When John Baker started Albury Osteopathic Clinic in 1991, we were the only osteopathic clinic between Melbourne and Canberra. This level of innovation has continued throughout our history. When we brought in our AlterG anti-gravity treadmill, we were the only regional clinic in Australia to feature this technology, and when John qualified as a FMS (Functional Movement Systems) practitioner, he was the first person in the region to undertake this training. Our clinic is progressive, and professional development is an integral part of our culture. In 2016, our team members are undertaking courses in dry needling, physiotherapy studies, myotherapy studies and the FIFA Sports Medicine Diploma.
Albury Osteopathic Clinic make every attempt to help clients from all walks of life. Our location features a HiCaps terminal for people with private health insurance, and we accept Veterans’ Affairs, TAC, WorkSafe and all WorkCover claims. We also see clients referred by their GPs for chronic conditions under Team Care Arrangements/Enhanced Primary Care Plans. Best of all, we can offer a no-gap for all of these appointments.
If you are ready to say goodbye to the pain and start enjoying your life again, we invite you to request an appointment today. Feel free to use the contact form on this page or call our office to learn more. We look forward to meeting with you and addressing your pain soon!
At Albury Osteopathic Clinic, we are lucky to have a team of dedicated and highly qualified doctors and staff members. All of our practitioners are registered for HICAPS, Veterans’ Affairs, NSW WorkCover and Victoria WorkCover .
Learn more about our practitioners by reading their bios below, and if you have any questions or would like to book an appointment, contact us today.
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Dr Frank Palma is a fully qualified and registered Osteopath, having completed his Bachelor of Applied Science and Masters of Osteopathy at Victoria University in Melbourne. Frank is also a member of Osteopathy Australia.
Whilst studying to be an osteopath, Frank worked as a sports trainer with Geelong Cats Football Club (VFL) for 3 years, where he gained knowledge working with elite athletes and developing his clinical skills. In addition, his background in basketball established his interest in sports and rehabilitation.
Frank is a passionate osteopath who thrives on finding the cause of your pain. He always puts the client first and understands the importance of having optimal movement and the potential consequences when the body isn’t functioning to the best of its ability. He believes in integrating exercise with manual therapy in developing a holistic treatment plan for his clients. Frank is also trained in using dry needling and cupping.
In addition to his strong background in sports injury and rehabilitation, Frank enjoys treating a wide variety of structural musculoskeletal complaints in all age groups, with a special interest in acute/chronic low back pain, as well as shoulder, hip, knee and ankle pain.
Riley is a highly motivated and caring osteopath, having graduated from Victoria University with a Bachelor of Clinical Science and a Master of Health Science (Osteopathy).
During his studies, Riley also worked in his own remedial massage clinic. Thanks to his local connections with several doctors, this clinic allowed him to explore his interest in chronic pain.
Riley has an interest in treating and rehabilitating chronic injuries with a particular interest in the elderly, chronic disease and headaches. Riley enjoys treating clients of all ages, incorporating education, dry needling, cupping and rehabilitation in his treatment and management of a range of complaints.
Riley is an avid fisherman, so when he is not at work he can usually be found on Lake Mulwala having a relaxing fish amongst the trees. Riley is a keen golfer when time permits, and he’s always up for a chat.
Sandie completed her Diploma of Remedial Massage in 2014 and has been working for Albury Osteopathic Clinic since, extending her training under John Baker.
Sandie is very compassionate and client-focused, individualising her assessment and treatment process to get the very best possible outcomes from each visit, focusing on decreasing pain and increasing function and movement.
Sandie uses a wide range of techniques, including deep tissue, gua sha, cupping, articulation/stretching and thermotherapy.
Since completing her diploma, she has worked closely with our osteopaths and done further study in sports massage. She is currently completing training in dry needling to enhance her treatments.
“I love seeing a client leaving a treatment feeling amazing, whether they’ve come in with an acute problem or have been putting up with a chronic dysfunction for some time. It makes my job as a therapist an absolute joy!”
