Dr Anna Walton
Anna is our paediatric osteopath, and sees patients up to 12 years of age. Her special interest is helping babies move well and feel comfortable after difficult pregnancies or births, or who are having trouble feeding.
Anna graduated from RMIT University in Melbourne in 1998, and has over 20 years experience in practice. In 2011 Anna 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.
Anna moved to Canberra in 2013 and opened North Canberra Osteopathy in 2015. She also works at the MotherHub in Queanbeyan.
Dr Betsy Foskett
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 has further training in the care of infants and children. She sees babies for a range of musculoskeletal issues such as neck rotation preferences and torticollis.
Betsy is trained in Integrative Breathing Therapy. This therapy combines a wide range of breathing techniques, postural awareness and movement exercises, muscle rehabilitation, mindfulness and relaxation techniques, as well as manual therapy. We have more info on this therapy here.
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 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.
Dr Imogen Collyer
Imogen graduated from Victoria University in 2014 with her Masters of Health Science Osteopathy, she also holds a Bachelor of Science in Clinical Science, and a Bachelor of Biomedical Science.
Imogen is trained in Integrative Breathing Therapy (IBT). This therapy combines a wide range of breathing techniques, postural awareness and movement exercises, muscle rehabilitation, mindfulness and relaxation techniques, as well as manual therapy. IBT can be helpful for managing nasal congestion, allergies, asthma, sleep apnoea, dysfunctional breathing patterns, COPD, weak core, stress, and back and neck pain. We have more info on this therapy here.
Imogen is also a Yoga teacher, and teaches Yoga here at our clinic. You can book a class via her website www.imogenosteo.com/yoga
Prior to coming to Canberra, Imogen practiced as an Osteopath in Far North Queensland, and Bali, where she also facilitated anatomy education for yoga teacher trainings.
She uses a combination of hands on Osteopathic techniques, myofascial cupping, dry needling, rock taping, yoga and exercises for rehabilitation, breathing retraining, lifestyle modification and stress management.
Dr John Carr
Born in Sydney, Dr John Carr grew up in Canberra and originally studied history at the ANU, and in his first career worked in various of Canberra’s national cultural institutions. He later pursued a long standing interest in holistic healthcare, initially through massage and other bodywork therapies, then completed an Advanced Diploma of Western Herbal Medicine, and finally a Master of Osteopathic Medicine qualification from Southern Cross University.
John sees osteopathic practice as a form of manual medicine applicable to a wide range of health conditions, including back, neck and other musculoskeletal pain, but also to more systemic conditions as such CFS/ME, fibromyalgia, chronic headache, vascular conditions, and fatigue. He uses a wide range of manual therapy techniques such as massage and rhythmic joint articulation, and has a special interest in Osteopathy in the Cranial Field and Balanced Ligamentous Tension/Ligamentous Articular Strain techniques. He appreciates the potential of these approaches to address health conditions at their underlying source, utilising the body’s self-regenerative capacity. John also supports patients’ health with simple take-home exercises, mindfulness and breathing exercises.
John is also passionate about sustainability, permaculture and social justice issues, and sees the osteopathic principles of balance and self-maintenance as directly relevant to the ecological themes of our time.
Pearl Van der Straaten
Remedial Massage Therapist / Oncology Massage
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 is a qualified oncology massage therapist.
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 here.
You can make an appointment with Pearl here
Dr Rea Braun
Dr Rea Braun (Osteopath) graduated from RMIT University with her Bachelor of Health Science / Bachelor of Applied Science (Osteopathy) with distinction.
Rea is our women’s health osteopath and has a particular interest in pelvic, pregnancy and postnatal care. Rea has also done some further training in the care of breast cancer patients, and can assist with post surgical scarring and tightness.
Rea chose a career as an osteopath due to being a teenage athlete and working through many sports injuries with the support of osteopaths.
Rea is passionate about practising in a holistic, patient-centred, non-weight centric and inclusive approach to healthcare. She aims to help patients on their path to recovery through tailored hands-on treatment, encouraging health promoting behaviours, patient education and open collaborative communication.
Rea uses a range of osteopathic techniques including soft tissue massage, joint mobilisation and manipulation, counterstrain, visceral manipulation and dry needling.
Rea works with us on Tuesdays, Thursday and Fridays, and the rest of the week in Kambah at Fundamental Health.