Australian Non-Physician Osteopath:
Growing up on a farm in a remote area of Australia, I developed a great interest in the natural world, academics and sports. After returning from a year in South Africa as a Rotary Exchange Student, I started university unsure of how to tie in my interests. After completing 2 years of a Bachelor of Science undergraduate degree in Human Physiology and Biochemistry, I discovered the amazing world of Osteopathy.
I felt that at last I had found an all-encompassing model of health that resonated with me much more than the traditional model of medicine that I had been contemplating. I completed my 5 year full-time Osteopathic degree from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (1988-1992) and entered private practice. Little did I realize that my Osteopathic education was only in its infancy and my pursuit of it would take me all over the world. After completing an Osteopathic Cranial Course with Dr. Viola Frymann, DO in California (1995) my interest became to study with the best in the world and led me to move to the USA in 1996.
Becoming licensed as a Certified Massage Therapist in the US has enabled me to continue using the manual techniques that I had been trained with in Osteopathic school in Australia.
I have been in private practice since graduation in 1992. I worked in Australia and continue to be licensed there as an Osteopath. In the USA I work under a Certified Massage Therapists license. I moved to Palo Alto in 2012 but had lived and worked here before in 1999-2001. I consider myself to be a “Non-Physician Traditional Osteopath”. My primary styles of treatment include Cranial, Biodynamic, Indirect and Direct Functional and Visceral techniques.
1986-1987: Undergraduate Human Physiology and Biochemistry, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
1988-1992: Bachelor of Applied Science in Osteopathy, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Australia
1992: 6 month internship in private practice with Roman Maslak DO, Sydney, Australia
1996-2000: Adjunct Clinical Faculty: WUHS College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, Pomona, California
1996-2000: Basic Course Instructor – Dr. Viola Frymann DO – The Expanded Osteopathic Concept – Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of California
1998: Sutherland’s Techniques for the Rest of the Body Course – Australia
1998: Invited Speaker: Australian Osteopathic Convocation
1999-2001: Adjunct Clinical Faculty: Touro University – College of Osteopathic Medicine, Vallejo, California
2003-Present: Course Instructor – Dr. Eliott Blackman DO – The Embryonic Midline
2003: Invited Speaker – International Italian Osteopathic Congress- Italy
2006-Present: Biobasic Course Instructor: Dr. James Jealous DO
2010: Invited Speaker – MINDD (Metabolic, Immunologic, Nutritional, Digestive Disorders) Conference, Australia
1994-1996: Queensland/Northern Territory President – Australian Osteopathic Association
1994-1996: Federal Council Member – Australian Osteopathic Association
2006-2009: International Membership Subcommittee – The Cranial Academy