With a long list of credentials, you can find out more about them here.
We are lucky to have some very experienced and caring Osteopaths at our clinic.
With a long list of credentials, you can find out more about them here.
Geetha graduated from RMIT University in 2000 and has treated within her practice in Melbourne since 2004. She initiated the provision of osteopathic
treatment at Camberwell Medical Centre. Prior to this, Geetha treated patients in Sydney CBD for almost 2 years, gaining experience in various reputable clinics.
Geetha then travelled to Europe spending some time in the French alpine region and then in Cork, Ireland where she busily treated loyal patients in osteopathy over the 3 years.
During this period, Geetha worked in various aspects of osteopathy including the treatment of Gaelic football and Cork City football players. She also furthered her experience with paediatric osteopathy, which she finds particularly rewarding.
In 2011 Geetha completed her Graduate Certificate in Neonatal and Infant Paediatric Manual Therapy (in addition to having a child of her own). She has attended a monthly Children’s Clinic with many other osteopathic colleagues where babies and children are treated with the goal of sharing experiences and building upon knowledge in the field of paediatric osteopathy. She uses a wide range of techniques depending upon the patient she treats. She is successful in aiding the body to heal itself and aims to have her patients in the best health possible.
Outside of work, Geetha is busy staying in good health herself (exercising frequently) and enjoying time with her husband and two children.
Geetha is available to book online, or give us a ring.
Attention full time workers, or parents wanting a treatment after hours:
Appointments can be made with Sarah on Tuesdays up till 7pm.
And Yvette is available Saturday 9am-5pm.
Clinic Hours Christmas/New Year's
Osteopathy at Kew Osteopathic Clinic is founded upon the laws of Nature at work in the patient. The exact source of these laws is a mystery, but one we are trained to interact with.
"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science."
A. Einstein - Living Philosophies
David and Chloe have returned from a course in Queensland and Jess from one in Switzerland. All inspired and ready to work hard in the lead up to Christmas and the clinic will still be open up until Christmas Eve.
If you feel you need a treatment please give us a call on 9857 0599
The cold weather has arrived and winter about to set in! Getting out from under the warm, cozy doona is a serious task. So we have a couple of items to help motivate you. One to warm up your body and one will warm your heart.
We are very excited & humbled to share a wonderful story with you. Collectively we saved the life of a young African mother-to-be and her unborn baby.
Have a great winter, stay warm, safe and active.
David Parker and Paola Perin
Tips for Exercising in Cold Weather
It’s dark, skies are grey and its really cold outside - that’s enough to put off even the most motivated exerciser. Don’t put away your exercise gear yet. We have a few simple tips to help you stay safe, fit, motivated & warm whilst exercising outside.
· Stay safe
· Dress in layers
· Drink plenty of fluids
· Wear sunscreen
· Wear the right gear
· Be aware
Almost everyone can exercise safely in the cold weather however if you have certain conditions such as asthma, heart problems or Raynaud’s disease you should check with your doctor first. Some simple recommendations or precautions may be all that is needed.
Dress in Layers
Even in the cold, exercise generates heat in the body which then produces sweat to cool the temperature down. Take off a layer when you start to sweat and put on a layer as you cool down to prevent getting chilly.
Don’t forget your hands, feet, ears, noses & lungs. In cold weather the blood flow is concentrated in our core tissues making these areas vulnerable. Use gloves, warm socks, beanies/hat & even a scarf over your mouth to warm up the incoming air. Remove them when you start to sweat.
Drink Plenty of Fluids
You still need to keep up the fluid intake pre, during & post exercise. It’s harder to notice dehydration in cooler weather.
Wear the Right Gear
It’s dark ! Wear reflective or light coloured clothing that can be seen by others. Also make sure your footwear is adequate for slippery, wet conditions.
Keep tabs on your body. It will tell you how it's feeling - but you need to listen. Pain is the way the body tells us that something is wrong! Don’t ignore it & don’t let it sabotage your health goals. Often little things can be quickly & effectively resolved. Seek advice.
And don't forget to keep your eyes and ears open. Joggers can easily surprise drivers. And a jogger listening to Maroon 5 may not hear cars. So maintain your awareness, and stay safe.
Volunteer Trip to Africa
We are very excited & humbled to share a wonderful story with you. Late last year donations were collected from patients & staff at Kew Osteopathic Clinic for the Medics To Africa organisation. Those donations helped to save the life of a young African girl & her unborn baby.
In January 2012 Jemimah Nicholson and Jenny Love, our two osteopathic students and reception staff, travelled to Africa on an Osteopathic Internship. In a hospital in Kenya, they applied their skills to help patients in ways they never would have imagined.
Halima, a 19 year old pregnant Kenyan woman had an obstructive labour. Basically the baby was stuck in the birth canal. Her family had no means of paying for any form of medical treatment. In this situation Halima and her baby would be left alone to pass away.
Fortunately Jenny and Jem were there and used your donations to pay for life saving emergency caesarian section surgery.
Not only was Halima’s life spared but she delivered a beautiful, healthy baby boy named Mustafa.
This was a true gift in the giving.
Thanks again to all of you that donated and a big thank you to Jenny and Jem who made it happen!
Kew Osteopathic Clinic would like to thank all of our patients whose generous donations were able to support the Medics to Africa Foundation.
Total contribution of your funds came to $350.
Paola Perin & David Parker welcome you to Kew Osteopathic Clinic.
Via the blog we will endeavor to share information with you regarding our practitioners, our services & products as well as relevant health topics and interesting information.
At KOC we believe in the human body. By this we mean that the design of nature continues to amaze us each & every day. We cannot improve on nature, even as technology moves forward in leaps & bounds, we are
still learning & re-learning theories on how the body functions. We also believe that being healthy is taking a proactive approach. That requires a collaborative approach from you, the patient, and the medical/ health team that you have chosen to support you. That may include your GP, naturopath, osteopath, Chinese medical practitioner, trainer, masseuse, Pilates instructor, etc. We are on your team and we know that it's not only important to treat the injury/complaint/ailment but to inform you of ways to attain or maintain your optimum health. This is our objective, simply to keep you healthy & happy.
We have a wonderful team at KOC who all have the same objectives. We would like to welcome back Julie Meade, you'll see or speak with Julie on reception as the clinic manager. She is taking the maternity position as Justine has had a baby girl. Despite the early arrival both Justine
& Michaley are doing very well. Julie has worked with us before & is having a lovely time reaquainting herself with past patients.
Part-Time Position Available! Would you like to join our team? We have a position available for a part time receptionist. Duties include answering calls, scheduling appointments, receiving payments etc & basic computer use. Preferable if you have some MYOB knowledge. Please contact Julie if you have any questions and to send in your CV.
More new faces at KOC
Welcome too to our new Osteopaths, Catherine Allison & Yiing Chen, who joined KOC earlier this year. And our newest Osteopath, Jessica Weatherall, who has returned to Australia after working abroad. She has a great wealth of knowledge & skills to share.
Spring is in the air...
Heading into Spring and warmer weather, this is the time for new beginnings. Often this inspires us to start some exercise & healthier living. So remember when embarking on a new fitness routine after a long break to start gently, take time to stretch before & after exercise & drink water to keep hydrated. If you do experience any aches & pains, get advice if unsure on what to do & address them sooner rather than later. Don't let them impede your progress. We want to keep you moving!
Articles of interest
We thought you might be interested in this recent article published in the AHM (health insurance) members magazine regarding osteopathy.
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