may assist with any of the symptoms listed below:
Steph uses techniques from both Remedial massage and Myotherapy to treat and assess muscular tenderness, pain and overall discomfort. These techniques include deep tissue massage, stretching, myofascial releasing, corrective exercises, cupping, dry needling and clinical assessment to treat pain, stiffness and dysfunction of the musckulo-skeletal system.
- Lower back pain
- Deep core activation issues
- Plantar fasciitis
- Frozen shoulder
- Rotator cuff tears and instabilities
- Neck and shoulder discomfort
- Stress & fatigue
- Pins and needles in the hands and feet
- Poor range of motion
- Poor flexibility
- Muscle spasms
- Tennis elbow
- Sciatica pain
- Knee pain
- And much more
Steph will be available Mondays 2pm-6pm, Tuesdays 2pm-6pm & Wednesdays 9am-1pm.
Call us today to make an appointment!