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Dr Natalie Burris

B.App.Sci (Comp Med), M.Osteo
Certified Pilates Teacher

 

Dr Natalie Burris is a fully qualified, registered osteopath and certified Pilates teacher. She completed her five year Bachelor of Applied Science and Masters of Osteopathy degree finishing with distinction average and commendation from the RMIT University Osteopathic Board. Natalie is also experienced in the therapeutic use of Dry Needling and Shockwave Therapy.

 

During her studies, Natalie volunteered her time working alongside physiotherapists and occupational therapists to treat children with cerebral palsy at Tom Mboya School for Cerebral Palsy and within the orthopaedic and outpatient ward at Coast General Hospital Mombasa in Kenya.

 

Natalie practices what she preaches; with a love for exercise and healthy living she shares the love and pain of fellow marathon runners and skiers. Through her dedication to sports training she knows 'where it hurts', will identify muscular imbalances and weaknesses, and corrects joint alignment and dysfunctions.

 

Upon treating patients Natalie predominately utilizes a structural approach, with a combination of osteopathic techniques, Dry Needling, and Pilates based rehabilitation and self-management strategies depending on the needs of the individual patient. She has an interest in all patient types; including those with sports injuries, general postural/work strains, chronic conditions of the elderly and osteopathic treatment for pre and post-pregnancy care.

 


 

Dr Nathan Katsanevakis

B.App.Sci (Comp Med), M.Osteo
BSc (Anatomy)

 

Dr Nathan Katsanevakis graduated from RMIT with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Complementary Medicine) and a Masters of Osteopathy. He is a fully qualified experienced osteopath who prior to his profession completed a Bachelor of Science at The University of Melbourne with a study major in anatomy. This led Nathan to work as a surgical technician, working side-by-side with some of Melbourne's most reputable orthopaedic surgeons.

 

With a wealth of experience in treating and managing musculoskeletal complaints, Nathan dedicated his time as a volunteer osteopath for 'Medics to Africa' in Kenya at The Coast General Hospital in Mombasa, and at the Tom Mboya School for Cerebral Palsy.

 

Nathan's interests primarily revolve around sport, having playing football, tennis, competed in athletics, and skied from an early age. Through these interests and his work in surgical theatre, Nathan has developed a keen interest in sports injury rehabilitation, post-surgical care and postural correction.

 

He uses a wide range of techniques tailoring to patient's individual needs drawing on experience and the latest evidence or research. Nathan will often give patients specific rehabilitation exercises, stretches or advice to help facilitate healing and prevent re-injury. Where suitable, Nathan will incorporate the therapeutic use of Dry Needling and Shockwave Therapy as part of your Osteopathic treatment.

 


  

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Dr Jessica Djimoti

B.App.Sci (Comp Med), M.Osteo

Dr Jessica Djimoti graduated from RMIT with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Complementary Medicine) and a Masters of Osteopathy.
During her studies, Jessica has tutored and examined undergraduate Osteopathy students at RMIT and aspires to continue with this throughout her career.
 
A keen participant in team sports, Jessica has a long held affinity for fitness and health that has fueled her desire to assist others through sports related injuries, while also developing her own new methods of self management. 
 
Jessica's interests aren't just limited to sports/exercise related presentations. She has a strong interest in women's health and well-being, as well as postural correction and post surgical rehabilitation. After thorough diagnosis, Jessica aims to establish the underlying cause of dysfunction, striving for effective and long term results.
 
When treating, Jessica utilizes a wide range of techniques, tailoring each treatment to the patient's individual requirements. Jessica is planning on completing a course in Dry Needling and Shockwave Therapy so she can incorporate the most up to date techniques to her treatments, and being an animal lover, is also hoping to complete a course in animal Osteopathy.

 

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B.App.Sci (Comp Med), B.App.Sci (Osteopathy)

Dr Jake Way graduated from RMIT after five years of study with a Bachelor of Applied Science (complementary medicine) and a Bachelor of Health Science/Bachelor of Applied Science (Osteopathy) double degree. Jake is also experienced in the therapeutic use of Dry Needling and Shockwave Therapy.

