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 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.
Tim graduated from Victoria University with a Bachelor of Science (Health Science) and Masters of Health Science (Osteopathy). During his studies, Tim travelled to London to partake in an overseas exchange program at the University College of Osteopathy, where he had the privilege of learning from numerous well experienced British tutors.Throughout his clinical experience, Tim has developed a keen interest for treating youth and adolescents, athletes, pregnant women and people with chronic pain conditions. Tim’s enjoys treating shoulders, necks, jaws and lower limbs. 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 themselves!Tim is an experienced sportsman, having played football, cricket and golf for most of his life. Following a serious sporting injury, he decided to take a step back from playing competitive sport to focus on injury treatment and rehabilitation, including becoming a sports trainer – which exposed him to acute injury management on the sporting field.In his spare time, Tim likes to make music, exercise and improve his golf game. He’s an avid supporter of the Sydney Swans, and Liverpool FC.
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.
Amy is the resident Massage Therapist at Ascot Vale Osteopathy. Having studied two years of Myotherapy at Southern School of Natural Therapies, and now completing her Masters and fourth year of Osteopathy at Victoria University, Amy has a high skill set in soft tissue and deep tissue techniques, myofascial stretching, sports taping, and cupping. Along her academic journey she has found a passion for the Osteopathic Principles of holistic treatment, and is extremely interested in pain psychology and empowering patients with education.
Amy is involved with a local VAFA football team as a sports trainer – She is very experienced in treating a wide variety of soft tissue and acute injuries at a Senior level.
Outside of her work, Amy is an avid plant enthusiast, with a speciality in growing avocados from the seed. She loves a soy latte with one Monday to Friday and a sneaky G&T on the weekends. In her free time, Amy loves spending quality time with her partner and their two Golden Retrievers – Archie and Gus.
Virginia 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!