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A healthy body
Meet the team
For as long as I remember, I’ve always held a fascination for analysing and observing body movement. Training in gymnastics to a high level...
Fiona is an Osteopath who is passionate about gut health and who has a particular interest in...
Jerry graduated from NSW School of Massage and has since gained an extensive experience in deep tissue, remedial and sports massage therapy...
Aulia Restining (Resty)
Resty has a passion for delivering high standards of customer service to all customers...
For as long as I remember, I’ve always held a fascination for analysing and observing body movement. Training in gymnastics to a high level from a young age evolved into human biology being my favourite subject through High School. From there it felt a natural progression continuing these passions on to the study of Osteopathy at university.
Finishing the 4-year full time degree in London at the British College of Osteopathic Medicine (then the British College of Naturopathy and Osteopathy), gave me a fantastic opportunity to blend my observation skills in anatomy and biomechanics with a medical and scientific basis.
Leaving university, I moved to Greece where I set up and worked in my first osteopathic clinic combining Osteopathy with Naturopathy. Seeing for the first time how a body that moves well can be combined with diet and lifestyle changes to create massive positive impact in people’s lives was inspiring. Whilst there I attended 5 years of body orientated psychotherapy training. Supplementing this to the way I interacted with clients gave me an added advantage in being able to not only tailor programs to individuals, but to hone my skills in coaching and goal setting to help people more easily stick to and achieve great outcomes.
Moving back to London after 12 years with new skills I worked at the City Osteopathic Clinic in Bank, London. This was the first time I collaborated closer with personal trainers, yoga teachers and Pilates instructors. Working with clients with specific exercise and fitness goals inspired me to look closer at training methods, exercise prescription and rehabilitation.
After moving to Sydney in 2013 I have continued my own personal training and exercise exploration along with courses in functional movement, mobility enhancement, dry needling and taping techniques. After 15 years of my own personal yoga practice I completed my first 200-hour yoga teacher training course with Body Mind Life. This gave me a fantastic new insight into mobility, progressions in training and the role our inner worlds and mind plays in the way we feel in our environment.
I currently treat clients of all ages with a huge array of different conditions. Each person that comes to the clinic comes with their own story and I continue to find it both a pleasure and a source of great satisfaction to help people on their path back to healthy and confident bodies.
Fiona is an Osteopath who is passionate about gut health and who has a particular interest in treating people with a range of digestive complaints. She originally started her journey as a practitioner more than 10 years ago, first training as a massage therapist and later as an osteopath, gaining her osteopathic qualification from the British College of Osteopathic Medicine (BCOM) in London.
Fiona’s interest in digestive health, first lead her to do further training in abdominal massage after her initial massage course. Then, during her osteopathic training at BCOM she was introduced to visceral osteopathy, which utilises gentle techniques that help to improve function of the viscera (organs) and their associated tissue structures that may be used to help improve and support digestive health.
Fiona also has a strong interest in the impact of psychological stress and how it manifests within the body and her master’s dissertation looked at how visceral osteopathy might potentially help individuals with anxious symptoms.
Fiona recently relocated home to Australia to be closer to her family, after previously having lived and worked in the UK for 21 years. During the last decade, she practised at clinics across London using both abdominal massage and visceral osteopathy to aid adults with range of digestive issues, many who were stressed out city workers.
Bringing together the knowledge and skills learnt from her training in the UK she is now practising in Sydney using a combination of the techniques she has learnt over the years in all aspects of her education and continued professional development, to support people on their journey to optimal digestive health.
In 2012 Jerry graduated from NSW School of Massage and has since gained an extensive experience in deep tissue, remedial and sports massage therapy.
His interest in massage began as a hobby and after receiving massage to treat an injury and stress-related pains. He realised exercise and rest is not enough to eliminate the pain but massage is also part of it.
Along with Jerry’s lifelong interest and natural talent with bodywork therapies, he gained extensive knowledge from various courses including Core Therapy (Myofascial therapy), Fitness Certificate III, Orthopaedic testing with Joe Muscolino, Scars therapy and currently studying Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy.
Jerry applies a holistic approach to treating and eliminating his patient’s ailments. He’s philosophy is “Once we connect to our body, mind and energy, the healing process begins”.
Aulia Restining (Resty)
Aulia Restining (Resty) is our front desk receptionist. She emigrated from Borneo, Indonesia, in 2012 after finishing her Economic Management degree.
She has been working in the hospitality industry in Australia for 6 years now and has developed strong customer service skills within different roles and establishments. She recently completed an Advanced diploma of Accounting.
Resty has a passion for delivering high standards of customer service to all customers.
Alexandra has a breadth of diverse experience that she integrates into her practice: upon completion of her Bachelor of Science (majoring in Immunology and Cell Pathology) she wrote health conferences for a global media company, and her analytical nature then led her to a career in Finance.
All this time Alexandra was being shuttled through multiple GPs and specialists on her own health journey, and she began to feel something was amiss in the modern medical model. With growing curiosity about her health and those around her, Alexandra commenced a Bachelor of Health Science in Western Herbal Medicine, where she learned there were so many more options available to patients with complex illnesses than were being offered.
Alexandra’s focus is embracing the latest scientific research about the body’s biochemical pathways and combining this with thousands of years of traditional knowledge about complementary and alternative medicine; seeing the improvement in her patients’ quality of life these interventions can offer is one of her greatest joys. This may include diet and lifestyle modifications, herbal medicines and nutritional supplements, each individualized to every patient to ensure changes are achievable and sustainable, thereby empowering them to take control of their health and wellness.