 

Jake has an extensive background in sports, competing for Victoria in the National Volleyball championships. Jake has also competed and participated in various other sports including tennis, basketball, squash and golf. As a result, Jake has a keen interest in the management and prevention of sports injuries, as well as a passion for nutrition and weight lifting, in which he hopes to incorporate into his treatments with further studies.

 

During his studies Jake spent 3 years working as a sports trainer at the Warrandyte Football Club. As a result Jake has gained valuable experience in sports massage and the handling and management of acute sports injuries. Jake is a strong believer in the use of osteopathy as a preventive therapy as well as a treatment modality. Whether it be treatment of an injury or prevention, Jake believes that the best way to maintain or restore health is to facilitate optimal function of the body. Jake uses a wide range of techniques including soft tissue massage, manipulation, muscle energy technique and dry needling. Jake also likes to combine exercise and strengthening regimes with his treatments in order to get the best possible outcome.


 

Dr Matthew Darmody

B.App.Sci (Comp Med), M.Osteo

 


Dr Matthew Darmody graduated from RMIT University, Bundoora with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Complementary Medicine) and a Masters of Osteopathy in 2012. During his studies Matthew was elected to represent the Student Osteopathic Board (SOMA) due to his enthusiasm and passion for Osteopathic care. He has a solid background in remedial/sports massage with a Diploma of Remedial Massage to compliment his Osteopathic skills. 

 

Matthew has worked extensively in the treatment of new born babies and children of all ages, alleviating symptoms of colic, reflux and muscle and joint strain. With his keen interest in Paediatric Osteopathy, Matthew also uses a broad range of techniques to treat people of all ages and conditions, tailoring each treatment to meet the individual's needs.

 

An avid sportsman, Matthew continues to be an active member of the Healesville Football Club and an enthusiastic Essendon supporter. In his spare time, Matt enjoys spending time with his partner, Whitney, and son, Louie. 


Dr Monique Goss

B.H.Sci, B.App.Sci (Osteo)

Dr Monique Goss is a fully qualified, registered osteopath completing her five year double degree in a Bachelor of Applied Science and Bachelor of Health Science (Osteopathy) at RMIT University. Stemming from her love of competitive dancing at a young age, Monique has developed a natural affinity for human movement, injury prevention, rehabilitation and functional diagnosis.

After undergoing her own knee reconstruction, Dr Goss continues to apply these principles through involvement as a trainer at various sporting clubs, as well as prescribing tailored management programs for many of her patients.  Monique has complemented her osteopathic training by becoming certified in myofascial dry needling, cupping, and Vinyasa Yoga.

 

 

Monique is a familiar face at our clinics having worked in reception for numerous years and completed her final clinical placement with us during her time as a student. In her spare time she loves listening to Australian music, going on outdoor adventures and visiting her family in South Gippsland.

 


Dr Charles Shipley

B.H.Sci, B.App.Sci (Osteo)

 

Charles Shipley is a fully qualified, registered osteopath completing his studies at RMIT university. He is also an Advanced Accredited WAG (Women’s Artistic Gymnastics) and MAG (Men’s Artistic Gymnastics) Gymnastics coach.

 

Charlie has a passion for Gymnastics and has been involved in the sport for most of his life; as a gymnast, coach and program coordinator. He has over 10 years of practical coaching experience in a diverse range of athletes: from kinder children, learning basic motor skills to elite level athletes aspiring for the Olympics.Using his in depth knowledge of the biomechanics of gymnastics, training principles and discipline, he approaches treatment with a positive, practical attitude. He uses a wide range of techniques to treat with a strong focus on structural treatment and comprehensive rehabilitation programs.

 

Dr. Shipley has a keen interest in treating children in a wide variety of sports with a particular focus on gymnastics. He is an advocate for injury prevention and healthy participation in sport through osteopathic treatment combined with individualised rehabilitation and pre-hab programs.

 

Charlie believes in being a lifelong learner and is passionate about reading and being up to date with current research. He has also completed a dry needling course facilitating his belief in using the most effective treatment technique for any specific presentation.