Osteo and Health Inner West has been serving the Inner West community for over 30 years. We are team of health professionals committed to helping you and your family achieve your best possible health and well-being.

Beginning with one osteopath, the clinic has gradually grown to include acupuncture alongside osteopathy to help the local community with its health needs.

All of our practitioners have extensive training and a wealth of experience. We have practitioners who focus on treatment of women’s health concerns including pelvic pain and pregnancy. Other practitioners have particular skills in working more elderly patients and others who like the variety of treating a diverse group of people.

All of us at Osteo and Health Inner West are dedicated to helping each individual we see and we look forward to being able to work with you.

Our Clinic

Our clinic is located in Five Dock, in Sydney’s Inner West. We are close to Great North Road and Lyons Road, easily accessible by bus or car.

See our contact us page for bus routes and best parking options.

Hours

Monday: 9am - 7pm
Tuesday: 8am - 7pm
Wednesday: 9am - 7pm
Thursday: 8am - 7pm
Friday: 8am - 6pm
Saturday: 9am - 2pm
Sunday: Closed

OUR PRACTITIONERS

Sam Granger

Osteopath
B.Sc., DRM, B.App.Sc.(Ost.), M.Ost.

Sam has been working in health care for over 20 years and practicing as an osteopath since 2002.

Part of what attracted Sam to osteopathy was the diverse range of techniques an osteopath has available to them to help their patients. She draws on many of these in her treatment including myofascial and soft-tissue techniques, manipulation and more indirect methods such as ligamentous balancing and biodynamics.

Ongoing education is important to Sam to enable her to give her patients the best quality care. She has completed many short courses in osteopathic obstetric care, visceral techniques, tendon injury and biodynamics. Sam also holds a Diploma of Remedial Massage and a Bachelor of Science – Health Education along with her osteopathic qualifications.

Sam is a member of Osteopathy Australia and a registered member of APRHA. She is also Workcover certified.

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Dee Taylor

Osteopath
B.Sc. (Hons) OST

Dee trained at the British School of Osteopathy, London, graduating in 2000 with a BSc Honors. She has since worked as an osteopath in the U.K., New Zealand and Sydney. Dee has been part of the team at Osteo and Health Inner West since 2011.

As an osteopath who enjoys the diversity of practice Dee sees people with a wide variety of physical conditions. Dee enjoys exploring, with her patients, the onset and aggravating triggers of their condition. She then treats using a wide variety of techniques aimed at the musculoskeletal system. From soft-tissue and Muscle-Energy technique to gentle manipulation and western medical acupuncture. After her hands-on work, Dee will also discuss with you posture, ergonomics and strengthening and stretching exercises to give you a complete approach to your care.

Outside of work hours, Dee currently spends an inordinate amount of time gardening and renovating, and renovates herself by kayaking, bush walking, and practicing yoga.

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Amy Corcoran

Osteopath
B.App.Sc.(Clin.Sc.), B.Ost.Sc.

Amy joined Jennifer Paull and Associates after graduating from RMIT university in 2001 with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Clinical Science) and a Bachelor of Osteopathic Science.

Amy is an experienced and caring practitioner who is passionate about osteopathy and helping patients achieve their individual health goals. She has a special interest in women’s health, pregnancy care and treating patients with chronic pain.

In 2010 Amy joined Professor Thierry Vaincaillie and the multidisciplinary team at the Women’s Health and Research Institute of Australia (WHRIA). She provides osteopathic treatment for patients with pelvic pain and pudendal neuralgia.

With a commitment to ongoing professional development, including the latest evidence based pain management strategies, Amy will help you understand how and why you have pain. Her holistic approach addresses musculoskeletal patterns and tailors postural, ergonomic and exercise advice to suit your needs.

Amy is registered with AHPRA and has been an active member of Osteopathy Australia spending several years as part of the NSW state council and the National CPD committee.

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Smita Patel

Smita Patel

Osteopath
B App. Sci. (Ost), Mast. Ost

After working for 15 years in Canberra initially in a busy city practice, then as a solo practitioner she moved back to Sydney in 2020. She joined the team at Osteo and Health Inner West initially as a locum in April 2021.

Smita enjoys working with a wide variety of patients six years and older, using a combination of direct structural techniques as well as adjunct therapies such as musculoskeletal needling. She also has an interest in visceral manipulation which involves a gentle approach to work with deeper tissues in the body as part of a global approach to treating the body.

Smita has a particular interest in personal development and has taken many programs over the years both in Australia and overseas. These days she appreciates the simple things in life like spending time in nature and developing a meditation practice.

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Ainslie Windle

Osteopath
B.App.Sc.(Ost.), M.Ost.

Ainslie has been working as an osteopath since completing her Masters degree in 2002. She has a great love and respect for the complexity of the human body and treats all manner of musculoskeletal pain, injury and dysfunction in both men and women, the young and the old.

Ainslie uses a wide variety of techniques including but not limited to:

  • Deep tissue massage
  • Gentle joint manipulation
  • Muscle Energy Technique
  • Dry Needling
  • Exercise and Stretching Prescription
  • Kinesio taping

Ainslie is able to help diagnose and resolve the symptoms of Benign Position Paroxysmal Vertigo (BPPV).

She is a member of Osteopathy Australia.

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Sam Slatem portrait photo

Sam Slatem

Osteopath
BMSkH, PG Dip Osteo.

Sam, a highly motivated osteopath, embarked on her professional journey in New Zealand, where she completed postgraduate studies and subsequently honed her clinical skills through two years of practice. Witnessing firsthand the significant impact of chronic pain, particularly in cases of pelvic girdle dysfunction and hypermobility, Sam developed a keen interest in specializing in these areas.

Driven by this passion, Sam has not only cultivated a deep understanding of these conditions, but also actively contributes her unique firsthand perspective to the EDS ECHO group. This involvement allows her to share valuable insights and collaborate with colleagues in navigating the complexities and challenges faced by patients with hypermobility and Ehlers Danlos Syndrome.

Sam’s dedication extends beyond acquiring knowledge and expertise. She firmly believes in empowering patients through education. This patient-centric approach prioritises their understanding of their own bodies and conditions, equipping them to become active participants in their healthcare journeys. Additionally, Sam fosters a collaborative environment by working closely with other healthcare professionals, ensuring a unified and well-coordinated approach to patient care, ultimately contributing to their improved well-being.

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