Mia Brown (Director)

BSc(ClinSci),M.H.Sc(Osteo),

Osteopathy Australia Member

Mia graduated from Victoria University with a Bachelor of Science (Clinical Sciences) and a Masters of Health Science (Osteopathy). During her time at university, she completed a Masters in the field of sports bra research, in particular the effect bra styles have on limiting breast movement. On completion of her degree, Mia continued to study including courses in pre and post-natal osteopathic care and more recently in dry needling.

Mia has endeared herself to many with her thorough approach to her patients and her expertise in the treatment of spinal pain and sports injuries. She has also developed an interest in the treatment of women during pregnancy.

Mia believes in “Practice what you preach” with regard to exercise and wellbeing and participates in regular Pilates classes in her spare time. Mia also has a passion for helping patients to self manage their complaints and learn coping strategies for dealing with them outside the treatment room.

Lauren Wilson

B. AppSci (Comp Med), M. Osteo.

Osteopathy Australia Member

Lauren graduated from RMIT University with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Complementary Medicine) and a Masters of Osteopathy.

Lauren’s caring personality is evident in her approach to osteopathy, with her core focus being on the patient outcomes and maintaining optimal health and fitness. Lauren has a strong background in coaching and competitive sports and enjoys treating a wide range of sporting injuries and has a keen interest in conditions related to spinal pain. In 2014 Lauren worked as an osteopath at SportsMed, in India providing her patients with effective health care, considering the limited facilities that were available and aided to expand her osteopathic skills.

Lauren herself continues to stay fit and healthy being involved in netball, water polo and skiing throughout the year. This is evident in incorporating her love for sport and osteopathy. With Lauren’s passion towards patient outcomes she uses a variety of techniques to achieve each patient’s optimal functionality. It is important for Lauren to provide excellence in delivering quality osteopathic care.

Lauren is excited to be part of the amazing team at Osteo Net and is available for consultations on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturdays.

Louise Norman

B HealthSc/B AppSc (Osteo)
B App Sci (Comp Med) Osteo
Adv. Dip Remedial Massage (Myotherapy)

Osteopathy Australia Member

Louise graduated from RMIT in 2015 with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Complimentary Medicine) Osteopathy, Bachelor of Health Science (Osteo) and a Bachelor of Applied Science (Osteo). She also has an Advanced Diploma of Remedial Massage (Myotherapy), certificate IV in Fitness, Level 2 Sports Trainer Certificate and has also completed Level 1 Manual Lymph Drainage training with the Dr. Vodder International School. Louise has worked as a Myotherapist for the past 10 years and commenced work at Osteo Net in 2013.

Louise is a highly skilled and experienced practitioner. She worked for a Premier league Soccer club as well as an amateur AFL club in Melbourne for 5 seasons before moving to Magnetic Island, Queensland for 12 months. Upon her return to Melbourne; she worked at an exceptionally successful multi-disciplinary clinic in Armadale, where she refined her skills as a myotherapist whilst continuing her studies in Osteopathy.

Louise has always been passionate about the health industry and uses a variety of treatment modalities to help her patients reach their full health potential. She believes that each person is individual and requires a unique treatment and management plan that is effective for them. She uses a diverse range of techniques within the osteopathy and myotherapy fields that also include cupping, dry needling and manual lymphatic drainage. She has a strong interest in women’s health and pregnancy.

Outside of her working life, Louise enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, exercise, good food and loves playing with her puppy dog Minka.

Julia Biernmacki

BSc (Osteo)
M.H.Sc (Osteo)
Osteopathy Australia Member

 

Julia graduated from Victoria University with a Bachelor of Science (Osteopathy) and a Master of Health Science (Osteopathy). She also completed an undergraduate degree in Psychology at the University of Melbourne, and has an additional qualification in dry needling. Julia’s interest in Osteopathy began at 15 when an Osteopath helped to treat her twin sister for scoliosis, and since then she has been fascinated by the human body.

Julia loves to engage with her patients and uses a holistic approach to integrate management plans into patients’ lives. She also enjoys treating people with ongoing pain and is particularly interested in helping workers, students and others to manage back pain, neck pain and headaches. She likes to use a variety of osteopathic techniques as well as education and rehabilitation to help manage chronic pain.

Julia is also a qualified sports trainer with experience in assisting netball players, and enjoys a variety of activities including walking, yoga and gardening. She loves to read in her spare time and is dedicated to using an evidence-based approach to achieve optimal patient outcomes.

Julia is thrilled to be part of the Osteo Net team and will be available for appointments on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and alternating Saturdays.

Laura Dunell

BSc(ClinSci), M.H.Sc(Osteo),

Osteopathy Australia Member

Laura graduated from Victoria University with a Bachelor of Science (Clinical Sciences) and a Masters of Health Science(Osteopathy). Growing up as an active teenager, Laura turned to osteopathy to assist in managing her own aches, pains and sporting injuries. Through these experiences, she was drawn to the holistic approach of osteopathy and decided to pursue a career in the profession.

Laura uses a variety of osteopathic techniques to help treat the cause of her patient’s pain. She may also incorporate dry needling depending on her patients individual needs. Laura ensures to educate her patients about their pain, helping them take control of their own recovery.

Laura has also completed her certificate III and IV in fitness and has been working as a personal trainer for the past five years.  She likes to use exercise prescription as an adjunct to hands-on treatment to help her patients overcome their injuries.

Laura enjoys living an active life by playing football, going to the gym and walking her dog. She is passionate about helping others overcome their pain enabling them to also live an active, healthy life.

Lauren De Nittis

Dip Remedial Massage

Adv. Dip Remedial Massage (Myotherapy)

Massage & Myotherapy Australia member

After many years of ballet training in Perth and Melbourne, Lauren became fascinated with human anatomy and body conditioning and went on to study Remedial Massage & Myotherapy as well as Clinical Pilates. Lauren has been fortunate to have spent over 14 years working with some of Australia’s greatest Pilates pioneers and sport & exercise health professionals. She truly loves her work and continues to have a great passion for injury prevention, rehabilitation and human anatomy.

Lauren has worked with Premier League Soccer Clubs, triathletes, dancers and musicians but she just as much loves treating the common back, shoulder and neck aches as well as working with women during their pregnancy and post natal journey both on the massage table and in the Pilates studio.

Lauren loves working with people and sharing her knowledge with clients of how to better take care of themselves and their bodies. With a thorough understanding of movement, Lauren is an absolute stickler for correct technique and believes in working smarter, not harder.

Lauren is often out walking and visiting local parks with her husband and two young children. She also enjoys practicing weekly Yoga and is a firm believer in nourishing your mind as well as your body.