Dr Elizabeth Johns
B.App.Sc. (Clin.Sc.)
B.Osteo.Sc. (Dist.)
Grad.Cert. Infant Manual Therapy

Registered Osteopath

Liz has recently relocated to Brisbane with her husband and gorgeous four year old daughter, and is definitely looking forward to the lifestyle change that this exciting move will bring. 

Liz graduated with distinction from RMIT University in 2002. Since graduating, she has operated her own Osteopathic clinics in both New Zealand and Melbourne. Liz is most looking forward to bringing her expertise and passion for Osteopathy to Brisbane. 

Liz has over 18 years experience treating people of all ages, from pregnant women to newborns, from elite athletes to the elderly. However, women’s health is of particular interest to Liz. She is passionate about supporting women through all stages of life, including pregnancy and beyond and helping those with chronic pelvic pain. The treatment of babies and children definitely holds a special place in her heart, especially now that she has her own precious daughter.

Liz has a strong belief in the importance of continuously improving her knowledge and skills, and as a result, has completed extensive studies in the areas of; women’s health, paediatrics, pre and post-natal care, osteopathy in the cranial field, biodynamics in the cranial field and visceral osteopathy. She has also completed specific training in both internal and external pelvic floor diagnosis and treatment to help with all aspects of pelvic floor dysfunction, 

In 2011, Liz graduated from a post graduate certificate in neonatal and paediatric manual therapy at Victoria University. This provided Liz with the skills to diagnose infant musculoskeletal disorders, assess spinal and primitive reflexes, and monitor developmental milestones.

Liz is also a qualified yoga, prenatal yoga and mindfulness teacher and loves to share yoga, breath and mindfulness with her patients to empower them to achieve their health goals. 

 

Liz is truly passionate about osteopathy. The emphasis of Liz’s treatment is always on the individual and not just their symptoms. Each treatment is tailored specifically to the individual needs of the patient, to improve not only their current symptoms but to also enhance their overall health and wellbeing.

Rachel studied Osteopathy at RMIT university in Melbourne, and graduated in 2010. With a background of yoga teaching and competitive gymnastics, Rachel is an experienced practitioner who enjoys treating a diverse range of patients from Obstetric and paediatric through to sports injuries and stress/anxiety related mechanical pain. With a strong focus on holistic treatment, Rachel incorporates mindfulness into her treatments and places strong emphasis on patient education.

Being passionate about ongoing learning, she has lectured at both Victoria University and RMIT and completed ongoing professional development courses in the areas of sports rehabilitation, Osteopathy in the Cranial Field and Pediatric and Obstetric osteopathy.

 

With a special interest in Paediatric and Obstetrics Rachel also teaches Birth education classes, having completed birth education training at the Royal Women’s Hospital in Melbourne. The classes integrate breathing, bodywork and movement to help give women skills to optimise the physiological process of birth.

Head to www.birthandbeyond.com.au for more information. Rachel has recently arrived in Brisbane after more than ten years in Melbourne and looks forward to the outdoors lifestyle and exploring Brisbane and surrounds.

Dr. Rachel Meikle
M.Osteopathy
Registered Osteopath

 

Sara Jane has a passion for learning about people, not just their bodies. Understanding the individual, their lifestyle, the way their mind works and how they cope in their environment, to her is as important as understanding the way their body functions. She believes this is the essence of what enables a truly holistic approach to healthcare.

Sara Jane has completed various professional development courses in the USA, Canada, Ireland and UK and Australia in obstetrics, breastfeeding, paediatrics, Osteopathy in the Cranial Field and Biodynamics. These courses have honed her skills to enable her to help women throughout and beyond pregnancy, as well as those suffering from pelvic girdle pain, headaches, migraines, jaw and facial pain. 

Sara Jane is registered with AHPRA and is a member of Osteopathy Australia.

Dr. Sara Jane Hammond
B.Sc (Clin.Sc) M.H.Sc (Osteopathy)
Registered Osteopath

 

Mark is a registered Osteopath and member of Osteopathy Australia. Having graduated from RMIT in 1998, he has a wealth of clinical experience and provides treatment for a wide range of adult and children's problems.

Mark began his Osteopathic career in NSW, and relocated to Brisbane in early 2002 to join the West End Osteopathic Clinic. He opened a personal practice in Mansfield in 2004 and has since worked from both locations. Mark is passionate about educating people to manage and prevent injuries/conditions. He takes the time to discuss his findings and treatment. Mark has gained a reputation for his treatment of a diverse and complicated range of conditions including, but not limited to: - ​Musculo-skeletal conditions involving the spine, pelvis and limbs - Headaches - Sports injuries - Perinatal care of pregnant mums - Mechanical aspects of adolescent, child and baby care Mark is enthusiastic about the integration of Osteopathy with other health modalities and often cross refers with numerous Doctors, Muscular-Skeletal Physicians, Orthopaedic Surgeons, Exercise Physiologists and others to gain the best possible outcome for his patients.

Dr. Mark Kelly
B.App.Sc.(ClinSc)  B.Ost.Sc
Registered Osteopath

Natalie has worked in Brisbane since 2000, treating patients primarily suffering from repetitive strain injuries and ailments resulting from workplace ergonomic stresses.

Natalie can advise on ergonomics of your posture or workplace.
Natalie has a sporting history in gymnastics, having competed nationally and also coached after her early retirement due to injury. Years later, the recurring pain from the injury resulted in the discovery of how Osteopathy can help back pain.

Natalie has extensive post graduate study in visceral osteopathy.

Natalie has also served on continuing professional development committees, the Executive Committee of the Accreditation Council, Chairperson of the Queensland Registration Board and nine years on the Osteopathy Board of Australia.

Dr. Natalie Rutsche
B.Sc.(Clin Sc)  M.H.Sc(Osteopathy)

Grad.Cert Bus.Law
Registered Osteopath