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Our Practitioners


Dr. Lauren Collins

Dr. Alicia Cannon

Dr. Samuel Wilmann

Dr. Kathryn Neumann

Dr. Tom McCormick

Dr. Robert Walsh

Dr. Holly Anderson

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Dr. Lauren Collins

Director of Berwick Family Osteopathy & Spinal Clinic
Registered Osteopath

B.Sci.(Clin.Sc.)
M.H.S.(Osteo.)v Grad.Cert.Neonatal.Infant.Paeds.Man.Therpy.
Member of Osteopathy Australia

Caroline Stone Obstetrics
Caroline Stone Paediatrics
SCTF Balanced Ligamentous Tension (2008 & 2015)
SCTF Fundamentals of Osteopathy in the Cranial Field (2009 & 2016)
DMA Clinical Pilates Level 1 & 2
Graduate Certificate of Neonatal, Infant & Paediatric Manual Therapy

Lauren is a friendly and caring Osteopath that graduated from Victoria University in 2007 and strongly believes the whole family can benefit from the holistic approach of osteopathy. Lauren has completed extensive post graduate study into the field of Paediatrics and Obstetrics, having undertaken studies into Osteopathy in the Cranial Field and completing a Graduate Certificate in Neonatal, Infant and Paediatric Manual Therapy. She has a keen interest in the treatment of pregnant women, babies and children of varying ages. Having had two children herself she understands the demands pregnancy and a busy family life can have on a mother.

Lauren has also undertaken further studies with DMA (Dance Medicine Australia) into Clinical Pilates. She takes a holistic approach to your treatment and excels in combining her Osteopathic and Clinical Pilates training to help with your general health and wellbeing.

Having grown up and competed in various sports around the Berwick area, ranging from softball and netball to jazz, tap and ballet dancing from a young age, Lauren understands the demands placed on the bodies of athletes of varying ages. Throughout her sporting life and career, Lauren has developed a keen interest in sports medicine, having gained invaluable experience through working with the Victorian Softball Association in the lead up to and during their 2004 and 2005 National tournaments, as well as working extensively with the Cheltenham Football Club and Bentleigh Uniting Cricket Club treating a wide range of conditions. Lauren enjoys treating sportsmen and women of vary degrees and abilities and believes in utilising her skills in manual therapy, therapeutic exercise, and soft tissue techniques to enhance their performance, and education and advice into injury management and prevention.

Lauren uses a range of Osteopathic techniques to obtain excellent results with her patients. These include, soft tissue massage and stretching, articulation and manipulation, and more gentle techniques such as cranial osteopathy and balanced ligamentous tension.

When not at work Lauren enjoys travelling and going on outdoor adventures with her two little girls, husband and family and friends; as well as spending time at the beach and wining and dining with friends and family.

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Dr. Alicia Cannon

(née Dr. Alicia Mynott)
Registered Osteopath

B.App.Sc. (H.M.)
B.App.Sc.(Comp.Med.),
M.(Osteo.)
Member of Osteopathy Australia

GEMT Level 1 Trigger Point Dry Needling
DMA Clinical Pilates Level 1
Visceral Manipulation 1 (VM1)
SCTF Balanced Ligamentous Tension
SCTF Fundamentals of Osteopathy in the Cranial Field

Alicia originally graduated from RMIT University in 2000 with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Human Movement where she first became interested and exposed to the field of osteopathy. Having been treated herself by Osteopaths she then continued her education at RMIT and graduated in 2006 with a Masters in Osteopathy. Whilst completing her studies Alicia worked for two years as a remedial massage therapist, gaining valuable clinical and hands-on experience in massage therapy.

After several years working in Melbourne, Alicia then moved to Ireland and worked within multiple clinics around the east coast of Ireland. This experience not only exposed Alicia to different styles of osteopathy and a different culture but she also did a lot of travel around Europe.

Alicia has an interest in all types of conditions, in particular patients who have been suffering from neck and low back pain, shoulder, headaches, repetitive strain injuries and arthritic conditions. Her history as an athlete in state and national competitions for volleyball also gives her first hand appreciation of sports injuries. Alicia employs a wide range of techniques, including soft tissue massage, trigger point therapy, dry needling, mobilization, manipulation and exercise advice, with each treatment specifically tailored to your individual needs.

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Dr. Samuel Wilmann

Registered Osteopath

B.App.(Comp.Med.)
Masters.(Osteo)
Member of Osteopathy Australia

Neuromuscular Dry Needling
Preventing Chronic Pain
Sleep: Neurobiology, Medicine and Society
Headache Disorders: Diagnosis, Clinical Features and Classification

Sam has a strong background in anatomy and physiology having taught both subjects at RMIT University where he later graduated from. He was successfully treated for neck pain and headaches and was so impressed with osteopathy that he decided to become one himself!

Osteopathy interested Sam for its holistic, hands on approach which uses many different techniques. Every person is different; therefore every treatment is different and tailored to patient's individual needs. Drawing on experience and research Sam enjoys solving the puzzle that can present with complex problems and he will often also give patients specific rehabilitation exercises, stretches or advice to help facilitate healing and prevent re-injury.

Sam has had the opportunity to work with the Northcote Victorian premier league as the team osteopath whilst for many years also playing volleyball for Monash University. He also represented RMIT University for beach volleyball at the Australian university games. Exposure to lots of sports and injuries has led to an interest in treating athletes of all calibres. Sam has had his own share of injuries and enjoys helping people get back to their best and doing the things they enjoy.

