After nursing at RPA Hospital, Anne graduated from the International Colleges of Osteopathy in 1989 and immediately founded the Newtown Osteopathic Centre which flourished in King St and Hordern St, Newtown until the practice grew out of that small cottage and relocated and name changed to Central Sydney Osteopathy in 2004.
Anne is the NSW representative on the Osteopathy Board of Australia, which regulates osteopathic practice in Australia and is President of the NSW Osteopathy Council, which oversees the conduct, performance and health of practitioners in NSW, and she is a Life Member of Osteopathy Australia.
Her career has been rewarding and fruitful, and she is proud to have mentored more than 40 new graduates over the years. She is one of 5 osteopaths in her hugely healthcare focused family, and she is quite chuffed about that.
BAppScience, Master of Osteopathy Graduate Certificate of Neonatal and Paediatric Infant Manual Therapy
Sally completed her Osteopathic studies at UWS in 2008, graduating with Distinction.
Sally enjoys the challenges, diversity and rewards of clinical practice, and has developed a uniquely holistic, patient-centred approach - working with her patients to treat the whole person and not just their presenting complaint.
Her special interest in women's health, pre- and post-natal care and paediatrics saw her complete a Graduate Certificate in Neonatal and Infant Paediatric Manual Therapy from Victoria University in 2012.
Sally grew up on a farm on the NSW South Coast, danced her way through childhood and beyond, loves music in all forms, and is a cat person.
Sam graduated from Macquarie University in 2005 with a Masters in Chiropractic. Preceeding that he had also gained a Bachelor degree in Chiropractic Science in 2002 and an Advanced Diploma in Remedial Massage in 1999, Sam is also a member of FICS, the Federation of International Chiropractics Sports.
Having played elite level hockey from his early teens, Sam was exposed to Osteopathy (and later Chiropractic) from the age of 13 allowing him to manage any of the many injuries sustained in hockey.
Sam has always had a keen interest in injury prevention and general health. He utilises different techniques he has acquired over his decade of practice to treat the whole body. These include soft tissue work, joint manipulation, dry needling to myofascial release techniques. This is always complemented with sound advice on stretching, rehabilitation, stabilisation and diet.
Sam still coaches elite level hockey, and barracks for those serial losers, Melbourne, which is indicative of his good heart, loyalty, and unfailingly optimistic outlook in the face of defeat.
Mandy completed her Masters of Osteopathy at Unitec in Auckland in 2014, and on graduation was spirited across the ditch to Sydney on the promise of a job as CSO, sight unseen. That's courageous, isn't it?
Mandy enjoys treating the wide range of patients that form part of the CSO clinic community - from children through to the elderly, expectant mums with pregnancy related complaints, and assisting people in their recovery from sporting or workplace injuries. She particularly enjoys being part of the experienced group of practitioners in the CSO team, and we are really happy she joined us.
Amy comes from a family devoted to the practice of good health, as both her parents are successful naturopaths in Adelaide. Amy emigrated to Sydney in 2007 to study Chiropractic at Macquarie University. She graduated with a Master of Chiropractic in 2011. In 2012 she was snapped up by Central Sydney Osteopathy.
Alongside her chiropractic training, her history of working with physiotherapists and osteopaths since her undergraduate degree has allowed Amy to develop a dynamic, comprehensive approach to treatment. She works from a holistic understanding of the body, while accessing and utilising a strong evidence based approach. At CSO, Amy combines her chiropractic knowledge with the osteopathic philosophy of the reciprocity of structure and function, so she adds manipulation and soft tissue techniques such as counterstrain, inhibition, muscle energy techniques, to chiropractic techniques. To these she adds active release, deep tissue massage, dry needling and taping methods. Her knowledge of injury and surgical rehabilitation has come from working with physios for nearly 10 years.
Amy is small, but mighty. Don't be fooled! She has a keen interest in treating pain during pregnancy, as well as assessing and treating pain and dysfunction in post-partum women. She has just had her first bay so has lots of experience and advice to inform her practice. She has worked with Drummoyne Rugby Club and Drummoyne National League water polo, has played basketball at district level and touch football at state representative level. She enjoys keeping fit and active, and loves her work.
