Marnie Norfolk enjoyed a very happy childhood growing up in the Eltham, Victoria, area. She loved participating in local drama productions, gymnastics and diving.
During her university studies at Victoria University, Marnie had the opportunity to experience placements in a hospital setting in India and also the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne. She has since travelled to America and New Zealand for short courses and to visit the Osteopathic Centre (San Diego) for children.
Marnie graduated in 2001 and her first position as an Osteopath was in Geelong for one year where she treated a wide variety of clients, gained valuable experience and confirming her love of Osteopathy. The next 16 years have been spent practising in clinics in the eastern and north eastern suburbs of Melbourne.
Marnie is an experienced and passionate osteopath who enjoys treating everybody including the whole family – babies, children, parents and grandparents. She uses a variety of hands on techniques and advice on how to use your body better and improve function. 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 and sleeping difficulties in babies and children.
Post Graduate Study
In 2009 after six years teaching osteopathic students Marnie was given the opportunity to continue her studies at Victoria University. She received her Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Education. In 2011 Marnie helped to set up and then complete a Graduate Certificate Infant & Neonatal Paeds for Man Ther. She continues to enjoy learning and teaching at university and post graduate level.
In 2002-2005 Marnie was trained as a water aerobics instructor for those with arthritis and enjoyed this weekly in Ringwood. She enjoyed the regular exercise and the comradeship with older adults who were committed to exercise and improving their health.
Sports Medicine Australia
Marnie completed her Masters project on chronic lateral ankle sprains. She worked at a local AFL club as head trainer for four years prior to graduating as an osteopath. Working with footballers she witnessed and treated first hand a huge variety of injuries and personalities!
After gaining experience as a sports trainer she was then asked to teach first aid, sports trainer’s courses and taping for Sports Medicine Australia and Basketball Victoria. This included presenting at the GP and Practice Nurse conferences for a number of years (2005-2008).
Sutherland Cranial Teaching Foundation
Marnie Norfolk really enjoys promoting and working with and for her profession. Marnie recently spent three years (2015-2018) as Vice President of the Sutherland Cranial Teaching Foundation. She taught many courses for osteopaths and senior osteopathic students. She continues to enjoy a teaching role.
In 2019 Marnie was awarded recognition as an Advanced Paediatric Osteopath (Tertiary) by Osteopathy Australia’s multidisciplinary review panel of health practitioners. This award recognises completion of further university degrees in paediatrics or child health; demonstrated competence in paediatric clinical assessment and diagnosis; and demonstrated competence in clinical management for child movement, physical function and musculoskeletal health.