Peta graduated from ACNM Brisbane (now Endeavour) in 1998 and has been a full-time Acupuncturist ever since. She has a unique approach that integrates Western and Eastern philosophies in her treatment of musculoskeletal pain, stress and fatigue conditions.
Peta prefers very gentle Japanese Acupuncture techniques that combine palpation and remedial massage to understand the cause and unwind the patterns of disharmony. She believes that longer-lasting results are achieved by working holistically, including the mind/body connection.
Peta is registered with AHPRA and is a member of the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association.
Adv. Dip. App. Sc. – Acupuncture
Grad. Dip. – Japanese Acupuncture
Dip. – Remedial Massage
Julie has recently moved here from Nova Scotia, Canada to join the team. A graduate from the British College of Osteopathic and Naturopathic Medicine (BCOM) London UK, she studied Human Biology and Psychology before completing her Osteopathic training in 2008.
Julie has further qualifications in Naturopathic therapies, and has completed post-graduate training in cranial sacral, visceral and structural osteopathy, as well as Pilates.
Julie believes that when treating the individual, you must endeavour to look beyond the structural and take time to listen to the patient and their pain. Throughout her treatment she places great importance on many naturopathic and holistic modalities including hydrotherapy, visceral osteopathy, nutrition/dietetics, lifestyle management and exercise prescription. As a result of her previous degree and research she also has a personal interest in the psychological aspects such as stress, which can initiate and maintain pain.
Dr. Julie Sainsbury
B.Sc (Hons) BOst Med
Dr Elizabeth Johns
Grad.Cert. Infant Manual Therapy
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.
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)
Dr. Mark Kelly
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.
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 and concussion.
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)
Morgan completed her diploma of remedial massage in 2019 and got her start in the industry through corporate and gym massage.
With a grounding in corporate massage and a firm belief in the healing nature of touch, Morgan’s interests lie in pain management through the improvement of posture and strengthening of key muscles. She is interested in reducing tension headaches, desk-related pain, and feet pain. Neck massages are her specialty, and she prefers to use firm, broad pressure to gently target painful areas.
Morgan is a registered member of ANTA.