Dr Anna Walton, Registered Osteopath
Anna is a registered osteopath with over twenty years of experience. She completed a five-year double degree at RMIT University in Melbourne in 1998. Anna has a special interest in treating babies, and in 2011 she completed her graduate certificate in neonatal and infant manual therapy, with high distinctions in all subjects.
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, and has trained in paediatrics, obstetrics and cranial osteopathy. In adults, Anna enjoys treating fractures which have healed but are still causing pain, and chronic, complex cases. Whilst living in Melbourne, Anna worked as an assistant lecturer for a number of years teaching osteopathic technique. Anna moved to Canberra in 2013 and opened North Canberra Osteopathy in 2015.
If you would like to talk to Anna prior to making an appointment for your child, give us a call or send an email to:
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 Osteopath because of it’s patient-centred philosophy, 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 completed 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 advice. No matter your concern or age, Betsy can help you achieve your goals, alleviate discomfort and promote movement.
Betsy has a keen interest in treating patients with scoliosis. In 2019 she completed her SEAS exercise training which focuses on scoliosis rehabilitation. Most people are unaware that scoliosis can affect any age group, but can particularly affect adolescents 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
Dr Imogen Collyer, Registered Osteopath
Dr Imogen Collyer (Osteopath) graduated from Victoria University in 2014 with her Masters of Health Science (Osteopathy) and Bachelor of Science (Clinical Science).
Imogen enjoys treating people from all walks of life. She aims to improve her clients’ relationships with their bodies as a whole, and help them recognise how amazing and dynamic the body is!
She uses a combination of hands on Osteopathic techniques, myofascial cupping, dry needling, kinesiology taping, rehabilitation exercises, lifestyle modification and stress management.
Imogen has been practicing Yoga since 2016, enriching her life and Osteopathic practice. She continues her study into the body and how we use it, and completed her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training in 2020.
For 4 years, she practiced as an Osteopath in far North Queeensland, then lived in Bali for a year and a half, where she worked as an Osteopath and facilitated anatomy education for yoga teacher trainings. After having spent nearly 6 years living in tropics, Imogen is excited to venture to cooler climes and join the team at North Canberra Osteopathy.
You can make an appointment with Imogen here
Dr Deanne Mitchell, Registered Osteopath
Deanne is a fully qualified osteopath who graduated from SCU.
Over the years Deanne has developed a strong focus on helping and supporting mothers to 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, and she also holds a Bachelor of Nursing. Deanne is a thoughtful and thorough clinician with excellent diagnostic skills.
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, Nutritionist and 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.
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
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.
Leah works at the clinic on Tuesdays, and also offers home visits. You can make an appointment with Leah at the clinic here
or for a home visit, give us a call on 02 6249 7541 and we’ll pass your number on to Leah to organise a booking.
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
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 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.