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Meet Your Practitioners

Meg Withers - Osteopath and Co-Founder of The Osteopathic Pelvic Hub

Meg Withers
Osteopath & Co-Founder

Appointment types:

Pelvic Health

Breast Care

Pregnancy & Birth Preparation

Visceral Osteopathy

General Osteopathy

About Meg

Meg completed her five year combined Bachelor of Clinical Science and Masters in Osteopathy at Victoria University in 2015. Meg has completed extensive training in women's health, pre and postnatal care, birth preparation, pelvic health, female sexual pain disorders, chronic pelvic pain, breast health and mastitis, paediatric bladder and bowel complaints, and visceral manipulation.  Meg also has a certificate in functional nutrition which she utilises to compliment her Osteopathy treatment.  Meg is also one of a handful of Osteopaths trained in the internal assessment and treatment of the pelvic floor, pelvic pain and the coccyx pain in Australia.  Meg is passionate about optimal care for women's health issues and strives to empower individuals to regain control of their health. She has a particular interest in treating individuals through their pregnancy and for birth preparation, pelvic girdle pain and pelvic health issues, female sexual pain disorders such as vulvodynia, endometriosis, coccyx pain, bladder leakage, pelvic floor dysfunction and bowel health issues such as constipation. Meg has extensive training in pre and postnatal care and has a certificate in 'Spinning Babies’ for optimal maternal positioning in preparation for birth. She will hold your hand throughout your (and your partner or support persons) pregnancy journey by discussing your birth map and goals, active labour strategies and positions, pelvic floor preparation and perineal massage. ​Meg wants all new parents to feel completely supported in the post-partum period. She will listen to your birth story and future goals and can help with a postnatal checkup, pelvic floor assessment, help with breastfeeding, breath work and scar tissue recovery.  Meg is also trained in breast issues and uses a combination of Osteopathy treatment and ultrasound therapy for mastitis. Meg has completed further training in visceral osteopathy, which is a form of treatment to address the organs of the abdomen. She combines these techniques throughout all treatments but particularly for anyone underlying digestive issues such as reflux and constipation. Meg also treats a lot of scar tissue as she believes old scars hold a lot of tension which contributes to tightness or stiffness in the musculoskeletal system.  Meg takes a very holistic approach to her treatment and won’t stop until she gets to the root cause of your issues. She will give you a plan to meet your short and long term goals including a thorough assessment of the entire body, hands on treatment, education, exercises and will utilise her extensive network of the best health care practitioners in Melbourne to ensure all your needs are met.

Kathryn Johns - Osteopath and co-found of The Osteopathic Pelvic Hub

Kathryn Johns
Osteopath & Co-Founder

Appointment types:

Pelvic health

Pregnancy & Birth Preparation

Breast Care

Visceral Osteopathy

About Kathryn

Kathryn is a mother of two, an Osteopath, a childbirth educator, a pelvic health mentor and a Pelvic Health educator for Osteopaths. Kathryn graduated from RMIT in 2002, and is one of the most highly trained, experienced Osteopaths in Australia in the field of pelvic health and pregnancy care. Her passion and desire to learn, has seen Kathryn travel domestically and internationally to study with world renowned Physiotherapists in the areas of pre and postnatal care, labour preparation, pelvic floor dysfunction, prolapse, paediatric bladder bowel conditions, female sexual disorders and chronic pelvic pain. Kathryn is one of only a handful of Osteopaths in Australia who has completed extensive training in physiotherapy, internal assessment and treatment including internal myofascial release and internal visceral techniques of the pelvic floor muscles and fascia to assist with pelvic health conditions. Kathryn is thankful for the knowledge and understanding gained from her physiotherapy training but considers her Osteopathic mind the real gift, this allows her to look at her patients taking a whole person approach to pelvic health and pregregnancy concerns. Kathryn has extensive training and experience assisting her patients with vulvodynia, coccydynia (including internal manipulation) pudendal neuralgia, bladder pain syndrome (interstitial cystitis), dyspareunia, vaginismus, constipation, continence concerns and rehabilitation for those with pelvic organ prolapse and diastasis recti; her knowledge, expertise and understanding of pelvic health conditions and pregnancy has seen her co-found the Osteopathic Pelvic Health Institute of Australia. Kathryn’s primary aim is to create a safe place to allow healing to occur, she prides herself on taking the time to listen carefully to her patients to discover and treat the true cause of their concerns. She will then create a unique treatment plan to address the specific needs of each patient. Through education, lifestyle advice, breathing techniques, meditation and movement practices, she endeavours to prevent recurrence of past issues and to empower her patients to take control of their own health. Outside her role in private practice, Kathryn's experience has seen her guest lecture at university, appear on a variety of podcasts and be invited by local and international groups/associations to talk about pelvic health and pelvic pain. Kathryn is truly passionate about osteopathy, pelvic health and pregnancy and the importance of treating the whole person and not just their local symptoms. She is ready to help you to achieve your health and wellbeing goals. So whenever you are ready, get in touch!

