Dr Andrea Robertson

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.

Dr Werner Muller

Osteopath

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.

Dr Brendan Wood

Osteopath

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.

Vivienne Jachmann

Physiotherapist

B.Physio.

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.

Dianne Colquhoun

Physiotherapist

B Sp.Co & Ex.Sci. M Physio.

Dianne became interested in physiotherapy as a young dancer following treatment and Pilates classes at her local physiotherapy clinic in Adelaide. After moving to Canberra in 2008 Dianne commenced a Bachelor of Sports Coaching and Exercise Science. During this degree she decided that she wanted to learn more about the anatomy of the human body as well as help people rehabilitate their injuries and reach their personal goals. Dianne went on to successfully complete a Masters of Physiotherapy Degree at the University of Canberra. Dianne has since undertaken additional training in Dry needling, Sports Physiotherapy and Pilates.

Dianne has worked in a multidisciplinary private practice in Canberra for the last four years and during the 2017 and 2018 seasons Dianne worked with the Canberra Raiders Rugby League Junior Development squads.

She enjoys treating a variety of musculoskeletal conditions, sporting injuries and Orthopaedic rehabilitation. She has a keen interest in treating shoulders, knees and ankles.

In her free time Dianne enjoys spending time outside with her friends and family and keeps active with her two dogs.

Paul McCann

Remedial Therapist

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.

Fiona Mccallum-Cox

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.

Sally Skewes

Clinical Psychologist

For a long time Sally has been drawn to supporting people with the difficulties and challenges that life can bring. Whether it’s helping someone to get back on their feet after a life setback or working together on lifelong patterns. Through her work she has come to strongly believe that the origins of problematic patterns stem from unmet core emotional needs in childhood.

Sally values psychological approaches which respond to the individual needs of the client and uses an approach to therapy which integrates Schema Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Mindfulness Meditation.

Sally has a special interest in Schema Therapy and is passionate about working with clients presenting with personality disorders and complex needs. She appreciate the opportunity to develop strong therapeutic relationships, whereby we can make sense of life patterns based on an in-depth case conceptualisation. Sally has a strong interest in increasing accessibility to Schema Therapy using innovative methods including technology and group work.

Sally recently co-founded an eHealth platform for Schema Therapy. Secure Nest is a website for therapists and their clients to collaborate in a shared online workspace or for individuals to learn more about Schema Therapy through a self-education program.

Sally has experience working with a wide range of clients presenting with complex difficulties, including anxiety, depression, personality disorders, grief and loss, abuse and trauma, eating disorders and self image, self-esteem and relationship issues. She also has experience working with families of children with autism spectrum disorders. Sally works with adults, adolescents, school-age children and families.

Sally holds a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology and is registered to practice under the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and is also registered as a Medicare provider.

Elizabeth Anderson

Registered Psychologist

We are all part of various systems, which include family, school, community and culture. As such, it is important that therapy be in context, holistically with adults, families and children to ensure appropriate, timely, and effective evidenced- based assessment and treatments.

I aim to create a warm, inclusive and safe environment focussing on strengths, to develop a therapeutic partnership that supports change towards positive growth and therapy outcomes.

My treatment approaches include Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Solution Focussed Therapy (SFT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness and meditation, Attachment-based therapy and Positive Behaviour Support (PBS).

I work with individuals who are experiencing difficulties ranging from mild symptoms of Depression and Anxiety, to those with more enduring mental health challenges. I have experience working to support families, children and adolescents with moderate to severe disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder, psychological distress or challenging behaviours.

I am a Registered Psychologist with a diverse experience having worked in a variety of areas in private and public sectors in health, Mental Health, Disability and in the agency of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

I believe that everyone can develop and work toward finding their strength and balance, and to seek support when needed.   In my previous role, I worked as a nurse for many years in the community this has given me insight into the real-world challenges people can experience. Outside of my work role, I am inspired by art, nature and living in the hills.

Helen McCarthy

Podiatrist & Trek Ready Feet Owner

BComm, BA, DipAppSc (Podiatry), Cert IV TAE, APodA

As the owner of Trek Ready Feet, a specialist podiatry service for trekkers, Helen helps adventurous people finish bucket-list treks without sore feet.

In the same way the Travel Doctor helps travellers with medical advice and information prior to heading overseas, Trek Ready Feet helps trekkers with professional foot-care advice prior to embarking on bucket-list treks.

A podiatrist for over 30 years and a keen hiker, Helen has trekked in iconic locations around the world including Nepal, Tasmania and the Kokoda Track.

With the choice of face-to-face, online, individual and small group sessions Helen shares practical insider tips to help trekkers confidently manage unforeseen foot problems during their trek.

Through her range of Trek Ready Feet services Helen is committed to helping you create enduring memories of your bucket-list trek without the horror stories about your feet!

Visit our Podiatry page for more information to discover how Helen can help you (and your friends) before your next trek.