Osteopath & Clinic Owner
B.Sci.(Clin.Sci.),M.H.Sci.(Osteo.), OA Member. Pilates, Yoga & Xtend Barre Instructor
Andrea completed her osteopathic qualifications at Victoria University in Melbourne in 2000. Her approach is patient-centered where she uses a variety of hands on techniques such as soft-tissue release, joint mobilization, joint manipulation, visceral manipulation, cranial osteopathy and Trigger Point Dry Needling along with giving advice on exercise and nutrition. Andrea has done extensive post-graduate training in Visceral Osteopathy, also called Visceral Manipulation, as well as Cranial Osteopathy, and through this she has developed a special interest in treating people with digestive problems, as well as babies & children and pregnant patients.
Andrea was a professional dancer for 12 years, working overseas at the Moulin Rouge in Paris, Son Amar in Spain and Carnival Cruises in the USA. Because of this, Andrea treats many dancers and conducts pre-pointe and dance fitness assessments for dancers of all ages. Through this she advises dancers on Pilates based exercise programs to improve technique and strength. Andrea is trained in Pilates and Yoga and also teaches Xtend Barre classes. Andrea is a Teacher Trainer of Xtend Barre teachers in Australia and New Zealand. Andrea is the owner and director of Southside Clinic and Xtend Barre Southside & Eastside. Andrea is a member of Osteopathy Australia.
M.Osteopathy, OA Member
Liz trained at the British School of Osteopathy, London, where she learnt how to diagnose and treat musculoskeletal complaints. She spent year and a half working in three busy clinics just outside of London before moving to Adelaide in early 2014. Liz believes in the importance of treating everyone as an individual and spends time explaining her patient’s symptoms in a friendly and professional manner. She does hold a particular interest in the influences of stress and anxiety on the body and incorporates this where appropriate into her treatment plans.
B.App.Sci.(Human Biology),M.Ost. Member OA
Sean completed his Masters of Osteopathy in 2006 at Unitec in Auckland. Since qualifying, he has actively pursued his passion in Osteopathy by travelling to different countries and learning from great Osteopaths. He has worked around Australia and New Zealand, in Ireland, and Singapore. With a new baby and ongoing medical studies, Sean has settled here in Adelaide with the Southside Team.
Sean has had wide exposure to and training in a spectrum of different facets of Osteopathy. At the current time, he is most focused on the mechanical treatment of musculoskeletal injuries. He practices soft-tissue therapies, joint articulation / manipulation, and dry-needling.
BClinSci, MOstMed, OA Member
Originally from Canada, Zoe has worked in the health and wellness realm for over 17 years. After living in Melbourne, she embarked on a true ‘sea-change’ to study her Bachelor of Clinical Science and Masters of Osteopathic Medicine at SCU in northern NSW. Prior to moving overseas, Zoe studied psychology and worked in community mental health and addictions, with experience in crisis intervention.
Zoe has an interest in treating patients from all walks of life, and all ages with a wide variety of techniques. She has particular clinical interests in breathing dysfunction, performance optimization, palliative care, chronic pain, paediatrics, older adults, digestive complaints, and the sensitive/anxious patient. Zoe is also qualified in the technique of dry needling, and clinical Pilates through DMA in Melbourne and Breathe Pilates. She is happy to see patients for both pre-hab and re-hab.
Zoe believes in the power of having a great support network, and welcomes collaborations with other practitioners in developing more comprehensive treatment plans when patients require it.
B.App.Sci.(Comp.Med.), M.Osteopathy, OA Member
Drawn to osteopathy out of a desire to help her Dad manage his neck and back problems, Carissa completed her Masters of Osteopathy at RMIT in Melbourne, where she developed an appreciation for the bio-psycho-social model of healthcare (and for coffee).
Carissa believes everybody and every body is unique and enjoys working with clients of all ages and backgrounds to achieve their best health. She employs a wide variety of direct and indirect treatment techniques, in conjunction with lifestyle education to achieve this.
Carissa is a registered member of Osteopathy Australia, and undertakes continuing professional development in order to ensure the best outcomes for her clients.
B.App.Sci/B.H.Sci (Osteopathy), B.Ex.Sp.Sci, OA Member
Blair has always had a fascination in the human body, its innate intelligence and our potential to maximise its function.
Having completed a degree in Exercise and Sports Science at Deakin University as well as Osteopathy at RMIT University, Blair has a keen interest in combining movement and rehabilitation with Osteopathic treatment to create individual patient-centered care.
Whilst completing his Osteopathy degree, Blair worked as an Allied Health Assistant at Brunswick Private Hospital performing exercise rehabilitation with patients. During his time there he worked with a wide range of patients, from motor vehicle accident to multiple sclerosis patients, and came to understand the individual, multifaceted approach needed to optimise patient outcomes. Blair uses a wide range of techniques to treat patients such as myofascial release, joint mobilisation & manipulation, dry-needling and soft tissue techniques.
Blair enjoys meeting people from all walks of life and using Osteopathy to help empower them to maximise their health and wellbeing.
B.App.Sci (Clinical Sciences), M.H.SC (Osteopathy), OA Member,
Cert. IV Fitness, Fitness Australia Member
Miranda graduated from Victoria University in Melbourne. She began her interest in the body and Osteopathy as a result of her background in competitive track cycling and exercise sport science.
