Dr Anna Walton, Registered Osteopath

Anna is a registered osteopath with twenty years of experience. She completed a five-year double degree at RMIT University in Melbourne in 1998. Anna also has a graduate certificate in neonatal and infant manual therapy, and is a qualified infant massage instructor. For a number of years she was an assistant lecturer in osteopathic technique at Victoria University.

Anna has practiced in clinics across Australia and around the world, including two years in Ireland and six months volunteering in Papua New Guinea. She works with a wide variety of patients from babies to the elderly, and has trained in paediatrics, obstetrics and cranial osteopathy. Anna’s books are currently open to paediatric new patients only, newborns through to age 12.

If you would like to make an appointment for your child with Anna, call us on 6249 7541, or send an email to anna@northcanberraosteopathy.com.au and we’ll be in touch to arrange a time.

Dr Betsy Foskett, Registered Osteopath

Dr Betsy Foskett is a fully-registered and qualified Osteopath with a wide range of experience. She enjoys treating a variety of problems, including jaw dysfunction, neck pain and foot pain. Betsy has a particular interest in geriatric care and is our go – to person at the clinic for patients who need sports rehabilitation.
Having treated people in Australia and England – she spent time at the British School of Osteopathy in London – Betsy is versed in a range of techniques which can help to ease pain and discomfort.
Ensuring a holistic approach, Betsy holds additional qualifications in dry needling, massage, sports injury treatment, and cupping.

You can make an appointment with Betsy here


Dr Lauren Bowman, Registered Osteopath

Lauren completed her studies in Osteopathic Medicine from RMIT, graduating with a triple degree. After spending eight years studying and practicing in Melbourne and Brisbane, Lauren returned to Canberra where she was born and raised, to join North Canberra Osteopathy.
Lauren’s philosophy is to treat each patient as a unique individual. Her treatments are guided by experience, and are a combined approach of both direct structural and indirect osteopathic techniques. There is a focus on education and tailoring rehabilitation and management programs for each patient, enabling them to take control of their own health journey.
Lauren is passionate about the role of an osteopath in promoting women’s health, from acute or chronic conditions to birthing and beyond. She completed further study in the application of osteopathy for various women’s health complaints including endometriosis, pre- and post-natal periods, post-surgery, and pelvic floor dysfunction.
With a personal sporting background, Lauren also has a keen interest in sports injury treatment, posture, flexibility, strength, rehabilitation and exercise prescription for optimal and enhanced performance. Having supported both amateur and elite athletes, she loves to combine her knowledge of sports with her skills as an osteopath.
Lauren treats a wide variety of common musculoskeletal complains such as headaches, chronic pain, back and neck pain, and disc injuries, as well as children’s health issues. She fully believes in supporting all individuals to find balance and freedom to move. 

You can make an appointment with Lauren here


Pearl Van der Straaten, Remedial Massage Therapist

Pearl is an experienced practitioner who brings a wide range of skills to her treatments. Pearl offers both remedial and relaxation massage for a specific area of pain, or for general stress management and wellness. Pearl works at the clinic on Sundays, and is usually full so book ahead! Looking for a present for someone? We have gift vouchers available for remedial massage at the clinic.

You can make an appointment with Pearl here

Luke Bartolomei, Shiatsu Therapist and Tui-na practitioner

With over 10 years in professional practice, Luke specialises in alleviating back pain, stiff neck and shoulders, stress and anxiety amongst other things. He’s a trained eastern remedial massage therapist, specifically, Shiatsu and Tui-na. This includes acupressure and a range of mobilising stretches and massage applied through those stretches. Shiatsu is oil free and delivered through your own clothing. You will receive tailored attention to specific aches and pains as well as a holistic full body treatment that will leave you feeling refreshed, relaxed and energised. You can expect your massage to be as strong and deep or as gentle and subtle as required, usually both. Luke is happy to provide 1 hour appointments, but prefers to treat patients for 1.5 or 2 hours. Luke also has experience treating people intensively, for example daily treatments over a week or two, which can make a profound shift in people’s health.

Luke can provide shiatsu remedial massage to Comcare patients, and people with ‘extras’ private health insurance can claim on the spot with Hicaps.

You can make appointments with Luke here.


Leigh Reid, Remedial Massage Therapist

Leigh Reid is a remedial massage therapist with over 10 years professional experience. She has qualifications in sports, remedial, trigger pointing, myofascial release, pregnancy, reiki and Australian bush flower essences. She has a particular interest in treating patients as a whole and believes that nothing happens in the body in isolation. She enjoys working with clients suffering from chronic conditions and prides herself in being able to walk the line between providing an effective remedial massage that also leaves the client feeling relaxed and refreshed. Leigh will tailor particular treatments to a clients needs and wants, and understands that every body responds differently to each particular treatment. She enjoys working with the client to obtain the best possible outcome for them in the space and time allowed. Leigh is returning to work from maternity leave and is currently treating clients on a Monday.

Leigh can provide remedial massage to Comcare patients, and people with ‘extras’ private health insurance can claim on the spot with Hicaps.

You can make appointments with Leigh here.