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Marnie is an experienced and passionate osteopath who enjoys treating everybody including the whole family. She enjoys working with patients to help manage headaches and migraine, back and neck pain, sports injuries, muscle and joint pain, arthritis, sciatica, postural & mobility problems. She has a keen interest helping with feeding & sleeping difficulties in babies and children.
Laura Chapman is a passionate and dedicated Osteopath, having vast experience working in clinics in both Australia and the UK. Laura combines manual osteopathic medicine, dry needling and functional rehabilitation not only as a way to achieve effective pain relief, but to help promote injury prevention while improving individual performance and lifestyle.
Peter has osteopathic experience with elite athletes, including as Team Osteopath with The Wallabies (Australian Rugby Team).
Peter is a former President of the Australian Osteopathic Association and is the founder of The Osteopaths of Heidelberg and Blackburn and of the not-for-profit charity, UpStanding Kids. He practises at both clinics.
Natalie Maynard grew up in country Victoria, enjoying farm life and the outdoors. Natalie began her academia life at La Trobe University completing a Bachelor of Health Science (anatomy & physiology), continuing on to graduate from RMIT University with a Bachelor of health Science/Bachelor of Applied Science (Osteopathy) with Distinction. Natalie is part of the team at The Osteopaths of Heidelberg.
Andelys Warren (otherwise known as Andy) completed her five years of Osteopathic training at Victoria University graduating with a Bachelor of Science (Clinical Science) and Master of Health Science (Osteopathy). Prior to studying Osteopathy Andelys completed a Bachelor of Nutritional Science and a Bachelor of Health Science (focused on occupational therapy) at La Trobe University. Andy is part of the Team at The Osteopaths of Blackburn.
Lyndon Clarke grew up in the Yarra Valley and studied at RMIT completing his double degree program in Osteopathy. Lyndon chose to follow the path of Osteopathy based on his family history of holistic health. He values the importance of the individual as a whole and each factor that can contribute to a person’s health situation. Lyndon is part of the team at The Osteopaths of Heidelberg.
Shaun Coghlan completed his Bachelor of Science and Masters in Osteopathy at Victoria University. He has a strong passion for Osteopathy, and is very excited to be part of the team at The Osteopaths of Blackburn.
Shaun has a keen interest in rehabilitation, and promoting self-health and wellbeing through education and lifestyle changes.
Bryden graduated from RMIT University in Melbourne after completing a Bachelor of Applied Science in Complementary Medicine, Osteopathy and a Master of Osteopathy. He is also a member of Osteopathy Australia. In addition to Osteopathy, Bryden is an experienced sports trainer and massage therapist. Bryden is very pleased to be a part of the team at Heidelberg.
Melanie Palermo graduated from RMIT University with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Complementary Medicine) and a Masters degree in Osteopathy with Distinction. Melanie has continued her studies undertaking two dry needling and electro-acupuncture courses and frequently uses these techniques as an adjunct to her treatments. In the future, she plans to undertake a course in clinical pilates.
Nicole completed her Undergraduate Degree and Masters in Osteopathy at Victoria University in Melbourne. During her time at Victoria University she learnt how to manage a busy, healthy and dynamic lifestyle and aspires to motivate her patients to do the same. She is very excited to be part of The Osteopaths Of Blackburn.
Stephanie Giddings has gained experience managing the health of people from every age bracket and treating severe acute injuries as well as chronic injuries. Her treatments focus on locating the structural and biomechanical causes of injuries and addressing them.
Stephanie has worked in a private hospital in Mumbai, India, alongside renowned orthopaedic surgeons and physiotherapists. Stephanie has also worked as a football sports trainer – leading to a passion for exercise rehabilitation and further studies in Clinical Pilates.
Christopher Tucker, a graduate from the RMIT double degree program in 2006, is a Registered Osteopath at our Heidelberg clinic.
A local resident, Christopher understands a community spirit and he takes pride in sharing the benefits of Osteopathy and general health maintenance amongst the community.
Dr Daniela De Fazio, has been a registered osteopath at our Heidelberg clinic since 2002.
Daniela’s special interests include women’s health, osteopathy and pregnancy and osteopathy for children.