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.
Chinese Herbal Medicine
Laura graduated in 2010 from a Bachelor of Health Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine at the University of Technology in Sydney, completing her studies with a two-month internship at the Japan-China Friendship Hospital in Beijing.
She practices Japanese Meridian style acupuncture and moxibustion and has extensive training in Qigong, incorporating this ancient healing energy therapy in all of her treatments. She is also a qualified Chinese Herbal Medicine Practitioner and prescribes formulas for her patients, as required, to support the ongoing healing process.
Laura works intuitively and gently to discern the needs of her patients in a compassionate and empathic way. She is dedicated to creating a caring, healing space to help her patients experience safety and serenity during treatments.
Her passion is to approach her patients’ disharmonies from a deeply personal and holistic perspective, encompassing emotional, spiritual and physical levels. Her healing philosophy is that these three components are fundamental to ensuring one’s overall balance and well being.
Laura has extensive experience in the area of women’s health and fertility. In 2013 she worked at the Acupuncture IVF Support Clinic in Sydney CBD.
Her areas of focus include:
- Acupuncture during Pregnancy
- Anxiety, depression and stress
- Headaches and migraines
- Respiratory allergies such as sinusitis, hay fever etc..
Committed to furthering her knowledge in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine, Laura regularly attends a wide range of workshops and seminars to increase and expand her proficiency in these modalities. Her professional development courses include; Acupuncture during Pregnancy with Debra Betts, Wisdom of the Classics with Mazakazu Ikeda Sensei, Master course in Japanese Moxibustion techniques, Professor Huang’s Classical Formulas and The Treatment of Infertility with Jane Lyttleton.
She is an accredited member of AACMA (Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association) and is a registered member of APRHA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency).
In accordance with the registration standards of the CMBA (Chinese Medicine Board of Australia), all registered Chinese Medicine practitioners are obliged to meet standards of safety and efficacy.
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.