Chloe O'Brien - Osteopath at The Osteopathic Pelvic Hub

Chloe O'Brien
Osteopath

Appointment types:

Cranial osteopathy

Paediatrics

Breast Care

Paediatric Bladder & Bowel

About Chloe

Chloe graduated from RMIT University in 2011, completing a Bachelor of Clinical Science (complementary medicine) and a Masters of Osteopathy. With over 12 years experience working in and around Melbourne, she has had the privilege of treating a diverse array of patients and has developed a particular interest in providing care to infants and children. Chloe's treatment approach is always aimed at ensuring her patient’s comfort and well-being, as she understands that when the body functions freely without restrictions or stress, it naturally moves towards a state of improved health.  Throughout her treatments, the emphasis is always on working with the fundamental principles of osteopathy to uncover and address the underlying causes of her patients' complaints. This often involves addressing tensions induced during the birthing process when treating babies and children.  Since her graduation, Chloe has been dedicated to continuous professional development, attending various courses across Australia, Switzerland, Canada, and the USA. Some of her completed courses include A Biodynamic Approach to Osteopathy in the Cranial Field (Phases I-V), A Biodynamic Approach to the Treatment of Children (Phases I-II), An Osteopathic Approach to Pregnancy & Newborns, and Spinning Babies workshops. Additionally, she has sought specialised training in paediatric bowel & bladder conditions, Orofacial Myology, and she is currently pursuing further studies in primitive reflex integration. Chloe's treatment approach is always very gentle and non-invasive. Many patients (both adults and babies) even find the experience so relaxing that they fall asleep during their appointments. Patients of all ages are welcome to see Chloe for a treatment.

Nicole Cukierman - Osteopath at The Osteopathic Pelvic Hub

Nicole Cukierman
Osteopath

Appointment types:

Pelvic Health

Pregnancy & Birth Preparation

Paediatric Osteopathy

Breast Care

Visceral Osteopathy

Paediatric Bladder & Bowel

General Osteopathy

About Nicole

Nicole completed her five-year combined Bachelor and Masters in Osteopathy at Victoria University in 2013 with commendation in multiple subjects. Since graduating, she has worked in clinics around Melbourne’s East treating the whole family, managing acute and chronic complaints in newborns, children, athletes, desk workers, tradespeople, perinatal women and elderly patients. Through this experience, Nicole identified her passion for treating babies, children and women during and after pregnancy. This passion led her to working at one of the leading natural medicine fertility clinics in Melbourne where Nicole focused on treating pre and post-natal patients and their newborns. Inspired to study Osteopathy due to its holistic approach, her sporting background and innate disposition to help others, Nicole is passionate about promoting health and well-being. Nicole prides herself in treating every patient as an individual, providing a welcoming space for them to talk as she identifies the primary cause of their complaint and then formulates an individualised treatment plan to restore optimal health. Nicole is skilled in internal pelvic assessment and treatment, abdominal visceral manipulation, sports training, dry needling and myofascial cupping in addition to massage, articulation, resistance stretching, myofascial release, gentle cranial, biodynamic and manipulation techniques Nicole’s thirst for knowledge has led her to complete additional training locally, interstate and internationally in paediatrics, pregnancy, pelvic health, visceral manipulation, biodynamics and tendinopathy. Comprehensive training in pregnancy and pelvic health has provided extensive understanding of the anatomical, physiological and biomechanical changes that occur during each stage of pregnancy, labour and after giving birth. This has equipped Nicole with the skill-set to treat related conditions including, pelvic girdle pain, pre and postnatal care, labour preparation, pelvic organ prolapse, bowel bladder conditions including leakage, urgency and constipation, pain associated with intimacy, coccyx pain, mastitis and other breastfeeding conditions. Trained by international professionals, Nicole is experienced in treating paediatric conditions such as reflux, digestive issues, irritability, torticollis, plagiocephaly and other various skeletal restrictions presenting after birth. Using appropriate treatment, patient education, lifestyle advice and rehabilitation,

