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 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.

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.