Miranda has previous experience working along side an elite cycling team, where she has been able to assist riders with injury prevention and management. She is also a qualified and registered personal trainer who enjoys promoting a healthy and active life style to all ages and abilities. In her final year of study Miranda experienced working as an Osteopathic student in an Orthopedic hospital in India, where she was exposed to treating a variety of both pre and post surgical cases.
Miranda’s treatments are targeted to the individual and encompass a wide range of techniques including joint mobilisation, manipulation, Trigger Point Dry Needling, soft tissue and myofascial release. She believes in educating her patients to understand the cause of their condition, thus helping them to live pain free with lifestyle advice, rehabilitative exercises, and preventative treatment measures.
B.Ost(Hons), ITEC Dip
Werner is an experienced Osteopath and sports massage therapist. He enjoys using his professional knowledge and skill to help his clients improve their health and fitness so that they can enjoy life to the full. Werner’s treatment is designed with the individual in mind and focuses on taking a holistic approach to treat not only the symptom but the condition as a whole. Werner is able to treat a wide range of problems, ranging from sports injuries to chronic conditions, and everything in-between. Throughout your treatment he will work with you to reach your goal, whether that is to return to sport after injury, improve your flexibility, relieve the aches and pains associated with your occupation or to work on an acute or chronic ailment. Werner believes that prevention is better than cure and encourages all his clients to value their health and make a constant effort to keep well. In short, he helps them to help themselves.
Werner completed his osteopathic training at Oxford Brookes University and his sports massage training with ProActive Training.
Originally from South Africa, Werner has always had a love of sports and the outdoors. He played professional rugby in South Africa and also excelled in athletics at junior level (100m, 200m, 400m). Werner sustained many injuries in his sporting career and can fully appreciate the impact that this can have on the body and mind. Werner treats everyone with respect and recognises that each individual is different and requires personal attention suited to their needs. Some clients require intense treatment for a relatively short time, such as an athlete who has suffered an acute injury; other clients, wishing to maintain fitness and agility, may attend on a weekly basis. Werner tries to help everyone as best he can and he takes pride in the fact that he has regular clients who value his efforts to keep them healthy, relaxed and confident.
Originally from Italy, Alberto graduated with a Master Degree in Osteopathy and a Massage Therapist Diploma from the European School of Osteopathy, UK.
During four years spent in the UK he gained experience studying and working in a large clinic, headed by great osteopaths recognised worldwide.
With an extensive background in sport and fitness, Alberto is especially devoted to the practice of those sports that require mental and body control cooperation, such as Parkour, martial arts and functional training. From this followed a genuine interest towards their specific injuries, rehabilitation and training requirements. Clinical applications of functional biomechanics have been the focal point of his training as an osteopath, thanks to which he gained a good understanding of how the body moves and how physical stresses convey to create “dysfunctions” in the individual.
Alberto has focused and specialised in a wide range of structural techniques, from soft-tissue therapies to articulations and manipulations, but he also likes to integrate the treatment with a more functional approach, which includes cranial or visceral Osteopathic techniques, when required.
We anticipate Alberto will be available for appointments Southside Clinic in mid-late March 2017.
Bio coming soon
Nutritionist & Naturopath
Adv Dip of App Sc (Naturopathy), ATMS member
Merridy has 20 years’ experience in the healthcare industry.
As a Nutritionist and Naturopath, Merridy believes that prevention is better than cure. Given the right nutrients the body has the ability to heal itself and maintain good health. Merridy believes her role is to aid the healing process and help to optimise the health & wellbeing of her clients.
Outside of the clinic, Merridy loves creating new recipes and inflicting them on family and friends. Merridy enjoys outdoor activities, especially golf, surfing, cycling & walking and she’s addicted to weight training. Her German Shepherd Kaiser takes her for a walk along the beach most days.
To learn more about Merridy, please visit her website.
Adv. Dip CP Hyp MNSHP PMAHA, NHRA Registered
Although originally from South Africa Yolandi lived in the UK for over 20 years before coming to Adelaide with her family in May 2017. Yolandi has always been fascinated by the human mind and spirit and our ability to adapt. She did a great deal of travelling and enjoys working with people from all walks of life. She believes that we all hold the ability to unlock our potential and to live a life of purpose, fulfilling our hopes and dreams and with the help of hypnosis and other techniques we can tap into these resources and learn how to use them effectively for our greatest benefit.
Yolandi is a qualified hypno-psychotherapist, having obtained her Diploma in Hypnotherapy with Distinction and Advanced Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy from Chrysalis in the United Kingdom. She is a Professional Member of the Australian Hypnotherapists’ Association (AHA) and is Registered with the National Hypnotherapists Register of Australia (NHRA). In the UK she is a Registered Hypnotherapist with the National Society of Hypnosis, Psychotherapy and Mindfulness. Yolandi is also an EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) and Hypno-Band Weight Loss System practitioner. In addition she is currently in the process of completing specialist easibirthing training as a fertility, hypnobirthing and post-natal mental health specialist practitioner.
Yolandi is continually striving to further her knowledge, expertise and self-development through continual professional development (CPD) so as to offer the best level of support to her clients. As part of her continual professional and personal development she is responsible for regularly attending clinical supervision in order to maintain an ethical and well-run practice. She is a warm and approachable person and enjoys working with her clients to enable them to fulfill their inherent potential for their highest benefit.