Osteopaths



After graduating from RMIT university in 2003, Daniela began her osteopathic career working in Box Hill and Bundoora. Daniela has worked extensively in the treatment of new born babies and children of all ages, alleviating symptoms of colic, reflux and muscle and joint strain.  She also has a strong focus on treating women, providing them with much needed relief from headaches, muscle and joint pains.  Daniela can assess and manage many complaints associated with pregnancy including neck, lower back, pelvic pain and sciatica.

When she is not treating in Bulleen, Daniela lectures at RMIT University. She also enjoys reading, cooking and spending time with her ever expanding extended family.

Dr. Daniela Aiello (Distefano) - Registered Osteopath



Joanna Doolan is a Registered Osteopath and member of the Australian Osteopathic Association. Joanna has gained invaluable experience working as an Osteopath in Sydney’s Inner West and most recently in country Victoria. She treats a wide variety of complaints including headaches, back pain, symptoms associated with pregnancy and children's health issues. She uses a broad range of techniques to treat people of all ages and conditions. Tailoring her treatment to the individual, Joanna seeks to find the underlying cause to prevent 

re-occurrence, and enable the patient to self manage in an informed way. When Joanna is not treating at Bulleen Osteopathy, she enjoys keeping active, playing music and spending time with friends and family.


 

Dr. Joanna Doolan - Registered Osteopath



Michelle brings a thorough understanding of the human body to the practice of Osteopathy. She studied a Bachelor of Science at the University of Melbourne with majors in Anatomy and Physiology. She also holds a Bachelor Degree in Clinical Sciences and a Masters of Health Science in Osteopathy from Victoria University.  


Having studied classical ballet from the age of five and contemporary and modern dance from her early teens, Michelle has an intimate knowledge of the stressors a dancer’s body is subjected to. She is passionate about fitness and working with athletes of all abilities to keep them in peak performance and injury free. She uses a balance of traditional Osteopathic techniques, dry needling and Pilates based rehabilitation in her approach to treatment. 


Michelle loves treating infants and children of all ages, and continues post-graduate training in Paediatrics. She values working alongside families and other health care professionals to help little ones with sleeping difficulties, feeding and digestive issues, and other musculoskeletal problems or injuries as their bodies change and grow.

Michelle is also a keen traveller who enjoys music, theatre and the performing arts. 

 

Dr. Michelle Lilja - Registered Osteopath



Jacqueline joins us after having worked as an Osteopath internationally in Ireland as well as locally in Vermont South and Balwyn North. She has her Bachelor Degree in Clinical Sciences and a Masters of Health Science in Osteopathy from Victoria University. She has extensive experience with sporting clubs, is a qualified sports trainer, bronze medallion lifeguard, coached netball, softball and played competitively herself.

Outside of the sporting world, Jacqueline enjoys treating a wide variety of conditions with a particular passion in women’s health, children and babies having undergone further study in this field. Complaints like reflux, constipation, IBS, period pain and asthma are also a facet of significant interest.

Having a holistic approach, Jacqueline’s consultations include advice on posture, nutrition, exercise and work/home ergonomics to facilitate overall health, rehabilitation and injury prevention. She utilizes a wide range of Osteopathic techniques as well as dry needling to get the desired results, reduce pain and return to optimal health and well being.

 

Dr. Jacqueline Shergold - Registered Osteopath



It was Shannon’s interest in sports science, combined with her desire to help others, that first inspired her to pursue a career in osteopathy.  Enrolling at RMIT University, she had the opportunity to study both functional and structural approaches to treatment, graduating with a Bachelor of Applied Science and a Masters of Osteopathy. 


Shannon complemented her studies with internships at two osteopathic clinics and several amateur sporting clubs, gaining invaluable experience in the treatment of a wide range of patients and their conditions.  Her belief in the role of exercise in musculoskeletal rehabilitation led her to extend her knowledge into the field of pilates, recently completing a Diploma of Professional Pilates with Polestar Pilates.


Shannon is a dedicated Osteopath with a strong focus on personalised care. She works closely with her patients to identify the cause of the problem and develop an effective management plan to suit their individual needs.  She is passionate about promoting overall wellbeing and is committed to helping her patients achieve their personal health goals and maintain lasting results.

Dr. Shannon Connor - Registered Osteopath



Kirstin has always had a passion for exercise which led her completing her first degree in Human Movement. After working as a fitness instructor and personal trainer she knew she wanted to be able to help people more, and so she returned to university to study Osteopathy.


During her years as an Osteopath Kirstin has worked in a variety of clinics throughout Melbourne which has enabled her to use all osteopathic techniques and to treat a diverse range of conditions from back pain, sports injuries, migraines, to post mastectomy. Her interest in using the more gentle indirect techniques of Osteopathy saw her complete postgraduate courses in Cranial Osteopathy and Paediatrics with the SCTF (Sutherland cranial teaching foundation).


Kirstin is someone who loves to keep learning, having also completed her Pilates training with Polestar Pilates and APMA (Australian Pilates Method Association) level one, all at the same time as studying Osteopathy. She enjoys being able to combine her knowledge of Osteopathy, and exercise prescription to help people return to good quality movement.

Dr. Kirstin Guy - Registered Osteopath



Allison is a qualified Remedial Massage Therapist who trained at the Melbourne Institute of Massage Therapy (MIMT) in Heidelberg. She specialised in Sports Massage but has thorough training using a wide range of techniques including vacuum cupping; trigger point therapy and myofascial release.  Allison also studied Relaxation Massage as part of her training and can therefore cater to most clients massage needs.


Prior to her massage training, Allison worked as primary school teacher gaining her Bachelor of Education from Wollongong University, NSW in 1999. She headed off to London where she spent four years before moving to Tokyo for a further two years. She moved to Melbourne on her return to Australia in 2007 where she continued teaching until she had her children. Allison decided the time had come for a change in career but still wanted something where she had regular contact with people. She has worked with local sporting clubs, volunteered at charity events and done mobile massage.


Allison enjoys spending time with her family exploring Melbourne and the surrounding areas, reading and listening to music. She likes going for walks in her local area and chasing her kids around the park.


 

Allison Bayliss - Remedial Massage Therapist