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 talk to Anna prior to making an appointment for your child, send an email with your phone number to

anna@northcanberraosteopathy.com.au

Dr Betsy Foskett, Registered Osteopath

Dr Betsy Foskett is a registered Osteopath having graduated with her Masters from Victoria University. Betsy pursued a career as an osteopathy because of the patient-centred care and the belief that health comes from within.

Betsy’s approach to the individual can be varied using a range of osteopathic techniques including soft tissue massage, joint mobilisation, balanced tension techniques and cranial therapy. Betsy has done further training in paediatric care and enjoys treating the elderly population. Betsy can create a management plan that is unique to each person using manual treatment, exercise and advise. No matter your concern or age, Betsy can help you achieve your goal, alleviate discomfort and promote movement.
Betsy has a keen interest in treating patients with scoliosis. In 2019 she is completing her SEAS exercise training which focuses on scoliosis rehabilitation. Most people are unaware that scoliosis can affect you at any age group, especially in the adolescent and post-menopausal women. Betsy can answer any questions you may have and help treat this condition.

Betsy holds additional qualifications in dry needling, taping and massage therapy. She is versed in a range of techniques which can help to ease pain and discomfort. Betsy can help empower and guide you to take care of your health.

You can make an appointment with Betsy here

betsy@northcanberraosteopathy.com.au

Dr Lauren Bowman, Registered Osteopath

Lauren completed her studies in Osteopathy from RMIT, graduating with a triple degree. She has returned to Canberra where she was born and raised, after spending time studying and working interstate.
Lauren’s treatment approach is directly influenced by the understanding that the patient’s body has its own self-healing abilities. As an osteopath, Lauren facilitates the body’s own healing by improving movement, and therefore function.
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 period pain, endometriosis, pre and post-natal periods, post-surgery, and pelvic floor dysfunction.
Lauren has completed post graduate studies in Visceral Manipulation. This has allowed her to further tailor her treatments to women’s pelvic health, as well as other complex conditions such as various digestive issues, chronic fatigue syndrome and headaches.
Lauren’s philosophy is to treat each patient as a unique individual. Her treatments are guided by experience, and there is a focus on education and rehabilitation.
Lauren is happy treating a wide variety of common musculoskeletal complaints such as sporting injuries, back and neck pain, as well as children’s health issues.

You can make an appointment with Lauren here

lauren@northcanberraosteopathy.com.au

Dr Deanne Mitchell, Registered Osteopath

Deanne is a fully qualified osteopath who graduated from SCU and joins our practice from Cairns.
Over the years Deanne has developed a strong focus supporting mothers adapt to the postural changes associated with pregnancy and birth. She has a special interest in the care of infants and children which she developed after being mentored by one of Australia’s leading paediatric osteopaths.
Deanne graduated with a Bachelor of Clinical Science and a Masters of Osteopathic Medicine, she also holds a Bachelor of Nursing.

She has gone on to undertake further postgraduate training in Cranial Osteopathy, paediatrics and maternal health.

You can make an appointment with Deanne here

Leah Dumas, Remedial Massage Therapist

Leah is a qualified Remedial Massage Therapist who has been practicing since 2005. She is also a qualified Nutritionist with a degree in Health Science. Leah offers appointments for both Remedial Massage and Nutrition.

Remedial Massage

Leah is experienced in deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, myofascial release, stretching and cupping as well as nutritional and lifestyle advise for muscle and joint pain. Leah also specialises in the treatment of headaches and lower back pain. She also enjoys building relationships with a wide variety of clients as well as helping them to create a sense of well-being and rejuvenation.

Body composition consultations

Leah offers body composition consultations for anyone who may be wanting to lose weight, build muscle, monitor progress at the gym or just have a general idea of overall health. Leah’s body composition scales will measure total weight, total fat percentage and the percentage in each limb and torso, overall muscle mass and mass in each limb and torso, metabolic rate, visceral fat (fat surrounding organs), hydration levels and bone density. Body composition consultations will take around 20-30 minutes and include an explanation of results and a copy of the results to take home for personal reference. This test is not suitable for people with a pacemaker or any metal implant or during pregnancy

Nutritional consultations

Leah offers holistic nutritional consultations for weight loss, follow up from body composition consultations, immune function, gastrointestinal disorders, heart health, sleep issues and general health and well being plus many others. Initial consultations take up to 1 hour and subsequent consultations are 30 minutes duration.

See Leah for general aches and pains, pregnancy massage, headaches and neck pain, back pain and nutritional advice.

You can make an appointment with Leah 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, Eastern Remedial Massage Therapist and Shiatsu Therapist

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, including 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 remedial massage to Comcare patients, and people with ‘extras’ private health insurance can claim on the spot with Hicaps. Luke works with us on Wednesday and Friday afternoon / evenings, and Sundays.

You can make appointments with Luke here.

luke@northcanberraosteopathy.com.au

Leigh Reid, Remedial Massage Therapist (Currently on Maternity Leave)

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 works with us on Tuesdays.

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.