Osteopath, Naturopath, Nutritionist & Clinic Owner
B.Sci.(Clin.Sci.),M.H.Sci.(Osteo.),Adv.Dip.(Naturopathy),Adv.Dip.(Nutrition), OA Member. Pilates, Barre & Yoga Instructor
Andrea completed her osteopathic qualifications at Victoria University in Melbourne in 2000, and her Nutrition and Naturopathy Qualifications through AIAS (Australian Institute of Applied Sciences). Osteopathically, Andrea 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. Andrea has done extensive post-graduate training in Visceral Osteopathy, also called Visceral Manipulation, as well as Cranial Osteopathy. Andrea also offers Naturopathy and Nutrition appointments, where she loves the challenge of complex conditions including digestive issues, fatigue, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome/hypermobility and infertility.
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 teaching Pilates and Yoga and she is a member of Osteopathy Australia.
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.
Bachelor of Applied Science (Complementary Medicine) 2011 Master of Osteopathy 2013
Brendan is an avid follower of Australian Rules Football (AFL), having played many years of country and amateur football in Victoria whilst studying osteopathy at RMIT University. Outside of football Brendan enjoys keeping active with cycling, surfing, skateboarding and hiking; all of which he sees as a form of expression and an important outlet.
Brendan is a strong believer of manual therapy and understands the important role osteopathy plays when it comes to the rough and tumble associated with football, skateboarding and everyday life.
These are Brendan’s motivations for engaging in five years of full-time study in applied science, osteopathy and complementary medicine.
Brendan joins our clinic from Canberra where he has been working under Dr BJ Field. He will be available for appointments from mid May.
We are really excited to welcome Vivienne Jachmann, a physiotherapist, who will be supporting our Osteopathy team. Viv has completed post graduate studies in Osteopathy Visceral Manipulation and Cranial Osteopathy. Vivienne has also trained extensively in Muscle Energy Techniques (MET), an osteopathy technique that the osteo team use everyday.
Viv has an expansive knowledge also including clinical pilates, Mckenzie Therapy and dry needling. As a mother of two, Vivienne has a special interest in treating women throughout their pregnancies and post natal period.
BSc-ClSc, MHSc(Ost), GradDipEx&SpSci, GradCertTerEd (VicMelb), NLP
Dr Carla Kleverlaan graduated from the first Osteopathic program – the Bachelor of Science (Clinical Science), Master of Health Science (Osteopathy) at Victoria University in 1999, to become a registered Osteopath. She went on to graduate from the Graduate Diploma in Exercise and Sports Science in 2001 (Victoria University).
She has worked extensively as an Osteopathic health practitioner in Australia, as well as working in the UK and has owned her own clinic. She has a keen interest in sports and rehabilitation, after being an elite beach volleyball athlete for over a decade.
Through this combined study and life experience Carla recently published a health and wellness book entitled ‘Back, Body and Soul – The Doctor Kleverlaan Way’.
Carla has been employed in the College of Health and Biomedicine at Victoria University as a Lecturer in Osteopathy since July 2012 and works primarily in the technique classes, rehabilitation and clinical studies. She is currently undertaking her PhD at Victoria University.
Carla enjoys treating and empowering patients towards improved well-being and has a particular interest in treating patients with chronic injuries.
We are excited to have Carla join our team as a locum practitioner.
MAICD, Lecturer (Myotherapy Department – Endeavour College of Natural Health)
Paul arrives at Southside Clinic with a wealth of experience. Throughout his 25 years in the industry Paul has acquired a broad range of skills, including remedial massage, dry needling, visceral manipulation and myofascial release. Paul is currently enrolled in a Bachelor of Health Science in Myotherapy and nearing completion. His passion for the industry has lead to a variety of experiences including being President and Chair for the Board of Massage & Myotherapy Australia – the largest professional body for this industry in Australia. Paul also lectures for Endeavour College of Natural Health in the Myotherapy Degree program.
Paul is trained in many osteopathy techniques and has studied alongside our clinic owner, Osteopath, Andrea Robertson since 2011. He works in a very similar way to our Osteopaths, and other than no joint manipulations, he does many of the same techniques. Paul’s treatments are covered by Private Health Insurance and claims can be made on the day of treatment at the clinic.
Paul’s clinic experience is broad and includes treating elite dancers and athletes, to managing chronic issues and assisting in maintenance programs for clients. His approach is warm and professional. Outside of work, Paul enjoys maintaining his fitness with a weights based regime and he’s very passionate about healthy food as a basis for a healthy body.
Remedial Massage Therapist
With a decade as a remedial and sports masseur based within multi-disciplinary health clinics and teaching Pilates, Fiona has treated hundreds of clients, helping them to attain their personal goals of pain relief, improved range of motion and improved wellbeing.
Her approachable and engaging style will ensure that you leave with a clear plan for how to get you feeling better, faster. This includes physical therapy, stretching self-care tips and postural advice.
Her passion for improved posture and core fitness to enhance our increasingly sedentary, digital lifestyle has seen her featured in magazines, newspapers and on channel Ten TV show ‘Totally Wild’. Fiona can also be found leaping about with groups of 20 plus children at her popular ‘Yogalates for Kids’ workshops.
Your massage treatment will draw from a wide range of Eastern and Western therapy techniques and may include, where best suited for you:
Pregnancy massage, Sports massage, Aromatherapy, Cupping, Craniosacral therapy, Myofascial release.