Sandie is currently on maternity leave for the start of 2017 and will be returning when ready.
Shelli just loves what she does and applies her knowledge with diligence, energy and a yearning for further knowledge and skill. She desires to better her physical therapy for the betterment of others.
Shelli has 15 years’ experience working as a self-employed massage therapist. She enjoys all sports and has been involved in the sporting community for over a decade. She has over 10 years’ experience in a football netball club, working alongside two highly credited physiotherapists in Melbourne.
Shelli has also worked alongside a highly respected osteopath whilst living in Melbourne, and she’s now been working alongside John for 16 months. His knowledge and support are invaluable to her career. After having had her own massage business for 13 years, Shelli is looking forward to working at Albury Osteopathic Clinic for many more years to come.
Shelli uses many different techniques, including myofascial release and cupping, within her practice to help rehabilitate clients that suffer from varying musculoskeletal problems. She also plans to complete dry needling in July alongside the other RMs to gain another tool for helping to return clients to the best movement possible.
Shelli has completed two Diplomas of Remedial Massage. She has also commenced studying her Bachelor of Health Science (Comp Medicine) to enable her to study Physiotherapy. A very keen learner, Shelli would like to gain as much experience as she can.
As a mature and self-motivated person, Shelli excels working directly with people, in a team environment or solo. With integrity, confidentially and a passion for general health and wellbeing, Shelli looks forward to achieving the best in all avenues that she pursues.
Michelle completed her Diploma of Remedial Massage Therapy with Wodonga Institute of TAFE and was awarded the ‘Excellence Award’ at the completion of her studies. She is a member of AAMT (Australian Association of Massage Therapists) and is committed to continued learning, completing training in gua sha and currently studying the use of dry needle therapy.
Michelle was drawn to the profession by a fascination of human movement, anatomy and her own experiences in recovery from injury and return to fitness.
Michelle is a keen mountain bike rider and yoga enthusiast, and she greatly enjoys working with people from a wide range of occupations to eliminate pain, return to activity, improve movement and manage stress levels through the use of soft tissue treatment.
Ashley lives locally in Wodonga and has been a Soft Tissue Therapist since 2013. He joined Albury Osteopathic Clinic in May 2015.
Ashley utilises Remedial Massage in his daily practice. The modalities he uses include deep tissue, sports, therapeutic/relaxation, cupping/gua sha (spooning), Bowen therapy (small but measured inputs into the body stimulating the body to heal itself, often profoundly) and Reiki (non-invasive, gentle, yet powerful method of healing, often described as ‘universal life energy’ or ‘spiritual energy’, it enhances the body’s natural healing ability and promotes wellbeing).
Ashley is increasing his expertise by studying myotherapy to further his skills and a gain a deeper understanding of the body.
His interests include sound healing (crystal/Tibetan bowls, tingshas and shaman drumming), personal development, bushwalking, fire poi and keeping reptiles and spiders.
• Diploma in Remedial Massage • Cert IV Bowen Therapy • Reiki Level 3
Are you in pain and wondering what it would be like to feel normal again?
The time has come to gain relief. Whether you suffer from back pain, lower limb issues or upper limb damage, surgery and medication don’t have to be your only options. Try innovative, hands-on treatment options from Albury Osteopathic Clinic.
At Albury Osteopathic Clinic, we use manual, hands-on therapy to treat all musculoskeletal problems. Our team is determined to achieve excellent results, helping each client regain full functional movement. With our state-of-the-art technology, we can correct movement, strengthen your body and help you heal. You’ll be able to enjoy your pain-free, active lifestyle again – all without drugs or surgery.
Our approach is to aim for our clients to regain functional movement
If you are in pain and looking for a way to resume an active, pain-free lifestyle, we invite you to contact Albury Osteopathic Clinic. Our osteopaths and remedial masseurs are eager to meet with you and help you live pain-free once again. Book your appointment today.