All Osteopaths at Ascot Vale Osteopathy have undergone 5 years of full-time study and are AHPRA registered practitioners. 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. We are a committed team – Providing proactive and preventative osteopathic healthcare. We love to work WITH you – the patient – and empower you to take control of your own health.
To find out more about our practitioners, click on their individual bio’s for more information.
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 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 lower back, pelvic and hip pain. She adopts a holistic approach to treatment, with a focus on education and rehabilitation. Since graduating she has done further professional development in treating and managing lower limb tendinopathies, shoulder pain, and common running injuries. She has also has experience with dry needling and keeps up to date with new pain research.
Chelsey has experience managing athletes in high performance sport, having previously worked with the Coburg Football Club both as a sports trainer and an Osteopath. This has given her experience with working alongside other allied health professionals and managing injuries in a high pressure environment.
Outside of the treatment room Chelsey spends a lot of her time running, and with this comes with an interest in treating runners! She has competed in most long distances events, including the marathon, and currently training her dog to start keeping her company on some of these runs.
Having grown up in a regional Victoria, Chelsey has been exposed to the realities of many different sports, including: dressage and eventing, netball, dancing and athletics.
Dr Harry Williams’ interest in Osteopathy initially sparked after seeing an Osteopath for the first time. He was intrigued by the holistic approach that the Osteopath took and how effective it was for his injury. This developed an enthusiasm to help people get back to doing what they love after an injury, the same way his Osteopath enabled him to do so.
Harry studied at Victoria University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Osteopathy) and a Master of Health Science (Osteopathy). Harry’s approach to treatment encompasses education, manual therapy, rehabilitation and biomechanics. He enjoys treating a range of conditions from acute achilles injuries to rib pain.
Harry has always had a passion for sports – in particular athletics – spending most of his free time training and travelling around Australia to compete in the long jump. Harry’s sporting experience has developed a keen interest in treating other athletes and provided a space for the practical application of the theory he learnt at University.
Ever since Tayyar attended his first anatomy class, he’s had a great interest in the anatomy and function of the human body. Tayyar completed his journey through Osteopathy at Victoria University, where he went on to complete his Bachelor of Science (Clinical Science) and Master of Health Science (Osteopathy).
Having a special interest in sports related injuries, Tayyar has taken part in numerous professional development activities that involve functional movement relating to all levels activity – from heavy gym goers, to weekend warriors or to the leisurely active individual.
During his University studies, Tayyar volunteered with a sports trainer/physiotherapy program that took care of young soccer athletes – running rehabilitation programs for injury prevention and returning to the game. This experience has given Tayyar insight into common adolescent injuries and appropriate treatment programs. Tayyar continues providing sports training services at Tullamarine Football Club, looking after soccer players and showing appropriate warmups and rehabilitation for injured players.
As a gym enthusiast, Tayyar also has a great understanding of common gym injuries, with first hand experience of what these injuries entail. With a strong interest in Mix Martial Arts, specifically Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Tayyar spends his spare time attending a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu academy learning the fundamentals of BJJ, to learn and understand the movements involved to help treat Mixed Martial Artists.
In his spare time, you’ll find Tayyar spending time with his Wife, and on the odd occasion throwing in a line by the bay in small hopes of catching a fish.
She is our dedicated and warm-hearted receptionist, ready to greet you with a welcoming smile. Whether you’re visiting us for the first time or returning for another exceptional experience, Sahar is here to make your interaction with Ascot Vale Osteopathy a memorable and enjoyable one!
Originally from Iran, she grew up in Dubai before moving to Melbourne 4 years ago. In her spare time, Sahar loves to read and exploring city with her partner.