Jordan is a Gippsland native - from Maffra - who has landed at CSO after studying at RMIT. He is a personable guy who is devoted to his work and strives for the best results. He also plays footy for North Shore (Sydney) and despite his origins, barracks for the Swans. This may seem paradoxical, but perhaps explains what bought him up the highway to the Emerald City. consequently, Jordan does have an interest in sports, but no more than in any other field. All dysfunction, and all patients, are of interest to any good osteopath, and he is a great osteopath.
We have lured Dorian to join us from Canada, but he comes originally from the Caribbean and trained in Paris at CEESO. In addition to his 5 year undergraduate diploma, Dorian has completed extra study in paediatrics, visceral osteopathy, treatment of the voice ( phoniatrics), and obstetrics & gynaecology. He also studied rehabilitation & exercise prescription. Dorian is fluent in English, French, and can get by with basic Spanish and Portuguese.
Tanya has always had a keen interest in health, healing and preventative healthcare and has found that TCM provides a wonderful set of tools for helping people optimise their health. She graduated from the Sydney Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in 1994 which included 3 month's training at the Red Cross Hospital in Hangzhou China.
Since then she has continued to enjoy treating people with acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine and has been in continuous practice other than a short break to have her child.
Tanya has extensive experience treating a wide variety of conditions including women's health, male and female fertility issues, immune and autoimmune disorders, gut issues and musculoskeletal problems.
Fully committed to providing the best care for her clients, Tanya has trained for a month with a leading liver specialist in Shanghai China, completed a Masters of TCM at the University of Western Sydney with Distinction in 2008, and regularly participates in a variety of ongoing post-graduate education and professional development courses. She is registered with AACMA, the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia and AHPRA.
Tanya loves bushwalking, baking and skiing whenever she can.
Bing qualified as a remedial massage therapist in 2000, earning a Diploma in Health Science from Meadowbank TAFE. He has worked continuously with Central Sydney Osteopathy since. In this time, his placatory and therapeutic skills have developed stratospherically. (The Sydney Morning Herald called him the 'best massage therapist in Sydney'). He specialises in rehabilitation following trauma, maintenance therapy, and sports massage, using deep tissue massage, fascial release, oriental massage and trigger point therapy. His technique is very specific, and effectively releases strain and pain, to reduce stress and promote recovery. Bing is a member of AMT, is Workcover and CTP registered and is registered with all health funds.
Clare graduated from the NSW School of Massage and holds a Diploma in Remedial Massage, a certificate in Craniosacral Therapy and a Certificate of Reflexology. She is a member of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society. She is qualified to practice remedial as well as sports, rehabilitation and pregnancy massage. She has spent time living in Japan and prior to joining the crew at CSO worked in a Japanese massage clinic in Sydney. Clare is also fit as a trout. Clare's treatments offer the recipient an extraordinary experience, as her attention to detail, her personal warmth and consummate skill combine to reduce pain, increase mobility, reduce stress patterns and ultimately to improve her client's quality of life. Clare is registered with NSW Workcover, CTP and all private health care funds.
Carl first moved to massage from Landscaping in 2000 when he graduated from the Endeavour College in Melbourne. He's a Mallacoota boy. He then progressed to Shiatsu, Au Vedic and the Thai massage styles, and completed a Diploma of Massage at Randwick TAFE in 2005. He is also an accomplished practitioner and teacher of Ashtanga yoga, so he can bend over backwards and hold his ankles. Why people do that, we don't know. Carl is strong and gentle and he has a particular attention to detail, so that his massage technique and his patients benefit enormously.
Sharon is from New Zealand, moving to Sydney in 2002 where she discovered a love for massage. She holds a Diploma of Remedial Massage (Randwick TAFE NSW), and is a AAMT member. Sharon sees her role as a therapist to assist the client back to a position of balance and release. Whether you are suffering a specific injury needing attention, headaches, chronic muscular pain, overworked muscles from training sessions, or just a need to relax then it is very likely that Sharon can help... she's helped many, many clients to achieve that goal.
Her particular style of massage is considered deep tissue, however she can adapt pressure to each clients needs; she works intuitively and uses this intuition to guide her towards resolving presenting issues. She uses a wide range of techniques and treatments to create her sessions, often mixing styles to suit presenting muscular issues. She is trained in remedial, swedish, deep tissue, sports, trigger point and myofascial release massage.