Our practitioners

Dr Anna Walton

Principal Osteopath

About Anna

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 is currently studying with the Sydney Children’s Hospital Program.

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.

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

Senior 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 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 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 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

Senior Osteopath

About Imogen

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 enjoys treating people from all walks of life, aiming to improve her clients’ relationships with their health. She has a special interest in treating dysfunctional breathing patterns, pelvic girdle pain (PGP) , and helping people move well.

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.

 

You can make an appointment with Imogen here

imogen@northcanberraosteopathy.com.au

John Carr

Student Osteopath

About John

John is with us completing his final clinical hours, and then will join us as a fully registered osteopath.

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.

You can make an appointment with John here

Pearl Van der Straaten

Remedial Massage Therapist / Oncology Massage

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 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

Registered Osteopath

About Rea

 

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 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.

You can make an appointment with Rea here

rea@northcanberraosteopathy.com.au