Away from work and sport Sam enjoys travel and has been lucky enough to have had some great travel experiences such as trekking China's tiger leaping gorge and the rainforests of Borneo, sailing on the river Nile, and diving in the Red Sea.

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Dr. Kathryn Neumann

Registered Osteopath

B.Sc.(Clin.Sc.)
M.H.Sc.(Osteo.)
Member of Osteopathy Australia

SCFT Balanced Ligamentous Tension
SCTF Fundementals of Osteopathy in the Cranial Field

Kathryn was first drawn to Osteopathy while she was in high school and suffered from headaches and back pain. She was recommended to see an Osteopath, where she found great and lasting results.

She was very impressed with the comprehensive and holistic approach that Osteopathy offered. It also combined her passion for human anatomy and biomechanics as well as working in the health industry.

Kathryn has an interest in treating all regions of the body, with a special interest in neck and upper back pain. She utilises a variety of techniques from soft tissue, HVLA, articulation and muscle energy techniques to more gentle techniques such as balanced ligamentous tension.

She aims to get people back to enjoying what makes them happy and providing long lasting relief from complaints by identifying causative factors and modifying them where needed. Growing up Kathryn was involved in many activities such as drama, choir, netball, basketball and gymnastics. This has given her an interest in sport related function, injuries as well as injury prevention.

When not at work Kathryn enjoys practicing yoga and Pilates, surfing, going out with friends and relaxing with her family and pets.

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Dr. Tom McCormick

Registered Osteopath

B.App.Sc.(Comp.Med.),
Master.(Osteo.)
Member of Osteopathy Australia

Level 1 ASCA Strength and Conditioning Coach
Level 1 SFMA (Selective Functional Movement Assessment)
Level 1 Dry Needling
Level 1 Sports Trainer Certificate

Tom graduated from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT). Ultimately Toms main goal is to get you pain free and moving well.

Tom believes that it is important to address the immediate cause of his patient’s pain but will endeavour to improve their overall movement, muscle activation and strength in order to optimize injury recovery and reduce the chance of re-aggravation.

Since Tom graduated he has had the opportunity to work in both Queensland and Victoria within private practice and has worked closely with sporting teams. Tom is always trying to improve his skills and has completed further study not only in the realm of strength and conditioning, but also in the development of optimal movement patterns. Tom is also a qualified dry needling practitioner.

Tom has always played sport and unfortunately has suffered many injuries and complaints over the years. From broken bones, torn cartilage, tendon and muscle injuries to even a double hernia repair, his history is what lead Tom into the health field.

Tom has a hands on approach to treatment by utilising a broad range of techniques that are specifically tailored to each patient to suit their needs. Such techniques include soft tissue techniques, manipulation, articulation, stretching, mobility and strengthening exercises. Tom’s experience both professionally and personally has improved his understanding of pain and how it can affect people differently. This highlights the importance of creating an individually tailored treatment plan for all patients young and old.

Toms philosophy is: EXAMINE, DIAGNOSE, TREAT, FIX & REHAB

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Dr. Robert Walsh

Registered Osteopath

B.H.Sci.
B.App.Sc.(Osteo.)
Member of Osteopathy Australia

Stretch Therapy Teacher
Level 1 Myofascial Dry Needling & Cupping

Rob's passion for Osteopathy grew as a teenager after successfully being treated for knee and ankle pain. He was attracted to the holistic nature of Osteopathy and the ability to achieve lasting results through treating the underlying cause of pain - not just the symptoms.

Rob strives to help people become pain free and reach their personal health goals by using an individualised holistic style of treatment. Whilst treating, Rob uses a variety of approaches from firm structural techniques such as soft tissue massage and articulation, to gentler styles of treatment suited to each individual. Rob is qualified in dry needling and stretch therapy which he often integrates into his consultations, depending on the individual.

Rob enjoys treating a wide range of conditions from back pain to headaches to sporting injuries. Having previously worked as a tennis coach and being involved in athletics since the age of eight, Rob understands the stressors placed on the body during sport and the impact pain can have on the wellbeing of an athlete. As a result, Rob regularly incorporates stretches and/or exercises in his consultation to reduce the possibility of re-injury.

Outside of work, Rob loves spending time outdoors. During summer, you'll probably find him down the beach or at the tennis! Rob also enjoys travelling, mountain biking, watching sport and walking his two springer spaniel pups.

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Dr. Holly Anderson

Registered Osteopath

B.Sci.(Clin.Sc.)
M.H.S.(Osteo.)
Member of COCA

Caroline Stone Obstetrics
Caroline Stone Paediatrics
Fundamentals in (2008 & 2013)
George Stylian on Posturology
Paul Lee Interface Course

Holly graduated from Victoria University in 2006 and has been exposed to many different patient types over the years, through extensive work with Cheltenham Football Club and with experience in private practice.

Holly enjoys treating the wide variety of patients who can benefit from the holistic approach of osteopathy, from the elderly right through to children and babies.

Holly has completed numerous post-graduate courses in obstetric osteopathy, breast feeding, paediatrics and Osteopathy in the Cranial Field, and has a special interest in treating the family unit. With three young children of her own, Holly recognises the demands of family life and believes that osteopathy is an ideal, gentle, treatment to help in all areas of women's health, including pregnancy, preparing their body for childbirth and helping in their post-birth recovery, improving musculoskeletal function of children & teenagers of all ages, and aiding newborns in such areas as movement restrictions, plagiocephaly, reflux management, colic symptoms, unsettledness, and feeding difficulties.

Working with Maternal Child Health Nurses, lactation consultants, GP's and various other practitioners ensures optimal wellbeing is achieved.

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