bio-ginaMeet Gina

B.Sc (Clin Sci), M.HSci (Osteo)

I have always been interested in health care. When I was seventeen I was injured in a car accident and was treated by an Osteopath.  That experience helped set me on my path to where I am today. I believe that our bodies have an amazing capacity to self-heal and that manual therapy can assist to support that in built system.

I enjoy treating a variety of people and conditions, such as mothers, office workers, dancers, school age children and older adults. Beyond injury treatment, I have a special interest in office ergonomics, including how ergonomics can affect posture and general wellbeing.

Career Highlights

  • I worked in a multidisciplinary clinic for several years alongside Physiotherapists, Podiatrists, Myotherapists and other Osteopaths. In this environment I enjoyed sharing knowledge and broadening my understanding with different types of practitioners.
  • Completed a Masters project on Office Ergonomics at Victoria University in 2007.
  • I have worked at Beachside Osteo since 2013 and love assisting my regular clients to achieve their optimal health and fitness.

What influences my approach as a practitioner

As an osteopath, I help clients understand their body and how it works in injury, and in health. I believe that the best results are achieved when a person is treated as a whole, not just the injury. There are often little tweaks that I can help identify to improve a client’s self-awareness, and therefore improve their management of their condition.

The best success stories that I have seen in my career relate to helping people improve the management of their injury, usually as part of a team.  For me, the best reward is watching someone take control of their health and then blow my expectations out of the water.

I am passionate about …

Watching TED talks, my family and animals. I have a personal interest in diet and nutrition, especially relating to food intolerances.

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