Osteopathy is a great passion in my life, and I consider myself hugely fortunate to spend my working days bringing the gift of pain free movement to women, men, children and their beloved animals.
Animals have been part of my soul from day dot, and dogs, cats, ponies, plus many feathered and hooved small farm animals filled my childhood and early adulthood. After not quite making it into studying veterinary science I stumbled across Osteopathy. I graduated from University of Western Sydney with a Master of Osteopathy in 2003. After 6 years of hugely rewarding human practice treating a wide range of patients from newborns to the elderly, and spending the animals made their way back into the professional plan. I completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Animal Chiropractic with Distinction (now renamed Animal Biomechanical Medicine to recognise the contributions of the three included professions – Veterinarians, Chiropractors and Osteopaths) in 2009. I followed this up with 8 years living and working in Ireland, having the privilege of working to optimise performance in a wide range of horses and their humans, from the super stoic hunters and hack hackers through to Olympic level eventers and dressage horses.
In September 2017 we relocated our entire clan back to the Hawkesbury region of NSW, Australia, and I now balance a largely small animal and human practice with a little mobile work for committed horse owners who are willing to go the extra mile in making sure they are always growing and learning how to have the happiest and best performing horses possible. I treat horses, riders, dogs and am always keen to apply osteopathic principles to the treatment of any other species that might need some help!
I work from my home clinic in Tennyson as well as consulting from the amazing North Richmond Veterinary Hospital.