Our practitioners

Dr Anna Walton

Registered Osteopath

About Anna

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 also trained in Spinning Babies techniques, which are very useful during pregnancy.

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 patients through their pregnancies, 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:

anna@northcanberraosteopathy.com.au

Dr Betsy Foskett

Registered Osteopath

About Betsy

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

betsy@northcanberraosteopathy.com.au

Dr Imogen Collyer

Registered Osteopath

About Imogen

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

imogen@northcanberraosteopathy.com.au

Dr Deanne Mitchell

Registered Osteopath (Currently on Maternity Leave)

About Deanne

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

Pearl Van der Straaten

Remedial Massage Therapist

About Pearl

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

Leah Dumas, our massage therapist, has opened up her own clinic at the North Lyneham Shops. We’re very excited for her and wish her all the very best with her new business. If you would like her details, please visit our resources page.