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 and massage therapy alongside osteopathy to help the local community with its health needs.
All our practitioners have extensive training and a wealth of experience, many with over 15 years of working in their chosen field. We have practitioners who focus on the treatment of women’s health concerns including pelvic pain, pregnancy and fertility. We also have practitioners who focus on the treatment of babies and children, or treatment of the elderly and other 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 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.
Monday: 9am – 6pm
Tuesday: 9am – 6pm
Wednesday: 11am – 3pm
Thursday: 8am – 7:30pm
Friday: 8am – 5:30pm
Saturday: 8am – 3pm
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 Graduate Diploma in Human Nutrition, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ben comes to Osteo and Health Inner West to fill the massage therapy role in the clinic. Ben’s goal in treatment is to help people with the wide variety of massage techniques available to him including:
- Sports massage
- Deep tissue massage
- Swedish Massage
- Myofascial techniques
Ben also continues to learn beyond his Diploma of Remedial Massage qualification and is currently studying Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy . Generally, in life he also likes to learn new things.
Ben is an easy-going person who enjoys playing games, getting to know people and interacting with them. Communication in treatment is important to him as he believes it improves outcomes in the road to recovery for his patients.
Ben is a Member of the Australian Natural Therapists Association and is covered by most private health insurance.
Traditional Chinese Medicine
Hong is a passionate Acupuncturist and Chinese Medicine Practitioner who has completed his degree from the University of Technology, Sydney in 2016. He is highly motivated and inspired to see people get well. It stems from a deep love of learning, growing and helping people with his knowledge and sense of humour. His jokes are so bad that you might actually find them funny!
Volunteering for the Acupuncture Relief Project in Nepal in 2017 was one of the most intense and humbling experiences of his life. During that time, Hong had the opportunity to meet and treat many wonderful, genuinely loving and amazing people who were in need of critical care.
Hong has a special interest in the treatment of musculoskeletal pain of the head, neck, shoulder, elbow, wrist, hands, back, hips, knees, ankle and feet. He also has a keen interest in supporting patients going through cancer treatment as he was involved with the Acupuncture Cancer Research program developed between the University of Technology, Sydney and Concord Hospital in 2016. He supported cancer patients before, during and after cancer treatment such as chemotherapy or radiotherapy. He has found acupuncture to be a highly effective modality in managing many cancer pain symptoms and treatment side effects.
Prior to becoming an Acupuncturist, Hong spent 13 years working as a counsellor and has a degree in Psychology (UNSW). He is passionate about supporting people through their mental and emotional difficulties. He has found Chinese herbal medicine to be an effective and unique way at helping this as well as treating the whole person.
Hong grew up aspiring to be a professional tennis player but at age 14 but realised it was too competitive for his calm and easy-going nature. Now he enjoys cycling and watching his sons play soccer. Be warned that Hong plays the guitar and loves to sing but he doesn’t guarantee the quality!