All Osteopaths at Ascot Vale Osteopathy have undergone 5 years of full-time study. At Ascot Vale Osteopathy, you will not only find experts in osteopathic care, but also rehabilitation prescription, biomechanic assessment and advice, pre and post natal care, and pillow and mattress advice.
Fiona graduated from Victoria University in 2005, obtaining a Bachelor of Science (Health Science), and Masters of Health Science (Osteopathy). After initially working in a large multidisciplinary clinic, Fiona opened Ascot Vale Osteopathy in 2008, and is the Director and Principal Osteopath.
Fiona aims to provide each individual patient with the best, safest and most effective Osteopathic healthcare. Fiona has treated
athletes of all sports for many years. Coming from a sporting background of state level indoor and field hockey, swimming, weights, gym, yoga and long distance running, Fiona aims for the patient to recover from their injury as quickly as possible, with minimal time off from their activity, and with home-based strategies and techniques to reduce the incidences of future injury occurrences.
Obstetrics and Osteopathy are another keen interest for Fiona – She enjoys assisting the mother’s body throughout the pregnancy, and in preparation for birth. Seeing the progression of the mother’s body through both pre and postnatal periods is extremely rewarding.
In her spare time, Fiona loves going to the gym, reading, and especially spending time together with her husband Gary, and two daughters – Mae and Eloise.
Chelsey graduated from RMIT University in 2012, with a Bachelor in Applied Science, and a Masters of Osteopathy. During her studies, Chelsey developed a particular interest in treating low back, pelvic and hip pain. She adopts a holistic approach to treatment, with a focus on evidence based preventative advice, and rehabilitation. Chelsey applies this knowledge in the treatment plans for all of her patients.
Chelsey is involved as head trainer with the Coburg Football Club, which has given her the additional experience of working with acute sporting injuries at a professional level. Having grown up in a rural setting, Chelsey also has experience in many sports, including: dressage and eventing, netball, dancing and athletics.
Tim graduated from Victoria University with a Bachelor of Science (Health Science) and Masters of Health Science (Osteopathy). During his studies, Tim traveled to London to partake in a short overseas exchange program at the University College of Osteopathy, where he had the privilege of learning off numerous well experienced British tutors.
Throughout his treating experience, Tim has developed a keen interest for sporting injuries, neck injuries and hip/pelvis injuries. Tim is an experienced sportsman, having played football and cricket for most of his life. He decided to take a step back from playing sport to focus on injury treatment and rehabilitation, including becoming a sports trainer – which exposed him to acute injury management on the sporting field.
Tim takes a holistic approach to treatment. He works with every patient to ensure they are well educated on their injury and management plan which in turn, helps the patient help them self!
In his spare time, Tim likes to make music and exercise. He’s an avid supporter of the Sydney Swans, and Liverpool FC.
Virginia is our newest admin member, and is a mother to a beautiful 5 year old daughter. Virginia loves to explore the world (she’s travelled to 58 countries!), and her favorite country is Namibia. Born and bred in the area, Virginia had no choice but to follow the Bombers!
Our other admin member is Christy – and as well as being part of our ‘AVO’ team, Christy is also our resident candle maker. One of Christy’s passions is hand making decadent soy candles – which we sell in the clinic! She also enjoys hanging out with her fur-baby Jacob, and smashing a training session at the gym.