Let us give you a helping hand when you need it most.

We spend the time to truly understand what you are going through.

We strive to provide as much pain-relief as possible.

We try to give you the tools to help prevent injury & get back on track.

We want to get results, so that you can keep doing what you love.

Laura Malady - principle osteopath

Laura Malady (osteopath) running the Surf Coast Century at Anglesea.
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One of Laura’s great passions is the joy she experiences whilst trail running. Initially, her goal was to run continuously for 20 minutes. This then grew to 5km, then to 10kms and so on. Completing a 50-kilometre ultra-run in 2017 was symbolic for Laura. She understands that positive steps towards change can be made, how to go about it and how to help her patients do the same.

Laura also enjoys spending her time swimming, cycling, hiking & participating in triathlons. She starts most mornings with a daily yoga practice and meditation. This habit has developed over the past 2 years whilst undertaking further studies to become a yoga teacher. From participating in this wide range of activities, Laura has developed a comprehensive understanding of human movement and ways to focus the mind. As a result, Laura is a resilient, positive practitioner who is always present & eager to help.

INTERESTS & EXPERIENCE

Shoulder injuries

Hip tendinopathies and bursitis

Kids and babies

Geriatric care

Pregnant women

Pelvic instability

Running injuries & prevention

Sports rehab

Complex low back pain

Designs home based yoga for some patients

APPROACH

Often uses an active form of treatment, similar to Xavier.

A treatment style that targets all relevant areas and ranges from moderate to intense depending on the circumstances.

Adept at mid back (thoracic) manipulation/adjustments (optional).

Dry needling.

Taping.

OTHER

 

Certified Yoga teacher - not currently taking classes

Previous hydrotherapy instructor whilst studying

Further training in paediatrics

AGE

 

Treats ages 0-90+

AVAILABILITY

Monday - Friday

Xavier Grech (osteopath) exploring the country Laos.

INTERESTS & EXPERIENCE

 

Complex care

Chronic pain

Failed surgery

End-stage arthritis

Surgery prevention

Organ/visceral problems

Post-fracture

Trauma

Anxiety & stress management

Nerve impingement

APPROACH

Often uses an active form of treatment, similar to Laura.

Generally quite intense hands on treatment and with an outcome driven focus, but also incorporates some elements of relaxation and energy based balancing when appropriate.

Adept at spinal manipulation/adjustments (optional).

Able to prescribe rehab exercises & other strategies to compliment therapy.

Dry needling - advanced qualifications.

Taping.

OTHER

 

Previous Bachelor of Psychology

AGE

 

Treats ages 4-90+

AVAILABILITY

Monday - Friday

Xavier Grech - principle osteopath

Each summer holiday whilst growing up, Xavier helped make pool tables for his family company. All of the time spent using his hands has helped him develop some finesse with his hands-on skills as an osteopath. Xavier achieved a high-distinction grade average through his 5-year osteopathy degree and was awarded dux in the final two years.

Xavier keeps very active. He’s been involved in rock climbing, body-weight & weights-training, jiu jitsu, basketball, football, sprinting, trail running & worked as a pilates instructor. Xavier has also previously completed a Bachelor of Psychology. This experience has given Xavier a very inclusive understanding of the way people move, behave and function.

Amy Ryan - associate osteopath

Amy Ryan Osteopath Foster Turra Bulga

Born and bred as a local Fish Creek kid, Amy is moving back down to the place she loves most. Having a strong love for the Prom’s coastline and the local community spirit, Amy may be a familiar face to some!

 

After a tough final semester in 2020, Amy has graduated her 4.5 osteopathy degree with extensive clinical experiences such as in treating indigenous communities, managing acute sporting injuries as a football sports trainer and undertaking placement in Milan, Italy. This experience has given Amy the skills in treating a range of different patient complaints.

 

Amy is a keen learner and is motivated to continue to grow as an Osteopath. Amy is currently undertaking further studies clinical pilates to further expand her toolbox to help patients to get back to achieving their goals.

INTERESTS & EXPERIENCE

 

Acute injuries
Sports-related injuries
Overuse injuries
Chronic Pain
Headaches
General wellbeing and maintenance

Low back pain

APPROACH

Has and continues to learn under the tutelage of Xavier & Laura, thus has developed similar a similar treatment style involving a unique combination of soft-tissue/massage, MET & mobilisation.

Able to prescribe rehab exercises and pilates-based exercises

Intensity ranges from gentle to more strong depending on the circumstances.

 

Dry needling.

OTHER

 

Currently undertaking Clinical Pilates studies

Also works at a clinic in Lilydale.

AGE

 

Treats ages 4-90+

AVAILABILITY

Monday - Wednesday

Michelle Dimech - receptionist

Michelle is Xavier's sister. She handles phone calls and enquiries, working as an off-site receptionist & clerical aid. Michelle’s skills have been developed from years spent managing numerous small businesses.

Over the past four years Michelle has taken on her most challenging role yet, as a mother. With her husband Adam, they are raising a bright and fun-loving daughter, named Ellie. Michelle enjoys sharing her passion for gardening, cooking and reading with Ellie. She recognises the importance of saving some time for herself, including taking time out for a regular yoga and pilate’s practice.

Michelle’s contribution allows our osteopaths to spend more time helping patients & working on their osteopathic skills. We greatly appreciate her contribution to our practice.

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Hege Chapman - receptionist

Receptionist for Prom Country Osteo - Hege with one of her late dogs.

After doing a wonderful job of running Tindoona Cottages with her husband Chris for 7 years, they have sold up and moved on. We consequently snatched up Hege as another receptionist!

She is currently enjoying farm life at Korumburra. She has quite a few pets including 3 dogs, a range of birds & plans to possible adopt more in the near future.

 

Hege has extensive experience in HR & communications. She is a wonderful addition to the team with the astute and vibrant energy that she brings to the workplace and team. She does many of the same tasks as Michelle as well as cleaning the clinics into tip top shape.

 

We also are very thankful for the impact that Hege has provided in allowing us osteopaths to focus on our roles & the considerate support that she provides.

We have helped people of all ages and all walks of life.

Irrespective of who you are, we endeavour to provide genuine, professional care to the best of our abilities.