Geetah Soosay - Osteopath at The Osteopathic Pelvic Hub

Geetha Soosay
Osteopath

Appointment types:

Pelvic health

Paediatric Osteopathy

Breast Care

Visceral Osteopathy

Pregnancy & Birth Preparation

Pediatric Bladder & Bowel

General Osteopathy

About Geetha

Geetha graduated from RMIT University in 2000 with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Clinical) and Bachelor of Science (Osteopathy). Geetha has 23 years experience working around Australia and internationally, treating patients of all ages in varying stages of life, from newborns to adults, pregnant women and athletes. Geetha has a particular passion for working with women in pregnancy and children and babies, this has seen her complete extensive training in paediatric osteopathy. In 2011 she completed her Graduate Certificate in Neonatal and Paediatric Manual Therapy. Recently Geetha has furthered her knowledge in the pelvic health space and completed her training with the Pelvic Institute of Australia, enabling her to assess and treat and wide range of issues including pelvic prolapse, urinary incontinence, vaginismus and vulvodynia using the addition of internal techniques. Geetha has a gentle approach to treatment, and incorporates a range of techniques including a more structural approach along with cranial osteopathy to best support her patients. Geetha’s aim is to promote long-term health and wellbeing for her patients, with an emphasis on aiding the body to heal itself. Geetha is a mum to two school aged kids and also has a passion for yoga (which she also teaches) and keeping very active.

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Rachel Natoli
Osteopath

Appointment types:

General osteopathy 

Pregnancy and birth preparation 

Postpartum care 

Breast care & Mastitis

Diastasis recti 

Pelvic floor and cesarean rehab 

About Rachel

Rachel is an Osteopath and Clinical Pilates Instructor dedicated to educating and empowering women on their health and wellbeing journey. With a particular focus on whole body biomechanics, Rachel adopts a holistic approach to identify and treat the underlying causes of pain and dysfunction. Rachel completed her five-year combined Bachelor of Clinical Science and Masters in Osteopathy at Victoria University in 2015. Her keen interest in pregnancy, birth preparation, and postpartum care led her to pursue further training and acquire her Masters of Women's Health Medicine in 2021. Additionally, Rachel has undertaken specialised training in breast health and mastitis management. With years of experience in her field, Rachel is committed to providing individualised and intentional treatment plans tailored to address the specific needs and goals of her clients during pregnancy, the postpartum period, and beyond. She treats the entire body, commonly assisting patients with pelvic pain, lower back and hip pain, headaches and jaw pain, mastitis, abdominal separation rehab, pelvic floor and cesarean rehab, and returning to exercise postpartum. Rachel is currently completing her training with the Osteopathic Pelvic Health Institute of Australia, to provide internal pelvic floor assessments. She believes this additional expertise will enhance the comprehensive care she offers her clients. Outside of the clinic, Rachel is a casual academic and research assistant at Deakin University. Her passion for research and her dedication to improving the lives of current and future generations of female athletes has led her to collaborate with longtime friend and Physiotherapist Jay Main. Together, they co-founded Pregnant Athlete, a comprehensive online education and training platform for athletes during pregnancy and the postpartum period.

Stephanie - remedial massage therapist at The Osteopathic Pelvic Hub

Stephanie Simmons
Remedial Massage Therapist 

Appointment types:

Remedial massage for women

Pregnancy & Postnatal Massage

About Stephanie

Stephanie is a dedicated advocate for maternal and infant well-being, merging her background as an elite athlete with her expertise in perinatal health and wellness. Her journey in birth work began in 2012 while residing in the United States, where she earned her certification as a birth doula and lactation educator. She worked very closely with midwives in the local birth centers in Florida and Oklahoma. From there, Stephanie’s passion for supporting women during the perinatal period led her to completing further certifications in Pre & Postnatal Corrective Exercise and Mercier Therapy. After returning to Australia in 2018, Stephanie earned her Diploma of Remedial Massage at the Melbourne Institute of Massage and Myotherapy and has since obtained additional certificates in pregnancy massage, infant massage, and cesarian section release and rehabilitation. Stephanie brings a heart-centred focus to each of her patients while delivering a multidisciplinary approach to their care. Through education, massage therapy, and exercise, and by collaborating closely with the team at The Osteopathic Pelvic Hub, Stephanie provides a wonderful blend of therapies. This ensures that her patients receive a comprehensive and tailored approach to achieve optimal health and wellness during their pre-conception, pregnancy, birth, and postnatal journey. Stephanie’s remedial massage treatments offer a therapeutic approach to alleviating common pregnancy and postnatal-related aches and pains such as lower back pain, SIJ and pelvic discomfort, cesarean scar pain, and general muscle tension. Stephanie utilizes various techniques such as myofascial release, trigger point therapy, cupping, and corrective exercise to optimize treatment and assist with self-care at home. Corrective exercise sessions are tailored to each patient and are designed to enhance pregnancy health, birth preparation, and postnatal recovery. Stephanie believes that there is a missing link in the type of care that women receive after giving birth and is passionate about providing high-quality treatment to assist women in reaching their desired goals after having a baby. Stephanie has a special interest in corrective exercise for diastasis recti (abdominal separation), cesarean recovery, and improving overall strength, mobility, and function during pregnancy and postnatal recovery. Stephanie brings invaluable insight and experience to her role as a Perinatal Wellness Practitioner at The Osteopathic Pelvic Hub. Her dedication to supporting families is further exemplified by her role as an Infant Hearing Screener for The Royal Children’s Hospital. In every aspect of her work, Stephanie embodies compassion, expertise, and unwavering dedication to the well-being of expectant and new mothers. As she continues to provide her expertise within the broader range of services offered at the clinic, Stephanie's focus on providing holistic perinatal care ensures that women receive comprehensive support in their perinatal journeys.

Alex Fairbanks - Exercise physiologist at The Osteopathic Pelvic Hub

Alex Fairbanks
Exercise Physiologist

Appointment types:

General strength & conditioning

Pregnancy & birth preparation

Prolapse Rehabilitation

Pregnancy

Pelvic Health

Diastasis

Return to Running Postpartum

About Stephanie

Alex completed her 5-year study at Deakin University and graduated in 2013 with a Master's degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology. Throughout her academic journey, she has always been deeply passionate about assisting women, specifically focusing on enhancing their performance, functionality, and alleviating pain. Over the past 10 years since graduation, Alex has dedicated her career to women's health rehabilitation and clinical exercise. During this time, she has diligently worked with women to enhance their strength, mobility, and stability. Her ultimate goal is to educate women about the benefits of clinical exercise, helping them overcome pain and improve overall functionality. Throughout her career, Alex has collaborated closely with osteopaths, adopting a holistic approach to her clients' care. Alex's areas of expertise span various aspects of women's health, including pregnancy, postnatal care, return to sport, return to running, pelvic floor issues, abdominal separation, and musculoskeletal pain. To broaden her knowledge and skills, she has pursued additional studies in women-specific functional movement, post-natal exercise, pregnancy exercise, and clinical pilates. In her youth, Alex actively engaged in numerous sports such as tennis and netball. Now, as a mother of two young kids, her passion for empowering women has only grown stronger. Beyond her professional life, Alex leads an active lifestyle, engaging in activities like running, playing footy with her son, and practicing pilates. Being a food enthusiast, she enjoys cooking and savouring tasty and nutritious dishes. Spending quality time with friends and family, exploring music and culture, and travelling are also among her cherished hobbies.

OUR CLINIC

We are experts in the field of general osteopathy & exercise physiology, pelvic health, pregnancy, postnatal care, breast care and pediatric care for the whole family.

LOCATION

420 Bluff Road, Hampton 3188

The clinic is located on the ground floor which provides easy access for prams and wheelchairs. 

APPOINTMENTS

Or phone: 03 9078 2939

OPENING HOURS

Monday 12-6:30pm 

Tuesday 9am-7:30pm

Wednesday 10am-6pm 

Thursday 9am-6pm

Friday 9:30am-3pm

PARKING

We have one hour parking out the front and unlimited parking on June Street.

INFORMATION

We have EFTPOS available and accept VISA and MasterCard, payment by cash or cheque is also welcome. HICAPS facilities are available if you would like to claim your private health rebate when paying for your appointment.

RECEPTION

Our reception operates from 9am-5pm from Monday-Friday. 

If you need to get in contact with us outside of these hours, please leave us a voicemail message or email us

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